After playing the acerbic and talented Dr. Gregory House for eight seasons, Hugh Laurie wraps up his part with the shows series finale on May 21st. Although he had a solid acting career before taking on House, Laurie understands audiences and maybe even filmmakers will have a hard time seeing the actor in any other type of role. Still, Laurie remains grateful for his House experience.
Robert Downey Jr. plays Iron Man (and Tony Stark) for the third time as part of the superhero collective in The Avengers. It’s a role that has transformed Downey Jr.’s career and enabled him to develop the Sherlock Holmes franchise in the process. With his monumental success, the actor understands Iron Man would still have remained grounded if it wasn’t for the fans. (Click on the audio player to hear Robert Downey Jr.)
Downey Jr. isn’t the type of movie star who finishes his project and stays stuck at his respected mansion until another job beckons. He tells us he’s a true movie buff who digs the theater going experience. (Click on the audio player to hear Robert Downey Jr.)
The Avengers, which co-stars Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner, is now playing in theaters everywhere.
Will Smith may have taken a four year hiatus as an A-list star, but he’s back with Men in Black III. Along with his good friend Tom Cruise, Smith is one of those rare actors who can generate a strong box office weekend on his name alone. The actor, who is also a veteran producer, learned the importance of generating an international audience after listening to advice from Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, and Arnold Schwarzenegger. (Click on the audio player to hear Will Smith)
Will Smith reprises his role Agent J in Men in Black III, which opens in theaters May 25th.
After receiving Oscar nods for his work in The Hurt Locker and The Town, Jeremy Renner parlayed that success with co-starring roles in such high profile studio fare as Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol and with the worldwide hit The Avengers. Renner gets the chance to take over his own franchise as the lead in The Bourne Legacy, the latest installment in the series which is directed by The Bourne Identity writer Tony Gilroy. Renner actually received advice from Matt Damon about the challenges of doing a Bourne movie. (Click on the audio player to hear Jeremy Renner)
Did you happen to miss Max Greenfield and Hannah Simone of “New Girl” on this past weekend’s Fox All Access radio show? Well don’t fret! We put together some “best of” clips that you’ll enjoy and we ensure it’ll spark some laughter. Host Chris Leary had a great time with the duo in-studio. Do you want to know how much Max Greenfield enjoys life with his wife? How big of a foodie Hannah Simone claims to be? How they diet right before filming a love scene? And more importantly, are you curious to know what’s coming up on Tuesday night’s season finale episode of “New Girl”? I bet you are!
Make sure to watch the season finale of “New Girl” Tuesday night at 9/8c on Fox.
Emily and Zooey Deschanel are very close these days. And not just as sisters — they’re both working on shows that are based on the 20th Century Fox lot in Los Angeles, just a few hundred feet away from each other. Emily, of course, has been starring on “Bones” for seven years, while Zooey has just finished up her first season of “New Girl.” Zooey made an appearance on “Bones” a few years ago, guest-starring as the cousin of Emily’s character. So now that Zooey’s got a show of her own, would Emily be interested in returning the favor? She told us they’ve talked about it.
Watch Emily Deschanel on a new episode of “Bones,” Monday night at 8/7c, and Zooey Deschanel on the season final of “New Girl,” Tuesday night at 9/8c, both on Fox.
Zac Efron, star of the hit romantic drama “The Lucky One,” could have coasted and continued to star in teen inspired musicals and comedies, but he’s trying his best not to be pigeonholed. Movies like “The Lucky One,” “Charlie St. Cloud,” and “Me and Orson Welles” have proven that Efron is not just a pretty face who sings, and the actor says that when it comes to acting, he just doesn’t want to do anything twice. Variety is the spice of life when it comes to his acting choices, and in our interview with the actor, he explained why he is completely different from his character in “The Lucky One.” (Click on the audio player to hear Zac Efron)
Carrie Underwood’s performed on thousands of stages for millions of fans in the past several years, but for her, there’s still something very special about returning to the stage that started it all: the “American Idol” stage in Hollywood.
Underwood returned to “Idol” tonight, performing the title track from her new album “Blown Away,” and afterward, she admitted to Fox All Access producer that coming back to “Idol” stirred up the butterflies in her stomach once again.
Underwood’s album, “Blown Away,” is available now.
The Final Four “American Idol” finalists will perform next Wednesday night at 8/7c on Fox.
Another Thursday night brought another elimination to “American Idol,” and this week, it was Skylar Laine’s turn to go.
Backstage after the show, “Idol” judge Steven Tyler told Fox All Access producer Jeff Axelrod that his “country side” was sad to see her go, and that from here on in, every song will be crucial for the remaining finalists. He also shared his thoughts on how to stay sane in the crazy world of music.
Next week, “American Idol’s” Final Four will take to the stage once again, performing Wednesday night at 8/7c on Fox.
If Skylar Laine was feeling down after her elimination from “American Idol” tonight, she sure did a good job of hiding it.
Laine became this season’s 5th place finisher, receiving the fewest number of votes after Wednesday’s performances, and although a lot of people backstage were shocked, Laine herself wasn’t. She admitted that whil she and Hollie Cavanagh were on stage awaiting their fate, Cavanagh said she was sure she would be the one to go, but Laine told her, “You’ll be surprised.”
Shortly after the results were announced, Laine came backstage to speak with Fox All Access producer Jeff Axelrod about her “Idol” experience and what she’s looking forward to the most before she heads out on the road for this summer’s “Idol” tour.
With only three weeks left in the competition and the pressure mounting, “American Idol’s” Final Four take to the stage next Wednesday, trying to keep their hopes of winning alive. Watch them at 8/7c on Fox.