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The 5 Most Ridiculous Movies to Win the Golden Globe for Best Picture

14 December 2012 7:16 AM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Every year the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announces its Golden Globe nominations, and every year we wonder why this rococo freakshow matters. In years past, clunkers like The Tourist and Burlesque have been nominated for Best Picture, and to the HFPA's credit, neither of those ridiculous movies ended up winning Best Picture. Unfortunately, the five I've listed below either won Best Comedy/Musical or Best Drama, and you'll likely agree that these embarrassments remain stinky all these years later.

Here they are, the five worst movies to win the biggest Golden Globe of the night.

5. Evita

I'm obviously an elite-level Madonna fan, but I'm also the first to admit that Evita is un-special. Madonna's performance is serviceable and Antonio Banderas' is a bit better, but to me Andrew Lloyd Webber's rather muted spectacle is the least interesting thing about Madonna in the '90s. And yes, I remember "Nothing Really Matters. »

- virtel

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Alan Cumming Explains How His Gay Adoption Drama 'Any Day Now' Involved Bette Midler, His Love for Scotland and Voting for Obama

12 December 2012 8:40 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Alan Cumming, the Scottish stage and screen star best known to audiences as a scene-stealing supporting player (he's appeared in everything from the "Spy Kids" franchise to Cher's latest vehicle "Burlesque" and the hit CBS TV series "The Good Wife"), takes center stage in "Any Day Now," a powerful indie that's won 10 audience awards on the festival circuit, including in Seattle and Chicago. Based on a true story and directed with restraint by Travis Fine (he helmed the similarly affecting drama "The Space Between" starring Melissa Leo), "Any Day Now" centers on Rudy (Cumming) and Paul (Garret Dillahunt), a mismatched gay couple in the '70s who take in a boy with Down syndrome (Isaac Leyva) after he's abandoned by his junkie mother living next door. When their living arrangement comes to the attention of authorities, the two find themselves at the center of a nasty custody battle mired in. »

- Nigel M Smith

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Christina Aguilera’s Stripey Pink Hair: Hot Or Not? Vote

12 December 2012 7:26 AM, PST | HollywoodLife | See recent HollywoodLife news »

The sassy songstress debuted a brand new pink 'do on the December 11 episode of 'The Voice'--what do you think of her latest look? Sound off below! Christina Aguilera loves to switch up her hair almost daily, and we love that about her! Her latest incarnation: vivid pink highlight placed in random sections around her head. Christina makes no appologies for her appearance and her confidence is so admirable. In a recent interview with Marie Claire, she balks at negative criticism about her weight and embraces her body in such a positive way. Unlike a lot of Hollywood's size-00 denizens, who obsess with near-ocd fervor over every calorie, Aguilera claims she has never been more at peace with her figure. "I have certain physical features that I favor over others. We all have our areas," she says. "When I worked on Burlesque, I lost so much weight that I was too skinny. »

- Jennifer Tzeses

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Listen: Cher debuts new single 'Woman's World' for 'everybody in the club'

22 November 2012 12:44 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Proving a dance diva's work is never done, Cher debuted her new long awaited new single, the club-friendly single "Woman's World" early Thanksgiving morning on her official website.  The Oscar, Grammy, Golden Globe and Emmy-Award winning icon hasn't had a top 10 single since 2002's "Song for the Lonely." In fact, her last notable release was a remix of the "Burlesque" soundtrack single "You Haven't Seen The Last of Me" which went to no. 1 on the Dance Club charts two years ago.  Perhaps that's what spurned the 66-year-old diva to return to the dance floor. A minute of the single »

- Gregory Ellwood

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From Russia With Link

10 November 2012 7:01 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

i09 the best of the new Disney/Star Wars mashup art

Vulture "Matthew McConaughey's awards campaign for Magic Mike begins now"...it's about f***in' time!

NPR on an Asian remake of Dangerous Liaisons 

MovieLine Daniel Day-Lewis doing an Eastwood in London 

/Film Tom Hanks as Walt Disney in Saving Mr Banks

Stale Popcorn Glenn, our favorite fellow fan of Burlesque, has words about the proposed Diane Warren jukebox musical. So many Oscar nominated power ballads from that one!

In Contention on the new Les Miz trailer. Why haven't I written it up, you ask? I can only write about Les Miz so often people and the movie isn't even out yet. Plus I already did a Yes No Maybe So once and my policy is not to repeat that with a single movie... I mean, some movies release five trailers, people!

Natasha Vc "Ja!" 

Pajiba wonders why all »


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The X Factor Reveals Full Results of Viewers' Votes

8 November 2012 6:45 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Simon Cowell and Demi Lovato sparred on The X Factor in between Wednesday night's performances. But during Thursday's results show, Simon got to show off his star-making muscles when the winners of the U.K. version of The X Factor, superstar boy band One Direction, performed in front of screaming fans. But the real business of the night was to announce the top 12 and to send home one act. The results, for the first time, were based on viewers' votes. Another first: at the end of the show, hosts Mario Lopez and Khloé Kardashian announced how the contestants ranked in »

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'X Factor' USA result: One Direction perform as another act goes home

8 November 2012 6:00 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

One Direction have appeared as special guests on The X Factor, as another act was sent home from this season's competition. The boyband and X Factor UK graduates performed 'Live While We're Young' and new Ed Sheeran-penned single 'Little Things' on Thursday evening's (November 8) results show, as the show's viewers voted on the contestants' performances for the first time this season. CeCe Frey and Jason Brock ultimately fell into the bottom two, and both sung once again to secure their continued place in the competition. Frey elected to sing Cher's 'You Haven't Seen the Last of Me' from the movie Burlesque, while Brock chose 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' by Bonnie Tyler. Lovato elected to save her own act and sent Brock home with no commentary, while Reid did the same (more) »

- By Kate Goodacre

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Rock Of Ages Blu-Ray Review And Giveaway

2 November 2012 10:35 AM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

Rock of Ages, spawned from the Broadway production, carries us along through what is ultimately the same old story, just with a lot more hair. It has an impressive cast, and showcases them as much as possible, but the heart of the matter boils down to a young woman who wants to make it to the big time. As with nearly all such stories, our heroine, Sherrie (Julianne Hough), has her luggage stolen at just the right place and at just the right time. This naturally translates into a great excuse for her to meet Drew (Diego Boneta), who works at the coolest rock bar there ever was, and is in good with the owner, Dennis (Alec Baldwin).

The pair begin falling for each other, all while a complex web of movements aimed at keeping said bar open whirl around them, but things are never that simple. We need a »

- Marc Eastman

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Blu-ray Release: Catch Me If You Can

1 November 2012 9:15 AM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Blu-ray Release Date: Dec. 4, 2012

Price: Blu-ray $19.99

Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment

Ten years on, Steven Spielberg’s (War Horse) 2002 biography movie, Catch Me If You Can, has its high-definition debut on Blu-ray.

The second film pairing Spielberg with Tom Hanks (Road to Perdition), Catch Me If You Can tells the true life story of Frank Abagnale Jr. (Leonardo DiCaprio, Titanic), a young con man who passed himself off as a pilot, a lawyer and a doctor all before his 21st birthday. Hanks plays the FBI agent who tracks Frank across the globe.

Christopher Walken (Kill the Irishman) plays DiCaprio’s father in the movie, which also stars Martin Sheen (Seeking a Friend For the End of the World), Amy Adams (The Fighter), James Brolin (Burlesque) and Jennifer Garner (The Odd Life of Timothy Green). The script was written by Jeff Nathanson (Tower Heist), based on the book by the real Frank Abagnale Jr. and Stan Redding. »

- Sam

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Christina Aguilera: 'I'd like to play a crackhead'

27 October 2012 4:08 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Christina Aguilera has revealed that she would like to return to acting and take on "crazy and meaty and juicy" roles. The Voice coach, who made her screen debut alongside Cher in 2010's Burlesque, said that she is looking for parts that are "outside of music". "I do want to do more acting," she told the audience at the Billboard and Hollywood Reporter 2012 Film & TV Music conference on Thursday (October 25). Speaking about her previous role as aspiring singer Alli, Aguilera admitted that she hadn't planned to begin her acting career with a part in a musical. "I sort of had this personal aspiration to do film, but I said, 'I never want to do a musical! It's too much like myself'," she said. "[Now] I want to... really sink my teeth into something a little more challenging. Really outside (more) »

- By Alison Rowley

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Christina Aguilera: I Want to Play a Crackhead!

25 October 2012 4:11 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Today's Billboard and Hollywood Reporter 2012 Film & TV Music conference might have been all about music and movies converging, but Christina Aguilera has a less sing-songy part in mind for her next foray on the big screen. "I do want to do more acting," Xtina explained when conversation turned to her film, Burlesque. "I want to do something where I can really sink my teeth into something a little more challenging. Really outside of myself, outside of music." And Christina already knows what kind of controversial part she's ready to take on. "I sort of had this personal aspiration to do film, but I said, 'I never want to do a musical! It's too much like myself," »

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Blu-ray Review: Interminable ‘Rock of Ages’ Goes On and On and On and On

23 October 2012 7:10 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – How can the same man who made one of the most lovable movie musicals of the last decade go on to make one of the most hatable? Adam Shankman’s bouncy, broad approach was a splendid fit for the playful “Hairspray,” but it is all wrong for Chris D’Arienzo’s raunchy, melodramatic ode to ’80s rock. His show, “Rock of Ages,” may have been a hit on Broadway, but it was a complete flop with moviegoers and critics alike.

Hopefully studios will soon learn that the name Tom Cruise can no longer sell a movie all by itself. “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol” was a huge hit for many reasons: it was flawlessly directed, it had a killer ensemble and it debuted on IMAX screens while preceded by the first few minutes of “The Dark Knight Rises.” If that isn’t a predetermined, prefabricated studio hit, I don’t know what is. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Eric Dane Joins TNT's The Last Ship Pilot

10 October 2012 | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

TNT's upcoming pilot, "The Last Ship," has found its first crew member. The Hollywood Reporter brings word that "Grey's Anatomy" star Eric Dane will play Commander Tom Chanler in the Platinum Dunes-produced show, officially described as follows: In this exciting action/adventure project based on the popular novel by William Brinkley, the crew of a naval destroyer is forced to confront the reality of a new existence when a pandemic decimates most of the earth's population. Dane has appeared on the big screen in projects like Marley & Me and Burlesque . Michael Bay, Brad Fuller, Andrew Form, Hank Steinberg are producing with Steinberg serving as showrunner and also writer alongside Steve Kane. Bay himself has plans to direct the pilot. (Photo »

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Win! Rock Of Ages Goodies!

8 October 2012 7:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

To celebrate the release of Rock Of Ages, released 8th October on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital Download, we have 4x goodie bags up for grabs! The goodie bags include a Rock Of Ages mug, notepad, t-shirt, pin badge set and bandana.

From acclaimed director Adam Shankman (Hairspray), the hilarious and fun Rock Of Ages follows small town girl Sherrie and city boy Drew, who meet on the Sunset Strip while pursuing their Hollywood dreams.  The musical comedy stars Julianne Hough (Burlesque) as Sherrie and actor/singer Diego Boneta in his feature film debut as Drew. 

Sharing the journey with Sherrie and Drew is an all-star cast including Russell Brand (Get Him To The Greek), Academy Award® nominee Paul Giamatti (Cinderella Man, Academy Award® winner Catherine Zeta-Jones (Chicago), Malin Akerman (The Proposal), R&B queen Mary J. Blige and multiple Emmy®-winner Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), with Academy Award® nominees Alec Baldwin »

- Dan Bullock

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Win: Rock Of Ages on Blu-ray™, We Have 5 Copies To Give Away

8 October 2012 3:50 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

To celebrate the release of “Rock of Ages”, released 8th October on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital Download, we have five copies of the film to giveaway on Blu-ray!

From acclaimed director Adam Shankman (Hairspray), the hilarious and fun “Rock of Ages” follows small town girl Sherrie and city boy Drew, who meet on the Sunset Strip while pursuing their Hollywood dreams.  The musical comedy stars Julianne Hough (Burlesque) as Sherrie and actor/singer Diego Boneta in his feature film debut as Drew.

Sharing the journey with Sherrie and Drew is an all-star cast including Russell Brand (Arthur, Get Him to the Greek), Academy Award® nominee Paul Giamatti (Cinderella Man), Academy Award® winner Catherine Zeta-Jones (Chicago), Malin Akerman (The Proposal), R&B queen Mary J. Blige and multiple Emmy®-winner Bryan Cranston (TV’s Breaking Bad, The Lincoln Lawyer), with Academy Award® nominees Alec Baldwin (The Cooler) and Tom Cruise (Mission: Impossible »

- Matt Holmes

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Best Movie Ever?: "The Devil Wears Prada"

25 September 2012 10:58 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

The Devil Wears Prada is designer crack. I'd huff it if I could. It's flashy, kickass, full of Madonna's gayest songs, and best of all, it sincerely gets better with each viewing. The 2006 adaptation of Lauren Weisberger's bestseller completely improves upon its source material, adding more zing and cruelty than an average Three's Company reunion. If you flip on TBS and The Devil Wears Prada happens to be on, I dare you to try turning it off. Anne Hathaway's foot-long bangs and Meryl Streep's harsh, italic smirk will stun you into submission. Here are six official reasons why The Devil Wears Prada (costarring Emily Blunt of this week's new release Looper) may be the best movie ever.

1. Feral Meryl forever

Little Andrea Sachs (Anne Hathaway) is a do-gooder fresh from Northwestern who just wants to journalize. She wants to write real stories about unions, scoops, and importance. »

- virtel

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Get Ready For ‘Rock Of Ages’ DVD/Blu-ray Release

17 September 2012 7:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

We have the confirmed details of the forthcoming home entertainment release of the all-star musical Rock Of Ages. The film is based on the now iconic Broadway show that sees star-crossed lovers Sherrie and Drew fall in love with (and to) the 80s rock music scene and fist-pumping tunes. All the details of what to expect on the DVD/Blu-ray can be found in this official press release below!

Are you ready to rock!? “Rock of Ages” arrives onto Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download on 8 October from Warner Home Video. Based on the hit Broadway musical and featuring the heart-pounding hits of Def Leppard, Foreigner, Journey, Poison, Reo Speedwagon, Twisted Sister and more, “Rock of Ages” is a love story that celebrates big dreams and loud drums. The Blu-ray features the extended edition, with over 13 additional minutes of more songs, more dancing and more laughs.

From acclaimed director Adam Shankman »

- Craig Hunter

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Christina Aguilera New Single ‘Your Body’ Reaches High (listen!)

14 September 2012 12:07 PM, PDT | TheImproper.com | See recent TheImproper.com news »

Christina Aguilera leaped feet first into a market crowded with power pop princesses with the release of the first single “Your Body” off her upcoming album Lotus. Say what you will about the competition, there’s no denying the power of her vocals. Aguilera, 31, has lifted her profile considerably on NBC’s hit show “The Voice,” which premiered last year, but she’s still struggling to make a comeback. She stared in 2010 movie “Burlesque,” with an all-star cast that included Cher, Eric Dane, Cam Gigandet, Julianne Hough, Alan Cumming and Stanley Tucci. [...] »

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Cee Lo Green developing family comedy at NBC

6 September 2012 5:26 PM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

Cee Lo Green may be going from coach to comedy star at NBC.

Green's third season as coach on hit singing competition "The Voice" kicks off next week, but the Grammy-winning singer and Renaissance man is also developing a multicamera comedy inspired by the way Green balances his professional life in the music industry and personal life at home with his family, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Green would play the lead role and executive produce alongside "Everybody Hates Chris" co-creator Ali Leroi, who will also write the script.

It's the latest move in Green's burgeoning acting career. He had a supporting role in the recent Jordin Sparks musical feature "Sparkle," voices Murray the Mummy in the upcoming animated comedy "Hotel Transylvania," and co-stars with Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo in next year's "Can a Song Save Your Life?" In addition to pursuing acting, the ever-busy Green is also working on a book, »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Terrence Jenkins Announced as New E! News Cohost

4 September 2012 12:14 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

For the second time in a week, Giuliana Rancic is getting a new man in her life. Terrence Jenkins has just been named the official new cohost for E! News, teaming with Rancic on the weekday broadcast. "I've always had a passion for the wide spectrum of pop culture that E! News covers so well; I can't wait to get started," says Jenkins, who most recently cohosted Bet's long-running 106 & Park video countdown show and has appeared in such films as Think Like a Man, Burlesque and Sparkle. "I've had a great career so far, and it¹s all been building toward this. And then getting to work with great people like Giuliana and the entire E! News team just makes this seem like an »

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