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Berry To Dazzle With $1 Million Shoes At Oscars

HALLE BERRY will dazzle onlookers at this year's ACADEMY AWARDS by wearing diamond-encrusted shoes worth $1 million (GBP525,000). The Hollywood beauty, 38, will model the expensive, jewellery-laden footwear loaned to her by Los...

Eastwood's Retirement Destroyed

CLINT EASTWOOD's proposed retirement from acting was thwarted by the MILLION DOLLAR BABY script - because he couldn't resist playing FRANKIE DUNN. The 74-year-old star did not expect to be back in front of...

Oscar No Guarantee For Brody

American actor ADRIEN BRODY still has to compete with lesser-known actors for film roles, despite winning an OSCAR for his performance in THE PIANIST. The Hollywood star admits his honour at 2002's ACADEMY AWARDS...

Cheadle Shock At Real-life Extras

HOTEL RWANDA star DON CHEADLE was shocked to find survivors of the original 1994 Rwandan exodus employed as extras for the movie adaptation. The 40-year-old stars as a Rwandan hotelier PAUL RUSESABAGINA in the...

Giamatti Plans Dream Project

Hollywood actor PAUL GIAMATTI's ultimate life ambition is to appear in a "crime caper" with actors ROBERT DUVALL and JOHN HURT. The 37-year-old star has vowed to contact the actors with his dream project...

Cheadle Looking Forward To Oscars Attention

Actor DON CHEADLE is looking forward to attending this month's (FEB05) ACADEMY AWARDS as a nominee - because he was completely ignored when he last went to the star-studded ceremony. Last month (JAN05), Cheadle...

Oscar Protest To Hail Bush-baiting Stars

Anti-GEORGE W BUSH celebrities will be targeted on OSCARS night (27FEB05) by right wing campaigners who want to "thank" them for publicly blasting the US President - because it helped him gain a second term...

Blanchett's Oscars Dress Fears

Aussie actress CATE BLANCHETT is terrified of trying on any of the designer gowns she's been offered for the OSCARS because she fears her baby ROMAN will ruin it. THE AVIATOR star has been...

The Sea Inside Sweeps Spanish Film Awards

Euthanasia drama THE SEA INSIDE (MAR ADENTRO) won a staggering 14 trophies at Spain's annual GOYA AWARDS last night (30JAN05). ALEJANDRO AMENABAR's true story of a man wanting to end his life with dignity...

Anti-abortion Protests Slam Oscar Hopeful

MIKE LEIGH's award-winning drama VERA DRAKE has been hit by protests from anti-abortion groups. The independent film, about backstreet abortion in 1950s London, has been nominated for three OSCARS at next month's (FEB05) ACADEMY...

Eastwood Becomes Oscars Favourite After Dga Win

CLINT EASTWOOD has become the odds-on favourite to claim the Best Director OSCAR next month (FEB05) after beating rival MARTIN SCORSESE again at the DIRECTORS GUILD AWARDS (DGA) on Saturday (29JAN05). Eastwood claimed the...

Rock: 'I'm Too Old For Mtv Awards'

Funnyman CHRIS ROCK signed up to host the OSCARS after he realised he was too old for all the MTV award shows he used to host. The comic, dubbed the funniest man in America...

Owen's Estranged Father Backs His Oscar Chances

CLOSER star CLIVE OWEN's estranged father is demanding the ACADEMY AWARDS honour his son with the Best Supporting Actor prize this year (05) - because he "deserves" it. JESS OWEN - who walked out...

Oscars Host Rock: `The Academy Has Overlooked The Best Films'

Outspoken OSCARS host CHRIS ROCK fears Hollywood has overlooked the best films of 2004 - SPIDER-MAN 2 and THE BOURNE SUPREMACY. The funnyman has been checking out all the nominated movies for the upcoming...

Moreno To Take Whole Family To Oscars?

Colombian actress CATALINA SANDINO MORENO is so thrilled to be nominated for a Best Actress OSCAR, she wants to bring her whole family to this year's (27FEB05) ACADEMY AWARDS ceremony. The 23-year-old beauty is...

Bacon Hurt By Oscar Snub

KEVIN BACON feels his career has failed to gain the kind of "recognition" he deserves - especially when it comes to the ACADEMY AWARDS. The 46-year-old actor felt disheartened when his performance in 1996's...

Supersize Me Made Spurlock Solvent

MORGAN SPURLOCK was on the brink of bankruptcy when the success of SUPER SIZE ME allowed him to pay off his creditors and treat his friends and family to breakfast to celebrate his OSCAR nomination....

Rock Calls On Funnymen To Help With Oscar Gags

Funnyman CHRIS ROCK has called in some expert help as he prepares to host the OSCARS for the first time next month (FEB05) - comedy masterminds JERRY SEINFELD and JAY LENO. Rock, Seinfeld and...

Depp Hates The Oscars

JOHNNY DEPP isn't looking forward to the OSCARS next month (FEB05) because he hated attending the ceremony with his girlfriend VANESSA PARADIS. The actor, who received a Best Actor nomination for his role...

The Aviator Is Oscar Favourite

THE AVIATOR is the bookmakers favourite to scoop the Best Picture OSCAR at next month's (FEB05) ACADEMY AWARDS, at odds of 4/9. Just 24 hours after nominations were announced, gamblers are already backing the...

New Oscars Book Reveals Julia Almost Passed Out

JULIA ROBERTS almost passed out after winning her Best Actress OSCAR in 2001 and had to be calmed by presenter KEVIN SPACEY, according to a new book. ACADEMY AWARDS historian STEVE POND claims Spacey...

Rock Thrills Tsunami Benefit

Comedian CHRIS ROCK thrilled a tsunami benefit concert in Los Angeles on Monday (17JAN05) night by joining the likes of TENACIOUS D, PEARL JAM's EDDIE VEDDER and BECK to give guests a taste of the...

Driver Would Love To Sing At Oscars

Movie star-turned-singer MINNIE DRIVER would jump at the chance to sing at the ACADEMY AWARDS ceremony. The British actress' dream could come true at this year's (05) event, should the movie adaptation of THE...

Garner: 'I Never Wanted To Be An Actress'

Movie beauty JENNIFER GARNER is amazed she's an actress, because superstardom and acting have always bored her. The ELEKTRA star, currently dating Hollywood hunk BEN AFFLECK, wasn't interested in movies or TV shows as...

Five Alive For Sideways

Wine-drinking comedy SIDEWAYS took another step towards OSCAR glory last night (10JAN05) after claiming five top honours at the 10th annual CRITICS' CHOICE AWARDS. The movie claimed the night's Best Picture prize, while actors...

Sideways And Foxx Lead Screen Actors Guild Nominations

Sleeper movie hit SIDEWAYS has been given yet another OSCARS boost after picking up four nominations at this morning's (11JAN05) SCREEN ACTORS GUILD (SAG) AWARDS launch. The wine-drinking comedy claimed Best Cast, Best Actor...

Johansson Blames Del Toro Reports On Sarcastic Comments

LATEST: Actress SCARLETT JOHANSSON blames her own sarcasm for the false reports which linked her to BENICIO DEL TORO. The LOST IN TRANSLATION beauty, 20, recently denied a heavily circulated story that she and...

Foxx Wins The Black Vote

JAMIE FOXX and his hit film RAY have been honoured again - by the African-American Film Critics Association. OSCARS favourite Foxx was named Best Actor for his roles in COLLATERAL and Ray. Meanwhile,...

267 Enter Best Picture Oscar Race

Over two hundred movies are in the running for the Best Picture ACADEMY AWARD at next year's (05) OSCARS. Members of the ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURES AND SCIENCES now have the task of reducing...

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