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Naomi Watts Opens Up About Her Late Father's Drug Overdose

16 July 2017 2:04 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Actress Naomi Watts is sharing new details of her life.

The actress recently opened up to The Guardian about her nomadic childhood, finding friends with fellow Aussie Nicole Kidman and her struggles in Hollywood.

Watts' father was a sound engineer for Pink Floyd and her mom was a model, traveling the world with the band. Having hip parents might sound like a dream for most kids, but for Watts, she craved normalcy.

Read: Naomi Watts Says She's on 'Great Terms' With Liev Schreiber After Split: 'There's Good Days and Bad Days'

“I’d had enough of cool," she tells the paper. "I didn’t want cool. I wanted my parents to wear three-piece suits and tweed, not leather pants and four-inch platform boots."

Her parents divorced in 1972, and then, in 1976, her father died of an apparent heroin overdose when Watts was just seven years old, according to her mother. Watts also told »

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Movie Review – The Beguiled (2017)

12 July 2017 4:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Beguiled, 2017.

Directed by Sofia Coppola

Starring Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning, Colin Farrell and Angourie Rice.


During the American Civil War, a girl from a Confederate boarding school discovers a wounded Union soldier.  She takes him back to the school, where his wounds are looked after by the headmistress, her assistant and the other pupils.  As he recovers in this all-female world, his presence affects everybody and they all vie for his attention.

Sofia Coppola films always seem to grab attention at Cannes, either by accident or design.  Remember The Bling Ring (2013), when life bizarrely imitated art?  This time round, she won the Best Director accolade for a film that could far too easily be described as yet another re-make.  That would be too easy – and nothing less than facile.

The original version of The Beguiled (1971) is usually described as a Clint Eastwood movie, with the film »

- Freda Cooper

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Naomi Watts, Reese Witherspoon Post Sweet 50th Birthday Messages to Nicole Kidman

20 June 2017 5:04 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Nicole Kidman’s closest girlfriends in Hollywood are wishing her a happy 50th birthday.

Naomi Watts, who’s been friends with Kidman for the better part of three decades, posted a sweet birthday message to her best friend on Instagram. “Happy Birthday to this beautiful woman,” the actress, 48, wrote on Tuesday.

“A remarkable human who gives so much love and spirit to all those around her,” Watts added. “My friend, I am so happy to have shared incredible experiences with you over the last 3 decades. May there be many more to come …”

The two became close starring together in 1991’s Flirting. »

- Mike Miller

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Naomi Watts on Her 26-Year Friendship with Nicole Kidman: ‘We’ve Gone Through a Lot Together’

7 June 2017 9:01 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

For Naomi Watts, getting a role in the 1991 film Flirting not only helped her career but also led to her close bond with best friend Nicole Kidman.

“We already knew each other but that’s when our friendship forged,” says Watts.

The Book of Henry star sat down with People’s editor-in-chief for the latest episode of The Jess Cagle Interview and discussed finding fame and friendship.

Through personal ups and downs, the two have remained close, and Watts, 48, attributes their 26-year friendship to “respect” for one another.

“We’ve gone through a lot together over a significant amount of time. »

- Jess Cagle Editorial Director PEOPLE and Mia McNiece

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Oscar Predictions With 2 Months to Go: Could 'Deadpool' Really Get a Best Picture Nomination?

11 January 2017 1:25 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Err, so technically we are slightly under two months away from the 89th annual Academy Awards, but we wanted to see how things shook out at Sunday's Golden Globes -- plus, let SAG, the PGA and BAFTA weigh in -- before making our next round of predictions.

As a wise woman once said, "One day you're in, and the next day you're out." That has proven truer than ever this awards season, where things appear less certain after each round of nominations. All that said, here is where we stand ahead of the Oscars' official announcement on Jan. 24...

Watch: 10 Things You Didn't See On-Air During the 2017 Golden Globes Broadcast: Flirting, Crying and More!

Best Picture



1. Arrival

2. Fences

3. Hacksaw Ridge

4. Hidden Figures

5. Florence Foster Jenkins

6. Jackie

7. La La Land

8. Lion

9. Manchester by the Sea

10. Moonlight

Despite a Globe nomination and recognition by the all-powerful Producers Guild, we simply cannot imagine the Academy throwing a nomination Deadpool's »

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