Aaron Sorkin, the celebrated screenwriter whose punchy dialogue propelled TV's "The West Wing" and the Facebook movie "The Social Network," will write and direct an upcoming film on the life of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.
The annual Oscars telecast is a weird combination of fashion show, variety show and industry party. Since the vast majority of viewers around the world will not have seen most of the films nominated for awards, it's no wonder most of their interest lies in seeing what famous people are wearing.
The past, present and future of the movies is to be the official theme of Sunday's Academy Awards show, presided over by bright young things James Franco and Anne Hathaway. But that's also the unofficial subtext in what has the potential to play out as one of the most vivid generational tussles in Oscar's 83-year history.
A film about a stuttering British monarch, a movie about the founder of Facebook, a sci-fi thriller and a John Wayne classic remake topped the list of movies honored with Oscar nominations announced Tuesday.
By T-minus 18 days until the Oscars and, of course, we are all starting to place bets on who we think will walk away with little golden men this year. Luckily, the Academy has proven itself to be pretty darn predictable over the years. If you're America's Sweetheart, you'll probably win Best Actress. If you sing in a flick, you are almost guaranteed Oscar gold. But there's another trend we've been noticing lately: the winners for Best Actress and Best Actor tend to be the person who's taken on the based-on-a-true-story role. In fact, 10 of the 20 top honors given in the 2000s went to actors who portrayed real people. Let's take a look, shall we?
Depending on what part of the country you live in, there were approximately 500 (New York) to 250 (everywhere else) new films released in theatres this year. I didn't see all of them, and neither did you.
As a native New Yorker, I've watched plenty of rough-and-tumble political races that aren't exactly conducted by Marquess of Queensbury rules. Who among us can forget when Al D'Amato called Chuck Schumer a "putz-head"?
â¢ He's making his time in Paris count! Before premiering The Social Network, Justin Timberlake popped into his favorite steak restaurant, Le Relais de L'Entrecote, for a meal. Then he slid into the front row at the Givenchy fashion show as part of Paris Fashion Week alongside Liv Tyler. Next up? A private dinner for his movie's cast at Restaurant Costes - all within a five-hour span!
"The Social Network" topped the box office this weekend, proving there's an appetite out there for movies about technology -- or at least, movies about technology involving good-looking young actors screwing each other over and having sex.
â¢ He's getting social! After screening his new movie The Social Network in New York, Justin Timberlake headed to the Gansevoort Park Avenue, where he celebrated with a rooftop bash. Though girlfriend Jessica Biel wasn't there, the singer-actor was happy to chat with other party guests, and he spent most of his time in the Red Room. "Justin was really so low key," a guest says. Before the party, which also drew out Gabourey Sidibe and Lance Bass, Timberlake hosted a poolside dinner and hung out at Plunge Bar.
"The Social Network," the movie dramatization of the founding of Facebook, comes to U.S. theaters on Friday. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reportedly opposed the making of the film, which charts his rise to become the world's youngest self-made billionaire.