Hollywood's hardest-working businessman, , number 29 on Forbes Celebrity 100, has officially swooped in on??Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi?s former Beverly Hills digs for $37M.??DeGeneres and wife Portia de Rossi??first listed the property back in October 2011 and shortly thereafter, the duo purchased??Brad Pitt's more private bachelor pad??in Malibu. Hollywood sure does keep it ...
The next big national elections may not be for another year, but Hollywood types aren't sitting on their wallets until then -- Jeffrey Katzenberg, J.J. Abrams, Alan Horn, Tom Rothman and James L. Brooks are among those already donating big bucks to political organizations and candidates of their choice.
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) joined a minority of his fellow House Republicans this week in voting for the fiscal cliff deal that allowed tax rates to rise on the top one percent of taxpayers. For the next two days, he took to the conservative talk radio circuit in order to defend that vote.
The Academy Awards have changed the rules governing how many films are nominated for the coveted Best Picture award at Hollywood's top annual prize show, they announced.The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences board of governors has also tinkered with the rules of a number of other categories at the Oscars, the climax of Tinsel Town's annual awards season.The number of films nominated for Best Picture was increased from five to 10 in the last two years' shows, in a move which allowed a greater range of movies into the running for the top prize.
American actress Susan Sarandon was on Saturday honoured with a lifetime achievement award at the Stockholm film festival."The roles Susan Sarandon has played often gain a life of their own beyond the films themselves," said Swedish actor Gustaf Hammarsten, presenting the award to Sarandon who won an Academy Award in 1995 for her role as a nun counselling a death row prisoner in "Dead Man Walking.""Reflection, seduction and rebellion animate her characters and seem to be the key tools in her actor's repertoire," he added.