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Review Of The Year

31 December 2010 7:57 AM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

It's been an incredible year in the world of showbiz, with the usual headline-grabbing antics, scandal, sleaze, celebrity births, star weddings, and bitter break-ups. Here, WENN takes a look back at the first six months of 2010...


Matthew McConaughey became the first new celebrity dad of 2010 when he and Camila Alves welcomed baby Vida into the world, but they weren't the only couple celebrating births. Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell experienced the joys of fatherhood all over again, while supermodel Claudia Schiffer and actress Monica Bellucci were bursting with excitement after announcing their pregnancies.

Love was certainly in the air - actor Josh Duhamel renewed his vows with Fergie, and British model Sophie Dahl became Mrs. Jamie Cullum. Russell Brand confirmed plans to wed Katy Perry, and Michael Buble got down on bended knee to propose to model Luisana Lopilato.

The same couldn't be said for Charlize Theron and Stuart Townsend - they called it quits after nine years together. A cancer-stricken Dennis Hopper filed for divorce from his wife, and sporting pair Chris Evert and Greg Norman finalised the dissolution of their 18-month marriage.

There were new troubles for embattled celebrity offspring - Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O'Neal's boy Redmond was jailed after another drugs bust, and the future was bleak for Michael Douglas' actor son Cameron, who prepared for a lengthy prison sentence after pleading guilty to drug trafficking charges.

Meanwhile, illusionist David Copperfield was cleared of rape allegations, and actor Rip Torn was arrested after he was found passed out on the floor of a Connecticut bank, clutching a gun. Diff'rent Strokes star Gary Coleman was arrested on allegations of domestic assault and then hospitalised following a number of seizures.

Bad health also struck Dexter's Michael C. Hall, who was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma, just as Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber revealed he had overcome prostate cancer.

The music industry mourned the death of R&B legend Teddy Pendergrass when he lost his battle with colon cancer, while the literary world was hit hard with the passing of beloved author J.D. Salinger.

Awards season was in full swing and Beyonce, Kings of Leon and Taylor Swift ruled the 2010 Grammy Awards, while director James Cameron's Avatar collected top honours at the Golden Globes and the Critics' Choice Movie Awards.

In the TV world, Simon Cowell confirmed he was stepping down as an American Idol judge, Miley Cyrus announced she was turning her back on Hannah Montana, and Ugly Betty got the axe from network executives.

Elsewhere, George Clooney led the Hope For Haiti Now telethon to raise funds for the Haitian victims of the 12 January earthquake, enlisting pals Jack Nicholson, Ben Affleck and Mel Gibson to man the phones as Madonna, Bono and Beyonce performed for charity. Clooney, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Sandra Bullock and Gisele Bundchen all led by example and donated huge sums to the relief efforts, and the telethon raised more than $57 million (£35.6 million).

Jessica Biel and Emile Hirsch fronted another big charity drive when they joined a team of stars to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, drawing attention to Africa's chronic water shortage. They reached the Tanzanian peak for the Summit on the Summit: Kilimanjaro campaign on 12 January, six days after embarking on the challenge.


February was marked by tragedy when celebrated fashion designer Alexander Mcqueen was found dead after hanging himself at his London home. Meanwhile, investigations into Michael Jackson’s death in June, 2009 loomed as coroner’s officials determined acute intoxication of powerful anaesthetic Propofol was the cause. The ruling prompted prosecutors to file involuntary manslaughter charges against his former doctor Conrad Murray. Officials also ruled Brittany Murphy’s death in December, 2009 was accidental and caused by pneumonia, aided by anaemia and drug intoxication. Andrew Koenig’s family continued to mourn after his body was found in Vancouver following an apparent suicide. Marie Osmond also grieved the apparent suicide death of her 18-year-old son.

Nancy Kerrigan’s family was rocked by controversy after her brother, Mark, became the target of an investigation of their father’s homicide. Meanwhile, Etta James’ son revealed the singer had been secretly battling Alzheimer's disease for more than a year.

But there were still celebrations in Hollywood. James Cameron’s sci-fi film Avatar became the highest grossing movie in the U.S. and the U.K. His ex-wife, Kathryn Bigelow, had something to boast about too when her war drama, The Hurt Locker, scored nine Oscar nods, the same amount as Cameron’s cinematic sensation. She also won top awards at the BAFTAs.

The world watched as Canada's brightest stars including Bryan Adams, Nelly Furtado, K.D. lang and Joni Mitchell teamed up to help launch the Winter Olympics in the country. And in London, Lady Gaga walked away with the Brit Awards’ top honours. Beatles drummer Ringo Starr unveiled his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and The Beatles' favourite recording studio Abbey Road was awarded historic status by the British government. Celine Dion, Kanye West, and Jennifer Hudson were among singers who recorded vocals for Quincy Jones and Lionel Richie's revamped We Are The World track to raise money for earthquake-ravaged Haiti. The country's biggest celebrity activist Sean Penn was caught in controversy and charged with criminal battery and vandalism following a violent run-in with a paparazzo, while Lil Wayne celebrated winning a postponement on his prison sentence for weapons possession.

It was a romantic month for several stars who announced plans to wed, including Nicole Richie and Joel Madden, Hilary Duff and ice hockey ace Mike Comrie, and Dave Annabelle and Odette Yustman. Kristen Bell revealed boyfriend Dax Shepard had proposed back in December, 2009. Meanwhile, Sienna Miller, who called off her engagement to Jude Law in 2006, rekindled her romance with the actor. Several stars welcomed bundles of joy, including Padma Lakshmi, Boris Becker, Sarah Jane Morris and Gary Busey. February wasn’t such a loved-up month for Ryan Phillippe and Abbie Cornish, or Cheryl Cole and her soccer star husband Ashley - both couples split. John Mayer risked the wrath of ex Jessica Simpson after referring to her as “sexual napalm”.

Public scandal took over headlines when Tiger Woods finally addressed reports he cheated on ex-wife Elin Nordegren with several mistresses and announced plans to return to rehab for sex therapy. Exes waged war in court, including Dennis Hopper, who won a restraining order against his estranged wife. Charlie Sheen was charged with felony menacing, third degree assault and misdemeanour criminal mischief stemming from an alleged altercation with his now-estranged wife, Brooke Mueller. Both parties checked in to rehab.


It was a shocking way to start the spring as March saw two of Hollywood's biggest star couples announce break-ups - Kate Winslet parted ways with her second husband Sam Mendes after seven years and Sandra Bullock's Oscar win was overshadowed after she found out partner Jesse James had cheated on her.

March wasn't any better for Take That's Mark Owen, who was also accused of cheating on his longtime girlfriend Emma Ferguson with 10 women - and he later revealed he's a struggling alcoholic and checked himself into rehab.

More scandals came as the month progressed, with fiery supermodel Naomi Campbell accused of attacking her driver by striking him on the head, and Michael Jackson's mum Katherine visited by welfare officials in Los Angeles over allegations one of her grandkids had purchased a stun gun.

Rapper J-Kwon was reported as a missing person after he failed to get in contact with his loved ones for more than a month, and reclusive R&B star D'Angelo was arrested in New York for offering an undercover cop cash for oral sex.

Other stars facing a tough time included Lil Wayne, who began an eight-month stretch behind bars stemming from a 2007 weapon possession arrest, and Lindsay Lohan, who had a fashion flop on her hands after being axed as the artistic advisor of style house Emanuel Ungaro following a slated catwalk collection.

But it wasn't all doom and gloom - Kathryn Bigelow made Oscars history when she became the first female to land the top director Academy Award for her war movie The Hurt Locker, beating ex-husband James Cameron in the process. Music mogul Simon Cowell confirmed his engagement to make-up artist Mezhgan Hussainy while others to put a ring on it included Friends star David Schwimmer, who proposed to his photographer girlfriend Zoe Buckman, and Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher, who enjoyed a small private wedding ceremony in Paris, France.

There was also a string of spring babies - Shakespeare In Love star Joseph Fiennes became a first-time father after welcoming a daughter, while Kevin Costner announced he was set to become a dad for a seventh time. Hollywood stars Eric Dane and Rebecca Gayheart also became parents for the first time after the actress gave birth to a baby girl.

While March saw ups and downs for some of Tinseltown's finest, others were looking on the bright side - Ricky Martin confirmed the worst kept secret in pop by announcing he's homosexual, while Will & Grace star Sean Hayes also decided to come out of the closet and spoke for the first time about his sexuality.

Every fan of 1980s movies was left devastated after hearing Corey Haim had died from a drug overdose - the Lost Boys star was aged 38. The month also saw the passings of Little Women star Richard Stapley, veteran British actor Martin Benson and beloved U.S. TV star Fess Parker.


The eruption of a volcano in Iceland at the end of March meant the following month was dogged by stories of stranded stars as a giant ash cloud swept over northern Europe and closed airports across the continent.

California's Coachella festival was under threat as a number of acts cancelled their slots when they were unable to fly out to the U.S.

Several movie premieres were also affected in the chaos - the Iron Man 2 red carpet event in London was moved to Los Angeles when stars including Robert Downey, Jr. were unable to jet to Britain. Miley Cyrus also scrapped plans to unveil her film The Last Song in the British capital due to the cancelled flights.

TV stars Chace Crawford and Kiefer Sutherland were both stranded in London after the ash cloud hit, and the 24 actor made the most of his extended stay by taking trips to some of Britain's best-known landmarks, including a day out to visit Stonehenge.

But many celebrities refused to let a little bit of volcano ash get in the way of their work - Metallica continued their tour by swapping planes for roads and railways, while Status Quo drove back to Britain after finding themselves stuck in Russia. John Cleese was stranded in Norway, so he paid $4,950 (£3,300) for a taxi to take him to Belgium, where he caught a train back to London.

In non-volcano-related news, Sandra Bullock sent shockwaves through the showbiz world when she came out fighting after her husband Jesse James' cheating scandal in March. The Oscar winner announced she had filed for divorce and stunned the world by revealing she had also adopted a baby son, Louis. Bullock admitted the couple had taken charge of their new son back in January, but kept the news quiet and after splitting from James she resolved to raise the baby on her own.

Another high profile celebrity split hit headlines when Mel Gibson ended his year-long romance with Russian musician Oksana Grigorieva, the mother of his baby daughter, Lucia. The couple didn't give a reason for the break-up, but Grigorieva subsequently hinted "you will find out everything quite soon". Jim Carrey and Jenny Mccarthy also ended their five-year romance.

The music world was rocked when Brett Michaels suffered two serious health scares in April. The Poison rocker was admitted to hospital for an emergency appendectomy at the beginning of the month and just weeks later he collapsed after suffering a brain haemorrhage. The rocker was in a critical condition, but slowly began his recovery. Another shock for music fans came with the death of former Sex Pistols manager and punk icon Malcolm Mclaren, who lost his battle with cancer.

April was a sad month for Dynasty fans after two of the show's former stars died within days of each other. John Forsythe passed away from complications relating to pneumonia and his death was followed by the passing of his onscreen brother Christopher Cazenove, who lost a battle with blood poisoning just six days later.

The scandal of the month came when Desperate Housewives actress Nicollette Sheridan filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the show's creator, Marc Cherry. The actress claimed he slapped her during an argument over the script and then fired her when she complained to producers.

Sheridan's co-stars, Teri Hatcher, Eva Longoria Parker, Felicity Huffman and Marcia CrosS, all took Cherry's side.


There were wedding bells this month for Scissor Sisters singer Ana Matronic and her boyfriend Seth Kirby, and actors Seth Green and Clare Grant. Meanwhile, Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon sealed their love by renewing their wedding vows for the third time.

May was not such a happy month for Boyzone singer Ronan Keating, who split from his wife Yvonne, and he wasn't the only one facing heartache - former Bond girl Halle Berry split from Gabriel Aubry after more than four years together, and Buffy The Vampire Slayer star David Boreanaz's marriage was plunged into crisis when he admitted cheating on his wife.

Several stars heard the pitter-patter of tiny feet this month - Monica Bellucci gave birth to her second daughter, Leonie, supermodel Claudia Schiffer delivered her third child, daughter Cosima, and Amy Adams became a first-time mum after giving birth to daughter Aviana.

John Travolta and his wife Kelly Preston had something to smile about after the death of son Jett in 2009, when they confirmed the actress was expecting another child, and it was double joy for singer Alicia Keys - she became engaged to producer Swizz Beatz and announced her pregnancy.

Meanwhile, Hollywood paid tribute to legendary actor Dennis Hopper when he died at the age of 74 after a battle against prostate cancer, and Diff'rent Strokes star Gary Coleman passed away at the age of 42 after suffering a brain haemorrhage in a fall at his home.

There was further tragedy for the Redgrave dynasty when Lynn Redgrave died aged 67 after a long battle with breast cancer, and Brittany Murphy's grieving widower Simon Monjack was found dead at his home.

The rock world was plunged into mourning when Ronnie James Dio lost his battle with stomach cancer at the age of 67, swiftly followed by the sudden death of Slipknot bassist Paul Gray, 38, who was found dead in a hotel room in Iowa after an accidental drug overdose.

Former The Temptations star Ali-Ollie Woodson died from leukaemia, aged 58, and veteran actress/singer Lena Horne succumbed to heart failure at 92.

On the scandal front, Charlie Sheen's troubles mounted when he surrendered legal custody of his two children with ex-wife Denise Richards, and Miley Cyrus showed she's growing up fast when she was caught on camera dirty dancing with a 44-year-old movie producer in a nightclub. Lindsay Lohan was ordered by a court to wear an alcohol-monitoring ankle tag in a bid to help beat her drink and drug demons, and troubled actor Michael Madsen was hospitalised following a nine-day booze binge in Britain.

Bono was rushed to hospital for emergency surgery on his back, leading to the cancellation of U2's hotly-anticipated Glastonbury headline slot the following month.


June was a bumper wedding month with Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green marrying on a beach in Hawaii, while Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart wed after seven years together. Gemma Arterton married Stefano Catelli, and Alanis Morissette married Mc Souleye. British newsman Piers Morgan wed Celia Walden and Mena Suvari married music producer Simone Sestitos. Glee star Jane Lynch married Lara Embry in a civil partnership ceremony – and love was also in the air for Orlando Bloom, who announced his engagement to longterm girlfriend Miranda Kerr.

Ugly Betty star America Ferrera became engaged to Ryan Piers Williams, while Kate Hudson hit headlines when she started dating Muse frontman Matt Bellamy.

It was a baby boom month - Kevin Costner became a dad for the seventh time, Sheryl Crow adopted her second son, director Sofia Coppola welcomed another daughter, and R&B star Ne-Yo announced he is to be a father for the first time.

June was not such a good month love wise for actor Mark-Paul Gosselaar, who filed for divorce from his wife of 13 years. Meanwhile British singer Leona Lewis split from her childhood sweetheart and Twilight's Nikki Reed broke up with Paris Latsis. Brandy's romance with rapper Flo Rida came to an end, Welsh singer Charlotte Church split from fiance Gavin Henson, and former U.S. vice president Al Gore split from his wife of 40 years.

Rock stars were in mourning when former Stereophonics star Stuart Cable passed away, former The Kinks bassist Pete Quaife also died, and country music legend Jimmy Dean passed away at the age of 81. Hollywood was saddened when Golden Girls star Rue McClanahan died aged 76 after suffering a major stroke and actor/director Corey Allen passed away. Zorro star Eugenia Paul also died at the age of 75.

June also caused havoc for the music industry with numerous gigs being axed - Drake, Jay-z, Ke$ha and Grace Jones all had to cancel shows, while illness caused cancellations for John Mayer, Cher and Wolfmother, and Sum 41 brought the curtain down on their European tour after Steve Jocz was involved in a car crash.

Gossip Girl star Chace Crawford was in the news following his arrest for pot possession, while Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil and The Sopranos star Joseph Gannascoli were arrested separately on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI). Meanwhile it was also another DUI arrest for actor Chris Klein - he then checked himself into a rehabilitation facility to deal with alcohol addiction later in the month.

Incarcerated rapper Lil Wayne's troubles worsened - he was sentenced to three years probation after striking a plea deal with U.S. prosecutors in relation to a 2008 drugs charge.

Other notable events in June included the launch of the soccer World Cup tournament, which saw stars including the Black Eyed Peas, Shakira, Alicia Keys and John Legend perform at the opening ceremony in South Africa. There was also a flurry of tributes on the one-year anniversary of Michael Jackson's death, and Larry King announced plans to retire from his 25-year run as the host of CNN talk show Larry King Live.

A number of awards were also handed out - The Twilight Saga: New Moon was the big winner at the MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles, picking up four honours, while Sandra Bullock and Scarlett Johansson caused a stir by locking lips onstage at the ceremony. Chris Brown stole the show at the 2010 Bet Awards when he performed a dance tribute to Michael Jackson, while Alicia Keys and Drake were crowned the big winners. »

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The 100 Hottest Celeb Bikini Pics Of 2010

31 December 2010 6:00 AM, PST | | See recent news »

You’ve just about made it through another holiday season full of tons of food, holiday traffic and crazy cousins. Congrats! Now it’s time to ring in the new year with the 100 hottest celebrity bikini pictures of the year. You’re welcome! Our gallery is ordered from one to 100, with #1 being the hottest. Miranda Kerr is the reigning champ from 2009 — not even Vanessa Minnillo in a skimpy pink bikini could topple her in 2010. Enjoy! 1. Miranda Kerr 2. Vanessa Minnillo (More Vanessa Minnillo bikini pictures) 3. Kim Kardashian 4. Kim Kardashian (More Kim Kardashian bikini pictures) 5. Brooklyn Decker (More Brooklyn Decker bikini pictures) 6. Bar Refaeli (More Bar Refaeli bikini pictures) 7. Alessandra Ambrosio 8. Gisele Bundchen (More Gisele Bundchen bikini pictures) 9. Rihanna (More Rihanna bikini pictures) 10. Katy Perry (More Katy Perry bikini pictures) 11. Megan Fox (More Megan Fox bikini pictures) 12. Cassie 13. Demi Lovato 14. Coco (More Coco bikini pictures) 15. Justin Bieber (More Justin Bieber beach pictures »

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Happy Birthday Jude Law! Today You Are 38. Dec 29th.

29 December 2010 5:45 AM, PST | HollywoodLife | See recent HollywoodLife news »

One of the most charming Brit’s in Hollywood, you can still make us swoon over and over again!

Jude, your girlfriend Sienna Miller’s birthday is the day before yours so are both undoubtedly, celebrating this week together! You are lucky she gave you a second chance after you cheated on her the first time around so this year really focus on being a loyal and caring partner to her. She deserves it and she seems to make you happier than ever! has all the details.

Happy Birthday, Jude Law! No matter how well your latest film ends up doing at the box office, bigger and better things are to come. The first three months of the year see you signing on to even bigger projects, including word of a role that might be your ticket to the Oscars; springtime looks to bring even more professional triumphs! »

- HL Intern

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Before Natalie Portman Was Pregnant And Engaged, She Was The Star Of Devendra Banhart's 'Carmensita'

28 December 2010 11:30 AM, PST | MTV Newsroom | See recent MTV Newsroom news »

There was a lot of baby-related news that spread across the Internet yesterday, as not only did the entertainment world celebrate the birth of Alanis Morissette's son but also congratulated Natalie Portman on her pregnancy. The actress is a few months along with her first child with fiancé Benjamin Millepied, who she met while working on "Black Swan" (Millepied choreographed the dances and also played Portman's dance partner).

Ever since the star first established herself as a player with her performance in "Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace" (the one bright spot in that film), she has made a habit out of mixing business with pleasure. She dated "Star Wars" co-star Hayden Christensen for a while, and has been romantically linked with Jude Law (with whom she starred in the 2004 film "Closer") and Jake Gyllenhaal (the two worked together on 2009's "Brothers").

But before Millepied, the most »

- Kyle Anderson

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Happy Birthday Sienna Miller! Today You Are 29, Dec 28th.

28 December 2010 4:55 AM, PST | HollywoodLife | See recent HollywoodLife news »

You are one of the most fashionable and effortlessly cool chicks in Hollywood and you always seem to have a smile your face!

Sienna, as you round out your twenties,  it’s wonderful to see that you and Jude Law have reconnected and are happier than ever. This year, you may be anxious to settle down and make it official but try to take your time to ensure this relationship the second time around is solid. If you take things slow, you will undoubtedly find lasting love. has all the details.

Happy Birthday, Sienna Miller! The first three months of the coming year will see more professional success for you, leading to even more high-profile roles throughout the last third of the year — and into the next. In fact, expect this to be your best professional year ever, with bigger film roles and a major award nomination.

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'Holiday' poll: Who'd you like to show up at your cottage door -- Daniel Craig or Jude Law?

27 December 2010 8:21 AM, PST | - PopWatch | See recent - PopWatch news »

Have the photos of Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz, costars of the upcoming drama Dream House, walking hand-in-hand over the holidays in the snowy English countryside as they reportedly shared a “cottage hideaway” made anyone else think of Jude Law and Cameron Diaz in the movie The Holiday, then spend a good 60 seconds debating whether you’d prefer to open your English cottage door and find Craig or Law standing there? No? Just me? Well, do it now. PopWatch poll! (The New York Office is Snowed In Edition!) It’s a tough call: I know how luminous Law looks in Holiday lighting, »

- Mandi Bierly

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Matt Damon Confirms Steven Soderbergh’s Impending Retirement

23 December 2010 8:02 AM, PST | | See recent Screen Rant news »

Early retirements are common in the lucrative world of professional sports, even if many of them are only temporary (I’m looking at you Brett Favre). But these athletes tend to announce their surprise retirements at the last minute. Now, the entertainment industry is experiencing its own bout with a potential early retiree. Recent developments suggest filmmaker Steven Soderbergh is serious about his past claims of leaving show biz behind.

Soderbergh has been in Chicago for some time now filming Contagion. The potential blockbuster has an all-star cast that includes Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Marion Cotillard, Jude Law, Laurence Fishburne and Gwenyth Paltrow. Damon recently spoke with the L.A. Times about Soderbergh’s immediate future.

Damon and Soderbergh have worked together on a number of films including Ocean’s 11-13 and The ...

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The Notable Films of 2011: Part Three

22 December 2010 9:59 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Catch .44

Opens: 2011

Cast: Forest Whitaker, Bruce Willis, Malin Akerman, Nikki Reed, Deborah Ann Woll

Director: Aaron Harvey

Summary: The story focuses on three women being thrust into an extraordinary situation involving a psychopathic hitman, a grizzled trucker and a delusional line cook.

Analysis: Oddly little is known about this indie crime comedy aside from the three lead female roles have gone through more than a couple of rounds of casting musical chairs. The likes of Maggie Grace, Kate Mara, Laura Ramsey, Sarah Roemer, Lizzy Caplan and Lauren German were all attached at one point or another before the final trio of Malin Akerman ("Watchmen"), Nikki Reed ("Twilight") and Deborah Ann Woll ("True Blood") were settled on.

Bruce Willis, Forest Whitaker, Michael Rosenbaum and Brad Dourif also star with Willis as a crime boss behind everything that happens and Whitaker as a dangerously unstable assassin. Aaron Harvey, who last directed »

- Garth Franklin

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The Notable Films of 2011: Part Three

22 December 2010 9:59 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Catch .44

Opens: 2011

Cast: Forest Whitaker, Bruce Willis, Malin Akerman, Nikki Reed, Deborah Ann Woll

Director: Aaron Harvey

Summary: The story focuses on three women being thrust into an extraordinary situation involving a psychopathic hitman, a grizzled trucker and a delusional line cook.

Analysis: Oddly little is known about this indie crime comedy aside from the three lead female roles have gone through more than a couple of rounds of casting musical chairs. The likes of Maggie Grace, Kate Mara, Laura Ramsey, Sarah Roemer, Lizzy Caplan and Lauren German were all attached at one point or another before the final trio of Malin Akerman ("Watchmen"), Nikki Reed ("Twilight") and Deborah Ann Woll ("True Blood") were settled on.

Bruce Willis, Forest Whitaker, Michael Rosenbaum and Brad Dourif also star with Willis as a crime boss behind everything that happens and Whitaker as a dangerously unstable assassin. Aaron Harvey, who last directed »

- Garth Franklin

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Matt Damon Says Steven Soderbergh Will Retire Soon

22 December 2010 8:13 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Director Steven Soderbergh is currently shooting his next film, Contagion, in Chicago with stars Matt Damon, Marion Cotillard, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Kate Winslet.  But from the sound of it, Contagion may be among Soderbergh's last endeavors as a filmmaker.  Damon explains: “After this movie [Soderbergh and I] are doing Liberace next summer with Michael Douglas, and then he might do one more movie after that with George [Clooney], and then after that he’s retiring." More after the jump: The news is, on the surface, a surprise.  At 47, Soderbergh is still young and notably proficient: he has directed thirteen features since 2000, with two more on the way in 2011 (Contagion and Haywire).  But in the context of Soderbergh's style, with his fixture on form and technique, it starts to make sense.  Damon shared a telling anecdote with 24 Frames, following his work with noted octogonerian  Clint Eastwood on Hereafter. "After I worked »

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Damon Albarn To Score Short Film 'The Boy In The Oak,' Narrated By Jude Law

22 December 2010 7:05 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Sibling rivalry doesn't seem to be a phrase that exists between Damon Albarn and his sister, Jessica Albarn. The latter, an accomplished visual artist, recently released the children's book "The Boy In The Oak" to solid reviews, and it's already making the leap to a film adaptation with some pretty strong talent behind it. Jude Law has stepped up to narrate the forthcoming short film that will be directed by commercial helmer Luke Losey, who has also directed videos for Orbital and Mercury Rev. But the biggest coup? Jessica's brother Damon Albarn, who plays around in a couple of groups… »

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Sienna Jets In to Join Jude and His Kids in Snowy London

20 December 2010 3:00 PM, PST | | See recent Popsugar news »

Sienna Miller caught a flight out of Lax last week, luckily landing in London before the weekend snowfall ending up closing Heathrow airport yesterday. She was able to join Jude Law in England, where they're apparently setting up home in their new $12 million mansion. Sienna skipped out on the fun today as Jude headed over to Primrose Hill to sled with children Rudy, Iris, and Rafferty. He and Sienna are wrapping up a year full of bikini and shirtless getaways in weather much warmer than the current temperatures in the UK. Sienna and Jude have already started celebrating the Christmas season, though she's apparently not joining him on the big day with his ex-wife, Sadie Frost. View Slideshow › »

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Best of 2010: Who's Your Favorite Shirtless Guy of the Year?

20 December 2010 12:09 PM, PST | | See recent Popsugar news »

2010 was a great year for shirtless guys! From the beach to film sets, Hollywood's sexiest hunks were all about showing off their hard-earned abs, and we didn't mind sneaking a peek. The tough part is deciding which guy gets the honor of hottest of the year, and we're leaving it up to you to decide. Taylor Lautner took home the title in our Hottest Shirtless Guy Bracket, but there are plenty of other muscly men to choose from - so tell us, who is your pick? Don't miss all the Best of 2010 coverage, polls, slideshows, and more on the PopSugar Network! Best of 2010: Who's Your Favorite Shirtless Guy of the Year? Chace Crawford - His hot body is something to gossip about. Reggie Bush - That six-pack deserves the title. Josh Hartnett - I love a laid-back shirtless guy. Jude Law - The only thing sexier than his accent are his abs. »

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Top 10 underrated performances of 2010

20 December 2010 3:17 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

As 2010 draws to a close, we celebrate the year's 10 most underrated performances...

As we head into awards season, the likes of Colin Firth and Helena Bonham Carter are hotly tipped to pick up nominations at the very least, if not actual gongs for their acting in The King's Speech. Christian Bale made a big old physical transformation for The Fighter, as did Natalie Portman for Black Swan. But those two films won't come out until 2011 in the UK, and nor will The King's Speech.

The tendency is to award stuff that comes out at the very end of the year, and so a lot of good performances earlier in the movie calendar are forgotten. Most of these actors didn't undergo gruelling physical transformations or star in the kind of film that Oscar likes to reward. They were just good. Maybe not Oscar good, but they were undervalued, either in reviews »

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Kate Moss Moving From Her 'Jinxed' House

20 December 2010 2:08 AM, PST | Celebrity Mania | See recent Celebrity Mania news »

Kate Moss is moving from her "jinxed" London house. The model has spent 7.5 million pounds on a seven-bedroom new house in the Highgate area of the British capital after a run of bad luck at her old home in nearby St. John's Wood.

"Kate spent big money giving her old place a makeover after it was burgled, then flooded," a source said. "But she still never quite felt at home there and called it her 'jinxed house'."

Kate, who lives with her partner Jamie Hince and her eight-year-old daughter Lila, was encouraged to move to the area by Jude Law and Sienna Miller, who moved there from north London's Primrose Hill, which was previously infamous as one of the favorite haunts of the supermodel and her friends.

The source added to The Sun newspaper, "Jude and Sienna have been talking up Highgate and encouraged her to move to the area. »


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Kate Moss splurges œ7.5million on new home

20 December 2010 12:54 AM, PST | | See recent RealBollywood news »

London, Dec 20 – Kate Moss has forked out 7.5 million pounds on a new seven-bedroom home.

er home, in an exclusive part of Highgate in London, is near the A-list couple, Jude Law and Sienna Miller, reports the Sun.

“Kate spent big money giving her old place a makeover after it was burgled, then flooded. But she still never quite felt at home there and called it. »

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Miller And Law 'Move In Together'

18 December 2010 6:01 AM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Sienna Miller and Jude Law have sealed their revived romance by purchasing a luxurious London home together, according to a U.K. report.

The Alfie co-stars called off their engagement in 2006 shortly after Law's alleged affair with his children's nanny was exposed in the tabloids, but they reunited last year and went public with their rekindled relationship in May.

The British actors are now said to have stepped up their romance by purchasing a $12 million (£8 million) home in north London, which they moved into last month, according to the U.K.'s Daily Mail.

Miller recently dismissed rumours the couple secretly married during a holiday in Laos in April, insisting they just had their relationship "blessed". »

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Sienna Miller Heads Home to London to Wrap Up Her Big Year

17 December 2010 11:05 AM, PST | | See recent Popsugar news »

Sienna Miller landed at Heathrow Airport in London this morning after catching a flight from La last night. She traveled in a cute Fall cape, showing off the style that secured her spot as a best-dressed Brit. Sienna also made the cut for one of the hottest bikini moments of the year, but the news that nabbed her the biggest headline was her reunion with Jude Law. The adorable on-again couple are getting into the holiday spirit as they prepare to ring in 2011, which is already shaping up to be a good year for the duo. Sienna is set to star in a new film, while Jude will return to the big screen with his Sherlock Holmes sequel. View Slideshow › »

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Mel Gibson: the year of living disastrously

16 December 2010 4:00 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

From a charismatic star to a pariah infamous for his racist outbursts, Mel Gibson's fall from grace has been spectacular. But can Hollywood live without him?

Mel Gibson has been a repellent human being for so long it is getting hard to remember when he was not. But once upon a time, Gibson was positively adored, the hottest thing since sliced bread. As the historian Ajp Taylor once put it, when something is now very much in the past, it is hard to remember that it was once still in the future. Thus it will shock many to learn that Gibson, like Paul McCartney and Sting and even Madonna, was once a breath of fresh air.

When Mad Max first started making the circuit in 1979, hipsters were all over it. Gibson also won over critics' hearts with his top-notch performances in Gallipoli and The Year of Living Dangerously, both directed by the very young, »

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Biggest Headline of 2010: Sienna and Jude Celebrate Their Reunion With Bikinis, Vacations, and Kisses

16 December 2010 2:05 PM, PST | | See recent Popsugar news »

Sienna Miller and Jude Law got back together in late 2009 following his disastrous love-child fiasco and her PR nightmare of an affair with married Balthazar Getty. Jude and Sienna, who broke up in 2005 following his dalliance with his oldest children's nanny, didn't waste time once they reunited. They went from a triumphant appearance at the Met Ball onto shirtless- and bikini-filled vacations amid rumors of their renewed plans to marry. It was a whirlwind year full of skin, style, and Pda - click through to see Sienna and Jude's 12 months in photos. View Slideshow › »

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