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Ben Affleck 'Wants Jennifer Garner Back'


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It's been almost a year since the couple announced their plans to divorce after 10 years of marriage, though they still share a close relationship. After venturing out together on numerous occasions with their children Violet, 10, seven-year-old Seraphina and Samuel, four, and allegedly being seen locking lips, sources claim Batman star Ben doesn't want to lose his spouse.

"Ben wants Jen back," an insider told People, while a second source added, "Ben wants to get back together. He wants her back."

However, it appears Jennifer isn't set on the idea of trying again just yet. The pair were plagued with rumours of troubles for some time before announcing their split last June (15), with Ben even addressing it during his Oscars speech in 2013 by commenting on the "work" needed to maintain their union. A clearly embarrassed Jennifer didn't speak out at the time and with claims the divorce was triggered by her husband's rumoured infidelity, the actress apparently needs some time by herself right now.

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87th Annual Oscars Red Carpet Arrivals

Paige Butcher , Eddie Murphy - The 87th Annual Oscars held at Dolby Theatre - Red Carpet Arrivals at Dolby Theatre, Oscars - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 22nd February 2015

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Premiere Of HBO Films' 'Confirmation' - Arrivals

Kerry Washington - ****File Photo** Kerry Washington is reportedly pregnant with her second child. Sources tell E! News the Django Unchained star and her husband, former American footballer Nnamdi Asomugha, are expecting a sibling for their two-year-old daughter Isabelle. Representatives for the famously private couple have yet to comment on the claims, but Kerry, 39, wore a loose-fitting black Victoria Beckham dress to the White House Correspondents' Dinner in Washington, D.C. on Saturday night (30Apr16), sparking reports suggesting she was concealing a baby bump. She is also due to walk the red carpet at the 2016 Met Gala in New York City on Monday night (02May16), and during an interview on U.S. breakfast show Good Morning America hours earlier, she hinted she may opt for a more accommodating style of gown, so she has room to eat at the high-profile bash. Recalling the cotton candy pink Prada dress she wore to the 2015 event, she explained, "I had never worn a big, sort of ball gown to the Met before. I tended to go with more sleek silhouette (in previous years), so I just thought it would be fun. "It's also a dress you can eat in, which is fun at a dinner...! Because you do eat! You have to be able to touch up your own lipstick and wear a dress you can eat in!" Kerry, who wore a floral dress for the sit-down interview, made no mention of her rumoured pregnancy, but she admitted she was excited to attend the annual Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. "This night is really strictly about fashion. You know, The Oscars are about filmmaking, the Emmys are about excellence in television, but this night is really about fashion as art and celebrating the Met, and you know, history of great fashion and how it fits into our context of American art, international art." Kerry and Nnamdi's relationship only became public after they wed in secret in Idaho in June, 2013, and she famously refused to comment on her first pregnancy until three months after the news had at Good Morning America, Oscars - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 31st March 2016

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Kerry Washington

33rd Annual PaleyFest Los Angeles 'Scandal'

Kerry Washington - ****File Photo** Kerry Washington is reportedly pregnant with her second child. Sources tell E! News the Django Unchained star and her husband, former American footballer Nnamdi Asomugha, are expecting a sibling for their two-year-old daughter Isabelle. Representatives for the famously private couple have yet to comment on the claims, but Kerry, 39, wore a loose-fitting black Victoria Beckham dress to the White House Correspondents' Dinner in Washington, D.C. on Saturday night (30Apr16), sparking reports suggesting she was concealing a baby bump. She is also due to walk the red carpet at the 2016 Met Gala in New York City on Monday night (02May16), and during an interview on U.S. breakfast show Good Morning America hours earlier, she hinted she may opt for a more accommodating style of gown, so she has room to eat at the high-profile bash. Recalling the cotton candy pink Prada dress she wore to the 2015 event, she explained, "I had never worn a big, sort of ball gown to the Met before. I tended to go with more sleek silhouette (in previous years), so I just thought it would be fun. "It's also a dress you can eat in, which is fun at a dinner...! Because you do eat! You have to be able to touch up your own lipstick and wear a dress you can eat in!" Kerry, who wore a floral dress for the sit-down interview, made no mention of her rumoured pregnancy, but she admitted she was excited to attend the annual Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. "This night is really strictly about fashion. You know, The Oscars are about filmmaking, the Emmys are about excellence in television, but this night is really about fashion as art and celebrating the Met, and you know, history of great fashion and how it fits into our context of American art, international art." Kerry and Nnamdi's relationship only became public after they wed in secret in Idaho in June, 2013, and she famously refused to comment on her first pregnancy until three months after the news had at The Dolby Theater, Good Morning America, Oscars - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 15th March 2016

Kerry Washington

88th Annual Academy Awards

Kerry Washington - ****File Photo** Kerry Washington is reportedly pregnant with her second child. Sources tell E! News the Django Unchained star and her husband, former American footballer Nnamdi Asomugha, are expecting a sibling for their two-year-old daughter Isabelle. Representatives for the famously private couple have yet to comment on the claims, but Kerry, 39, wore a loose-fitting black Victoria Beckham dress to the White House Correspondents' Dinner in Washington, D.C. on Saturday night (30Apr16), sparking reports suggesting she was concealing a baby bump. She is also due to walk the red carpet at the 2016 Met Gala in New York City on Monday night (02May16), and during an interview on U.S. breakfast show Good Morning America hours earlier, she hinted she may opt for a more accommodating style of gown, so she has room to eat at the high-profile bash. Recalling the cotton candy pink Prada dress she wore to the 2015 event, she explained, "I had never worn a big, sort of ball gown to the Met before. I tended to go with more sleek silhouette (in previous years), so I just thought it would be fun. "It's also a dress you can eat in, which is fun at a dinner...! Because you do eat! You have to be able to touch up your own lipstick and wear a dress you can eat in!" Kerry, who wore a floral dress for the sit-down interview, made no mention of her rumoured pregnancy, but she admitted she was excited to attend the annual Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. "This night is really strictly about fashion. You know, The Oscars are about filmmaking, the Emmys are about excellence in television, but this night is really about fashion as art and celebrating the Met, and you know, history of great fashion and how it fits into our context of American art, international art." Kerry and Nnamdi's relationship only became public after they wed in secret in Idaho in June, 2013, and she famously refused to comment on her first pregnancy until three months after the news had at Dolby Theatre, Good Morning America, Oscars - Hollywood, California, United States - Sunday 28th February 2016

Kerry Washington
Kerry Washington

2015 Baby2Baby Gala Presented By MarulaOil & Kayne Capital Advisors Foundation Honoring Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington - ****File Photo** Kerry Washington is reportedly pregnant with her second child. Sources tell E! News the Django Unchained star and her husband, former American footballer Nnamdi Asomugha, are expecting a sibling for their two-year-old daughter Isabelle. Representatives for the famously private couple have yet to comment on the claims, but Kerry, 39, wore a loose-fitting black Victoria Beckham dress to the White House Correspondents' Dinner in Washington, D.C. on Saturday night (30Apr16), sparking reports suggesting she was concealing a baby bump. She is also due to walk the red carpet at the 2016 Met Gala in New York City on Monday night (02May16), and during an interview on U.S. breakfast show Good Morning America hours earlier, she hinted she may opt for a more accommodating style of gown, so she has room to eat at the high-profile bash. Recalling the cotton candy pink Prada dress she wore to the 2015 event, she explained, "I had never worn a big, sort of ball gown to the Met before. I tended to go with more sleek silhouette (in previous years), so I just thought it would be fun. "It's also a dress you can eat in, which is fun at a dinner...! Because you do eat! You have to be able to touch up your own lipstick and wear a dress you can eat in!" Kerry, who wore a floral dress for the sit-down interview, made no mention of her rumoured pregnancy, but she admitted she was excited to attend the annual Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. "This night is really strictly about fashion. You know, The Oscars are about filmmaking, the Emmys are about excellence in television, but this night is really about fashion as art and celebrating the Met, and you know, history of great fashion and how it fits into our context of American art, international art." Kerry and Nnamdi's relationship only became public after they wed in secret in Idaho in June, 2013, and she famously refused to comment on her first pregnancy until three months after the news had at 3Labs, Good Morning America, Oscars - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 15th November 2015

Kerry Washington

Michael Shannon: 'Actors Are Just Glorified Models'


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The Man of Steel star has little time for the idea that acting is an art form as he believes success in Hollywood today depends more on looks than talent.

In an interview with Britain's The Guardian newspaper, Michael also slammed The Oscars and criticised the way Hollywood stars are selected by fashion designers to promote their products.

"It's a visual medium. It's motion pictures," he said. "So basically you're just a model that talks. Look at any actor nowadays - they're just models. Going to the Oscars is like going to the prom. Everybody dressed up. It used to be that when you went to the Oscars, you'd pick up something nice from the mall. Now it's this big hoo-ha. It's off the f**king rails.

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Sylvester Stallone Hadn't Heard Of Mark Rylance


Sylvester Stallone Academy Of Motion Pictures And Sciences Mark Rylance

Sylvester lost out to the celebrated theatre actor in the Best Supporting Actor category at the star-studded bash at Los Angeles' Dolby Theatre.

Before congratulating the man who beat him however, the Creed star apparently had to seek out information on who Mark, who has spent the majority of his career in stage roles in Britain, was.

British comedian Jack Whitehall met Sylvester at the Governors Ball event held after the main Oscars ceremony and says while he consoled the Hollywood superstar on losing out, he updated him on the Bridge of Spies' star's career.

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David Harewood Notes Demand For Diversity Onscreen


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Stars such as Will and Jada Pinkett Smith opted to boycott the Academy Awards last month (Feb16) following the lack of black nominees. Since then, there have been significant attempts to increase diversity in Hollywood, and Supergirl actor David has noticed a change.

"Since the Oscars there has been a real boom in scripts and parts for black actors and black actresses which is fantastic," David said during an interview on This Morning on Tuesday (22Mar16). "There are some great parts coming through for black actresses, and we really do need to catch up here, because studio heads seem to be getting the message that there's not only an audience out there but there is also a desire to see people of colour in essential roles and authoritative roles - because they're great actors and because there's a demand for it. There's a real demand to see diversity on screen."

David, 50, has enjoyed roles on the small screen in series such as Homeland and the recent The Night Manager, as well as movies including The Merchant of Venice and Blood Diamond. He splits his time between the U.S. and his native England, but admits the British acting world still has a long way to go in terms of its diversity inclusion.

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Academy Apologises For "Tone-Deaf" Asian Jokes During Telecast


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The organisers of The Oscars have apologised for the “tone-deaf” portrayal of Asians in various jokes at this year’s ceremony, after a group of actors and filmmakers of Asian descent complained of being offended.

The Academy was embroiled in a vociferous diversity row in the run-up to the 2016 awards, which were held at the end of February, after all 20 acting nominees were white for the second year in a row. Though it subsequently pledged to double its number of women and minority members by the end of the decade, it has once again found itself at the centre of controversy.

Chris RockSome members of the Asian community were outraged at one of Chris Rock's jokes at the Oscars

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Sophia Loren Insecure Over Trip Down Memory Lane


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The Hollywood star first stepped into the spotlight aged 14 when she entered a beauty pageant, after which she began acting in the '50s. Despite being so famous Sophia has managed to maintain some secrecy to her personal life until now, as she's set to head to Las Vegas to recall some of her biggest moments to date, such as turning down Cary Grant.

"Yes, of course I am nervous!" the 81-year-old told W magazine. "I am always nervous when I start to do something new, though it doesn’t – I hope – last very long. For instance, at first on the stage I may be a little bit... not afraid, but with a sense of insecurity. But then when you see how it happens and how it goes on and you relax and you are yourself, and when you are yourself everything becomes very easy.

"If you are a good person, you always know how to answer well. If you are a bad person, then maybe you should worry about yourself and what you answer. I am a very good person, so I think I can do not a very good job, but answer nicely and how I feel. I always respect my character and I trust myself. And there’s nothing I have to hide, you know?"

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Chris Rock's Girl Scouts 'Didn't Receive $65,000 From Oscars'


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The Girl Scouts troop that sold 400 boxes of cookies at the Academy Awards in Los Angeles in February (16) have not received the $65,000 reported to have been raised.

Rock's stunt at the awards earned him plenty of cheers, but the news that the Girl Scouts have been stiffed on the payout will no doubt earn him and the Academy jeers.

The comic and the Oscars organisers asked Girl Scouts Troop 5215 from Inglewood, Calfornia to work the A-list audience, selling Thin Mints, Tagalongs and more. By the end of the show, they had raised a reported $65,000.

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Isla Fisher's Ali G Secret In Spanx


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British funnyman Sacha Baron Cohen attended this year's (16) prestigious ceremony and secretly transformed into his controversial alter ego, despite being banned from dressing up as Ali. Sacha later revealed wife Isla helped him get into character, but it was a terrifying experience for the self-confessed good girl.

"He said, 'I want to sneak in and do Ali G but I can't fit any of the costume on my body 'cause they're gonna put me through metal detectors and be ultra suspicious... Sweetie, will you fit giant yellow glasses, a hat, a glove and a beard inside your Spanx?'" Isla grinned to talk show host Jimmy Kimmel on Thursday night (10Mar16). "You're used to taking hair off 'down there' to go to events, instead of adding considerable amount of beard, and I had to fit the yellow glasses... (I had to) insert them too, so it was a challenge to sit down."

Isla continued to recall how stressed she was as viewers watched a video of her applying the fake beard to Sacha's chin in the disabled toilet. It didn't help that people were banging on the door the whole time asking for them to come out, as the Borat star was due to present an award during the ceremony alongside Olivia Wilde.

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Stacey Dash: 'Leonardo Dicaprio, Quit Being Chicken Little!'


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Stacey is certainly no stranger to controversy, and her appearance at last month's Academy Awards (Feb16) was met with some confusion.

When host Chris Rock poked fun at the diversity debate by introducing the "new director" of the Academy's "Minority Outreach Programme", Clueless actress Stacey walked out to a smattering of applause and said, "I cannot wait to help my people out. Happy Black History Month." Her quip wasn't received well though, with audience members and viewers alike taking to social media to question her being there.

Now the 49-year-old has courted scandal once again by commenting on Leonardo's decision to use his acceptance speech after winning Best Actor for The Revenant to raise awareness of the issue of climate change.

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Will Smith And Michael B. Jordan Up For Mtv Movie Award After Oscars Snub


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The 47-year-old actor and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith made the controversial decision to boycott the Academy Awards due to a lack of diversity among the nominations. However, Will could well have something to celebrate in the coming weeks after being nominated for Best Male Performance at the upcoming ceremony for his role in Concussion. Michael B. Jordan, who was also left off the Oscars list, is up for the gong as well. They both have some tough competition in the category though, from new Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio for The Revenant, Chris Pratt for Jurassic World, Matt Damon for The Martian and Ryan Reynolds for Deadpool.

Ryan's co-star Morena Baccarin features in the Best Female Performance category for Deadpool, while Alicia Vikander is up for Ex MAChina, Anna Kendrick for Pitch Perfect 2, Charlize Theron for Mad Max: Fury Road, Daisy Ridley for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Jennifer Lawrence for Joy.

Daisy is also up for Breakthrough Performance for Star Wars, alongside co-star John Boyega, Amy Schumer for Trainwreck, Brie Larson for Room, Dakota Johnson for Fifty Shades of Grey and O’Shea Jackson Jr. for Straight Outta Compton.

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