Have you heard? The movie star is dead. It's an obituary written every few months when big stars put out big flops and nobodies bring in loads at the box office. The Hollywood Reporter provides the latest installment. This time, the movies convincing studios that stars aren't necessary are The Hangover, District 9, and Paranormal Activity. While movies like Disney's A Christmas Carol, Land of the Lost, and Imagine That prove that a big star doesn't result in big success. Clearly it's time for Hollywood to take the guess work out of it, and start making only apocalypse porn.
Hollywood rethinks use of A-list actors [HR]