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Hilary Swank's Christmas Gifts Are Underappreciated

December 26th, 2010 11:39pm EST
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Oscar winner Hilary Swank added her personal touch to every gift she gave out this Christmas - she knitted presents for her friends and family.

The Million Dollar Baby star recently took up the hobby and she put her new needle skills to the test to ensure each of her loved ones' gifts are "unique."

But the actress admits her efforts aren't always warmly received.

She says, "That's actually something I like to do for the holidays. I like to give people unique gifts and I usually like to handmake them something. Most people don't (appreciate it)!"

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Who Is Mia Wasikowska? (Photos)

December 22nd, 2010 11:00am EST
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Forbes magazine has named newcomer Mia Wasikowska the highest grossing actress in Hollywood. Not familiar with her? She starred in Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland," the second-highest-earning movie this year, with $1.03 billion at the box office.

Wasikowska also starred in "The Kids Are All Right," which made $29 million at the global box office. She will appear in the upcoming film "Jane Eyre."

The Australian actress broke through to international acclaim with her role as self-defeating Olympic-hopeful gymnast Sophie on the HBO series drama "In Treatment" in 2008.

She appeared in the...
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Celebrity Fashion Fails Of 2010

December 22nd, 2010 10:00am EST
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The definition of fail: "The state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective and may be viewed as the opposite of success." Where there is success there is always failure, and this year there were lots of star-powered failures on the red carpet and out and about in public.

Take a look back at some serious celebrity fashion fails from 2010:

Bonnie Somerville showed up to the Trevor Live Fundraiser at the Hollywood Palladium looking like a hot mess. While revealing underwear is hot right now, it has to be done right.

There's nothing good about this outfit. Madonn...
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'The King's Speech' Leads 2011 SAG Award Nominations

December 16th, 2010 10:49am EST
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British monarchy drama The King's Speech and boxing film The Fighter are leading the nominations in the motion picture categories at the 2011 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards, earning four nods each.

Both movies will compete for the coveted Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture prize, alongside Black Swan, The Kids Are All Right and Facebook-inspired film The Social Network. The King's Speech star Colin Firth is among nominees in the best actor category, which also saw nods to Jeff Bridges (True Grit),

Robert Duvall (Get Low), Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) and Jam...
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Fashion Disaster: Hilary Swank

December 1st, 2010 11:24am EST
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From her 4 inch roots to the this little black dress gone wrong, Hilary Swank was a fashion nightmare at the 20th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards. Someone hire her a stylist and hair colorist stat!
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Hilary Swank's Struggle To Bulk Up For 'Conviction'

December 1st, 2010 10:38am EST
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Hilary Swank struggled to gain weight for her role in new movie Conviction and forced herself to eat food even when she was full in order to bulk up.

The Million Dollar Baby star plays an unemployed single mother who earns a law degree so she can represent her brother in court in the film. Swank was required to put on 15 pounds for her part - but she found it hard work eating enough food to build up her svelte frame, and even gave up her regular workouts.

She tells New York Post newspaper columnist Cindy Adams, "I personally have difficulty keeping weight on, and for this role I had to ...
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Hilary Swank Is Being Gobbled Up By Her Dress

November 17th, 2010 3:00pm EST
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Hilary Swank attended the 2nd Annual Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Governors Awards in Hollywood wearing a substantially poofy black and blue dress. It's too much! What do you think?

Hilary has been receiving glowing notices for her recent film "Conviction." Will she be an Oscar contender?

In the film, Betty Anne Waters (Swank) and her brother, Kenny (Sam Rockwell), survive bad parenting and poverty by leaning on each other for support. Kenny grows up to be something of a troublemaker, eventually being convicted for a murder he swears he didn't commit.

His sister believes...
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Hilary Swank's Corset-Like Gown - Hot Or Not?

November 9th, 2010 3:00pm EST
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Hilary Swank wore a metallic dress at Glamour Magazine's Women Of The Year Awards at New York's Carnegie Hall. What do you think of her corset-like dress?

The actress recently admitted she's glad she was fired from Beverly Hills, 90210 in 1998 because she wouldn't have gone on to win an Oscar for Boys Don't Cry if she'd stayed on the show.

She told Total Film magazine, "It is weird. There's a lot of luck involved in a career, so I'm thankful I got fired off of 90210 because three months later I got Boys Don't Cry. I wouldn't have gotten that movie had I stayed on the show, so it was alway...
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Hilary Swank 'Thankful' She Was Fired From 'Beverly Hills, 90210'

November 3rd, 2010 4:21pm EDT
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Hilary Swank is glad she was fired from Beverly Hills, 90210 - because she wouldn't have gone on to win an Oscar for Boys Don't Cry if she'd stayed on the show.

The Million Dollar Baby actress was hired to play single mother Carly Reynolds in the program and was told she would be signed up for at least two years. However, Swank was devastated when TV bosses wrote her character out after just 16 episodes in 1998.

Now, she's opened up about the experience, insisting she is "thankful" she was dropped from the series, because she went on to land a role in Boys Don't Cry, which won her a Bes...
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Minnie Driver Is Looking Rather Hot These Days

October 30th, 2010 12:00pm EDT
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Minnie Driver stars in the new film "Conviction" about a woman (Hilary Swank) who goes to law school after her brother (Sam Rockwell) is sent to prison for a crime he didn't commit. Minnie plays her only friend.

We're glad Minnie is back in the spotlight. Doesn't she look great?

Minnie also stars in the upcoming film "Barney's Version," a picaresque and touching story of the politically incorrect, fully lived life of the impulsive, irascible and fearlessly blunt Barney Panofsky.

See more photos of Minnie here!
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2011 Early Oscar Predictions: And The Oscar May Go To...

October 27th, 2010 12:10pm EDT
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Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away. And only a few days after that, critics groups will start doling out year-end best-of movie awards. Oscar season is officially underway.

This is the time of the season where anything could happen. But in just five weeks or so, most films’ Oscar prospects will be much, much clearer. Only a few things are virtually certain: ‘The Social Network’ will ride its buzz to a Best Picture nomination, and Jeff Bridges will be in the Best Actor race for the second consecutive year. Oh, and Sandra Bullock will not be so lucky.

Let’s break it down by the majo...
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Hilary Swank's Coral, One-Shouldered Gown: Hot Or Not?

October 26th, 2010 5:00pm EDT
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A very svelte looking Hilary Swank attended the 14th Annual Hollywood Awards Gala in Beverly Hills on Monday wearing a short, coral-colored dress. We've seen her show off her figure in sexier dresses. What do you think?

Hilary stars in the upcoming film "Conviction" opposite Sam Rockwell. In the film, Betty Anne Waters (Swank) and her brother, Kenny (Rockwell), survived bad parenting and poverty by leaning on each other for support. Kenny winds up getting convicted for a murder he swears he didn't commit. His sister believes him and, without even a high-school diploma, sets about going t...
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Kate Hudson Born A Boy?

October 20th, 2010 8:48am EDT
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Actress Kate Hudson was born a boy - or so baby doctors thought in the delivery room. The Almost Famous star's mom Goldie Hawn was stunned when a midwife congratulated her on the birth of a healthy son when she knew her baby was a little girl.

At Monday's Elle Women in Hollywood dinner in Los Angeles, the Private Benjamin star recalled the happy day she gave birth to Kate in 1979, telling Eonline.com, "I had a C-section... (and) I was lying there and they were slicing and dicing... (and) all of a sudden, out she comes and they say, 'It's a boy!' And I was lying there going, 'No, it's a gi...
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Silver Seductresses Kim Kardashian Vs. Hilary Swank

October 18th, 2010 2:00pm EDT
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Over the weekend Kim Kardashian and Hilary Swank wowed in very different but very hot eye-popping silver dresses.

Kim arrived at her 30th birthday celebration at Tao Nightclub in Las Vegas on Friday wearing a short, strapless metallic dress with matching pumps. Va va voom!

Meanwhile, Hilary attended the 54th Annual Times BFI London Film Festival "Conviction" premiere wearing a long, flowing silver gown. Sizzling!

But which star looks better?
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ELLE's November Issue Celebrates Women In Hollywood

October 15th, 2010 5:00pm EDT
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The November issue of ELLE magazine celebrates Women in Hollywood and honors several women who have impacted the film industry, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Hilary Swank, Kate Hudson, Sofia Coppola, Kerry Washington, Diane Keaton, Jodie Foster, and Diane Kruger. The issue also features three different covers.

Check out a bit of what Hudson, Paltrow and Swank had to say...

Kate Hudson

Q. What actress do you most admire?
A. I wouldn't be honest if I didn't say my mom. Apart from the fact that she's my mother, she's a brilliant comedian and a force as a producer. She paved the way for women ...
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Hot Legs: Hilary Swank Promotes 'Conviction' On Letterman

October 14th, 2010 9:00pm EDT
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Hilary Swank showed a little leg as she arrived at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City for a guest appearance on "The Late show with David Letterman" Wednesday afternoon to promote her new film, "Conviction."

The star has come under fire over the film recently, as the family of a real-life murder victim has called for a meeting with the actress, so she can explain why the family was never consulted about the movie.

Members of Katharina Brow's family are upset about the film, which chronicles Kenneth Waters' battle for justice after he was convicted of her murder and placed on Death R...
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Family Takes Aim At Hilary Swank's 'Conviction'

October 14th, 2010 1:15pm EDT
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The relatives of the murder victim portrayed in Hilary Swank's new movie Conviction are considering legal action over allegations they were not consulted about the real life story's journey to the big screen.

The new film is a Hollywood re-telling of the case of Kenneth Waters, who was jailed in 1983 for the murder of Katharina Brow, and released after 18 years when DNA evidence linking him to the killing was disproved.

The film stars Swank as Waters' sister fighting for her brother's freedom, but Brow's children are upset they were not consulted about the picture, according to TMZ.com....
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Art Imitates Life For Hilary Swank In 'Conviction'

October 13th, 2010 12:21am EDT
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Hilary Swank didn't have to look far for inspiration for her latest movie role - portraying a woman fighting to save her brother from execution; a friend was freed 19 years after he was sent to Death Row.

The actress stars in new movie "Conviction," the real life tale of Betty Anne Waters who put herself through law school so she could rescue her wrongfully-convicted brother Kenneth from a death sentence.

And Swank reveals the story had extra relevance to her, because a friend had been through the same trauma.

The Oscar winner tells Us Weekly, "I have a friend who was exonerated after 19...
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Review: 'Two Jews On Film' Give Thoughts On 'Conviction' And Its All-Star Cast (Video)

October 12th, 2010 2:10pm EDT
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"Conviction" directed by Tony Goldwyn, is the incredible true story of Betty Anne Waters, an ordinary working class mother of two, who embarks on an 18 year quest to free her brother, Kenny, who's sentenced to life in prison for a murder he didn't commit. Sam Rockwell as Kenny Waters gives one of his best performances to date and Hillary Swank, as his sister, Betty Anne Waters, makes us remember why she won two Oscars. Rounding out the excellent cast is Juliette Lewis, Minnie Driver, Melissa Leo, Peter Gallagher and Clea Duvall. "Conviction" is about one woman, who not only defies the o...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Jackass 3-D,' 'Conviction,' & More

October 12th, 2010 10:41am EDT
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Robert De Niro and Edward Norton’s latest collaboration “Stone” turned out to be a serious disappointment. While both of the actors turn in decent performances in their respective roles, the film’s writing and directing are seriously lacking. “Stone” dabbles in several concepts such as morality, spirituality, and loyalty; however it does not pay enough attention to any of them to make a cohesive story.

Norton plays Stone, a convict seeking parole, who employs his attractive wife (Milla Jovovich) to seduce his parole officer (De Niro). Over the course of the film it’s never quite clear S...
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Chad Lowe Marries Longtime Girlfriend

August 31st, 2010 1:00pm EDT
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Chad Lowe has put his failed marriage to Hilary Swank firmly behind him by exchanging vows with his longtime girlfriend.

The actor became a first-time father when his partner, film producer Kim Painter, gave birth to their daughter Mabel last year. And the happy couple made its union official by tying the knot on Saturday in an intimate beachside ceremony at the Terranea Resort in Los Angeles.

The groom's actor brother Rob served as best man and 15-month-old Mabel acted as ring bearer, according to People.com.

Lowe finalized his divorce from Swank in 2007.

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No Marriage Plans For Hilary Swank?

August 17th, 2010 2:00pm EDT
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Hilary Swank is adamant she has no plans to wed her boyfriend of four years because she's reluctant to walk down the aisle again.

The Million Dollar Baby star was married to actor Chad Lowe for nine years before their divorce in 2006, and she began dating her agent, John Campisi, in the wake of her marriage breakdown. The couple is still together, but Swank is convinced there won't be a wedding in the next few years because neither of them is ready to rush back into a long term commitment.

She tells InStyle magazine, "I believe in the sanctity of marriage. John and I, you know, we were ...
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Holy Coco!

June 18th, 2010 10:31am EDT
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Ice T's wife Nicole "Coco" Austin left Voyeur nightclub in Los Angeles last night wearing a revealing Ed Hardy t-shirt dress. How does such a voluptuous woman fit into a such a teeny dress? She's defying gravity.

The couple just returned from a trip to Paris, where Coco was dressed down a bit, but still showed off the cleave'.

The best thing about these pics, though, is that her cleavage takes our focus off the Ed Hardy t-shirt.

Fun facts about Coco:
 
 -Her parents met on the set of "Bonanza."
 -Her brother used to mispronounce her name, so she became "Coco."
 -She won her first modelin...
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Debra Messing Has A Joyful Heart

May 6th, 2010 5:15pm EDT
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Debra Messing showed off her sexy side at the Joyful Heart Foundation gala in New York City yesterday. We love her silver sleeveless blouse.

Hilary Swank, Maria Bello and Mariska Hargitay also attended last night's event, which recognized the 15th Anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act.

We may get to see the former "Will And Grace" star back on TV again. She's starring in a new ABC pilot called "Wright v. Wrong." She plays a conservative pundit who, with the help of her eclectic staff, tries to maintain her public persona despite being faced with her vulnerabilities.

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Sandra Bullock, Kate Winslet Victims Of 'Best Actress' Oscar Curse? (Video)

March 19th, 2010 12:20am EDT
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The latest news about Sandra Bullock's husband, Jesse James, allegedly cheating on her and the recent revelation that Kate Winslet is splitting from her husband, director Sam Mendes, leads us to believe that perhaps their recent Best Actress Oscar wins have something to do with it.

Yes folks, it appears that an 'Oscar Curse' has been running wild in Hollywood for the last decade. The curse appears to have begun in 2001, when Julia Roberts won the award for her performance in "Erin Brockovich". Shortly after her win (although not married to each other) she dumped boyfriend Benjamin Bratt.

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Celebrity Weekend In Photos: Lopez Watches The Dolphins, T-Pain Performs & More

December 7th, 2009 9:19am EST
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Jennifer Lopez and her husband Marc Anthony watch the Miami Dolphins defeat the New England Patriots, 22-21, in Miami, Sunday, Dec. 6. Anthony is a co-owner of the Dolphins. The child with the couple is unidentified. Find out what other celebs did over the weekend!

Diane Lane and husband Josh Brolin attend an NBA basketball game between the Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Lakers, Sunday, Dec. 6, in Los Angeles.

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Eva Longoria Parker, Hilary Swank and Halle Berry pose together before The Hollywoo...
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Fashion Star of the Week: Hilary Swank

December 6th, 2009 4:20pm EST
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Hilary Swank always manages to wow us on the red carpet and it was no different when she attended the Museum of the Moving Image Salutes Clint Eastwood Special screening of the movie "Invictus" on December 1, held at the Paris Theater in New York City. Ms. Swank looked stunning in a svelte floor length gown.

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The Outfit: A v-neck Calvin Klein floor length blue gown.

Sassy Factor: The dress is simple, yet elegant, especially with the twist detailing on both shoulders which extends across the bodice.

Accessories: Hilary works the red carpet big time by...
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Kate Beckinsale, Hilary Duff & Other Celebs At The 13th Annual Hollywood Awards Gala

October 27th, 2009 9:04am EDT
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The 13th Annual Hollywood Awards Gala were held last night in Beverly Hills. Check out the major winners and photos of the stars!

Select 2009 Hollywood Awards winners:

Actor: Robert De Niro, "Everybody's Fine."

Actress: Hilary Swank, "Amelia."

Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, "Inglourious Basterds."

Supporting Actress: Julianne Moore, "A Single Man."

Director: Kathryn Bigelow, "The Hurt Locker."

Screenplay: Nora Ephron, "Julie & Julia."

Breakthrough Actress: Carey Mulligan, "An Education."

Breakthrough Actor: Jeremy Renner, "The Hurt Locker."

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Hilary Swank & Mira Nair Talk 'Amelia'

October 23rd, 2009 11:41am EDT
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Last Friday the Essex County Airport in New Jersey hosted an event for Mira Nair's new film, 'Amelia.' It was here that the 73 year old Lockheed Electra airplane used during the filming of 'Amelia' sat glistening in a bright new hanger like a ghost out on a beach. The Electra was stunning to see up close and truly makes one realize just how strong willed (and a little nutty) one must have been to attempt to fly such a craft around the world much the way Amelia Earhart tried in 1937. Think about it; when these planes were built there were no commercial forms of airplane travel, no comput...
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Review: 'Amelia' Displays Stunning Cinematography But Storyline Is Dry & Lacking

October 22nd, 2009 10:21am EDT
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The new Hilary Swank, Richard Gere led film, 'Amelia,' is a tale of two films. The cast is stellar and the cinematography is simply wonderful; unfortunately something is awry with the script since the film is entirely too long, dry and lacking when it comes to an interesting or an in depth storyline between the two lead characters of Amelia Earhart (played by Hilary Swank) and her husband/man behind the career, George Putnam (played by Richard Gere).

The film covers only the most basic portions of Earhart and Putnam's time together in saying that they were in an open marriage and busin...
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