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Sorry Bookworms, The Giver Offers Little

Critics aren't impressed with this 'same old' story

(Newser) - Excited to head back to your school reading days with the new flick The Giver? You may not be after reading what the critics have to say. Despite big names like Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges, the film adaptation of Lois Lowry's classic 1993 novel has just a 29%... More »

Daft Punk Snubs Colbert ... Then Things Get Awesome

...or, more accurately, things 'Get Lucky'

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert scored a major coup in snagging so-hot-this-summer Daft Punk to appear on his show last night . Except the duo bailed (apparently at 2pm Monday) because of some legalese related to their upcoming "surprise" MTV Video Music Awards appearance that prevented them from showing up on TV before... More »

Big Lebowski for Rent on Facebook

You can 'like' specific scenes and lines

(Newser) - It's now the easiest it's ever been to share your favorite The Big Lebowski quote with strangers. The Coen brothers' cult classic is available to rent on Facebook , where you can "like" and comment on specific scenes and lines as you progress through the movie, reports Mashable... More »

Dude! Big Lebowski Bungalow for Sale

Compound including Dude's pad offered for $2.3M

(Newser) - The Dude's abode is for sale—rug not included. The one-bedroom bungalow featured in The Big Lebowski is on the block as part of a six-home compound in the Venice district of Los Angeles with a very un-Dude total price tag of $2,295,000, Gawker reports. The realtors... More »

Big Lebowski Cardigan Up for Auction

You can wear the Dude's favorite sweater

(Newser) - The Dude's cardigan is going up for auction. The sweater favored by Jeff Bridges' character in the Big Lebowski will be part of a Hollywood memorabilia auction in Beverly Hills on May 14-15, reports the Oregonian . (The Oregon angle: It was made by a local company.) Starting bid... More »

Coen Brothers' True Grit Is Pure Western Wizardry

Remake features a star turn by 13-year-old Hailee Steinfeld

(Newser) - True Grit, the Coen brothers’ latest, updates a John Wayne classic—though it may stick closer to the original novel than the first film. Critics are impressed, with the Rotten Tomatoes score currently at 95%:
  • In the New York Times , Manohla Dargis applauds the film’s 13-year-old star, Hailee Steinfeld,
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Tron: Legacy Is 3D Eye Candy, Nothing More

Critics: It has great special effects, weak script

(Newser) - Disney revisits Tron, in 3D no less, but critics aren't exactly bowled over by Tron: Legacy. (Critics' rating is 49% on Rotten Tomatoes , with fans at 83%.) It's got nifty special effects, including a digitally recreated Jeff Bridges from the 1980s, but not much else, at least according to... More »

Say Hello to GQ's Men of the Year

After the year he's had, James Franco is no surprise

(Newser) - The 2010 Men of the Year are here. GQ honors James Franco, Jeff Bridges, Stephen Colbert, and Drake in its latest issue. Click through the gallery to see the titles they earned—or try to match the man with the title before you peek; the four options: Breakout, Patriot, Icon,... More »

The Celeb Voices Behind 15 Commercials

He's Mr. Peanut, but his friends call him Iron Man

(Newser) - Ever found yourself watching a commercial and thinking, Whose voice is that? The Daily Beast rounds up 15 commercials with very famous actors behind them. Click through a few in the gallery or click here for the complete list. (Sometimes celebs actually get in front of the camera to shill... More »

'Classy' George Clooney Voted for Jeff Bridges

But maybe he could have kept that to himself?

(Newser) - George Clooney voted for Jeff Bridges instead of himself to win this year's Best Actor Oscar, and he even photographed his ballot and sent it to Bridges with best wishes. Stuff like this is why Clooney "might be the classiest man in Hollywood," declare the experts at the... More »

What's Next for Oscar Winners

Upcoming projects for Jeff Bridges, Kathryn Bigelow, and more

(Newser) - They've won Oscars...now what? The Los Angeles Times reports on what's next for a few Academy Award winners:
  • Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal: The Hurt Locker director and screenwriter are collaborating again on Triple Frontier, a thriller set in South America. Bigelow will also direct the pilot for HBO's
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Oscar's Worth Depends on Your Agent

If actors are smart, they negotiate bonuses before filming starts

(Newser) - Figuring out the worth of an Oscar is tricky business, but the Vulture blog at New York gives it a try for some of this year's big winners. Jeff Bridges, for instance, likely picked up $125,000 for being nominated and another $125,000 for winning Best Actor. Those bonuses—... More »

The Hurt Locker Dominates as Bigelow Snags Best Director

First directing honors for a woman as Iraq thriller reaps 5 awards

(Newser) - The Iraq war thriller The Hurt Locker earned the Best Picture Academy Award tonight, and Kathryn Bigelow won for best director. Bigelow is the first woman in the 82-year history of the Oscars to earn Hollywood's top prize for filmmakers. Among those Bigelow beat were ex-husband James Cameron, the best... More »

Precious Romps at Spirit Awards

Bridges, Harrelson, Mo'Nique, Sidibe snag acting honors

(Newser) - Harlem drama Precious took the best picture prize as it dominated the Spirit Awards last night, winning four other honors that included trophies for best actress Gabourey Sidibe and best supporting actress Mo'Nique. Jeff Bridges won best actor for the country-music tale Crazy Heart, and Woody Harrelson won supporting actor... More »

Avatar, Hurt Locker Nab 9 Oscar Noms Each

Nine nominations each for Cameron, Bigelow films

(Newser) - The science-fiction sensation Avatar and the war-on-terror thriller The Hurt Locker lead the Academy Awards with nine nominations each, including best picture and director for James Cameron and ex-wife Kathryn Bigelow. Also nominated for best-picture: District 9; the animated comedy Up; the World War II saga Inglourious Basterds; the football... More »

Stars Remake 'We Are the World'

(Newser) - One hundred stars of stage and screen converged on Henson Studios in Los Angeles yesterday to record a new version of iconic 1985 hit "We Are the World." The all-new recording is designed to raise money for earthquake-ravaged Haiti. Once again produced by Quincy Jones, the song features... More »

Bridges, Bullock Continue Roll at SAG Awards

Sandra, Mo'Nique build momentum in run-up to Oscars

(Newser) - Jeff Bridges, Sandra Bullock, and Mo'Nique firmed up as Oscar favorites after picking up honors at the SAG Awards last night in an awards show oddly reminiscent of the Golden Globes—save Inglourious Basterds' triumph over Avatar for best ensemble performance. Calling her awards season success a "fluke,"... More »

Streep, Bullock, Hangover, Avatar Clean Up

Jeff Bridges, Mo'Nique, 'Mad Men,' 'Glee' also among winners

(Newser) - Avatar and The Hangover captured the top film awards, Meryl Streep and Drew Barrymore charmed with stream-of-consciousness acceptance speeches, and host Ricky Gervais generally behaved at tonight's Golden Globes ceremony. Jeff Bridges and Sandra Bullock established themselves as Academy Award favorites with victories in the leading dramatic role categories, as... More »

Want Shakespeare-Style Lebowski? You're in Luck

Retelling of Coen brothers cult classic has 'Knave,' not Dude

(Newser) - If “the Dude abides” isn’t Shakespearean enough for you, a young filmmaker has just the thing: Two Gentleman of Lebowski, a script that retells The Big Lebowski in a Bard-like fashion. So, instead of Walter saying the John Turturro character Jesus “served 6 months in Chino for... More »

New Lebowski Tome Worthy of the Dude

It's a little late, but the essays by college scholars come through

(Newser) - The Coen Brothers’ 1998 cult classic The Big Lebowski has a growing body of critical literature to support it, though like the Dude, it moves at an abiding pace. Out now is The Year’s Work in Lebowski Studies, a collection of papers from the Lebowski Fest in Louisville—in... More »

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