February 18, 2009
'Heroes' stars split up, but remain friends, according to sources Heroes stars Milo Ventimiglia and Hayden Panettiere have ended their relationship, People magazine reported yesterday on its Web site. "They lead different lifestyles. He's 31, she's 19. She still has growing up to do and he's very low-key," a source close to the couple tells People. "The relationship never seemed like it had legs." The couple, who spent part of 2007 trying to hide their relationship, is still on amicable terms, another source says.
May 28, 2007
INDIANAPOLIS -- Have you seen the trailers for Ashley Judd's latest performance? They've been all over TV. Terrific stuff. She's a race driver's wife, running barefoot in a pouring rain down the pit lane at Indianapolis, soaking wet, hair and dress stuck to her skin, shivering more with joy than cold - just ecstatic. She's trying to get to victory lane to kiss her husband, who has just become the first Scotsman to win the Indianapolis 500 since Jim Clark in 1965, by gambling that rain would cut short the race before he ran out of fuel.
May 18, 2006
CANNES, France -- Ron Howard said don't see his movie, The Da Vinci Code; a nun kissed the red carpet and recited a rosary; and a man dressed like a Louis XIV dandy with cats perched on his arm entertained strollers along the Croisette. Just another opening day at the Cannes Film Festival, which yesterday welcomed the world for its 59th edition. Less-than-divine early reviews of The Da Vinci Code had director Howard turning the other cheek during an afternoon press conference. He said he expected more "positive adjectives" to accompany the religious thriller before its U.S. release tomorrow.
March 7, 2004
Ashley Judd has the face that launched a thousand conventional women-in-jeopardy movies -- not just her own, which usually depend on Judd's push and drive for their ratcheting momentum, but the rip-offs on TV, often on the Lifetime Channel. The genre as we now know it belongs to her; she and her writers and directors propelled it in liberating directions. A Judd suspense film like Double Jeopardy (1999), in which a foul husband sets up his wife for a fake murder, doesn't just reverse the moral and sexual dynamics of hard-shelled Hollywood melodramas about a femme fatale and a male sucker (Double Indemnity is the towering prototype)
February 27, 2004
The heroine of the snappy, sexy thriller Twisted is a hard-drinking San Francisco homicide detective (Ashley Judd) who endures sudden, puzzling blackouts while on the trail of a serial killer. Yet in a happy irony, the movie leaves you feeling perked-up and clearheaded. Twisted is an unusual forensic crime film because it's witty and sophisticated as well as taut and creepy. Judd's smart, can-do cop goes in for one-night stands, often with tough customers - and the male bodies that mount up belong to her eight-hour fun-mates.
April 5, 2002
Many of us think that Carl Franklin's Devil in a Blue Dress was one of the best films of the '90s - and that Denzel Washington should have won an Oscar for playing private eye Easy Rawlins in it and not for The Hurricane, Malcolm X or Training Day. Compared to that film noir and Franklin's earlier One False Move, his new thriller, High Crimes, is a middling achievement and a major disappointment. This yuppie nightmare centers on a high-powered San Francisco lawyer (Ashley Judd) and a husband (Jim Caviezel)