Darren Lemke

  • Ronda Rousey's latest movie project revealed amid criticism from rival

    If fans were wondering what’s next for UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey after her UFC 184 win, they needn’t wonder any longer.

    Cagewriter
  • ‘Independence Day 2′ Casts Jessie Usher as Lead

    Fox has cast “Survivor’s Remorse” star Jessie Usher in “Independence Day 2″ as the lead. He’s the first cast member attached to the sequel. Usher will portray the son of Will Smith’s Steven Hiller character from the 1996 original. Smith is not expected to return. Director Roland Emmerich will…

    Variety
  • Mo'Nique: 'Empire' Role Was Mine

    It's hard to imagine anyone but Taraji P. Henson playing Cookie on "Empire," but according to Mo'Nique, she was offered the role first. Mo'Nique appeared on Access Hollywood Live to promote her new project "Blackbird" on Tuesday, but she also spoke very candidly about how her career has been…

    Access Hollywood
  • Lester Holt Returns To ‘NBC Nightly News’ Tonight

    Holt tweeted this morning that he’s returning to the newscast tonight, one night after Savannah Guthrie filled in while Holt dealt with a family medical emergency, NBC News said yesterday. It had been unclear how long he would be gone. " @heidi_mcsista: @Nicoleedits Prayers for @LesterHoltNBC and…

    Deadline
  • The Cast of The Sandlot Then and Now

    The Cast of The Sandlot Then and Now "You're killin' me, smalls!" Here's where the lovable cast of "The Sandlot" is now. Tom Guiry Guiry played the dorkily lovable Scotty Smalls in the cast of "The Sandlot" and continues to work on the big and small screen, most notably in 2001's "Black Hawk Down"…

    Wochit
  • MoMA retrospective journeys into world of Iceland's Bjork

    "Bjork," which opens on Sunday and runs through June 7, follows the artist through 20 years of her career, from her first mature solo album "Debut" in 1993 to her latest work and a new music installation commissioned for the retrospective. "It's been an incredibly generous and fruitful journey for…

    Reuters
  • Ryan Reynolds Is \'Wrapped Around\' Daughter\'s Finger, But She\'s \'Allergic To Sleep\'

    Ryan Reynolds says he and Blake Lively have become members of the no-sleep-new-parents club since the recent arrival of their daughter. When Jimmy informed the new dad that a sleep allergy is not "possible," the actor offered up a new theory.

    Access Hollywood
  • Beyond ‘Homeland’ and ‘In Treatment': Israeli Topics Ripe for American Adaptations (Guest Blog)

    Ronit Elkabetz and Shlomi Elkabetz’s “Gett, The Trial of Vivian Amsalem,” offers a riveting portrayal of an Orthodox Jewish woman’s struggle to obtain a gett, a religious divorce required by Orthodox Jewry, from her clearly estranged husband. Playing in limited release, “Gett” was nominated for a…

    The Wrap
  • Chris O’Donnell Receives a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

    As they say in Hollywood, timing is everything and, for child star-turned-“NCIS: Los Angeles” lead Chris O’Donnell, this was certainly the case. “I got my letter from Boston College and it said, ‘You’re wait-listed,’” the Chicago-born actor recalls of senior year in high school when it was the…

    Variety
  • Why We Shouldn't Make Too Much Of China's Box Office Topping The U.S. In February

    We've all heard the rumblings that China will soon eclipse America as the top movie-going market sometime around 2020. So the news that the overall box office in the month of February was larger in China ($650 million) than it was in America ($640 million) isn't a shock in theory

    Forbes
  • 9 Actors Who Only Make Bad Movies

    9 Actors Who Only Make Bad Movies Katherine Heigl The first time we saw Katherine Heigl as the driven and tightly-wound, but quirky and ultimately lovable girl was in "Knocked Up", and that was a decent comedy. But then she played the same character in "27 Dresses" which was meh. But then we saw it…

    Wochit
  • Daniel Craig Films 007 Sketch for U.K. Charity Event

    Elton John, Stephen Hawking and Rowan Atkinson are also participating in the Red Nose Day fundraising efforts.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • Hulu Gets Disney Junior’s ‘Doc McStuffins’ in Exclusive SVOD Deal

    Hulu, looking to cater to the 6-and-under set — or, more accurately, their parents — inked a deal with Disney-ABC Television Group giving the Internet-streaming service exclusive subscription video-on-demand rights to Disney Junior’s acclaimed animated series “Doc McStuffins.” Also covered under…

    Variety
  • Fred Savage to Co-Star in Fox's Rob Lowe Comedy

    The 'Wonder Years' alum will play Lowe's brother in 'The Grinder.'

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • Taylor Swift Is Becoming a Godmother

    The pop star has been given the honorary title to Jaime King's unborn second child.

    The Hollywood Reporter
  • 'Spider-Man' Gives Marvel What It Needs Most: Villains

    Kelvin Chavez of Latino Review scooped the Internet yesterday with a big news dump alleging copious information about the upcoming Walt Disney/Sony reboot of the Spider-Man franchise. The general idea is that it will be a fresh start, sans origin, written and directed by Drew Goddard of Cabin in…

    Forbes
  • How Each State Is Trying to Win Hollywood's Business: A Guide to the Latest Production Incentives

    As the Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI) Locations Show converges on the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza starting March 5, here's how each state is (or isn't) working to woo feature production business away from Los Angeles.

    The Hollywood Reporter