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Taryn Manning Thinks She'll Get An Oscar For 'Manson Girls'

August 1st, 2011 8:41am EDT
Taryn Manning
Taryn Manning is aiming for Oscar gold with her upcoming Charles Manson movie, insisting the lead role is worthy of an Academy Award.

The star is preparing to star in "Manson Girls," a film focusing on the lives of the convicted murderer's female followers, and she has been given the unique opportunity of choosing between two key parts - serial killer Susan 'Sadie' Atkins and longtime cult member Sandra 'Blue' Good.

Manning admits she's torn between the roles because they're both challenging - but only one is truly Oscar worthy.

She tells WENN, "We haven't filmed it but I'm signed on. I ...
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John Stamos To Guest Star On 'SVU,' Not 'Two And A Half Men'

March 4th, 2011 10:33am EST
John Stamos
"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" will feature three star-studded episodes this spring with actor, producer and musician John Stamos, "Law & Order: Los Angeles" star Terrence Howard and Golden Globe Award-winning actress Lori Singer as guest stars.

Since production on "Two and a Half Men" shut down, rumors swirled that Stamos would replace Charlie Sheen on the hit CBS series.

Oscar, Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor Jeremy Irons and series alum Diane Neal will also return to make a guest appearance in the upcoming "SVU" episodes.

Stamos will appear in the episode titled, "Bang," as an...
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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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Alicia Keys & Usher Lead Soul Train Nominations

October 18th, 2010 10:25pm EDT
Alicia Keys
New mom Alicia Keys has something else to celebrate after learning she has been nominated for four Soul Train Awards.

The "No One" singer gave birth to her first child, Egypt, on Friday, and now she's leading the way at the soul and R&B prizegiving, which is due to take place in Atlanta, Georgia on November 10.

Usher also landed four nominations, while Drake scored three. Monica, Nicki Minaj and Sade were among the double nominees.

Ronald Isley and Anita Baker will be the recipients of special career achievement awards at the event, which will be hosted by "Hustle & Flow" co-stars Terren...
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Terrence Howard Secretly Wed

May 20th, 2010 8:23am EDT
Terrence Howard
"Iron Man" star Terrence Howard has let it slip he's married. The 41-year-old actor reportedly wed Michelle Ghent, 33, in a small Los Angeles ceremony in January.

The couple kept the news to themselves for months - but Howard went public with his marital status at the Cannes Film Festival in France earlier this week when he revealed he was at the event with "my wife."

A source tells UsMagazine.com, "Terrence is so in love with her and she's a great, down-to-earth girl who really understands and loves him for him."

Speaking to CNN at the film festival, the "Hustle & Flow" star said, "To c...
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Kanye West Joins 'The Cleveland Show'

April 8th, 2010 8:14am EDT
Kanye West
Kanye West will play himself - and romance Taraji P. Henson - in an upcoming episode of animated TV hit The Cleveland Show.

The rapper will play Kenny West, the coolest kid in fictional Stoolbend, on the May 2nd episode of the show.

Hustle & Flow star Henson will play West's girlfriend Chanel.

Show regular Mike Henry tells TV Guide magazine it was a pleasure to work with the hit-maker: "I didn't know if he would have a big ego or if he would tell us what to do, but it was nothing like that. He was just an eager participant."

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The Golden Age Of Black Talent In Hollywood

March 2nd, 2010 10:05am EST
Are Black Men The Dominant Leading Actors Of This Era
Hollywood has always had its share of big-name black talent, from Sidney Poitier to Hattie McDaniel to Louis Gossett, Jr. But looking back, none of those big names owned Hollywood like Clint Eastwood, Harrison Ford, or Audrey Hepburn did. Poitier, McDaniel, and Gossett, Jr. were immensely talented pioneers, but they were vastly outnumbered by their peers in the industry. Unfortunate as it was, they were the exception in Hollywood, not the rule.

This was probably due in part to the social fabric of America at the time. It can’t have been easy for Sidney Poitier, even with his incredible tal...
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Spotlight On Taraji P. Henson

July 30th, 2009 10:01am EDT
Taraji P. Henson
A star was born in Southeast Washington, D.C. on September 11, 1970 and her name is Taraji Penda Henson, otherwise known as Taraji P. Henson. The first name Taraji means "hope" and the middle name Penda means "love," both being of Swahili origin.

No one can argue against the fact that this 38 year old single mother, with one teenage son, has certainly paid her dues to get to her current level of success. Henson is a graduate of Howard University where she transferred to, earning a degree in Theater Arts. To put herself through college she worked as a secretary at the Pentagon and wait...
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Why Are So Many Rappers Acting?

August 27th, 2008 11:46am EDT
Hancock
This isn't to bash rappers, nor is it to say that these artists aren't allowed to pursue different paths in Hollywood. With so many prominent rappers acquiring roles in big movies though, it begs the question-why?

It's not as if rappers in movies are a new thing. In 1991, Mario Van Peebles cast Ice-T as a cop in "New Jack City," a film that is beloved by many. That same year, director John Singleton cast Ice Cube as a Los Angeles gangbanger in "Boyz N the Hood." These two movies helped open the floodgates for rappers to enter the world of acting.

Soon, Will Smith went from rap...
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World Renowned Bassist Marcus Miller Releases New Album, 'Marcus'; Win A Signed Copy!

April 8th, 2008 6:30pm EDT
Marcus Miller
Among the world's most gifted, forward-thinking and eclectic electric bassists, Marcus Miller is a two-time Grammy-winner and the composer / producer of eight critically acclaimed and genre-defying albums.

On March 4, 2008 Concord Jazz released Marcus, Marcus Miller's 7th solo release, featuring guest appearances by Corinne Bailey Rae, Lalah Hathaway, Keb' Mo' and more, including Taraji P. Henson, the actress who lent her vocals to the Oscar winning song "It's Hard out Here for a Pimp" from the film Hustle and Flow.

The 13-track album finds Marcus serving up his own signature fu...
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Richard Gere & Terrence Howard Star In 'The Hunting Party' on DVD Jan. 22

January 10th, 2008 11:29am EST
The Hunting Party
Golden Globe® winner Richard Gere (Chicago, Unfaithful) and Terrence Howard (Crash, Hustle & Flow) star as a veteran hot-wired TV reporter and an adventure-seeking cameraman trying to get the scoop of a lifetime-- and hoping they live to report it-- in The Hunting Party.

Joined by a rookie reporter and a petty thief, played by Jesse Eisenberg (The Squid And The Whale) and Diane Kruger (National Treasure, Troy), they embark on a dark and dangerous mission that takes them deep into hostile territory as they search for a missing war criminal. The thriller from Emmy-award winning directo...
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Universal Pictures Presents The Upcoming Thriller 'Illegal Tender,' In Theaters August 24

August 14th, 2007 9:00am EDT
Illegal Tender
After the gangsters who killed his father come to settle a score, a teenage boy and his mother turn the tables on the killers. Producer John Singleton (Four Brothers, Hustle & Flow) and writer/director Franc Reyes (Empire) join forces to tell the story of one Latino family's quest for honor and revenge as the hunted become the hunters in the new thriller Illegal Tender.

Wilson De Leon, Jr. (Rick Gonzalez) is an exceptional college student with an adoring girlfriend, doting mother and a future full of promise. He has never wanted for anything, and he has never been forced to stand his...
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David Banner Readies 'Greatest Story Ever Told' For October 9 Release

August 1st, 2007 6:00pm EDT
David Banner
Mississippi hip hop icon David Banner is putting the finishing touches on his much anticipated new SRC/Universal Motown album, Greatest Story Ever Told, preparing it for a fall release. The first single from the charismatic star's fifth studio album, "Speaker," features a select trinity of superstar talent – Akon, Lil Wayne and Snoop Dogg. Other stars joining the compelling producer/artist Banner on this album (either as guest artists or behind the boards) include Chris Brown, Jim Jones, UGK, Cool & Dre and Nitti, to name a few.

The prolific rap star is also slated to join hip-hop's e...
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Michelle Rodriguez And Taryn Manning Star In The Wes Craven Produced 'The Breed'; On DVD May 22

May 13th, 2007 9:00am EDT
The Breed
A group of friends (Michelle Rodriguez, Taryn Manning, Hill Harper and Oliver Hudson) fly away to a deserted island for a weekend excursion. They realize that this beautiful getaway was once controlled by a special canine research unit and it will soon become their biggest nightmare. Inspired by horror classics... The Breed takes you into the jaws of a flesh eating pack of wild dogs, genetically engineered to hunt and kill. Outnumbered and trapped they struggle to outsmart and outrun this terrifying species.

Produced by Wes Craven (the creator of the A Nightmare on Elm Street and ...
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MTV's New Thursday Block To Premiere April 5

March 22nd, 2007 6:00pm EDT
Nick Cannon
-Sketch Comedy Goes Haywire As MTV & Nick Cannon Team Up On Dynamic New Series "Nick Cannon Presents: Short Circuitz"

MTV has again teamed up with comedic mastermind Nick Cannon for a new project, Nick Cannon Presents: Short Circuitz. The series, created, executive produced and starring Nick Cannon himself offers a fresh new blend of sketch comedy that skewers pop culture with a hip-hop edge. With the help of some of the hottest comedy players, viewers will enjoy topical sketches, dead-on impersonations of beloved celebrities, notables and laugh-out-loud hi-jinx as only Nick and M...
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2006: Year In Music (Pt. 1)

December 31st, 2006 12:00pm EST
Arctic Monkeys
From Arctic Monkeys to Zutons to Britney's divorce to the most overplayed song of the year (hint: it's not James Blunt's You're Beautiful), 2006 was unmatched in musical diversity. There were albums we didn't even realize came out and artists we didn't even realize were still around. There were reunions and breakups too. Here's a brief summary of 2006: The Year in Music...

The new year kicked off somewhat quietly; however, it was the debut album, Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not, from the Arctic Monkeys, the band that U.S. critics bashed despite storming to the top of the...
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Jessica Alba To Host 2006 MTV Movie Awards

June 1st, 2006 8:00pm EDT
Jessica Alba
Covering Hollywood’s most anticipated blockbuster from every angle, MTV News will present exclusive pre and post show coverage of the "2006 MTV Movie Awards." From backstage to the red carpet, the MTV News team will cover every angle of the big show including exclusive celebrity interviews, musical performances, and much more. Additionally for the first time, fans will be able to access MTV News’ comprehensive Movie Awards coverage on-air and through broadband network, MTV Overdrive (movieawards.mtv.com) — each with a unique and exclusive take on the show.

MTV News pre show coverage...
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HUGE Hollywood Cast For 'Scarface: The World Is Yours'

May 4th, 2006 1:30pm EDT
Scarface: The World Is Yours
Vivendi Games' ("VG") Sierra Entertainment has unveiled part of the A-list talent that will help bring drug-lord Tony Montana's criminal empire to life in the upcoming video game Scarface: The World Is Yours. Attracting an unprecedented array of Hollywood's brightest film and television stars as well as returning cast members from the 1983 classic film, the hotly-anticipated game will plunge players deep into the seedy underbelly of 1980s Miami as they rebuild Tony Montana's empire and seek vengeance on his enemies.

The cast includes stars from the original film including Robert Loggia...
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Natalie Cole & Anthony Anderson To Appear on 'Law & Order: SVU'

April 27th, 2006 12:16pm EDT
Natalie Cole
Grammy Award-wining singer Natalie Cole and Hustle & Flow's Anthony Anderson will guest star on NBC's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit episode 'Fat' on Tuesday, May 2. Cole makes her first guest star appearance as Attorney Serena Waldron, counsel for the defense. This powerful episode deals with childhood obesity, a hotbed issue in the media.

In 'Fat,' a band of teenage siblings attack and sodomize a teenage girl, Jessica Delay, who is a gifted piano student at a prestigious high school in Harlem. Through the work of medical examiner Warner who identifies the attackers as overweight,...
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MTV Movie Awards Nominees Announced - Full List!

April 25th, 2006 10:53am EDT
40-Year-Old Virgin
Wedding Crashers and The 40-Year-Old-Virgin are set to dominate the 2006 MTV Movie Awards. Both movies have received five nominations each including Best Movie and Best Comedic Performance. Among the other contenders for historically one the most hotly contested awards, Best Kiss, are Brokeback Mountain lovers Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger who are set to battle it out with real life couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, who locked lips in their action hit last year Mr and Mrs Smith. Full List of Nominees Below!

This year's awards ceremony is the first time that organisers haven't had...
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Memphis Natives And Academy Award Winners Three 6 Mafia To Receive Key to the City

March 31st, 2006 2:57pm EST
Hustle and Flow
Saturday, April 1, 2006 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m., a VIP reception will be held at the Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum honoring Memphis musicians, Sony recording artists, and 2006 Academy Award winners Three 6 Mafia. During the ticketed reception, the group is scheduled to receive presentations from The City of Memphis, the Beale Street Brass Note Committee, and the Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum.

Memphis’ own Three 6 Mafia recently made history as the first rap or hip-hop ensemble to be nominated for and win an Academy Award. The group, featuring Jordan (Juicy J) Houston, Cedric (Crunchy Bl...
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And The Oscar Goes To ...

March 6th, 2006 9:45am EST
George Clooney
Although Brokeback Mountain wound up walking away with a few Academy Awards last night, the big winner was Crash, which took home statues for Best Motion Picture of the Year, Best Original Screenplay and Best Achievement in Editing. Thrice-nominated George Clooney won Best Supporting Actor for his role in Syriana. Read more for a complete list of winners ...

78th Annual Academy Awards Winners:

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Philip Seymour Hoffman - Capote

Terrence Howard - Hustle & Flow

Heath Ledger - Brokeback Mountain

Joaquin Phoenix - Walk the Line

David S...
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Survey Says 'Crash' Should Win Best Picture

March 2nd, 2006 2:24pm EST
According to a new Harris poll, 20 percent of U.S. adults say Crash should win the Best Picture Oscar this year. Only 13 percent believe Brokeback Mountain should win, followed by 10 percent who each say Good Night and Good Luck and Munich should take home the award. The fifth nominee Capote has the support of just 4 percent of adults.

What may be worrisome for the producers of the Academy Awards is that 24 percent of adults say they are not sure who should win, and 18 percent think none of these five should win. Without being invested in a movie, will they tune in to watch the awards?...
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'Brokeback' Is Hollywood Word of the Year

February 28th, 2006 2:26pm EST
‘Brokeback’ from multi-Oscar nominated film Brokeback Mountain was named the Top HollyWORD of the Year in The Global Language Monitor's annual survey of words from Hollywood that profoundly influenced the English Language. Closely following were ‘Brangelina’ from Mr. & Mrs. Smith, ‘ ‘Petronoia’ from Syriana, ‘Tuxedo’ from March of the Penguins, and ‘Pimping’ from Hustle & Flow.

Rounding out the Top 10 were ‘Milk Money’ from Cinderella Man, ‘Dostoevskian’ from Revenge of the Sith, ‘Tepid’ from the 2005 Movie Season, ‘the Inklings’ from The Chronicles of Narnia, and ‘Don’t Panic’ from Th...
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Complete List of 2006 Oscar Nominations

January 31st, 2006 10:58am EST
Best Actor nominee Heath Ledger
As expected, Brokeback Mountain is a favorite among Oscar voters, rounding up eight nominations, including those for best motion picture, director, actor, and supporting actor and actress. Crash and Good Night, And Good Luck follow with six nominations each. Walk the Line was surprisingly shut out of the best motion picture category, but the film earned five nominations, as did Capote, Memoirs of a Geisha, and Munich. Continue reading for a complete list of Oscar nominees...

78th Annual Academy Awards Nominations:

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Philip Seymour Hof...
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'Brokeback Mountain' Garners Most SAG Nominations

January 5th, 2006 11:15am EST
Brokeback Mountain
Nominations for the 12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards for outstanding performances in 2005 in five film and eight primetime television categories were just announced. Brokeback Mountain leads the pack in film with four nominations, followed by Capote and Crash (each with three nominations).

The film nominees are:

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Russell Crowe / CINDERELLA MAN – Jim Braddock

Philip Seymour Hoffman / CAPOTE – Truman Capote

Heath Ledger / BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN – Ennis Del Mar

Joaquin Phoenix / WALK THE LINE – John R. Cash (

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More Awards for 'Brokeback Mountain'

December 20th, 2005 10:05am EST
Jake Gyllenhaal from Brokeback Mountain
Brokeback Mountain was the big winner at the Satellite Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday, picking up four accolades. Ang Lee picked up Best Director for the film, which was also named Best Motion Picture - Drama, Best Editing and Best Song for "A Love That Will Never Grow Old," at the 10th annual awards, which are organized by the International Press Academy.

Meanwhile, Philip Seymour Hoffman was named Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama for Capote, while Felicity Huffman garnered Best Actress - Motion Picture Drama for Transamerica.

In the Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy catego...
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IFP Announces Gotham Award Nominees

October 27th, 2005 11:43am EDT
Capote
The Independent Film Project (IFP) just announced the nominations for the 15th Annual Gotham Awards. Winners will be awarded at the ceremony on Nov. 30 in New York City. The nominees were selected by three separate nominating committees composed of critics and film programmers. Nominees for “Best Feature” are Brokeback Mountain, Capote, A History of Violence, Keane, and Me and You and Everyone We Know.

The annual Gotham Awards celebrate the authentic voices behind and in front of the camera in films made this year. By recognizing that the best films come from a place that is more fir...
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