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Zac Efron's Perfect New Year

Zac Efron had a "perfect" New Year's Eve with his family.The 24-year-old actor - who has been single since splitting with long-term girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens last year - has marked the turning of the year...

Oscar Nominating Ballots They're In The Mail

Oscar nomination ballots were sent out on Tuesday to the 5,783 voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. They have until Jan. 13 to return them. As usual, the votes will...

Dido Welcomed A Son In July

Dido secretly gave birth to a son in July.The 'White Flag' singer - who announced her pregnancy earlier this year - and her husband Rohan Gavin welcomed their boy, Stanley, into the world in the...

James Franco To Play Hugh Hefner?

James Franco is in negotiations to play Hugh Hefner in 'Lovelace'. The '127 Hours' actor may portray the Playboy magazine founder in the movie starring Amanda Seyfried as Linda Lovelace - best known for her...

Meryl Streep To Publish Unused Oscars Speeches

Meryl Streep is planning a book of her unused Oscars speeches.The 62-year-old actress has been nominated for Academy Awards 16 times in her career, but won just twice - in 1979 for Best Supporting Actress...

Berlin Film Festival Selects Two Oscar-contending Films

Stephen Daldry's Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, starring Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock , has been selected to make its international debut in February at the Berlin Film Festival, where it will screen out of...

Christian Bale Attacked By Local Guards In China

Christian Bale has run into complications in China, despite being the actor who their government hope will bring the nation back its first ever OSCAR AWARD thanks to his starring role in the part-state funded...

Jonah Hill 'Overwhelmed' By Nomination News

Jonah Hill says being nominated for Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and Golden Globe awards is like "getting married or having a kid".The 27-year-old star is up for Best Supporting Actor prizes at both ceremonies for...

Elizabeth Taylor Jewellery Fetches $116 Million At Auction

Some of the late Dame Elizabeth Taylor 's jewels have gone under the hammer, making an extraordinary amount of money in the process. Taylor died earlier this year after a life which saw her become...

Eddie Murphy In Line For Mayoral Role

Eddie Murphy is in talks to star in a biopic about controversial US mayor Marion Barry.The comedian - who recently stepped down from hosting the Oscars - is being attached to the family friendly film...

Meryl Streep, Oscar Favorite, Says Awards Still Matter

Despite being nominated 16 times previously, Meryl Streep says the Oscars still matter and is clearly looking forward to the 2012 ceremony during which she'll almost certainly be nominated. The actress, 62, is gaining plaudits...

Daniel Day Lewis Wows As Abraham Lincoln

Daniel Day Lewis has had fans waiting in anticipation for a first glimpse of him following the announcement that he'd be playing the role of former American President Abraham Lincoln in Stephen Spielberg's forthcoming biopic....

Jennifer Aniston Dodges Brad Pitt On Cinema Outing

Jennifer Aniston us most likely still smarting from comments Brad Pitt made about their marriage a couple of months ago, with the 47 year-old - now married to Angelina Jolie - stating back in September...

Kate Hudson Felt Cool When Stella Dressed Her

Kate Hudson felt like the "hippest" girl in the world when Stella McCartney agreed to dress her for the 2001 Oscars.Kate was just 21 when she received a nomination for Best Supporting Actress and was...

Ken Russell Tributes Pour In Following Death

Tributes have been pouring in for late director Ken Russell, the extrovert British film director who sadly passed away aged 84 on Sunday (November 27th 2011). Russell was known throughout the industry for his thought-provoking...

Seth Rogen Would Host Oscars With 'Better Writers'

Seth Rogen would only host the Oscars if they hired "better writers". The '50/50' star feels his friend James Franco got a raw deal when he co-hosted the Academy Awards with Anne Hathaway last year,...

Rocky The Musical To Open In Germany

'Rocky The Musical' is to open in Germany next year.The Oscar-winning 1976 boxing movie has been turned into a stage show in a joint production between Sylvester Stallone - who portrayed the underdog pugilist -...

Valentino To Launch Virtual Museum

Valentino is launching a virtual museum,The designer and his long-term business partner Giancarlo Giammetti will launch the Valentino Garavani Virtual Museum - a downloadable desktop application - on December 5 and Valentino is delighted to...

George Clooney's 'The Descendants' A Modern Classic?

George Clooney is winning all the plaudits in Hollywood for his turn as a wealthy land baron attempting to reconnect with his daughters following the death of his wife. The 50-year-old is the bookmakers favorite...

Cameron Diaz Spotted On Date With P Diddy

Cameron Diaz, the 39-year-old actress who recently split from baseball legend Alex Rodriguez, is reportedly dating her former flame P Diddy. The couple have allegedly been hooking up on-and-off since 2008, but a source tells...

Abc A Contender Again

ABC, a ratings also-ran except during Academy Awards week, became a strong contender last week as it posted its best ratings among total adults and the key 18-49 demographic in moire than two years. The...

Michael Jackson Biopic Planned

Michael Jackson's life may be turned into a movie. The later singer's estate executor John Branca has had discussions with 'Ghostbusters' director Ivan Reitman and 'Up in the Air' producer Tom Pollock regarding the possibility...

Meryl Streep Felt Priveleged To Play Margaret Thatcher

Meryl Streep arrived in London this week to promote her Margaret Thatcher biopic 'The Iron Lady', based on the UK's first female Prime Minister, and the 53 year-old said "It took a lot out of...

Billy Crystal To Host Oscars 2012

Billy Crystal has replaced Eddie Murphy as host of the Oscars 2012. The comedian and actor – who has previously hosted the ceremony eight times – is returning to front the show for the first...

Oscar The Grouch To Host The Oscars?

In a radio interview more than 35 years ago, the late Jim Henson and Frank Oz discussed the possibility of doing a Muppets sketch in which Oscar the Grouch would host -- what else? The...

Morgan Leaving America's Got Talent To Focus On Cnn

NBC's hit summer talent show America's Got Talent probably draws more viewers in one night than Piers Morgan's interview show on CNN draws in a month, but Morgan said Wednesday that he can't continue working...

Ricky Gervais, Billy Crystal Or Chris Rock For Oscars Host?

Ricky Gervais appears to be leading the race to host the Oscars in 2012, by openly suggesting he would give Hollywood a "two for one offer" by helming both the Golden Globes and the Academy...

Ricky Gervais Wants To Host Oscars

Ricky Gervais has offered to host the Oscars.The controversial comedian - who upset Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie when he hosted the Golden Globes earlier this year - has revealed he would be happy to...

Ricky Gervais Offers To Host The Oscars

Ricky Gervais has offered to host the Oscars. The British comedian has offered his services in a "two for one deal" to present the star-studded event, which requires a presenter after Eddie Murphy stepped down...

Brian Grazer To Produce The Oscars

Brian Grazer will produce next year's Oscars.The Hollywood filmmaker - who won a Best Picture Academy Award in 2002 for 'A Beautiful Mind' - has been drafted in to oversee the prestigious event after original...

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