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  • Why Oscar May Never Give Us 10 Best Picture Nominees Again

    November 29, 2013 6:09 PM 52

    “I really hope we have 10 nominees this year” is a phrase I’ve been hearing a lot lately in conversations about the Oscar race. The underlying assumption is clear: With the Academy’s system of variable nominations, in which we could have as few as five nominees for Best Picture or as many as 10, more good movies equals more nominees. Certainly, this is a good, maybe

  • Christian Bale aims for success after Batman 0

    November 29, 2013 3:49 PM 45

    LOS ANGELES -- You'd think after three very intense stints playing the Dark Knight, that Christian Bale might have been looking for something a little lighter and brighter for his first screen assignment after permanently vacating the Batcave. "I've never had a strategy," confesses the 39-year-old actor, whose British accent still can be disconcerting

  • TV's richest stars, memorable holdouts

    November 29, 2013 2:56 PM 45

    Before we start talking about what TV stars make, bear in mind it would take you weeks to count to a million. But $1 million each, per episode, is what The Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco (a.k.a. Sheldon, Leonard and Penny) are reportedly asking for in their next-season contract renegotiation -- up from their current $325,000. If they get it, they will eclipse

  • Michael J. Fox nearly quit because of Broderick

    November 29, 2013 8:06 AM 40

    Michael J. Fox nearly quit acting because of Matthew Broderick. The 'Back to the Future' star almost left Hollywood to work as a builder in his native Canada because he kept losing out on roles to 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' actor Matthew. He told the New York Post newspaper: ''In 1982, I was desperate to have a job in Los Angeles. 'Family Ties' led to 'Back

  • Jena Malone Talks Awkward Catching Fire Elevator Striptease—Watch Now!

    November 29, 2013 7:41 AM 47

    Jena Malone stopped by Chelsea Lately and revealed that her elevator striptease scene wasn't nearly as easy to pull off (sorry, had to!) as people may think. In fact, the actress shared that she encountered a rather uncomfortable run-in with a hotel guest as she was filming in the buff. "It was an actual elevator that was working in an actual hotel and it was a giant

  • Demi Lovato to ring in 2014 in Canada performing at ET bash

    November 29, 2013 3:05 AM 38

    The pop singer, actress and X Factor judge will perform at Entertainment Tonight Canada’s Dec. 31 bash, which will air on Global. Folk-rocker Serena Ryder and Can-rockers Sam Roberts Band are also slated to take the stage for the event at Niagara Falls, hosted by ET Canada’s Cheryl Hickey and Rick Campanelli. “I love my Canadian fans and can’t wait to ring in the New Year with them in Niagara

  • Hi-yo, Silver! Sheriff busts driver for watching Lone Ranger on Highway 2

    November 29, 2013 1:17 AM 25

    A Red Deer man couldn’t wait to get home to watch the new Lone Ranger movie starring Johnny Depp. He was busted Wednesday evening watching the Disney flick on his laptop while driving southbound on Highway 2 near Carstairs, say police. “I think he wanted to do something while he was driving,” said Sheriff Jason Graw with the Airdrie integrated traffic

  • Mordecai Richler’s workspace recreated in room at Concordia University

    November 28, 2013 11:22 PM 43

    MONTREAL — Considering the history behind its centrepiece chair, desk and typewriter, a new reading room dedicated to one of Canada’s most acclaimed authors could have been titled “Mordecai Richler Was Here.” “One misses the clutter, one misses his presence behind the desk where he spent most of his life,” said Florence Richler, his widow, as she stood

  • ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Angers Hindu Group With Vishnu Reference

    November 28, 2013 8:32 PM 26

    “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” might need all its power to deal with its latest foe: The Universal Society of Hinduism. Universal Society of Hinduism president Rajan Zed is calling for an apology, after last week’s episode of “S.H.I.E.L.D.” insinuated that the Hindu god Vishnu could be an alien. Zed also called upon the network and the makers of the show to post information

  • Coen brothers retrospective at Cinéma du Parc

    November 28, 2013 6:01 PM 26

    MONTREAL - In anticipation of Joel and Ethan Coen’s Inside Llewyn Davis, which won the Grand Prix at Cannes and is due in theatres Dec. 25, Cinéma du Parc presents a retrospective of the influential filmmakers’ work, Nov. 29 through Dec. 22. It kicks off this weekend with the brothers’ 1984 debut, Blood Simple, and the 2007 western No Country for Old Men; Dec. 6 to 8, it’s Raising