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Russell Crowe is in the news for a reason other than his belief that circumcision goes against the will of God.

The Oscar-winning actor is in negotiations to play a key role in Zack Snyder's upcoming Superman reboot: Jor-El, the biological father of this caped hero.

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Henry Cavill has already signed on to portray Superman, while Amy Adams, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane and Michael Shannon will also come on board the franchise.

Production on Superman: Man of Steel gets underway next month, as Jor-El is the last major role to be cast. Sean Penn and Clive Owen are also under consideration, insiders say, but it is Crowe's part if he wants it.

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Celebrities are all up in God's business these days.

First, Gwyneth Paltrow wondered if the bible truly preached intolerance against homosexuals.

Now, Russell Crowe is speaking up for the Big Guy Himself and asking about circumcision: What the heck, people?!?

Photo of Russell Crowe

“Circumcision is barbaric and stupid," the Oscar winner Tweeted yesterday. "Who are you to correct nature? Is it real that GOD requires a donation of foreskin? Babies are perfect. I will always stand for the perfection of babies, i will always believe in God, not man’s interpretation of what God requires."

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He's thrown phones at people in fits of rage, and he once helped Martha Stewart murder a chicken.

But Russell Crowe is also one of the best actors of his generation, an Oscar winner and a multiple-time Best Actor nominee.

The native Australian was honored for those achievements yesterday, earning a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He posed at the event (below) with his family, wife Danielle and sons Charles and Tennyson, ages 6 and 3, respectively.

Perpetual Honor

As for his next project, Crowe will star as Robin Hood. The film opens on May 14, but he must apologize to all female fans: the handsome actor won't be donning any tights.

"They weren't invented until quite a few hundred years after when the story takes place," he said. "We start our story in 1199. Tights don't come into play until the 1600s. I do apologize to those who will be disappointed that there are no tights."

Check out a few more photos of Crowe celebrating his latest honor:

  • Major Star
  • Crowe, Crowned
  • Posing with Family
  • Star with a Star
  • Giving a Speech

[Photos: Splash News]

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One is known for hurling a telephone at hotel employees. The other is known for hurling insults at Donald Trump and Rachael Ray.

But nothing brings people together quite like carving up a murdered turkey for Thanksgiving. After all, when was the last time you even saw Russell Crowe smile?

Giving a Speech

He's certainly lighting up here, though. The actor and Martha Stewart are having a grand old time on the latter's cooking show. The only thing missing from the festivities?

Eminem, of course. But Stewart hopes she can change that.

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Oscar winner Russell Crowe said Tuesday he is "appalled" at rumours he was intent on garnering the lead role in film about late wildlife documentary maker Steve Irwin.

The Australian television network, ABC, quoted the New Zealand-born Crowe saying it was "awful that I have to deal with millions of people thinking I would dance on my friend's grave."

Perpetual Honor

Crowe, 42, was a friend of the famed Crocodile Hunter and recorded a eulogy in New York City that was played at last week's memorial service at Irwin's Australia Zoo near Brisbane.

Irwin died September 4 after being speared in the heart by a stingray while snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef. He was 44.

The ABC also quoted Crowe as saying that money was the factor behind Hugh Jackman replacing him as Nicole Kidman's screen partner in director Baz Luhrmann's as-yet untitled Outback film.

Crowe had been picked for the role, but Jackman was a last-minute replacement for the Gladiator star as rehearsals loomed.

"I just didn't want to work on that movie in the type of environment that was being created because of the needs of the budget," Crowe said. "I do charity work -- but I don't do charity work for major studios."

You bet he doesn't. He does whatever he damn well wants! Crowe had no comment as to whether he would throw a phone at Jackman the next time the two cross paths.

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Move over, Suri. Enough out of you, Shiloh. And what kind of name is Kingston?

Russell Crowe and his wife, Danielle Spencer, have joined the celebrity baby fray, welcoming the birth of their son, Tenyson Spencer Crowe, at 7:27 AM on July 7 at the Royal North Shore hospital in Sydney, Australia.

Russell Crowe and Danielle Spencer

"Mother, father and baby are doing extremely well," Crowe's manager, Grant Vandenberg, told the press.

The couple already has a son, two-year old Charlie. Both sons have the middle name Spencer, after Danielle's maiden name. Earlier this year, the 42-year old Crowe explained to Tonight Show host Jay Leno how they shared the happy news with their toddler.

"He knows where the baby is in Mommy's tummy and knows that he was a baby once and there's another baby coming along. And we said, ‘Bubba, what do you want to call your brother?' and his first option was Pumpkinhead. But then the next day, he revised it and he changed it to Stinky," Crowe said.

Stinky or not, there's been a new addition to this happy family. The Oscar-winning Crowe met Spencer, now 36, way back in 1989 when they co-starred in The Crossing. They married in April 2003.

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