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George Clooney, Brad Pitt, And Gary Oldman Dress Up As Infamous Villains For Photo Shoot

12/13/2011 3:00pm EST
George Clooney
George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Gary Oldman and Rooney Mara have shed their clean-cut images to channel creepy and villainous characters from Hollywood history for a magazine photoshoot.

The Up in the Air star has taken on the unpleasant role of tyrant Captain Bligh from Mutiny on the Bounty, while Pitt has opted to do his best impression of horror film actor Peter Lorre and portray Eraserhead's Henry Spencer for this week's issue of The New York Times Magazine.

Clooney says, "I picked Captain Bligh because I liked his hat. Bad guys don't think they're bad guys. In film, the best evil perfor...

Vera Farmiga Has Baby Girl Named Gytta

11/12/2010 8:12am EST
Vera Farmiga
Vera Farmiga is a new mom after giving birth to a baby girl.

The "Up in the Air" star and her husband Renn Hawkey welcomed little Gytta Lubov Hawkey last week.

A spokesperson for Farmiga tells the new addition is "happy and healthy."

Gytta is the couple's second child - they also have a son, Fynn, 22 months.

Vera Farmiga Looks Ready To Give Birth

9/28/2010 3:33pm EDT
Vera Farmiga
A very pregnant Vera Farmiga attended the opening night production of "Das Rheingold" at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center, New York City, yesterday.

The actress, who gave birth to baby Finn just before starting work on "Up in the Air" in 2009, is due next month.

Farmiga is still planning to continue with plans to make her directorial debut this year by turning born-again Christian Carolyn Briggs' memoir, "This Dark World: A Memoir of Salvation Found and Lost," into a movie. The adaptation will be called "Higher Ground."

See more photos of Vera here!

Anna Kendrick At The British 'Scott Pilgrim' Premiere: Hot Or Not?

8/19/2010 11:38am EDT
Anna Kendrick
"Twilight" cutie Anna Kendrick attended the U.K. film premiere of "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" wearing a tiny black dress and strappy purple sandals. What do you think of her look?

Anna recently talked to Starpulse about making films versus acting in theater productions. She explained, "Both experiences are different and interesting, and there are pros and cons to each but obviously neither is superior to the other."

She says she was drawn to her role in "Scott Pilgrim" because she related to her character Stacy. She said, "I think the relationship between Stacy and Scott rings really tr...

Jason Bateman Shuts Down Gay Porn Site

8/10/2010 2:25pm EDT
Jason Bateman
Actor Jason Bateman has successfully shut down a gay porn website using his name without permission.

Fans of the Up in the Air star got a saucy shock when they logged onto, which directed followers to an X-rated website.

The star took swift legal action and now the site has been taken offline.

He says, "Jason Bateman was a big gay porn site. It was for a long time. We sent some lawyers on that. It was worse - it wasn't even a gay porn site. It was a gay porn hub. 'From here you can go to thousands of porn sites!'"

Click Here For More Jason B...

'Twilight' Stars Hotter Than Kristen Stewart Vol. 2: Anna Kendrick

6/29/2010 3:06pm EDT
Anna Kendrick
Anna Kendrick opted for a short, ruffled gold dress and strappy sandals at "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" Los Angeles premiere last week.

The actress just received a great honor. She was invited to become a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and help decide future Academy Awards.

She stars in the upcoming film "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" (Aug. 13) in which a young man (Michael Cera) must fight a girl's (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) seven sinister ex-boyfriends in order to win her hand. The Universal Pictures film is an adaptation of Bryan Lee O'Malley's Oni Press comic ...

'Twilight' Wins Big At The MTV Movie Awards

6/7/2010 8:31am EDT
MTV Movie Awards
The Twilight Saga: New Moon was the big winner at the MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night, picking up four honors including the coveted Best Movie prize.

Twilight co-stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson were the toast of the evening as they each triumphed in the Best Female and Male Performance categories. The rumored real-life lovers also shared the prize for Best Kiss, and teased the crowd by debating whether or not to follow tradition with a live lip-lock. But Stewart let viewers down by snubbing a Pattinson smooch, declaring: "To be perfectly honest with you, it take...

George Clooney: 'I Never Wear Make-Up For Movies'

5/27/2010 9:10am EDT
George Clooney
George Clooney prefers to be natural onscreen.

He explained, "I was watching 'Up In The Air' and thought: 'Who's the old grey-haired guy?' And it was me. I never wear make-up for movies, and now it's starting to show. You don't want to try to look younger because you'll look wrong."

Last month there was a bomb scare at George's vacation home in Italy after World War II explosives were discovered just yards from the actor's Lake Como villa. The news came just weeks after police launched an investigation into the discovery of a woman's body in the lake. The corpse was pulled from the water...

A Look At The Tribeca Film Fest And How You Can Participate Online

4/21/2010 11:30am EDT
My favourite time of year!
Back in 2008, I had recently moved to New York wanting to fulfill a lifelong dream of becoming a writer. I’d just come from California where I fulfilled a different dream of becoming a musician and thought, if I could be writer anywhere, it might as well be here. I got a gig writing columns for Starpulse and after a couple of months, my editor approached me about covering the Tribeca Film Festival. The craziest part… I was a music writer. I’d sort of decided early on that I would write these long-winded musical thesises, partly to exercise my brain of all of this musical data that I had sto...

Pregnant Vera Farmiga Drops Out Of Gerard Butler Film

4/20/2010 8:22am EDT
Vera Farmiga
"Up In The Air" star Vera Farmiga is pregnant with her second child.

The actress, who gave birth to baby Finn just before starting work on "Up in the Air" in 2009, is due in October, according to In Touch magazine.

The baby news has forced Farmiga, who is married to Renn Hawkey, to give up a role as Gerard Butler's wife in upcoming movie "Machine Gun Preacher."

An insider tells the publication, "The role would have meant traveling to Africa this summer, but because her baby is due in the fall, she would have been too far along to make the trip."

Farmiga is still planning to continue wit...

'The Joneses' Review: Demi Moore& David Duchovny Give Us A Reason To Go To the Movies This Weekend

4/14/2010 2:00pm EDT
Review: The Joneses
This morning you probably got ready to go to work by putting on your work clothes, eating breakfast, grabbing your purse or your wallet, and maybe driving yourself into the office. After work today you’ll probably go home, change into your “going out” clothes, call your friends, and head out to blow off some steam. What if someone told you that everything you did this morning from picking out your clothes, to making your breakfast, to choosing where you’re going wasn’t entirely your choice? What if everything you decided to buy was instead a product of a new kind of marketing technique cal...

Vera Farmiga Dreams Of Goat Herding

3/24/2010 7:52pm EDT
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"Up In The Air" star Vera Farmiga dreams of giving up her acting career and becoming a full-time goat herder.

The Oscar nominee raises goats at her farm in upstate New York and admits she often dreams of getting away with her animals when the business of Hollywood becomes too much for her.

She says, "When things get feisty, and I feel my career is less art and more business, then I sincerely think about just buying a staff and herding."

In unrelated, yet completely similar sounding news, "Modern Family" star Sofia Vergara trained to be a dentist before pursuing a career in acting.


They Said It - Oscar Quotes

3/7/2010 9:23pm EST
James Cameron
"We made three times what we thought the movie could make. Three seems to be the number because everybody keeps coming up to me and saying, 'I saw the movie three times'." Three is lucky for "Avatar" director James Cameron.

"It is a life-changing film and it changed my life. So this is appreciated but the win is when someone says, 'My life is different because of the film.' That's priceless." Oscar contender Mo'Nique on being nominated for her role in "Precious".

"I'd like a nice juicy burger and some deep, deeply fried fries... and maybe a milkshake." Sandra Bullock has fast food plans...

Anna Kendrick Unhappy With Oscar Dress

3/7/2010 9:13pm EST
Anna Kendrick
"Up In The Air" star Anna Kendrick suffered a last-minute wardrobe woe days before her big night at the Oscars - the gown that was made specially for her was a disaster.

The Best Supporting Actress nominee thought she had found the perfect dress but when it arrived, she realized she needed to find a quick replacement.

Kendrick says, "There was another dress that was being made... The designer will remain nameless... It was not for me. It was blue."

The actress eventually went with a blush champagne chiffon gown.


'And The Winner Is...'

3/7/2010 7:29pm EST
Oscars 2010
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a throwback to more competitive days, Academy Award presenters rehearsed the line "and the winner is ..." instead of the blander "and the Oscar goes to ..." for Sunday's show.

The last time the language was used officially was for the 60th Academy Awards in 1988, when "The Last Emperor" won for best picture. The following year, show producer Allan Carr changed the wording, although some presenters ignored the new guidelines.

"His goal was to make it not seem as competitive," said Lucia Schultz, the motion picture academy's librarian. Other awards shows also followed ...

Wolfgang Puck Gets Ready For Oscar's Big Night (Photos)

3/6/2010 1:00pm EST
2010 Academy Awards
Wolfgang Puck and a whole lot of other folks are busting their humps getting ready for Sunday night's Academy Awards ceremony at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles. The following images will give you a bit of a look into what goes on behind the scenes and the amount of planning that goes into Tinseltown's biggest event of the year.

Here, Chef Puck is readying some of his world-famous cuisine at the Oscar Food and Beverage Preview while the red carpet is rolled out along Hollywood Boulevard in anticipation for the bevy of A-listers (and not A-listers) to rub elbows and answer countless "what...

Check Out 'Up In The Air' On DVD & Blu-ray March 9

3/6/2010 7:20am EST
Up In The Air
"Juno's" Jason Reitman heads into corporate America territory once again with this adaptation of Walter Kirn's novel - "Up in the Air" for Montecito Pictures.

The plot surrounds a human resource administrator (George Clooney) whose life up in the friendly skies becomes his only world as he works to reach his one-millionth frequent flyer mile. He discovers that life is not simply about the journey alone, but about the personal connections made along the way.

Jason Bateman and Vera Farmiga co-star in the Paramount Pictures production.

See more photos of "Up In The Air" here!

2010 Oscars Predictions: Who Will Win & Who Should Win

3/5/2010 10:27am EST
2010 Oscars Predictions: Who Will Win & Who Should Win
This has the chance to become the most exciting Oscar night ever.

Why? Because nobody seems to have any real clue as to which movie will win Best Picture. “Avatar” seems like a good choice – it made $700 Million, changed movies, James Cameron directs, yada yada yada – but so does “The Hurt Locker” with its crazy critical raves and industry buzz. Compounding the problem is the Weinstein-backed “Inglorious Basterds” which has been gaining momentum all month. It’s a logjam at the top.

This is created not only by the fact that we have ten Best Picture nominees this year, but because the n...

March DVD Releases: 'Wild Things,' 'Blind Side' & More

3/1/2010 10:10am EST
Where the Wild Things Are
After the Oscars, catch up on all the best movies of 2009 that you missed.

March 2

Where the Wild Things Are - Buy it

Spike Jonze's masterpiece feels like a Jonze movie (Being John Malkovich, Adaptation) in that it blurs the line between reality and fiction. The beasts - created by Jim Henson's Creature Shop - have to be seen to be believed. Max Records stars as the rebellious young Max, backed by a phenomenal supporting cast including the voice talents of James Gandolfini and Catherine O'Hara. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O supplies one of the best soundtracks of the year, freshly snubbed...

'Twilight' Co-Star Dress Battle: Anna Kendrick Vs. Kristen Stewart

2/23/2010 2:30pm EST
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These girls like it short and sweet - with dresses, that is. "Twilight" co-stars Kristen Stewart and Anna Kendrick showed up at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTAs) on Sunday looking quite cute in their strapless yellow and white ensembles. See more photos after the jump, and tell us who looks better!

Fun Facts:

The two stars recently appeared in Vanity Fair magazine's coveted Young Hollywood edition, which overtly omitted stars like Precious actress Gabourey Sidibe.

Anna has been nominated for a Best Supporting Actress for her work in Up in the Air.


'The Hurt Locker' Wins Big At BAFTAs; Kristen Stewart Wins Popularity Prize

2/22/2010 8:42am EST
Kristen Stewart Looking hot At BAFTAs
The Hurt Locker stole the show at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards on Sunday night - scooping six trophies including Best Film and Best Director for Kathryn Bigelow. The war thriller also won prizes for original screenplay, cinematography, editing, and sound during the ceremony at London's Royal Opera House.

Accepting her award for Best Director, Bigelow said, "What an honor, especially to be in this room filled with so many incredibly talented people that I've admired and been inspired by for decades."

Colin Firth saw off Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart), Ge...

Madonna To Attempt To Direct Another Film

2/15/2010 8:40am EST
Pop superstar Madonna is returning to the director's chair to take charge of her second film - a drama based on the life of late British royal King Edward VIII.

The star made her moviemaking debut with 2008's Filth and Wisdom, which was panned by critics and flopped at the box office.

But Madonna is refusing to let the negative reviews put an early end to her career behind the camera - she has signed up to write and direct "W.E.," the real-life story of Edward VIII, who abdicated the throne in 1936 to marry American divorcee Wallis Simpson.

Up in the Air star Vera Farmiga has been ...

82nd Oscar Nomination Reaction: The Snubs, Surprises & Who Shouldn't Have Been Nominated

2/2/2010 3:34pm EST
82nd Oscar Surprises, Snubs & Who Shouldn
And there were ten.

It seems kind of strange to say that, right? Ten Best Picture nominees? We knew it was coming for nearly a year, but now it's actually there. In Black and white. Ten nominees. Strange.

After seeing the list, it's easy to see that the Academy might be on to something. Sure, it would have gotten the biggest blockbuster of all time with "Avatar" earning a Best Picture nomination if there were only five nominees, but it would have missed out on other massive hits like "The Blind Side", "Up", and "District 9".

Now, the telecast is going to get a lot more casual...

2010 Oscar Nominees In Photos

2/2/2010 12:50pm EST
Penelope Cruz
Avatar & The Hurt Locker dominated the Academy Award nominations this morning, and we're sure there were plenty of actors who jumped up and down when they received their nominations.

The only thing that looks better on a resume than an Academy Award nomination is the award itself! Sure, a Golden Globe Award is nice, and a Screen Actors Guild award is commendable, but it's not the same as having your very own Oscar.

Check our our gallery of best actor, best actress, best supporting actor, and best supporting actress nominees:


Jeff Bridges in Crazy Heart

Image © Fo...

'Avatar' & 'The Hurt Locker' Nominated For 9 Academy Awards Each - See Full List Of Nominees!

2/2/2010 8:57am EST
2010 Oscar Nominations
James Cameron's science-fiction sensation "Avatar" and the war thriller "The Hurt Locker" lead the Academy Awards with nine nominations each, including best picture and best director.

This year the Oscars are featuring 10 best-picture contenders instead of the usual five. The other eight are: District 9, Up, Inglourious Basterds, The Blind Side, Up in the Air, A Serious Man, An Education and Precious.

Best Picture: "Avatar," ''The Blind Side," ''District 9," ''An Education," ''The Hurt Locker," ''Inglourious Basterds," ''Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' By Sapphire," ''A Serious M...

Get Ready For This Year's Expanded Version Of The Oscars

1/30/2010 7:32am EST
Up in the Air
The Academy Awards are almost upon us, and nominations will be announced Feb. 2. Previously, this marathon award ceremony didn't mean much to those of us who love movies that twist your mind like "Momento" or make you cry with laughter like "The Hangover."

Movies that push the limits of comprehension, test our ability to keep watching, and make us pee our pants instead usually earn something like an MTV Movie Award, not an Academy Award.

Offbeat films deserve a little recognition even if they're not Oscar-worthy. These films don't fit into the genres that tend to win big-name awards...

Celeb Style: Being Charitable

1/15/2010 10:24am EST
George Clooney
This week, in lieu of our regular "Weekly Fashion Wrap Up," we decided to do something more meaningful. We would like to recognize the celebrities who are helping out with relief efforts in Haiti - whether by donating money themselves or by bringing awareness to the tragedy via their websites or Twitter.

"Up in the Air" star George Clooney has agreed to host a telethon on MTV networks Friday, January 22, and he has started reaching out to his Hollywood pals for assistance.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have donated $1 million to Doctors Without Borders for emergency medical service...

'Up In The Air,' 'Nine' Lead Golden Globe Nominations

12/15/2009 9:19am EST
Up in the Air
The 67th annual Golden Globe nominations were just announced in Beverly Hills, Calif., by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

"Up in the Air" leads the pack with six mentions, including best picture, drama. The musical "Nine" ran second with five nominations, including best musical or comedy and acting slots for Daniel Day-Lewis, Penelope Cruz and Marion Cotillard.

The Golden Globes, Hollywood's second-biggest film honors after the Oscars, will be presented Jan. 17 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, televised live by NBC and hosted by comic actor Ricky Gervais.


Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Princess And The Frog,' 'Invictus' & More

12/7/2009 9:47am EST
Last Tuesday I had the privilege of seeing Jason Reitman's "Up in the Air" and I have to say, it's a brilliant film. Much like he does in "Thank You for Smoking," Reitman takes a character that has the potential to be very unlikable and makes him sympathetic to the audience.

Ryan Bingham (George Clooney) is a man whose career involves laying people off around the country, which is a sensitive subject in America given the current economic state. Reitman exercises great care with Bingham, showing us that the man isn't coldhearted. Bingham inspires those he lays off to find new careers ...

'Juno' Director Jason Reitman On His Latest 'Up in the Air'

12/2/2009 10:30am EST
Up in the Air
Up in the Air is the third film from acclaimed director Jason Reitman. After the indie hit Thank You for Smoking and the Oscar-winning Juno, the name Reitman now makes everyone think "Oscar buzz." Reitman himself always thought the name would help him out all along.

"My whole life, people told me nepotism was actually going to pave the way for my career," Reitman joked. "Nepotism let me down."

Instead, the son of comedy hitmaker Ivan Reitman got his start when a different industry's success story gave him a break. "I got a call from my agent saying, 'There's an internet millionaire, ...