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Ron Burgundy’s back, thanks to Will Ferrell

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FERRELL as Burgundy, “America’s most trusted and beloved TV anchor” Photo from imdb.com

Ron Burgundy, “America’s most trusted and beloved television anchor,” is back, mustache and all, in “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.” The dapper, polyester suit-clad stereotypical 1970s male chauvinist even came out with a memoir, “Let Me Off at the Top! My Classy Life & Other Musings,” on the cover of which he himself penned the blurb, “I Wrote a Hell of a Book!”

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Julia Roberts: Acting with Meryl Streep a blessing and a curse

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ROBERTS plays Streep’s daughter in “August: Osage County.” It’s their first time to share the big screen.   photo:aceshowbiz.com

LOS ANGELES—“It is a blessing and a curse because you just want to be amazing in front of her. But you are also terrified because it’s [she]—the best there is,” Julia Roberts said in a recent interview about acting opposite Meryl Streep in “August: Osage County.”   The good news is that Julia stands her [...]

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J-Law confesses she’s clumsy

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LAWRENCE reprises her role as Katniss Everdeen.

“Wouldn’t that be hilarious if I did?” a laughing Jennifer Lawrence replied when asked if she would keep her new, very becoming short hairdo for “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Parts 1 and 2.” It was the week that the actress appeared with the sexy pixie cut. “She’s really rebelling now,” she joked about her character, Katniss Everdeen. Then she added, “No, I will be in a wig.”

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Meryl Streep from ‘August: Osage County’ and ‘Into the Woods’

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STREEP: One scene, to her, “felt like several circles of hell to shoot.” RUBEN NEPALES

Filming “Into the Woods” in London and promoting “August: Osage County” was putting Meryl Streep in two conflicting moods.

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Family keeps Chris Hemsworth grounded

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It was cold, overcast and muddy at the Longcross Studios, approximately 25 miles away from London. But Chris Hemsworth, having come from a shoot in Iceland, considered the weather mild.

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The musician, songwriter, producer who has worked with music’s who’s who

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As an award-winning musician, songwriter and producer, T Bone Burnett has worked with the who’s who in music’s various genres— from Bob Dylan, Elton John, Tony Bennett, Robert Plant, Justin Timberlake to Marcus Mumford. T Bone is an accomplished film scorer and music producer as well, his latest triumph being the soundtrack of the Coen brothers’ absorbing new film, “Inside Llewyn Davis.”

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Amy Poehler to cohost Golden Globes anew

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Amy Poehler was in an extra cheerful mood last Tuesday, when it was announced that she and Tina Fey were returning as hosts of the Golden Globe Awards not only in January but also in 2015. Asked what the high and low points of her first Golden Globes cohosting gig last January were, she cracked, “The moment of success was when I sat on George Clooney’s lap. And the moment of failure was when I had to get off. Yes, it was all summed up in that one moment.”

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Sandra Bullock: I never dated George Clooney

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“Yes, now we’re in love and he’s adopting us (meaning, her and her adopted son, Louis Bardo),” Sandra Bullock, quick with a funny retort as usual, said when asked to comment on photos of her and George Clooney looking so “cute” together at the recent Venice Film Festival. One of the shots showed George gallantly kissing Sandra’s hand.

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Jamming with Joan Baez, Patti Smith, Elvis Costello

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JOAN Baez (second from left) with Rhiannon Giddens and other artists  Photo by Ruben Nepales

Just when we thought it couldn’t get better than watching Joan Baez, Patti Smith, Elvis Costello and current and emerging musical talents jam together on stage in “Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’” at The Town Hall in New York, it actually did.

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Hailee Steinfeld hopes to visit Bohol

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BUSY as a bee, Hailee has seven films lined up. Photo by RUBEN NEPALES

Hailee Steinfeld has done seven films, including “Romeo and Juliet,” since her Oscar-nominated feature-film debut performance in “True Grit.” So, the talented 16-year-old, pretty in a pink printed blouse and miniskirt, said in my recent chat with her, she has not seen much of her family, including Filipino relatives.

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Jared Leto on performing in Manila … and the perils of pantyhose

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JARED Leto portrays a transgender in Jean-Marc Vallée’s fact-based drama, “Dallas Buyers Club.” He says it’s a great opportunity to bring to life a real person. “I didn’t want her to be a cliché.”

Jared Leto disappears completely as a transgender in “Dallas Buyers Club.” In a performance that makes him a strong best supporting actor contender in the coming awards season, Jared is Rayon, a transsexual who forms an unlikely alliance with a fellow AIDS patient, Ron Woodroof (an equally compelling Matthew McConaughey), a real-life character whose story about learning alternative treatments in Mexico and smuggling them into the United States inspired this film directed by Jean-Marc Vallée.

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Stars liven up foreign press party in Toronto

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Juliette Lewis said she was “in tears” just thinking of doing a scene with Meryl Streep for “August: Osage County.”

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