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Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter at the Academy Awards Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter on the Oscars' Red Carpet Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter sported matching hairdos upon their arrival at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Tim Burton's global blockbuster Alice in Wonderland, in which Helena Bonham Carter is one of the featured players (as the Red Queen), won Oscars for Best Costume Design and Best Art Direction. Bonham Carter was a Best Supporting Actress nominee for Tom Hooper's The King's Speech (as another queen, Elizabeth). Helena Bonham Carter: Career boosted by Oscar nomination Helena Bonham Carter's film career began in earnest in James Ivory's 1986 Best Picture Oscar nominee A Room with a View, in which she romanced Julian Sands. She kept on working without creating too much of a stir – e.g., Lady Jane, »
- D. Zhea
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Nebraska screenwriter Bob Nelson has just struck a deal with Amazon, landing his first official pilot order. The half-hour coming-of-age comedy Highston was written by Nelson and will be directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (Little Miss Sunshine) and exec produced by Sacha Baron Cohen.
According to Deadline, Highston will be a single-camera project following the life of 19-year-old Highston Liggetts who, rather than living in the unfamiliar world he’s facing, chooses to retreat into his own imagination where his companions are his famous “friends.”
Nelson is most well known for scripting the 2013 indie roadtrip comedy Nebraska, starring Bruce Dern and Will Forte and directed by Alexander Payne. He is currently in post production on his follow-up film The Confirmation (of which he wrote and directed) — a 90-minute comedy starring Clive Own, Maria Bellow and Patton Oswalt.
Cohen is currently shooting his latest film Grimsby about a top »
- William Fanelli
Amazon Studios is bolstering its collection of comedy projects with a new pilot that promises to be very nice. According to Deadline, the video division of the online retailer has given a pilot order to Highston, a coming-of-age series written by Nebraska scribe Bob Nelson , executive produced by Sacha Baron Cohen, and directed by Little Miss Sunshine duo Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton.
Highston, which is currently casting, centers on a titular 19-year-old who is "perched on the edge of adulthood," says Deadline. In order to help himself cope with the real world, he follows the advice of famous figures, whom he conjures up in his imagination.
The writer and executive producer of Highston are both Academy Award nominees. Nelson earned a nomination for Nebraska in 2013, while Baron Cohen picked up a screenwriting nod of his own for his 2006 film Borat. Faris and Dayton were not nominated for their work on Little Miss Sunshine, »
- Sam Gutelle
Bob Nelson continues his late-bloomer dream run. After earning an Oscar nomination for his first screenplay, Nebraska, at age 57, the writer-performer has landed his first pilot order. We’ve learned that Amazon is moving ahead with Highston, a half-hour coming-of-age comedy, written by Nelson, executive produced by Borat and Bruno‘s Sacha Baron Cohen and to be directed by the Little Miss Sunshine duo of Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. The single-camera project, which… »
If you are a fan of films like Borat, The Dictator and Brüno, then chances are you are pretty excited for the latest directorial effort by Larry Charles — the Nicolas Cage-led comedy Army Of One. Now with the inclusion of some top-tier comedians, the project is looking even more promising.
The upcoming satire has just picked up a whole slew of hilarious comedians which, according to Deadline, includes the likes of Russell Brand, Rainn Wilson, Ken Marino, Paul Scheer and Denis O’Hare. The crew is set to join the already-announced Wendi McLendon-Covey (Bridesmaids) in the assassination comedy, which is now in production.
Army Of One was penned by Scott Rothman and Rajiv Joseph and loosely based on a GQ article by Chris Heath. It’s inspired by the true story of Colorado handyman Gary Faulkner, who has no proper skills or prior military training, sees a vision that »
- William Fanelli
Isla Fisher and Sacha Baron Cohen welcomed a baby boy last week, and now his incredibly cute name has been revealed. The stars, who are already parents to daughters Olive and Elula, named their first son Montgomery Moses Brian Baron Cohen, TMZ reports. News of the couple's pregnancy first broke back in October. Since then, we've caught glimpses of Isla's bump during a Hawaiian family vacation in January and her hilarious appearance at the Vanity Fair Oscars party in February, where Jennifer Aniston got up close and personal. Congratulations on the newest addition! »
Variety is reporting Russell Brand and Rainn Wilson have joined Nicolas Cage in the Larry Charles-directed (Borat, The Dictator) comedy Army Of One, as well as Denis O'Hare (Dallas Buyers Club), Ken Marino (Bad Milo), Paul Scheer (The League) and Wendi McLendon-Covey (Reno 911!). Charles is directing the film from a script by Draft Day scribes Scott Rothman and Rajiv Joseph. Army Of One is based (although loosely) on a GQ article by Chris Heath about Colorado resident Gary »
- Jesse Giroux
Isla Fisher and Sacha Baron Cohen remain as private as ever—but some things can't help but go public. The couple welcomed their third child recently, and now we know some specifics. According to the baby's birth certificate, obtained today by TMZ, Fisher gave birth to a baby boy, their first son together! Montgomery Moses Brian Baron Cohen was born on March 17 (a happy St. Paddy's Day, indeed), joining sisters Elula, 4, and Olive, 7, in the family fold. To date, Cohen and Fisher—who quietly tied the knot in Paris in 2005—have gone with the see-it-to-believe-it route with their major life events, letting Fisher's visible baby bumps confirm her pregnancies and, last week, »
Taking a break from his latterday role as revolutionary political Jesus, Russell Brand has signed up for a Nicolas Cage comedy, joining the zen warlock for Army Of One. Larry Charles (Borat, Curb Your Enthusiasm) is directing, and has also been rounding out the rest of his cast with Rainn Wilson, Denis O’Hare, Ken Marino, Paul Scheer and Wendi McLendon-Covey.The film is adapted by Scott Rothman and Rajiv Joseph from a stranger-than-fiction GQ article by Chris Heath (perhaps strangely, given Brand's antipathy for one of that publication's recent sponsors).The story revolves around Colorado resident Gary Faulkner, who decided in 2010 that he was going to be the man to take down Osama Bin Laden. His plan was to track down and wipe out the most wanted man on the planet armed only with a sword he bought from a home shopping network, a pair of night-vision goggles and »
Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher have made their first bouncing baby boy ... TMZ has learned. We've obtained a copy of the birth certificate -- filed with the L.A. County Dept. of Public Health -- and it says Montgomery Moses Brian Baron Cohen was born on March 17. It just came out last week they'd had the baby -- but they didn't say the name, sex or birth date. Mmbbc is the third child for »
- TMZ Staff
It’s a boy! Isla Fisher and Sacha Baron Cohen’s newest addition to their family is a baby boy, TMZ reports. According to the site, the couple have named their first son together Montgomery Moses Brian Baron Cohen. Brian is Isla’s father’s name. Us Weekly exclusively confirmed the pair, who are already proud parents to two daughters Olive and Elula, welcomed their third child last week. Fisher, who was active up until the day before giving birth, couldn’t be more excited to be a parent. "Family is 100 percent my [...] »
The couple has welcomed their third child, according to Us Weekly.
The baby's gender and date of birth have yet to be revealed.
Photos: Celebrity Baby Boom 2015
Isla, 39, and Sacha, 43, wed in March 2010.
They have two other children – daughters Olive, 7, and Elula, 4.
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (Access Hollywood)
It's a party of five for Isla Fisher! The actress and husband Sacha Baron Cohen have welcomed their third child, according to multiple reports. Neither Fisher's nor Cohen's rep has commented, but a source tells E! News that the actress was spotted last night looking decidedly not pregnant anymore while having dinner at Lucy's El Adobe in Hollywood. Their new addition joins the couple's young daughters Olive and Elula in the close-knit family fold. "Even when you don't take your kids with you, your mind and heart are busy with them," Fisher recently told Gotham magazine when admitting to taking three years off of work to raise her children. "It's not like »
Pucker up, because the 2015 MTV Movie Awards are just a few days away. And what the Best Picture Oscar is to the Academy Awards, the coveted Best Kiss popcorn trophy is to the MTV Movie Awards.
The most anticipated (and not to mention, sexiest) award of them all has some serious contenders this year, including Shailene Woodly and Ansel Elgort (The Fault in Our Stars), James Franco and Seth Rogen (The Interview), Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man 2), Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans (Captain America: The Winter Soldier), and Rose Byrne and Halston Sage (Neighbors).
We won’t find out which smooching duo will join the ranks of MTV Movie Awards history until Sunday, so we decided to honor the previous winners that paved the way for them. From seriously steamy kisses to romantic pecks to hilariously over-the-top make-out sessions, we’ve ranked the best and worst »
- Aly Semigran
Very nice! Isla Fisher and Sacha Baron Cohen are officially back on diaper duty. The couple have welcomed their third child together, Us Weekly can exclusively confirm. Fisher most recently stepped out for a private party at L.A.'s Lucy’s El Adobe on Thursday, April 9. Us broke news in October that the Australian actress, 39, and Cohen, 43, were gearing up for baby No. 3. Fisher took some time off to focus on the pregnancy, even pulling out of the upcoming film Now You See Me: The [...] »
The Academy is taking a page out of Marvel's book and not only announcing the Oscar date for next year's show, but for the shows in 2017 and 2018 as well. Get out your calendars. The 88th Academy Awards will take place on Feb. 28, 2016 with the 89th Oscars airing on Feb. 26, 2017 and the 90th show airing March 4, 2018. Got thatc Now hopefully all other award shows will stay away from those dates so as not to create a conflict, though that February 2016 date means there will be some competition with the opening of the Ben-Hur remake that weekend as well as Sacha Baron Cohen's Grimsby, but we'll let the studios deal with that. readmore postid="170181" The Academy also announced other key dates for the upcoming award season, which go as follows: Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015 - The Governors Awards Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015 - Nominations voting opens 8 a.m. Pt Friday, Jan. 8, 2016 - Nominations voting closes 5 p. »
- Brad Brevet
It's Aprils Fools' Day, which means pranks are in full swing. Whether you have tricks up your sleeves or not, you can get some great ideas from celebrity pranksters. From George Clooney's elaborate (and sometimes crazy) jokes on friends to Jimmy Kimmel and Matt Damon's ongoing battle to Ashton Kutcher's Punk'd past, there are plenty of famous jokesters. Though some of them, like Ellen DeGeneres, let others do their dirty work for them, others are more hands on - and in character - like Sacha Baron Cohen. Relive some of the best below, and be sure to watch out for any real-life pranks at your office today! Source: Getty »
Last week we reported on Steven Spielberg’s plans to direct an adaptation of the cult sci-fi novel by Ernest Cline, Ready Player One. Color us excited. The novel involves players of a video game journeying into a virtual reality world rife with pop culture references and Easter eggs to the real world. The player who can decipher all the mysteries and references in the world wins the opportunity to control it. In Spielberg’s capable hands, it has the potential to be a technical marvel and a modern classic.
That is, if he actually makes it. Ready Player One poses some unusually problematic challenges on just a practical standpoint. Cline’s story falls into the “unfilmable novel” territory, not just for the digital world necessary for a filmmaker to recreate, but also in terms of licensing. To get the rights to depict the many iconic film and TV characters »
- Brian Welk
Perhaps it was too good to be true. Over the weekend news emerged that Sacha Baron Cohen was to write, produce, direct and star in the forever developing Freddie Mercury biopic. It was a surprising turn of events for the once-attached actor, and while there was even a source quote from Queen's manager Jim Beach made during the Artist & Management Awards, it turns out there has been a bit of a misunderstanding. Addressing the issue on his website, Queen member Brian May chalked it all up to a joke gone awry: "[Reports don't] mention a small joke that Jim threw in during his acceptance speech. He said that, in response to enquiries about the progress on the Freddie feature film, that Sacha Baron Cohen had been re-engaged to write, produce, and direct the film, as well as starring in all four major roles! I’m afraid some folks might have taken it seriously! »
- Kevin Jagernauth
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