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Jake LaMotta, Boxer Immortalized in ‘Raging Bull,’ Dies at 95
Jake LaMotta, the boxer dubbed the “Bronx Bull” and immortalized by Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese in Raging Bull, has died at the age of 95. LaMotta passed away Tuesday in a nursing home, members of his family told TMZ, from complications from pneumonia, his wife said.
Excellent: Mike Myers in Talks for a Role in Bryan Singer’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’
Bryan Singer’s Queen biopic looks like it’ll get a little meta. Word on the street is that Mike Myers, who, along with Dana Carvey, immortalized the car sing-along to “Bohemian Rhapsody” in Wayne’s World, is in talks for a role in Singer’s movie about the ba…
‘Mean Girls,’ the Musical Is Coming to Broadway Spring 2018
Mean Girls is finally, finally coming to Broadway. Rumors of a musical have abounded for years, and now Tina Fey and Lorne Michaels are bringing it to us as early as next spring. That’s so — well, you know.
Emma Stone Is the Year’s Highest-Paid Actress, Thanks to ‘La La Land’
Emma Stone has come a long way from her La La Land character Mia’s humble barista origins: she’s now the highest-paid actress of this year, thanks mostly to last year’s Damien Chazelle film that rocketed her around the awards circuit last winter.
Classic ’80s Teen Adventure Film ‘License to Drive’ Gets a Female-Driven Reboot
Either a classic late 20th century teen film dies a classic late 20th century teen film, or it lives long enough to see itself become a female-led reboot. The reason I’m making this labored metaphor is because that’s exactly what’s happening to License to Drive, a fun teen adven…
Moms Have Some Funny Ways of Sneaking More Netflix Into Their Busy Days
While Netflix guards their viewership data like a jealous dragon, they’re certainly not averse to releasing plenty of other demographic information, such as what activities moms do while they’re watching their favorite female wrestling comedies. The streaming giant collected the data f…
Rumor Has It Daniel Day-Lewis Quit Acting to Become a Dressmaker
Daniel Day-Lewis is primarily known for his method acting: it can take him years to fully prepare for a role, and he’s the kind of actor who really likes to immerse himself in the material. Remember when he had the Lincoln cast and crew and Steven Spielberg calling him Mr. President? Up until…
Sony Won’t Release Sanitized Versions of Films If Directors Are Against It
Sony raised quite a few eyebrows with their announcement last week that they would begin a Clean Version Initiative with a bunch of their films in order to sanitize them for younger audiences. The kind of thing that made the list were comedies like Talladega Nights, Step Brothers, and Grown Ups, but…
Cyndi Lauper Is Writing the Music for Broadway’s ‘Working Girl’
Hot off her success with the Tony Award-winning Kinky Boots, Cyndi Lauper is at it again on Broadway, this time lending her musical talents to a stage adaptation of 1988’s Working Girl.
Someone Robbed the Largest Privately-Owned ‘Star Wars’ Collection on Earth
The owner of the largest privately-owned Star Wars memorabilia collection in the world, known as Rancho Obi-Wan, has announced today that it has been systematically robbed over a period of many months from 2015 to 2016. Steve Sansweet, who offers tours of the ranch and its many pieces of Star Wars h…
‘Pirates of the Caribbean 5’ Is Being Held Hostage by Actual Online Pirates
Since online pirates tend to view “don’t steal stuff” as more of a guideline than an actual rule, it’s no surprise that eventually they’d start taking aim at Hollywood. And, hey, why not start big, with, say, Disney, the biggest studio in the business? And instead …
Amazon Prime Video App Finally Coming to Apple TV This Summer
Amazon’s feud with Apple might have suddenly ended. The streaming service has been loath to give Apple TV access to its Prime video app, or even sell Apple products, for the past two years, but it looks like Amazon Prime is coming to an Apple TV near you, and it could be very soon.