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Nicholas Hoult Studied Smooth Hugh Grant For Tips On Flirting


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Actor Nicholas Hoult studied his smooth co-star Hugh Grant while filming About A Boy in order to pick up tips on how to make girls swoon.

Hoult was barely 13 when he played Grant's son in the hit comedy, and since the Golden Globe winner was well-known as a charming ladies man, the young actor watched his every move to learn how to conduct himself around women.

He tells Elle magazine, "Just watching him was quite remarkable. He's one of the most charming people in the world. Women do just melt around him. There was kind of, 'Oh, okay. He seems to have something.'"

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Paul Rudd's Comedy Admission


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Paul Rudd is in negotiations to star in comedy movie 'Admission'.

The 'Wanderlust' actress will appear opposite Tina Fey in romantic comedy about an unmarried Ivy League college admissions woman who strikes up a romance with a man (played by Paul) who she knows from when she was at school.

'About A Boy' directing Paul Weitz is helming the project, which has been written by Karen Croner.

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Kick-ass 2'S Summer Shoot?


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'Kick-Ass 2' is set to shoot this summer.

Mark Millar - who created the story About A Boy who decides to become a super-hero - has confirmed a second story is expected to go into production later this year, and has hinted Matthew Vaughn will also be working on the project, although it is not known in what capacity.

He said: ''We shoot 'Kick-Ass 2' and 'American Jesus' this summer. Then Matthew and I have 'Secret Service', which is a neddy James Bond.''

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Steven Spielberg Driven By Fear


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Steven Spielberg is "driven" by fear.

The director admits he likes to take on projects which intimidate him, and he admits he is always nervous when he is on the set of a new movie.

He said: "Fear is what drives me. Every movie is scary for me and every day I shoot the movie is scary. And I need fear because it drives me to explore things. It keeps me looking for a new variation on constant themes."

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Kesha's Outrageous London Show


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Kesha lived up to her outrageous reputation as she brought her 'Get Sleazy' tour to London's HMV Hammersmith Apollo last night (14.07.11).

Opening with crowd pleasers 'Sleazy', 'Take It Off', 'Dirty Picture' and 'Blow', it wasn't long before the 24-year-old singer strapped one of her male backing dancers to a cross before simulating tearing him apart and drinking from a heart for 'Cannibal'.

The US starlet interacted with the audience between songs and explained how 'Grow a Pear' from her second album was inspired by her frustration when an ex-boyfriend wanted to talk rather than have sex.

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Harry Potter Movies To Receive Bafta


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The 'Harry Potter' film franchise will receive the award for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema at this year's BAFTAs.

Jk Rowling - who wrote the books the movies are based on - and producer David Heyman will accept the prize on behalf of the film series at the star-studded ceremony at London's Royal Opera House on February 13.

Finola Dwyer, chair of the film committee, said: "As this great British film success story draws to a close with this year's eagerly anticipated final instalment, it's fitting that BAFTA honours the Harry Potter films and their contribution to the British film industry."

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Grant Gave Hoult The Gift Of Golf


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Nicholas Hoult will be forever grateful to his About A Boy co-star Hugh Grant - because the actor introduced him to golf.

The A Single Man actor shot to fame playing a geeky 12 year old in the 2002 movie, and he's revealed his famous co-star handed him an expensive present when filming wrapped - a set of golf clubs and a series of lessons.

Hoult subsequently developed a love for the game and credits Grant with inspiring his passion.

He says, "Hugh Grant's a very good golfer. He got me started playing the game. At the end of About A Boy, he bought me golf clubs and some lessons. I still play when the weather's nice, but I haven't played with him. I'm not good enough."

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Hoult Lost Onscreen Virginity Two Days After His 18th Birthday


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About A Boy star Nicholas Hoult had an odd 18th birthday present from the crew of British TV drama Skins - his first sex scene.

Directors waited until two days after the actor had turned 18 to film his saucy scenes with co-star April Pearson - to avoid legal issues.

Hoult says, "They were all laughing and saying that was my birthday present."

But the actor, who turned 20 on Monday (07Dec09), admits it was the greatest birthday gift: "It was odd. April was a very nice girl but the 'cut' thing was awkward - you're doing a passionate sex scene with someone and then I'm lying on top of her and they say 'cut' and you're in a very compromising position with someone you don't know that well.

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No More Fat Roles For Toni


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Australian actress Toni Collette is determined not to play any more movie roles that require her to pile on the pounds because her weight fluctuations are affecting her health.

THE SIXTH SENSE star had to put on 13.6 kilograms (30 pounds) for her new role as Cameron Diaz's sister in In Her Shoes and her constant weight changes for film parts is beginning to take a toll on her liver.

The actress, who played dumpy roles in Muriel's Wedding and About A Boy, has taken advice from a naturopath to help her slim back to her original weight as easily as possible.

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About A Boy Star Commits Suicide


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A British actress who starred alongside Hugh Grant in About A Boy has stabbed herself to death in her London flat.

FRITHA GOODEY, who played a jilted ex-girlfriend in the 2002 movie, was discovered in her Notting Hill home by her father.

The 32-year-old, who has appeared in a number of UK TV programmes, had left a suicide note.

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