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2009: A Look Back

30 December 2009 6:16 PM, PST | | See recent news »

2009 was another big year for movies thanks to, in varying degrees, the recession, 3D ticket prices and Taylor Lautner’s abs. For funsies we have compiled a fairly trivial movie calendar for the year that was. Here you will find all the big events that, for whatever reason, may not have gotten a lot of media coverage.  Hit the jump to begin reminiscing about the past 12 months:


9- David S. Goyer does his best to stop Odette Yustman from ever getting another leading role in a film. (The Unborn)

16- Mall cops lose what little public respect they had. (Paul Blart:  Mall Cop)

23- Brendan Fraser ruins an otherwise perfectly good British film. (Inkheart)

30- Liam Neeson gains 20,000 cool points. (Taken)



6- Steve Martin makes a big mistake. (The Pink Panther 2)

13- The rules of scary movies are upheld. (Friday the 13th)

20- Madea goes to jail. »

- David Corbin

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Harold Ramis Talks About A Third ‘Ghostbusters’ Movie

30 December 2009 2:11 PM, PST | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

When there’s something strange in the movie gossip world, who ya gonna call? Harold Ramis.

Speaking to Heeb Magazine, actor/writer/director Harold Ramis has finally dished out some solid information about what’s going on with that “rumored” third movie in the Ghostbusters trilogy:

“Something’s going to happen. Dan [Aykroyd] did write a spec GB3 screenplay a few years ago, but no one was motivated to pursue it. Now, 25 years after the original, there seems to be some willingness to proceed and apparently a substantial public appetite for a sequel. We’ll introduce some new young Ghostbusters, and all the old guys will be in it, too. Think Christopher Lloyd in Back to the Future … GB3 is progressing with plans to shoot next summer and release in 2011 … Oh, and I have two one-of-a-kind Ghostbuster yarmulkes sent by fans.”

Other than that, we also know for sure that Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg, »

- Nick Allen

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Zac Efron plants citrus trees for girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens` birthday

30 December 2009 8:05 AM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

High School Musical star Zac Efron treated girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens to a romantic 21st birthday present with a difference earlier this month – he planted three citrus trees on her Los Angeles estate. The actress was shooting new movie Sucker Punch in Canada when she turned 21 on December 14. When she returned home, she discovered Efron had picked out a trio of fruit trees and hired a gardener to plant the lemon, orange and tangerine plants in her yard. A source told a Us publication: 'Vanessa was incredibly touched by the gift.' »

- Ellie Pratt

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Efron plants trees for Hudgens birthday

30 December 2009 5:48 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Zac Efron reportedly did some gardening as a birthday present to his girlfriend. Vanessa Hudgens, who turned 21 on December 14, returned from shooting movie Sucker Punch in Canada to discover that Efron had planted three citrus trees in the garden of her La home. A friend of the pair told the National Enquirer: "Vanessa was incredibly touched by the gift." Efron apparently hired a gardener to help him plant (more) »

- By Rebecca Davies

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Efron's Fruity Gift For Hudgens

29 December 2009 5:31 PM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Zac Efron treated girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens to a romantic 21st birthday present with a difference earlier this month - he planted three citrus trees on her Los Angeles estate.

The actress was shooting new movie Sucker Punch in Canada when she turned 21 on 14 December and when she returned home, she discovered Efron had picked out a trio of fruit trees and hired a gardener to plant the lemon, orange and tangerine plants in her yard.

A source tells the National Enquirer, "Vanessa was incredibly touched by the gift." »

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'The Twilight Saga: New Moon' ranks highly in movie mistakes list for 2009

29 December 2009 1:41 PM, PST | Twilight Examiner | See recent Twilight Examiner news »

While The Twilight Saga: New Moon was a fantastic portrayal of Stephenie Meyer's story, it was not free of the various continuity errors that seem to find themselves into films on a regular basis. According to Movie Mistakes' calculations, there were twenty-nine errors in New Moon (the same amount found in Night At The Museum: Battle Of The Smithsonian). Some of the errors in ... behind Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen and Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince (with seventy-one mistakes apiece). No film compared to Zac Efron's 17 Again, though, which had a whopping ninety .. »

- thetwilightexaminer

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Link Time!!!

29 December 2009 1:00 PM, PST | | See recent Popsugar news »

Kourtney and Scott show off baby Mason Dash - PopEater Cher's Hawaiian hideaway is being auctioned off - CasaSugar Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens have a date night - JustJared Kylie Minogue bonds with her boyfriend's sisters - Pink Is the New Blog Charlie Sheen's other family is just fine - TMZ Rachel McAdams celebrates the Olympic torch in her hometown - Lainey Gossip Van Morrison welcomes his fourth child at age 64 - D-Listed Miranda Kerr puts on a bikini for Ralph Magazine - Egotastic Coco and Ice-t spend some time in the sand - The Superficial Victoria Silvstedt hits the beach on holiday - Hollywood Tuna The most provocative trends of 2009 - cityrag Pam Anderson's son supports her London theater show - Hollywood Rag »

- PopSugar

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Kanye West Wins Another Award: 'Most Egotistical Male Celeb'

29 December 2009 7:42 AM, PST | MTV Newsroom | See recent MTV Newsroom news »

You know what they say about payback. Well, while Taylor Swift is probably building a new wing on her Nashville mansion to hold all the Entertainer of the Year awards she's been scooping up lately, her one-time tormentor Kanye West has racked up just one ignoble honor in the wake of his infamous Vma stage crash, and it's probably not going to be vying for mantle space anytime soon.

In a recent poll from Parade magazine online, readers voted West (MTV News' #7 Man of the Year) the "Most Egotistical Male Celeb." It's an impressive feat, made even more notable given the competition: Chest hair-flaunting "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell (#2) and wiggy New York real estate mogul Donald Trump (#3). West won out over the two Mount Narcissus icons with 46 percent of the vote. While Trump could only pull 27 percent of the vote and Cowell got an anemic 13 percent, Diddy scored »

- Gil Kaufman

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'17 Again' tops movie gaffes survey

29 December 2009 5:35 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Body-swap comedy 17 Again has topped a list of 2009's most gaffe-ridden films. The movie, which stars Matthew Perry and Zac Efron, is said to contain over 100 mistakes and general continuity errors. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen tied in second place with 71 mistakes apiece, while Night At The Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian and The Twilight Saga: New Moon completed the top five, featuring 29 blunders (more) »

- By Oli Simpson

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17 Again Tops Blunders Survey

29 December 2009 4:02 AM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Zac Efron movie 17 Again has scooped an unwelcome award - it's topped a list of 2009's most gaffe-prone films.

The comedy, about a man who gets the chance to rewrite his life by returning to his youth, contains almost 100 goofs and continuity errors.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen tie for second place with 71 blunders, while Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian and The Twilight Saga: New Moon round out the top five, with 29 mistakes each.

The survey, by film website, also revealed disaster movie 2012 has 27 errors while Nicolas Cage's sci-fi blockbuster Knowing has 25.

In total, eagle-eyed film fans spotted more than 900 gaffes in movies released during 2009.

Moviemistakes editor Jon Sandys says, "This isn't meant to be assigning blame - generally these are noticed by the biggest movie fans, even in films they loved. That said, you wonder how some of these blunders get past the editing room." »

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Celebrities Invade Aspen!

27 December 2009 7:51 AM, PST | HollywoodLife | See recent HollywoodLife news »

Do you dream of a white Christmas every year?

So do your favorite celebs, but they can’t find it in sunny Hollywood, so they flock to one of the hottest cold spots in the country — Aspen! And this year they’re coming in droves. Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon are using the snowy town for a romantic getaway, Kate Hudson and Goldie Hawn are having some mother-daughter time in the frosty weather, and Zac Efron is just looking to relax. But they’re not the only ones! »

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Miley Cyrus has crush on Zac Efron

26 December 2009 10:08 AM, PST | | See recent RealBollywood news »

London, Dec 26(Ians) Teenage sensation Miley Cyrus, who has a crush on high school musical star Zac Efron, says she is very much like any other girl of her age.

‘I think Zac Efron is the hottest person in the world and I have a huge crush on him. I am just like any other teenage girl and having crushes comes along with it,’ quoted Cyrus as saying.

Miley, 17, also added that Zac’s. »

- realbollywood

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Top 10 Sexiest Actors of 2009

25 December 2009 1:27 AM, PST | Celebrity Mania | See recent Celebrity Mania news »

Hollywood cannot be separated from beauty and hot body. In fact, many

young Hollywood gain their legions of fans because of their good looks

although their talent still does play a factor in their fame. In the past

12 months alone, there are numerous hunks stealing the spotlight.

Acknowledging their charms, Celebrity Mania presents its readers the top

10 sexiest actors of 2009.

The actors who make the list must be in between 17 to 26 years old and

ought to have chiseled torsos. Besides, they have to have classy style as

evident on their neat appearance when attending formal events. Last but

not least, they have to be on the production of a movie or TV series

throughout the year. Among those who secure spots on the list are

"Gossip Girl" star Chace Crawford, "The Last Song" hunk Liam

Hemsworth, and "High School Musical" actor Corbin Bleu.

#10 Carter Jenkins


Jenkins apparently hides a »


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Corbin Bleu Lends a Hand for Christmas Eve Lunch

25 December 2009 12:17 AM, PST | Celebrity Mania | See recent Celebrity Mania news »

Corbin Bleu has once again shown his compassionate side. On Thursday afternoon, December 24, the co-star of Zac Efron in "High School Musical" series volunteered to serve Christmas Eve lunch at the Los Angeles Mission. For the charity work, the 20-year-old took his father along to help out as well.

Beside being on hand during the event, the Issac of short-lived "The Beautiful Life: Tbl" also raised awareness and donations for the non-profit mission using his Twitter account. Telling his fans how to help out, he tweeted, "Merry Christmas! Thanks for supporting the La Mission Text2Give. Text "Gift" to 40579 to donate $5."

Corbin Bleu is not the only celebrity lending his hands for the serving of the lunch. The Disney actor/singer was joined by Boo Boo Stewart of "The Twilight Saga's Eclipse", Bonnie Hunt of "Cars" and Antonio Villaraigosa, the Los Angeles Mayor.

It is also not the first time »


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Vanessa Hudgens Seeks Justice Over Nude Photos

24 December 2009 8:43 PM, PST | Celebrity Mania | See recent Celebrity Mania news »

Vanessa Hudgens is reportedly serving a website with a legal drama over nude pictures of hers. TMZ, which was first to break the news, reported that the 21-year-old beauty has filed a lawsuit against the owners of due to a fact that the site has posted her "self-portrait photographs" and refused to take them down.

The lawsuit read, "The photos were obtained by unknown methods and posted on the Internet by an unknown person without Hudgens' knowledge or consent." TMZ further noted that the suit doesn't mentioned that the pictures taken using a cell phone capture the Gabriella Montez of "High School Musical" series in her birthday suit, but the photos on the site tell a different story.

The girlfriend of actor Zac Efron is reportedly seeking for damages. She also asks the judge to issue an injunction which orders the site to remove the images. At the same time, »


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Exclusive: Sorry Fans, Mr. T Will Not Appear In The A-Team Remake

24 December 2009 1:12 PM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

I like to go to the gym 3-4 times a week. Sometimes 5 if my schedule allows it or I manage to get out of bed and find the motivation to put my gym clothes on (the hardest part about going to the gym is going to the gym). Since I live in La-La Land sometimes I usually see celebrities there. Nothing new, I've talked about it before. I've seen Zac Efron, Neil Patrick Harris, Michael Jai White a million times, Jamie Pressly, etc. etc. It's no big deal, they just go about their business. One celeb I've seen a few times is Mr. T, who is one of the nicest guys you'll ever talk to. Very humble, but 100% T. I said hello to him today and asked him if he was going to appear in the A-Team remake. I was hoping he was going to say yes, but unfortunately that wasn't the case. »

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Robert Pattinson and Ashley Greene make Interview Magazine's 'Most Beautiful People of the Decade'

23 December 2009 1:05 PM, PST | Twilight Examiner | See recent Twilight Examiner news »

Ashley Greene and Robert Pattinson, co-stars in The Twilight Saga: New Moon and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, are part of Interview Magazine's "Twenty Most Beautiful People of the Decade." The two, who have had a busy few years both on and off the Twilight sets made the listing, a self-proclaimed "glorious, glamorous look back at the 20 most beautiful people that have graced the pages of our magazine in the past 10 years." Others making Interview's list are Colin Farrell, Natalie Portman, Chace Crawford, Zac Efron, Alicia Keys, Ashton Kutcher, Scarlett Johansson, Sienna Miller, Tom Brady, Kate Moss, Ryan Phillippe, Eva Mendes, Pharrell Williams, Jessica Alba, Milla Jovovich, Jake Gyllenhaal, DIta Von Teese, and Javier Bardem »

- thetwilightexaminer

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Who Is the Sexiest Man of 2009?

22 December 2009 2:30 PM, PST | | See recent Popsugar news »

Hollywood is full of hot guys, and this year we've narrowed it down to eight of the sexiest men. From acting and sports to modeling and music, it's hard to choose who's the most smoldering of 2009. As the year comes to an end, don't miss all our Best of 2009 polls and slideshows! So tell us what you think - who's the sexiest man of the year? Who Is the Sexiest Man of 2009? Johnny Depp - He's a perennial favorite and is People's Sexiest Man Alive again! David Beckham - He's handsome on and off the field. Joshua Jackson - I can't get enough of his guy-next-door charm. Tom Brady - The new dad beams with happiness! Javier Bardem - The Spanish star looks good in any language. Zac Efron - He's certainly growing into his looks. Gabriel Aubry - A model father and boyfriend. Ryan Reynolds - One hot Canadian import. »

- PopSugar

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Video: An Evening With... 'Me and Orson Welles'

22 December 2009 10:03 AM, PST | | See recent Backstage news »

Back Stage recently talked to actor Christian McKay about his role in the film "Me and Orson Welles," as part of the 'Evening With...' series.At the Dec. 14 event, hosted by Back Stage, McKay discussed feeling like a long-shot for the role of the iconic director, not knowing who Zac Efron was prior to filming, and his training in Shakespeare.Watch him talk about the project and read Back Stage's recap of the night: »

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Most Desirable Male Characters of 2009

21 December 2009 2:33 PM, PST | Extra | See recent Extra news »

From "Twilight" vampire Edward Cullen and "True Blood" gentleman Bill Compton to "Glee" club kid Finn Hudson, "Extra" has a list of the year's most desirable male characters.

The Most Desirable Male Characters of 2009Edward Cullen

America’s favorite vampire, played by Robert Pattinson, returned to the big screen in “New Moon,” where his chiseled face and serious manner made Twi-hard fans wild.

Jacob Black

Werewolf Jacob, played by Taylor Lautner, caused fans to switch »

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