The drama isn’t over for the HBO horseracing series “Luck.” Although the show was canceled in March, the production is now facing a new lawsuit over an alleged horse abuse cover-up.
"Extra" Special Correspondent Michael Yo spoke with Dustin Hoffman about his new HBO show, "Luck," and described the actor's character as a "no-good, low-down, ex-con." Hoffman replied, "I could put a contract out for you by describing me like that."
The new series, revolving around intense gambling drama, also stars Academy Award nominee Nick Nolte and Dennis Farina. When Yo asked Hoffman about Nolte's nomination, Dustin admitted, "I didn't know he got a nod! I didn't read the... when were they announced?"
Brangelina stepped out in Hollywood on Sunday for the premiere of "Kung Fu Panda 2." A sultry Angelina Jolie showed off her long legs in a hot Michael Kors number, while Brad Pitt walked the red carpet feeling nude -- from head to toe!
Jolie, who is the voice of Tigress in the animated film, said her "kids loved the movie. They thought it was funny and cool." Her famous children were maneuvered inside the theater before red carpet arrivals began.
"Little Fockers" stars Dustin Hoffman and Owen Wilson joked with "Extra's" AJ Calloway about their French-kissing scenes with co-star Barbra Streisand.
Streisand and Hoffman reprise their roles as Greg Focker's (Ben Stiller) parents, who finally meet Wilson's character, Kevin, ex-boyfriend of Pamela Byrnes-Focker (Teri Polo).
Wilson described his hilariously awkward scene with Streisand. "We got to do it again and again, and she seemed startled every single time." Hoffman quickly chimed in, "She was, because she didn't know when old frisky was gonna dart out!" indicating Wilson's tongue.
The two funnymen continued the conversation between themselves. "Actually, I got a little turned on by it," Hoffman laughed. "You got a little aroused," queried Wilson, to which the veteran actor replied, "A little bit. I don't know about a woody, but I got a little bit of balsam."
Watch all the antics, plus how Jessica Alba fit in as the set newbie!
Was Tom Cruise afraid to meet future co-star Dustin Hoffman?
Cruise was intimidated -- that's true! The Hollywood heavyweights scored big as brothers in "Rain Man," but years earlier, Tom admits he was too nervous to introduce himself. Cruise tells AMC's "Storymakers," "I said, 'I am not going to go up and say hello to him... He doesn't want to be bothered.'"
The "Valkyrie" actor reveals Hoffman actually came up to him first and said his name. Cruise adds, "I was like 'S**t... This guy knows my name!"
Hoffman told Cruise he wanted to make a movie with him. They made "Rain Man" in 1988 and the flick raked in four Oscars!
"Extra" caught up with some of Hollywood's finest who have been honored with Golden Globe nominations. Check out the reactions of Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and more!
Pitt, who was nominated as Best Actor for "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" thanked his fellow cast members for his achievement, saying, "I am pleased to be nominated for this award and would like to also congratulate David, Eric and Alexandre on their nominations. We're all very proud of the film and thankful to the Hollywood Foreign Press for recognizing our work."
Brad's partner Angie also received a nod for her work in Clint Eastwood's drama, "Changeling." Jolie said, "I am honored to be nominated by the Hollywood Foreign Press in a category with so many extraordinary women. What an amazing experience, having the opportunity to work with Clint Eastwood on a film I care so deeply about."
Dustin Hoffman nabbed a Best Actor nom for his work in "Last Chance Harvey" -- and the Tinseltown vet praised co-star Emma Thompson when he heard the news. "It is so exciting to be nominated, but working with Emma was reward enough. Don't get me wrong, I still want to win!" Emma, also nominated, said, "Dustin and I had the best time making this film. It seems insane to get an award nomination on top of that, but I'm thrilled."
"Enchanted" star Amy Adams -- whose star is on the rise -- nabbed a nod for her role in "Doubt," opposite bigwigs Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Meryl Streep. "I am so honored to be nominated by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for 'Doubt,' along with John Patrick Shanley, Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Viola Davis. Helping to bring John's Pulitzer Prize-winning play to the screen was one of the most rewarding experiences of my career."
Hugh Laurie plays a snarky doctor on the series "House," but in real life, the ecstatic actor was humble and gracious when he got word of his nomination. "I am thrilled. Nine feet tall and thrilled."
"Extra" caught up with Dustin Hoffman during a promo stop for his new movie, "Kung Fu Panda," and he gave us the scoop on roles he wishes he'd accepted -- and the ones he always wanted!
Hoffman, 70, revealed that he was offered the role of Rambo, one of the biggest action heroes of all time -- but turned down the role! "I was the first one to be asked to do 'Rambo,' but it was a little too much violence."
When asked about offers he regrets turning down, Dustin admitted, "'Close Encounters' -- I didn't realize you never turn down a master at his craft, which is Steven Spielberg."
Dustin has won two Oscars during his stellar career -- but what role was the star never offered? "I've never been asked to do James Bond," he joked, "I have a better body."