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Will Young Thanks Hoskins For Stage Career

January 21st, 2007 6:00pm EST
Will Young
British pop singer Will Young has actor Bob Hoskins to thank for his new stage career, because it was the portly Unleashed star who told him to try his hand at theatre.

Young, 27, first met Hoskins when they appeared together in the hit British movie Mrs. Henderson Presents, and the former Pop Idol winner made his stage debut in Noel Coward's The Vortex in Manchester last night after encouragement from the veteran English actor.

He says, "Bob told me to try it."

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

New Movies on DVD, April 18

April 18th, 2006 8:00am EDT
Mrs. Henderson Presents
Judi Dench recieved an Oscar nomination for her role in this week's DVD spotlight. Mrs. Henderson Presents centers on a recently widowed eccentric with money to burn and no intentions of settling down enlists the aide of a showbiz professional to transform a run-down theater in Soho into London's most innovative entertainment hot spot. Also on DVD this week: the horror flick Hostel.

Judi Dench's Breasts Gave Victoria's Secret Problems

March 9th, 2006 10:12am EST
Judi Dench
Dame Judi Dench's ample bosom caused big problems at the Oscars. The actress - who was nominated for the Best Actress prize for her performance in 'Mrs Henderson Presents'- went for a bra fitting with underwear giant, Victoria's Secret, before the glitzy ceremony but makers struggled to measure her huge breasts.

An insider said: "All the female nominee's were sent a pink bra with a 5.5 carat diamond brooch pinned to it. It was worth about $15,000.

"There were all given a fitting session, but Judi Dench was little difficult because she was, how can I say this, a larger woman with ...

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:


Philip Seymour Hoffman - Capote

Terrence Howard - Hustle & Flow

Heath Ledger - Brokeback Mountain

Joaquin Phoenix - Walk the Line

David S...

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?...

TV Shows Snub Oscar Nominee Judi Dench

February 2nd, 2006 11:08am EST
Judi Dench in Mrs. Henderson Presents
Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has accused America's leading daytime TV shows of snubbing the chance to interview Judi Dench because of her septuagenarian age. The former Miramax boss, whose new company The Weinstein Company LLC distributed Dench's latest film Mrs. Henderson Presents, claims the Oscar-winning actress was declined the opportunity to promote the British comedy on TV shows "Today," "Good Morning America" and "The View."

He tells New York magazine, "They said that she didn't fit their demographics. I told that to my mother, who was pretty offended. I mean, what do they think...

Dench Pleased About Nomination for 'Mrs. Henderson Presents'

January 31st, 2006 2:29pm EST
Judi Dench in Mrs. Henderson Presents
British actress Judi Dench is delighted by her Best Actress Oscar nomination for her performance in Mrs. Henderson Presents because she thoroughly enjoyed filming the saucy movie. The 71-year-old won the 1999 Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth in hit movie Shakespeare in Love - and she would love to add the Best Actress statuette to her collection.

She says, "It's absolutely wonderful! I'm absolutely thrilled! I'm so happy to be nominated for something I loved filming every single day."

Dench is nominated alongside Reese Witherspoon, Felicit...

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:


Philip Seymour Hof...

'The Constant Gardener' Gets Most BAFTA Nominations

January 19th, 2006 9:50am EST
The Constant Gardener
British thriller The Constant Gardener has been nominated for 10 BAFTAs from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. The adaptation of the John Le Carre novel, which stars Ralph Fiennes and Rachel Weisz, is up for Best Film, Best Actor, Best Actress and seven other awards. Ang Lee's gay cowboy film Brokeback Mountain and racial drama Crash both received nine nominations.

The awards ceremony, which will be hosted by Stephen Fry, will take place at the Odeon, in London's Leicester Square, on February 19. The Constant Gardener will face stiff competition in the Best Film category...

Judi Dench Checks Out Bob Hoskins

January 6th, 2006 9:33am EST
Judi Dench
Dame Judi Dench deliberately peeked at Bob Hoskin's manhood during the filming of new movie 'Mrs Henderson Presents'.

The veteran actress admits she waited around on set before Hoskins had to shoot a full-frontal nude scene for the critically acclaimed film so she could get a good look at his appendage. She told Newsweek magazine: "I had to do it. Do you think I'm going to let Bob Hoskins take all his clothes off and not take a look?"

Meanwhile, Dench has confessed she never reads plays before agreeing to star in them.

The legendary actress admits she doesn't screen her roles...

'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 (


'Pride And Prejudice' Leads British Circle Awards

December 23rd, 2005 10:09am EST
Period drama Pride and Prejudice and thriller The Constant Gardener are leading the nominations at next year's London Film Critics' Circle Awards. The adaptation of Jane Austen's classic novel has received eight nods, including Best British Actress for Keira Knightley.

The film has also been nominated for Best British Director for Joe Wright, Best British Newcomer for Wright and Matthew MacFadyen, Best British Actress In A Supporting Role for Rosamund Pike and Brenda Blethyn, Best British Actor In A Supporting Role for Tom Hollander, and the Attenborough Award For Film Of The Year.

Paul Giamatti Is a 'Glass Half Empty' Kind of Guy

December 20th, 2005 10:30am EST
Paul Giamatti
Actor Paul Giamatti remains pessimistic of his chances of picking up a Golden Globe next month, despite his Best Supporting Actor nomination for his performance in Cinderella Man. The actor, 38, is set to fight George Clooney (Syriana), Matt Dillon (Crash), Will Ferrell (The Producers) and Bob Hoskins (Mrs. Henderson Presents) at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's annual award ceremony in Los Angeles.

Giamatti says, "What do I think of my chances? Oh God, I mean, I don't see it happening, so I would say my chances would be - I wouldn't give myself any chances. I don't see mysel...

'Brokeback Mountain,' Others Get LAFCA Awards

December 12th, 2005 10:50am EST
Jake Gyllenhaal from Brokeback Mountain
Brokeback Mountain was voted "Best Picture of the Year" by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA). The runner up was A History of Violence. LAFCA's 31st annual achievement awards ceremony will be held Tuesday, Jan. 17, at the Park Hyatt Hotel in Los Angeles.

Other award winners are:

DIRECTOR: Ang Lee, Brokeback Mountain

- Runner-up: David Cronenberg, A History of Violence

ACTRESS: Vera Farmiga, Down to the Bone

- Runner-up: Judi Dench, Mrs. Henderson Presents

ACTOR: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Capote

- Runner-up: Heath Ledger, Brokeback Mountain


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