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15 Celebs' Summer Jobs

See, they really were just like us...once

(Newser) - Even Tom Cruise had a newspaper route—in his pre-Hollywood days, of course. The Daily Beast uncovers the summer jobs of 15 celebrities:
  • Amy Adams: The Enchanted star was, briefly, a Hooters girl after high school, but she says she “wasn’t cut out to be a Hooters waitress.
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Oscars Tweak Nominations

Rules change in foreign language film, original song categories

(Newser) - After perceived snubs in the foreign language film nominations and complaints about the way Enchanted dominated this year's original song race, both categories will undergo "formidable" overhauls, an Academy honcho tells the Hollywood Reporter. "It will ensure that that the oversight that we had this past year would... More »

Writers Strike Hobbled Oscars

No prep time meant too many clips, not enough Stewart

(Newser) - The Oscars were mediocre, to say the least, and USA Today TV critic Robert Bianco chalks the "padded bore" up to the writers strike. With the standoff settled just 2 weeks before the big night, the staff putting clever lines in Jon Stewart's mouth was on a tight schedule.... More »

Compass Leads at Top Spot, Yet Falls Short

Small films fare well as New Line admits dismay over megapic

(Newser) - The Golden Compass took top spot at the weekend box office but fell short of its expected $30-40 million tally, Variety reports. The flick grossed $26.1 million, chump change for a film costing $180 million—and New Line execs didn't hide their disappointment as they touted its sales abroad.... More »

Dreams Come True for Enchanted Star

Longtime supporting actress Adams revels in box office success

(Newser) - Movie princess Amy Adams can't wait to see what happens after her fairy tale's "happily ever after" ending, she tells MTV. Her hit musical Enchanted pulled in $50 million over the Thanksgiving weekend and looks like an early awards favorite, meaning the the veteran actress-turned-overnight sensation's years in the... More »

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