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Behold, The 2011 Oscar Nominations

The early bird catches the worm. And the Oscar nominations telecast, which went down at 5:30 a.m. this morning when I was happily dreaming that I could fly. “The King’s Speech” cleaned up as expected with 12 nods and “True Grit” followed with 10 noms. After the jump the nominees for the biggest awards. Keep reading »

Razzie Nominations: The 5 Famous Folks Who’ve Accepted Their Awards In Person

While the world anxiously awaits tomorrow’s Oscar nomination announcements, the Razzies understand that the suspense is just too much for us to bear. And so they have announced their nominees for the worst movies of 2010. Battling it out in the the Worst Picture category are: “The Bounty Hunter,” “The Last Airbender,” “Sex and the City 2,” “Vampires Suck,” and “Twilight: Eclipse,” which, for the record, I think was significantly less terrible than the aforementioned four. For Worst Actor, Jack Black, Gerard Butler, Ashton Kutcher, Taylor Lautner, and Robert Pattinson all got headshakes. (I choose that word because it is basically the opposite of ‘nod.’) Worst Actress will go to Jennifer Aniston, Miley Cyrus, Megan Fox, Kristen Stewart, or the “SATC 2″ foursome. Also fascinating: Jessica Alba is quadruple nominated in the Worst Supporting Actress category.

The Razzie Awards will go down on February 26. So will Jessica, Jennifer, Gerard, or Robert make an appearance to accept their award in person? We can only hope. To encourage them to embrace this dishonor, a look at other stars who accepted their Razzies on camera. Keep reading »

Oprah’s Network To Air Documentary “Becoming Chaz” About Cher’s Transgender Son


You might expect movies to go straight from the uber-crunchy Sundance Film Festival to, say, the uber-crunchy Independent Film Channel (IFC). But one Sundance documentary of serious cultural import will go a more mainstream route: Oprah’s new network, OWN, will air the television premiere of “Becoming Chaz,” about Chaz Bono‘s gender reassignment surgery. Chaz, the transgender son of Cher and Sonny Bono, was born “Chastity.” But he realized his true self was male and has gone through the long process to make the physical and emotional transformation. (Luckily he has the support of his femme girlfriend of four years, Jennifer Elia.) “Becoming Chaz” debuts at Sundance on January 23 and should air on OWN in May. I’m super-happy that OWN is using its mainstream appeal to give transgendered men and women visibility (than, say, the catchphrase “hot tranny mess”). I’m hoping Cher speaks up in the documentary, too, even if it’s just to tell other parents of transgender kids that she, too, sometimes forgets not to call her son “her”! [After Ellen] Keep reading »

Anne Hathaway As Catwoman? 8 Things You Didn’t Know About The Iconic Villainess

Yesterday, we told you that Anne Hathaway will be trading in her beige sequins for black latex, playing Catwoman in “The Dark Knight Rises.” Anne seems like good fit to play Catwoman, whose unmasked name is (usually) Selina Kitt Kyle. Since Anne will soon be the sixth actress to portray the iconic role, here’s a look back at the history of Catwoman, both on the page and the screen. Keep reading »

Willow Smith To Star In An “Annie” Remake?

If you pick up a photo of me as a kid, there is an 85 percent chance that I will be wearing a red curly wig in it. And if you watch any home videos, I will no doubt be singing either “The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow” or “It’s A Hard Knock Life.” That’s because I was beyond obsessed with the 1982 movie, “Annie,” in which a precocious orphan is adopted by the mega-rich Daddy Warbucks. (Side note: I recently read that Aileen Quinn, who played Annie, is now a theater professor. You go, girl. No word on whether Sandy the dog is still barking.)

So, I’m a tad bit concerned that Will Smith is looking to remake the classic movie. Keep reading »

What “Blue Valentine” Took From “The Notebook”


Props to New York‘s Vulture blog for pointing out that two distinctly different Ryan Gosling films, “The Notebook” and “Blue Valentine,” have one distinct similarity — they each feature a scene in which Gosling’s character kinda, sorta threatens to kill himself if the object of his affection doesn’t give him what he wants. In “The Notebook,” “Noah” teases that he’ll throw himself off a Ferris Wheel if Rachel McAdams’ character “Allie” doesn’t agree to go on a date with him (above). In “Blue Valentine,” “Dean” scales a fence on the Manhattan Bridge and threatens to go even further if Michelle Williams’ character “Cindy” doesn’t confess a secret she’s been hiding (watch that clip after the jump). Keep reading »

Robert Pattinson Says Filming Sex Scene With Kristen Stewart Was Like Playing Twister

“It’s always awkward in a way if you’re doing it with anybody. It really depends on how it’s staged and stuff. It’s like doing Twister.”

Robert Pattinson is not the biggest fan of filming sex scenes. Here’s what he had to say about his big one with Kristen Stewart in “Breaking Dawn.” A 12 hour game of Twister does sound awkward. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

Christian Bale Really Wanted To Do His Own Stunts In “The Fighter”

“I just got up there and I went, ‘I’m jumping’ … I’ve jumped from three-story buildings in my own life after bad parties and stuff. The insurance came around … and they were just begging me not to.”

Christian Bale says he was annoyed that he wasn’t allowed to do his own stunts in “The Fighter” because of insurance concerns. He does have a point. I mean, he did lose an insane amount of weight to play aging boxer/crackhead Dicky Eklund, which isn’t the healthiest thing ever. On the other hand, uh, when did he jump out of a third floor window? [Contact Music]

Check out stars who actually got to do their own stunts here. Keep reading »

Anne Hathaway And Kanye West Both Set To Play Gay

What do Kanye West and Anne Hathaway have in common, other than being A)) human and B) famous? Well, they’re both getting ready to play gay characters. According to Ryan Murphy, Anne has just signed on to appear on “Glee,” playing Kurt’s lesbian aunt. Apparently, she dreamed up the part herself. “She’s already created [her role],” said Murphy. “She wants to play the lesbian aunt of Chris Colfer. Because everyone needs a lesbian aunt.” Here’s hoping she gets together with Sue Sylvester. [MTV]

Meanwhile, Kanye West is rumored to be taking on his first major acting role, in a movie about a gay jazz band in 1939. Keep reading »

Rooney Mara Channels Lisbeth Salander On The Cover Of W Magazine

Ever since it was announced that Rooney Mara would be playing Lisbeth Salander in David Fincher’s big screen version of “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo,” people have been speculating about whether sweet Rooney can go hard. I think this W magazine cover of her in character proves that yes, she can at least look the part. Guess we’ll have to wait for the movie to see if she fully embodies it. See one more image after the jump. [W Magazine] Keep reading »

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