Such success followed a Time magazine review of one of his earliest films, 1956’s “Diane,” in which his performance opposite Lana Turner was dismissed as that of “a lump of English roast beef.” In the 1970s, film critic Vincent Canby would dismiss Moore’s acting abilities as having “reduced all human emotions to a series...

Roger Moore has strongly defended himself on Twitter from accusations of racism after quotes from an interview with Paris Match seemed to suggest that he thought Idris Elba shouldn’t play James Bond as he wasn’t “English English.” Moore was forced to respond after The Daily Mail translated quotes from the Paris Match interview, which alleged that Moore had said: “A few years ago, I said that Cuba Gooding Jnr would make an excellent Bond, but it was a joke! Although James may have been played by a Scot,...

The Grace Jones story is coming this fall. Take a look at the cover, revealed here for the first time exclusively.  The model/actress/singer’s much-anticipated memoir, I’ll Never Write My Memoirs, publishes Sept. 29 from Gallery Books. In an earlier statement announcing the book, Jones explained the title, “I wrote a song called Art Groupie....

Julie Harris, who designed costumes for James Bond and Beatles films, has died. She was 94. Harris’ friend confirmed that the Oscar winner died in a hospital following a chest infection, according to the BBC. Harris designed outfits worn by the Beatles in A Hard Day’s Night (1964) and Help! (1965), along with costumes worn by Roger Moore in the Bond film Live and Let Die (1973). She won the Academy Award for best costume, black and white for the Julie Christie film Darling (1965), and she won the BAFTA Award for costume design...

(L-R) Brian Stokes Mitchell, Billy Porter, Joshua Henry and Brandon Victor Dixon in ‘Shuffle Along’ Writer-director George C. Wolfe and choreographer Savion Glover reteam on another unique journey into black history, featuring a radiant Audra McDonald. It’s almost impossible to stay still in your seat when the internally motorized ensemble of Shuffle...

1:15 PM PDT 4/10/2016 by Etan Vlessing NBC Sports is primed for a ratings bonanza as the Stanley Cup tournament is an all-American team affair this year. Diehard Canadian hockey fans aren’t trading in their Toronto Maple Leaf jerseys for Chicago Blackhawk or Detroit Red Wing ones just yet.  But as the 2016 NHL playoff rounds get underway this week, an all-American team affair promises NBC Sports a ratings bonanza that Canada’s Sportsnet cable network can only dream of. “We can’t control who makes the playoffs,”...

Droughtlander ends on Saturday night with the return of “Outlander” on Starz. Season 2 will bring to life the glamour and opulence of 18th century Paris as the story follows Claire Randall Fraser (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan) as they try to change history.  Ahead of the show’s premiere on Monday night in New York City, Caitriona...

‘The Hateful Eight’s’ Jennifer Jason Leigh, ‘Spotlight’ director Tom McCarthy and ‘Room’ director Lenny Abrahamson also were among A-listers who partied under the stars at the glitzy bash Monday night at Spago. Oscar nominees Alicia Vikander, Sylvester Stallone and Sam Smith were among those who turned out for The Hollywood...

The nominees for the Critics’ Choice Awards were just announce and we’re pretty happy with the results! George Miller and Tom Hardy‘s Mad Max: Fury Road ended up being the biggest winner as it leads the list with 13 nominations which include Best Picture, Best Actress for Charlize Theron and Best Director for Miller. After taking the Online Film...

The apocalyptic action movie Mad Max: Fury Road dominated nominations for the 21st annual Critics’ Choice Awards, announced today by The Broadcast Film Critics Association and Broadcast Television Journalists Association. The awards show, hosted by T.J. Miller will be broadcast live by A&E, Lifetime and LMN from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica on Jan. 17 and will for the first time combine film and TV winners. In the TV categories FX’s Fargo led all competitors. Fury Road was nominated for best picture. George Miller...

The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports Awards were handed out Thursday evening from the Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles. Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson hosted the ceremony, which honored former New York Yankee Derek Jeter and the World Cup Champion U.S. women’s soccer team. The annual awards give children the ability to vote for their choice of teams and players, who win an orange blimp trophy if selected. See the full list of winners below. BEST MALE ATHLETE Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay PackersLeBron James, Cleveland...

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that it has issued a record 322 invitations to new members to join the Oscar-granting organization — a significant increase this year in the number of new members it is welcoming. Last year, it invited 271 new members, but in previous years the Academy generally replenished its membership roles by inviting about 100-plus members annually. This year’s invitees range from recent Oscar winners like Eddie Redmayne and J.K. Simmons to new stars like Benedict Cumberbatch,...

Stanley Weber (Getty) “Outlander” has another new cast member. Actor Stanley Weber is the newest name to emerge as a part of the “Outlander” Season 2 cast. Stanley (an alum of “The Hollow Crown”) is playing Comte St. Germain, according to E! News, which broke the story on Tuesday. “It’s official…already in #Scotland...

Ronald D. Moore; Caitriona Balfe as Claire and Sam Heughan as Jamie in ‘Outlander’ (Getty/Starz/Sony Pictures Television) “Outlander” is over for the season, but the story of Claire and Jamie Fraser will continue — in France. “It’s a whole new tale,” Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore told Access Hollywood of Season...

Courtesy of Fox Searchlight ‘Birdman’ A version of this story appears in the Feb. 27 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. In anticipation of the 87th Academy Awards on Feb. 22 (voting for which ended at 5 p.m. PT on Feb. 17), THR‘s chief film critic Todd McCarthy offers his pics for who deserves to win in the major categories and awards...

The Imitation Game and The Grand Budapest Hotel were winners on Saturday night at the Writers Guild of America Awards, claiming honors for adapted screenplay and original screenplay respectively.  The Writers Guild of America, West and The Writers Guild of America, East held simultaneous awards ceremonies Saturday at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles and the Edison Ballroom in New York. (See photos of the red carpet arrivals here.) Lisa Kudrow hosted the Los Angeles ceremony, while Larry Wilmore emceed...

Porsha Williams (left) and Claudia Jordan Prince Williams/Wireimage; Prince Williams/Filmmagic By Wade Rouse @waderouse 02/09/2015 AT 06:30 AM EST While the Grammys were alive with the sound of music on Sunday, The Real Housewives of Atlanta“ were alive with shouting between Claudia Jordan and Porsha Williams. “After being low down and dirty in Puerto...

Todd Wawrychuk The 87th Academy Awards ceremony is less than three weeks away, but the final round of voting doesn’t even begin until Friday. That’s what made Monday’s festivities — the Academy’s 34th annual Oscar Nominees Luncheon and THR‘s 3rd annual Oscar Nominees Night party — so much fun: everyone on hand knew that...

AP Images/Invision Michael Keaton at the Critics’ Choice Awards You’ve gotta tip your cap to Selma‘s Ava DuVernay and David Oyelowo, Cake‘s Jennifer Aniston, Unbroken‘s Angelina Jolie, Big Eyes‘ Amy Adams, A Most Violent Year‘s Jessica Chastain, Nightcrawler‘s Rene Russo, Gone Girl‘s Gillian Flynn, Chef‘s...

The critics have spoken. Boyhood took best picture, Birdman‘s Michael Keaton won Best Actor and Julianne Moore took home Best Actress at the Critics Choice Awards for her work as a woman suffering from Alzheimer’s in Still Alice. “All these little imperfections we carry around with us, that’s the essence of life itself,” said Boyhood director Richard Linklater, who also took home directing honors. “Life doesn’t give you perfect, but it does give us all the opportunity to care about one another.” See...

The nominations for the 87th Academy Awards were revealed on Thursday, Jan. 15, at 5:30 a.m. For the first time, the entire list of nominees were announced live in a two-part announcement at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Directors J.J. Abrams and Alfonso Cuaron announced the first group of nominees for the award show’s 24 categories and then Into...

After a record-breaking run in select theaters, American Sniper is poised to score the biggest nationwide opening of Clint Eastwood‘s career as a director when it expands into more than 3,200 theaters over the crowded Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. American Sniper, starring Bradley Cooper as the late Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, is expected to earn $45 million to $47 million over the four-day weekend for Warner Bros., although more bullish estimates have the movie clearing $50 million, meaning it has a shot of scoring the biggest...

AP Images Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone and Jake Gyllenhaal (l to r) A version of this story first appeared in a special awards issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. One can quickly recall the names of acting Oscar nominees (Joaquin Phoenix for The Master, Rooney Mara for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Emmanuelle Riva for Amour) and winners (Christian Bale for...

AP Images/Invision Oscar Isaac won best actor and Jessica Chastain best actress. Just about all of the major Oscar contenders except for the presumptive favorite, Boyhood, were feted in one way or another at Tuesday night’s 86th annual National Board of Review Awards. Handed out at the stately Cipiriani 42nd Street restaurant by a 106-year-old group comprised...

Austin Hargrave Jennifer Aniston Jennifer Aniston, who has received best actress SAG, Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice nominations for her dramatic performance in the indie Cake, will receive the Montecito Award at the 2015 Santa Barbara International Film Festival, SBIFF announced on Monday. The honor will be presented at Santa Barbara’s historic Arlington...

This story first appeared in the Jan. 9 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. At last month’s Governors Awards, Liam Neeson rose to pay tribute to the legendary Maureen O’Hara and, as if confessing a schoolboy crush, testified, “She started in black-and-white films and later became the queen of Technicolor, leaving us mesmerized not just by her performances but by her fiery red hair and gorgeous green eyes.” Read more ‘A Most Violent Year’ Stars Jessica Chastain, Oscar Isaac Talk Creating Fiction...

Courtesy of Toronto International Film Festival Marion Cotillard in ‘Two Days, One Night’ I would venture a guess that a handful of longish-shot Oscar hopefuls — among them Unbroken‘s Angelina Jolie, Gone Girl‘s David Fincher, The Grand Budapest Hotel‘s Ralph Fiennes, Two Days, One Night‘s Marion Cotillard, Inherent Vice‘s...

Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac in J.C. Chandor’s ‘A Most Violent Year’ In addition to the Academy’s announcement of the shortlist for the best documentary feature Oscar (read my take here), Tuesday also brought the news of the National Board of Review’s selections for the 86th annual NBR Awards, which will be handed out during a...

Tribeca Film Festival Clark Terry and Justin Kauflin in Al Hicks’ ‘Keep on Keepin’ On’ The first major awards-related announcement on Tuesday — a day filled with them, much like Monday — was the Academy’s disclosure of the 15 films that its documentary branch members selected, out of a list of 134 eligible titles, to compete...

Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac in J.C. Chandor’s ‘A Most Violent Year’ In addition to the Academy’s announcement of the shortlist for the best documentary feature Oscar (read my take here), Tuesday also brought the news of the National Board of Review’s selections for the 86th annual NBR Awards, which will be handed out during a...