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The Biggest Oscar Moments of All Time: Ellen DeGeneres' Epic, Star-Studded Selfie

53 minutes ago | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

There have been plenty of history-making moments that have hit the Oscars over the years, but when it comes to the most awesome photo ever taken during the show, we have to hand it to Ellen DeGeneres and her star-studded selfie. Let's take a step back in time... DeGeneres hosted the 2014 Oscars and made her way down to the audience a couple times for a few skits with the celebrities in attendance. However, no one expected her to whip out her phone and snap a selfie with some of the biggest names in Hollywood. Yes, the host somehow managed to wrangle stars like Jennifer Lawrence, Jared Leto, Meryl Streep, Julia RobertsKevin Spacey, Brad PittAngelina Jolie and Lupita »

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The Surprising Truth Behind How Celebrities Get Stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

16 hours ago | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Have you ever wondered why a younger celebrity like Adam Levine was awarded with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame before, say, Denzel Washington? Or Julia Roberts? Even George Clooney doesn't have a star. It turns out there's a very interesting but simple reason. Although you might assume getting a star is an honor, it actually involves a detailed application process that ends with the celebrities paying for the stars themselves - and it's not cheap. Each year, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce narrows down a list of about 20 celebrities who will receive a star, but the process starts way before that. A celebrity first has to be nominated by someone - their publicist, or even a fan wealthy enough to sponsor their star, for instance - and then the celebrity must consent to the nomination. This entails signing a form saying that they not only want the »

- Quinn Keaney

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The L.A. Hotels Where Celebs Stay, Celebrate and Kick Back and Count Their Trophies During Awards Season

18 hours ago | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Los Angeles is a “City of Stars” year round, as the Oscar-nominated film La La Land points out in it’s Golden Globe-winning Best Original Song, but come Awards Season, the city is stuffed to the gills with A-listers attending endless ceremonies, popping up at after parties, and of course crashing in its many impressive hotels. Even stars who reside in the City of Angels full-time often make use of the luxurious accommodations on offer for pre-show preparations and seamless delivery to the red carpet. Here, a guide to some of Hollywood’s favorite haunts for living it up — and recuperating in style. »

- Mackenzie Schmidt

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Check Out Demi Lovato, Joe Manganiello and Ariel Winter With Their Smurf Characters

19 hours ago | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Hollywood's got another case of the blues. But all is Ok because what I'm talking about is Smurfs: The Lost Village. Yup, the Smurfs are back! Demi Lovato stars as Smurfette with Joe Manganiello as Hefty Smurf and Ariel Winter as SmurfLily. "I loved playing Smurfette," Lovato says. "She's kind and compassionate and really takes care of her fellow Smurfs. But she's also really brave—she's adventurous and when she wants something, she goes and gets it." And there's more! Julia Roberts is SmurfWillow and Tituss Burges is Vanity Smurf. And only E! News has a sneak peek at exclusive images of some of the cast hanging with their blue »

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28 Stars Turning 50 This Year

19 February 2017 12:50 PM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

There are a handful of stars who might have found the fountain of youth, and the same can be said for this new group of stars turning 50 this year. Couples like Faith Hill and Tim McGraw and Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman will all be hitting the half-century mark in the coming months, along with comedians Leslie Jones and Will Ferrell. Also in the mix are Vin Diesel, Jimmy Kimmel, and Julia Roberts. It's hard to believe, but there's only one possible explanation: they must be vampires. Related:31 Stars Who Will Make You Feel Great About Turning 40 This Year30 Stars Turning 30 This Year »

- Monica Sisavat

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‘Irada’ Review: Arshad Warsi and Naseeruddin Shah Can’t Save This Mopey Indian Drama

18 February 2017 9:15 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In Hindi, “Irada” translates to “intention.” But while writer/director Aparnaa Singh’s feature has a noble one, it’s too often blurred by execution that falls short on almost every level. The social relevance angle is apparent; in fact, the heart-wrenching illumination of Punjab’s chemically-contaminated water and illegal reverse boring practices, and their cancerous effects on the community, bears a vague but unmistakable resemblance to the discoveries Julia Roberts made as Erin Brockovich in the 2000 film. But around that theme swirls several overlapping stories and issues competing for attention.

One is that of Parabjeet Walia (Naseeruddin Shah)—whose daughter Riya (Rumana Molla) develops terminal cancer from swimming in the tainted water—and his potential involvement with the mysterious bombing of tycoon Paddy Sharma’s (Sharad Kelkar) pharmaceutical company, which has suspicious ties to the toxic material. The incident’s investigation is helmed by Arjun Mishra (Arshad Warsi), a »

- Anisha Jhaveri

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Hook Prequel Planned by Original Star, Kickstarter Launched

16 February 2017 2:59 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Steven Spielberg hasn't had too many flops in his career, but Hook is definitely one of the bigger ones. That said, the movie has gained quite a cult following over the decades since its release. And even more fans have flocked to it in the wake of star Robin William's death. Now, one of the actors from the movie wants to make a prequel. And he's taking his plans to Kickstarter. I.E., he needs your help to get it done.

When Hook was launched in 1991, Hollywood wasn't quite as franchise and sequel happy as they are today. But Hook 2 was always something that was considered leading up to the movie's disappointing premiere at the box office. The movie, which itself was a 'sequel' to the original Peter Pan story, was quickly swept under the rug once it bombed, and Steven Spielberg moved onto his next project, the blockbuster Jurassic Park. »

- MovieWeb

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Celeb Couples Who Called Off Their Engagements

15 February 2017 9:00 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Remember when the original "Bennifer" called it quits on their relationship and engagement? And did you know Julia Roberts was almost a real-life "Runaway Bride"? The actress and fellow stars Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez are among several celebs who canceled their wedding plans. The list also includes Britney Spears, Miley CyrusLady GagaGwyneth Paltrow, Sienna Miller, Jude Law, Demi Moore and Nick CannonBen Affleck and Jennifer Lopez: The two started dating after meeting on the set of their film Gigli, a box office bomb, in 2002. He appeared in her "Jenny From the Block" music video. The two got engaged »

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‘La La Land’ Producer Marc Platt, ‘Spotlight’ Writer Josh Singer Team Up for Yemeni Peace Activist Film

14 February 2017 2:40 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Fox 2000 and “La La Land” producer Marc Platt are developing “The Fox Hunt,” based on Mohammed Al-Samawi’s autobiography about becoming a peace activist in Yemen.

Josh Singer, who won an Academy Award for best original screenplay last year for “Spotlight,” is on board to adapt the script.

Adam Siegel and Benj Pasek are also producing with Platt. Pasek and Justin Paul provided the lyrics for the song “City of Stars,” performed by Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in “La La Land” and nominated for a best original song Oscar.

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Producer Marc Platt Sets First-Look Pact with 20th Century Fox TV

Platt is one of the best-picture nominated producers of “La La Land,” along with Fred Berger and Jordan Hurwitz. Platt’s producing credits include “Legally Blonde,” “Rachel Getting Married,” “2 Guns,” and the upcoming “Small Great Things,” starring Viola Davis and Julia Roberts. He’s received back-to-back best picture »

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Lionsgate’s Adaptation Of Wonder Relocates To November

13 February 2017 2:42 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

A strong reaction from early test screenings has prompted Lionsgate to push its upcoming adaptation of Wonder back to November, according to Variety.

Initially slated for theatrical release on April 7th, Stephen Chbosky’s star-studded drama will now open opposite Justice League on November 17th. Lionsgate is reportedly hoping to cater to a family-friendly audience with today’s switcheroo, after deeming the mid-November corridor more “commercially viable” than the film’s original due date. An early April release would have seen Wonder go up against the likes of Zach Braff’s Going in Style, The Case for Christ and Smurfs: The Lost Village which, incidentally, also features Julia Roberts in a prominent role.

When it comes to Wonder, Roberts will play the part of Isabel Pullman, the mother of the young August (Auggie) Pullman who struggles to assimilate into everyday life due to his unsightly facial deformity. It’s a »

- Michael Briers

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Julia Roberts' Drama 'Wonder' Pushed to November

13 February 2017 1:07 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Lionsgate is pushing back the release date of Wonder.

Stephen Chbosky's adaptation of the R.J. Palacio novel, led by Julia Roberts and Room breakout Jacob Tremblay, will be released wide on Nov. 17, opposite Warner Bros.' ensemble flick Justice League.

Though initially scheduled to open on April 7, Wonder's release date was shifted after it performed well at test screenings. The new November release date sets the drama's debut just before Thanksgiving weekend, a popular time for family moviegoing.

The story centers on Auggie Pullman, a young boy born with a facial deformity who encounters bullies as he attends school for the first time as »

- Ashley Lee

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Julia Roberts’ ‘Wonder’ Bumped Seven Months

13 February 2017 1:06 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Julia Roberts’ drama “Wonder” has been bumped from April 7 to November 17, TheWrap has learned. Stephen Chbosky (“The Perks of Being a Wallflower”) is directing from a script by Jack Thorne and Steve Conrad, who each had a hand in adapting the novel by R.J. Palacio. “Room” star Jacob Tremblay is playing Roberts’ son. Tremblay will play Auggie Pullman, a young boy born with a facial deformity who encounters bullies while attending school for the first time. Also Read: Julia Roberts to Play Jacob Tremblay's Mother in Lionsgate's 'Wonder' Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman are producing “Wonder” under their Mandeville Films banner. »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Julia Roberts Drama ‘Wonder’ Moves to November (Exclusive)

13 February 2017 12:58 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Julia Roberts fans will need to wait a few more months to see the “Pretty Woman” star back on the big screen. “Wonder,” an upcoming drama about a boy with facial differences that features Roberts as his fiercely supportive mother, will hit theaters just in time for Thanksgiving. Lionsgate, the studio behind the film, has moved its debut from April 7, 2017, to Nov. 17, 2017, Variety has learned.

The decision was made after “Wonder” had a strong reaction from test screening audiences, particularly those with families. Lionsgate believes the new date will be more commercially viable. In its former perch, “Wonder” would have faced off against “Going in Style,” a comedy with Alan Arkin and Morgan Freeman; “The Case for Christ,” a faith-based drama; and “Smurfs: The Lost Village,” which features a vocal turn by Roberts as Smurfwillow. Now, “Wonder” will debut on the same weekend as “Justice League, »

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Elizabeth Debicki to Co-Star With Viola Davis in Steve McQueen’s ‘Widows’ (Exclusive)

8 February 2017 5:03 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Elizabeth Debicki is in talks to co-star opposite Viola Davis and Cynthia Erivo in the New Regency heist thriller “Widows,” directed by Steve McQueen.

Moonlight” actor Andre Holland is also on board. “Gone Girl” screenwriter and novelist Gillian Flynn will write the script with McQueen.

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Based on the 1983 British miniseries about a caper gone wrong, the story follows four armed robbers who are killed in a failed heist attempt, leaving their widows to finish the job. Debicki would play one of the widows.

The film will be produced by McQueen, and Iain Canning and Emile Sherman of See-Saw Films, who teamed with McQueen on “Shame” and also produced the best picture Oscar-winner “The King’s Speech.” Film4 is co-financing with New Regency.

The movie marks McQueen’s first feature since winning the best picture Academy Award »

- Justin Kroll

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‘Room’ Star Jacob Tremblay Joins Xavier Dolan’s ‘Death and Life of John F. Donovan’

8 February 2017 12:23 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jacob Tremblay has joined the cast of Xavier Dolan’s drama “The Death and Life of John F. Donovan” with shooting underway in Montreal.

Seville International is selling to international markets at the Berlin Film Festival. Tremblay will star alongside Kit Harington, Jessica Chastain, Natalie Portman, Susan Sarandon and Kathy Bates.

Principal photography will continue in Prague, the U.K. and New York. “John F. Donovan” stars Harrington an American TV star in his late twenties and his correspondence with a young actor-to-be, played by Tremblay, who is living with his mother (Portman) in England. Their lives take dramatic turns when the existence of their pen pal relationship is publicly exposed, sending Donovan in a downfall.

“The talent involved in this project is unparalleled,” said Anick Poirier of Seville International.  “Xavier is a visionary and he has proven once again that he attracts first class actors by adding Tremblay to this superb ensemble. »

- Dave McNary

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Krysten Ritter Is Such a Knitting Champion, She Designed You a Diy Scarf Kit

7 February 2017 2:57 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

When she’s not fighting evil as Marvel’s badass heroine Jessica Jones, Krysten Ritter has a totally docile off-duty hobby: Knitting. “Yarn, patterns and needle sizes have come such a long way since your grandmother’s afghans. Creatively, there is just so much to get into, so much to play with,” the actress tells People Style. “It’s an amazing way to turn inward and get off your phone.”

Now, the actress has taken her love for the calming act of weaving wooly work to the next level: She’s created her own pattern and kit with We Are Knitters. »

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Post-Super Bowl TV Shows: The Good, The Bad, and Each Network’s Best Choices

6 February 2017 5:00 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Whether you’re a football fan or not, one of the best ways to wind down after what was more than likely a chaotic Super Bowl is to sit back and watch an episode of whatever show the host network deems worthy of airing after the big game. Maybe you’re actually looking forward to the episode, or you’re just curious as to what is on. The network broadcasting the game definitely has these things in mind when choosing which show to put on with the year’s biggest spotlight already on their station. But the question is raised: Which shows utilized this TV slot most effectively?

The Super Bowl has historically rotated between airing on four stations: Fox, ABC, CBS, and NBC. Each station has had individual success, but Fox, which hosted last night’s thrilling match between the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons, has never had »

- Michael Gonzalez

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Post-Super Bowl TV Shows: The Good, The Bad, and Each Network’s Best Choices

6 February 2017 5:00 PM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Whether you’re a football fan or not, one of the best ways to wind down after what was more than likely a chaotic Super Bowl is to sit back and watch an episode of whatever show the host network deems worthy of airing after the big game. Maybe you’re actually looking forward to the episode, or you’re just curious as to what is on. The network broadcasting the game definitely has these things in mind when choosing which show to put on with the year’s biggest spotlight already on their station. But the question is raised: Which shows utilized this TV slot most effectively?

The Super Bowl has historically rotated between airing on four stations: Fox, ABC, CBS, and NBC. Each station has had individual success, but Fox, which hosted last night’s thrilling match between the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons, has never had »

- Michael Gonzalez

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La La Land producer enlists Viola Davis and Julia Roberts for Small Great Things

3 February 2017 7:50 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Deadline is reporting that La La Land producer Marc Platt has lined up Viola Davis (Fences) and Julia Roberts (Mother’s Day) for his next project, an adaptation of Jodi Picoult’s novel Small Great Things. As yet, there’s no word on a writer or director.

Small Great Things “follows Ruth, a labor/delivery nurse who takes care of newborns at a Connecticut hospital but is told not to touch the baby of a couple who are white supremacists. Ruth, who has 20 years experience with newborns, is a widow whose husband was killed in Afghanistan and whose son is an honor student. When the couple’s baby dies and Ruth is the only one present, she is taken to court by the couple.”

La La Land is up for a record-tying 14 nominations at this month’s Academy Awards, while Viola Davis is also in contention for the Oscar for »

- Gary Collinson

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Dermot Mulroney Joins Idris Elba, Kate Winslet in ‘Mountain Between Us’

2 February 2017 3:17 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Dermot Mulroney is joining Kate Winslet and Idris Elba in the romantic drama “The Mountain Between Us.”

Hany Abu-Assad is directing the film for Fox 2000, while Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping are producing through Fox-based Chernin Entertainment.

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The movie is based on Charles Martin’s 2010 bestselling novel about a surgeon and woman who fall in love after being stranded following a plane crash. They must figure out how to escape the mountain wilderness, where the temperature drops to the teens at night, while suffering broken ribs and a leg fracture.

Elba has been attached to “The Mountain Between Us” for the past year. “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” writer Chris Weitz penned the most recent draft of the screenplay, and J. Mills Goodloe and Scott Frank wrote earlier versions of the script.

Mulroney recently starred in “Sleepless »

- Dave McNary

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