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Steven Spielberg Is Proud Of A-list Snubs

The celebrated director is behind some of cinema’s most loved films, and has worked with everyone from Liam Neeson to Leonardo DiCaprio on the big screen.Despite having an awards cabinet boasting three Oscars, four Golden...

Academy Announces 683 New Members In Massive Diversity Drive

In response to the avalanche of criticism the Oscars received this year, the Academy Awards has invited a large number of stars to join its membership so that they can vote ahead of next year’s...

America Ferrera And Idris Elba Join Film Academy Following Oscars's Diversity Criticism

Members of the Academy were at the centre of controversy when African-Americans notably failed to grab nominations in the four major Oscars categories, prompting anger in the Hollywood community over the lack of...

Steven Spielberg Confirms Return Of Indiana Jones Composer John Williams

The as-yet-untitled fifth instalment of the adventure franchise was announced early this year (16) after years of speculation. While names like Robert Pattinson and Bradley Cooper were put forward as possible actors to take on...

Samuel L. Jackson Predicts Backlash From Oscars Diversity Saga

The #OscarsSoWhite campaign was a hot topic at the beginning of 2016, when no black or minority actors received nominations for the 2016 Oscars, for the second year in a row, causing a...

Samantha Barks: 'Performing As Myself Is Terrifying!'

The 25-year-old actress and singer first shot to fame on U.K. talent search show I'd Do Anything before being cast as Eponine in 2012 movie Les Miserables. She is now showcasing her vocal skills with...

Ben Affleck 'Wants Jennifer Garner Back'

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...

Michael Shannon: 'Actors Are Just Glorified Models'

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...

Sylvester Stallone Hadn't Heard Of 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...

David Harewood Notes Demand For Diversity Onscreen

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,...

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

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...

Sophia Loren Insecure Over Trip Down Memory Lane

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...

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

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...

Isla Fisher's Ali G Secret In Spanx

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...

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

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...

Jada Pinkett Smith Returns To Spotlight After Oscars Diss

The former Gotham actress emerged from her self-imposed seclusion following her decision to boycott the Academy Awards and the resulting furore. She was pictured with daughter Willow at the world-famous design house's Autumn/Winter 2016 show...

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

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...

Jada Pinkett Smith Addresses Chris Rock's Oscar Joke

Actress Jada Pinkett Smith has spoken for the first time since last weekend’s Oscar ceremony, where host Chris Rock took a swipe at her during his opening monologue. The wife of Will Smith had announced...

Jada Pinkett Smith: 'We Gotta Keep Diversity Debate Moving'

The actress was left frustrated after members of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences failed to nominate any black actors or creatives in the major categories at this year's (16) 88th...

Isla Fisher Chose 'Wide Dress' To Smuggle Ali G's Oscars Costume

The 44-year-old British comedian caused an uproar when he presented at the 88th Academy Awards last month (Feb16) in character as the fictional troublemaker, alongside Olivia Wilde.It's claimed Sacha was warned not to pull any...

Morgan Freeman: 'Get Some Wheels, Get The Girl'

The acclaimed American actor has been a movie favourite since his breakout role in 1987’s Street Smart, but his career began two decades before that.Before finding fame and fortune, Morgan was just another struggling actor...

Lady Gaga Honours Oscars Performance With New Tattoo

The singer was joined by 50 fellow sexual abuse survivors, who had phrases like, "Not your fault", "Unbreakable", and "Survivor" scribbled on their forearms for Gaga's stirring performance of Til It Happens To You, the...

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu Dismisses 'Mean-spirited' Oscars Snub

A viral video of Sunday's (28Feb16) event features The Revenant director sitting with his arms crossed as the clothier walked up to the stage to collect the Best Costume Design Oscar for her work on...

Chrissy Teigen Warns Of Daunting Dating World

The 30-year-old model is married to the 37-year-old singer, and the pair is currently expecting their first child, a little girl, together. Their easy relationship and happiness to share their life with fans has led...

Patricia Arquette: 'Gender Equality Still Has A Way To Go'

The 47-year-old actress hit headlines when she collected her Best Supporting Actress award for Boyhood in 2015, using the opportunity as a platform to raise awareness of the pay gap in Hollywood, saying: "It’s time...

Lady Gaga's Grandmother's Pride After Oscars Performance

The Poker Face star has been open about being raped at the age of 19 but hadn't told several members of her family about her sexual abuse before taking to the stage at the Oscars...

Chris Rock's Girl Scout Rival Mom Linda Dunn Responds To Oscar CåOokies Stunt

Linda Dunn, the woman name-checked by Oscars host Chris Rock as he led his daughters in a competitive fund-raising effort by selling Girl Scout cookies to the assorted celebs at the ceremony on Sunday night,...

Jaime King Inspired By Lady Gaga To Reveal Sexual Abuse In Her Past

Inspired by Lady Gaga’s emotional performance at the Oscars where she was joined onstage by dozens of sexual assault survivors, actress Jaime King has shared her own story, saying that she too is a survivor...

Ennio Morricone Wins First Oscar Of His Career For Scoring T`arantino's 'The Hateful Eight'

Leonardo DiCaprio may have made most of the headlines with his first Oscar win after five nominations for Best Actor, but perhaps just as significant was the triumph of Ennio Morricone, the legendary soundtrack composer...

Brie Larson: 'I Thought I'd Pee My Pants During Oscars Speech'

The 26-year-old won the Best Actress trophy at the 88th Academy Awards for her work in Room. Luckily her "fairy godmother" Eddie Redmayne, who presented her with the prize and sat in the seat next...

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