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24 Years & Counting: Palminteri Still Wows with ‘A Bronx Tale’

In 1993, actors Chazz Palminteri and Robert De Niro starred in the critically acclaimed film “A Bronx Tale,” which is widely regarded as one of the greatest gangster movies ever made. What many fans of the movie don’t realize is that “A Bronx Tale” originated as a one-man show, written by and starring Palminteri, who […]

Liam Neeson Gives Emotional Speech at ‘Schindler’s List’ Event

On Thursday night, actor Liam Neeson appeared at Philadelphia’s Prince Music Theater to introduce a 20th anniversary screening of Steven Spielberg‘s acclaimed Holocaust drama “Schindler’s List.” The event, which benefited the USC Shoah Foundation — a Spielberg-founded organization that preserves more than 52,000 eyewitness accounts of the Holocaust — included a special message from the director […]

Billy Off the Hook for Oscar Gag?

Comedian Billy Crystal drew criticism just a few minutes into the Academy Awards when he revisited a Sammy Davis Jr. impersonation, in blackface, that he once performed on Saturday Night Live. The filmed skit featuring Crystal talking to Justin Bieber and Sammy Davis Jr. (actually Crystal in makeup) was a take on Woody Allen’s Midnight […]

Did Portman Secretly Get Hitched?

Natalie Portman and Black Swan choreographer Benjamin Millepied were spotted wearing wedding rings at Sunday night’s 84th Academy Awards, sparking rumors that the couple had secretly wed. The Oscar winner seemed to be wearing a diamond set around her engagement ring, which was revealed to over 1 billion viewers as she clutched an envelope onstage […]

Sandra Bullock Considered ‘Permanent Break’ From Acting

Sandra Bullock hasn’t appeared on the big screen in nearly two years. In early 2009, Bullock won an Oscar for her performance in “The Blind Side.” Shortly after, she became engulfed in a media firestorm surrounding her split from ex-husband Jesse James, who admitted to extramarital affairs. The actress now says her personal drama made […]