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DVD Review: 'Gwyneth Paltrow: 4-Film Collection'

April 12th, 2012 3:20pm EDT
Gwyneth Paltrow
Got to get some Gwyneth? Looks like the folks at Lionsgate Home Entertainment got you covered with the new to DVD set "Gwyneth Paltrow 4-Film DVD Collection" out now - check out the list of flicks from good to bad below!

Title: "Shakespeare in Love"

Grade: 4

Cast: Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey Rush

Director: John Madden

Rating: R

Runtime: 122 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Website: www.lionsgatedvd.com

The Flick: I avoided this one for a long time, but finally saw it and fell in love. Paltrow plays a woman out to act in a man’s world and p...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Best Picture - Five Film Collection'

February 1st, 2012 2:45pm EST
Shakespeare in Love photo
What’s more passionate then owning an Academy Award winning flick on Blu-ray? How about five! That’s the premise of the new Lionsgate/Miramax collaboration Blu-ray out Jan 31 containing five best picture flicks including "No Country for Old Men," "Shakespeare in Love," "Crash," "The English Patient" and "Chicago." Check out the review of the 'Best Picture Academy Award Winners – Five Star Collection' below!

Title: 'Best Picture Academy Award Winners – Five Film Collection'

Grade: 3

Cast: Various

Director: Various

Rating: R

Runtime: 634 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate/Mir...
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Check Out 'Shakespeare In Love' On Blu-ray Jan. 31

January 30th, 2012 6:58am EST
Shakespeare In Love
William Shakespeare (Joseph Fiennes) is on a cold streak. Not only is he writing for Philip Henslowe (Geoffrey Rush), owner of "The Rose," a theatre whose doors are about to be closed by sadistic creditors, but he's got a nasty case of writer's block.

Shakespeare hasn't written a hit in years. In fact, he hasn't written much of anything recently. Thus, the Bard finds himself in quite a bind when Henslowe, desperate to stave off another round of hot-coals-to-feet application, stakes The Rose's solvency on Shakespeare's new comedy, "Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate's Daughter." The problem is, "R...
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'Shakespeare In Love' Headed For The Stage

October 22nd, 2011 9:30am EDT
Shakespeare In Love
Celebrated playwright Tom Stoppard has teamed with Disney bosses to adapt his Oscar-winning Shakespeare In Love script into a theatrical blockbuster.

Stoppard, who dabbled with Shakespeare in his play "Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead," is to revamp his screenplay for the stage, according to Variety.

The play is expected to premiere in London, although no dates have been announced.

There are also no casting details available.

Gwyneth Paltrow won her only Best Actress Oscar for her portrayal of a cross-dressing noblewoman chasing Joseph Fiennes' Will Shakespeare.
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Gwyneth Paltrow Considering Breast Correction Surgery?

August 17th, 2011 8:21am EDT
Gwyneth Paltrow
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow is planning to undergo surgery on her chest to correct the effects of breastfeeding her two children.

The Shakespeare in Love star, who has a seven-year-old daughter, Apple, and a four-year-old son, Moses, admits she'd like to reshape her breasts to their pre-baby glory, but is adamant she wouldn't use Botox or silicone to enhance her figure.

She tells OK! Germany, "Before, I didn't care about it. And I still refuse to use silicone, Botox or any other of those gimmicks out of pure vanity. But a breast correction after breast-feeding - why not?"
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Watch Classic Scenes & See the Full List of Every Best Picture Oscar Winner Ever

February 27th, 2011 8:50pm EST
The Artist
2011 (84th) The Artist (Watch scenes)
2010 (83rd) The King's Speech (Watch scenes from this film!)
2009 (82nd) The Hurt Locker (Watch scenes from The Hurt Locker)
2008 (81st) Slumdog Millionaire
2007 (80th) No Country for Old Men (Watch classic scenes from No Country for Old Men)
2006 (79th) The Departed (Watch classic scenes from The Departed)
2005 (78th) Crash

2004 (77th) Million Dollar Baby (Watch classic scenes from this film!)

2003 (76th) The Lord of The Rings: The Return of The King (Watch more scenes from it!)

2002 (75th) Chicago
2001 (74th) A Beau...
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Surprise Oscar Wins: Is There A Pattern?

February 18th, 2011 5:23pm EST
Juliette Binoche
Some years, certain nominees seem to be locks to win Oscars. Yet almost every year, there is some sort of major upset at the Academy Awards. Some years there are none, but other years there are multiple. What will this year have in store? At this point, it's anybody's guess.

Looking back at the 10 most surprising wins of the last 15 years, can we notice any patterns? Here they are, in chronological order.

1. Juliette Binoche (The English Patient) beats Lauren Bacall (The Mirror Has Two Faces) for Supporting Actress (1996)

Binoche looked like someone whacked her on the side of the h...
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'The Queen' Is Film Fans' Favorite Movie Monarch

January 18th, 2011 7:05am EST
The Queen
Helen Mirren's portrayal of The Queen is movie fans' favorite royal role, according to a new online poll.

In anticipation of Colin Firth's Best Actor win at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday for The King's Speech, and his assured Oscar nomination, websites WENN and Fandango.com staged a weekend vote to find the best movie monarch.

Mirren topped the poll with 47 per cent, while Cate Blanchett's Elizabeth I came in second with 31 per cent of the vote.

Judi Dench came in third and fourth with her portrayals of Elizabeth I (Shakespeare in Love) and Queen Victoria (Mrs. Brown), and Nigel Hawt...
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2010 Year In Entertainment Review: March

January 1st, 2011 1:00pm EST
Lil Wayne
It was a shocking way to start the spring as March saw two of Hollywood's biggest star couples announce break-ups - Kate Winslet parted ways with her second husband Sam Mendes after seven years and Sandra Bullock's Oscar win was overshadowed after she found out partner Jesse James had cheated on her.

More scandals came as the month progressed, with fiery supermodel Naomi Campbell accused of attacking her driver by striking him on the head, and Michael Jackson's mum Katherine visited by welfare officials in Los Angeles over allegations one of her grandkids had purchased a stun gun.

Rapper ...
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Gwyneth Paltrow: 'I Couldn't Work Without Kids' Nanny'

April 27th, 2010 1:00pm EDT
Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow is glad she finally employed a nanny to care for her two young children - because she "couldn't work" without the additional home help.

The Shakespeare In Love star and husband Chris Martin have two kids, Apple, five, and four-year-old Moses, and they refused to employ a nanny for years - with Paltrow taking time out from acting to focus on motherhood.

However, the 37 year old admits she's now hired a professional to help take care of her children, and she couldn't imagine working without the "life-saver".

She tells Britain's The Sun, "I have a nanny and she's just lik...
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Gwyneth Paltrow: 'I Think I Need To Go Back To The Shrink'

April 22nd, 2010 11:47am EDT
Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow fears she will end up in a "mental asylum" - unless she takes action to curb her obsessive behavior.

The Shakespeare in Love star admits she is a "perfectionist," and she's scared her attention to detail will eventually lead to a meltdown.

She tells Britain's Vogue magazine, "Sometimes I think I'm going to have to check myself into a mental asylum, it gets so bad. It's my worst quality and I hate myself for it. It's like, what's wrong with you? Relax! Sometimes I feel like the psycho in Sleeping With The Enemy. Remember that film, when she's got to line up all the aprico...
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Gwyneth Paltrow: 'I Can Be A Mean Girl'

April 5th, 2010 9:10am EDT
Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow has shaken off her reputation as Hollywood's sweetheart, insisting she has a mean side and "can definitely harbor revenge."

The Shakespeare in Love star, who doles out advice on topics like friendship in her Goop.com lifestyle newsletters, admits she is capable of shutting people out of her life and sometimes partakes in gossip.

However, the mom-of-two maintains that seeking revenge makes her feel "terrible".

She tells Britain's Vogue magazine, "Oh yes, I can be mean. I can cave in to gossip. I can ice people out and I can definitely harbor revenge. In fact, I'm having...
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Gwyneth Paltrow's Rep Dismisses Split Reports

March 25th, 2010 5:00pm EDT
Gwyneth
A representative for Gwyneth Paltrow has shot down persistent rumors the actress' marriage to Chris Martin is in trouble, branding the speculation a "complete fabrication".

In Touch magazine claimed earlier this week that the distance between the pair "has been growing for months," with an insider adding: "They're ready to split permanently by moving into separate, but adjoining, homes in London."

However, Paltrow's spokesperson has dismissed the report, insisting the claims are false.

He tells GossipCop.com, "How many times have we seen this rumor come and go? (It is a) complete fabri...
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Joseph Fiennes Still Searching For Perfect Baby Name

March 19th, 2010 8:00pm EDT
Joseph Fiennes
"Shakespeare In Love" star Joseph Fiennes has nicknamed his newborn daughter Baby Love, because he and his wife have yet to settle on an official name. The actor and his wife, Swiss model Maria Dolores Dieguez, welcomed their first child last week but admit they are still searching for the perfect moniker.

However, the couple has set Sunday as a deadline - because Fiennes needs to apply for the tot's first passport next week before they can fly to his native England. He says, "(We had a) baby girl, (we're) looking for names so any suggestions would be welcome. It's Baby Love right now, bu...
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Joseph Fiennes Welcomes His First Child

March 11th, 2010 8:54am EST
Joseph Fiennes
"FlashForward" star Joseph Fiennes is a first-time father after welcoming a daughter.

The actor's wife, Swiss model Maria Dolores Dieguez, gave birth to a little girl on Monday, reports People.com.

Fiennes, whose brother is actor Ralph, wed the former Miss Switzerland beauty pageant contestant in Tuscany, Italy last summer, before announcing the pregnancy in the fall.

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Gwyneth Paltrow Wants You To Get Some Sleep

March 4th, 2010 6:52pm EST
Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow is urging readers of her online health and lifestyle website to get some sleep - because a good rest is tantamount to good health.

The actress has teamed up with her doctor, Frank Lipman, to get the message across with a list of sleep tips on Goop.com.

She writes, "Everyone I know is knackered (tired), me included. But I didn't imagine that there could be health problems associated with not getting a good night’s rest.

"I recently read a book called Light’s Out: Sleep, Sugar and Survival by T.S. Wiley, which talks about the negative cumulative effects of sleep deprivation...
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Top 5 Embarrassing Oscar Moments

March 3rd, 2010 1:35pm EST
Gwyneth Paltrow
As the highest honor anyone in Hollywood can hope to receive, the night of the Academy Awards is always a classy, star-studded and suspenseful event to remember. But whether due to tense nerves, poor planning, big egos, or maybe just an overabundance of champagne, the Oscars not only award great talent, but produce some very memorable embarrassing moments. Here’s the top five list, stretching all the way back from 1939!

James Cameron’s Titanic Acceptance Speeches – 1998

After producer John Landau rattled off a long list of thanks when Titanic won best picture, Cameron asked the audience t...
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Celebrity Offspring That Have Become Successful

September 16th, 2009 10:05am EDT
Celebrity Offspring
Most of the time when privileged sons and daughters of celebrities chose to pursue a career in entertainment, we wince at the idea and criticize their lack of talent. However

, there are some cases where famous offspring are actually thrive in the family business and probably could have succeeded without their recognizable last name. Here are the most successful spawn in the gene pool of famous parents.

Colin Hanks - As the son and look-a-like younger version of dad Tom Hanks, Colin inherited his father's acting skills. He first came onto the scene appearing in Tom's film That Thing You...
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Two Sci-Fi Shows We Can't Wait For This Fall: 'V' & 'FlashForward'

July 9th, 2009 10:08am EDT
V
Science fiction has taken somewhat of an upward turn in recent years, becoming attractive to more than the small cultish fan groups and growing to the universal mainstream.

With the success of shows like "Lost," "Fringe," "Heroes," "Battlestar Galactica" and "X-Files," sci-fi is steadily becoming worth investing in by the bigger networks.

Starting in the fall, ABC is releasing two new big sci-fi shows to the mainstream to see if we have a taste for it, and if you're any kind of sci-fi fan at all, these are the new shows you should be looking forward to.

V

Although an exact da...
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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...
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Overrated & Underrated Oscar Winners For Best Picture

February 16th, 2009 9:00am EST
Gladiator
Saying a Best Picture winner is overrated is quite simple. If you think a movie is terrible and it won Best Picture ipso facto it is overrated. But what about an underrated Best Picture winner?

By definition, it should be impossible for a Best Picture winner to be underrated. Why? Because they already won - so their greatness is recognized. It's like having an underrated Hall-of-Famer or underrated Adult Film Award Winner, it should be impossible.

That simply isn't true, however. There are several Best Picture winners that have been completely forgotten over the years, many...
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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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Is Nicolas Cage Washed Up or Just Making Bad Decisions?

September 5th, 2008 10:40am EDT
The Wicker Man
In 1996 Nicolas Cage stood on stage at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and accepted his first, and currently only, Oscar for his tour de force performance in Mike Figgis' Leaving Las Vegas. This past year, while starring in Neil LaBute's ill-fated remake of the British horror classic The Wicker Man, Cage, donning a grizzly bear costume, punched a woman in the face.

There are two sides to Nicolas Cage-the go-to superstar with the droopy eyes and smug demeanor and Cage the talented, easily forgotten actor. Unfortunately the latter, Academy Award winning Cage persona is a distant memory a...
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Violence Propels Filmmakers, Moviegoers & The Academy Awards

January 11th, 2008 12:07pm EST
No Country For Old Men
The lights go down. A low, rumbling bass slightly shakes the seats as the occupants draw in a tight, anticipatory breath. The first thing to break the tension is a thin beam of light across the center of the screen. It is accompanied by a low, rat-at-tat rhythm that could be rain on a tin roof- if it weren't for the high-pitched shriek in the background.

Is that yelling? Shouting? The shriek morphs into a scream of mechanical menace. It's a bomb, and it's followed by an explosion linked to the picture exploding into life. The audience sees all-out war. Guts are flying, blood is strea...
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Blanchett Shines While 'Elizabeth: The Golden Age' Burns

October 11th, 2007 10:35am EDT
Elizabeth: The Golden Age
It is hard to know what to expect when coming into Elizabeth: The Golden Age, a delayed sequel of a film that 10 years prior had been a heavy player at the Oscars. Back then, the film centered around the performance of Cate Blanchett, who stunned viewers with her complex portrayal of the loose cannon lover who becomes England’s famous virgin monarch. (A Queen and Oscar buzz? Sound familiar? It should! See Oscar Queen Facts at bottom of page.)

Blanchett does a superb job, but this film has a hard time finding its center and its pains dull the effort of a strong cast.

Directo...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 27

September 27th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Avril Lavigne
Happy Birthday to Canadian pop singer Avril Lavigne (1984), rapper Lil Wayne (1982), 3 Doors Down singer Brad Arnold (1978), "Shakespeare in Love" actress Gwyneth Paltrow (1972), singer Shaun Cassidy (1958), Philadelphia Phillies hall-of-famer Mike Schmidt (1949), actor A. Martinez (1948), singer Meat Loaf (1947), BTO singer/guitarist Randy Bachman (1943), diabetes spokesman Wilford Brimley (1934), television actor Will Sampson (1933; d. 1987), director Arthur Penn (1922), actor Carl Ballantine (1922), "City Slickers" actress Jayne Meadows (1920), prolific actor/director/producer William Co...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 10

September 10th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Dan Castellaneta voices Homer Simpson
Happy Birthday to My Chemical Romance bassist Mikey Way (1980), actor Ryan Phillippe (1974), "Donnie Darko" actor James Duval (1972), actor Jonathon Schaech (1969), British film director Guy Ritchie (1968), rapper Big Daddy Kane (1968), Yankees pitcher Randy Johnson (1963), "Shakespeare in Love" actor Colin Firth (1960), film director Chris Columbus (1958), "Simpsons" voice actor Dan Castellaneta (1958), Bananarama singer Siobhan Fahey (1957), actress Amy Irving (1953), Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry (1950), TV journalist Bill O'Reilly (1949), "To Sir, With Love" actress Judy Geeson (1948), ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, May 27

May 27th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Paul Bettany
Happy Birthday to British TV Chef Jamie Oliver (1975), Outkast half Andre 3000 (1975), late TLC singer Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes (1971; d. 2002), "The Da Vinci Code" actor Paul Bettany (1971), "Shakespeare in Love" star Joseph Fiennes (1970), Oakland A's slugger Frank Thomas (1968), Houston Astros star Jeff Bagwell (1968), comedian Adam Carolla (1964), "Frasier" actress Peri Gilpin (1961), actress Linnea Quigley (1958), Crowded House singer Neil Finn (1958), Siouxie and the Banshees frontwoman Siouxie Sioux (1957), WWE star Eric Bischoff (1955), Canadian musician Bruce Cockburn (1945), actor Br...
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James McAvoy: Anne Hathaway Will Steal Gwyneth Paltrow's Roles

March 6th, 2007 10:16am EST
James McAvoy
Scottish actor James McAvoy was so blown away by his Becoming Jane co-star Anne Hathaway's acting talent and English accent during the movie, he believes she will snap up any future English film roles away from Gwyneth Paltrow.

American Paltrow has become well-known for playing English women in her films such as Emma, Shakespeare In Love and Sliding Doors. After Hathaway successfully mastered an English accent to play legendary author Jane Austen in Becoming Jane, McAvoy believes she will be the next American taking on English roles.

He says, "Annie is exceptional and beautiful. G...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 27

September 27th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Avril Lavigne
Happy Birthday to Canadian pop singer Avril Lavigne (1984), rapper Lil Wayne (1982), 3 Doors Down singer Brad Arnold (1978), "Shakespeare in Love" actress Gwyneth Paltrow (1972), singer Shaun Cassidy (1958), Philadelphia Phillies hall-of-famer Mike Schmidt (1949), actor A. Martinez (1948), singer Meat Loaf (1947), BTO singer/guitarist Randy Bachman (1943), diabetes spokesman Wilford Brimley (1934), television actor Will Sampson (1933; d. 1987), director Arthur Penn (1922), actor Carl Ballantine (1922), "City Slickers" actress Jayne Meadows (1920), prolific actor/director/producer William Co...
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