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Colin Farrell Gets A Career Do-Over

May 25th, 2011 3:24pm EDT
Colin Farrell
It’s rare in Hollywood for an actor to get a second chance at a career. The most recent example of a career rebirth is Mickey Rourke whose performance in Darren Aronofsky’s “The Wrestler” not only earned him an Oscar nomination, but gave him a new life as a serious and respected actor. In 1994, Quentin Tarantino pulled John Travolta out of the wreckage of his previously successful career and cast him in one of his most iconic roles as the hitman Vincent in “Pulp Fiction.”

Now, Colin Farrell is trying to re-start his career not as the star of mindless action movies (which he quickly became ...
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Jeff Bridges Lands Record Deal

April 19th, 2011 3:49pm EDT
Jeff Bridges
Actor Jeff Bridges has landed a record deal - the Crazy Heart star has signed a contract with EMI's Blue Note Records.

The 61-year-old actor will team up with his Grammy Award-winning music producer pal T Bone Burnett, who co-wrote the music for Crazy Heart, to create a new album, which is set to be released later this summer.

Bridges, who will write original songs for the record, has also recruited the talents of a number of artists including Roseanne Cash and Sam Phillips for the project. Bridges has been writing and recording music for years and releasing it through his website.

The...
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'Ladys' Night at the Grammys as Lady Antebellum & Lady Gaga win big (Full List of Grammy Winners)

February 14th, 2011 12:31am EST
Lady Antebellum
Lady Antebellum and Lady Gaga were the toast of the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night after picking up nine awards between them.

Country trio Lady Antebellum claimed five accolades for their single and album "Need You Now," including Record and Song of the Year, while Gaga scored wins for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and Best Short Form Video for "Bad Romance" and Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Pop Vocal Album for "The Fame Monster."

But the surprise of the night came right at the end of the ceremony when indie darlings Arcade Fire picked up Album of the Year honors for "Th...
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Biggest Oscar Surprises Of The Last 10 Years... What's Next?

January 19th, 2011 12:34pm EST
Whale_Rider
Every year, the Oscar nominations seem all sewn up. There are so many predictors – winners of critics’ awards, Golden Globe nominees and winners, BAFTA nominees and the SAG nominees. Yet somehow, almost every year, a nominee slips in out of nowhere, and pundits shake their heads asking, “Where did that come from?”

This year’s Oscar nominees will be announced next week, Jan. 25. We won’t speculate yet, but there are bound to be some surprise nominees, even to the pundits.

Let’s take a look back at the last 10 years and look at what was particularly surprising among the major Oscar nomin...
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Jeff Bridges Talks 'Tron Legacy' And 'True Grit'

December 17th, 2010 2:00pm EST
Tron Legacy True Grit
Jeff Bridges has two major movies coming out in the last weeks of the year. In Tron: Legacy he returns to the world of the computer grid from the landmark 1982 sci-fi film. In True Grit, he plays a grizzled western gunslinger based on the same book that inspired John Wayne’s Oscar winning role.

Tron: Legacy is out this weekend, updated with the 28 years of visual effects technology that evolved since Bridges’ last go round as Kevin Flynn. They even created a second character with a young Bridges face. Clu is the villain, created by Flynn in the ‘80s to run the grid, but now out of control ...
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Keith Urban Honored By ACM

September 22nd, 2010 2:00pm EDT
Keith Urban
Keith Urban was among the stars honored by the Academy of Country Music (ACM) in Tennessee on Monday night, winning praise for his long-running international career.

The big names of country music gathered at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium for the star-studded show which saw performances from acts including John Rich, Kenny Rogers and Martina McBride. Urban was presented with the Jim Reeves International Award and he used his acceptance speech to relive the moment he was introduced to country music at a Johnny Cash concert when he was just a child.

He told the crowd, "I couldn't say it w...
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Jeff Bridges: Comic-Con And Fans Responsible For Getting 'Tron Legacy' Financed & Rolling

July 26th, 2010 10:08am EDT
Bridges,_Jeff
Jeff Bridges followed up his Oscar winning role in Crazy Heart with a return to his 1982 cult classic Tron. Attending San Diego Comic-Con with the Tron Legacy cast and filmmakers, Bridges hung out with the fans at a party in Flynn’s Arcade, a recreation of his character’s hangout in Tron. He took photos with anyone who asked and signed autographs for gamers and movie buffs.

“It’s so exciting,” Bridges said in a press conference in San Diego. “Comic-Con wasn’t around back when the first one came out. To feel the energy of the people, we really sensed it when we came here last year and showe...
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April DVD Releases: 'Avatar,' 'Crazy Heart' & More

March 30th, 2010 9:04am EDT
Avatar
Fans around the world will soon be able to discover every detail and relive every moment of James Cameron's "Avatar" in the comfort of their own homes. But there are plenty of other new DVD releases this month:

April 6

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans - Buy it.

Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Val Kilmer, Fairuza Balk

Apparently this is one of those "Good" Nicolas Cage movies. Worth a watch to see why everyone is so excited about his appearance in the upcoming Kick-Ass.

The Collector - Skip it.

Josh Stewart, Michael Reilly Burke, Juan Fernandez, Andrea Roth

Lord of the Rings Tril...
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Andy Garcia & Jeff Bridges To Record Together?

March 18th, 2010 10:07pm EDT
Garcia,_Andy
Movie veterans Andy Garcia and Jeff Bridges are plotting a duets album after both finding success as musicians.

Garcia has composed music for and performed on soundtracks to films "The Lost City", "Ocean's Twelve" and "The Disappearance of Garcia Lorca", and Bridges, who has released albums via his website, wowed movie fans with his musical skills as a grizzled country star in "Crazy Heart".

And now Bridges is an Oscar winner for his role in the film, Garcia is keen to revisit the late-night sessions he had with his old pal when they both lived in Los Angeles.

He tells BlogTalkRadio.com,...
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Jeff Bridges Says He'll Never Have A Fling With Co-Star

March 10th, 2010 8:47am EST
Jeff Bridges
Oscar winner Jeff Bridges would never cheat on his wife Susan with a co-star - because an affair would cost him "everything". The Crazy Heart star, who scooped the Best Actor prize at Sunday's Academy Awards, credits his partner with much of his success, and insists he'd never risk their 33-year relationship for a fling with an actress.

He says, "I'm so in love with her. The relationship just keeps getting better and more intimate and sexier and all that stuff. If you change partners every time it gets tough or you get a little dissatisfied, then you don't get the richness that's availabl...
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Jeff Bridges Fought Back Tears During Acceptance Speech

March 8th, 2010 9:11pm EST
Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges fought back tears backstage at Sunday's Academy Awards as he paid tribute to his late father, after winning the Oscar for Best Actor.

Bridges took home his first Oscar for his role as a grizzled and boozy country music star in "Crazy Heart", and he was well-composed when he credited his late parents, Lloyd and Dorothy, for his Hollywood career during his acceptance speech.

He said, "Thank you mom and dad for turning me on to such a groovy profession. This is honoring them as much as it is me."

But backstage, the actor couldn't hold back his tears and he broke down when he wa...
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What We Were All Thinking - The Full Starpulse Oscars Recap

March 8th, 2010 1:50am EST
Oscar Feature
Tonight's Oscar ceremony is probably the most re-designed ceremony in Academy history.

Just look at all the changes. 10 Best Picture nominees, two hosts, no Best Song performances, more dance, a supposed streamlined show, and, weirdest of all, a request for no "thank yous" during the acceptance speeches.

Plus, a few of last year's tweaks will remain. They're sticking with the abhorrent practice of having five actors come out and sing the praises of the year's present crop of nominees (at least only in the Leading categories this year), and the producers are insistent on further expandin...
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They Said It - Oscar Quotes

March 7th, 2010 9:23pm EST
James Cameron
"We made three times what we thought the movie could make. Three seems to be the number because everybody keeps coming up to me and saying, 'I saw the movie three times'." Three is lucky for "Avatar" director James Cameron.

"It is a life-changing film and it changed my life. So this is appreciated but the win is when someone says, 'My life is different because of the film.' That's priceless." Oscar contender Mo'Nique on being nominated for her role in "Precious".

"I'd like a nice juicy burger and some deep, deeply fried fries... and maybe a milkshake." Sandra Bullock has fast food plans...
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Wolfgang Puck Gets Ready For Oscar's Big Night (Photos)

March 6th, 2010 1:00pm EST
2010 Academy Awards
Wolfgang Puck and a whole lot of other folks are busting their humps getting ready for Sunday night's Academy Awards ceremony at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles. The following images will give you a bit of a look into what goes on behind the scenes and the amount of planning that goes into Tinseltown's biggest event of the year.

Here, Chef Puck is readying some of his world-famous cuisine at the Oscar Food and Beverage Preview while the red carpet is rolled out along Hollywood Boulevard in anticipation for the bevy of A-listers (and not A-listers) to rub elbows and answer countless "what...
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'Precious' Night For Gabourey Sidibe At Independent Spirits Awards

March 6th, 2010 8:35am EST
Gabourey Sidibe
Academy Award nominees Jeff Bridges, Mo'Nique, Gabourey Sidibe and Woody Harrelson got their Oscars weekend off to a great start in Los Angeles on Friday night by picking up top acting prizes at the 25th annual Independent Spirit Awards.

Mo'Nique and Sidibe's Precious was the night's big winner, claiming five honors - including Best Feature. Bridges' Crazy Heart and the Coen Brothers' A Serious Man were double winners and other major awards were shared by The Messenger, (500) Days of Summer and Anvil! The Story of Anvil.

Highlights of the night included Bridges' performance of Falling &...
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2010 Oscars Predictions: Who Will Win & Who Should Win

March 5th, 2010 10:27am EST
2010 Oscars Predictions: Who Will Win & Who Should Win
This has the chance to become the most exciting Oscar night ever.

Why? Because nobody seems to have any real clue as to which movie will win Best Picture. “Avatar” seems like a good choice – it made $700 Million, changed movies, James Cameron directs, yada yada yada – but so does “The Hurt Locker” with its crazy critical raves and industry buzz. Compounding the problem is the Weinstein-backed “Inglorious Basterds” which has been gaining momentum all month. It’s a logjam at the top.

This is created not only by the fact that we have ten Best Picture nominees this year, but because the n...
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'The Hurt Locker' Wins Big At BAFTAs; Kristen Stewart Wins Popularity Prize

February 22nd, 2010 8:42am EST
Kristen Stewart Looking hot At BAFTAs
The Hurt Locker stole the show at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards on Sunday night - scooping six trophies including Best Film and Best Director for Kathryn Bigelow. The war thriller also won prizes for original screenplay, cinematography, editing, and sound during the ceremony at London's Royal Opera House.

Accepting her award for Best Director, Bigelow said, "What an honor, especially to be in this room filled with so many incredibly talented people that I've admired and been inspired by for decades."

Colin Firth saw off Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart), Ge...
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Robert De Niro Lands Lifetime Achievement Honor

February 17th, 2010 8:23am EST
Robert De Niro Lands Lifetime Achievement Honor
Robert De Niro was honored with a lifetime achievement award for his four-decade long career at a lavish ceremony in Los Angeles on Tuesday night. The star made his first movie in the 1960s and has won two Oscars and a Golden Globe during his glittering career - and editors at AARP The Magazine picked De Niro to receive the annual lifetime trophy.

Jeff Bridges won Best Actor for his role in Crazy Heart, and Helen Mirren took Best Actress for The Last Station. Alec Baldwin (It's Complicated) scooped Best Supporting Actor while his ex-wife Kim Basinger (The Burning Plain) won Best Support...
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82nd Oscar Nomination Reaction: The Snubs, Surprises & Who Shouldn't Have Been Nominated

February 2nd, 2010 3:34pm EST
82nd Oscar Surprises, Snubs & Who Shouldn
And there were ten.

It seems kind of strange to say that, right? Ten Best Picture nominees? We knew it was coming for nearly a year, but now it's actually there. In Black and white. Ten nominees. Strange.

After seeing the list, it's easy to see that the Academy might be on to something. Sure, it would have gotten the biggest blockbuster of all time with "Avatar" earning a Best Picture nomination if there were only five nominees, but it would have missed out on other massive hits like "The Blind Side", "Up", and "District 9".

Now, the telecast is going to get a lot more casual...
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2010 Oscar Nominees In Photos

February 2nd, 2010 12:50pm EST
Penelope Cruz
Avatar & The Hurt Locker dominated the Academy Award nominations this morning, and we're sure there were plenty of actors who jumped up and down when they received their nominations.

The only thing that looks better on a resume than an Academy Award nomination is the award itself! Sure, a Golden Globe Award is nice, and a Screen Actors Guild award is commendable, but it's not the same as having your very own Oscar.

Check our our gallery of best actor, best actress, best supporting actor, and best supporting actress nominees:

BEST ACTOR

Jeff Bridges in Crazy Heart

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'Avatar' & 'The Hurt Locker' Nominated For 9 Academy Awards Each - See Full List Of Nominees!

February 2nd, 2010 8:57am EST
2010 Oscar Nominations
James Cameron's science-fiction sensation "Avatar" and the war thriller "The Hurt Locker" lead the Academy Awards with nine nominations each, including best picture and best director.

This year the Oscars are featuring 10 best-picture contenders instead of the usual five. The other eight are: District 9, Up, Inglourious Basterds, The Blind Side, Up in the Air, A Serious Man, An Education and Precious.

Best Picture: "Avatar," ''The Blind Side," ''District 9," ''An Education," ''The Hurt Locker," ''Inglourious Basterds," ''Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' By Sapphire," ''A Serious M...
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Golden Globes 2010 Highlights

January 18th, 2010 9:43am EST
Golden Globes Recap
The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Ricky Gervais, were held last night at the Beverly Hills Hilton in Beverly Hills, California. A little rain didn't stop the party and the stars walked the red carpet

in their couture dresses, bling and umbrellas. The devastating earthquake in Haiti was a big topic of conversation on the red carpet as stars wore red ribbons in support and talked about their donation efforts.

Silver, purple, gray and glittery dresses dominated the carpet as the stars filtered into the awards. Lead Actress nominee Sandra Bullock looked amazing in a sheer pur...
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Va Va Voom! Kristen Chenoweth Show Some Cleavage & Legs At The Critics Choice Awards

January 16th, 2010 10:06am EST
Kristen Chenoweth
Kristin Chenoweth hosted the 15th Annual Critics Choice Movie Awards last night in Los Angeles, and she looked fab! What do you think of the blonde beauty? See more photos after the jump!

Avatar, The Hurt Locker and Inglourious Basterds were the critics' picks last night after scoring 11 prizes between them.

"Avatar" claimed six honors, "Inglourious Basterds" picked up three and "The Hurt Locker" doubled up with two of the event's biggest awards for Best Directing and Best Picture.

Nine was the night's big flop - the musical was completely shut out, despite scoring 10 nominations l...
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'Up In The Air,' 'Nine' Lead Golden Globe Nominations

December 15th, 2009 9:19am EST
Up in the Air
The 67th annual Golden Globe nominations were just announced in Beverly Hills, Calif., by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

"Up in the Air" leads the pack with six mentions, including best picture, drama. The musical "Nine" ran second with five nominations, including best musical or comedy and acting slots for Daniel Day-Lewis, Penelope Cruz and Marion Cotillard.

The Golden Globes, Hollywood's second-biggest film honors after the Oscars, will be presented Jan. 17 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, televised live by NBC and hosted by comic actor Ricky Gervais.

BEST FEATURE - DRAMA
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Avatar,' 'Nine' & More

December 14th, 2009 9:25am EST
AVATAR
Last week I had a chance to catch "Invictus," director Clint Eastwood's latest effort. A lot of early buzz suggests the film should be a Best Picture contender at the Academy Awards, but I personally wasn't too impressed.

While "Invictus" isn't a terrible movie, it certainly isn't Eastwood's best. In many ways it just feels forced because the film tries too hard to send an inspirational message.

Eastwood explores a number of subplots that he never fully fleshes out, and he fails to establish the proper dramatic tension that makes a sports picture so powerful. As an audience member ...
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