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It is sort of poetic justice that lady killer Idris Elba has landed a juicy film role intended for another long-established matinee idol, Tom Cruise. Elba played the lead in Guillermo del Toro’s sci-fi tentpole Pacific Rim, a part that had been offered to Mission Impossible franchise star Cruise. Elba had been earmarked by the…

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Television series “House of Cards,” “Game of Thrones,” “Behind the Candlelabra” and “SNL” are the big ‪winners from the 2013 Primetime Emmy Nominations day: Also winning big are current superstars like Kerry Washington, who received her first nomination for the ratings blockbusting drama “Scandal,” while old school legends such as Al Pacino (The Godfather, Scarface)…

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Because their performances are otherworldly, and the images projected off the big and small screens are so large, many people wind up being surprised that many of their favorite male performers are actually shorter than they imagined. Some of them are very short. Despite being height challenged, the impressions they’ve made in our lives remain…

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Oscar winners and nominees are no different than the average celebrity. Whether it was long ago during their youth or after their success, they have had a run-in or two with the law. Check out these Oscar winners and nominees who have been arrested.

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Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, Alan Arkin, Julianna Margulies After serving 28 years in prison for accidentally killing the son of a crime boss, newly released gangster Val (Al Pacino) reunites with his former partners in crime, Doc (Christopher Walken) and Hirsch (Alan Arkin), for a good ole night on the town. As the three partners…

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  It is most fascinating to learn about a legendary, blockbuster film, but to also learn of the actors who turned down the roles, which someone else accepted and subsequently became rich, famous and immortal icons. Below are just a few examples of superstar actors who passed on blockbuster movie roles, and some regretted it.…

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When Jay-Z got into a beef with screen legend Robert De Niro, it was interesting to see how few of us took any sides. First of all, if De Niro’s account is right, that Jay-Z ignored or refused to return any of his six calls, then he was in the wrong in the first place…

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Some of you may believe that you have reached the absolute bottom when you become homeless — or worse, that there is no overcoming it when you”ve fallen so far. But the following testimonies by the biggest stars in the world serve as powerful examples that, not only can you overcome such a situation, that…

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One dropout is considered one of the greatest actors ever who came to fame during the greatest decade in cinematic history, the 1970s. Another is a two-time Academy Award-winner, and another is a practical billionaire from his ultra-successful formula of producing highly rated reality shows based on music. Despite their disparate backgrounds, they all have…

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Dr. Jack Kevorkian, the Detroit pathologist who was dubbed “Dr. Death” after he single-handedly made assisted suicides a major national discussion in the 1990s, has died at age 83. Kevorkian passed away from pneumonia and a kidney-related ailment in the Detroit suburb of Royal Oak, his attorney told the media. He had been suffering from…

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