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James Franco's New College Show 'Undergrads' Offends Students

January 27th, 2012 2:18pm EST
James Franco
James Franco has upset students at the University of Southern California (USC) with his new Internet reality show, which features the wild side of college life in Los Angeles.

The 127 Hours star, who studied at city rival UCLA, was hoping to focus on USC's parties and students' run-ins with the law in Undergrads, which debuted on Thursday night.

It follows a pack of students coping with life off campus and features boozy scenes of debauchery and excess and footage of police officers shutting down out-of-control parties.

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'The Huger Games' Sequel Secures Director And Writer

January 17th, 2012 11:49am EST
Catching Fire Secures Director And Writer
The rumours are now official: Simon Beaufoy will write Catching Fire, the second instalment in the much anticipated Hunger Games franchise. Lionsgate successfully hired the Oscar winning English scriptwriter, who has wrote for an impressive number of bestselling films, including 127 Hours and Slumdog Millionaire.

Gary Ross, the director and co-writer of The Hunger Games, will return to adapt the second novel in Susan Collins’ popular trilogy and supervise the script. A release date for the sequel has already been scheduled for the 22nd of November, 2013, even though the first film does not...
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Demi Moore To Play Gloria Steinem In Linda Lovelace Biopic

January 3rd, 2012 9:35am EST
Demi Moore
Demi Moore is to play feminist icon Gloria Steinem in Amanda Seyfried's upcoming Linda Lovelace biopic.

The actress is to join a cast including Seyfried, Wes Bentley, Sharon Stone and Peter Sarsgaard, according to Variety.

Reports suggest James Franco has rejoined the project after turning down Sarsgaard's role as Lovelace's husband - the 127 Hours star is in talks to portray Playboy boss Hugh Hefner in the movie, which chronicles the life of the porn star-turned-anti-porn activist.
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The Most Illegally Downloaded Films Of 2011 Are...

December 28th, 2011 8:18am EST
Fast Five
Vin Diesel's action film "Fast Five" has topped a new poll as the most pirated movie of 2011.

The actor and his co-stars Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson struck gold with the fifth installment of "The Fast and The Furious" franchise, raking in $626 million worldwide earlier this year.

But the sequel was also in high demand online - and was illegally downloaded a stunning 9.3 million times, according to TorrentFreak.com.

"The Hangover Part II" was the second most pirated film with 8.8 million hits, while "Thor" was third with 8.3 million downloads.

Other films featured in TorrentFreak's to...
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James Franco Prepares For Another Gay Scandal

July 13th, 2011 8:27am EDT
James Franco
Actor James Franco is preparing himself for another gay scandal after revealing he will appear to perform a sex act on another man in a new biopic.

The 127 Hours star, who played a homosexual in Milk and gay poet Allen Ginsberg in Howl, has been dogged by rumors about his sexuality for years - and even threatened legal action against the New York Post when a reporter questioned him about claims he was the closeted actor dubbed The Gay Rapist the newspaper had published a blind item about.

The journalist claimed he had spoken to a man who suggested he had broken off a romance with the ac...
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James Franco Forced To Quit Twitter

April 4th, 2011 9:08am EDT
James Franco
Actor James Franco was forced to shut down his Twitter.com page after upsetting corporate sponsors with his online messages.

The 127 Hours star joined the social networking site earlier this year and attracted plenty of attention with his Tweets, which included a swipe at Oscars writer Bruce Vilanch after he criticized Franco's Academy Awards hosting turn.

However, the actor has now deleted his account after revealing not everyone enjoyed reading his blog.

He tells Politico.com, "Social media is over... My thought was 'This is my Twitter. I can do whatever I want.' But certain compani...
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Unseen Footage From 'Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2' To Air This Weekend

March 16th, 2011 1:54pm EDT
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows
Footage from the final installment of the Harry Potter franchise, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, is about to hit the airwaves and our friends over at NextMovie.com have all the details on when and where you can see the exclusive new clips.

In addition to the awesome Potter news, NextMovie Daily hosts Nar and McKenna have some great new movie posters to share, including the new Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides one-sheet, which is a bit racy for Disney; and the latest character art from the upcoming (and absolutely hilarious looking Your Highness, featuring James Fr...
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'The King's Speech' Takes Best Picture at Oscars (Full List Of Winners)

February 28th, 2011 12:30am EST
The King's Speech
The King's Speech ruled over the 2011 Academy Awards on Sunday, taking home four honors including Best Picture and Best Actor for the movie's star, Colin Firth.

The royal drama, about stuttering British monarch George VI, led the competition with 12 nominations going into this year's Oscars, and edged out the likes of Black Swan, The Fighter, Inception and The Social Network to claim the most coveted title of the night.

Firth was crowned Best Actor in a Leading Role, emerging triumphant over Javier Bardem (Biutiful), Jeff Bridges (True Grit), Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) and James...
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'Black Swan,' Natalie Portman Win Big at Independent Spirit Awards

February 27th, 2011 6:45pm EST
Natalie Portman
Black Swan continued to dance all over its competition at Saturday's 26th Annual Film Independent Spirit Awards after picking up four top honors.

Oscar favorite Natalie Portman, whose portrayal of a troubled and dedicated ballet dancer in the film has won her global acclaim, was named Best Actress, while Black Swan also picked up Best Feature, Best Director for Darren Aronofsky and Best Cinematography.

James Franco's performance in 127 Hours made him the surprise winner of the Best Actor prize, beating the seemingly unstoppable Colin Firth, who has swept the board for his role in The King...
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And The Oscar Will (Probably) Go To...

February 27th, 2011 9:00am EST
The King's Speech
Oh, the pesky business of predicting Oscar winners. Depending on Academy voters’ moods, a pundit can come off as brilliant or dumb as a post. This seems to be an awfully predictable year – but be warned, that could mean upsets are in the air.

That said, here are my predictions for who will take home the gold at this Sunday’s Academy Awards in the major categories. I’ve devised my own odds system, which is completely made up; but, it does give a sense of how strongly I view the chances of each nominee.

What do you think? Am I way off base anywhere? Which categories are easiest to pred...
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Oscar Predictions: Who Will Win?

February 26th, 2011 8:35am EST
Black Swan | Photo Credits: Fox Searchlight
Will The King's Speech stage a royal flush at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards? Or will The Social Network prove to have the most friends in all the right Hollywood places? We'll find out Sunday, but for now, let's make some predictions. So put on your thinking caps, bust out your ballot, make your picks and compare them to ours below while we count down to the big night.

TV Guide Network's red carpet coverage begins Sunday at 5 ET/2 PT with Academy Awards Red Carpet Countdown, followed by Academy Awards Red Carpet with Chris Harrison at 6 ET/3 PT. The 83rd Annual Academy Awards start at 8:3...
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'OSCAR PICS' Two Jews On Film' Reveal Their Oscar Favorites (Video)

February 25th, 2011 10:15am EST
the king's speech
As usual the 'Two Jews On Film' disagree on some of their Oscar picks..but the one thing we do agree on...2010 was a great year for movies.

The nominated films and performances inspired us, entertained us and in some cases enlightened us.

With 'The King's Speech', 'The Fighter' and '127 Hours' we felt what it takes to overcome obstacles.

In 'True Grit' we experienced once again The Coen Bros brilliant take on another genre. And of course there was that funny, insightful film ('The Kids Are Alright') that redefined what it is to be a family.

'Toy Story 3'...well that was Pixar at its ...
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Academy Voter Liam Neeson has no Time to Watch Nominated Films

February 17th, 2011 10:25pm EST
Liam Neeson
Actor Liam Neeson has discovered a snag in the Oscars officials' decision to nominate 10 Best Films - busy voters like him don't have the time to watch all the movies in contention.

The Unknown star has been a member of the Academy for the last few years, and as such, receives screener copies of the films up for the top Oscar - but he never gets around to watching them.

He confesses, "There's just not enough hours in the day, so I personally voted for the past two years because I think it's not fair if I see two films and I don't see the other 40."

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James Franco To Star In 'Wizard Of Oz' Prequel?

February 7th, 2011 4:38pm EST
James Franco
Oscar nominee James Franco is in talks to replace Robert Downey, Jr. as the wonderful wizard in upcoming Disney movie Oz: The Great And Powerful.

The 127 Hours star has emerged as the new favorite to head up Sam Raimi's Wizard of Oz prequel, which is based on L. Frank Baum's classic books.

The film will be set before Judy Garland's original 1939 movie and focuses on an illusionist who flees a travelling circus in a hot air balloon, which is caught up in a tornado and swept to the land of Oz.

Downey, Jr. walked away from the movie last month and Disney bosses had reportedly approached J...
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Mandy Moore & Gwyneth Paltrow To Sing At The Oscars

February 5th, 2011 10:53pm EST
Mandy Moore
Mandy Moore, Gwyneth Paltrow, Randy Newman and Florence Welch have been confirmed as performers at the Oscars.

Moore will team up with Zachary Levi and composer Alan Menken to perform Best Song nominee "I See the Light" from their animated film Tangled, while Paltrow will hit the stage at the ceremony to sing "Coming Home" from Country Strong.

Nominee A.R. Rahman will team up with Florence and the Machine star Welch to perform "If I Rise" from 127 Hours, and Newman will sing his Toy Story 3 tune, "We Belong Together."

The Academy Awards will be presented on February 27.

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James Franco To Launch His 'Secret' Bar On Oscars Night

February 3rd, 2011 8:25am EST
James Franco
Ever-busy Oscar nominee James Franco will follow-up his co-hosting stint at the 2011 Academy Awards by launching a new Hollywood bar.

The 127 Hours star plans to host an exclusive after-Oscars party at the unnamed venue - and he's offering to sing for celebrity guests."

He says, "I'm a partner in a bar that's opening up, and the after-after-after-after-party is going to be at my new bar. It's at a secret location."

"That's all I can say because I can't fit everybody. Everybody at the Governors Ball will not fit into my new bar, but it'll be going down."

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Oscar Nominations 2011: Complete List Of Academy Award Nominees

January 25th, 2011 9:34am EST
2011 Oscar Nominations
The Oscar nominations are in! The King's Speech dominated with 12 nominations, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor for Colin Firth, and Best Supporting Actress for Helena Bonham Carter. "True Grit" wasn't far behind with 10 nominations.

Also nominated for best picture were "Black Swan," "The Fighter," "Inception," "The Kids Are All Right," "127 Hours," "The Social Network," "Toy Story 3," "True Grit" and "Winter's Bone."

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards will be held on February 27, 2011. Check out all the nominees below:

Actor in a Leading Role

* Javier Barde...
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James Franco Will Be In Class At Yale During Oscar Nominations

January 25th, 2011 8:35am EST
James Franco
James Franco will have to wait and see if he's nominated for an Academy Award when the shortlist is revealed on Tuesday morning because he's refusing to skip a class at Yale University to watch the live announcement.

Franco, who will co-host next month's Oscars, is among those expected to land a Best Actor nod for his role in grisly survival drama "127 Hours."

But the star has snubbed an invite from the movie's bosses to join them for a breakfast party in New York because he hates missing his lectures at the prestigious school in New Haven, Connecticut.

He tells the Associated Press, "I ...
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Luke Perry Wanted To Turn Ralston's 127 Hours Survival Story Into A Film

January 22nd, 2011 1:26pm EST
Luke Perry
TV stud Luke Perry missed out on acquiring the rights to adventurer Aron Ralston's survival story - Danny Boyle beat him to it and turned the saga into hit movie "127 Hours."

Perry reveals he wanted to make the film about Ralston's five-day battle for life trapped by a boulder in a Utah canyon with former Beverly Hills, 90210 castmate Brian Austin Green.

The actor says, "I tried to acquire the rights to that story and I wanted to do it with Brian Green... I thought he'd be great in that part, but Danny Boyle got it."

But Perry insists he's desperate to do something with Green after recen...
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'The King's Speech' Gets Massive 14 Nominations For BAFTA Awards

January 18th, 2011 9:51am EST
The Kings Speech
Critically-acclaimed "The King's Speech" is set to dominate the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards next month, after scoring a massive 14 nominations.

The Tom Hooper movie, about stammering British monarch King George VI, has picked up nods in the Best Film and Best Director categories, while Colin Firth is tipped for Best Actor and his co-star Helena Bonham Carter will compete for the Best Supporting Actress prize.

The picture is facing a challenge from Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan, which has picked up 12 nominations, including nods for its star Natalie Portman, ...
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The Oscar Race: Any More Clear With PGA and WGA Nods?

January 5th, 2011 1:43pm EST
Oscars
The Oscar race just got a little more clear – but barely. The Producers Guild of America announced their nominees yesterday, with 10 nominees for the Best Picture Award. The only real surprise is that ‘Winter’s Bone’ – thought to be a possible Best Picture Oscar contender – was left off the list. Here’s a rundown of the movie nominees:

'127 Hours'
Producers: Danny Boyle, Christian Colson

'Black Swan'
Producers: Scott Franklin, Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver

'Inception'
Producers: Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas

'The Fighter'
Producers: David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman, Mark Wahlberg

'The K...
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James Franco Calls On Big Names To Help Him Win Director Job

January 4th, 2011 10:30pm EST
James Franco
James Franco recruited Luke Perry, Scott Glenn and his actor brother Dave to help him win his break as a moviemaker.

The 127 Hours star, who will co-host the Oscars in February, was desperate to turn Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian into a movie - but Scott Rudin, the producer behind the project, was unsure about hiring the actor as his director.

So Franco turned to his pals and family and asked them to star in a test sequence he financed - in the hope it would prove he had what it took to become a filmmaker.

The movie star tells EW.com, "I called him (Rudin) up and said, 'I'm planning o...
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'Black Swan,' 'Inception' & 'Fighter' Land Top Movie Nods For Writers Guild Awards

January 4th, 2011 2:24pm EST
Black Swan
Ballet drama "Black Swan" is set to face off against sci-fi thriller "Inception" and sporting drama "The Fighter" at the 2011 Writers Guild Awards after earning nominations in the top feature film category.

The movies will also battle family dramas "The Kids Are All Right" and "Please Give" for the best original screenplay prize.

Meanwhile, writer Aaron Sorkin earned a nomination for best adapted screenplay thanks to his work on Facebook.com-inspired film "The Social Network." "True Grit," "127 Hours," "I Love You Phillip Morris" and "The Town" will also compete in the category.

Earning ...
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'Two Jews On Film' Pick Their Top 10 For 2010 (Video)

January 3rd, 2011 4:05pm EST
True Grit
2010 was truly a year for amazing films. We had The Coen Brothers' fantastic remake of the classic western, True Grit. Films about people overcoming great obstacles...'Frankie & Alice', 'Conviction', 'The Fighter' '127 Hours' and of course, one of the 'Two Jews On Film' favorites...'The King's Speech'. We had movies about a dancer's obsessed with perfection...Darren Aronofsky's brilliant, twisted tale, 'The Black Swan', and a film about a man obsessed with money and power 'Casino Jack'...And then there was that movie about a guy that changed our lives forever...'The Social Network'...one...
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Eligible Bachelors We'd Like To See Hook Up With Scarlett Johansson

December 17th, 2010 1:00pm EST
Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds shocked their fans earlier this week when they announced their divorce. Johansson, 26, began dating Reynolds, 34, in 2007. The stars tied the knot in September 2008 in a remote wilderness retreat in Vancouver, B.C.

After just two years together the couple came to the decision to end their marriage. A source says their work and distance from each other led to the split.

So this makes Scarlett one of the most eligible bachelorettes in Hollywood. Check out our list of some of the men she may want to hook up with - and who cares if it's a rebound relation...
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'The King's Speech' Leads 2011 SAG Award Nominations

December 16th, 2010 10:49am EST
The Kings Speech
British monarchy drama The King's Speech and boxing film The Fighter are leading the nominations in the motion picture categories at the 2011 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards, earning four nods each.

Both movies will compete for the coveted Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture prize, alongside Black Swan, The Kids Are All Right and Facebook-inspired film The Social Network. The King's Speech star Colin Firth is among nominees in the best actor category, which also saw nods to Jeff Bridges (True Grit),

Robert Duvall (Get Low), Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) and Jam...
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Celebrity Comebacks Of 2010

December 14th, 2010 5:15pm EST
Conan O
2010 had a handful of spectacular celebrity comebacks. Few can forget when Betty White stole the national scene on the night of the Super Bowl and did not let go until she was hosting Saturday Night Live for Mother's Day. Here are some of the hottest celebrity comebacks of 2010.

Conan O'Brien: The year started off with a bang. Conan O'Brien was asked to move back to his original late-night time of 12:05 after 7 months hosting the Tonight Show. He said no, and was fired by NBC. Some people blamed Jay Leno, others blamed NBC. Either way, Conan was out and wasn't allowed to be on TV until Nov...
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2011 Golden Globe Nominations Announced; 'King's Speech,' 'The Fighter' & 'Social Network' Lead The Pack

December 14th, 2010 9:47am EST
The Kings Speech
The King's Speech is leading the charge for the 2011 Golden Globe Awards after landing seven nominations.

The cinematic tale about the British monarchy is heading up the main categories with nominations for Best Picture (Drama) and Best Director for Tom Hooper, while Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush have all received acting nods.

Boxing film The Fighter and Facebook-inspired movie The Social Network trailed with six nominations apiece, including mentions in the Best Picture (Drama) category, which also saw nods to ballet movie Black Swan and sci-fi blockbuster Inception...
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'127 Hours' Director Asked Aron Ralston A 'Shocking' Question About His Manhood

December 13th, 2010 8:54am EST
127 Hours
Moviemaker Danny Boyle stunned amputee Aron Ralston when he asked the adventurer if he ever had an erection while he was trapped behind a boulder during a hike through remote Utah.

The Brit was researching trapped Ralston's real-life fight for survival for his new movie "127 Hours" and the hero, who hacked off his own arm to escape his hell, told him to ask anything he liked.

Boyle kicked off with the most personal question he could think of.

He tells Nylon Men magazine, "I asked him, 'Did you have a boner while you were down there?' And he was a bit shocked that I asked that. But I've g...
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James Franco Returning To 'General Hospital'

December 9th, 2010 10:16pm EST
James Franco
Hollywood star James Franco is returning to the small screen - he's signed on to reprise his role on soap opera General Hospital next year.

The Spider-Man star made a huge departure from his usual movie projects when he accepted a role on the daytime show in 2009 as a serial killer artist named Franco.

He returned to the long-running soap earlier this year to revive his character for more episodes.

And now he's signed on to appear in two more segments of the soap opera, which will air on February 25 and 28.

General Hospital's executive producer Jill Farren Phelps tells TV Guide the two ...
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