Here are five fascinatingly different versions of famous Disney movies that almost came to pass, only to be consigned to the idea bin of history. Disney had been trying to make a version of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytale ‘The Snow Queen’ since the late 1930s, but every attempt had run aground. In 2008, the project was revived again and even had some cast – ‘Will & Grace’ star Megan Mullally was onboard as Elsa (then a flat-out villain) and Josh Gad, who did eventually play snowman Olaf in the finished film.
Gal Gadot tells New York Times she rejects complaints about skimpiness of movie costume, recalls how close she came to quitting acting
Austin Powers actor Verne Troyer is being treated in hospital in Los Angeles for alcohol addiction and will head for rehab once he's been discharged.
Alec Baldwin and producer Dana Brunetti have very different recollections of who knew what when they shot Mini's First Time with a 16-year-old Nikki Reed 11 years ago.
Shia LaBeouf’s ‘Man Down’ is a spectacular flop. According to The Guardian, the latest Shia LaBeouf flick managed a meagre £7 at the UK box office… but it might not be as bad as it sounds. “Signature’s theatrical distribution of Shia LaBeouf war movie Man Down may be fairly termed token – it opened on Friday in just one venue, concurrent with release on digital platforms,” they revealed.
Putin's character has been purged from the EuropaCorp script that chronicles a real-life Russian nuclear sub accident in 2000 (the year Putin came to power).
Despite reports the actress-director is done with Hollywood, she is in talks to star in 'The Spy Who Loved' and a Catherine the Great project; is developing 'Without Blood' as a directing vehicle; and will produce 'The One and Only Ivan' for Disney
"This is just like prom!" said the 'Star Wars' actress, set up with 27-year-old Tom Coleman, who now recounts their wild night, which included waltzing with Debbie Reynolds and ended at Richard Dreyfuss' apartment.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the classic film, the stars have agreed to present best picture on the Feb. 26 telecast.
Mel Gibson is mulling joining the DC Extended Universe … as a director. Warner Bros. is courting the actor-director to helm Suicide Squad 2 and the sides are early in talks, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Sources say that Gibson is familiarizing himself with the material.
At Comic-Con last July, we learned that, while Iron Man and Captain America were punching each other over a superhero registration act in Captain America: Civil War, Chris Hemsworth’s Thor was taking it easy Down Under, hanging out with his new roommate Darryl. In the minute-and-a-half clip (above), which is included on the new home video release of Doctor Strange, Hemsworth shows off the excellent comic chops he displayed in last summer Ghostbusters, as his hero comes up with a lame scheme to make some money by selling some of his Asgardian stuff.
In February 1992, when Wayne’s World hit theaters, George Bush was President, Guns N’ Roses was all the rage, and cell phones were as big as shoeboxes. It was a different time. And yet, 25 years later, the comedy starring Saturday Night Live alum Mike Myers and Dana Carvey as two rock-loving, mullet-wearing, basement-dwelling buds still stands up. (Uh, that’s what she said.)
There’s a lot of chemistry, and no “spaghetti arms,” in this rare footage of Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey’s Dirty Dancing screen test. This Yahoo Movies exclusive clip, taken from a new featurette on the 30th anniversary Dirty Dancing Blu-ray, shows the two stars getting to know each other as they work through some dance steps. Swayze, an experienced ballet dancer by the time he made the film, instructs Grey to lift her chest so he doesn’t hurt her ribs. “It hurts my ribs,” she replies, giggling, as Swayze gently puts her down.
Mark Hamill has long been a defender of George Lucas’s prequel trilogy, and 18 years after the release of Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace, he still takes the insults personally. In an interview with Vulture at the Sundance Film Festival, where he was promoting his comedy Brigsby Bear, the man who plays Luke Skywalker said that he still can’t fathom the vitriol directed at the films. In particular, Hamill said, he’s “still angry” about the criticism directed at young Phantom Menace star Jake Lloyd.
The latest USC research also reports that just 8.1 percent of Hollywood's helmers over the past decade were black or Asian.
"I hope that this is a wake-up call for [the White House]," said the former California governor and new 'Celebrity Apprentice' host.
Moonlight’s Mahershala Ali took the stage to accept an award and speak out against Donald Trump’s immigration ban. Upon winning the SAG Award for best male actor in a supporting role for Moonlight, he told the crowd, “when we get caught up in the minutiae and the details that make us all different, I think there’s two ways of seeing that.
M. Night Shyamalan’s latest horror-thriller, Split, easily topped the chart after trumping the competition with a far better-than-expected $40.2 million from 3,015 theaters for Blumhouse and Universal. Split, starring James McAvoy as a kidnapper with 24 personalities, was fueled by younger moviegoers. The film, earning a B+ CinemaScore, is rated PG-13.
Adam Sandler was one of the biggest names in comedy in the 1990s. Between 1991 and 1996, he appeared in some of SNL‘s most memorable sketches, like “Lunch Lady Land” and “The Hanukkah Song”; starred in the still-widely-quoted movies Billy Madison and Happy Gilmore; and released two albums, They’re All Gonna Laugh at You! and What the Hell Happened to Me?, both of which sold over two million copies. ...
Want to take a look at the new Beauty and the Beast poster? Be our guest! Yahoo Movies is exclusively premiering the new poster for the live-action Disney musical (in theaters March 17 in 3D, RealD 3D, and IMAX 3D). A triptych image packed with characters (some never before seen), the poster is practically begging fans to search for hidden details.
He’s not Gryffindor anymore. But then again, he’s not quite Slytherin either. The wit and wisdom of Ravenclaw, then, that’s where we might find Rupert Grint in this first teaser trailer for the TV (well, streamed) series of ‘Snatch’. Based on Guy Ritchie’s follow-up to ‘Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels’, it centres on a ‘group of 20-something, up-and-coming hustlers who stumble upon a truck load of stolen gold bullion and are suddenly thrust into the high-stakes world of organized crime’. ...
For 10 days every winter, Hollywood's brightest stars pack their finest ski-wear and head to the snowy climes of Park City, Utah, for the annual Sundance Film Festival. With this year’s fest set to kick off on Thursday, we thought we'd flashback 15 years to January 2002, when some very famous faces were fest-bound.
Ryan Reynolds tweeted a short “For Your Consideration” video for Deadpool on Thursday evening following nominations for the film from the WGA, PGA and DGA in recent weeks. The film has been racking up nominations, shocking many, including a Best Comedy or Musical nomination from the Golden Globes last weekend as well as a Best Actor nom for Reynolds. It lost both to La La Land, as Ryan Gosling’s jazz pianist beat out Reynold’s merc with a mouth.
Cate Blanchett is already an Oscar winner (for 2013’s Blue Jasmine), as well as one of Hollywood’s most revered and acclaimed leading ladies. Written and directed by Julian Rosefeldt, Manifesto will feature Blanchett playing a variety of characters whose dialogue is taken directly from famous art-world manifestos.