Actor Hugh Jackman’s adopted son got a chance to act in the movie Australia, but his role got cut out finally.

Jackman claims that he “gave in” to his eight-year-old son’s demands to be in the movie but his scenes were dropped, according to reports.

He said: “I finally relented and said ‘Alright mate, you can be in the movie’, and there’s this one scene that he’s in that took four days to shoot… and he got paid for it. I saw the film for the first time not long ago (and) he’s not even in it. He got cut. There’s a huge wide shot and I’m all prepared (to say), ‘Oh, there you are! Aw, baby, you were great’.”

Now Jackman is convinced that his son will never want to act in another movie: “After four days, he came up to me and goes, ‘Dad, you have the most boring job in the world. I never wanna do it again’.”



DC comics’ superhero Batman who breathed his last in the latest comic Batman R I P gets murdered by a man claiming to be his father, who he thought was dead.

Billionaire Bruce Wayne, who by night is crime-fighting superhero Batman, is killed by Simon Hurt, the leader of the Black Glove organisation when he is stopped from escaping by the cape crusader, according to reports.

Hurt claims he is Dr Thomas Wayne (Bruce Wayne’s father), saying he faked his own passing when Bruce was a child.

“This is so much better than death. People have killed characters in the past but to me, that kind of ends the story. I like to keep the story twisting and turning. So what I am doing is a fate worse than death. Things that no one would expect to happen to these guys at all. This is the end of Bruce Wayne as Batman,” said writer Grant Morrison.

“Batman will live on though, with another character filling his Batsuit. Two likely contenders are Dick Grayson – the original Robin or current Boy Wonder, Tim Drake,” he added.

Batman to die a grisly death?

November 26, 2008


DC comics’ superhero Batman is set to be killed off after 70 years of fighting crime. Rumours are rife that in the next issue of the comic, published on Thursday, Bruce Wayne, the face behind Batman’s mask will meet a grisly end, according to reports.

However, the latest Batman movie The Dark Knight, starring Christian Bale as Wayne and the superhero, was a box-office smash and another film is said to be in the offing.


Sean Penn believes that fewer gay men would have died of AIDS if San Francisco city supervisor Harvey Milk hadn t been assassinated in his prime. Penn, who plays Milk – America s first elected gay public official – in Gus Van Sant s new biopic, thinks former US president Ronald Reagan would not have been able to ignore the AIDS epidemic if Milk had lived. Milk was killed in 1978.

Reports quoted Penn saying: I think less people would ve died of AIDS. I think Ronald Reagan would ve been forced to address AIDS.”

“It was a tragic loss. Milk wouldn t have stood quietly. He was a leader and he happened to be focussed on the gay movement. Because the popular notion was that AIDS was a gay disease, certainly huge numbers of homosexuals died. I think he would ve advanced that argument. I think people are dead because he died too soon.”


Michael Jackson is hoping a doctor’s note can get him out of his latest lawsuit.

An attorney for the pop star, currently embroiled in a $7 million breach of contract trial in London after a Bahrain sheik accused him of failing to make good on the terms of an exclusive recording contract, told the court today Jackson would likely be unable to make it across the pond to offer testimony due to an undisclosed illness.

“On a best-case prognosis, it would be unwise for him to travel, given what he’s got now,” attorney Robert Englehart said in London’s High Court. He refused to elaborate further “for the obvious reasons,” but said the singer was waiting on test results.

While Englehart offered that Jackson instead testify via video link from the U.S., attorneys for Sheik Abdulla Bin Hamad Isa Al-Khalifa had another suggestion: Get the star “bandaged up” and get him on a plane.

An attorney for the Bahrain royal, apparently in the loop on the nature of Jackson’s illness, said “if the diagnosis is positive” on the test results, it could be taken care of easily and with little more than a bandage—fixes which, when previous appearances are taken into account, seem to hint at an ailment of the nasal variety.

Al-Khalifa’s legal team also claimed the medical evidence Jackson’s hired hands were giving for the client was “pretty unsubstantial” and “very unsatisfactory,” not to mention utterly familiar.

“It’s not the first time a sick note has been presented by Mr. Jackson,” Al-Khalifa’s lawyer, Bankim Thanki, said. “My client isn’t being hard-hearted or difficult, he is being rightly skeptical.”

Time will tell if the judge feels the same.

A decision on whether Jackson will testify via video link or in person is expected to be made Thursday, after the pop star’s pathology report yields results. Should he be allowed to testify from the U.S., he will take the stand on Monday or Tuesday of next week.

Jackson has a history of coming down with all kinds of ailments just when he’s supposed to appear before a judge. During his molestation trial, everything from a spider to a flu bug  delayed his court time.


Jason Bourne Can’t be caught. Not by James Bond. When final weekend box-office numbers were released Monday, Quantum of solace’s   whopping $70.4 million debut  had been revised—and downsized—to $67.5 million. The sum is still whopping, and still a record opening for a Bond film. But it’s not a record for a Bourne film. With the weekend’s final numbers, Matt Damon’s The Bourne Ultimatum  remains Hollywood’s top-opening spy adventure with a $69.3 million debut.

Bond can still beat Bourne, provided Quantum   keeps doing business until it surpasses Ultimatum $227.5 million overall domestic gross. One problem: No Bond film has ever come close to even hitting $200 million.

Stop smirking, Bourne.


Oprah Winfrey was among millions who cried openly when Obama won but who was the man next to her? That was the question America was asking the morning after Oprah confessed she had absolutely no idea who lent her his shoulder to cry on at grand park in Chicago, the day obama was elected.

The mystery man was later identified and will now appear on the star’s show on Friday.

Oprah winfrey was among millions who cried openly, but who is this man who provided the shoulder? That was the question America was asking the morning after Barack Obama’s historic speech in Chicago’s Grant Park.

Oprah confessed she had absolutely no idea. “Friends called me around the country and said, ‘Who was with you?’ I said, ‘I don’t know him, but he was very nice to me. At one point I was just sobbing on his shoulder, mascara everywhere. Thank you, Mr. Man, for letting me cry on your shoulder,’ says Oprah.

It was later revealed, that he was Sam Perry, a independent investor and corporate development consultant and also a fundraiser in the Silicon Valley for Obama.

Live broadcast of Barack Obama’s victory speech had shown Oprah leaning forward and resting her chin on Perry’s shoulder more than once. Now that the mystery man ‘s has emerged, Oprah has invited Perry to appear on a live episode of  The Oprah Winfrey Show. All because of a right shoulder, at the right time.