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March 08, 2010

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Mo'Nique Blasts Reporters for Harsh Critics

March 08, 2010 10:02:34 GMT


Mo'Nique took aim at stuck-up movie reporters who urged Oscar voters to "teach Mo'Nique a lesson" and snub her backstage at the Oscars in Los Angeles on Sunday night, March 7. Minutes after winning gold for her role in "Precious: Based on the Novel PUSH by Sapphire", the pre-show Best Supporting Actress award favorite came face to face with some of her harshest critics, who bashed her for not attending certain minor awards shows and festivals in 2009.

Her decision not to show at select events became a major talking point during awards season in America, and she briefly addressed the controversy in her acceptance speech, thanking members of the Academy for choosing performance over politics. Backstage she said, "Through this journey and process... some reporters wrote, 'Someone needs to teach Mo'Nique a lesson. Someone needs to tell her how this game is played'."
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Sandra Bullock to Put Her Razzie and Oscar Prizes Side by Side

March 08, 2010 09:51:15 GMT


Sandra Bullock plans to display her Oscar and Golden Raspberry trophies side by side - to remind her of the highs and lows of the movie industry. The fun-loving actress attended the Razzies on Saturday night, March 6 to collect her Worst Actress dishonor for her role in "All About Steve" and then bounced back on Sunday, March 7 to claim gold at the Academy Awards, where she was named Best Actress for "The Blind Side".

And she's planning a special place for both trophies. She says, "They're going to sit side by side, as they should. You know we're in the entertainment business. That's what we're supposed to do. You take the good with the not so good."
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Barbara Walters Regrets Asking Ricky Martin's Sexuality


March 08, 2010 09:48:36 GMT


Veteran broadcaster Barbara Walters regrets trying to force Ricky Martin to open up about his sexuality in a 2000 interview, because the question may have ended his career. Walters sat down with the "Livin' La Vida Loca" hitmaker at the height of his career and demanded to know if he is gay - and now admits it is the one interview she regrets in her lengthy career.

And she fears the "inappropriate" questioning may have had an affect on Martin's pop career. She tells the Toronto Star, "In 2000, I pushed Ricky Martin very hard to admit if he was gay or not, and the way he refused to do it made everyone decide that he was. A lot of people say that destroyed his career, and when I think back on it now I feel it was an inappropriate question."
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Mo'Nique's Oscars Gown Dedicated to Hattie McDaniel

March 08, 2010 09:29:39 GMT


Oscar winner Mo'Nique had a very special reason for wearing a blue gown to the Academy Awards on Sunday night, March 7- actress Hattie McDaniel wore the same-colored dress to the 1940 event, when she became the first African-American to win gold.

Mo'Nique, who took home the Best Supporting Actress award for her role as a cruel mum in "Precious: Based on the Novel PUSH by Sapphire", paid tribute to the "Gone With the Wind" star during her acceptance speech, and told reporters backstage at the Kodak Theater she put a lot of thought into what she wore for her big night.
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Amanda Seyfried Confirms to Be Catherine Hardwicke's 'Red Riding Hood'

March 08, 2010 09:26:23 GMT


Amanda Seyfried is on board to star in upcoming Catherine Hardwicke-directed movie, "The Girl with the Red Riding Hood". After rumored to be on the short list of the potential leading lady, the 24-year-old has confirmed she will tackle the part when she was interviewed by Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet of the 82nd Annual Academy Awards on Sunday, March 7.

The project which will be directed by the "Twilight" director is said to redirect teens' fascination with sex and supernatural beings onto a Little Red Riding Hood picture with the story that will put a modern twist on the classic fairy tale. Leonardo DiCaprio produces it through his Appian Way and David Leslie Johnson is hired to write the script.
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Justin Timberlake and Prince Up for Michael Jackson Tribute Show


March 08, 2010 09:17:26 GMT


Recent report suggested that Justin Timberlake and Prince have been booked to perform at a tribute show dedicated for Michael Jackson. The upcoming gig reportedly is initiated by Jermaine Jackson and will include Santana on the performers line-up.

"The best way and most suitable way is to assemble the world's largest tribute in history that is only fitting to a man who moved the hearts and souls of an unimaginable amount," Jermaine said as quoted by Undercover. Additionally, the older brother of the King of Pop was said to have signed Janet Jackson to fill the vacant slot in the Jackson Five during the tribute.
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Ellie Goulding Lands No. 1 in U.K Album Chart

March 08, 2010 09:13:21 GMT


Lady GaGa has been dethroned by her new protege Ellie Goulding, who rocketed to the top of the U.K. album charts with her debut album, "Lights". The 23-year-old singer/songwriter met GaGa at the U.K.'s BRIT Awards in February, where the "Poker Face" singer passed on a few wise words.

Now Goulding, who won the Critics' Choice prize at the BRITs ceremony, has scored a number one, pushing Lady GaGa's "The Fame" into second place. R&B singer Alicia Keys remained third with "The Element of Freedom", while the cast of "Glee" and British band Florence and the Machine rounded out the top five respectively.
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Jimmy Kimmel Debuts 'Handsome Men's Club' Skit


March 08, 2010 09:13:09 GMT


On his show after the airing of 82nd Annual Academy Awards, Jimmy Kimmel debuts his latest skit that will follow the legendary "I'm F**king Ben Affleck" and "I'm F**king Matt Damon". Titled "Handsome Men's Club", the new skit presents Jimmy as the president of a club full of good looking celebrities.

During the club's meeting, the men discuss whether the "Twilight" stars such as Taylor Lautner, Robert Pattinson and Kellan Lutz should be allowed to join the club. Jimmy overrules the decision by saying that the young actors are only "cute" but not "handsome".
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Tom Cruise NOT Involved in Motorcycle Crash

March 08, 2010 08:43:49 GMT


Reports mentioning Tom Cruise was involved in a motorcycle crash turned out to be another fake story. Cruise's publicist Amanda Lundberg told E! Online that the news, which claimed the actor needed a medical care after being injured in the incident, is "not true at all". She further added that the rumored collision is "totally false".

The site reported that the bike accident occurred in Los Angeles on March 7 which also involved a red Ducati in KOI restaurant was not Cruise's motorcycle. Additionally, representative of the actor's wife Katie Holmes told Gossip Cop that the paramedics report is "not true". Meanwhile, a message posted in Cruise's Twitter page read, "Tom NOT in motorcycle accident 2day...Tom tells us he hasn't been on his bike in days due 2 the weather, but when it clears up, look out. ;)."
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Daniel Radcliffe Treated in New York for Food Poisoning


March 08, 2010 08:34:11 GMT


Daniel Radcliffe has reportedly caught a stomach illness during his way to New York. According to The Sun, the "Harry Potter" star was hospitalized for two days and was treated for dehydration as he suffered food poisoning.

The British actor flew to the U.S. to support the Trevor Project, a suicide prevention charity for gay and transgender youth. On Sunday, March 7, Radcliffe has jetted back to London but allegedly still showed signs of bad condition as a passenger shared, "He looked as white as a sheet. He said he felt like he was going to die and had spent most of his time on the toilet."
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Confirmed: 'Fringe' Gets Season 3


March 08, 2010 08:20:16 GMT


"Fringe" will be back for another season despite not being stellar in rating. FOX has ordered a third season of the sci-fi series created by J.J. Abrams and Alex Kurtzman although the number of episodes is not disclosed.

In its second season, "Fringe" is averaging just 7.6 million viewers. Although the number is high for a major network, it is still considerably low compared to other FOX shows such as its Thursday partner "Bones" and "24". However, since it was paired with "Bones", "Fringe" has proven to be a solid Thursday night line-up for the network.
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Jonas Brothers and Demi Lovato Rocking Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo


March 08, 2010 08:20:07 GMT


Kevin Jonas, Joe Jonas and Nick Jonas put on cowboy hats and performed at this year's Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. The Jonas Brothers trio got Demi Lovato, who was dressed in black top and ripped pants with matching color, as their special guest for the March 7 gig.

Just before taking the stage, Joe managed to tweet, "I was wearing a gold suit tonight, put on my cowboy hat.. Felt like a Rascal Flatts member." Demi also shared the same excitement, writing "There are so many people out there.... My hearts about to burst through my chest.... I'M SO READY FOR THIS!!!! COME ON TEXAS!!!!!!!! :D"
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Jimmy Kimmel Sleeps With Ben Affleck for After Oscars Special

March 08, 2010 08:00:31 GMT


ABC, as the official network that airs the 2010 Oscars, slips in a promotion of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" during the ceremony's break. In the ad, Jimmy Kimmel wakes up between Ben Affleck and his wife Jennifer Garner. The narrator then says, "Everyone wants to go to bed with Jimmy."

The video is also promoting Kimmel's After Oscars Special. Beside having Robert Downey Jr. as his in-studio guest, Jimmy will also premiere his new skit "Handsome Men's Club". Over the weekend, he has released two sneak peeks that give the idea of the sketch. Kimmel appears as the president of the club, but member Matthew McConaughey is suggesting they pick a new leader.
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Simon Cowell Opens Up About Hateful Time During Boarding School

March 08, 2010 07:57:46 GMT


Music mogul Simon Cowell was furious with his parents after they sent him to boarding school as a teen, writing angry letters to reprimand them for "getting rid" of their son. The talent spotter was just 14 when his parents, Eric and Julie, enrolled him at Dover College in Kent, England, where he studied and lived with his fellow pupils.

Cowell admits he hated every minute of his schooling, and even plotted to make his parents feel guilty by mailing them bitter notes. In a new British TV expose, Cowell handed over one of the letters, which read, "Dear Mum and Dad, I hope you're happy to have finally got rid of me."
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Fear for Husband's Death, Sharon Osbourne Enjoys Every Moment With Him

March 08, 2010 07:47:57 GMT


Sharon Osbourne wants to make the most of her time with husband Ozzy Osbourne while he's alive because she dreads the day he dies. The rock matriarch was left shaken after the Black Sabbath's frontman narrowly escaped death when he was involved in a quad bike accident in 2003 and now she lives in fear of what life would be like without her husband of 27 years.

So she makes sure she cherishes every moment with him. She says, "When I thought he was going to die, when he had his quad bike accident, I had a fear, an emptiness. I just want to be with my hubby, wherever he is. If I'm with him then I'm fine."
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Robert Pattinson Makes Family Dejected Over Dog Comment

March 08, 2010 07:34:00 GMT


Robert Pattinson is in big trouble with his family after recently naming his late pet dog as "the most important person in my life" in an interview. The "Twilight" star left family members and friends stunned when he didn't hesitate to name his pooch as the one person that meant the most to him.

He tells WENN, "I keep talking about my dog all the time. I had this incredible dog which I talked about in this interview the other day and I said the dog was the most important person in my life and my family went crazy at me for saying it. It (his death) was one of the most defining moments of my life, it was the worst day of my life having the dog die."
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2010 Oscars: Winners Speak of Victory in Press Room


March 08, 2010 07:32:59 GMT


Winners of this year's Academy Awards beamed when asked by reporters of their recent victory. Sandra Bullock who took home Best Actress for her role in "The Blind Side" said she didn't expect to get up on the stage and collect a prize. She said, "No, as I said up on that stage, I questioned did I win it or just wore everyone down?"

She added later, "This came out of left field, no pun intended. This was the film I said no to. If I thought this was going to be my golden ticket - I didn't see it coming. No one saw it coming." Bullock is the actress who is nominated for Best and Worst Actress in the same week. Speaking about her Razzie award, Bullock said "We're the entertainment business - that's what we're supposed to do. Take the good with the not so good. I had the best time at the Razzies last night. It probably means more that they happened at the same time. They're the great equalizer."
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New 'Iron Man 2' Trailer Comes Out

March 08, 2010 07:31:37 GMT


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As it has been expected, Paramount Pictures has released the new full-length trailer for "Iron Man 2" after the 82nd Annual Academy Awards is wrapped. Bringing a lot of new footage, this snippet features Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff instead of her alter ego Black Widow who has been seen in the first trailer.

Featuring less action sequences than the previously released sneak peeks, the second trailer manages to explain more about the film's plot. Moreover, the fresh video gives a preview to Tony Stark who admits that he is Iron Man as well as Sam Rockwell's Justin Hammer who offers his help to Iron Man's enemy Ivan Vanko.
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Forest Whitaker Not Snubbing Louis Armstrong's Marijuana Love in Biopic

March 08, 2010 07:19:38 GMT


Forest Whitaker is sure to shock fans of jazz crooner Louis Armstrong by focusing on "Satchmo" 's love of marijuana in his next movie. The "Crying Game" star will star as Armstrong and direct the biopic in 2011, and he insists he won't be shying away from the most controversial aspects of the "We Have All the Time in the World" singer's life.

The actor/director says, "He smoked weed every day and it's in the movie where he wrote to the president to try and make it legal. We will have that in the film." And Whitaker is taking time out to make sure his portrayal of Armstrong is Oscar worthy, "I'm taking a year to prepare and practice the trumpet."
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Official, Lady GaGa's 'Telephone' Video to Premiere on March 11


March 08, 2010 07:06:03 GMT


After getting pushed back twice, "Telephone" music video from Lady GaGa finally gets an official premiere date. The Jonas Akerlund-directed video is announced to arrive this coming Thursday, March 11 at 11:30 P.M. ET on E! News.

Featuring Beyonce Knowles, "Telephone" video is dubbed as a "masterpiece" by Haus of GaGa. The "Poker Face" singer herself described the delay as an effort to make the video as perfect as possible. She also said it will top her "Bad Romance" video.
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Anna Kendrick Shares Her Oscars Dress Crisis


March 08, 2010 06:57:40 GMT


"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.
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'The Vampire Diaries' Panel at 2010 Paley Fest

March 08, 2010 06:51:38 GMT


The cast of "The Vampire Diaries" attended the 2010 Paley Festival on Saturday, March 6 accompanied by series' producers Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec. During their panel, the team answered some questions from fans as well as press, and presented a preview to the upcoming episode "A Few Good Men".

Revealing a hint about the March 25 episode, the producers said the tension between Damon and Alaric reaches its climax when Damon's involvement in Isobel's death is unveiled. Apart from the guest starring appearance of Melinda Clarke as Matt's mother, there will be two new mysterious characters introduced in the episode.
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Zac Efron Stunned to See Sam Worthington at Oscars


March 08, 2010 06:44:58 GMT


"High School Musical" star Zac Efron turned awestruck fan on the red carpet at the Oscars on Sunday, March 7 after bumping into "Avatar" 's Sam Worthington. The young actor couldn't resist cooing about the sci-fi movie on live TV after meeting the Aussie for the first time.

Efron told E! cameras, "I saw it (Avatar) four times; I've seen you (Worthington) in 3D, regular, HD - I've seen you in every 'D' possible... You are the man, dude. It's great to see you." A red-faced Worthington joked, "That's the easiest $100 I've ever paid... It's all good."
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New 'Tron Legacy' Bootleg Trailer Found


March 08, 2010 06:36:59 GMT


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The new trailer for "Tron Legacy" which is attached to "Alice in Wonderland" screenings has made its way out online. Though the picture is blurry, this leaked snippet still manages to feature clear dialog from the characters.

Similar to the one presented during an exclusive screening on February 27, the video follows Bruce Boxleitner's Alan Gartner who tells Garrett Hedlund's Sam Flynn that he receives a call from Flynn's Arcade. After getting a clue about his missing father, Jeff Bridges' Kevin Flynn, Sam rides his motorcycle to the abandoned arcade.
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Brad Paisley Recovers After Falling From Stage

March 08, 2010 06:36:26 GMT


Country music star Brad Paisley is recovering after falling from the stage during a concert in South Carolina. The "Celebrity" singer was performing at a gig on Saturday night, March 6 when he stumbled, tripped and fell while performing at the end of his set at the Charleston Coliseum, and was taken to a nearby hospital.

Paisley was checked out of the medical facility on Sunday morning, March 7, and took to his Twitter blog to tell fans he thought he had broken something. Posted a picture of himself at the hospital, Paisley told followers that doctors had told him he had been "a very brave boy".
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Artist of the Week: Gorillaz


March 08, 2010 06:34:50 GMT


As a follow-up to their two previous albums which went platinum, Gorillaz are gearing up to release "Plastic Beach". This virtual band are going to release their new album in the United States on March 9.

As their first treatment before the album comes out, they released "an electro-ish 'crack funk' sound" called "Stylo". Of the single, Murdoc Niccals told NME, "I wanted the music to feel euphoric, whilst still putting across how precarious our tightly packed situation is now, worldwide. Where we're at as a species on this overpopulated planet."
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James Cameron: 'Star Wars' Made Me Quit From My Trucking Job


March 08, 2010 06:24:22 GMT


Oscar-nominated moviemaker James Cameron was so impressed by "Star Wars" he quit his job as a trucker to become a director. The "Avatar" filmmaker admits the George Lucas sci-fi epic inspired him to do more with the movie images he had in his head than simply talk about them.

He says, "I said, 'OK, I've got imagery like that in my head, if that's what people really want to see ... I'm doing the wrong thing, driving a truck'."
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Queen Latifah Fired After Toilet Tantrum

March 08, 2010 06:12:08 GMT


Queen Latifah was fired from the New Jersey Burger King where she worked as her career took off after losing her temper during a toilet tantrum. The rapper-turned actress and singer lost her cool in front of the assistant manager after a night spent cleaning out the fast food diner's restrooms.

She recalls, "I would clean these bathrooms like they were my own ... They would be immaculate when I'd be done with them. A lot of homeless people used to come in, so there would be a lot around to clean. I was like, 'You can't talk to me that way after I just cleaned that bathroom.' I just lost it."
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Michael Douglas Credits Director's Nasty Criticism in 'Wall Street'

March 08, 2010 06:04:28 GMT


Michael Douglas has tough guy director Oliver Stone to thank for his iconic role as banker Gordon Gekko in "Wall Street" - he played the character hard and angry after the moviemaker chastised him for his lack of acting experience. The actor admits he was furious with Stone after the filmmaker confronted him in his trailer on the set of the 1987 movie and blasted his initial poor performance.

Douglas channeled that anger into his character Gekko - and he credits Stone with bringing out the "nastiness" in him to land him a Best Actor Oscar in 1988. The actor tells Vanity Fair magazine, Stone berated his star by saying, "You look like you haven't acted before in your life."
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Full Winners List of 2010 Oscars


March 08, 2010 05:31:12 GMT


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The 82nd Annual Academy Awards has just been wrapped and "The Hurt Locker" comes home victorious that night with six kudos, more than other movies. The drama has successfully beaten out strong competitors such as "Avatar", "Up in the Air", "Inglourious Basterds" as well as "Up" to get the title of Best Motion Picture of the Year.

"The Hurt Locker" celebration is completed with Kathryn Bigelow's win for Best Achievement in Directing category. Though it comes as no surprise for most people, the helmer keeps grounded during her acceptance speech and thanks the troops, saying "They're there for us, and we're there for them." The other Oscars statuettes collected by the film are for Best Editing, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing as well as Best Original Screenplay.
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2010 Oscars: Farrah Fawcett Excluded From 'In Memoriam'


March 08, 2010 05:21:21 GMT


The Academy is facing criticism for singling out Farrah Fawcett from the "In Memoriam" tribute. The actress, who had a long battle with cancer and eventually succumbed to the disease on June 25 last year, was excluded from the Oscars montage along with Bea Arthur.

Fawcett has starred in a number of acclaimed TV and movies such as "Charlie's Angels" and "Dr. T and the Women". Her celebrity friends who watched the Oscars from home have wondered why the actress was snubbed. "And where was Farrah Fawcett? She should have been included," Jane Fonda tweeted. Meanwhile, film critic Roger Ebert tweeted, "No Farrah Fawcett in the memorial tribute? Major fail."
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2010 Oscars: Jeff Bridges and Sandra Bullock Sweep Top Honors

March 08, 2010 05:09:39 GMT


As the March 7 ceremony of the 82nd Annual Academy Awards comes closer to its end, top honors are revealed one by one. And, it starts when the likes of Michelle Pfeiffer, Vera Farmiga, Julianne Moore, Tim Robbins, and Colin Farrell appearing before the attendees.

They introduce the contenders for Best Actor; Morgan Freeman, Jeff Bridges, George Clooney, Colin Firth and Jeremy Renner. Afterwards, last year's best actress Kate Winslet hands the prize to Jeff for his performance as Bad Blake in "Crazy Heart".
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2010 Oscars: 'The Hurt Locker' Continues Its Domination, Winning Best Editing

March 08, 2010 04:57:28 GMT


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It seems that "The Hurt Locker" and "Avatar" are running to be the biggest winner at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards. After the James Cameron-directed sci-fi collects equal number of kudos to the Iraq war film with its third win for Best Visual Effects, the Kathryn Bigelow-directed movie wins its fourth award, making it lead the pack of winners so far.

The latest prize garnered by "The Hurt Locker" comes from Best Achievement in Editing category which is presented by Tyler Perry. Taking the award, Bob Murawski states, "And thank you to the Academy for giving this award to a movie that was made without compromise," while his partner Chriss Innis simply adds, "Everybody. We love you guys."
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Simon Cowell Counters Sting's Singing Contests Comment


March 08, 2010 04:47:00 GMT


Simon Cowell has hit back at "idiot" Sting for dismissing the music mogul's reality singing contests as "televised karaoke". The former The Police's frontman blasted Cowell in 2009, claiming the talent spotter was exploiting talentless wannabes, who are then "humiliated" in a bid to boost television ratings on shows like "American Idol" and "The X Factor".

Sting said, " 'The X Factor' is a preposterous show and you have judges who have no recognizable talent apart from self-promotion, advising them (contestants) what to wear and how to look. It is appalling." Cowell didn't respond straight away but now he's taking aim at Sting, slamming the star for begrudging anybody else a chance to become a star.
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2010 Oscars: 'Avatar' Grabs Best Visual Effects

March 08, 2010 04:30:14 GMT


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Right after Michael Giacchino, who works the anthem of "Up", exits the stage after collecting his award for Best Original Score, Gerard Butler and Bradley Cooper appear in front of the audience. They present Best Visual Effect trophy to the crew of "Avatar"; Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham and Andrew R. Jones.

Joe speaks on behalf of his partners, thanking director James Cameron for giving an "extraordinary inspiration." He adds, "Also, Jon Landau. Jon, you were such a champion of the film. Thank you very much for that. Everyone at Lightstorm who was so helpful. Eileen Moran and everyone at Weta Digital for your talent and creativity. John Kilkenny, all of our friends at Fox."
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2010 Oscars: Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart Pay Homage to Horrors


March 08, 2010 04:28:11 GMT


Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart teamed up to introduce a homage to horror films which are often excluded from prestigious awards, even the Oscars. This special clip is made to serve Oscars producers Adam Shankman and Bill Mechanic's mission to celebrate the year in movies.

"Although the most popular genre of film is horror, and although it gave a start of career to a lot of people in this room, somehow it doesn't command to the respect it deserves," Lautner said. "It's been 37 years since horror has its place on the show, when 'The Exorcist' picked up two Academy Awards," Stewart chimed in before clearing her throat.
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2010 Oscars: 'Avatar' and 'Up' Nab Another Gong

March 08, 2010 04:19:39 GMT


The 82nd Annual Academy Awards is still running at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles and more movies add statuettes to their respective shelves. "Avatar" and "Up", which have already got their first wins for Best Art Direction category and Best Animated Film category respectively, add one gong each.

The Sam Worthington-starring sci-fi collects its second award for Best Achievement in Cinematography, aiding Mauro Fiore to get his first Oscars win from his first nomination too. "First of all, I want to thank the Academy for this unbelievable honor. It's a pleasure to be here," he says after receiving the prize from Sandra Bullock.
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2010 Oscars: 'Hurt Locker' Scoops Best Sound Editing and Mixing

March 08, 2010 03:56:04 GMT


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After a tribute to horror films which are introduced by Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner, "High School Musical" actor Zac Efron unveils the winner for Best Sound Editing. He announces it along with the "Twilight" star Anna Kendrick.

Among the nominees which include those working behind "Avatar", "Inglourious Basterds", "Star Trek" and "Up", Paul N.J. Ottosson who does the sound editing for "The Hurt Locker" comes out victorious. He also receives another kudo, sharing Best Sound Mixing prize with his partner Ray Beckett.
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2010 Oscars: Neil Patrick Harris Opened With Musical Number


March 08, 2010 03:54:28 GMT


Neil Patrick Harris not only surprised 82nd Annual Academy Awards viewers with his appearance, but also took the prestigious event by storm. His musical number was an unannounced feature at the Sunday, March 7 gala which was held at the Kodak Theater, Hollywood.

Wearing a sequined tuxedo, Harris performed an elaborate musical number that has references to some movies from "Gone With the Wind" to "Harold & Kumar" to "Twilight". He kicked it off by answering to question "Why am I doing here?" as response to audience in awe. He then sang the main song "No One Wants to Do It Alone" to introduce the dual hosts, Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin whom he referred to as "the biggest pair since Dolly Parton."
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2010 Oscars: 'Avatar' and 'Young Victoria' Take One Prize Each

March 08, 2010 03:36:08 GMT


Receiving multiple nominations, "Avatar" has already taken one prize at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards. The James Cameron-directed sci-fi gets its first kudo that night for Best Achievement in Art Direction category, presenting the award to art directors Rick Carter and Robert Stromberg as well as set director Kim Sinclair.

"The Young Victoria", which is pushed aside by "Avatar" for Best Art Direction prize, has also grabbed one kudo at the ceremony. This drama comes out as the winner in Best Achievement in Costume Design, giving the honor to Sandy Powell. "I already have two of these, so I'm feeling greedy," she says when receiving the awards, referring to her previous wins for "The Aviator" and "Shakespeare in Love"
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2010 Oscars: 'Precious' Shows Its Early Domination by Winning Two Gongs

March 08, 2010 03:17:27 GMT


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The 82nd Annual Academy Awards is still on-going at the Kodak Theater and more winners are announced. Teaming up with Rachel McAdams, Jake Gyllenhaal reveals on-stage that Geoffrey Fletcher, the writer of "Precious: Based on the Novel PUSH by Sapphire", receives Best Adapted Screenplay prize.

"This is for everybody who works on a dream every day. Precious boys and girls everywhere. All the cast and crew, anyone who's kept believing in me," Geoffrey told the audience. "My two brothers, supported me in every way. My role models, my heroes, Buddy and Todd. My mother, Bettye, angel of my world. My father, Alphonse, who spent so much time with us and taught us everything. I'm sorry I'm drawing a blank right now, but I thank everyone."
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2010 Oscars: 'Star Trek' Wins Best Achievement in Makeup

March 08, 2010 03:05:26 GMT


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The 82nd Annual Academy Awards continues handing out its statuettes and "Star Trek" gets the honor to take one of them. This sci-fi is presented with Best Achievement in Makeup kudo, thanks to Barney Burman, Mindy Hall and Joel Harlo. Presenting the award is Ben Stiller who dressed as a Na'vi although "Avatar" was not nominated for the category.

Prior to "Star Trek", the awards show has honored several short films. "The New Tenants" is chosen as Live Action Short Film, while "Logorama" gets its prize from Best Animated Short Film category. Meanwhile, Best Documentary Short Subject kudo goes to "Music by Prudence".
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Helena Bonham Carter Receives Newspaper's Apology

March 08, 2010 03:01:38 GMT


Helena Bonham Carter has received an official apology from a U.K. newspaper for making "unfounded" comments about her home set-up with partner Tim Burton. In an article published in The Independent on February 27 titled "One big happy family three separate houses", writer Amy Jenkins claimed the "Planet of the Apes" actress lived in a separate house next door to longterm partner Burton.

She also stated that their two children and the nanny live in a "third house in the same street", and described the situation as "chilling". Bosses at the newspaper have now issued an apology to the star for the incorrect information, clarifying the couple's home set-up with an excerpt in the publication on Saturday, March 6, "In fact the house which the children and the nanny live in is next door to the parents' houses and the three houses are interconnected."
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Sparklehorse's Mark Linkous Took His Own Life

March 08, 2010 02:48:08 GMT


Sparklehorse's singer-songwriter Mark Linkous has committed suicide, according to the star's family. The U.S. musician, who is thought to have been aged in his 40s, died on Saturday, March 6. No details about Linkous' death have been released, but his relatives have issued a statement claiming he took his own life.

The statement reads, "It is with great sadness that we share the news that our dear friend and family member, Mark Linkous, took his own life today. We are thankful for his time with us and will hold him forever in our hearts. May his journey be peaceful, happy and free. There's a heaven and there's a star for you."
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'Alice in Wonderland' Sits Atop Box Office, Already Making Record

March 08, 2010 02:40:23 GMT


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Following "Avatar" long-term reign at North American Box Office, "Alice in Wonderland" has created new strong competition at the chart. Not only has it nabbed the champion title, this Tim Burton-directed movie has named itself the highest weekend grosser ever for a spring release with $116.1 million revenue.

For this achievement, "Alice in Wonderland" owes it to the 3-D technology. According to EW, 65% of its weekend gross on this Johnny Depp-starring film comes from 3-D screenings. This technology also proved profitable to another Box Office champion, "Avatar". As IMAX Film Entertainment president Greg Foster said, "Momentum is clearly on the side of 3D. You have all the people who went to see 'Avatar' and loved it, and this was the next 3D movie. There is a 3D halo effect right now, and this movie builds on that."
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2010 Oscars: 'Hurt Locker' and 'Crazy Heart' Added to Early Winners List

March 08, 2010 02:39:00 GMT


Following "Up" and Christoph Waltz's victory, two more winners have been announced during the Sunday live ceremony of 2010 Academy Awards at the Kodak Theater. It is now "Crazy Heart" and "The Hurt Locker" 's turn to walk home with a coveted prize each.

Announced by Amanda Seyfried and Miley Cyrus, "Crazy Heart" wins Best Original Song. The film's soundtrack titled "The Weary Kind" beat other theme songs from such movies as "The Princess and the Frog", "Paris 36" and "Nine".
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2010 Oscars: 'Up' Takes the Early Award

March 08, 2010 02:21:55 GMT


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The 82nd Annual Academy Awards has just been kicked off on Sunday, March 7 at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles and "Up" has soared high at the ceremony. This Pixar film is named Best Animated Feature Film, taking the prize which is presented by Cameron Diaz and Steve Carell.

Earlier that night, Christoph Waltz has also celebrated his Oscars win. The actor nabs the first award for Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role category for his portrayal of Col. Hans Landa in "Inglourious Basterds". "That's an uber-bingo," he says during his acceptance speech.
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82nd Annual Academy Awards Red Carpet in Pics


March 08, 2010 01:59:59 GMT


Kristen Stewart arrives on the red carpet of the 82nd Annual Academy Awards on Sunday, March 7 solo. The "Twilight" star wears all black long dress and slicks back her long hair to give a smoky but clean look. Shortly before she came, co-star Taylor Lautner had stolen the attention with his sharp tux combined with bow tie. These two young stars will present an award together later.

Held at Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, the Oscars sees the women dazzling in various colors of dresses. Anna Kendrick who is nominated for Best Supporting Actress, is wrapped in a pink blush off shoulder. She tells MTV that it was not her first choice with the other one being a dark blue gown. Zoe Saldana meanwhile goes bold with a gradation of purple. Her lilac gown by Givenchy is topped with a blush tube top and a pair of purple shoes.
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Sandra Bullock Is Big 'Winner' at 2010 Razzie Awards

March 08, 2010 01:45:02 GMT


Sandra Bullock was shamed as Worst Actress at the 2010 Golden Raspberry Awards on Saturday, March 6 - just a day before she's tipped to pick up an Oscar. Bullock picked up the spoof movie trophy for her part in "All About Steve", which she also co-produced, even though she is one of the favorites to win an Academy Award at Sunday night's, March 7 Oscars ceremony for her role in "The Blind Side".

The "Miss Congeniality" actress received a standing ovation as she took the stage to pick up her Razzie - the first Worst Actress recipient to attend the show since Halle Berry was shamed for her role in "Catwoman" in 2005. Armed with a box of DVDs of the film, Bullock told the crowd they all need to watch her performance again because she's not convinced she deserves the dishonor.
 
 
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