March 22, 2007 |
KATE MARA never had to do any soul-searching about her career choices. The 24-year-old actress, who stars opposite Mark Wahlberg in the political thriller "Shooter," knew early on she wanted to be a performer. "I feel so lucky," Mara said recently, relaxing in the overstuffed chair in her publicist's swank Pacific Design Center office. She had flown in from the Boston premiere of the movie the night before, but showed no signs of jet lag.
July 11, 2013 |
Assuming the scheduling stars align, Ben Affleck will play protagonist Nick Dunne in David Fincher's adaptation of Gillian Flynn's bestselling thriller "Gone Girl. " The high-profile acting gig would be slotted into Affleck's fall, giving the hyphenate time to prep his next helming effort, Warner Bros. crime drama "Live By Night," which is scheduled to start pre-production in January. As fans of the book know, Dunne is a magazine writer-turned-bartender who moves with his wife, Amy, back to his Midwestern hometown after he loses his prestigious NYC job -- and he is accused of murdering his wife after she disappears one morning from their North Carthage, Mo., home.
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March 31, 2014
Kate O'Mara, 74, a British actress best known for her role as Caress Morrell, sister to Joan Collins' Alexis Colby, in the 1980s prime-time soap opera "Dynasty," died Sunday at a nursing home in southern England after a short illness, according to her agent, Phil Belfield. The actress, who began her television career in the 1960s, is remembered by many for her role in "Triangle" - a soap opera set aboard a North Sea ferry that is often cited as the worst piece of British television.
July 18, 2013 |
The nominations for the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards are set to be announced at 5:35 a.m. Pacific Thursday, and you can watch them unfold live right here. Will Netflix score nods for "House of Cards" and the reboot of the comedy series "Arrested Development," thereby shaking up the broadcast-cable TV nexus? Will Emmy nominations go to Academy Award winners such as Michael Douglas and Matt Damon (HBO's "Behind the Candelabra,") Al Pacino and Helen Mirren (HBO's “Phil Spector”)
August 31, 2009 |
"The Open Road" is no Grand Prix winner, but it's no six-car pileup either. It's a low-key road movie that doesn't stray far from the very, very beaten path. Justin Timberlake stars as Clayton Garrett, a struggling ballplayer apparently too thoughtful for his own good. His seriously ill mother (Mary Steenburgen) dispatches him to bring his long-estranged father, a baseball legend, to her hospital bedside. Clayton collects his beloved ex (the enchanting Kate Mara) and sets off to persuade Dad, hurt feelings and all, to see Mom. Here, the film finds its real engine: Jeff Bridges as Kyle Garrett.
June 27, 2013 |
Is Aaron Paul in line for another Emmy nomination? Though it's not a sure thing, the two-time Emmy Award winner, who has scored two awards for "Breaking Bad," has been selected as one of the announcers who will unveil the key nominees for the 65th Primetime Emmy Nominations on July 18. Performers who have been chosen in the past to announce the nominations are usually considered to have good chances of securing a nomination. FULL COVERAGE: Emmys 2013 Paul will be joined at the podium by Kate Mara, co-star of "House of Cards.