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For an adaptation that was viewed as "unfilmable," today's "Life of Pi" is earning consistently rave reviews.
Directed by Ang Lee, the project had a number of challenges, starting with the story itself. The protagonist in the novel, written by Yann Martel, spends much of his time stranded on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger as his companion after a major shipwreck. Trying to bring Pi's moving experience to life on film was an admitted risk, but one Lee has impressively managed.
The big reveal on last week's "American Horror Story: Asylum" was a shock to fans, but not to Zachary Quinto.
The actor told press last week that he knew his Dr. Thredson was malevolent all along.
Even when you're a legend yourself, the thought of playing one for the screen is still frightening.
Such was the case for Anthony Hopkins, who transforms into Alfred Hitchcock for this month's "Hitchcock," which is based on the book "Alfred Hitchcock and the making of 'Psycho'" and directed by Sacha Gervasi.
"[Hitchcock] was an amazing personality and a great genius, and for me it was daunting taking on such a loved figure," Hopkins told press Sunday. "Such a notorious man as well because he had a wicked sense of humor and he was a complicated man."
We're not surprised to hear that Gerard Butler, with his legion of admiring fans, learned how to flirt at a young age.
It all happened when the Scottish actor was "third year" in school - which would be about 14 years old, he told CNN.
“[T]here was a girl ... she was running up the stairs and I said something and I let it linger...something like 'Oh really? Well, we'll see,'" the 43-year-old said.
The tales from press who were aboard Rihanna's tour jet for the past seven days have ranged from hilarious to distraught to some combination of both.
Rihanna herself, who couldn't have been completely unaware of the response to her 777 tour, made an apology to those who were along for her seven-day, seven-country, seven-city promotional ride when she landed back in the States Tuesday.
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