2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
The hottest stars, biggest bombs, most shocking surprises, and more
2012 Breakout Stars
At this point last year, Chris Hemsworth and Octavia Spencer had solidified themselves as bona fide movie stars thanks to the commercial and critical successes of their respective box office hits “Thor” and “The Help.” Since then, Hollywood has birthed a whole new batch of breakouts – men, women, children, and even a stuffed bear – who’ll likely blossom into even bigger big screen stars in the years to come. So, who made our Top 10? Take a look, and let us know if we overlooked any of your favorites. -- By Matt Whitfield & Giana Mucci
- So Long, Mary Jane: Shailene Woodley Cut From ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′
Well, it looks like nobody is going to be calling Peter Parker "Tiger" just yet. Sony Pictures and director Marc Webb have apparently decided that Parker's love life was complicated enough without the redhead as the character of Mary Jane … Continue reading →
- 'The Exorcist': The Real-Life Story Behind the 40-Year-Old Horror Classic
Really, though, it doesn't look a day over 20. Director William Friedkin's classic horror film had its New York City premiere on June 19, 1973, staking its claim in the pop culture consciousness (with a sledgehammer) and changing the face … Continue reading →
- Mom: RI theater threw out disabled girl over noise
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — A woman says she and her 5-year-old developmentally disabled daughter were thrown out of a theater during a "Beauty and the Beast" performance because the girl was making giggling and humming noises she makes when she's happy.
- You Won't Believe What Henry Cavill Did Before He Was Superman
Superman walked my dog. Twice. How many people can say that? Back in 2005 I became friends with an extremely handsome restaurant host named Henry. Little did I know it was Henry Cavill, on the cusp of fame. I used … Continue reading →
- Deen says she used slur but doesn't tolerate hate
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Celebrity cook Paula Deen said while being questioned in a discrimination lawsuit that she has used racial slurs in the past but insisted she and her family do not tolerate prejudice.
- Palace sheds some light on Kate's baby plans
LONDON (AP) — With Prince William and the former Kate Middleton expecting their first child in mid-July — and much of the world interested in the birth of a future monarch — the royals' office has released some of the couple's plans, although many details are still being kept private. Kate has made several public appearances recently but is expected to keep a low profile in the final weeks of her pregnancy. Here is the latest news about the infant who will, upon entering the world, be third in line for the British throne.
- Cher credits luck for her lengthy career
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. (AP) — Cher is no stranger to tabloid fodder.
- Celebrity Critics Corner: ‘Man of Steel’ Reviewed by James Franco, Jason Alexander and More
When a movie makes $116 million in its opening weekend, you know a lot of people are going to have opinions about it. Not only are critics and movie buffs weighing in on the blockbuster Superman reboot "Man of Steel," … Continue reading →