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Brie Larson Wins Best Actress Oscar for ‘Room’

Brie Larson Wins Best Actress Oscar for ‘Room’
Brie Larson’s “Room” journey began in Colorado at the 42nd annual Telluride Film Festival and culminated Sunday night with an Oscar for best actress. Indeed, Larson even took a moment to thank the fest, along with the Toronto Film Festival (where “Room” won the audience award), for kick-starting the film’s course.

“The thing that I love about movie-making is how many people it takes to make it,” Larson said moments after Eddie Redmayne opened the envelope and announced her name to the Dolby Theatre audience. “Thank you to the moviegoers.”

Cate Blanchett (“Carol”), Jennifer Lawrence (“Joy”), Charlotte Rampling (“45 Years”) and Saoirse Ronan (“Brooklyn”) also competed in the category.

Larson has been a dominant force ever since the first baubles were handed out, starting with a National Board of Review prize to kick things off in December. She picked up awards from critics groups across the country, including those from Chicago,
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Film Review: ‘The Little Gangster’

A clever Dutch family comedy, “The Little Gangster” finds our grade-school hero managing to escape constant bullying by convincing his classmates — and an entire neighborhood — that his milquetoast father is in fact a Mafia don. Those who expect kid pics to have a constructive message might take exception to this one’s apparent takeaway that a little intimidation can be a good thing, so long as you really mean no harm (and target only actual bullies). For everyone else, Arne Toonen’s slick feature will go down easy as an entertaining, neatly plotted comedy that could tempt limited offshore specialty sales and remake bids.

Motherless Rikkie Boskamp (Thor Braun) wishes he had a “cool” father — certainly not one like bespectacled accountant Paul (Henry van Loon), who seems permanently depressed and distracted. Paul is so passive that even his status as a grieving widower doesn’t spare him co-workers’ cruel practical jokes.
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Exclusive Interview: Brie Larson Talks The Gambler And Working With Mark Wahlberg

Brie Larson is one of the most in-demand actors working in American cinema right now. She hasn’t had the requisite breakthrough to push her forward, but has instead had a variety of strong roles that accumulated on her resume have made her very in-demand. She won much critical (and audience) praise for her turn in the remarkable, if little-seen, Short Term 12 in 2013, and offered stellar supporting work in films like 21 Jump Street and The Spectacular Now.

Larson is only 25 but already has more than 40 screen credits to her name, including main roles on TV series like Raising Dad and The United States of Tara. (Others may know her best for a recurring role as Abed’s ex-girlfriend, Rachel, on Community.) She has many exciting films on the horizon as well, including this summer’s Trainwreck and the adaptation of the bestselling novel, Room.

The actress also recently gave
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'2 Broke Girls' Kat Dennings 'loves' 'Thor the Dark World's' Darcy

When "2 Broke Girls" began, Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs' first interview was with Zap2it. Dennings, with a few years in the public eye, was joking around with her co-star, showing her it was Ok to relax in an interview.

"We are basically like sisters now," Dennings says. "And we talk every day. We are extremely close."

Now in its third season, the sitcom about two very different young women working at a greasy spoon in Brooklyn has seen the characters evolve.

"When we meet Max, in Season 1, she was hard and jaded and set in her ways and thinking her life will be this one thing," Dennings says. "Caroline opens her outlook. Now she is more kind and outward and more hopeful and a little crazier. Which might be them taking my personality."

Dennings is having a terrific year, one that included reprising her role as Darcy in "Thor: The Dark World.
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Brie Larson Is a New Breed of Reluctant Hollywood It Girl

Brie Larson takes a sip of a seemingly diet-geared beverage while installed at a back table at an actually swanky midtown Manhattan workspace (like an office, except for people who don’t want to work in “an office”) – it’s a spicy lemonade, a prepackaged version of the very Los Angeles “master cleanse,” but Larson drinks it because she likes the taste. She likes it so much that she encourages me to take a sip straight from her own bottle, and it’s as delicious and refreshing as she promised it would be. Then she says that she thinks that cleanses are “really bad for you” and that, when it comes to those oft-buzzed-about toxins supposedly ruining our bodies, it’s just “an actual scam.” Brie Larson is the type of Hollywood “it girl” who drinks spicy lemonade because she likes the taste, not because pop culture tells her it’s good for her. This
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90210 Exclusive: Meet Annie's New Love Interest!

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90210 Exclusive: Meet Annie's New Love Interest!
A new guy is moving to 90210 — and he’s got his sights set on Annie Wilson.

TVLine has learned exclusively that 24 alum Riley Smith has booked a recurring role in Season 5 of the CW sudser, playing a new love interest for Shenae Grimes’ gal that dates a lot of guys about town.

Smith — whose recent TV credits include installments of The Glades and The Closer — is no stranger to lengthy series gigs. Over the course of his career, he has enjoyed arcs on the aforementioned 24 (in Season 3), as well
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Kat Dennings defends controversial content of '2 Broke Girls' [Video]

Kat Dennings defends controversial content of '2 Broke Girls' [Video]
"The only thing I've ever won is a coloring contest. True, I won it twice – but I cheated," confesses Kat Dennings about her history with awards. She tries not to think too much about the possibility that her show, CBS's freshman sitcom "2 Broke Girls," might be honored at the Emmys. "That would be amazing … I don't know how it works. If that happened we would all be thrilled and honored." "2 Broke Girls" is Dennings's first regular series role since the short-lived "Raising Dad" with Bob Saget ten years ago. In the intervening years, she has appeared in films including "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" and "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist." Of her decision to return to series television, she says, "I had no intention of being on a series at all until I read this and I was kind of like, 'Oh, I guess this is what I'm doing now' … The script w.

Camille Guaty to Star With Lucas Till in 'Crush'

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Camille Guaty to Star With Lucas Till in 'Crush'
Exclusive Camille Guaty has a “Crush." The “Prison Break” and “Las Vegas” star has signed on to play Nancy Brown, a high school teacher, in Till’s upcoming “Crush,” TheWrap has learned. The movie is about a high school soccer star, played by Till, who is stalked by a mysterious admirer whose crush on him turns deadly. "Crush" starts shooting this month. Also read: Lucas Till Nabs Lead in Intrepid's 'Crush' Guaty is the likable actress who starred as Daisy in the Disney Channel’s 2002 “Gotta Kick It Up!” and has since starred in “Raising Dad.” She
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Kat Dennings Remembers When She Really Was ‘Broke’

Kat Dennings got her start on TV, with her big break coming in the “Hot Child in the City” episode of HBO’s “Sex and the City.” A starring role on the short-lived Bob Saget comedy “Raising Dad” came next, but since then, she’s devoted most of her time to movies, including “The House Bunny,” “Thor,” and “Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist.” Now, she’s back on television, starring in the new CBS comedy “Two Broke Girls.”

Dennings can certainly relate to the character, since she grew up in a home where money was often scarce. She also didn’t get to watch much television, so how did she get the inspiration to become an actress? (Click on the audio player to hear Kat Dennings) Kat Dennings

“Two Broke Girls” airs tonight on CBS.

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15 Movie Stars Heading to TV This Fall

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School is back in session and the summer movie season has wrapped, which means the pop-culture focus temporarily shifts to television until the annual slate of Oscar contenders and holiday blockbusters hit theaters.

This fall, though, you'll notice the new television season has a host of big movie stars transitioning to primetime, either for the first time, like Luke Wilson, or in a splashy return, like Ashton Kutcher.

While the majority of film actors are headlining high-profile series, a couple of them are lining up for key supporting roles in ensemble casts. Take a look at these 15 familiar faces and find out where you can catch them on the small screen this year.

Zooey Deschanel, 'New Girl'

There's no other actress who can combine beautiful and quirky with adorable and dorky (adorkable) like Deschanel can. The "500 Days of Summer" actress joins her sister Emily (of "Bones" fame) on
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Californication Adds Meagan Good as Season 5 Guest Star

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Californication Adds Meagan Good as Season 5 Guest Star
Sultry film and television siren Meagan Good (The Game, Jumping the Broom) has signed on for the 5th season of the hit Showtime comedy series Californication. Good will be seen in 8 episodes as Kali, a smoking hot singer who sparks a flame in Hank (series star and executive producer David Duchovny), but who also has a connection with her mentor, the hip hop mogul (recently announced guest star RZA) who hires Hank to write the screenplay for his new film. Production on the 5th season begins this May.

Californication stars Duchovny in his Golden Globe-winning role as hedonistic novelist Hank Moody who struggles to raise his teenage daughter Becca (Madeleine Martin), while still carrying a torch for his ex-girlfriend Karen (Natascha McElhone). The new season will answer questions from last month's cliff-hanging season finale, including whether Hank, Karen and Becca will finally be able to live as a family, if
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Kat Dennings: 'I'm not concerned with fame'

Kat Dennings: 'I'm not concerned with fame'
Kat Dennings has explained that she has never concerned herself with the acclaim that often accompanies celebrity status. The 24-year-old actress began her career at an early age, appearing on an episode of Sex And The City and starring alongside Bob Saget in Raising Dad while she was a teenager. In an interview with Complex Magazine, Dennings expressed her belief that retaining humility is key to dealing with success. "People make the mistake of drinking the Kool-Aid, believing your own hype, letting people tell you you're this or you're that or you're too this," the Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist actress remarked. Dennings (more)
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Kat Dennings To Star In CBS' Whitney Cummings/Michael Patrick King Comedy

  • Deadline TV
Kat Dennings has signed on as one of the two leads in CBS' multicamera comedy pilot Two Broke Girls, co-written and executive produced by former Sex and the City showrunner Michael Patrick King and comedian Whitney Cummings. Dennings is the first actor cast in the project, which centers on two girls from very different backgrounds - Max (Dennings), poor from birth,  and Caroline, born wealthy but down on her luck - who wind up as waitresses in the same Brooklyn diner, and strike up an unlikely friendship that could lead to a successful business venture... if they can come up with $250,000 in start-up expenses. After starting off in TV with a breakout lead role opposite Bob Saget on the WB sitcom Raising Dad and an arc on NBC's ER, Dennings, repped by CAA and Management 360, segued into features, including The House Bunny and Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist. She
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Exclusive: Kat Dennings Dishes on Defendor

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The actress talks about taking on this very different role, working with Woody Harrelson, Thor and more

Kat Dennings is surely an actress that you should keep an eye or two on, if you haven't already. After her debut on an episode of Sex and the City, followed by her turn in the series Raising Dad, the actress' breakout hit was in Judd Apatow's feature directorial debut The 40 Year Old Virgin, playing Catherine Keener's daughter Marla in wonderful fashion. That lead to roles in such films as the tremendous/underrated Charlie Bartlett, The House Bunny and Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist. Dennings latest film, Defendor, hits the shelves on DVD on April 13 and features the actress in perhaps her most challenging role to date. I had the chance to speak with Dennings over the phone and here's what she had to say.

I read that you really
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Brie Larson Interview United States Of Tara and Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World

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Brie Larson has been acting since the age of six. After moving to Los Angeles, the Sacramento native soon landed a series regular role on the television series Raising Dad and segued into films, such as Sleepover and Hoot, all while nurturing a singing career.

Now, she can currently be seen as Kate Gregson, Tara’s (Toni Collette) teenaged daughter on the Showtime series United States of Tara, which returns for Season 2 on March 22nd. She will also be seen in the features Greenberg, due out March 19th, and the highly anticipated Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, from Edgar Wright.

In a recent interview, Brie Larson talked about exploring new aspects of her United States of Tara character, working alongside the accomplished Toni Collette and the musical jam sessions with her, Collette and John Corbett. The now 20-year-old also shared some insight on her role in Scott Pilgrim. Check out
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Miley Cyrus? 'Mamma Mia's' Amanda Seyfried? Who Will Win Female Breakthrough Performance?

Find out Sunday when the MTV Movie Awards air live at 9 p.m. Et.

By Larry Carroll

Miley Cyrus in "Hannah Montana: The Movie"

Photo: Disney

Mamma mia, here we go again. My my, it's been quite a year at the movies, one that has introduced us to an impressive bunch of newcomers. Once again, the MTV Movie Awards are eager to recognize the breakthroughs — and the Female Breakthrough Performance category has several fresh-faced actresses angling to be crowned as the Meryl Streep of tomorrow.

Do Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Tisdale have careers beyond the "High School Musical" films? Is Miley Cyrus the singing/acting double threat that she appears to be? Are Kat Dennings and Freida Pinto destined for long careers, and will "Mamma Mia!" star Amanda Seyfried launch a legacy as durable as her Abba collaborators?

These questions and more will be answered Sunday night, as fans continue
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TV Review: 'Surviving Suburbia'

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  The generic family sitcom made Bob Saget a lot of money, as did celebrating the infinite comic possibilities of pets getting drunk and people getting hit in the nads with wiffle ball bats. Then, Saget spent over a decade trying to bury his "Full House" and "America's Funniest Home Videos" Good Guy persona. Assuming that you've forgotten the short-lived WB comedy "Raising Dad" (and Kat Dennings probably hopes you have), dating back to his memorable cameo in 1998's "Half-Baked," Saget has mostly cultivated a raunchy and rude, distinctly R-rated image. And you know what? It's worked. I don't think about...
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