For many Disney Channel stars, who as teenagers starred in their own shows and recorded tracks for Hollywood records, the road to "adulthood" is one that often equates sexuality with maturation. Although Miley Cyrus may be the most extreme example of this phenomena, those who have followed this script have included High School Musical alumni Zac Efron (who appeared pulling up his shirt on the cover of Rolling Stone around the time the film's sequel premiered) and his co-star Vanessa Hudgens, who acted with other Disney prodigy Selena Gomez in last year's risqué Spring Breakers.
This is not, however, the path of David Henrie, who fomerly acted alongside Gomez on "Wizards of Waverly Place." Recently the filmmaker of the new short "Catch," Henrie told The Christian Post last week that maturing in Hollywood did not imply that child and teen actors hoping to reshape their careers had to go to extreme lengths to alienate former fans.
"I think everyone as they transition out of a younger show wants to transition into a career of acting unless you didn't like acting and you don't want to do that anymore," explained Henrie. "You have to transition out of it and that comes with doing older, more mature roles, but that doesn't mean doing crazy things that just insult your audience. Your audience has to grow with you." more >>
A 10th place finish by Heaven Is for Real over the four-day weekend kept Memorial Day weekend from being the first without a faith-based movie in the top 10 since February 21-23, the week before Son of God debuted in theaters.
Based on the bestselling book, Heaven Is for Real earned $2 million in its sixth week open. With a budget of $12 million, the film has thus far generated nearly $86 million.
X-Men: Days of Future Past won the extended weekend with $91.4 million. more >>
"The Hornet's Nest" is not your typical military movie. It is actual footage taken from nine days of battle in Afghanistan and the perilous situation a group of soldiers found themselves in. Several men were killed in a dangerous and hostile environment, referred to as "The Hornet's Nest" by war photographer Mike Boettcher, who was embedded with the unit.
One of the men embedded with the unit featured in "The Hornet's Nest" was Chaplain Justin Roberts, who captured footage of Staff Sgt. Brian Burgess, who was killed in action on March 29, 2011.
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Aaliyah fans may be surprised with a biopic in the form of a VH1 film in the near future.
Aaliyah died over 12 years ago in a plane crash at the age of 22. While XXL.com reported that her former manager and uncle, Barry Hankerson, spoke about his niece being featured in VH! bopic last year, an actress seems to be confirming the news.
Tristin Mays, the 23-year-old actress, took to her Instagram to speak about the arduous process in trying out for the role. more >>
Paul Walker's Brother Cody Walker is not only finishing up his scenes in the "Fast & Furious" film series, but he is keeping the late actor's charitable organization alive.
Walker, the 40-year-old actor who played Brian O'Conner in the popular car racing films, was the passenger in a vehicle driven by a friend before they both lost their lives in a crash. After the film resumed shooting last month, the "Fast & Furious 7" Facebook page posted a message about his brothers Caleb and Cody Walker filling in for their late brother.
Now fellow "Fast & Furious" star Tyrese Gibson is ensuring that fans support Cody in keeping Paul's Reach Out Worldwide (ROWW) organization alive. more >>
Whitney Houston's biopic is coming to the small screen next year. Houston, the 48-year-old recording artist and actress, died in 2012. Now Lifetime is ready to release a film based on her life, which will be directed by actress Angela Bassett.
"Whitney Houston chronicles the headline-making relationship between the iconic singer, actress, producer and model, and singer, songwriter Bobby Brown - from the time they first met at the very height of their celebrity, to their courtship and tumultuous marriage," a statement released by Lifetime reads. "Throughout it all, difficulties followed the superstar couple while they dealt with the overwhelming rewards and consequences of the fame and fortune created by Whitney's meteoric rise that would soon overshadow them both."
Bassett, Houston's co-star in the 1995 film "Waiting To Exhale" spoke about her plans to direct the film which is tentatively titled "Whitney Houston." more >>