"Entourage" creator says movie of hit show will happen
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - It seems only fitting that Vince Chase and his buddies may soon be seen on movie theater screens after ending their successful run on television, "Entourage" creator Doug Ellin said on Thursday he sees a feature film spinoff from the popular HBO series, which is now in its eighth and final season.
Joe Pesci accuses Gotti producers of yanking role
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Joe Pesci has sued the makers of a movie about crime boss John Gotti and his son, accusing producers of reneging on a contract after he gained 30 pounds to play the notorious crime boss' right-hand man. Pesci's lawsuit could be an early roadblock for the film, "Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father," that has gained widespread attention due to its subject matter and a cast that includes John Travolta, Al Pacino and Lindsay Lohan.
NY museum extends hours of McQueen exhibit
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Metropolitan Museum of Art is extending the hours of its wildly popular Costume Institute exhibition featuring the work of late designer Alexander McQueen. The museum, which had already extended "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" past its original end date of July 31 and also lengthened viewing hours, will offer unprecedented late-night, final weekend hours to accommodate the crowds expected before the exhibit closes on August 7.
"Game of Thrones" may not cover whole book series: HBO
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - HBO executives said on Thursday they were delighted and surprised at the success of new fantasy show "Game of Thrones" but they gave no guarantees that the TV series would cover all the books in the series. "I don't know where the show will end, as opposed to the books," HBO programing chief Michael Lombardo told TV reporters.
Polanski, Madonna films to air at Venice festival
ROME (Reuters) - Madonna's film about King Edward VIII's relationship with an American divorcee and Roman Polanski's "Carnage" are set to be among highlights at the 2011 Venice film festival. Twenty-one films will vie for the top Golden Lion award at the 68th edition of the world's oldest film festival, which runs from Aug 31 to Sept 10 this year on the Lido seafront.
Marvel artist Kirby's heirs lose copyright claim
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge ruled on Thursday that influential comic book artist Jack Kirby's creations such as the Fantastic Four and the Hulk belong to Marvel Entertainment, and not his heirs. The decision in New York by District Judge Colleen McMahon scuttles a copyright claim by Kirby's heirs that threatened to undermine everything from Marvel's movie projects to its integration into parent company Walt Disney Co.
Chicago museum's unearthed Soviet posters a diary of war
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The horrors and heroism of World War Two are given a fresh look in an Art Institute of Chicago exhibition of rediscovered Soviet propaganda posters, which depict Hitler as blood-thirsty, anxious and perverse. One poster in the "Windows on the War" exhibition, opening to the public on Sunday, features a caricature of a worried Hitler hiding a crude hand gesture under his cap while Joseph Goebbels orates nervously.