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Ward Matriarch Dies

The woman Oscar winner Melissa Leo played in gritty boxing film The Fighter has died at the age of 79.Alice Ward, the mother of Irish boxing champ Mickey Ward and his brother DICky Eklund, has...

The Fighter A Knockout On Home Video

Scoring a rare trifecta win, Paramount Home Entertainment's The Fighter debuted on top of both the DVD and Blu-ray Disc sales charts and Home Media magazine's rental chart. The film, which stars Mark Wahlberg and...

Mark Wahlberg Planning The Fighter Sequel

Mark Wahlberg is keen to do a sequel to 'The Fighter'. The actor - who starred as lead character 'Irish' Micky Ward in the movie, which won Best Supporting Actor and Actress Oscars for Christian...

Kate Fires Off Joke Rant At Foul-mouthed Melissa Leo

Kate Winslet has fired off a hilarious and foul-mouthed rant aimed at pal Melissa Leo after the actress blamed the Brit for her expletive-laced Oscars acceptance speech on Sunday (27Feb11).Leo made Academy Awards history when...

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"We did (TV movie) Mildred Pierce... She's delightful and curses like a sailor all the time. She was in my mind. It's Kate's fault." Oscar winner Melissa Leo blames foul-mouthed Winslet for her Academy Awards...

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U.S. TV host Ellen DeGeneres placed a swear jar next to Melissa Leo when the actress appeared on her show on Tuesday (01Mar11) and put a pair of tiny headphones on her Oscar statuette. Leo...

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"I find that shocking... How could that be the first time with the bunch of people I work with...? I grew up with it as a part of my vernacular and I accepted it, I...

Christian Bale & Leo Missed Each Other's Oscars Speeches

Oscars protocol prevented THE FIGHTER co-stars CHRISTIAN BALE and MELISSA LEO from catching each other's acceptance speeches on Sunday night (27Feb11) - both stars were locked out of the Kodak Theatre auditorium.Bale was refused entry...

Kirk Douglas Upstages James Franco At The Oscars

Kirk Douglas upstaged ACADEMY AWARD hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway during a surprise appearance at the Oscars last night (27th February 2011), according to the New York Daily News.Kirk Douglas, the veteran Hollywood actor,...

Hailee Steinfeld Discusses The Hunger Games At Oscars

HAILEE STEINFELD has discussed the possibility of appearing in the highly anticipated movie 'The Hunger Games'.HAILEE STEINFELD, the 14-year-old actress who gained critical acclaim for her performance in 'True Grit', says she may join the...

Helena Bonham Carter Had Handkerchief Speech

Helena Bonham Carter had an acceptance speech written on a handkerchief in case she won an Oscar. The 'King's Speech' star was up for the Best Supporting Actress prize for her performance as Queen Elizabeth...

Kirk Douglas Steals The Show At The Oscars

KIRK DOUGLAS made a surprise appearance at the OSCARS last night (27th February 2011).KIRK DOUGLAS, the veteran Hollywood actor, presented the 'Best Supporting Actress' prize at last night's ACADEMY AWARDS and the 94-year-old entertained the...

Amy Adams Has Diamond Night At Oscars

Amy Adams wore over $1.3 million worth of jewellery at the Oscars last night (27.02.11).The 'Fighter' actress wore a Cartier platinum and diamond Haute Joaillerie secret watch bracelet, which was worth over $1 million, teamed...

Melissa Leo Swears In Oscar Acceptance Speech

Melissa Leo became the first person in Oscar history to use the word "f**k" in an acceptance speech last night (27.02.11). The 50-year-old actress won Best Supporting Actress for her role in 'The Fighter', and...

The King's Speech Rules At Oscars

'The King's Speech' was the big winner at last night's (27.02.11) Oscars, taking home four awards.The movie - which tells the story of stammering British monarch King George VI - was named Best Picture and...

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"I would like to thank Her Majesty The Queen for not putting me in the Tower of London for using the Melissa Leo F-word. And I accept this on behalf of all the stutterers throughout...

Oscar Winner Melissa Leo Apologises For Offending With Acceptance Speech

Oscar winner MELISSA LEO has apologised for any offence caused by her Best Supporting Actress acceptance speech after letting slip the F-word during Sunday's (27Feb11) live telecast.The 50-year-old star was one of the first honorees...

Melissa Leo Curses On Air As She Takes Home Best Supporting Actress Oscar

MELISSA LEO walked away with the first big prize at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards on Sunday (27Feb11), when she was named Best Supporting Actress for her role in THE FIGHTER.The 50-year-old star capped off...

Leo Defends Saucy Awards Ad

Actress MELISSA LEO has defended posing for a provocative photograph to rally for Oscars votes, insisting the "awards process" is about "pimping yourself out".The star is nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the upcoming ceremony,...

Sag Crowns The King's Speech

The King's Speech increased its lengthy lead in the Oscar race Sunday night as the Screen Actors Guild awarded the movie trophies for best ensemble acting (equivalent to Oscar's best picture award) and bestowed its...

Colin Firth Wins Sag Prize For The King's Speech

Colin Firth scooped the Outstanding Actor prize at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards last night (30.01.11).The British star won the prize for his role in Tom Hooper's 'The King's Speech' - following on from...

Leo Keen To Take Boxing Mum To The Oscars

Oscar nominee MELISSA LEO wants to take the woman she played in gritty new film THE FIGHTER to the Academy Awards with her next month (Feb11).The actress has called on ailing Ward family matriarch Alice...

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"As an actor, I've trained not only in the study of human behaviour but also in how to take a nap, or rest or good night's sleep whenever one has the chance." MELISSA LEO didn't...

Melissa Leo Pays Tribute To Real Life Alice Ward

MELISSA LEO, the American actress who picked up the 'Best Supporting Actress' award for her role in 'The Fighter' at Sunday's GOLDEN GLOBES (16th January 2011) has paid tribute to the woman that she portrays...

Social Network Wins Top Golden Globe Film Award

The Social Network won the Golden Globe for best dramatic film Sunday night, while The Kids Are All Right won for best comedy or musical. Social Network 's David Fincher also collected the Golden Globe...

Melissa Leo Wins Best Supporting Actress At Golden Globes

MELISSA LEO, the American actress best known for playing Detective Sgt Kay Howard on the crime television series 'Homicide: Life on the Street', took home the award for 'Best Supporting Actress' at last night's GOLDEN...

Colin Firth Named Best Actor At Golden Globes

Colin Firth was named Best Actor at last night's (16.01.11) Golden Globes.The 50-year-old actor was given the prestigious accolade for his portrayal of stammering British monarch King George VI in 'The King's Speech' and had...

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Chris Pratt Frets Over Scary 'Jurassic World' Motorcycle Stunt

The actor vows never to own a bike of his own.

David Lynch to Direct All 18 Episodes of 'Twin Peaks' Reboot

Great news everyone: David Lynch is back at the helm of Showtime's Twin Peaks...

Coen Brothers and Co Choose 'Dheepan' as Palme d'Or Winner

The Cannes Film Festival jury headed by the Coen brothers and including Jake Gyllenhaal...

Tony Hawk And Dolph Lundgren Among Stars At This Year's Gumball 3000 [Photos]

This weekend saw the legendary motor rally begin in Sweden.

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Sam Rockwell - Poltergeist Interview

Sam Rockwell talks about his role in the new Poltergeist movie.

Jonathan Rhys Meyers Apologies To Fans After Being Pictured During "Minor Relapse"

Jonathan Rhys Meyers has broken his silence over the shocking pictures which...

Walking On Cars - Interview

Sorcha, Walking On Car's pianist, took some time to talk to us about song writing, reworking songs and organising five different musical styles into...

Slam Dunk - 2015 Live Review

It was all smiles at this year's Slam Dunk festival and, despite the rain, the Desperados and beer was flowing and the crowds were bouncing non-stop...

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