Javier Bardem won an Academy Award in 2007 for his role as perhaps one of the creepiest movie villains ever in "No Country for Old Men." Now, the Spanish-born actor (and husband of Penelope Cruz) is playing another very intelligent (and very deadly) madman in the latest James Bond film, "Skyfall," which opens in U.S. theaters on Friday.Continue »
(CBS) Having starred in Quentin Tarantino's "Kill Bill," Lucy Liu is no stranger to tough action roles. Liu, who can now also be seen on the small screen in the CBS drama "Elementary," is grabbing a sword once again as the cunning Madame Blossom in "The Man with The Iron Fists," co-starring Russell Crowe and rapper RZA.
Liu sat down with CBSNew.com in New York to discuss her Madame Blossom role and we asked what kind of shape she's in by the end of the day after shooting those rigorous action scenes.
"I'm completely destroyed," she told us while laughing, "Also, it was really cold [shooting] in China. It's hard to keep yourself warmed up when you're stretching there."
"The Man with the Iron Fists" is a passion project for Liu's co-star RZA. The Wu Tang Clan member doesn't just star in the title role as the man who has his hands replaced with literal iron fists. He also co-wrote the screenplay (along with horror director Eli Roth) and served as a first-time director.
"I realized that I didn't know anything [about filmmaking]," RZA explained to us, "And so therefore, instead of trying to figure it out myself, I went and spent time with a master. You can only learn so much from a book, but now you need to know how to apply it. Go to a master, and they'll show you how to apply it."
Find out who that master was by watching our interview with RZA and Liu and the top of this story.
"The Man with the Iron Fists" opens on November 2.
(CBS) It seems as if everyone in Hollywood is coming out to reveal who he'll be voting for come Nov. 6. Perhaps no surprise (given the entertainment industry's supposed liberal leanings), many tend to support President Obama, with a few notable exceptions.
David Crosby and Graham Nash of the classic folk rock group Crosby, Stills, Nash (and sometimes Young) spoke to CBSNews.com at the TJ Martell Foundation benefit in New York about their thoughts on Campaign 2012 .
The two veteran singer-songwriters, long famous as supporters of progressive causes, spoke openly about their dislike for this year's Republican nominee, Mitt Romney.
"We cannot let Mitt Romney be president of the United States at all," Nash said on the red carpet. "[It would be] a disaster," Crosby chimed in.
Find out why Crosby and Nash are so opposed to a Romney presidency by watching our interview with them at the top of this story.
The T.J. Martell Foundation is a music industry organization which helps raise funds for cancer, leukemia, and AIDS research. Those wishing to learn more can log on to tjmartellfoundation.org
Oscar-nominated filmmaker Baz Luhrman is known for his modern spins on classic stories like "Romeo and Juliet" and "Moulin Rouge." Now, the Australian director has been creating a fresh take on another familiar tale, "The Great Gatsby."
Over the last few months, however, many fans of F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 novel have voiced their concerns abou Luhrman. He shot the film in 3D (and in Australia, even though the book is set on Long Island) and included a Kanye West song in the movie's first trailer.
But Australian actress Adelaide Clemens, who co-stars in the film as roaring flapper Catherine, says F. Scott fans shouldn't fret.
"I adore the story, as I know many people do. But I think it's really interesting what Baz has done with the film," said Clemens.
The actress, who will next be seen in "Silent Hill: Revelation 3D," said, "I think the' 20s were such a wild, outrageous, high-energy time. I think he's taken the story and really infused it with that. I'm excited."
See clips of "The Great Gatsby" in our interview with Clemens at the top of this story.
(CBS) Fans of the "Silent Hill" video game and film adaptation will have another chance to return to the mysterious town of mannequin monsters, killer nurses, and creepy children. "Silent Hill: Revelation 3D," the sequel to the 2006 box office hit, is coming to theaters just in time for Halloween.
British actor Kit Harrington, who stars as Jon Snow on the hit HBO series "Game of Thrones," was blunt about trying to avoid getting bummed out while filming this "Silent Hill" sequel.
"You have to have fun [when making a movie like this], otherwise you can get seriously depressed," he said during a recent interview with CBSNews.com in New York. "On screen, you're constantly going through all these heavy emotions all the time."
Adelaide Clemens, who will co-star next year in Baz Luhrman's much anticipated adaptation of "The Great Gatsby," stars here as troubled ex-Silent Hill resident Heather.
Clemens said of her lead role, "She and her father...they've been living on the run for six years. You don't know exactly what they're running from. You have to watch the film to find out."
Based on one of the most successful video games series ever created, the first "Silent Hill" movie was a huge hit at the box office...but not with critics.
This sequel, which opens Oct. 26, is expected to follow suit.
Look for cameos from Malcolm MacDowell and Carrie-Ann Moss.
Watch our interview with Clemens and Harrington at the top of this story.
(CBS) With this year's presidential election fast approaching, more and more celebrities are weighing in on the nominees. From Lindsay Lohan to "Girls" showrunner Lena Dunham, stars are revealing how they'll be voting, come November.
Blythe Danner, for instance, took some of the spotlight away from the stars of her new movie "Seven Psychopaths" at its New York premiere Wednesday to talk politics. The Emmy- and Tony Award-winning actress (who is also mother of Oscar-winner Gwyneth Paltrow) was seen sporting an Obama campaign pin on the red carpet.
Danner, who has been out stumping for the president, had some not-so-kind words for Mr. Obama's Republican opponent, Mitt Romney.
"He'll do anything to get elected," she said of Romney, also calling the former Massachusetts governor a "flip-flopper."
But Danner didn't end there. She added, "Romney would sign to get rid of Planned Parenthood...[Planned Parenthood is] about trying to prevent abortions and how could anybody be against that? It's just criminal to think what he would do [if he was elected]."
Danner also said that the Mr. Romney would bring the U.S. back to Bush-era policies. See what else the "Meet the Parents" star had to say about the nominees by watching the video at the top of this story.
The 40-year-old actor's rep told People that the couple exchanged vows in front of 18 close friends and family on a private beach.Pictures: Celebrity weddings and engagements Continue »
(CBS/AP) Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson are among the first performers announced for this year's Country Music Association Awards.
The two stars, who teamed to win a trophy last year at the ceremony, will be joined by Dierks Bentley and Little Big Town on the broadcast.Pictures: 2011 CMA Awards red carpet Continue »
(CBS/AP) Singer Andy Williams, who died at age 84 on Tuesday after a yearlong battle with cancer, will forever be remembered through his music. Celebrities and friends of the "Moon River" singer are reflecting today on his legacy.
Some have even taken to Twitter to mourn his death.Continue »
Two weeks into "Survivor: Philippines," Russell's tribe has the distinction of losing every challenge so far, not to mention two tribe members. (Spoiler alert)
(CBS News) Put aliens and a "normal" family together and what do you get? "The Neighbors," ABC's new sitcom, which debuted Wednesday night.
Except the sci-fi comedy series isn't very funny, or for that matter, very entertaining -- unless bizarre, silly aliens are your thing. And even then, it will be interesting to see how the show can hold up over an entire season.Continue »
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