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Natalie Portman Remembers How Mike Nichols Saved Her from 'Star Wars'

8 hours ago | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Vulture has an article featuring Robert Redford, Julia Roberts, Eric Idle and Natalie Portman remembering the late Mike Nichols and the effect he had on their lives and careers and an interesting passage comes via Portman who remembers how Nichols helped her find work after starring in George Lucas' Star Wars prequels. Star Wars had come out around the time of 'Seagull', and everyone thought I was a horrible actress. I was in the biggest-grossing movie of the decade, and no director wanted to work with me. Mike wrote a letter to Anthony Minghella and said, "Put her in Cold Mountain, I vouch for her." And then Anthony passed me on to Tom Tykwer, who passed me on to the Wachowskis. Portman, of course, would later star in Closer for Nichols, for which she won a Golden Globe and would be nominated for an Oscar, but to the point »

- Brad Brevet

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Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel Not Getting Divorce, Despite Star Report

8 hours ago | GossipCop | See recent GossipCop news »

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel are Not getting a divorce. The new Star cover story might claim they're getting divorced, but the magazine claimed in earlier cover stories this year that Julia Roberts, Reese Witherspoon, Will Smith, Channing Tatum, Faith Hill and Nicole Kidman were All getting divorced. How'd those stories turn out? What's that? Every Single Story Turned Out To Be Wrong? What a shocker. »

- Daniel Gates

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"Selma" to Open Palm Springs International Film Festival

10 hours ago | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Paramount's "Selma" from director Ava Duvernay is picking up steam this awards season. The Martin Luther King drama has been announced to be the opening night movie of the 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival. The festival will close on Sunday, January 11 with the Us premiere of "Boychoir" from director Francois Girard. David Oyelowo, who plays the beloved King in "Selma," is also being honored at the fest with Breakthrough Performance Award, Actor.

Here's the complete press release which includes the list of Easter European movies in a program titled Eastern Promises:

Palm Springs, CA (December 16, 2014) . The 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (Psiff) will launch on Friday, January 2 with the opening night screening of the GoldenGlobe nominated Selma directed by Ava Duvernay. The Festival will wrap on Sunday, January 11 with the Us premiere of Boychoir directed by François Girard. New this year, the festival will focus on »

- Manny

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Sony leak: Aaron Sorkin claims women have less difficult roles than men

15 December 2014 2:10 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Aaron Sorkin has claimed that women's roles in Hollywood have a lower "degree of difficulty" than men's.

In a leaked email published by The Daily Beast, Sorkin argues that Meryl Streep and Helen Mirren are two of the only female stars "who can play with the boys".

The leak follows the revelation that Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams were paid less than their American Hustle co-stars, despite having more screen time than some of them.

Responding to New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, he wrote to her in an email: "That was a great and very interesting column today. I'd only take issue with one thing and that's the idea that something like Bridesmaids is seen as a fluke and that's why we don't see more movies like Bridesmaids.

"There's an implication that studio heads have a stack of Bridesmaids-quality scripts on their desk that they're not making and it's just not true. »

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Can Chris Rock save the romantic comedy?

14 December 2014 9:00 AM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

There once was a time when people laughed at romantic comedies. And I don't mean that they snickered at the term as an epithet for a genre that's become lazy and formulaic, as many do now. They actually used to laugh because romantic comedies were funny—hence the term, romantic-comedy. But somewhere after the box-office reigns of Julia Roberts and Meg Ryan, during the Kate Hudson dynasty, and definitely before Good Luck Chuck, rom-coms became a creative wasteland. "Oh, it’s been horrible," Chris Rock tells EW. "It’s been brutal for 20 years. They always forget the comedy part, and »

- Jeff Labrecque

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Golden Globe nominations (TV): Good ('Jane the Virgin'), Bad (no Emmy Rossum) & Ugly (Amy Poehler diss)

11 December 2014 3:37 PM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Our writers and editors love great TV, so we had no shortage of opinions when the Golden Globes announced their nominations in 11 categories on Thursday morning. The Hollywood Foreign Press is notoriously fickle -- jumping on the bandwagon for new shows, snubbing old favorites and recent winners -- so here's what we thought of their latest choices. -Break- Shocking Golden Globe (TV) snubs: Benedict Cumberbatch, Amy Poehler, Julia Roberts ... Good I thought these would happen but still very glad to see Clive Owen, Viola Davis, Matt Bomer, and Colin Hanks make the cut. Allison Tolman was a great surprise, especially as a lead for "Fargo." - Chris Beachum It's always great to see new programs get singled out and both "Silicon Valley" and "Transparent" are especially deserving of their nominations, not to mention Jeffrey Tambor getting nominated for Best Musical/Comedy Actor. - Charles Bright "Silicon Valley," &q »

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2015 Golden Globe Nominations: TV's 6 Biggest Snubs and Shockers!

11 December 2014 11:00 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Tis the season… to celebrate the 2015 Golden Globe nominations!

In case you we're sleeping (consider us extremely jealous) the full list of Golden Globe nominees was revealed this morning. Among the acting elite in the TV categories there were plenty of snubs and surprises that we need to discuss immediately. (And for all the movie buffs out there, take a look at our big screen edition of snubs and surprises.)

News: The Full List of Golden Globe Nominations!

The CW

Let's rave about these surprises:

1. Jane the Virgin: We've been in love with this show from the very beginning so to see The CW's freshman comedy snag a nod is beyond thrilling — especially since the series' captivating star Gina Rodriguez also made the ballot for Lead Actress in a Comedy. Fyi, this is a huge deal for The CW as these nominations mark the first Globe mentions for the network since its debut in 2006.

2. Transparent: We were »

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2015 Golden Globes nominees snubs and surprises: What happened to 'Unbroken?'

11 December 2014 9:13 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Thursday morning, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association woke every awards season addict up at the crack of dawn to announce the nominees for the 72nd Golden Globe Awards. For those following every step on the road to the Oscars, many of the nominations were predictable and safe. But even the HFPA goes off the rails sometimes, making bold and baffling choices that can shake up the race. Below, our look at some of the bigger snubs and surprises in both the film and television categories: Surprise: Everything "Annie" Sony Pictures is keeping the lid on reactions to its rejiggered musical remake, but early word suggests something… just fine. Either those vague reactions are seriously under-appreciating "Annie" or the upbeat, adorable showstopper struck the sappy HFPA voters right in their hearts. The organization didn't nominate Quvenzhané Wallis for her Oscar-approved "Beasts of the Southern Wild" performance, but they found room for »

- Matt Patches, Daniel Fienberg

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Golden Globe Nominations: 26 Biggest Snubs and Surprises

11 December 2014 8:22 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. loves to nominate celebrities, but this year, voters left a few off the list — no Angelina Jolie for directing “Unbroken,” no Ben Affleck for “Gone Girl,” no Bradley Cooper for “American Sniper” and no Julia Roberts for HBO’s “The Normal Heart.” The Golden Globes voters, made up of fewer than 100 foreign journalists, don’t overlap with the Academy, but because their nominations are announced just days before the Oscars nominating window, they are an influential group in terms of giving performances a boost. And the big winners after Thursday morning’s announcement included Jake Gyllenhaal for “Nightcrawler,” Jennifer Aniston in “Cake,” David Oyelowo for “Selma” and “Birdman,” which landed more nominations than any other film (seven). On the TV side, the Globes proved to once again be the hippest awards show, by including freshman series like “Jane the Virgin,” “Silicon Valley” and “Transparent.”

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- Ramin Setoodeh and Geoff Berkshire

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Golden Globe Nominations: 26 Biggest Snubs and Surprises

11 December 2014 8:22 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. loves to nominate celebrities, but this year, voters left a few off the list — no Angelina Jolie for directing “Unbroken,” no Ben Affleck for “Gone Girl,” no Bradley Cooper for “American Sniper” and no Julia Roberts for HBO’s “The Normal Heart.” The Golden Globes voters, made up of fewer than 100 foreign journalists, don’t overlap with the Academy, but because their nominations are announced just days before the Oscars nominating window, they are an influential group in terms of giving performances a boost. And the big winners after Thursday morning’s announcement included Jake Gyllenhaal for “Nightcrawler,” Jennifer Aniston in “Cake,” David Oyelowo for “Selma” and “Birdman,” which landed more nominations than any other film (seven). On the TV side, the Globes proved to once again be the hippest awards show, by including freshman series like “Jane the Virgin,” “Silicon Valley” and “Transparent.”

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- Ramin Setoodeh and Geoff Berkshire

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'The Affair,' 'Orange Is The New Black' lead 2015 Golden Globe TV nominations

11 December 2014 6:45 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Showtime's "The Affair" and Netflix's "Orange Is The New Black" were among several TV shows receiving three nods as nominations for the 2015 Golden Globes were announced on Thursday (December 11) morning. Also receiving three nominations on the series side were CBS' "The Good Wife" and Netflix's "House of Cards," though all of the shows competing for series crowns are behind FX's "Fargo" and HBO's "True Detective," which earned five and four nominations respectively and are heading for an epic showdown in the Movie/Miniseries field.  On the Best Television Series - Drama side, "The Affair" will be going up against "Downton Abbey," "Game of Thrones," "The Good Wife" and "House of Cards," with "Game of Thrones" the only one from this group not to earn a single individual nomination. "The Affair" star Dominic West is up for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama against fellow Showtimer Liev Schreiber of "Ray Donovan, »

- Daniel Fienberg

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Golden Globes Snubs: Sorry ‘Modern Family’, ‘Walking Dead’ & ‘American Sniper’

11 December 2014 6:02 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Few mysteries perplex Hollywood like the endurance and the influence of the Golden Globes, yet year after year the less than 100 members of the secretive Hollywood Foreign Press Association dole out names and somewhere a phone rings, a text is sent and a heart glows a little brighter in the early La morning with awards-season self-confidence. Then there are those who are harshly left out in the cold — like broadcast comedy, Boardwalk Empire and American Sniper were today for the 72nd annual Globes, which will be handed out January 11 on NBC with perma-hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

Here are a few of the snubs. I’m updating this list so anyone we missed?

The Walking Dead – Let’s be clear, the AMC series is the most popular show on television, both cable and broadcast. The blockbuster zombie apocalypse series has beaten the mighty Sunday Night Football again and again this fall, »

- Dominic Patten

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Julianne Moore, Steve Carell & Reese Witherspoon Nominated for SAG Awards

10 December 2014 3:27 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

On Wednesday, the Screen Actors Guild announced the nominees for the 21st annual SAG Awards, honoring achievements in film and TV performances. Among the top film nominees are Birdman and Boyhood, which have been leading the pack in nearly every accolade so far. On the TV side, Modern Family and Game of Thrones ran away with the most nominations in their respective genres.

The SAG Awards are considered to be one of the major honors of the season and a strong precursor of the Academy Awards. Last year, the four SAG Award winners – for Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor, and Supporting Actress – went on to take home the Oscar in their respective categories.

Check out a complete list of nominations below:

SAG Awards Flashback: Angelina Jolie Experiences the Reward

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Steven CarellFoxcatcher

Benedict Cumberbatch – The Imitation Game

Jake Gyllenhaal – Nightcrawler

Michael KeatonBirdman

Eddie RedmayneThe Theory of Everything

Outstanding »

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Larry Kramer Breaks Silence About ‘Normal Heart’ Sequel (Exclusive)

10 December 2014 3:08 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

It’s almost impossible to silence Larry Kramer, the influential activist and writer who started the Gay Men’s Health Crisis. But around the May premiere of HBO’s “The Normal Heart,” which he wrote based on his 1985 groundbreaking play, a mysterious sickness left Kramer bedridden. “All I know is I almost died several times,” says Kramer, who is doing better now. “We don’t think it was HIV-related. If it weren’t for my partner David Webster taking charge of finding the best doctors to tend to me, I wouldn’t be here.”

Kramer hobbled onstage at the Emmys, where “The Normal Heart” won best TV movie, and he’ll be honored at the Acria holiday dinner benefit on Wednesday night in New York. At 79, he’s still working furiously. He’s adapting a “Normal Heart” sequel for HBO (he hopes Julia Roberts, Mark Ruffalo and Jim Parsons will »

- Ramin Setoodeh

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Julia Roberts Got Paid How Much for New Givenchy Campaign? Find Out!

10 December 2014 2:46 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

In case you haven't heard, Julia Roberts is the new face of the Givenchy's Spring 2015 campaign—and the shot is absolutely stunning.  The gorgeous image, which was released on Tuesday, sees the mother of three showing off her natural beauty in a sleek tuxedo, and, according to creative director Riccardo Tisci, Roberts was the perfect star for the job because she "represents such a mature woman." As with any high-end fashion campaign, the Oscar winner is, of course, being compensated for her work, but according to a source, the 47-year-old beauty did not sign on for the monetary gain.  While many celebs receive millions for their work with top designers »

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21st Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominees Announced

10 December 2014 2:09 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Nominees for the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards for outstanding performances in 2014 in five film and eight television categories, as well as the SAG Awards honors for outstanding action performances by film and television stunt ensembles were announced this morning in Los Angeles at the Pacific Design Center’s SilverScreen Theater in West Hollywood.

SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard introduced Ansel Elgort (“The Fault in Our Stars,” “Divergent”) and actress/director/producer and SAG Award recipient Eva Longoria, who announced the nominees for this year’s Actors. SAG Awards Committee Chair JoBeth Williams and Vice Chair Daryl Anderson announced the stunt ensemble nominees.

The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be simulcast live nationally on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 at 8 p.m. (Et) / 5 p.m. (Pt) from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center. An encore performance will air immediately following on TNT. The SAG Awards can »

- Michelle McCue

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Screen Actors Guild Awards recognize ‘Birdman’, ‘Boyhood’, ‘Modern Family’

10 December 2014 1:22 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominations were revealed Wednesday morning, serving as yet another precursor on the long road to the Oscars.

In the film categories, Birdman was the big winner, scoring four nominations, including for Michael Keaton, Edward Norton and Emma Stone, as well as the collective ensemble cast. Boyhood followed right in its footsteps with three nods for Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette and another ensemble nomination.

The big surprises of the morning’s nominations started with Jake Gyllenhaal for Nightcrawler, a bubble contender in a crowded Best Actor race, Jennifer Aniston for Cake, a bubble contender in a disappointingly less crowded Best Actress race, Robert Duvall in the poorly reviewed The Judge and Naomi Watts for St. Vincent (Watts was in Birdman as well, but that must’ve slipped SAG’s minds).

Rounding out the prize for Outstanding Cast, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game, »

- Brian Welk

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Top Tweets Of 2014: Ellen, Lorde & More!

10 December 2014 1:03 PM, PST | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

If anyone actually broke the Internet this year, it was Ellen DeGeneres – with some help from her Oscar friends.

The Oscars host owns the most-retweeted Tweet of the Year, according to Twitter's #YearOnTwitter data released on Wednesday, with her star-studded selfie from Oscar night racking up more than 3.3 million retweets.

This year's "Golden Tweet" featured Ellen, along with Bradley Cooper, Jared Leto, Jennifer Lawrence, Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Kevin Spacey, Channing Tatum, Lupita Nyong'o, and Lupita's brother all crammed into the frame.

Read: Ellen DeGeneres’ Star-Studded Selfie Crashes Twitter

Previous "Golden Tweet" winners ...

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- access.hollywood@nbcuni.com (AccessHollywood.com Editorial Staff)

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Nominations for the 21st Screen Actors Guild Awards revealed

10 December 2014 11:45 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Screen Actors Guild has announced the nominations for the 21st SAG Awards, with Alexander Gonzales Inarritu’s Birdman leading the pack with four nods, including the most prestigious, Outstanding Cast, where it will compete with Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game and The Theory of Everything.

On the television front, HBO racked up 14 nominations in total, including mentions for True Detective, Boardwalk Empire, Veep and Game of Thrones. Meanwhile Modern Family is gunning for a record fifth consecutive win in the category of Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. Check out the full list of nominations here…

Theatrical Motion Pictures

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Steve Carell / John du Pont – “Foxcatcher” (Sony Pictures Classics)

Benedict Cumberbatch / Alan Turing – “The Imitation Game” (The Weinstein Company)

Jake Gyllenhaal / Louis Bloom – “Nightcrawler” (Open Road Films)

Michael Keaton / Riggan – “Birdman” (Fox Searchlight Pictures »

- Gary Collinson

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Announcing the 2015 SAG Award Nominees

10 December 2014 11:23 AM, PST | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Nominees for the 2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced this morning in Los Angeles by Ansel Elgort and Eva Longoria. There are a number of surprises (Jennifer Aniston scored a nod!) and some snubs (no love for Selma?), but for better or worse, award season has officially kicked off. Birdman is a favorite, earning a nomination for outstanding performance by a cast as well as individual nods for Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, and Emma Stone. The Theory of Everything and Boyhood also have a lot to celebrate. On the TV side, the crowd in Los Angeles cheered when Viola Davis's name was read for How to Get Away With Murder. Modern Family remains a big nominee, and Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson are both nominated for True Detective. Take a look at the full list below, and look forward to the show, airing Jan. 25! Outstanding Performance By A Cast »

- Maggie-Pehanick

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