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Jamie Foxx Honors Victims Of Sandy Hook, Trayvon Martin At MTV Movie Awards

4/15/2013 6:03pm EDT
Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx honored the children who died at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, and Trayvon Martin at the MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night.

The actor, who received the Generation Award at the show, wore a t-shirt emblazoned with the faces of Martin and the school children who tragically lost their lives. Surrounding the photos were the words "Know Justice, Know Peace."

Foxx said of the shirt, "It's just a little blip just to keep our minds... just think about the children. My daughter's here, 19 years old... We're just protecting our kids. That's all it is...

MTV Movie Awards Winners & Fashion: 'The Avengers,' Emma Watson, Will Ferrell & More!

4/15/2013 8:56am EDT
Emma Watson
"The Avengers" dominated the 2013 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night, taking home three trophies - Movie of the Year, Best Fight and Best Villain (Tom Hiddleston).

"Silver Linings Playbook" also performed well, with Bradley Cooper picking up Best Male Performance and  Best Kiss with his co-star Jennifer Lawrence.

Australian actress Rebel Wilson, who hosted the show, also picked up two awards for her role in "Pitch Perfect": Breakthrough Performance and Best Musical Moment.

Jamie Foxx won the Generation Award, Emma Watson was presented with the Trailblazer Award, and Will Fer...

Will Smith Turned Down 'Django Unchained' Because He 'Needed' To Be The Lead

3/25/2013 4:33pm EDT
Will Smith
Before Jamie Foxx landed the title role in Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained there was actually another star the director had his sights on to play the titular slave-turned-assassin: Will Smith.

Smith hadn't revealed why he turned down the role in the Oscar winning film (a Best Director win for Tarantino and a Best Supporting Actor win for Christoph Waltz) until recently, when he spoke to Entertainment Weekly during an interview for his upcoming film After Earth, directed by M. Night Shyamalan (uh-oh).

"Django wasn't the lead," he tells EW, "so it was like, I need to be the lead. The o...

Jamie Foxx Was 'Honored' To Be At And Perform At Inaugural Ball

1/22/2013 9:15am EST
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Jamie Foxx Was 'Honored' To Be At And Perform At Inaugural Ball

Singer/actor Jamie Foxx serenaded U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill at President Barack Obama’s Inaugural Ball on Monday.

The Ray star took to the stage at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. after Jennifer Hudson, who had performed Al Green's classic Let's Stay Together for the First Couple's dance.

Foxx took a leaf out of the late Ray Charles' book and belted out his hit 1962 track I Can't Stop Loving You as Biden and his wife took to the dance floor.

Before starting his performance, Foxx sa...

Jamie Foxx Calls Spike Lee's 'Django Unchained' Criticism 'Irresponsible'

1/18/2013 11:23am EST
Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx has blasted Spike Lee's "irresponsible" criticism of his acclaimed new movie Django Unchained, insisting the director has no right to comment on a film he hasn't seen. 

The slavery-era Western, which is nominated for five Academy Awards, has sparked controversy for its repeated use of racially-charged insults and Lee recently vowed to boycott the movie as such language is "disrespectful" to his ancestors. 

However, Foxx has questioned the validity of Lee's criticism, telling British newspaper The Guardian, "The questions for me is (sic): Where is Spike Lee coming from?... I mea...

50 Hottest Celebrity Guys Of 2012

12/8/2012 8:33am EST
Hottest Guys of 2012
Who are the sexiest guys in music, film and television? We narrowed our picks down to 50 in our annual list, spotlighting those who made our hearts skip a beat when we watched them perform.

Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey bared quite a bit in "Magic Mike," while "The Avengers" actors got our blood flowing with their explosive action scenes.

We lusted after Chris Hemsworth in "Snow White And The Huntsmans" and felt a little bit giddy when rumors swirled that Justin Bieber broke up with Selena Gomez (he didn't.)

British imports The Wanted and One Direction also caught our fancy, as ...

Jamie Foxx Named Spokesperson For Big Brothers Big Sisters

12/2/2012 8:29am EST
Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx has been unveiled as the national spokesperson for youth mentoring program Big Brothers Big Sisters.

The Ray star invited a small group of Bigs (mentors) and Littles (protégés) to play basketball at his home in Los Angeles on Wednesday in celebration of his appointment.

As spokesperson, Foxx will represent the organization at national and local Big Brothers Big Sisters events and work to raise funds for the scheme, which pairs adult volunteers with at-risk kids to provide stability in their lives.

Foxx tells ET Online, "We get such a charmed life and you get paid all this m...

Jamie Foxx Was Joking When He Called President Obama 'Our Lord & Savior'

11/29/2012 11:00am EST
Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx was criticized for calling President Barack Obama "Our Lord and Saviour" at a recent awards show even though he was joking.

The singer/actor made the statement at the Soul Train Awards, which took place in Las Vegas a few days after Obama was re-elected. The show aired on Sunday night.

He told the audience, "It's like church over here. It's like church in here. First of all, give an honor to God and our Lord and Saviour, Barack Obama."

In response to Foxx's statement, Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights President William Anthony Donohue said: "Foxx's epiphany is sta...

Catholic Group 'Startled' By Jamie Foxx's President Obama Comment

11/27/2012 2:24pm EST
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Jamie Foxx has sparked outrage among religious activists after branding President Barack Obama "Our Lord and Savior."

The Ray star made the controversial comparison onstage at the Soul Train Awards, which were televised on Sunday but recorded in Las Vegas a few days after Obama was re-elected for another term in the White House.

Speaking at the event, he said, "It's like church over here. It's like church in here. First of all, give an honor to God and our Lord and Savior, Barack Obama."

However, the remark has been branded "startling" by Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights ...

A Muscly Jamie Fox Shows Off His Guns On Cover Of Men's Health Magazine

11/22/2012 12:07pm EST
Jamie Foxx men's health
Jamie Foxx lives up to his name - he is definitely a fox. The singer/actor made the December cover of Men's Health, showing off his muscled arms and fit torso. In fact, he actually did pushups during down time at the cover shoot. "It goes back to when you're a kid looking in the mirror, and you want to be the guy in the magazine," he explained.

He opens up about how he got ready, emotionally and physically, for his role in upcoming film "Django Unchained."

Foxx said about packing on the muscle for the movie: "In the 1800s, there was no Bally Total Fitness. That was a challenge."

In the ...

12 Actors & Actresses Who Are Really Good Singers

11/21/2012 11:54am EST
Anne Hathaway
A few select actors and actresses are able to do it all, including act and sing. The truly talented are stand outs in Hollywood, demonstrating their vocal skills on and off the big screen.

Anne Hathaway recently wrapped up her new film, a big-screen adaptation of hit stage show Les Miserables, and in December moviegoers will get the chance to hear her musical talents. She has also shown off her commanding theatrical voice on shows such as "Saturday Night Live."

Check out more stars who can sing...

Gwyneth Paltrow sang in "Duets" and also "Country Strong." She's blonde, beautiful and ta...

Jamie Foxx Powers 'Spider-Man' Villain Rumors - Could Be Cast As Electro

11/2/2012 11:07am EDT
Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx appeared to only be teasing Amazing Spider-Man fans when he tweeted who he was dressing up as for Halloween. However, there may be more to his post than previously believed.

"Dressed up as Electro for Halloween last night. Costume fits well," Foxx tweeted on Thursday. Immediately, rumors swirled that it wasn't just a costume and Foxx was on track to play the electrified foe.

Electro appeared to make a cameo at the end of Amazing Spider-Man as a teaser. With the studio eager to begin production, it sounds like Foxx is #1 on the list to play the baddie. Variety reports he's in ta...

Jamie Foxx Haunted By Whipping Scene In 'Django Unchained'

8/31/2012 3:33pm EDT
Django Unchained
Jamie Foxx struggled to watch his Django Unchained co-star Kerry Washington face a "whipping" in a brutal scene and is convinced audiences will be moved to tears by the chilling shoot.

The actor plays a freed slave out for revenge against an evil plantation owner portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio, while Washington plays Foxx's on-screen wife.

The Last King of Scotland actress was required to be whipped for one scene in Quentin Tarantino's movie, and Foxx reveals those watching were overcome with emotion.

He tells Britain's Empire magazine, "It runs deep. At the beginning, when we started...

Comic-Con Fans Give 'Django Unchained' A Standing Ovation

7/16/2012 8:15am EDT
Jamie Foxx & Kerry Washington
Jamie Foxx and Kerry Washington promoted their upcoming film "Django Unchained" at Comic-Con over the weekend, and fans were so enthusiastic about the Quentin Tarantino film there was a standing ovation after the film's short preview.

Foxx starsas Django, a slave whose history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with German-born bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz). Schultz is on the trail of the murderous Brittle brothers, and only Django can lead him to his bounty. The unorthodox Schultz acquires Django with a promise to free him upon the capture of the Britt...

Andre 3000's Jimi Hendrix And The Best Music Biopics Ever

5/8/2012 3:03pm EDT
Andre 3000
According to the Irish Film and Television Network, Andre 3000 is headed to Ireland to begin production on the Jimi Hendrix biography film All Is by My Side. Where will it stack up among these great music biopics?

The Jacksons: An American Dream followed the Jackson 5 (with a focus on Michael) as the group dealt with their fast rise to fame and Michael's solo career. The two-part miniseries was seen by almost 40 million households in 1992.

Ray, the biography of Ray Charles, earned Jamie Foxx a deserved Academy Award for Best Actor in 2004. Sadly, Charles died months before the premi...

Jamie Foxx And Tyler Perry Sued By Inmate Over 'Skank Robbers'

12/29/2011 8:19am EST
Tyler Perry
Jamie Foxx and Tyler Perry have been hit with a multi-million dollar lawsuit from a convicted bank robber who claims the pair stole his ideas for their new film.

Foxx, Perry and Martin Lawrence star in new comedy Skank Robbers which tells the story of two female crooks and unites characters from the stars' other projects.

Lawrence revives his female alter-ego Sheneneh from his 1990s TV show Martin, with Foxx's Wanda from sketch show In Living Color and Perry's popular Madea character also appearing in the film.

However, Shamont Lyle Sapp, who is currently behind bars in Oklahoma, has ...

Rapper RZA Joins Quentin Tarantino's 'Django'

11/3/2011 8:29am EDT
Wu-Tang Clan rapper RZA has joined the cast of Quentin Tarantino's gritty new western Django Unchained.

It won't be the first time he and Tarantino have worked together - the hip-hop star helped create the music for the director's Kill Bill movies.

RZA will join Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson, Jamie Foxx, Don Johnson, Kurt Russell and Kerry Washington in the slave drama.

Jamie Foxx Supports Down Syndrome Foundation

11/2/2011 5:12pm EDT
Jamie Foxx
Oscar winner Jamie Foxx has been working closely with the Global Down Syndrome Foundation.

The Ray star, whose younger sister DeOndra Dixon suffers from the condition, has been a longtime supporter of the organization and recently took the stage with his sibling at a charity fundraiser in Denver, Colorado.

And although Foxx insists their relationship is sometimes "challenging," he wouldn't trade it for anything.

He tells People magazine, "One thing people may not understand is that the person with special needs, the love that they give you is unfiltered. There is nothing in the way of...

Christoph Waltz Falls Off Horse, Dislocates Pelvis Bone

9/30/2011 7:35pm EDT
Christoph Waltz
Oscar winner Christoph Waltz has been left with painful injuries after falling from a horse on the set of Quentin Tarantino's new film "Django Unchained."

The "Inglourious Basterds" star has reportedly pulled out of a promotional appearance at the New York Film Festival after dislocating a bone in his pelvis while preparing for his new movie.

A statement from the actor's representative reads, "Christoph Waltz was injured while training with his horse in preparation for his role. He is currently being treated for a dislocated pelvic bone."

Tarantino's film also features Leonardo DiC...

Jamie Foxx Moves Divorced Parents Into His Home

9/25/2011 3:30pm EDT
Jamie Foxx
Actor/singer Jamie Foxx has moved his mom and dad into his new California avocado farm home, even though they've been divorced for 18 years.

The Ray star is surrounded by members of his Texas family in his sprawling mansion - and he admits it gets crazy at times.

Foxx explains, "My biological mother now lives with me along with my stepfather, who lives with me... Other than that it's cool. It's like I'm raising kids."

But the Oscar winner worries his mom might find a boyfriend and bring him home: "I don't want walk down and find some dude... at breakfast."

Jamie Foxx To Host Michael Jackson Tribute Concert

9/13/2011 1:51pm EDT
Jamie Foxx
Jamie Foxx will do more than simply appear at Michael Jackson's tribute concert in Wales next month - he'll host the star-studded show.

The Oscar winner was announced as an addition to the big event, Michael Forever - The Tribute Concert, last week and now his spokesman has confirmed Foxx is presenting stars like Christina Aguilera, Smokey Robinson and Cee Lo Green.

Jackson's mother, Katherine, and other Jackson family members are scheduled to attend.

Jaime Foxx Owes Career Success To Tom Cruise

8/17/2011 9:19pm EDT
Jamie Foxx
Actor Jamie Foxx credits Tom Cruise with putting him on the path to superstardom after using his influence in Hollywood to help drum up support for the comedian's Oscar-winning movie Ray.

The funnyman first met Cruise when he was touted for a role in 1996 film Jerry Maguire, a part which eventually went to Cuba Gooding Jr. - and won him an Oscar.

Foxx made such an impression on the Mission: Impossible star, Cruise remembered his pal eight years later when studio bosses were casting for Collateral and he put his name forward for the job.

The supporting role in the crime 2004 thriller earn...

Charlie Day Steals The Show In 'Horrible Bosses'

7/10/2011 1:31pm EDT
Horrible Bosses
It's often said that comedic acting is more difficult than dramatic acting, for various reasons. On one hand, it's a real shame that comedic actors are never recognized for their works with Oscars or other prestigious awards. On the other hand, so many comedies are so lazy (Adam Sandler's last five movies, for instance) that they deserve the derision and low reputation they get. All of this makes it all the more delightful when a brilliant, excellent, elevating comedic performance comes along; the kind delivered by Charlie Day in "Horrible Bosses."

From the beginning, Day has his work c...

'Horrible Bosses' 'Two Jews On Film' Finally Agree-This Is One Funny Comedy (Video)

7/7/2011 11:00am EDT
Horrible Bosses
By Joan Alperin Schwartz: The main thing I want when I watch a to laugh...alot....And that is exactly what happened when I saw, director Seth Gordon's new film, 'Horrible Bosses'. This is a very funny comedy.

Nick Hendricks (Jason Bateman) has been working 12 hour days at Comnidyne Industries and swallowing all the abuse his twisted, sadistic, control freak boss, Dave Harken (Kevin Spacey) throws at him. Nick even had to miss his Gam Gam's funeral because Harken made him work. But Nick's convinced it's all worth it. After all, he's next in line to become the Senior Vice Pre...

Jennifer Aniston Is A Bad Girl & Goes Topless In 'Horrible Bosses' (Watch Trailer)

5/12/2011 7:00pm EDT
Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston has given up her good-girl image for her latest film, Horrible Bosses, and plays the role of a sex-crazed dentist who ruthlessly harasses her dental assistant, played by It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia's Charlie Day.

America's sweetheart prances around in sexy lingerie & garters in one scene - suggestively eating a banana, licking an ice pop, and then seductively wrapping her lips around a hot dog.

The former Friends star reportedly shot a nude scene for the film as well, but that footage may not make it into the final cut of the movie.

A production assistant tells Us ...

'American Idol' Recap: Thia And Naima Go Home On A Revamped Results Show

4/1/2011 9:29am EDT
Naima and Thia eliminated
It only took them ten seasons, but the ‘Idol’ producers finally got it right.

Last night’s results show was the first in the show’s history that didn’t seem forced; didn’t seem like two-thirds filler, and didn’t feel like we were just sloughing through the hour while we waited for the 90 seconds we actually want to see. This was a results show that moved through swiftly with segments we actually wanted to watch.

And it was so simple: Just divide the group performances into several parts. Instead of trotting all the contestants out for one lame lip-synched choreography train, just put them...

Heidi Klum Tempts Fate With Smashed Mirror Dress at Elton John's Oscar Party; Gives Jay Leno her Panties (Video)

3/1/2011 3:00pm EST
Heidi Klum
Heidi Klum wore an unusual mirrored dress to the 19th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards viewing party on Sunday. Do you think she'll have seven years of bad luck?

During the event, Heidi was approached by Ross Matthews - aka Ross the Intern - from The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, who was looking for goodies from the event to bring back to Jay.

Leno didn't attend Elton's yearly Oscar party or get one of the fancy gift bags that were given out, so Ross went around asking the stars if they'd be willing to donate anything to the late night host.

After collecting a napkin with a...

Celebrity Fashion Buzz: Bullets 4 Peace Jewelry Takes Over Hollywood

2/25/2011 1:33pm EST
Justin Bieber
Hollywood is always about finding the hottest fashion accessories and now the Bullets 4 Peace Jewelry Line is the latest celebrity obsession to hit Tinsel Town. Stars like Justin Bieber, Beyonce, Jamie Foxx, Jessica Biel, Rihanna, Bruno Mars, and Justin Timberlake can all be found wearing these must have necklaces. But, what makes this new accessory so popular?

Created by Rafi Anteby (Pictured below with Rihanna), Bullets 4 Peace was originally launched as a jewelry line that recycles bullet casings. Yes, those are real! Taken from reload centers, streets, and war zones, these once symbol...

Whoopi Goldberg Hurt Over 'Sloppy' New York Times Oscar Article

2/14/2011 7:36pm EST
Whoopi Goldberg has slammed reporters at the New York Times for their "sloppy" journalism after they failed to mention the Ghost star's Oscar win in a factually inaccurate article about the lack of black honorees in Academy Awards history.

In a piece entitled Hollywood and the Year of the Whiteout, which was published on Sunday, writers Manohla Dargis and A.O. Scott claimed that in the past 73 years, only seven black actors have won Oscars. They referenced triumphs by the likes of Halle Berry, Denzel Washington, Jamie Foxx and acting legend Sidney Poitier, who made history in 1963 when he ...

Jamie Foxx Involved in Club Scuffle

2/13/2011 10:26am EST
Jamie Foxx
Actor/singer Jamie Foxx had to be rescued by security guards on Thursday after he was attacked by a man at a Hollywood party featuring R&B superstar Usher.

The Ray star was a guest at the Belvedere Red bash at Los Angeles hotspot Avalon when he became engaged in a lengthy conversation with another attendee.

According to, a fight erupted between the two men shortly after Usher took to the stage to perform and Foxx was reportedly placed in a headlock.

Video footage obtained by the website shows club security intervening in the scuffle and escorting the unidentified male out of the ...