Zombieland—Oct. 9, 2009 (This is part of our recurring series in which we dish on newly released trailers,then solicit your feedback. Tell us if you'll see the movie below, in the comments!) THE LOOK: The trailer for the upcoming horror-camp-fest Zombieland has been out since June, but this Wednesday, Columbia Pictures released the film's much juicier, much funnier red-band trailer. (Warning!
The first fresh-baked batch of Terrell Owens' honey-oat cereal, officially unveiled in Buffalo yesterday, is an all-pro seller. "By next week, the initial wave—we have two truckloads—will be gone," Ty Ballou, president and CEO of the cereal's producer, PLB Sports, told NEWSWEEK this morning.
A Serious Man—Oct. 2, 2009 (Ed: This is part of a recurring series, in which we dish on newly released trailers—then solicit your feedback. Tell us if you'll see the movie below, in the comments!) THE LOOK: Top-notch production values—the film promises to be absolutely gorgeous to watch, with sleek, quirky shots and retro tones.
It's pretty much impossible these days to go to the movies and not see a trailer for an upcoming 3-D release—that is, if you're not seeing a 3-D movie to begin with.
Over the weekend, guinea pig activists (they exist!) raised our collective furry hackles by declaring Disney's latest animated offering, G-Force, to be the next 101 Dalmations.
You might not know the name "Sam Worthington" now, but given that you can already preorder a collectible figurine of him here, you might want to learn it.
Brüno is falling faster at the box office than a lead anvil aimed at Wile E. Coyote. After winning last weekend with a $30.4 million take—seemingly solid, but upon closer inspection, a highly tepid $11,040 per theater—Brüno has dropped nearly daily, from first place on Friday to fourth by the middle of this week. The Sacha Baron Cohen comedy clung to second place in daily domestic grosses for Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, behind 3-D family film Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs.
An open thread for you to sound off. Here are the lucky contenders, announced this morning: Drama SeriesBig LoveBreaking BadDamagesDexterHouseLostMad MenLead Actress, DramaGlenn Close, DamagesSally Field, Brothers and SistersHolly Hunter, Saving GraceJanuary Jones, Mad MenMariska Hargitay, Law & Order: SVUKyra Sedgwick, The CloserLead Actress, ComedyChristina Applegate, Samantha WhoToni Collette, United States of TaraTina Fey, 30 RockSarah Silverman, The Sarah Silverman ProgramJulia...
Armed with but an outstretched twig and smudged glasses, Harry Potter has managed to rob his heat-packing fellow Brit, James Bond. And here's how he did it: At 12:01 a.m.
Michael Jackson's meteoric rise to fame was shepherded by television and photographs: the Jackson 5 lead singer broke out on American Bandstand, was immortalized in button-cute photographs as a kid, and became the world's most celebrated pop star with the advent of the music video.
Longtime celebrity publicist Michael Levine represented Michael Jackson during the singer's first child-molestation trial. NEWSWEEK spoke with him regarding his former client's death and what he believes may have caused it.
Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences President Sid Ganis announced this afternoon that the Oscar race for Best Picture—a race traditionally between five films, at least since World War II—will double the number of contenders starting with this year's presentation. "Having 10 best picture nominees is going [to] allow academy voters to recognize and include some of the fantastic movies that often show up in the other Oscar categories, but have been squeezed out of the race for the...
"Year One" Drags Its Knuckles. Year One, the caveman comedy out today that stars Michael Cera and Jack Black, has been panned as a blemish on the Apatow Productions laugh-track record.
We would say that Stephanie Pratt is eating her words, but that just seems... wrong, no? The star is on the cover of Us Weekly today, with this headline: "The Hills Made Me Bulimic." Now, Pratt is denying the statement to (who else) her boss, MTV. The refute:This was never actually going to be a cover story.
Billy Joel Loses Another Uptown Girl. Katie Lee Joel, a Southern chef and cookbook writer, will separate from husband Billy Joel (she is his third wife). The pair were married for five years, and say they will remain friends. [MSNBC]Bruno Premieres in Britain; Early Reviews Hit Web. Sacha Baron Cohen hit the red carpet for Bruno's premiere in London, dressed as one of the Queen's guardsmen -- only, you know, showing a little more waxed/spray-tanned skin.
Penn Backs Out and Declines to Give Reason. A rep for Oscar-winning actor Sean Penn has confirmed that he will back out of his two current movie roles, in The Three Stooges and Cartel, the BBC reports.
Outcry Prompts (Another) Letterman Apology. After threats of protests hit The Late Show, David Letterman devoted both his Monday night monologue and a large portion of his show to apologizing, again, to Gov.
Virgin to Launch Download Service. Virgin Media and Universal will partner to offer an all-you-can-download MP3 service for a flat rate, the companies announced today; early estimates are between $20 and $30 per month.
At Least 1 Million to Have TV Problems Today. As six decades of analog television come to an end today, at least 1 million homes are expected to be left without TV service, the Associated Press reports.
Most people go with cake and champers, but in honor of her 40th birthday, Chastity Bono gave herself the gift of... man. Shortly after her over-the-hill celebration, the daughter of Sonny and Cher began undergoing the preliminary stages of gender-reassignment, MSNBC reports. Her rep confirms that Bono is in transgender transition and says he'll go by Chaz. The full statement: He is proud of his decision and grateful for the support and respect that has already been shown by his loved...