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Weird Celebrity News: Lea Michele Gardens Naked, Cate Blanchett Has An Oscar Threesome

March 9th, 2014 4:00pm EDT
Weird Celebrity News: Lea Michele Gardens Naked, Cate Blanchett
Weird and unusual things sometimes happen in the lives of celebrities. Here's a roundup of this week's strangest stories...

"Glee" star Lea Michele has no problem stripping off her clothes and walking around naked in her backyard.

She recently told Seventeen magazine: "I'm very comfortable with my own body. I come from Broadway - everybody's naked on Broadway. I like to think of myself as more granola.

"I'm not going to run around naked or anything like that unless I'm at my own home. Today, I walked into my backyard and was standing out there naked for a while. Don't tell, my neighbors ...
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Cate Blanchett and Sally Hawkins become best friends

March 7th, 2014 6:20am EST
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Cate Blanchett and Sally Hawkins have become best friends.
The pair became close while acting as siblings in Woody Allen's acclaimed movie 'Blue Jasmine' and are on the hunt for another film they can work on together because they enjoy having a "good laugh and a chat" together.
Cate, 44, told the Daily Mail newspaper: "We are looking for something. Not to play siblings again - that would be daft - but just to do something together, it could be a film or on the stage.
We had all that time making the film then during the promotion of it, and then both of us being nominated for various award...
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Cate Blanchett gets Oscars tattoo

March 5th, 2014 4:20am EST
Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett celebrated her Oscar win with a new tattoo.
The 44-year-old star - who picked up the Best Actress prize at Sunday's (03.02.14) Academy Awards for her role in 'Blue Jasmine' - was seen visiting Shamrock Social Club with husband Andrew Upton and their friends Amy Adams and her fiancé Darren LeGallo on Monday (03.03.14).
And, according to the New York Post newspaper, Cate was seen leaving the tattoo parlour - which has previously inked stars including Johnny Depp, Lady Gaga and Harry Styles - with a black bandage on her wrist, while Darren was sporting a similar dressing on top ...
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Cate Blanchett celebrates Oscars win with tattoo

March 5th, 2014 3:10am EST
Cate Blanchett
Blue Jasmine star Cate Blanchett celebrated her Oscar win by getting a new tattoo on Monday (03Mar14).

A day after landing the Best Actress prize at the Academy Awards for her role in Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine, Blanchett headed to the Shamrock Social Club tattoo parlour in West Hollywood, California.

The actress was joined by her friend Amy Adams, as well as their partners, Andrew Upton and Darren Le Gallo, respectively.

While it is not known what design Blanchett had inked, she was photographed leaving the shop with a black bandage around her wrist. Le Gallo also sported a bandage on h...
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5 Reasons Why Cate Blanchett Deserved The Oscar For Best Actress

March 4th, 2014 8:00am EST
5 Reasons Why Cate Blanchett Deserved The Oscar For Best Actress
Cate Blanchett is one of the most extraordinary actresses of this generation. Still, with all her beauty and talent, she has a self-deprecating way about herself. For Blanchett, this is part of her appeal as an actress. While her talent and career choices have made her the movie star she is today, she is still not above making a joke of her celebrity. For these reasons and more, Cate Blanchett deserved the Oscar for Best Actress at the 2014 Academy Awards.

1. Cate Blanchett's Performance In "Blue Jasmine" Just Raised The Bar For Every Other Actress Who Comes After Her

While watching Cate ...
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Cate Blanchett Had A Threesome With Her Oscar

March 4th, 2014 4:20am EST
Cate Blanchett Had A Threesome With Her Oscar
Cate Blanchett slept with her Best Actress Oscar.

The 'Blue Jasmine' actress - who won Best Supporting Actress in 2004 for her role in 'The Aviator' - joked she and husband Andrew Upton had had a "threesome" following the Academy Awards on Sunday because she couldn't bear to let the statuette out of her sight.

She said: "It's the closest my husband and I have ever come to a threesome."

The 44-year-old beauty - who has sons Dashiell, 12, Roman, nine, and Ignatius, five - with Andrew - admitted accepting the award was a bizarre experience.

She explained: "I was so stressed. I don't think ...
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The Best & Worst Dressed At The 86th Annual Academy Awards

March 3rd, 2014 9:17am EST
The Best & Worst Dressed At The 86th Annual Academy Awards
Stars packed the Dolby Theater in Hollywood on Sunday night for the 86th Annual Academy Awards. Viewers tuned in to see the winners, but the red carpet fashion is always one of the highlights of the show.

Supporting Actress winner Lupita Nyong'o ("12 Years A Slave") stunned in a sky blue Prada gown, while Best Actress winner Cate Blanchett ("Blue Jasmine") dazzled in Armani Prive.

Although she didn't take home a trophy, Jennifer Lawrence ("American Hustle") was a winner in a crimson strapless Dior dress.

Angelina Jolie disappointed in a sheer, sparkly Elie Saab dress that would have been...
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Cate Blanchett felt Oscars pressure

March 3rd, 2014 6:20am EST
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Cate Blanchett felt under "intense pressure" to win an Oscar.
The Australian actress - who already picked up Best Actress at the BAFTAs, Screen Actors Guild and Golden Globe Awards for her role in 'Blue Jasmine' - is relieved awards season is over as being favorite for the prizes was so uncomfortable.
Asked about the pressure of being frontrunner to take home the statue, she said: "It's an intense, unbearable pressure, which I'm so glad is over."
And Cate - who previously picked up Best Supporting Actress for her performance in 'The Aviator' in 2005 - admitted she has been "gobsmacked" by t...
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Cate Blanchett wins Best Actress Oscar

March 3rd, 2014 2:20am EST
Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett was named Best Actress at the Oscars tonight (02.03.14).
The Australian star picked up the trophy for her role in Woody Allen's 'Blue Jasmine' and paid tribute to all the other nominees as she was handed her award.
She said: "As random and as subjective as this award is, it means a great deal in a year, yet again, of extraordinary performances by women.
"Amy Adams, everything you do, but your performance in 'American Hustle' blew my mind. And Meryl [Streep] what can I say? Sandra [Bullock], I could watch that performance to the end of time, and I sort of felt I had.
"Julia...
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Dame Judi Dench won't attend Oscars

March 2nd, 2014 3:20pm EST
Judi Dench
Dame Judi Dench will not be attending the Oscar Awards.
The 79-year-old star has been nominated for the Best Actress prize for her role in 'Philomena', but she won't be present at the ceremony, held in Los Angeles, tonight (03.02.14) as she'll be in India.
The 'Skyfall' actress is currently in the South Asian country filming for 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2' and will not be able to fly back to the US in time for the star-studded event, according to People.com.
Harvey Weinstein, whose company made 'Philomena', is "hoping and praying" Dame Judi attends the Oscars, but he believes, despit...
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Cate Blanchett Has Oscar Nerves

March 2nd, 2014 2:30pm EST
Cate Blanchett Has Oscar Nerves
Cate Blanchett has "butterflies" in her stomach on the day of the Oscars.

The actress is up for her sixth Academy Award this year, after being nominated for Best Actress for her role in Blue Jasmine, and she acknowledges she will be particularly nervous on the day.

Cate - who previously won Best Supporting Actress for her role in 2004's 'The Aviator' - said: "A lot of effort goes into effortlessness of walking up that marathon red carpet. I wake up with butterflies in my stomach. You never know the outcome. It has been an extraordinary year in films, so to be at the banquet is a privilege...
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12 Years a Slave big winner at Independent Spirit Awards

March 1st, 2014 10:20pm EST
12 Years a Slave
Birthday girl Lupita Nyong'o and her movie 12 Years A Slave were the toast of the Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California on Saturday (01Mar14).

On the eve of the Oscars, the stars braved torrential rain at the beach and watched Steve McQueen's movie adaptation of Solomon Northup's slave drama pick up five of the biggest awards, including Best Feature, Best Director and Best Supporting Actress (Nyong'o).

Otherwise, it was an afternoon of favourites - Cate Blanchett and Dallas Buyers Club co-stars Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto picked up the rest of the acting prizes.

Bu...
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Best Actress Nominee Cate Blanchett Steps Out In Fringe At Rodeo Drive Walk Of Style Awards

March 1st, 2014 6:00pm EST
Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett wore an interesting beige fringed dress at the Rodeo Drive Walk Of Style Awards in Los Angeles, Calif., on Friday. We hope she picks a more glamorous dress for Sunday night's Academy Awards.

The Australian star is the front-runner to land the Best Actress Oscar for her role in "Blue Jasmine." She admits she was surprised when Woody Allen asked her to star in the film.

The actress thought her Oscar-winning days were over when she joined her husband Andrew Upton on the board of the Sydney Theatre Company Down Under.

After she won a BAFTA last month, she told the press: "I've...
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The 10 Best Oscar Dresses of All Time

March 1st, 2014 7:00am EST
The 10 Best Oscar Dresses of All Time
The 86th Academy Awards are just one day away, and one of the most anticipated parts of the show is what the stars wear on the red carpet.

When a celebrity gets it right, fans remember the look for years.

From Gwyneth Paltrow's pink, princess-perfect Ralph Lauren gown to Reese Witherspoon's elegant vintage Christian Dior, check out the 10 best Oscar dresses of all time...

Starpulse is hosting an Oscars Twitter party!

Join us live from the red carpet at 5:30 ET and press room as we tweet photos, quotes and commentary from Hollywood's biggest night of the year. We welcome you to share y...
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Oscar Predictions: Does 'Gravity' Carry Enough Weight?

February 28th, 2014 8:01pm EST
Oscar Predictions: Does 'Gravity' Carry Enough Weight?
For the most part, the major categories at the Oscars are fairly easy to predict. But some years there are upset winners (‘Shakespeare in Love,’ Marcia Gay Harden, Juliette Binoche, Adrien Brody, to name a few) that remind us that anything can happen.

This year is a little different. Who remembers a year where the race for Best Picture is down to three films, two of which are so close that they tied at the Producers’ Guild? It seems like there are some definite locks this year (Hello, Cate Blanchett) but you read it here: Nothing is guaranteed. Nothing.

That said, here are the most likely...
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Oscar Voter Calls Sandra Bullock 'Weak Link' In Revealed Ballot

February 27th, 2014 10:03pm EST
Sandra Bullock
An anonymous Oscar voter has had his or her ballot revealed, and they had some unflattering things to say about several nominees.

The ballot is one of a handful The Hollywood Reporter will be revealing leading up to the Oscars on Sunday night. This particular ballot is from "a longtime member of the Academy's 377-member directors branch."

The director picks American Hustle as Best Picture and says making 12 Years a Slave would require courage, "if you made it in Mississippi in 1930." The director then snubs Gravity's Alfonso Cuaron for Best Director, writing, "I have seen things at the pl...
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Cate Blanchett: 'I thought my film career was over'

February 18th, 2014 3:10am EST
Cate Blanchett
Actress Cate Blanchett was stunned when she learned Woody Allen wanted her to star in Blue Jasmine, because she was convinced her movie career was over after leaving Hollywood to concentrate on the theatre in her native Australia.

The Australian star is the hot favourite to land the Best Actress Oscar next month (Mar14) for her role in the film, but she admits she feared her Academy Award-winning days were over when she joined her husband Andrew Upton on the board of the Sydney Theatre Company Down Under.

Following her BAFTA Best Actress win in London on Sunday (16Feb14), Blanchett told t...
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The Best & Worst Dressed At The BAFTAs

February 17th, 2014 9:05am EST
The Best & Worst Dressed At The BAFTAs
The Royal Opera House in London hosted the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards (BAFTAs) on Sunday, and lots of celebrities brought their best (and worst) to the red carpet.

Australian-born Cate Blanchett, who won a Best Actress trophy for "Blue Jasmine," looked elegant in a black Alexander McQueen gown with a silver floral print. Her Chopard necklace featured three intertwining birds.

She dedicated her award to her late friend and actor, Philip Seymour Hoffman. Blanchett held back tears as she told the audience, "Phil buddy, this is for you. I hope you're proud."

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Gravity scoops six BAFTAs

February 16th, 2014 6:20pm EST
Alfonso Cuaron
'Gravity' won big at the BAFTAs tonight (16.02.14) taking home six awards.
The 3-D space drama directed by Alfonso Cuarón and starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock was the biggest winner of the night at the British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTAs) in London, gaining trophies for Best Director, Special Visual Effects, Cinematography, Original Music, Sound and Outstanding British Film.
Accepting his award, Alfonso - who is Mexican, but has lived in England for more than ten years - said: "I don't know if I can open my mouth. I consider myself a part of the British film ind...
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Philip Seymour Hoffman's diaries found

February 11th, 2014 11:20pm EST
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman kept diaries about his battle to stay sober.
The late actor, who was found dead in his apartment in New York City from an apparent heroin overdose on February 2, wrote detailed accounts about his struggle to control his "demons," drug deals and his desire to stay clean by attending Narcotics Anonymous meetings before his death.
A source told NBC News: "It's stream of consciousness and difficult to follow. In one line he refers to 'Frank who always owes money' and on the same page he writes about a 15-year-old girl from Texas.
"It seems he did at least part of it in re...
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The Annual Oscars Nominee Luncheon Was A Star-Studded Affair - See The Photos!

February 11th, 2014 3:00pm EST
The Annual Oscars Nominee Luncheon Was A Star-Studded Affair - S
A slew of celebrities attended the 86th Annual Oscars Nominee Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Monday.

Amy Adams ("American Hustle") wore a bright red pantsuit to the event, while singer Pharrell Williams donned his now-trademark Buffalo hat.

Cate Blanchett ("Blue Jasmine") sizzled in a silver futuristic-looking dress, while Sandra Bullock ("Gravity") opted for a strapless, flower patterned frock.

Matthew McConaughey ("Dallas Buyers Club") stepped out in a brown suit, and Leonardo DiCaprio ("The Wolf Of Wall Street") looked sharp in a navy blue suit with a power tie.

Check out the...
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Cate Blanchett returning to work

February 9th, 2014 12:20pm EST
Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett is returning to work after the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman.
'The Monuments Men' star, who cleared her schedule last week to mourn the loss of her close friend, has arrived back in Los Angeles with her playwright husband, Andrew Upton, ahead of the official Oscar nominees luncheon in Beverly Hills tomorrow (02.10.14).
The 44-year-old actress, who is nominated for Best Actress for her performance in Woody Allen's 'Blue Jasmine' at the ceremony on March 2, flew into LAX today (02.09.14) to attend the prestigious event, but was still in a sombre mood as she walked through the...
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Philip Seymour Hoffman remembered as a 'lovely person'

February 7th, 2014 11:20pm EST
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman's priest will remember him as a "lovely person."
Fr. James Martin S.J., who helped the late actor prepare for his role as Father Flynn in the 2008 movie 'Doubt' and presided over his funeral mass at the Church of Saint Ignatius Loyola in New York on Friday (02.07.14), following his death from an apparent heroin overdose last Sunday (0202.14), says the actor was "very down-to-earth" and "fun to be with."
The Jesuit priest told PEOPLE.com: "He was a lovely person, very down-to-earth. I learned about humility from him. He never put on airs. Whenever he talked about being...
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Stars and family attend wake for Philip Seymour Hoffman

February 7th, 2014 6:20am EST
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman's friends, family and co-stars attended his wake in New York on Thursday (02.06.14).
The 46-year-old actor's estranged girlfriend Mimi O'Donnell and the couple's three children Cooper, 10, Tallulah, seven, and Willa, five, paid their respects to the star at the Frank E. Campbell funeral home on Madison Avenue, where those close to him comforted each other ahead of his funeral.
The Oscar-winning actor was found dead in his home last Sunday (02.02.14) after an apparent heroin overdose and stars from stage and screen joined the family to mourn his death.
Mimi, Philip'...
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Stars turn out for Philip Seymour Hoffman's wake

February 7th, 2014 3:10am EST
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Cate Blanchett, Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams and Michelle Williams were among the stars who turned out to remember Philip Seymour Hoffman at a wake in New York City on Thursday evening (06Feb14).

The actor was found dead at his home in the Big Apple on Sunday (02Feb14) following a suspected drug overdose, and his famous friends gathered to honour him on the night before his funeral.

Blanchett, who appeared with the actor in 1999 film The Talented Mr. Ripley, attended the gathering at the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Home in Manhattan along with Hoffman's The Master co-stars Phoenix and Adams.
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Cate Blanchett clears schedule to grieve

February 6th, 2014 3:20pm EST
Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett cleared her schedule following the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman.
The 'Blue Jasmine' star, who was spotted visiting the late actor's ex-partner, Mimi O'Donnell, with toys for their three children, Cooper, 10, Tallulah, seven, and Willa, five, at their home in New York City on Monday (02.03.14), canceled a string of appearances to take a few days off to grieve for her close friend.
A spokesperson for the 44-year-old Australian actress told The Hollywood Reporter that her team made the decision to postpone interviews on 'Good Morning America' and 'Live! With Kelly and Michael...
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George Clooney pays tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman

February 5th, 2014 9:20pm EST
George Clooney
George Clooney is struggling to come to terms with Philip Seymour Hoffman's death.
'The Monuments Men' star paid tribute his 46-year-old "good friend," who was found dead in his apartment in New York City from an apparent heroin overdose on Sunday (02.02.14), at the premiere of his new movie in the city on Tuesday night (02.04.14), and confessed he is "going to miss him a lot."
Before introducing the film at the Ziegfeld Theatre, the 52-year-old star said: "I wanted to start by saying it's very odd to be here in New York, particularly a couple of days after a good friend of ours has passed ...
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Grieving Cate Blanchett pulls out of TV interviews

February 5th, 2014 8:30pm EST
Cate Blanchett
Actress Cate Blanchett has pulled out of a pair of Thursday morning (06Feb14) U.S. TV appearances because she's too upset about the death of her friend Philip Seymour Hoffman.

The Australian star was booked to appear on Good Morning America and Live! With Kelly and Michael to promote her new movie The Monuments Men, but she has opted not to be a guest.

Her representative confirms the interviews were cancelled to "allow Cate the time and privacy to grieve for the loss of her friend Philip Seymour Hoffman."

She became close friends with the tragic Capote star after working with him on 1999...
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Justin Theroux visits Philip Seymour Hoffman's family

February 3rd, 2014 9:20pm EST
Justin Theroux
Cate Blanchett and Justin Theroux have visited Philip Seymour Hoffman's family.
The actors separately paid visits to see Mimi O'Donnell, the estranged partner of the star - who was found dead at an apartment in New York yesterday (02.02.14) of an apparent drugs overdose - and their children Cooper, 10, Tallulah, seven, and Willa, five.
Justin was a very close friend of Philip and is said to be devastated by his death.
A source told UsMagazine.com: "Justin is totally broken up about losing Phil. He's doing his best to provide some comfort to Mimi and the kids. He can't believe this happene...
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Cate Blanchett visits Philip Seymour Hoffman's girlfriend and kids

February 3rd, 2014 8:40pm EST
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Actress Cate Blanchett paid a visit to Philip Seymour Hoffman's family home on Monday (03Feb14) to comfort his estranged girlfriend Mimi O'donnell and their three children following his tragic death on Sunday (02Feb14).

The Blue Jasmine star was dressed in black and appeared a little teary eyed as she was photographed entering the Manhattan pad the actor used to share with his partner of 15 years.

Blanchett, who had befriended Hoffman and his family after co-starring with him in 1999 thriller The Talented Mr. Ripley, was laden with gifts, including a new telescope, which was intended for ...
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