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Cancer Survivor Sheryl Crow To Receive Courage Award

April 6th, 2012 11:26am EDT
Sheryl Crow
Sheryl Crow is to be honored with the 2012 Courage Award after winning her battle against breast cancer.

The brave singer successfully battled the disease in 2006 and will document her struggle when she is presented with the award at the Unforgettable Evening gala in Los Angeles on April 18th.

The glitzy event will mark the 15th anniversary of the Women's Cancer Research Fund, and will be attended by the charity's founders Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw.

The A-list celebrities will also be treated to a performance by pop star Rihanna.
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Check Out 'War Horse' On Blu-ray, DVD & More Today

April 3rd, 2012 7:29am EDT
War Horse
Director Steven Spielberg's epic World War I drama "War Horse" details the remarkable bond between a man named Albert (Jeremy Irvine) and his loyal horse, Joey.

Adapted from the novel by Michael Morpurgo, War Horse follows the growing friendship between man and beast as Albert trains Joey, and then follows Joey on an incredible journey across the English countryside after the pair are forcibly separated.

Along the way, Joey touches the lives of everyone he comes into contact with, including British and German soldiers, as well as a kindly French farmer and his impressionable grand...
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Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Acquires Incredible Photo Collection

March 31st, 2012 3:00pm EDT
Alfred Hitchcock presents
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences officials have acquired more than 70,000 photographs from film historian Marc Wanamaker's Bison Archives private collection.

The images feature vintage set and location photographs of legendary directors like D.W. Griffith, John Ford, Alfred Hitchcock, Billy Wilder, Stanley Kubrick and Steven Spielberg.

Many of the photos are the only known images of their subjects, including a group of eight behind-the-scenes color shots of the filming of the opening sequence of Orson Welles' 1958 noir classic, "Touch of Evil."

Academy boss Ric Robertson s...
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First Look: Watch A 'War Horse' Bonus Clip

March 22nd, 2012 7:12pm EDT
War Horse
Director Steven Spielberg's epic World War I drama "War Horse" details the remarkable bond between a man named Albert (Jeremy Irvine) and his loyal horse, Joey.

Adapted from the novel by Michael Morpurgo, "War Horse" follows the growing friendship between man and beast as Albert trains Joey, and then follows Joey on an incredible journey across the English countryside after the pair are forcibly separated.

Along the way, Joey touches the lives of everyone he comes into contact with, including British and German soldiers, as well as a kindly French farmer and his impressionable granddaug...
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Check Out Spielberg's 'The Adventures Of Tintin' On Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray & DVD March 13

March 12th, 2012 7:12am EDT
The Adventures of Tintin
Director Steven Spielberg kicks off the big-screen Tintin trilogy with "The Adventures Of Tintin," a computer-animated, motion-capture adaptation of Herge's beloved Tintin comic strip.

Produced by Spielberg, Peter Jackson, and Kathleen Kennedy, the first installment in the series finds adventure-seeking Belgian reporter Tintin (voiced by Jamie Bell) and surly Captain Haddock (Andy Serkis) racing to recover a treasure that was lost at sea four centuries ago. Meanwhile, the malevolent Red Rackham (Daniel Craig) is determined to beat them to it.

Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and Toby Jones pr...
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'Terra Nova' Axed

March 6th, 2012 7:59am EST
Terra Nova
Steven Spielberg's big budget dinosaur drama Terra Nova has been axed after just one season.

The show debuted on Fox network last year and the twice-delayed two-hour premiere was rumored to have cost between $10 million and $20 million.

However, bosses at Fox have now decided not to screen a potential second season following the show's finale in December, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The website reports the studio behind the show, 20th Century Fox, will attempt to bring the series back to life by offering it to other networks.
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Watch As The Stars Arrive On The Red Carpet At The Oscars (Live Stream)

February 26th, 2012 4:00pm EST
Academy Awards
Hollywood's top stars will begin arriving on the red carpet outside the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, Calif., for the 84th Academy Awards this afternoon and you can watch all the action right here.

The live stream begins today at 2:00pm PST (5:00 pm EST), and will run until 4:30pm PST (7:30pm EST), when the stars will begin taking their seats before the show gets underway.

Check out all the hot fashions and watch all the stars and Oscar nominees as they arrive for Tinseltown's biggest night.
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George Clooney Fundraises For Retired & Sick Showbiz Professionals

February 24th, 2012 9:16am EST
George Clooney
George Clooney has launched a new fundraising drive to help entertainers who have fallen on hard times.

The star and film producer Jeffrey Katzenberg hope to raise $350 million to benefit the Motion Picture & Television Fund (MPTF), which provides heath care and other services to struggling showbusiness professionals and retirees.

Clooney says, "I was raised to believe that, as a community, we should be judged by how we take care of people who can't take care of themselves. This is our community. This is our commitment."

The campaign has already raised $200 million, thanks to numerous co...
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'War Horse' Lands Genesis Award Nomination

February 7th, 2012 3:36pm EST
War Horse
Steven Spielberg has won praise from officials at the Humane Society of the United States - his movie War Horse has landed a top nomination at the group's annual Genesis Awards.

The film, set during World War One, has been recognized in the Feature Film category alongside Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Dolphin Tale and animated family movie Rio.

TV series Hawaii Five-O and The Glades have received nods for Dramatic Series, while the Sid Caesar Comedy Award nominees include news show The Colbert Report, cartoon The Cleveland Show and Melissa Joan Hart's family sitcom Melissa & Joey.

T...
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Spotlight: Liam Neeson - The Unexpected Movie Star

January 27th, 2012 3:00pm EST
Liam Neeson in The Grey
This weekend, audiences will get the chance to see Liam Neeson fight a pack of hungry wolves in order to say alive in “The Grey” from director Joe Carnahan. Though he has become a worldwide action star with films like “Taken” and “Unknown,” 15 years ago the Irish-born former amateur boxer was better known for dramas like “Schindler’s List” and “Michael Collins.” That’s not to say he takes the craft of acting any less seriously now than he did back then. He is still as talented and charismatic as ever, only now he seems to be having a lot more fun.

So how did Neeson go from being a serious ...
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'Hugo' & 'The Artist' Lead 2012 Oscar Nominations (See Full List)

January 24th, 2012 9:20am EST
Oscars 2012
Martin Scorsese's first foray into 3D filmmaking, Hugo and director Michel Hazanavicius' black & white silent comedy-drama The Artist topped this year's list of nominations, pulling in 11 and 10 nominations, respectively, for the 2012 Academy Awards.

Both films are nominated for Best Picture, Director, and Screenplay awards.

Jennifer Lawrence, who was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar last year for her role in Winter's Bone and stars in the upcoming, highly anticipated The Hunger Games, joined the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Tom Sherak in Beverly Hills to announ...
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Steven Spielberg Struggled To Sell 'Smash'

January 17th, 2012 9:29am EST
Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg spent five years trying to bring his new TV drama Smash to the small screen because the concept failed to win over network executives.

The Jaws director came up with the idea of a series set behind-the-scenes of a Broadway show, and teamed with his Dreamworks Television company and writer Theresa Rebeck to turn his vision into a program.

However, despite Spielberg's power in Hollywood, it took years to persuade TV executives to take on the show - until NBC entertainment boss Bob Greenblatt agreed to commission the series.

Spielberg tells Access Hollywood, "I came up w...
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2012 Golden Globes Fashion: Who Rocked The Red Carpet & Who Didn't?

January 16th, 2012 9:30am EST
2012 Golden Globes fashion
The Golden Globes are the first big awards show of the season, and the stars came out in colorful ensembles to attend one of Hollywood's most prestigious events leading up to the Academy Awards.

There were very few fashion missteps at this year's event. "Homeland" actress Morena Baccarin wore a daring black dress that showed quite a bit of cleavage (is that appropriate?), while "Ringer" star Sarah Michelle Gellar took a chance with a blue and white tie-dyed gown (too bohemian?).

There wasn't a lot of flash on the red carpet. Few stars wore sequins (Laura Dern, Madonna, Diane Lane and did)...
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'The Descendents' & 'The Artist' Triumph At The Golden Globes (See Pics & Full List Of Winners)

January 15th, 2012 11:57pm EST
2012 Golden Globes
Oscar favorites The Descendants and The Artist were the big winners at the Golden Globes in Los Angeles on Sunday night, picking up the top movie awards and the two Best Actor honors.

The Artist was a triple winner, in addition to Best Picture the film won for Best Actor (Jean Dujardin) and Best Original Score; while director Alexander Payne's The Descendants took home the Best Motion Picture Drama prize and a Best Actor gong for George Clooney.

There were no multiple wins for any other movie, but TV series Homeland picked up two honors for Best TV Drama and Best Actress (Claire Danes).

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'Jaws' Gets 3D Porn Treatment

January 12th, 2012 11:21am EST
Jaws
Adult movie bosses have shot a porn parody of Steven Spielberg's classic Jaws - in 3D.

Staff at Hustler Video have teamed up with production company Adam & Eve to shoot This Ain't Jaws XXX, which spoofs the 1975 Oscar-winning film about a killer shark terrorizing a U.S. beach resort.

And to make the movie more lifelike, producers utilized the latest technology to shoot the entire film in 3D.

Drew Rosenfeld, Creative Director for Hustler Video, says, "We have leveraged our synergy and come up with an exciting and entertaining new 3D parody."
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Directors Guild Awards Awards Include David Fincher, Oust Steven Speilberg

January 10th, 2012 9:25am EST
'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo'
The Directors Guild Awards announced the nominees for the best film director award yesterday. There were a couple of surprises that may change the shape of the Oscar race.

There are only five nominees at the DGAs. This year, they are:

Woody Allen for ‘Midnight in Paris’

David Fincher for ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’

Alexander Payne for ‘The Descendants’

Michael Hazanivicius for ‘The Artist’

Martin Scorsese for ‘Hugo’

The most surprising inclusion here is Fincher. ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ has gotten good reviews, and while the box office is steady, it’s not exactly a run...
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Spielberg Explains Why He Stepped Down From Directing 'Harry Potter'

January 10th, 2012 9:00am EST
Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg passed on the chance to get behind the camera for the first "Harry Potter" film after helping to develop the movie adaptation of J.K. Rowling's bestseller - because he didn't feel he was ready to tackle an "all-kids" project.

The moviemaker admits his own children thought he was crazy when he stepped down from the project and allowed Chris Columbus to take over - but he's still convinced he made the right choice.

He tells website Digital Spy, "I just felt that I wasn't ready to make an all-kids movie and my kids thought I was crazy. And the books were by that time popular...
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Kate Middleton Celebrates 30th Birthday, Attends 'War Horse' Premiere

January 9th, 2012 10:00am EST
Prince William & Kate Middleton
Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess Of Cambridge surprised film fans in London on Sunday night by attending the premiere of Steven Spielberg's new movie "War Horse."

The screening was an early birthday treat for the Duchess, commonly known as Kate Middleton, who turns 30 today.

The Duchess has mass worldwide appeal. In a recent British poll, respondents chose what celebrity assets appeal to women most and Kate's hair made the list. Fitness Magazine readers recently said the newlywed royal had the "Best Celeb Wardrobe." She was also one of the most searched and most intriguing p...
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'Tintin' And 'Boardwalk Empire' Lead VES Awards

January 9th, 2012 9:17am EST
The Adventures of Tintin
Steven Spielberg's The Adventures Of Tintin and crime drama Boardwalk Empire are leading the film and TV nominations at the upcoming Visual Effects Society (VES) Awards.

The director's animated adventure has scored six nods, with three in the Outstanding Created Environment in an Animated Motion Picture category.

Other movies to receive nominations for special effects include Captain America: The First Avenger, Rise of the Planet of the Apes and a host of sequels - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and Transformers: Dark of the Moo...
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Martin Scorsese To Be Honored With BAFTA Fellowship Award

January 4th, 2012 10:54am EST
Martin Scorsese
Director Martin Scorsese will be honored with the prestigious British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Academy Fellowship at the annual prize giving next month.

The Taxi Driver and Raging Bull legend will be presented with the Academy's highest accolade in recognition of his contribution to the film industry - and the 69 year old is thrilled with the award.

He says, "It is a great honor to be recognized by the British Academy and to join the ranks of such an esteemed group of industry colleagues and friends."

BAFTA boss Tim Corrie adds, "Martin Scorsese is a legend in his l...
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5 New Mid-Season Television Shows To Check Out...Or Not

January 2nd, 2012 10:00am EST
The Firm
Every Jan. 1, I heave a sigh of relief because I not only made it through another year and survived the frenzied stress of the holiday season but also because mid-season television shows will be unveiled. Like Christmas presents from an adoring aunt, mid-season shows can be just what you need or exactly what you don't.

Check out five new shows you may or may not want to check out:

The Firm (NBC)

NBC took John Grisham’s best-selling novel and big screen hit, “The Firm,” and continued the story in the spin-off of the same name. It follows Mitch McDeere, the Memphis lawyer who brought ...
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'Terra Nova' Recap: Season Finale

December 20th, 2011 2:20pm EST
'Terra Nova' Recap: Season Finale
The war between ‘Terra Nova’ and the future exploded (literally) in the two hour season finale where one reoccurring character even died!

Taylor and his team anticipate the arrival of the 11th pilgrimage. At the portal innocent pilgrims look shocked as they are welcomed by a suspicious army. Jim goes to greet the emerged Kara when a suicide bomber pops through the portal and unleashes an explosion, destroying the portal and knocking Jim out. The violent battle between Lucas’ employers and Taylor’s army is spared for our eyesight and instead we see the aftermath of the fight three days late...
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Review 'War Horse' - 'Two Jews On Film' Have Dry Eyes Watching Spielberg's WWI Epic (Video)

December 19th, 2011 1:00pm EST
War Horse
Two Jews on Film - By Joan Alperin Schwartz: Albert (Jeremy Irvine) a young boy lives on a rented farm in Devon with his mom (Emily Watson) and his dad (Peter Mullen). Albert has a horse named Joey and Joey...is one awesome horse and the family couldn't be happier. Until...

WWI breaks out, and poor Joey is sold to the British cavalry and shipped off to France. Luckily this really nice British officer (Tom Hiddleston) promises the devastated Albert, that he will take wonderful care of Joey and do everything in his power, to bring the horse back to him, in one piece of course.

But as ...
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Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies - 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,' 'Mission: Impossible-Ghost Protocol' & More

December 19th, 2011 11:00am EST
Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies
I’m disappointed to report that I didn’t love Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes sequel “A Game of Shadows.” The first half hour is pretty boring, and although the action picks up pretty heavily toward the middle, Ritchie seems to care more about style than substance in the film. He continues to use Sherlock’s own bullet-time type slow-mo combined with crazy forced perspectives of bullets and shells being shot from guns, which admittedly is pretty darn exciting at times.

What the movie lacks though is the same great banter between Watson and Holmes that was present in the first film. Holmes...
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‘Terra Nova’ Recap: Within

December 16th, 2011 7:40am EST
The Sixer Spy has one last mission!
The arrival of the 11th pilgrimage is just around the corner so Jim has to discover who the Sixer Spy is before Lucas solves his equation.

Jim is questioning all the women who had access to the hospital and when it becomes Skye’s turn, instead of lying that she was home alone, she insists that Josh was at her house and they were playing chess. Skye pleads with Josh to lie for her, claiming that she was stealing copper tubing at the time of the infirmary break in, and Josh agrees to help her out. The betrayer sneaks under the gate and rushes to the Sixer camp, giving them information in exc...
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'The Help', 'The Artist' And 'The Descendants' Dominate 2012 Golden Globe Nominations

December 15th, 2011 10:30am EST
The Artist
The Help, The Artist and The Descendants will be the ones to beat at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards after landing four nominations each.

The Help will go head-to-head with The Descendants in the Best Motion Picture (Drama) category alongside The Ides of March, Martin Scorsese's Hugo, Steven Spielberg's War Horse, and Moneyball.

The Help also received nods in the Best Performance by an Actress (Drama) category, thanks to Viola Davis, and Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, for Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer's work.

The Descendants scooped mentions for Best Performa...
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'The Artist' And 'Hugo' Lead Critic Choice Awards Nominations

December 13th, 2011 2:31pm EST
Hugo
The Artist and Hugo have both been given major Oscars boosts after landing 11 nominations apiece for the 2012 Critics' Choice Awards.

The two films, which have already picked up early awards, will compete for the Best Picture at the 17th annual Critics' Choice Awards, as selected by the Broadcast Film Critics Association in America.

They will be up against Midnight in Paris, Drive, The Help, Moneyball, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, The Tree of Life and War Horse.

George Clooney (The Descendants), Jean Dujardin (The Artist), Ryan Gosling (Drive), Brad Pitt (Moneyball), Michael F...
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Critics Predict 'The Artist' Will Win Best Picture At The Academy Awards

December 5th, 2011 8:59am EST
The Artist
Silent black and white movie "The Artist" has romped ahead of the Oscars favorites with top critics predicting Michel Hazanavicius' film will win Best Picture next February.

Nineteen of the 30 GoldDerby.com 'Oscarologists', who follow the race to the Academy Awards, have tipped "The Artist" for glory - a month after 11 of the then-26 experts picked George Clooney's "The Descendants" to win.

As such, "The Artist" is a 17/10 favorite, while "The Descendant" now lags behind in second place with 4/1 odds.

Steven Spielberg's "The War Horse" is third, while "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close" ...
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Michael Jackson Was Steven Spielberg's First Choice To Play Peter Pan In 'Hook'

December 4th, 2011 3:13pm EST
Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson pulled out of playing Peter Pan in Steven Spielberg's 1991 movie Hook because the director's vision for the film didn't match his own.

Spielberg admits Jackson was keen to take on the lead role in the film but balked at the idea of playing a lawyer who forgot he was the boy who never grew up.

The director tells Entertainment Weekly magazine, "Michael had always wanted to play Peter Pan, but I called Michael and I said, 'This is about a lawyer that is brought back to save his kids and discovers that he was once, when he was younger, Peter Pan.'

"Michael understood at that ...
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December Movie Preview

December 3rd, 2011 9:00am EST
December Movie Preview
Well, we’ve made it. December is finally here and with it, as always, comes the biggest push for awards season glory. This December is packed with films that are vying for Oscar attention, some of which are the most anticipated films of the year.

December 9

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

There is so much to be excited about for “Tinker Tailor Solider Spy” that it’s hard to list everything. For starters, the cast is amazing: Gary Oldman (in the role that will most likely finally win him an Oscar), Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, Mark Strong, Toby Jones and John Hurt. Aside from a group of some of the ...
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