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Carrie Preston, of 'The Good Wife,' checks out Tadashi Shoji show at NY Fashion Week

Left to right: Carrie Preston, Andrea Powell and

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Red-head Carrie Preston, who plays the ditsy, but brilliant Elsbeth Tascioni on CBS-hit “The Good Wife” and waitress Arlene on HBO’s “True Blood,” sat front and center at the Tadashi Shoji show Thursday afternoon dressed in a fitted, coppery sheath by the designer that likely neither of her characters would wear.

“Oh Elsbeth would never wear this,” Preston said. “There’s always an extra frill...

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Philip Seymour Hoffman's greatest film performances

Philip Seymour Hoffman portrays author Truman Capote in

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Philip Seymour Hoffman, dead at 46 of an apparent heroin overdose, was widely considered one of the best actors of the modern era. With a long resume of theatrical productions, films and awards, including a best actor Oscar, this was an actor whose future didn't seem merely promising, it seemed guaranteed. We’ve now lost countless astounding performances that Hoffman surely would have given, but...

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Pharrell Williams to perform Oscar-nominated 'Happy' at award show

Pharrell Williams performs during "The Night That Changed

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Musician-producer Pharrell Williams is set to perform his hit song "Happy" at this year's Oscar ceremony, according to Deadline.com.

The song, a track from the animated film "Despicable Me 2," is up for an Academy Award for best original song. The invitation to Williams to perform is a nice tip of the hat from the Academy, though it doesn't necessarily mean he's a shoo-in for the Oscar.

"Let...

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'Transformers: Age of Extinction' trailer debuts during Super Bowl

Scene from the "Transformers: Age of Extinction" trailer

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In case you missed it, here's the trailer for "Transformers: Age of Extinction," which ran during Sunday's Super Bowl broadcast.

It's the fourth film in the series and the first without Shia LaBeouf, who bowed out (perhaps fortunately) long before his recent string of embarrassing plagarisms turned the actor into a public punching-bag.

The A-list star this time is Mark Wahlberg, supported...

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Super Bowl 2014 commercials sneak peek: Newcastle trumps Budweiser, Cheerios, Dannon's 'Full House' reunion?

From left, Uncle Jesse (John Stamos), Uncle Joey

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The Super Bowl is only days away, and the commercials are here... in part. Several advertisers -- including Budweiser, Dannon, Cheerios and Wonderful Pistachios -- have released their ads, or at least teasers for the full-length versions set to air during Sunday's big game. Still more brands are making us wait. Here are ones in circulation online.

(Tablet readers, watch the videos here: http://bit.ly/1jln4o3....

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Russell Crowe's 'Noah' movie poster revealed

Russell Crowe's "Noah" was filmed partly in Oyster

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The new poster for "Noah" (filmed in late 2012 in Oyster Bay) seems in keeping with the recent trailer, pitching the movie as an apocalpytic action-fantasy.

Check out the outfit on Russell Crowe in the title role: His vaguely biblical robe may say "The Ten Commandments," but the axe and the wrist-wraps scream "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome." The film, which is said to have an environmentally...

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Vin Diesel dancing to Beyoncé, Katy Perry: Watch

Vin Diesel dancing to Katy Perry's "Dark Horse"

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"Are you ready for / ready for" Vin Diesel's solo dance party, set to Katy Perry and Beyoncé?

If not, brace yourself because the "Fast and Furious" actor has some serious moves to show off in a video he posted to his Facebook page early Tuesday. After getting down to Perry's "Dark Horse," Diesel pauses to reveal the reason for his happy dance: He was just notified his movie "Riddick" is at...

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'Grace of Monaco,' starring Nicole Kidman, to open Cannes

Actress Nicole Kidman arrives at Variety's 5th Annual

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The Weinstein Company's bio-pic starring Nicole Kidman as Princess Grace Kelly is now scheduled to open the Cannes Film Festival, according to Variety. The film has been the object of some juggling by the studio. Originally positioned as an Oscar contender for Nov. 27 of last year, the film was judged incomplete and its release postponed to March 14. A final version of the film reportedly has...

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'Frozen' sing-along version to storm theaters

Anna, voiced by Kristen Bell, Olaf, voiced by

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After news of its Oscar nomination for best animated feature, the Disney musical is being reworked in a special sing-along version scheduled to hit theaters Jan. 31.

The movie, in which Princess Anna (Kristen Bell) must stop the Snow Queen Elsa (Idina Menzel) from trapping the kingdom in eternal winter, has been a smash hit, grossing $773 million worldwide since its Nov. 27 release.

The...

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Shia LaBeouf: Plagiarism was 'performance art'

Actor Shia LaBeouf chats with Sony Pictures Classics

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Shia LaBeouf is now claiming that his recent acts of plagiarism were part of an elaborate piece of "performance art."

The actor was recently exposed for lifting most of his short film "HowardCantour.com" from a story by the comics author Daniel Clowes. LaBeouf then issued a public apology via Twitter, though that also turned out to be partly copied from another source....

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