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16 hottest forums posts: Who is the best film director working today?
7 hours ago
Join the fiesty discussion going on right now in our infamous message boards where Hollywood stars, directors, execs and other honchos hide behind cyber-nicknames. Sample comments below with links to those hot threads. See more here. -Break- Who is the best film director working today? Baby Clyde: Ang Lee (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; Brokeback Mountain; Life Of Pi). I'm not saying all of his films are great but he consistently makes interesting films encompassing all genres. There is no other director who I would specifically see a film by just because they made it. I particularly hate directors who stick to the same formula over and over again (Tarantino/Nolan/Anderson). What I love about Ang lee is that he can turn his hand to every genre imaginable and still make a decent film. Macbeth: Quentin Tarantino. He may be very divisive as a filmmaker, but most people who hate »
'The Amazing Race' shocker: 'Survivor' stars Keith & Whitney eliminated
10 hours ago
Did you see that shocking ejection of "Survivor" couple Keith and Whitney from Friday's episode of "The Amazing Race" coming? If so, why are you not taking part in our predictions contest? You could win a chance to chat with the ultimate winners as well as a cash prize and a place on our leaderboards. Show our users who really got this one wrong -- they had Shelley and Nici who U-turned the "Survivor" stars as the most likely to go -- how it is done. Get started with your predictions Here or scroll down and tell us who you think will win the "Race" using our easy drag-and-drop menu. -Break- Psst: Here's how to predict reality TV shows and win bragging rights And prizes! Among our users already making their predictions, Logan defied the odds and tapped Keith and Whitely for elimination. That savvy pick, along with his correct »
Oscar experts predict 'Birdman' will get 10 nominations
23 hours ago
"Birdman" lands in movie theaters as a formidable Oscar contender with strong support from critics (93% at Rotten Tomatoes) and audiences (A- Cinemascore), too. Happily, it also received a warm welcome when shown to voters at its official academy screening last week. According to our Experts' predictions, "Birdman" will reap 10 nominations: Best Picture, Director (Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu), Actor (Michael Keaton), Supporting Actor (Edward Norton), Supporting Actress (Emma Stone), Original Screenplay, Cinematography, Editing, Production Design and Music Score. Possibly, visual effects, too. -Break- Currently, it's ahead to win in two races (Best Actor, Cinematography) and is within striking distance (top three slots) in six more: Director, Supporting Actor (Edward Norton), Supporting Actress (Emma Stone), Original Screenplay, Editing and even Best Picture. Keaton has a commanding lead in the Best Actor contes »
Oscar experts give 'Birdman' great odds in 10 top races
23 hours ago
"Birdman" lands in movie theaters as a formidable Oscar contender with strong support from critics (93% at Rotten Tomatoes) and audiences (A- Cinemascore), too. Happily, it also received a warm welcome when shown to voters at its official academy screening last week. According to our Experts' predictions, "Birdman" will reap 10 nominations: Best Picture, Director (Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu), Actor (Michael Keaton), Supporting Actor (Edward Norton), Supporting Actress (Emma Stone), Original Screenplay, Cinematography, Editing, Production Design and Music Score. Possibly, visual effects. -Break- Currently, it's ahead to win in two races (Best Actor, Cinematography) and is within striking distance (top three slots) in six more: Director, Supporting Actor (Edward Norton), Supporting Actress (Emma Stone), Original Screenplay, Editing and even Best Picture. Keaton has a commanding lead in the Best Actor contest wit »
Top 10 most shocking Grammys snubs ever: Albums by Kanye West, Janelle Monae, Nirvana, ...
24 October 2014 8:00 AM, PDT
While Beyonce looks like a slam dunk to win Album of the Year at this year's Grammys for her self-titled disc, she may well find herself snubbed in this top race, as was Justin Timberlake last year for his top-selling "The 20/20 Experience." Indeed, these top music honors have a long history of not even nominating some of the best albums ever. Below, we catalog the top 10 most shocking omissions in the history of these kudos. Have you made your Grammy predictions yet? Who do you think will take home trophies in the four General Field categories of Album, Record, Song and New Artist? To make your early picks Click Here. Your predictions impact the notorious Gold Derby's official racetrack odds that give heart attacks to music execs and stars. How can you not join the fun? And don't fret, you can change your predix as often as you wish. Indeed, »
Gutsy 'The Voice' prediction: 'Raw' Luke Wade will win this season with his 'pure emotion'
24 October 2014 7:50 AM, PDT
"Luke Wade seems poised to win this season with his mix of raw vocal ability and pure emotion," says Kevin Jacobsen, one of our best predictors of "The Voice." -Break- Known as Taloson in our forums, he adds, "He gave it his all in his Battles performance with "Maybe I'm Amazed," and I think America will be captivated by him in the weeks to come." Battle rounds have concluded after four nights over the past two weeks. We reached out to Taloson to get his reactions to the performers so far and their coaches: Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, and Pharrell Williams. Levine and Shelton have strong support because they have won five of the past six seasons combined. While a newcomer to this NBC reality series, Williams has been a magnet for the best artists since he is the reigning Producer of the Year at the Grammys. Meantime, »
News Nuggets: Watch Zach Galifianakis interview Brad Pitt with squirmingly-funny personal questions
24 October 2014 7:34 AM, PDT
In one of the hottest new viral videos, Brad Pitt sits down with Zach Galifianakis for a funny new interview. Appearing on the Emmy-winning "Between Two Ferns," Pitt (or Bradley Pitts as he is called), is asked about how he lost his virginity, why he doesn't shower, and if it's difficult to stay tan while living in Angelina Jolie's shadow, among other topics. Pitt's responses with mostly deadpan expressions make it "his best interview yet." Look out for a cameo from comedian Louis C.K.. Hollywood Reporter -Break- Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin confirms that Christian Bale will play the late Steve Jobs in an upcoming biopic for Sony. The project about the Apple founder has gone through a variety of changes with Leonardo DiCaprio originally circling the role under David Fincher and then Danny Boyle directing. Sorkin says, "We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age range and that's Chris Bale. »
Oscars news: 'Interstellar' screenings reax, sneak peeks of 'The Hobbit' and 'Into the Woods'
24 October 2014 2:08 AM, PDT
. Kris Tapley reports on Thursday's screenings of "Interstellar": "Ever the perfectionist, Christopher Nolan was on hand at the Tcl Chinese Theater in Hollywood right up until showtime, ensuring that the venue's image and sound were up to snuff before it before it was projected on 70mm IMAX for a capacity crowd that saw some late-comers turned away without a seat. The reaction was uproarious when the final credits rolled, a typically generous SAG audience offering pops of applause to the three cast members — Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain — that they knew were in attendance for a post-screening Q&A (Nolan did not stick around to discuss). And given an audience of actors, naturally the discussion revolved around performance." In Contention -Break- Glenn Whipp delves into the snub of "Foxcatcher" for Best Feature at the Gotham Awards and the special a »
Will Oscars slap studs Eddie Redmayne, Miles Teller, and Jack O'Connell?'
23 October 2014 10:40 AM, PDT
Is Eddie Redmayne too young to win Best Actor? That question has been on my mind ever since he started generating Oscar buzz for "The Theory of Everything." It would be hard to deny his technically and emotionally grueling performance as Als-afflicted physicist Stephen Hawking, but even though Redmayne is on the right side of 30 – he'll be 33 by the time Oscars are handed out next February – he would still be the eighth youngest winner ever in the category. -Break- Gold Derby Oscar Mvp: Miles Teller bleeds for awards attention in 'Whiplash' And what about twentysomethings like Miles Teller ("Whiplash"), Jack O'Connell ("Unbroken"), and Ellar Coltrane ("Boyhood"), all of whom are 100/1 underdogs in our Best Actor predictions despite their films being major Oscar hopefuls. The last time the Oscars even nominated a lead actor under 30 was in 2010: Jesse Eisenberg for "The Social Network...." »
'Survivor' castoff Kelley Wentworth: I would have voted out my dad (Podcast)
23 October 2014 10:24 AM, PDT
When "Survivor: San Juan del Sur's" latest castoff Kelley Wentworth sat down with Gold Derby following her elimination in Episode 5, we asked this 28-year old Seattle native the tough question: Would she have voted out her father Dale Wentworth if it meant going further in the game? "Yeah, you know, I think I would have," said a hesitant Kelley. "I know that, unfortunately, a problem from day one was going to be the social game. Not because my dad doesn't have friends. He's a great guy. It's just because some of the people out there were very, very different from people he's been around. I would have done that." (Listen to our entire Q&A below.) -Break- Psst: Here's how to predict reality TV shows and win bragging rights And prizes! Kelley's elimination from "Survivor" was considered a shocker according the users playing our weekly prediction contest. According to our exclusive racetrack odd. »
15 hottest forums posts: Is John Mulaney the worst actor on TV?
23 October 2014 9:15 AM, PDT
Join the fiesty discussion going on right now in our infamous message boards where Hollywood stars, directors, execs and other honchos hide behind cyber-nicknames. Sample comments below with links to those hot threads. See more here. -Break- Will 'Mulaney' be cancelled soon by Fox? espnfan: Sadly (or not) it appears Mulaney is headed towards cancellation. Fox has said they will air the remaining episodes to help the show build an audience, but they have given no word on the future of the program. KyleBailey: I really hope it isn't the first to go. I really liked the pilot but I will admit the last two episodes were a bit bumpy. It definitly doesn't belong to go before The Mysteries of Laura, Manhattan Love Story, Selfie, or Bad Judge. Macbeth: I am dreading the announcement that Mulaney will be cancelled. It may not be a great show, and John Mulaney »
News Nuggets: 8 'Game of Thrones' rumors that are wrong
23 October 2014 9:00 AM, PDT
James Hibberd debunks eight misconceptions and rumors about the upcoming fifth season of HBO's "Game of Thrones." Spoilers Ahead about some of those rumors. For the season debuting this spring, the characters of Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead-Wright) and Hodor (Kristian Nairn) will not be appearing. Tywin Lannister (Charles Dance) did indeed die in the fourth season finale, so if he is on screen it might be in a flashback or as a corpse. An Iron Islands subplot from the book "A Feast of Crows" will not be featured. Author George R.R. Martin has lobbied for 13 episodes per season, but producers are adamant that 10 hours are more than enough. Entertainment Weekly -Break- Showtime finally announces a replacement for the late Philip Seymour Hoffman in their anticipated comedy series "Happyish." Oscar-nominated writer and actor Steve Coogan will now star as a Brisish expatriate whose world is thrown off track when a young new boss is hired. »
Oscars news: Secrets behind 'Interstellar,' 'The Hobbit' cast as you've never seen them, ...'
23 October 2014 3:00 AM, PDT
. Anne Thompson reports on a fascinating conversation with her dinner companion at Tuesday's American Cinematheque Ball honoring Matthew McConaughey, star of the upcoming "Interstellar": "CalTech astrophysicist Kip Thorne worked closely with Christopher Nolan and his VFX people to create a scientifically realistic wormhole and black hole so that the film's use of relative time would be as accurate as possible. Thompson on Hollywood -Break- As Esther Zuckerman observes, "John Goodman has some words for Mark Wahlberg in the teaser for their upcoming film 'The Gambler,' and since it’s a red-band teaser, it’s probably evident that the words aren’t exactly pretty. (Get ready for a lot of “f–k yous” to be uttered.)" EW Oscars predictions update: Experts still backing 'Boyhood,' Michael Keaton, Julianne Moore, ... Jason Hughes teases Air New Zealand's “The Most Epic..."' »
'Survivor' recap: Dramatic tribe switch ruins some peoples' games, saves others'
22 October 2014 8:38 PM, PDT
"This is perfect. I'm in a beautiful spot right now," said an unassuming Jeremy Collins on Night 10 in San Juan del Sur after having just voted out snake wrangler Drew Christy. Unfortunately for Jeremy, Day 11 came to "Survivor" and brought with it the dreaded tribe switch. "All right, let's get ready for another shock," said host Jeff Probst. "Everybody, drop your buffs." Cue the theme music. Psst: Here's how to predict reality TV shows and win bragging rights And prizes! -Break- It's time for you to take on other fans of "Survivor" and show them how it's done by predicting who will win this season, who'll be voted out next, and which tribe will win Reward and/or Immunity. Get our weekly questions right and you could find yourself on our leaderboard next week. Show us that you have what it takes to win the cutthroat reality competition here at »
'The Voice' predictions: Will Pharrell Williams crush Adam Levine, Blake Shelton?
22 October 2014 4:34 PM, PDT
Rookie coach Pharrell Williams has been lighting up the seventh season of NBC's reality program "The Voice." Along with fellow newcomer Gwen Stefani and the returning Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, who is the frontrunner to prevail this time around? Last season's winner of our predictions contest, Brian Clores, joins me in a new video slugfest (watch or listen below) to discuss the artists and coaches to beat for fall 2014. -Break- Battle rounds have concluded after four nights over the past two weeks. Clores and I agree that the reason so many of the top contenders want to work with Team Pharrell is that he is hugely respected as the reigning Producer of the Year at the Grammys. Levine and Shelton have strong support because they have won five of the past six seasons combined. Meantime, Stefani has struggled to choose the right artists and to use her steals wisely. »
Is it possible to win Best Actor Oscar without taking SAG first?
22 October 2014 1:30 PM, PDT
Less than half of the Best Ensemble winners at the SAG Awards have gone on to win Best Picture at the Oscars, but SAG has much greater predictive power in the acting races. Consider Best Actor: 81% of nominees (81 out of 100) line up with the Oscars, as do 80% of winners (16 out of 20). That makes SAG a crucial stop on the campaign trail for leading men. -Break- Past SAG champs do battle for Best Actress: Julianne Moore, Reese Witherspoon ... Click here to start entering your predictions in all five of SAG's top races, or use our easy drag-and-drop menu below to get started. Your predictions determine our racetrack odds, and you can keep editing them right up until the day SAG nominations are announced. You score points based on how accurately predict the nominees (you get more points if you correctly predict a long-shot candidate before anyone else does), and if you're »
News Nuggets: Tina Fey remembers fellow 'SNL' alum Jan Hooks
22 October 2014 8:30 AM, PDT
In a new red carpet interview, Golden Globes host Tina Fey honors the late "Saturday Night Live" star Jan Hooks, who died at age 57 this month. Fey cast Hooks as the mother of Jenna Maroney (Jane Krakowski) a few years ago. She says, "Jan was so funny and the crew was so mesmerized. It made me sad when she passed and it made me mad at the time that how available she was. Jan should have had a bigger career. Jan deserved a big movie career, certainly as big as Rob Schneider. E! Online -Break- ABC is bringing back the retired Barbara Walters to host her annual special about the "most fascinating people" of the year. The 2014 edition will air on December 14 featuring Neil Patrick Harris, Chelsea Handler, Scarlett Johansson, Oprah Winfrey, and several others not yet revealed. Last year's special featured former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as the top overall choice. »
Oscars news: Matthew McConaughey lauded by 'Interstellar' director Christopher Nolan
22 October 2014 4:24 AM, PDT
. Kris Tapley takes us inside the International Ballroom at the Beverly Hilton where Matthew McConaughey was being honored by the American Cinematheque on Tuesday. Among those singing the praises of last year's Best Actor Oscar champ ("Dallas Buyers Club) was "Interstellar" helmer Christopher Nolan: "There's no question that this is a performer who can't say, 'Pass the salt,' without it being truthful, without meaning something …I've never worked with an actor so relentless in his pursuit of truth in everything he does." In Contention -Break- And this year's Best Actor Oscar frontrunner, Michael Keaton ("Birdman"), is to be feted at the Santa Barbara filmfest the weekend before final voting by academy members commences. He will pick up the Modern Masters prize on Jan. 31. Last year, Bruce Dern collected this kudo just after reaping an Oscar bid for "Nebraska." Emma Thompson was to h..."' »
Amanda Valentine vs. Kini Zamora: Our top users clash over who will win 'Project Runway'
22 October 2014 1:44 AM, PDT
Season 13 of "Project Runway" ends on Thursday night, and for a while it seemed like Kini Zamora would win in a cakewalk. He led our racetrack odds for three consecutive weeks leading up to the two-part finale that started on October 16. But his preview collection was ripped to shreds by judges, and now our users are divided over who will prevail. Does Kini have any hope of salvaging a win? Or will one of his competitors take advantage of his rare misstep? -Break- Psst: Here's how to predict reality TV shows and win bragging rights And prizes! "I'm currently predicting Kini to win," says user Ryan Lapierre, who currently leads our "Project Runway" predictions contest. "I'm a little worried because he had the worst critiques this week. But Kini's storyline and track record throughout this season makes me feel that Kini can still win." But not so fast. Umur Cagin Tas, »
Did Gwen Stefani use her steal on the wrong artist for Tuesday's 'The Voice'?'
21 October 2014 7:25 PM, PDT
The only coach with a steal remaining on Tuesday's "The Voice" was newcomer Gwen Stefani. Did she make a rookie mistake by stealing the wrong artist? 'The Voice' recap: Battle for the ages (10/13/14) -Break- Battle rounds concluded after four nights over the past two weeks. The other three coaches -- Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, and Pharrell Williams -- had already used up their steals, so that left Stefani with a lot of power. There were only three battles actually seen by the home audience out of six that were conducted (the other three were relegated to montages only). The best of those was for Team Pharrell between Brittany Butler and Ricky Manning on the George Benson classic "On Broadway." Coach/judge Williams chose to keep Manning, but Stefani completely passed on obtaining Butler for her team. The second battle of the evening for Team Blake had him choosing »
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