Richard Armitage reveals the dark journey awaiting The Hobbit's Thorin

Poor Thorin Oakenshield — the would-be King under the mountain just can't get a break. In The Hobbit, Azog the Defiler kills his Granddad, then he steals the dwarf's favorite shield... and he's not done yet. In our interview with Richard Armitage, the man behind the warrior's hair and nose, we find out just how much… » 12/11/13 10:45am 12/11/13 10:45am

Martin Freeman on how The Hobbit was really made: "Cocaine."

Martin Freeman: Talented actor, serial middle-finger flipper, and awesome interviewee answered a few questions for Showbiz 411, and his answers may surprise you. Unless, of course, you already know that Martin Freeman answers most interview questions as ridiculously as possible. » 12/11/13 9:40am 12/11/13 9:40am

How Desolation of Smaug adds Elves who don't appear in The Hobbit

J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit doesn't mention many Elven characters by name, so for The Desolation of Smaug's journey to the land of the Wood Elves, Peter Jackson brought back Orlando Bloom's Legolas and created a female Wood Elf, Evangeline Lilly's Tauriel. We spoke to both actors about their characters and how they fit … » 10/17/13 10:00am 10/17/13 10:00am

Peter Jackson reveals the extra scenes in The Hobbit: Extended Edition

Did anyone think the The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey movie was too short? Yes, three people did, and they happen to be director Peter Jackson, screenwriter Philippa Boyens and producer Fran Walsh, who have revealed some of the new and extended scenes which will be included in the film's upcoming Extended Edition… » 6/26/13 6:40am 6/26/13 6:40am