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The Sexiest Royalty In Film

April 29th, 2011 8:38am EDT
You've seen the portraits in museums: Most royalty, while wielding the most power, were not the best-looking bunch (unless they just had really bitter and vindictive portrait artists).

But while it's easy to glamorize someone's life when their entire existence is predicated on living in opulent mansions and having every wish attended to, we've noticed that Hollywood and their European equivalents tend to take certain liberties with its treatment of royalty, sexing them up exponentially.

With the release of the Oscar favorite "The King's Speech," in which Colin Firth's King George VI tries...

Hayley Atwell Lands 'Captain America' Role

April 15th, 2010 9:22am EDT
Hayley Atwell
Rising star Hayley Atwell is set to make her name in Hollywood - the British actress has landed a lead role in the upcoming Captain America film.

The 28 year old has been cast alongside Chris Evans to play the superhero's love interest Peggy Carter in the comic book blockbuster. A number of big names were linked to the role in The First Avenger: Captain America, including Keira Knightley and Emily Blunt, who was favorite to tackle the part, but reportedly turned it down.

However now Atwell, who has previously appeared in Woody Allen's Cassandra's Dream and opposite Knightley in The Duch...

Keira Knightley Cloned For New Movie

March 3rd, 2009 10:28am EST
Keira Knightley
Keira Knightley will be cloned for her next big screen role in a science fiction thriller. Director Mark Romanek's "Never Let Me Go" will pit Knightley opposite actors Andrew Garfield and Carey Mulligan, whose characters grow up in a boarding school with no contact or knowledge of the outside world until they discover they are clones grown for the sole purpose of organ donation.

The thriller is a more futuristic adventure for Knightley, who bound herself in petticoats and corsets for the "Pirates of the Caribbean" film franchise and 2008's "The Duchess." She will also star in the upcom...

Mega Oscar Diary

February 23rd, 2009 9:22am EST
Sean Penn
Before we get started on the Mega Oscar Diary, let's go to a few random ramblings from the cadre of pre-shows around the dial:

-Philip Seymour Hoffman's hat probably came with a matching set of fingerless gloves.

-Those who were unable to see the Los Angeles CW affiliate's pre-show missed this exchange.

-The CW's Female Host: What is the role you'd love to do next. If you could do anything following 'The Wrestler' what would it be?

-Mickey Rourke: (Slowly eyes her up from head to toe with a knowing smile and walks off.)

-I know a lot of people care about fashion, ...

Oscars Glory For Penn, Winslet, Ledger, Cruz And 'Slumdog Millionaire'

February 23rd, 2009 8:35am EST
Oscars Glory
Sean Penn, Kate Winslet, Penelope Cruz, the late Heath Ledger and movie sensation Slumdog Millionaire were the big winners at the 81st Academy Awards in Hollywood.

Click here for red carpet photos from the 2009 Academy Awards

Penn scooped the Best Actor prize for his role as assassinated gay official Harvey Milk in Milk; ahead of hot favorite Mickey Rourke. The actor used his acceptance speech to criticize those who outlawed gay marriage in California and call for equal rights.

He said, "You commie, homo-loving sons of guns. I did not expect this. I do know how hard I make ...

2009 Oscar Predictions: Who Should Win & Who Will Win

February 20th, 2009 10:42am EST
After months of speculation, it's finally time to man up and throw down with some hardcore Oscar predictions. But before we tell you who will and should win the Oscar on Sunday night, let's address the whole secrecy notion surrounding this year's event.

You may not have heard (which is probably part of the point) but the Academy has decided to surround this year's ceremony in mystery. Mainly, they've refused to reveal who will be presenting Oscars this year and have gone so far as to forbid its presenters from appearing on the red carpet. Why? Because they think fashionistas will b...

Golden Globes 2009 - Who Will Win, Who Should Win, And Who Got Snubbed

January 5th, 2009 11:49am EST
Golden Globes 2009
After being deprived of the biggest night in Hollywood last year, we're more than ready for some delicious, celebrity-rich Golden Globes goodness! Read on for our predictions of the winners, the losers, and those who sadly won't be attending.

Best Motion Picture - Drama

Will win: The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button

Should win: The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button

Why: The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) can't resist the whimsical, weepy romance; plus, its sheer star power ups its chances, and apparently it's a pretty good film to boot. It's the most well-rounded an...

2009 Early Oscar Nomination Predictions

December 23rd, 2008 12:10pm EST
The Dark Knight
The first major precursor award nominations were handed out this morning as the Screen Actors Guild revealed their 15th set of nominations.

This marks the end point of the first phase of the Oscar race as many of the critics awards have been handed out and the more reliable industry awards are starting to trickle in.

This is a perfect time to take a look at the locks, likely nominees, longshots and losers of the Oscar season thus far.

Best Picture

The Locks:

Slumdog Millionaire is the most certain nominee in this category after sweeping through the critics awards, p...

Keira Knightley Rests Her Heavy Head

July 22nd, 2008 8:44am EDT
Keira Knightley
The wig Keira Knightley donned in new movie The Duchess was so heavy; she needed a special headrest to support her neck.

The 23-year-old plays an aristocrat in the forthcoming 18th-century drama and had to wear a heavy wig as part of her elaborate period costume. And the hairpiece was so massive, the film crew created a custom resting post to take the weight off the slender star's shoulders.

Knightley's co-star Hayley Atwell recalls, "I loved filming The Duchess - Keira has a great sense of humor. She had to wear this huge wig that was so heavy they made her a board that she cou...

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