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Last night's (27FEB05) OSCARS marked the second time ANNETTE BENING lost out to HILARY SWANK in the Best Actress category. Bening was nominated in 2000 for her performance in AMERICAN BEAUTY, but the award went...

Freeman: 'Hollywood Is Evolving'

Hollywood actor MORGAN FREEMAN was delighted to be one of the two African Americans securing the male acting OSCARS last night (27FEB05) - a sign that "Hollywood is evolving". Over the years, the ACADEMY...

Blanchett Pays Tribute To Hepburn Relatives

Australian actress CATE BLANCHETT paid tribute to KATHARINE HEPBURN's relatives for their generosity, after winning an OSCAR for her portrayal of the late actress in THE AVIATOR. The blonde star was named Best Supporting...

Eastwood Pays Tribute To Mother's Genes

Hollywood legend CLINT EASTWOOD has vowed to keep on working despite his advancing years, after being inspired by his 96-year-old mother RUTH. Eastwood, 74, brought his nonagenarian mum and wife DINA to the ACADEMY...

Eastwood Blasts Media For Scorsese 'Battle'

OSCAR-winning film-maker CLINT EASTWOOD has played down his hyped 'battle' with MARTIN SCORSESE in the weeks approaching the ACADEMY AWARDS. Eastwood, 74, has repeatedly triumphed over THE AVIATOR director Scorsese in movie awards this...

Rock Praises Kidman's 'Loser' Smile

OSCARS host CHRIS ROCK praised NICOLE KIDMAN for her "great performance" at the 2002 ACADEMY AWARDS, when she lost out to HALLE BERRY. The Australian beauty was nominated for her role as SATINE in...

Foxx And Penn Clash Over Law

OSCARS host JAMIE FOXX infuriated 2004 winner SEAN PENN at last night's (27FEB05) ACADEMY AWARDS, when he doubted the acting ability of Penn's latest co-star JUDE LAW. The comedian placed Law as a 'second...

Beyonce Battles Bad Cold

DESTINY'S CHILD star BEYONCE KNOWLES battled a secret flu virus last week (ends25FEB05) in a desperate bid to make sure she was in top shape at the OSCARS last night (27FEB05). The singer, who...

Oscars Green Room Designed By Architectural Experts

Editors at top style magazine ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST commissioned designer ROY CHRISTOPHER to create a sanctuary for celebrities backstage at the OSCARS last night (27FEB05). The lavish green room, which was one of the only...

Catalina's Oscars Shoe Dilemma

Indecisive Best Actress OSCAR nominee CATALINA SANDINO MORENO was still mulling over which shoes to wear to the ACADEMY AWARDS two hours before the big show started. Celebrity designer STUART WEITZMAN designed an ankle...

Winslet's Oscars Gem Treat

KATE WINSLET was a winner before she arrived at the OSCARS last night (27FEB05) - she was covered in crystals and diamonds. The FINDING NEVERLAND star was chosen to take a Cleopatra clutch bag...

Cruz's Oscars Birthday Treat For Brother

PENELOPE CRUZ had a birthday treat for her brother EDUARDO (corr) - she took him to the OSCARS as her date. The actress' little brother turned 20 yesterday (27FEB05). Singer/songwriter Eduardo was...

Top Chef's Post-oscars Treat

Celebrity chef WOLFGANG PUCK catered for 1,600 guests at the Governor's Ball after the OSCARS last night (27FEB05). The German culinary expert hired 220 chefs and 600 waiters to serve a host of special...

Oscar Song Nominee Upset Over Ceremony Snub

OSCAR nominee JORGE DREXLER is upset with ACADEMY AWARDS boss GIL CATES for keeping him out of the big show. The Uruguayan songwriter penned nominated Best Song AL OTRO LADO DEL RIO for THE...

Blanchett And Freeman Take Early Oscars

CATE BLANCHETT and MORGAN FREEMAN have taken the first acting prizes at the 77th ACADEMY AWARDS in Hollywood, scooping the Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor awards. On the biggest night of the...

Jessica, Ashanti And Lara Treat Oprah Fans To Makeovers

JESSICA SIMPSON, ASHANTI and LARA FLYNN BOYLE gave OPRAH WINFREY fans a pre-OSCARS makeover during a recent taping when the media mogul picked four deserving viewers for a day of pampering. The celebrity ladies...

Black Eye Peas Infuriate Stanton

The BLACK EYED PEAS' performance at a pre-OSCARS party in Los Angeles turned veteran actor HARRY DEAN STANTON's evening into a nightmare - because he hated the offensive noise they were creating. The 79-year-old...

Blanchett Shuns Hollywood's Finest Designers

OSCAR-nominee CATE BLANCHETT has shunned the services of Hollywood's finest dress designers for tonight's (27FEB05) ACADEMY AWARDS ceremony. The laid-back Australian beauty has rejected the free help offered by 80 stylists and life coaches...

Coppola's Translation Wins At France's Film Awards

LOST IN TRANSLATION has picked up the Best Foreign feature at this year's (05) prestigious CESAR awards - the French equivalent to the OSCARS. The SOFIA COPPOLA-directed romantic drama about two American strangers staying...

Gibson's Braveheart Voted Worst Oscar Winner

MEL GIBSON's 1995 movie BRAVEHEART has won the dubious honour of being voted the worst ever movie to win a Best Picture OSCAR. The historical epic, about Scottish hero WILLIAM WALLACE's uprising against English...

Ray's Regina Lands Weitzman Oscars Shoes

RAY star REGINA KING will be a big winner on the red carpet at the OSCARS on Sunday (27FEB05) - she has been picked to wear a special pair of STUART WEITZMAN shoes featuring MARILYN...

Oscars Heartbreak For Bening

OSCAR nominee ANNETTE BENING's big night at the ACADEMY AWARDS will be tinged with sadness this weekend (27FEB05) - her sister-in-law BILLIANA BENING has died after a two-year cancer battle. The actress was forced...

Taylor To Paint Town Red On Oscar Night

Movie legend DAME ELIZABETH TAYLOR will quash stories she is close to death by attending SIR ELTON JOHN's post-OSCAR party this Sunday (27FEB05). The CLEOPATRA actress will be celebrating her 73rd birthday at the...

Winslet To Take 'Lucky Charms' To Oscars

KATE WINSLET believes her parents' presence at Sunday's (27FEB05) OSCAR ceremony (05) will ensure she takes home the Best Actress trophy. The British beauty has taken her "lucky charms", mother SALLY and father ROGER,...

Oscar Presenters Clean Up

A-list Hollywood stars who take to the stage to present an award at Sunday's (27FEB05) ACADEMY AWARDS will find an unusual gift in their customary goodie bag - a $570 (GBP300) vacuum cleaner. Amongst...

Diesel's Lumet Dream Comes True

VIN DIESEL jumped at the chance to work with movie great SIDNEY LUMET on new movie FIND ME GUILTY because the acclaimed director unwittingly gave the actor his big break. The XXX star gained...

Sir Elton To Play Red Piano At Oscars Party

Piano makers YAMAHA will unveil the first in their new limited edition line of SIR ELTON JOHN Signature Series Red Pianos at the pop star's post-OSCARS party in Hollywood this weekend (27FEB05). The company...

Chasez And Mya Backing Foxx

'N SYNC heart-throb JC CHASEZ and R+B beauty MYA have joined British singer SIR ELTON JOHN in backing JAMIE FOXX to win the Best Actor OSCAR for his role in RAY. Foxx has already...

Cheadle Blasts World's Disregard For Africa

OSCAR nominee DON CHEADLE has hit out at the "disgraceful" attitude of western governments in turning a blind eye to ongoing atrocities in Africa. Cheadle, who is up for the Best Actor trophy for...

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