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Academy Award Nominations Announced As Kings Speech Dominates

The nominations for the 83rd ACADEMY AWARDS were announced this morning, with British historical drama 'The Kings Speech' given the nod in 12 categories. The film's lead Colin Firth was nominated for 'Best Actor' and...

James Franco Made Sex Tape At 19

James Franco made his own sex tape when he was 19.The '127 Hours' actor - who is to host this year's Oscars ceremony alongside Anne Hathaway - says appearing in a raunchy home movie made...

Georgina Chapman's Thrill At Seeing Dresses

Georgina Chapman still gets a thrill from seeing people wear her dresses.The Marchesa designer has seen A-list celebrities such as Renee Zellweger, Rihanna, Sandra Bullock and Demi Moore don her creations but insists it's just...

The King's Speech Dominates Bafta Nods

Coming as no surprise whatsoever, The King's Speech dominated the list of nominations for Britain's BAFTA awards, the equivalent of America's Oscars. The critically acclaimed film, which is also a frontrunner in the Oscar race,...

Darren Aronofsky 'Scares' Actors With Directness

Darren Aronofsky "scares" a lot of A-list actors by being so demanding. The 41-year-old filmmaker - who has directed stars including Mickey Rourke ('The Wrestler') and Hugh Jackman ('The Fountain') - believes he is "direct...

Blue Valentine Song Sparks Search For Singer

A song made famous in Ryan Gosling's new movie 'Blue Valentine' is the subject of an international search for who sang it. Nobody has discovered the talent behind the song - believed to be named...

Seth Rogen Expects A Wedding Surprise

Seth Rogen has no idea what his wedding will be like. The 28-year-old actor will the knot with fiancee Lauren Miller later this year, but he admitted she has taken over the planning as she...

Marion Cotillard Is Pregnant

Marion Cotillard is pregnant.The 'Inception' star and her French actor-and-director partner Guillaume Canet are expecting their first child together and the couple are said to be thrilled with the news.The actress' representative has confirmed the...

The Social Network Dominates National Society Of Film Critics Prizes

Facebook movie 'The Social Network' has scooped four prizes from the National Society of Film Critics. Jesse Eisenberg - who plays Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in the film - beat off stiff competition from both...

James Franco To Sing And Dance At Oscars?

James Franco plans to "sing and dance" at the forthcoming Oscars. The '127 Hours' actor - who is hosting the event on February 27 alongside 'Love & Other Drugs' star Anne Hathaway - has confirmed...

Abc Boosting Prices For Ads During Oscars

Anticipating a resurgence of interest in this year's Oscars given the probability that more popular blockbusters will be among the nominated movies than in recent years, ABC is reportedly raising its asking price for a...

Colin Firth To Receive Walk Of Fame Star

Colin Firth is to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The 50-year-old actor - who is tipped for Oscars success thanks to his role as British monarch King George VI in 'The...

Black Swan Gets Writers Guild Of America Nomination

'Black Swan' and 'The Fighter' are among the films nominated for the Writers Guild of America Awards. The two films - both of which have been highlighted for success at the forthcoming Oscars - have...

Pixie Lott Wants To Dress Diaz

Pixie Lott wants to dress Cameron Diaz.The 19-year-old pop star has created a range of clothes for Lipsy and if she could dress any celebrity she would love to style the 'My Sister's Keeper' star.She...

Oscar Ballots Go Out

Nomination ballots are due to be mailed out today (Monday) for this year's Academy Awards competition. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said that 248 films are eligible in the Best Picture category....

James Franco Sends Cheeky Video Message

James Franco and his grandmother have recorded a cheeky video message.The 32-year-old actor - who is to host the 2011 Oscars alongside Anne Hathaway - decided to record a Christmas greeting with his elderly relation,...

Hailee Steinfeld Praised By Co Star Jeff Bridges

HAILEE STEINFELD, the 14-year-old actress and star of the new COEN BROTHERS movie 'True Grit', has been praised by co-star JEFF BRIDGES for her 'remarkable' performance in the film, reports MTV News. Steinfeld plays the...

James Franco Almost Turned Down Oscars Job

James Franco almost turned down the chance to present the Academy Awards.The '127 Hours' actor - who will co-host the Oscars with actress Anne Hathaway next February - admits he was stunned when he was...

Nicole Kidman New Movie Inspired By Personal Tragedy

NICOLE KIDMAN's new movie 'Rabbit Hole' about a grieving married couple is one of the most anticipated movies of the year, and director JOHN CAMERON MITCHELL has been speaking about how the film was partly...

Hilary Swank Attracted To 'Underdog' Roles

Hilary Swank loves playing "underdogs".The 36-year-old actress - who won Academy Awards for her role as a transgendered teenager in 'Boys Don't Cry' and a troubled female boxer in 'Million Dollar Baby' - is attracted...

Julie Andrews Husband Blake Edwards Passes Away

JULIE ANDREWS' husband, the acclaimed film-maker BLAKE EDWARDS, has passed away at the age of 88 after complications from pneumonia. The director, who was responsible for the cult classic 'Breakfast at Tiffany's', had been confined...

Chris Martin Up For Songwriting Oscar

Coldplay singer Chris Martin is nominated in the Best Song category for next year's Oscars.The singer wrote the track 'Me And Tennessee' which has been nominated for one of the prestigious film industry awards after...

Take That To Perform At Brit Awards

Take That are to perform at next year's BRIT Awards.The reformed group - consisting of Gary Barlow, Robbie Williams, Mark Owen, Howard Donald and Jason Orange - are set to open the show at London's...

Chelsea Handler Defends Angelina Jolie Attack

Chelsea Handler claims she has been mocking Angelina Jolie for years.The outspoken comic launched a foul-mouthed tirade against the actress - who infamously locked lips with her brother James Haven at the 2000 Academy Awards...

Movie Reviews The Black Swan

Opening in limited release, Darren Aronofsky's ballet-themed The Black Swan , is receiving a standing ovation from critics. Indeed Lou Lumenick of the New York Post applauds three times -- that's how many times he...

Anne Hathaway Has Oscars Nerves

Anne Hathaway feels intimidated about hosting the Oscars.The 'Love and Other Drugs' actress is co-hosting next year's 83rd Annual Academy Awards with James Franco and admits she is nervous about the ceremony as very few...

Anne Hathaway And James Franco To Co-host Oscars

Anne Hathaway and James Franco are to co-host the 2011 Oscars.The pair were chosen by the event's producers Bruce Cohen and Don Mischer to front the 83rd Annual Academy Awards - which will air live...

Colin Firth's Lucky Film Career

Colin Firth's successful movie career is down to "dumb luck".The 'King's Speech' actor thinks much of his success - and talk of Oscars for his portrayal of Britain's stuttering King George VI - is just...

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