| Mar 24, 2011
| 8:50 AM
In a pivotal moment of the Friday, April 1, premiere of CBS' "Chaos," CIA agent Rick Martinez eats a live scorpion.
Surrounded by a band of machete- and gun-wielding rebels, in the middle of a desert, he's putting them on notice that he's crazy tough....
| Sep 4, 2011
It didn't take long for Arthur Shaw (Alan Alda) to fleece investors out of countless millions. Transforming Shaw's Ponzi scheme into "Tower Heist" proved a bit more time-consuming.
Envisioned six years ago by Eddie Murphy as an all-black take on "Ocean's...
| Nov 2, 2011
Seven years ago, I was asked to cover the Academy Awards from backstage. To get the necessary credentials, I had to be personally vetted by producer Gil Cates. As I made my way along the shiny floor of the Oscar production offices, I was prepared for Oz,...
| Nov 3, 2011
** (out of four)
I support liking brie on your burger, but snooty businessman Arthur Shaw’s (Alan Alda) extravagance catches up to him when the FBI snags him for securities fraud. Since the stolen money includes the pensions of all the staff in...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 4:14 PM
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Billy Crystal will be hosting the Oscars for the ninth time.
Crystal made the announcement this afternoon via twitter saying, "Am doing the Oscars so the young woman in the pharmacy will stop asking my name when I pick up my...
| Nov 8, 2011
| 5:35 PM
| Nov 9, 2011
| 7:32 AM
According to New York Magazine's Vulture, Tower Heist director Brett Ratner has apologized for remarking that "rehearsal is for fags" at a premiere over the weekend.
Ratner told The Wrap, "I apologize for any offense my remarks caused. It was a dumb...
| Sep 4, 2011
All's Faire in Love
A college football star has to make up for his many absences by working at a Renaissance fair, where he falls for an aspiring actress. With Christina Ricci, Owen Benjamin, Cedric the Entertainer and Matthew Lillard. Written...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 9:43 AM
LOS ANGELES -- Its official, Oscar nominee Eddie Murphy will host the upcoming Academy Awards show on Sunday, February 26, 2012, telecast producers Brett Ratner and Don Mischer announced Tuesday.
It will be Murphy's first time hosting the show.
| Nov 10, 2011
| 2:55 PM
Welcome back, Billy Crystal.
After Eddie Murphy exited his hosting duties for the 84th Academy Awards on Wednesday, the Academy made quick work of finding a replacement, and they went with a familiar face.
The news spread quickly on Thursday afternoon...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 3:06 PM
"Occu-Pa" Happy Valley
My campus gossips tell me a group of enthusiastic supporters of Penn State's recently dumped iconic coach, Joe Paterno, are looking to the popular nationwide "Occupy" protests to get their "Pro-Pa" message to the school and the...
| Oct 6, 2011
| 11:44 AM
Oh, theater owners are going to love this.
Universal will release "Tower Heist" on video-on-demand some three weeks after it hits theaters for a hefty fee.
The studio, which confirmed the test after the L.A. Times reported it on Wednesday, is...