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Cory Monteith Embarrassed By Elton John Meeting

Cory Monteith pretended to be a waiter when he met Sir Elton John.The 'Glee' star was taken by his co-star Lea Michele took him to meet the singer at his Academy Awards party but felt...

Tom Ford Wary Of Celebrity Endorsement

Tom Ford is choosy over which celebrities wear clothes from his new line. Although the designer - who has returned to womenswear after a six-year break - put on a show at New York Fashion...

Giada De Laurentiis Legendary Grandfather Dino Dies Aged 91

GIADA DE LAURENTIIS' legendary grandfather DINO DE LAURENTIIS has died aged 91. The Hollywood producer, most famous for working on the 1976 movie 'King Kong', passed away in Los Angeles where he lived with his...

Brit Awards To Be Revamped

The BRIT Awards are to undergo a huge revamp next year.The annual ceremony - one of the biggest events in the music calendar - will have a new venue, committee, logo and a format based...

Chris Pine's Oscar Nerves

Chris Pine got drunk before presenting at the Oscars.The 'Star Trek' actor thinks the show was one of his career highlights, but he admits he was petrified about the prospect of going on stage to...

Hilary Swank In Awe Of Clint

Hilary Swank "fell off her chair" when Clint Eastwood offered her a role in 'Million Dollar Baby'.The 36-year-old star - who won an Oscar for her portrayal of struggling boxer Maggie in the 2004 film...

Kate Beckinsale Sees Film Budget Slashed

KATE BECKINSALE, the Hollywood actress and star of the 'Underworld' movies, is set to star alongside MARK WAHLBERG in the film 'Contraband', despite seeing its budget slashed, reports Deadline.com. Universal Pictures have stepped in to...

Bra Invader Russell Brand

Dame Helen Mirren caught Russell Brand touching her "boob space".The Oscar-winning actress has recently filmed two movies, 'The Tempest' and 'Arthur', with the reformed womaniser - who is engaged to Katy Perry - and the...

Social Network Could Have Used A Few More Visitors

Despite receiving an inordinate amount of attention in the news media, being supported by an expensive marketing campaign, and receiving some of the best reviews of the year -- including many predicting a plethora of...

Colin Firth Film Wins Toronto Award

Colin Firth's 'The King's Speech' has won the People's Choice Award at the Toronto Film Festival.The movie - which sees Firth play Britain's King George VI alongside Geoffrey Rush as speech therapist Lional Logue and...

Mark Wahlberg: 'Movie Pay Matters'

Mark Wahlberg admits his pay cheque "matters" when considering a film role.The 39-year-old actor - who has children Ella, seven, Michael, four, Brendan, two, and nine-month-old Grace with wife Rhea Durham - insists it is...

Hilary Swank's Outfit Mission

Hilary Swank is on a mission to find the perfect dress.The 'P.S I Love You' actress - who wore an iconic backless Guy Laroche dress to the 2005 Oscars ceremony - revealed she needs to...

Jane Fonda Admits To Having Plastic Surgery

JANE FONDA, the legendary Hollywood actress, has admitted to having plastic surgery. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, the 72-year-old revealed that she's had work done, and that she plans to write a book about...

Academy Indicates Godard Has Changed His Mind

Legendary French director Jean-Luc Godard may come to Hollywood to accept his honorary Oscar after all. Although The Australian newspaper on Tuesday published an interview with his companion and producing partner Anne-Marie Mieville saying that,...

Godard Snubs Oscar Invitation

Legendary French director Jean-Luc Godard has spurned an invitation from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to come to Hollywood to accept an honorary Oscar after learning that the presentation will not be...

Kevin Spacey To Play Evil King

Kevin Spacey is set to portray Richard III in an upcoming production directed by Sam Mendes.The actor - who starred in the filmmaker's 'American Beauty' in 1999, for which they both won Academy Awards -...

Dustin Hoffman Set To Appear In Third Meet The Fockers Film

DUSTIN HOFFMAN has agreed to appear in the third instalment of the 'Meet the Fockers' franchise, BBC News reports. The 73-year-old wasn't initially cast for 'Little Fockers' after the film's creators failed to reach a...

Hilary Swank In No Rush To Marry Again

HILARY SWANK admits she is in no rush to get married again, or to start a family. The 36-year-old OSCAR winning actress says although the relationship with her boyfriend JOHN CAMPISI is now in its...

Oscars Fascinating Fact:

QUEEN LATIFAH provided a musical backdrop for the annual Oscars rollcall of those in the movie industry who have died in the past year, singing I'LL BE SEEING YOU from the musical RIGHT THIS WAY....

Jackman's Song-and-dance Oscar Tribute

Academy Awards host HUGH JACKMAN brought Broadway glamour to the Oscars on Sunday (22Feb09) night, opening the show with a song-and-dance routine to pay tribute to the movies nominated for Best Feature. With a 'home made'...

Oscars Glory For Penn, Winslet, Ledger, Cruz And Slumdog Millionaire

SEAN PENN, KATE WINSLET, PENELOPE CRUZ, the late HEATH LEDGER and movie sensation SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE were the big winners at the 81st Academy Awards in Hollywood. Penn scooped the Best Actor prize for his role as...

Rahman Grabs Two Oscars

Indian composer A.R. RAHMAN was a double winner at the Academy Awards on Sunday night (22Feb09) - grabbing two Oscar statuettes for his work on hit movie SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE. Rahman won his first award for Best...

Oscars Fascinating Fact:

Three generations of Henson women hit the red carpet at the Oscars - nominee TARAJI P. HENSON was joined by her mother and grandmother....

Stunt Community Angered By Oscar Decision

Hollywood's stunt community has been left fuming after ACADEMY AWARDS bosses decided not to introduce an OSCAR category to recognise their work. Following a protest outside the Academy Awards headquarters in Los Angeles earlier...

Rift Between Rock And Law Continues

British actor JUDE LAW still hasn't spoken to OSCAR host CHRIS ROCK since he famously insulted him at this year's ACADEMY AWARDS ceremony. Rock poked fun at the British star during the February (05)...

Del Toro 'Too Slow' For Johansson Elevator Tryst

BENICIO DEL TORO has responded to reports of a raunchy tryst with SCARLETT JOHANSSON in a hotel elevator, insisting he isn't fast enough to get naked in the eight-storey Chateau Marmont Hotel. Last year...

Top Films Make History As Trio Make $60 Million-plus

LATEST: A Memorial Day (30MAY05) surge gave the final STAR WARS movie a boost at the US box office - and propelled it to number one. Sports movie remake THE LONGEST YARD was expected...

Martin Laughs Off Davis Romance Reports

Funnyman STEVE MARTIN has laughed off reports he is dating former SEX AND THE CITY star KRISTIN DAVIS. In February (05) British newspapers reported Martin and Davis attended a pre-OSCARS party and were so...

Hoskins Still Bitter At Oscar Loss

British star BOB HOSKINS is still bitter he didn't win the Best Actor OSCAR for MONA LISA in the 1980s. The 62-year-old actor, who has since never received an OSCAR nomination, lost out at...

Merchant Buried In India

Veteran movie producer ISMAIL MERCHANT has been buried in his hometown of Bombay, India. Merchant, who alongside business partner JAMES IVORY was one-half of production company MERCHANT IVORY, died in a London hospital aged...

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