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GLAAD Media Awards 2015 Winners: Kerry Washington, ‘How to Get Away with Murder’ Honored (Complete List)

22 March 2015 12:52 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Actress Kerry Washington, director Roland Emmerich and TV hits including “How to Get Away with Murder” were saluted in Beverly Hills Saturday, as GLAAD held its annual Los Angeles Media Awards ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Washington accepted the Vanguard Award from presenter Ellen DeGeneres, a prize handed to a significant ally of the Lgbt community. She joins a prestigious group of former winners includuing Jennifer Aniston, Elizabeth Taylor, Aaron Spelling and Drew Barrymore. Emmerich received the Stephen F. Kolzak Award from Channing Tatum, highlighting those working to eliminate homophobia within the entertainment industry. Also Read: ABC Family’s »

- Matt Donnelly

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There's a Little Women Remake in the Works: Which Young Stars Should Play the March Sisters?!

19 March 2015 2:07 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Get ready for a new generation of March sisters! There's a Little Women remake happening, sources confirm to E! News. Former Sony executive Amy Pascal will reportedly produce this adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's book, and she won't be the first one to do so. There have been many Little Women remakes before—including a 1933 version starring Katharine Hepburn and a 1949 film starring Elizabeth Taylor—but the most recent 1994 adaptation is the one with which you're probably the most familiar... Yes, that Little Women remake, starring Winona Ryder (as Jo), Kirsten Dunst (Amy), Trini Alvarado (Meg) and Claire Danes (Beth) is a classic in its own right! Admittedly, it's going to be tough »

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'Little Women' Remake in the Works!

19 March 2015 3:33 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Over  20 years after Winona Ryder, Claire Danes and Kirsten Dunst made us sob in the 1994 drama Little Women, the classic tale is returning to the big screen once again.

Former Sony executive Amy Pascal will produce the remake for Sony Pictures, while Oscar nominated screenwriter Sarah Polley will adapt Louisa May Alcott's novel, TheWrap confirms.

Photos: Favorite Movie and TV Cast Reunions

The beloved story follows the March sisters as they live and grow up in a post-Civil War America.

Currently, the new Little Women movie will be an all-female undertaking. In addition to Polley adapting the female writer's work, Pascal will produce with Denise Di Novi and Robin Swicord.

Video: Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy Don't Want a Breakfast Club Remake

Little Women seems to be revived as a movie every few decades. Prior to the 1994 film, Katherine Hepburn starred in a version of Little Women in 1933, and Elizabeth Taylor did also in 1949.

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Oscar Winner Went All the Way from Wyler to Coppola in Film Career Spanning Half a Century

11 March 2015 2:18 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Teresa Wright and Matt Damon in 'The Rainmaker' Teresa Wright: From Marlon Brando to Matt Damon (See preceding post: "Teresa Wright vs. Samuel Goldwyn: Nasty Falling Out.") "I'd rather have luck than brains!" Teresa Wright was quoted as saying in the early 1950s. That's understandable, considering her post-Samuel Goldwyn choice of movie roles, some of which may have seemed promising on paper.[1] Wright was Marlon Brando's first Hollywood leading lady, but that didn't help her to bounce back following the very public spat with her former boss. After all, The Men was released before Elia Kazan's film version of A Streetcar Named Desire turned Brando into a major international star. Chances are that good film offers were scarce. After Wright's brief 1950 comeback, for the third time in less than a decade she would be gone from the big screen for more than a year. »

- Andre Soares

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Pop Culture History Lesson: 'We Are the World' Turns 30

6 March 2015 1:28 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

It's hard to bet on the future, but of this I'm certain: Three decades from now, I'll still know every lyric to "We Are the World."

Released 30 years ago this week, the chart-topping charity single occupies at least as much space in my brain as my second-grade teacher (who made our class sing it repeatedly) and my first Sony Walkman (purchased around the time of its release).

News: Pop Songs Meant For Other Singers

"We Are the World" wasn't just a pop-culture event; it was a bona fide movement. Inspired by the success of Band Aid's 1984 charity release, Do They Know It's Christmas?, entertainer and activist Harry Belafonte came up with the idea to record an American track for famine relief in Africa.

Quincy Jones and Michael Omartian produced the song, which was penned by two of the biggest musicians at the height of their fame: Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie. More than 45 other »

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Remembering Actress Wright: Made Oscar History in Unmatched Feat to This Day

4 March 2015 9:02 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Teresa Wright movies: Actress made Oscar history Teresa Wright, best remembered for her Oscar-winning performance in the World War II melodrama Mrs. Miniver and for her deceptively fragile, small-town heroine in Alfred Hitchcock's mystery-drama Shadow of a Doubt, died at age 86 ten years ago – on March 6, 2005. Throughout her nearly six-decade show business career, Wright was featured in nearly 30 films, dozens of television series and made-for-tv movies, and a whole array of stage productions. On the big screen, she played opposite some of the most important stars of the '40s and '50s. It's a long list, including Bette Davis, Greer Garson, Gary Cooper, Myrna Loy, Ray Milland, Fredric March, Jean Simmons, Marlon Brando, Dana Andrews, Lew Ayres, Cornel Wilde, Robert Mitchum, Spencer Tracy, Joseph Cotten, and David Niven. Also of note, Teresa Wright made Oscar history in the early '40s, when she was nominated for each of her first three movie roles. »

- Andre Soares

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Kerry Washington Honored by GLAAD

3 March 2015 7:44 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

GLAAD has chosen Kerry Washington as the recipient of its Vanguard Award for her work in promoting equality.

The honor will be presented at the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Beverly Hilton on March 21.

Previous Vanguard Award honorees include Jennifer Lopez, Kristin Chenoweth, Charlize Theron, Elizabeth Taylor, Antonio Banderas, Drew Barrymore, Janet Jackson, and Sharon Stone.

The organization noted that Washington became the first African American woman to a headline a network TV drama since 1974 when she took on the role of Olivia Pope on the Lgbt-inclusive show “Scandal.” It noted that she has “tirelessly” spoken out in support of full equality for Lgbt people and participated in GLAAD’s annual anti-bullying campaign, Spirit Day.

“Throughout her illustrious career, Kerry Washington has consistently brought life to characters that encourage acceptance of Lgbt people,” said GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis. “Her outspoken support for equality, both here at home and abroad, »

- Dave McNary

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Kerry Washington Honored by GLAAD

3 March 2015 7:44 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

GLAAD has chosen Kerry Washington as the recipient of its Vanguard Award for her work in promoting equality.

The honor will be presented at the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Beverly Hilton on March 21.

Previous Vanguard Award honorees include Jennifer Lopez, Kristin Chenoweth, Charlize Theron, Elizabeth Taylor, Antonio Banderas, Drew Barrymore, Janet Jackson, and Sharon Stone.

The organization noted that Washington became the first African American woman to a headline a network TV drama since 1974 when she took on the role of Olivia Pope on the Lgbt-inclusive show “Scandal.” It noted that she has “tirelessly” spoken out in support of full equality for Lgbt people and participated in GLAAD’s annual anti-bullying campaign, Spirit Day.

“Throughout her illustrious career, Kerry Washington has consistently brought life to characters that encourage acceptance of Lgbt people,” said GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis. “Her outspoken support for equality, both here at home and abroad, »

- Dave McNary

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Kerry Washington Being Honored at GLAAD Media Awards

3 March 2015 7:40 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Kerry Washington will receive the Vanguard Award at the 2015 GLAAD Media Awards, the Lgbt advocacy group announced Tuesday. The award is presented to media professionals who have made a significant difference in promoting equality. Previous Vanguard Award honorees include Jennifer Lopez, Kristin Chenoweth, Charlize Theron, Elizabeth Taylor, Antonio Banderas, Drew Barrymore, Janet Jackson and Sharon Stone. Also Read: 12 Worst Ways ‘Scandal’ Hides Kerry Washington’s Pregnancy (Photos) Washington became the first African American woman to a headline a network TV drama since 1974 when she took on the role of Olivia Pope on the Lgbt-inclusive show “Scandal,” which is executive produced. »

- Joe Otterson

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10 things you (probably) didn’t know about The Sound of Music

1 March 2015 9:30 PM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

It’s hard to believe, but The Sound of Music celebrates its 50th anniversary today. The Julie Andrews musical is one of the most memorable movies of all time. It’s also one of the most famous -- a bonafide classic that won five Oscars and an avalanche of critical acclaim. It’s perhaps no surprise then that the film is still enchanting audiences half a century on from its original release.

So to celebrate its big day – and because trivia really is one of our favourite things – here are ten things you probably didn’t know about The Sound of Music.

 

1. Christopher Plummer didn’t like the film

The film is beloved by generations of film fans, but one major Sound of Music naysayer? Christopher Plummer, one of the classic's biggest stars. The man who became famous for playing Mr. Von Trapp referred to the film as "The Sound of Mucus" whilst on set. »

- Daniel Bettridge

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13 Reasons Why Elizabeth Taylor Is Still the Queen of Hollywood

27 February 2015 1:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

It's time to raise your glass and rattle your jewelry for a birthday toast to Elizabeth Taylor, who'd have turned 83 on Feb. 27. Though memories of her begin to fade, the legacy of the woman who was perhaps the most beautiful, most popular, most everything movie star of all time remains as vivid as ever.

Younger moviegoers may wonder what all the fuss was about. Here, then, are 13 reasons why Taylor remains, decades after her prime and four years after her death, the queen of Hollywood.

1. In a way, she never left.

Even though she died in 2011, they're still showing her in commercials for her perfume, White Diamonds.

2. She's the original diva.

Long before Beyonce, the Kardashians, Jennifer Lopez, and other current divas, Taylor pretty much invented the concept that a celebrity's offscreen life was just as much a performance as onscreen, and just as much part of the job description. »

- Gary Susman

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Elizabeth Taylor's Estate Sues Christie's Over Sale of Her 'Taj Mahal' Diamond

26 February 2015 6:40 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

An ugly fight has broken out over one of the world's most beautiful jewels.  The estate of Elizabeth Taylor is suing Christie's auction house over the 2011 auction of the late actress's jewelry and other precious items. At issue, in particular, is the famed Taj Mahal diamond that Taylor received from husband Richard Burton on her 40th birthday.  The 17th-century diamond pendant sold for more than $8 million to an anonymous buyer, but that buyer later asked for the sale to be canceled, alleging that the jewel hadn't actually belonged to a Mughal emperor, reports the Los Angeles Times.  Christie's canceled the sale, »

- Tim Nudd, @nudd

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Elizabeth Taylor's Estate Sues Christie's Over Sale of Her 'Taj Mahal' Diamond

26 February 2015 6:40 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

An ugly fight has broken out over one of the world's most beautiful jewels.  The estate of Elizabeth Taylor is suing Christie's auction house, saying it botched the 2011 auction of the late actress's jewelry and other precious items. At issue, in particular, is the famed Taj Mahal diamond that Taylor received from husband Richard Burton on her 40th birthday.  The 17th-century diamond pendant sold for more than $8 million to an anonymous buyer, but that buyer later asked for the sale to be canceled, alleging that the jewel hadn't actually belonged to a Mughal emperor, reports the Los Angeles Times.  Christie's canceled the sale, »

- Tim Nudd, @nudd

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Elizabeth Taylor -- Family Jewels and a Ton of Cash Held Hostage ... Liz's Trust Sues

25 February 2015 3:00 PM, PST | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

One of Elizabeth Taylor's iconic jewelry pieces fetched almost $9 million in an auction -- but the buyer backed out, and now Liz's trust is suing famed auction house Christie's Inc. for screwing up the deal.   Lizzie's Taj Mahal diamond necklace -- a gift from Richard Burton -- was one of the items hawked during Christie's 2011 auction ... which took in a whopping $156,756,576. Problem is ... the guy who bid $8,818,500 for the necklace backed out because the »

- TMZ Staff

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Oscar No-Shows: 9 Winners Who Weren't There to Accept the Big Award

23 February 2015 4:45 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The Oscars sum up Hollywood quite tidily: The most popular people get together to find out who has been selected as being especially notable, and then everyone claps. If you're the type who likes attention - and let's face it, most who excel in Hollywood do - getting that moment onstage is a dream come true. Every now and then, however, an Oscar winner isn't present to receive his or her statuette. It's Hollywood heresy - the thought that someone would have somewhere more important to be than onstage, receiving applause. But it happens, and when it does, there's usually a good story behind it. »

- Drew Mackie, @drewgmackie

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Alfre Woodard Hosts Oscar’s Sistahs Soiree

19 February 2015 2:42 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Alfre Woodard threw her first Oscar’s Sistahs Soiree six years ago, when she had grown tired of everyone assuming actresses of color were in competition with each other. “Every time we hear each others’ names, it felt like it was one of our reps going, ‘If that b–tch turns it down, then you can have it!’” Woodard revealed at a cocktail gathering before the dinner. “I was like, wait a minute. When I hear my sisters’ names, I want to have a joyful feeling in my heart about it.”

There was nothing but joy evident in the cocktail party at the Beverly Wilshire held before the 28 invited guests headed into a private dinner. The room was loud with laughter and cheers as Woodard tried to find an area where she could talk. “You see how loud it gets!” she said with a laugh. “It’s always like this, »

- Jenelle Riley

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Louis Jourdan, Star of ‘Octopussy,’ ‘Gigi,’ Dies at 93

15 February 2015 12:30 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Louis Jourdan, who crafted a Hollywood acting career in the footsteps of fellow dapper Frenchmen Maurice Chevalier and Charles Boyer and is best remembered for the musical “Gigi” and as the villain in James Bond pic “Octopussy,” has died at 93. According to his friend and biographer Olivier Minne, he died Saturday at his home in Beverly Hills.

Jourdan offered a certain effortless charm that worked equally well in light heroic roles and more sinister ones.

“He was the last French figure of the Hollywood golden age. And he worked with so many of the greatest actors and directors,” said Minne, who is working on a documentary and a book about Jourdan.

In Vincente Minnelli’s 1958 musical confection “Gigi,” Jourdan starred with Leslie Caron and Chevalier in an effort from the “My Fair Lady” team of Lerner & Loewe, turning the Collette tale into a Frenchified version of “Pygmalion.” The New York Times said, »

- Carmel Dagan

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Louis Jourdan, Star of ‘Octopussy,’ ‘Gigi,’ Dies at 93

15 February 2015 12:30 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Louis Jourdan, who crafted a Hollywood acting career in the footsteps of fellow dapper Frenchmen Maurice Chevalier and Charles Boyer and is best remembered for the musical “Gigi” and as the villain in James Bond pic “Octopussy,” has died at 93. According to his friend and biographer Olivier Minne, he died Saturday at his home in Beverly Hills.

Jourdan offered a certain effortless charm that worked equally well in light heroic roles and more sinister ones.

“He was the last French figure of the Hollywood golden age. And he worked with so many of the greatest actors and directors,” said Minne, who is working on a documentary and a book about Jourdan.

In Vincente Minnelli’s 1958 musical confection “Gigi,” Jourdan starred with Leslie Caron and Chevalier in an effort from the “My Fair Lady” team of Lerner & Loewe, turning the Collette tale into a Frenchified version of “Pygmalion.” The New York Times said, »

- Carmel Dagan

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Coronation Street: a mini-bus crash rocks the cobbles

11 February 2015 1:00 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Tracey saves Carla’s life in Weatherfield, Dean’s days are numbered in EastEnders and Charity is sent down for two years in Emmerdale

People of Coronation Street, give thanks to Beth’s life-saving shoe. Just as the staff of Underworld got glammed up to watch Carla pick up the award for “north-west ballbreaker of the year” or something at a fancy hotel, Beth came a cropper. There she was, warming up with a refreshed frug to Tina Charles in her living room, when she took a tumble on a stray bit of carpet. Curse those vertiginous wedges, but at least spraining her ankle and missing that bus meant she’d be safe from any unglamorous scenes where her hairdo was ruined and her life hung in the balance.

Because, yes, it was time for the Big Corrie Crash, in which a minibus full of revellers ended up perched on a cliff-edge. »

- Hannah Verdier

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Lupita Nyong'o on Stardom: 'When I Don't Feel Like Being Famous, I Still Am'

10 February 2015 11:40 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Lupita Nyong'o likes being famous - that is, until she has to use the bathroom at Starbucks. "The not-so-fun part of all this is that when I don't feel like being famous, I still am," Nyong'o tells Lucky for its March cover story. "When you're in the middle of Manhattan and you have to pop into Starbucks to use the restroom and everyone recognizes you when you're waiting in line, it's awkward," she adds. Being a celebrity and feeling the need to constantly get all done up is sometimes difficult for the Oscar-winning actress, who admitted that her mom didn't »

- Alexandra Zaslow, @alexandrazaslow

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