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Artificial Intelligence Is 'Way Too Unpredictable' In 'Chappie'

November 6th, 2014 3:37pm EST
Chappie
The trailer for director Neill Blomkamp's new film about a sentient robot that becomes human-like via a breakthrough in artificial intelligence was just released, and like the director's previous two films, "District 9" and "Elysium," it promises to make you think.

"Chappie" stars Blomkamp favorite Sharlto Copley in the title role, along with Dev Patel as the scientist who creates him, and centers on the title character's experiences in the world, growing and learning as time goes on, and becoming influenced by its surroundings.

Naturally, since it's a Blomkamp film, there's a bit of a tw...
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These Celebrities Have An Amazing Talent

November 4th, 2014 2:37pm EST
C'est Magnifique! Celebs Who Speak Three Or More Languages
Many celebrities are bilingual, but those who speak three or more languages are even more impressive.

Salma Hayek Pinault ("Frida," "Puss In Boots," "Grown Ups") was born in Mexico, and her native language is Spanish. She also speaks English, Portuguese and Arabic fluently. She is married to French billionaire Francois-Henri Pinault, so we suspect she speaks his language as well. But she's modest. She told David Letterman in 2013: "My French is just a humiliation every time I try to do it...I'm just not good at it."

Viggo Mortensen ("Lord of the Rings," "Hidalgo," "A History of Viole...
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James Cameron Bringing Sigourney Weaver Back For 'Avatar' Sequels Even Though Her Character Died

June 10th, 2014 8:55pm EDT
Sigourney Weaver in Avatar
Sigourney Weaver has reportedly signed on to star in the three planned Avatar sequels.

But wait -- didn't she die in the first one?

Yes she did, but according to director James Cameron, who loved working with Weaver, she'll return as a new character in the three follow-up films that he's currently working on.

"Sigourney and I have a long creative history, dating back to 1985 when we made Alien," Cameron said in a statement. "We're good friends who've always worked well together, so it just feels right that she's coming back for the Avatar sequels.

"Her character of Grace Augustine, as f...
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15 Female Celebrities Who Have Shaved Their Heads

May 31st, 2014 8:00pm EDT
15 Female Celebrities Who Have Shaved Their Heads
It's not uncommon for male stars to shave their heads once their hair stops growing, but when a female celebrity gets a buzz cut, it makes headlines.

Actress Natalie Portman famously shaved her head to play Evey in 2006 film "V for Vendetta." In fact, she shaved it herself on screen in one shot.

Director James McTeigue told USA Today at the time: "She knew the day was coming. I put three cameras on her, made sure the clippers weren't stuck, and then we shaved her head. She loved it and kept rubbing her head."

Portman, who was 24 when she went bald, proved that even women can rock a shave...
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10 Sexy Actresses Over Age 60 - Have They Had Plastic Surgery?

May 5th, 2014 3:20am EDT
10 Sexy Actresses Over Age 60 -  Have They Had Plastic Surgery?
Gap-toothed model/actress Lauren Hutton (born Nov. 17, 1943) has appeared on the cover of Vogue magazine 25 times and is a former Playboy bunny. She's starred in films such as "American Gigolo" and "Once Bitten" as well as the 80's primetime soap "Falcon Crest."

She once told a reporter why she wouldn't get plastic surgery: "Our wrinkles are our medals of the passage of life. They are what we have been through and who we want to be. I don't think I will ever cut my face, because once I cut it, I'll never know where I've been."

Way to go, Lauren!

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Head And Shoulders Above The Rest: The 15 Tallest Actresses In Hollywood

April 30th, 2014 7:00pm EDT
Gwendoline Christie
We recently profiled the tallest actors in show business, so naturally we wanted to also honor the women who stand out - for both their height and acting ability.

Gwendoline Christie, 6'3". Christie plays the towering Brienne in Game of Thrones and told Stylist, "As someone who has always felt at times pretty genderless because of my size, it interests me to challenge ideas of prejudice and femininity and what it is to be a woman."

Brigitte Nielsen, 6'1". At the height of her fame in the 80s, the danish actress was unfairly branded an "amazon" by several newspapers when she was marrie...
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28 Celebrities Who Use Stage Names

November 14th, 2013 1:03pm EST
28 Celebrities Who Use Stage Names
Many celebrities have changed their names before they hit it big, and for many reasons. Let's take a look at some of the biggest stars who didn't take their birth name to Hollywood.

Katy Hudson didn't want to be confused with Kate Hudson, so she took her mother's maiden name and became Katy Perry.

Oprah Winfrey's name is iconic, but it's not actually her real name. It's Orpha, after the biblical figure. However, so many people mispronounced her name while she was growing up that the mispronunciation stuck.

Barry Manilow was born Barry Alan Pincus. He took his mother's maiden name...
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Emmy Nominations: 'American Horror Story' Gets 17 Noms, Netflix's 'House Of Cards' Also Dominates

July 18th, 2013 10:01am EDT
House of Cards
After picking up nine nominations, Kevin Spacey's Netflix series "House Of Cards" will be a big contender at the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards. The political thriller was recognized in the Outstanding Drama Series category and picked up dramatic acting nominations for its leads, Spacey and Robin Wright. It received a total of nine nominations.

The Netflix series will be facing stiff competition from last year's big winners "Homeland" and "Breaking Bad" as well as "Mad Men", "Game of Thrones" and "Downton Abbey."

In the lead actor category, Spacey will face off against "Homeland's" Damian Lew...
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Tony Awards Photos: Scarlett Johansson, Jake Gyllenhaal, Anna Kendrick & More!

June 10th, 2013 9:29am EDT
Scarlett Johansson
As more and more big-screen stars dabble with theater roles, the attention to Broadway deepens. Several well-known celebs attended Sunday night's Tony Awards, and many presented trophies at the ceremony.

Scarlett Johansson, above, received mixed reviews for her role as Maggie in the sixth revival of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" earlier this year. She showed up to last night's event in a conservative black dress with a matching jacket.

Last year, Jake Gyllenhaal made his off-Broadway debut in "If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet." He played a man who struggled to help his overweight niece fit in...
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Glamour Girls: Ashlee Simpson, Uma Thurman & More At The American Ballet Opening Night Gala

May 14th, 2013 4:00pm EDT
Ashlee Simpson
A bunch of celebrities attended the American Ballet Theatre opening night Spring Gala at Lincoln Center in New York City on Monday night.

Ashlee Simpson looked beautiful in a black, lace floor-length dress embellished at the hips with feathers. The former "Melrose Place" actress pulled back her blonde hair in a ponytail - a departure from the short hair she's sported over the last couple of years.

Simpson was joined by a host of other well-known figures, including Uma Thurman, Sigourney Weaver, and Lucy Liu.

Simpson appears in the 2013 film "Pawn Shop Chronicles" about a missing wedding ...
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Diane Kruger, Jessica Alba & More Stars Attend Paris Fashion Week (Photos)

January 22nd, 2013 5:00pm EST
Jessica Alba
Every year celebrities descend upon France to take part in Paris Fashion Week. The stars attend fashion shows by designers such as Christian Dior, Versace, Chanel and Stephane Rolland (see all the photos on the following pages).

Jessica Alba braved the snow and looked elegant in a black fur coat, leather gloves, and black tights during Paris Haute Couture Week. She tweeted early this morning:

Stunning Show #DiorHauteCouture Congrats #RafSimons -very #Modern&Cool viddy.it/10AU2HX

— Jessica Alba (@jessicaalba) January 22, 2013

She later added,

Au revoir #Paris -get ready #sundance201...
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Family Made Fun Of Sigourney Weaver For Using Botox

July 26th, 2012 11:00am EDT
Sigourney Weaver
After becoming subjected to constant teasing from her own family, Sigourney Weaver has sworn off using Botox.

The star, 62, tested out the wrinkle reducing product in preparation for a film role, but the cosmetic treatment turned her into the butt of family jokes.

She told People magazine, "Never again. My husband and daughter made so much fun of me. I thought, 'It's not worth it to go home and deal with this!'"

Weaver currently stars in the USA drama "Political Animals."
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Sigourney Weaver: 'I Tried To Speak To Ronald Reagan About Abortion'

July 2nd, 2012 10:10am EDT
Sigourney Weaver
Several years ago during a high-profile party, Sigourney Weaver was escorted away after she tried to discuss abortion with President Ronald Reagan.

The actress was humiliated after she was forcefully "removed from the room" after striking up a conversation with Reagan and his stand against abortion.

"I tried to speak to Ronald Reagan about abortion and I was lifted up by his creatures and removed from the room," she recalls.

"It was at a dinner party he was holding for the Saudis (Saudi Arabia) and I was invited. I thought I'd go because I want to talk to him about his stand against abor...
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Sigourney Weaver Changed Her Name Because Of Her Height

June 25th, 2012 2:47pm EDT
Sigourney Weaver
Sigourney Weaver changed her name because she wanted a moniker which matched her impressive stature.

The Avatar actress was christened Susan but felt the simple name didn't suit her once she began to tower over classmates at school due to her lofty frame.

She decided to find a name which complimented her statuesque appearance, and opted for Sigourney after spotting it in F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel The Great Gatsby.

Weaver tells Britain's The Sun, "I do so wish I could have handled criticism better. I was constantly judged as 'too tall' or 'too zany'. I did feel awkward and ga...
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Sigourney Weaver To Star In TV Series 'Political Animals'

March 7th, 2012 3:25pm EST
Sigourney Weaver
Sigourney Weaver is heading to TV in a new political drama series.

The Avatar actress has won the lead role in Political Animals, which focuses on a former First Lady and her family after her time in the White House and her marriage comes to an end.

It will be the first major role in a TV series for Weaver, who began her career in theatre before shooting to fame in the Alien sci-fi franchise.

Her only previous ventures to the small screen have been minor roles in TV series and appearances in several made-for-TV movies.
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Blu-ray Review: 'Abduction'

January 16th, 2012 10:12am EST
Abduction photo
So can Taylor Lautner head out of "Twilight" land and helm an action outing sans Bella and Edward? We’re gonna find out with a look at the new to Blu-ray release "Abduction," which hits shelves Jan. 17 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Find out the truth below!

Title: "Abduction"

Grade: 1

Cast: Taylor Lautner, Maria Bello, Sigourney Weaver

Director: John Singleton

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 106 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate

Website: www.lionsgatebluray.com

The Flick: Positive first – the supporting cast of Abduction is pretty damn spectacular. Alfred Molina, Maria ...
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Sigourney Weaver: 'Ghostbusters 3' Won't Happen Without Bill Murray

September 19th, 2011 9:53pm EDT
Sigourney Weaver
The future of the third Ghostbusters movie hangs in the balance again - Sigourney Weaver insists the sequel won't start shooting if Bill Murray doesn't agree to be part of it.

The actress' comments come just a month after co-star Dan Aykroyd insisted filming would begin next year with or without Murray - the only castmember from the original movie who has yet to sign up for a third film.

Weaver previously suggested writers should kill off Murray's character, Peter Venkman, if he didn't want to be part of the sequel, but now it seems she has changed her mind.

In an interview with Collider...
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Sigourney Weaver 'Will Be Back' For More 'Avatar'

September 19th, 2011 8:05am EDT
Sigourney Weaver
Sigourney Weaver has assured fans she "will be back" to star in the planned sequels to sci-fi epic Avatar, despite director James Cameron killing off her character in the 2009 blockbuster.

The Alien star portrays botanist Grace Augustine in the futuristic 3D movie, which has become the highest-grossing film of all time and the only release in history to break the $2 billion mark.

Cameron is currently writing a follow-up to the box office smash and Weaver insists Augustine will be resurrected for the forthcoming installments.

Speaking to movie blog ComingSoon.net, Weaver claims Cameron...
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VIDEO: Taylor Lautner Shows Off His Action Acting Muscles In 'Abduction'

April 14th, 2011 11:50am EDT
Abduction | Photo Credits: Lionsgate
Twilight hottie Taylor Lautner is making his solo starring debut in the action thriller Abduction.

In the recently released trailer, Lautner's character Nathan learns from a missing persons website that he was abducted as a child. After his parents are confronted, Nathan makes a harrowing escape from home only to be relentlessly pursued by a group of men who call him a "high-valued asset."

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Review: 'Cedar Rapids' 'Two Jews On Film' Have Fun With This Quirky Comedy (Video)

February 10th, 2011 9:47am EST
Cedar Rapids
'Cedar Rapids' directed by Miguel Arteta (The Good Girl) is the story of an incredibly naive insurance agent Tim Lippe (Ed Helms) who's spent his entire life in the little town of Brown Valley Wisconsin. He's 34 years old, has never been on an airplane or stayed in a hotel. He's the guy that people always thought would go places, but then, he just...didn't.

That soon changes when his boss at Brown Star Insurance, Bill Krogstad (Stephen Root) dispatches him to the annual ASMI insurance convention in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Tim's mission...to bring back the coveted Two Diamond Award that the...
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Sigourney Weaver Still Remembers Gorilla Language

February 8th, 2011 8:44am EST
Gorillas in the Mist
Sigourney Weaver is still working on the ape language she learned for 1988 movie "Gorillas In The Mist" because she hopes to return to Africa and hang out with silverbacks again.

The actress portrayed real-life naturalist Dian Fossey, who devoted her life to studying mountain gorillas, in the film, and she spent weeks in Africa filming with wild apes.

The star insists she's a natural in the jungle - she knows how to use 'gorilla language' to approach the intimidating primates.

She tells Britain's The One show, "I really only knew a few phrases but I'm happy to impart them. One is 'uh-uhm...
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Happy 70th Birthday, Nick Nolte

February 8th, 2011 8:37am EST
Nick Nolte
Happy Birthday to Nick Nolte - the Hollywood actor turns 70 today.

The two-time Oscar nominee rose to fame with a role in the hit 1970s miniseries "Rich Man, Poor Man," while his 1980s buddy cop movie "48 Hrs." launched the big-screen career of his co-star Eddie Murphy.

An all-around renaissance man, Nolte has made a name for himself as an athlete, model and producer, and he's played a wide range of characters in more than 40 Hollywood movies.

To celebrate his big day, WENN has dug up 10 weird and wonderful facts about the star that may have passed you by:

- As a student at Eastern Ariz...
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Check Out 'You Again' On DVD, Blu-ray & Download, Feb. 8

February 8th, 2011 7:06am EST
You Again
A high-powered PR professional discovers that her brother is about to marry the woman who made her high school life a living hell in "You Again," starring Kristen Bell and Odette Yustman.

Back in her teens, Marni (Bell) was a little awkward. These days she's a successful career woman, but the memories of being tormented by popular cheerleader Joanna (Yustman) still make her break into a cold sweat. Flying home for her brother's Will's wedding, Marni realizes to her horror that she will soon be sister-in-law to the pompon-wielding mean girl who once humiliated her in front of the entire st...
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Check Out The Hilarious Trailer For 'Paul,' Starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost & Seth Rogen

January 12th, 2011 7:55pm EST
Paul
When a couple of sci-fi fans decide to take a road trip to Area 51, they never expect who – or rather, what – they'll meet there. Written by and starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, and directed by SuperBad's Greg Mottola, Paul boasts an incredible cast of acting and comedic talents, including Kristen Wiig, Jason Bateman, Bill Hader, Joe Lo Truglio, Jane Lynch, Sigourney Weaver, and Seth Rogen as Paul!

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead) reunite for the comedy adventure Paul as two sci-fi geeks whose pilgrimage takes them to America's UFO heartland. While there, they a...
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Bill Murray Holding Up 'Ghostbusters 3'

January 10th, 2011 9:33pm EST
Ghostbusters
Director Ivan Reitman is waiting on Bill Murray's approval to begin work on the new Ghostbusters sequel, because he has to win over the Hollywood actor before they can even think about filming.

The filmmaker is ready to step behind the camera once more to shoot the third installment of the spooky story, 21 years after directing the last film in the franchise in 1989.

All four of the original 1984 Ghostbusters - Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson - have signed on to reprise their characters in the forthcoming project - but Reitman has urged fans not to believe everything th...
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Jane Fonda: 'I Look Like A Monster'

December 3rd, 2010 8:32am EST
Jane Fonda
Veteran actress Jane Fonda has accused editors at a U.S. magazine of airbrushing her cover photo, insisting the shot makes her look "like a monster".

The star is on the front of W magazine's Who Cares About Age issue, which also sees special edition covers featuring Susan Sarandon and Sigourney Weaver.

Fonda donned a leopard-print shirt for the shoot and posed with her hands in her hair to accentuate her facial features - but the 72 year old is adamant the photo has been digitally altered.

She tells Britain's Daily Express, "I hate it. They airbrushed all of my character. I look like ...
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Woody Harrelson Plays A Badass Cop (Photos)

December 1st, 2010 4:00pm EST
Woody Harrelson
We spotted Woody Harrelson filming a violent scene in downtown Los Angeles for his upcoming movie "Rampart." In the scene, Harrelson, who plays a renegade police officer, chases down a man and beats him with a club.

In between takes, Woody can be seen taking out a set of false teeth.

The movie follows veteran police officer Dave Brown, the last of the renegade cops, as he struggles to take care of his family, and fights for his own survival. Steve Buscemi, Sigourney Weaver and Ice Cube also star.
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Sigourney Weaver Wants To Help With 'Alien' Prequel

October 19th, 2010 1:30pm EDT
Sigourney Weaver
Sigourney Weaver is hoping for a consultative role on the upcoming Alien prequel because she wants to make sure the film stays true to the franchise she helped build.

Director Ridley Scott is bringing the sci-fi series back to the big screen in a new movie, which is set before Weaver's iconic character, Ellen Ripley, first encountered the scary space creatures in the 1979 original. Scott is not planning to include Weaver in the new picture, but the actress hopes she will be able to find a role behind-the-scenes.

She tells Shock Till You Drop, "If they needed help with the story, I could...
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Vampires Win Big At Scream Awards (Hot Pics!)

October 18th, 2010 7:56am EDT
Scream Awards
Vampires ruled at the 2010 Scream Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday night with "Twilight's" Kristen Stewart and the cast of TV drama "True Blood" winning big prizes at the city's Greek Theater.

Stewart picked up the Best Fantasy Actress honour at the event, held to applaud all things sci-fi, and "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" was named Best Fantasy Movie. It was also a big night for "True Blood," which picked up Best TV Show from number one fan Marilyn Manson.

The drama also claimed the Holy Sh--! Scene of the Year accolade for its much-publicized head-twisting sex encounter, while "True Bl...
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Sigourney Weaver Horrified By Hotel's Use Of Plastic Bottles; Fears For Ocean Fish

October 1st, 2010 8:43am EDT
Sigourney Weaver
Sigourney Weaver is urging hotels she conducts press interviews in to be greener and provide water urns and paper cups instead of bottles.

The actress is a keen environmentalist and she was horrified when she showed up for a recent press junket at the Four Seasons hotel in Beverly Hills to find a table full of plastic water bottles.

She says, "We need to wrap our arms around our planet and take care of her before it gets too far because I think we are really pushing it. This hotel should not be having bottles of water everywhere. They should have nice big urns of water and we all use pape...
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