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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...

Johansson Denies Fling With Del Toro

Stunning actress SCARLETT JOHANSSON has finally spoken out about her alleged fling with BENICIO DEL TORO - it never happened. The pair were reported to have enjoyed a steamy tryst in an elevator at...

Before Sunset Gets An Oscars Boost

Hit sleeper movie BEFORE SUNSET has been given an OSCARS boost after being named the Film of The Year by VILLAGE VOICE critics in New York. The BEFORE SUNRISE sequel's director RICHARD LINKLATER also claimed...

Foxx Beats Depp To Magazine Actor Honour

JAMIE FOXX is well on his way to his first OSCAR after beating out JOHNNY DEPP for Movie Actor of The Year in American magazine ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY's 2004 Reader's Poll. Foxx, who has won many critics'...

Madonna's Oscar Fury

MADONNA flew into a rage when two backstage workers at the 1991 OSCARS made errors affecting the perfectionist singer, according to an explosive new book. Film journalist STEVE POND has exposed the MATERIAL GIRL's...

Britain To Rival America At Oscars

The UK's hopes for next year's (FEB05) OSCARS have been given a boost, after eight British actors picked GOLDEN GLOBE nominations yesterday (13DEC04). English stars IMELDA STAUNTON, JOELY RICHARDSON, KATE WINSLET, CLIVE OWEN, IAN...

Big Weekend For Sideways

LATEST: Wine-drinking comedy SIDEWAYS has come from nowhere to become a leading OSCARS contender after picking up a string of film awards at the weekend. As well as winning the LOS ANGELES FILM CRITICS...

Foster Crying Out For Comedy Role

Actress JODIE FOSTER is disappointed with her acting career, because she has never played the lead in a romantic comedy. The SILENCE OF THE LAMBS star, who won two OSCARS before the age of...

Dicaprio Is Ready For The Oscars

LEONARDO DiCAPRIO is promising to go to the OSCARS next year (05) if he's nominated, after upsetting organisers in 1997 by refusing to attend. The movie hunk was expected to tread the red carpet...

Jolie Turns Down Beckinsale And Electra

Movie star ANGELINA JOLIE is flattered she's the first choice as a female love interest for KATE BECKINSALE and CARMEN ELECTRA, but she can't return the favour. At the OSCARS earlier this year (FEB04),...

Blanchett Begs Academy To Give Scorsese Oscar

Actress CATE BLANCHETT is urging the ACADEMY AWARDS board to finally honour MARTIN SCORSESE with an OSCAR. The Australian star plays KATHARINE HEPBURN in Scorsese's HOWARD HUGHES biopic THE AVIATOR, and she's calling on...

Foxx Leads Oscar Odds

Comedian JAMIE FOXX is the early OSCARS favourite, according to Las Vegas, Nevada's top bookmakers. RAY star Foxx leads THE SEA INSIDE star JAVIER BARDEM, LIAM NEESON (KINSEY) and LEONARDO DiCAPRIO (THE AVIATOR) with...

Ifans Moved By Praise Of His Cook Role

NOTTING HILL star RHYS IFANS was deeply moved to receive a letter from the late PETER COOK's last wife - praising his portrayal of the comedian. LIN COOK sent Ifans a letter of...

Moore's Oscar Ban Concerns

Documentary-maker MICHAEL MOORE fears he'll be banned from attending future ACADEMY AWARDS after launching into a GEORGE W BUSH-bashing rant at last year's (03) ceremony. The controversial director shocked the Los Angeles audience when...

Composer Colombier Dies

French composer MICHEL COLOMBIER, who co-scored PRINCE's PURPLE RAIN movie, has died at his home in California after losing his battle with cancer. Colombier, 65, made his name in his native France, collaborating with...

Johansson And Leto Make It Official

SCARLETT JOHANSSON and JARED LETO have finally proved their alleged romance is for real by smooching for photographers in Los Angeles. The stunning actress, 19, has been photographed kissing the REQUIEM FOR A DREAM...

Bjork: 'I'm Shy'

Icelandic singer BJORK hates the amount of touring needed to promote an album, instead wishing she could perform just one concert every fortnight. Despite wearing a swan costume to the 2001 OSCARS, Bjork claims...

Streep: 'The Public Should Be Sick Of Me'

Veteran actress MERYL STREEP is "astonished" she is still making movies after 30 years in the business, because she believes the public tire of celebrities all too quickly. The 55-year-old has been nominated for...

Ocean's Twelve Treat For Jet-setting Stars

The stars of OCEAN'S TWELVE are set for the ultimate pampering experience as they trek around the globe promoting the sequel - their private jet will feature bedrooms, the finest champagne and a masseuse....

Chris Rock To Host The Oscars

Acclaimed comedian CHRIS ROCK is gearing up for his most high-profile stand-up date of his career - as host of the ACADEMY AWARDS. Rock, 39, star of stand-up comedy specials BIGGER + BLACKER and...

Fatboy Slams 'Boring' Oscar Party

Dance supremo FATBOY SLIM has named performing at the 2001 VANITY FAIR OSCAR bash his most boring gig. The PRAISE YOU star and radio presenter wife ZOE BALL travelled to Hollywood to provide the...

Alexander Not 'Too Gay'

Hollywood bosses have slammed reports the release of historical epic ALEXANDER has been delayed because the movie is "too gay". Reports last week suggested WARNER BROS had put back the film's early September (04)...

Brosnan's Oscars Embarrassment

PIERCE BROSNAN's first OSCARS almost became a costly affair when his wife-to-be KEELY SHAYE-SMITH lost a $1 million (GBP555,500) earring. The Irish movie star has since been reluctant to attend awards ceremonies with his...

Bening: Early Tip For Oscar

Actress ANNETTE BENING will win her first ACADEMY AWARD for her role in new movie BEING JULIA, according to critics. The star, who has twice been nominated for OSCARS in the past, has been...

Paltrow Buys Up Home In Honeymoon Hotspot

GWYNETH PALTROW can't stay away from the exclusive Mexican resort where she honeymooned with husband CHRIS MARTIN in December (03) - so she's bought a condominium there. The actress and Martin returned to the...

Fuqua's Fight For Black Knights

Director ANTOINE FUQUA fought with studio bosses on the set of his latest movie KING ARTHUR, because he wanted to include black knights. But, even though he was backed by Hollywood mogul JERRY BRUCKEIMER,...

Kidman's Loneliness Prompts Retirement Fantasy

OSCAR-winning actress NICOLE KIDMAN fantasises about retiring because her Hollywood lifestyle has left her lonely and depressed. The MOULIN ROUGE star complains she often sits alone after glamorous awards ceremonies and premieres desperate for...

Bjork's Oscar Swan Dress Was A Joke

Singer BJORK insists the infamous swan dress she wore to the OSCARS in 2001 was meant as a joke. The Icelandic star, whose track I'VE SEEN IT ALL from movie DANCER IN THE DARK...

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