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Unbelievers: 11 Celebrity Atheists

August 9th, 2014 11:00am EDT
Unbelievers: 11 Celebrity Atheists
According to a Gallup poll, about 77 percent of Americans identify with being Christian. When it comes to not believing in a god, atheists are in a small minority. These celebrities however, are going against the popular opinion and speaking out against organized religion.

Ricky Gervais

When one thinks of celebrity atheists, Ricky Gervais is usually the name the pops up first. The comedian and actor is outspoken when it comes to his belief (or lack thereof), as well as most things he has opinions about. If you search "Ricky Gervais atheist," thousands of results pop up, including intervi...
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Oscar Nominations 2014: No Sure Thing – Looking At The Snubs And Surprises

January 17th, 2014 12:00pm EST
2014 Oscar Nominations
The 2014 Oscar nominations have arrived in a busy week filled with Golden Globes, Critics' Choice Awards and SAG Awards. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences filled this competitive film year with quite a few snubs. Left off the Oscar list are big names like Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson, Oprah Winfrey and Robert Redford. Movies that seemed to be sure-things in September are nothing but a distant memory to Oscar voters like Saving Mr. Banks and Lee Daniels' The Butler. Who will come out on top? Well, it no longer seems to be handed to 12 Years a Slave because Gravity and American Hust...
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The Biggest Snubs From The 2014 Oscar Nominations

January 16th, 2014 12:03pm EST
Captain Phillips
Not everyone or every movie can be nominated for an Academy Award, but that won't stop us from declared who was snubbed by the Academy this morning when the nominations were announced.

Inside Llewyn Davis: Many of today's snubs felt like it was the Academy saying, "give someone else a chance." After six Oscars and countless nominations, Joel and Ethan Coen were stricken from the record this awards season - other than cinematography and sound mixing nods. The film has an astonishing 94% on Rotten Tomatoes after over 200 critic reviews, but it did not receive one best picture nomination from...
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Meryl Streep Blasts Walt Disney During Emma Thompson Tribute

January 8th, 2014 11:31pm EST
Meryl Streep
Actress Meryl Streep ripped Walt Disney Tuesday night while honoring fellow star Emma Thompson during the National Board of Review Awards Gala.

Thompson, who stars in Saving Mr. Banks, the story of Walt Disney's (Tom Hanks) 20-year struggle to wrestle the rights to Mary Poppins from author P.L. Travers (Thompson), won the award for Best Actress for her work in the film.

Streep, who presented the award, paid tribute to her pal with a rousing nine-minute speech, in which she blasted the legendary moviemaker as anti-Semitic, racist and sexist.

Streep asked the audience to choose with their ...
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Review: 'Saving Mr. Banks' Doesn't Need Any Saving - It's Perfect!

December 12th, 2013 8:45pm EST
Saving Mr. Banks
 

How a person feels about a particular film has nothing to do with whether it's good or bad; whether the critics love it or hate it or what your friends say about it. It's your own personal experience that counts. Some films just work for you and others don't. It's the same with art, music, and theatre - no matter how much you argue with someone over the merits of a certain film - it's not going to change the kind of experience you have.

That being said, I absolutely loved every second of 'Saving Mr. Banks' directed by John Lee Hancock ('The Blindside'). From the brilliant performances o...
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Emma Thompson Loved Playing 'Rude' Marry Poppins Author In 'Saving Mr. Banks'

December 12th, 2013 8:20am EST
Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks
Saving Mr. Banks tells the story of the making of Mary Poppins. Tom Hanks plays Walt Disney himself and Emma Thompson plays Poppins author P.L. Travers, who fought Disney on making the film a musical and including animation. The film portrays Travers as an abrasive British curmudgeon (Travers was Australian and moved to London), and Thompson embraced her impolite side.

Related articles: SAG Award Nominees Announced; Star-Studded 'Saving Mr. Banks Premiere'; Tom Hanks Terrified His Granddaughter At Disneyland

“Is it not rather nice for all of us who’ve been so well brought up and we’re all...
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SAG Award Nominees Named: '12 Years A Slave' Tops Nods (Full List)

December 11th, 2013 11:14am EST
12 Years a Slave
Some people were surprised by The Butler’s presence here, but I don’t see any surprises from them. Movies like Gravity and Her (which are frontrunners for a Best Picture nomination) aren’t large cast films, and wouldn’t get the Ensemble nomination over The Butler. The big surprise is Dallas Buyers Club, which is a relatively small cast, and did manage an Ensemble nomination. That could go a long way in getting DBC to a Best Picture nomination. Also, Daniel Bruhl is back in the race with a Supporting Actor nomination for Rush.

Kudos to the SAG members for nominating James Gandolfini for E...
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Tornado Warning Halts Filming On Emma Thompson Movie

May 31st, 2012 9:24pm EDT
Emma Thompson
Filming on Emma Thompson and Viola Davis' new movie has ground to a halt on location in Louisiana after local officials issued a tornado warning on Thursday.

The actresses are shooting supernatural drama Beautiful Creatures with co-stars Jeremy Irons and Emmy Rossum, but cast and crew were forced to take shelter when the skies clouded over and heavy storms loomed.

Rossum took to her Twitter.com page to tell fans of the weather warning, writing, "Where we are shooting just got put on tornado watch. There is a storm brewing. Just heard thunder. Black clouds rolling over head."

The dark ski...
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Review 'Men In Black 3' The Best One Yet

May 23rd, 2012 4:08pm EDT
'Men In Black'
Okay people... They are back! Those alien fighting dudes, in their black sport jackets, white shirts, skinny ties, shooting gadgets that can wipe your memory clean, faster than you can say 'The Martians Are Coming'

Not only are they back, after a fifteen year absence, but...Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones) and Agent J (Will Smith) are better than ever.

Thanks to director, Barry Sonnenfeld and the screenwriters, Etan Cohen, and David Koepp, based on the comic by Lowell Cunningham the third in the franchise.

The plot, without giving too much away, involves time travel, a super grotesque alien kno...
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Universal Pictures President Wants 'Love Actually' Sequel

May 13th, 2012 4:35pm EDT
Love Actually
The president of Universal Pictures has urged British director/writer Richard Curtis to come up with a follow-up to hit 2003 romantic comedy Love Actually.

The British film, which focused on several different characters trying to find love, was a big hit at the box office, and now Universal chief Eddie Cunningham is hoping to convince the film's mastermind to pen a sequel.

He tells Britain's Mail on Sunday, "I think there should be a Love Actually 2. I'd give it a green light. I think many American movies try to emulate that brilliant format where the stories interweave and no one's on sc...
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Tom Hanks In Talks To Play Walt Disney

April 10th, 2012 8:00am EDT
Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks is slated to play beloved moviemaker Walt Disney is a new film about the making of Mary Poppins.

The Forrest Gump actor is set to star opposite Emma Thompson in the movie, which chronicles Disney's battle to secure the rights to Mary Poppins. Author P.L. Travers rebuffed the mogul's efforts to convince her a big screen version of her books would be a good idea.

Rumors suggest it took Disney two decades to be given the green light and he had to surrender script approval rights to the stubborn author. When filming got underway in the early 1960s, Disney and Travers clashed over...
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Emma Thompson To Play Queen Elizabeth II

February 25th, 2012 9:30am EST
Emma THompson
Emma Thompson is set to follow in Helen Mirren's royal footsteps after signing up to play the Queen in a new British TV drama.

The Oscar-winning actress will portray Her Royal Highness in the project, "Walking The Dogs," which is centered around intruder Michael Fagan's infamous meeting with The Queen at her London home, Buckingham Palace, in July, 1982.

Unemployed Fagan, then-31, spent 10 minutes chatting with The Queen in her bedroom after illegally gaining entrance to the palace's private chambers.

He was charged with the theft of a bottle of wine and committed for psychiatric evaluat...
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Emma Thompson Mistaken For Nude Man

January 15th, 2012 7:00pm EST
Emma Thompson
British actress Emma Thompson was left red-faced when cops arrived at her holiday home to investigate reports of a naked intruder as witnesses had mistaken the star for a nude man.

The Oscar winner was enjoying a break at her remote property in Scotland when police officers arrived at her door and warned her that neighbors had seen a nude man lurking on her estate.

However, Thompson's daughter Gaia soon realized the naked intruder they had seen was actually her mother as she had been skinny-dipping in a nearby river at the time of the sighting.

Thompson tells U.K. TV host Jonathan Ross, ...
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Johnny Depp Is Most Wanted Christmas Guest

December 25th, 2011 11:00am EST
Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp has topped a new poll of celebrities fans would most like to spend the holidays with.

The Pirates of the Caribbean star has been named the dream Christmas dinner guest by more than 1,000 movie fans in a poll conducted by Britain's Sky Movies HD Christmas Channel.

The Hollywood hunk saw off competition from fellow actors including George Clooney and Tom Hanks, who finished second and third respectively.

Love Actually star Emma Thompson was the top British nominee and highest-ranked actress at number four, while Friends favorite Jennifer Aniston was a popular pick in fifth plac...
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Emma Thompson Hosts Human Rights Charity Auction

October 4th, 2011 11:48am EDT
Emma Thompson
Actress Emma Thompson turned auctioneer on Monday night to help raise $48,000 for a British human rights charity.

The Nanny McPhee star is an enthusiastic supporter of the Helen Bamber Foundation, an organization which helps rebuild the lives of survivors of human rights violations.

She was the star guest at its fundraising bash in London and headed up the evening's auction, which included an Andy Warhol painting of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II.

Before the sale, Thompson encouraged guests including British actress Emilia Fox to "buy something fabulous" to benefit the charity.
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Kate Winslet Forms The 'British Anti-Cosmetic Surgery League'

August 18th, 2011 8:08am EDT
Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet has joined forces with fellow British actresses Emma Thompson and Rachel Weisz to rally against the cosmetic surgery trend in Hollywood.

The Titanic star is adamant she won't ever go under the knife and has formed what she's dubbed the 'British Anti-Cosmetic Surgery League' with fellow Oscar-winners Thompson and Weisz.

She tells Britain's Daily Telegraph, "I will never give in. It goes against my morals, the way that my parents brought me up and what I consider to be natural beauty. I am an actress, I don't want to freeze the expression of my face."

And Thompson agrees, a...
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Disney/Pixar's 'Brave' Set To Release 2012

June 27th, 2011 10:04am EDT
Brave
Disney/Pixar’s collaborations are known to be heartwarming and cheerful, films that are cherished by the entire family. Only one film is released by the partnership each year, and what 2012 has in store is going to be quite a departure from their typical repertoire.

Set to release July 22, 2012, “Brave” is centered around a Scottish princess, Merida, who brings trouble to her kingdom and sets out on a journey accompanied by the kingdom's three lords to restore peace.

What sets this film apart from previous ones is the seemingly darker quality that is present. Unlike the lighter moods ...
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Hottest Women Over 50

May 27th, 2011 8:31am EDT
Hottest Women Over 50
Helen Mirren has topped a poll of the world's hottest women over 50.

The 65-year-old actress caused a stir in 2008 after she was snapped showing off her svelte figure in a bikini and it seems fans are still impressed by her looks, placing her first in the "Hotter Than Ever Women Over 50" survey for home shopping retailer Isme.com.

British supermodel Twiggy, 61, was a close runner-up, while former Bond girl Joanna Lumley, 65, was in third.

"Shout" hitmaker Lulu, 62, and "Sex and the City" actress Kim Cattrall, 54, came in fourth and fifth position, respectively, while 53 year old Michelle...
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Colin Firth Dedicates Walk Of Fame Star To His Wife

January 14th, 2011 9:18am EST
Colin Firth
Colin Firth fought back tears on Thursday as he dedicated his Hollywood Walk of Fame honor to his wife Livia.

The actor, who is tipped to win an Oscar for his portrayal of King George VI in The King's Speech, was saluted with the 2,429th star on the famous Los Angeles strip during a ceremony outside British pub The Pig & Whistle.

Firth became emotional as he received the honor and told the crowd that Livia's support has proved invaluable since he found fame.

He said, "When I look down there at that star, it's her name I see. I want to thank everybody that has accompanied me on this ex...
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Betty White Signs On For 'Men In Black' Sequel

October 14th, 2010 8:28pm EDT
Betty White
Ageing 'it girl' Betty White has landed a cameo role in the new "Men in Black" movie.

Website BloodyDisgusting.com has confirmed the former "Golden Girls" star has signed on for a small part opposite Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones and Josh Brolin.

Meanwhile, Emma Thompson and Pussycat Dolls star Nicole Scherzinger are in negotiations to play Agent Oh and Devil Girl in the film, which is expected to hit cinemas in 3-D in 2012.
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Emma Thompson Backtracks Over Her 'Stoning Homosexuals' Comments

September 10th, 2010 8:54am EDT
Emma Thompson
Actress Emma Thompson has backtracked after mistakenly implying residents of Britain's Isle of Wight regularly "stone homosexuals".

In July, the Brit infuriated Isle of Wight residents after joking on The Late Late Show that they torture homosexuals on the island off the south coast of England.

She carried on the joke, adding: "I think they are still allowed to flog them, which some of them enjoy. I think they are allowed to shoot Irish or Scottish people if they arrive on the island - it is still in the rules, they are allowed to torture people. It's lovely, you should go."

Now the o...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Nanny McPhee Returns,' 'Piranha 3D' & More

August 16th, 2010 9:36am EDT
Nanny McPhee
Comparing last week’s films “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,” and “The Expendables,” I personally prefer Edgar Wright’s comedy to Stallone’s attempt at an action spectacular. For me “Scott Pilgrim” is the perfect combination of fight scenes, video game references, rock music, and sarcastic humor. If you have not read my review of it yet, check it out here.

“The Expendables” lacks the very minimal character development I think belongs in an action movie. Giant questions remain unanswered such as who these people are, why they are friends, what they have been through together, and why the...
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Emma Thompson Honored With Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame

August 7th, 2010 3:00pm EDT
Emma Thompson
Oscar winner Emma Thompson has been immortalized on the Hollywood Walk of Fame after unveiling her star on Friday.

The actress was joined by her Nanny McPhee Returns co-star Maggie Gyllenhaal and her ex-boyfriend, House star Hugh Laurie, when she was honored with the 2,416th star, located outside the historic Pig 'n Whistle pub on Hollywood Boulevard.

The 51-year-old Brit won her first Academy Award for Best Actress in 1992 for her role in Howard's End, and scooped her second Oscar in 1996 for Best Adapted Screenplay for the film version of classic Jane Austen novel, Sense and Sensibili...
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Emma Thompson Says 'Women Can't Have It All'

August 3rd, 2010 11:30am EDT
Emma Thompson
British actress Emma Thompson has opened up about her struggle to balance her work and family life, insisting it's almost impossible for women to "have it all."

The Nanny McPhee star is mom to daughter Gaia and adopted son Tindyebwa and admits she finds it hard to excel in motherhood as well as on her movie sets. In a new interview with Good Housekeeping magazine, she tells readers not to look at celebrities and believe they can achieve the perfect balance - because most mothers in the public eye have hired help so they can work while raising a family.

However, Thompson is adamant she w...
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Daniel Radcliffe Fears 'Harry Potter' Will Return - In 30 Years

May 27th, 2010 11:59pm EDT
Daniel Radcliffe
"Harry Potter" star Daniel Radcliffe fears he won't be the last kid to play the boy wizard - he has a sneaking suspicion the franchise will be re-imagined for a new generation when he's in his 50s.

The young Brit worries that movie executives won't be able to resist remaking the Potter films as J.K. Rowling's hit books continue to top bestseller lists around the world.

He tells Entertainment Weekly magazine, "The books will be around for decades to come which makes me wonder if, in 30 years time, we will be seeing remakes of all these movies.

"I have a very dark suspicion that that will ...
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'Valentine's Day' & Other Movies With Star-Studded Casts

February 12th, 2010 2:50pm EST
He
Ah, Valentine's Day weekend, the perfect time for Hollywood to embrace the mainstream audience by giving them cheesy and wonderful romantic comedies to prepare for the big day of love. This year the aptly named "Valentine's Day" is perfectly timed to get big notice, but one of the first things that impresses viewers is seeing the celebrity cast involved. It seems like almost every major actor is involved with this project, including Julia Roberts, Jamie Foxx, Ashton Kutcher, Bradley Cooper, Jessica Alba, Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Garner, Patrick Dempsey, and on and on with at least ten other ...
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The Best And Worst Of Anthony Hopkins

February 11th, 2010 10:00am EST
The Best And Worst Of Anthony Hopkins
At 72 years old, Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins is one of the most well known actors in the world, and his good reputation has been earned with over 40 years of excellent film and television work.

Originally an actor on the Royal National Theatre stage, the Welshman has gone on to be a serial killer, two former US Presidents, a hunchback, a corrupt king, and many more. With numerous award nominations and wins, Hopkins doesn't seem to be slowing down even as the years roll past him. This weekend his newest film "The Wolfman" comes out, so in honor of the film and Sir Hopkins himself, here's a...
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Movies With Best Ensemble Casts

February 9th, 2009 5:13pm EST
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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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'The Unborn' Is In Theaters Friday; Check Out These Other Great Babysitter Flicks

January 6th, 2009 5:00pm EST
The Unborn
Writer/director David Goyer (Blade: Trinity, The Invisible, Batman Begins) gives a terrifying glimpse into the life of the undead in The Unborn and follows a young woman pulled into a world of nightmares when a demonic spirit haunts her and threatens everyone she loves.

Starring Odette Yustman, Meagan Good, Cam Gigandet and Gary Oldman, The Unborn is a thrilling tale of one woman's survival as she fights a family curse and struggles to shut a doorway from beyond our world that has been pried open by someone who was never born.

In The Unborn Odette Yustman plays the babysitter, h...
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The Best And Worst Of Kate Winslet

December 22nd, 2008 10:18am EST
Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet is one of the most respected actresses of modern day, and she is also remarkable in her excellent list of film roles from start to finish. There were very few movies that could even be considered 'bad' on her resume, and even the less successful ones garnered praise for her performance alone. Beautiful, intelligent, picky, and somewhat of an indie film darling, Winslet has a wicked sense of humor to go along with her sweet smile. Just watch her guest appearance on "Extras!" This British spitfire has been nominated for five Oscars with no wins ... yet. We'll have to see what the...
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