Review Category : Entertainment

Amanda Bynes Won’t Be Charged for September DUI Arrest

Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Amanda Bynes will not face charges in connection with an arrest last September on suspicion of driving under the influence. However, she can’t put the incident behind her just yet.

The Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office tells E! News that while it has declined to press charges against the 28-year-old actress, the case is being forwarded to Los Angeles prosecutors as a potential violation of her probation.

Bynes, who’s on probation for a 2012 DUI arrest, was arrested in Los Angeles last September for allegedly driving under the influence of a drug. The following month, she was placed on a psychiatric hold; she was released from the hospital a few weeks later.

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SAG Awards Scheduled for This Sunday

Fox Searchlight(LOS ANGELES) — The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be held this Sunday at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center in L.A. TNT and TBS will air the ceremony live at 8 p.m. Eastern time, 5 p.m. Pacific time.

Birdman leads all films with four nominations, including one in the ensemble cast category. Stars Michael Keaton, Edward Norton and Emma Stone are all up for individual acting honors, too.

Boyhood, The Imitation Game and The Theory of Everything each have three nominations. They join Birdman in the ensemble cast category, along with The Grand Budapest Hotel.

On the TV side, ABC’s Modern Family has the most nominations, with four. HBO is the most-nominated network, with 10 nods.

Singin’ in the Rain actress Debbie Reynolds is scheduled to receive the 51st SAG Life Achievement Award at the ceremony. It will be presented to her by her daughter, Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher.

See a full list of nominees here.

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SAG Awards Scheduled for This Sunday

Fox Searchlight(LOS ANGELES) — The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be held this Sunday at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center in L.A. TNT and TBS will air the ceremony live at 8 p.m. Eastern time, 5 p.m. Pacific time.

Birdman leads all films with four nominations, including one in the ensemble cast category. Stars Michael Keaton, Edward Norton and Emma Stone are all up for individual acting honors, too.

Boyhood, The Imitation Game and The Theory of Everything each have three nominations. They join Birdman in the ensemble cast category, along with The Grand Budapest Hotel.

On the TV side, ABC’s Modern Family has the most nominations, with four. HBO is the most-nominated network, with 10 nods.

Singin’ in the Rain actress Debbie Reynolds is scheduled to receive the 51st SAG Life Achievement Award at the ceremony. It will be presented to her by her daughter, Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher.

See a full list of nominees here.

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“Mortdecai” Stars Admit They’re Members of the Mile High Club

“Mortdecai” – Lionsgate(LOS ANGELES) — Which star of the new film Mortdecai is a member of the Mile High Club: Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow or Paul Bettany? The correct answer: all three.

The actors shared that very personal fact while playing a game of “Never Have I Ever” with Ellen DeGeneres on Thursday’s episode of her talk show. They were asked revealing questions, which they answered by holding a paddle that read “I Have” on one side and “I Have Never” on the other side.

When DeGeneres stated, “Never ever have I joined the Mile High Club,” Depp and Paltrow held up their “I Have” paddles, with Bettany and DeGeneres following suit.

For those of you unfamiliar with the Mile High Club, the term applies to people who have had sex onboard an airplane in flight.

Depp, Paltrow and Bettany also admitted that they’ve seen one of their Mortdecai co-stars naked. However, only Paltrow revealed that she’s “sexted” — sent an explicit text message.

Mortdecai opens in theaters Friday.

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“Mortdecai,” “The Boy Next Door,” “Strange Magic” Open Friday

“Mortdecai” – Lionsgate(NEW YORK) — Here’s a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday:

Mortdecai — Johnny Depp plays the titular character, a dashing art dealer who tries to recover a stolen painting that’s said to contain a code to a bank account filled with Nazi gold. Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, Olivia Munn, Jeff Goldblum and Paul Bettany also star. Rated R.

The Boy Next Door — Jennifer Lopez is a teacher who has an affair with a teenage boy who’s just moved into the neighborhood. He turns out to be a pretty creepy guy who refuses to leave her alone. Ryan Guzman, John Corbett and Kristin Chenoweth also star. Rated R.

Strange Magic — The animated musical focuses on goblins, elves, fairies and imps involved in a battle over a powerful potion. Alan Cumming, Evan Rachel Wood, Kristin Chenoweth, Maya Rudolph and Alfred Molina lend their voices to the film, whose story is from George Lucas. Rated PG.

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Movie Review: “The Boy Next Door” (Rated R)

Universal(NEW YORK) — In The Boy Next Door, Ryan Guzman plays Noah, a seemingly handy, intelligent, 19- or 20-year-old (it’s not clear exactly how old he is) who’s moved in next door to Jennifer Lopez’s Claire Peterson to help his sick uncle, who’s taken Noah in following the deaths of Noah’s parents the year before. We also find out Noah took some time off from high school and intends on finishing at the school where Claire teaches, and that her 17-year-old son, Kevin, also attends.

Noah has instant chemistry with Claire (sort of) and gets along well with Kevin (Ian Nelson). Through simplistic dialogue, we find out that Claire’s husband Garrett (John Corbett) has cheated on her multiple times, but he’s trying to patch things up.

If you’ve seen the trailer, you know what eventually happens. Claire and Noah sleep together, though Claire immediately tells him it was a mistake — at which point he becomes violently obsessed with her, and we’re treated to a reverse, 99-cent version of Fatal Attraction.

If you’ve ever seen Ryan Guzman, the very notion that this 27-year-old actor would play a high school student seems like an idea for a comedy sketch. It’s like casting Keith Richards to play an Olympic gymnast. Also, Jennifer Lopez is a terrific entertainer but she’s only an adequate actress. In order for The Boy Next Door to work, she needs to be, at the very least, a good actress.

Director Rob Cohen is known more for duping audiences into believing unbelievable action sequences (The Fast and the Furious, xXx) than for believing unbelievable actors. In The Boy Next Door, he needed to help us buy the idea of Lopez as the mother of a 17-year-old, an intellectual English literature high school teacher who’d be attracted to a student practically her own son’s age, and who would freely use the Yiddish word “schmutz” when describing dirt (maybe Lopez uses it in real life).

Absolutely none of this rings true, and that’s why The Boy Next Door comes off more as an inadvertent comedy than the thriller it’s supposed to be.

One-and-a-half out of five stars.

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Jessica Chastain Doesn’t Know if Marriage Is In Her Future

ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) — Jessica Chastain has had a banner year with movies like Interstellar and A Most Violent Year, and says her love life is “fantastic” with her man of two years.

But don’t expect her to get hitched anytime soon.

“I’m not quite sure of what I want in my life, and who knows if marriage is a part of it,” Chastain told People magazine.

She continued, “So to me, marriage is not an important thing.”

Chastain has been with Italian fashion executive Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo for the past two years, and last year she explained why she doesn’t date co-stars or other celebs.

“The fame is not the part of my life that I am excited about,” she told The Telegraph. “I just don’t think of myself as a movie star — I’m an actress.”

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Jessica Chastain Doesn’t Know if Marriage Is In Her Future

ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) — Jessica Chastain has had a banner year with movies like Interstellar and A Most Violent Year, and says her love life is “fantastic” with her man of two years.

But don’t expect her to get hitched anytime soon.

“I’m not quite sure of what I want in my life, and who knows if marriage is a part of it,” Chastain told People magazine.

She continued, “So to me, marriage is not an important thing.”

Chastain has been with Italian fashion executive Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo for the past two years, and last year she explained why she doesn’t date co-stars or other celebs.

“The fame is not the part of my life that I am excited about,” she told The Telegraph. “I just don’t think of myself as a movie star — I’m an actress.”

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Kevin Hart Treats 500 Fans to Movie Tickets

ABC/ Lorenzo Bevilaqua(TOLEDO, Ohio) — Kevin Hart made his Toledo-based fan group very happy recently.

The actor announced that he purchased 500 tickets for his film, The Wedding Ringer, at a local theater for fans who couldn’t get tickets to his stand-up shows. All they had to do is go up to the ticket window and say, “Kevin Hart sent me.”

After I buy the tickets I will tweet out the movie theater address and the showtimes….The 1st 500 people to get there will get the tickets

— Kevin Hart (@KevinHart4real) January 21, 2015

At the “Cinemark at Levi’s Commons” the address is 2005 Hollenbeck dr Perrysburg OH 43551 u have 2 go 2 the window & say Kevin Hart sent me

— Kevin Hart (@KevinHart4real) January 21, 2015

“Listen, I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t do s**t like this,” he said on Instagram. “I’m buying out the theater! That’s right! Cinemark at the Levi’s Commons. Two shows. 7:45 p.m. and the 10:15 p.m., for free, on me. Get there.”

Hart, 35, retweeted notes from several fans, thanking him for the free show. He also noted that he had a great time in the Ohio city and hoped to return next year.

@KevinHart4real thanks for the free tickets

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“The Affair” Star Ruth Wilson Denies Romance with Jake Gyllenhaal

Steven Lippman/SHOWTIME(LOS ANGELES) — Are Ruth Wilson and Jake Gyllenhaal more than just onstage co-stars?

The actress, who recently won a Golden Globe for her role in Showtime’s The Affair, told the latest issue of Net-a-Porter’s The Edit that she’s just friends with her co-star. The two are currently starring in the Broadway play, Constellations.

“He’s adorable, a really good guy,” she said of Gyllenhaal.

“We’ve become like brother and sister a little bit,” Wilson continued. “We spend so much time together. We trust that even if we have a little [disagreement] — which is going to happen because we’re in a tense environment that demands a lot from us — we’ll make up and we’ll be fine. I trust him implicitly.”

Rumors started swirling after the Golden Globes when reportedly the two actors were seen kissing and holding hands at an after party.

Gyllenhaal’s known for dating actresses, including Kirsten Dunst and Reese Witherspoon. He’s also been linked to Taylor Swift and Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Alyssa Miller.

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