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Happy 30th Birthday, Britney Spears!

12/2/2011 8:15am EST
Britney Spears
Happy birthday, Britney Spears - the pop princess turns 30 today.

Britney's come a long way since breaking into showbiz on "The New Mickey Mouse Club," releasing seven best-selling albums, scooping a Grammy Award, launching a multi-million dollar perfume empire and becoming a mum to two boys.

She suffered a public meltdown in 2008 and has two failed marriages behind her but the singer has turned her life around after settling down with boyfriend Jason Trawick and hitting the road with her "Femme Fatale Tour," which grossed more than $6 million in its first 10 shows.

To mark her latest mi...

Gwyneth Paltrow Is Mellow In Yellow, Is Scared To Make Solo Record

4/23/2011 12:00pm EDT
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We spotted Gwyneth Paltrow in Beverly Hills this week for a "My Father's Daughter: Delicious, Easy Recipes Celebrating Family & Togetherness" Book Signing at Williams-Sonoma. Doesn't she look great in yellow?

The actress has confirmed she is "thinking about" signing a record deal but finds the prospect of launching a solo music career "a little scary."

The actress showed off her vocal skills by playing a struggling singer in last year's "Country Strong," while also showcasing her talent with a recurring role in TV musical "Glee." She has also performed live at events including the recent ...

Taylor Swift Dating Garrett Hedlund?

4/6/2011 11:34am EDT
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift has been linked to another starry suitor after she was reportedly spotted having dinner with actor Garrett Hedlund.

The singer was seen dining with the Country Strong star at a restaurant in Nashville, Tennessee on Friday, according to US Weekly.

A source tells the publication, "It was their first time going out. They've been emailing for a while, and she hinted they should get together. She has actually spent time getting to know Garrett,. He's cute - and he's into country music! (She) likes that he's a normal guy."

Swift lives in the area and Hedlund, 26, is in town to ...

Vanilla Ice Considers Role In Adam Sandler Film

4/2/2011 1:30pm EDT
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"Country Strong" star Leighton Meester and Vanilla Ice are in talks to play supporting roles in Adam Sandler's new comedy "I Hate You, Dad."

Meester is slated to play Sandler's daughter-in-law-to-be in the film, which also stars comedian Andy Samberg, and Vanilla Ice is tipped to play a gay wedding planner.

If he signs on for the film, it will be Ice's first movie role since 2002's "The New Guy."

In the film, Sandler plays Samberg's father, who moves in with his son and his fiancee.

James Caan is also in talks to join the cast - as Meester's dad, according to Variety.

Jennifer Aniston To Play A Country Musician

3/11/2011 8:30am EST
Jennifer Aniston
Gwyneth Paltrow's 2011 country music successes appear to have spurred another of Brad Pitt's exes on when it comes to hitting the high notes - Jennifer Aniston is fast-tracking her stalled movie about 1940s band The Goree Girls.

The actress first signed up for the film in 2009, but other projects left the movie, which chronicles an all-female band made up of convicts, on the shelf.

Now, the former "Friends" star insists the film will be the next thing she does.

Launching her own namesake perfume in Mexico on Thursday, Aniston revealed she's looking forward to being a part of "the Dixie C...

Gwyneth Paltrow & Anne Hathaway Got Paid Big Bucks To Wear Jewelry At The Oscars

3/1/2011 10:30am EST
Anne Hathaway & Gwyneth Paltrow
Anne Hathaway and Gwyneth Paltrow cashed in at the Oscars - they were both paid big bucks to wear designer jewelry.

Co-host Hathaway was reportedly paid $750,000 to wear Tiffany & Co. gems onstage.

Paltrow took home $500,000 to wear earrings, a brooch and ring from Louis Vuitton's L'Ame du Voyage collection as she sang "Country Strong's" nominated Best Song "Coming Home."

It's not the first time Paltrow has been linked to lucrative, hush-hush endorsements. In late 2009, sources told Us Weekly that the actress was compensated to help promote the lavish Hotel La Mamounia in Marrakech, Mor...

'Inception' Tops Sound Editors Golden Reel Awards

2/21/2011 7:51am EST
Christopher Nolan's sci-fi thriller Inception has picked up more honors in the run-up to the Oscars, scooping two prizes at the Motion Picture Sound Editors Golden Reel Awards on Sunday.

The Academy Award-nominated film, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio, was recognized for best sound editing in the categories of sound effects & foley and music in a feature film.

Its Oscar rival The Social Network was also celebrated at the event, winning a trophy for best sound editing in the category for dialogue and automated dialogue replacement in a feature film.

Gwyneth Paltrow's movie Country Strong s...

Mandy Moore & Gwyneth Paltrow To Sing At The Oscars

2/5/2011 10:53pm EST
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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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Blythe Danner Urges Gwyneth Paltrow To Slow Down

2/3/2011 4:12pm EST
Blythe Danner
Veteran actress Blythe Danner has warned her daughter Gwyneth Paltrow to "take care" of herself, because she worries the Oscar winner is taking on too many projects.

Paltrow juggles her acting career with her duties as a wife and mom-of-two and she also runs a lifestyle website. Now, thanks to her performances in movie Country Strong and on TV show Glee, Paltrow has also become hot property in the music world.

Her impressive performance of Cee Lo Green's Forget You has reportedly landed her stage time with the soul singer at the upcoming Grammy Awards.

However, worried Danner fears Pal...

Oscar Nominations 2011: Complete List Of Academy Award Nominees

1/25/2011 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...

Leighton Meester & Minka Kelly Make A Hot Pair At 'The Roommate' Premiere

1/24/2011 8:26am EST
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Leighton Meester and Minka Kelly attended "The Roommate" Hollywood Premiere acting really chummy with one another. Leighton wore a long black dress that revealed a bit of her tummy, while Minka opted for a sheer, off-white frock.

In the film, an emotionally unstable college freshman (Meester) grows obsessed with her unsuspecting roommate. The movie is Danish director Christian E. Christiansen's English-language debut.

Country Strong co-stars Leighton and Garrett Hedlund have sparked rumors their on-screen romance is becoming reality after the pair was spotted getting close at a Golden Glo...

Leighton Meester Dating Garrett Hedlund?

1/17/2011 2:21pm EST
Leighton Meester
Country Strong co-stars Leighton Meester and Garrett Hedlund have sparked rumors their on-screen romance is becoming reality - after the pair was spotted getting close at a Golden Globes after-party.

Meester and Hedlund were "inseparable the entire night" at HBO network's event at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, according to

A partygoer tells the website "She wraps her arm completely around his neck and pulls him for a quick peck on the lips," and when the pair called it a night, Hedlund was "massaging her shoulders" as they left the party together.

Meester split w...

'True Grit' Takes Top Spot At Box Office

1/10/2011 8:36am EST
True Grit
The Coen Brothers' "True Grit" has taken over at the top of the box office after a strong third weekend on release.

The film, starring Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon, fell behind chart-topper "Little Fockers" over Christmas, but it has replaced the comedy in the new box office estimates with a $15 million take.

"Little Fockers" slips to second with $13.8 million.

Nicolas Cage's supernatural thriller "Season of the Witch" debuts at three with $10.7 million, while Gwyneth Paltrow's country-music drama "Country Strong" enters the box office chart at six with a disappointing $7.3 million take.

Tim McGraw Is Not Quitting Music

1/5/2011 5:00pm EST
Tim McGraw has laughed off rumors he's quitting music to concentrate on making movies full-time.

The singer shared the screen with Sandra Bullock for her Oscar-winning turn in The Blind Side, and he's teamed up with another A-lister, Gwyneth Paltrow, in new movie Country Strong.

McGraw's big screen success has sparked rumors he is keen to swap Nashville for Hollywood, but the star insists he will never turn his back on his fans.

He says, "I love doing movies, it's an extension as an artist of what I do. I think they complement each other but I'm not going to quit music. I wouldn't be abl...

Tim McGraw On Love And Fame In The World Of 'Country Strong'

1/5/2011 10:22am EST
Tim McGraw
Tim McGraw stars in a movie about a country superstar. He does not play the country superstar. He doesn’t even sing in the movie. Country Strong is about the fall and rise of Kelly Canter (Gwyneth Paltrow). McGraw plays her manager and husband James, who pushes her on a comeback tour before she even finishes rehab.

James may represent the dark side of the business, certainly when it comes to neglecting his wife’s health. In real life, McGraw is happy and friendly. He’s married to Faith Hill and starred in last year’s blockbuster film The Blind Side. McGraw shared his side of the country mu...

Hot Stars You May Have Missed Out On This Year

12/26/2010 9:00am EST
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Let's face it, you can be everywhere all at once and see everything on TV or in the movies. We've compiled a short list of talented and beautiful stars you may have missed out on. Check out our list and let us know if you feel we've missed anyone.

Disney star Victoria Justice is only 17 but is absolutely beautiful and if beauty equates to talent look out.

If Aly Michalka hasn't caught your eye, you may need to have your head examined. She is also a former Disney Star and currently is in The CW's Hellcats.

Did you know that "Friday Night Lights" was still on TV? Zach Gilford does and...

Gwyneth Paltrow To Sing With Chris Martin At Coldplay/Jay-Z Gig

12/24/2010 10:00am EST
Gwyneth Paltrow is set to ring in 2011 by joining her rocker husband Chris Martin and his band Coldplay onstage at their New Year's Eve concert with JAY-Z in Las Vegas, according to a U.S. report.

The Hollywood actress hits the high notes in her new movie Country Strong, in which she plays an alcoholic singer battling to get her career back on track, and she recently wowed fans with an all-singing, all-dancing stint on hit TV series Glee.

She also performed live at the Country Music Association Awards last month.

Now the New York Post reports Paltrow will be hitting the stage as part of ...

Robert Downey, Jr. Taught Gwyneth Paltrow How To Play An Addict

12/22/2010 10:00am EST
Gwyneth Paltrow’s new movie demands a lot of her. In Country Strong, she plays fading country music star Kelly Canter. Her husband and manager James (Tim McGraw) gets her out of rehab early to embark on her comeback tour. It’s more than she can handle though, so Kelly falls off the wagon.

At Kelly’s high points, Paltrow rocks the mic on stage in front of thousands. At her darkest, she cries and stumbles and vomits. Paltrow got some helpful advice from her Iron Man costar on the latter, which she detailed for the press in an interview before the holidays. Country Strong opens in limited rel...

Gwyneth Paltrow Struggled To Learn Guitar & Feared She Had Cancer

12/21/2010 10:49pm EST
Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow struggled to master the guitar for her role as a washed-up country singer in new film Country Strong and at one point convinced herself she had cancer.

The actress admits she found playing the instrument difficult and when she started suffering cramps, shoulder and finger pain she feared for her health and asked her doctor for help.

She tells WENN, "My fingers wouldn't respond to the signals my brain was giving them. I thought, 'I must have all these atrophied muscles in my fingers!'

"I had bleeding fingers and cramps in my hands and shoulder problems. I was like, 'I thin...

Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Little Fockers,' 'True Grit,' & More

12/20/2010 10:11am EST
Hopefully you have finished most of your Christmas shopping by now, but if you still need to brave the crowds for a few last minute gifts, I wish you the best of luck. If you do not celebrate Christmas though, and you'll be looking for something to do on December 25th, fear not, because there are plenty of movies coming out this week for you to see.

In preparation for the sequel, last week I released a review of the original “Tron” film which you can find here if you haven't checked it out yet. I also had the chance to watch the new movie “Tron: Legacy” which is visually stimulating and ...

Kristin Cavallari Caught Our Attention At 'Country Strong' Premiere

12/19/2010 8:00am EST
Kristin Cavallari
We're not sure why Kristin Cavallari was at the "Country Strong" Los Angeles special screening earlier this week, but she looked pretty good, don't you think?

The former "Hills" star showed off just a little bit of cleavage in a brown strapless gown with a corset-like bodice and draped multicolored skirt.

The film centers on a fallen country star (Gwyneth Paltrow), who strives to resurrect her ailing career with a little help from her supportive husband (Tim McGraw), an ambitious young songwriter (Garrett Hedlund), and an emerging country artist (Leighton Meester) with a rapidly growing f...

Faith Hill Has Some Of The Hottest Shoulders In Showbiz

12/18/2010 12:00pm EST
Faith Hill
Faith Hill attended the "Country Strong" Los Angeles special screening with her husband Tim McGraw earlier this week wearing an unexpectadley sexy black outfit.

What do you think of her shoulder-baring ensemble?

In the film, a fallen country star (Gwyneth Paltrow) strives to resurrect her ailing career with a little help from her supportive husband (McGraw), an ambitious young songwriter (Garrett Hedlund), and an emerging country artist (Leighton Meester) with a rapidly growing fan base.

Garrett Hedlund Auditioned For 'Country Strong' In Karaoke Bar

12/16/2010 10:20pm EST
Garrett Hedlund
Garrett Hedlund auditioned for his role in new musical movie Country Strong by showing off his singing skills in a karaoke bar in front of the film's director.

The actor plays a country music performer alongside Gwyneth Paltrow in the film, and writer/director Shana Feste decided on an unusual method of testing out her leading man's vocal abilities.

Feste took Hedlund to the Brass Monkey bar in Los Angeles, where they had a few drinks before she encouraged him to take the stage.

She tells the Hollywood Reporter, "Garrett auditioned in a karaoke bar. It was not very conventional. But I ha...

Emma Stone Doesn't Want To Play The 'Pretty Girl'

12/16/2010 7:07pm EST
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Not only is Emma Stone the cover subject of the latest issue of W Magazine, but the star of this summer's hit Easy A is also atop their short list of up-and-coming stars that are turnign heads in Hollywood and showing signs of being the next big household names.

But the January issue isn't just about Stone - she shares the cover with Country Strong star and fellow newbie Garrett Hedlund, who W hails as the next Brad Pitt.The issue covers seven of Tinseltown's hottest rising stars; and what's hot in movies, music and fashion.

After her breakout role in Superbad, Emma explains that she's ac...

Gwyneth Paltrow's 'Country Strong' Role Based On Britney Spears

12/16/2010 1:48pm EST
Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow's new movie Country Strong about a washed-up alcoholic singer is based on the real-life troubles of pop star Britney Spears, according to the film's director.

The Oscar-winning actress plays a fallen country performer battling personal problems who attempts to resurrect her career in the acclaimed new film from writer/director Shana Feste.

Feste admits she was inspired to write the story after Spears hit headlines with her highly-publicized meltdown, during which she shaved her head and attacked a car with an umbrella, before being forced into a psychiatric ward in 2008....

Gwyneth Paltrow Reveals Some Tantalizing Hip & Leg At 'Country Strong' Premiere

12/15/2010 7:00pm EST
Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow showed up to the "Country Strong" Los Angeles special screening yesterday wearing a long white dress with a strategically placed slit up the side of her body. Sexy, no?

In the film Paltrow plays a fallen country star who strives to resurrect her ailing career with a little help from her supportive husband (Tim McGraw), an ambitious young songwriter (Garrett Hedlund), and an emerging country artist (Leighton Meester) with a rapidly growing fan base.

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Leighton Meester To Quit 'Gossip Girl' When Contract Is Up

12/15/2010 8:32am EST
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Leighton Meester will walk away from hit TV series "Gossip Girl" once her contract ends in 2012.

The 24 year old has starred as Blair Waldorf on the teen drama since it premiered on TV in 2007, but Meester admits she is looking to move away from the show and focus on other projects.

When asked by's Marc Malkin how much longer she'll remain on the program, she says, "Two more years. Because we're under contract."

Meester has embarked on a career on the big screen since establishing herself on "Gossip Girl," and stars alongside Gwyneth Paltrow in Country Strong.

She is also si...

2011 Golden Globe Nominations Announced; 'King's Speech,' 'The Fighter' & 'Social Network' Lead The Pack

12/14/2010 9:47am EST
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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...

Gwyneth Paltrow Unveils Hollywood Walk Of Fame Star Without Her Family

12/14/2010 8:40am EST
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Gwyneth Paltrow went solo as she unveiled her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday - leaving her husband Chris Martin and their two kids at home.

The Oscar winner was the 30th and final inductee of 2010 to get a coveted plaque on Hollywood Boulevard for her achievements in film.

And, while most stars choose to make their big day a family affair, intensely private Paltrow - who is rarely seen with her Coldplay rocker partner - decided to go it alone.

Instead, she invited her "Country Strong" co-stars Tim McGraw and Faith Hill to induct her into the famous monument, while Matthew M...

Celebs Who Gained Weight For Movie Roles

12/7/2010 4:00pm EST
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Last week we listed some celebrities that lost weight for their movie roles. Now, let's take a look at the other side of the spectrum - stars that risked their figures for movie roles by packing on pounds.

Michelle Williams convinced the director of Blue Valentine that her character should weight more. She put on 15 pounds when she played the part. Her co-star Ryan Gosling gained 14.

Remember Matt Damon when he was fat? The heartthrob put 30 pounds of weight on his frame to play a doughy office worker in The Informant! He then shed it all as quickly as possible for fitter roles in Invic...