Robert DeNiro

Fox News Offers a “Gutless” Correction, and Hannity Ducks

The network’s prime-time Trump apologist twisted himself into knots to avoid an apology.<p>(A version of this column originally appeared on Poynter.org.)<p>Fox now can claim the very definition of fake news as it derides the awful “mainstream media” for producing same. That's because it concedes—in …

Journalism

In The Wizard of Lies, Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer Return to a Life of Crime

Robert De Niro has been in some bad comedies in recent decades, but there’s no altering the fact that he is one of Hollywood’s great treasures. Now …

Liberal POV

Why Bernie Madoff Still Matters

Almost ten years after Bernie Madoff pled guilty to the largest Ponzi scheme in U.S. history, we are still talking about the nefarious financier. The …

Finance

The Best Movies Filmed in the Dominican Republic

<i>PHOTO: The streets of the Dominican Republic. (photo courtesy of Barceló Hotel Group)</i><p>Movies can often spark wanderlust. Seeing an exotic location on …

Dominican Republic

Can the Madoffs Ever Be Sympathetic? - Bloomberg

In a scene near the end of HBO Films’ docudrama <i>The Wizard of Lies</i>, Andrew, the youngest son of fraudster Bernie Madoff, speaks to a writing class at …

Alessandro Nivola (‘The Wizard of Lies’) chats about ‘fast and loose’ facts, fraud and Robert De Niro [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO]

“The way in which the facts are played fast and loose these days couldn’t be more apt,” divulges <b>Alessandro Nivola</b> during our recent webcam chat</i> …

From Channing Tatum's Vodka to George Clooney's Tequila, These Are the Celebrity Alcohols Worth Owning

Rosé all day (but only if it's Sofia Coppola's).<p>Many celebrities, bless their hearts, have released their own branded alcohol. And, as anyone who's tried Billy Bush's Beach Whiskey knows, not all of it tastes amazing. But there are some celebrity alcohols that absolutely nail it—from flavor, to …

Channing Tatum

Dirty secrets of Qantas first class passengers

Escape<p><b>IT IS Australia’s Champagne capital, with a menu designed by a celebrity chef - but for some high-flyers, this exclusive spot is just a</b> …

Airlines

9 actors who spoofed their own most iconic roles

We're laughing with them, not at them.<p>When an actor nabs a career-defining job that he or she will be forever be synonymous with, it can, just …

Movies

‘The Wizard Of Lies’ Production Designer Discusses Madoff’s Psychology

From acclaimed, Oscar-winning director Barry Levinson, HBO’s television movie <i>The Wizard of Lies</i> is a case study of the way in which the external …

Hot new hotels across Canada

The first boutique hotel in Toronto’s east end, built on the site of a former strip club. A new luxury spot in the city’s Entertainment District with …

Hotels

Disney’s Live-Action ‘Dumbo’ is Casting + More U.K. Projects Looking for Talent

Welcome to our weekly roundup of what’s happening in the casting industry! This is the first of many, so please do leave us a comment at the bottom …

Movies

The First Nobu London Hotel Will Serve a Great Breakfast - Bloomberg

When Nobu Matsuhisa opened his first restaurant in London 20 years ago, there were very few places you could get a good meal in town.<p>Now, the most …

London

Top 50 Netflix movies available now

Feeling uninspired by your on demand movie selection? Don't be. Sometimes Netflix's recommendations are a little lacklustre, but there are plenty of …

Television (UK)

Uncharted Movie Now A Prequel, Will Star Young Spider-Man Actor Tom Holland

Sony Pictures has decided on a new direction for its film adaptation of the Uncharted series. Rather than casting someone as the Nathan Drake we've become accustomed to seeing in the games, it's going back in time.<p>According to Deadline, Sony has decided to turn its Uncharted movie into a prequel. …

Superheroes

'Awards Chatter' Podcast — Andrea Martin ('Great News' & 'Difficult People')

Recently hailed by New York magazine as “the funniest woman alive,” the two-time Tony and Emmy winner reflects on being part of the landmark sketch …

Comedy

Wizard Of Lies' Production Designer Talks About Recreating Bernie Madoff's Life

<i>Craig Blankenhorn/HBO</i><p>In 2008, financial guru Bernie Madoff was arrested for operating a vast Ponzi scheme, swindling clients out of $65 billion. It …

New York City

WATCH: Alec Baldwin’s 3-Year-Old Daughter Carmen Has His Donald Trump Impression Down Pat

It's Saturday! Season finale of @nbcsnl …sound up 🙈A post shared by Hilaria Thomas Baldwin (@hilariabaldwin) on May 20, 2017 at 8:02am PDT<p>Alec …

Alec Baldwin

STASI: Nutjob-in-chief Trump is actually driving U.S. insane

If the President of the United States is descending into total madness, and we continue to laugh at this insanity, does that make us a nation of …

Donald Trump

Controversial Anti-Vaccine Doc 'Vaxxed' Gets Secret Cannes Screening

After sparking outrage on both side of the vaccination debate last year, Cinema Libre already has secured distribution deals for the film in Italy, …

Tribeca Film Festival

HBO’s ‘The Wizard of Lies’ is an intimate look at an icon of greed

Even if you don’t know a thing about the stock market, you almost certainly know the name Bernie Madoff. Long considered one of the most brilliant …

Fraud

The day I met Jake LaMotta, greatest middleweight ever, in New York

It’s late September 1997 and Mark Collings, rookie boxing reporter, blags an interview with his hero for Esquire magazine<p>Jake was shorter than I had expected and his hand as I shook it was small and soft<p>I met Jake LaMotta at his favourite restaurant, La Maganette, on the corner of 50th and 3rd in …

Boxing

Sometimes, character action trumps character dialogue.

Clint Eastwood – Quintessential <b>Character Action</b> in the Spaghetti Western<p>. <br>. <br>. <br>. <br>DIALOGUE, as I have often stated in my classes and articles, is an …

Movies

Bernie Madoff and Vito Corleone Have Much More In Common Than Just Robert De Niro

Both men rose from the streets of New York to positions of great wealth and power. Both men were elite criminals. And each man’s sins eventually …

Streaming

Cannes: Daniel Brühl On Dubbing Himself For International Film Market

For Anglo-Saxons, the concept of dubbing can carry with it a comical stigma, bringing to mind the martial arts movies, horror flicks and softcore …

Language

Montauk preps for another busy summer

Montauk is gearing up for summer, and there’s lots of change happening in what is still the hottest beach locale in the Hamptons, reports On the …

Hamptons

Janelle Monáe Cast Alongisde Leslie Mann, Steve Carell In New Robert Zemeckis Movie

Leslie Mann and Janelle Monae will join Steve Carell in an upcoming drama from director Robert Zemeckis.<p>The untitled feature is based on Jeff …

Steve Carell

No Movie Could Capture the Crazy Details of Bernie Madoff's Story

Subtlety—a key ingredient of a successful fraud scheme—doesn’t make for good drama.<p>Bernie Madoff is back, nearly a decade after his arrest for the largest known financial fraud in history. An HBO movie, <i>The Wizard of Lies</i>, starring Robert De Niro, premieres on Saturday, and <i>Madoff</i>, an earlier ABC …

Fraud

Movie Review: The Wizard Of Lies raises more questions about Bernie Madoff than it answers

The Bernie Madoff story staggers the imagination: In the biggest Ponzi scheme of all time, one man defrauded his family, friends, and thousands of investors for several billion dollars. Such an epic and tragic saga needs some strong characters to pull it off, and director Barry Levinson and Robert …

TV

‘The Wizard of Lies’ Is A Riveting, Triumphant Return To Form For Robert De Niro

About two minutes into HBO‘s <i>The Wizard of Lies</i>, you might get chills. As the eerie score swells and we are introduced to Bernard L. Madoff (Robert De …

Streaming