April 12, 2014 |
The atmosphere at John Green's panel was sort of like a high school classroom. And Green was the coolest kid on campus. The skinny, nerdy-looking author with glasses was treated like a rock star during his panel at the L.A. Times Festival of Books on Saturday, with the crowd - some of whom had waited in line since 9 a.m. for a 12:30 p.m. session - giving him a roaring ovation when he walked onstage. He delighted his audience, which ranged from teenagers to gray-haired baby boomers, in speaking about the autobiographical nature of some of his books, his love of romance novels, his beef with the Internet, and a concept he created in which people who identify as “nerdfighters” team up to spread positivity throughout the world.
March 27, 2014 |
Mindy Kaling has seen a lot of action on "The Mindy Project," given her character's very busy love life. The star, writer and producer of the Fox comedy, which was renewed for a third season this month, has smooched countless guest stars as Dr. Mindy Lahiri, a boy-crazy clotheshorse (think: a much more accomplished, New York version of her "Office" counterpart, Kelly Kapoor, who is still a total hot mess). In character, Kaling has been involved with James Franco, Ed Helms, Bill Heder, Seth Meyers and Seth Rogen, among others, and on Thursday, "Today" show host Savannah Guthrie asked her if she had a list of Hollywood guys she wanted to guest star so that she could lock lips with them.
January 8, 2014 |
Sixteen years after Matt Damon and Ben Affleck first won their Golden Globes, for co-writing "Good Will Hunting," the two stars will again take the stage - this time separately, as presenters. Damon and Affleck join previously announced presenters Kevin Bacon, Julie Bowen, Robert Downey Jr., Jimmy Fallon, Colin Farrell, Tom Hanks, Chris Hemsworth, Mila Kunis, Jennifer Lawrence, Melissa McCarthy, Uma Thurman and Reese Witherspoon, among others. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, whose hosting efforts were well received last year, will reprise their duties at the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.
December 28, 2013 |
With Oscar nominating ballots out to Academy members and the deluge of top-10 lists perhaps on the downward slope, there's no time like now to start thinking about potential awards movies for next year. Which may be why on Friday 20th Century Fox posted to its Twitter account the first official image from David Fincher's adaptation of the novel "Gone Girl. " The thriller is currently set for release on Oct. 3. Gillian Flynn is writing the adaptation of her own book, the story of a man (Ben Affleck)
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November 18, 2013 |
San Franciscans weren't the only ones touched by "Batkid" Miles Scott's adventures Friday - Caped Crusaders Christian Bale and Ben Affleck applauded the 5-year-old hero as well. “Batkid. Best Batman ever,” Affleck, who will don the cape in the upcoming “Man of Steel” sequel, tweeted Saturday . "Wasn't that fantastic?” Bale told Vulture . “This little kid, oh my God - what a wonderful day for the little fella! It's just fantastic, seeing all those people who were out there to support it. " PHOTOS: Batkid in action Nearly 12,000 volunteers and adoring fans holding signs lined the streets Friday for Miles, who has been battling lymphoblastic leukemia since he was 20 months old and wanted to spend the day as Batman.
October 3, 2013 |
Only one word describes the effect of watching Ben Affleck slowly dial down the temperature one degree at a time in "Runner Runner": Cool. Frank Sinatra cool. He stars as sociopathic online gambling mogul Ivan Block, and if that role doesn't sound cool, you haven't seen Affleck at the controls. Justin Timberlake costars as Richie Furst, a Princeton whiz kid, also cool. Not as cool as Block. Nor as keen on the whole sociopathic lifestyle. The money's great, but feeding enemies to the crocodiles crosses some lines.