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John Goodman wishes he was slimmer

February 17th, 2014 2:20am EST
John Goodman
John Goodman wishes he wasn't so fat.
'The Monuments Men' star has struggled with alcoholism and weight problems since the beginning of his career, and although he's noticeably slimmer now than he was when he starred in 'Roseanne' and even since appearing in 'Inside Llewyn Davis' last year, he still admits that he finds it difficult to watch himself on screen.
He explained: "I wish I wasn't as fat as I am. It just bothers me. When I saw a film in which I played Santa Claus recently, I walked away thinking, 'This is just God awful. I look terrible. I want to have my mouth sewn shut."
The 61-...
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George Clooney: 'We made a monuments man French for Jean Dujardin'

January 26th, 2014 8:40pm EST
George Clooney
George Clooney has confirmed reports he erased at least one of the original Monuments Men from history as he planned his new war movie - to make way for The Artist star Jean Dujardin.

The movie star and his producers have come under fire from the family of real-life monuments man, British art expert Ronald Balfour, for leaving him out of the film, in which Clooney stars alongside Matt Damon, Bill Murray and John Goodman.

Last week (begs20Jan14), Balfour's niece, Polly Hutchison, told Britain's The Times, "The achievements of the monument men and women were magnificent and we owe them all ...
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Clooney's 'Monuments Men' Trailer Promises A Unique And New WWII Adventure

August 8th, 2013 10:00pm EDT
Monuments Men
George Clooney has a surprising knack when it comes to directoral talent. After his deep, compelling political thriller 'The Ides of March' we have been given the first trailer for his upcoming work, 'Monuments Men' a new twist on an age old genre.

World War II has no shortage of coverage on TV or in the theater. Saving Private Ryan redefined what a war movie should be, while Band of Brothers dove into the deeper psychology of how war affects men. Monuments Men is neither of those, both tragically, and thankfully. Check out the trailer below to see what we mean:

It tells the true story ...
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'Bridesmaids' Dominate The 2012 Comedy Awards

April 30th, 2012 8:33am EDT
Bridesmaids
The stars of hit movie Bridesmaids were the toast of The Comedy Awards in New York City over the weekend as the film landed four of the night's top trophies.

Melissa McCarthy, who won an Oscar nomination for her part in the movie, scooped Best Performance by an Actress during the Comedy Central prize giving at the Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan on Saturday night.

The actress' co-star Kristen Wiig shared the Best Comedy Screenplay prize with her co-writer Annie Mumolo, and the pair drew laughs from the audience by pretending to wrestle for the trophy on stage.

Paul Feig won Best Com...
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Producer Says Lucky Coin Helped Jean Dujardin & 'The Artist' Win Top Oscars

February 27th, 2012 6:30pm EST
Jean Dujardin
The star of The Artist has a lucky coin to thank for his Best Actor Oscar win, according to producer Thomas Langmann.

The young movie mogul, who is late filmmaker Claude Berri's son, was given the coin as a charm from his daughter - and when it proved lucky at the Cesar Awards in France on Friday night, he chose to share the good fortune with Jean Dujardin at the Academy Awards on Sunday.

And it worked for the French star, who beat out George Clooney for the honor.

He says, "My daughter gave me a coin and that I had in my pocket. I didn't think we would win the Cesar, and we won. So, a f...
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'The Artist' Was Originally Shot In Color

February 27th, 2012 11:50am EST
The Artist
Oscar-winning silent movie The Artist was originally shot in color in case film bosses didn't want to show the picture in black and white.

The film was the big winner at Sunday night's Academy Awards, taking five prizes including the coveted Best Picture title as well as Best Actor for its star Jean Dujardin and Best Director for Michel Hazanavicius.

The Best Picture win made The Artist only the second silent film ever to scoop the Academy's top prize after Wings in 1929.

However, Mark Bridges, who won the Best Costume Design Oscar for his work on the movie, has revealed the picture w...
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Jean Dujardin Apologizes For Dropping 'F-Bomb' During Oscar Speech

February 27th, 2012 8:28am EST
Jean Dujardin
Jean Dujardin has apologized for swearing in French as he picked up his Best Actor Oscar on Sunday night.

The French star took gold at the glitzy ceremony in Los Angeles for his role in silent movie The Artist, seeing off competition from George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Gary Oldman and Demian Bichir.

Dujardin was ecstatic as he made his acceptance speech and he invoked his The Artist character George Valentin to yell exclamations in French, including a curse word which is the equivalent of dropping the 'f-bomb'.

He was asked about his swearing during a backstage press conference and Dujard...
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84th Annual Academy Awards - Red Carpet Fashion (See Pictures!)

February 27th, 2012 2:39am EST
Oscars 2012
The Academy Awards aren't just about the movies - they're about the fashion and what the stars wore on the red carpet at the year's biggest event.

This year, much like the ceremony itself, there were few surprises and all the stars looked fabulous on the red carpet outside the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles. Well, okay - Kristen Wiig's brown J. Mendel dress and Meryl Streep's gold Lanvin gown? Not so much.

This year's highlights include Angelina Jolie looking stunning - although also a bit thin - in a black Atelier Versace dress that's almost an exact match of the one Jennifer Aniston wore ...
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'The Artist' & 'Hugo' Top Oscars With Five Wins Each (Full List Of Academy Award Winners)

February 27th, 2012 12:46am EST
The Artist and Hugo
Tom Hanks, who ended last year's Academy Awards by announcing Best Picture winner The King's Speech, started things off at this year's Oscars by handing out the evening's first two awards, for Best Cinematography and Best Art Direction. Both awards went to Martin Scorsese's 3D family film Hugo, quickly setting the tone for a possible upset in the coveted Best Picture category at the end of the ceremony.

But that wasn't to be, as frontrunner The Artist took most of the night's major awards, including Best Picture, Actor (Jean Dujardin) and Director (Michel Hazanavicius).

Both films finishe...
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Watch As The Stars Arrive On The Red Carpet At The Oscars (Live Stream)

February 26th, 2012 4:00pm EST
Academy Awards
Hollywood's top stars will begin arriving on the red carpet outside the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, Calif., for the 84th Academy Awards this afternoon and you can watch all the action right here.

The live stream begins today at 2:00pm PST (5:00 pm EST), and will run until 4:30pm PST (7:30pm EST), when the stars will begin taking their seats before the show gets underway.

Check out all the hot fashions and watch all the stars and Oscar nominees as they arrive for Tinseltown's biggest night.
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'The Artist', Christopher Plummer And Octavia Spencer Lead Experts' Oscar Race

February 23rd, 2012 11:07pm EST
The Artist
The Artist appears to be a slam-dunk to win the 2012 Best Picture Oscar on Sunday - all 30 experts picking the victors on top awards website GoldDerby.com have chosen the film to score gold.

Christopher Plummer (Beginners) and Octavia Spencer (The Help) also appear to be clear favorites to pick up the Best Supporting Actor and Actress trophies, but the 30 'Oscarologists' are split on the Best Actor and Actress honors.

The majority has picked Viola Davis (The Help) and Jean Dujardin (The Artist), but there are still experts pulling for Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady) and George Clooney (The D...
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'The Artist' Dominates The 2012 BAFTAs

February 13th, 2012 9:56am EST
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"The Artist" continued its award season dominance this evening as the Oscar favorite followed up its Golden Globe, Critics' Choice and Directors Guild victories with seven more wins at this year's BAFTAs, including Best Film, Best Actor for star Jean Dujardin and Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for Michel Hazanavicius.

"The Artist" also took home the trophies for Best Cinematography, Best Original Music and Best Costume Design.

For a silent film, "The Artist" sure is making a lot of noise these days.

Presented annually by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, the B...
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'The Help' Triumphs At The 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards

January 30th, 2012 8:07am EST
Viola Davis
The Help was the toast of Hollywood on Sunday night after landing the two top actress honors and the cast prize at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer, who played maids in the period drama, picked up the night's Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress accolades, respectively, while they were also among the stars who triumphed with the Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture category.

The Artist's Jean Dujardin beat George Clooney to the Best Actor award, while Christopher Plummer was named Best Supporting Actor for his role as a dying gay fathe...
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'The Artist' Leads 2012 BAFTA Nominations

January 17th, 2012 8:17am EST
The Artist
Silent movie The Artist looks set to continue its winning streak after picking up a massive 12 nominations for the 2012 British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA).

The critically-acclaimed film, which won a coveted Best Picture prize at the Golden Globes on Sunday, now looks set to dominate the U.K. film awards after the nominations were announced on Tuesday.

The Artist scored 12 nods in categories including Best Picture and Best Director for Michel Hazanavicius, as well as acting honors for its stars Jean Dujardin and Berenice Bejo.

British drama Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is another major c...
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2012 Golden Globes Fashion: Who Rocked The Red Carpet & Who Didn't?

January 16th, 2012 9:30am EST
2012 Golden Globes fashion
The Golden Globes are the first big awards show of the season, and the stars came out in colorful ensembles to attend one of Hollywood's most prestigious events leading up to the Academy Awards.

There were very few fashion missteps at this year's event. "Homeland" actress Morena Baccarin wore a daring black dress that showed quite a bit of cleavage (is that appropriate?), while "Ringer" star Sarah Michelle Gellar took a chance with a blue and white tie-dyed gown (too bohemian?).

There wasn't a lot of flash on the red carpet. Few stars wore sequins (Laura Dern, Madonna, Diane Lane and did)...
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'The Descendents' & 'The Artist' Triumph At The Golden Globes (See Pics & Full List Of Winners)

January 15th, 2012 11:57pm EST
2012 Golden Globes
Oscar favorites The Descendants and The Artist were the big winners at the Golden Globes in Los Angeles on Sunday night, picking up the top movie awards and the two Best Actor honors.

The Artist was a triple winner, in addition to Best Picture the film won for Best Actor (Jean Dujardin) and Best Original Score; while director Alexander Payne's The Descendants took home the Best Motion Picture Drama prize and a Best Actor gong for George Clooney.

There were no multiple wins for any other movie, but TV series Homeland picked up two honors for Best TV Drama and Best Actress (Claire Danes).

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'The Help', 'The Artist' And 'The Descendants' Dominate 2012 Golden Globe Nominations

December 15th, 2011 10:30am EST
The Artist
The Help, The Artist and The Descendants will be the ones to beat at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards after landing four nominations each.

The Help will go head-to-head with The Descendants in the Best Motion Picture (Drama) category alongside The Ides of March, Martin Scorsese's Hugo, Steven Spielberg's War Horse, and Moneyball.

The Help also received nods in the Best Performance by an Actress (Drama) category, thanks to Viola Davis, and Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, for Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer's work.

The Descendants scooped mentions for Best Performa...
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'The Artist' And 'Hugo' Lead Critic Choice Awards Nominations

December 13th, 2011 2:31pm EST
Hugo
The Artist and Hugo have both been given major Oscars boosts after landing 11 nominations apiece for the 2012 Critics' Choice Awards.

The two films, which have already picked up early awards, will compete for the Best Picture at the 17th annual Critics' Choice Awards, as selected by the Broadcast Film Critics Association in America.

They will be up against Midnight in Paris, Drive, The Help, Moneyball, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, The Tree of Life and War Horse.

George Clooney (The Descendants), Jean Dujardin (The Artist), Ryan Gosling (Drive), Brad Pitt (Moneyball), Michael F...
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