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James Franco Almost Turned Down Oscars Job

21st December 2010

James Franco almost turned down the chance to present the Academy Awards.The '127 Hours' actor - who will co-host the Oscars with actress Anne Hathaway next February - admits he was stunned when he was...

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Nicole Kidman New Movie Inspired By Personal Tragedy

20th December 2010

NICOLE KIDMAN's new movie 'Rabbit Hole' about a grieving married couple is one of the most anticipated movies of the year, and director JOHN CAMERON MITCHELL has been speaking about how the film was partly...

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Hilary Swank Attracted To 'Underdog' Roles

18th December 2010

Hilary Swank loves playing "underdogs".The 36-year-old actress - who won Academy Awards for her role as a transgendered teenager in 'Boys Don't Cry' and a troubled female boxer in 'Million Dollar Baby' - is attracted...

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Julie Andrews Husband Blake Edwards Passes Away

17th December 2010

JULIE ANDREWS' husband, the acclaimed film-maker BLAKE EDWARDS, has passed away at the age of 88 after complications from pneumonia. The director, who was responsible for the cult classic 'Breakfast at Tiffany's', had been confined...

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Chris Martin Up For Songwriting Oscar

17th December 2010

Coldplay singer Chris Martin is nominated in the Best Song category for next year's Oscars.The singer wrote the track 'Me And Tennessee' which has been nominated for one of the prestigious film industry awards after...

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Take That To Perform At Brit Awards

10th December 2010

Take That are to perform at next year's BRIT Awards.The reformed group - consisting of Gary Barlow, Robbie Williams, Mark Owen, Howard Donald and Jason Orange - are set to open the show at London's...

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Chelsea Handler Defends Angelina Jolie Attack

7th December 2010

Chelsea Handler claims she has been mocking Angelina Jolie for years.The outspoken comic launched a foul-mouthed tirade against the actress - who infamously locked lips with her brother James Haven at the 2000 Academy Awards...

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Movie Reviews The Black Swan

3rd December 2010

Opening in limited release, Darren Aronofsky's ballet-themed The Black Swan , is receiving a standing ovation from critics. Indeed Lou Lumenick of the New York Post applauds three times -- that's how many times he...

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Anne Hathaway Has Oscars Nerves

30th November 2010

Anne Hathaway feels intimidated about hosting the Oscars.The 'Love and Other Drugs' actress is co-hosting next year's 83rd Annual Academy Awards with James Franco and admits she is nervous about the ceremony as very few...

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Anne Hathaway And James Franco To Co-host Oscars

30th November 2010

Anne Hathaway and James Franco are to co-host the 2011 Oscars.The pair were chosen by the event's producers Bruce Cohen and Don Mischer to front the 83rd Annual Academy Awards - which will air live...

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Colin Firth's Lucky Film Career

25th November 2010

Colin Firth's successful movie career is down to "dumb luck".The 'King's Speech' actor thinks much of his success - and talk of Oscars for his portrayal of Britain's stuttering King George VI - is just...

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Cory Monteith Embarrassed By Elton John Meeting

16th November 2010

Cory Monteith pretended to be a waiter when he met Sir Elton John.The 'Glee' star was taken by his co-star Lea Michele took him to meet the singer at his Academy Awards party but felt...

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Tom Ford Wary Of Celebrity Endorsement

15th November 2010

Tom Ford is choosy over which celebrities wear clothes from his new line. Although the designer - who has returned to womenswear after a six-year break - put on a show at New York Fashion...

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Giada De Laurentiis Legendary Grandfather Dino Dies Aged 91

11th November 2010

GIADA DE LAURENTIIS' legendary grandfather DINO DE LAURENTIIS has died aged 91. The Hollywood producer, most famous for working on the 1976 movie 'King Kong', passed away in Los Angeles where he lived with his...

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Brit Awards To Be Revamped

8th November 2010

The BRIT Awards are to undergo a huge revamp next year.The annual ceremony - one of the biggest events in the music calendar - will have a new venue, committee, logo and a format based...

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Chris Pine's Oscar Nerves

7th November 2010

Chris Pine got drunk before presenting at the Oscars.The 'Star Trek' actor thinks the show was one of his career highlights, but he admits he was petrified about the prospect of going on stage to...

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Hilary Swank In Awe Of Clint

31st October 2010

Hilary Swank "fell off her chair" when Clint Eastwood offered her a role in 'Million Dollar Baby'.The 36-year-old star - who won an Oscar for her portrayal of struggling boxer Maggie in the 2004 film...

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Kate Beckinsale Sees Film Budget Slashed

19th October 2010

KATE BECKINSALE, the Hollywood actress and star of the 'Underworld' movies, is set to star alongside MARK WAHLBERG in the film 'Contraband', despite seeing its budget slashed, reports Deadline.com. Universal Pictures have stepped in to...

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Bra Invader Russell Brand

7th October 2010

Dame Helen Mirren caught Russell Brand touching her "boob space".The Oscar-winning actress has recently filmed two movies, 'The Tempest' and 'Arthur', with the reformed womaniser - who is engaged to Katy Perry - and the...

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Social Network Could Have Used A Few More Visitors

5th October 2010

Despite receiving an inordinate amount of attention in the news media, being supported by an expensive marketing campaign, and receiving some of the best reviews of the year -- including many predicting a plethora of...

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Colin Firth Film Wins Toronto Award

20th September 2010

Colin Firth's 'The King's Speech' has won the People's Choice Award at the Toronto Film Festival.The movie - which sees Firth play Britain's King George VI alongside Geoffrey Rush as speech therapist Lional Logue and...

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Mark Wahlberg: 'Movie Pay Matters'

17th September 2010

Mark Wahlberg admits his pay cheque "matters" when considering a film role.The 39-year-old actor - who has children Ella, seven, Michael, four, Brendan, two, and nine-month-old Grace with wife Rhea Durham - insists it is...

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Hilary Swank's Outfit Mission

17th September 2010

Hilary Swank is on a mission to find the perfect dress.The 'P.S I Love You' actress - who wore an iconic backless Guy Laroche dress to the 2005 Oscars ceremony - revealed she needs to...

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Jane Fonda Admits To Having Plastic Surgery

9th September 2010

JANE FONDA, the legendary Hollywood actress, has admitted to having plastic surgery. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, the 72-year-old revealed that she's had work done, and that she plans to write a book about...

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Academy Indicates Godard Has Changed His Mind

8th September 2010

Legendary French director Jean-Luc Godard may come to Hollywood to accept his honorary Oscar after all. Although The Australian newspaper on Tuesday published an interview with his companion and producing partner Anne-Marie Mieville saying that,...

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Godard Snubs Oscar Invitation

7th September 2010

Legendary French director Jean-Luc Godard has spurned an invitation from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to come to Hollywood to accept an honorary Oscar after learning that the presentation will not be...

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Kevin Spacey To Play Evil King

27th August 2010

Kevin Spacey is set to portray Richard III in an upcoming production directed by Sam Mendes.The actor - who starred in the filmmaker's 'American Beauty' in 1999, for which they both won Academy Awards -...

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Dustin Hoffman Set To Appear In Third Meet The Fockers Film

25th August 2010

DUSTIN HOFFMAN has agreed to appear in the third instalment of the 'Meet the Fockers' franchise, BBC News reports. The 73-year-old wasn't initially cast for 'Little Fockers' after the film's creators failed to reach a...

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Hilary Swank In No Rush To Marry Again

18th August 2010

HILARY SWANK admits she is in no rush to get married again, or to start a family. The 36-year-old OSCAR winning actress says although the relationship with her boyfriend JOHN CAMPISI is now in its...

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Oscars Fascinating Fact:

23rd February 2009

QUEEN LATIFAH provided a musical backdrop for the annual Oscars rollcall of those in the movie industry who have died in the past year, singing I'LL BE SEEING YOU from the musical RIGHT THIS WAY....

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