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'Birdman,' 'Fargo,' Top Golden Globes Nominations, See The Full List Of Nominees

December 11th, 2014 12:19pm EST
Birdman
Kate Beckinsale, Jeremy Piven, Peter Krause and Paula Patton all helped the Hollywood Foreign Press with the announcement of the nominees for the 2015 Golden Globe Awards on Thursday morning.

"Birdman," which stars Michael Keaton as a washed-up actor seeking a comeback with a Broadway play, leads the nominations in the movies category, including nods for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy and Best Actor - Musical or Comedy (Keaton).

Keatons' co-stars Emma Stone and Edward Norton are also up for Golden Globes in their respective supporting actress and actor categories. Alejandro Gonza...
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The Official 'Annie' Trailer Is Here! Cameron Diaz, Jamie Foxx & Quvenzhane Wallis Star

March 6th, 2014 1:00pm EST
The Official 'Annie' Trailer Is Here! Cameron Diaz, Jamie Foxx &
The beloved Broadway play "Annie" gets a modern update with a big-screen version starring Cameron Diaz as Miss Hannigan, Jamie Foxx as Benjamin Stacks and Quvenzhane Wallis as the titular orphan.

The story is the same one we already know and love - an orphan girl gets taken in by a wealthy businessman and eventually wins over his heart.

Instead of Daddy Warbucks, Foxx plays Stacks, a man running for public office who needs Annie to help soften his image. Diaz plays the spiteful head of the orphanage who sees an opportunity when Stacks borrows Annie for his campaign.

It's unusual seeing D...
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11 Odd And Interesting Oscar Facts To Get You Ready For The 2014 Academy Awards

February 28th, 2014 12:03pm EST
11 Odd And Interesting Oscar Facts To Get You Ready For The 2014
The Academy Awards are almost here and it's sure to be an entertaining night involving Hollywood's biggest stars. Here are some odd and interesting facts to impress your friends at your Oscar party:

Quvenzhane Wallis and Emmanuelle Riva faced off in 2013 in the Best Actress category and set records as the young and oldest nominee, respectively. Jennifer Lawrence would go on to win for her role in Silver Linings Playbook.

- Tom Hank's acceptance speech for his role in Philadelphia became the basis of the film In & Out. He thanked his high school drama coach and outed him on national te...
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Cameron Diaz Signs On For Jay-Z And Will Smith's 'Annie'

June 27th, 2013 4:07pm EDT
Cameron Diaz
Cameron Diaz has signed on to play villainess Miss Hannigan in an upcoming film adaptation of the classic musical "Annie."

Will Smith and Jay-Z are producing the upcoming film, and Quvenzhane Wallis has been cast as the titular character. Wallis was the youngest actress ever to receive an Oscar nomination for Best Actress after her role in Beasts of The Southern Wild.

Deadline reports that Diaz nabbed the role after Sandra Bullock passed on it following lengthy negotiations. Jamie Foxx is on board to play Daddy Warbucks.

Comedy director Will Gluck, who produced and directed Easy A and Fr...
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The Hottest Stars Hit The Hottest Gifting Lounge For The Independent Spirit Awards

February 26th, 2013 1:40pm EST
IndieSpiritLounge
While everyone was buzzing around Hollywood preparing for the Oscars on Sunday, a fun and edgy Independent Spirit Awards was happening down by the Santa Monica beaches on a beautiful sunny Saturday. Starpulse had the opportunity to hit The Official Presenter Gift Lounge backstage to do a bit of celeb spotting.

I walked in at the same time as 9-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis who has been the hit of the awards show circuit this season with her performance in Beasts of the Southern Wild. She was pretty in pink and she seemed to enjoy Mattel Games' movie-guessing game, Pass the Popcorn. I imagine ...
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Oscars Red Carpet: Hear From George Clooney, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Quvenzhane Wallis & More

February 25th, 2013 4:00pm EST
Catherine Zeta-Jones, arrives for The Oscars
For the third year in a row, Starpulse was on the red carpet and talking to all of the celebs as they strolled by in their designer couture gowns.  The pace was fast and furious as stars wizzed by to get into place for their performances and presenting duties. Sometimes it was difficult to get grab them, but even if we shouted a question or two, most of them graciously answered.

Our team this year grew to three people, with the addition of our production assistant, who tweeted and added photos to the Starpulse Instagram account throughout the day. 

Some of the most gracious A-listers to s...
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Quvenzhane Wallis Replaces Willow Smith As New Annie

February 25th, 2013 12:20pm EST
Quvenzhane Wallis
The youngest Best Actress Oscars nominee Quvenzhane Wallis has replaced Willow Smith as the star of the upcoming musical movie remake of Annie.

The nine-year-old Beasts of the Southern Wild star has officially signed on to play the orphan in a big screen revival of the Broadway show.

Wallis was rumored to be the lead contender after Smith's 12-year-old daughter quit the project last month, and on Sunday, just hours before the big awards show, Columbia Pictures bosses confirmed the news.

Production chief Hannah Minghella says, "With the recent Academy Award nomination and critical accl...
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Who Will Win Best Actress At The 85th Oscars?

February 24th, 2013 11:30am EST
Jessica Chastain
While Daniel Day-Lewis is this year's one sure bet to win an Oscar for his performance in Lincoln, there's one more near-lock: Jennifer Lawrence should be taking home her first Academy Award for her flawless performance in "Silver Linings Playbook.

It's the second time the 22-year-old star has been nominated in the category in her short career; and don't let her resume -- including films like The Hunger Games, X-Men: First Class and House at the End of the Street fool you. J-Law is the real deal.

Even if she's upset this year, she'll need to make room for a couple statues in the future.

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'Everyone Wins At The Oscars' Gift Bag Includes Circus Lessons, Condoms & A 'Vampire Facelift'

February 24th, 2013 11:04am EST
Oscars 2013
Hey Jennifer Lawrence, don't worry if you don't land an Academy Award for your performance in Silver Linings Playbook (you will), because all the nominees who aren't bringing home an Oscar statue this year will get a goodie-bag worth $45,000 as a consolation prize (which will only cost them about $10,000 in taxes to keep).

Gift bags containing all sorts of expensive tchotchkes are nothing new at awards ceremonies like the Oscars, Emmys and Grammys. They started out as a way for companies to get the stars photographed with their wares in exchange for free stuff, ultimately evolving into a p...
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Quvenzhane Wallis In Talks For 'Annie' Role

February 10th, 2013 10:50am EST
Quvenzhane Wallis
The Oscars' youngest Best Actress nominee Quvenzhane Wallis is reportedly in talks to replace Willow Smith as the star of the upcoming Annie movie musical.

The nine-year-old Beasts of the Southern Wild star has emerged as a frontrunner for the big screen remake of the Broadway show, according to EW.com.

Director Will Gluck and producers at Will Smith's Overbrook Entertainment banner and Jay-Z's Marcy Media have yet to make any firm casting decisions, but insiders suggest Wallis is a big hit.

Smith's 12-year-old daughter quit the project last month and her father recently said, "Willow wa...
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Best & Worst Dressed At The 2013 Critics' Choice Movie Awards

January 11th, 2013 9:01am EST
Critic's Choice Awards Fashion
On the heels of Wednesday's People's Choice Awards, the stars filled the red carpet at the 18th Annual Critic's Choice Movie Awards on Thursday.

Jennifer Lawrence, who took home the Best Actress In A Comedy award for "Silver Linings Playbook," looked incredible in a black draped Gurung gown with a train.

Also a hit was "Les Miserables" actress Anne Hathaway in a metallic floor-length Oscar de la Renta gown.

Hathaway's co-star Amanda Seyfried didn't impress us so much with her topknot hairstyle and Mario Schwab blue lace dress.

And perhaps Eva Longoria looked better in person, but her Mo...
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Lincoln, Life Of Pi & Les Mis Lead 2013 Oscar Nominations (See Full List)

January 10th, 2013 10:13am EST
Lincoln
This year's Oscars host, Seth MacFarlane, was accompanied by actress Emma Stone Thursday morning to announce the nominees for the 85th annual Academy Awards.

Over 400 media representatives from around the world attended the 5:30am (Pacific) press conference to find out which films and stars are this year's cream of the crop.

Not surprisingly, Steven Spielberg's Abraham Lincoln biopic Lincoln led the pack with a whopping 12 nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Daniel Day Lewis), and Best Director (Spielberg).

There were few surprises amongst this year's nominees, most notably ...
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