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Ellen Page 'Suprised' And 'Humbled' By Oscar Nod

January 25th, 2008 11:48am EST
Ellen Page
Young actress Ellen Page is overwhelmed by her Oscar nomination for her starring role in Juno - calling the experience "surprising" and "humbling".

The 20-year-old, who plays a pregnant teenager in the movie, is shortlisted in the Best Actress category at next month's Academy Awards and admits the news came as a complete shock.

She tells, "We were coming from Paris on the train and just getting to London when I heard. It was exciting.

"Winning awards was something I was trying to keep out of my mind (but) it's a surprise and very humbling. It just blew me away."


Reaction To The Oscar Nominations

January 23rd, 2008 9:17am EST
No Country for Old Men
And then there were five. Oscar morning has come and gone, featuring the usual mix of surprises, sure things and people getting up way too early. Here's a rundown of who's in, who's out, and what to expect come Oscar night.

Best Picture

"No Country for Old Men"

"There Will Be Blood"


"Michael Clayton"


Front-Runner: "No Country for Old Men"

Surprise: "Into The Wild" out, "Atonement" in.

Snub: "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"

This category came up pretty much according to plan. Every movie nominated had a very good shot at it with about...

The Complete List Of 80th Annual Academy Award Nominations Is Announced

January 22nd, 2008 9:35am EST
There Will Be Blood
1. Best Picture: ''Atonement,'' ''Juno,'' ''Michael Clayton,'' ''No Country for Old Men,'' ''There Will Be Blood.''

2. Actor: George Clooney, ''Michael Clayton''; Daniel Day-Lewis, ''There Will Be Blood''; Johnny Depp, ''Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street''; Tommy Lee Jones, ''In the Valley of Elah''; Viggo Mortensen, ''Eastern Promises.''

3. Actress: Cate Blanchett, ''Elizabeth: The Golden Age''; Julie Christie, ''Away From Her''; Marion Cotillard, ''La Vie en Rose''; Laura Linney, ''The Savages''; Ellen Page, ''Juno.''

4. Supporting Actor: Casey Affleck, ''The As...

Laura Linney Is Grateful To Be Alive

January 4th, 2008 10:17am EST
Laura Linney
Laura Linney has no sympathy for stars who fear aging - she considers herself lucky to have lived to 40. The 43-year-old actress claims actors have no right to expect decades of success, when so many people die young.

She says, "It's really about being realistic. No one is going to be an A-list movie star and make millions of dollars forever. You're just not.

"It's also about the fact that I think we're lucky we got to be 40. There are so many people out there who die way too young."

-Laura Linney Pictures

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Laura Linney Is Amazed She's Not Bald

December 3rd, 2007 8:42am EST
Laura Linney
Laura Linney fears she'll go bald and incur the wrath of her mother because she dyes her hair so much in movies. The actress boasts different colored locks in almost every movie she appears in - much to her mother's disappointment.

Linney says, "My mother always gets upset when my hair goes dark. She really hates it. And then going from dark to blonde takes a toll. It's amazing that I have a single strand of hair left on my head."

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Fascinating Facts

December 2nd, 2007 8:09pm EST
Janice Dickinson
Janice Dickinson finished in second place on British reality show I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! on Friday night, after losing out to U.K. theater actor Christopher Biggins.

The contest saw Dickinson endure various 'Bushtucker Trial' tasks, including being covered in cockroaches, meal worms and eels, and she was also bitten by a rat on her hand while sleeping in the Australian jungle.

One of the tracks on rapper Nas' controversial new album Nigger is titled Fear Of The Black Man'S D--k.

Laura Linney is considering eloping to marry fiance Marc Schauer, because they a...

Laura Linney Heads Back To Broadway

November 28th, 2007 11:44am EST
Laura Linney
Actress Laura Linney is heading back to Broadway to take on the historical villain played on the big screen by Glenn Close and Annette Bening.

The Love Actually star will play scheming La Marquise de Merteuil, opposite Broadway newcomer Ben Daniels, in Roundabout Theatre Company's Les Liaisons Dangereuses.

Linney was last on the Broadway stage in 2005, when she won a Tony nomination for her role in Sight Unseen.

Previews of Les Liaisons Dangereuses will begin next spring.

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Laura Linney Wants To Go Back To School

November 26th, 2007 2:45pm EST
Laura Linney
Actress Laura Linney wants to go back to school to brush up on her history - after discovering how much she doesn't know on the set of her new period mini-series. The Oscar-nominee plays the wife of America's second president in John Adams, which is produced by Tom Hanks. Linney was shocked by her own ignorance about that period in history.

She says, "History should be taught again to adults, as it's wasted on the youth. There was an embarrassingly large amount of American history that I didn't know about."

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Scarlett Johansson Stars 'The Nanny Diaries,' On DVD Dec. 4

November 20th, 2007 5:31pm EST
The Nanny Diaries
In The Nanny Diaries, Golden Globe® Scarlett Johansson (The Island, Lost In Translation) stars as Annie, a recent college grad who goes to work for an uber-wealthy family and finds herself juggling their dysfunction, a new romance and the spoiled brat in her charge.

Strolling its way onto DVD December 4, 2007 from Genius Products and The Weinstein Company, the film co-stars MTV Movie and Teen Choice Award® nominee Chris Evans (Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Sunshine) as the gorgeous, sexy man who catches Annie's eye. The film also stars Academy Award® nominees Laura Linn...

Deneuve And Laura Linney Honored In L.A.

October 9th, 2007 6:00pm EDT
Laura Linney
Actresses Catherine Deneuve and Laura Linney are to be honored at next month's Los Angeles Film Festival. The pair were chosen because they "embody the raw promise of a fine performance", according to festival director Christian Gaines.

Linney's new movie The Savages will premiere at the event, which runs from November 1 to 11 - as well as the Tom Cruise and Meryl Streep movie, Lions For Lambs.

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Jennifer Aniston & Orlando Bloom Are Just Good 'Friends'

October 3rd, 2007 12:17pm EDT
Jennifer Aniston
Single Hollywood stars Jennifer Aniston and Orlando Bloom have prompted rumors of a romance after they were spotted getting close at their manager's wedding.

The pair are both represented by Aleen Keshishian, and traveled to Cabo San Lucas in Mexico to celebrate her marriage, along with other clients Natalie Portman, Laura Linney and Bloom's ex-girlfriend Kate Bosworth.

Fellow guests claim Aniston and Bloom immediately latched onto each other and spent much of the ceremony together.

A source tells Life & Style magazine. "When they got down to Mexico, they just gravitated t...

Laura Linney Is Engaged

August 21st, 2007 8:55am EDT
Laura Linney
Laura Linney is to wed her longtime boyfriend Marc Schauer. The 43-year-old star accepted Schauer's proposal last week, although the couple has yet to set a wedding date.

Her spokesperson says, "They are very happy."

The marriage will be Linney's second; she and first husband David Adkins divorced in 2000.

-Laura Linney Pictures

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Laura Linney Recalls Being Beat Up By Child

August 16th, 2007 2:56pm EDT
Laura Linney
Laura Linney still suffers babysitting nightmares after one young charge turned her into a punching bag. The star plays a stuck-up mother who hires Scarlett Johansson to look after her child in new film The Nanny Diaries, and she admits the film brought back terrible memories.

Linney says, "I was not a very good babysitter. I think it was because I was traumatized early on, and I was just too scared to do it again. There was a couple in the building that I lived in and I went there to babysit their very unusually large four-year-old child. He was a little like a Mack truck, big kid, r...

Willie Nelson, Norah Jones, Bright Eyes Highlight Jesse Harris-Penned Soundtrack For 'The Hottest State'; Out Aug. 7

August 6th, 2007 7:00pm EDT
The Hottest State
The soundtrack for the film, The Hottest State isn't just another compilation of songs pulled out of obscurity and thrown together for a movie companion piece. No way. If anything, this album and it is indeed, an album--could also be categorized as a tribute record. The album features sixteen songs, plus two score passages, all recorded exclusively for the film by some of the finest names in music today, all for the benefit of paying tribute to one of the brightest new songwriting talents in the last two decades: Jesse Harris. Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Jesse Harris wrote all the ...

The Largest Act of Treason in American History Becomes the Gripping, Tautly Woven Thriller 'Breach'

May 13th, 2007 8:00am EDT
An untested FBI employee attempts to trap the deadliest double agent in U.S. history in the intense thriller Breach, coming to DVD and HD DVD & DVD Combo format on June 12 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Based on a true story, Breach boasts a powerhouse performance from Oscar® winner Chris Cooper (Bourne Identity, Syriana) as Robert Hanssen, the most notorious traitor in FBI history, convicted of selling American secrets to Moscow over a 15-year period. Ryan Phillippe (Flags of Our Fathers) costars as Eric O'Neill, the ambitious young FBI operative assigned to help capture Hansse...

'The Nanny Diaries' Pushed Back To September For Awards Season

March 29th, 2007 1:46pm EDT
The Nanny Diaries
The release date of Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson's new movie has been delayed for five months, in order to stand a better chance for next year's awards ceremonies. The Nanny Diaries - an adaptation of the best-selling novel by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus - stars Johansson alongside Laura Linney, and the comedy was originally due for release next month.

But production bosses have now pushed back the film's release to September, in the hope that it will benefit come awards time from better scheduling.

A source tells PageSix, "It's better for awards consideration. This i...

Celebrity Birthdays, February 5

February 5th, 2007 3:00am EST
Laura Linney
Happy Birthday to "Peter Pan" star Jeremy Sumpter (1989), Manchester United footballer Christiano Ronaldo (1985), country singer Sara Evans (1971), singer Bobby Brown (1969), baseball player Roberto Alomar (1968), Guns 'N Roses/Velvet Revolver bassist Duff McKagen (1964), actress Laura Linney (1964), actress Jennifer Jason Leigh (1962), Elton John's drummer Nigel Olsson (1949), actress Barbara Hershey (1948), actor/director/writer Christopher Guest (1948), British actress/former model Charlotte Rampling (1946), Blood, Sweat & Tears founder Al Kooper (1944), action film director Michael Mann...

Fire Destroys Ethan Hawke's Office & Studio

March 29th, 2006 9:09am EST
Ethan Hawke
Ethan Hawke's personal business office in New York was destroyed by a fast-moving fire on Sunday morning. The actor is currently directing and starring in a movie version of his first novel, "The Hottest State."

The fire broke out in a newly renovated office on the second floor of Hawke's office building, and the blaze quickly spread all the way up to the fifth floor. As the fire worked its way up, it ripped through and completely destroyed Hawke's fourth-floor office and his post-production studio.

Master tapes and negatives from Hawke's film, which also stars Michelle William...

Laura Linney To Play Mrs. X in 'The Nanny Diaries'

March 14th, 2006 9:13am EST
Laura Linney
Laura Linney has signed on to star alongside Scarlett Johansson in the big screen version of hit book "The Nanny Diaries." Hollywood producers Bob and Harvey Weinstein will adapt the best-seller by Emma Mclaughlin and Nicola Kraus for the big screen.

The story centres around Annie Braddock, a college student played by Johansson, who is hired as a nanny for a wealthy New York family and ends up in the elite world of Manhattan's posh Upper East Side residents. The family, whose identity is not disclosed in the book, is only referred to as "the Xs." Linney will star as the highly dysfu...

Celebrity Birthdays, February 5

February 5th, 2006 3:00am EST
Laura Linney
Happy Birthday to "Peter Pan" star Jeremy Sumpter (1989), Manchester United footballer Christiano Ronaldo (1985), country singer Sara Evans (1971), singer Bobby Brown (1969), baseball player Roberto Alomar (1968), Guns 'N Roses/Velvet Revolver bassist Duff McKagen (1964), actress Laura Linney (1964), actress Jennifer Jason Leigh (1962), Elton John's drummer Nigel Olsson (1949), actress Barbara Hershey (1948), actor/director/writer Christopher Guest (1948), British actress/former model Charlotte Rampling (1946), Blood, Sweat & Tears founder Al Kooper (1944), action film director Michael Mann...

More Awards for 'Brokeback Mountain'

December 20th, 2005 10:05am EST
Jake Gyllenhaal from Brokeback Mountain
Brokeback Mountain was the big winner at the Satellite Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday, picking up four accolades. Ang Lee picked up Best Director for the film, which was also named Best Motion Picture - Drama, Best Editing and Best Song for "A Love That Will Never Grow Old," at the 10th annual awards, which are organized by the International Press Academy.

Meanwhile, Philip Seymour Hoffman was named Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama for Capote, while Felicity Huffman garnered Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama for Transamerica.

In the Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy catego...

Keira Knightley Is Humbled Over Golden Globe Nomination

December 19th, 2005 9:52am EST
Keira Knightley
Keira Knightley was brought back down to earth after hearing of her Golden Globe nomination last Tuesday - when her mother told her she wouldn't win. The 20-year-old beauty is up against Judi Dench, Laura Linney, Sarah Jessica Parker and Reese Witherspoon in the Best Actress - Musical Or Comedy category at the January ceremony.

Knightley enthuses, "This is completely unexpected and I'm a bit shell-shocked really. I think a bottle of champagne is going to be had tonight. I phoned my mum and said I'd been nominated and she said: 'Oh, that's lovely. You won't win, but that's lovely.'


Chris Cooper, Ryan Phillippe Start Production on 'Breach'

December 2nd, 2005 10:30am EST
Ryan Phillippe
Universal Pictures has begun production on "Breach", starring Academy Award winner Chris Cooper, Ryan Phillippe and Academy Award nominee Laura Linney. Based on “The Eleventh Hour” by Adam Mazer and Bill Rotko and inspired by true events, "Breach" is a dramatic thriller set inside the halls of the FBI - the gatekeeper of the nation's most sensitive and potentially volatile secrets.

"This is a story about lying in the pursuit of truth," says writer/director Billy Ray. "It's also about how our mentors can teach us even as they are betraying us."

When young Eric O'Neill (Phillippe...

IFP Announces Gotham Award Nominees

October 27th, 2005 11:43am EDT
The Independent Film Project (IFP) just announced the nominations for the 15th Annual Gotham Awards. Winners will be awarded at the ceremony on Nov. 30 in New York City. The nominees were selected by three separate nominating committees composed of critics and film programmers. Nominees for “Best Feature” are Brokeback Mountain, Capote, A History of Violence, Keane, and Me and You and Everyone We Know.

The annual Gotham Awards celebrate the authentic voices behind and in front of the camera in films made this year. By recognizing that the best films come from a place that is more fir...

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