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John Nash, ‘A Beautiful Mind’ Mathematician, Dies in Car Crash

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John Nash, the Princeton University mathematician whose brilliance and mental health struggles inspired the Oscar-winning film “A Beautiful Mind,” died in a car crash in New Jersey on Saturday. He was 86. Nash’s 82-year old wife, Alicia Nash, also died after a taxi that they were riding in crashed into a guard rail. A spokesman… Read more »

Gerard Depardieu in Talks for Lead Role in Netflix’ French ‘House of Cards’

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Gerard Depardieu is in talks to play a role similar to Kevin Spacey’s Francis Underwood in “Marseille,” Netflix’s first French-language production, according to Europe1 news. Contacted by Variety on Sunday, Netflix declined to comment on the rumor. Though it’s not based strictly on “House of Cards,” the project has a similar political theme, centering on… Read more »

Cannes Film Review: ‘The Other Side’

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Having wrapped his Texas trilogy — “The Passage,” “Low Tide” and “Stop the Pounding Heart” — Italian chronicler of the American margins Roberto Minervini heads next door to Louisiana, where he finds a fresh group of desperados to observe.

Cannes: Will ‘The Assassin’ Slay the Competition?

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Given the number of films in competition (19), the correspondingly infinite number of possible award/talent configurations, and the sheer impossibility of guessing at the individual and collective tastes of nine jurors, predicting the major award winners at the Cannes Film Festival is obviously a fool’s errand — and one that our critics on the Croisette have gladly… Read more »

Ryan Reynolds Helps Young Cancer Patient Meet Deadpool

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Deadpool might as well be nicknamed the Merc With a Heart. Ryan Reynolds helped a young fan’s dream come true through the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Tony Acevedo, battling Hodgkin’s disease (also known as Hodgkin’s lymphoma), got the chance to meet Deadpool on the upcoming film’s Vancouver set. Acevedo was also able to embody his favorite comic… Read more »

Watch: Bloody ‘Hannibal’ Season 3 Trailer, Cast Interviews

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The upcoming third season of Hannibal opens up a whole new world. A trailer and teaser for the new season offer a first look at Mads Mikkelsen’s and Gillian Anderson’s characters Hannibal and Bedelia after they’ve “ensconced themselves in contemporary Florentine society” as husband and wife. The new videos depict a murder in progress that… Read more »

Sharon Osbourne Taking Break From ‘The Talk’ After Collapsing From ‘Extreme Exhaustion’

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Sharon Osbourne is going on a monthlong hiatus from “The Talk” after collapsing at her Los Angeles home on Friday. The CBS talkshow host “collapsed from mental and physical fatigue” upon returning from a busy trip in New York and Toronto, her rep said in a statement. “Her doctors report that she is suffering from… Read more »

Watch: Johnny Depp Is a Horrible Father in New ‘Black Mass’ Trailer

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When Johnny Depp’s real-life character Whitey Bulger isn’t shooting his enemies point-blank or choking them with rope, he’s doling out advice to his 6-year-old son. Warner Bros.’ first official trailer for the upcoming drama “Black Mass” offers this pearl of wisdom from Depp: “It’s not what you do, it’s when and where you do it,… Read more »

Jake Gyllenhaal’s ‘Southpaw’ Gets Star-Studded Private Screening at Cannes

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Jake Gyllenhaal’s upcoming boxing movie “Southpaw” got an early, star-studded private screening at Cannes on Friday. Adrien Brody, Michelle Rodriguez and Antonio Banderas were among the celebrities at the event aboard a private yacht. Festival delegate general Thierry Fremaux introduced the sneak screening, which was also attended by singers Mary J. Blige and Charli XCX,… Read more »