Oblivion, the new sci-fi movie starring Tom Cruise, destroyed the competition at the box office this weekend, taking in $38.2 million for an easy first place finish. It's Cruise's fifth-highest grossing opening weekend ever, and his highest non-sequel debut since 2005's War of the Worlds, Box Office Mojo reports.
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Lisa Ann Walter has been tapped to play Haskell's talked-about, but never-before-seen ex-wife on The Exes, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
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In the upcoming third season, Haskell's (Wayne Knight) ex-wife, Margo, gets...
Noah Wyle, the star of Steven Spielberg's new TNT alien-invasion series, Falling Skies, is still intimidated by his boss.
"I couldn't say a word," Wyle says of meeting the three-time Academy Award-winning director. "My hands were sweaty. Luckily, he...
In TNT's alien-invasion drama Falling Skies, due next summer, Noah Wyle stars as the de facto resistance leader against aliens who invaded Earth. The producers insist the drama will focus on what the aliens left behind rather than the invasion itself, although you wouldn't get that from the first trailer.
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The series from Steven Spielberg seems to draw not only from his own War of the Worlds remake — an adaptation of the H.G. Wells novel — but from many sci-fi facets, including Battlestar Galactica (with cylon-looking drones) and V (with the idea of joining a resistance).
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A fake newscast about a Russian invasion sent some residents of neighboring Georgia into a War of the Worlds-like panic over the weekend.
Saturday night's broadcast recalled memories of the brief war between Russia and Georgia in August 2008, and was realistic enough that some viewers rushed to buy food and dash for safety ...
Lena Headey and Thomas Dekker in The Sarah Connor Chronicles by Joe Viles/Fox
With the Fox network, it's often all about the mid-season, the time when shows like American Idol and 24 come along to rescue the network from its fall doldrums. Not that it's impossible for any of Fox's September newcomers to catch on. The Kelsey Grammer/Patricia Heaton sitcom Back to You looks very commercial. The situation is admittedly tougher for the downbeat New Orleans crime drama K-Ville or the murky supernatural crime drama New Amsterdam (about an immortal detective) to buck the odds and be a factor come January. While it's possible one or both may hit its mark, you can't help but feel that they might as well be titled "Placeholder 1" and "Placeholder 2" (shades of last fall's Vanished, Justice and Standoff).Once again, Fox is holding back one of its biggest guns (literally) for January. Easily the most anticipated show on the network's lineup is The Sarah Connor Chronicles (look for the word Terminator to be added to the title before it premieres): a high-octane, big-budge...
Anna Faris, Scary Movie 4
Believe it or not, Anna Faris likes it when her lovable but clueless Cindy Campbell, who returns in Scary Movie 4 (now in theaters), takes a hit or two as she saves the world. "I'm always pretty game for that," says the actress. "Cindy's so sweet and innocent, which gets a little annoying, [so] it's fun to take me down every now and then."
Faris gets her wish in one scene in the latest sequel, when an airplane cart slams into Cindy's face. "It looks like it could have been [my] stunt double, which was frustrating because it was me," she reveals. On the flip side, Faris thinks moviegoers will see that it's definitely her "twin" taking hits from a Mike Tyson look-alike in the spoof of a boxing film. "[We] had this 10-minute, very choreographed sequ
The ongoing odyssey of Tom Cruise and fiancée Katie Holmes earned the War of the Worlds star a brand-new category at Saturday's Razzie awards: most tiresome tabloid target, honoring "the celebs we're all sick and tired of." Elsewhere, Jenny McCarthy's Dirty Love took home four dishonors, while Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo's Rob Schneider, Star Wars: Episode III's Hayden Christensen and House of Wax's Paris Hilton saw their big-screen turns deemed dubious.
War of the Worlds' Tom Cruise has been declared the numero uno
babymaking moneymaking film star of 2005, per an annual survey of movie exhibitors. In making his record seventh appearance atop the list, Cruise bested (in order) Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt (tied for third; make your own bondage joke), Vince Vaughn, and George Clooney.
Question: A strange subject came up at work the other day. Who was the actor on the Paul Masson wine commercial of several years ago who said, "Drink no wine before its time?" Thank you.
Answer: Actually, Chris, that's sell no wine, as in, "We will sell no wine before its time." And that was no mere actor, mind you. That was the late, great Orson Welles, who, together with writer Howard Koch, scared the bejesus out of the entire country by convincing listeners of the too-real radio production War of the Worlds that we really were being invaded by aliens in 1938.
Welles, who was overweight and being treated for a heart condition and diabetes at the time of his death in 1985, was an actor, producer, writer and director who worked on 60 movies in his lifetime after kicking off his long showbiz career on the stage. He shilled for Masson and other companies for what he termed "grocery