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12 Years a Slave leads Gay & Lesbian Critics award nominations

January 14th, 2014 8:30pm EST
12 Years a Slave
12 Years A Slave has been given yet another big Oscar boost after landing three nominations for the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association's 2014 Dorian Awards.

Director Steve McQueen's acclaimed movie's haul from Hollywood's gay community, includes Film of the Year.

The drama will go up against American Hustle, Blue Is the Warmest Color, Dallas Buyers Club, Gravity, Her and Laurence Anyways.

12 Years' star Chiwetel Ejiofor is nominated for Film Performance of the Year - Actor, and his co-star Lupita Nyong'o will compete for the Film Performance of the Year - Actress award.


Lily Tomlin Marries Longtime Partner Jane Wagner

January 7th, 2014 11:38pm EST
Jane Wagner and Lily Tomlin
Lily Tomlin and longtime girlfriend Jane Wagner married on New Year's Eve after 43 years together.

News that the 74-year-old actress exchanged vows with Wagner came in the form of an online post from Chicago Tribune writer Liz Smith, a close friend of the couple.

"[M]y longtime friends, Lily Tomlin and her love, the writer Jane Wagner, got married on the eve of 2014... My wish is that their happiness will be as great as their combined talents," Smith wrote.

Wagner, a writer, worked with Tomlin on numerous projects, including the actress' Tony Award-winning one-wman Broadway show "The Sea...

Lily Tomlin Considering Marrying Her Partner; In Chicken Costumes?

August 20th, 2013 11:17am EDT
Jane Wagner and Lily Tomlin
Lily Tomlin has backtracked on her prior decision not to wed her partner of 42 years, insisting she now wants to walk down the aisle.

The 9 to 5 star has been dating writer Jane Wagner since 1971, but despite a change in the nation's law paving the way for same-sex couples to wed, Tomlin claimed organizing her big day would be too much hassle.

Nevertheless, the couple is now considering a union.

Tomlin tells E! Online, "Jane and I have been together for 42 years. We're thinking maybe we'll get married. You don't really need to get married, but marriage is awfully nice. Everybody I kno...

Top 10 Body Swap Movies

August 5th, 2011 8:33am EDT
change up
This weekend, Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds will add their names to the long and distinguished list of actors who have tackled the “body swap” movie. In “The Change-Up,” Bateman and Reynolds play friends with drastically different lifestyles: Bateman is the devoted husband and father, Reynolds is the philandering playboy. After a night of drinking, the two wake up in each other’s bodies, something neither of them really wanted.

Body swap movies have been around for a long time and are usually quite entertaining, if formulaic and predictable. Here’s our list of the Top Ten Body Swap Movi...

Tina Fey Receives The Mark Twain Prize For American Humor

November 10th, 2010 7:54am EST
Tina Fey
Tina Fey's 30 Rock cast and her Date Night co-star Steve Carell were among the comic stars who came together to honor the funnywoman as she picked up the coveted Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Tuesday.

The Emmy Award-winning comedienne was feted in a ceremony at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., and the audience was packed with colleagues from her former show Saturday Night Live and current TV project 30 Rock.

Fey's movie co-star Carell took to the stage to present his pal with the prize, describing her as "a pretty cool cucumber" and adding, "She d...

'Glee,' HBO's 'The Pacific' Land Massive Emmy Nominations

July 8th, 2010 10:26am EDT
Hit TV musical "Glee" is set to be the toast of the 2010 Primetime Emmy Awards after landing a massive 19 nominations.

The comedy about a group of high school students in a choir club will fight for the Outstanding TV Comedy prize against "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Modern Family," "Nurse Jackie," "The Office" and "30 Rock," which has taken home the title for the last three years.

"Glee's" leading stars Matthew Morrison and Lea Michele have been nominated in the male and female categories for the outstanding comedy actor awards, while their co-star Chris Colfer has received a best supporting...

Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies 8/9/09 - 8/15/09

August 10th, 2009 9:57am EDT
District 9
I finally saw the Sam Mendes dramedy "Away We Go" starring Maya Rudolph and John Krasinski. The film is thoroughly enjoyable with its highs and its lows sharing equal poignancy. It is the perfect hybrid of a drama and a comedy.

Music throughout the film is spot on, appropriate in each instance for the emotions the filmmakers are trying to convey. Rudolph and Krasinski have a wonderful chemistry as husband and wife and engage in hilarious interactions with the other couples in the movie. Krasinski plays the role of Burt with a dopey charm that's hard not to love.

This week is crowd...

Dulé Hill Answers 'Psych' Fan Questions

August 5th, 2009 9:44am EDT
Dulé Hill
A few weeks ago we interviewed James Roday from "Psych" (returning Friday, August 7 at 10pm on USA). And when we say "we," we mean all the legions of dedicated Psych-Os that sent in their questions for Roday via Twitter. Since then, the Psych-Os have been relentless that they want... nay (!), need round two with co-star Dulé Hill. We were determined, no matter how long it took, to give the "Psych" fans exactly what they want. So, yes, Dulé Hill now answers your questions about the upcoming season of "Psych," his time on "The West Wing" and even writes a scene involving him and President Bar...

Cher Joins Elephant Battle

January 30th, 2009 4:30pm EST
Pop superstar Cher has joined the fight to relocate Los Angeles Zoo's beloved elephant to a new home after taking part in a march on city officials on Wednesday. The singer/actress joined former game show host Bob Barker, among others, when she urged L.A. City Council bigwigs to halt the development of a new elephant habitat and use the cash to move pachyderm Billy.

But Cher, Barker and fellow celebrity animal lover Lily Tomlin, who are leading the charge to find Billy a new sanctuary home, face tough opposition - from rocker Slash.

The former Guns N Roses star recently applauded ...

The Best and Worst of John Travolta

December 4th, 2008 11:43am EST
John Travolta
In recent years, it's become hip to pick on John Travolta for his movie choices. It's strange, considering not many actors can say that they've starred in three truly iconic films (see numbers 1, 3, and 6 on the "best" list). He's also achieved longevity that many actors can only dream of, due in large part to his genuine, "good guy" persona. So, sure, he's made some bad films. Who hasn't? His good movies still outnumber the bad ones.

Since John is putting on the dog in the new animated hit, "Bolt," we thought it would be a good time to take a look at some notable films from Travolta's...

Lily Tomlin Wants Dallas Elephant Relocated

October 18th, 2008 7:30pm EDT
Lily Tomlin
DALLAS (AP) - Comedian and animal rights advocate Lily Tomlin says Jenny the elephant has worked 22 years for the Dallas Zoo and it's time for the aging pachyderm to retire.

Tomlin, who has seen video footage of Jenny appearing in distress, visited the Dallas Zoo for the first time Friday to view the elephant in her habitat.

"It's heartbreaking," Tomlin said. "If you know anything about elephants ... you would just ache for her. We'd like her to go the sanctuary now."

The actress has been in Dallas most of the week, working with Concerned Citizens for Jenny. The group wants t...

Dolly Parton Reunites With 'Nine To Five' Co-Stars For Musical Premiere

September 22nd, 2008 12:32pm EDT
Dolly Parton
Country legend Dolly Parton was joined by her Nine To Five co-stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin at the opening night of her stage musical adaptation of the hit movie.

The show opened at Los Angeles' Ahmanson Theatre on Saturday and went without a hitch - despite being marred by weeks of technical problems.

At the preview show last week, Parton was forced to take to the stage when a glitch brought the performance to a grinding halt. She thrilled the crowd by singing her classic track I Will Always Love You until the show could continue.

And Fonda and Tomlin seemed impressed wit...

Is HBO Losing Its Edge?

April 14th, 2008 10:57am EDT
The Sopranos
Remember the slogan, "It's not TV, It's HBO?" Well, up until a couple months ago this marketing ploy actually rang true. HBO has long been the trendsetter of original series that break all boundaries and push audiences' perception of what television is and should be.

Unfortunately, thanks to the culminations of the network's most beloved quartet of series - Sex and the City, Six Feet Under, The Sopranos, and most recently The Wire - the Crown Royal of premium cable programming is in threat of losing its edge over the best of the rest.

There was a time when HBO stood for first-run...

Fascinating Facts

December 16th, 2007 7:00pm EST
Antonio Banderas
Antonio Banderas and his wife paid $50,000 for sketches by Joan Miro and Salvador Dali at a charity UNICEF auction in Chile earlier this week.

Jane Fonda celebrated her 70th birthday with Rosie O'Donnell, her 9 To 5 co-star Lily Tomlin, Sally Field and ex-husband Ted Turner in Atlanta, Georgia on Thursday night.

R&B star Rihanna has covered her own smash-hit Umbrella - recording an acoustic version of the track with additional lyrics. The track is the song most covered by other artists in 2007.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

Sweet Treats From Dolly Parton On '9 To 5' Set

December 11th, 2007 2:51pm EST
Dolly Parton
Dolly Parton thrilled the cast of upcoming Broadway musical 9 To 5 by serving them homemade treats every morning. Former West Wing star Allison Janney, who is starring in the production, was among those who queued up for Parton's culinary delights.

The actress plays the role made famous by Lily Tomlin in the 1980 film, which co-starred Parton as a secretary.

She says, "Dolly would come every day in her unbelievable outfits. She'd come with peanut butter fudge or whoopie pies she made the night before."

Parton has written nearly 20 songs for the musical adaptation.


Celebrity Birthdays, September 1

September 1st, 2007 3:00am EDT
Gloria Estefan
Happy Birthday to Fall Out Boy guitarist Joseph Trohman (1984), The Mars Volta guitarist Omar Rodriguez (1975), new INXS singer J.D. Fortune (1973), Cuban singer Gloria Estefan (1957), TV talk show host Dr. Phil (1950), Bee Gee Barry Gibb (1946), comedienne Lily Tomlin (1939), singer Conway Twitty (1933; d. 1993), "Throw Momma From The Train" actress Anne Ramsey (1929; d. 1988), boxer Rocky Marciano (1923; d. 1969), "The Munsters" actress Yvonne De Carlo (1922), and 'western' actor Richard Farnsworth (1920; d. 2000),

Notable Quotables

July 7th, 2007 8:30am EDT
Justin Long
"Our genes obviously do not match - unless he'd had sex with Lily Tomlin, someone small and monkeyish." Actor Justin Long believes it unlikely he would play co-star Bruce Willis' son in their newest film Live Free or Die Hard.

"I always wanted to be a hairdresser and my mother said that marrying John was all about that. Now I had my own hairdresser, I didn't have to be one." British pop star Lulu explains her 20-year marriage to celebrity stylist John Frieda, which ended in 1995.

"The message is that a man should listen to his wife. But it's also a romantic film - Homer falls in l...

Jane Fonda Wants 'Nine To Five' Sequel

May 10th, 2007 2:00pm EDT
Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda is desperate to reunite with Dolly Parton and Lily Tomlin for a sequel to hit 1980 film Nine To Five, but claims 20th Century Fox is stopping it from being made.

The movie starred the three as beaten-upon office workers who turn the tables on their bullying boss - a concept Fonda is convinced could be rejuvenated for the 21st century.

She told talk show host Larry King last night, "Fox owns it and they don't seem to want us to do it. We have let them know we want to do it - me and Dolly and Lily, we all want to do it, but it hasn't happened yet. It would have to be di...

Queen Latifah Set To Remake 'All Of Me'

April 26th, 2007 6:00pm EDT
Queen Latifah
Queen Latifah is to star in a remake of 1984 comedy All Of Me. The original film starred Latifah's Bringing Down The House co-star Steve Martin and Lily Tomlin.

In the original film, Tomlin played a dying heiress who inhabits the body of an attorney, portrayed by Martin.

-Queen Latifah Pictures

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

George Clooney Insists He Didn't Leak 'Huckabees' Footage; Offers $1 Million Challenge

March 30th, 2007 8:37am EDT
George Clooney
George Clooney has issued a $1 million challenge to anyone who can prove he's behind the leak of internet outtakes of I Heart Huckabees. The footage, featuring actress Lily Tomlin and director Davd O. Russell screaming at one another, hit cyberspace late last week, and Clooney, who famously fell out with the moviemaker when they made Three Kings together, has been linked to the leak.

But, in a statement released yesterday, the movie star wrote: "Contrary to popular opinion, neither the sound man, Ed Tise, nor yours truly sent in the David O. Russell tape. I saw it (footage) when we we...

'Huckabees' Film Tirade Hits Cyberspace

March 26th, 2007 10:43am EDT
I Heart Huckabees
Outtakes from 2004 movie I Heart Huckabees featuring actress Lily Tomlin and director David O.Russell in an obscenity-laced tirade have left Internet surfers stunned.

The clips started appearing on websites on Friday and were picked up by the news show Extra. No explanation was offered as Tomlin raged at Russell during a scene in which she seen sitting next to co-star Dustin Hoffman in a car, while in another bizarre clip, the moviemaker appears to lose his cool and clear a desktop of papers as he verbally attacks the actress.

When co-star Hoffman attempted to intervene at one po...

Celebrities Honor Robert Altman

February 25th, 2007 3:00pm EST
Andie MacDowell
M*A*S*H co-stars Sally Kellerman and Elliot Gould, John C. Reilly, Andie MacDowell and Lily Tomlin were among the stars who paid tribute to late filmmaker Robert Altman at the Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, California yesterday.

Kellerman and Gould recalled working with Altman on the M*A*S*H movie - Kellerman recalled how the director persuaded her to strip for a scene and then attempted to make her feel comfortable by making sure at least one crew member was naked as she shot a shower scene, while Gould called him, "the last great American director in the tradition of Joh...

Lindsay Lohan Skips Funeral Service For Robert Altman, Parties Instead

February 22nd, 2007 4:17pm EST
Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan was a no-show at director Robert Altman's memorial service on Tuesday in New York City - but instead was seen partying in Los Angeles with Jackass star Steve-O. Lohan became close to Altman when her directed her in A Prairie Home Companion and was reportedly devastated by his death in November.

After his death, she released a statement saying that he "was the closest thing to my father and grandfather that I really do believe I've had in several years." Among those honoring the film legend at the Majestic Theatre in Manhattan were Lily Tomlin, Harry Belafonte, Julianne M...

Robert Altman Is Honored With Multiple Memorials and Awards

February 16th, 2007 9:16am EST
Robert Altman
Late Oscar-winning director Robert Altman will be honored during two memorial services over the coming weeks - and is also receive a special award at the Independent Spirit ceremony later this month. A service will be held on Tuesday at New York City's majestic theater, while a second tribute is being planned for March 4th at the Director's Guild of America in Los Angeles. Speakers in New York will include Kevin Kline, Julianne Moore, Tim Robbins and Lily Tomlin.

Altman, who died on in November at 81, will receive an honorary award at the Independent Spirit Awards ceremony on Feb. 24t...

Celebrity Birthdays, September 1

September 1st, 2006 3:00am EDT
Gloria Estefan
Happy Birthday to Fall Out Boy guitarist Joseph Trohman (1984), The Mars Volta guitarist Omar Rodriguez (1975), new INXS singer J.D. Fortune (1973), Cuban singer Gloria Estefan (1957), TV talk show host Dr. Phil (1950), Bee Gee Barry Gibb (1946), comedienne Lily Tomlin (1939), singer Conway Twitty (1933; d. 1993), "Throw Momma From The Train" actress Anne Ramsey (1929; d. 1988), boxer Rocky Marciano (1923; d. 1969), "The Munsters" actress Yvonne De Carlo (1922), and 'western' actor Richard Farnsworth (1920; d. 2000),

Tom Hanks Instrumental In Making 'Ant Bully'

July 24th, 2006 3:45pm EDT
The Ant Bully
Oscar winner Tom Hanks loved the children's book The Ant Bully so much, he sent it to Jimmy Neutron director John A. Davis and told him he had to make the film. Hanks had been reading the book to his young son Truman and thought it would make a perfect children's movie.

Davis explains, "It's kind of a picture book. There are not a lot of words to it. Tom sent me the book because he really liked Neutron and wanted to know if I had an idea for a movie."

Hanks came on board the film as a producer and convinced celebrity friends including Nicolas Cage, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, L...

'The Ant Bully' Videogame Ships Today

July 24th, 2006 12:21pm EDT
The Ant Bully Game
Midway Games Inc., a leading interactive entertainment industry publisher and developer, today announced that it has shipped The Ant Bully videogame, licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, Nintendo GameCube, Game Boy Advance and personal computers. A Nintendo Wii version of The Ant Bully videogame is scheduled to be released in November.

Backed by a multi-million dollar marketing campaign complementing the feature film release, The Ant Bully videogame follows the general storyline of the film, in which a young boy named ...

Meryl Streep Won't Become a Singer

June 12th, 2006 10:11am EDT
Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep won't be following new pal Lindsay Lohan's example and breaking into the pop charts anytime soon after a recent performance at the Hollywood Bowl left her a nervous wreck. Streep shows off her singing skills in new movie A Prairie Home Companion, but insists she can only perform as her character in the film, Yolanda Johnson.

And a performance of songs from the Garrison Keilor film at Los Angeles' fabled music mecca last weekend made her realize she hasn't got what it takes to carry a tune as herself.

She says, "I have a real clear view of my ability, the size and sh...

Julia Stiles Wanted Lindsay Lohan's Role

June 4th, 2006 7:00pm EDT
Julia Stiles
Julia Stiles is a devastated she missed out on Lindsay Lohan's role in the film A Prairie Home Companion, because she is a huge fan of the film.

Stiles claims the movie, also starring Meryl Streep and Lily Tomlin is "sheer genius."

She explains, "It's so refreshing and spontaneous and uninhibited! "That's something I wish I had a shot at."

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

Soundtrack To New Robert Altman Film “A Prairie Home Companion” To Be Released May 23

March 28th, 2006 4:32pm EST
Prairie Home Companion Soundtrack
25 Track Cd Features Original Music And Stellar Performances By Cast Members Meryl Streep, Lily Tomlin, Lindsay Lohan And More

On May 23, New Line Records will release the delightful 25-track CD soundtrack to the upcoming Robert Altman film “A Prairie Home Companion,” which hits theater nationwide June 6. Inspired by the long-running acclaimed NPR show ”A Prairie Home Companion,” the film features mostly original music written and performed by the popular host of the radio show, Garrison Keillor and his Shoe Band as well as brilliant vocal performances from fellow cast members Meryl St...

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