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March 27, 2010 |
The showdown at a Malibu beach two years ago looked like a Frankie Avalon movie gone very wrong. A dozen paparazzi were huddled on the sand -- angling for a shot of famously bare-chested celeb Matthew McConaughey -- when suddenly they were confronted by a pack of local surfers. "Let's go!" shouted one surfer. "We'll draw a line in the beach, and we'll fight for the beach. If you guys win, you can have the beach." A fight broke out, and L.A. prosecutors charged two of the surfers with misdemeanor battery.
July 25, 2013 |
A white-trash ensemble drama with a nasty comic bite, "Killer Joe" was playwright Tracy Letts' first stage effort, premiering in Chicago in 1993. Having already been adapted for the big screen in 2011 by director William Friedkin -- and starring Matthew McConaughey in the title role -- the play will have its Broadway debut in 2014, producers announced Thursday. "Killer Joe," directed by Pam MacKinnon, hasn't set an opening date or cast. Producers Jeffrey Richards and Jerry Frankel previously worked with Letts and MacKinnon on the recent Broadway revival of "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
April 5, 2013 |
EXCLUSIVE: Another horse looks to be joining the 2013-14 Oscar race. "The Dallas Buyers Club," the long-gestating AIDS drama starring Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto, is close to a distribution deal with Focus Features, according to two people familiar with the discussions who were not authorized to talk about them publicly. The Universal Pictures specialty division is negotiating to pick up domestic and select international rights to the movie and would release it in the U.S. before the end of the year, the people said, positioning it and its actors for award consideration.
July 24, 2013 |
Fans can soon get more of "Magic Mike": The unlikely hit stripper film staring Channing Tatum and inspired by the actor's life is Broadway bound. "Magic Mike, the Musical" is headed to Broadway, Tatum has confirmed via Twitter . No word on if Tatum will make his Broadway debut reprising the less-than-dressed role for the stage, but the star will serve as a producer. The production has veteran talent backstage. PHOTOS: Hollywood stars on stage Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, creators of the Tony-winning "Next to Normal," will write the songs, while "Glee" writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who co-wrote the book for "Spider Man: Turn Off the Dark" will pen the book, Deadline.com reports.
August 19, 2013 |
Mindy Lahiri is about to add another hunky notch to her love belt: "Justified" star Timothy Olyphant is set to guest-star in an episode of "The Mindy Project. " Olyphant will ditch the boots, hat and laid-back swagger of Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens for a ... skateboard. The actor is set to play Graham Logan, "a wild, professional skateboarder in his mid-40s who nearly runs Mindy over in Union Square before asking her out on a date. " PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times Naturally, Mindy can't resist - hello, the damsel in distress is a meet-cute mainstay in the rom-com world!
August 16, 2012 |
Bridget Moynahan, Orlando Bloom, Zoe Saldana, Courteney Cox, Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves are all lending their names -- and personal style -- to the flash-sale site Joss & Main , which has asked the celebs to curate collections of home decor. The Celebrity Curator for a Cause program launched late Tuesday night. Actress Moynahan kicked off the first sale with mid-century modern selections from the Herman Miller Eames collection, among others. Her picks cover a range of prices.
September 8, 2013 |
TORONTO -- As much as I love challenging films, I'm not sure I would recommend starting the day with “The Railway Man,” with Colin Firth as a British World War II vet suffering serious post traumatic stress disorder, and ending it at midnight with an emaciated Matthew McConaughey in “Dallas Buyers Club,” as a good ol' Texas boy diagnosed in the first wave of the AIDS crisis. But I did. It's the blessing and the curse of film festivals packed with tons of intriguing movies and tight schedules.
September 20, 2007 |
Matthew McConaughey is taking Owen Wilson's role in the comedy movie "Tropic Thunder." Wilson, 38, dropped out of the DreamWorks movie after an apparent suicide attempt in August. The Ben Stiller-directed "Tropic Thunder" is filming in Hawaii with Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr., Nick Nolte, Bill Hader and Steve Coogan. McConaughey has an uncredited cameo in the movie, his publicist, Nicole Perez, said Wednesday.