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Gary Oldman apologizes on 'Jimmy Kimmel': 'I'm 56 and I should know better'

Gary Oldman had a pre-arranged appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live scheduled for Wednesday night, and he used the time to publicly apologize for his comments from a recent Playboy magazine interview. Noting that he had “said some things that were poorly considered,” he explained he was “profoundly and deeply apologetic.”

Later in his remarks, Oldman said he wanted to talk directly to his fans (“Team Oldman”), who he noted probably felt like he let them down. “Especially to the younger fans, I’m a public figure; I should be an example and an inspiration and I’m an a-hole. I’m 56 and I should know better.”

Watch Oldman’s full remarks below. READ FULL STORY

Gary Oldman apologizes for remarks in 'Playboy': 'I am deeply remorseful'

The media cycle continues.

Gary Oldman has released a statement following the publication of a Playboy interview where he said a bunch of things about political correctness, Jewish people, and seemed to defend Mel Gibson’s anti-Semitic tirade.

Following a statement earlier today by the Anti-Defamation League, Oldman has released his own statement, where he says, in part, “Upon reading my comments in print—I see how insensitive they may be, and how they may indeed contribute to the furtherance of a false stereotype.”

Read the full statement from Oldman, courtesy of Deadline, below: READ FULL STORY

Gary Oldman defends Mel Gibson and Alec Baldwin, criticizes 'political correctness'

Well, on the positive side, Gary Oldman seems to have known articles like this one were coming.

In promotion for Dawn of the Planet for the Apes, Oldman gave a long interview to Playboy, where he discussed past film roles (most of them he thought he could do better—yes, even Dracula), the ways in which Hollywood has changed, his marriages, and the many directors he’s worked with.

The interview is a fascinating read. Unfortunately, though, many of his thoughtful responses will be overshadowed by his comments toward the end of the extensive Q&A, in which he defended Mel Gibson’s anti-Semitic tirade and took on the hypocrisy of Hollywood. READ FULL STORY

Gary Oldman, rapper? Actor takes over for Pitbull and Ke$ha on 'Timber' -- VIDEO

And you thought Pitbull and Ke$ha’s “Timber” was great enough as is.

Gary Oldman performed his very own version of the song at a radio station, and it is the most amazing thing you’ll see today, if not ever. He raps (if you can call it rapping) the lyrics in a way that sounds like a British grandpa reading a bedtime story to his granddaughter, and his accent-tinged pronunciation of “twerking” is the best thing to ever happen to twerking. Can we just watch this over and over again instead of seeing Oldman in the Robocop reboot?

Watch the clip below: READ FULL STORY

'RoboCop' premiere, On the Scene: 6 epic moments from the black carpet (with bonus Batman!)

The carpet might have been black at the RoboCop reboot’s Los Angeles premiere Monday night, but the festivities were anything but dark. Read on for our favorite moments of the night:

1. Batman shows up dressed as Michael Keaton. That’s right, the caped crusader who’s been in a bit of a cave for the past decade (besides voicing all those Pixar movies) is back and better than ever as the OmniCorp CEO with the fantastic idea of designing a half-man, half-machine police officer to rid Detroit of its criminals. A little robot-making from Mr. Keaton, and the remake of the 1987 sci-fi classic RoboCop is born.

2. Batman meets the new Commissioner Gordon. Gary Oldman rolled onto the carpet at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood with a story about how he and Keaton “pinched each other” when they realized they were both in Batman movies. Oldman said he told Keaton, “You know, I’m Nolan’s last Gordon and you’re Burton’s first Batman.” Keaton played Batman/Bruce Wayne twice, while Oldman played Jim Gordon three times. And oh, Oldman was also Dracula. Pretty awesome.

Matt Damon finally, finally conquers 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' -- VIDEO

Thought Matt Damon would be content with a simple guest appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live? Think again.

After years of serving as the butt of Kimmel’s regular show-closing joke — “Apologies to Matt Damon; we ran out of time” — the Oscar winner got his revenge last night by seizing control of Live. Kimmel spent the entire episode taped to a chair with a tie stuffed in his mouth, watching helplessly as Damon taunted him, replaced his sidekick and his bandleader with Andy Garcia and Sheryl Crow — a definite case of trading up — and enlisted a bevy of other stars to assist in his takeover. From the show’s very first minutes, it was clear that this would be a night to remember:


'The Dark Knight Rises': Its homage to... 'Good Will Hunting'?

From its comic book inspirations to a prominent excerpt from Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities, Christopher Nolan’s saga-ending The Dark Knight Rises was chockablock with pop-culture references. While there were plenty of unexpected moments in the film’s 164 minutes, some of the biggest surprises weren’t plot developments but Nolan’s loving homages to (and occasionally strange riffs on) other films, books, and more. Below, we look into some of the influences of Rises, including one very unexpected shout-out to the speech that won Matt Damon and Ben Affleck an Oscar. (WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD!) READ FULL STORY

Gary Oldman reads from R. Kelly's autobiography on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' -- VIDEO

Gary Oldman performed a dramatic reading from R.Kelly’s autobiography Soulacoaster: The Diary of Me on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night, dressed in a tux and complete with his British accent.

The dapper actor, who will star in this month’s The Dark Knight Rises, reenacted a conversation between Tupac Shakur — or Pak, as R Kelly refers to him — and Kelly about collaborating on an album.

Watch the video below to see Oldman read such insightful prose as ”Just wanted to holler at you” and ”We’ll just let it do what it do.”


Kenneth Branagh’s red carpet ritual, and more notes from a small island’s Oscar party

The Brits have brought us the Mini, Top Shop, and proper pints — but in Hollywood, their greatest contribution has been their talent. The stars came out Friday evening to honor their homeland’s 21 Oscar nominees at a pre-Oscar party hosted by British Consul-General Dame Barbara Hay at the British Consulate’s residence in Los Angeles.

U.K.-born acting nominees Kenneth Branagh, Janet McTeer, and Gary Oldman were all in attendance (along with Canadian nominee Christopher Plummer — yep, he is Canadian — Google it!), as well as behind-the-scenes talent including Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close director Stephen Daldry and The Iron Lady makeup artist Mark Coulier. And since no British event is complete without cucumber finger sandwiches and Victoria Beckham, those were on hand as well. READ FULL STORY

Gary Oldman’s ‘Tinker Tailor’ glasses are up for auction. What movie character’s famous frames would you purchase?

Tinker, tailor, sold! Well, not yet. The eyeglasses worn by Gary Oldman in his Oscar-nominated performance from Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy have been donated for a charity auction through CharityBuzz, which will run from now through Feb. 27.

The chunky black frames, which the auction estimates are worth $500, were a hotly discussed set of sartorial specs. According to a press release, “Mr. Oldman conferred with director Tomas Alfredson and costume designer Jacqueline Durran over just which would be the right pair of glasses for [Oldman’s character George] Smiley to wear throughout.”

Personally, they remind me of the Old Navy lady more than anything — but to each his own oculars, I say. I’d opt instead for some other well-known face-windows: Harry Potter’s signature rims; Atticus Finch’s scholarly lenses; Clark Kent’s “I’m wearing these ironically” hipster blinkers; and dare I even add Dame Edna’s monstrous pince-nez ridiculata? READ FULL STORY

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