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7 Cursed Oscar Couples

They broke up within a year of an Academy Award win

(Newser) - Winning an Oscar is great ... but for these couples, rounded up by People , it was followed by the demise of their relationship less than a year later:
  • George Clooney and Stacy Keibler: As a co-producer of Argo, Clooney won Best Picture last year—five months later, he and Keibler broke
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Skyfall Is Bond at His Best

Daniel Craig is back and better than ever in Sam Mendes film

(Newser) - Daniel Craig's return as James Bond is a triumphant one. Skyfall, directed by Sam Mendes, contains plenty of the action-packed elements we've come to expect from 007—but also has some serious heart, critics say:
  • "The latest addition to the Bond canon goes beyond thrilling into chilling
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Kate, Sam Give It One More Go

They hope romantic holiday will help

(Newser) - Want to date newly single Kate Winslet? You may be out of luck. After an amicable split in March, she and Sam Mendes are attempting to salvage their seven-year marriage. The family is retreating to one of their homes in England for the summer, ContactMusic.com reports, citing a report... More »

Next Wizard of Oz: Robert Downey Jr?

Actor is in talks for prequel film

(Newser) - Maybe you don’t picture Robert Downey Jr. as the “desperate and doddering” Wizard of Oz featured in the beloved musical—but what about the “dark and complex charlatan” he’s painted as in L. Frank Baum’s books? Yes, RDJ would be perfect for that role, writes... More »

Why the Split? Kate Got 'Bored'

Plus, friends squash those Rebecca Hall rumors

(Newser) - Friends of Sam Mendes were quick to shoot down yesterday’s rumors that another woman came between him and soon-to-be-ex-wife Kate Winslet. “Yes, they know each other, but that's about it,” says one source of Rebecca Hall, who starred in a few of Mendes’ productions. In fact, Hall... More »

Leo Helping Kate Through Divorce

Plus, Sam Mendes finds his own special friend

(Newser) - Kate Winslet’s best friend and two-time onscreen lover is helping her through her divorce from Sam Mendes. Leonardo DiCaprio and Winslet “were so young when Titanic came out, so it's fair to say they basically grew up together, professionally at least,” a source tells the Sun . "... More »

Why the Winslet-Mendes Breakup Hits So Hard

Divorcing Oscar winners seemed like regular folks

(Newser) - News that a famous actress and her famous director husband are splitting up is hardly unfamiliar, but when the couple is Kate Winslet and Sam Mendes , the gossip feels somehow personal. She's "normally indifferent to celebrity entanglements," Irin Carmon writes, but "they were an upper-middlebrow (lower-highbrow?) couple... More »

The Reason Kate and Sam Split

Marriage faltered during filming of 'Revolutionary Road'

(Newser) - Kate Winslet’s marriage to Sam Mendes started to go downhill two years ago, when they worked together on Revolutionary Road. “Working and living together was incredibly intense and it basically overwhelmed their relationship,” a source tells the Mirror . “Whereas Sam wanted to switch off after a... More »

Kate Winslet, Sam Mendes Break Up

Couple separated, plan 'joint parenting'

(Newser) - Kate Winslet and Sam Mendes have separated, ending a nearly 7-year marriage. They "are saddened to announce that they separated earlier this year," they said through their lawyers. "The split is entirely amicable and is by mutual agreement. Both parties are fully committed to the future joint... More »

Top Celeb Power Couples

Brangelina have some stiff competition

(Newser) - Brad and Angelina's Oscar nods have confirmed their status as Earth's top power couple, Ben Kaplan writes in the National Post. But they better watch out for these contenders:
  • Sacha Baron Cohen & Isla Fisher: Borat’s alter-ego has a Bruno film on way, and Fisher’s red locks are
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Leo, Kate Pave Way for Revolutionary Road

Actors overcome 'dated' feel

(Newser) - Revolutionary Road, a 1950s-era drama about marriage, love, and angst, has its flaws, but ultimately it works, writes Kenneth Turhan in the Los Angeles Times. That’s largely thanks to stars Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio and director Sam Mendes, who overcome a storyline that seems “as dated as... More »

Winslet's Back, With Eyes on Oscar

Actress reunites with DiCaprio, stars in two films likely to earn her some hardware

(Newser) - Kate Winslet isn’t a demure lady, she just plays one on the screen. The foul-mouthed, roll-your-own-smokes former “fat girl” was ecstatic to be the youngest actress with five Oscar nominations two years ago, but “you bet your (expletive) ass” she wants to actually win one this time... More »

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