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The Muppets Tipped To Host Oscars 2012

The Muppets have been backed to host the Oscars in February 2012 after the sensational exit of Eddie Muprhy and producer Brett Ratner. The comedic actor stepped down following the controversy surrounding Ratner's use of...

George Clooney On Being Oscars 'Best Actor' Frontrunner

Hollywood star George Clooney has played down talk he is the favourite to win Best Actor at the 2012 Oscars for his role as a father attempting to reconnect with his children, in 'The Descendants'....

George Clooney Wins Over Critics At Toronto Film Festival

George Clooney's new movie The Descendants is winning over critics and audiences alike during this year's (2011) Toronto Film Festival. Directed by ACADEMY-award winning film maker Alexander Payne the movie sees Clooney playing a father...

George Clooney Appears Naked In Ten Foot Mosaic

GEORGE CLOONEY appears in a ten foot mosaic based on the famous scene from Michelangelo's 'The Creation of Adam'.GEORGE CLOONEY, the 44-year-old American actor, appears naked in a ten foot mosaic made by an art...

Oh + Payne Finalise Divorce

Actress SANDRA OH and SIDEWAYS filmmaker ALEXANDER PAYNE have finalised their divorce, two years after they split. The former couple has taken two years to settle their finances - Oh was seeking spousal support, which...

Payne Denies Oh Spousal Support

LATEST: SIDEWAYS writer-director ALEXANDER PAYNE has filed a response to ex-wife SANDRA OH's divorce claim and is asking the court to deny the star any spousal support. Oh, who plays DR CRISTINA YANG on hit...

Oh And Payne Officially Divorced

GREY'S ANATOMY actress SANDRA OH's four year marriage to SIDEWAYS director ALEXANDER PAYNE is officially over. The couple, who have been separated for 21 months (MAR05), were granted a dissolution of marriage on 22 December...

Sandler To Play 'Gay' Fireman?

ADAM SANDLER is in negotiations to play a fireman who pretends to be gay in the new comedy from WEDDING CRASHERS director DAVID DOBKIN. Sandler and potential co-star KEVIN JAMES will pose as a...

Zellweger And Chesney Officially Single Again

RENEE ZELLWEGER and KENNY CHESNEY's annulment was finalised by Los Angeles Superior Court yesterday (20DEC05). Despite a recent string of secret dinners fuelling speculation over a possible reunion, the couple are now officially separated....

Oh Files For Divorce From Payne

LATEST: SIDEWAYS star SANDRA OH has filed a petition for divorce from husband ALEXANDER PAYNE, who directed and co-wrote the hit wine-tasting comedy. The 34-year-old actress officially moved to end her five-year relationship with...

Sideways Director Parts Ways With Wife

SIDEWAYS director ALEXANDER PAYNE and his wife SANDRA OH, who starred in the hit comedy, are separating. A spokeswoman has confirmed that the Hollywood couple "have mutually decided to separate". A statement reads,...

Sideways Star Owes Movie Role To Brando Connection

OSCAR nominee THOMAS HADEN CHURCH is convinced he only landed his role in acclaimed comedy SIDEWAYS because he once appeared in a movie with MARLON BRANDO. Sideways writer and director ALEXANDER PAYNE first met...

Six Spirits For Sideways

Wine-drinking comedy SIDEWAYS was the toast of the 20th annual INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS in California yesterday (25FEB05), claiming six of the ceremony's prizes. The film's stars THOMAS HADEN CHURCH, VIRGINIA MADSEN and PAUL GIAMATTI...

Eternal Sunshine Picks Up Top Writing Award

Quirky JIM CARREY and KATE WINSLET drama ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND has beaten THE AVIATOR to win Best Original Screenplay at this year's (05) WRITER'S GUILD OF AMERICA AWARDS. The 2004 movie...

Wine Sales Boosted By Sideways

SIDEWAYS' romantic exploration of California's vineyards has sent thousands of enchanted American fans on shopping trips to buy the wines featured in ALEXANDER PAYNE's movie. Sales of pinot noir have seen the most dramatic...

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...

Roberts Blast Helps Director Praise Giamatti

Director ALEXANDER PAYNE credits MIKE NICHOLS' scathing criticism of JULIA ROBERTS' acting ability with giving him the words to praise his SIDEWAYS star PAUL GIAMATTI. The film-maker blasts Roberts' performance in his latest movie...

Directors Named For Top Film Prize

CLINT EASTWOOD, MARTIN SCORSESE and TAYLOR HACKFORD will fight relative movie-making newcomers ALEXANDER PAYNE and MARC FORSTER for the DIRECTORS GUILD OF AMERICA (DGA) top prize. Announced yesterday (06JAN05), Payne's SIDEWAYS is the favourite...

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...

Sideways Triumph At Southeastern Critics Awards

Road trip comedy SIDEWAYS has triumphed yet again with the critics after picking up Best Film and Best Director at this year's (04) SOUTHEASTERN FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION. ALEXANDER PAYNE's film about two friends -...

Sideways Triumphs At Los Angeles Ceremony

Road trip comedy SIDEWAYS triumphed on both of America's coastlines on Saturday (11DEC04), when it was named Best Film by the LOS ANGELES FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION and the NEW YORK FILM CRITICS ONLINE. The...

Clooney Loses Wino Role

GEORGE CLOONEY missed out on playing a wino suffering a midlife crisis in new indie film SIDEWAYS because director ALEXANDER PAYNE insisted he wasn't the right man for the part. Clooney was so desperate...

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