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Winona Ryder On 'Beetlejuice' Sequel: 'I'm Sworn To Secrecy'

November 20th, 2013 9:42am EST
Winona Ryder
Winona Ryder has given Beetlejuice fans a reason to celebrate by releasing details about a much anticipated sequel.

The Edward Scissorhands star reveals she is "sworn to secrecy", however admits she is excited at the prospect of reprising her role as Lydia Deetz in the movie about a young woman harassed by ghosts.

The 42 year-old actress says, "It's not a remake. It's 27 years later. And I have to say, I love Lydia so much. She was such a huge part of me. I would be really interested in what she is doing 27 years later."

Many fans have voiced concerns about the movie, but Ryder is con...
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Winona Ryder: 'I Credit Tim Burton With My Whole Career'

September 27th, 2012 11:31am EDT
Winona Ryder
Winona Ryder credits Tim Burton with her entire career, insisting she knew she had met a kindred spirit when they became instant pals during their first meeting.

Ryder landed her big break playing kooky teenager Lydia Deetz in Burton's huge hit Beetlejuice in 1988 and went on to appear in Edward Scissorhands and the filmmaker's latest project, Frankenweenie.

The star is adamant her huge success as an actress is down to her friendship with the quirky director.

She tells FlicksandBits.com, "I've known Tim Burton for 25 years, and I credit him with my career. I really mean that. (At the ...
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DVD Review: 'The Letter'

September 27th, 2012 10:00am EDT
The Letter
Winona Ryder as a strange and creepy playwright? We’re checking out the new to DVD movie "The Letter" out this week from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The curtains go up on the review below!

Title: "The Letter"

Grade: 1

Cast: Winona Ryder, James Franco, Josh Hamilton

Director: Jay Anania

Rating: R

Runtime: 94 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Website: www.lionsgatedvd.com

The Flick: "The Letter" has a straight case of desiring to be a David Lynch picture. Problem is it’s just chocked full on nonsensical strange, but without any of the wizard of...
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9 Celebrities Accused Of Stealing

August 29th, 2012 1:00pm EDT
Lindsay Lohan
In recent news, Lindsay Lohan was just let off the hook by L.A. District Attorney in a burglary case involving jewelry and cash. The actress was reportedly named among other suspects for a theft from a private residence in Hollywood. The case was dropped due to insufficient evidence. This isn't the first time Ms. Lohan has been accused of having sticky fingers. In 2011, she was accused of stealing when she walked out of a Venice store wearing a $2,500 necklace. How's that saying go about smoke and fire? And of course while writing this article, our favorite red head has been banned from Cha...
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Charlie Sheen Claims He Helped Winona Ryder Invent Her Stage Name

July 6th, 2012 2:26pm EDT
Charlie Sheen
Former Two And A Half Men star Charlie Sheen has taken aim at Winona Ryder for refusing to give the actor credit for coming up with her stage name.

The Edward Scissorhands beauty, born Winona Horowitz, wasn't a fan of her surname and embarked on a mission to find a new Hollywood-friendly moniker, finally settling on Ryder after listening to a song by The Doors.

Nevertheless, Sheen now claims he was the one who gave the 40 year old the idea for her famous last name and he wants recognition.

During an appearance on TV sports show CenterStage, which will air on Friday night, he says, "We...
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Winona Ryder Replaces Maggie Gyllenhaal In Film About Notorious Contract Killer

December 13th, 2011 9:33pm EST
Winona Ryder
Winona Ryder has stepped in to replace pregnant actress Maggie Gyllenhaal in an upcoming film about notorious killer Richard 'The Iceman' Kuklinski.

The Dark Knight actress was initially due to portray the wife of the infamous Mafia contract killer opposite Michael Shannon, but Gyllenhaal, who announced her second pregnancy last month, has since walked away from the role and Ryder has been cast in her place, according to Deadline.com.

It's the second major casting revamp in recent weeks - James Franco was previously tapped to star as The Iceman's mentor, but the 127 Hours actor quit the p...
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Happy 40th Birthday, Winona Ryder!

October 29th, 2011 10:00am EDT
Winona Ryder
Winona Ryder has plenty to celebrate as she turns the big 4-0 on Saturday.

The actress has largely stayed out of the spotlight since last appearing in Vince Vaughn's hit comedy The Dilemma, and although she recently confessed to dreading the big milestone, Ryder has much to look forward to - including two new films, which are out next year.

To honor the Hollywood star on her special day, WENN has dug out 10 fascinating facts about the birthday girl. Cheers, Winona!

- She was born in Olmsted County, Minnesota and named after the nearby city of Winona.

- Her godfather was controversial Am...
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'Black Swan' Tops International Box Office

February 21st, 2011 11:55pm EST
Black Swan
Hotly-tipped Oscar favorite Black Swan is continuing to thrill film fans across the world after topping the global box office chart for the second consecutive week.

The ballet thriller, starring Best Actress nominee Natalie Portman, grossed $17.2 million over the weekend, bringing its haul outside of the U.S. market to a total of $97.9 million.

Another of Portman's movies, romantic comedy No Strings Attached, proved to be popular at the box office - it came third in a three-way tie with True Grit and Yogi Bear, taking $10 million each, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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SAG Awards Top Moments: Why Was Natalie Portman's Acceptance Speech Censored?

January 31st, 2011 9:20am EST
Natalie Portman | Photo Credits: John Shearer/WireImage.com
Here are our top moments of the 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards:

10. Most Nurturing: "It shouldn't be called the SAG award, it should be called the Uplifting Award," The King's Speech actor Geoffrey Rush says on behalf of the cast, before giving nods to the movie's supporting actors, including his on-screen family and Freya Wilson, who played the young future Queen Elizabeth. His SAG family must be very proud.

9. The Kanye West Memorial Award: Has someone been enjoying a little post-Prohibition tipple? A spacey, dark-lipped Paz de la Huerta commandeers the mic after Steve Buscemi's speech...
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Best & Worst Dressed At The 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards

January 31st, 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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Winona Ryder Has Been 'Warned' About Turning 40

December 18th, 2010 3:54pm EST
Winona Ryder
Winona Ryder is dreading her upcoming 40th birthday because she has been "warned" about reaching the milestone age throughout her Hollywood career.

The star, who has been making movies since the 1980s, will celebrate the landmark next October.

But Ryder has long feared moving into her forties because so many people told her it would mark a downturn in her career.

She tells GQ, "I'm at that age I've been warned my whole life about."

But the actress is determined to follow in the footsteps of her idol Meryl Streep, who has carved out a stellar career in her later years despite feeling aba...
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Mel Gibson Called Jewish Winona Ryder An 'Oven Dodger'

December 16th, 2010 8:23am EST
Winona Ryder
Winona Ryder has opened up about a "horrible" encounter with Mel Gibson at a Hollywood party 15 years ago, insisting she saw the troubled actor's dark side but "no one believed" her.

The Braveheart star has hit headlines throughout the year after his ex-girlfriend alleged he was violent towards her and a number of the former couple's explosive arguments leaked online, with Gibson's rants coming under particular scrutiny.

The now-infamous tapes surfaced three years after he was accused of unleashing his temper during a 2006 DUI arrest and hurling anti-Semitic abuse at a Jewish traffic cop...
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Winona Ryder Talks 'Black Swan,' Dating & 25 Years Of Being In Showbiz

December 11th, 2010 9:30am EST
Winona Ryder in ELLE
Winona Ryder is featured along with Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis in this month's Black Swan, a racy take on the classic ballet masterpiece, Swan Lake. She recently sat down with ELLE magazine and discussed her role int eh film, being in show business for a quarter-century, her love life and growing up in San Francisco.

Sound Bites

"I don't use the Internet, but apparently you can find out everything on it."

"I have my e-mail on my BlackBerry, and that's about it. I've never read a blog, ever. I feel like it's taking away that great anticipation of seeing a movie. It used to be you'd he...
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Winona Ryder Says She Mistrusts 'Normal' Men

December 10th, 2010 10:22am EST
Winona Ryder
Winona Ryder refuses to date anyone outside of the movie industry because she mistrusts "normal" guys.

The Edward Scissorhands beauty has been linked to a number of famous hunks over the years and was engaged to Johnny Depp in the early 1990s. And Ryder admits she is reluctant to become involved with anyone who isn't part of Hollywood after a chance encounter with a fan left her "mistrustful" of men and their motives.

She tells Elle magazine, "I remember being at this bar called Tosca in San Francisco, and I met this guy one night. He was really cute, and we were talking, and then, like...
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Winona Ryder Fails Miserably With Oversized Men's Suit (Photos)

December 1st, 2010 12:00pm EST
Winona Ryder
We spotted Winona Ryder at the New York premiere of the ballet movie "Black Swan" yesterday wearing a black suit. Ugh.Compared to Leighton Meester (see her pics), this suit is a fashion fail.

What do you think of Winona's look?

The actress presented co-star Natalie Portman with a small gift after they finished filming "Black Swan" to apologize for the "horrible" lines she had to deliver as her on-screen rival.

Ryder plays a prima ballerina who is replaced by Portman's younger dancer character in a production of "Swan Lake" in the dark drama - and insists she felt guilty for making so man...
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Winona Ryder Apologized To Natalie Portman Over 'Black Swan' Character

December 1st, 2010 12:14am EST
Winona Ryder
Winona Ryder presented Natalie Portman with a small gift after they finished filming Black Swan to apologize for the "horrible" lines she had to deliver as her on-screen rival.

Ryder plays a prima ballerina who is replaced by Portman's younger dancer character in a production of Swan Lake in the dark drama - and insists she felt guilty for making so many cruel jibes.

She tells Britain's Total Film magazine, "I wrote (to) Natalie and I got her something when I had finished filming, saying, 'I'm so sorry I had to say all those horrible things.'"

But Ryder admits the movie's script resonate...
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Winona Ryder Doesn't Understand Gay Joke Controversy

November 28th, 2010 2:26pm EST
Winona Ryder
Winona Ryder was stunned by the outcry over a 'gay' joke in new film The Dilemma, insisting she would not "be part" of a movie she thought was "offensive."

Officials at the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) organization demanded the axing of a scene from the upcoming movie after a preview clip showed Vince Vaughn's character tell a room of people, "Ladies and gentlemen, electric cars... are gay."

Ron Howard opted to keep the scene in the final cut of the film, and Ryder is glad the director refused to bow to the group's pressure as she can't understand the fuss surrounding...
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'Black Swan' Review: 'Two Jews On Film' Have A Happy Halloween With 'Masterpiece' 'Black Swan' (Video)

October 29th, 2010 9:59am EDT
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'Black Swan' directed by Darren Aronofsky, simply put, is a masterpiece. Natalie Portman, in the performance of her career. Portman portrays Nina, a beautiful, fragile ballerina with The New York City Ballet. Like all great artists, Nina is obsessed with perfection. When she gets the chance to to dance the lead in a new ballet created by the artistic director, the wonderful Vincent Cassel, this obsession takes her and the audience on a journey into a dark, nightmarish world. Aronofsky has cast this film perfectly. Barbara Hershey portrays Nina's controlling, suffocating mother, Mila K...
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Mickey Rourke Slams Unnamed Actress Who 'S**ts Herself' When The Cameras Start Rolling

April 27th, 2010 8:25am EDT
Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke has got movie gossips guessing about the actress he hated working with after confessing to teaming up with "a pain in the a**" in a recent movie.

The "Iron Man 2" star reveals the actress in question has fooled everyone into thinking she's "a lot better than she is."

Rourke tells MovieHole.net, "I worked with an actress recently who, despite having a reputation as a good actress, s**ts herself when that little red light comes on. She's fooled everyone into thinking she's a lot better than she is. Working with someone like that is a pain in the a**."

One actress who definite...
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Winona Ryder To Star In New Ron Howard Comedy

April 7th, 2010 9:13am EDT
Winona Ryder
Winona Ryder has seen off tough competition from Uma Thurman and Kate Beckinsale to win a role in the latest Ron Howard movie, according to a new report.

The Heathers star is set to launch a comeback by playing funnyman Kevin James' adulterous wife in the as-yet-untitled comedy, which will also star Vince Vaughn.

Ryder was said to have been offered the part after impressing producers with two auditions, outshining fellow actresses Carla Gugino, Beckinsale and Thurman, reports EW.com.

Ryder has not appeared on the big screen since a small role playing Spock's mother in Star Trek last y...
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Most Memorable Mentally Ill Characters In Film

February 23rd, 2010 3:00pm EST
Most Memorable Mentally Ill Characters In Film
Just last week the movie "Shutter Island," starring Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Martin Scorsese, was released in general theaters. Its first weekend was a success, and the film is about two U.S. marshals who come to investigate a special hospital for the criminally insane

when one of their patients go missing. One of the marshals, Teddy (DiCaprio) believes there are nefarious things going on at the hospital and seeks to get answers about possible Nazi human experimentation. This is hardly the first (nor the last) movie to take place at a mental institute or about people with mental...
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Sexy Short-Haired Celebs

October 23rd, 2009 9:01am EDT
Rihanna
Usually the shorter cuts come out to play mid-May, when the weather makes long-mane maintenance unbearable in most parts of the country. Celebrities follow the trends of the seasons and some begrudgingly chop a little length to look fresh for the paparazzi. Others rock their short 'dos year-round. A certain mother of multiples brought a lot of attention to what can go wrong when creative license is taken too far with shorter hair. As one who's recently lopped off inches upon inches of perfectly good hair, here's a quick rundown of the current reigning sexy short-haired celebrities that may ...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Saw VI,' 'Vampire's Assistant' & More

October 19th, 2009 9:43am EDT
Cirque du Freak
Last Tuesday, I had a chance to see "Where the Wild Things Are." Visually the film is stunning; it integrates handheld camera shots in the appropriate moments to take viewers into the action. Jim Henson's Creature Shop makes the monsters of the movie look incredibly convincing, and the composite animation of their faces matches up well.

Spike Jonze and Dave Eggers do a fantastic job of stretching a 10 page children's book into a movie that doesn't distort the message of the book, but still gives audiences something fresh. One of the most fascinating aspects of the creatures the hero M...
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Slideshow: Child Stars Who Grew Up Normal

September 22nd, 2009 9:45am EDT
Anna Paquin
The media focuses primarily on the failed careers of child stars, their rehab stints and jail time. Lindsay Lohan, Drew Barrymore, Corey Feldman, Britney Spears and Danny Bonaduce are among the celebrities who fall into that stereotypical troubled child star label. However, there have been a few child actors who grew up normal despite the media presence in their young lives.

Jerry O'Connell - The Jerry Maguire actor first appeared in Stand by Me in 1986 at the age of eleven. Following the movie, he went back to school and didn't return to the scene as a full time actor until after he ...
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Johnny Depp's Best & Worst Films - Do You Agree?

June 30th, 2009 9:36am EDT
Pirates of the Caribbean
The problem with an actor like Johnny Depp is finding movies in his history that aren't fantastic. Then you have to consider the movies that aren't that good, but that he was great in anyway (which covers basically everything else).

The truth is, this Kentucky-born actor is one of the best in his or anyone's generation, and he also is an accomplished producer, director, screenwriter, and yes, even has quite a set of singing pipes. Good thing he's just so unattractive or he might just be the perfect Hollywood hunk ... oh wait. He's gorgeous. Damn you, Johnny Depp!

Here's a look at so...
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Winona Ryder's Black Lace Dress: Hot Or Hideous?

May 3rd, 2009 11:05am EDT
Winona Ryder
Winona Ryder showed up to the Star Trek premiere in LA on Thursday looking like she stepped out of Beetlejuice. Channeling her inner goth, she donned a black lace dress and a sequined headband.

What do you think of Winona's look? Let us know in the comments!

More: Celebrity Hot or Not? / Slideshows / Fashion photos
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Review: 'Star Trek' Is A Blockbuster That Deserves The Hype

May 1st, 2009 2:24pm EDT
Star Trek XI
When the new "Star Trek" was announced, directed by J.J. Abrams and starring a hot young cast, it was playfully referred to as "Star Trek 90210" and many fans were skeptical of its worth. Reboots of popular series are often very disappointing, and it was especially dangerous with such a diehard fanbase ready to tear apart each and every detail. The Original Series started the Trek world, and it was known to be hilarious, cheesy, and the best sci-fi they had at the time. The Next Generation was sleek and more serious, but personally I always preferred the original cast; especially their movi...
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Our Favorite Bug-Eyed Celebrities

April 21st, 2009 10:11am EDT
Jonathan Rhys-Meyers
In Hollywood, you've got show-stopping performances and eye-popping beauties. But what about those Hollywood beauties whose eyes just pop? Some celebrities are recognized by their plunger lips, or by their adorable pair of dimples, while others are distinguished by their bulging peepers. The bug-eye feature is very hit or miss, however. On one hand, bug-eyes have the ability to create unconventional gorgeosity in a person, but on the other hand, they are also capable of making good faces go Muppet.

Christina Ricci falls into the former category of bug-eyed celebrities. Her sizeable...
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This Week's Movie Buzz: See It, Rent It, Or Skip It?

April 20th, 2009 9:44am EDT
The Soloist
This week is fairly busy at the box office, with seven movies arriving. Four of them are general release, while the other three are limited release. I will be going over "Obsessed," "Earth," "Fighting," "The Soloist," "Tyson," "Mutant Chronicles," and "The Informers."

OBSESSED

Successful asset manager Derek Charles (Idris Elba) has everything a man could want. He just received a promotion at work and he has a happy marriage, but when an obsessed temp in his office (Ali Larter) starts stalking him, his picture-perfect life is placed in serious danger.

"Obsessed" is the first fe...
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Billy Bob Thornton Heads An All-Star Cast In 'The Informers', In Theatres April 24

March 25th, 2009 5:00pm EDT
The Informers
In such works as Less Than Zero and American Psycho Brett Easton Ellis brilliantly dissects contemporary American society, a culture in which too much is never enough. Now, adapting his own acclaimed novel for the screen, he returns to the Los Angeles of the early 1980's with a multi-strand narrative that deftly balances a vast array of characters who represent both the top of the heap (a Hollywood dream merchant, a dissolute rock star, an aging newscaster) and the bottom (a voyeuristic doorman, an amoral ex-con).

Connecting all his intertwining strands are the quintessential Ellis pr...
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