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The Departed Wins Critics' Nod

13th January 2007

Gangster film The Departed won best picture at last night's Critics' Choice Awards in the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in California.Martin Scorsese also took the award for best director for the film, but two other...

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Borat Film Earns Another Nomination

12th January 2007

Sacha Baron Cohen's Borat film has been nominated for best adapted screenplay by the Writers Guild Awards (WGA) in the US.Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan  written by...

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Borat Nominated For Wga Award

12th January 2007

British funnyman SACHA BARON COHEN has garnered a surprise nomination from the Writers Guild of America (WGA) for his spoof documentary, BORAT: CULTURAL LEARNINGS OF AMERICA FOR MAKE BENEFIT GLORIOUS NATION OF KAZAKHSTAN. Despite losing...

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Baron Cohen Exhausted After Playing Borat

10th January 2007

SACHA BARON COHEN insists the burden of playing BORAT took its toll on him, especially during months of filming when he had to constantly stay in character. The 35-year-old then had to continue the charade...

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Cohen Defends Borat

9th January 2007

Sacha Baron Cohen has defended himself against claims from people who appeared in his Borat movie that they were duped into making racist comments. "This wasn't Candid Camera," in which people were caught off-guard by...

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Barrymore Eyes Borat Collaboration

8th January 2007

Hollywood star DREW BARRYMORE is desperate to work with BORAT star SACHA BARON COHEN because she's always been attracted to weird men. The CHARLIE'S ANGELS actress, who has been in a relationship with THE STROKES...

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Sag Bestows Double Laurels On Mirren, Dicaprio

5th January 2007

In their annual self-congratulations, the Screen Actors Guild selected Leonardo DiCaprio and Helen Mirren as nominees in two different categories of the 13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. DiCaprio received a best-actor nomination for his...

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Borat Nominated For Best Comedy

5th January 2007

Borat has been nominated for the best comedy at the South Bank Awards.Sacha Baron Cohen's fictional Kazakh journalist goes head to head with Ricky Gervais' drama Extras and the Royle Family's one-off special The Queen...

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Irish Unknown To Star Opposite Depp In Sweeney Todd

3rd January 2007

An unknown Irish actress has landed the dream role of JOHANNA opposite JOHNNY DEPP in TIM BURTON's star-studded musical SWEENEY TODD. Scottish Academy of Music and Drama student JAYNE WISENER will play the ingenue in...

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Grey's Anatomy Cast Named Entertainers Of The Year

21st December 2006

The stars of TV show GREY'S ANATOMY have been honoured as the top entertainers of 2006 by US magazine Entertainment Weekly. The publication praises the hospital drama, which has a cast including ELLEN POMPEO, PATRICK...

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The Queen Dominates Toronto Film Critics Awards

20th December 2006

British movie THE QUEEN continues to build up Oscar momentum after being named the winner of five awards by the Toronto Film Critics Association yesterday (19DEC06). DAME HELEN MIRREN won Best Female Performance for her...

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Gervais: Borat Is Funnier Than Me

19th December 2006

Despite winning numerous awards and scientists proclaiming that he has the ultimate comedy face, Ricky Gervais believes his talents are far outshone by Borat.Sacha Baron Cohen's faux Kazakh reporter is currently both shocking and entertaining...

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Gervais Tips Borat For Golden Globe

19th December 2006

RICKY GERVAIS is tipping fellow British funnyman SACHA BARON COHEN to follow in his footsteps by triumphing at next year's (07) Golden Globe Awards. Gervais Best won a Best Actor For A Television Series Golden...

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Anderson: 'Kid Rock Was Unhappy About Borat'

18th December 2006

PAMELA ANDERSON has confirmed press reports her estranged husband KID ROCK was unhappy about her appearance in BORAT: CULTURAL LEARNINGS OF AMERICA FOR MAKE BENEFIT GLORIOUS NATION OF KAZAKHSTAN. The New York Post reported last...

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Burton Defends Cohen's Singing Ability

18th December 2006

LATEST: TIM BURTON has hailed SACHA BARON COHEN's singing ability in the face of media reports suggesting his songs have been cut from the forthcoming SWEENEY TODD movie. The BORAT and ALI G creator plays...

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The Things They Say 3597

15th December 2006

"I have been trying to let BORAT know this great news but for the last four hours both of Kazakhstan's telephones have been engaged. Eventually, Premier NURSULTAN NAZARBAYEV answered and said he would pass on...

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'Borat' Barat Teased By Bandmates

15th December 2006

DIRTY PRETTY THINGS frontman CARL BARAT has become the subject of relentless teasing by his bandmates, because his surname sounds similar to SACHA BARON COHEN's creation BORAT. The former LIBERTINE, 28, is not amused by...

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Babel Receives Seven Golden Globe Nods

14th December 2006

Among numerous surprises, Babel, the drama by director Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu about the worldwide reverberations to families following a shooting in North Africa, dominated the Golden Globes nominations announced today. The film received seven nominations...

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Merchant Trumps Gervais At Comedy Awards

14th December 2006

Stephen Merchant beat his comic partner Ricky Gervais to be named as the best TV comedy actor for his performance in Extras.Merchant appears as incompetent acting agent Darren Lamb in the BBC2 show.Gervais was nominated...

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Cohen, Merchant And Church Win Comedy Awards

14th December 2006

Former soprano CHARLOTTE CHURCH and funnymen SACHA BARON COHEN and STEPHEN MERCHANT were among the winners at the British Comedy Awards in London last night (13DEC06). Cohen and his BORAT: CULTURAL LEARNINGS OF AMERICA FOR...

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Cohen's Singing Dumped From Sweeney Todd

14th December 2006

British funnyman SACHA BARON COHEN's singing has reportedly been cut from TIM BURTON's forthcoming SWEENEY TODD movie, because it's so bad. The BORAT and ALI G creator plays SIGNOR ADOLFO PIRELLI - the arch-rival of...

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Stone Stuns Comedy Audience With Serial Killer Joke

14th December 2006

Hollywood director OLIVER STONE shocked the audience at last night's (13DEC06) British Comedy Awards in London by joking about the recent murders of five prostitutes. The Suffolk killings, thought to be the work of a...

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Borat Hit With Another Lawsuit

13th December 2006

An outtake from Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan involving an encounter between a man and Borat in a South Carolina restaurant restroom has triggered the latest lawsuit involving...

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Little Noticed Little Children A Winner With S.f. Critics

13th December 2006

Todd Field's Little Children, which has had limited distribution in the U.S., dominated the awards presented by the San Francisco Film Critics circle on Tuesday. The movie won for best film, best adapted screenplay, and...

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Sacha Baron Cohen Hit By New Lawsuit

13th December 2006

SACHA BARON COHEN has been hit by a new lawsuit from a man who claims he was "accosted" by the British funnyman in character as BORAT in a South Carolina restaurant last year (05). Footage...

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Brits Ace San Francisco Movie Awards

13th December 2006

British stars DAME HELEN MIRREN and SACHA BARON COHEN picked up the top prizes at this year's (06) San Francisco Film Critics Circle Awards yesterday (12DEC06). Mirren won the Best Actress gong for her portrayal...

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Eastwood Film Wins Top Award From L.a. Film Critics

11th December 2006

Clint Eastwood's Letters From Iwo Jima, which presents the bloody World War II battle from a Japanese viewpoint (and is the companion film to his Flags of Our Fathers), has been named best picture of...

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Rickman Joins Sweeney Todd Cast

11th December 2006

Beloved British 'bad guy' ALAN RICKMAN is set to play the villain again after signing up for a role in TIM BURTON's movie adaptation of SWEENEY TODD. The thespian will play JUDGE TURPIN in the...

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Borat Trial Adjourned

8th December 2006

The lawsuit brought by two US students who say they were tricked into making sexist and racist remarks in comedy film Borat has been adjourned until February 27th.Representatives of 20th Century Fox, the producers of...

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Veiled Muslim Gives C4 Christmas Speech

5th December 2006

Channel 4's alternative Christmas speech will this year be given by a Muslim woman wearing a full veil.Khadija, a teacher and lecturer in Islamic studies and the Koran, will wear a niqab for the ten-minute...

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