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Jake Gyllenhaal Romancing Rachel Mcadams?

10th June 2014

Jake Gyllenhaal is reportedly dating Rachel McAdams.The 'Brokeback Mountain' actor and the 35-year-old actress have been spotted out together on a number of occasions over the last week, fuelling speculation of a romance.The pair dined...

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Stars Pay Tribute To Gabriel Garcia Marquez

18th April 2014

Stars including Forest Whitaker, Lena Dunham, Shakira and Eva Longoria have paid tribute to beloved Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez following his death on Thursday (17Apr14).The writer passed away at his home in Mexico City,...

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Maggie Grace Secures Deal For Taken 3

13th March 2014

Maggie Grace has secured a deal to star in 'Taken 3'.The 30-year-old star is set to reprise her role as Bryan Mills' (Liam Neeson) daughter in a third instalment of the popular franchise, according to...

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Oprah Winfrey Gives Dress To Twitter Fan

7th March 2014

Oprah Winfrey gave a dress away to a Twitter follower for her wedding.The generous talk show host made a fan's dreams come true after gifting her the lavish white dress she wore on the cover...

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Selena Gomez Wins Humanitarian Award

28th February 2014

Selena Gomez has won a Young Humanitarian Award. The 21-year-old singer was awarded the accolade at the unite4:good and Variety's unite4:humanity gala, held at the Sony Lot in Los Angeles, California, last night (27.02.14). The...

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Forest Whitaker Wins Big At The Naacp Image Awards

23rd February 2014

Actor Forest Whitaker was the big winner at the Naacp Image Awards on Saturday night (22Feb14) after landing a trio of prizes.Whitaker picked up the Chairman's Award in recognition of his stellar acting career and...

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Is Forest Whitaker Set To Direct 'The Shack' Adaptation?

By Stephanie Chase | 31st January 2014

Oscar winner Forest Whitaker could be the man to direct the big screen version of The Shack, Deadline is reporting. Written by William Paul Young, The Shack tells the story of Mackenzie Allen Philips who...

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Forest Whitaker To Direct The Shack?

31st January 2014

Forest Whitaker is in talks to direct 'The Shack'.The 52-year-old actor is also expected to take on a supporting role in the movie, which is an adaptation of William Paul Young's best-selling novel 'The Shack'.Summit...

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Forest Whitaker To Join Taken 3?

30th January 2014

Forest Whitaker is in talks to join 'Taken 3'.The 52-year-old actor is set to star alongside Liam Neeson and Maggie Grace in a third instalment of the popular franchise, according to deadline.com.Neeson is said to...

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Oprah Winfrey: I Wasn't 'Robbed' Of Oscar Nomination

17th January 2014

Oprah Winfrey insists she wasn't ''robbed'' of an Oscar nomination.The talk show legend was heavily tipped to earn an Academy Award nod for her return to acting in Lee Daniels' White House drama 'The Butler',...

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Lee Daniels To Direct Richard Pryor Biopic

13th January 2014

Lee Daniels is in talks to direct a Richard Pryor biopic.The filmmaker is looking to once again join forces with The Weinstein Company after the success of his 2013 hit 'The Butler', with the production...

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A Week In Movies: Stars Court Awards Attention At Premieres, While Bieber Hits The Red Carpet And Several New Trailers Arrive

By Rich Cline | 20th December 2013

Two big premieres this week were more about raising awards-worthy awareness than launching a movie. Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Chris Cooper, Abigail Breslin and Juliette Lewis were all on hand for the August:...

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Thousands Mourn As Nelson Mandela Is Laid To Rest

15th December 2013

Stars including Oprah Winfrey, Forest Whitaker, and British royal Prince Charles were among the thousands of mourners who bid a final farewell to Nelson Mandela at his funeral on Sunday (15Dec13).Altogether, 4,500 guests gathered in...

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Fruitvale Station Producers And Director Honoured With Stanley Kramer Award

13th December 2013

Forest Whitaker and first-time director Ryan Coogler are to be honoured with one of Hollywood's most coveted trophies when they collect the Producers Guild of America's Stanley Kramer Award for acclaimed 2013 film Fruitvale Station.The...

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Forget The Screen Actors Guild Nominees, Who Got Snubbed?!

By Michael West | 11th December 2013

This morning we were treated to the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) nominations. It's one of the biggest award ceremonies on the movie calendar and, well, it's kind of a big deal. Forget the Globes -...

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Forest Whitaker Postpones Award Ceremony To Mourn Nelson Mandela

10th December 2013

Organisers of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in California have been forced to postpone their salute to Forest Whitaker because the Oscar winner is in South Africa to say farewell to Nelson Mandela.Whitaker was...

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Fascinating Fact: 3975438

29th November 2013

Actor Forest Whitaker showed off his musical skills by singing an impromptu version of Jesus is on the Mainline with U.S. breakfast show host Kelly Ripa on Live! with Kelly and Michael.

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A Week In Movies: Catching Fire Lands In Cinemas, Black Nativity Premieres, A First Peek Into Noah's Ark

By Rich Cline | 22nd November 2013

This week is pretty much all about The Hunger Games as Catching Fire arrives in cinemas around the world. After last week's world premiere in London, the cast headed back to America for back-to-back premieres...

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Oprah Winfrey Sought Permission From Forest Whitaker's Wife To Create Chemistry For The Butler

15th November 2013

Oprah Winfrey asked permission from Forest Whitaker's wife so she could get cosy with the star in a bid to create chemistry for Lee Daniels' The Butler.The media mogul, who plays Whitaker's onscreen partner in...

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Oprah Winfrey Refused To Get 'Buck Naked' In The Butler

15th November 2013

Oprah Winfrey refused to get ''buck naked'' for 'The Butler'.The talk show host - who plays Gloria in the historical fiction drama - was adamant she wasn't going to bare her flesh in a romantic...

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UK Movie Reviews Special: Dom Hemingway, The Butler, Don Jon, The Counsellor

By Jack de Aguilar | 14th November 2013

It’s a big weekend for the UK box office, kicking off tomorrow (Fri Nov 15), when Jude Law’s Don Hemingway, Forest Whitaker’s The Butler, Joseph Gordon Levitt’s Don Jon and Michael Fassbender’s The Counsellor all...

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Forest Whitaker: 'Idi Amin Portrayal Had Me Seeing Double'

1st November 2013

Forest Whitaker spent months trying to shake off his portrayal of Idi Amin in The Last King Of Scotland, because he studied the African dictator so hard he started hallucinating - just like his subject...

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Forest Whitaker To Receive The Kirk Douglas Award For Excellence In Film

25th October 2013

Actor Forest Whitaker is set to receive the Kirk Douglas Award For Excellence In Film at the eighth annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival.The Last King of Scotland star will be feted at the event...

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Alex Pettyfer For Gay Action Movie?

14th October 2013

Alex Pettyfer is being eyed to star in an action movie with gay leads.'The Butler' director Lee Daniels has outlined his intentions to cast the 'Magic Mike' hunk and a young black actor in a...

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Orlando Bloom Gets Naked In Zulu

14th October 2013

Orlando Bloom appears completely nude in his upcoming movie 'Zulu'.The 36-year-old actor has revealed he stripped off completely naked for the French-produced crime film and had to rely on a sock to spare his modesty...

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Forest Whitaker's Special Film

5th October 2013

Forest Whitaker says starring in 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' was a ''special unique opportunity''.The 52-year-old actor portrays Cecil Gaines, a butler who served under eight US presidents in the new movie and he was delighted...

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Forest Whitaker To Receive Actor Tribute Award

4th October 2013

Actor Forest Whitaker is set to receive the Actor Tribute prize at the 2013 Gotham Independent Film Awards.The Last King of Scotland star will be feted on 02 December (13) in New York....

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Harvey Weinstein: This Year's Oscars Are Competitive

30th September 2013

Harvey Weinstein thinks this year's Oscars race is the ''most competitive ever''.The top Hollywood producer's production firm, The Weinstein Company, has been behind many Academy Award winners in the past and will once again have...

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It Was Always Going To Be Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs For The Box Office This Weekend

By Jack de Aguilar | 30th September 2013

As expected, predicted and prophesized, the wonderfully strange world of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 enticed enough families to propel it to the top of the weekend box office.Cloudy With a Chance of...

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Riddick Big, But Spanish-language Flick Is Gigante

9th September 2013

It didn't come close to collecting the $30 million that some box-office pundits thought it would, but Universal's Riddick, starring Vin Diesel, did make it to around $18.7 million, about what the studio said it...

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