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Halle Berry Claims Her Oscar Win "Meant Nothing" For Diversity

Halle Berry made history back in 2002 when she won the best actress Oscar for her acclaimed role in Monster’s Ball – but, 15 years later, she has said that it has “meant nothing” for...

Jimmy Kimmel To Return As Oscars Host In 2018

This year’s Oscars will inevitably go down in history for the infamous mix-up over who won Best Picture, but at least one element of the telecast went well enough to warrant being repeated next year,...

Oscars To Retain Pwc Despite This Year's Best Picture Mix-up

The Oscars organisers are to continue using accountancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) despite the company coming under intense fire for the embarrassing mix-up over Best Picture at this year’s awards ceremony.PwC had taken responsibility for the...

Ryan Gosling Addresses Smirking Reaction To La La Land Oscars Mix-up

The La La Land actor was pictured smirking on stage at the awards show after the movie was mistakenly named Best Picture before Barry Jenkins' movie Moonlight was revealed as the real winner. The mistake...

Brie Larson Confirms Refusal To Clap For Casey Affleck At Oscars

As the 2016 Best Actress Academy Award winner, the Room star was tasked with presenting the 2017 Best Actor Award, which went to Casey for his role in Manchester by the Sea....

Nicole Kidman Explains Strange, Seal-like Clapping Technique At Oscars

The Lion actress has become the butt of many jokes and a laughing stock in social media memes after fans compared her odd applauding at the 89th Academy Awards to a seal flapping its flippers,...

Priyanka Chopra Laughs Off Oscars Dress Criticism

The Indian beauty donned the strapless pearl white geometric dress on the Academy Awards red carpet last month (Feb17), prompting fashion trolls to poke fun, insisting the outfit resembled everything from bathroom tiles...

Julia Roberts' Pretty Woman Character Died In Original Script

In the 1990 romantic comedy Julia played prostitute Vivian Ward, who falls in love with businessman Edward Lewis, played by Richard Gere, after being hired as his escort for a week. At the...

Freida Pinto Spearheaded Oscars Food Waste Initiative

The Slumdog Millionaire star joined forces with Copia, an organisation that uses technology to tackle food waste, to scoop up leftover food last weekend (25-26Feb17), during the annual celebration of Hollywood.Guests at the Academy Awards'...

Training Day Cast And Crew Dedicate New Episode To Bill Paxton After Actor's Shock Death

The TV follow-up to the 2001 film, which earned Denzel Washington his second Best Actor Oscar, kicked off in early February (17), with only four episodes screened before Bill’s shock death on Saturday (25Feb17).Before episode...

Oscars Boss Promises 'Changes Will Be Implemented' After 2017 Disaster

Boone Isaacs, the president of the Academy, sent a note to all members of the organisation following this year's ceremony, which ended with Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway mistakenly announcing that La La Land had...

Warren Beatty Wants The Academy To "Publicly Clarify" What Led To Oscars Mix-up

Warren Beatty has said he wants Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs “publicly clarify” what happened during the best picture presentation at Sunday night’s Oscars ceremony.In what will go down as the biggest gaffe in Oscars...

Samuel L. Jackson Pleased With 2017 Oscars Diversity

In 2016, the Oscars were blasted for their lack of diversity after none of the four acting categories included minority actors for the second year in a row. The #OscarsSoWhite scandal forced...

Taraji P. Henson 'Vibes Out' To Hip Hop While Getting Red Carpet Ready

The Hidden Figures actress stunned at the 89th annual Academy Awards on Sunday (26Feb17), opting for old Hollywood glamour in a navy velvet Alberta Ferretti gown, that sat off the shoulders and featured a thigh-high...

James Corden Mocks 'La La Land' Best Picture Fiasco With 'Audition' Sketch

James Corden paid tribute to the catastrophic loss 'La La Land' suffered at the 89th Academy Awards last week, with his own rendition of the musical's song 'Audition (The Fools Who Dream)'. He dons a...

Emma Stone Calls Oscars Flub 'One Of Most Horrible Moments Of My Life'

The actress took to the stage at the Academy Awards on Sunday night (26Feb17) when presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway wrongly announced La La Land had won the prestigious gong. Moments later, production crew...

Mahershala Ali: 'My Newborn Daughter Let Me Sleep After Oscar Win!'

The 43-year-old actor took home the Best Supporting Actor gong at Sunday night's (26Feb17) Academy Awards, thanks to his powerful performance in Moonlight. But there was no rest for Mahershala as he appeared on Jimmy...

Rosie O'donnell Leading White House Protest Against President Trump

The 54-year-old funnywoman, who feuded with Trump long before he entered politics, will speak at the Resistance Address: Rally to Defend American Values in a Time of Moral Crisis at the president's Washington...

Tweeting Pwc Accountant Blamed For Oscars Best Picture Mix-up

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has apologised to the casts and producers of La La Land and Moonlight following the high-profile blunder during the presentation of the Best Picture Oscar at the...

Oscars Bosses Apologise For Best Picture Flub As Jimmy Kimmel Explains What Happened

Presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway had the job of reading out the winner of the last gong of the evening but, just minutes after they revealed La La Land was the victor, bosses were...

Samuel L. Jackson Attended Oscars For The Goody Basket

The actor sat down with U.S. talk show host Ellen DeGeneres on Monday (27Feb17), the day after the Academy Awards were held, and explained that the appeal of showing up to the annual...

Janelle Monae's Stylist Shed Tears Of Joy Over Her Oscars Dress

The 31-year-old actress and singer has become one of Hollywood’s hottest stars, making her first film appearances in critically acclaimed movies Moonlight and Hidden Figures. Both were up for accolades at the 89th Academy Awards...

Oscars Host Jimmy Kimmel Under Fire For "Mocking" Mahershala Ali's Name

While the La La Land / Moonlight confusion inevitably stole the headlines at last night’s Oscars ceremony, the telecast’s host Jimmy Kimmel has come under fire for ‘mocking’ actor Mahershala Ali’s name and ‘devaluing’ his...

Fatherhood And An Academy Awards Victory: It's A Good Week To Be Mahershala Ali

This week has been an amazing one for Mahershala Ali, who as well as becoming a father for the first time, became the first Muslim to win an Academy Award when he scooped the gong...

Katy Perry Exposes A Little Too Much In Cheeky Dress

The Chained to the Rhythm star arrived at the Vanity Fair party with writer pal Derek Blasberg before meeting up with her beau Orlando Bloom, who came along later. When pictured from the front, Katy,...

The Academy Awards Serve Up Viola Davis' Third Major Acting Gong

Viola Davis has just landed Best Supporting Actress at the 89th Academy Awards for her role in the 1950s African-American drama 'Fences'. The win was almost too much for the star though, who looked and...

Garry Shandling Snubbed In Oscars Tribute

Despite being best known for his groundbreaking TV comedy The Larry Sanders Show, the comedian, who died aged 66 in March last year (16), also had some notable film credits to his name....

Lance Bass Recovering From Appendectomy

The singer-turned-radio and TV personality was hospitalised on Sunday (25Feb17) after suffering from severe abdominal pain. He subsequently went under the knife and spent his Sunday night watching the Oscars telecast while...

Lucas Hedges Planning College Return After Oscars Excitement

The youngster has been recognised for his work in the drama with a Best Supporting Actor nod, and he admits all the critical acclaim the film has received has really caught him off-guard...

Meryl Streep Blasts Karl Lagerfeld Over Oscars Dress Fiasco

Earlier this week (beg20Feb17), the designer told Women's Wear Daily (WWD) he was in the process of producing Streep's gown for the Academy Awards on Sunday (26Feb17) when he got the call from...

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