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Robert Downey Jr. injured on the set of ‘Iron Man 3′

Robert Downey Jr. was injured yesterday on the set of ‘Iron Man 3′.

The 47-year-old actor hurt his ankle performing a stunt. “Robert Downey Jr. sustained an ankle injury on the set of ‘Iron Man 3′ in Wilmington, North Carolina while performing a stunt. There will be a short delay in the production schedule while he recuperates,” Marvel Studios said in a statement.

The third installment is scheduled to release on May 3, and stars Ben Kingsley, Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce and Rebecca Hall.

Posted Thursday, August 16th, 2012 at 9:09am
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Robert Downey Jr.’s HUGE ‘Avengers’ payday!!

Robert Downey Jr. certainly knows what he’s doing, that’s pretty clear this morning. The Hollywood Reporter announced this morning that the 47-year-old actor stands to earn $50 million from ‘The Avengers’. $50 million!!!

The actor negotiated a new contract back in 2008, after the first ‘Iron Man’ movie earned $585 million at the box office. His new contract stated that he would receive a portion of Marvel’s revenue from any future film where he plays Tony Stark.

His deal alone puts him light years above his costars. Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo each earned about $2 million – $3 million for the film.

Marvel has a history of cutting sharp deals. Terrence Howard, who starred with Downey Jr. in the first “Iron Man” film, was reportedly faced with a 50 to 80 percent pay cut for the sequel after the studio learned director Jon Favreau planned to limit his role. Howard’s agents smarted, and though it’s unknown if he walked out or if Marvel decided to go a different direction, Don Cheadle replaced Howard for the sequel.

“The Avengers” continues to smash through box office records and recently surpassed the $1 billion mark in global earnings, so the $50 million payout is unlikely to put a big dent in Marvel’s balance sheet. The film is currently making “Avatar”-type money, a big relief to Disney, which bought Marvel and desperately needed a hit after the crippling loss it suffered on “John Carter.”

Good for Robert, that’s all I have to say. If a movie is going to make over $1 billion in the box office, then the actors should see some of that!

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Posted Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 at 7:07am
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Robert Downey Jr. shows off pictures of his 8-week-old son Exton!

Robert Downey Jr. and his wife Susan are the proud parents of their first son, Exton Elias Downey. He was born just eight weeks ago, and now we’re getting our first look at the little guy!

Robert, how already has an 18-year-old son named Indio, is out promoting his new movie ‘The Avengers’. Last night he stopped by the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and ended up showing off the first photos of his son.

Very cute!

Robert’s about to get very busy. As soon as promotions wrap up for ‘The Avengers’, the actor will suit up once again for ‘Iron Man 3′.


Posted Friday, May 4th, 2012 at 8:08am
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Scarlett Johansson in Prada at the UK premiere of ‘The Avengers’

‘The Avengers’ premiered in London yesterday, and all the “Avengers” were on hand for the celebration. Scarlett Johansson wore a colorful Prada dress. I’m not a huge fan of the ruffle around the waist (doesn’t look like it belongs!) but I like the idea of this dress. I like the flowers, and I love the colors.

What do you think?

Also on hand were stars Chris Hemsworth (and his very pregnant wife, Elsa Pataky), Robert Downey Jr., Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo.

PS: Reviews are starting to trickle in for this movie, and so far so good! The Hollywood Reporter gave it two thumbs up!

The All-Star Game of modern superhero extravaganzas, The Avengers is humongous, the film Marvel and its legions of fans have been waiting for. It’s hard to imagine that anyone with an appetite for the trademark’s patented brand of fantasy, effects, mayhem and strangely dressed he-men will be disappointed; not only does this eye-popping 3D display of visual effects fireworks feature an enormously high proportion of action scenes, but director Joss Whedon has adroitly balanced the celebrity circus to give every single one of the superstar characters his or her due. Worldwide box office returns will be, in a word, Marvelous.

Photos: Fame/Flynet

Posted Friday, April 20th, 2012 at 9:09am
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Rachel McAdams, Noomi Rapace, Robert Downey Jr. and more at the ‘Sherlock Holmes’ premieres in Los Angeles!

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows premiered last night in Los Angeles. Most of the film’s stars (except for Jude Law, whom I missed!) were on hand to support the new movie.

Rachel McAdams looks absolutely flawless in a silver Marchesa gown. I love her hair! She looks beautiful!

Robert Downey Jr. and his pregnant wife were also on hand.

Noomi Rapace - otherwise known as the “true Lisbeth Salander” in the Swedish ‘Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ trilogy was also on hand. Noomi wore a Valentine gown, which I’m on the fence about. I don’t love it – but I don’t hate it either.

Check out some of the other stars below, including Guy Ritchie, who directed the film.

Photos: Fame

Posted Wednesday, December 7th, 2011 at 8:08am
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