Balthazar GettyI'm Skipping Movie About Dad's Kidnapping 12/31/2017 12:30 AM PST EXCLUSIVE
"All the Money in the World" hits very close to home for Balthazar Getty -- the story's about the 1973 abduction of his father, John Paul Getty III -- and for that reason ... he says he's not going to see it.
We got the actor at LAX Wednesday getting ready for vacay and asked for his thoughts on the movie, but he says the fam decided to stay mum. He does concede it's an interesting story.
As we reported ... Kevin Spacey was set to play the role of Getty's great-grandfather -- J. Paul Getty, who refused to pay the $17 mil ransom to get John back -- but got axed amid allegations of sexual assault and was replaced by Christopher Plummer.
When asked about that, Balthazar had a lot more to say ... specifically on the subject of karma.
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Enlarge this imageCall Me By Your Name, Get Out, The Florida Project, The Big Sick, Coco and Girls Trip all made NPR's top list. Sony Pitcures Classics/Universal Pictures/A24/Lionsgate/Disney Pixar/Universal Studios hide caption
toggle caption Sony Pitcures Classics/Universal Pictures/A24/Lionsgate/Disney Pixar/Universal Studios The three of us — NPR movie critic Bob Mondello, Pop Culture Happy Hour host Linda Holmes and me, a writer for the NPR Arts Desk and Pop Culture Happy Hour panelist — didn't share our lists of favorite 2017 movies with one other beforehand, so it's interesting to see us all agreeing on so many great films (The Big Sick, Call Me By Your Name, The Florida Project and Get Out).
But you'll also see films championed by just two or, in many cases, only one of us. That helps make the final list a bit more idiosyncratic than a lot of other year-end rankings out there. But it also means you might find a film or two that one of us (*cough* Linda *coug..
Nick Cassavetes My Baby Mama Outright Stole Our Daughter 12/27/2017 9:45 AM PST EXCLUSIVE
Nick Cassavetes went on the attack against his baby mama because of a custody agreement she signed and then violated ... TMZ has learned.
As we reported, Nick told authorities in Oklahoma Heather Wahlquistwas hiding their 13-year-old daughter, Barbie, somewhere in Norman, Oklahoma, despite the fact that their agreement gave him custody during the Xmas holiday.
According to the custody agreement, obtained by TMZ, Heather and Barbie were supposed to return to L.A. by December 18 and he would have custody through January 8. Nick claims Heather has been on the lam with their child, flagrantly violating the agreement.
Heather claims she signed the custody agreement under duress, claiming he was holding their daughter hostage until she put pen to paper and signed.
Heather claims the director of "The Notebook" did not properly care for Barbie, citing an incident a few months back when he returned Barbie ..
Posted December 21, 2017 at 09:02 AM | Updated December 21, 2017 at 09:02 AM
Laura DeMarco, The Plain Dealer
The best movies of 2017: 21 of the year's top blockbusters, indie films and more
CLEVELAND, Ohio - Don’t believe the hype … the movie-era isn’t dead yet. Despite declining box office sales, there were several breakout hits this year - and not always the expected ones. “Wonder Woman” surprised everyone by becoming one of the year’s top grossing films – and most critically acclaimed. A super-cool “Baby Driver” soared to the top of critic’s lists and the box office, too. There were also numerous indie breakouts, as fresh directors and smaller studios impressed audiences and critics alike with takes on everything from Tony Harding to a “Lady Bird.” Not to be left in the shadows, several of the biggest names in cinema, including Steven Spielberg and Paul Thomas Anderson released some of their most lauded films in years.
Read on for our critics’ favorites film..
'Black-ish' Star Marsai Martin
About My Movie Deal!!!
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Marsai Martin -- best known for playing daughter Diane on the hit series "Black-ish" -- might be on her way to being the next mega-rich child star ... with a little luck.
The 13-year-old actress will star in an upcoming film titled "Little," and according to her contract -- obtained by TMZ -- she's guaranteed to bank $200,000 for her role ... with a possibility of an additional $300k based on how much money it hauls in.
Not only is Martin starring in the film, she's listed as an executive producer as well.
It gets better, potentially, for Marsai -- if "Little" is a big enough success to land a sequel ... she'll score another $400k and up to $600k in box office bonuses. That's a cool MIL for the sequel if you're keeping track.
Marsai will get way more wealthy if there's a third installment of the "Little" franchise -- $80..
James FrancoAccuser Defends TweetAbout Ruining People's Lives 1/12/2018 1:12 AM PST EXCLUSIVE
One of the women accusing James Franco of sexual assault is blasting critics who have latched on to a comment she made ... that she likes to ruin lives.
Violet Paley has claimed Franco forced her head into his lap while his penis was exposed. She told the L.A. Times she and Franco were in a consensual, sexual relationship when they were sitting in a car and he pressured her into performing oral sex on him -- something she had not done to him before. Paley, an aspiring filmmaker, says, "The power dynamic was really off."
Franco has said the allegation is not true, but would not elaborate.
Paley has some questioning her veracity based on this tweet:
I like planning ways to ruin someone's life the moment I meet them
— Violet Paley (@VioletPaley) September 2, 2017Paley tells TMZ, "I use twitter to make jokes most of the time. It was clearly a joke." She went on, "I'm sorry if I of..
REX/ShutterstockOn the fifth year mark of the horrific mass shooting that left dead 20 children and six adult staffers at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., the tragedy is being recalled and its victims honored by Hollywood celebrities, politicians and many of the journalists and pundits who covered the massacre.
CNN’s Jake Tapper is tweeting remembrances of each and every victim, while stars like Michael Keaton and Reese Witherspoon are holding Washington to account.
Here’s a sample of today’s commemorations:
On the 5th anniversary of the Sandy Hook shooting, it is inspiring to see Republicans taking action to get rid of Net Neutrality
— Kal Penn (@kalpenn) December 14, 2017
Today is the 5th anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Since then, 40 moments of silence in Congress and 0 commonsense gun bills signed into law. @stophandguns@sandyhook
— rosanne cash (@rosannecash) December 14, 2017
I carry them in my ❤️- the victims of #SandyHook, their families..
Ronan FarrowKeep It Up, Accusers ...America Needs This Wake-Up Call 12/14/2017 1:59 PM PST EXCLUSIVE
Ronan Farrow's whistleblowing article on Harvey Weinsteinopened the floodgates of sexual harassment allegations in and out of Hollywood -- and he says it's exactly what America needed.
We got Ronan catching a flight out of LAX Thursday and asked him about alleged sexual abusers starting to fight back. As we reported, PBS host Tavis Smiley believes he was railroaded by a "sloppy" investigation.
Ronan says even if some of the accused are pissed off, it's worth it because victims have had to be silent for decades -- and conversations about sexual misconduct are long overdue.
He's hopeful the convos are gonna create boundaries for men in power, including his own estranged dad, Woody Allen and Morgan Spurlock, who confessed to sexual assault.
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From start to finish, 2017 was an excellent year for horror fans. While box-office attendance was hit or miss for some of the year’s biggest blockbusters (you deserved better, Valerian, even if you didn’t, Transformers: The Last Knight), a bumper crop of low-cost, high-quality scary movies generated consistently massive profits in theaters. Jordan Peele’s directorial debut, Get Out,was both a historically important entry into the suspense-cinema canon, and one of three horror films to break the $200 million mark at the global box office, along with M. Night Shyamalan’s Split and Andy Muschietti’s reboot of It. (The slate of contenders for best horror of the year was so packed, neither of those worthy efforts even made the final ten.) But as fun as money is, the big stories in horror this year were outstanding debut features and a continued ascent for women in front of and behind the camera. Directors Julia Ducournau and Alice Lowe made knockout first films as writer-directors, and perf..
UFC's Tim KennedySpoil 'Star Wars' ...And 'I Will F'ing Gut You' 12/16/2017 12:07 AM PST EXCLUSIVE
"I will f**king gut you! I will make you bleed. Pain. Pain. A lot of pain."
That's Tim Kennedy -- UFC and U.S. Army Special Forces vet -- telling all the internet trolls what he's gonna do to them for spoiling "Star Wars: The Last Jedi."
Tim's a HUGE Sci-Fi guy ... but says he still hasn't seen the movie 'cause he's too busy being a badass in the desert.
Kennedy tells TMZ Sports he's pissed 'cause he can't touch social media -- "there's a bunch of a**holes out there trying to ruin it for people like me!"
So, if you spoil the party -- like UFC contender Colby Covington did on Thursday -- Tim says he's literally gonna cut you open and let you bleed out.
Yeah ... the force is strong in this one.
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