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Surprise: Rush Limbaugh does not like the idea of Idris Elba as James Bond

23 December 2014 2:48 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Surprise, surprise, the idea of a black James Bond bugs Rush Limbaugh. Progressive nonprofit site Media Matters pointed to a Dec. 23 episode of The Rush Limbaugh Show in which he addressed Amy Pascal's suggestion that Idris Elba could be the next James Bond. "James Bond is a total concept put together by Ian Fleming. He was white and Scottish. Period. That is who James Bond is, was," Limbaugh said. "But now Sony is suggesting that the next James Bond should be Idris Elba, a black Britain, rather than a white from Scotland. But that's not who James Bond is »

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White House Private Party DJ Revealed: Surprise, It's President Obama

20 December 2014 7:45 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The Obamas open up about raising their daughters, the impact of stereotypes, and what's on the Potus dance party playlist. Subscribe now for instant access to the exclusive People interview.When it comes to impromptu dance parties in the private White House residence, President Barack Obama is the master mixer. According to him. The President and First Lady Michelle Obama were quick to recall, in a wide-ranging interview with People on Dec. 10, the last time the two of them danced. "Friday night. In the Yellow Oval," the president said, referring to the central living room in the White House's upstairs residential quarters. »

- Sandra Sobieraj Westfall, @sswestfall

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Michelle Obama Can't 'Let It Go' - Sasha and Malia Are 'Too Old' for Frozen

20 December 2014 | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The Obamas open up about raising their daughters, the impact of stereotypes, and what's on the Potus dance party playlist. Subscribe now for instant access to the exclusive People interview!First lady Michelle Obama may be the only American mom of girls who hasn't had "Let It Go" stuck in her head at one time or another this year. Mrs. Obama told People ruefully that she has not even seen the animated hit Frozen. Daughters Sasha, 13, and Malia, 16, "are a little too old," President Obama explained in an exclusive interview with People for this week's issue. Said Mrs. Obama: "I »

- Sandra Sobieraj Westfall, @sswestfall

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On the Red Carpet, Emerging Designers Get Shot at Fame

19 December 2014 10:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

When the red carpet made its Academy Awards debut in 1961, it served merely as a means of guiding nominees Elizabeth Taylor and Janet Leigh to the event’s new venue, the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. However, with the advent of E!’s “Live From the Red Carpet,” hosted by the late Joan Rivers and her daughter Melissa, which debuted at the 1995 Oscars, the scarlet-rugged pre-show — and its parade of designer-clad celebrities — has proved so popular, it’s all but usurped the main event.

And in today’s social-media age, the power of the red carpet is  all the more potent.

“It can help achieve what advertising used to: getting a brand’s name out to the masses,” says Elizabeth Saltzman, stylist to Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow. And no one can benefit more than an unknown name.

“Being worn on the red carpet gives emerging designers tremendous exposure and opens them »

- Claire Coghlan

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'106 & Park' Says Goodbye Today, Dec 19 at 6pm, w/ Live, 2-hour, Star-Studded Finale!

19 December 2014 8:51 AM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

It’s official! “106 & Park” bids farewell today, Friday, December 19, 2014 at 6 pm/Et.   The live, two-hour finale will take a look back at the long history of “106 & Park,” along with a few of 106’s most notable guests, showcasing the best in entertainment from Hollywood’s A-list, music’s top recording artists, to First Lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama.  Throughout the week, viewers who've been tuning in have watched former hosts return to the show, and celebrities, including Nicki Minaj, Ludacris, Ne-Yo, Common, Big Sean, Ashanti, Fabolous, and Ja Rule, wish 106 farewell! On Friday’s farewell celebration, “106 Final Act,” past “106 & Park” »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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President Obama -- Cuban Cigar Crisis ... La Foto Es Verdad

19 December 2014 | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Move over Monica ... there's a new controversial cigar in the White House -- a Cuban fingered by President Obama in a photo many thought was fake, but we've learned it's the real deal. The original pic shows Obama Wednesday night ... sampling the aroma of what's alleged to be a Cuban cigar. It was posted on Reddit Thursday morning, and immediately the Internet started tearing it apart as a Photoshop job. TMZ has obtained several high-res »

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'The View's' Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O'Donnell Have Heated Debate About Racism

18 December 2014 2:18 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

A discussion about racism on Thursday's The View led to a heated debate, with co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O'Donnell both screaming during parts of the segment. During the show's Hot Topics section, the co-hosts addressed Barack and Michelle Obama's recent statements that they've been mistaken for the help. Read more Chris Rock Pens Blistering Essay on Hollywood's Race Problem: "It's a White Industry" But when the discussion turned to whether such instances are a product of racism or stupidity, thing got quite hot indeed, with Goldberg and O'Donnell repeatedly raising their voices. With regard to the Obamas'

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The Obamas on Experiencing Racism: "It Isn't Anything New"

18 December 2014 9:40 AM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

In a recent interview with People, the Obamas talk about how they've been affected by racism over the years, explaining that it "isn't anything new." First Lady Michelle Obama talked about living in the White House bubble, saying, "Before that, Barack Obama was a black man that lived on the South Side of Chicago, who had his share of troubles catching cabs." She also talked about going into a Target store, "not highly disguised," adding, "The only person who came up to me in the store was a woman who asked me to help her take something off a shelf. Because she didn't see me as the first lady, she saw me as someone who could help her." President Obama also mentioned having awkward moments with valets, with Michelle adding a story about the president being mistaken for a server while wearing a tuxedo. The president stated that those "small »

- Laura-Marie-Meyers

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President Obama Reveals His Favorite Movie and Viral Videos of 2014

18 December 2014 7:12 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Did the commander-in-chief really sit through a two hour, 45 minute movie?

President Barack Obama shared with People magazine that his favorite movie of 2014 is the 5-time Golden Globe nominee, Boyhood.

"Boyhood was a great movie. That, I think, was my favorite movie this year," he said during a joint interview with First Lady Michelle Obama.

Photos: The Golden Globe Nominees In Pics

Directed by Richard Linklater (Before Sunrise, Dazed and Confused), the critically acclaimed film stars Ethan Hawke, Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette and Lorelei Linklater, and was filmed over an 11-year period from May 2002 to October 2013.

As for YouTube videos, the U.S. leader says that his daughters, Malia, 16, and Sasha, 13, turned him onto BatDad. "Whoever BatDad is out there, man, I was into your thing," Obama quipped.

His favorite Vine video, however, has to be of his wife singing "Turnip For What?"

"Clearly, the most astonishing Vine this year was Michelle and the turnip," he gushed »

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President Obama aligns with the people, names 'Boyhood' the best film of 2014

18 December 2014 5:52 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

In politics, a Presidential endorsement can be the magic touch, imbuing a candidate with exposure and voter confidence. Does the same hold true in the Oscar race? The team behind "Boyhood" hopes so. Speaking to People Magazine (via The Huffington Post), President Obama revealed that he fell hard for the Richard Linklater’s 12-years-in-the-making, coming-of-age film. And he was kind of a quote-whore about it. "'Boyhood was a great movie," Obama told the magazine. “That, I think, was my favorite movie this year.” Is it too late to send out guild screeners emblazoned with that quote? Obama is, traditionally, a softy when it comes to movies and television. When People put him on the spot with the same question in 2012, the President named "Beasts of the Southern Wild," "Life of Pi" and "Argo" as his favorites. He has told the press that "Modern Family" and "Parks and Recreation" are family favorites. »

- Matt Patches

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Barack Obama's favourite movie of 2014 is Boyhood

18 December 2014 2:14 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Barack Obama has revealed his favourite movie of 2014.

The Us President named Boyhood, Richard Linklater's coming-of-age drama, as his top film pick of the past 12 months.

"Boyhood was a great movie. That, I think, was my favourite movie this year," Politico quotes him as saying.

Boyhood follows the life of Mason Jr (Ellar Coltrane) from the age of 6 to 18 and was filmed over the course of 12 years. Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette feature in the supporting cast and both recently nabbed Golden Globe nominations for their performances.

Boyhood, Birdman and civil rights drama Selma are among the early frontrunners this awards season, with Academy Awards nominations due to be revealed in January

First Lady Michelle Obama didn't reveal her cinema favourites of 2014, but did offer up her thoughts on David Fincher's adaptation of Gillian Flynn's best-selling thriller Gone Girl.

"I've read others [since, but] I read Gone Girl a couple summers ago, »

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President Obama: Boyhood Was 'My Favorite Movie' of the Year

17 December 2014 6:45 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The Obamas open up about raising their daughters, the impact of stereotypes, and what's on the Potus dance party playlist. Subscribe now for instant access to the exclusive People interview.President Obama gave People his own "Best of 2014" list, and the groundbreaking 12-year saga Boyhood tops the presidential picks. "Boyhood was a great movie. That, I think, was my favorite movie this year," he told People in a joint interview with First Lady Michelle Obama for this week's issue. On the presidential nightstand right now? "I'm in the middle of a wonderful book that was recently released called Redeployment, by Phil Klay, »

- Sandra Sobieraj Westfall, @sswestfall

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President Obama: Boyhood Was 'My Favorite Movie' of the Year

17 December 2014 6:45 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The Obamas open up about raising their daughters, the impact of stereotypes, and what's on the Potus dance party playlist. Subscribe now for instant access to the exclusive People interview.President Obama gave People his own "Best of 2014" list, and the groundbreaking 12-year saga Boyhood tops the presidential picks. "Boyhood was a great movie. That, I think, was my favorite movie this year," he told People in a joint interview with First Lady Michelle Obama for this week's issue. On the presidential nightstand right now? "I'm in the middle of a wonderful book that was recently released called Redeployment, by Phil Klay, »

- Sandra Sobieraj Westfall, @sswestfall

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President Obama: ''Boyhood" Was 'My Favorite Movie' of the Year

17 December 2014 6:45 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The Obamas open up about raising their daughters, the impact of stereotypes, and what's on the Potus dance party playlist. Subscribe now for instant access to the exclusive People interview!President Obama gave People his own "Best of 2014" list, and the groundbreaking 12-year saga Boyhood tops the presidential picks. "Boyhood was a great movie. That, I think, was my favorite movie this year," he told People in a joint interview with First Lady Michelle Obama for this week's issue. On the presidential nightstand right now? "I'm in the middle of a wonderful book that was recently released called Redeployment, by Phil Klay, »

- Sandra Sobieraj Westfall, @sswestfall

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'Boyhood' Is Barack Obama's Favorite Movie of the Year

17 December 2014 10:04 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The film Boyhood has already garnered plenty of critical acclaim, but now it also can boast a presidential seal of approval. President Barack Obama singled it out in a recent interview he and first lady Michelle Obama did with People magazine. "Boyhood was a great movie," said President Obama in an excerpt of his interview posted on Politico. "That, I think, was my favorite movie this year." His wife, on the other hand, preferred to talk books. "I've read others [since, but] I read Gone Girl a couple summers ago, which is one of my favorites," said Mrs. Obama. "The

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The Obamas: How We Deal with Our Own Racist Experiences

17 December 2014 3:30 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The Obamas open up about raising their daughters, the impact of stereotypes, and what's on the Potus dance party playlist. Subscribe now for instant access to the exclusive People interview!The protective bubble that comes with the presidency - the armored limo, the Secret Service detail, the White House - shields Barack and Michelle Obama from a lot of unpleasantness. But their encounters with racial prejudice aren't as far in the past as one might expect. And they obviously still sting. "I think people forget that we've lived in the White House for six years," the first lady told People, »

- Sandra Sobieraj Westfall, @sswestfall

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Obama Had Some Truly Meme-Worthy Facial Expressions While Playing Santa

11 December 2014 8:55 AM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama channeled Mr. and Mrs. Claus on Wednesday, sorting through gifts for children at the Marine Corps Toys For Tots event in Washington DC. Carrying giant red bags full of toys, the president really seemed to get into the Santa Claus spirit, and his hilarious facial expressions showed that he was loving all the gifts. Meanwhile, he and Michelle shared several sweet moments together, with Michelle making fun of Obama when she delivered a few remarks. She joked, "He doesn't usually deal in shopping . . . We'll watch him closely to see if he can figure out which ones are girls 0-2 or unisex." Later, Obama fired back, "Let's get sorting. I am positive that girls 0-2, that's perfect for the Call of Duty video game." Take a look at some of the sweet photos from the event, and then check out the Obama family's best pictures of the year! »

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Berlin Film Festival to Toast Slow Food Revolutionaries Alice Waters, Carlo Petrini

11 December 2014 4:35 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Riga, Latvia — The Berlin Film Festival is to present its Berlinale Camera award, which goes to personalities or institutions to which it feels particularly indebted, to food activists and Slow Food founders Alice Waters and Carlo Petrini.

The presentation will take place on Feb. 8 as part of the kickoff of the fest’s Culinary Cinema section.

In 2006, the Berlinale introduced the subject of cinema’s relationship with food — the first A-festival to do so. Among others, Waters and Petrini discussed this relationship with young film professionals at the “Hunger, Food & Taste” workshop of the 4th Berlinale Talent Campus.

“Waters and Petrini gave the Berlinale in 2006 not only new ideas that led to the creation of the Culinary Cinema section in 2007, but also inspired ‘Food & Film’ events in many other countries,” festival director Dieter Kosslick said.

Author and cook Waters, described by the New York Times as a “food revolutionary,” named »

- Leo Barraclough

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Everyone Needs to Relax About LeBron James's "Protocol Breach"

9 December 2014 10:56 AM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

On Monday night, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge watched the Cleveland Cavaliers square off against the Brooklyn Nets in NYC, but everyone was more focused on their meeting with Beyoncé and Jay Z and, later, LeBron James's "protocol breach" when he met the couple after the game to take pictures and hand out gifts. The offending action? LeBron was photographed putting his arm around Kate's shoulder while the group leaned together to pose for photographs. While the action may have seemed completely innocent to most, royal etiquette experts know that people are strongly discouraged from touching any member of the royal family aside from a handshake (and, even then, that's only after they've offered their hand first). However, there is no strict rule on how to behave around the royal family; it's merely a suggestion. Naturally, etiquette sticklers were a little upset by LeBron's shoulder touch, with author »

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Did LeBron James Get Too Cozy with Princess Kate?

9 December 2014 8:45 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

When LeBron James put his arm around Princess Kate after Monday night's Brooklyn Nets-Cleveland Cavaliers game, London papers lit up with reports that he had broken royal protocol. However, royal aides have dismissed any accusations that a breach in protocol occurred, adding that both Kate and Prince William want people to feel comfortable around them. Indeed, a palace source told People earlier this month: "When they're meeting people, they want to have a conversation without the other person worrying too much about how to address them." The source added: "The message is, address them in whatever way you feel most comfortable. »

- Tara Fowler, @waterfowlerta

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