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Meryl Streep Felt Priveleged To Play Margaret Thatcher

Meryl Streep arrived in London this week to promote her Margaret Thatcher biopic 'The Iron Lady', based on the UK's first female Prime Minister, and the 53 year-old said "It took a lot out of...

Billy Crystal To Host Oscars 2012

Billy Crystal has replaced Eddie Murphy as host of the Oscars 2012. The comedian and actor – who has previously hosted the ceremony eight times – is returning to front the show for the first...

Oscar The Grouch To Host The Oscars?

In a radio interview more than 35 years ago, the late Jim Henson and Frank Oz discussed the possibility of doing a Muppets sketch in which Oscar the Grouch would host -- what else? The...

Morgan Leaving America's Got Talent To Focus On Cnn

NBC's hit summer talent show America's Got Talent probably draws more viewers in one night than Piers Morgan's interview show on CNN draws in a month, but Morgan said Wednesday that he can't continue working...

Ricky Gervais, Billy Crystal Or Chris Rock For Oscars Host?

Ricky Gervais appears to be leading the race to host the Oscars in 2012, by openly suggesting he would give Hollywood a "two for one offer" by helming both the Golden Globes and the Academy...

Ricky Gervais Wants To Host Oscars

Ricky Gervais has offered to host the Oscars.The controversial comedian - who upset Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie when he hosted the Golden Globes earlier this year - has revealed he would be happy to...

Ricky Gervais Offers To Host The Oscars

Ricky Gervais has offered to host the Oscars. The British comedian has offered his services in a "two for one deal" to present the star-studded event, which requires a presenter after Eddie Murphy stepped down...

Brian Grazer To Produce The Oscars

Brian Grazer will produce next year's Oscars.The Hollywood filmmaker - who won a Best Picture Academy Award in 2002 for 'A Beautiful Mind' - has been drafted in to oversee the prestigious event after original...

Piers Morgan Quits America's Got Talent

Piers Morgan has quit 'America's Got Talent'. The TV star has stepped down from the judging panel of the talent show after six years because he can no longer juggle his commitments with his CNN...

Eddie Murphy Quits Hosting Oscars 2012

Eddie Murphy has quit as host of the Oscars. The comedian and actor follows Brett Ratner, who resigned from producing the 2012 show earlier today (09.11.11) so as not to tarnish the reputation of the...

Eddie Murphy Quits As Oscars Host, Hunt On For Replacement

Eddie Murphy has spectacularly quit his role as the host of the Oscars in February 2011, less than 24 hours after the show's producer Brett Ratner stepped down amidst a wave of criticism following an...

Waiting For Another Shoe To Drop After Ratner Quits

Reverberations of Brett Ratner's resignation as co-producer of next year's Oscar telecast were being felt throughout the industry on Wednesday. Ratner quit after howls of protest greeted his anti-gay slur during a Q&A following a...

Brett Ratner Resigns From Oscars

Brett Ratner has resigned from producing the 2012 Oscars after making a number of ill-judged comments. The director made a number of remarks in recent days, claiming rehearsals were for "fags" and discussing his sex...

Ratner Resigns, Filmmaker Quits As Oscars Producer

Brett Ratner has resigned from his position as producer of next year's Oscars following a series of remarks he made in the press last week. During a Q&A for his new movie Tower Heist, the...

Will Academy Fire Oscar Co-producer Brett Ratner?

Try as it might to keep the Oscars a refined affair, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (the very name spells class) continues to see things get out of hand. What better example...

Pressure On Oscars Producer Brett Ratner Builds After Gay Slur

The decision to hire Brett Ratner as producer for the forthcoming Academy Awards next year looks to be backfiring on organisers after the 42 year-old was forced to apologise for using a gay slur at...

Kelly Osbourne Cracks Head Open And Rushed To Hospital

Kelly Osbourne cracked her head open over the weekend and was rushed to a hospital in Miami. The 27-year-old said she was picked up by her mother Sharon after getting the "all clear" from doctors,...

Vanessa Redgrave To Receive Oscar Tribute

Vanessa Redgrave is to receive an Oscar tribute in London on Sunday (13.11.11). The British actress - who is currently starring in a theatre production of 'Driving Miss Daisy' in the West End - will...

Drew Barrymore Topples Will Ferrell As 'Most Overpaid' Star

Drew Barrymore has been given the undesirable tag of the most overpaid star in Hollywood, toppling last year's No.1, comedic actor Will Ferrell. Forbes magazine found Barrymore pulled in just 40 cents at the box...

Audrey Hepburn's Oscar Dress Up For Auction

Audrey Hepburn's iconic Oscars dress is being put up for auction.Worn by the legendary beauty when she collected her Best Actress Academy Award for her role in 'Roman Holiday' in 1952, the lace gown -...

Collaborator James Franco

James Franco has learned to "collaborate" on film sets.The '127 Hours' star believes he was "lazy" when he first began to write his own projects, and has learned to work with others to make sure...

Omar Sharif Strikes Woman For Cutting Queue?

Omar Sharif could find himself in hot water after allegedly striking a woman in the face, when she became overly persistent in trying to get a photograph with the legendary actor, according to the UK's...

Eddie Murphy Why He Boycotted Snl

Eddie Murphy, who made his television debut at age 19 as a regular on Saturday Night Live, has explained why he has not appeared on the show again in recent years. "They were sh**** to...

Anne Hathaway To Produce And Star In Puzzler

Anne Hathaway is to produce and star in 'Puzzler'. The 'One Day' actress - who was recently confirmed for the role of Fantine in musical 'Les Miserables' - has closed a deal to work on...

Eddie Murphy, "I'll Be Worst Oscar Host Ever"

Eddie Murphy has quipped that he is likely to be the worst Oscars host ever, when he helms the award ceremony on February 26th 2012. Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, the veteran comedic actor jokingly claimed...

Eddie Murphy Will Be 'Horrendous' At Oscars

Eddie Murphy thinks he is going to be the "worst host" of the Oscars ever.The 'Tower Heist' star will be presenting the prestigious movie event in February 2012, and despite executives behind the ceremony being...

Anne Hathaway Signs On To Les Miserables

Anne Hathaway will star as Fantine in the big screen adaptation of 'Les Miserables'. The 'One Day' actress has officially signed up to the role alongside Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean, the man released from...

Ryan Gosling's On-set Names

Ryan Gosling calls Evan Rachel Wood "hard drive" because of her movie knowledge.The pair star in George Clooney's political movie 'Ides of March' - which is highly tipped for Oscars success next year - and...

Diane Cilento Passes Away

Diane Cilento, Australian theatre and film actress and author, has sadly passed away aged 79. During her distinguished life she could boast starring roles opposite icons such as Charlton Heston and Paul Newman, whilst she...

Phylicia Rashad Given Top Job By Denzel Washington

Phylicia Rashad, the Tony Award winning stage and television actress, has been hired by Fordham University to head the school's Denzel Washington Endowed Scholarship, after the Hollywood actor donated $2 million to the school, reports...

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