Sony Pictures has pulled the plug on the Manhattan premiere of the controversial new comedy film "The Interview" due to death threats, according to a new report. Hackers Guardians of Peace, the group that claimed responsibility for the recent Sony Entertainment Pictures hack, has threatened anyone who attends the New York premiere, vowing a 9/11-style attack.
Barbara Walters has pegged Amal Clooney as the Most Fascinating Person of 2014. Amal, a lawyer by trade, wed George Clooney earlier in the year. "What does it take to fascinate one of the most fascinating men in the world?" Walters asked during her 10 Most Fascinating People of 2014 special. "You could say hers was the wedding of the year, but let's put it into perspective . . ."
Mila Kunis is catching heat for her recent comments that she lost much of her baby weight simply by breastfeeding. She made the comments on a recent interview with Craig Ferguson explaining how she got back to her sleek figure just three months after giving birth to her first child with fiancé Ashton Kutcher. The comments generated outcries from scores of non-celebrity mothers on social media.
"Birdman," starring Michael Keaton, is nominated for seven Golden Globe awards at the upcoming event. The film faces off against "Into the Woods," "The Grand Budapest Hotel," "St. Vincent" and "Pride" in the Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy. The 72nd annual Golden Globes will be broadcast on NBC on January 11.
Former Miss America and screen star Mary Ann Mobley has died at the age of 77. Mobley, who had Crohn's disease, was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer in 2009. She passed away at her home in Los Angeles. The Mississippi native won the Miss America pageant in 1959 and went on to build a long career as both a screen and stage actress.
"Brooklyn," the 1950s drama from director John Crowley and writer Nick Hornby has been selected to debut at the Sundance Film Festival. The film is based on a novel by Colm Tóibín and tells the story of Ellis, a man who must choose between love and duty. The picture stars Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson, Emory Cohen, Julie Walters and Jim Broadbent.
Joaquin Phoenix has revealed that he is engaged to his yoga instructor. He broke the news during an interview with David Letterman and shared the info after doing a little yoga for the live audience on December 8. "First we do these breathing exercises and I go, 'I can do this'. . . and then she says we are going to get in the first position -- the 'harnessing of the hog,'" Phoenix joked.
"Frozen" is now the top-selling iTunes movie of all time. The film was released for digital purchase while still in the box office top ten, marking a departure from Disney's usual release strategy and was the first movie to be teamed by Disney with Apple for its cloud service. Presales for DVD and BluRay copies began in November 2013. The "Frozen" soundtrack is also the top-selling album.
Roberto Orci will not direct the third film in the updated "Star Trek" franchise. Orci's departure, said to have come over disagreement between the director and the film's screenwriters (Patrick McKay and John D. Payne), leaves "Star Trek" without a director. Orci, who helped shaped the first two installments in the "Star Trek" franchise as a writer, will stay on as a producer.
Tyler Perry and his girlfriend Gelila Bekele have welcomed a new son into the world. It is the first child for Perry with Bekele and a rep for the 45-year-old actor/director confirmed news of the new addition earlier this week. "Mom and baby are happy and healthy. Tyler is so excited," the rep said of the new boy, whom they have named Aman Tyler Perry.
The upcoming "James Bond" film will be called "Spectre," and will feature stars Christoph Waltz, Dave Bautista as Mr. Hinx and Monica Bellucci, along with returning stars Daniel Craig, Naomi Harris and Ben Whishaw. "A cryptic message from Bond's past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back . . ."
Idina Menzel has revealed that she has no idea whether a "Frozen" sequel is in the works. The clarification comes after she was quoted on camera by the Telegraph saying that a sequel was "hopefully" happening. She addressed the rumor during a recent performance on the "Today" show earlier this week clarifying that she assumed a sequel is in the works but thus far nothing is set in stone.
"Birdman," the film starring Michael Keaton from Alejandro Inarritu, won the top honor - Best Feature - at the Gotham Independent Film Awards. Keaton, meanwhile, took home the Best Actor prize. "I'd like to thank the folks of Gotham," Keaton said, accepting the honor. "It feels awfully good to be back home. I don't want to toot my own horn . . ."
"The Hanging Tree," the song that Jennifer Lawrence's "Hunger Games" character Katniss Evergreen performs in the film, is expected to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. According to Billboard, the song is expected to sell "upwards of 150,000 downloads in the U.S. in the week ending Nov. 30," likely enough to land it on the Top 40 of the Hot 100.
Shia LaBeouf claimed that he was raped during an art installation this year. The five-day L.A. exhibit featured Shia sitting at a table with a bag over his head. Viewers were invited to sit across from him and do whatever they wanted to him. LaBeouf claimed that a woman attacked him at the gallery in an interview with Dazed & Confused magazine.