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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Took 3-Year Paternity Leave

Actor focused on his kids, is back with new projects this year

(Newser) - Joseph Gordon-Levitt is back, baby. And back from the babies, to be precise. The actor has been out of sight since his last movie release in 2016 as he took three years off to be a father to his two young sons, born in 2015 and 2017. "I just...

Snowden Should Be Fascinating. It's Not

Should Be
It's Not

Snowden Should Be Fascinating. It's Not

Critics appear to love or hate Oliver Stone's film

(Newser) - Director Oliver Stone brings us Edward Snowden's side of the story of his NSA leaks in Snowden, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the man himself. Critics seem to either love it or hate it. Here's what they're saying:
  • This is "Stone's best political work to date,

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Secretly Gets Hitched

To Tasha McCauley, at their home

(Newser) - Joseph Gordon-Levitt managed to pull off a secret Hollywood wedding. His rep tells E! the actor wed Tasha McCauley at the couple's home on Dec. 20. The actor has always been secretive about their relationship, like when he first revealed their relationship to Howard Stern in September 2013. "...

15 Celebs Who Got Their Start in Horror Flicks

 15 Celebs Who 
 Got Their Start 
 in Horror Flicks 
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15 Celebs Who Got Their Start in Horror Flicks

Some may surprise you

(Newser) - Gather up some vintage horror movies to watch this Halloween, and you may just be surprised by a familiar face. Wired rounds up 30 celebrities who got their start in horror movies. A sampling:
  • Jon Stewart: The Faculty, 1998
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt: Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, 1998
  • Renee Zellweger: Texas

Meatballs Reigns With $35M Weekend
Reigns With 
 $35M Weekend 

Meatballs Reigns With $35M Weekend

(Newser) - Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 left the competition standing out in a downpour at this weekend's box office, reeling in $35 million—more than three times the $11.2 million total for No. 2 thriller Prisoners, reports the LA Times . Ron Howard's Rush opened in third...

Don Jon Seduces Critics
 Don Jon Seduces Critics 
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Don Jon Seduces Critics

Joseph Gordon-Levitt's directorial debut a winning porn parable

(Newser) - Joseph Gordon-Levitt's writing and directing debut Don Jon saunters into theaters this weekend, and most critics seem willing to give it their number. Here's what they're saying:

Robert Pattinson's New Galpal: Sean Penn's Kid?

And more new Hollywood romances

(Newser) - Sorry, Kristen Stewart: Robert Pattinson is reportedly dating Sean Penn and Robin Wright's daughter, Dylan. "They've been dating a month or two," a source tells People . "He's crazy about her." Pattinson and Stewart were on-and-off for quite a while after she cheated with...

10 Actors Injured While Filming

It's not all fun and games, apparently

(Newser) - Being an actor brings with it fame, fortune, and sometimes serious injuries. Huffington Post rounds up 10 of the latter:
  • Robert Downey Jr. accidentally broke Halle Berry's arm while filming Gothika. In a scene where he had to restrain her, RDJ just "twisted my arm the wrong way,

20 Celebs Whose Love Lives Are Blissfully Private

These rare few keep things out of the press

(Newser) - You can hardly go a nanosecond without hearing all about the latest escapades of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West or Taylor Swift and whoever she's dating/dissing this week. But some celebrities manage to keep blissfully silent about their love lives. Huffington Post rounds up 20:
  • Jake Gyllenhaal: Speaking of

33 Child Stars Who Turned Out OK

They're not all like Angus T. Jones

(Newser) - For every child star like Angus T. Jones trashing his own show , there's a Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who started acting at age seven but has managed to turn into a movie star while apparently remaining well-adjusted and normal. The Huffington Post rounds up an impressive 32 more of the latter:...

Joseph Gordon- Levitt the Next Batman: Report

Will play caped crusader in Justice League , say insiders

(Newser) - Christopher Nolan may not be directing any more Batman films, but Warner Bros. isn't done with the character—and Joseph Gordon-Levitt looks set to take over where Christian Bale left off. The Dark Knight Rises' end seemed to indicate that the franchise would live on, and sure enough, the...

Looper Is Head-Spinning Fun
 Looper Is Head-Spinning Fun 
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Looper Is Head-Spinning Fun

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis star in Rian Johnson sci-fi flick

(Newser) - Writer/director Rian Johnson wins over critics with Looper, a time-traveling sci-fi thriller with brains. Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays a hired killer set to assassinate a future version of himself, played by Bruce Willis. What the press is saying:
  • Looper is "way inventive but it wears its creativity lightly, like it'

SNL Newcomer Kills as Ann Romney

Also, Democrats and their fancy rapper friends are the elite ones

(Newser) - Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Mumford and Sons may have headlined last night's Saturday Night Live, but newcomer Kate McKinnon might just have stolen the show, reports the Huffington Post . Appearing as Ann Romney on "Weekend Update," the freshman declared that the campaign meant "We're missin' apple-pickin'...

Seth MacFarlane to Host SNL's Season Premiere

Daniel Craig gets show No. 3

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live's cast may still be a work in progress after the departures of Kristen Wiig and Andy Samberg, but the show is at least lining up its hosts for season No. 38. Seth MacFarlane, the Family Guy creator who just made his directorial debut with Ted, will...

50/50 Reviews: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen Balance Humor, Tough Subject
 Half Funny, 
 Half Touching 
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50/50: Half Funny, Half Touching

Seth Rogen movie manages to be both funny and poignant

(Newser) - With a current 92% rating at Rotten Tomatoes , 50/50 gets praise for its blend of comedy and drama about a young man diagnosed with cancer.
  • In Salon , Mary Elizabeth Williams calls the movie “poignant, funny and profane”: It “understands the woozy terror of a life or death crisis,

Notable Golden Globes Snubs


Notable Golden Globes Snubs

Lee Daniels misses Best Director race, The Road shut out, and more

(Newser) - The Golden Globes are “as notable for the films and performances that members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association omit as for those that they celebrate,” writes Chris Lee in the Los Angeles Times , and yesterday’s nominations “had no shortage of surprising snubs.” Lee, and...

Critics In Love With (500) Days
 Critics In Love With (500) Days  
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Critics In Love With (500) Days

(Newser) - Critics are head over heels for (500) Days of Summer, a boy-meets-girl flick that shakes things up by telling the story out of order. Here’s what they’re saying:  
  • The movie “turns the genre on its empty head and sees relationships for what they are—a bruising

He's a Star, Other Summer Movie Lessons

(Newser) - With this summer’s movie crop about to bear fruit, New York tells us what lessons we’ll be able to glean. Highlights:
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt is a star: So charming in the romantic comedy 500 Days of Summer, audiences will “completely forgive his role in GI Joe: The Rise

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