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Eddie Murphy In Line For Mayoral Role

Eddie Murphy is in talks to star in a biopic about controversial US mayor Marion Barry.The comedian - who recently stepped down from hosting the Oscars - is being attached to the family friendly film...

Meryl Streep, Oscar Favorite, Says Awards Still Matter

Despite being nominated 16 times previously, Meryl Streep says the Oscars still matter and is clearly looking forward to the 2012 ceremony during which she'll almost certainly be nominated. The actress, 62, is gaining plaudits...

Daniel Day Lewis Wows As Abraham Lincoln

Daniel Day Lewis has had fans waiting in anticipation for a first glimpse of him following the announcement that he'd be playing the role of former American President Abraham Lincoln in Stephen Spielberg's forthcoming biopic....

Jennifer Aniston Dodges Brad Pitt On Cinema Outing

Jennifer Aniston us most likely still smarting from comments Brad Pitt made about their marriage a couple of months ago, with the 47 year-old - now married to Angelina Jolie - stating back in September...

Kate Hudson Felt Cool When Stella Dressed Her

Kate Hudson felt like the "hippest" girl in the world when Stella McCartney agreed to dress her for the 2001 Oscars.Kate was just 21 when she received a nomination for Best Supporting Actress and was...

Ken Russell Tributes Pour In Following Death

Tributes have been pouring in for late director Ken Russell, the extrovert British film director who sadly passed away aged 84 on Sunday (November 27th 2011). Russell was known throughout the industry for his thought-provoking...

Seth Rogen Would Host Oscars With 'Better Writers'

Seth Rogen would only host the Oscars if they hired "better writers". The '50/50' star feels his friend James Franco got a raw deal when he co-hosted the Academy Awards with Anne Hathaway last year,...

Rocky The Musical To Open In Germany

'Rocky The Musical' is to open in Germany next year.The Oscar-winning 1976 boxing movie has been turned into a stage show in a joint production between Sylvester Stallone - who portrayed the underdog pugilist -...

Valentino To Launch Virtual Museum

Valentino is launching a virtual museum,The designer and his long-term business partner Giancarlo Giammetti will launch the Valentino Garavani Virtual Museum - a downloadable desktop application - on December 5 and Valentino is delighted to...

George Clooney's 'The Descendants' A Modern Classic?

George Clooney is winning all the plaudits in Hollywood for his turn as a wealthy land baron attempting to reconnect with his daughters following the death of his wife. The 50-year-old is the bookmakers favorite...

Cameron Diaz Spotted On Date With P Diddy

Cameron Diaz, the 39-year-old actress who recently split from baseball legend Alex Rodriguez, is reportedly dating her former flame P Diddy. The couple have allegedly been hooking up on-and-off since 2008, but a source tells...

Abc A Contender Again

ABC, a ratings also-ran except during Academy Awards week, became a strong contender last week as it posted its best ratings among total adults and the key 18-49 demographic in moire than two years. The...

Michael Jackson Biopic Planned

Michael Jackson's life may be turned into a movie. The later singer's estate executor John Branca has had discussions with 'Ghostbusters' director Ivan Reitman and 'Up in the Air' producer Tom Pollock regarding the possibility...

Meryl Streep Felt Priveleged To Play Margaret Thatcher

Meryl Streep arrived in London this week to promote her Margaret Thatcher biopic 'The Iron Lady', based on the UK's first female Prime Minister, and the 53 year-old said "It took a lot out of...

Billy Crystal To Host Oscars 2012

Billy Crystal has replaced Eddie Murphy as host of the Oscars 2012. The comedian and actor – who has previously hosted the ceremony eight times – is returning to front the show for the first...

Oscar The Grouch To Host The Oscars?

In a radio interview more than 35 years ago, the late Jim Henson and Frank Oz discussed the possibility of doing a Muppets sketch in which Oscar the Grouch would host -- what else? The...

Morgan Leaving America's Got Talent To Focus On Cnn

NBC's hit summer talent show America's Got Talent probably draws more viewers in one night than Piers Morgan's interview show on CNN draws in a month, but Morgan said Wednesday that he can't continue working...

Ricky Gervais, Billy Crystal Or Chris Rock For Oscars Host?

Ricky Gervais appears to be leading the race to host the Oscars in 2012, by openly suggesting he would give Hollywood a "two for one offer" by helming both the Golden Globes and the Academy...

Ricky Gervais Wants To Host Oscars

Ricky Gervais has offered to host the Oscars.The controversial comedian - who upset Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie when he hosted the Golden Globes earlier this year - has revealed he would be happy to...

Ricky Gervais Offers To Host The Oscars

Ricky Gervais has offered to host the Oscars. The British comedian has offered his services in a "two for one deal" to present the star-studded event, which requires a presenter after Eddie Murphy stepped down...

Brian Grazer To Produce The Oscars

Brian Grazer will produce next year's Oscars.The Hollywood filmmaker - who won a Best Picture Academy Award in 2002 for 'A Beautiful Mind' - has been drafted in to oversee the prestigious event after original...

Piers Morgan Quits America's Got Talent

Piers Morgan has quit 'America's Got Talent'. The TV star has stepped down from the judging panel of the talent show after six years because he can no longer juggle his commitments with his CNN...

Eddie Murphy Quits Hosting Oscars 2012

Eddie Murphy has quit as host of the Oscars. The comedian and actor follows Brett Ratner, who resigned from producing the 2012 show earlier today (09.11.11) so as not to tarnish the reputation of the...

Eddie Murphy Quits As Oscars Host, Hunt On For Replacement

Eddie Murphy has spectacularly quit his role as the host of the Oscars in February 2011, less than 24 hours after the show's producer Brett Ratner stepped down amidst a wave of criticism following an...

Waiting For Another Shoe To Drop After Ratner Quits

Reverberations of Brett Ratner's resignation as co-producer of next year's Oscar telecast were being felt throughout the industry on Wednesday. Ratner quit after howls of protest greeted his anti-gay slur during a Q&A following a...

Brett Ratner Resigns From Oscars

Brett Ratner has resigned from producing the 2012 Oscars after making a number of ill-judged comments. The director made a number of remarks in recent days, claiming rehearsals were for "fags" and discussing his sex...

Ratner Resigns, Filmmaker Quits As Oscars Producer

Brett Ratner has resigned from his position as producer of next year's Oscars following a series of remarks he made in the press last week. During a Q&A for his new movie Tower Heist, the...

Will Academy Fire Oscar Co-producer Brett Ratner?

Try as it might to keep the Oscars a refined affair, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (the very name spells class) continues to see things get out of hand. What better example...

Pressure On Oscars Producer Brett Ratner Builds After Gay Slur

The decision to hire Brett Ratner as producer for the forthcoming Academy Awards next year looks to be backfiring on organisers after the 42 year-old was forced to apologise for using a gay slur at...

Kelly Osbourne Cracks Head Open And Rushed To Hospital

Kelly Osbourne cracked her head open over the weekend and was rushed to a hospital in Miami. The 27-year-old said she was picked up by her mother Sharon after getting the "all clear" from doctors,...

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