The Lawrence of Arabia star, 79, was conducting interviews and posing for photographs on the red carpet at the event when the woman reportedly offended Sharif with a remark. He suddenly became angry, ranted at the woman in Arabic and then lashed out at her.
One eyewitness took to Twitter.com to blog about the alleged altercation, writing, "Omar Sharif just hit a woman. Very stupidly, in front of a camera."
But the reporter brushed off the incident and smiled as she posed for a photo with a calmer Sharif moments later.
Representatives for the veteran film star have yet to comment on the claims.
The altercation footage has since hit websites around the world.
S6:E4 On this episode of Dexter, something pretty crazy happened... or didn't happen, rather. It turns out this was the first episode in the entire series where Dexter didn't kill anyone (at least I think it was). It was pretty shocking, and if you weren't careful, you didn't even realize it. In any case, it subtly emphasized that Dexter doesn't actually NEED to kill, and if anything, this is the first episode where that compulsion was nowhere to be found.
“Body parts...spectacle?” - Dexter
Thankfully, this episode began with Miami Metro addressing the fact that it has someone sending horses galloping down the streets with body parts hanging off of them. Once Dexter gets to the scene where the horses and limbs are, he notices the horses had the same O surrounding an A symbol printed on their faces that Omar the fruit vendor had carved into his skin, and Dexter is particularly impressed with how "imaginative" the perp is. It doesn't take Deb very long to identify the body as Nathan, the man who Professor Gellar and Travis captured and forced to repent. Upon closer examination (as in Dexter taking a pair of tweezers and digging them around inside Nathan's eyelids), Dexter recovers a thin slip of paper that has the number "1242" printed on it. This makes him want to go back and peek inside Omar’s eyelids, and to his non-surprise he discovers a similar piece of paper with the number "1237" printed on it. During the briefing, Dexter points out the numbers are five days apart, which is interesting because the victims were killed five days apart. This leads Dexter to assume the killer is counting towards something.
“There’s blood.” – Deb
Deb and her crew arrive at another crime scene – this time, it is a greenhouse. They enter with their guns drawn, but immediately put them down when they see a woman (Erin) who’s fastened into some kind of apparatus and hanging from the ceiling. She has a bear trap around her neck and is dressed all in white, with feathered wings attached to her arm. Deb notices there’s a trip wire, but she’s too late in warning the officers before they walk through it and the bear trap closes on Erin’s neck, piercing her jugular and killing her. Dexter notices a trail of blood leading to a closet and once he opens, it locusts come flying out and swarm around the detectives. They all flee the building and while the other cops are dusting the bugs off their clothes, Dexter sees an impressed Travis watching the scene unfold.
This might be the first episode where Dexter didn’t kill anyone. I didn’t even realize until the morning after the show aired, and I’m not quite sure how I feel about it. On one hand I’m all for Dexter exploring religion and trying to figure out what his future looks like, but I’m not comfortable with him doing it at the expensive of his graphic and meticulously planned kills JUST yet. The writers should know better than to pull a move like this – previously, Dexter has shown he’s capable of learning about himself through his kills and will do anything to make time for his habit, and so it seems out of place for his character to, all of a sudden, forget about satiating his urge completely. I guess the whole appendicitis thing takes precedence here, but that storyline and one-on-one time with Brother Sam didn’t seem worthy of sacrificing the episode’s execution. However, it was pretty clever the way the writers didn’t leave any time for Dexter to seek out a victim. It essentially proved that Dexter can go without murdering someone, which in the past he was never able to do. So there’s definitely some kind of transformation happening here.
We’ve all seen the trailer for The Thing ad nauseam by now—or at least enough to know that it’s hitting theaters this week and that Antarctica, where it’s set, does not look like a fun place to be killed by alien monsters (and that the sound effects that build to a crescendo at the end of the trailer are annoying. At least to yours truly.). The chilliness appears to play a prominent role in the prequel, just as it did in the 1982 original from John Carpenter, and just as it has in many other movies.
Here are some of the chilliest movies ever made:
By far the best frigidly set horror movie of all time, The Shining hopefully inaccurately depicts the feared results of cabin fever brought on by copious amounts of snow (and isolation and ghosts). It also features the best-ever hedge-maze death scene set in the snow. Hands down.
It featured everyone’s worst nightmare come true: a plane crash atop a remote mountain forced cannibalism. One good byproduct of all that snow, though, was that it froze the bodies that were ultimately needed for food, thereby preserving them and helping with the taste (or something). Imagine if this happened in the tropics!
A Simple Plan
Before Sam Raimi made three Spider-Man movies—and three zillion dollars—he made this little indie gem. The film centers on a group of men who discover a suitcase full of millions in cold, hard cash found buried (with a plane) under the snow. Snow’s important in the movie, because the proverbial buried treasure doesn’t really work with rain.
The Ice Storm
The title of this Ang Lee drama about hush-hush debauchery in 1970s suburbia is meant as a metaphor, but it’s double entendre at the very least: Connecticut during Thanksgiving time is pretty cold—literally!
David Lean’s multi-Oscar winner, starring Omar Sharif in the title role, doesn’t just make Russia seem perpetually frozen in the meteorological sense (even though much of the iciness was simulated).
Cold and mountainous, Cold Mountain is a war-and-peace-and-love movie at its core, but late director Anthony Minghella certainly used the snowy terrain to his advantage, serving up plenty of memorable natural-beauty shots.
Happy Feet/March of the Penguins
One’s an animated movie, one’s a documentary. Neither really counts, neither really doesn’t count. Both are about penguins, both make the icy and snowy landscapes look at once like a heaven made of white pillows and a hell fraught with villains and unforgiving elements. And both make me want to become a baby-penguin hoarder.
30 Days of Night
For most people, the idea of miles and miles of snow conjures up tranquility, hot chocolate, maybe sitting in front of a fireplace. But in the context of this pretty decent horror adaptation—despite Josh Hartnett—it conjures up images of bloody sludge melting the snow during a sanity-testing monthlong stretch of sunlessness. Oh, and hungry, loitering vampires.
What would this Coen brothers masterpiece be without all the snowy ambiance, accoutrements and corollary quirkiness? Well, probably still a masterpiece. But the Coens, having grown up in the far, far North, know the cold and all that comes with it. Since they also happen to direct as well as anyone else, they knew how it could make an already great story that much more memorable. And that’s just what they did!
S6:E2 “I want to make sure I can rely on you.” – Professor Gellar
The second episode of the season began with Dexter going through his bedtime ritual with Harrison and telling a story about how he slayed a bad monster named Chino, who was terrorizing a place called “the hood.” Dexter concluded the story by saying he took Chino’s body and put it in a place no one would ever find it, and Harrison asked if his dad put Chino in “daddy’s box.” Dexter was taken aback by how quickly his son was figuring him out, and found it troubling. Across town, Professor Gellar and Travis brought pieces of mannequins out of the trunk of a car and into some abandoned house. Travis told the Professor he would be a little late tomorrow, and this made the Professor worry about his commitment. It turns out Travis just went to visit his sister and as they sat down to dinner together, his sister convinced him to blow off “work” because they never get to hang out anymore. He agreed to stay the night and catch up with her, but he was acutely aware of how his choice would mean problems for him later.
“I like things the way they are.” – Deb
Deb finally went back to Quinn’s apartment and told him she didn’t want to marry him because she liked things just the way they were. Obviously this upset Quinn and he left before Deb had the chance to tell him she was going to be his new boss. Before Deb’s promotional ceremony the next day, Vince told Batista he figured out the snakes found inside Omar’s body had come from an environment where the water was toxic, and this was their very first lead on the case. The next thing we knew, Dexter had strapped Julio to one of the chairs in Hector’s old shop and slit his throat in one of the hair-washing basins. Not surprisingly, Dexter made it home just in time to give Harrison a bath, and came to the conclusion he would have to spend the rest of his life lying to his son to protect him.
Wilde, who played seductive Dr. Remy Hadley in the popular medical drama, was required to lock lips with co-star Epps for an episode in 2009, but after the programme aired, she received a startling backlash from viewers who were enraged by the interracial kiss.
Opening up to America's Cosmopolitan magazine, she says, "We got a lot of hate mail for that. There are racist people out there. We got hate mail that said that someone wanted to cut off my lips and kill me. We had extra security on set for a while."
Season Three of Community (one of the most promising aspects of a pretty optimistic Fall season) is not starved for terrific guest stars. As you probably heard, John Goodman will enjoy a multi-episode arc as the "supervillain" Vice Dean Laybourne this coming season. We will also be graced with the glory of The Wire's Michael K. Williams, who earned endless praise for his portrayal as Omar Little on the HBO series (fans of Boardwalk Empire will also recognize Williams as Nucky Thompson's back-alley associate, Chalky). But perhaps the greatest news is the casting of the masterful comic actor Martin Starr as a Greendale professor.
Starr was iconic as the nerdy, somewhat antisocial movie-lover Bill Haverchuck on the short-lived (but amazing) Freaks and Geeks. Ten years later, Starr joined the equally brief (and equally amazing) comedy series Party Down, where he played a contentious aspiring screenwriter working as a caterer. As far as movies go, you might recognize Starr from his major roles in Cheats, Knocked Up and Adventureland.
Starr's prowess as a character actor is perfectly suited for the boundlessly creative Community. We see Starr below as a professor who seems to be stirring up trouble for Annie (Alison Brie) and Jeff (Joel McHale). We hear that a storyline involving an academic rival for Annie, called (in the spirit of Community's unceasing reverence for political correctness) "Asian Annie" will materialize this year. We've seen Annie get pretty desperate, but we've never seen her have to compete with someone in her sacred world: the classroom. Can we expect some extreme reactions? Most probably.
Community's third season will premire on Thursday, September 22, at 8 p.m. on NBC.
The man-child: a staple character for modern comedy and notoriously known for being played one-note. They get the laugh they get out.
But turning the lovable goofball or zoned-out knucklehead into something more is no easy task—which makes Paul Rudd's work in Our Idiot Brother that much more impressive. Rudd's Earth-friendly farmer Ned (the closest thing to a new Lebowski we've seen since the original) finds himself down on his luck after being entrapped by a police officer looking for pot. After a stint in jail he abandons his rural hippie commune for the big city to take shelter with his three sisters. Unfortunately for Ned his three siblings Liz (Emily Mortimer) Miranda (Elizabeth Banks) and Natalie (Zooey Deschanel) are as equally displaced and confused from the ebb and flow of life—albeit with severely different perspectives of the world.
Liz struggles to put her kid in private school and keep her marriage to documentary filmmaker/scumbag Dylan (Steve Coogan) intact. Miranda claws her way to the top of Vanity Fair's editorial staff and shuns her flirtatious neighbor (Adam Scott). Natalie stresses over her commitment issues with girlfriend Cindy (Rashida Jones) leaving little time or patience for Ned's bumbling antics. Sound like a lot of plot? While the manic lives of Ned's sisters click symbolically with his journey to get back on his feet it makes for one sporadic narrative.
Like a series of vignettes Our Idiot Brother never gels but when director Jesse Peretz finds a moment of unadulterated Nedisms to throw up on screen the movie hits big. Whether it's Ned teaching his nephew how to fight accidentally romancing his sister's interview subject or infiltrating his ex-girlfriend's house to steal his dog Willie Nelson the movie relies heavily on Ned's antics and its smart to do so. But thin throughlines for its supporting don't hold a candle to Rudd doing his thing.
And its a testament to Rudd's versatility—the man has done everything from Shakespeare and raunchy Judd Apatow comedies after all—that makes the movie watchable. Rudd gives dimensionality to his nincompoop character allowing darker emotions to creep in when necessary. There's a point in the film when Ned gives up fighting for his type-A sisters' affection and it's some of the best material Rudd's ever delivered. But like one of Ned's lit joints Our Idiot Brother can quickly fizzle out leading to plodding plot twists and sentimental conclusions. Mortimer Banks and Deschanel are great actresses—here they drift through their scenes and come out in the end changed. Because they have to.
Our Idiot Brother tries to take the Apatow model to the indie scene and comes through with so-so results. Only Rudd's able to find something to latch on to to build upon to warm up to. In an unexpected twist it's the man-child who seems the most grown up.
The screen star passed away on Monday (08Aug11) after suffering a heart attack in hospital, according to Variety.com.
She was dubbed Marilyn Monroe of the Arabs because of her blonde hair and good looks and won acclaim for her 1958 film Cairo Station.
Rostom also starred in Love Rumor and Struggle on the Nile with Omar Sharif, but retired from acting in 1979 so she would be remembered as a beautiful movie star.
She was married to director Hassan Reda and is survived by her second husband, physician Mohammad Fayad, and her daughter Basant.
WENN acknowledges that it mistakenly facilitated the publication of unfounded allegations regarding the status and professional standing of Omar Amanat, a founding member of the board of directors of Summit Entertainment LLC, the independent studio behind the Twilight Saga trilogy of movies.
We have now ascertained that Mr. Amanat not only controls approximately twenty percent of a company that forms the largest shareholder in Summit Entertainment LLC, but additionally provided or otherwise introduced fifty percent of the equity in that company. He is absolutely not a "Twilight Biz imposter", but the antithesis of that description.
We also acknowledge Mr. Amanat's prominent reputation and business connections in the UK, and his extensive international charitable and philanthropic work.
We unreservedly withdraw any such allegations questioning Mr. Amanat's status and relationship with Summit Entertainment LLC and very much regret the publication of allegations which should never have been published by us in the first place.
We apologise to Mr. Amanat for any embarrassment or prejudice we may have caused to him and his reputation. As a mark of our regret we have agreed to pay him damages, which he intends to donate to the charity Malaria No More and to pay his legal costs.
Actress Lisa Edelstein has opted not to re-sign her contract and return for another season of the show, reports EW.com.
Robert Sean Leonard and Omar Epps will be back with Laurie, who has hinted the next series of the hit show will be his last.
He recently told Britain's Radio Times magazine, "The end of the (eighth) season, right now, looks like the end of the show. That is as far as they have got me for."