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Celebrities That Turn 30 in 2012

January 2nd, 2012 8:00am EST
Celebrities That Turn 30 in 2012
It's hard to believe for many of us the 1982 was 30 years ago. In that year, Ronald Reagan was President, Joe Montana was the Superbowl XVI MVP and the space shuttle Columbia made its first mission.

In movies, E.T., Tootsie and Gandhi ruled the box office while Chariots of Fire took best picture at the Academy Awards that year. Also taking home Oscar gold for best actor and actress in 1982 respectively were Katharine Hepburn and Henry Fonda for On Golden Pond. In music Michael Jackson released Thriller which sold more than 25 million copies, becoming the biggest selling album in history.

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Robert De Niro Seeking Three More Oscars

October 3rd, 2011 11:41am EDT
Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro wants to break the record for the number of Oscars handed to one actor - so he can give each of his five children a statuette.

The Hollywood icon is the proud recipient of two Academy Awards, for Best Actor in 1980's Raging Bull and for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in 1974's The Godfather: Part II.

He's been shortlisted a further four times, but the Goodfellas star hasn't given up hope of winning a record-breaking five Oscars so he can pass them down to his kids.

De Niro tells Britain's The Sunday Times, "If I had one to give to each of my kids, that would be fine. B...
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Katharine Hepburn's Connecticut Home For Sale: $28 Million!

August 2nd, 2011 9:00pm EDT
Katharine Hepburn
The lavish Connecticut estate which Hollywood icon Katharine Hepburn called home has been placed on the market for $28 million.

The late Oscar winner's six bedroom house in Old Saybook previously went on sale in June with a listing price of $18 million, but now estate executors have combined the home, which boasts a private dock and a beach, with the rest of the sprawling grounds as part of a package deal.

The additional properties include a 15-room brick Colonial building, which features seven bathrooms and a two car garage.

Hepburn lived at the residence until her death in 2003.
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Iconic Filmmaker Sidney Lumet Dead At 86

April 10th, 2011 7:38am EDT
Sidney Lumet
Legendary director Sidney Lumet has died at the age of 86.

The critically-acclaimed filmmaker passed away on Saturday morning at his New York home after a battle with lymphoma.

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to actor/director Baruch Lumet and dancer Eugenia, he began his career as a child actor, appearing in a number of Broadway plays, including 1935's Dead End and The Eternal Road.

He made his movie debut at the age of 11, in Yiddish short film Papirossen, but halted his acting dreams to serve in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Upon his return, he became involved in Off-Broadwa...
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Elizabeth Taylor: The Best Performances

March 25th, 2011 11:00am EDT
Elizabeth Taylor
When Elizabeth Taylor died Wednesday, she hadn’t had a movie role in 17 years, and no major role in film in much longer than that. Yet she was always in the public eye. Between her humanitarian efforts, her tweets, her failed romances, and even White Diamonds, she never faded from memory. Yet, it’s those awesome film roles that made her an icon in the first place.

Here, then, are what I consider to be her five best film performances. Everyone will have a different opinion on this subject, but I’m guessing everyone can agree on a couple of them.

Here they are, in descending order.

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Leonardo DiCaprio And Kate Winslet Named Top Movie Couple

March 23rd, 2011 9:15am EDT
Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet's doomed relationship in 1997 film Titanic has earned them the title of most romantic onscreen couple of all time.

More than 500,000 people were polled for the ABC TV and People magazine movie rundown, and the stars earned almost a quarter of the votes for their turn in James Cameron's epic.

The romance between Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh in 1939 classic Gone with the Wind was rated the second most romantic film pairing, while Richard Gere and Julia Roberts' unlikely coupling in Pretty Woman landed them third in the survey.

Casablanca couple Humphrey B...
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January Jones Rules Out Grace Kelly Role

March 7th, 2011 12:16pm EST
January Jones
Mad Men star January Jones has ruled out ever portraying Grace Kelly in a movie biopic - she's convinced it would destroy her career.

The actress has frequently been compared to the legendary Hollywood beauty but she's determined never to step into her shoes for a film role, because Kelly is too well known to movie fans.

Jones tells Britain's The Times, "I've been offered a couple of TV movies playing Grace Kelly and there was no way I would touch them with a seven foot pole. It would be career suicide. No one would watch them and come away saying anything other than, 'She's so not Grac...
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Check Out 'The African Queen' On DVD & Blu-ray March 23

March 20th, 2010 7:00am EDT
The African Queen
Adapted from a novel by C.S. Forester, "The African Queen" stars Humphrey Bogart in his Oscar-winning portrayal of Charlie Allnut, the slovenly, gin-swilling captain of a tramp steamer called the African Queen, which ships supplies to small East African villages during World War I. Katharine Hepburn plays Rose Sayer, the maiden-lady sister of a prim British missionary (Robert Morley).

When invading Germans kill the missionary and level the village, Allnut offers to take Rose back to civilization. She can't tolerate his drinking or bad manners; he isn't crazy about her imperious, judgmenta...
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The Best And Worst Of Martin Scorsese

February 17th, 2010 9:48am EST
Shutter Island
With Shutter Island about to open, cineasts are holding their collective breath wondering if the latest film from legendary director Martin Scorsese will add to his legacy or continue what some perceive as a decline from the Robert De Niro era to the Leonardo DiCaprio years. Take a look back at the best and worst of Scorsese's four-decades-plus career:

THE WORST

THE COLOR OF MONEY (1986)

Paul Newman and Tom Cruise star in this superfluous sequel to the 1961 pool hall classic, The Hustler. Cruise is in full-on cocky mode (whether that's good or bad is up to you), while Newman seems to...
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Review: 'Julie & Julia': Meryl Streep Shows Her Brilliance

August 4th, 2009 10:28am EDT
Julie & Julia
My God: Please enjoy every precious moment Meryl Streep ever spends in front of a movie camera. People wax poetically about the days when Bette Davis, Greta Garbo (anyone else that Kim Carnes mentioned?), Katharine Hepburn, Ingrid Bergman and Vivien Leigh graced the silver screen: The Golden Age of Hollywood! True, true (with a special emphasis on Bergman that, umm, someone may have a crush on) but, right now, arguably, the best actress that ever lived still humbles us with her presence. The odds are that no popular music artist will ever record a song based on her, but, goddammit, they sho...
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Movies With Best Ensemble Casts

February 9th, 2009 5:13pm EST
He
Sometimes a single actor makes a film, and sometimes too many egos don't fit on the same screen, but when you find a group of talented actors who manage to make it look like they're having the time of their lives, then the audience wants to be a part of the magic. Chemistry can't be faked. Whether He's Just Not That Into You, starring Drew Barrymore, Justin Long, Jennifer Connelly, Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Connolly, Ginnifer Goodwin, Bradley Cooper, and Scarlett Johansson will be one of those remarkable collaborations remains to be seen. In the meantime, here's a little taste...
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Workplace Romance: Costars Who Fell In Love

August 19th, 2008 12:08pm EDT
Mr. and Mrs. Smith
It is widely acknowledged that workplace romances are a definite no-no; clearly, some famous actors and actresses didn't get the memo. From classic romantic duos Bogey/Bacall and Spencer/Tracy to contemporary pairings like "Bennifer" and "Brangelina", since the inception of cinema, thespians have taken on-set relationships from reel-life to real-life.

Julia Roberts and Kiefer Sutherland's hearts skipped a beat while filming Flatliners (1990). Tom Cruise admired a young Aussie actress named Nicole Kidman and had her cast opposite him in Days of Thunder. The movie Seven ended with Gwynet...
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Spotlight On Talented, Oscar-Winning Movie Stars

June 23rd, 2008 8:45am EDT
Daniel Day-Lewis
There are many talented people in Hollywood who have won a coveted Oscar, and there are so many talented winners that it's difficult to just name a few.

Daniel Day-Lewis is known as one of the most selective actors in the industry; he's starred in only four movies in the last 10 years. Whenever Day-Lewis has a movie being released, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences stands up and takes notice. He's won two Academy Awards for Best Actor: His first was in 1989 for his role as Christy Brown in "My Left Foot" and the other in 2007 for his work as Daniel Plainview in "There Wil...
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Celebrity Birthdays, November 8

November 8th, 2007 3:00am EST
Tara Reid
Happy Birthday to über partier Tara Reid (1975), actress Parker Posey (1968), actress Courtney Thorne-Smith (1967), teen idol Leif Garrett (1961), singer/songwriter Rickie Lee Jones (1954), Desperate Housewife Alfre Woodard (1953), blues singer Bonnie Raitt (1949), actress Esther Rolle (1920; d. 1998), silver screen legend Katharine Hepburn (1907; d. 2003), vampire novelist Bram Stoker (1847; d. 1912), and board game pioneer Milton Bradley (1836; d. 1911).
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Blanchett Shines While 'Elizabeth: The Golden Age' Burns

October 11th, 2007 10:35am EDT
Elizabeth: The Golden Age
It is hard to know what to expect when coming into Elizabeth: The Golden Age, a delayed sequel of a film that 10 years prior had been a heavy player at the Oscars. Back then, the film centered around the performance of Cate Blanchett, who stunned viewers with her complex portrayal of the loose cannon lover who becomes England’s famous virgin monarch. (A Queen and Oscar buzz? Sound familiar? It should! See Oscar Queen Facts at bottom of page.)

Blanchett does a superb job, but this film has a hard time finding its center and its pains dull the effort of a strong cast.

Directo...
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 12

May 12th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Jason Biggs
Happy Birthday to "Lost" actor Malcolm David Kelley (1992), "American Pie" actor Jason Biggs (1978), "The Facts of Life" star Kim Fields (1969), skateboard phenom Tony Hawk (1968), actor Stephen Baldwin (1966), actress/singer Vanessa Williams (1963), actor Emilio Estevez (1962), Brooks & Dunn singer Kix Brooks (1955), "The Usual Suspects" actor Gabriel Byrne (1950), singer/songwriter Billy Squier (1950), "Tron" star Bruce Boxleitner (1950), Traffic founder Steve Winwood (1948), comedian George Carlin (1937), TV host Tom Snyder (1936), singer/composer Burt Bacharach (1928), New York Yankees ...
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Turner Classic Movies Remembers Katharine Hepburn By Showing Several Of Her Films This Week

May 10th, 2007 8:33am EDT
Katharine Hepburn
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Over her long and storied career, which included 12 Academy Award nominations and a record four wins for best actress, Katharine Hepburn personified a peculiarly American, dignified grit.

And with her 100th birthday approaching Saturday, Turner Classic Movies is remembering Hepburn, who died in June 2003 at 96, by showing several of her films this week - from her 1932 debut, A Bill of Divorcement, to 1967's Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, which earned her the second of her Oscars.

Robert Osborne, the channel's host, believes her appeal came from ''her class and he...
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AFI To Count Down The 100 Greatest Movies Of All Time

January 19th, 2007 11:17am EST
Casablanca
American Film Institute (AFI) today announced the 10th annual installment of its Emmy Award-winning "AFI's 100 Years..." series. "AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies -- 10th Anniversary Edition" will count down the 100 greatest movies of all time in a three-hour television event on CBS in June.

The program will consider classic favorites and newly eligible films released from 1996 to 2006. AFI will undertake this program every 10 years to mark changing cultural perspectives.

"AFI has created the most comprehensive and credible examination of excellence in American film with the AFI's 10...
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Celebrity Birthdays, November 8

November 8th, 2006 3:00am EST
Tara Reid
Happy Birthday to über partier Tara Reid (1975), actress Parker Posey (1968), actress Courtney Thorne-Smith (1967), teen idol Leif Garrett (1961), singer/songwriter Rickie Lee Jones (1954), Desperate Housewife Alfre Woodard (1953), blues singer Bonnie Raitt (1949), actress Esther Rolle (1920; d. 1998), silver screen legend Katharine Hepburn (1907; d. 2003), vampire novelist Bram Stoker (1847; d. 1912), and board game pioneer Milton Bradley (1836; d. 1911).
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TCM Celebrates Legendary Hollywood Stars This August

June 28th, 2006 2:32pm EDT
John Wayne
Turner Classic Movies (TCM) struts its stuff in August with the annual Summer Under the Stars festival, a month-long celebration during which each day is dedicated to one of Hollywood’s most enduring personalities. This year’s festival is bigger than ever, with more than 400 movies and specials featuring 31 top stars.

It kicks off Monday, August 1, with a tribute to legendary actress Angela Lansbury, who sits down with TCM host Robert Osborne to discuss her life and career in a one-hour Private Screenings interview. Though perhaps best known today as author and sleuth Jessica Fletch...
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 12

May 12th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Yogi Berra
Happy Birthday to "Lost" actor Malcolm David Kelley (1992), "American Pie" actor Jason Biggs (1978), "The Facts of Life" star Kim Fields (1969), skateboard phenom Tony Hawk (1968), actor Stephen Baldwin (1966), actress/singer Vanessa Williams (1963), actor Emilio Estevez (1962), Brooks & Dunn singer Kix Brooks (1955), "The Usual Suspects" actor Gabriel Byrne (1950), singer/songwriter Billy Squier (1950), "Tron" star Bruce Boxleitner (1950), Traffic founder Steve Winwood (1948), comedian George Carlin (1937), TV host Tom Snyder (1936), singer/composer Burt Bacharach (1928), New York Yankees ...
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Americans Choose Tom Hanks As Favorite Movie Star

January 19th, 2006 6:18pm EST
Tom Hanks
Once again Harris Interactive asked U.S. adults to choose their favorite movie stars, and for the second year in a row, Tom Hanks has emerged as America's favorite. Johnny Depp moves up from #4 to #2 this year, while John Wayne, who died over 25 years ago, and Harrison Ford are tied at #3. Rounding out the top five is Julia Roberts (#5).

These are the results of a nationwide poll of 1,001 U.S. adults surveyed online by Harris Interactive between December 8 and 14, 2005.

Consistency in the top 10 seems to be the rule of thumb for this year's list, as nine of the 10 stars in this ye...
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Celebrity Birthdays, November 8

November 8th, 2005 3:00am EST
Tara Reid
Happy Birthday to Ozzy Osbourne offspring Jack Osbourne (1985), Slipknot vocalist Corey Taylor, über partier Tara Reid (1975), actress Gretchen Mol (1973), actress Parker Posey (1968), actress Courtney Thorne-Smith (1967), teen idol Leif Garrett (1961), singer/songwriter Rickie Lee Jones (1954), Desperate Housewife Alfre Woodard (1953), blues singer Bonnie Raitt (1949), actress Esther Rolle (1920; d. 1998), silver screen legend Katharine Hepburn (1907; d. 2003), vampire novelist Bram Stoker (1847; d. 1912), and board game pioneer Milton Bradley (1836; d. 1911).
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