TMZ has reported that the thespian has been hit with two tax liens for unpaid taxes, which total $193,719 for the years of 2011 and 2012. The irony of this is that it comes around the same date as the 75th anniversary of Superman’s original comic book release.
The 46-year-old starred as Clark Kent and Superman between 1993 -1997, alongside Teri Hatcher who portrayed Lois Lane. Hatcher has since made a name for herself in television’s Desperate Housewives, whilst Cain has struggled to reach the heights of his Superman days, only appearing in small roles. This included an appearance in Smallville, the series which chronicled the early years of Clark Kent and Superman.
Cain once remarked, “I guess the favorite character I’ve ever played was in Lois and Clark. I think playing Clark Kent was my favourite role, because it was the biggest role, and it was a very personal role in that sense.”
Cain has since been replaced in the role by Tom Welling in the aforementioned Smallville, Brandon Routh in Bryan Singer’s Superman Returns, and Henry Cavill in the forthcoming Man Of Steel.
The IRS has also asked NFL player, Terrell Owens, for around $430,000. The fired wide receiver claims that he owes major income tax dollars for the years 2005, 2007 and 2009, all of which combines to $438,913.52.
Previously Owens signed a contract for close to $50 million for the Philadelphia Eagles, and he also played for the Buffalo Bills and Dallas Cowboys.
Michael Jackson’s daughter has stated that she will “karate chop” doctor Conrad Murray, the man who was convicted of prescribing her father the lethal overdose that ultimately kille him, in order to make him appear at the family’s trial.
Paris, who is a martial arts expert, has stated that Murray’s testimony will be key to helping the Jacksons win a $40 billion payout from concert promoter AEG.
The lawsuit states that AEG hired Murray and then continued to force Jackson to perform and rehearse for a series of performances in London, even though he was clearly fatigued and suffering from exhaustion.
Murray has refused to face the Los Angeles court, where he will be asked if he gave the King of Pop copious amounts of drugs to help him prepare for the shows. It is thought that this would hurt his chance against appealing his involuntary manslaughter charge.
A source for The Sun said, “Paris wants to kick Murray’s butt. She wants him to explain what pressure he was under to make Michael perform. When she gives evidence she plans to tear him apart.”
Since her father’s death, Paris Jackson has been forced into the limelight, and she was even offered a job cheerleading for the Philadelphia Eagles last month, despite the fact that she had only been part of her high school cheerleading team for a few days.
The club’s cheer director, Barbara Zaun, stated, “We think Paris will make a great Eagle cheerleader. We though that she had a lot of poise, confidence and enthusiasm in her cheer performance … Paris has that ‘wow factor’ that makes a great cheerleader.”
Unfortunately, Paris won’t be able to make the transition as you have to be older than 18 to appear as a cheerleader, and at the moment she is only 14-years-old.
Would you like to see Paris Jackson “karate chop” Dr. Conrad Murray?
Corde ‘Spanky Danky’ Broadus abandoned a promising football career, turing down a scholarship from UCLA, in order to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a rapper. The 18 year-old has already stated that he believes the drug should be completely legalised.
He has also been arrested eight times for drug related misdemeanours and he has shown his followers him smoking a joint and a large bong, adding the caption, “Would there be love if it wasn’t for bud. #CouldYouBeLoved.” He has in the past uploaded the words, “Give weed a chance.”
Snoop Lion’s son’s songs include “Rollin, Rollin, Rollin,” has even attacked people who only smoke tobacco instead of marijuana. He has written on Instagram, “Population Control started when everyone admitted they were addicted to smokin cigs (sic). Of course your addicted!”
He also added, “That’s what it’s filled wit (sic) and the way it’s made. You loss the battle as soon as your mind admitted defeat. Tobacco Companies aren’t only making trillions off you they also are killing Millions of you. #2birds1stone #GiveWeedAchane.”
Snoop has been criticised in the past for smoking the drug alongside his offspring last September. However, Snoop told Hollywood Life, “What better way to (learn) than from the master? My kids can do whatever the hell they want.”
He also added, “For me to say otherwise would be hypocritical. A lot of m************ don’t have a relationship with their kids, and thats when they get on drugs and have suicidal thoughts and drive drunk. Me and my son is mellow. I’m his father, so I wanna show him the proper way because he looks up to me.”
What do you think of Snoop Lion’s relationship with his son?
Justin Bieber got a visit from Selena Gomez in Oslo, Norway on Thursday.
Apart from the fact that 37 million plus (or 17.8, but who’s counting) beliebers are currently having a meltdown over this unexpected news, frankly — it is genuinely shocking.
After watching Gomez’s jaw-dropping — “well that makes two of us” — zinger on Late Show with David Letterman, many assumed that her relationship with Bieber was deader than a dead thing.
The actress later retracted her “cry” revelation on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show.
So, to details. The Spring Breakers actress was spotted at Gardermoen Airport in Oslo at around 8:30 pm (local time) on Thursday.
Sources close to the Latin starlet have confirmed that her arrival in Oslo is not a coincidence and it appears the 20-year-old has no professional commitments in the city.
Bieber, who is his Believe world tour had already been in the capital four days to play three concerts at Telenor Arena.
The 19-year-old’s last Norway gig was on Thursday.
Online tour schedules reveal the next gig date is in Copenhagen April 20, which gives the star-crossed ex-couple at least 24 uninterrupted hours together — if the Canadian singer has no press obligations.
Notably, Bieber was extremely upbeat on his Twitter feed after the show ended, enigmatically tweeting the word “smiling.”
Gomez and Bieber began dating in 2010, before splitting last November. After a brief reunion, the ex-Wizards of Waverly Place star reportedly walked out on her then boyfriend mid-way through a December vacation in Mexico.
Since then, the lay of the land between the pair hasn’t been pretty.
Less than three weeks after the couple separated, Gomez performed “Cry Me A River” at a private concert for UNICEF, introducing the song, saying:
“I’ve been through a lot the past few months. It’s been weird and sad and cool,” before adding, “this song definitely speaks to me.”
Her appearance in a dance video set to Dustin Tavella’s “Everybody Knows,” which includes the tag “Your boyfriend is a douchebag/And everybody knows last month also suggested things were far from amicable.
Likewise, Bieber told Billboard in a January interview,”I’m not in the happiest place I’ve ever been,” also revealing that a cut on his 2013 Believe Acoustic album“Nothing Like Us” was about his relationship with Gomez.
Meanwhile, Gomez hasn’t been crying into her pillow during their separation.
The actress is about to release her album later this month and has just released the lead single “Come and Get It.” The Bindi-wearing singer-actress debuted it at MTV’s Movie Awards and will perform the song onLetterman next Wednesday.
Although the couple met up a few times after their split, notably Bieber visited his on-off ex at her Encino, CA,. home on March 27 between his concert dates.
Representatives for both stars declined to comment.
But, for now, this is known: Gomez and Bieber were in Norway at the same time, and are possibly en route together to Copenhagen — or maybe not.
Joss Whedon has provided an update to The Avengers 2, revealing that he already knew the plot before he had shot the original, whilst confirming that the film will start shooting in the early months of 2014.
“We should start shooting I think in February,” stated Whedon. “I didn’t think I was gonna do the second one, but I had an idea for it before I had figured out the first one. You go into a movie not assuming that there’s going to be [another one]. I’ve seen plenty of movies that were the first part of the trilogy that never happened and it’s terrible.”
Whedon went on to add, “You don’t save anything for the trip back. Having said that, though, I did sort of know, ‘Well if they were to come back, I know what’s going to happen … it’s going to be awful’.”
The filmmaker has recently been given the role as a creative consultant for Marvel, helping to mould the second phase of their cinematic onslaught. Whedon has stated that he believes that the next Marvel films will more than live up to the first.
“I’m really excited because I’ve gotten to look at everything and see behind the curtain on all the stuff, and Kevin Feige has a really clear vision and runs through all these movies,” says Whedon. “They’re all very different, but they really are what the next story should be.”
Last month Whedon stated that JJ Abrams was the perfect choice to be the director of Star Wars. Originally, Whedon joked about missing the opportunity, “I’m as angry as you should be!” But he then added, “When I heard [about Star Wars] I was like, ‘I wonder …. no, I really can’t do that. Oh, I already have a job.’ I wouldn’t clear the Avengers. I’m having so much fun with that sequel right now, just with the script, that I couldn’t imagine not doing it.”
The Avengers 2 will be released in the summer of 2015.
Guillermo del Toro has responded to Michael Bay’s recent comments about certain Transformers rip-offs that are currently headed to theaters.
Bay’s presentation at CinemaCon included remarks that there were have been too many Transformers wannabes in recent years. The director also stated that audiences “should know better.” Although he didn’t specifically name any films, it’s not to hard to put the pieces together.
Since Hellboy director Guillermo del Toro is preparing to unleash his own giant robot movie into theaters later this year, the filmmaker decided to respond to Michael Bay’s statement.
“We are far, far far away from that in a very willing fashion. For good or bad, this is my movie. This is my universe and my creation, and I do not create through comparison,” Del Toro explained to The Hollywood Reporter.
He added, “The fights don’t occur in well-lit, super cool, car commercial-looking environments. They occur in the middle of a raging sea storm or in a savage snow storm. They happen in a universe that is incredibly saturated.”
It’s pretty easy to tell from the trailers for Pacific Rim that Guillermo del Toro has absolutely no interest in ripping off anything Michael Bay’s Transformers series has to offer. Unfortunately for the Del Toro, many moviegoers might draw comparisons between the two projects.
Showing that he has a sense of humor about the whole situation, Del Toro stated that his creations would annihilate every “robot in the history of mankind in a toe-to-toe showdown.”
Pacific Rim tells the story of mankind’s quest to destroy a handful of giant monsters that are quickly demolishing everything in their path. In order to combat this menace, scientists create a series of enormous robots that are remotely powered by human beings.
What do you think about Michael Bay’s recent CinemaCon comments? Do you think Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim is a Transformers rip-off?
Zac Efron had a titanium plate put in his hand following a recent on-set injury.
The actor broke his hand while filming his new movie Townies. The injury occurred while Efron was shooting a fight scene with co-star Dave Franco.
Zac Efron discussed his broken hand and the titanium plate during a recent appearance on Live with Kelly and Michael. While the actor said his hand is healing quite nicely, he admitted that it really isn’t much to look at for the time being.
The actor explained:
“I broke it a couple [of] days ago on set … during filming, it was during a stage fight with Dave Franco. I had to go back to work so I couldn’t really wear a cast, so they [medics] put like a titanium plate in it and a bunch of screws.”
He added, “I don’t know why I’m telling you this. My hand in theory is back to normal, it just looks really gross.”
Zac Efron gave Kelly Ripa and guest host Carrie Ann Inaba a good look at his hands. The hand with the titanium plate is significantly larger the other.
Although he might look a little worse for wear, the High School Musical alum assured everyone that he’s healing up quite nicely. However, it might take a little while before his hand starts to return to normal.
Townies is the latest movie from Forgetting Sarah Marshall director Nicholas Stoller. In addition to Zac Efron and Dave Franco, the flick stars comedy vet Seth Rogen.
“I really admire Seth. I think that he is one of my favorite comedic actors of our generation. There really hasn’t been a role that I’ve seen in him that I haven’t enjoyed,” Efron told MTV News about his time on-set with Rogen.
Robert Downey Jr. revealed that Ben Stiller might direct the upcoming live-action version of Pinocchio.
Alice in Wonderland director Tim Burton and the Iron Man star were originally going to tackle the project together. While it appeared that the film was moving forward over at Warner Bros., apparently some changes were going down behind-the-scenes.
Robert Downey Jr. recently discussed the project while promoting Iron Man 3 in Italy. The actor’s comments suggest that Burton is no longer attached to direct Pinocchio. Instead, Downey Jr. said he would like to work with Ben Stiller on the movie.
The news of Stiller’s involvement comes courtesy of the folks at Sky Cine News. However, the folks at Bleeding Cool were cool enough to properly translate what Robert Downey Jr. said about his version of Pinocchio.
The actor explained:
“I want to make ‘Pinocchio’ as a live action film and not resorting to animation. I would like to do with Ben Stiller that sounds perfect to get into the story and then saw where it was written, I’d like it to be shot as much as possible in Italy, I think it is also a matter of consistency.”
Of course, there’s always the chance that Robert Downey Jr. was simply thinking out loud. However, it would be interesting to see what Ben Stiller would do with the Pinocchio story.
The Inquisitr reported last November that the script was being rewritten by Kick-Ass scribe Jane Goldman. It’s currently unknown if she is still attached to the project.
The Tropic Thunder director recently debuted footage of his upcoming comedy The Secret Life of Walter Mitty at CinemaCon. Ben Stiller stars as a photographer who goes searching for a missing piece of film. The movie is scheduled to open in theaters on Christmas Day.
Are you a fan of Ben Stiller? Do you think he is the right director to tackle Robert Downey Jr.’s Pinocchio project?
Sandra Bullock has paid tribute to Boston in the wake of Monday’s marathon attack, describing Bostonians as “amazing, strong, loyal, kind, giving people.”
Sandra Bullock’s Boston comments were made to Access Hollywood as the actress promoted her new film, The Heat. The comedy was shot in Boston, giving Bullock a first-hand experience of life in the Massachusetts capital. She said:
“That city is made up of amazing, strong, loyal, kind, giving people and you saw that once everything happened, you saw the amount of people that rushed into the danger and just helped everyone. All tragedies – it brings out the best in people and you just see what a great, great, great place Boston is.”
The Heat director Paul Feig described the movie as a “love letter” to Boston, and said he hoped the film would put smiles back on the faces of Bostonians. Speaking before he presented the film’s trailer to a theater full of exhibitors at CinemaCon, Feig added:
“It’s not a movie where it’s supposed to be New York but it’s shot in Boston. This takes place in Boston. We have Boston natives in the movie, like Jane Curtin and Bill Burr and Joey McEntire; all these famous Bostonians are in it. And if this movie can help Boston laugh, than that would be great.”
Sandra Bullock admitted the Boston bombing left her concerned for cast and crew members in the area:
“I think having been there, having had our entire crew around us all the time, who are all from Boston, you’re just hoping. And when you see the aftermath, I try to look on the other side, which is, ‘Look how amazing the people were. Look at those people that ran towards everyone without thinking twice about themselves.’ ”
The Heat is set to open in the US on June 27. A spokeswoman for 20th Century Fox said a special screening in Boston is scheduled to take place closer to release. You can watch a trailer below.
Lopez added: “I’m excited about my new show … (I) couldn’t think a better group of people or better place to create than FX. … Now to get ready … Back to Pilates!”
The new show will feature Lopez as recently divorced working class Mexican-American who has recently become a successful entrepreneur. According to USA Today, the show will also feature an 11-year-old son, an overbearing mother, and a demanding ex-wife.
The Washington Post reports that FX is taking the same approach they did with Charlie Sheen’s Anger Management. The Network has ordered 10 episodes of Saint George. If the first 10 shows hit a certain ratings mark, FX will automatically agree 90 more episodes.
Are you excited for George Lopez’s new sitcom? Here’s a clip from the comedian’s ABC show.
The new show will be produced by Lionsgate Television, Wind Dancer Films, Travieso Productions and 3 Arts Entertainment.
Lionsgate’s TV president Kevin Beggs said: “(Saint George will feature George Lopez’s) no-holds-barred comedic take on the tensions surrounding race, class, sex and family life in Los Angeles through the eyes of a man straddling two separate cultures.”