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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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Jackman's Song-and-dance Oscar Tribute

23rd February 2009

Academy Awards host HUGH JACKMAN brought Broadway glamour to the Oscars on Sunday (22Feb09) night, opening the show with a song-and-dance routine to pay tribute to the movies nominated for Best Feature. With a 'home made'...

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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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Oscars Glory For Penn, Winslet, Ledger, Cruz And Slumdog Millionaire

23rd February 2009

SEAN PENN, KATE WINSLET, PENELOPE CRUZ, the late HEATH LEDGER and movie sensation SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE were the big winners at the 81st Academy Awards in Hollywood. Penn scooped the Best Actor prize for his role as...

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Rahman Grabs Two Oscars

23rd February 2009

Indian composer A.R. RAHMAN was a double winner at the Academy Awards on Sunday night (22Feb09) - grabbing two Oscar statuettes for his work on hit movie SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE. Rahman won his first award for Best...

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Oscars Fascinating Fact:

23rd February 2009

Three generations of Henson women hit the red carpet at the Oscars - nominee TARAJI P. HENSON was joined by her mother and grandmother....

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Stunt Community Angered By Oscar Decision

23rd June 2005

Hollywood's stunt community has been left fuming after ACADEMY AWARDS bosses decided not to introduce an OSCAR category to recognise their work. Following a protest outside the Academy Awards headquarters in Los Angeles earlier...

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Rift Between Rock And Law Continues

17th June 2005

British actor JUDE LAW still hasn't spoken to OSCAR host CHRIS ROCK since he famously insulted him at this year's ACADEMY AWARDS ceremony. Rock poked fun at the British star during the February (05)...

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Del Toro 'Too Slow' For Johansson Elevator Tryst

6th June 2005

BENICIO DEL TORO has responded to reports of a raunchy tryst with SCARLETT JOHANSSON in a hotel elevator, insisting he isn't fast enough to get naked in the eight-storey Chateau Marmont Hotel. Last year...

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Top Films Make History As Trio Make $60 Million-plus

31st May 2005

LATEST: A Memorial Day (30MAY05) surge gave the final STAR WARS movie a boost at the US box office - and propelled it to number one. Sports movie remake THE LONGEST YARD was expected...

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Martin Laughs Off Davis Romance Reports

30th May 2005

Funnyman STEVE MARTIN has laughed off reports he is dating former SEX AND THE CITY star KRISTIN DAVIS. In February (05) British newspapers reported Martin and Davis attended a pre-OSCARS party and were so...

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Hoskins Still Bitter At Oscar Loss

29th May 2005

British star BOB HOSKINS is still bitter he didn't win the Best Actor OSCAR for MONA LISA in the 1980s. The 62-year-old actor, who has since never received an OSCAR nomination, lost out at...

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Merchant Buried In India

29th May 2005

Veteran movie producer ISMAIL MERCHANT has been buried in his hometown of Bombay, India. Merchant, who alongside business partner JAMES IVORY was one-half of production company MERCHANT IVORY, died in a London hospital aged...

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Chris Rock Unveils Shameful Basketball Skills

26th May 2005

Comedian CHRIS ROCK believes he's an oddity as an African-American - because he can't play basketball. While the recent ACADEMY AWARDS host has confidence in keeping the masses amused, he's far less capable of...

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Ismail Merchant Dies

25th May 2005

Veteran movie producer ISMAIL MERCHANT died in a London hospital this afternoon (25MAY05). He was 68. Film-maker Merchant, who alongside longtime partner JAMES IVORY formed MERCHANT IVORY in 1961, is best known for producing...

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Rock Turns To Psychiatrist To Perfect Comedy

24th May 2005

Funnyman CHRIS ROCK fine tunes his comedy routines by visiting a psychiatrist once a week. The OSCARS host admits he's been a regular at his shrink's office for the past two years, and he's...

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Cruise: 'I Don't Want An Oscar'

19th May 2005

Screen hunk TOM CRUISE has never wanted an OSCAR, because winning awards has nothing to do with the serious craft of acting. The MINORITY REPORT actor, 42, has been nominated for three ACADEMY AWARDS...

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Saving Private Ryan Tops War Movie Poll

15th May 2005

STEVEN SPIELBERG's epic movie SAVING PRIVATE RYAN has been named Britain's favourite war film. The gruesome 1999 drama, which tells the story of the search for PRIVATE RYAN during World War II, topped the...

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Zellweger's Dress Designer: 'Couple Have Dated For Long Time'

11th May 2005

RENEE ZELLWEGER's wedding dress designer CAROLINA HERRERA has slammed reports her newlywed client has only known new husband KENNY CHESNEY for a few weeks, insisting the pair have dated for "six months, at least"....

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Rock's Oscars Confidence Boost

8th May 2005

CHRIS ROCK credits his hosting stint at this year's (05) OSCARS with proving to critics he's not too foul-mouthed for mainstream audiences. The outspoken funnyman was delighted when bosses picked him to front the...

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Wiest's Daughter Arrested For Assault And Robbery

26th April 2005

The daughter of double OSCAR winner DIANNE WIEST has been arrested on charges of physically attacking a classmate - and stealing his iPOD. EMILY WIEST, 17, and two teenage pals from New York's The...

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Longoria Sparks Shoe Craze

22nd April 2005

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES star EVA LONGORIA has sparked a new craze for STUART WEITZMAN sandals, after her character flashed them in a recent episode of the show. The gold-toned $285 (GBP150) Parfait sandals, which Longoria's...

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Winslet Gushes Over Hollywood Mums

11th April 2005

KATE WINSLET has hailed motherhood with transforming her a-list peers JULIA ROBERTS and GWYNETH PALTROW into "beautiful, grounded" human beings. Winslet has two children - four-year-old daughter MIA with ex-husband JAMES THREAPLETON and one-year-old...

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Peers Celebrate Garbo's Life

10th April 2005

Friends and acquaintances of late film legend GRETA GARBO gathered in Hollywood on Thursday (07APR05) to mark the 100th anniversary of the actress' birth year. The ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS AND SCIENCES (AMPAS)...

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Rock's Chances Of 2006 Oscar Return Diminishing

8th April 2005

CHRIS ROCK's fears he won't be asked back to present at next year's (06) ACADEMY AWARDS have been confirmed by one of the ceremony's bosses. The 40-year-old comedian received mixed reviews for his efforts...

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Loren Scopes Lifetime Award In Istanbul

3rd April 2005

Veteran actress SOPHIA LOREN received a lifetime achievement award at the opening of the ISTANBUL FILM FESTIVAL in Turkey on Friday (01APR05). The 70-year-old Italian star - who won an ACADEMY AWARD in 1961...

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Rock Blames Jackson's Super Bowl Flash For 'Censorship'

30th March 2005

CHRIS ROCK blames the JANET JACKSON breast-baring controversy at the 2004 SUPER BOWL for the current atmosphere of censorship he feels is sweeping America. The HEAD OF STATE star, who hosted the OSCARS last...

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Rock: 'Jackson Will Kill Himself If Found Guilty'

30th March 2005

OSCARS host CHRIS ROCK believes MICHAEL JACKSON has no chance of being found innocent in his child molestation trial and will commit suicide rather than go to jail. HEAD OF STATE star Rock thinks...

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Close Retires From Hollywood

29th March 2005

Actress GLENN CLOSE has been so moved by the tragic September 11 (01) terrorist attacks - she's shunning blockbusters and the glamorous Hollywood lifestyle to spend time with her loved ones. The FATAL ATTRACTION...

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