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10 Things To Know About Taraji P. Henson

Taraji P. Henson is nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her portrayal of Queenie in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” but do you know anything else about her? Keep reading for some fascinating trivia about the 38-year-old D.C. native that will impress your friends when you’re watching the Academy Awards this Sunday night. Keep reading »

Book Smart: Oscar Reads “Benjamin Button”

Anyone can see the movie; only smarties read the book. This year all five nominees for Best Picture are stolen from based on literary sources. We’re giving you a cheat sheet to all of Hollywood’s hippest reads.

First up is “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.” Based on a 1921 F. Scott Fitzgerald story, it snapped up a whopping 13 nominations, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Brad Pitt, as a man born old who gets younger each day. Pitt took the “go-ugly” requirement for Oscar Gravitas (see: Charlize Theron, “Monster”) to a new level.

The original story is 26 pages, so director David Fincher and screenwriter Eric Roth had to add stuff so the movie wouldn’t be, like, 26 minutes. After the jump, a rundown of the movie versus the book… Keep reading »

Jennifer Aniston Finally Beats Brad Pitt At Something

Jennifer Aniston may not be married with six-million children like her ex Brad Pitt, but now she has something on him. Aniston’s movie “Marley & Me” took home an estimated $37 million this weekend, while Pitt’s “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” made $27 million, less than Adam Sandler’s “Bedtime Stories”! Amelia thinks “Benjamin Button” lost because it was about “a gross old man baby” (see photo at left). I think it’s because the dog who played Marley is way better looking than Brad Pitt. Did you see either movie this weekend? [Reuters] Keep reading »

10 Fall Movies We Can’t Wait To See

While we enjoyed some of the films from summer movie blockbuster season (Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants! Step Brothers! The Dark Knight!), we hated others (yuck, Hancock) and are looking forward to a new crops of flicks this Fall. Here are the ten we’re highly anticipating.

Twilight Release date: December 12

  • Why we’re psyched: Fans are totally psyched about the novels, so the film has to be good.
  • What could go wrong: It’s hard for vampire movies to avoid being campy and predictable.
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