The first trailer for Lee Daniels' "The Butler" arrived Tuesday and it's a little all over the place while trying to make one thing clear: this movie has lots of familiar faces.
The biopic centers on Eugene Allen, a real butler who served in the White House for over 34 years until he retired during President Reagan's second term. Allen worked under seven presidents and witnessed some of the darkest days in Presidential history up close and personal. The film was independently financed, but picked up for domestic distribution by the Weinstein Company and because of its pedigree has to be considered a conversation starter for the upcoming awards season. Why might you ask? Well, "The Butler" has an all-star cast of former Oscar winners and nominees including Forest Whitaker as Allen, Oprah Winfrey as his wife Gloria, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Terrence Howard, Melissa Leo, Robin Williams and Vanessa Redgrave. The ensemble also includes Alan Rickman, Live Schreiber, John Cusack, Alex Pettyfer, James Marsden, Jesse Williams and Mariah Carey. The script is by Emmy-winner Danny Strong ("Game Change") and is Daniel's follow up to the controversial "Paperboy." Yep, that's first class Oscar bait people.
The White House Correspondents' Dinner has always been an occasion where the President of the United States can poke fun at himself, the press and Washington. The POTUS then usually endures some good ribbing from that night's comedic headliner. This year, President Obama had a little more fun than usual.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — NBC's sitcom "The New Normal," FX's thriller "American Horror Story: Asylum" and NBC's daytime drama "Days of Our Lives" took home top TV honors at the 24th annual GLAAD Media Awards held Saturday night in Los Angeles.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — With the Golden Globes ceremony scheduled for next January, Hollywood's 2014 awards season is set.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association said Thursday that the Golden Globe Awards will be presented on Jan. 12.
Awards shows face additional scheduling challenges to avoid overlap with the 2014 Winter Olympics, set for Feb. 7 to 23 in Sochi, Russia.
Globes organizers snatched up the last available weekend in January for the 71st annual ceremony. The Screen Actors Guild Awards are Jan. 18. The Producers Guild of America will hold its awards ceremony on Jan. 19. And the Directors Guild will present its annual honors on Jan. 25.
The 86th annual Academy Awards are set for March 2.
Golden Globe nominations will be announced Dec. 12.
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In somewhat surprising news, The Weinstein Company has modified the title to Sundance grand jury and audience award winner "Fruitvale." The crowd-pleasing drama will now be known as "Fruitvale Station."
The feature film directorial debut of Ryan Coogler, "Fruitvale" follows the last day in the life of Oscar Grant (MIchael B. Jordan), a 22-year-old San Francisco area resident who was fatally shot by BART police officers the morning of Jan. 1, 2009. Oscar winner Octavia Spencer, Chad Michael Murray, Kevin Durand, Melonie Diaz and Ahna O'Reilly also star and Spencer and Forest Whitaker are two of the film's producers.
A list of all the nominees and actual winners of the 2013 MTV Movie Awards broadcast live from Los Angeles on April 14, 2013. Winners will be updated as they are announced.
Things are always changing in Hollywood, but there are some nagging questions that even the industry's most knowledgeable insiders can't answer yet. From the fate of Open Road Films to whether DreamWorks Animation made the right move to the legitimacy of Melissa McCarthy's box office starpower to the never ending story of "will there or won't there be a 'Justice League' movie anytime soon?" movie biz players have had a lot to gossip, er, consult with each other about. Power agents switching from one agency to another is a snooze, these are questions that Hollywood and movie fans are both looking for answers to.
With that in mind, check out 10 questions that this pundit keeps hearing again and again in the story gallery below.
BEVERLY HILLS - Danny Boyle has spent the last few weeks on a transatlantic publicity tour for his new thriller "Trance." The picture is a return to Boyle's earlier darker works such as "Shallow Grave," "Trainspotting" and, arguably, even "A Life Less Ordinary." Surprisingly, he's taken the opportunity of this pr binge to discuss a planned "Trainspotting" sequel.
Even in the midst of a life-or-death situation, Rebel Wilson just can't keep her hands off of Channing Tatum.
The "Pitch Perfect" actress, who was tapped to host this year's MTV Movie Awards following an attention-getting appearance at last year's VMAs, invades triple-nominee Tatum's personal space in the latest promo for the upcoming ceremony, which is set to air on Sunday, April 14.