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Little Fockers Is Focking Terrible

Critics grossed out, but not amused by horrible Meet the Parents three-quel

(Newser) - Little Fockers, the third and, critics promise, worst movie of the Meet the Parents franchise, opens with an extended enema joke, and pretty much goes downhill from there. Here’s a healthy dose of the critical scorn being heaped on it:
  • “I suffered through Little Fockers wishing that I
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Hollywood's Highest-Paid Actors

Funny guys snag spots in the top 5

(Newser) - Johnny Depp, once known for his tendency to take on only the quirkiest of roles, is now Hollywood's highest-paid actor. Forbes ' list for this year is based on earnings from films and endorsements between June 2009 and June 2010. The top 5:
  1. Johnny Depp: His starring role in Alice
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Tom Cruise's Les Grossman Gets Movie Deal

Tropic Thunder media mogul to star in comedy

(Newser) - Foul-mouthed movie producer Les Grossman—fresh from a show-stealing performance at the MTV Movie Awards —is getting a movie deal of his own. Paramount and MTV Films have announced plans to develop a film that will star the obnoxious Tropic Thunder character, played by Tom Cruise. Cruise and his... More »

Credit Card Scammer Hits Ben Stiller, Other Stars

Not-so-bright suspect used same address for them all

(Newser) - Note to budding identity thieves: To avoid drawing attention, it's probably not wise to ask the bank to keep sending credit cards in the names of high-profile Hollywood stars to your small apartment. Chicago authorities busted a Nigerian man who allegedly stole personal information on the likes of Ben Stiller,... More »

Haiti Still Full of Celebrities

Stars bring attention, money to island

(Newser) - If you'd like to spot a celebrity, forget Hollywood: Head to Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Though the media spotlight isn't focused there anymore, celebrities are still flocking to the country in droves. If you stopped by one school bus-turned-classroom on Saturday, for example, you could have seen Michelle Obama and Ben Stiller... More »

Meet the Time 100

Magazine unveils latest megalist

(Newser) - The Time 100—Time magazine's annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world—has just hit the interwebs, and as usual, the names range from obvious to head scratching. The names you expect are there—Barack Obama, Oprah, Steve Jobs—as are some you might not, or... More »

10 Nightmare Hollywood Bosses

Does it get much worse than smacking employees around?

(Newser) - Nicollette Sheridan claims Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry smacked her in the face—but she’s not the only one who worked for a Hollywood nightmare boss. The Frisky dishes the dirt on nine more:
  1. James Cameron: Reportedly nails cell phones to the wall if they ring at the wrong
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Ben Stiller Gets Serious in Decent Greenberg

Squid and the Whale director does nice job with tough material

(Newser) - Ben Stiller takes a serious turn playing an angsty 40-something in Greenberg, the latest from The Squid and the Whale's Noah Baumbach, and the film gets mostly solid reviews:
  • J. Hoberman, Village Voice : "The style is observational, the drama is understated, and, when the time comes, it knocks you
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13 Surprising Irish Celebrities

Alicia Keys? Barack Obama? Ben Stiller? Yes, yes, and yes.

(Newser) - Lots of celebrities are likely to be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day tonight—but you might be surprised to discover which of them actually have Irish roots. The Daily Beast lists 13 you might not expect:
  1. Barack Obama: Yes, it’s Obama, not O’Bama. Nevertheless, the president has an
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Baron Cohen's Preggers Na'vi Skit Axed From Oscars

Producer feared Avatar joke would offend James Cameron

(Newser) - Sacha Baron Cohen has been scratched from the list of Oscar presenters and insiders say it's because a producer feared a skit by the creator of Borat and Bruno would offend Avatar director James Cameron. Baron Cohen had planned to "blue up" as a female Na’vi for a... More »

The Worst One-Note Actors

They grind out the same performance again and again

(Newser) - "It’s a sad time to be a cinephile," laments Branwyn Lancourt, who heaps particular scorn on "one-note wonders"—actors who give the same performance in every film. He lays out the 5 worst offenders for Faster Times:
  • Kristen Stewart. Her acting is nothing more than
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Stiller's Museum Beats Terminator

(Newser) - Even the Terminator couldn’t beat Ben Stiller's Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, which banked $53.5 million this weekend, Reuters reports. Terminator Salvation finished second with $43.0 million—but did haul in a $56.4 million 4-day total after opening Thursday. Star Trek ($22 million),... More »

Museum Cluttered But Fun

Madcap sequel to kids' comedy crams in the characters

(Newser) - Night at the Museum: Battle at the Smithsonian is a lively improvement on its predecessor, even if it suffers a bit from information overload, say critics.
  •  Betsey Sharkey, Los Angeles Times: With its legions of museum exhibit-come-to life characters, the sequel resembles "not so much a movie as
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Best and Worst of Oscar Night

Funny and un-funny moments abound at ceremony

(Newser) - Oscar night was filled with highs and lows, from the predictably inspirational moments when Kate Winslet finally won and Heath Ledger’s family received his posthumous award, to the cheap shot of producers cutting to Angelina Jolie’s face during Jennifer Aniston’s presenter speech. More from the Los Angeles ... More »

Madagascar Sequel Not Wildly Different

(Newser) - Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa brings back the on-the-run New York menagerie, and DreamWorks hasn't monkeyed much with the first movie's winning, if slightly tired, formula, say critics. The celebrity-voiced animals' new adventure "is aimed mostly at children and should score a direct hit," Kirk Honeycutt writes in the... More »

Thunder Holds Onto Top Spot

The House Bunny hops to second place

(Newser) - Tropic Thunder banked $16.1 million to become the third flick this summer to win two straight weekend box office crowns, Variety reports. Sorority laffer The House Bunny earned $15.1 million to debut in second, followed by Universal’s remake of Death Race ($12.3 million), The Dark Knight ... More »

Thunder Rolls at Box Office

(Newser) - Hollywood spoof Tropic Thunder bombarded the box office this weekend by banking $26 million in top spot, Variety reports. Batman flick The Dark Knight fell to second but raked in $16.8 million and became the second-highest grossing domestic pic ever. Filling out the top five were Star Wars: The ... More »

How Thunder's Joke Hurts the Disabled

'Retard' a painful word for mother of daughter with Downs

(Newser) - Patricia E. Bauer suffers every time her Downs syndrome daughter hears the word "retard." When Bauer saw ads for Tropic Thunder, which jokes about retardation, they echoed every insult that her blond, blue-eyed daughter had endured for 24 years. After weeks of debate, Bauer remains stunned by ads... More »

Tropic Thunder Declares Comedy War

No targets are safe in Ben Stiller's gross-out war comedy

(Newser) - The action comedy Tropic Thunder, a send-up of Vietnam War movies, crosses some lines—intentionally. In fact, Peter Hartlaub writes in the San Francisco Chronicle, "if you're not offended by at least one aspect of this film, then you're probably not getting out enough." But it has a... More »

The 'Summer of Downey'

For the first time, he's a genuine superstar

(Newser) - After "many long, cold, hard winters," it's finally the "summer of Downey," writes Erik Hedegaard in Rolling Stone. The success of Iron Man has turned the 43-year-old mercurial actor into a certified mega-star, raising the question of how he will deal with it all. "I'm... More »

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