December 3, 2012 |
Brad Pitt's "Killing Them Softly" suffered the kind of deadly hit at the box office this weekend that its protagonist might have admired. A wide opening from The Weinstein Co. yielded a paltry $7 million, barely enough for seventh place in a crowd of holdovers. It was one of the lowest-ever wide openings for Pitt, and could wind up as his second-lowest grosser in nearly 20 years. If dismal attendance wasn't enough, the people who did come out to "Killing" wanted to whack it: The movie averaged a rock-bottom "F" CinemaScore.
June 1, 2013 |
Sean Patrick Flanery plays an ex-cop in the eighth season of TV's "Dexter," starting June 30, and a music teacher in the new film "Broken Horses. " But there's another big role in his life: Flanery, 47, teaches and trains in Brazilian jiujitsu at his own Los Angeles studio, Dynamix . You have trained in various kinds of martial arts. What made you favor Brazilian jiujitsu? The first time I sparred, my sparring partner was 135 pounds soaking wet. I am 170 pounds. I rolled with him, sparring, and he wrapped me up in a knot.
July 11, 2008 |
Robert Downey Jr. is trading "Iron Man's" metal suit for Sherlock Holmes' deerstalker hat. Downey is following his action blockbuster "Iron Man" with the title role in "Sherlock Holmes," a mystery drama based on Arthur Conan Doyle's detective and an upcoming comic book about Holmes by Lionel Wigram, one of the movie's producers. Guy Ritchie is directing the Warner Bros. film, which is set to begin shooting in October, the studio said Thursday. That should put it ahead of the schedule for a "Sherlock Holmes" comedy in development at Sony, which will star Sacha Baron Cohen as the detective and Will Ferrell as Dr. Watson.
HOME & GARDEN
February 7, 2013 |
Want to get an eyeful of David Beckham's bum? How about the hot soccer star picking a wedgie, twice? Beckham does that and much more in the new commercial for H&M David Beckham bodywear directed by Guy Ritchie. Marc Atlan was creative director on the commercial, shot on location in Los Angeles. It features Beckham clad only in green underwear running around the streets of Beverly Hills in pursuit of his robe, which has been caught in a car door and is being dragged along. He leaps over fences, races down the street, kicks a soccer ball, swims the length of a pool and jumps over a car hood, all while wearing nothing but his knickers.
November 21, 2008 |
A judge will likely grant Madonna and Guy Ritchie an initial divorce decree on Friday, according to the schedule for London's High Court. The court lists "Ciccone M L v. Ritchie G S" as one of 17 cases for "matrimonial and civil partnership causes for pronouncement of decree." That means a judge is to grant the couple a preliminary divorce decree. After six weeks and a day, the couple will probably be granted a decree absolute and the divorce will become final. British media reported Thursday that the celebrity pair had reached a settlement that would see the pop superstar keep the majority of her estimated $445-million fortune and share custody of their two children.
November 30, 2006 |
A judge ruled Wednesday that human rights organizations will help decide whether Madonna is fit to adopt a Malawian toddler. Malawi Judge Andrew Nyirenda, who earlier granted custody of the 14-month-old boy to the 48-year-old pop star and her husband, filmmaker Guy Ritchie, ruled in favor of a coalition of 67 human rights and child advocacy groups that want to be party to the assessment of their fitness as parents. That is expected to take place next May.
November 5, 2001 |
Racing mogul Bernie Ecclestone was Britain's top earner for the second year running, according to the Sunday Times Pay List of the 500 biggest earners. The newspaper estimated Ecclestone made $1.15 billion in the year to Oct. 1, from his 25% stake in Formula One racing and from running other races. Last year, he headed the list with $890 million. Financier Martyn Arbib, who earned $179 million, was second.
August 17, 2005 |
Madonna's 47th-birthday celebration was marred when she suffered several broken bones in a horse riding accident at her country home outside London, her publicist said Tuesday. The superstar was hospitalized with three cracked ribs, a broken collarbone and a broken hand, according to Liz Rosenberg, her spokeswoman based in New York.
January 10, 2010
Lining up for in London: "Sherlock Holmes" Audiences are flocking to see director Guy Ritchie's vision of London hometown boy Sherlock Holmes in this racy version of the renowned detective novels. Fallible and bare-headed -- no deerstalker here -- Holmes (Robert Downey Jr., above) and a fast-talking, slick version of ex-army Dr. Watson (Jude Law) battle an evil genius in a stylish and murky 19th century London. Reading in Mexico: "Arrebatos Carnales" ("Carnal Raptures")
January 7, 2003 |
A cameraman working on a new British reality TV show produced by Guy Ritchie was stabbed while filming a stunt designed to trap would-be car thieves. The cameraman was working on a series called "Swag," which uses hidden cameras to film people being tempted into illegal acts, Channel Five said. The incident, which came to light Monday, happened before Christmas when an expensive car was left unlocked in a rundown area of London.