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  • Stephen Colbert compares Pope Francis to Batman

    Stephen Colbert compares Pope Francis to Batman
    There are few Roman Catholics more prominent in the media than Stephen Colbert, so it makes sense that the "Colbert Report" host would jump all over reports that Pope Francis sneaks out of the Vatican at night, disguised as a regular priest, to minister...
  • Nelson Mandela Dies at 95

    Nelson Mandela, whose anti-apartheid leadership inspired millions around the world including songwriters, filmmakers and writers, died today at 95 in Johannesburg. He had been suffering from a lung infection for several months. Mandela emerged after...
  • Nelson Mandela: Hollywood Remembers Its Fallen Friend

    Nelson Mandela's passing today at the age of 95 had a strong impact on Hollywood. While the South African politician and revolutionary leader has been depicted in films such as the upcoming TWC biopic "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," he also partnered...
  • Nelson Mandela dead at 95: Celebrities react

    Nelson Mandela dead at 95: Celebrities react
    Following the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela, who died Thursday at age 95, the celebrity world was quick to react, both on social media and in statements. A surprising number of celebrities had met Mandela in person and sent...
  • Nelson Mandela and the Springboks: Rugby played for higher stakes

    Nelson Mandela and the Springboks: Rugby played for higher stakes
    The following is a first-person report originally published in The Times on Dec. 15, 2009, under the headline: A game played for high stakes. The secondary headline read: A reporter remembers when Nelson Mandela united a young nation behind a rugby team....
  • Egyptian Actor Amr Waked Joins Cast of Luc Besson's 'Lucy' (EXCLUSIVE)

    DUBAI - Egyptian thesp Amr Waked ("Salmon Fishing in the Yemen") has joined the cast of Luc Besson's "Lucy," playing a prominent role as a French cop in the English-language sci-fier alongside Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, and South Korea's Choi...
  • Nelson Mandela's unforgettable face, spirit captivate film world

     Nelson Mandela's unforgettable face, spirit captivate film world
    The year is 1992. Nelson Mandela, two years beyond his release from 27 years of political imprisonment and two years before he will be elected president of South Africa, stands before a classroom of Soweto children. A rare moment is being captured by...
  • AFM: Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman to Star in 'London Has Fallen'

    Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart and Morgan Freeman have come on board for Millennium Films "London Has Fallen" in a reprise of their roles from "Olympus Has Fallen" (pictured). Millennium's affiliate Nu Image will begin selling international markets at next...
  • 'Last Vegas' Director Remembers the Stripper who Ripped Him Off

    "I'll tell you the stupidest thing I ever did in Vegas," said Jon Turtletaub, the director of CBS Films' "Last Vegas." "I spent $1,200. Instead of getting a lap dance from a stripper, I rubbed her feet and talked about where she wants to go to college."...
  • Daniel Radcliffe Goes for 'Gold'

    LONDON -- In the run-up to the AFM, Daniel Radcliffe has been confirmed to star in "Gold," which tells the story of Sebastian Coe's rivalry with fellow athlete Steve Ovett in the years leading up to the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games. Pic will reunite...
  • AFM: Robert De Niro's 'Candy Store' Heading for Shooting Next Year

    In a pre-American Film Market move, Worldview Entertainment has signed on to finance and produce the crime thriller "Candy Store," starring Robert De Niro, Jason Clarke and Omar Sy. Lotus will handle international sales and introduce the film to buyers...
  • 'Last Vegas': It ain't Noel Coward, but it's a LOT of fun!

    "Sales of President Obama masks at Party City in Augusta, Me., are down ... way down. The public has spoken; no one fantasizes about being a politician anymore. The most popular costume at that Party City? The minions from 'Despicable Me.' ... The...