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Regis Bromance Montage Ends With Surprise Appearance from Robert De Niro (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Nov 7th 2011 3:15PM
Regis Philbin's farewell tour has celebrated the many half-weird, half-endearing aspects of his on-screen persona with a run of awesome montages. Monday's 'Live' (weekdays, syndicated on ABC) installment payed tribute to Regis' various bromances in a mancrush-mashup that featured footage of Reeg gushing over Matt Damon, Kobe Bryant, David Letterman and more.

In a surprise twist at the end of the tribute, Robert De Niro appeared from backstage to present Regis with a dozen roses and wish him a fond farewell.

As they hugged it out, Regis told De Niro, "You don't mind all the other guys, do you? They're just passing friends, you're the man, you really are." Right back at you, Reeg.

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Robert De Niro to Play Bernie Madoff in HBO Movie

by Alex Moaba, posted Nov 7th 2011 10:45AM
Robert De Niro has played gangsters, mafia dons and sociopaths, and now he's set to take on the biggest white-collar villain of them all: disgraced Ponzi-schemer Bernie Madoff.

HBO, in collaboration with De Niro's Tribeca Productions, has purchased the rights to the book 'Truth and Consequences: Inside the Life of the Madoff Family,' according to the UK Daily Mail. The biography, which will serve as the source material for the TV movie, was the basis for the Madoff family's recent '60 Minutes' interviews.

'Reservation Road' writer John Burnham Schwartz will write the screenplay, according to Deadline. The book 'The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust,' will also be used to inform the project.

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9/11 Anniversary Programming Schedule: What's On This Weekend

by Jean Bentley, posted Sep 9th 2011 9:00AM
Twin Towers, USASunday marks the tenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks. Naturally, TV networks of all sizes have compiled a diverse list of tribute programs, news reports and documentaries to commemorate the occasion.

Highlights include Showtime's documentary 'The Love We Make,' a behind-the-scenes look at Paul McCartney's 2001 Concert For New York, which airs Saturday night; CBS's Robert De Niro-narrated '9/11,' which airs Sunday night; and the Melissa Leo-starring film 'The Space Between,' which airs Sunday night on USA.

Below, take a look at most of this weekend's 9/11 programming.

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Donald Trump Hits Back at Robert De Niro: 'Not the Brightest Bulb on the Planet' (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Apr 25th 2011 2:00PM
Over the weekend Robert De Niro had some harsh words for Donald Trump, comparing him to a used-car salesman for his constant questioning of Barack Obama's birthplace.

Of course, Trump jumped at the opportunity to respond to De Niro's criticism when it was brought up during a phone interview he did Monday on 'Fox & Friends' (weekdays, 6 AM ET on Fox News)

"Well, he's not the brightest bulb in the planet," Trump said of De Niro. "I have been watching him over the years and I like his acting but in terms of when I watch him doing interviews and various other things, we are not dealing with Albert Einstein."

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'Jersey Shore' Breaks Ratings Records Again, Michelle Obama Heading to 'Oprah' and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Jan 21st 2011 6:10PM
Jersey Shore'Jersey Shore' continues to shatter ratings records for MTV.

According to the Live Feed, Thursday's episode, featuring the Snooki arrest fallout and JWoww's breakup, was seen by 8.9 million viewers. This is MTV's largest audience for a series telecast ever -- the previous record was set a few weeks ago after the season 2.5 premiere. Last week's episode had 8.6 million viewers.

'Jersey Shore's' audience is about two times the size of NBC's 'Community.' Just sayin'.

In other TV News ...

The cast of CBS's 'Criminal Minds' sorta hopes the new spinoff series, 'Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior,' fails. Say what? Series star Shemar Moore is quoted as saying, "I'm flattered that we've done such a good job that they would like to do another show, but there's another part of me that wants it to fail." [TV Guide Canada]

Jaren Brandt Bartlett will play Jaime Reyes/Blue Beetle on 'Smallville.' Look for the relatively unknown actor to appear in episode 17, 'Booster.' [Entertainment Weekly]

First Lady Michelle Obama will sit down with Oprah Winfrey for an episode of 'The Oprah Winfrey Show.' Obama's interview will focus on the launch of a campaign to support families with somebody serving in the military. The show is set to air on Thurs., Jan. 27. [Hollywood Reporter]

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Matt Damon, Robert Pattinson, Jennifer Lopez to Present at Golden Globes

by Catherine Lawson, posted Jan 5th 2011 6:45AM
Matt DamonThe Hollywood Foreign Press Association has been using Twitter to give us little glimpses into the presenters roster for this year's Golden Globes Awards.

Ricky Gervais will be hosting the awards for the second time and will be joined on-stage at the Jan. 16 ceremony by a bevy of TV and movie stars including Matt Damon, Robert Pattinson and Jennifer Lopez.

The most recent presenters to be Tweeted into the lineup are 'TRON: Legacy' star Garrett Hedlund and Leighton Meester from 'Gossip Girl.'

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Robert De Niro Dresses in Drag, Flirts With Diddy on 'SNL' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Dec 6th 2010 12:15AM
Robert De Niro Dresses in Drag, Flirts With Diddy on 'SNL'Well, Diddy got his wish, but was it worth it for Robert De Niro? Sean "Diddy" Combs was the musical guest on this week's 'Saturday Night Live' (Sat., 11:30PM ET on NBC). He appeared along with third-time host Bobby (we call him "Bobby") De Niro. And the rapper started a Twitter campaign to be included in a sketch with the actor.

So, that happened -- but it may not have been the highlight of De Niro's career. The musician and the actor appeared together in a sketch featuring Andy Samberg as "Blizzard Man" -- the world's most clueless (and untalented) rapper. De Niro dressed up in drag to play Blizzard Man's mom, and soon enough, Diddy was hitting on him ... well, her.

While De Niro was decked out in a form-fitting sweater, sunglasses, and a questionable hairstyle, Diddy attempted to seduce him (her). Mr. Combs laid down such lines such as "Girl, you the one that's hot fire," and "If you wasn't my man's mom, I'd tear that a## up" -- and okay, let's just shut this whole thing down right now.

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An Open Letter to Robert De Niro: Please Don't Stink On 'SNL' This Time Around

by Joel Keller, posted Dec 3rd 2010 5:00PM
Robert De Niro hosts 'SNL' this week. Let's hope he doesn't stink like the last time he hosted.Dear Bob,

(I can call you Bob, right? I mean, we've never met, but I feel like we can be chummy enough for me to do that... no? Well, Ok, let me try again...)

Dear Mr. De Niro,

Despite the fact that I haven't seen a movie with you in it since the bitter and boring disappointment that was 'Showtime,' I'm still a huge fan of yours. Sure, you haven't exactly made the smartest career decisions over the last ten years; your most memorable roles lately seem to be in the endless stream of 'Fockers' movies that inflict themselves on the public every few years. But you built up plenty of goodwill with me over the decades, through movies as diverse as 'Taxi Driver' and 'Midnight Run' (still one of my favorites), for me to forgive the 21st century portion of your IMDb profile.

So, as a big fan of yours, I'm here, on my virtual knees. I don't usually beg anyone for anything, as I have my pride. But, pride be damned; I'm begging you right here and now:

Please don't suck on 'SNL' this weekend like you did the last time you hosted. I just can't go through that again.

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'Saturday Night Live' Promos: Robert De Niro Does His Best De Niro Impression

by Jean Bentley, posted Dec 3rd 2010 4:00PM
'Saturday Night Live'No one can do a better Robert De Niro impression than Robert De Niro.

But kudos to Kristen Wiig for trying in these funny new promos for this weekend's 'Saturday Night Live,' featuring De Niro as host and Diddy Dirty Money as the musical guest.

If Diddy has something to say about it, though, he'll take part in some skits too. The musician-turned-actor tweeted earlier this week, "OK SO DENIRO DONT KNOW IT YET BUT WE DOIN A SKIT TOGETHER ON SNL. BECAUSE I SAID SO. ITS LIVE TV SO IMMA BUMRUSH THE STAGE LILMAMA STYLE LOL."

Watch the video after the jump.

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Robert De Niro, Paul Rudd, Jeff Bridges to Host 'Saturday Night Live' in December

by Jean Bentley, posted Nov 18th 2010 2:15PM
Robert De Niro, Paul Rudd and Jeff BridgesWhile Saturday night was ladies' night this month -- Scarlett Johansson and Anne Hathaway both booked 'Saturday Night Live' hosting gigs in November -- the 30 Rock stage will turn into a boys club for the final month of 2010.

NBC announced today that closing out the year in 'SNL' hosts will be Robert De Niro, Paul Rudd and Jeff Bridges, along with musical guests Diddy-Dirty Money, Paul McCartney and Eminem, respectively.

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Milla Jovovich Talks Sex Scenes with De Niro, Disappoints Chelsea Handler (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Oct 27th 2010 8:10AM
Milla Jovovich Talks Robert De Niro on 'Chelsea Lately'When Milla Jovovich visited 'Chelsea Lately' (weeknights, 11PM ET on E!) to discuss the film 'Stone,' Chelsea Handler jumped at the chance to discuss "penetrating Robert De Niro in this movie." Jovovich laughed, saying, "I was wondering how long it would take before the Robert De Niro sex jokes came out. You're depraved, Chelsea!"

Jovovich refused to humor the host. In fact, after the actress' honest answers, Handler seemed to completely change her mind about his being "probably the sexiest person."

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News Roundup: Heidi Klum to Host Kiddie Reality Show, 'How to Train Your Dragon' Becomes Animated Series and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 13th 2010 10:00AM
Heidi KlumHeidi Klum + kids = hilarious? That's what Lifetime hopes.

According to Deadline Hollywood, the 'Project Runway' host has been tapped to front 'Seriously Funny Kids,' a new reality series similar to 'Kids Say the Darndest Things.' The project will see Klum interacting with youngsters, hopefully to humorous results.

"I have four children under the age of six, and to be honest, sometimes I enjoy them more than adults," Klum said in a statement. "They're uncensored, unpredictable and absolutely hilarious."

In other TV news ...

Robert De Niro has sold a crime drama to CBS. The actor has teamed with crime writer Richard Price for 'Rookies,' a police drama about young officers who are sent into high-crime areas. De Niro and Price will serve as executive producers. [Live Feed]

Richard Chamberlain has been cast on ABC's 'Brothers & Sisters.' Chamberlain is set to play somebody from Saul's past who complicates things a bit. Former lover? Perhaps. [Ausiello Files]

TBS is developing a reality show based on the Funny or Die video of Jewel doing undercover karaoke. The series, 'Undercover Karaoke,' will feature celebrities in disguise performing karaoke. [Deadline Hollywood]

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Bradley Cooper Talks Working with Robert De Niro (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Jun 11th 2010 7:56AM
Bradley Cooper Talks Acting with Robert De NiroWe've seen a lot of Bradley Cooper lately, as he promotes 'The A-Team.' But on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' (weeknights, 12:05AM ET on ABC), the host wanted to hear about the actor's work with Robert De Niro on 'The Dark Fields.'

"I just finished a movie, yeah, with the big man ... I call him Bob -- it's crazy," said Cooper. For one scene, Cooper told De Niro to "just really lay into me so I'll really feel it ... Say I'm a fake and all this stuff."

The camera started rolling, and De Niro obliged, churning out a lengthy, withering critique.

Cooper's reaction? He missed his cue to walk into the camera frame. "It was so real, I was just destroyed."

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Halle Berry, Matthew Fox Among Presenters at 67th Annual Golden Globes

by Leonard Jacobs, posted Dec 29th 2009 1:50PM
It's a glamorous and glittering list that just added distinctly more shimmer: According to the Hollywood Reporter, Halle Berry, Colin Farrell and Matthew Fox will be among the presenters at the 67th annual Golden Globe Awards.

The honors from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which some consider a precursor to the Oscars, will be broadcast live on NBC from the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sun., Jan. 17, 8PM ET. This year's telecast will also air live on the West Coast, beginning at 5PM.

Berry, Farrell and Fox join the previously announced Jennifer Aniston, Julia Roberts and Mickey Rourke on the growing roster of award presenters. In addition (and as also previously announced), the coveted Cecil B. DeMille Award for career achievement will be presented by Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio to Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese.

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Right now on Cinematical

by Kona Gallagher, posted Dec 5th 2009 6:05PM
The folks at our sister site Cinematical are working hard to give you news and reviews of the best -- and worst -- the silver screen has to offer. Here are some of their musings on the latest blockbusters, indies, and everything in between:

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