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Penn Laps Up Honour For Milk Role

30 December 2008 12:06 AM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Sean Penn will be honoured at an upcoming California film festival for his portrayal as San Francisco's first openly gay elected official in new film Milk.

The actor will receive the Desert Palm Achievement Award at the 20th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival next month (6Jan09), reports Daily Variety.

The honour follows high praise for his performance of assassinated homosexual politician Harvey Milk.

Penn was recognised last year at the festival for directing Into the Wild and is the first to be honoured at the event in two consecutive years.

Past recipients of the award include Daniel Day-Lewis and John Travolta. »

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Sean Penn to be Honored at the Palm Springs International Film Festival

26 December 2008 9:21 AM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Wow, the 20th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala is shaping up to be a star-studded extravaganza! Kate Winslet, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ron Howard, and Gus Van Sant are just some of the creative folks being honored.

Now, Van Sant's brilliant actor in "Milk," Sean Penn, is being given kudos at my upcoming hometown even, the Palm Springs International Film Festival on Tuesday, January 6th!

Congratulations Mister Sean!

To read the full press release, and if you're interested to purchase tickets, click Read More!

Palm Springs, CA (December 26, 2008) . Marking a Festival first, Academy Award® winner Sean Penn will be honored two years in a row at the 20th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (Psiff) Awards Gala on Tuesday, January 6, 2009. Penn will receive the Desert Palm Achievement Award for Acting, after being presented last year with the Director of the Year Award for Into the Wild. Past honorees »

- Manny

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Fergie and Josh Set a Wedding Date!

19 December 2008 9:30 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Fergie and Josh Duhamel have made a special New Year's resolution: a Los Angeles-area wedding on Jan. 10, People confirms. The pop star, 33, and the actor, 36, got engaged a little more than a year ago and were recently spotted checking out kitchen items at Crate and Barrel. On the wedding guest list? Most of Fergie's costars in Nine – the movie adaptation of the musical which Fergie (real name: Stacy Ferguson) just finished filming in Europe – including Kate Hudson and Nicole Kidman, according to Access Hollywood.The Black-Eyed Peas singer plays a prostitute in the film, along with Hudson, Kidman, Penélope Cruz, »

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Kidman: 'Day-Lewis is astounding'

12 December 2008 10:20 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Nicole Kidman has revealed that she was "astounded" after hearing Daniel Day-Lewis sing. Kidman said she was shocked after listening to the actor rehearsing for upcoming musical movie Nine. "Daniel has never done a musical before, but he's an extraordinary actor," she is quoted as saying. "I think people will be astounded by how good he is." The actress joins (more) »

- By David Balls

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New Bride Wars images added.

7 December 2008 11:39 PM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

New images are in from "Bride Wars," starring Kate Hudson, Anne Hathaway, Kristen Johnson, Bryan Greenberg, Candice Bergen, Steve Howey and Chris Pratt. The comedy helmed by Gary Winick ("Charlotte's Web," "13 Going on 30") sees release on January 9th next year via 20th Century Fox. Greg DePaul, Casey Wilson and June Diane Raphael write the screenplay based on the story by Greg DePaul. Hathaway's currently filming "Alice in Wonderland" where she plays The White Queen and Hudson's filming "Nine" alongside Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz, Daniel Day-Lewis, Judi Dench, Stacey Ferguson, Marion Cotillard and Sophia Loren. »

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New Bride Wars images added.

7 December 2008 11:39 PM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

New images are in from "Bride Wars," starring Kate Hudson, Anne Hathaway, Kristen Johnson, Bryan Greenberg, Candice Bergen, Steve Howey and Chris Pratt. The comedy helmed by Gary Winick ("Charlotte's Web," "13 Going on 30") sees release on January 9th next year via 20th Century Fox. Greg DePaul, Casey Wilson and June Diane Raphael write the screenplay based on the story by Greg DePaul. Hathaway's currently filming "Alice in Wonderland" where she plays The White Queen and Hudson's filming "Nine" alongside Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz, Daniel Day-Lewis, Judi Dench, Stacey Ferguson, Marion Cotillard and Sophia Loren. »

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New Bride Wars images added.

7 December 2008 11:39 PM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

New images are in from "Bride Wars," starring Kate Hudson, Anne Hathaway, Kristen Johnson, Bryan Greenberg, Candice Bergen, Steve Howey and Chris Pratt. The comedy helmed by Gary Winick ("Charlotte's Web," "13 Going on 30") sees release on January 9th next year via 20th Century Fox. Greg DePaul, Casey Wilson and June Diane Raphael write the screenplay based on the story by Greg DePaul. Hathaway's currently filming "Alice in Wonderland" where she plays The White Queen and Hudson's filming "Nine" alongside Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz, Daniel Day-Lewis, Judi Dench, Stacey Ferguson, Marion Cotillard and Sophia Loren. See all the images in the gallery. Liv (Kate Hudson) and Emma (Anne Hathaway) are best friends who since childhood have planned every detail of their respective weddings. At the top of their bridal "must have" list: a ceremony at New York's ultimate bridal destination, the Plaza Hotel.Now, at age 26, they're both about to get married »

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New Bride Wars images added.

7 December 2008 11:39 PM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

New images are in from "Bride Wars," starring Kate Hudson, Anne Hathaway, Kristen Johnson, Bryan Greenberg, Candice Bergen, Steve Howey and Chris Pratt. The comedy helmed by Gary Winick ("Charlotte's Web," "13 Going on 30") sees release on January 9th next year via 20th Century Fox. Greg DePaul, Casey Wilson and June Diane Raphael write the screenplay based on the story by Greg DePaul. Hathaway's currently filming "Alice in Wonderland" where she plays The White Queen and Hudson's filming "Nine" alongside Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz, Daniel Day-Lewis, Judi Dench, Stacey Ferguson, Marion Cotillard and Sophia Loren. »

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Movie Fans Pick Depp And Jolie For Batman Villains

7 December 2008 5:39 PM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie have emerged as the people's favourites to play Batman villains in the follow-up to The Dark Knight.

Movie fans want to see The Riddler and Harley Quinn in the next Batman film - and they want Depp and Jolie to play them, according to a new online survey.

Other top picks for the new film, according to the new poll from video and DVD rental firm Blockbuster, include Cat Woman, The Penguin and tough guy Bane.

And the most requested stars to play Batman villains are:

1. Johnny Depp

2. Angelina Jolie

3. Natalie Portman

4. Edward Norton

5. Keira Knightley

6. Daniel Day-Lewis

7. Philip Seymour Hoffman

8. Viggo Mortensen

9. Kevin Spacey

10. Clive Owen »

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Top Ten Reasons to Make 'Batman 3' and Why Chris Nolan Needs To Direct It

23 November 2008 11:27 PM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Top 10 Reasons to Make Batman 3 and Why Chris Nolan Needs To Direct It Last week David brought us a top ten list of reasons Not to make Batman 3 and even though we all pretty much agree a third film will be made and fully expect Christopher Nolan and team back to make it, the serious points in David's piece do make a whole lot of sense. However, why be pessimistic when you can be optimistic? After reviewing the Blu-ray edition of The Dark Knight this weekend (read here) I couldn't help but put together a list of the ten reasons why Batman 3 should be made since I can't think of another comic book-based film outside of Watchmen that I want to see. So here are my top ten reasons why Batman 3 should be made and I hope you have more to offer in the comments below. Because to not do »

- Brad Brevet

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Day-Lewis Dedicated To Italian Job

17 November 2008 8:08 AM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Actor Daniel Day-Lewis is so determined to stay in character for his upcoming role in Nine - he can't stop speaking Italian.

The Oscar-winner plays lady-loving director Guido Contini in the movie musical, opposite a star-studded cast including Nicole Kidman, Sophia Loren and Penelope Cruz.

And he's left his famous co-stars tongue tied, refusing to speak anything but his character's native language to those on set.

A source tells the New York Daily News, "He's always waving his arms and telling the chef to whip up some pasta." »

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Get a Load of Rob Marshall's 'Nine'!

11 November 2008 3:40 PM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

(from left) Judi Dench, Penelope Cruz, Marion Cotillard, Stacy Ferguson, Nicole Kidman and Kate Hudson on the set of Nine

Photo: The Weinstein Co. The first photo from the set of Rob Marshall's musical Nine has just arrived and it is impressive! The picture you see above is just the center piece to the atmopsheric and smoky jazz vibe given off by the complete full-size image which you can see right here. Nine stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Nicole Kidman, Marion Cotillard, Judi Dench, and Sophia Loren, Penelope Cruz, Kate Hudson and Stacy "Fergie" Ferguson. The film is based on the Tony Award Winning Broadway musical and inspired by Fellini's classic film 8 1/2 telling the story of Guido (Day-Lewis) a film director stuck in neutral as he tries to make a film while haunted by the demands of all the women in his life, including a wife, mistress and even his deceased mother. »

- Brad Brevet

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Nine cast pic

10 November 2008 7:51 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

The American Film Market is coming to a close but cool stuff is still being released, like the below cast promo shot for the upcoming Rob Marshall directed musical Nine. In it, Daniel Day-Lewis plays Guido Contini, a famous film director trying to balance his professional life with the myriad women in his life, who, as you can see from the picture, include Nicole Kidman, Kate Hudson, Judi Dench, Penelope Cruz, Stacy Ferguson, Marion Cotillard and Sohpia Loren. Click through for the picture big-sized. The singing and dancing begins December 11th of next year. »

- Omar Aviles

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First Look at ‘Nine’

7 November 2008 3:48 PM, PST | Filmonic.com | See recent Filmonic news »

The Weinstein Company have released an image of Rob Marshall's musical Nine, which started filming recently. From left to right: Judi Dench smoking, Penelope Cruz with a weird leg position, this years Best Actress Oscar winner Marion Cotillard, Sophia Loren, Fergie with her legs open as usual, Nicole Kidman and Kate Hudson. Oh, and Daniel Day-Lewis is the dude with his back…

Continue reading First Look at 'Nine' »

- Liam

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My Left Foot Named Most Inspirational Movie Ever

3 November 2008 6:04 AM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Daniel Day-Lewis' My Left Foot movie has been voted the most inspirational film of all time in a new poll.

Lewis won his first Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of cerebral palsy sufferer and artist/poet Christy Brown.

The 1989 film trumps Denzel Washington's portrayal of runaway slave in Glory in Moviefone.com survey.

The top 10 is:

1: My Left Foot

2: Glory

3: The Miracle Worker

4: It's a Wonderful Life

5: Rocky

6: Schindler's List

7: The Best Years of Our Lives

8: Norma Rae

9: Hoosiers

10: The Grapes of Wrath »

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Kate Hudson Goes From One Costume Party to the Next

31 October 2008 5:00 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Kate Hudson was in good spirits at Lax on her way out of town yesterday. After taking a few days to recover from her raucous star-studded Halloween party where the cops were called, Kate's soon back to work on Nine in London. We spotted her costars Penelope Cruz and Daniel Day-Lewis filming in costume earlier this week, and it's only a matter of time before we get a glimpse of the rest of the eclectic cast on set. While we got to see Kate dressed up for Halloween last weekend, maybe she'll find a way to catch up with Ryder for a little trick or treating later today. To see more of Kate just read more Source »

- Molly

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Neeson speaks out against method acting

27 September 2008 2:01 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Liam Neeson has commented that he is not a fan of method acting, and doesn't understand the acclaim the practice receives. The star believes that simply turning up on set and doing the job should be enough. He said: "Actors such as Daniel Day Lewis and Robert De Niro are often held up as 'this is the way to act' but I don't go to bed dreaming and sleeping the character. "I'm not criticising those guys (more) »

- By Michael Thornton

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Neeson Shuns Method Acting

26 September 2008 12:52 AM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Liam Neeson shuns method acting, and doesn't understand the acclaim stars such as Daniel Day Lewis and Robert De Niro receive for their roles.

Day Lewis refused to have treatment for pneumonia during the filming of 2002's Gangs Of New York, which Neeson starred in, because it wasn't inkeeping with the period the film was set in.

And the 56-year-old doesn't understand the approach of "dreaming and sleeping" any character he plays - insisting that his talent is enough to carry a role.

He says, "Actors such as Daniel Day Lewis and Robert De Niro are often held up as 'this is the way to act' but I don't go to bed dreaming and sleeping the character.

"There's a lot of b******* in acting. I'm not criticising those guys as actors but sometimes you just have to show up and deliver a speech. You don't have to pretend to be somebody, I like to think I am enough.

"I'm not interested in 'Oh he lost 30 pounds for this role'. I think that should stay private. I don't wanna hear it." »

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Kidman Scores With Soccer Fans

22 September 2008 5:04 AM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Hollywood actress Nicole Kidman gave sports fans a shock when she graced the stands of a soccer match in the U.K. on Sunday.

The Aussie superstar and country singer husband Keith Urban watched the game between big-time British soccer clubs Chelsea and Manchester United - cheering on both sides as they battled it out in a 1-1 draw.

The star laughed with fellow soccer fans as they cheered on their sporting icons in a VIP box at Chelsea's Stamford Bridge stadium in London.

Kidman is currently living in the British capital as she shoots movie musical Nine with Kate Hudson and Daniel Day-Lewis. »

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Live from Telluride: Sneaking a Peek at 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button'

30 August 2008 12:02 PM, PDT | Cinematical | See recent Cinematical news »

Every year at Telluride, they do three tributes; this year's honorees are directors David Fincher and Jan Troell and veteran actress Jean Simmons. Last year at Telluride, as you may recall, they showed a 20-minute sneak of the hotly anticipated There Will Be Blood at the end of the Daniel Day-Lewis tribute. This year, with Fincher being honored, buzz abounded that we'd get a sneak peek at his newest film, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett.

There's been a lot of, well, curiousity about this film, which is based on a 1922 F. Scott Fitzgerald short story about a man who ages backwards, and anytime a short story is adapted into a full length film, there's always the question of whether the storyline will stretch to fill the length of a feature film. But having a director like Fincher at the helm and talent like »

- Kim Voynar

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