In a secret revamp of the ceremony, Oscars organisers are going to "take some bold risks" to improve upon last year's poor broadcast ratings, said Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Sid Ganis.
Bale called a Los Angeles morning radio show to apologise for a four minute outburst during the filming of the new "Terminator" film, where he repeatedly threatened cinematographer Shane Hurlbut for distracting the actor during a scene.
According to officials, fire-damaged areas of Universal Studios' famous backlot in Los Angeles will reopen later this year. A four-acre blaze at the site broke out last June, damaging one of the most popular tourist attractions in Hollywood.
The famous John Carpenter's 1951 horror movie "The Thing From Another World" is about to be re-made according to US entertainment media. The Dutch director Matthijs Van Heijningen could lead the project.
Meryl Streep, Sean Penn and the film "Slumdog Millionaire" took top prizes at the annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday in Los Angeles. "Slumdog" has emerged as an Oscars favourite in the wake of its SAG triumph.
The film 'Valkyrie', which tells the story of Claus von Stauffenberg, a German officer who tried to assassinate Hitler, was presented in Berlin on Tuesday. The casting of Tom Cruise, a Scientologist, in the main role sparked a storm of protest.
The turbulent life of Hollywood legend Steve McQueen, who died in 1980 aged 50, will become the subject of a movie after two producers acquired the film rights to a biography of the "King of Cool" written by Marshall Terrill.
American actress Glenn Close has been honoured with her own star on Hollywood's 'Walk of Fame'. She called it a 'wonderful, wonderful honour'. Close, 61, is best known for her film roles in 'Fatal Attraction' and 'Dangerous Liaisons'.
Uplifting British film "Slumdog Millionaire" won best drama at the Golden Globes, its fourth award of the night.
Mickey Rourke won the Golden Globe for best actor in a dramatic film for his role as a faded sports star in "The Wrestler."
Jett Travolta, the teenage son of actor John Travolta (pictured), died suddenly after a seizure during a family vacation in the Bahamas. The sixteen-year-old, who was Travolta’s only son, had a history of seizures.