Little White Lies: Paul Bettany - The British actor talks Broken Lines and reveals how he copes with homesickness. -- " I think about it, even a few years ago I was involved with a film directed by Ron Howard about a mathematician with schizophrenia. I just find it hard to imagine that we could make that movie now for that amount of money and that it would make a hundred million or whatever it made. I think something happened with the world of making films, it shrunk and I can’t picture being able to do that. I can’t imagine getting a phone call saying Peter Weir wants to talk to you because he’s making a film about two guys on a boat who play the violin and the cello at a hundred million dollars. I just can’t see it happening again right now, I mean I fucking hope it does." - Thanks, Sally
Nola.com: Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe to shoot thriller 'Broken City' in New Orleans - Thanks, Ellen
Collider: Hugh Jackman Talks Tom Hooper’s LES MISERABLES; Filming Begins in March, Confirms 3D is Being Discussed - "...but during the conversation Jackman spoke a bit about his upcoming role in The King’s Speech director Tom Hooper’s movie musical Les Miserables. Jackman is taking on the starring role of Jean Valjean in the pic opposite Russell Crowe as the nefarious Javert. The actor confirmed that filming begins next March and they’re getting ready to do some tests to determine whether Hooper will shoot the film in 3D or not. Hit the jump to see what he had to say."
Related: Deadline.com: ‘Broken City’ Scribe Brian Tucker Sells Spec ‘Expiration’ To Emmett/Furla Films - Thanks, Caliope
Yahoo movies: Newly Svelte Leading Men - Thanks, Marie
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Russell Crowe and Keith Urban - Folsom Prison Johnny Cash Cover Vancouver - (YouTube, by Marc Walton) - Thanks, Lily, Aqua Costella
Superman film crew set to recreate Alaskan village on Vancouver Island - Exclusive details revealed about the blockbuster's upcoming filming schedule - Filming of Man of Steel took place in Chicago this week and Plano, Illinois last month. Crew will be in B.C. until Jan. 21. - The Vancouver Sun -- Thanks, Lily,
Hot Fix: Ayelet Zurer cast in 'Man of Steel' as Superman's mom, replacing Julia Ormond - Thanks, Kris C
Sydney Weather in column to right
Broadway World.com: Hugh Jackman Talks Live Performance, Emma Watson and More for LES MIS Film - Thanks, Cindy
Politico: The Rick Perry-Russell Crowe bromance - Thanks, Gayle-Lynne
Russell Crowe is a bad influence on Gerard Butler Accidental Sexiness - Thanks, Steph
Examiner.com: Auditions and casting for Universal Pictures film adaptation of 'Les Miserables' - The lead actors cast in "Les Miserables" so far include Golden Globe Award nominated Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean, Academy Award winner Russell Crowe as Javert, Academy Award winner Geoffrey Rush as Monsieur Thenardier, two-time Academy Award nominee Helena Bonham Carter as Madame Thenardier, Academy Award nominee Anne Hathaway as Fantine, and five-time Teen Choice Award winner Emma Watson as Cosette. -- Auditions and casting call -- Thanks, Maria
MTV: Mark Wahlberg Talks 'Fighter' Sequel, Wahlburgers He also reveals that Catherine Zeta-Jones just signed on to join him and Russell Crowe in 'Broken City.'- "This fall, Wahlberg is headed to New York to shoot "Broken City," a noir drama in which he'll play a private detective hired by the mayor (Russell Crowe) to investigate whether his wife is cheating on him. "I think Catherine Zeta-Jones just signed on to be Russell's wife," Wahlberg told us." - Thanks, Cindy
From Dani at Facebook: We will be premiering the new 'White Monkey' acoustic recordings exclusively for our 'Members' around the world ahead of releasing them anywhere else. The recordings will be streamed in full, in the 'Members' area at www.daniellespencer.com.au Make sure you sign up to receive details on when each track will be uploaded!
The report from yesterday on Russell's costume for Man of Steel has no basis in fact.
The Wall Street Journal: In Praise of Matchmakers -- "...A refusal to take "no" for an answer should be considered a prerequisite. When a director told Ms. Dixon that her preferred candidate for the starring role in a movie wasn't "classy" enough, she made sure the actor showed up for inspection in a suit. Yes, he got the part. But Ms. Dixon hasn't always prevailed. "I wanted to cast Russell Crowe in a film when no one knew who he was," she recalled. "The producer would not go with him. In the end, the person financing the film has the ultimate say." - Thanks, Steph
NuketheFridge.com: Exclusive: Details for Jor-El’s Kryptonian Suit From Zack Snyder’s “Superman: Man of Steel” Revealed - --- "Jor-El is wearing a goldish/white armored suit that looks almost like the one in the video game Halo. The suit has the traditional “S” is the middle of his chest and it blends in with the color scheme of the suit. Jor-EL looks more like a soldier than a scientist." - Thanks, Steph
The Herald Sun: Russell Crowe's next big thing - Thanks, Kris C
Starting this evening, here will be a brief hiatus on updates until Monday, September 19
From Bruce: I work at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh, and we have an exhibition coming up that may be of interest to Russell Crowe fans, and certainly to fans of Master and Commander. It's all about Admiral Cochrane, the real life 19th century naval hero who inspired the Jack Aubrey character, among other fictional heroes. Click Here for more
Welcome to The Star Vid - Thanks, Caliope
News from Poland: All-star cast in ‘Poland? Yes!’ promo -- Russell Crowe, Robert Duvall, Robert Redford and John Cleese are just some of the stars featuring in a new promotional film made by Poland’s Foreign Ministry - Thanks, Eileen
Screen Daily: Related -- Film New Zealand opens LA office
NY Times Topics: Big Names Join Cast of ‘Les Misérables’ Movie
September 11 - We Remember
Slide show of Luberon (Good Year days. Lovely to see Bonnieux again) - Thanks, Agnes
Mail on line: Crooner Crowe proves he's the biz for Les Mis... Russell gives an incredible singing audition for musical adaptation - Thanks, nicole
Javert - Wikipedia: Javert ; c. 1780-7.6.1832) is a fictional character from the novel Les Misérables by Victor Hugo. He is a prison guard, and later policeman, who devotes his life to the law. He is always referred to just simply as "Javert" or "Inspector Javert" by the narrator and other characters throughout the novel; his first name is never mentioned. Javert is the main antagonist to Jean Valjean, the novel's protagonist. Some consider Javert misguided rather than evil, although his inflexibility and cruelty throughout the novel moves in parallel to Jean Valjean's kindness. Those who consider Javert misguided believe that the distinction of pure evil in the novel more appropriately belongs to the greedy and treacherous Thénardiers. Others consider the Thénardiers dishonest, petty criminals; although their actual impact is minor compared to the significant levels of spite and mercilessness Javert inflicts on those he encounters. - Thanks, Steph
EW.com: Russell Crowe joins Hugh Jackman in 'Les Miserables' musical - " Sir Cameron MacKintosh, who produced the stage version of the musical, is also producing the film, and praised the two lead actors for taking on roles that are not just challenges to act, but also sing: 'Not only were they born to play these roles vocally, but they thrillingly inhabit this great score'. " -- Thanks, Tamara
You Tube: The Work song from the original Les MIs in concert form - Javert shouts out his name - It looks like the music will be different for the Hopper version
Variety: Russell Crowe set for 'Les Miserables' - Jackman will play Valjean, and Crowe will play his nemesis, Inspector Javert. - Thanks, Cindy
Our memories of 911 - Where were you that fateful day? - Put your answers on the Crowe News Blog if you wish.
The Film Pilgrim: Gladiator to the Immortals: The progression of the ‘Sword-and-Sandals’ epic - Thanks, Eileen
The Mash: 10 things you didn’t know about Superman - Thanks, Eileen
WhatCulture!: 10 Best & 10 Worst Movie Adaptations - Thanks, Eileen
Digital Media Wire: CBC Live Kicks Off with Gemini Awards - Canadians have a new online entertainment destination with today’s launch of CBC Live, which kicks off with companion programming for the 26th Annual Gemini Awards this evening. The centerpiece live stream is being hosted by actor, comedian and personality Tom Green, and it will be available on demand to the television broadcast. CBC Live already has an exclusive interview with Russell Crowe posted, indicating the international reach of the CBC brand. - Thanks, Kris C
Lake Geneva News: Was that really Russell Crowe on the lake path? -- Actor Russell Crowe is in the Chicago area filming his latest Superman movie "Man of Steel." What better time than now for him to make his first trip up to Wisconsin and what better place for him to visit than Lake Geneva? - Thanks, Kris C
Fox Chicago News: Superman: Man of Steel Filming Coming to Downtown Chicago - Thanks, (No pictures of the actors) Lil Texasgal, Kris C
Screen Daily: Inferno to tout Broken City at Toronto - Thanks, Cindy
From Ellen and Crowe's Crossing: "I found this [picture] on Crowe's Crossing and thought if nothing else you would enjoy seeing it. I'll leave it up to you if you want to post or not. One of his fans had posted on facebook."
The Herald Sun: Russell Crowe steeled for Superman movie
Salon: Satire (Scroll - all are worth a chuckle) - Lindsay Lohan isn't the only celeb with a Billy Joel tattoo - Thanks, Steph
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From CGee re Rabbitohs: It was tough to see this team who fought so hard and overcame so much to not get a shot at the playoffs. This just wasn’t their night. Newcastle wins 40-24. - Also Thanks to Nicole
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