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Jessica Chastain Drops Out Of 'Iron Man 3'

May 8th, 2012 12:03pm EDT
Jessica Chastain
Actress Jessica Chastain has been forced to ditch her plans to star in Iron Man 3 because of scheduling conflicts.

The Help star was set to play a scientist who develops a terrifying virus in the superhero sequel but she's apologized to her fans after turning down the role.

Chastain announced the news in a post on her Facebook.com page, writing, "Sorry to say that Iron Man 3 isn't going to work out. My schedule is jammed packed (sic) and I can't fit anything else in. The press announced my possible attachment far too soon. I know many of you wanted me to be involved, and I'm so sorry to...
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MTV Movie Award Surprises: Can 'The Help' Beat 'Hunger Games?'

May 1st, 2012 3:30pm EDT
MTV Movie Award Surprises
The MTV Movie Awards have their finger on the pulse of 2011/2012 cinema with tons of nominations for The Hunger Games, Bridesmaids and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 2. If they’re really current, Hunger Games will sweep but there are a few interesting surprises here too.

The Help is a nominee for best picture. Maybe it’ll be the dark horse winner and make up for losing the Oscar? Only if Hunger Games and Bridesmaids split the vote. It’s interesting that MTV acknowledges the popular historical drama, perhaps doing its part for civil rights education.

For best male performance, he...
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'The Hunger Games' And 'Bridesmaids' Top 2012 MTV Movie Awards Nominations

May 1st, 2012 8:22am EDT
The Hunger Games
Kristen Wiig will do battle with Jennifer Lawrence at the annual MTV Movie Awards after Bridesmaids and The Hunger Games scored eight nominations apiece.

The actresses will compete for Best Female Performance at the prizegiving, alongside Rooney Mara, Emma Stone and Emma Watson.

The Hunger Games and Bridesmaids are both up for Movie of the Year, but will face stiff competition from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, The Help and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1.

Both films are also nominated in the Best Cast category and for the Best Breakthrough Performance, for B...
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Octavia Spencer To Be Honored With Her Own Day In Home State Of Alabama

March 17th, 2012 10:00am EDT
Octavia Spencer
Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer is set to be honored with her own day in her native Alabama.

The actress, who claimed Oscar gold last month for her critically acclaimed role in The Help, will be feted by Governor Robert Bentley and Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange on Wednesday, which will be proclaimed Octavia Spencer Day.

Her career will then be celebrated by Representative Mike Hubbard and fellow officials at the State Legislature with a private reception, during which Mayor Strange will present the actress with a key to the city.

She will be welcomed into the State Legislature with ...
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Emma Stone Planning An Undercover Comic-Con Visit

February 27th, 2012 10:23am EST
Emma Stone
The Help star Emma Stone is planning to hit the world's biggest comic book convention in disguise this summer after missing out on the chance to join other geeks at Comic-Con last year.

The actress had planned to attend Comic-Con in San Diego, California dressed as a Star Wars Storm trooper after promoting her upcoming Spider-Man film, but there wasn't time.

So she has made a note to return as a costumed fan this year.

Stone tells the Comic-Con Annual, "We had to leave right after the panel to fly back to L.A... (Obviously) now I can't be a Storm trooper, but I'll pick something else....
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'The Artist' & 'Hugo' Top Oscars With Five Wins Each (Full List Of Academy Award Winners)

February 27th, 2012 12:46am EST
The Artist and Hugo
Tom Hanks, who ended last year's Academy Awards by announcing Best Picture winner The King's Speech, started things off at this year's Oscars by handing out the evening's first two awards, for Best Cinematography and Best Art Direction. Both awards went to Martin Scorsese's 3D family film Hugo, quickly setting the tone for a possible upset in the coveted Best Picture category at the end of the ceremony.

But that wasn't to be, as frontrunner The Artist took most of the night's major awards, including Best Picture, Actor (Jean Dujardin) and Director (Michel Hazanavicius).

Both films finishe...
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Watch As The Stars Arrive On The Red Carpet At The Oscars (Live Stream)

February 26th, 2012 4:00pm EST
Academy Awards
Hollywood's top stars will begin arriving on the red carpet outside the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, Calif., for the 84th Academy Awards this afternoon and you can watch all the action right here.

The live stream begins today at 2:00pm PST (5:00 pm EST), and will run until 4:30pm PST (7:30pm EST), when the stars will begin taking their seats before the show gets underway.

Check out all the hot fashions and watch all the stars and Oscar nominees as they arrive for Tinseltown's biggest night.
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Marketing Gurus Behind 'The Help' & 'Modern Family' Honored At Publicist Guild Awards

February 26th, 2012 11:15am EST
The Help
The marketing men and women behind The Help and Modern Family have picked up the leading prizes at the 2012 Publicist Guild Awards.

The two teams at Disney and Fox, respectively, picked up the Best Publicity Campaign honors on Friday at a ceremony in Beverly Hills.

Carol Burnett was also honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award, while David Heyman, the producer of the Harry Potter movie franchise, was the recipient of the 2012 Motion Pictures Showmanship Award.
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Fandango Fans Give 'The Help' Best Picture Award

February 25th, 2012 10:32am EST
The Help
"The Help" has landed another major movie prize after winning the Best Picture trophy at the Fandango Fan Choice Awards.

Tens of thousands of film fans gave the hit movie the edge over blockbusters "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" and "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1."

The awards will be presented at the CinemaCon event during its 2012 Big Screen Achievement ceremony on April 26 in Las Vegas.

In associated voting, Fandango moviegoers named "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" the film with the Most Mind-Blowing Action Sequences, "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" the Mo...
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'The Artist', Christopher Plummer And Octavia Spencer Lead Experts' Oscar Race

February 23rd, 2012 11:07pm EST
The Artist
The Artist appears to be a slam-dunk to win the 2012 Best Picture Oscar on Sunday - all 30 experts picking the victors on top awards website GoldDerby.com have chosen the film to score gold.

Christopher Plummer (Beginners) and Octavia Spencer (The Help) also appear to be clear favorites to pick up the Best Supporting Actor and Actress trophies, but the 30 'Oscarologists' are split on the Best Actor and Actress honors.

The majority has picked Viola Davis (The Help) and Jean Dujardin (The Artist), but there are still experts pulling for Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady) and George Clooney (The D...
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Octavia Spencer: 'I Am Going To Get My Boobs Lifted'

February 23rd, 2012 8:28am EST
Octavia Spencer
The Help star Octavia Spencer is planning to go under the knife later this year for breast augmentation surgery.

The Oscar-nominated actress, 41, wants to celebrate her recent career success by treating herself to cosmetic surgery and she hopes to have the procedure booked in for November after she finishes filming her latest movie project.

She tells Parade, "I am going to get my boobs lifted. That's going to be my first gift. I figured going into my forties I want my boobs where they were when I was 17..."

"Right after the Oscars I start a Diablo Cody movie. We're taping out of the c...
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Jessica Chastain Bets Octavia Spencer A Spa Day She'll Win An Oscar

February 22nd, 2012 8:59pm EST
Jessica Chastain
Jessica Chastain has bet her The Help co-star Octavia Spencer a spa day treat that she'll take home the Best Supporting Actress Oscar on Sunday.

The actress initially bet Spencer $1,000 she'd win a Golden Globe on a flight to the awards show - but she felt guilty about cashing in the bet because her co-star was such a huge favorite.

And now she's the clear favorite to win an Oscar, Chastain has offered to take her to a spa after the awards season is over.

She tells Celebuzz.com, "In the very beginning we were traveling from New York to L.A. and it was before the Golden Globes. We're sitt...
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Q&A: 'La Reina del Sur' Star Kate del Castillo

February 19th, 2012 11:30am EST
Kate del Castillo
Tonight, La Reina del Sur starts a second run on Mun2. The popular telenovela stars Kate del Castillo as Teresa Mendoza, who becomes the toughest woman in the Mexican drug world.

I recently sat down with Kate to ask her about the experience of playing 'The Queen of the North,' and the show having a second life.

Why this role, and how did it come to you?

I read the book probably ten to twelve years ago, and as an actress, you picture yourself doing a role like this. They were going to do the movie and I tried to seek this role [out] and I couldn't. Finally I stopped because Eva Mend...
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Viola Davis Shows A Lot Of Bosom At The NAACP Image Awards

February 18th, 2012 5:00pm EST
Viola Davis
All eyes were on Viola Davis at the 43rd Annual NAACP Image Awards in Los Angeles yesterday. The actress wore a cleavage-revealing orange gown.

The actress won the Image Award for her role as a maid in "The Help." She also won a Screen Actors Guild award last month, and she's nominated for an Academy Award. She's on a roll!

She stars in the upcoming film "Won't Back Down" about two headstrong mothers who wage a valiant struggle to save their children's troubled inner-city school, but find their forward-thinking efforts hampered at every turn by apathy and systematic bureaucracy.

Check ou...
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'The Help' Dominated NAACP Awards While Stars Honored Whitney Houston

February 18th, 2012 9:55am EST
The Help
Critically-acclaimed drama "The Help" was the toast of the 2012 NAACP Image Awards on Friday after landing three top honors.

The movie adaptation of Kathryn Stockett's bestselling book of the same name was crowned Outstanding Motion Picture, seeing off competition from "Pariah," "Tower Heist," "Jumping the Broom" and "The First Grader."

Viola Davis scooped the Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture prize, while her co-star Octavia Spencer was presented with the Outstanding Supporting Actress award at the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) ceremony in Los A...
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'The Help' Triumphs At The 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards

January 30th, 2012 8:07am EST
Viola Davis
The Help was the toast of Hollywood on Sunday night after landing the two top actress honors and the cast prize at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer, who played maids in the period drama, picked up the night's Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress accolades, respectively, while they were also among the stars who triumphed with the Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture category.

The Artist's Jean Dujardin beat George Clooney to the Best Actor award, while Christopher Plummer was named Best Supporting Actor for his role as a dying gay fathe...
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'Hugo' & 'The Artist' Lead 2012 Oscar Nominations (See Full List)

January 24th, 2012 9:20am EST
Oscars 2012
Martin Scorsese's first foray into 3D filmmaking, Hugo and director Michel Hazanavicius' black & white silent comedy-drama The Artist topped this year's list of nominations, pulling in 11 and 10 nominations, respectively, for the 2012 Academy Awards.

Both films are nominated for Best Picture, Director, and Screenplay awards.

Jennifer Lawrence, who was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar last year for her role in Winter's Bone and stars in the upcoming, highly anticipated The Hunger Games, joined the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Tom Sherak in Beverly Hills to announ...
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'The Help' Leads 2012 NAACP Image Awards Nominations

January 19th, 2012 2:40pm EST
The Help
Critically-acclaimed drama The Help looks set to dominate the 2012 NAACP Image Awards after landing eight nominations.

The movie adaptation of Kathryn Stockett's bestselling book of the same name will compete for Outstanding Motion Picture against seven-time nominee Pariah, comedy Tower Heist, Jumping The Broom and The First Grader, while stars Viola Davis and Emma Stone will go head-to-head for the title of Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture.

The Help co-stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Octavia Spencer and Cicely Tyson are also nominated in the Outstanding Supporting Actress field, alon...
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'The Artist' Leads 2012 BAFTA Nominations

January 17th, 2012 8:17am EST
The Artist
Silent movie The Artist looks set to continue its winning streak after picking up a massive 12 nominations for the 2012 British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA).

The critically-acclaimed film, which won a coveted Best Picture prize at the Golden Globes on Sunday, now looks set to dominate the U.K. film awards after the nominations were announced on Tuesday.

The Artist scored 12 nods in categories including Best Picture and Best Director for Michel Hazanavicius, as well as acting honors for its stars Jean Dujardin and Berenice Bejo.

British drama Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is another major c...
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2012 Golden Globes Fashion: Who Rocked The Red Carpet & Who Didn't?

January 16th, 2012 9:30am EST
2012 Golden Globes fashion
The Golden Globes are the first big awards show of the season, and the stars came out in colorful ensembles to attend one of Hollywood's most prestigious events leading up to the Academy Awards.

There were very few fashion missteps at this year's event. "Homeland" actress Morena Baccarin wore a daring black dress that showed quite a bit of cleavage (is that appropriate?), while "Ringer" star Sarah Michelle Gellar took a chance with a blue and white tie-dyed gown (too bohemian?).

There wasn't a lot of flash on the red carpet. Few stars wore sequins (Laura Dern, Madonna, Diane Lane and did)...
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Jessica Chastain: 'My Luck is Changing'

January 16th, 2012 9:00am EST
Chastain,_Jessica
Actress Jessica Chastain is hoping for a little more luck after her successes in 2011 because it took years for any of her movies to be released.

The actress, who won acclaim for her roles in The Debt, The Help and The Tree of Life last year, felt sure there was a Hollywood "Chastain curse" hanging over her after only one of her first 11 movies hit the big screen before her stellar 2011.

And now she's glad she has shaken it off.

Speaking on the red carpet at the Golden Globes on Sunday, she said, "I made my first movie four years ago and I had made 11 movies before one came out in the mo...
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'The Descendents' & 'The Artist' Triumph At The Golden Globes (See Pics & Full List Of Winners)

January 15th, 2012 11:57pm EST
2012 Golden Globes
Oscar favorites The Descendants and The Artist were the big winners at the Golden Globes in Los Angeles on Sunday night, picking up the top movie awards and the two Best Actor honors.

The Artist was a triple winner, in addition to Best Picture the film won for Best Actor (Jean Dujardin) and Best Original Score; while director Alexander Payne's The Descendants took home the Best Motion Picture Drama prize and a Best Actor gong for George Clooney.

There were no multiple wins for any other movie, but TV series Homeland picked up two honors for Best TV Drama and Best Actress (Claire Danes).

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'The Help' And 'The Artist' Dominate The 2012 Critics' Choice Awards

January 13th, 2012 8:12am EST
The Help
The Help and The Artist dominated the Critics' Choice Awards in Los Angeles on Thursday night, scooping the event's top prizes.

The film about the treatment of black maids in 1960s America landed three of the coveted acting honors, including a Best Actress prize for Viola Davis, while her co-star Octavia Spencer picked up the night's first award, Best Supporting Actress.

Davis told the crowd at the Hollywood Palladium, "I consider it an honor to pay homage to these woman who at that time period were not allowed to dream."

The ladies were handed another trophy, Best Acting Ensemble, bu...
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Directors Guild Awards Awards Include David Fincher, Oust Steven Speilberg

January 10th, 2012 9:25am EST
'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo'
The Directors Guild Awards announced the nominees for the best film director award yesterday. There were a couple of surprises that may change the shape of the Oscar race.

There are only five nominees at the DGAs. This year, they are:

Woody Allen for ‘Midnight in Paris’

David Fincher for ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’

Alexander Payne for ‘The Descendants’

Michael Hazanivicius for ‘The Artist’

Martin Scorsese for ‘Hugo’

The most surprising inclusion here is Fincher. ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ has gotten good reviews, and while the box office is steady, it’s not exactly a run...
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'Help' Star Octavia Spencer Eats In Her Sleep

January 6th, 2012 8:59am EST
Octavia Spencer
"The Help" star Octavia Spencer has an unhealthy night time habit - she suffers from sleep eating.

The actress, who is nominated for a Golden Globe, admits she had no idea about her problem until she started finding lost cutlery in her bedroom.

Her unhealthy secret was revealed on late-night show "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" on Wednesday when a friend, working for the host, told him about Spencer's odd eating habits.

She explains, "It's crazy. I didn't realize I had this condition until I kept finding spoons... I was like, 'Seriously, how do we keep losing all the spoons?' And they were in my ro...
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'The Help' And 'The Artist' To Fight For Producers Guild Of America's Top Prize

January 3rd, 2012 10:54pm EST
The Help
The Help, The Artist, Moneyball and The Descendants have all been given an Oscars boost by officials at the Producers Guild of America after landing among the 10 nominees competing for the organization's 2012 movie prize.

The quartet of films have been joined by Steven Spielberg's War Horse, Bridesmaids, Hugo, Midnight in Paris, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and The Ides of March on the shortlist for the coveted Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award in Theatrical Motion.

Meanwhile, The Adventures of Tintin, Cars 2, Kung Fu Panda 2, Puss in Boots and Oscars favorite Rango will batt...
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Jessica Chastain To Be Honored At 2012 Palm Springs Film Festival

December 29th, 2011 9:50am EST
Jessica Chastain
Jessica Chastain has been selected to receive a top prize at the 2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival in California.

The actress will be presented with the Spotlight Award in recognition of her performances in a string of 2011 movies including The Help, The Tree of Life, Take Shelter and The Debt.

Festival chairman Harold Matzner says, "Through a series of virtuoso performances, Jessica Chastain has established herself as one of the cinema's most versatile and most sought after young actresses."

Composer Howard Shore will take home the Frederick Loewe Music Award for his work...
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Lady Gaga Leads 2012 Oscars Song Nominees

December 20th, 2011 3:47pm EST
Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga is in the running for an Oscar after she was named among the nominees for the coveted Best Song prize.

The pop superstar's duet with Elton John, Hello Hello, from the Rocket Man's Gnomeo & Juliet movie, has been included in a long list of 39 songs in competition for gold at the 2012 Academy Awards.

Mary J. Blige's track Living Proof, from The Help, is also on the list, along with will.i.am's Hot Wings, from Rio, and Robbie Williams and Brad Paisley's duet Collision of Worlds, from Cars 2.

Other artists in consideration for the prize include Chris Cornell (The Keeper, from Ma...
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'Drive' Dominates The 2011 Satellite Awards

December 19th, 2011 10:28am EST
Drive Movie
Action thriller Drive was the toast of the 2011 Satellite Awards on Sunday night, winning four of the ceremony's top honors.

Nicolas Winding Refn was named Best Director, while the movie's lead Ryan Gosling fought off competition from stars including George Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio, Gary Oldman and Brad Pitt to take home the Best Actor prize.

Albert Brooks landed the Best Supporting Actor trophy, and Refn's movie also won the Best Sounding Editing prize.

However, Drive missed out on the Best Picture Of The Year award, which went to Clooney's The Descendants. The film, a top tip for ...
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'The Help', 'The Artist' And 'The Descendants' Dominate 2012 Golden Globe Nominations

December 15th, 2011 10:30am EST
The Artist
The Help, The Artist and The Descendants will be the ones to beat at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards after landing four nominations each.

The Help will go head-to-head with The Descendants in the Best Motion Picture (Drama) category alongside The Ides of March, Martin Scorsese's Hugo, Steven Spielberg's War Horse, and Moneyball.

The Help also received nods in the Best Performance by an Actress (Drama) category, thanks to Viola Davis, and Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, for Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer's work.

The Descendants scooped mentions for Best Performa...
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