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Ben Stiller Pokes Fun at BAFTA and 'Brittania Awards' Upon Winning One (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Dec 5th 2011 3:30AM
Ben Stiller, '2011 Brittania Awards'Robert Downey, Jr. reluctantly awarded Ben Stiller with the Charlie Chaplin Brittania Award for Excellence in Comedy at the '2011 Brittania Awards' (Sun., 8:30PM ET on TV Guide), teasing the actor over their work in 'Tropic Thunder.'

Stiller, though, teased the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in his acceptance speech, saying that at first he thought BAFTA stood for Black Astronaut Flight Training Association. He went on to say that when first advised of the British honor he would be receiving, he thought he would be knighted "for a few giddy days."

Finally, somebody said to me, Ben it's an awards show and it's gonnna be broadcast on the TV Guide channel. And I said, Say no more," Stiller said. "You had me at broadcast."

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Joseph Wershba, TV News Pioneer, Dies Aged 90

by Catherine Lawson, posted May 17th 2011 6:45AM
Joseph WershbaTV news pioneer Joseph Wershba, an Emmy-winning CBS News producer and reporter, whose work helped to bring the McCarthy witch hunts to an end, has died at the age of 90.

The Associated Press reports that Wershba, who was one of the original '60 Minutes' producers, died at his home at Long Island, New York of complications from pneumonia.

In a statement, CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager said, "Joe Wershba was a wonderful man who was a pioneer of broadcast journalism, without the notoriety of his more celebrated colleagues Ed Murrow and Don Hewitt. ... Almost everything he touched became part of the foundation for CBS News, including '60 Minutes.'"

In 1954 Wershba led a report on Sen. McCarthy for Edward R. Murrow's CBS TV news segment, 'See It Now.' The exposé helped discredit McCarthy, and was one of the inspirations for the movie 'Good Night and Good Luck,' in which Wershba was played by Robert Downey, Jr.

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Golden Globes: Robert Downey Jr.'s Charmingly Raunchy Best Actress in a Comedy Intro (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jan 16th 2011 11:38PM
Robert Downey, Jr., 'The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards'Robert Downey, Jr. really loved the nominees for Best Actress, Musical or Comedy at 'The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards' (Sun., 8PM on NBC). In fact, he was baffled that they'd each turned in such "exquisite performances without a shred of help" from him.

Downey presented us with his theory for success in Hollywood for women. "I don't know if an actress can do her best work until I've slept with her," he posited. He then went on to address the five nominated women individually.

When he reached the 22-year-old Emma Stone, nominated for her role in 'Easy A,' he tread more carefully. "Now, I'm not trying to creep anyone out, but where's Emma?" he said, singling her out in the audience. "I think I got something for us. It's kind of like a 'Blue Valentine' thing but not age appropriate."

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Jamie Foxx Bought Horses for Robert Downey Jr. on His Birthday (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Dec 22nd 2010 4:48AM
Jamie Foxx, 'Late Show with David Letterman'In a story that won't be appearing in any "Celebrities ... They're Just Like Us!" segments any time soon, Jamie Foxx revealed a recent birthday exchange between him and his 'The Soloist' and 'Due Date' co-star Robert Downey, Jr. on 'Late Show with David Letterman' (Weeknights, 11:35PM on CBS).

Downey had recently purchases a house with some acreage, but according to Foxx, he showed his empty stables. Foxx then slipped into a funny Downey impression talking about it. "Dude, here's my empty stables, dude," he mimicked.

Ultimately, after some ribbing about Downey playing a black man in a movie, and spending some time in jail, Foxx revealed that he did get the Downeys two horses, one for Robert and one for his wife.

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Rosario Dawson Dishes on Chris Pine, Ed Norton and Robert Downey, Jr. on 'Rachael Ray' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Nov 11th 2010 12:45PM
Rosario Dawson dished on co-stars Chris Pine, Ed Norton and Robert Downey, Jr. on 'Rachael Ray' (weekdays, syndicated), recalling juicy behind-the-scenes tidbits with each.

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Robert Downey Jr. Can't Help But Take His Character Work Home With Him (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Nov 2nd 2010 12:08PM
Robert Downey Jr. was on 'Live With Regis and Kelly' (weekdays, 9 AM on ABC) today and shared that when he's shooting a movie, he can't help but take his character home with him, something his wife often makes fun of him for. When Downey's doing a movie, he embodies the character, on-set and off. Over the course of shooting 'Iron Man,' for example, he's prone to thinking that he's the strongest guy in the room (and his regular martial arts regimen may mean that that's not so far off from the truth.)

While shooting 'Sherlock Holmes,' Downey begins to believe his intelligence in unparalleled. Fortunately his wife, film producer Susan Downey, has a way of keeping his ego in check.

"She just says, oh my god, you're doing another 'Iron Man' movie, it's disgusting to watch you think you're Tony Stark," his wife will tell him, jokingly.

"If you're perfectly balanced, that sort of garbage doesn't happen," Downey explained, digesting his own penchant for delusion. "But I still struggle now and again."

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Comedian Zach Galifianakis: I Was a Teenage Hitchhiker (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Nov 2nd 2010 7:21AM
Comedian Zach Galifianakis: I Was a Teenage HitchhikerTake a look at the photo to your right. Would you give this man a ride in your car? Sure you would! The amiable grin, the fuzzy beard, the lovable "teddy-bear-ish" demeanor ... what could possibly go wrong? What indeed?

Comic Zach Galifianakis is starring in the new film 'Due Date,' along with Robert Downey Jr. It's a buddy flick about two men traveling on the open road. And on 'The Daily Show' (weeknights, 11PM ET on Comedy Central), Zach talked about some real life road trips of his own.

Galifianakis used to hitchhike as a teen in college -- and he made some very questionable decisions. For instance, while trying to thumb down a ride, Zach would hold up a sign -- which read as follows: "I DON'T HAVE A GUN."

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Robert Downey Jr. Has Some Advice for Charlie Sheen (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Nov 2nd 2010 2:35AM
Robert Downey Jr. Has Some Advice for Charlie SheenRobert Downey Jr. is a former Hollywood "bad boy." The actor was known for his hard-partying ways, but now, Downey is clean and sober -- and he stays out of trouble. But there's always someone ready to fill the "bad boy" vacuum. Recently, that person seems to be Charlie Sheen.

This Friday, the cops came to Sheen's hotel room, after the actor allegedly went on a drunken coke-fueled rampage. Sheen also allegedly had a naked hooker locked in his room's closet. This is a big scandal for the 'Two and Half Men' star. So on 'Late Show' (weeknights, 11:35PM ET on CBS), David Letterman turned to his expert on drugs, booze and scandals -- Mr. Downey himself.

Apparently, Downey and Sheen went to the same high school, but Robert said they "didn't really hang out." Though he added this: "It sounds like we could have really partied."

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Robert Downey Jr. Wants a Baby -- But Has Started Smoking Again (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Oct 27th 2010 4:32AM
Robert Downey Jr. Wants a Baby -- But Has Started Smoking AgainOn 'The Tonight Show' (weeknights, 11:35PM ET on NBC), Robert Downey Jr. had some good news and some bad news. First, the good news: He'd like to have a baby girl.

Or, as the actor put it, he wants to be "waist-deep in doo-doo" in eighteen months. Translated, Robert was saying he hopes to have another child with his wife Susan, within a year and a half.

That was the good news. Robert also confessed to Jay Leno that while he continues to stay away from drugs and alcohol, he has started smoking cigarettes again.

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Robert Downey Jr.'s Ironettes Entrance, Birthday Present on 'Tonight Show' (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted May 6th 2010 6:20AM
Robert Downey Jr.'s Ironettes on 'Tonight'You know those "They're Just Like Us" entertainment stories that reveal celebrities doing normal stuff? Well, Robert Downey Jr. won't be featured anytime soon. He doesn't seem to be leading an average-Joe life right now. For starters, his entrance on 'The Tonight Show' (weeknights, 11:35PM ET on NBC) was preceded by the dancing, scantily-clad "Ironettes."

Next he talked about his birthday present from 'The Soloist' costar Jamie Foxx. "He basically emceed my whole [birthday] party; it was crazy. And we have this little farm, horse-ranch type [of] thing now. And he said, 'I don't know why you don't have any horses -- oh, crap, you do.' He got me horses!"

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Robert Downey Jr. Speaks Out on His Troubled Past (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Apr 29th 2010 2:00PM
On 'Good Morning America' (weekdays, 7AM ET on ABC), 'Iron Man 2' star Robert Downey Jr. spoke out on his troubled past, which included substance abuse and multiple stints in jail. According to Downey, he actually came to appreciate jail and think of it as a safe place. Still, he seems to much prefer life now that he's a mega-star and managing his "position within society."

"I'm not advocating incarceration. I was just saying that it's understandable to me why people get themselves, for one reason or another, in that situation, and it can start feeling like somewhere you can retreat to," Downey said of jail.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Sherlock's movie success harks back to Brett's glory days

by John Scott Lewinski, posted Jan 7th 2010 4:01PM
To many, Jeremy Brett played the perfect Sherlock Holmes.The new action-oriented reboot of Sherlock Holmes with Robert Downey, Jr. is making a killing at the box office -- and rightfully so. It stays true enough to its source material while injecting just enough quirky energy into Holmes' world to update the franchise.

But, here's hoping the movie's success leads some folks back to rediscover the single greatest production of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's short stories -- the Granada and PBS Sherlock Holmes series of the 80s.

To most Holmes fans, Jeremy Brett (right) was the perfect actor playing the role he was born to fill. He had the look, the voice and the mannerisms most readers envisioned when reading "The Red Headed League" or "The Speckled Band."

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What's Hot on Inside Movies: Weekend Box Office and A Little 'Heart and Souls'

by Chris Jordan, posted Jan 1st 2010 2:57PM
Things are relatively quiet over at Moviefone's Inside Movies today -- and who can blame them as it is New Year's Day -- but there are a few interesting nuggets ready for your perusal.

There's a forecast of the weekend's box office and it looks pretty darn good, for Hollywood's sake. Expect the other-worldly success of 'Avatar' to continue, along with strong showings for 'Alvin and the Chipmunks: the Squeakuel' and 'Sherlock Holmes.' Inside Movies deduces a strong $350 total box office 'Avatar' by the end of the weekend. On the low end, a measly $4 mil for 'Nine.'

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What's Hot on Inside Movies: 'Star Trek' Sequel, Mel Gibson Provokes Protest, Robert Downey Jr. a New Sex Symbol

by Betsey Denberg, posted Dec 30th 2009 3:10PM
We're just a day away from bidding farewell to 2009, but that doesn't mean we stop reporting the news. So, take a break from fighting the return lines at the mall and spend some time with Inside Movies, catching up on the latest Hollywood news.

This year we said goodbye to one of the greatest names in musical history, Michael Jackson, but we'll never forget the impact he made on the world. The National Film Registry is making sure of this as they selected 'Thriller' as the first music video ever to be preserved.

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What's Hot on Inside Movies: Complete Coverage of Golden Globes Nominations

by Jason Newman, posted Dec 15th 2009 4:11PM
The big news over at Inside Movies is today's announcement of the 66th Golden Globe Awards nominees. We know. It can be a bit overwhelming but we've got you covered on all the big races.

First, check out the overview of all the nominees, then don't forget to see our extensive coverage and analysis of specific categories.

We also round up stars' reactions to the nominations and one critic looks at the process and influence of the Globes on the Academy Awards.

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