Penny Marshall, ‘Big’ director and TV’s ‘Laverne,’ dead at 75

Penny Marshall, who played an endearingly graceless character with a thick Bronx accent in U.S. television’s “Laverne & Shirley” before becoming a pioneering film director with hits including “Big” and “A League of Their Own,” has died at 75, her publicist said on Tuesday. Reuters: Entertainment News

Danny Boyle out as next James Bond movie director

Acclaimed British director Danny Boyle has pulled out of the latest James Bond movie due to “creative differences,” the producers of the multimillion-dollar film franchise said on Tuesday. Reuters: Entertainment News

‘Solo’ director says new ‘Star Wars’ film puts character first

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “Star Wars” movies are known for high-stakes battles to save the galaxy far, far away from the forces of evil, but director Ron Howard said he viewed the latest film installment as simply the personal journey of a young man. Reuters: Entertainment News

Vanessa Paradis revels in gay porn director role in Cannes slasher

CANNES, France (Reuters) – Vanessa Paradis has come a long way from “Joe Le Taxi”. The French actress, who shot to fame as a teenage pop singer, stars as a director of hardcore gay porn films in a movie that screened at the Cannes Film Festival this week. Reuters: Entertainment News

Oscar-winning Iranian urges Tehran: Let banned director go to Cannes

CANNES, France (Reuters) – The double-Oscar winning filmmaker who opened the Cannes Film Festival has made a last-minute plea to Iran to let a fellow Iranian director – who is officially banned from working and traveling – come to the premiere of his own film. Reuters: Entertainment News

‘Avatar’ director Cameron traces roots of sci-fi movie explosion

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “Avatar” director James Cameron’s latest project takes audiences back to the humble beginnings of science fiction movies, long before films like “Star Wars” sold billions of dollars worth of tickets and dominated popular culture. Reuters: Entertainment News

‘Avatar’ director Cameron says he still hopes to film four sequels

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. (Reuters) – “Avatar” director James Cameron said he still aims to make four sequels to the 2009 science-fiction blockbuster and is moving ahead with production while regulators review the proposed sale of 21st Century Fox’s film studio to Walt Disney Co. Reuters: Entertainment News

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