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Godard Snubs Oscar Invitation

Legendary French director Jean-Luc Godard has spurned an invitation from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to come to Hollywood to accept an honorary Oscar after learning that the presentation will not be...

Kevin Spacey To Play Evil King

Kevin Spacey is set to portray Richard III in an upcoming production directed by Sam Mendes.The actor - who starred in the filmmaker's 'American Beauty' in 1999, for which they both won Academy Awards -...

Dustin Hoffman Set To Appear In Third Meet The Fockers Film

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...

Hilary Swank In No Rush To Marry Again

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...

Oscars Fascinating Fact:

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....

Jackman's Song-and-dance Oscar Tribute

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'...

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

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...

Rahman Grabs Two Oscars

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...

Oscars Fascinating Fact:

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

Stunt Community Angered By Oscar Decision

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...

Rift Between Rock And Law Continues

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)...

Del Toro 'Too Slow' For Johansson Elevator Tryst

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...

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

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...

Martin Laughs Off Davis Romance Reports

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...

Merchant Buried In India

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...

Hoskins Still Bitter At Oscar Loss

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...

Chris Rock Unveils Shameful Basketball Skills

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...

Ismail Merchant Dies

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...

Rock Turns To Psychiatrist To Perfect Comedy

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...

Cruise: 'I Don't Want An Oscar'

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...

Saving Private Ryan Tops War Movie Poll

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...

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

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"....

Rock's Oscars Confidence Boost

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...

Wiest's Daughter Arrested For Assault And Robbery

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...

Longoria Sparks Shoe Craze

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...

Winslet Gushes Over Hollywood Mums

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...

Peers Celebrate Garbo's Life

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)...

Rock's Chances Of 2006 Oscar Return Diminishing

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...

Loren Scopes Lifetime Award In Istanbul

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...

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

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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