Entertainment Weekly: “Star Wars: Episode VII” will be released on Dec. 18, 2015, Lucasfilm and Disney have announced.
In a statement, Alan Horn, chairman of The Walt Disney Studios, responded to rumors that director (now co-writer) J.J. Abrams was having worries about meeting the 2015 deadline. “We’re very excited to share the official 2015 release date for Star Wars: Episode VII, where it will not only anchor the popular holiday filmgoing season but also ensure our extraordinary filmmaking team has the time needed to deliver a sensational picture,” Horn said.
Ben Affleck’s ‘Argo’ won best picture at the Oscars Sunday night, with Daniel Day-Lewis winning best actor for his performance in ‘Lincoln’ and Jennifer Lawrence winning best actress for her performance in ‘Silver Linings Playbook.’ Ang Lee won best director for ‘Life of Pi.’ Christoph Waltz and Anne Hathaway won in the supporting acting categories.
Daniel Day-Lewis also broke a record with his win, becoming the first man to win three best actor Oscars.
Variety: “Argo” won the Screen Actors Guild Award for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture on Sunday night. Daniel Day-Lewis won the top actor award for ‘Lincoln,’ and Jennifer Lawrence took the leading actress trophy for ‘Silver Linings Playbook.’
Photo: The cast of “Argo” — from left, Alan Arkin, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman and Ben Affleck — present a trailer for their film. (Mark Davis / Getty Images)
BBC:Actor Herbert Lom, best known for playing Charles Dreyfus in the Pink Panther movies, has died at 95. The actor starred opposite Peter Sellers in several films as Inspector Clouseau’s irritable boss. Lom was in more than 100 movies during his 60-year acting career, including ‘The Ladykillers’ and ‘Spartacus.’ His family says he died peacefully in his sleep.
Photo: Herbert Lom starred opposite Peter Sellers in several Pink Panther movies. (via PA)
Oscar-winning actress Celeste Holm died at her home in New York on Sunday at the age of 95, her niece, Amy Phillips, confirmed.
Holm won the best supporting actress Academy Award for “Gentleman’s Agreement” in 1947. She was nominated for the same honor in 1949 for “Come to the Stable” and 1950 for “All about Eve,” according to the Academy database.
Photo: Celeste Holm, center, appears in 1950’s ‘All About Eve’ with Gary Merill, from left, Bette Davis, and Hugh Marlow. (via CNN)
Sony Pictures has tapped its Oscar-winning “Social Network” scribe Aaron Sorkin to adapt “Steve Jobs,” Walter Isaacson’s bestselling biography of the late Apple co-founder. … Published late last year, “Steve Jobs” was Amazon’s best-selling book of 2011, selling more than 2.2 million hardcover copies.