It was Jon Voight’s portrayal of male prostitute Joe Buck in the 1969 film “Midnight Cowboy” that put him on the path to becoming an acting legend. Now he says he was paid a pittance for the part.
With her deep fried food empire lying in charred scraps around her, fallen Southern cooking queen Paula Deen may have been thrown a lifeline by an unlikely savior — Lee Daniels, director of “The Butler.”
Moments of absurdity are to be expected at the biennial "Night of Too Many Stars" benefit on Comedy Central. Things like Seth Rogen auctioning off a trip to the urinal with him; a knock-down, drag-out fight between Kevin Bacon in a butter costume and Liev Schreiber dressed as broccoli; a performance of "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen and Harvey Keitel.
The Public Theater unveiled its four-year, $40 million face-lift on Thursday with a celebration that had some Shakespeare, some singing hippies and some veteran stage stars including Vanessa Redgrave, Liev Schreiber and Mandy Patinkin.
Director Mira Nair views her new film, "The Reluctant Fundamentalist," as a chance to fulfill what she sees as her life's purpose: telling the stories of people whose lives straddle two worlds, like her own.
<I>"As the years went by, [Ebbets Field's] mystique only grew, as did the aura of the men who played there and the fans who adored them. </I>...<I> The Brooklyn Dodgers live on."</I>