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It's 'Dame' Angelina Jolie Now

Actress, UN envoy earns high British honor

(Newser) - Angelina Jolie picked up a major award yesterday, but one that has nothing to do with her acting. Queen Elizabeth named her an honorary dame for her humanitarian work, one of Britain's highest honors, reports the Guardian . The 39-year-old UN envoy was in London this week to chair a... More »

10 Celebrity Couples You Never Knew About

Really? Charlie Sheen dated Robin Wright?

(Newser) - "Really? They were together?" That'll probably be your reaction to these celebrity couples rounded up by ETOnline . A sampling:
  • Not only did Charlie Sheen date Winona Ryder, he says he picked her stage name. She was born Winona Horowitz, but while listening to "Riders on the Storm"
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7 Stars With Awful Breakup Etiquette

Ways not to dump someone: text message, Oprah, FedEx...

(Newser) - It sounds like something out of a bad sitcom, but apparently Russell Brand really did break up with Katy Perry via text message, Perry recently revealed. "Let's just say I haven't heard from him since he texted me saying he was divorcing me December 31, 2011,"... More »

Seth MacFarlane Opens Oscars in Song: 'We Saw Your Boobs'

Oscar host tries to class things up a bit

(Newser) - Host Seth MacFarlane wasted no time getting to the edgy jokes at tonight's Oscars : Shortly after MacFarlane started his opening monologue, William Shatner appeared as Captain Kirk to warn MacFarlane that he's destined to be panned as the "worst Oscar host ever." Why? Well, thanks in... More »

Argo Snags Top Prize at SAG Awards

Affleck's CIA thriller continues awards sweep despite Oscar diss

(Newser) - Ben Affleck's Argo is heading into the Oscars with huge momentum, after taking the top prize at last night's Screen Actors Guild Awards. The thriller about a 1980 CIA plan to rescue hostages in Iran took the Best Ensemble prize, adding to prizes including Best Drama and Best... More »

Lincoln Rules Golden Globe Nominations

Snags 7 nominations, including best picture, best director

(Newser) - Lincoln was the big winner when Golden Globes nominees were announced this morning; the Steven Spielberg biopic received seven nominations including best motion picture drama, best director, and acting nods for Daniel Day-Lewis, Tommy Lee Jones, and Sally Field. The other best picture nominees were Argo, Django Unchained, Life of ... More »

Lincoln, Les Mis Lead SAG Nominees

'Silver Linings Playbook,' Maggie Smith also get 4 each

(Newser) - Three movies dominate the Screen Actors Guild Award nominations today with four nominations each: Lincoln, Les Miserables, and Silver Linings Playbook. All three were nominated in the best lead actor category (for Daniel Day-Lewis, Hugh Jackman, and Bradley Cooper, respectively) as well as the supporting actress category (Sally Field, Anne... More »

Sally Field: How I Became Mary Todd Lincoln

Steven Spielberg initially rejected her—twice

(Newser) - Sally Field, who stars as Mary Todd Lincoln in Steven Spielberg's Lincoln , started wishing for the part before Team of Rivals, the book on which the movie is based, was even complete. Spielberg promised to consider Field in 2001, but by the time Daniel Day-Lewis came onboard as Lincoln... More »

Lincoln a Smart Political 'Masterpiece'

Critics heap praise on Steven Spielberg, Daniel Day-Lewis, Tony Kushner

(Newser) - There will be no civil war among critics about Lincoln. Steven Spielberg's latest is enjoying nearly universal praise for its intense portrayal of the man and of American politics. Here's what critics are saying:
  • "This is less a biopic than a political thriller, a civics lesson that
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Trailer Arrives for Spielberg's Lincoln

Daniel Day-Lewis looks to be in usual form

(Newser) - One of the year's biggest movies is expected to be Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, with Daniel Day-Lewis in the title role. The movie is out November 9, and it looks like a winner to Mashable based on the newly released trailer. "We could do without the overly stirring... More »

9 Actors Who Totally Overdid It for a Film

Did you really need to drop acid, Shia LaBeouf?

(Newser) - You may have heard that Shia LaBeouf went Method for his new film, The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman, meaning that he actually dropped acid in order to immerse himself in the role. That's nuts, The Frisky notes—and these eight other actors went to similar extremes for their... More »

9 Notable Oscar Snubs

Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, 'The Hangover' failed to score today

(Newser) - Sure, we all could have predicted Avatar would clean up and Sandra Bullock's ascendance would continue come Oscar nomination time. But who were today's notable snubs? Us offers a list:
  • Brad Pitt: Failed to score a Best Actor nomination for his critically acclaimed, SAG-nominated role in Inglourious Basterds.
  • Daniel Day-Lewis:
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Nine Is Nowhere Near a 10

But if you like the style and the stars, then just eat the ice cream

(Newser) - Critics agree: Nine is no . Some enjoy a star-studded song-and-dance, but most don't like the song part, and they find the stars misused at best. Some opinions:
  • "Step right up, pay $10, and you can see eight superstars, six of whom have won Oscars, singing songs in sparkly
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Other Celebs' 'Indefinite Breaks'

Michael Jordan played baseball; Daniel Day-Lewis cobbled

(Newser) - With his plan for an “ indefinite break ” from golf, Tiger Woods isn’t the only celebrity to take some time out of the limelight for one reason or another. The Wall Street Journal lists some others:
  • Michael Jordan: The Tiger pal left to try baseball after winning three
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Stern Gives His SAG Votes Only to Pals of the Show

Acting chops? Who cares, host contends

(Newser) - Howard Stern is making waves today for filling out his Screen Actors Guild nominations during his morning radio show—and explaining that his votes are going almost exclusively to actors who appeared on his show. “I'm going to take this seriously and reward our friends. I don’t give... More »

What's Italian for 'Over-the-Top Method Acting'?

On film set, Day-Lewis gets into character —and stays there

(Newser) - Daniel-Day Lewis is trapped in the persona of his latest character again. The Irish actor, who plays womanizing director Guido Contini in the big-screen musical Nine, has taken to conversing with colleagues and barking out orders with an Italian accent. “He’s always waving his arms and telling the... More »

Oscars: Red Was the New Black

Some chose braver, better fashions, fish scales included

(Newser) - Red was the bread-and-butter of last night's Oscars, on the carpet and on the stars. But those who bucked tradition shone brighter, Jezebel opines, giving props to Marion Cotillard's fish-scale gown by Gaultier, Cate Blanchett's purple Dries Van Noten, and Amy Adams' deep green Proenza Schouler. Juno scribe Diablo Cody... More »

Non-Mainstream Seduced Oscar

Non-Americans are dominating as increasing revenue comes from overseas

(Newser) - For a Hollywood award, Oscar wasn't too fond of Tinseltown last night. The Academy Awards were dominated by a crew of crack European actors—and a pair of maverick brothers, Joel and Ethan Coen, operating far from the Hollywood mainstream. It was a record year for the number of Oscars... More »

No Country Wins Best Picture

Coen brothers flick is top Oscar winner with 4 prizes

(Newser) - Hollywood crowned the Coen brothers' No Country for Old Men with four Oscars tonight, including best picture, best direction, and best adapted screenplay, the Los Angeles Times reports. Javier Bardem won best supporting actor for his role as the film's ice-cold assassin. Daniel Day-Lewis scored best actor prize for There ... More »

10 Tips for the Stylish Gent

Designer Paul Smith dishes on T-shirts and tailor-made suits

(Newser) - Natty British designer Paul Smith outlines his do's and don'ts for the 21st-century gentlemen in a cagey Details interview. Cologne lovers, beware:
  1. T-shirts seem easy, but they're a big no-no; go with a collar.
  2. A good, bland haircut is better than a failed stylish one.
  3. Women first! Don't ignore them
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