Not only is today May 4, but it's also Free Comic Book Day — a geek extravaganza, to be sure! In case you had forgotten to prioritize a visit to your local comic book store to snag free copies of Action Time Buddies, Grimm, and dozens of others, Mr. Wolverine himself, Hugh Jackman, has come to the rescue to remind us all. Watch Hugh talk comics and give a quick plug for the new Wolverine film below.
In the trailer for The Wolverine, we're reunited with Hugh Jackman's X-Men persona, Wolverine/Logan, and this time we're seeing him at what appears to be his weakest. Taking place after the events in X-Men: The Last Stand, this movie finds Wolverine sought out by a man in Japan he once saved decades earlier from an atomic bomb. Out of gratitude, the much-older man wants to give Wolverine a very special gift to end the pain he's endured for years: mortality. Turns out, mortality isn't quite what it's cut out to be when you're used to magically healing (bullets and Samurai swords hurt and stuff!).
Since this is Jackman's fifth outing as the character (sixth, if you count his cameo in 2011's X-Men: First Class), I was hoping to see a fresh angle on the superhero's story or on the character itself. Unfortunately, I don't see too much that's new here, aside from the setting and the lack of other X-Men. Hopefully I'll be proven wrong when the movie comes out July 26, and you can decide for yourself by watching the trailer after the jump.
Goodness, this has been an exciting week for film! Shailene Woodley nabbed a lead role, Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell are collaborating, Christina Applegate is in talks for a reboot, Tom Cruise may play a famous TV man, and Ryan Gosling has added Saoirse Ronan to his directorial debut. See all those and more in this week's biggest casting news!
Sunday's Oscars wrapped up another fun award season for Hollywood's biggest stars. Over the past two months, our favorite celebrities from the big and small screens hit the red carpet and shared their favorite moments with us through social media. We've seen celebs like Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, Justin Timberlake, and Jennifer Lawrence posing for photos, Miranda Kerr and Hailee Steinfeld hanging out, and even sweet PDA moments from Hugh Jackman, Ian Somerhalder, and Nina Dobrev. There are lots of cute pictures from the People's Choice Awards to last weekend's Oscars to pour over, so click through now!
The cast of Les Misérables had quite the award season. They picked up three Golden Globes, as well as honors at the Critics' Choice and SAG Awards. They also made stops in Paris, Berlin, and London where they grabbed four BAFTA Awards. Their award season culminated at the Academy Awards when the whole ensemble took the Oscars stage to perform, and Anne Hathaway took home her first golden statue for best supporting actress. Check out the Les Misérables best award season moments!
This year's Oscars ceremony was chock-full of performances, including a showstopper from the cast of Les Misérables. Academy Award nominee Hugh Jackman and winner Anne Hathaway led their cast, including Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, and Russell Crowe, in a big medley number that was not to be missed. Watch it again here, and check out the full Oscar show online at ABC.com, the ABC player for iOS and Hulu Plus.
Watch the clip after the jump.
Hugh Jackman hit the red carpet with none other than his lovely wife of almost 20 years. Jackman picked up a best actor nod for his role in Les Misérables and if it weren't for his Oscar date — Deborra-Lee Furness — he may not have even finished the film. After a particularly tough day on the Les Misérables set, he told her it was too much and she insisted that he do it. Throughout award season, there's been no shortage of spousal praise from Hugh. Hugh has said of his wife, "I feel so lucky . . . she's the greatest woman. . . . Having the security and knowledge that someone you love, who loves you for exactly who you are, whether you're successful, whether you're not successful — in those moments of real doubt, she was the only one who could really pull me off that cliff."
The couple has two adopted children, Oscar and Ava, and Deborra is no stranger to the spotlight herself. In fact, she and Hugh met in 1995 on the set of an Australian TV show, Correlli, and she has a number of TV and film credits to her name. See Hugh and Deborra at the Oscars now!
Tonight's Oscars red carpet brought out many lovely ladies in exquisite gowns, but the men weren't slouches in their accessories department. Many of Hollywood's most famous men debuted new stubble or kept their usual beards to walk the red carpet. Hugh Jackman, George Clooney, and Ben Affleck all looked distinguished with their facial hair, while Bradley Cooper, Chris Pine, and Justin Theroux went unshaven, too. Tell us — who was your pick for best beard at the Oscars?
Jennifer Lawrence takes some jabs at her fellow best actress nominees during her Saturday Night Live opening monologue, best actor contender Hugh Jackman shows up on Letterman as a singing Lincoln, Bradley Cooper shocks Ellen DeGeneres with his multiple nipples, and more! The Oscar nominees have been causing a ruckus on the talk-show scene during award season, so we're bringing you the top five most hilarious moments from late night and daytime.