This summer’s box office tally was a record-breaking $ 4.75 billion, so why is Hollywood so glum?
Well, there’s still the perception out there that this was a summer of big, expensive, face-planting flops, and there were dire warnings all summer that the studios should change the way they do business or risk going under, since American viewers seem tired of recycled blockbusters and… Continue reading Box Office 2013: 6 Lessons From Hollywood's Biggest Summer Ever
Given how fond we are of our anti-heroes, it’s a wonder that John Garfield doesn’t loom larger in our moviegoing memory.
We love our Sean Penns and Ryan Goslings, our Al Pacinos and Robert De Niros, our James Deans and Marlon Brandos and Montgomery Clifts. But Garfield (who was born 100 years ago this week, on March 4, 1913) was there before all of them. The star of “The Postman Always… Continue reading John Garfield at 100: Remembering Hollywood's Original Rebel
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Sure, stars like Chris Hemsworth, Jon Hamm and Zac Efron look smoking at their movie premieres, but let’s be real: it’s not like they’re getting themselves ready for these events! That task falls to the very skilled hands of celebrity groomer Diana Schmidtke, who has coiffed the tresses and perfected the complexions of Hollywood’s hottest leading… Continue reading Celebrity Groomer Spills on Making Hollywood’s Men Look Hot
In 2007, actor Sylvester Stallone was caught by Australian custom agents with 48 vials of Jintropin, a human growth hormone (HGH). The drug is best known for being used by professional athletes, mainly baseball players, who need help recovering from injury or building muscle. HGH has been banned by Major League Baseball since 2005.
However, in the March issue of Vanity Fair, writer Ned Zeman says the problem extends way past… Continue reading Hollywood's Human Growth Hormone Problem: Are Stars Taking It To Stay Young?
Lying about one’s age in Hollywood has been great for actresses since the start of motion pictures. Imagine Jean Arthur kicking off her fame in her late 30s now, or starring in Shane in her 50s. And it wasn’t just to seem younger. Think of Traci Lords. Umm, never mind. Nor was it just women. Laurence Fishburne said he was older to get… Continue reading The Conversation: Is IMDb Really to Blame for Hollywood's Age Discrimination Issue?