When you name a character “Player X” in a “based on a true story” movie, as Aaron Sorkin does in his directorial debut Molly’s Game, it only invites speculation about who that character represents. And when your movie is based on the memoir of the same name by Molly Bloom, who ran a real-life underground poker scene for the wealthy elite in the late 2000s, it isn’t very hard to convert that speculation into something tangible. In her time running the game, Bloom crossed paths with A-listers like Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Affleck, Nelly, and even Alex Rodriguez, so there are many sources of inspiration for Player X, played by a twitchy Michael Cera in Molly’s Game. Is he an amalgam of the poker players’ worst tendencies, wrapped up into one, smarmy character?
The truth is, Player X is less of a collection of stories relating to different celebrities, and more of a stand-in for one star in specific. In Molly’s Game, Sorkin narrows the focus of the book while letting its less impactful anec..
"Don't try to tell me that I don't have a right to stand here and say 'I want to be governor, because I think you're doing a lousy job. Nobody is talking about the things that you're not doing, so I am going to do it'."
Former Sex And The City star Cynthia Nixon talks to US Glamour magazine and defends her right to run for New York governor.
"I'm fortunate to be here tonight to receive an award as an actor... but more than anything I get to be up here and I..
Why not? President Donald Trump proved that a celebrity with no political experience could run for the highest office in the land and win. Here's a look at some other celebrities who have recently floated runs for political office (some more seriously than others).Actually runningAntonio Sabáto Jr., an actor and Trump supporter who rose to fame as a star on "General Hospital" in the '90s, is running as a Republican to unseat Democratic Rep. Julia Brownley in California's 26th District race.Sabáto has continued to embrace Trump throughout his 2018 campaign.Stoking speculationMark Cuban, who became Trump's top critic from the reality TV and business world in 2016, said that although Trump might have poisoned the well for business leaders to run for office, it won't stop him from "considering" a 2020 run.Cuban has hinted at a run in the past but appeared in a CNN interview in October to be seriously considering how he would handle his business holdings if he becam..
The actor's family confirmed that he had passed away in hospital in Leicestershire shortly after breaking his hip in a fall off his mobility scooter.
His daughter-in-law Jacqueline Reddin, who is also an actress, said: "He was larger than life and he just loved showbiz.
"He was so proud of the fact that he had been working for 81 years.
"He leaves a son and daughter, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren."
Bill, real name Walter Williams, first appeared as fan favourite Greengras..
Aug. 19: Actor L.Q. Jones ("The Virginian") is 91. Actress Debra Paget ("Love Me Tender") is 85. Actress Diana Muldaur ("Star Trek: The Next Generation") is 80. Drummer Ginger Baker (Cream, Blind Faith) is 79. Singer Johnny Nash is 78. Actress Jill St. John is 78. Singer Billy J. Kramer is 75. Country singer-songwriter Eddy Raven is 74. Singer Ian Gillan of Deep Purple is 73. Actor Gerald McRaney is 71. Actor Jim Carter ("Downton Abbey") is 70. Singer-guitarist Elliot Lurie of Looking Glass is 7..
A slew of celebrities are expressing outrage over a report alleging a huge pay disparity between Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg for the reshoots on All the Money in the World.
Busy Phillips, Jessica Chastain, Judd Apatow, and more have come out in support of Williams after USA Today reported her costar Wahlberg made $1.5 million for extensive reshoots on the film, while Williams made less than $1,000.
“UNACCEPTABLE. UNACCEPTABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TO SAY THE LEAST,” William’s longtime friend Phillips tweeted.
“I heard for the reshoot she got $80 a day compared to his MILLIONS,” Chastain tweeted. “Would anyone like to clarify? I really hope that with everything coming to light, she was paid fairly. She’s a brilliant actress and is wonderful in the film.”
Apatow tweeted that he was in disbelief when he first heard the news.
“This is so messed up that it is almost hard to believe. Almost,” the 40-Year-Old Virgin director tweeted. “This is how this business works. I wonder if the st..
Movies and TV aren't the only things shining at the Golden Globes — so are the celebrity couples.
Here are some of the stunning star pairs hitting the award show red carpet Sunday.
Sterling K. Brown and Ryan Michelle BatheSo much love on the red carpet. (Photo: Dan MacMedan, Dan MacMedan-USA TODAY NETWORK)
Brown won tonight's award for best actor in a TV drama for his role in NBC's This Is Us.
Justin Timberlake and Jessica BielHitting all the right notes. (Photo: Dan MacMedan, Dan MacMedan-USA TODAY NETWORK)
Biel was nominated for best actress in a movie or limited series for her role in USA's The Sinner.
Justin Harley and Chrishell StauseAdorable. (Photo: Frederick M. Brown, Getty Images)
Harley stars in NBC's This Is Us, which was nominated for best TV drama.
Seth Meyers and Alexi Ashe MeyersCute! (Photo: Dan MacMedan, Dan MacMedan-USA TODAY NETWORK)
Meyers hosted the awards show, after first walking the red carpet with his wife of four years.
Armie Hammer an..
PETALING JAYA: Malaysian actor and director Farid Kamil Zahari was on Friday (Jan 12) remanded for four days for investigations, after he allegedly slapped a policeman and kicked a member of the public.
He also tested positive for drugs, said local reports.
The assault happened on Thursday at Kota Damansara police station in Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
According to The Malay Mail Online, the 37-year-old actor, who was awarded the title of Datuk along with Singaporean Aaron Aziz in December last year, was making an accident report when he slapped the attending officer and kicked the civilian.
Petaling Jaya police chief, Assistant Commissioner Mohd Zani Che Din, said that he was arrested immediately after the assault. Authorities also ran a urine test, in which he tested positive for marijuana, according to the report.
Wearing purple lock-up attire, Farid was escorted by police into the court chambers at 10.35am and emerged at 10.50am. Media and photographers crowded the court compound ..
2018 has seen the world bid a sad farewell to some of its most famous stars from the world of sports, entertainment and television.
Here we take an opportunity to honour some of the iconic figures who are no longer with us...
Big Brother star Rebekah Shelton 'died unexpectedly' aged 32Rebekah Shelton, 32In the early hours of January 12, 2018 it was revealed that Big Brother’s transgender star Rebekah Shelton died aged 32.
She shot to fame as Rodrigo Lopes and finished fifth on the show’s tenth series while it was still on Channel 4.
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Jessica Falkholt had her life support turned off after she was in a car crashJessica Falkholt, 28Home and Away actress Jessica Falkholt had her life support switched off on January 11 2018.
Jessica was left fighting for her life in critical condition after the horror smash that claimed the lives of her parents and little sister Annabelle, 21, on Boxing Day.
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James Franco has been accused of sexual misconduct or inappropriate behaviour by five women, including students from his acting school, US media report.
Four of the actor-director's former students and an actress who said Franco was her mentor told the LA Times they were victims of "an abuse of power".
It comes after claims against Franco on social media following his best actor win at Sunday's Golden Globe awards.
The star said the earlier allegations made on Twitter were "not accurate".
On Sunday, Franco attended the Globes ceremony wearing a Time's Up pin on his lapel, signalling his support for an initiative aimed at combating sexual harassment in the film industry and other workplaces.
That prompted accusations of sexual misconduct against the 39-year-old on Twitter from actresses Sarah Tither-Kaplan and Violet Paley.
On Thursday, Tither-Kaplan told the LA Times that Franco participated in an "abuse of power" on film sets designed to create a "culture of exploiting ..
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