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Hugh Jackman Chooses Greatest Show Director

Hugh Jackman has chosen Michael Gracey to direct 'The Greatest Show On Earth'.The Australian actor has been developing the musical movie for the past couple of years along with 'Sex and the City' writer Jenny...

Crystal Available As Oscar Host Again

Billy Crystal is ready to host the Academy Awards for a ninth time. (He last fronted the show in 2004.) At a screening of his 1991 film City Slickers in Santa Monica, Crystal told a...

Ryan Gosling Relieved To Avoid Oscar Nomination

Ryan Gosling was "relieved" not to get an Oscar nomination for 'Blue Valentine'. The Canadian actor - who starred alongside Michelle Williams in the romantic drama movie about a couple falling out of love -...

Action-film Director Ratner To Co-produce Oscars

In the latest head-scratching move to revitalize the annual Oscars telecast, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Thursday that action-movie director Brett Ratner will co-produce next year's show with veteran Don...

Oprah Wins Academy's Humanitarian Award

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Tuesday that it will present its Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award this year to Oprah Winfrey. It also selected James Earl Jones and makeup man Dick Smith...

Oprah Winfrey To Receive Honorary Oscar

Oprah Winfrey is set to receive an honorary Oscar.The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the chat show host - who received an honorary degree in June from the University of the...

Zoe Saldana Swapped Dancing For Acting

Zoe Saldana began acting when she realised she would never be the best dancer in the world.The 33-year-old beauty began her career as a ballet dancer, but decided she should give Hollywood a shot when...

Jane Fonda Axed By Qvc Over Vietnam War?

Jane Fonda, the American actress, writer and former model, has claimed she was axed from shopping channel Qvc over reservations concerning her political past. Fonda was set to appear on the home-shopping channel on Saturday...

Kelly Osbourne Chases Car Thieves In London

Kelly Osbourne has been busy fighting crime in London this week (13th July 2011), foiling two thieves who were attempting to break into a car. Osbourne has been keeping Twitter followers entertained with the tale...

Franco Tells Playboy Why He Bombed At Oscars

James Franco knew he was going to bomb as a host on this year's Oscars telecast well before the show ever went on the air, he suggests in the current edition of Playboy . "For...

Tilda Swinton Didn't Know About Oscars

Tilda Swinton claims she had never seen the Oscars until she won one.The Scottish actress won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in 2007 movie 'Michael Clayton' but insists she had...

James Franco Recalls Steven Spielberg's 'Best Oscars Ever' Comment

James Franco has recalled how Steven Spielberg thought his stint as host of the Oscars made for the best ceremony "ever". Franco and his co-host Anne Hathaway were widely criticised for their performances and the...

James Franco Criticises Oscars Script

James Franco felt "trapped" by the poor quality of the sketches at this year's Oscars.The '127 Hours' actor was criticised for his performance when he co-hosted the prestigious ceremony with Anne Hathaway and has admitted...

Movie Reviews Horrible Bosses

If television sitcoms were raunchier, they would be like Seth Gordon's Horrible Bosses , some critics suggest. "For all of this movie's aspirations to be out-there," writes Kyle Smith in the New York Post ,...

Spike Lee To Direct Oldboy Remake?

Spike Lee is in negotiations to direct a remake of 'Oldboy'. The 54-year-old filmmaker - famed for his movies about race relations and the role of media in modern-day life - is in talks for...

Anne Hathaway 'Emailed' James Franco After Oscars

Anne Hathaway, the 28-year-old American actress currently shooting 'Batman: The Dark Knight Rises', says she emailed James Franco after their infamous Oscars performances, despite reports suggesting the pair had fallen out.In the new issue of...

Tom Hanks Says Toy Story 4 Could Happen

Tom Hanks claims there could be a 'Toy Story 4'.The 54-year-old - who voices cowboy doll Woody in the animated film series - has revealed another film might be in the works, despite the seemingly...

Anne Hathaway Feels Lucky With Glamorous Wardrobe

Anne Hathaway feels like the "luckiest girl in the world" because she gets to wear lots of glamorous clothes. The stunning actress - who made seven wardrobe changes while hosting the Oscars in February -...

Jon Hamm And Mad Men Dominate Critics Choice Awards

Jon Hamm, the American actor best known for playing the suave advertising executive Don Draper in 'Mad Men', scooped the award for 'Best Actor in a Drama' at Monday's Critics Choice Television Awards. Hamm's co-stars...

Pippa Middleton To Inspire Royal Footwear?

One of Pippa Middleton's favourite designers hopes to see the royal family wearing more of her designs. Duchess Catherine's sister wore a pair of Aruna Seth silver sandals with her green Alice Temperley gown to...

New Rules For Best Picture Oscar

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences -- the group that hands out the Oscars each year -- has again revamped the rules to qualify for a best picture nomination. Two years after expanding...

Natalie Portman And Benjamin Millepied Welcome Son

Natalie Portman and her choreographer fiance Benjamin Millepied have welcomed a baby-son. Oscar winning actress Portman is reported to have given birth on Tuesday (14th June 2011) but no further details have been released, according...

Spider-man Producer Laura Ziskin Dead At 61

Spider-Man and Pretty Woman producer Laura Ziskin has lost a seven-year battle against breast cancer. A founder of the advocacy group Stand Up 2 Cancer (SU2C), Ziskin, who was 61, had helped raise millions of...

War Horse Favorite For Oscar Glory After Tony Success

WAR HORSE, the acclaimed play based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, won big at the Tony Awards in New York City last night (12th June 2011). War Horse scooped 'Best Play' for its tale...

Harrison Ford Fans Re-live 'Raiders Of The Lost Ark'

Harrison Ford fans were re-living the actor's 1981 classic 'Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark' yesterday (12th June 2011), 30 years after its release. It's been three decades since Harrison Ford donned the fedora...

Laura Ziskin 'Pretty Woman' Producer Dies Aged 61

Laura Ziskin, the American producer, studio executive and charity campaigner, has died aged 61. Laura Ziskin, best known for producing 'Pretty Woman' and the 'Spider-Man' movies, lost her battle with breast cancer after first being...

Hayden Panettiere Grabs A Burger With Mark Sanchez

Hayden Panettiere, the American actress who recently announced her split from boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko, was spotted outside an 'In-N-Out Burger' with Mark Sanchez on Monday (30th May 2011), reports US Weekly Magazine. Hayden Panettiere...

Oprah Big On Tv, Bigger Online

Of all the regular TV shows broadcast this year, none was more talked about on the Internet than Oprah Winfrey's final telecast last week. According to Long Island-based research firm General Sentiment, the final episode...

Gwyneth Paltrow's Record Deal 'Fizzles Out'

Gwyneth Paltrow's record deal discussions have "fizzled out".The 38-year-old actress - who has daughter Apple, seven, and five-year-old son Moses with her husband, Coldplay singer Chris Martin - impressed industry chiefs with her portrayal of...

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