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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...Read more »
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...Read more »
Super Bowl 2014 commercials sneak peek: Newcastle trumps Budweiser, Cheerios, Dannon's 'Full House' reunion?
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....Read more »
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...Read more »
"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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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...Read more »
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....Read more »
Snooki's baby son will soon have a girlfriend, it seems.
Jenni "JWoww" Farley, former "Jersey Shore" castmate, best friend to Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and one half of MTV's hit reality show spinoff "Snooki & JWoww," reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly that she is expecting a girl.
"I pictured a boy this whole time, so when I saw 'girl'...Read more »
For the first time in the 24-year history of the Producers Guild Awards, two movies have tied for best picture. One is "Gravity," the deep-space thriller from Alfonso Cuarón, who just won the Golden Globe for best director. The other is "12 Years a Slave," which won the Globe for best dramatic picture.
The Producers Guild is a fairly accurate predictor of the Academy Award...Read more »