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Reese Witherspoon Pens Open Letter Backing Naomi Watts For An Oscar

December 19th, 2012 1:21pm EST
Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon is championing Naomi Watts as a serious Oscars contender as Hollywood's awards season starts to heat up.

The Legally Blonde star, who won an Academy Award for her role in Johnny Cash biopic Walk The Line, has written an open letter to Watts, praising her performance in tsunami movie The Impossible.

Witherspoon reveals she was deeply moved by the film and hopes the actress ends up holding all of Hollywood's "beautiful statues" by the end of awards season in the spring.

She writes, "Hi Naomi, I know we don't know each other well. I hope its ok that I am reaching out to...
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Naomi Watts Battled Bronchitis During 'The Impossible' Filming

December 17th, 2012 4:42pm EST
Naomi Watts
Naomi Watts battled bronchitis and stomach problems on the set of The Impossible after swallowing large amounts of water during grueling scenes for the tsunami movie.

The King Kong star appears opposite Ewan McGregor in the new disaster epic, which tells the story of real-life survivor Maria Belon as she struggles to find her family in Thailand in the aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.

Watts filmed a number of underwater scenes for the movie, and director Juan Antonio Bayona has revealed the shoot made his star sick.

He tells the New York Daily News, "It was very demanding ph...
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Naomi Watts Suffered Panic Attack On 'The Impossible' Set

December 4th, 2012 3:12pm EST
Naomi Watts
Naomi Watts suffered a terrifying panic attack while shooting ocean scenes for tsunami movie The Impossible when a technical fault left her trapped underwater.

The International star appears opposite Ewan McGregor in the new disaster epic, which tells the story of real-life survivor Maria Belon struggling to find her family in Thailand in the aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.

Most of the ocean scenes were filmed in a special tank in Spain, but Watts admits the shoot didn't go smoothly for her and she was left terrified when the equipment failed.

She tells entertainment site ...
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Naomi Watts Is Beautiful In A Backless Black Dress At 'The Impossible' Premiere

November 20th, 2012 12:00pm EST
Naomi Watts
Naomi Watts attended "The Impossible" U.K. premiere in London, England, on Monday night, and she looked incredible in a black Tom Ford dress that showed some skin in the back. The knee-length gown also had giant draping sleeves.

The film is set during the 2004 Thailand tsunami and is inspired by actual events. It centers on Henry (Ewan McGregor), his wife Maria (Naomi Watts), and their three sons as they face one of the worst natural disasters in modern history. "The Impossible" hits theaters on Dec. 21.

Watts also stars in the upcoming film "Diana" about Diana, Princess of Wales and h...
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Hilarious Looking 'Movie 43' Trailer Features Tons Of Stars, Gerard Butler As A Leprechaun

October 3rd, 2012 6:09pm EDT
Movie 43
If you ask us, if Movie 43 is just half as funny as the trailer, it's destined to be a classic. We have no idea what it's about, other than it's actually 25 short films helmed by several different directors including Peter Farrelly, Elizabeth Banks, Bob Odenkirk, Brett Ratner and Griffin Dunne, and it features a huge, HUGE cast of A-list stars.

The film's greenband trailer (e.g.: approved-for-all-audiences) premiered during Tuesday night's episode of Tosh.0 on Comedy Central; and on Wednesday the very not-safe-for-work (NSFW) red-band trailer debuted on the network's website (according to...
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10 Female Celebrity Vegetarians & Vegans

September 19th, 2012 6:03pm EDT
Carrie Underwood
This summer, Self magazine evaluated Carrie Underwood's diet and gave the singer an A+ for her menu choices. Underwood, who is "95 percent" vegan, is one of many celebrities who opt to go meatless in order to stay thin and healthy.

Anne Hathaway was forced to adopt a strict diet in order to squeeze herself into the skintight catsuit for "The Dark Knight Rises." The vegetarian star went almost 100 percent vegan to stay fit. "By the time the movie finished, I decided to give veganism a try. You can’t go hog-wild as a vegan. You can eat a lot of pasta and have a few vegan pastries."

Natalie ...
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Naomi Watts Is 'Dreading' Public's Reaction To Her 'Diana' Film

September 7th, 2012 9:23am EDT
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Naomi Watts is "dreading the reaction" to her portrayal of Diana, Princess Of Wales as she fears offending the late royal's army of loyal fans.

The British-born actress, who grew up in Australia, stars in Oliver Hirschbiegel's upcoming drama Diana, which tells the story of the last two years of the icon's life before she died in a car crash in Paris, France in 1997.

Watts, who has been spotted filming scenes over the summer, admits the role was "more complicated and sensitive" than she had anticipated because she wanted to respect the late royal's sons, Princes William and Harry - and s...
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Spotted On Set: Naomi Watts As Princess Diana

July 2nd, 2012 10:59am EDT
Naomi Watts Caught In Flight
Naomi Watts has started filming "Caught In Flight," which centers on the last two years of Princess Diana's life before she died in a car crash in Paris, France, in 1997. Naveen Andrews ("Lost") also stars.

On set Watts wore a metallic sequined gown - in trademark Diana style - with short upswept hair. She doesn't bare much resemblance to the royal princess, but we have a feeling the British-born actress will act the part rather well.

Watts beat off competition from Keira Knightley and Jessica Chastain to land the role.

The actress recently admitted she was hesitant about taking on the ...
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Naomi Watts Moving To London To Prepare For Princess Diana Role

June 15th, 2012 10:24am EDT
Naomi Watts
Naomi Watts is setting up home in the posh London borough where Princess Diana lived in preparation to play the tragic royal on the big screen.

The British-born actress, who grew up in Australia, has been cast in Oliver Hirschbiegel's upcoming drama Caught In Flight, which will tell the story of the last two years of the princess' life before she died in a car crash in Paris, France in 1997.

The star recently admitted that she is "terrified" of playing such a high-profile role, but is taking her research seriously by moving to Kensington in the U.K. capital, the same area where Princess...
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Jessica Alba, Sofia Vergara & More Stars Sizzle At Glamour Women Of The Year Awards

May 30th, 2012 8:35am EDT
Jessica Alba
These women are not only glamorous, they're gorgeous. That's why they were invited to Glamour's Women Of The Year Awards in London last night.

Jessica Alba, who most recently starred in "Spy Kids: All The Time in the World," wore a frilly black dress with a bow on the bodice.

"Modern Family" star Sofia Vergara showed off her curves in a red strapless dress, while "Glee" actress Lea Michele looked elegant in a navy blue off-the-shoulder gown.

Singer and "Dancing With The Stars" contestant Katherine Jenkins opted for a very colorful cocktail dress.

See photos of the glamorous women at the...
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Naomi Watts Opens Up About Playing Princess Diana In 'Caught In Flight'

May 17th, 2012 8:48am EDT
Naomi Watts
Naomi Watts says she feels "absolutely terrified" about portraying Diana, Princess Of Wales in a new film and she even considered turning down the job.

The British-born actress, who grew up in Australia, has been cast in Oliver Hirschbiegel's upcoming drama Caught In Flight, which will tell the story of the last two years of the late royal's life before she died in a car crash in Paris, France in 1997.

Nonetheless, Watts admits she had reservations about taking on such a high-profile part and nearly refused the offer because of her fears.

The King Kong star tells the Press Association...
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Five Longtime Hollywood Couples Who Aren't Married

April 28th, 2012 9:00am EDT
Bo Derek and John Corbett
The hottest couple that would have donned the top of our list of unmarried Hollywood couples surprised us all and got engaged last week- Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. While all the congratulations are in order for the couple, it sparked a question in our heads- why the wait? While not all couples feel it necessary to wed, in the case of Brangelina- considering they have 6 children, why not get married? But now that we have crossed them off our list, we focus on the other celebrity couples who have stayed together through thick and thin but haven’t put a ring on it.

John Corbett and Bo Dere...
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'The Ring' Arrives On Blu-ray March 20

March 19th, 2012 6:06am EDT
The Ring
A disturbing videotape appears to hold the power of life and death over those who view it in the offbeat thriller "The Ring."

A strange videotape begins making the rounds in a town in the Pacific Northwest; it is full of bizarre and haunting images, and after watching it, many viewers receive a telephone call in which they are warned they will die in seven days. A handful of teenagers who watched the tape while spending a weekend at a cabin in the mountains scoff at the threat, but as predicted, they all die suddenly on the same night.

Rachel Keller (Naomi Watts), the aunt of one of the ...
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Check Out 'J. Edgar' On Blu-Ray Combo Pack, DVD & Digital Download Feb. 21

February 19th, 2012 6:49am EST
J Edgar
Acclaimed actor Leonardo DiCaprio stars in "J. Edgar," director Clint Eastwood's richly detailed biopic exploring the life and career of controversial FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover.

For nearly 50 years, Hoover (DiCaprio) fought crime as one of the most powerful law enforcers in America. During Hoover's extended stint as Director of the FBI, however, his penchant for bending the law in the name of seeking justice and using the secrets of high-profile leaders to gain personal leverage won him just as many supporters as detractors.

Little did many other than his loyal colleague Clyde ...
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Naomi Watts Beats Out Keira Knightley And Jessica Chastain For Princess Diana Role

February 9th, 2012 2:04pm EST
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Actress Naomi Watts has seen off competition from Keira Knightley and Jessica Chastain to land the role of Princess Diana in a new biopic.

Watts will be transformed into Diana, Princess of Wales in filmmaker Oliver Hirschbiegel's upcoming drama Caught In Flight.

The film will tell the story of the late royal's personal search for happiness during the last two years of her life before she died in a car crash in Paris in 1997.

Watts, who was born in Kent, England but moved to Australia when she was 14, admits she feels honored to play the British icon.

She says, "(It's) an honor to be abl...
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Celebrity Fashion Standoff: Who Wore It Better?

January 25th, 2012 8:00am EST
Jenna Dewan, Selena Gomez & Ashley Tisdale
There are many trends in the fashion industry, and celebrities follow them obsessively. Often they take a similar look and add their own personal twists.

Check out the ladies above. Lace may be traditional and old fashioned, but these gals are anything but! Jenna Dewan, Selena Gomez & Ashley Tisdale all stepped out in the the same material with different interpretations. Jenna paired her white lace dress with a black belt and pumps. Selena went for a more antique, off-white look. Ashley chose funky leopard-print booties to pair with her dress. Who is your favorite?

Check out other celebs ...
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Golden Girls: Kate Beckinsale, Naomi Watts & Kerry Washington

January 11th, 2012 8:50am EST
Kate Beckinsale, Kerry Washington & Naomi Watts
Metallics are popular these days, and Kate Beckinsale, Kerry Washington and Naomi Watts flaunted their golden power on Tuesday in three very different looks.

Kate appeared on the "Late Show with David Letterman" in New York City wearing a gorgeous one-shouldered black and gold gown. She is promoting her upcoming film "Underworld: Awakening."

Kerry attended the Disney ABC Television Group 2012 winter TCA press tour all-star party in Pasadena, Calif., in a short gold sequined dress held up by tiny straps. She stars in the upcoming TV series "Scandal."

Naomi attended the National Board of R...
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Naomi Watts & Ewan McGregor Star In Film About 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami

December 24th, 2011 1:00pm EST
Naomi Watts
Producers of a movie depicting the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami hired the biggest water tank in Spain to recreate the horrific tidal wave.

Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts star as parents caught up in the disaster while on vacation in Thailand - where thousands were killed when the tsunami came ashore - in upcoming film The Impossible.

Director Juan Antonio Bayona refused to use computer-generated special effects to recreate the enormous wave, and he was so determined to make the movie realistic, the cast and crew decamped to a huge man-made reservoir in Spain to shoot the crucial scenes.

They...
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Michelle Williams To Receive Prestigious Desert Palm Award

November 23rd, 2011 2:33pm EST
Michelle Williams
Michelle Williams is to follow in the footsteps of Natalie Portman, Kate Winslet and Halle Berry by picking up the Desert Palm Achievement Actress award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival next year.

The star will be honored with the prize at the January ceremony to mark her screen career.

Festival chairman Harold Matzner praises the actress' "exceptional blend of talent, versatility and grace", adding: "Every generation, the cinema has a few performers who mesmerize audiences. Michelle Williams epitomizes these qualities as she continues to accept challenging role after chall...
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Review: 'J.Edgar' Lacking Identity

November 12th, 2011 11:26am EST
J. Edgar sizes up some men. Not in that way yet.
The gay love story occupies a curious place in the minds of populist cinema goers of late: Novelty. Throughout Clint Eastwood’s J. Edgar, the audience would snicker and laugh to one-another, just above their breath, at any sort of implication of romance between J. Edgar Hoover (Leonardo Dicaprio) and his life-long, possibly fabulous companion, Clyde Tolson (Armie Hammer). Just a scant few years ago audiences were actively protesting “Brokeback Mountain” and now they’re giddy like school girls during a 5th grade game of Spin-the-bottle. I suppose that’s progress.

What isn’t progressive, o...
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Two Jews' Review 'J. Edgar' And Duke It Out Over Eastwood's Biopic (Video)

November 8th, 2011 1:00pm EST
J. Edgar
Two Jews on Film - By Joan Alperin-Schwartz: Every once in awhile, you experience a performance by an actor that simply blows your mind. That's exactly what happened to me, when I watched Leonardo DiCaprio portray J. Edgar Hoover in Clint Eastwood's new film, 'J. Edgar.'

What makes a great performance are the subtle things an actor does. Things that inform the character… a gesture, a look, body language, the tilt of the head. DiCaprio obviously understands this because he absolutely nails the part.

Equally brilliant, is Armie Hammer (The Social Network) as Clyde Tolson, Hoover's long ti...
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Naomi Watts Looks Subtle Yet Sexy At 'J. Edgar' Screening

November 5th, 2011 12:30pm EDT
Naomi Watts
Naomi Watts and her husband Liev Schreiber attended the AFI Fest opening night gala screening of "J. Edgar" on Thursday. The actress wore a sexy silver gown to the event.

The biopic explores the life and career of controversial FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. Watts plays Hoover's faithful secretary Helen Gandy.

Naomi also stars in the upcoming film "The Impossible" about a family caught in the mayhem of one of the worst natural catastrophes of our time.
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Jennifer Aniston Looks Stunning In A Silver Dress With Plunging Neckline

October 18th, 2011 10:20am EDT
Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston attended Elle Magazine's 18th Annual Women in Hollywood Tribute in Los Angeles last night, and she looked incredible in a shimmering silver cocktail dress. Most women could only dream of looking that good at 42.

The ceremony took place at the Four Seasons Hotel and included other stars such as Naomi Watts, Michelle Pfeiffer, Evan Rachel Wood and Freida Pinto.

The actress, who is currently dating actor Justin Theroux, has been a subject of fascination for fans who wonder if she'll ever get pregnant. She recently told Elle, "It's not what you read. There's no desperation. I...
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Paul McCartney's 'Ocean's Kingdom' Ballet Premieres In NYC

September 23rd, 2011 1:04pm EDT
Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney premiered his ballet with a performance in New York on Thursday night in front of a star-studded audience.

The Beatles legend wrote the score for the New York City Ballet's Ocean's Kingdom, marking his first foray into the world of classical dance scores, and his fashion designer daughter Stella looked after the costumes.

McCartney was in attendance with his fiancee Nancy Shevell as the curtain went up on the production at Manhattan's Lincoln Center and the audience was packed with famous faces including Sarah Jessica Parker, Liv Tyler, Anjelica Huston, Alec Baldwin, Jon ...
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Naomi Watts Honored At This Year's Deauville American Film Festival

September 11th, 2011 12:00pm EDT
Naomi Watts
Naomi Watts looked gorgeous in a light pink Nina Ricci Resort 2012 gown Friday night at the 37th annual Deauville American Film Festival. The star was at the premiere of Crazy, Stupid, Love, which took place after a press conference and photocall honoring her for her contributions to American cinema.

Several of Naomi's films were also shown during the festival, including Fair Game, 21 Grams, Mulholland Drive, Eastern Promises and Funny Games. Peter Jackson's epic remake of King Kong.

Blake Edwards, Francis Ford Coppola, Shirley MacLaine, Danny Glover and screenwriter/director Roger Avary...
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Clint Eastwood's 'J. Edgar ' Will Open AFI Festival

September 7th, 2011 11:28am EDT
Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood's much-anticipated new J. Edgar Hoover movie will open this year's American Film Institute annual festival.

Leonardo DiCaprio stars in J. Edgar as the former FBI director, alongside Naomi Watts and Judi Dench - and the biopic has been given the prestigious honor of opening the movie event.

AFI president and CEO Bob Gazzale says, "Clint Eastwood is an American icon - one whose work as a director, actor, producer and composer not only stands the test of time, but also continues to add new, rich chapters with each passing year."

The 25th annual AFI Fest will take place fro...
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Demi Moore Is The New Face Of Ann Taylor

August 3rd, 2011 12:55pm EDT
Demi Moore
Demi Moore is following in the footsteps of fellow actress Katie Holmes after signing up as a spokes model for U.S. retailer Ann Taylor.

The Ghost star shows off her youthful good looks in the fall campaign, which sees the 48 year old posing against a series of iconic New York backdrops.

And Moore admits Ann Taylor clothing has been a staple in her wardrobe over the years.

She tells Style.com, "I had actually mentioned to them that when I was a teenager and I moved to L.A., I remember going to the old Century City mall, and there was Ann Taylor. And it was a very prominent and memorab...
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Lady Gaga Suffers Wardrobe Malfunction At Fashion Designers Awards

June 7th, 2011 8:26am EDT
Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga was left red-faced as she arrived at an awards ceremony on Monday when her corset fell down and exposed her bare breasts.

The Poker Face hit-maker was invited to collect the Fashion Icon prize at the Annual Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards in New York, and she dressed up in a wig and elaborate black dress to attend the ceremony at the Lincoln Center in Manhattan.

Gaga donned a bright teal wig and a spike-breasted gown by Thierry Mugler, but when she tried to pose with her hands behind her head, the corset slipped and left her chest exposed.

However, Gaga seemed ...
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Liev Schreiber To Play The Inspiration For 'Rocky'

May 11th, 2011 9:51pm EDT
Liev Schreiber
Celebrity couple Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber are to team up in new boxing movie The Bleeder.

Schreiber will reportedly play New Jersey heavyweight Chuck Wepner, who was dubbed "The Real Rocky," in the film.

Wepner famously stood up to Muhammad Ali in his prime in 1975 and became the inspiration for Sylvester Stallone's Rocky film.

Mad Men star Christina Hendricks is also on board the biopic, which is currently being shopped around at the Cannes Film Festival in France.

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Fergie, Lopez, Alba & Tons Of Celebs Strut Their Stuff At Costume Institute Gala (Photos)

May 3rd, 2011 8:48am EDT
Costume Institute Gala
Several celebrities attended the annual Costume Institute Gala in New York City yesterday, celebrating the exhibition of "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" held at the Metropolitan Museum Of Art on 5th Avenue.

McQueen's successor Sarah Burton was the toast of the event following her triumph at Friday's royal wedding, for which she designed Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge's stunning bridal gown.

The stars stepped out in a vast array of looks. Fergie wore a very cleavage-heavy gown, while new mom Miranda Kerr looked like a ballerina.

Jessica Alba was resplendent in a strapless metallic go...
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