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Time Machine: Pre-Ted Wahlberg - Bypassed for Best Actor Oscar - and Super-Model Wife on the Red Carpet

Mark Wahlberg and wife Rhea Durham on the Oscars' Red Carpet Mark Wahlberg and wife Rhea Durham at the Academy Awards Mark Wahlberg and wife Rhea Durham in a red-and-golden outfit are pictured above on the 2011 Academy Awards' Red Carpet, just outside the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. The Oscar ceremony was held on Sunday, Feb. 27. Wahlberg, decades ago known as underwear model Marky Mark, was an Oscar nominee as one of the producers of Best Picture contender The Fighter – which ultimately lost to odds-on favorite The King's Speech. Mark Wahlberg was the only major player in the David O. Russell-directed boxing drama who failed to be nominated for an Academy Award in the acting categories. Co-stars Amy Adams, Melissa Leo, and Christian Bale were all shortlisted; Leo and Bale ended up winning in their respective supporting categories. Wahlberg, however, was a Best Supporting Actor nominee four years ago: for
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Sol Yurick obituary

American novelist best known for The Warriors, a tale of gangs and street violence in New York

The American novelist Sol Yurick, who has died aged 87, was too radical, too extreme and too violent for the respectable literary establishment of New York, yet no writer more fully embodied the city's anguished spirit in the 1960s. His novels The Warriors (1965), Fertig (1966) and The Bag (1968) constitute a trilogy of vibrant energy, biting satire and high, though irreverent, artistic seriousness.

The Warriors, a tale of gangs and street violence, was rejected by 27 publishers before it finally appeared. With its carefully crafted parallels with Xenophon's Anabasis, it was more literary than Hubert Selby Jr's Last Exit to Brooklyn (1964), but shared its gritty feel for the city's underclass. In 1979 it was made into a stylish film by Walter Hill. Vincent Canby in the New York Times considered the film "a mish-mash of romantic cliches, moods and visual effects".

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Alec Baldwin Remembers James Pritchett

In a new column for the Huffington Post, former The Doctors star Alec Baldwin remembers the late James Pritchett.

Said Baldwin: "Pritchett played my father-in-law on the show. Soap operas are tough to act and tougher to write. How do you come up with something fresh and worthy every day? From Jim, I learned that, whatever the material, just listen and remember your cue. Jim, who in his youth bore an uncanny resemblance to Burt Reynolds, was a true gentleman. In 1997, I cast him in a film I produced called The Confession, with Sir Ben Kingsley. You'd be lucky if someone like Jim was the judge in your courtroom. He was a lovely and talented man."
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Hulu debuts Kiefer Sutherland drama -- Video

Hulu debuts Kiefer Sutherland drama -- Video
If you’re missing the sight of 24′s Kiefer Sutherland brandishing a weapon, then you’re in luck: Hulu today debuted the first installment of The Confession, 10 five-to-seven-minute webisodes that feature the actor as a hitman who has a theological discussion with a priest (John Hurt of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) about why his victims deserved to die.

Production values are top notch in the first webisode, in which Sutherland’s character — no less intense than Jack Bauer – enters a Catholic church confessional and begins, “bless me father for I have sinned exceedingly….” Oof. Apparently, it’s been 35 years since his last confession.
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Oscars: The 2011 Academy Award Winners

In a surge reminiscent of its late-breaking Oscar season momentum, The King’s Speech triumphed at the 2011 Academy Awards, winning three of the final four categories including Best Picture, Best Actor (Colin Firth), and Best Director (Tom Hooper). The magnificent British drama took home four golden statues on Sunday, tieing Christopher Nolan’s Inception for the most Oscars, and narrowly beating critic favorite and three-time winner The Social Network.

Hosted by a smug, sleepy James Franco and a cheery, happy-to-be-there Anne Hathaway, the 3+ hour ceremony felt like an eternity. The next-generation actors were supposed to liven what is traditionally a stuffy telecast, but their monologue and subsequent appearances lacked the classy zingers of Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin’s banter or the pep of Hugh Jackman’s show.

Further attempts to appeal to a populist crowd, such as autotuning some of 2010’s big blockbusters or quipping about Charlie Sheen, fell flat,
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2011 Oscars Blogfest -- Minute-by-Minute Look at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards! The Winners!!! The Losers!!! The Show!!! The Excitement!!!!

22:18 to the Oscars! Sandra Bullock is Red Hot! Can't wait for the Academy Awards! Christian Bale and his beard!

12:34 to the Oscars! Different actors reveal their Oscar picks!

Commercial Break: Tomorrow, Britney Spears reveals...something! On Good Morning America :wink

4:57 to the Oscars! So apparently, Roberto Benigni's heartfelt acceptance speech is the best, next was Tom Hanks' Best Actor speech when he won for "Philadelphia" in 1994

The Oscars is about to start!!!!

5:30 The 83Rd Annual Academy Awards

I know I'm a sucker for Oscar montage! I am I am!

So James Franco and Anne Hathaway are doing a Billy Crystal type of open where they are melded into the famous scenes of the Oscar-nominated films. So Alec Baldwin was the surprise guest! Is Billy Crystal going to show up?

I kind of like the "True Grit" bit!

Morgan Freeman...another surprise guest!

Aw..."Back to the Future!
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Live Blog: 83Rd Academy Awards!

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The show ends movingly — if somewhat randomly — with the Ps-22 Staten Island Chorus performing “Over the Rainbow” as all of the evening’s winners join them on-stage, with many singing along. Franco and Hathaway wind up bringing in the show only 10 minutes late (most years run way over), and although it was far from the funniest or most dramatic production, it wasn’t as bad as some are making it out to be (Roger Ebert just Tweeted that it was “the worst Oscarcast I’ve ever seen!”). Franco seemed like he didn’t want to be there (it must have been brutal trying to prepare for this only on the
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Live Blog: 2011 Academy Awards

The Oscars: an annual tribute to the excesses that have made Hollywood what it is, a glorified and overdone celebration of all things fantastic in film. Tonight the 83rd annual Academy Awards comes from the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, California, and will be hosted by the tandem of James Franco and Anne Hathaway. During its (roughly) three-hour-long telecast, 24 different winners will be announced as the year's best in all facets of film production.

A few front-runners have emerged come Oscar time this year. The King's Speech leads the pack with 12 nominations, followed by True Grit with 10. Inception and The Social Network also garnered eight nods apiece. The King's Speech is widely perceived to have the momentum leading into tonight's ceremony, believed by most to be a heavy favorite to win Best Picture, among other Oscars. Will another early favorite, such as The Social Network or Inception, regain its impetus and upset The King's Speech?
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Kiefer Sutherland Could Return to TV on Tim Kring’s ‘Touch’

Kiefer Sutherland Could Return to TV on Tim Kring’s ‘Touch’
Since his hit television show 24 ended [1], Kiefer Sutherland has been on an entertainment walkabout. He's experienced the end of the world [2] with controversial director Lars Von Trier in Melancholia, debated the morality of murder with a priest for an upcoming web series [3] called The Confession and is currently starring on Broadway in the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, That Championship Season. However, the lucrative, structured life of a TV star might soon be calling Sutherland back. He's in preliminary talks to star in Touch, a Fox pilot from Heroes creator Tim Kring about a man whose mute, autistic son can see the future. There's more information after the break. Deadline broke the news [4] of the talks which could be complicated by Sutherland's commitment to That Championship Season, currently scheduled to run on Broadway through the end of May. Unless Sutherland works around the show (in which he co-stars with Jason Patric,
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Is Kiefer Sutherland coming back to TV this fall?

Is Kiefer Sutherland coming back to TV this fall?
While promoting his Broadway debut opposite Jason Patric and Chris Noth in That Championship Season, Kiefer Sutherland told the New York Times recently that the play brought him a “sense of purpose.” ”For the first time in nine years I’m going to have a chance to do whatever I want,” Sutherland recalled telling Patric after moving to New York. “For me this play was too complicated, too challenging not to have a run at it … there’s nothing like being in New York with a sense of purpose.”

Those don’t sound like the words of a guy who
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The King's Speech Reigns Over Oscar Nominations

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The King's Speech Reigns Over Oscar Nominations
British monarchy drama The King's Speech is the film to beat at the 2011 Academy Awards after scooping an astounding 12 Oscar nominations.

The film has landed top nods, including Best Picture and acting honors for Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush, as well as a Best Director mention for Tom Hooper.

Also nominated for Best Picture are Black Swan, The Fighter, Inception, The Kids Are All Right, 127 Hours, The Social Network, Toy Story 3, True Grit and Winter's Bone.

Joining Hooper with Best Director mentions are Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan), David O. Russell (The Fighter), David Fincher (The Social Network) and Joel and Ethan Coen (True Grit).

Meanwhile, Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network), James Franco (127 Hours), Javier Barden (Biutiful) and Jeff Bridges (True Grit) will compete against The King's Speech star Firth in the Best Actor in a Leading Role category.

Nominees for Best Actress in a Leading Role include Annette Bening (The Kids Are All Right), Nicole Kidman (Rabbit Hole), Jennifer Lawrence (Winter's Bone), Natalie Portman (Black Swan) and Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine), while Amy Adams (The Fighter), Melissa Leo (The Fighter), Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) and Jackie Weaver (Animal Kingdom) join Bonham Carter in the Best Actress in a Supporting Role category.

Competing against Rush for the title of Best Actor in a Supporting Role are Christian Bale (The Fighter), John Hawkes (Winter's Bone), Jeremy Renner (The Town) and Mark Ruffalo (The Kids Are All Right).

The award nominations were announced at a press conference in Los Angeles on Tuesday by last year's Best Supporting Actress winner Mo'Nique and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak.

The 83rd annual Academy Awards ceremony will take place on 27 February at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, and will be hosted by Anne Hathaway and Oscar-nominee James Franco.

The complete list of nominees is as follows:

Best Picture:

Black Swan

The Fighter


The Kids Are All Right

The King's Speech

127 Hours

The Social Network

Toy Story 3

True Grit

Winter's Bone

Best Supporting Actor:

Christian Bale, The Fighter

John Hawkes, Winter's Bone

Jeremy Renner, The Town

Mark Ruffalo, The Kids Are All Right

Geoffrey Rush, The King's Speech

Best Supporting Actress:

Amy Adams, The Fighter

Helena Bonham Carter, The King's Speech

Melissa Leo, The Fighter

Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit

Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom

Best Actor:

Javier Bardem, Biutiful

Jeff Bridges, True Grit

Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network

Colin Firth, The King's Speech

James Franco, 127 Hours

Best Actress:

Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right

Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole

Jennifer Lawrence, Winter's Bone

Natalie Portman, Black Swan

Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine

Best Director:

Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan

David O. Russell, The Fighter

Tom Hooper, The King's Speech

David Fincher, The Social Network

Joel Coen/Ethan Coen, True Grit

Best Screenplay - Adapted:

Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy, 127 Hours

Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network

Michael Arndt, Toy Story 3

Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, True Grit

Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini, Winter's Bone

Best Screenplay - Original:

Mike Leigh, Another Year

Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson, The Fighter

Christopher Nolan, Inception

Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg, The Kids Are All Right

David Seidler, The King's Speech

Best Foreign Language Film:

Biutiful (Mexico)

Dogtooth (Greece)

In a Better World (Denmark)

Incendies (Canada)

Outside the Law (Algeria)

Best Animated Feature:

How To Train Your Dragon

The Illusionist

Toy Story 3

Best Documentary (Feature):

Exit Through the Gift Shop


Inside Job


Waste Land

Best Art Direction:

Alice In Wonderland

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1


The King's Speech

True Grit

Best Cinematography:

Black Swan


The King's Speech

The Social Network

True Grit

Best Sound Mixing:


The King's Speech


The Social Network

True Grit

Best Sound Editing:


Toy Story 3

Tron: Legacy

True Grit


Best Original Score:

How To Train Your Dragon, John Powell

Inception, Hans Zimmer

The King's Speech, Alexandre Desplat

127 Hours, A.R. Rahman

The Social Network, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

Best Original Song:

Coming Home from Country Strong, Tom Douglas, Troy Verges and Hillary Lindsey

I See The Light from Tangled, Alan Menken and Glenn Slater

If I Rise from 127 Hours, A.R. Rahman, Dido and Rollo Armstrong

We Belong Together from Toy Story 3, Randy Newman

Best Costume:

Alice in Wonderland

I Am Love

The King's Speech

The Tempest

True Grit

Best Documentary (Short Subject):

Killing in the Name

Poster Girl

Strangers No More

Sun Come Up

The Warriors of Qiugang

Best Film Editing:

Black Swan

The Fighter

The King's Speech

127 Hours

The Social Network

Best Make-up:

Barney's Version

The Way Back

The Wolfman

Best Animated Short Film:

Day and Night

The Gruffalo

Let's Pollute

The Lost Thing

Madagascar, Carnet de Voyage (Madagascar, a Journey Diary)

Best Live Action Short Film:

The Confession

The Crush

God of Love

Na Wewe

Wish 143

Best Visual Effects:

Alice In Wonderland

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1



Iron Man 2.

Next up for Kiefer Sutherland: An internet series! Exclusive

Next up for Kiefer Sutherland: An internet series! Exclusive
Kiefer Sutherland, internet star? That’s the plan: EW has learned exclusively that Sutherland will follow up his critically-beloved run on 24 with a web series that’ll bow on Hulu this March. Dubbed The Confession, the 10 five-to-seven-minute webisodes will feature Sutherland as a hitman who has a theological discussion with a priest (John Hurt of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) about why his victims deserved to die. The series, which was written and directed by Brad Mirman, ends with one helluva twist.

“It came about in such a different way,” Sutherland tells EW exclusively. ”I was meeting a couple friends of mine,
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