Joaquin Phoenix escaped serious injury after flipping his car while driving in Los Angeles Thursday, Us Weekly reports. His publicist tells the magazine that the brakes went out and the Golden Globe-winning actor lost control of the car. He was not hospitalized.
Meg Ryan's publicist are finally confirming that the 44-year-old actress has adopted a baby girl from China. Ryan, who has a 13-year-old son, Jack, with Dennis Quaid, is back in L.A. with the child. No further details have been released.
According to Variety, producer Joe Roth's once-ballyhooed Revolution Studios has halted development operations, as its current deal with Sony is about to expire.
AMC Entertainment is buying Loews Cineplex Entertainment to create the country's second-largest movie chain.
Nicole Kidman has been named Companion in the General Division of the Order of Australia, her nation's highest honor, in recognition of her charity work as a goodwill ambassador of the United Nations Development Fund. Kidman was also named a goodwill ambassador to the United Nations Development Fund for Women on Thursday.
Hattie McDaniel, the first black actress to win an Academy Award, was honored Wednesday with a U.S. Postal Service commemorative stamp.
Halle Berry and Richard Gere have been tapped as this year's recipients of Harvard's annual Hasty Pudding awards for making "lasting and impressive contribution to the world of entertainment."
Oscar-winning Hungarian filmmaker István Szabó revealed on Friday that he ratted out a fellow film student in the 1950s to the country's communist-era secret police, claiming he "talked nonsense" in order to save a classmate's life.
The mayor of Rome revealed plans Thursday for a new international film festival that will screen more commercial fare compared to the Venice Film Festival's usually highbrow programming. The inaugural fest will take place Oct. 13-21.
Tom Hanks has signed on as a presenter at the 78th Academy Awards on March 5.
Per the Hollywood Reporter, Robin Williams is set to play Theodore Roosevelt in Night at the Museum, a comedy starring Ben Stiller as a night watchman at a museum of natural history who finds that many of its exhibits have come alive, thanks to a pharaoh's spell, including one of the former president.
Tom Cruise topped a poll of movie exhibitors in the Quigley Publishing Co.'s annual survey of the top 10 moneymaking stars of 2005, thanks to his hit War of the Worlds. Johnny Depp was second, followed by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, who appropriately enough tied for third.