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Val Kilmer created a commotion online Tuesday with a Facebook post declaring that he would reprise his role of Iceman in Top Gun 2. “Let’s fire up some fighter jets again!!!” he wrote. Hours later, he said he “jumped the top gun” with the announcement. “Being offered a role is very different from doing a role,” he wrote in his update. “[It’s] an innocent mistake. It was just such a wonderful phone call with my agent.” Sidebar Readers’ Poll: The 10 Best Tom Cruise...

This fall marks the 45th anniversary of Janis Joplin’s death from an overdose in a Hollywood hotel room. Since then, she’s been the subject of books, reissues, a boxed set, an off-Broadway show, and a still-in-development biopic, possibly starring Amy Adams. Everyone from Kim Gordon to Pink has given Joplin props for paving the way as a woman in a male-dominated rock climate, and the singer’s raw delivery continues to resonate. “Even when I was 10 or 12 years old and first heard her sing,” recalls Chan Marshall,...

Over 600 Star Wars action figures and collectibles will be auctioned off at the famed house Sotheby’s on December 11th, The Guardian reports. Sidebar Princess Leia’s Metal ‘Jedi’ Bikini Headed to Auction » Long known as the premier place to purchase fine wines, art and jewelry, the Sotheby’s Star Wars auction is the first of its kind, but fittingly features a number of extremely rare items. Among the lots are a Luke Skywalker figurine with a double-telescoping lightsaber, which was deemed a choking...

After a day of rumors following news that Charlie Sheen would be making a serious announcement Tuesday morning on Today, the 50-year-old actor confirmed, “I’m here to admit that I am, in fact, HIV-positive.” In an interview with Matt Lauer, Sheen talked about being diagnosed with the disease nearly four years ago and the reason he’s stepping forward now with this revelation. Sidebar On the Cover: Charlie Sheen » Sheen said he first realized something was wrong with his health when he was struck with a series...

Less than 15 years after its U.S. theatrical release, Christopher Nolan‘s Memento is already being eyed for a remake. The film’s remake rights were acquired when Exclusive Media Group’s extensive film library was sold to AMBI Pictures in September, and among AMBI’s first orders of business is to remake Nolan’s Oscar-nominated, mind-bending thriller, Variety reports. Sidebar Q&A: Christopher Nolan » “Memento has been consistently ranked as one of the best films of its decade,” AMBI chief...

Last week, actor-performance artist Shia LaBeouf broke the Internet with #ALLMYMOVIES, an installation piece in which the unpredictable celebrity took a seat in Manhattan’s Angelika Film Center and watched all 27 of his movies in reverse chronological order. On Monday, three days after the credits rolled on the last movie in the program — the actor sat for an in-depth NewHive interview with collaborators Luke Turner and Nastja Säde Rönkkö. Sidebar Why Shia LaBeouf’s Latest Stunt Is a Work of Genius » LaBeouf seemed...

Angelina Jolie-Pitt wants you to look at her breasts. They’re a major character in By the Sea, Jolie-Pitt’s third film as director (and the first in which she’s done double-duty as a star). They lurk beneath her blouse like thinly veiled subtext and jut above the surface of her bathwater like two theater actors slightly visible in front of the stage curtain. The actress hasn’t shied away from nudity in the past, but she’s never been as genuinely naked as she is here. Sidebar ‘Maleficent’ and...

Spike Lee indicted the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences during his acceptance speech for an honorary Oscar Saturday night for its apparent disregard for nominating people of color. Sidebar Fight the Power: Spike Lee on ‘Do the Right Thing’ » “Everybody here probably voted for Obama,” he said at the conclusion of his 18-minute turn at the podium. “But in [Hollywood] offices, I see no black folks except for the man who’s the security guard who checks my name off the list as I got into the...

It feels like it was just yesterday that Home Alone introduced filmgoers to the joys of transfusing Three Stooges-like slapstick into a John Hughes-penned comedy and watching a prepubescent kid look shocked. But it’s been 25 years since the modern holiday classic crashed into theaters on November 16th, 1990, and the blockbuster that introduced kids to the word “flemwad” has truly stood the test of time. Sidebar The Untold, No-Holds Barred Story of ‘Christmas Vacation’ » By now, the movie’s story...

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s new movie By the Sea begins rolling out at theaters across the country this weekend. Reviews have been extremely mixed, but there’s so much star power here we can’t imagine this failing to become at least a moderate hit. The stars haven’t teamed up for a movie since 2005’s Mr. And Mrs. Smith, and that...