Denzel Washington has been named America's favorite movie star for 2012 in a new Harris Poll. He's followed by Clint Eastwood and Tom Hanks. Johnny Depp, who ruled the 2011 edition of the poll, fell to fourth place. Here are the top 10 favorite movie stars, according to the poll:
1. Denzel Washington
2. Clint Eastwood
3. Tom Hanks
4T. Johnny Depp
4T. Brad Pitt
6. John Wayne
7. George Clooney
8. Harrison Ford
9. Meryl Streep
10. Matt Damon
Lindsay Lohan's next film is already receiving less-than-glowing reviews. The South by Southwest festival, scheduled to be held in Austin, Texas this March, has decided not to screen Lindsay's highly-publicized thriller, “The Canyons”. A source connected to the festival says the movie suffers from "quality issues." One insider is quoted as saying, "It’s got an ugliness and a deadness to it." The ongoing Sundance Film Festival in Utah previously rejected the film.
The actor who voices Charlie Brown in many "Peanuts" shows was arrested on charges that include stalking. Peter Robbins was arrested Sunday at the San Ysidro Port of Entry after a background check found a warrant against him. Peter is set to be arraigned on counts of making a threat to cause death or great bodily injury and of stalking. Peter was the voice of Charlie Brown for TV specials, "A Charlie Brown Christmas" and "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown."
Lance Armstrong is facing another lawsuit over his doping activities. This time, readers of his bestselling autobiography, "It's not about the Bike" have filed a federal class action lawsuit on behalf of themselves and other readers who paid money for the book believing it to be a work of non-fiction. In the book, Lance denies doping claims and positions himself as a legendary athlete who overcame testicular cancer to win the Tour de France. Lance currently faces multiple lawsuits by former corporate sponsors who feel they were also ripped off by his lies.
Josh Duhamel, star of “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” has been named host of Nickelodeon’s 26th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards. The show will be broadcast on March 23rd. Josh himself has been inducted into Nickelodeon’s Arm Fart Hall of Fame. Last year’s awards, hosted by Will Smith, attracted 6.2 million viewers. Hot hosts are a brilliant way for the network to draw in some female numbers.