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Black Swan Gets Writers Guild Of America Nomination

'Black Swan' and 'The Fighter' are among the films nominated for the Writers Guild of America Awards. The two films - both of which have been highlighted for success at the forthcoming Oscars - have...

Pixie Lott Wants To Dress Diaz

Pixie Lott wants to dress Cameron Diaz.The 19-year-old pop star has created a range of clothes for Lipsy and if she could dress any celebrity she would love to style the 'My Sister's Keeper' star.She...

Oscar Ballots Go Out

Nomination ballots are due to be mailed out today (Monday) for this year's Academy Awards competition. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said that 248 films are eligible in the Best Picture category....

James Franco Sends Cheeky Video Message

James Franco and his grandmother have recorded a cheeky video message.The 32-year-old actor - who is to host the 2011 Oscars alongside Anne Hathaway - decided to record a Christmas greeting with his elderly relation,...

Hailee Steinfeld Praised By Co Star Jeff Bridges

HAILEE STEINFELD, the 14-year-old actress and star of the new COEN BROTHERS movie 'True Grit', has been praised by co-star JEFF BRIDGES for her 'remarkable' performance in the film, reports MTV News. Steinfeld plays the...

James Franco Almost Turned Down Oscars Job

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...

Nicole Kidman New Movie Inspired By Personal Tragedy

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...

Hilary Swank Attracted To 'Underdog' Roles

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...

Julie Andrews Husband Blake Edwards Passes Away

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...

Chris Martin Up For Songwriting Oscar

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...

Take That To Perform At Brit Awards

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...

Chelsea Handler Defends Angelina Jolie Attack

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...

Movie Reviews The Black Swan

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...

Anne Hathaway Has Oscars Nerves

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...

Anne Hathaway And James Franco To Co-host Oscars

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...

Colin Firth's Lucky Film Career

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...

Cory Monteith Embarrassed By Elton John Meeting

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...

Tom Ford Wary Of Celebrity Endorsement

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...

Giada De Laurentiis Legendary Grandfather Dino Dies Aged 91

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...

Brit Awards To Be Revamped

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...

Chris Pine's Oscar Nerves

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...

Hilary Swank In Awe Of Clint

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...

Kate Beckinsale Sees Film Budget Slashed

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...

Bra Invader Russell Brand

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...

Social Network Could Have Used A Few More Visitors

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...

Colin Firth Film Wins Toronto Award

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...

Mark Wahlberg: 'Movie Pay Matters'

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...

Hilary Swank's Outfit Mission

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...

Jane Fonda Admits To Having Plastic Surgery

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...

Academy Indicates Godard Has Changed His Mind

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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