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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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Four Stars Who Regret Going Topless

May 26th, 2010 9:43am EDT
5 Stars Who Wish They Never Went Topless
As film viewers, we often wonder how celebrities react to seeing themselves nude on screen. Stars like Paris Hilton, of course, couldn't care less about being seen without clothing - after all, that's how she and other celebrities with leaked sex-tapes found their fame. However, there are some stars who regret their decision to reveal their private regions.

Our friends at Reel Empire have done some heavy investigation and have learned of a few celebrities who, once careless about showcasing their goodies, have had a change of heart years later...

Kate Winslet ("The Reader")

Nearly e...
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Sandra Bullock, Kate Winslet Victims Of 'Best Actress' Oscar Curse? (Video)

March 19th, 2010 12:20am EDT
Oscar Curse
The latest news about Sandra Bullock's husband, Jesse James, allegedly cheating on her and the recent revelation that Kate Winslet is splitting from her husband, director Sam Mendes, leads us to believe that perhaps their recent Best Actress Oscar wins have something to do with it.

Yes folks, it appears that an 'Oscar Curse' has been running wild in Hollywood for the last decade. The curse appears to have begun in 2001, when Julia Roberts won the award for her performance in "Erin Brockovich". Shortly after her win (although not married to each other) she dumped boyfriend Benjamin Bratt.

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Kate Winslet Doesn't Mind People Talking About Her Bosom

July 8th, 2009 2:30pm EDT
Kate Winslet
"I'm used to people openly discussing my t---. If people are noticing my boobs in a movie and saying they do what real boobs do, then that's great," Kate Winslet tells Harper's Bazaar.

She added, "I'll be 34 in October. I can't keep getting away with it. There was so much of it in 'The Reader' because the story required it, but people have seen enough of my bum and my boobs. I have to put them back."

Kate recently admitted she wore a pubic wig for her nude scenes in "The Reader." She explained, "The film is set in the 1950s. I couldn't just have a landing strip! I had to grow the ha...
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Celebrities Who Get Naked On Screen: A Thin Line Between Classy & Trashy

June 19th, 2009 10:09am EDT
Halle Berry
Hollywood royalty used to use body doubles for filming sex scenes in their films; the thought of them baring it all was almost a joke. But as sex and nudity have taken a more artsy approach on screen, celebrities are jumping at the chance to take their careers to a more risqué level...

Yet, baring it all in films is a very touchy subject with actors. This is a topic young Hollywood and wannabe actors can't seem to grasp. If you are an established actor and nudity is done in good taste, it's viewed by most people as classy. But if you're just starting out, you don't want to be known as ...
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New Movies On DVD, April 14

April 14th, 2009 8:00am EDT
The Spirit
A resurrected cop does battle with a villain whose quest for immortality threatens an entire metropolis in "The Spirit," Frank Miller's adaptation of Will Eisner's acclaimed graphic novel. Also on DVD: The Reader.
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'Celebrity Madness' - Vote For The Final Four!

March 30th, 2009 1:00am EDT
Three Number Ones Remain
It's the Elite Eight! After numerous upsets in the Sweet 16 round of voting we've cut the field down to just eight women and eight men; and you're sure to be surprised by who's still left in the tournament! Cast your votes in this round for your favorite celebs to determine the Final Four celebrities in Starpulse's first annual "Celebrity Madness" tournament! Here are the final eight matchups of the tournament - four womens' & four mens'!

-Click to see the: results of the first round, the results of the second round! and the results of the third round!

For more information on t...
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The Men & Women Merge In 'Celeb Madness' Sweet 16 - Vote In Part 1!

March 27th, 2009 12:26pm EDT
Kate Beckinsale
On we move to the Sweet 16! Cast your votes for your favorite celebs in this third round of action in Starpulse's first annual "Celebrity Madness" tournament! With rounds one & two over, you've narrowed the field of 64 down to 16 and we've got 16 more matchups for you to vote on in both our men's and women's brackets!

For this round there will be two parts with eight matchups in each, four women's matches and four men's.

-Click to see the: results of the first rounds and the results of the second round!

For more information on the "Celebrity Madness" tournament and to get u...
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Jessica Biel & Megan Fox Move On To Round 2 Of 'Celebrity Madness' (Pt. 1); Vote!

March 23rd, 2009 12:30pm EDT
Jessica Biel
Cast your votes for your favorite celebs in Round 2 of Starpulse.com's first annual "Celebrity Madness" tournament! With round one over, you've narrowed the field of 64 down to 32 and we've got 16 more matchups for you to vote on in both our men's and women's brackets!

Round 2 will consist of four parts with eight matchups in each one for you to vote on. Links to both men's and women's below.

-Click here to see the results of the first round!

For more information on the "Celebrity Madness" tournament and to get updated & printable brackets, go HERE.

The Matchup

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Jessica Biel, Megan Fox & Lauren Conrad All Move On To Round 2 Of 'Celebrity Madness'

March 19th, 2009 12:03pm EDT
Number One Seed Jessica Biel
Cast your votes for your favorite male & female celebrities in Starpulse.com's First Annual "Celebrity March Madness" showdown! In the spirit of the NCAA Men's and Women's Basketball Tournaments, we bring you two celebrity tournaments throughout the month of March that will determine the number one male and female celebrity - chosen by YOU!

All you have to do is cast your vote in the poll under the picture for one of the two celebs in each match-up! At the end of the round, we'll tally the votes and get the next round underway. There's even a bracket (updated after each round) with all...
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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, ...
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2009 Oscar Predictions: Who Should Win & Who Will Win

February 20th, 2009 10:42am EST
Oscars
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...
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Are The Academy Awards Out of Touch With Modern Audiences?

February 20th, 2009 9:18am EST
Academy Awards
Sunday, February 22, 2009, will mark the 81st Annual Academy Awards, but does anyone really care? Last year's telecast was one of the lowest rated in history, pulling in only 31.76 million viewers despite it being the 80th celebration of Oscar. This year producers are trying to reverse the trend. Yet it seems the more they try to fix the ratings slump, the more critics worry that the Oscars are simply out of touch with modern audiences.

It's not just young viewers who have moved on to more enjoyable awards shows like MTV and People's Choice. Academy members over the age of 60, who make...
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'Deadspin' Founder Will Leitch & Starpulse's Mike Ryan Debate The 81st Academy Awards

February 18th, 2009 10:52am EST
oscars
Special guest Will Leitch, Deadspin founder and current contributing editor at New York Magazine, and our own Mike Ryan have taken their Oscar disagreements public in a series of open letters debating this Sunday's telecast of the 81st Annual Academy Awards.

An Academy Awards telecast that Mike will be live blogging this Sunday night at 8:30 PM EST, in real-time, here on Starpulse.

Mr. Leitch,

"Slumdog Millionaire is the film world's first globalized masterpiece." Joe Morgenstern - Wall Street Journal

"Slumdog Millionaire is a ruthlessly effective paean to destin...
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Place Your Bets: Who Will Win An Oscar?

February 3rd, 2009 3:32pm EST
Kate Winslet
With the biggest gambling day of the year, Super Bowl Sunday, having just passed, it's time to turn our attention to best gambling day to beat Vegas: Oscar night.

Yes, Oscar night. You can bet on the Oscars on various websites, at various casinos, and probably in many illegal outlets as well (though we discourage this practice). What does each betting spot have in common? They probably have no idea how to handicap the race, giving the savvy better tremendous odds of winning big.

Whether it's Frances McDormand getting 6-1 for "Fargo", Helen Hunt 8-1 for "As Good As It Gets" or M...
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Oscar Nomination Reaction: The Snubs, Surprises & Who Shouldn't Have Been Nominated

January 23rd, 2009 9:55am EST
The Dark Knight
There's nothing better than a good surprise on Oscar morning, and this year we had one in almost every category. Before we get to the snubs, the surprises and who shouldn't be nominated, let's take a look at what type of a morning this was:

This was the morning that The Academy once again showed how out-of-touch it is. By not dominating "The Dark Knight", the Oscars continued to show that it doesn't care about nominating movies people actually like. There was absolutely no reason this film shouldn't get nominated: It has a 94% percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, it got an A from audi...
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Slideshow: Best Actress Oscar Nominees 2009

January 22nd, 2009 10:20am EST
Best Actress Oscar 2009 Academy Awards nominees
Anne Hathaway, Angelina Jolie, Kate Winslet, Meryl Streep and Melissa Leo will vie for the Oscar for Actress in a Leading Role at this year's Academy Awards. Click through the photo slideshow and let us know who you think should win and who's the hottest by leaving a comment below!

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Anne Hathaway nominated for 'Rachel Getting Married'

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Who do YOU think should win Best Actress? Leave a comment below!

Full list of 2009 Academy Award nominees

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Slideshow: 2009 Oscar Best Picture Nominees

January 22nd, 2009 9:39am EST
2009 Best Picture Academy Award Oscar
The 5 nominations for 2009 Oscar Best Picture are The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Frost/Nixon, Milk, The Reader and Slumdog Millionaire. Click through the slideshow of photos from the nominees and let us know who you think should win by leaving a comment below!

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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Starring Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett & more

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Who do YOU think should win Best Picture? Leave a comment below!

Full list of 2009 Academy Award nominees

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Final Oscar Nominee Predictions

January 21st, 2009 10:46am EST
Slumdog Millionaire
The time has come, after several months of campaigning and voting, we're finally set for the big day. No, not the inauguration. Please. We're talking about Oscar morning.

Those fifteen minutes at the crack of dawn where overly-caffeinated celebs awkwardly read the names of the top five in each category. Always gripping. Also, this is prime time for predictions. All the returns are in, the precursor season is over, so there's not excuses left. Without delay, here are my final Oscar Predictions.

Okay, one delay. I should note that I hate being right. I hate getting predictio...
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Spotlight On Oscar's Best Pictures

January 7th, 2009 12:15pm EST
Oscar
January is the start of award season which means it's a tense time in Tinsel town! Actors are either being recognized or shunned for their tremendous work, agents are either celebrating with their stars or firing their "has-been" actors and we are betting on who is going to take home the Oscar! The stars, the fashion, the ambiance, the parties and actually taking home an Oscar along with the bragging rights that come along with it make this time of year so exciting!

The category of Best Picture is a huge deal and to be a part of the movie that wins is an honor! To say that you starre...
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Slideshow: 37 Hottest Female Stars Of 2008

December 31st, 2008 9:46am EST
Hottest Sexy Female Celebs 2008
There was no shortage of hot celebrity women gracing magazine covers and web pages in 2008. Check out Starpulse's list of the 37 hottest women of 2008...

Click here for the 37 hottest male stars of 2008!

Britney Spears

Britney should be crowned the comeback queen. After tarnishing her image by losing custody of her children and spending time in a psychiatric facility, the pop star cleaned up her act and started performing again. Her life may be a circus, but she seems to finally have it under control again.

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More Britney...
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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...
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12 Upcoming Films To See Before Oscar Night

November 12th, 2008 9:52am EST
Revolutionary Road
This year's Oscar race isn't very deep with talent, and at this point there are probably only eight films with a legitimate shot at getting a nod for Best Picture. But those that have a chance at a nomination also have a great chance of winning.

One such film, "The Dark Knight", has already hit screens, but the rest of this group will premiere in the coming weeks as studios scramble to get their prestige pictures on the big screen before the year-end deadline.

Every year, film fans are tormented by the true snobs who catch all these possible nominees before the big awards show att...
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