James Cameron Shares Memories of His Friend James Horner with PEOPLE: We Were Attracted to Real Adventure

James Horner’s scores set the emotional tone for hundreds of films, but his legacy will be inexorably tied to one director, with whom he shared friendship, accolades, and admiration for more than 30 years.

“It’s sad and shocking, and it’s such a waste in a way,” James Cameron tells PEOPLE. “There’s so much music he could have done, and we were looking forward to our next gig together.”

From Titanic to Braveheart: Relive 11 of James Horner's Most Memorable Film Scores

James Cameron Announces His Wife's Private School Is Going Vegan

Where is James Cameron headed for his latest project? A school cafeteria.

The Titanic director and his wife, Suzy Amis Cameron, are introducing an entirely plant-based menu at her private academy, the MUSE School, which she founded in 2006 in Calabasas, California.

But don’t refer to the menu as vegan.

Titanic to Sail Again – But Will You Get Onboard?

It’s the biggest Oscar winner of all time, but it’s also a code word for disaster: Titanic.

Now, an Australian billionaire plans to recreate the legendary ship, and charge $1 million for a first-class cabin when his replica Titanic II re-traces the original 1912 route of the great ship that went down.

Amy Poehler & Tina Fey Were Great at Golden Globes – But Way Underused

Amy and Tina, where’d you go?

Co-hosting the 70th Annual Golden Globes on NBC, 30 Rock’s Tina Fey and Parks and Recreation’s Amy Poehler started the night with a smashing duologue – a flawless link of strong one-liners.

If the bit had gone on long enough, you could have protected our national borders with it.

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Before Peeta and Katniss broke box-office records, before Edward and Bella set tween hearts swooning, there was Jack and Rose.

James Cameron Hits Bottom – of the Ocean

Hollywood filmmaker James Cameron’s career in scientific research went into a steep decline Monday, exactly as he planned it.

The Oscar-winning director of Titanic and Avatar became the first human to make a solo trip to the deepest part of the ocean – the so-called Challenger Deep spot, part of the Mariana Trench in the western Pacific Ocean, near Guam.

Avatar's James Cameron Marks Birthday at Bottom of World's Deepest Lake

Birthdays are always meaningful, but this one was particularly deep.

Avatar director James Cameron celebrated his 56th birthday on Monday with an unlikely voyage to the bottom of Russia’s Lake Baikal, the world’s oldest and deepest lake, Bloomberg reports.

Avatar Director James Cameron Scripting New Ending to Oil Spill

Will the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico have a Hollywood ending?

James Cameron, the director of Avatar and Titanic, joined scientists and other experts at a meeting with U.S. officials Tuesday in Washington to come up with possible fixes for the leak, which so far has resisted oil company BP’s attempts to plug it.

The Canadian-born Oscar winner, 55, is an ocean-technology buff and has been an expert in underwater filming and manned submersible vehicles since his pioneering work on The Abyss in the 1980s.

Sigourney Weaver, James Cameron's Blue Avatar Aliens Go Green

The aliens may be blue in Avatar, the highest-grossing film of all-time, but director James Cameron and star Sigourney Weaver are using their movie to spread a message that’s proudly green.

The accomplished pair hosted the Eco Warrior Training competition, presented Saturday at Brooklyn Technical High School by the Internet search engine Bing. Local high school students vied for $12,000 in scholarships delivering speeches on “An Environmental Lesson I Learned From Avatar and How to Apply It In My Community, New York City, America and/or the World.”