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Vanessa Redgrave To Receive Oscar Tribute

Vanessa Redgrave is to receive an Oscar tribute in London on Sunday (13.11.11). The British actress - who is currently starring in a theatre production of 'Driving Miss Daisy' in the West End - will...

Drew Barrymore Topples Will Ferrell As 'Most Overpaid' Star

Drew Barrymore has been given the undesirable tag of the most overpaid star in Hollywood, toppling last year's No.1, comedic actor Will Ferrell. Forbes magazine found Barrymore pulled in just 40 cents at the box...

Audrey Hepburn's Oscar Dress Up For Auction

Audrey Hepburn's iconic Oscars dress is being put up for auction.Worn by the legendary beauty when she collected her Best Actress Academy Award for her role in 'Roman Holiday' in 1952, the lace gown -...

Collaborator James Franco

James Franco has learned to "collaborate" on film sets.The '127 Hours' star believes he was "lazy" when he first began to write his own projects, and has learned to work with others to make sure...

Omar Sharif Strikes Woman For Cutting Queue?

Omar Sharif could find himself in hot water after allegedly striking a woman in the face, when she became overly persistent in trying to get a photograph with the legendary actor, according to the UK's...

Eddie Murphy Why He Boycotted Snl

Eddie Murphy, who made his television debut at age 19 as a regular on Saturday Night Live, has explained why he has not appeared on the show again in recent years. "They were sh**** to...

Anne Hathaway To Produce And Star In Puzzler

Anne Hathaway is to produce and star in 'Puzzler'. The 'One Day' actress - who was recently confirmed for the role of Fantine in musical 'Les Miserables' - has closed a deal to work on...

Eddie Murphy, "I'll Be Worst Oscar Host Ever"

Eddie Murphy has quipped that he is likely to be the worst Oscars host ever, when he helms the award ceremony on February 26th 2012. Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, the veteran comedic actor jokingly claimed...

Eddie Murphy Will Be 'Horrendous' At Oscars

Eddie Murphy thinks he is going to be the "worst host" of the Oscars ever.The 'Tower Heist' star will be presenting the prestigious movie event in February 2012, and despite executives behind the ceremony being...

Anne Hathaway Signs On To Les Miserables

Anne Hathaway will star as Fantine in the big screen adaptation of 'Les Miserables'. The 'One Day' actress has officially signed up to the role alongside Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean, the man released from...

Ryan Gosling's On-set Names

Ryan Gosling calls Evan Rachel Wood "hard drive" because of her movie knowledge.The pair star in George Clooney's political movie 'Ides of March' - which is highly tipped for Oscars success next year - and...

Diane Cilento Passes Away

Diane Cilento, Australian theatre and film actress and author, has sadly passed away aged 79. During her distinguished life she could boast starring roles opposite icons such as Charlton Heston and Paul Newman, whilst she...

Phylicia Rashad Given Top Job By Denzel Washington

Phylicia Rashad, the Tony Award winning stage and television actress, has been hired by Fordham University to head the school's Denzel Washington Endowed Scholarship, after the Hollywood actor donated $2 million to the school, reports...

Denzel Washington Donates $2 Million For New Scholarship

Denzel Washington, the multi-award winning Hollywood actor, has donated over $2 million to Fordham University to fund a new scholarship. Washington, who graduated from Fordham in 1997, will help form a scholarship for undergraduate theatre...

Olivia Wilde Officially Single, Finalizes Divorce

Olivia Wilde, the 27-year-old American actress, is officially a single woman after finalizing her divorce from the Italian filmmaker Tao Ruspoli, reports People magazine. A judge signed papers ending the couple's eight year marriage on...

Katie Price Splits From Leandro

Katie Price has split from Leandro Penna. The glamour model and the Argentine hunk called time on their romance after seven months of dating, just days after he hinted they would marry. The split is...

Did Canadian Hockey Team Illegally Download Movie?

The producers of The Hurt Locker have often blamed online piracy for the movie's dismal showing in 2009. With a total domestic gross of just $17 million, the film, which dominated the Academy Awards presentations...

Roman Polanski Acknowledges 13-Year-old 'Victim'

Roman Polanski, the 78-year-old French-Polish filmmaker, has made his first public acknowledgement of Samantha Geimer, the 13-year-old he was charged with sexually assaulting in Los Angeles. Polanski makes reference to the girl in a documentary...

Netflix Cfo Defends Company's Changes

The chief financial officer of Netflix has defended the company's recent changes -- splitting the company into two separate units, one for streaming, the other for DVDs by mail (titled Qwikster). Speaking at an investors...

Academy Restricts Oscar Campaigns

In an effort to level the playing field between big-budget studios and no-budget independent producers during the period when members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences vote for their Oscar choices, the...

Eddie Murphy Confirmed As Oscar Host

Eddie Murphy has been confirmed as the host of the 84th annual ACADEMY-awards which will take place in February 2012.The veteran comedian will host the ceremony alone following unpopular shows hosted by James Franco and...

Eddie Murphy To Host The Oscars

Eddie Murphy is to host the 84th Academy Awards ceremony in February 2012.The actor-and-comedian - who was nominated for an Oscar himself in 2006 for his role in 'Dreamgirls' and also presented an accolade in...

Report Eddie Murphy To Host Oscars

Eddie Murphy has been selected to host the 84th Annual Academy Awards in February, according to the website HumorMillMag.com, which cited "several inside sources." The report was picked up by the Los Angeles Times ,...

Al Pacino Admits Directing Is His Greatest Love

Al Pacino has admitted that his true love in Hollywood is found behind the camera rather than in front of it.Speaking to UK newspaper The Telegraph the legendary actor said "Once I started, the magic...

Eddie Murphy To Host 2012 Oscars

Eddie Murphy is in talks to host the 84th Academy Awards in February 2012 according to deadline.com.The comedian is the first choice for OSCAR producer Brett Ratner who will discuss Murphy as a potential presenter...

Eddie Murphy To Host The Oscars?

Eddie Murphy is set to host next year's Oscars. The 50-year-old actor - who was well known as a stand-up comedian before entering the film business - is said to be in discussions with those...

Ricky Gervais Asked To Host Globes Again

Ricky Gervais has been asked to host the Golden Globe Awards again.The British funnyman caused controversy earlier this year with his second stint in charge at the prestigious ceremony - which saw him poke fun...

Jon Stewart To Celebrate Nirvana 20th Anniversary

Jon Stewart, the American comedian and television host, will celebrate the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's seminal album 'Nevermind' by hosting a Q&A session with the band's surviving members, reports the Associated Press.The Comedy Central star...

Christian Bale For Oldboy And A Star Is Born?

Christian Bale is in talks to star in the remake of 'Oldboy' and Clint Eastwood's 'A Star Is Born'.The 'Fighter' star - who won the Best Supporting Actor award at this year's Oscars - has...

Ridley Scott To Direct Blade Runner 2

Ridley Scott, the acclaimed Oscar-winning filmmaker, has signed on to direct and produce a new instalment of his ground-breaking 1982 sci-fi thriller Blade Runner. According to Deadline.com, Scott will make the movie with Alcon Entertainment...

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