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What's The Fate Of Paul Walker's Upcoming Films?

December 2nd, 2013 2:00pm EST
Paul Walker The Hours
Despite Paul Walker's death over the weekend, producers from his latest film "Hours" have decided to move forward with the release as planned.
On Saturday, the actor, 40, died in a car crash in Santa Clarita, Calif., just two weeks before the film was set for a limited theater release. Walker and his business partner Roger Rodas attended a charity event, and the Porsche they were driving in crashed into a lightpost and tree and burst into flames.
Executives from "Hours" production companies met on Sunday to decide what to do and agreed to continue on with the release as planned.

Julianne Moore held laundry strike on summer vacation

October 8th, 2013 3:02am EDT
Julianne Moore
Actress Julianne Moore refused to take care of her family's laundry load over the summer (13) - she went on strike.

The Hours actress and her husband Bart Freundlich took their two kids to Long Island, New York for a vacation, but the trip wasn't as relaxing as she had initially anticipated.

In a new interview with U.S. chat show host Ellen DeGeneres, Moore reveals she ended up spending most of her time cleaning the never-ending assortment of laundry - that is until one day she decided to take a stand against all the hard work.

She explains, "I thought I'd relax this summer, but mostly I...

Nicole Kidman is new face of Jimmy Choo

May 14th, 2013 7:15pm EDT
Nicole Kidman
Actress Nicole Kidman has signed on as the new face of British-based fashion house Jimmy Choo.

The Hours star has teamed up with photographer Mikael Jansson to shoot a series of adverts for the luxury accessory brand's upcoming autumn (13) campaign, which will be unveiled in August (13).

The Oscar winner says, "I've always loved fashion and often use it as a way to get into character. There is a lot of complexity, mystery and femininity to the Jimmy Choo woman."

And creative director Sandra Choi is excited about the partnership, adding, "I'm such a great admirer and feel enormously honou...

Leonardo DiCaprio Transforms Into An Old Man For 'J. Edgar'

October 27th, 2011 1:00pm EDT
J. Edgar
Director Clint Eastwood delves into the personal life of J. Edgar Hoover with the biopic "J. Edgar," starring Leonardo DiCaprio as the controversial FBI director.

It's a common occurrence for actors to receive Academy Award nominations for their on-screen transformations. Nicole Kidman changed her nose and won Best Actress for "The Hours" in 2000, and Charlize Theron also altered her appearance for "Monster" and won in 2003. Will Leo be next?

Leo has been nominated for three Oscars for his roles in "Blood Diamond" (2007), "The Aviator" (2005) and "What's Eating Gilbert Grape" (1994).


'Milk' Named Best Gay Film Of The Decade

May 16th, 2011 11:27am EDT
Sean Penn's Oscar-winning movie Milk has been voted the best gay film of the last decade.

Penn won an Academy Award in 2008 for his role as gay activist and politician Harvey Milk in the biopic, which topped the poll of the most important movies depicting gay people in the last 10 years.

Officials at U.K. charity Stonewall, who conducted the survey, commended director Gus Van Sant's drama for its realistic portrayal of the homosexual community.

Milk's gay activist friend Cleve Jones, portrayed in the movie by Emile Hirsch, says, "This is a fantastic achievement for Milk. As someone wh...

Julianne Moore Supports Gay Marriage

July 1st, 2010 2:30pm EDT
Julianne Moore
Actress Julianne Moore is calling on U.S. legislators to legalize same sex marriage, insisting people of all sexual orientations should have the same rights.

The Hours star, who plays a lesbian with Annette Bening as her partner in new movie The Kids Are All Right, admits she is dismayed that gay couples have been banned from celebrating their love in a traditional wedding ceremony.

So she has thrown her support behind a campaign to turn it into law, especially in her hometown of New York City. She tells, "Absolutely, everyone should have the same rights. It's a right, no one s...

Julianne Moore Struggling To Cope With Mother's Death

January 24th, 2010 2:00pm EST
Julianna Moore
Julianne Moore is still struggling to cope with her mother's sudden death last year - because the actress wanted to be by her side when she passed away.

Moore's Scottish mom, Ann Love Smith, fell ill at the end of April and died just hours later, while the star was on her way to visit her.

And The Hours actress, 49, will always regret not being there when her mother passed away.

She says, "My mother got sick and then she died the next morning. I was on a plane on my way there when she passed away. She was only 68, it's been really tremendously difficult."

Julianne Moore Phot...

Julianne Moore Devastated By Mom's Death

May 13th, 2009 10:05am EDT
Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore broke down in tears on national TV on Tuesday as she remembered her late mom.

The actress' mother Ann Love Smith died suddenly at the end of April and Moore is still devastated by the loss. When talk show host Ellen Degeneres offered The Hours star her condolences on her daily show, Moore teared up.

As DeGeneres reached for her guest's hand, the actress said, "I don't want to fall apart on television but I'd said I wanted to do this show because my mother was always happy to see me on TV - like anybody's mother - so I thought she would have liked it, and she loved...

Nicole Kidman's Cruise Comments 'Taken Out Of Context'

May 5th, 2009 11:55am EDT
Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman has slammed reports she criticizes her ex-husband Tom Cruise in a new U.K. magazine interview, insisting the quotes about their relationship are "months old" and were "taken out of context."

The Australian actress, who divorced Cruise in 2001 after 11 years of marriage, is alleged to have hit out at theTop Gun star in an article with Britain's Easy Living publication. Kidman is quoted as saying, "We would go to the Oscars and I would think, 'I'm here to support him.' I felt it was my job to put on a beautiful dress and be seen and not heard."

However, The Hours sta...

Literary Characters=Oscar Love

March 19th, 2009 10:28am EDT
The Edge Of Love
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has a long history of awarding actors who portray real people. For example: Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles (Ray), Charlize Theron as Aileen Wuornos (Monster), Hilary Swank as Brandon Teena (Boys Don't Cry), Forest Whitaker as Idi Amin (The Last King Of Scotland), Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II (The Queen), and most recently Sean Penn as Harvey Milk (Milk).

Lesser recognized is the Academy's favor for actors who play literary figures or exist in their spheres. It's quite possible the stars of the recently released The Edge of Love, the st...

An Adventure As Epic As The Land, 'Australia' Comes To DVD March 3; Win A Copy!

February 19th, 2009 6:00pm EST
-Academy Award Winner Nicole Kidman & Golden Globe Nominee Hugh Jackman Star In Visionary Filmmaker Baz Luhrmann's Romantic Action-Adventure

Venture down under into an epic and romantic action-adventure set in a country on the brink of war when Australia debuts on Blu-ray Disc (BD) and DVD March 3 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Helmed by Australian native and Academy Award nominee Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge!, Romeo + Juliet) and starring Oscar winner Nicole Kidman (Moulin Rouge!, The Hours) and Golden Globe-nominee Hugh Jackman (X-Men trilogy, The Prestige), this grand-...

Meryl Streep Finally Happy With Her Looks

February 3rd, 2009 3:05pm EST
Meryl Streep
Actress Meryl Streep is finally happy with her appearance at the age of 59 - after spending years envying the beauty of other Hollywood stars.

The Hours star now admits that she shouldn't have spent so much time worrying about the way she looked - because there are more important things to life than having the perfect figure.

She says, "I wasted so many years thinking I wasn't pretty enough and why didn't I have Jessica Lange's body or someone else's legs? What a waste of time. Now I'm enjoying the tatters of what's left and I'm very happy."

And Streep credits her three...

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...

Best And Worst Of Nicole Kidman

November 24th, 2008 10:00am EST
Tall, elegant Nicole Mary Kidman burst into Hollywood after hooking a role in a big movie - "Days of Thunder" - and also winning over its lead star Tom Cruise, who was America's Sweetheart at the time. Since then, Kidman has become much more than the ex-Mrs. Cruise, she is a beloved actress, mother, wife (to Keith Urban), and yes even Oscar winner! Beautiful, independent and dedicated to charity, Kidman is the very picture of a lady. This Aussie will star opposite fellow countryman Hugh Jackman in the upcoming film "Australia," in theaters November 25th. Let's take a look at some of her bes...

Nicole Kidman Says Marriage To Tom Cruise Held Her Back

November 6th, 2008 6:30pm EST
Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman felt stifled during her 10-year marriage to Tom Cruise, and only became an individual when they split in 2001. The actress claims she was never considered a star in her own right, and was treated as an extension to the Valkyrie actor.

Just two years after her divorce from Cruise, Kidman cemented her status on Hollywood's A-list by lifting the Best Actress Oscar for her role in The Hours - and she admits she flourished after the split.

Kidman, who is now married to country star Keith Urban, tells the December issue of Glamour magazine, "I felt I became a star only by ...

Nicole Kidman Wants Daughter To Marry Russell Crowe's Son

September 28th, 2008 1:00pm EDT
Nicole Kidman
Russell Crowe's two-year-old son Tennyson is already betrothed - the boy will marry Nicole Kidman's daughter Sunday Rose if the Hollywood actress has her way.

The Hours star and her husband Keith Urban paid Crowe's Australian home a recent visit to introduce two-month-old Sunday Rose to their pal's family. And Crowe reveals his fellow Antipodean star Kidman is already playing matchmaker.

He tells, "Nicole and Keith brought Sunday Rose around on a Sunday, which I thought was appropriate. But Sunday Rose is a beautiful child with beautiful delicate features and it was f...

Julianne Moore Gave Up Marriage For Fame

August 12th, 2008 4:09pm EDT
Julianne Moore
Actress Julianne Moore gave up on her nine year marriage to John Gould Rubin in a bid to find fame.

The Hours star left Gould Rubin in 1995 and moved to Los Angeles to carve out an acting career. But Moore never believed she would become a star because she was "too old for Hollywood".

She says "I was unhappy in my mid-thirties and trying to make it in movies. I thought 'It's now or never'. I left our home in New York and traveled nearly 3000 miles to Los Angeles to get a new life. I remember sitting on the plane thinking 'What on earth is going to happen to me?'."

Moore ev...

Spotlight On Australian Entertainers

July 21st, 2008 9:00am EDT
Russell Crowe
What is it about Aussies that Americans find so fascinating? Is it the cute accents? The laid-back attitudes? The "party animal" reputations? It could be a mix of all of these traits. It could also be because, although we speak the same language and our cultures have many similarities, many of us know very little about Australia. That strange yet familiar vibe makes those down under denizens appear exciting and mysterious - an irresistible combo!

Since Americans are also fascinated with celebrities, it's no surprise that so many awesome Aussie entertainers have found fame in the U.S. ...

Nicole Kidman Has Given Birth To A Baby Girl

July 7th, 2008 11:21am EDT
Nicole Kidman
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A publicist for Keith Urban says Nicole Kidman has given birth to a baby girl in Nashville.

In a statement e-mailed to The Associated Press, the publicist said: "Nicole and Keith Urban are delighted to announce that Nicole Kidman gave birth to a baby girl on Monday morning, July 7, 2008, in the United States. Sunday Rose Kidman Urban weighed 6 pounds, 7 ½ ounces. Husband Keith was by Nicole's side and mother and baby are very well."

The baby is the first for Kidman and Urban. She has two children, Isabella and Connor, from her marriage to Tom Cruise. Kidman...

Keith Urban Wants Baby To Go On Tour

June 10th, 2008 10:22am EDT
Keith Urban
Country star Keith Urban is keen not to spend too much time away from his expectant wife Nicole Kidman - he wants the actress to join him on tour after she gives birth to their first child.

The Hours actress is expecting her first-biological child with Urban in summer, and the singer would love the mother and tot to accompany him on the road. However, Urban understands the strain of being a new mom may hamper his plans to have a family orientated tour bus.

Urban tells, "I love having her (Kidman) with me when I tour, but at the same time, it's work. You don't want to ...

Nicole Kidman Faces Rival Dusty Springfield Project

May 8th, 2008 6:00pm EDT
Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman and former The West Wing star Kristin Chenoweth will go head-to-head in two rival biopics of the same star - 1960s singer Dusty Springfield. Last week, scriptwriter Michael Cunningham revealed Kidman will play Springfield in his movie, about the late soul star's rise to fame in the 1960s and her battles with alcohol, drugs and mental health problems, before her death from breast cancer in 1999.

The movie, which reunites Cunningham with his The Hours star Kidman, will be made by movie studio Fox.

Meanwhile, rivals Universal are planning their own Springfield project...

Nicole Kidman Turns To Naomi Watts For Pregnancy Advice

May 6th, 2008 12:08pm EDT
Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman has turned to her fellow actress and best friend Naomi Watts for advice on pregnancy. The Hours star is expecting her first child with husband Keith Urban this summer, and has called on her old school pal Watts to talk her through the process.

The pair attended school together in Australia and have remained close ever since. And Watts, who gave birth to son Alexander last July, is happy to lend Kidman her support.

She tells, "Whenever you're pregnant, you always call on your pregnant friends and compare notes. It's what happens in friendship." And when...

Nicole Kidman To Play Dusty Springfield

May 1st, 2008 9:29am EDT
Nicole Kidman
Australian actress Nicole Kidman is to play Dusty Springfield in a new biopic of the singer's life. The 40-year-old star is to team up again with Michael Cunningham - who scripted her Oscar-winning performance in 2002's The Hours.

The movie will chronicle Springfield's rise to fame in the 1960s and touch on her battles with alcohol, drugs and mental health problems before her death from breast cancer in 1999.

Script-writer Cunningham says, "It will be the real Dusty. A great artist who no one knew what to do with. But she is going into history with The Beatles and the Rolling St...

'The Golden Compass' Arrives In A Two-Disc DVD Edition April 29

April 27th, 2008 9:00am EDT
The Golden Compass
Embark on a heroic journey to save humanity as The Golden Compass arrives on DVD from New Line Home Entertainment on April 29, 2008. The sweeping family fantasy follows a curious young heroine, Lyra Belacqua, and her quest to protect the coveted Golden Compass – the last of a mystical, powerful device that can unveil the truth, reveal what others wish to hide and even see the future. Lyra's courageous nature and determination to protect the device – and rescue her best friend – open the door to an adventure that will take her over sky and ocean to the wilds of the icy north, where she will ...

Are There Any Bankable Actresses in Hollywood?

March 11th, 2008 2:30pm EDT
Halle Berry in Things We Lost In The Fire
Not too long ago Warner Bros. president of production, Jeff Robinov, stated, "We are no longer doing movies with women in the lead." Apparently, Robinov won't even look at a script with a female lead. Is this man spewing forth misogynistic quackery, or is he, as a businessman, simply stating the obvious - that women no longer come with built-in audiences, opening weekend numbers, and box office success?

Ticking off the names of guaranteed male money makers is easy: Will Smith, Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler, Will Ferrell, Tom Cruise, Bruce Willis, Jim Carrey, and even behind-the-camera ...

Julianne Moore: 'I Hate Dieting...I'm Hungry All The Time'

January 30th, 2008 9:51am EST
Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore has confessed to existing on a diet of granola bars. In a frank interview with eve magazine the Hollywood actress spoke about the real amount of effort it takes to sustain an 'acceptable' figure in the film industry.

She revealed: “I still battle with my deeply boring diet of, essentially, yogurt and breakfast cereal and granola bars. I hate dieting. I hate having to do it to be the “right” size. I’m hungry all the time.”

“I think I’m a slender person, but the industry apparently doesn’t. All actresses are hungry all the time, I think.”

Julianne, 47, who has st...

Oscar Night Was Bitter Sweet For Nicole Kidman

September 9th, 2007 11:30am EDT
Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman's 2003 Oscar win (The Hours) was bitter sweet for the actress - because it was one of the loneliest nights of her life. The Aussie movie star should have been celebrating, but instead, she was left without a date, trying her best to look happy.

She says, "It felt big. It felt lonely and big. You're in a hotel and you're like, 'OK, well, I'm sitting in this big suite with an Oscar, and I still don't have a life. What is wrong with me?' It hit home that I needed to get a life: 'Who do I jump on the bed with, and celebrate with, and order pancakes with?'"

She adds, "Th...

No Nicole Kidman in 'Nip/Tuck'

March 14th, 2007 2:14pm EDT
Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman has laughed off reports she is set to cameo in hit TV drama Nip/Tuck. The actress is rumored to be a huge fan of the cosmetic surgery show and reportedly asked the program's creator Ryan Murphy for a small part.

In a recent interview, Murphy declared, "I think I'm going to write a part where she comes in and she's wearing that Virginia Woolf (in The Hours) nose. She's hilarious and I love her."

However her spokesperson tells the New York Daily News, "That rumor is not true."

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Nicole Kidman To Guest Star on 'Nip/Tuck'

February 27th, 2007 12:30pm EST
Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman is to make a cameo appearance in cosmetic surgery drama Nip/Tuck, playing a nose job patient. Show creator Ryan Murphy met the actress when he was recently recruited to direct her in new movie "Need" - and she took the opportunity to beg him for a bit part in Nip/Tuck.

Murphy says, "I was talking to Nicole recently and she said, 'I want you to write me a part in Nip/Tuck.' So I think I'm going to write a part where she comes in and she's wearing that Virginia Woolf (in The Hours) nose. She's hilarious and I love her."

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Gwyneth Paltrow, Jack Palance Top Worst Oscar Poll

February 22nd, 2007 9:11am EST
Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow and Jack Palance have been voted the worst ever Best Actor and Actress Oscar winners in a new poll. The survey of film fans by MSN Movies has found Academy Awards voters are often out of touch with the thoughts and opinions of regular movie-goers.

The decision to award Paltrow the top prize in 1999 for her role in Shakespeare In Love topped the Worst Best Actress category ahead of Halle Berry (Monster's Ball), Helen Hunt (As Good As It Gets), Judi Dench (Shakespeare In Love) and Nicole Kidman (The Hours).

Shakespeare In Love was named the "Worst Ever Best Picture...

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