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February 27, 2012

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Jimmy Kimmel Debuts 'Movie: The Movie' Trailer at Post-Oscars Show

February 27, 2012 09:19:51 GMT


Contributing to the Oscars buzz, Jimmy Kimmel has hosted a "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" special on Sunday, February 26 right after the 84th annual Academy Awards was held. One of the anticipated segments was the premiere of a trailer for "Movie: The Movie", which tries to put every genre, plot line and star in one work.

Among the hilarious scenes is the one featuring Edward Norton sharing a kiss with Josh Brolin, who acts as the President of the United States. It also sees Colin Farrell giving a high five to a "dog who plays sports", Gary Oldman portraying a Centaur, and Meryl Streep sporting a mustache.
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'The Descendants' Writers Explain Why They Mimic Angelina Jolie's Oscars Pose


February 27, 2012 09:18:14 GMT


"The Descendants" writers did not mean to mock Angelina Jolie by striking a similar pose to the actress' when accepting their Best Adapted Screenplay prize at the 84th Annual Academy Awards. When asked about the matter backstage, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash insisted that it was just their way to honor the Hollywood beauty.

Faxon told The Hollywood Reporter, "Angelina's supremely hot. There's no way to do anything but honor her." His co-writer Rash, who is also known as Dean Pelton on "Community", chimed in, "I had just seen her pose and thought it was bold and fun. And you know what? We have exactly the same legs! Really, it was a loving tribute and nothing but."
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Video: Pitbull and Chris Brown Rock NBA All-Star Game

February 27, 2012 08:58:46 GMT


Like Nicki Minaj and Mary J. Blige, Pitbull and Chris Brown also performed at the recent NBA All-Star Game in Orlando, Florida. While the two female artists took the stage at the beginning of the game, the male stars appeared before the crowd during its halftime show.

They teamed up to deliver their joint single "International Love". Before bringing Breezy to the stage, Pitbull performed solo by rapping three dance anthems "I Know You Want Me", "Crazy" and "Rain Over Me". After the "International Love" duet, he left Breezy to do a solo "Turn Up the Music" performance.
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Lucy Lawless Facing Burglary Charges After Arrest for Shell Oil Protest


February 27, 2012 08:42:43 GMT


Lucy Lawless landed in hot water with the law for taking part in a Greenpeace protest aboard Shell oil exploration ship, the Noble Discoverer, at Port Taranaki, New Zealand. The actress playing Lucretia on "Spartacus: Vengeance" is facing burglary charges after she, along with five other environmental activists, was arrested on Monday, February 26.

The 43-year-old actress and six other activists climbed a 174-foot drilling tower on the Noble Discoverer last Friday, February 24 as they tried to prevent the ship from leaving the port and raise awareness about oil drilling in the Arctic. On Saturday, one of them left the tower and was initially charged with unlawfully boarding a ship.
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First Promo for 'Eureka' Final Season: Everything You Know Is Wrong

February 27, 2012 08:26:19 GMT


"Eureka" will enter its final season in the next two months and what can be expected from it has been teased in a promo. It features a tagline read, "Everything you know is wrong," and hints that those whom people think as the faithful one, the trusted one and the smartest one are not what they seem.

The fifth and last season of "Eureka" will debut Monday, April 16 on Syfy. An official synopsis for the premiere episode has not been released, but star Colin Ferguson has gushed that it is "undeniably the best episode we've ever done."
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Video: Nicki Minaj Performs Medley at NBA All-Star Game

February 27, 2012 08:15:40 GMT


Nicki Minaj opened this year's NBA All-Star Game with a medley performance. The Young Money femcee delivered a mix of her old singles "Moment 4 Life" and "Super Bass" as well as newer ones like "Turn Me On" and "Starships".

Minaj wore a white-and-metallic outfit and was surrounded by shirtless hunky dancers at the gig. She rocked a purple wig at the beginning of the set before changing it into a neon-green wig. She later traded it with a pink one and launched into the pop-infused track "Super Bass".
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Ridley Scott Reveals Guy Pearce's 'Prometheus' Role That Connects With 'Alien'

February 27, 2012 08:13:49 GMT


Director Ridley Scott has shared a few tidbits on Guy Pearce's role in "Prometheus". Despite the fact that the filmmaker always insists that the upcoming space thriller is not related to "Alien", he admitted that Pearce's character is a direct connection to the 1979 phenomenal movie.

In an interview with Hungarian's FilmSite, the English filmmaker explained the background of Pearce's role in the upcoming film. He said, as translated by Alien Prequel News, "When the first 'Alien' movie and 'Blade Runner' were made, I thought that in the near future the world will be owned by large companies."
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Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry Slip Into Elegant Dress for Elton John's Oscars Party

February 27, 2012 07:25:10 GMT


While many Hollywood A-listers celebrated the 84th Annual Academy Awards inside the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood & Highland Center, others stepped out for a viewing party in West Hollywood. On Sunday, February 26, the likes of Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry showed off their best dress at the Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party.

For the event held at the City of West Hollywood Park in Beverly Hills, California, both opted to wear a dress which oozes elegance. 19-year-old Miley slipped into a long-sleeved, backless gown from Roberto Cavalli, while 27-year-old Katy donned a silver and black sequined dress by Blumarine that features a sheer neck.
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Zachary Quinto Weighs In on 'Star Trek 2' Leaked Photo at Oscars 2012

February 27, 2012 07:24:20 GMT


Zachary Quinto has responded to the alleged "Star Trek 2" on-set picture that has been leaked onto the internet recently. When attending the 2012 Academy Awards on Sunday, February 26, the actor playing Spock in the much awaited sci-fi movie claimed that the photo, which features first look at Benedict Cumberbatch's villainous character, was not taken during the shooting of the anticipated sequel.

Quinto told MTV News that the fight between Cumberbatch's character and Spock shown in the photo "was not an actual scene" that will be featured in the upcoming movie. "The cameras weren't even rolling so...imagine what it'll look like when we're actually doing it," the 34-year-old actor stated.
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Confirmed, ABC's 'Beauty and the Beast' Casts Darius Campbell as the Beast

February 27, 2012 07:22:13 GMT


ABC's "Beauty and the Beast" has found one of its title characters. Scottish actor Darius Campbell has been tapped to play a mysterious beastly bodyguard named Shiro in the pilot project.

According to Deadline which first reported the news before Entertainment Weekly confirms it, Shiro will join forces with embattled princess Grace, who is yet to be cast. Her fiance Gorrick, meanwhile, will be portrayed by Australian actor Christopher Egan.
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Artist of the Week: The Ting Tings


February 27, 2012 07:07:10 GMT


After gaining major success with their debut album "We Started Nothing" four years ago, The Ting Tings are gearing up to release their second studio effort "Sounds From Nowheresville". The twosome are scheduled to release the sophomore set across the United States on March 13.

They actually planned to release the second album in 2010, but scrapped it. "We were in Berlin where there is a great electro scene, and so we made songs like that, but quickly realized that everything on the radio was Euro-pop s**te. We didn't want our record to be tarnished with that brush," Jules de Martino said in an interview.
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Oscars 2012: Whitney Houston Remembered During 'In Memorian' Section

February 27, 2012 06:40:40 GMT


Whitney Houston was among the late movie icons who were remembered during the "In Memorian" section at the 2012 Academy Awards being held on Sunday, February 26. The recently deceased songstress was featured in black-and-white montage, in which photos of famed people in movie industry were featured.

Grammy-winning singer Esperanza Spalding along with Southern California Children's Choir belted out Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World" as the clip started to roll. A photo of Houston, whose last film "Sparkle" hasn't been released until August 17, appeared early in the video.
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'Walking Dead' 2.11 Sneak Peeks: Dale Against Rick and Shane Over a Prisoner's Fate

February 27, 2012 05:49:10 GMT


In next week's "The Walking Dead", the survivors are torn over a decision they're going to make on the fate of Randall. This time Rick sides with Shane, causing Dale to worry that the group is losing its humanity. The elder man argues if they kill the boy, the world they know will be dead.

In a clip for the upcoming episode, Dale is seen trying to change Shane's mind. Believing that Dale is wrong, Rick's former fellow deputy sheriff says Dale would take the full responsibility if their decision to keep Randal alive would shed blood from their group.
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Oscars 2012 Full Winner List: 'Artist' Claims Top Prize, Becomes Biggest Winner

February 27, 2012 04:40:28 GMT


The full winners of the 2012 Academy Awards have been revealed. Grabbing the coveted Best Picture award was "The Artist", which beat other eight acclaimed nominees in the top category. The critically praised silent drama also became the biggest winner at the awards along with "Hugo", with five golden statuettes each. "Hugo", however, had to lose the top prize to the black-and-white French film.

Meanwhile, Meryl Streep was named the Best Actress for her portrayal as Margaret Thatcher in "The Iron Lady". Receiving her Oscar from presenter Colin Firth, she took home the prestigious award after besting other well-reviewed nominees like Rooney Mara ("The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)", Glenn Close ("Albert Nobbs"), Viola Davis ("The Help"), and Michelle Williams ("My Week with Marilyn").
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'Celebrity Apprentice' Recap: Dee Breaks His Finger, the Women Fight on Medieval Show

February 27, 2012 04:36:51 GMT


Donald Trump assigned two teams to perform a 12-15 minute show for Medieval Times in the second episode of "The Celebrity Apprentice". Penn Jillette was picked as project manager for the men team which was minus one member, Adam Carolla, because he was hosting a wedding at his house. Lisa Lampanelli was the PM for the women.

The ladies chose "The Real Housewives of Camelot" as their concept, where they would fight over a knight named Donald Trump. The men, meanwhile, wanted to present an action-packed show where two of them would fight over a woman played by Dee Snider.
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Jennifer Lopez's 2012 Oscars Dress Sparks Debate Whether She Has Nip Slip On-Stage


February 27, 2012 04:32:35 GMT


Jennifer Lopez has become the center of attention for a possible wardrobe malfunction at the 84th Annual Academy Awards. On Sunday, February 26, the estranged wife of Marc Anthony sent the Twitterverse abuzz with a debate whether or not she had a nip slip when presenting Best Costume Design and Best Makeup alongside Cameron Diaz.

It wasn't clear if the 42-year-old singer did suffer the malfunction while onstage, but Bravo honcho Andy Cohen tweeted, "I spy J-Lo's aureole! It's not gonna get more exciting than this tonight." The search for truth about the incident has even spawned a Twitter account by the name of @JlosNipple, which already has more than 1,000 followers.
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Oscars 2012: Cirque du Soleil Deliver Flawless Performance


February 27, 2012 04:23:08 GMT


Instead of presenting live performances of Best Original Song contenders like it did in most previous years, this year's Academy Awards tapped Cirque du Soleil to cater star-studded audience. This was the second time the troupe performed at the event following their gig in 2002. This time around, they got help from composer "Iris" composer Danny Elfman.

They were introduced by Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy. While they did acrobatic spins, movie fans' favorites like "North by Northwest," "Titanic," "Spider-Man" and "Gone with the Wind" were flashed on the big screen. George Clooney and Stacy Keibler were among those who were impressed with the show.
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Oscars 2012: 'Midnight in Paris' Wins Original Screenplay, 'Descendant's Grabs Adapted One

February 27, 2012 03:49:46 GMT


The 2012 Academy Awards revealed more winners as they show goes on at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood & Highland Center. After a commercial break, the event continued as Angelina Jolie took on the stage to present the Best Original and Adapted Screenplay awards.

It was announced that Woody Allen won the Best Original Screenplay for his acclaimed work in "Midnight in Paris". The veteran actor-turned-filmmaker nabbed his first Oscar since last winning the prestigious trophy in the same category 24 years ago for his work in "Hannah and Her Sisters".
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Oscars 2012: Christopher Plummer Grabs Best Supporting Actor, Becomes the Oldest Winner

February 27, 2012 03:22:18 GMT


Christopher Plummer won his first-ever Oscar trophy at the 84th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday night, February 26. The movie veteran took home Best Supporting Actor title through his role as Ewan McGregor's on-screen father in "Beginners".

At the age of 82, Plummer became the oldest actor to ever win an Academy Award and he received a standing ovation from the crowd. "You're only two years older than me, darling," he jokingly said to his Oscar statuette. "Where have you been all my life?"
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Oscars 2012: Angelina Jolie Shows Off Leg, Brad Pitt Praises Parents for Inspiration


February 27, 2012 03:20:10 GMT


The biggest stars in Hollywood have stepped out on Sunday, February 26 evening for the 84th Annual Academy Awards. Among those stealing the spotlight was none other than A-list couple, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. Dressed in matching black outfit, the pair stood out on the red carpet if compared to the other couples.

36-year-old Jolie got the red carpet buzzing by showing off her leg in a Atlelier Versace dress that features a thigh-high slit. For her accessories, she chose to go with Neil Lane jewelry and a Jaime Mascaro clutch. The "In the Land of Blood and Honey" director didn't get any nomination, but she was set to present the Best Adapted Screenplay award during the ceremony.
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'Amazing Race' Recap: A Broken Window and a Meltdown

February 27, 2012 03:12:44 GMT


"The Amazing Race" continued the race in Argentina in its second leg, where the remaining teams must first head to Cafayate Town Square to get a clue delivered by a postman. Rachel and Dave, who won in the first leg, took off first but they lost their lead as they had to wait for quite a long time before the postman arrived.

The clue directed them to Detour, which was between "Boil My Water" or "Light My Fire". In the former, teams had to assemble a solar kitchen and boil a teakettle of water. In the latter, teams had to gather firewood and clay at a nearby river, load it onto a donkey, and then deliver it to a local pottery workshop. Almost all teams picked "Boil My Water", except Art and JJ who opted for "Light My Fire".
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Oscars 2012: 'Rango' Wins Best Animated Film as 'Hugo' Grabs Its Fifth Golden Statuette

February 27, 2012 03:10:58 GMT


After Cirque du Soleil delivered a spectacular "Iris" theme performance, more golden statuettes were handed over to other acclaimed movies at the 2012 Academy Awards. "Rango" successfully picked up the Best Animated Feature Film gong from presenter Chris Rock, while "Undefeated" received the Best Documentary Feature award from Robert Downey Jr..

"Hugo", on the other hand, continued to dominate the awards show as it grabbed its fifth Oscar. After winning Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing, as well as Best Cinematography and Art Direction awards, the Martin Scorsese-directed adventure movie nabbed the Best Visual Effects kudo.
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Oscars 2012: Justin Bieber Gets Billy Crystal '18-24 Year-Old Demographic'

February 27, 2012 02:47:02 GMT


Billy Crystal opened the 84th Annual Academy Awards with the help from Justin Bieber. Spoofing one of the nominees, "Midnight in Paris", the parody sees the teen singer saying to the host, "I'm here to get you the 18-24 year-old demographic."

They recreated the movie's scene where a mysterious character picked up Owen Wilson's character. After Bieber said that he's going to hang out with Hemingway, Billy then appeared as Sammy Davis Jr. and chimed in, "And then we're gonna go kill Hitler."
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Oscars 2012: 'The Help', 'A Separation' and 'Dragon Tattoo' Pick Up Their First Kudos

February 27, 2012 02:39:19 GMT


More winners at the 2012 Academy Awards have been revealed. One of the Best Picture contenders, "The Help", has claimed its first Oscar as Octavia Spencer won the Best Supporting Actress award. Meanwhile, acclaimed Iranian drama "A Separation" was named the Best Foreign Language Film.

Receiving her trophy from presenter Christian Bale, Spencer won her Best Supporting Actress prize for her well-reviewed role as Minny Jackson in the human rights drama. She knocked down her own co-star Jessica Chastain, who was also nominated in the category.
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Oscars 2012: Halle Berry Blames Broken Foot for Cancellation of Appearance


February 27, 2012 02:36:39 GMT


Halle Berry has missed out on Hollywood's biggest night. The Oscar winner was actually set to present at the 84th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday, February 26, but Academy Awards producer Brian Grazer has confirmed to E! News that she decided to cancel her appearance because of her broken foot.

The Kate Mathieson of "Dark Tide" injured herself during a break from shooting "Cloud Atlas" in Majorca, Spain back in September 2011. Initial statement from Warner Bros. dished that she obtained the injury while "walking on a day-off", but a source recently informed PEOPLE that she was at the time running after her daughter Nahla, who was chasing after a goat.
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'Game of Thrones' New Season 2 Trailer: The Time to Strike Is Now

February 27, 2012 02:16:51 GMT


Another promo for the second season of "Game of Thrones" has made its way out on the web, sharing a lot of never-before-seen footage. One of the new scenes features Daenerys who fiercely announces her plans to burn down cities once her dragons grow bigger.

The Targaryen lady will make use of the civil war striking the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros to conquer the land. As she says, the Starks are fighting the Lannisters, while the Baratheons are facing off each other with Renly challenging Stannis' right to the Iron throne.
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Oscars 2012: 'Hugo', 'The Artist' and 'The Iron Lady' Are Early Winners

February 27, 2012 02:09:41 GMT


The 2012 Academy Awards has just been kicked off on Sunday evening, February 26 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood & Highland Center. The first winner at the prestigious prize-giving event was "Hugo" which brought Robert Richardson to win the Best Cinematography award, as well as Dante Ferretti and Francesca Lo Schiavo to claim the Best Art Direction prize.

Beating rival cinematographers from "The Artist", "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)", "The Tree of Life" and "War Horse", Richardson won his third Oscars to date. He had previously won the golden statuettes for his works in 1991's "JFK" and 2004's "The Aviator".
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Oscars 2012: Ryan Seacrest Tweets Reaction to Sacha Baron Cohen's 'Kim Jong Il's Ashes' Incident


February 27, 2012 01:56:34 GMT


Sacha Baron Cohen certainly knows how to make a big scene on the red carpet. The 40-year-old actor came to the 84th Annual Academy Awards fully clothed as Admiral General Shabazz Aladeen from his upcoming movie, "The Dictator", and surprised Ryan Seacrest by spilling late Kim Jong Il's "ashes" on the E! host's tuxedo.

Hitting the red carpet, Cohen was flanked by two models dressed in sexy military garb. Before the incident, the husband of actress Isla Fisher jokingly told Seacrest that he is wearing John Galliano, and added that his socks were just from Kmart. He explained, "As Sadaam Hussein once said to me, 'Socks are socks, don't waste money.' "
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Adele Cancels ITV1's Music Special After Her BRITs Speech Was Cut Short

February 27, 2012 01:54:54 GMT


Adele is reportedly seeking revenge on ITV after she was interrupted when delivering her speech at the BRIT Awards recently. Rumor has it, the "Rolling in the Deep" hitmaker has bailed out of her scheduled appearance on ITV1's music special.

The British beauty, who won two kudos at the BRITs, is also rumored to have rejected an offer to appear on ITV's talent competition "The X Factor". According to the Daily Star, she plans to perform on rival show, BBC's "The Voice", instead.
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'Act of Valor' Claims Victory at Box Office on Oscar Weekend


February 27, 2012 01:18:52 GMT


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Proving that a movie does not need A-list stars to boost ticket sales, "Act of Valor" debuts atop box office on Oscar weekend. The military drama takes over the throne from "Safe House" by earning $24.4 million, exceeding analysts' expectation of $14 million.

The R-rated action film, which takes "a big risk by offering a new approach to entertainment" with real Navy SEALs joining the cast ensemble, gets good reviews from only 30% of critics, but it earns "A" CinemaScores. Its action-packed TV spots are believed to help attract male moviegoers, which made three-quarters of the audience.
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Oscars 2012: Michelle Williams Gorgeous in Red, Jessica Chastain Stunning in Black and Gold

February 27, 2012 01:08:30 GMT


The biggest names in the movie industry have begun to arrive at the Hollywood & Highland Center on Sunday, February 26 for the 84th Annual Academy Awards. Bringing the glamor to the red carpet are many of this year's nominees, including Best Actress hopeful Michelle Williams and Best Supporting Actress candidate Jessica Chastain.

31-year-old Williams turned heads on the red carpet in a tiered bright red dress by Louis Vuitton. The "My Week With Marilyn" star, who was accompanied by fellow actress Busy Phillips, finished off her look with a pair of Christian Louboutin shoes, a Bottega Venetta bag, as well as Forevermark and Fred Leighton jewels.
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Video Premiere: Waka Flocka Flame's 'Round of Applause' Ft. Drake

February 27, 2012 01:01:57 GMT


Waka Flocka Flame has debuted a music video in support of his latest single "Round of Applause". The "Hard in da Paint" rapper shares screen with his featured guest Drake and is surrounded by some scantily-clad ladies while rapping to the camera.

"Round of Applause" first leaked featuring Waka rapping solo, but a remix came out later on with the addition of verses by Drizzy. "First Lex Luger beat I ever got to rap on...feel like I got seat B60 on Southwest...everybody has gone in before me...but we made it happen!" the Canadian MC wrote back then.
 
 
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