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Idina Menzel singing at Oscars ceremony

Idina Menzel attends a special "Frozen" screening at

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The Tony-award-winning actress from Woodbury will perform "Let It Go," from the animated Disney musical "Frozen," at the 86th Academy Awards ceremony next month. "Let it Go" is nominated for best original song, while "Frozen" is up for best animated feature. The performance will mark her first time performing an Oscar-nominated song at the awards show. News of Menzel's appearance followed...

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Tracy Morgan a Fashion Week first-timer, front row at Badgley Mischka

Comedian Tracy Morgan with his fiancée, Megan Wollover,

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Tracy Morgan sat front row at the Badgley Mischka show Tuesday morning with fiancée Megan Wollover; she dressed in a creamy, fitted frock with gold insets by the designers, he in blue brocade and lots of big bling. 

“I like to keep it icy for my lady,” he said referring to his megawatt diamond bracelet and big pendant.  

How many fashion shows to date for Morgan? ...

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Hugh Jackman, at Donna Karan, talks personal trainers, fashion

Hugh Jackman attends the 2014 BAM Theater gala

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One thing most people wouldn’t want to be: Hugh Jackman’s personal trainer.  Yeah, yeah, he’s an incredible physical specimen, “Wolverine” and all, but not so fast. Jackman, who attended Donna Karan’s 30th anniversary runway show on Wall Street Saturday night – (among the most anticipated events of New York Fashion week) – said, on the subject, “I don’t like to be told what to do. So if my...

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Anna Kendrick at Carolina Herrera, next to Emmy Rossum

Actress Anna Kendrick at the Carolina Herrera Fall

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Anna Kendrick, the spunky actress, singer and star of the Newcastle Brown Ale Super Bowl non-ad, was enjoying the whole fashion scene on Monday morning. 

“I never expected that fashion would be part of my job,” she said dressed in, natch, a smart black-and-white Carolina Herrera number.

She’s been spotted at a number of shows during Fashion Week. “It’s really fun, and I decided...

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Carrie Underwood hits New York Fashion Week

Carrie Underwood attends Peter Som at MADE Fashion

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Carrie Underwood seemed happy to be doing a fashion gig at Peter Som’s early show Thursday morning. 

“I never seem to make it here. It always seems I’m at something like the Grammys (aww) or something like that,” said the Grammy Award-winning (10, in fact) singer who was wearing a pinky-peach Ted Baker shift with a pearl-embellished neckline. Her hair, in soft waves was “easy and messy.”

Underwood,...

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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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