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West End neophyte and internationally recognized screen star Lindsay Lohan is set to make her West End debut next month in David Mamet 's oft-revived drama SPEED-THE-PLOW and a new look behind the scenes of rehearsals for the play are now available to view. Earlier this month, Lohan utilized social media to post some first behind the scenes shots, commenting, "Brilliant actors at #work #speedtheplow @richard_schiff #lindsayposner and @nigellindsay1 good day! Also with #sundaytimes".
IT WAS the large measure of a monarch. Queen Victoria was introduced to the intoxicating comforts of whisky by John Brown, the ghillie at Balmoral estate, whose frequent advice to the Queen was: "don't stay thirsty", according to a new book.
"The View," a once noble experiment that has turned into the world's most contentious tea party, tries to steady the ship with the addition of two new hosts, political analyst Nicole Wallace and actress Rosie Perez. Wallace, who worked in the George W. Bush administration, is a bit of a wild card, but Perez, right - always a great guest on talk shows - should be a natural.
Director Charles Martin Smith, who came to fame as Terry the Toad in "American Graffiti," is back with "Dolphin Tale 2," which he directed, wrote and appears in. Director Charles Martin Smith, who came to fame as Terry the Toad in "American Graffiti," is back with "Dolphin Tale 2," which he directed, wrote and appears in.
Despite a larger presence of Middle Eastern actors in Hollywood, sword and sandal Biblical flicks too often "whitewash" their casts in a quest for box office payoff. No one really knows what Moses looked like, but chances are if you've ever thought about the guy who parted the Red Sea, it's pretty certain the actor who played Batman didn't come to mind.
If "Titanic" director James Cameron were to dig up a giant gold nugget on an asteroid, would it be his to take back to Earth and sell? U.S. and international law are just a bit unclear on this point, and as a result two members of Congress have introduced legislation - the Asteroids Act - on which the House planned to hold hearings this week. For a Congress often criticized for not being farsighted enough, this might be thinking too far ahead.
Somewhere, someone owes Morgan Freeman $20. Because someone was foolish enough to bet Hollywood's sagest actor that he couldn't land roles in both the Ben-Hur remake and the pot-smoking teddy bear sex comedy in the span of 36 hours.
Jeffrey Kluger is Editor at Large for TIME magazine and TIME.com, overseeing coverage of science and human behavior. He is the author of nine books, including Apollo 13 , upon which the 1995 movie was based, and two novels for young adults.
President Obama and former President Bill Clinton joined forces at the White House Friday to celebrate the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps and highlight the imp... -- Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has decided to drop out of the race for re-election amid a health scare.The announcement comes after Ford was hospitalized due to a tumor i... -- Ford is recalling more than 70,000 of its hybrid electric vehicles over an issue with coolant pumps.The recall affects model year 2005-2008 Ford Escapes made bet... -- When the judge presiding over Oscar Pistorius' case begins sentencing hearings next month, experts said that the paralympian's disability could be ... -- The View returns to ABC on Monday and the new panel is set.Rosie Perez, Rosie O'Donnell, Whoopi Goldberg and Nicolle Wallace will host the show, which has change... The Kearney Area Community Foundation will host the ninth annual Philanthropy ... (more)
The core members of Deep Purple first saw Ian Gillan 45 years ago this summer, as part of a precursor group called Episode Six with Roger Glover. Within a month or so, they had both joined Ritchie Blackmore and Co.
This week's issue features our annual fall arts roundup, and we've got previews of several movies rolling through town between now and Thanksgiving: Julius Caesar , a rarely screened indie adapted from the Shakespeare play, shot in 1950 on various Chicago locations and starring a young Charlton Heston; Rosewater , Jon Stewart's directorial debut, about the Iranian imprisonment of Canadian reporter Maziar Bahari during the disputed 2009 elections; Blonde Crazy , a James Cagney classic screening as part of Jonathan Rosenbaum's ongoing lecture series about transgressive American comedies; short works by the British avant-gardist John Smith, screening at Gene Siskel Film Center, Northwestern Block Museum of Art, and University of Chicago Film Studies Center, with Smith attending; Foxcatcher , a true-crime story starring Steve Carell and directed by Bennett Miller ; Gone Girl , adapted by ... (more)
As a title, The Devil's Playground resonates in a particular way. Like Picnic at Hanging Rock , or Breaker Morant , nobody should toy with this classic.
Denzel Washington shocked fans everywhere when his Reddit Ask Me Anything chat revealed his interest in being the next James Bond. He has certainly proven his capabilities throughout his career in films such as Glory and Training Day , but was the 59-year-old actor telling the truth or just being a tease? During the AMA session , one Reddit user asked the Oscar winner, "Would you be interested in being the next James Bond?" "The next James Bond? They better hurry up! Yes I would!" Washington first replied.
This movie asks a lot of Wiig and Hader. It asks them to navigate territory that's both funny and dramatic, light and raw, goofy and "The Drop" is at its best when we can observe how Tom Hardy slowly peels away the layers from his character in a finely calibrated "The Ballad of Narayama" is a Japanese film of great beauty and elegant artifice, telling a story of startling cruelty.
As a kid, director James Cameron was fascinated with exploring the world around him - everything from pond water to bugs. Those childhood obsessions led him some of the deepest places underwater.
Games Of Thrones star Ian McElhinney talks about his new found fame and Stones In His Pockets, which opens at Theatre Royal Brighton A lot has happened to Stones In His Pockets's original director Ian McElhinney in the 15 years since the two-hander made its Edinburgh Festival Fringe debut. The play, which was penned by McElhinney's wife Marie Jones, garnered a series of prestigious trophies including an Evening Standard Award and an Olivier Award for best new comedy, and has now been seen by more than two million people around the world.
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