Mike Sampson is the Editor-in-Chief of ScreenCrush. He studied to become a lawyer and worked as an architectural planner after graduating college but neither of these professions afforded him the opportunity to watch movies and TV for a living. He previously served as the Editor-in-Chief of JoBlo.com for 10 years. He lives in New Jersey and probably spends too much time playing video games and overthinking things.
Watch the Best Moments From Jon Stewart’s Final ‘Daily Show’
Jon Stewart said goodbye to The Daily Show last night in equal parts star-studded and quiet, personal fashion as former correspondents like Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver and Olivia Munn returned to pay their respects, while Bruce Springsteen closed out the slow with a performance — at Stewart’s request — of his 1999 song “The Land of Hopes and Dreams” and, for his fellow New Jerseyan, “Born to Run”.
‘Frozen Fever’ Photos: Anna, Elsa and the Whole Gang Are Back
You love ‘Frozen’, but you've already seen the movie and listened to the soundtrack an infinite amount of times. What to do? Well, just keep counting down the days until March 13, when an all-new ‘Frozen’ adventure—‘Frozen Fever’—opens in theaters with Disney's ‘Cinderella’.
‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Reveals First Official Look at the New X-Wing
The 'Star Wars: Episode 7' plot leaked online over the weekend, but if that wasn't enough of a 'Star Wars' reveal for you, we've got a little something else, direct from J.J. Abrams.
Ellen’s Oscar Selfie Was Part of a $20 Million Samsung Ad Buy With ABC
Did you think that bit at the Oscars where host Ellen DeGeneres wandered into the audience to tweet a selfie with A-listers like Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper was a refreshing moment of spontaneity in an otherwise scripted affair? Wrong. The viral photo was actually part of a $20 million Samsung advertising campaign designed to promote the Galaxy Note
Tom Clancy, Creator of the Jack Ryan and Rainbow Six Franchises, Dead at 66
Tom Clancy, the hugely successful and prolific author behind the Jack Ryan series of books and multiple video game franchises, died at a hospital last night in Baltimore at the age of 66. His publisher confirmed the news to the New York Times but no cause of death has been announced.
Jack Nicholson Retires From Acting at Age 76
Perhaps all work and no play really does make Jack a dull boy. 3-time Oscar-winning actor Jack Nicholson has quietly retired from acting according to a new report citing sources close to the 76-year-old actor. The actor reportedly suffering from memory loss and has no further plans to appear in any more movies.
‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ – Is This Who Will Play Luke and Han Solo’s Kids?
With 'Star Wars: Episode 7' scheduled to begin filming in January, you would think that casting needs to get underway quickly so that the lengthy rehearsal/pre-production stage can begin. Well, expect 'Star Wars' casting to heat up over the next few weeks and we have our first real leads as to who is in consideration to star. Enter Rachel Hurd-Wood and Alex Pettyfer.
Inside Heath Ledger’s ‘Dark Knight’ Diary
"BYE BYE." Those are the chilling final words scrawled in capital letters on the last page of a diary the late Heath Ledger kept as he was filming 'The Dark Knight,' his last finished movie. Ledger's father, Kim, opened up Ledger's Joker diary publicly for the first time for the upcoming documentary 'Too Young to Die,' giving fans a fascinating glimpse into how the late actor created one
2013 Oscar Nominations! ‘Lincoln’ Leads the Pack With 12 Total Nominations
The 2013 Oscar nominations were announced this morning by Oscar host and 'Family Guy' creator Seth MacFarlane and 'Gangster Squad' star Emma Stone at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. MacFarlane is the first Oscar host to actually announce the nominees since Charlton Heston's turn in 1972. So who are the 2013 Oscar nominees? Who were the big surprises and the big snubs? Find out! Read M
Matthew McConaughey Looks Completely Unrecognizable On ‘Dallas Buyer’s Club’ Set
This is Matthew McConaughey. We know, right? McConaughey - frequently seen looking quite buff running on the beach - lost 40 pounds to play a man suffering from AIDS for the upcoming indie film 'The Dallas Buyer's Club' and looks almost unrecognizable while filming a scene on the New Orleans set.
2013 SAG Awards Nominations Announced: ‘Les Miserables’ Leads the Pack
The 2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations were announced this morning and the full list of nominees shouldn't be much of a surprise. 'Les Miserables' and 'Lincoln' led all movies with four nominations each and 'Modern Family' led all TV shows with a total of four nominations. Tomorrow the Golden Globes nominations will be announced so take a look below to see the full list of the 2013 SAG Aw
Elmo Voice Actor Takes ‘Sesame Street’ Leave After Allegations of Sex With Underage Boy
Today is not a sunny day on Sesame Street. Kevin Clash, the voice actor and puppeteer behind Elmo, the show's most popular character, has taken an indefinite leave of absence following allegations the he had sexual relations with an underage boy.