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Did Canadian Hockey Team Illegally Download Movie?

29th September 2011

The producers of The Hurt Locker have often blamed online piracy for the movie's dismal showing in 2009. With a total domestic gross of just $17 million, the film, which dominated the Academy Awards presentations...

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Roman Polanski Acknowledges 13-Year-old 'Victim'

28th September 2011

Roman Polanski, the 78-year-old French-Polish filmmaker, has made his first public acknowledgement of Samantha Geimer, the 13-year-old he was charged with sexually assaulting in Los Angeles. Polanski makes reference to the girl in a documentary...

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Netflix Cfo Defends Company's Changes

22nd September 2011

The chief financial officer of Netflix has defended the company's recent changes -- splitting the company into two separate units, one for streaming, the other for DVDs by mail (titled Qwikster). Speaking at an investors...

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Academy Restricts Oscar Campaigns

22nd September 2011

In an effort to level the playing field between big-budget studios and no-budget independent producers during the period when members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences vote for their Oscar choices, the...

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Eddie Murphy Confirmed As Oscar Host

7th September 2011

Eddie Murphy has been confirmed as the host of the 84th annual ACADEMY-awards which will take place in February 2012.The veteran comedian will host the ceremony alone following unpopular shows hosted by James Franco and...

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Eddie Murphy To Host The Oscars

6th September 2011

Eddie Murphy is to host the 84th Academy Awards ceremony in February 2012.The actor-and-comedian - who was nominated for an Oscar himself in 2006 for his role in 'Dreamgirls' and also presented an accolade in...

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Report Eddie Murphy To Host Oscars

6th September 2011

Eddie Murphy has been selected to host the 84th Annual Academy Awards in February, according to the website HumorMillMag.com, which cited "several inside sources." The report was picked up by the Los Angeles Times ,...

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Al Pacino Admits Directing Is His Greatest Love

5th September 2011

Al Pacino has admitted that his true love in Hollywood is found behind the camera rather than in front of it.Speaking to UK newspaper The Telegraph the legendary actor said "Once I started, the magic...

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Eddie Murphy To Host 2012 Oscars

5th September 2011

Eddie Murphy is in talks to host the 84th Academy Awards in February 2012 according to deadline.com.The comedian is the first choice for OSCAR producer Brett Ratner who will discuss Murphy as a potential presenter...

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Eddie Murphy To Host The Oscars?

5th September 2011

Eddie Murphy is set to host next year's Oscars. The 50-year-old actor - who was well known as a stand-up comedian before entering the film business - is said to be in discussions with those...

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Ricky Gervais Asked To Host Globes Again

26th August 2011

Ricky Gervais has been asked to host the Golden Globe Awards again.The British funnyman caused controversy earlier this year with his second stint in charge at the prestigious ceremony - which saw him poke fun...

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Jon Stewart To Celebrate Nirvana 20th Anniversary

25th August 2011

Jon Stewart, the American comedian and television host, will celebrate the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's seminal album 'Nevermind' by hosting a Q&A session with the band's surviving members, reports the Associated Press.The Comedy Central star...

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Christian Bale For Oldboy And A Star Is Born?

25th August 2011

Christian Bale is in talks to star in the remake of 'Oldboy' and Clint Eastwood's 'A Star Is Born'.The 'Fighter' star - who won the Best Supporting Actor award at this year's Oscars - has...

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Ridley Scott To Direct Blade Runner 2

18th August 2011

Ridley Scott, the acclaimed Oscar-winning filmmaker, has signed on to direct and produce a new instalment of his ground-breaking 1982 sci-fi thriller Blade Runner. According to Deadline.com, Scott will make the movie with Alcon Entertainment...

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Hugh Jackman Chooses Greatest Show Director

18th August 2011

Hugh Jackman has chosen Michael Gracey to direct 'The Greatest Show On Earth'.The Australian actor has been developing the musical movie for the past couple of years along with 'Sex and the City' writer Jenny...

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Crystal Available As Oscar Host Again

16th August 2011

Billy Crystal is ready to host the Academy Awards for a ninth time. (He last fronted the show in 2004.) At a screening of his 1991 film City Slickers in Santa Monica, Crystal told a...

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Ryan Gosling Relieved To Avoid Oscar Nomination

11th August 2011

Ryan Gosling was "relieved" not to get an Oscar nomination for 'Blue Valentine'. The Canadian actor - who starred alongside Michelle Williams in the romantic drama movie about a couple falling out of love -...

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Action-film Director Ratner To Co-produce Oscars

5th August 2011

In the latest head-scratching move to revitalize the annual Oscars telecast, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Thursday that action-movie director Brett Ratner will co-produce next year's show with veteran Don...

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Oprah Wins Academy's Humanitarian Award

3rd August 2011

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Tuesday that it will present its Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award this year to Oprah Winfrey. It also selected James Earl Jones and makeup man Dick Smith...

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Oprah Winfrey To Receive Honorary Oscar

3rd August 2011

Oprah Winfrey is set to receive an honorary Oscar.The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the chat show host - who received an honorary degree in June from the University of the...

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Zoe Saldana Swapped Dancing For Acting

29th July 2011

Zoe Saldana began acting when she realised she would never be the best dancer in the world.The 33-year-old beauty began her career as a ballet dancer, but decided she should give Hollywood a shot when...

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Jane Fonda Axed By Qvc Over Vietnam War?

18th July 2011

Jane Fonda, the American actress, writer and former model, has claimed she was axed from shopping channel Qvc over reservations concerning her political past. Fonda was set to appear on the home-shopping channel on Saturday...

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Kelly Osbourne Chases Car Thieves In London

13th July 2011

Kelly Osbourne has been busy fighting crime in London this week (13th July 2011), foiling two thieves who were attempting to break into a car. Osbourne has been keeping Twitter followers entertained with the tale...

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Franco Tells Playboy Why He Bombed At Oscars

12th July 2011

James Franco knew he was going to bomb as a host on this year's Oscars telecast well before the show ever went on the air, he suggests in the current edition of Playboy . "For...

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Tilda Swinton Didn't Know About Oscars

12th July 2011

Tilda Swinton claims she had never seen the Oscars until she won one.The Scottish actress won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in 2007 movie 'Michael Clayton' but insists she had...

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James Franco Recalls Steven Spielberg's 'Best Oscars Ever' Comment

11th July 2011

James Franco has recalled how Steven Spielberg thought his stint as host of the Oscars made for the best ceremony "ever". Franco and his co-host Anne Hathaway were widely criticised for their performances and the...

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James Franco Criticises Oscars Script

11th July 2011

James Franco felt "trapped" by the poor quality of the sketches at this year's Oscars.The '127 Hours' actor was criticised for his performance when he co-hosted the prestigious ceremony with Anne Hathaway and has admitted...

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Movie Reviews Horrible Bosses

8th July 2011

If television sitcoms were raunchier, they would be like Seth Gordon's Horrible Bosses , some critics suggest. "For all of this movie's aspirations to be out-there," writes Kyle Smith in the New York Post ,...

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Spike Lee To Direct Oldboy Remake?

7th July 2011

Spike Lee is in negotiations to direct a remake of 'Oldboy'. The 54-year-old filmmaker - famed for his movies about race relations and the role of media in modern-day life - is in talks for...

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Anne Hathaway 'Emailed' James Franco After Oscars

27th June 2011

Anne Hathaway, the 28-year-old American actress currently shooting 'Batman: The Dark Knight Rises', says she emailed James Franco after their infamous Oscars performances, despite reports suggesting the pair had fallen out.In the new issue of...

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