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THOSE WEB REPORTS ABOUT BRANGELINA MARRYING? FORGET THEM

August 13, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Internet as an alternate source for news took a beating over the weekend when Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie did not get married in France, as numerous celebrity and gossip websites had been predicting. Some actually included the names on the supposed guest list. “Even Angelina’s private jeweler is here,” reported Rupert Murdoch’s London […]

PITT AND JOLIE DRAWN INTO BRITISH HACKING SCANDAL

July 25, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

In what is likely to widen the British telephone hacking scandal to Hollywood, the names of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have been included in the list of “23 newsworthy individuals” alleged to have been targeted by two senior reporters for the British tabloid News of the World that was shut down by Rupert Murdoch […]

JOLIE RECEIVING DEATH THREATS

February 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Angelina Jolie and members of the cast of In the Land of Blood and Honey have received death threats after the film premiered in Sarajevo on Tuesday, Jolie has told Britain’s Guardian newspaper. “There were things sent to me, there were things posted online,” Jolie told the newspaper after the Sarajevo screening. A member of […]

JOLIE COMES OUT FIGHTING AT BERLIN NEWS CONFERENCE

February 12, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

Angelina Jolie vigorously defended her first film as a writer/director at the Berlin Film Festival on Saturday. While she was greeted with customary applause when she entered a packed news conference auditorium, boos could be heard from some members of the press following the screening of her film, In the Land of Blood and Honey, […]

SANDLER COMEDY MOST RENTED ON REDBOX IN 2011

December 29, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Just Go with It, the first of two Adam Sandler movies released this year — the other was Jack and Jill — just barely kept Sandler’s streak of $100-million hits going (it wound up with $103 million; Jack and Jill only made it to $71 million), but it was the biggest hit of the year […]

SPECIALTY FARE TOPPING WIDE RELEASES PER THEATER

December 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

While the general box office turned out to be especially disappointing over the Christmas holiday weekend, so-called specialty fare did strong business in limited release. Opening on Christmas day, Warner Bros.’ 9/11 drama Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close earned $70,518 at 6 theaters — or a solid $11,753 per theater. It was expected to boost […]

SLOW HUGO ROLLOUT “UNUSUAL,” ANALYSTS SAY

December 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Producer/financier Graham King is making a risky move by rolling out his $150-170-million 3D production Hugo in a limited number of theaters, the Los Angeles Times observed today, noting that while such a strategy has proved successful for such relatively low-budget movies as The King’s Speech, it is “highly unusual” for a big-budget one. “I […]

PRIVATE EYE SAYS HE WORKED FOR 30 NEWS OF THE WORLD REPORTERS

November 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Derek Webb, a private detective who performed freelance surveillance work for Rupert Murdoch’s now-defunct News of the World, claims that he followed at least 150 celebrities and politicians for as many as 30 journalists working for the tabloid. Among those he tailed, he said, were Angelina Jolie, Princes William and Harry, and News International critic […]

I SPIED FOR NEWS OF THE WORLD, SAYS BRITISH PRIVATE EYE

November 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A former Scotland Yard police officer-turned private detective has admitted that he tailed more than 90 celebrities and politicians for the now-defunct News of the World over a period of eight years. Derek Webb told the BBC that his targets included Prince William, Chelsy Davy (Prince Harry’s ex-girlfriend), former U.K. attorney general Lord Goldsmith, Angelina […]

YOGI BEAR DEBUTS ON DVD AT NO. 1

March 31, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Warner Bros.’ Yogi Bear was the top-selling DVD last week, edging out Sony Pictures’ The Tourist, starring Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp, according to Nielsen VideoScan First Alert. Although the sales chart does not disclosed actual dollar sales, it did indicate that The Tourist moved 94 percent as many units as Yogi Bear. It also […]

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