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Bacon Hurt By Oscar Snub

KEVIN BACON feels his career has failed to gain the kind of "recognition" he deserves - especially when it comes to the ACADEMY AWARDS. The 46-year-old actor felt disheartened when his performance in 1996's...

Supersize Me Made Spurlock Solvent

MORGAN SPURLOCK was on the brink of bankruptcy when the success of SUPER SIZE ME allowed him to pay off his creditors and treat his friends and family to breakfast to celebrate his OSCAR nomination....

Rock Calls On Funnymen To Help With Oscar Gags

Funnyman CHRIS ROCK has called in some expert help as he prepares to host the OSCARS for the first time next month (FEB05) - comedy masterminds JERRY SEINFELD and JAY LENO. Rock, Seinfeld and...

Depp Hates The Oscars

JOHNNY DEPP isn't looking forward to the OSCARS next month (FEB05) because he hated attending the ceremony with his girlfriend VANESSA PARADIS. The actor, who received a Best Actor nomination for his role...

The Aviator Is Oscar Favourite

THE AVIATOR is the bookmakers favourite to scoop the Best Picture OSCAR at next month's (FEB05) ACADEMY AWARDS, at odds of 4/9. Just 24 hours after nominations were announced, gamblers are already backing the...

New Oscars Book Reveals Julia Almost Passed Out

JULIA ROBERTS almost passed out after winning her Best Actress OSCAR in 2001 and had to be calmed by presenter KEVIN SPACEY, according to a new book. ACADEMY AWARDS historian STEVE POND claims Spacey...

Rock Thrills Tsunami Benefit

Comedian CHRIS ROCK thrilled a tsunami benefit concert in Los Angeles on Monday (17JAN05) night by joining the likes of TENACIOUS D, PEARL JAM's EDDIE VEDDER and BECK to give guests a taste of the...

Driver Would Love To Sing At Oscars

Movie star-turned-singer MINNIE DRIVER would jump at the chance to sing at the ACADEMY AWARDS ceremony. The British actress' dream could come true at this year's (05) event, should the movie adaptation of THE...

Garner: 'I Never Wanted To Be An Actress'

Movie beauty JENNIFER GARNER is amazed she's an actress, because superstardom and acting have always bored her. The ELEKTRA star, currently dating Hollywood hunk BEN AFFLECK, wasn't interested in movies or TV shows as...

Five Alive For Sideways

Wine-drinking comedy SIDEWAYS took another step towards OSCAR glory last night (10JAN05) after claiming five top honours at the 10th annual CRITICS' CHOICE AWARDS. The movie claimed the night's Best Picture prize, while actors...

Sideways And Foxx Lead Screen Actors Guild Nominations

Sleeper movie hit SIDEWAYS has been given yet another OSCARS boost after picking up four nominations at this morning's (11JAN05) SCREEN ACTORS GUILD (SAG) AWARDS launch. The wine-drinking comedy claimed Best Cast, Best Actor...

Johansson Blames Del Toro Reports On Sarcastic Comments

LATEST: Actress SCARLETT JOHANSSON blames her own sarcasm for the false reports which linked her to BENICIO DEL TORO. The LOST IN TRANSLATION beauty, 20, recently denied a heavily circulated story that she and...

Foxx Wins The Black Vote

JAMIE FOXX and his hit film RAY have been honoured again - by the African-American Film Critics Association. OSCARS favourite Foxx was named Best Actor for his roles in COLLATERAL and Ray. Meanwhile,...

267 Enter Best Picture Oscar Race

Over two hundred movies are in the running for the Best Picture ACADEMY AWARD at next year's (05) OSCARS. Members of the ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURES AND SCIENCES now have the task of reducing...

Johansson Denies Fling With Del Toro

Stunning actress SCARLETT JOHANSSON has finally spoken out about her alleged fling with BENICIO DEL TORO - it never happened. The pair were reported to have enjoyed a steamy tryst in an elevator at...

Before Sunset Gets An Oscars Boost

Hit sleeper movie BEFORE SUNSET has been given an OSCARS boost after being named the Film of The Year by VILLAGE VOICE critics in New York. The BEFORE SUNRISE sequel's director RICHARD LINKLATER also claimed...

Foxx Beats Depp To Magazine Actor Honour

JAMIE FOXX is well on his way to his first OSCAR after beating out JOHNNY DEPP for Movie Actor of The Year in American magazine ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY's 2004 Reader's Poll. Foxx, who has won many critics'...

Madonna's Oscar Fury

MADONNA flew into a rage when two backstage workers at the 1991 OSCARS made errors affecting the perfectionist singer, according to an explosive new book. Film journalist STEVE POND has exposed the MATERIAL GIRL's...

Britain To Rival America At Oscars

The UK's hopes for next year's (FEB05) OSCARS have been given a boost, after eight British actors picked GOLDEN GLOBE nominations yesterday (13DEC04). English stars IMELDA STAUNTON, JOELY RICHARDSON, KATE WINSLET, CLIVE OWEN, IAN...

Big Weekend For Sideways

LATEST: Wine-drinking comedy SIDEWAYS has come from nowhere to become a leading OSCARS contender after picking up a string of film awards at the weekend. As well as winning the LOS ANGELES FILM CRITICS...

Foster Crying Out For Comedy Role

Actress JODIE FOSTER is disappointed with her acting career, because she has never played the lead in a romantic comedy. The SILENCE OF THE LAMBS star, who won two OSCARS before the age of...

Dicaprio Is Ready For The Oscars

LEONARDO DiCAPRIO is promising to go to the OSCARS next year (05) if he's nominated, after upsetting organisers in 1997 by refusing to attend. The movie hunk was expected to tread the red carpet...

Jolie Turns Down Beckinsale And Electra

Movie star ANGELINA JOLIE is flattered she's the first choice as a female love interest for KATE BECKINSALE and CARMEN ELECTRA, but she can't return the favour. At the OSCARS earlier this year (FEB04),...

Blanchett Begs Academy To Give Scorsese Oscar

Actress CATE BLANCHETT is urging the ACADEMY AWARDS board to finally honour MARTIN SCORSESE with an OSCAR. The Australian star plays KATHARINE HEPBURN in Scorsese's HOWARD HUGHES biopic THE AVIATOR, and she's calling on...

Foxx Leads Oscar Odds

Comedian JAMIE FOXX is the early OSCARS favourite, according to Las Vegas, Nevada's top bookmakers. RAY star Foxx leads THE SEA INSIDE star JAVIER BARDEM, LIAM NEESON (KINSEY) and LEONARDO DiCAPRIO (THE AVIATOR) with...

Ifans Moved By Praise Of His Cook Role

NOTTING HILL star RHYS IFANS was deeply moved to receive a letter from the late PETER COOK's last wife - praising his portrayal of the comedian. LIN COOK sent Ifans a letter of...

Moore's Oscar Ban Concerns

Documentary-maker MICHAEL MOORE fears he'll be banned from attending future ACADEMY AWARDS after launching into a GEORGE W BUSH-bashing rant at last year's (03) ceremony. The controversial director shocked the Los Angeles audience when...

Composer Colombier Dies

French composer MICHEL COLOMBIER, who co-scored PRINCE's PURPLE RAIN movie, has died at his home in California after losing his battle with cancer. Colombier, 65, made his name in his native France, collaborating with...

Johansson And Leto Make It Official

SCARLETT JOHANSSON and JARED LETO have finally proved their alleged romance is for real by smooching for photographers in Los Angeles. The stunning actress, 19, has been photographed kissing the REQUIEM FOR A DREAM...

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