QUEEN OF THE BEES

In THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES, QUEEN LATIFAH plays a matriarchal beekeeper who, along with her two sisters, lives in a world all her own.

We spoke with QUEEN LATIFAH recently at the Toronto Film Festival and she talked about the challanges of playing a beekeeper and co-starring with live bees. Listen in below:

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MARK WAHLBERG: A DARK SEASON FOR ENTOURAGE

At the recent press conference for the video game movie, MAX PAYNE, star MARK WAHLBERG was quizzed about what what fans can expect to see in upcoming episodes of the hit HBO series ENTOURAGE, on which he is executive producer.

WAHLBERG tells us this season will see ENTOURAGE getting darker….and the fans are loving it.

MAX PAYNE opens nationally in theaters today and ENTOURAGE airs Sunday nights on HBO:

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CLINT EASTWOOD: IT’S ALL A LEARNING PROCESS

Academy Award winning director CLINT EASTWOOD has, over the years, become as comfortable behind the camera as he once was in front of it. In fact, he’s managed to parlay what he learned as an actor into how he behaves as a director.
EASTWOOD sat down recently to talk about his latest film, THE CHANGELING, and revealed a bit of his technique as an actor turned director.
THE CHANGELING starring ANGELINA JOLIE opens in theaters today. 

TODAY IN MOVIE HISTORY: WASHINGTON BOUND

On this day in 1939, Columbia Pictures released MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON starring JAMES STEWART, JEAN ARTHUR and CLAUDE RAINES.

Directed by FRANK CAPRA, the story told of an idealistic young man appointed to a senate seat. MR. SMITH is a story of its time and today seems pretty anachronistic but still manages to tug at the heartstrings.

DHARMA LOVES EARL

Former DHARMA & GREG star JENNA ELFMAN returns to television with
a guest spot on tonight’s episode of the NBC hit sitcom MY NAME IS EARL.

It’s a pleasure to see ELFMAN back in her element as her easygoing, goofy charm harkens back to such classic comediennes as CAROL BURNETT and LUCILLE BALL and, although she has yet to reach the stratosphere of these two legends, ELFMAN clearly has the chops.

Show star JASON LEE talks about JENNA’S character on My Name Is Earl:

KRISTIN SCOTT THOMAS: HEARING THE BUZZ

Actress KIRSTIN SCOTT THOMAS is riding a huge wave of popularity both on the Broadway stage and on the big-screen.

The current incarnation of ANTON CHECHOV’s THE SEAGULL starring THOMAS, PETER SARSGAARD and CHEWETEL EJOFOR is one of Broadway’s hottest tickets and her performance in the film I’VE LOVED YOU SO LONG is being touted by many critics as a lock for an Oscar nomination.

We spoke with THOMAS recently and she was (naturally) very open to the possibilities of awards recognition. Listen in below:

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GERARD BUTLER: NOT BORN TO RUN

 In ROCKNROLLA, director GUY RITCHIE’S latest look into the Brit underworld, GERARD BUTLER (300) plays a rough-and-tumble hood who’s no stranger to pain (both giving and getting).

We spoke with BUTLER recently and he explained how his character underwent a couple of script changes before the final shoot.

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ROBERT WAGNER: PIECES OF MY HEART

 

WOW! Fans of Hollywood lore would be hard pressed to find more bang for their buck than in ROBERT WAGNER’S new autobiography, PIECES OF MY HEART. WAGNER takes no prisoners in recounting his time spent in the heydays of Hollywood. Everything from behind the scenes observations to his two marriages to NATALIE WOOD and her unfortunate death. From his four year affair with BARBARA STANWYCK (he was 22, she 44) to one-night-stands with YVONNE DeCARLO and JOAN CRAWFORD.

We spoke with WAGNER about his book last week and he made it perfectly clear that he is a man who has clearly enjoyed his job. Listen in below:

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