Cate Blachett enjoys being wicked stepmother in “Cinderella”

Cate Blanchett and Lily James walked along a red carpet adorned with chandeliers at the Los Angeles premiere of the live-action fairy tale “Cinderella,” on Sunday (March 1) afternoon. “Cinderella” is a modern re-telling of the classic Disney animated film released in 1950. Ella, played by James, is left to live with her stepmother, played by Blanchett, and stepsisters, played by Sophie McShera and Holliday Grainger, after the unexpected death of her father. Ella, re-named […]

Will Smith’s “Focus” tops box office at $19.1 million

Will Smith’s new action drama “Focus” booted the kinky sex tale “Fifty Shades of Grey” for its perch atop U.S. and Canadian weekend box office charts, racking up $19.1 million in ticket sales. Smith, in his first leading role since 2013’s “After Earth,” plays a seasoned con artist who meets up with an aspiring con artist, played by Margot Robbie, in the romance-caper film hybrid. “Kingsman: The Secret Service”, an adaptation of a popular comic […]

Leonard Nimoy, Spock of ‘Star Trek,’ Dies at 83

Leonard Nimoy has died. The actor was famed for his portrayal of Mr. Spock on the “Star Trek” science fiction TV series and movies. He died Friday (February 27) morning after battling chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Last year, Nimoy disclosed on Twitter that he had been diagnosed with the progressive lung disease. He was 83. Nimoy had other roles during a long career in TV, film and theater, and directed successful movies, wrote books, composed […]

Sheeran takes Brit Awards, Lupita Nyong’o’s pearl dress stolen

The Brit Awards were held Wednesday night, and the top winner of the evening – Ed Sheeran. Sheeran took home the best British solo artist prize as well as the coveted best album award for “X.” Crooner Sam Smith also walked away with two top prizes less than a month after his four Grammy wins. Pop superstar Madonna also stole the show with a performance of “Living for Love,” despite falling on the stage after […]

Hollywood stars became emotional on OSCARS 2015

Rain didn’t stop Hollywood stars from attending the star-studded Oscars Awards yesterday at the Dolby Theater. The 87th Academy Awards was hosted by Tony Award veteran Neil Partick Harris, who later performed a spoof on “Birdman” in his underwear. The highest recognition was awarded to “Birdman”, which won best picture and best original screenplay and best in cinematography. Birdman is a film directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, who was also awarded best director. Eddie Redmayne […]

JK Simmons wins Oscar for best supporting actor

J.K. Simmons won the best supporting actor on 87th Academy Awards for playing a brutally demanding jazz teacher who pushes a drummer to the edge in “Whiplash.” It was the first Academy Award for the 60-year-old actor, who had never been nominated before for an Oscar. He had been a favorite to win for the film, after sweeping the supporting actor category in all the major awards shows today. Simmons thanked his wife and his […]

Early Oscars arrivals shine on the red carpet

The red carpet for the 87th Academy Awards is now happening under gray skies where the early arrivals were dominated by international filmmakers happy to talk about their Oscar experience. Polish filmmaker Pawel Pawlkikowski, director of “Ida,” a nominee for best foreign-language film, said he hoped people would respond positively to his film. “If people enjoyed the film then that is a big thumb up,” said Pawlkikowski. “If you were not a fan of the […]

Rapper Vanilla Ice arrested on burglary charges in south Florida

The rapper known as Vanilla Ice was arrested yesterday after a police officer reported that he had stolen furniture, a pool heater, and other items from a neighbor’s home in south Florida. Police earlier in the day searched the home of Robert Van Winkle, which is the musician’s legal name. They found there objects that had been stolen in recent months, according to news release from the Lantana Police Department. The home, which is under […]