There's an old Hollywood tale, and it goes like this: Open a female-led movie around Valentine's Day. Watch women go in droves and drive up box office numbers.
Working together must be easy for Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, the award-winning movie producers.
Melissa Buttigieg, 23, saw "Twilight" 15 times in the theater. Hassina Ford, 19, watched it on the big screen 10 times, and Aimee Murphy, 22, watches the DVD every day.
The stars of "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" talk about the second installment of the popular film series.
This weekend, Abu Dhabi plays host to its first Formula 1 Grand Prix, and in typical fashion, the capital of the United Arab Emirates is pulling out all the stops, with a brand new racecourse estimated to have cost $1 billion and festivities including performances from Beyoncé and Aerosmith.
â¢ They may be fighting on The Hills but Brody Jenner and girlfriend Jayde Nicole enjoyed a romantic date night away from the cameras and his usual entourage at East Restaurant and Lounge in Hollywood. The pair cuddled up in a booth for a long feast, including oysters on the half shell, which they loved. They seemed very into each other and stayed for nearly three hours, just chatting over dinner.
Hugh Jackman, Daniel Craig and Jude Law prove "the play's the thing"
Showbiz Tonight's A.J. Hammer reports on Roman Polanski and lawsuits surrounding the Jackson estate.
Hollywood celebrated television's best and brightest at the 61st Emmy Awards on Sunday night.
CNN's Alan Duke is in Los Angeles discussing with various celebrity experts the topic of celebrity swag.
Showbiz Tonight's A.J. Hammer reveals the most rich and famous women over 40.
"It's a miracle night for me," says the singer, who recently had a kidney transplant
Bollywood leading man Akshay Kumar plays a character who basks in the glamorous shadow cast by American stars like Sylvester Stallone and Denise Richards in his latest movie.
The AMC series "Mad Men" has been honored for its sharp writing, polished acting and engaging portrayal of life at a New York advertising agency in the early 1960s.
Surprise casting news for Twilight's third installment aside, vote for Bryce or Rachelle in Eclipse
A dramatic decline in Hollywood productions prompts a massive prop auction.
CNN's Christian Purefoy reports on the Nigerian film industry's efforts to tackle piracy.
Nigeria's huge film industry, Nollywood, may have overtaken Hollywood as the world's second largest producer of films, but piracy is threatening to cut off the industry in its prime.
A U.S. company is offering a rare chance to holiday on a mega-yacht once used by a Hollywood star and her husband -- and thanks to the recession it's actually affordable.
When "La Bamba" hit movie screens in 1987, audiences flocked to see the true story of singer Ritchie Valens, who died as a teen in an airplane crash almost three decades earlier.
Men don't have "guilty pleasures." We own, nay, celebrate what's bad for us. Our obsessions are points of pride, not shame.
Two years after 'Blood Diamond" and "The Last King of Scotland" brought Africa to film audience around the world, the Hollywood spotlight has moved on, most recently to the India of "Slumdog Millionaire". But African cinema is far from lying in obscurity. African Voices profiles three prominent directors: Haile Gerima, Abderrahmane Sissako and Ousmane Sembene.
It appeared an unlikely meeting: Earlier this month, representatives from Hollywood, home of the anything-goes lifestyle and anything-can-happen film, traveled to Iran, where censorship and constant government supervision are a fact of life for the film industry.
The soap star goes from a size 20 to a size 8 one year after lap-band surgery
Hollywood should apologize to Iran for "insults and accusations against the Iranian nation," a top aide to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told a visiting Hollywood delegation Sunday.
The children in their party outfits on the red carpet were in full agreement with the woman in the middle of the slum: "It's unbelievable!"
While glamour remains in big supply this week, look for subtle changes, including pared-down guest lists and swag
What makes someone decide to become an actor? It sometimes seems as if the average Hollywood star is motivated mainly by the promise of a fat pay check.
From the Epic of Gilgamesh, composed in Mesopotamia 4,000 years ago, to Evan Almighty -- Hollywood's 2007 take on the Noah's Ark story -- floods and their catastrophic effects have long provided inspiration for storytellers.
If you were looking for someone to write a pithy satire dishing the dirt on the highs and lows of Hollywood, then A-list producer Art Linson would be a pretty good bet.
The Screening Room talks to Actor/Producer Robert De Niro and Writer/Producer Art Linson about adapting 'What Just Happened' from book to movie.
Uncork PEOPLE's ultimate Hollywood party guide for latest on everyone from Eva Longoria Parker to Taylor Swift
Even in the land of make-believe, where the meltdown on Wall Street feels a million miles away, these are tense days. While no one can say for sure how the financial crisis will affect Hollywood, a prevailing view is that the film business is relatively protected for at least a year or two, but that the TV industry which was already impacted by last winter's writers' strike could be in for a rocky ride.
The actress joins honorees Halle Berry and Anne Hathaway at the annual event celebrating showbiz ladies
In the year of Sarah Palin and "Sex and the City," perhaps it's no surprise that an event honoring women drew some of the biggest names in Hollywood
The success of this low-budget movie lies in its appeal to devoutly Christian viewers
There was once a time when the revelation of one's homosexuality in Hollywood was thought to be a career-killer.
Hint: It's not who you think.
• Britney Spears, auditioning dancers at the International Dance Academy in Hollywood. The singer is casting for her new music video, "Womanizer," from her upcoming album Circus, a source tells PEOPLE – and plans to start shooting the video "very soon." After her casting call, the singer headed to dinner at the Little Door, one of her favorite Hollywood spots.
Big banks only recently got into the business of moviemaking. Now, some are bailing out
What do Hollywood beauty insiders (and their celebrity clients) know that we don't? After this article, not much. In Style gets them to give up their trade secrets
De Niro, Pacino together was once an unmissable cinematic moment; now it's greeted with indifference in Hollywood. Here's why
No doubt you've heard that 3-D has become the thing at the multiplex, and that Hollywood bigs like Jeffrey Katzenberg, Robert Zemeckis, and James Cameron are making movies that capitalize on new digital-projection technologies.
With "The Dark Knight" setting a record for highest-grossing opening weekend and "Pineapple Express" and "Step Brothers" also doing well, 2008 is on track for a record box office summer - suggesting once again that the movie business may be countercyclical to the economy.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince the sixth installment in the blockbuster film franchise about boy wizard Harry, is moving from its planned Nov. 21 release to July 17, 2009
It is hard to imagine that DreamWorks and Paramount, the companies behind "Tropic Thunder," did not foresee some sort of reaction from activist groups.
Dr. Phil introduced the country stars at Monday's unveiling ceremony
In this weeks Moviefone Unscripted, Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly answer e-mails about their new movie.
He made $80 million last year; she made $50 million – and Oprah: $275 million!
"It's Monopoly money to me – I can't even comprehend it," says Christian Bale
Hollywood braces for another strike, this one involving the actors and studios. CNN's Kareen Wynter reports.
When it comes to making movies, Australia would appear to have it all.
The Gossip Girl is among the latest of this generation's fast-lane celebs
Mayer sings, Clooney and Gyllenhaal act and Armstong cycles: pick who sets your heart a flutter
September's 25th anniversary ceremony will include viewer nominations
Leaders of Hollywood's second-largest actors union approved a new contract with studios late Friday
Voters will determine if America is ready for a black president come November, but Hollywood, often ahead of the national curve, made up its mind about the issue ages ago.
Hollywood has been showcasing diversity in the Oval Office for decades. CNN's Lola Ogunnaike reports.
Foreseeing the future is a tricky business. Why, for instance, should Hollywood moguls have paid much attention when the USB standard emerged in the mid-90's?
A fire at the storied corner of Hollywood and Vine spit flames 40 feet into the air Wednesday, burning close to landmarks like the Capitol Records building and the Pantages Theater
Hollywood is done with being shallow; it wants depth. 3-D depth, to be specific.
Western cinema's relationship with martial arts has been a rocky one. Like many genres, kung fu has drifted in and out of fashion, but it has never regained the same popularity as its glorious heyday in the early 1970s.
Two new films take on the issue of the abuse of prisoners in the war on terror. They could hardly be more different
Errol Morris's documentary takes on the shocking photos leaked from Abu Ghraib but adds gloss where none is due
• Eva Mendes, shading herself from the sun –and stepping out for some food in Hollywood.
History shows us that people still go to the movies when the economy is weak. Indiana Jones and Batman are hoping the trend holds this time around
Carson Daly, who has famously been linked to Tara Reid and Jennifer Love Hewitt, has sworn off dating in Hollywood.
Athletes who take performance-improving drugs make all the headlines. But the culture of personal physical enhancement has pushed the use of steroids and HGH everywhere -- from Hollywood to the music industry to your next-door neighbor who doesn't want to grow old. Don't blame only the jocks.
CNN's Richard Quest looks at how airlines are using interior design to attract travellers.
We're in Hollywood on this month's CNN Business Traveller where we look at style on the road.
In 2007, a low-budget feature by a first-time German director, "Das Leben der Anderen" won Best Foreign Language film at the Oscars. Over the next 10 weeks, the film better known to English-speaking audiences as "The Lives of Others" brought in $8.2m at the US box office.
We all have our favorites for the big honors at Hollywood's top awards show, but over its 80-year history there have been some classic films, performers and people behind the scenes that have been criminally overlooked by Oscar.
Striking Hollywood writers are going back to work.
If Viggo Mortensen's mother saw his movie Eastern Promises, she saw her son onscreen completely naked and fighting off knives. But will she be able to see him at the Oscars?
The writers strike dramatically altered this year's Golden Globes. CNN's Brooke Anderson reports.
Video courtesy APSnoop Dogg says the bright lights of Hollywood almost blinded him to the value of his family life, but in the end he realized he didn't want anyone else raising his children.
For some eye candy to slip into your holiday stocking, Teen magazine has listed the 50 Hottest Guys in Hollywood for its winter issue.
A rising star in the glare of the media, Maggie Q has long been famous as an action heroine in Asia. Recently however, she has joined the top rank of upcoming young actresses in Hollywood. Half Vietnamese, she was brought up in Hawaii, but began her career in Hong Kong's film industry after being spotted by Jackie Chan.
Hollywood film and TV writers who've been on strike nearly two weeks will return to contract negotiations Nov. 26, their union and producers said Friday.
CNN's Lola Ogunnaike reports that the Writers Guild of America has gone on strike.
Hollywood writers are poised to strike after their negotiating team recommended a walkout in a dispute over royalties at a Thursday night meeting of the union membership.
This must be some screenwriter's idea of a Halloween prank, setting the contract between the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) to expire on October 31. But can anybody in Hollywood appreciate how frightening the situation that's now coming to a head really is?
Hollywood has been enamored of David Beckham since his arrival in L.A. in July. Now, they get to take a crack at him on the soccer field.
Showbiz Tonight's A.J. Hammer explores how the California wildfires are affecting Hollywood.
On a muggy Friday evening in September, photographers and fans lined the red carpet outside the Design Exchange in downtown Toronto. They were waiting for George Clooney, the guest of honor at the afterparty celebrating the premiere of "Michael Clayton," the hottest ticket at this year's Toronto Film Festival. Inside the cavernous room, Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal, Hollywood's undercover It Couple, quietly danced. A tipsy blond knocked over an ice sculpture.
Hollywood, Florida, police on Wednesday were trying to sort out a bizarre bank robbery in which a bomblike device was strapped to a bank employee.
From the silent era through its untimely death in the 1970s, the Western was one of cinema's defining genres
Reese, Jake and George glam up a pair of politically worthy dramas in Toronto
Sanjaya is going Hollywood - which means a "For Sale" sign on his family's suburban Seattle home.
Hollywood lived its own second-chance "Rocky" story this summer as a business that looked to be going down for the count two years ago rebounded with record revenue and an unparalleled string of blockbuster hits.
'Superbad' tops the box office
Hollywood notched its first $4 billion summer as teen geeks helped Hollywood end the season in record fashion.
Hollywood can sum up this summer on the silver screen with a phrase immortalized by the newest box office stud, Homer Simpson. "Woo-hoo!"
'Hairspray' dances to New York
Oceans 13, the third installment from Clooney's crew, is limp, by-the-numbers movie-making
If you're looking for some VIP treatment or just some star sightings, try these Los Angeles hot spots next time you're in town.
Los Angeles is looking fabulous today. It's a November afternoon - bright, clear skies, sparkling ocean - and from this glass mansion in the Hollywood Hills, a flock of seagulls can be seen taking ...
A low-budget movie that chalks up $180 million around the world, would seem sure to earn its creators a pile of money - but that hasn't happened with last year's sleeper hit "Crash," a news report said Tuesday.
Letters pour in from all over the world - France and Israel and Russia - heartbreaking in their naivete and earnest ambition to make it big in the movie business. Lloyd "Skip" Press answers them al...