For several weeks, tabloids and the blogosphere have been abuzz with speculation that Penélope Cruz is pregnant with boyfriend Javier Bardem's baby, sparked by photos of the Spanish beauty sporting what some have described as a baby bump.
Actor Edward Norton already wanted to be in better shape for his 40th birthday than he was on his 30th when the idea hit -- why not join members of an African tribe famous for its runners and run the New York marathon?
After a slow start, the 33rd Toronto International Film Festival kicked into life about 6:20 p.m. Sunday when a little Indian boy took a deep breath and plunged into an outdoor cesspit to secure the autograph of his favorite movie star.
A mere film festival cannot compete with the Academy Awards' grip on the public imagination, but the 33rd Toronto International Film Festival (which begins Thursday) comes pretty close -- in part because it has become the first important bellwether for the onslaught of Oscar hopefuls.
The Cavaliers' megastar, fresh off helping the U.S. basketball team win gold at the Beijing Olympics, will be at the Toronto International Film Festival this weekend for the debut of "More Than A Game,"
The Toronto Film Festival has been the launching pad for many an Academy Award-winning movie. "Ray," the gripping tale of legendary singer Ray Charles' rise to fame and his battle with drug addiction, was unveiled at the festival several years ago. So was "Crash," the gritty saga of racial and social strife in Los Angeles.
Director David Cronenberg walked away with the audience prize at this year's Toronto Film Festival for his latest work, "Eastern Promises," the story of ruthless Russian gangster Nikolai (Viggo Mortensen) whose path crosses with midwife Anna (Naomi Watts) setting into motion a chain of harrowing and bloody events.
The Screening Room went to the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane in the heart of London's West End, where a spectacular musical version of "The Lord of The Rings" is enjoying a successful run, to meet Indian composer A. R. Rahman, whose blend of Asian culture with rock and Western classical styles has revolutionized the Indian film industry. And now Rahman is about to make his mark in Hollywood.
Talk about feast or famine! After a summer of high-tech amusement park rides, for a film fan it can feel like it's been months since there was anything worth seeing at the movies -- which makes arriving at the Toronto International Film Festival all the more disorientating.
Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger weren't drawn to "Brokeback Mountain," the story of two cowboys involved in a homosexual relationship, by the movie's risky subject matter or the controversy it may raise.
As more than 100 animal-rights activists converged on the 2004 Toronto International Film Festival Tuesday to protest a documentary about the torture and murder of a cat, the man who sparked their outrage not only showed up at the rally, but was arrested.