Prince William Tells New Zealand Hosts: Sorry If George Is Keeping You Up at Night

New Zealanders have been vocal in professing their love of the visiting royals. And Prince George hasn’t been silent, either – particularly at night.

The Hobbit Is a Great Adventure That Takes Too Long to Arrive

The elegance of The Hobbit J.R.R. Tolkien’s rousing tale of Bilbo Baggins helping a passel of dwarves reclaim their mountain home is that the epic spans just a few hundred pages.

Moviegoers, on the other hand, could have first breakfast, second breakfast and elevenses in the nearly three hours it takes director Peter Jackson to deliver the first third of this trilogy in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. (Part 2 is slated for next year.)

Prince William Attends The Hobbit Premiere Without Kate

With wife Kate resting as she copes with her pregnancy illness, Prince William stepped out solo on Wednesday evening for the premiere of The Hobbit in London.

Tolkien's Gollum Has a New Role: Official Airport Greeter

Headed Down Under? Don’t be frightened.

Wellington Airport, in New Zealand, has a new official greeter: Gollum, the misunderstood monster from J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings novels and Peter Jackson’s movie adaptations.

His arrival comes just ahead of Oscar-winner Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which opens next month. Like Jackson’s Rings movies, it too was shot in New Zealand.

Jamie Foxx Scores Top TiVo Oscar Moment

COUNTED: Jamie Foxx’s passionate recollection of his late grandmother during his Best Actor acceptance speech for Ray was the Oscar moment most replayed by TiVo digital video recorder customers, the company announced, basing its sample on 10,000 anonymous TiVo households. The second most-popular TiVo moment was Clint Eastwood’s Best Picture win for Million Dollar Baby. Cate Blanchett and Kate Winslet proved the big TiVo stars of ABC’s pre-Oscar show.

Jackson Held Up over 'Hobbit' Rights

After his movie’s Academy Awards sweep of 11 naked golden men, including Best Picture, Oscar-winning “Lord of the Rings” director Peter Jackson can’t start filming a prequel to the series, the J.R.R. Tolkien novel “The Hobbit,” until legal problems are resolved between two movie studios, he tells the Associated Press.

Jackson said that while New Line Cinema (which, like PEOPLE, is part of Time Warner) owns the rights to make the movie, MGM has the rights to distribute it.

Oscars Backstage: Shock and 'Disbelief'

Winning an Oscar is one thing. Facing the press is another.

Backstage at the Kodak Theatre, all the winners came parading though – always applauded, and sometimes subjected to questions hardly worthy of them or the moment. But all in all, Charlize Theron, Sean Penn, Peter Jackson, Tim Robbins, Renee Zellweger and the others proved themselves good sports.