Gary Oldman introduced a violent new 'sport' to America on Wednesday night (25Jun14) when he appeared in a skit about stranger wrestling.
After an awkward start to his appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, during which the Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy star apologised for remarks he had made about Hollywood's Jewish community in a new Playboy interview, the actor lightened the mood with a previously recorded skit - something he has become famous for on Kimmel's show.
Wearing a tracksuit and a small camera strapped to his head, he grappled with actors and stuntmen pretending to be strangers on the street, even throwing one guy through the window of a dry cleaners and attacking two elderly women who asked him for an autograph.
He finished the skit in handcuffs, headbutting a police officer and running off.
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The Godfather has been named Hollywood's top movie of all-time following an extensive survey of Tinseltown's top studio bosses, Oscar winners and players.
The 1972 crime drama has beaten out The Wizard of Oz and Citizen Kane to top the new Hollywood Reporter list, while The Shawshank Redemption and Pulp Fiction round out the top five.
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Casablanca, The Godfather: Part II, E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, 2001: A Space Odyssey and Schindler's List make the top 10.
Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan, directors Gary Ross, John Singleton and Michael Bay, Disney boss Alan Horn, producer Frank Marshall and top agent Robert Newman were among those who took part in the survey.
Gary Oldman is under attack from officials at America's Anti-Defamation League after voicing his thoughts about Hollywood's high-powered Jews. In a fiery new Playboy chat, The Dark Knight star says he believes Hollywood is "run by Jews", and revisited Mel Gibson's drink-driving arrest when the actor was ostracised for anti-Semitic remarks he made to a Jewish police officer.
Oldman feels Gibson fell victim to "political correctness" and was treated like an "outcast" in the aftermath of his racial slur scandal.
The Brit adds, "He (Gibson) got drunk and said a few things, but we've all said those things... We're all f**king hypocrites. That's what I think about it. The policeman who arrested him has never used the word n**ga or that f**king Jew? I'm being brutally honest here. It's the hypocrisy of it that drives me crazy...
"He said the wrong thing because he’s actually bitten the hand that I guess has fed him... You have to be very careful about what you say."
Oldman's representative Douglas Urbanski has since clarified the actor's comments, insisting the actor was not condoning what Gibson said to arresting officer James Mee, who has also taken issue with the British star's remarks.
But that's not enough for Anti-Defamation League bosses, who insist Oldman should have known better to say what he did.
Organisation director Abraham H. Foxman released a statement on Tuesday (24Jun14), which read: "Mel Gibson's ostracization in Hollywood was not a matter of being 'politically incorrect', as Mr. Oldman suggests, but of paying the consequences for outing himself as a bigot and a hater. It is disturbing that Mr. Oldman appears to have bought into Mr. Gibson's warped and prejudiced world view."
The police officer who arrested Mel Gibson in 2006 has blasted Gary Oldman for wading into the debate over the Braveheart star's racial slur scandal in a new interview. Gibson burst into an anti-Semitic tirade while he was being arrested for drink-driving by a Jewish police officer, James Mee, in California eight years ago, and the case is back in the news this week (beg23Jun14) following the release of Oldman's interview with Playboy magazine.
In the article, Oldman suggests Gibson was unfairly outcast by Hollywood following the scandal, adding, "We're all f**king hypocrites. That's what I think about it. The policeman who arrested him has never used the word n**ga or that f**king Jew?... It's the hypocrisy of it that drives me crazy..."
Mee has now spoken out to criticise The Dark Knight star for his remarks, telling TMZ.com, "I'm Jewish and why would I say that to discredit my own religious make-p? The N-word is a scary word. I would never even dream of using it. It sickens me that anyone would use that word... Jews have been persecuted and put down over the years. Why would I, as a Jew, do that to other races?... I feel sorry for people that need to say things about other people in order to justify themselves."
Gibson publicly apologised for the outburst, claiming it was a "moment of insanity", and after three years probation, the arrest was removed from his record in 2009.
British actor Gary Oldman has branded the Golden Globes "meaningless" and called for a boycott of the Hollywood awards show. The Dark Knight star blasted the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's (HFPA) annual prizegiving in a candid new interview with Playboy magazine, describing the event as "ridiculous" and vowing not to attend.
He tells the publication, "(It is) a meaningless event. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is kidding you that something's happening. They're f**king ridiculous. There's nothing going on at all. It's 90 nobodies having a w**k. Everybody's getting drunk, and everybody's sucking up to everybody. Boycott the f**king thing."
The one-time Oscar-nominee also blasts the precarious nature of voting during Hollywood's awards season, adding, "At the (2014) Oscars, if you didn't vote for 12 Years A Slave, you were a racist. You have to be very careful about what you say. I do have particular views and opinions that most of this town doesn't share, but it's not like I'm a fascist or a racist. There's nothing like that in my history..."
The stars of British pop group Take That suffered a travel nightmare on a flight from Los Angeles to London this week (beg16Jun14) when the plane they were travelling on was forced to make two unscheduled landings. Gary Barlow and two of his bandmates, Howard Donald and Mark Owen, were heading back to their native Britain after spending time in California recording a new album, but the journey, which usually takes around 11 hours, turned into a 24-hour travel marathon.
The plane was diverted to Toronto, Canada due to unspecified technical problems, and continued onwards after the fault had been fixed, according to Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper.
However, the plane had to touch down again in Shannon, Ireland as the crew had worked all of their allocated hours and could not complete the journey. The passengers moved to a different plane and continued on to London's Heathrow Airport, where they landed on Thursday night (19Jun14).
Donald was subsequently asked about the travel problems by a fan on Twitter.com, and he added of the drama, "Believe it or not it's actually true! Bleeding nightmare."
Broadway producer Gary Goddard has filed a motion to have a new sex abuse lawsuit dismissed. The entertainment executive was hit with legal papers last month (May14) from an anonymous British plaintiff, who claims he was first contacted by Goddard via social media in 2003, when he was 14, and their relationship allegedly escalated to sex when he was 16.
Goddard was also sued in a separate lawsuit in April (14) by Michael Egan, who accused him of sexually assaulting him in 1999 when he was a teenager. Goddard denied the claims and filed for the lawsuit to be dismissed in May (14).
On Thursday (19Jun14), the producer moved to end the second case by filing a motion at a court in California asking for the anonymous plaintiff's lawsuit to be dismissed, alleging his accuser filed suit to latch onto the publicity surrounding the Egan case.
According to TheWrap.com, a memorandum in support of his motion reads, "The reason why Plaintiff did not file suit until 2014, more than eight years after the last act of alleged sexual activity, is transparent: there was no, and never has been any, misconduct by Mr. Goddard. Indeed, it was not until a widely publicised press conference by another plaintiff... who shamelessly made demonstrably false sexual conduct against four Hollywood executives, including Mr. Goddard, that Plaintiff decided he would tag along for the ride."
Things have not gone well for humanity since James Franco decided to help a chimpanzee get better at puzzles. In the new trailer for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, hitting theaters July 11 — three years after the surprising success of Rupert Wyatt's Rise (which, logistically, really seems like it should follow "Dawn") of the Planet of the Apes — we see that mankind has dwindled to to the likes of Jason Clarke (ape-friendly), Gary Oldman (anti-ape), a couple of dunderheaded drunks who still don't seem to have understand that apes are smart now, and a campfire resident who prophecizes about how apes have the upper hand — opposable thumbs and all — in that they don't need fancy things like electricity or heat.
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But apes don't want war, so insists Caesar, Andy Serkis' top banana chimp who led the '11 picture and incited a revolution with the simple act of cookieing Rocket (and oh what a mistake that seems to have been... like Franco-father, like monkey-son). Caesar wants to live in harmony with the few remaining humans, but his fur-laden brethren don't seem to be on the same page.
Meanwhile, we can only assume that somewhere in the mix, a kindly, well-educated bonobo is developing a serum to boost the intellectual capacity of the horses that the apes have been using as transport, thus leading to a follow-up series in which horse trounces primate-kind.
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Actor Tony Danza is officially heading back to Broadway for the first time in 13 years with a musical adaptation of 1992 movie Honeymoon In Vegas. The Taxi star will take on the role of gambler Tommy Korman, the character made famous by James Caan in the film, about a man who falls for a young woman while she is in Las Vegas to wed her boyfriend.
Actress Brynn O'Malley will play the bride-to-be, depicted by Sarah Jessica Parker on the big screen, while Rob McClure will take on the role Nicolas Cage played in the early 1990s.
Gary Griffin will direct the show, which will begin previews on 18 November (14) at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, ahead of its official opening on 15 January (15).
Danza last appeared on the Great White Way in a 2001 production of The Producers, while he previously featured in The Iceman Cometh in 1999 and A View From the Bridge in 1997.
Rumours about Danza's Broadway return first surfaced in 2011, before producers decided to give the Honeymoon in Vegas musical a trial run at New Jersey's Paper Mill Playhouse last year (13).