At the 25th Annual American Cinematheque
tribute to Robert Downey Jr. friday night, Downey praised his friend
Mel Gibson and said he should be forgiven.
Robert Downey Jr., star of
"Iron Man", accepted the American Cinematheque Award in Beverly Hills on
October 14, 2011 for ...making a significant contribution to the art of
the moving picture" and the actor used his time on stage to ask
Hollywood to forgive Mel Gibson, 55.
"Unless you are without
sin and if you are, you are in the wrong f---king industry you should
forgive him and let him work again," Downey said after Gibson presented
him with the award before a packed ballroom at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
the presentation ceremony, Gibson talked about being warned about
hiring Downey for "Air America" in 1990 because of Downey's troubled
private life. Downey has always credited Gibson for being the first
person who gave him a job during some of his years battling substance
Julianne Hough, the former Dancing With The
Stars regular, walked the red carpet like a Hollywood Veteran, Monday
Night, October 3, 2011, to celebrate her first big movie role in
The remake revisits the small town of Bomont where
dancing is banned, until a rebellious teen from out of town rolls in and
shakes things up. While Kenny Wormland fills Kevin Bacon's 1984 role as
Ren McCormack, Julianne Hough plays Ariel Moore, originally played by
Hough, heated things up with wearing an ultra-chic,
red organza top with a gathered neckline and long, sheer sleeves, and
red high-waisted shorts, all by Tibi. The dancer and actress kept it
simple and classy, opting to only accessorize with nude pumps, gold
earrings and a large gold ring.
Craig Brewer (“Hustle & Flow,” “Black Snake Moan”) delivers a new
take of the beloved 1984 classic film, “Footloose.” Ren MacCormack
(played by newcomer Kenny Wormald) is transplanted from Boston to the
small southern town of Bomont where he experiences a heavy dose of
culture shock. A few years prior, the community was rocked by a tragic
accident that killed five teenagers after a night out and Bomont’s local
councilmen and the beloved Reverend Shaw Moore (Dennis Quaid) responded
by implementing ordinances that prohibit loud music and dancing. Not
one to bow to the status quo, Ren challenges the ban, revitalizing the
town and falling in love with the minister’s troubled daughter Ariel
(Julianne Hough) in the process. "Footloose" is in theaters October 14, 2011
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce honored
the late Buddy Holly with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on
Wednesday, September 7, 2011. Buddy Holly would have been 75 years old
had he not lost his life in a tragic plane crash on February 3, 1959.
left a legacy of music for which he was honored on the Hollywood Walk
of Fame. The ceremony, held in front of the Capitol Records building at
1750 N. Vine Street, was attended by his widow Maria Elena Santiago,
Phil Everly of the Everly brothers (close friends of Holly’s and played
many shows together), Peter Asher of Peter and Gordon (were inspired by
Holly from the moment they formed their duo, and made Holly’s “True
Love Ways” a worldwide hit), and actor Gary Busey, (played Holly in "The
Buddy Holly Story." in 1978 and was later nominated for an Academy
Award for his portrayal).
In only 18 months, from when Buddy
Holly and the Crickets hit the charts with their first release, “That’ll
Be The Day,” to when he died in a tragic plane crash, Holly topped the
charts with more than 27 Top 40 hits worldwide, with “That’ll Be The
Day” going to No. 1. Even after his death, Holly went to No. 1 with “It
Doesn’t Matter Anymore.” From rock to country to R&B, Holly’s songs
have charted consistently for more than 50 years, a true testament to
his music and his influence that continues to this day. Brian Wilson
said it simply: “Buddy Holly is unique…his music matters because it is
Holly died on February 3, 1959, often referred to as
“the day the music died.” But even in his short time, Buddy Holly
changed the sound and look of rock 'n' roll forever, leaving a permanent
standard that continues to influence artists all over the world.
Buddy Holly Trivia per TV.com:
Even though Buddy Holly is recognized as a legend in music, he never won a Grammy.
hit, "Peggy Sue," was originally given the title of "Cindy Lou."
However, Holly's drummer, Jerry Allison, asked Holly to rename it to
Peggy Sue, in honor of his girlfriend and future wife, Peggy Sue Gerron.
The Beatles got the idea of the name of their band from the name of Holly's band, The Crickets
Buddy Holly died on February 3, 1959, in a plane crash, along with Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper.
Don McLean's 1971 hit "American Pie" was inspired by and makes reference to the tragic plane crash which claimed Buddy’s life.
In 1986, he was among the first group of stars to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame upon its formation.
Buddy Holly married Maria Elena Santiago August 15, 1958.
The music group The Hollies were named in honor of Buddy Holly.
the movie The Searchers John Wayne’s character repeatedly says,
“That’ll Be the Day”. This phrase influenced Buddy to write the hit song
of the same name.
Teenagers Paul McCartney and John Lennon saw
Buddy and the Crickets play in Liverpool in March of 1958 and often
cited Holly as a primary influence on their music.
last name is legally “Holley” an early record contract had his name
misspelled “Holly” and he continued to use this spelling throughout his
In celebration of many successful years in entertainment, Ed O’Neill was honored by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on August 30th, 2011.
Ed O’Neill is best known for his role as Al Bundy, on FOX Network’s long running sitcom, “Married…With Children.” The role prompted two Golden Globe Award nominations. He is currently seen on the award-winning ABC sitcom “Modern Family” in the role of Jay Pritchett, for which he received Emmy and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations. Fox Home Entertainment will release “Modern Family” Season 2 on Blu-ray and DVD September 20th.
Born to an Irish Catholic family on April 12, in Youngstown, Ohio, O’Neill attended Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, and Youngstown State University. Signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers, he was cut in training camp and worked as a Social Studies teacher before becoming an actor. He has appeared in several movies including “The Bone Collector,” “Little Giants,” “Dutch,” the “Wayne’s World” series, and various films for Pulitzer Prize-winning screenwriter David Mamet including “The Spanish Prisoner,” “Spartan,” and the indie film “Redbelt.”
Friends and former co-stars Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds reunited on the red carpet while Olivia Wilde looked red-hot for the LA premiere of "The Change-Up" held at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood, Monday, August 1, 2011.
Bullock showed up in a chic black strapless Lanvin jumpsuit with strappy black sandals, gold hoop earrings and a stack of gold bracelets. She was all smiles, posing for pics with Reynolds, her co-star in the 2009 film, "The Proposal."
Olivia Wilde sported a fiery look wearing a red Antonio Berardi Pre-Fall 2011 dress matched with red satin Brian Atwood ‘Maniac’ pumps.
Growing up together, Mitch (Ryan Reynolds) and Dave (Jason Bateman) were
inseparable best friends, but as the years have passed they've slowly
drifted apart. While Dave is an overworked lawyer, husband and father of
three, Mitch has remained a single, quasi-employed man-child who has
never met a responsibility he liked. To Mitch, Dave has it all:
beautiful wife Jamie (Leslie Mann), kids who adore him and a high-paying
job at a prestigious law firm. To Dave, living Mitch's stress-free life
without obligation or consequence would be a dream come true. Following
a drunken night out together, Mitch and Dave's worlds are turned upside
down when they wake up in each other's bodies and proceed to freak out.
Despite the freedom from their normal routines and habits, the guys
soon discover that each other's lives are nowhere near as rosy as they
The film opens nationwide on Friday, August 5, 2011.
Stars Chris Evans and Hayley Atwell showed up at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood for the big event on July 19, 2011, the Los Angeles Premiere of 'Captain America: The First Avenger'. Both were dressed to impress as they worked it for the cameras before heading inside.
Other Marvel stars in attendance included Mr. Tony Stark himself, Robert Downey Jr., "Thor's" Chris Hemsworth, who posed with his wife Elsa Pataky, and Samuel L. Jackson. The actors are expected to reprise their respective roles and share the screen with Evans in the highly anticipated superhero-studded movie,"The Avengers".
Vanessa Hudgens showed off her legs (and new haircut) on the red carpet in a gold mini-dress. Hudgen's chopped off her hair for a role as a homeless teen in "Gimme Shelter."
Actress Zoe Saldana also showed off her toned legs in a Balmain Resort 2012 ensemble. The printed bomber jacket gold epaulets was teamed with matching shorts, a simple v-neck white tee and Brian Atwood ‘Pois’ pumps.
About the film:
"Captain America: The First Avenger" will focus on the early days of the Marvel Universe when Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) volunteers to participate in an experimental program that turns him into the Super Soldier known as Captain America. As Captain America, Rogers joins forces with Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) and Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) to wage war on the evil HYDRA organization, led by the villainous Red Skull (Hugo Weaving.)
One of a continuing slate of films being produced by Marvel Studios based on the Marvel characters, "Captain America: The First Avenger" opens July 22, 2011.