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Anne Hathaway Top Pick For 'Les Miserables' Role

9/1/2011 9:43am EDT
Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway has become the frontrunner to land the iconic role of Fantine in a new movie version of musical "Les Miserables."

The actress, who is currently playing Catwoman in the new Batman movie, belted out "On My Own" from the musical at the Oscars in February, and now it looks like that performance may have earned her a leading role in the movie.

Hathaway's pal and one-time Academy Awards duet partner Hugh Jackman will play leading man Jean Valjean and Russell Crowe, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Hayden Panettiere, Miranda Cosgrove, Lucy Hale and Emma Watson are also being co...
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'Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2' Is 2011's Biggest Film

8/10/2011 9:58am EDT
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 has been crowned the most successful film of 2011 after conjuring up a worldwide haul of $1.1 billion.

The fantasy epic, the final movie in the hugely successful wizard series, has been hailed a "global phenomenon" by Warner Bros chiefs.

Warner President Of Distribution Dan Fellman beams, "This is another incredible milestone for the last chapter of this historic film series, and for the Harry Potter franchise as a whole.

"In a crowded and very competitive summer, it is a tribute to both the film and the people behind it that moviegoers ar...
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Helena Bonham Carter To Be Honored By BAFTA

7/14/2011 2:28pm EDT
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Actress Helena Bonham Carter will be the toast of Hollywood later this year when she is honored at the 2011 BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards.

The Oscar-nominated The King's Speech star has been chosen as the British Artist of the Year by the Hollywood branch of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).

Bonham Carter will join fellow nominee David Yates, the filmmaker of her latest movie Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, who will receive the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing.

Director and animator John Lasseter will also be honore...
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Two Jews' Reviews 'Harry Potter & Deathly Hallows-Part 2': One Gives Standing 'O' To Final Epic Adventure (Video)

7/14/2011 12:00pm EDT
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
'Two Jews on Film' By Joan Alperin Schwartz: 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows-Part 2' is the final adventure in the 'Harry Potter' series. The film is directed brilliantly by David Yates and cleverly adapted for the screen by Steve Klos.

This is not only the last film in the franchise, but it is the best.

From the first shot...where we see Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) holding his sword up to the darkened sky, followed by Severus Snape (Alan Rickman) staring out into the gloomy courtyard at Hogwarts, you know...you're in for one great ride.

For those of you who haven't read the books ...
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Celebrity Birthdays - May 26, 2011

5/26/2011 3:00am EDT
Helena Bonham Carter
Happy Birthday to:

"Harry Potter" actress Helena Bonham Carter (1966)

WWE Diva Ashley Massaro (1979)

South Park co-creator Matt Stone (1971)

Rock star Lenny Kravitz (1964)

"General Hospital" actress Genie Francis (1962)

Comedian Bobcat Goldthwait (1962)

Film and TV actress Margaret Colin (1957)

"Jackie Brown" star Pam Grier (1949)

Country superstar Hank Williams Jr. (1949)

"Miami Vice" actor Philip Michael Thomas (1949)

Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks (1948)

British guitarist Mick Ronson (1946; d. 1993)

The Band drummer Levon Helm (1942)

jazz trumpeter Miles Davis (1926; d. ...
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Blu-ray Review: 'The King's Speech'

4/18/2011 10:35am EDT
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A DVD, Blu-ray, gold-sealed invitation, printed cup, saucer and assorted teas – Anchor Bay and the Weinstein Company know how to release an Oscar winner. Arriving in an inconspicuous brown box, the collectible goodies accompanied both the DVD and Blu-ray release of the 2011 Academy Award winning Best Picture "The King’s Speech" (hitting shelves April 19!), making it a classy affair all the way. Marking the Weinstein Bros. return to gold statue form, the film captured the hearts of the Academy and is now heading for home release. We’re gonna take a gander at the flick (both Blu-ray and DV...
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Helen Mirren Steams Up 'Saturday Night Live' With Risque Skits

4/11/2011 12:00pm EDT
Helen Mirren Saturday Night Live
Oscar winner Helen Mirren turned up the heat on Saturday Night Live this weekend when she locked lips with a Marilyn Monroe impersonator for a passionate same-sex smooch.

The Queen star was the guest host on Saturday's episode, which celebrated the actress' busty figure in a series of risqué sketches.

Mirren's opening monologue saw her serenaded by SNL's male regulars in a modified version of There's Nothing Like a Dame from the musical South Pacific, during which they claimed she was "exactly like the Queen", prompting the actress to quip, "Have you ever seen Caligula? I'm in the orgy ...
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Kelly Osbourne Praises Helena Bonham Carter's Red Carpet Fashion

2/28/2011 10:01am EST
Helena Bonham Carter
Kelly Osbourne confessed her love for kooky dresser Helena Bonham Carter last night during a live segment from the Oscars red carpet on E! News.

She said, "I adore you. I love the way that you dress, I love the way you come on the carpet and you set a standard and don't care what people think. You look beautiful tonight. I am obsessed with you."

Carter, who often appears on "worst dressed" lists was listed as "best dressed" by Vanity Fair magazine.

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2011 Oscar Fashion: Celebrities Step Out For The 83rd Academy Awards

2/28/2011 9:10am EST
Oscar Fashion
It's the most glamorous night in Hollywood, and the stars didn't disappoint at this year's Academy Awards ceremony.

It was a colorful red carpet. Actresses Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Hudson, Sandra Bullock and Jennifer Lawrence wore eye-popping crimson.

Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis were pretty in purple, and Amy Adams wore a bright blue sequined gown.

Check out the photos from the hottest night in Tinseltown, and tell us who you think looked best:

Amy Adams

Halle Berry

Natalie Portman

Sandra Bullock

Gwyneth Paltrow

Michelle Williams

Cate Blanchett

Scarlett Johansso...
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'The King's Speech' Takes Best Picture at Oscars (Full List Of Winners)

2/28/2011 12:30am EST
The King's Speech
The King's Speech ruled over the 2011 Academy Awards on Sunday, taking home four honors including Best Picture and Best Actor for the movie's star, Colin Firth.

The royal drama, about stuttering British monarch George VI, led the competition with 12 nominations going into this year's Oscars, and edged out the likes of Black Swan, The Fighter, Inception and The Social Network to claim the most coveted title of the night.

Firth was crowned Best Actor in a Leading Role, emerging triumphant over Javier Bardem (Biutiful), Jeff Bridges (True Grit), Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) and James...
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Melissa Leo Curses On Air During Best Supporting Actress Oscar Speech

2/27/2011 10:02pm EST
Melissa Leo
Melissa Leo walked away with the first big prize at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards on Sunday, when she was named Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Fighter.

The 50-year-old star capped off her amazing 2011 awards season by triumphing over her Fighter co-star Amy Adams to claim Oscar gold. She also beat competition from Helena Bonham Carter (The King's Speech), Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) and Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom).

Accepting the honor from 94-year-old acting icon Kirk Douglas, Leo paid tribute to her movie co-stars Adams and Mark Wahlberg, and thanked her family for their...
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Academy Award Nominees Colin Firth, Annette Bening, Helena Bonham-Carter & Melissa Leo's W Screen Tests (Video)

2/27/2011 4:13pm EST
W Magazine
22 Oscar nominees, including The King's Speech star Colin Firth, The Kids Are All Right's Annette Bening, The Fighter's Melissa Leo and Helena Bohnam Carter (also The King's Speech), sat down for W Magazine editor Lynn Hirschberg in her EMMY and ASME-nominated Screen Test video series conducted with the periodical's usual monthly cover subject.

For the annual February "Movie Issue" this year's biggest nominees took part in the series and gave some interesting and revealing info about their parts in this year's biggest films.

Colin Firth recalls playing Jack Frost when he was only five y...
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Michelle Pfeiffer May Play Vampire In 'Dark Shadows' Remake

2/16/2011 8:14am EST
Michelle Pfeiffer
Michelle Pfeiffer is in talks to reteam with moviemaker Tim Burton for his movie adaptation of 1960s TV show "Dark Shadows."

The actress played Catwoman in Burton's 1992 film "Batman Returns," and now she's considering playing Elizabeth Collins Stoddard, the matriarch of a vampire family, opposite the filmmaker's regular collaborator Johnny Depp.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bond girl Eva Green and Jackie Earle Haley have signed up for roles and Burton's wife Helena Bonham Carter is also expected to take the part of a psychologist in the film.
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'King's Speech' Wins Seven Awards At BAFTAs (See Winners)

2/14/2011 9:02am EST
Helena Bonham Carter
"The King's Speech" continued its reign over the movie industry's awards season by taking home seven trophies at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards (BAFTAs) on Sunday.

The critically-acclaimed film won its three leading stars the main acting prizes - Colin Firth was named Best Actor for his role as stuttering British monarch George VI; Helena Bonham Carter took home the Best Supporting Actress title, while the Best Supporting Actor award went to Geoffrey Rush.

The movie picked up the coveted Best Film honor, beating fellow contenders "Black Swan," "Inception," "The Soc...
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Inside The Interview Room At The Oscar Nominees Luncheon

2/8/2011 11:00am EST
Jeff Bridges
Yesterday, I had the opportunity to sit with approximately fifty other journalists to interview the 83rd Annual Academy Award nominees at the annual Nominees Luncheon at the Beverly Hilton. It is a terrific opportunity for all of the honorees to celebrate their accomplishments in film for 2010 without the pressures of the red carpet, a global audience, and the fact that only one person will go home with that coveted Oscar statuette. The luncheon is a very private and supportive event where nominees individually receive a certificate honoring their nomination. The interview room is pretty...
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Melissa Leo Defends Posing For Saucy Oscars Ad

2/8/2011 10:16am EST
Melissa Leo
Actress Melissa Leo has defended posing for a provocative photograph to rally for Oscars votes, insisting the "awards process" is about "pimping yourself out."

The star is nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the upcoming ceremony, and is facing competition from her The Fighter co-star Amy Adams, Helena Bonham Carter (The King's Speech), Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) and Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom).

Leo donned a tight low-cut black dress to pose for a sexy promo shot, which ran in a number of Hollywood trade magazines and online with the tagline 'Consider' in a bid to gain votes ah...
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Helena Bonham Carter Loved Giving Birth & Getting An Epidural

1/31/2011 9:26am EST
Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter looked forward to childbirth when she was pregnant with her son and daughter, because the epidurals she received put her in a calming, "blissed-out" state.

The star and her partner Tim Burton welcomed Billy in 2003 and girl Nell in 2007.

And the British actress insists the experience of going into labour was made so enjoyable by the painkillers, she would happily give birth to a baby "every day".

She says, "I would love to have a baby every day. I'm just talking about childbirth. I love childbirth, I did. It's so underrated!

"I think it was wonderful for me. It's th...
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Best & Worst Dressed At The 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards

1/31/2011 8:54am EST
SAG Fashion
Natalie Portman once again was the star of the evening. Last night she took home the Best Actress award at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards for her performance in "Black Swan." But she also gets an award from us for being one of the Best Dressed actresses of the night.

The pregnant star wore a white, strapless Azarro gown and a staggering $2 million worth of Tiffany jewels. A baby bump never looked so good!

Check out the fashion from last night's event, and tell us who YOU think was the best and worst dressed!

(And check out the winner's list here!)

THE GOOD

"Glee" star Dianna Agro...
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Helena Bonham Carter Had To Speed Read History Books

1/30/2011 2:00pm EST
Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter cheated as she researched her role as Queen Elizabeth in The King's Speech - she "sped-read" through history books because there was so much material on the royal.

The Planet Of The Apes star portrays King George VI's wife Elizabeth in the Oscar-nominated drama, opposite Colin Firth as the stammering monarch.

But Bonham Carter confesses she took a short cut through Elizabeth's early years up until 1939 because she didn't have enough time to properly learn all about Queen Elizabeth II's mother, who died in 2002 at the grand old age of 101.

She says, "I just pretended ...
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Inside Look At Today's Oscar Announcements!

1/25/2011 2:37pm EST
83rd Annual Academy Awards Nominations
I was lucky enough to be inside the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre this morning while the 83rd Annual Academy Award Nominations were announced. Here is a timeline and some insider information on how the morning played out:

2 AM : Time to wake up and get ready for the announcements. Since the nominations are coordinated with morning shows on the East Coast, I knew I would have to try and get some sleep before I had to be up in the middle of the night. My bed time? 5:37 PM. Just enough beauty sleep for this 2 AM wake up call.

3:30 AM: My official call time over at the Academy's headquarters i...
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Oscar Nominations 2011: Complete List Of Academy Award Nominees

1/25/2011 9:34am EST
2011 Oscar Nominations
The Oscar nominations are in! The King's Speech dominated with 12 nominations, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor for Colin Firth, and Best Supporting Actress for Helena Bonham Carter. "True Grit" wasn't far behind with 10 nominations.

Also nominated for best picture were "Black Swan," "The Fighter," "Inception," "The Kids Are All Right," "127 Hours," "The Social Network," "Toy Story 3," "True Grit" and "Winter's Bone."

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards will be held on February 27, 2011. Check out all the nominees below:

Actor in a Leading Role

* Javier Barde...
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'The King's Speech' Poised For Oscar Upset After Producers Guild Awards

1/23/2011 12:55pm EST
The King's Speech
The King's Speech has picked up momentum in the race towards Oscar glory after winning the top prize at the Producers Guild of America (PGA) Awards on Saturday.

The film's producers, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Gareth Unwin, were awarded the Darryl F. Zanuck Producer Of The Year Award at the ceremony.

The movie, starring Colin Firth as the stammering British King George VI, was among 10 nominees including The Social Network and Black Swan.

Other winners at the 22nd annual PGA Awards, which took place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, included Toy Story 3 in the Best Animate...
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'The King's Speech' Gets Massive 14 Nominations For BAFTA Awards

1/18/2011 9:51am EST
The Kings Speech
Critically-acclaimed "The King's Speech" is set to dominate the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards next month, after scoring a massive 14 nominations.

The Tom Hooper movie, about stammering British monarch King George VI, has picked up nods in the Best Film and Best Director categories, while Colin Firth is tipped for Best Actor and his co-star Helena Bonham Carter will compete for the Best Supporting Actress prize.

The picture is facing a challenge from Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan, which has picked up 12 nominations, including nods for its star Natalie Portman, ...
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Helena Bonham Carter Calls For Tim Burton To Be Knighted

1/3/2011 12:48pm EST
Helena Bonham
Helena Bonham Carter has called for her American partner Tim Burton to receive an honorary knighthood, because his love of all things English has helped provide thousands of jobs for British film workers.

The California-born Edward Scissorhands director has lived in the U.K. ever since he fell in love with London while scouting for locations for Sleepy Hollow in 1999.

Since his relocation, Burton shoots many of his big budget movies in the U.K., helping keep country's tight-knit film industry in business. And his long term partner Bonham Carter is adamant he should be made a honorary kn...
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Golden Globes: Who's In, Who's Not & The WTF

12/15/2010 9:41am EST
Golden Globe
As reported earlier, the Golden Globe nomination list is out. Among films, ‘The King’s Speech’ leads with seven nods, closely followed by ‘The Social Network’ and ‘The Fighter’ with six apiece. ‘Inception’ and ‘Black Swan’ made strong showings as well among dramas. On the comedy side, ‘The Kids Are All Right’ – which needed a pre-Oscar boost to stay a contender – landed nominations for Annette Bening and Julianne Moore (although, strangely, not Mark Ruffalo) and for Best Comedy – where it’s a surefire winner, unless you can see some brainless foreign journalist voting for ‘RED,’ ‘Alice i...
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2011 Golden Globe Nominations Announced; 'King's Speech,' 'The Fighter' & 'Social Network' Lead The Pack

12/14/2010 9:47am EST
The Kings Speech
The King's Speech is leading the charge for the 2011 Golden Globe Awards after landing seven nominations.

The cinematic tale about the British monarchy is heading up the main categories with nominations for Best Picture (Drama) and Best Director for Tom Hooper, while Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush have all received acting nods.

Boxing film The Fighter and Facebook-inspired movie The Social Network trailed with six nominations apiece, including mentions in the Best Picture (Drama) category, which also saw nods to ballet movie Black Swan and sci-fi blockbuster Inception...
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More Proof Helena Bonham Carter Shouldn't Be Called 'Best Dressed' (Photos)

12/6/2010 6:00pm EST
Helana Bonham Carter
Check out Helena Bonham Carter at the Moet British Independent Film Awards in London over the weekend. Can you believe she made Vanity Fair's "Best Dressed" list?

The British actress was amused when she received the accolade because she's usually on "worst dressed" lists.

She told the New York Daily News: "It was a triumph! It made me laugh because I thought it was a joke when I found out. But when I saw the article, I thought, 'Oh, the photos they've chosen are as bad as the ones they print when I'm worst dressed."

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Review 'The King's Speech': 'Two Jews On Film Give Double Bagel Award (Review)

11/21/2010 1:00pm EST
'The King's Speech' directed by Tom Hooper, simply put is a beautiful, Oscar worthy film. After the death of his father, King George V (Michael Gambon) and the scandalous abdication of his brother King Edward V111 (Guy Pearce, Bertie (Colin Firth) who has suffered from a debilitating speech impediment all of his life, is suddenly crowned King George V1 of England. With his country on the brink of war and in desperate need of a leader, his wife, Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter) arranges for her husband to see an eccentric speech therapist, Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush). After a rough start...
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Review 'Harry Potter - Deathly Hallows Part 1' 'Two Jews On Film' Don't Find The Magic (Video)

11/19/2010 9:40am EST
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'Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, Part 1' is the seventh and final adventure in the Harry Potter film series, told in two parts. It's directed by David Yates and written by Steven Kloves. The crew is back...Daniel Radcliff (Harry Potter) Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) Helena Bonham Carter (Death Eater) and the unrecognizable, Ralph Fiennes as the super evil Lord Voldemort. Bill Nighy joins the cast as The Minister of Magic, Rufus Scrimgeour. Of all the Harry Potter films, for this one in particular, it helps if you read the book. Basically things are not g...
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'127 Hours,' 'The Social Network' & 'The King's Speech' Are Early Oscar Contenders

11/6/2010 4:30pm EDT
The Social Network
The King's Speech and The Social Network have emerged as clear Oscars favorites for movie of the year in the first serious odds chart of the upcoming awards season.

Experts at top awards show website GoldDerby.com have ranked their top picks and have suggested "The Social Network" and "The King's Speech" will fight it out for the Best Picture honor in February.

The GoldDerby editors have Colin Firth's "The King's Speech" as the film of the year, just ahead of "The Social Network" and James Franco's gripping new survival movie "127 Hours."

They have Firth as the favorite to win Oscar gold...
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