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Keanu Reeves Back on Top in John Wick

It's your typical action movie but it's awesome anyway: critics

(Newser) - An ex-hitman gets back to business after losing his wife and his dog in John Wick. The flick starring Keanu Reeves, Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist, and Game of Thrones' Alfie Allen is much like your typical action movie, but with a few surprises. (And a neat side note: First-time director... More »

11 Surprising Celebrity Couples

Yep, they really dated

(Newser) - "Wait... they were together?" That's the reaction you'll probably have to the long list of surprising celebrity couples rounded up by ETOnline , including:
  • Sofia Coppola and Keanu Reeves: Dated in 1992 after Coppola's famous director father worked with Reeves on Bram Stoker's Dracula.
  • Kathy Griffin
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9 Actors Who Turned Down Huge Roles

Carrie Bradshaw could have been played by ... Dana Delany?

(Newser) - Can you picture anyone other than Sarah Jessica Parker playing Carrie Bradshaw? How about someone other than Julia Roberts playing Vivian in Pretty Woman? Probably not, but both of those roles, and 17 others rounded up by Wetpaint , almost went to other actors. Click through the gallery for a sampling.... More »

Keanu Talks Bill & Ted Sequel

Characters have 'lost their rock,' Reeves says

(Newser) - The third Bill & Ted movie may actually happen: "We have a nice story. We'll see if anyone else wants to make it," Keanu Reeves tells GQ . The story involves middle-aged Bill and Ted "crushed by the responsibility of having to write the greatest song ever... More »

12 Bizarre Celeb Odd Couples

Tila Tequila? Really, Billy Corgan?

(Newser) - Sometimes opposites attract ... and when that happens in Tinseltown, it's sure to make headlines. The Frisky rounds up a dozen celebrity odd couples:
  • Lisa Kudrow and Conan O'Brien: The Friends actress recently revealed that she dated the late night host before she hit the big time, but they
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10 Worst Casting Choices Ever

Starring Tom Hanks

(Newser) - DC detective Alex Cross was once played by Morgan Freeman; now, the role’s going to Tyler Perry, the cross-dressing comedian and Madea star. The Daily Beast recalls 10 other embarrassing casting decisions:
  1. The Da Vinci Code: Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon. He’s no “Harrison Ford in Harris
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10 Celebs Restaurants Fear

Please don't take your shoes off, smear food on yourself

(Newser) - Ever wonder how that celeb behaves at the corner table you got muscled out of? The Frisky lists misbehaving A-listers who have been kicked to the D-list by restaurants:
  • Jeremy Piven: Left an Entourage DVD for a tip at an Aspen sushi joint, along with a snide "Thanks for
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And the Alternative Oscar Goes to...

The best of the stuff Oscar overlooked this year

(Newser) - Julia and Julia may be an Oscar fave, but the folks at Esquire think Notorious, starring Jamal Woolard, did the best job of resurrecting the dead. It lists the best stuff Oscar overlooked this year:
  • Best Widow: Carey Mulligan in Brothers. Her portrayal of a widow of a US soldier
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Surprising Celebrity Buddhists

Tiger isn't the only big-shot who practices Buddhism

(Newser) - Tiger Woods shocked many by mentioning Buddhism in his televised mea culpa. "People probably don't realize it, but I was raised a Buddhist,” he said. "I drifted away from it in recent years." He's not the only big-shot Buddhist around, the Daily Beast notes. Here are... More »

Wright Penn Lifts Pippa Lee

Strong cast boosts 'highbrow chick flick'

(Newser) - The ensemble melodrama The Private Lives of Pippa Lee is receiving largely lukewarm reviews, but most critics agree that star Robin Wright Penn's top-notch performance gives it a vital lift.
  • Wright , as a former wild child turned desperately bored middle-aged housewife, "is the miracle this picture needs, helping the
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Patrick Swayze to Be Cremated

Plus, a first look at the actor's book with wife Lisa Niemi, and more tributes

(Newser) - Patrick Swayze’s ashes will be spread across his New Mexican Rancho de Días Alegres (Ranch of Happy Days), which he called his favorite place in the world, a source tells Radar. The actor’s body, currently in Los Angeles, will be cremated within 48 hours. More Swayze news:... More »

Jacko Doc Hedges on Whether He's Bio Dad

Plus, LiLo's latest career tragedy, and more

(Newser) - Michael Jackson’s longtime dermatologist—and the rumored biological father of his two elder kids—told Good Morning America today, “To the best of my knowledge, I am not the father of these children.” Arnold Klein also denied prescribing any of the dangerous painkillers Jackson allegedly took. Elsewhere:... More »

Earth Tops Box Office as Specialty Flicks Shine

Golden Globe nominations give specialty flicks a boost

(Newser) - The Day the Earth Stood Still pulled in $31 million and topped the box office this weekend, but specialty films drew bigger buzz, Variety reports. Benefiting from Golden Globe noms, Milk cracked the top ten with $2.6 million and Slumdog Millionaire banked $2.2 million. Clint Eastwood’s Gran ... More »

The Day the Earth Got Silly

'Philosophical' meets 'camp' in sci-fi remake

(Newser) - The Day the Earth Stood Still brings “stone-faced silliness” to what’s intended to be a “philosophical discussion” of humankind’s foibles, writes Joe Neumaier in the New York Daily News. The human-extinction sci-fi remake's “major action sequences are never exciting,” and its attempt to make... More »

Best, Worst Flicks About 'Net

The Matrix leads the good side; The Net among genre's ugly examples

(Newser) - Christopher Null, in PC World, has compiled his five best, and five worst, movies that are either about the Internet or use it as a plot device: The good:
  1. The Matrix (1998): Keanu Reeves bends bullets.
  2. Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005): Meeting people online equals comedic gold.
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Dude, Like, Keanu Is a Genius

Pithy player prefers Proust, poetry, and, possibly, Parker Posey

(Newser) - Seeing his oeuvre on screen, you might believe action hero Keanu Reeves has trouble finishing a sentence. But after spending a day with the actor, Jeff Gordinier reports for Details that the star of films from Bill and Ted to The Matrix has in fact finished Proust's quotidian memoir and... More »

Reeves Wins Paparazzo Lawsuit

Actor not liable for photographer's injuries

(Newser) - A jury has found Keanu Reeves not liable for a paparazzo’s injuries sustained when the actor allegedly hit him with his car, People reports. Photographer Alison Silva said he injured his wrist after Reeves struck him while leaving a parking space, and the mishap left him unable to work.... More »

Keanu Testifies, Denies Car Hit Photog

Paparazzo insists Reeves' Porsche bumped, injured him

(Newser) - Keanu Reeves and a paparazzo faced off in court yesterday over whether the Matrix actor hit the photog with his car last year, AP reports. Reeves insisted he inched forward to try to get by the lurking paparazzo, Alison Silva. But Silva, in his civil case, insists the bumper of... More »

Prom Night Nabs Weekend Crown

Horror flick tops Street Kings , 21 at box office

(Newser) - Prom Night scored at the box office this weekend, opening in first with $23 million, Variety reports. It easily shot down Keanu Reeves’ cop thriller Street Kings ($12 million) and trumped gambling flick 21, which banked $11 million in third. Dennis Quaid’s Smart People proved a no-brainer for audiences:... More »

No Crown for Street Kings

Cop flick puts overwrought machismo on display

(Newser) - Street Kings doesn't get a lot of love from critics, who say it resorts at times to the worst of cop-flick cliches. Keanu Reeves plays a cold-hearted, vodka-swigging LA vice cop who's hunting down his former partner's murderers. And while screenwriter James Ellroy's pulp machismo has worked before, here Reeves... More »

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