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Dazed by Election, Americans Flee (to the Movies)

Moviegoers were looking for a little escapism after a long campaign

(Newser) - For the poor, the tired, the wretched masses yearning to be free of the American presidential election , there was an escape this weekend and it was to be found in a dark room with make-believe characters on a big screen. Doctor Strange got the most box-office love for the second... More »

Doctor Strange Conjures $85M Magic

Big win for Benedict Cumberbatch in a surprisingly strong weekend

(Newser) - A strong batch of new films drew audiences to the theaters in large numbers this weekend, reports the AP , including Marvel's Doctor Strange, the animated Trolls and Mel Gibson's WWII drama Hacksaw Ridge, effectively waking up the sleepy fall box office. As the superhero in the bunch, Doctor ... More »

Here Are Your Oscar Winners

'Birdman' wins big at Academy Awards

(Newser) - Host Neil Patrick Harris opened tonight's Academy Awards with—what else?—a musical number about the glory of movies, joined by special guest appearances by Anna Kendrick, Jack Black, and a bunch of dancers in impressive costumes. After a short, snark-free monologue, the awards began. Stay with us throughout... More »

Anna Kendrick's Drunken Interview Could've Been Better

There are a couple good quotes, but Jezebel wasn't impressed

(Newser) - " Marie Claire got me drunk for my interview #true #DidntFightIt," Anna Kendrick tweeted yesterday. Apparently the actress and writer Jessica Pressler first took a bartending class, then went to dinner. Some of the results were predictably amusing:
  • On her looks: "The most common thing that I get
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5 Celebs Who Don't Party Hard

It's not all about clubs and booze for these stars

(Newser) - In a rather hilarious story last weekend, Page Six reported that Selena Gomez is no longer friends with Taylor Swift because T-Swift is simply too boring. As evidence, Page Six relays this tale: Swift recently went to dinner in Manhattan with a group of 14, and "she did not... More »

12 New, Exciting Muse-Director Relationships

'Vanity Fair' can't wait to see what comes of these partnerships

(Newser) - Woody Allen and Diane Keaton (or Mia Farrow, take your pick). Alfred Hitchcock and Tippi Hedren. Quentin Tarantino and Uma Thurman. There have been some great director-muse relationships over the years, and Vanity Fair speculates on the next generation. Click through for a sampling, or check out the full dozen... More »

Actors Who Played Teens When They Were How Old?!

'The Fonz' was actually ... 29

(Newser) - It's common knowledge that teenage characters in movies and TV shows are rarely played by actual teenagers. Fox News rounds up 62 notable cases, and reveals the ages of the actors in question. Click through for a sampling or check out the complete list . (Or click to read about... More »

14 Geeky Celeb Gals

Anna Kendrick is a 'Lord of the Rings' fan; Megan Fox likes anime

(Newser) - Anna Kendrick may be a rising star with a role in the Twilight franchise to boot, but she's not above some good old-fashioned nerdiness. "I happen to be a huge Lord of the Rings fan," she recently revealed, adding that she watches the extended editions, marathon-style, every ... More »

8 People Bound to Blow Up in 2010

You may not know Amber Heard yet—but you will

(Newser) - Remember Girl, Interrupted—when Winona Ryder was the big name and you had barely heard of Angelina Jolie? Just think of all the potential Angelinas out there, just waiting for your love and admiration. PopEater predicts eight up-and-comers who will become household names in 2010:
  • Anna Kendrick: With award nominations
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Star Gazing: 9 to Watch in '09

Entertainment Weekly picks next year's breakout performers

(Newser) - With next year's big-name film and TV projects (including a new Star Trek and a fresh Tom Hanks movie) featuring some unknowns, Entertainment Weekly lists the rising stars of 2009:
  • Kara DioGuardi, American Idol: The songwriting force behind hits by Pink and Ashlee Simpson will sit at the show's judging
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