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30 Rock, Mad Men Win Top Honors At Emmys (See Full List of Winners)

September 21st, 2009 8:28am EDT
30 Rock Emmys
Tina Fey's 30 Rock and hit TV series Mad Men stole the show at the 61st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, receiving top honors on Sunday's event.

30 Rock creator Fey and co-stars Alec Baldwin and Tracy Morgan claimed their third consecutive trophy for Outstanding Comedy Series, while Mad Men was a repeat winner for Outstanding Drama Series.

Fey's series was an Emmy favorite, landing a whopping 22 nominations in 2009 after stealing the show at last year's ceremony. Baldwin defended his title as the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy, although Fey failed to secure a second win for Outstan...
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Shohreh Aghdashloo Refuses To Return To Iran

August 11th, 2008 3:51pm EDT
Shohreh Aghdashloo
Iranian-born actress Shohreh Aghdashloo has vowed never to quit the U.S. to return home - because she would endure severe scrutiny for her movie-making.

The House Of Sand and Fog star, 56, left Iran over 20 years ago to escape repression in her native country. And Aghdashloo insists she and her family have no plans to return after having embraced American culture - because she says Iranians resent her success in Hollywood.

She says, "Their repressed Muslim government hates the fact that I am an actress. But they still all see my movies, even though my films are not allowed to be...
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 11

May 11th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Shohreh Aghdashloo
Happy Birthday to Australian singer Holly Valance (1983), "Riding the Bullet" actor Jonathan Jackson (1982), Rammstein drummer Christoph Schneider (1966), "The White Countess" actress Natasha Richardson (1963), "House of Sand and Fog" actresses Shohreh Aghdashloo and Frances Fisher (both 1952), comedic actor Foster Brooks (1912; d. 2001), surrealism master Salvador Dali (1904; d. 1989), and composer Irving Berlin (1888; d. 1989).
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Shohreh Aghdashloo To Guest Star On 'Grey's Anatomy'

February 26th, 2007 4:37pm EST
Shohreh Aghdashloo
Academy Award-nominated actress Shohreh Aghdashloo will guest star in the hit drama series Grey’s Anatomy in an episode entitled “Scars and Souvenirs,” airing Thursday, March 15 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on ABC. Aghdashloo will portray patient Helen Crawford.

Aghdashloo first gained international recognition for her work in House of Sand and Fog. She not only garnered an Academy-Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress, but won the Supporting Actress categories at the Independent Spirit Awards, New York Film Critics Association and Los Angeles Film Critics Association.
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Memorable Quotes from Kate Winslet, Lindsay Lohan & More

December 20th, 2006 3:08pm EST
Kate Winslet
"The thing I don't like is that it's a very long ceremony and I always need to pee and I always feel like I'm gonna go at the wrong moment... so I just sit there kinda dying for a pee." Kate Winslet on her Oscar night fears.

"I'm one of those women who annoys everybody else in the family with their schedules. I'm like 'Ok, it's two o'clock, everybody has to go to sleep because we have to get up at four o'clock." Angelina Jolie is a bit of a control freak.

"He was the first person who ever made me completely speechless. I had a huge crush on him when I was 14." Lacey Chabert confes...
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Father Forced Shohreh Aghdashloo To Change Her Name

December 20th, 2006 9:21am EST
Shohreh Aghdashloo
Oscar nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo was forced to adopt her husband's family name when she started acting in her native Iran, because her father was ashamed of her chosen profession. The star's dad was so upset when his daughter revealed she was planning on becoming an actress, he stopped talking to her.

She reveals, "When I started working I used my real name, Vaziri, and my father was so upset he didn't talk to me for two years. I had to go to my acting workshop and ask them to change all the posters and pamphlets."

The actress admits her father eventually came round to her succe...
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Watch Clips From "The Nativity Story," In Theaters December 1

November 19th, 2006 9:00am EST
From humble beginnings, great things can come. The Nativity Story tells the extraordinary tale of two common people, Mary and Joseph, a miraculous pregnancy, an arduous journey, and the history-defining birth of Jesus. Brought to life with an unprecedented attention to detail and commitment to historical accuracy, The Nativity Story is the very human, very dramatic, and uniquely inspiring saga of a journey of faith.

The Nativity Story stars Keisha Castle-Hughes (Whale Rider), Oscar Isaac (Guerrilla), Hiam Abbass, Shaun Toub, Alexander Siddig, Said Amadis with Ciaran Hinds and Academy A...
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'Nativity Story' To Premiere At The Vatican

November 10th, 2006 9:15am EST
The Nativity Story
Upcoming religious epic The Nativity Story has been given a major boost - it will be the first movie to premiere at The Vatican in Rome, Italy. The film, which follows the story of the birth of Christ, will be screened for Pope Benedict XVI and his top advisers on November 26.

The film, which stars Keisha Castle-Hughes as Jesus' mother Mary, will open in cinemas around the world throughout December. The Vatican's premiere, to be held at the Aulo Paolo VI Hall, will be attended by director Catherine Hardwicke and Oscar nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo, who plays Elizabeth in the film.

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"The Nativity Story: Sacred Songs" Soundtrack Hits Stores Oct. 31; Film To Be Released Dec. 1

October 29th, 2006 11:00am EST
The Nativity Story
Keisha Castle-Hughes stars as "Mary" in New Line Cinema's upcoming release of Catherine Hardwicke's The Nativity Story.

From humble beginnings, great things can come. The Nativity Story tells the extraordinary tale of two common people, Mary and Joseph, a miraculous pregnancy, an arduous journey, and the history-defining birth of Jesus. Brought to life with an unprecedented attention to detail and commitment to historical accuracy, The Nativity Story is the very human, very dramatic, and uniquely inspiring saga of a journey of faith.

The Nativity Story stars Keisha Castle-Hughes (...
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 11

May 11th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Shohreh Aghdashloo
Happy Birthday to Australian singer Holly Valance (1983), "Riding the Bullet" actor Jonathan Jackson (1982), Rammstein drummer Christoph Schneider (1966), "The White Countess" actress Natasha Richardson (1963), "House of Sand and Fog" actresses Shohreh Aghdashloo and Frances Fisher (both 1952), comedic actor Foster Brooks (1912; d. 2001), surrealism master Salvador Dali (1904; d. 1989), and composer Irving Berlin (1888; d. 1989).
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Cast Set For Film About the Virgin Mary

April 6th, 2006 1:05pm EDT
Shohreh Aghdashloo to star in Nativity
New Line Cinema has cast Keisha Castle-Hughes, Shoreh Aghdashloo, Ciarán Hinds and Oscar Isaacs in "Nativity." The film, which follows the story of the Virgin Mary before the birth of Christ, is scheduled for a December 2006 release and will begin shooting in May.

Castle-Hughes, who received an Oscar nomination for best actress in 2003 for her role in Whale Rider, will play Mary in the two year period leading up to the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem.

Aghdashloo, an Oscar nominee for The House of Sand and Fog, will portray Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist. The role of King H...
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