Review Category : Entertainment

Warner Bros. Shows First Footage from “Batman vs. Superman” Film at Comic-Con

Clay Enos/Warner Bros.(SAN DIEGO) — Warner Bros. opened its two-hour panel at Comic-Con International with a video featuring the first footage from the upcoming Batman vs. Superman film.

Director Zach Snyder introduced the footage, after which Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill were brought out, along with Wonder Woman Gal Gadot.

In the video, Batman responds to the call of the bat signal atop a building, where Superman hovers above him. The Man of Steel’s eyes glow red, while the Caped Crusader’s glow blue.

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Susan Sarandon Reveals Past Tryst with David Bowie

ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) — Like most people, Susan Sarandon went through a wild period.

The actress once had a tryst with “a rock star”: David Bowie.

“In terms of hooking up with movie stars, I got married really young [to actor Chris Sarandon], which knocked out most of my 20s to be f***ing around,” she told the Daily Beast. “There have been a couple of famous, pretty interesting ones. One rock star [Bowie].”

Sarandon, 67, didn’t specify when it happened, though she clearly enjoyed spending time with the singer.

“He’s worth idolizing. He’s extraordinary,” she gushed. “Bowie’s just a really interesting person and so bright. He’s a talent and a painter and he’s great.”

However, she eventually settled down, which came as a surprise to her. After dating director Louis Malle, who was 14 years her senior, she had a relationship with Franco Amurri, who fathered her daughter, Eva, 29. Then, she met Tim Robbins, with whom she was involved for 23 years. They had two sons, Jack, 25, and Miles, 22.

“I wasn’t supposed to have kids,” she said. “I’m the oldest of nine and had mothered all of them, so I wasn’t ever in a mode to where I was looking to settle down and raise a family, so that definitely changes the gene pool you’re dipping into.”

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HBO Confirms Newest “Game of Thrones” Cast Members

Photo: Macall B. Polay/HBO(SAN DIEGO) — HBO confirmed the newest cast members for its hit show Game of Thrones at Comic-Con International on Friday.

Many of the newest additions appeared in a video unveiled at the annual event in San Diego. Among the newest inhabitants of Westeros are Alexander Siddig of 24 and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Jonathan Pryce from the Pirates of the Caribbean series.

The series appears likely to delve into at least one region of Westeros that viewers haven’t seen much of, the southern kingdom of Dorne. Dorne, home to fan-favorite Oberyn Martell, is ruled by Siddig’s character, Doran Martell. Also confirmed to appear in season five are Jessica Henwick, Rosabell Laurenti Sellers and Keisha Castle-Hughes, of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Whale Rider, as Oberyn’s daughters, known as the dangerous “sand snakes.”

The fifth season of Game of Thrones is scheduled to begin sometime in 2015.

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Ohio-Native Katie Holmes Talks About LeBron James’s Return to Cleveland

Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — LeBron James can count Katie Holmes as a fan.

The actress, a Toledo native, may now live in New York City with her daughter, Suri Cruise, but she’s excited that King James is returning to her home state.

“I’ve been visiting my family in Ohio, and we’re so happy as Ohioans that LeBron [James] is coming back!” she told People. “It’s a really big deal for our state, and it’s so cool of him.”

Holmes, 35, has a big summer ahead of her work-wise: Her new film The Giver hits theaters on August 15.

However, she is still making time for fun, too. She and Suri may take surfing lessons with surfer Courtney Conlogue.

“I hope she’s got a lot of time … and patience,” Holmes, a self-described “risk-taker,” said. “I’ve never surfed before… [but] it’ll be really fun!”

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Which “Orange Is the New Black” Star Isn’t Returning For Season 3?

Ali Goldstein for Netflix(NEW YORK) — Prepare yourselves, Orange Is the New Black fans: One of the show’s original actors won’t be returning for season three.

Pablo Schreiber, who plays hated corrections officer George Mendez, is leaving.

“I’m not taking part in the third season,” he told the New York Post. “I’m a member of a show called The Brink that’s going to be on HBO. It’s a half-hour comedy with Jack Black and Tim Robbins and me [as] the three leads. I’m really excited about it.”

Schreiber, 36, added that while he’s loved working on the series with creator Jenji Kohan, the opportunity to star in a TV show was too good to pass up.

On Orange, he didn’t get as much screen time.

“I’m not a part of the third season of Orange Is the New Black, but going forward after that, we just don’t know,” he said. “I would go anywhere that [Kohan's] working, and I know that our paths will cross again soon, whether it’s on Orange or on a future project.”

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Which “Orange Is the New Black” Star Isn’t Returning For Season 3?

Ali Goldstein for Netflix(NEW YORK) — Prepare yourselves, Orange Is the New Black fans: One of the show’s original actors won’t be returning for season three.

Pablo Schreiber, who plays hated corrections officer George Mendez, is leaving.

“I’m not taking part in the third season,” he told the New York Post. “I’m a member of a show called The Brink that’s going to be on HBO. It’s a half-hour comedy with Jack Black and Tim Robbins and me [as] the three leads. I’m really excited about it.”

Schreiber, 36, added that while he’s loved working on the series with creator Jenji Kohan, the opportunity to star in a TV show was too good to pass up.

On Orange, he didn’t get as much screen time.

“I’m not a part of the third season of Orange Is the New Black, but going forward after that, we just don’t know,” he said. “I would go anywhere that [Kohan's] working, and I know that our paths will cross again soon, whether it’s on Orange or on a future project.”

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Kelsey Grammer Stars Opposite Martin Lawrence in New FX Series

Byron Cohen/FX(NEW YORK) — Kelsey Grammer is headed back to the small screen in a new TV comedy, Partners, on FX. He stars as an attorney who partners with another lawyer, played by fellow comic actor Martin Lawrence.

“It’s a good pairing and we’re good together,” Grammer said on Friday’s Live with Kelly and Michael. “We have completely different styles and somehow I think it took us a little while to find the sweet spot in it.”

“You know, there’s the whole ‘ebony and ivory’ thing,” Grammer said, referring to the characters’ difference races. “But we honestly don’t play up much to that. It’s really about they have differences of opinion about how to approach the law. And Martin’s kind of a do-gooder but he’s making no money. That’s the problem. And I’m kind of a shark and a shyster, but I’ve made some money.”

The thrice-divorced actor quipped that he didn’t have to do any research for the role, thanks to all his time spent in divorce court.

“I have had a lot of second-hand research for a long time,” he added. “I’d say I’m as expert as any guy I know.”

FX’s Partners premieres on Aug. 4 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

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Mark Hamill Discusses Being Back on “Star Wars” Set

Bruno Vincent/Getty Images(LONDON) — Mark Hamill couldn’t be more thrilled to be back playing Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: Episode VII and he dished on what it’s like to be back on set and with old friends such as Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher.

“I never thought we’d come back. I still can’t believe it’s happening,” Hamill told BBC News. “To go on to those sets that evoke so many memories, is just astonishing. I have real ties to this country [England], my son was born when we were making Empire Strikes Back…it just seems like an unexpected gift.”

Hamill, 62, also updated fans on Ford’s status. The actor was injured last month and suffered a broken leg.

Hamill was not on set at the time of the injury, but said, “It sounded terrible, but I hear he’s doing really well. It’ll take more than that to stop Harrison Ford.”

Hamill also touched on working with the new cast.

“It’s really about the new generation of characters, we are just there to lend our support and grow contractually obligated beards,” he said. “These kids…they are so talented, I was just overwhelmed. They are also diverse. There are people I recognize like Andy Serkis and new people I’d never seen before. But they are so good, I am thinking about asking them for advice.”

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Stan Lee Bows Out of San Diego Comic-Con Due to Laryngitis

Kevin Winter/Getty Images(SAN DIEGO) — Stan Lee had to abruptly cancel his scheduled appearance at the San Diego Comic-Con due to a case of laryngitis.

The 91-year-old creator of Marvel heroes Spider-Man, Hulk, The Avengers and X-Men, among others, was due to make appearances and signings on Friday and Saturday.

A spokesperson for Lee says the comics legend is otherwise in good health.

Lee is still scheduled to appear at other upcoming conventions, including San Antonio’s Alamo City Comic-Con in September and his own get-together, Stan Lee’s Comikaze, in October in Los Angeles.

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Alec Baldwin Appears in New York City Court, Then Tweets About It

Art Streiber/NBC(NEW YORK) — Alec Baldwin was in a Manhattan court Thursday morning in connection with a May 13 incident in which the 30 Rock actor was stopped for riding his bike the wrong way down Fifth Avenue before being arrested by police for disorderly conduct, reports E! Online.

During the court appearance, the 56-year-old told the judge he’d rather pay a fine than apologize for getting a little “belligerent” during his run-in with the police.

Judge John Delury said to Baldwin, “Looks like you have a short fuse.” Then, the judge asked, “Can you stay out of trouble, Alexander?”

Baldwin responded, “Sure, sure.”

The judge then gave him an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal, which means the case against Baldwin will be dismissed if the actor avoids re-arrest for six months.

After court, Baldwin took to Twitter to share his thoughts about his meeting with the judge. He tweeted, “NY City is a mismanaged carnival of stupidity that is desperate for revenue and anxious to criminalize behavior once thought benign.”

NY City is a mismanaged carnival of stupidity that is desperate for revenue and anxious to criminalize behavior once thought benign.

— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) July 24, 2014

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