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Marcia Gay Harden Joins 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'

December 4th, 2013 8:22am EST
Marcia Gay Harden
Marcia Gay Harden will play Christian Grey's mother in the big-screen adaptation of the bestselling erotic novel "Fifty Shades Of Grey."
 
Jamie Dornan plays Christian Grey while Dakota Johnson is Anastasia Steele. The film centers on a young college girl who gets involved in a bondage relationship with a wealthy man.

Sam Taylor-Johnson is directing the flick, which also stars Rita Ora, Luke Grimes, Jennifer Ehle and Eloise Mumford.

Producers are aiming to release two versions of the film, both an R-rated and NC-17 version that will include more explicit and graphic sex scenes as depicted...
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Marcia Gay Harden joins Fifty Shades of Grey cast

December 3rd, 2013 8:40pm EST
Marcia Gay Harden
Oscar winner Marcia Gay Harden has been cast as Christian Grey's mother in the movie adaptation of erotic bestseller Fifty Shades Of Grey.

News of the addition of the Pollock star comes two days after filming on the project began in Vancouver, Canada.

She will join Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson, Rita Ora, Luke Grimes, Jennifer Ehle and Eloise Mumford among the cast of the much-anticipated movie.
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Marcia Gay Harden praises Zac Efron after rehab stint

September 24th, 2013 3:01am EDT
Zac Efron
Marcia Gay Harden has heaped praise on her Parkland co-star Zac Efron amid reports he checked himself into rehab earlier this year (13), calling the young actor a "total hero".

Efron is said to have secretly undergone a stint in a treatment facility five months ago, seeking help for substance abuse issues.

The 25 year old has yet to comment on the rumours, but Harden believes Efron's alleged bid to get clean could serve to inspire fans who are on the path to recovery.

Harden tells E! News, "In my opinion, Zac Efron is a total hero. Him seeking help encourages other people with addictive ...
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Marcia Gay Harden Files For Divorce After 15-Year Marriage

February 17th, 2012 9:02am EST
Marcia Gay Harden
Marcia Gay Harden has split from her husband of 15 years. The star has filed for divorce from Thaddaeus Scheel, the father of her 13-year-old daughter Eulala Grace and twins Julitta Dee and Hudson, seven.

Her representative tells People.com, "For the sake of the couple's three children, Harden would like to request that the family's privacy be respected at this time. No further comments will be made on this matter, and we thank you for your understanding."

Scheel is a Hollywood location scout and props master and worked with Harden on the 1996 drama "The Spitfire Grill."
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Q&A: Rose McGowan Talks Bombshell Role in 'Law & Order: SVU'

March 23rd, 2011 12:02pm EDT
Rose_McGowan
There’s nothing innocent about brunette beauty Rose McGowan. From a cold blooded teenage killer (Devil in the Flesh) to a go-go dancer with a machine gun-leg (Planet Terror), the 37-year-old actress and former fiancé of 42-year-old shock rocker Marilyn Manson isn’t afraid to channel her dark side. Since her days playing an enchanting witch on the television series “Charmed,” McGowan continues to be hailed by fans as one of Hollywood’s most tantalizing femme fatales. It’s no wonder she was chosen for a role that’s seemingly perfect. In NBC‘s “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” McGowan will ...
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Surprise Oscar Wins: Is There A Pattern?

February 18th, 2011 5:23pm EST
Juliette Binoche
Some years, certain nominees seem to be locks to win Oscars. Yet almost every year, there is some sort of major upset at the Academy Awards. Some years there are none, but other years there are multiple. What will this year have in store? At this point, it's anybody's guess.

Looking back at the 10 most surprising wins of the last 15 years, can we notice any patterns? Here they are, in chronological order.

1. Juliette Binoche (The English Patient) beats Lauren Bacall (The Mirror Has Two Faces) for Supporting Actress (1996)

Binoche looked like someone whacked her on the side of the h...
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'Royal Pains' Set Visit, Q&A & Season Two Spotlight

June 2nd, 2010 2:07pm EDT
Royal Pains
USA's famous tagline "Characters Welcome" means that it is a channel not only dedicated to entertaining audiences, but that the entertainment might be a little more quirky than most television. This is a welcome change from stations that churn out the same mind numbing procedurals year after year. With Monk, In Plain Sight, Psych, and Burn Notice, they've introduced amusing and memorable characters who come from popular genres (detective, spy, action) with a unique spin.

One of their newest successes is a show titled Royal Pains, a medical show set in the Hamptons that blends a little Hous...
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Place Your Bets: Who Will Win An Oscar?

February 3rd, 2009 3:32pm EST
Kate Winslet
With the biggest gambling day of the year, Super Bowl Sunday, having just passed, it's time to turn our attention to best gambling day to beat Vegas: Oscar night.

Yes, Oscar night. You can bet on the Oscars on various websites, at various casinos, and probably in many illegal outlets as well (though we discourage this practice). What does each betting spot have in common? They probably have no idea how to handicap the race, giving the savvy better tremendous odds of winning big.

Whether it's Frances McDormand getting 6-1 for "Fargo", Helen Hunt 8-1 for "As Good As It Gets" or M...
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Ed Harris And Amy Adams Honored As 'Stars Of The Year'

November 9th, 2008 11:30am EST
Ed Harris
Movie stars Ed Harris and Amy Adams were honored at the Motion Picture Club Star of The Year Awards on Thursday night for their work in Appaloosa and Doubt respectively.

Harris' Pollock co-star, Marcia Gay Harden, presented the Director of the Year prize to Harris for Appaloosa, while Adams claimed the Star of The Year award. In handing over the coveted honor to Harris in New York, Gay Harden recalled working with the gruff actor/director in Pollock - and how he slammed a chair to the floor to evoke emotion from the actress.

She told the audience at the prize giving, "There w...
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Slideshow: Celebrities With Twins

August 8th, 2008 8:45am EDT
Jennifer Lopez & Marc Anthony
It's all the rage these days - twins that is. Angelina Jolie just gave birth to one of the most famous sets of twins in history, and Lisa Marie Presley & Rebecca Romijn just announced they're also expecting double trouble in the near future. Whether it's fertility treatments or just plain luck, the following celebrities have what it takes to produce two for the price of one:

Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt

July 12, 2008, Knox Leon & Vivienne Marcheline

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Jennifer Lopez & Marc Anthony

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Fascinating Facts

January 10th, 2008 5:22pm EST
Quentin Tarantino
Directors Quentin Tarantino and Mary Harron and actors Marcia Gay Harden, Sandra Oh and Diego Luna will all be members of the dramatic competition jury at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah later this month.

Avril Lavigne has shot down rumours she is expecting her first child with husband Deryck Whibley. Gossip sites claimed the 23-year-old Canadian singer was a month-and-a-half pregnant with the Sum 41 rocker. But her representative has told PageSix.com, "It's not true."

Juno actress Ellen Page dog is called Patti Smith, in honor of her favorite singer.

Veteran actor Mor...
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Notable Quotables

November 26th, 2007 6:00pm EST
Dustin Hoffman
"I've got to stop picking my nose. I do it when I'm in my car and then realize someone's just taken a picture!" Dustin Hoffman reveals his bad habit.

"I'm constantly trying to smoke less marijuana." George Michael aims to lead a cleaner lifestyle.

"My last record 'flopped' at 1.8 million. I love reading that. Because I'm reading that while sitting on a gold toilet taking a s**t." Kid Rock is amused by reports his eponymous 2003 disc wasn't a success.

"I think my favorite moment was when Harrison (Ford) flew in and jumped out of his helicopter to come to rehearsal with his wh...
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Opening November 21: The Mist

November 19th, 2007 11:35am EST
The Mist
Frequent Stephen King collaborator Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption) teams with the celebrated horror author once again for this tale of a terror based on a story originally published in King's 1985 horror anthology -Skeleton Crew, and concerning a small town engulfed by a malevolent mist. When a thick fog descends upon a typical suburban community and claims the lives of anyone unfortunate enough... Continue Summary

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Marcia Gay Harden Breastless Scene Set To Shock

October 25th, 2007 12:26pm EDT
Marcia Gay Harden
Marcia Gay Harden is hoping her harrowing post-surgery breast reveal in new movie Rails & Ties prompts all women to get tested for breast cancer.

The Oscar-winning actress plays a woman dealing with cancer in the film, which features one eye-popping scene where her character looks at herself in a mirror after a mastectomy.

She tells Movies.com, "A radical mastectomy is fearful. It's equivalent to a guy having a testicle lopped off. Women's breasts are such an integral part of them; when you get them you know you're growing up. They're sexual objects. They provide food for your ba...
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Celebrity Birthdays, August 14

August 14th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Mila Kunis
Happy Birthday to "That 70s Show" and "Family Guy" actress Mila Kunis (1983), Scissor Sisters singer Ana Matronic (1974), "JAG" actress Catherine Bell (1968), "Monster's Ball" actress Halle Berry (1966), screenwriter Brannon Braga (1964), "The Brady Bunch" actress Susan Olsen (1961), British Broadway singing sensation Sarah Brightman (1960), basketball legend Magic Johnson (1959), "Mystic River" actress Marcia Gay Harden (1959), film composer James Horner (1953), "The Far Side" creator Gary Larson (1950), novelist Danielle Steel (1947), actress Susan Saint James (1946), actor Antonio Fargas...
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Marcia Gay Harden Is Impressed By College Students' Letters

March 26th, 2007 8:25am EDT
Marica Gay Harden
The letters actress Marcia Gay Harden receives from the drama students she helps put through college mean as much to her as the Oscar she won for Pollock in 2000. The movie star offers scholarships to New York University and the University Of Texas, where she graduated, and she loves the generous notes she gets from grateful kids.

She says, "In New York they have the kids write a letter and they're the most eloquent and grounded young people. It makes me so happy because they're not all about what's going on in Los Angeles with the young actors. There's a great new generation of up an...
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'Little Miss Sunshine,' 'Half Nelson' Top Spirit Award Nominations

November 28th, 2006 2:19pm EST
Little Miss Sunshine
Don Cheadle and Felicity Huffman just announced the 2007 Spirit Award nominees at a press conference. Nominees for "Best Feature" are American Gun, The Dead Girl, Half Nelson, Little Miss Sunshine and Pan's Labyrinth.

Other major nominations are:

BEST DIRECTOR

Robert Altman

A Prairie Home Companion

Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris

Little Miss Sunshine

Ryan Fleck

Half Nelson

Karen Moncrieff

The Dead Girl

Steven Soderbergh

Bubble

BEST FEMALE LEAD

Shareeka Epps

Half Nelson

Catherine O’Hara

For Your Consideration

Eliz...
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Tonight's TV Highlights: 'Smith,' 'Boston Legal,' 'NCIS,' & More

September 19th, 2006 8:00am EDT
Amy Smart stars in Smith
Ray Liotta, Virginia Madsen, Simon Baker, Amy Smart, Johnny Lee Miller, Franky G and Chris Bauer star in the new drama series Smith, premiering tonight (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS. Smith delves into the world of high stakes robberies, where Bobby Stevens (Liotta) finds himself leading a double life as the leader of a band of thieves who pull off intricate and ingenious jobs and then goes back to being the typical nine-to-five, suburban family man.

Leading this close-knit crew of career criminals is Bobby Stevens (Liotta), who appears to be a regular family man with a nine-to-five...
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Celebrity Birthdays, August 14

August 14th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Mila Kunis
Happy Birthday to "That 70s Show" and "Family Guy" actress Mila Kunis (1983), Scissor Sisters singer Ana Matronic (1974), "JAG" actress Catherine Bell (1968), "Monster's Ball" actress Halle Berry (1966), screenwriter Brannon Braga (1964), "The Brady Bunch" actress Susan Olsen (1961), British Broadway singing sensation Sarah Brightman (1960), basketball legend Magic Johnson (1959), "Mystic River" actress Marcia Gay Harden (1959), film composer James Horner (1953), "The Far Side" creator Gary Larson (1950), novelist Danielle Steel (1947), actress Susan Saint James (1946), actor Antonio Fargas...
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