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Emma Watson Fell Ill on ‘Noah’ Set

Emma Watson on the set of 'Noah'Emma Watson was forced to take method acting to whole other level while filming Noah.

In an article for Wonderland magazine - which the 23-year-old guest edited - Emma revealed that she became sick after drinking some dirty water on set, where director Darren Aronofsky banned plastic water bottles: "I was so tired one morning I picked up a mug from my trailer and drank some stagnant water that had been there for the duration. I was so ill... Having no water bottles on set at five in the morning, when you're exhausted and delirious, wasn't ideal."

When she told Aronofsky that she wasn't feeling well, the director instructed her to use it for her scene. "I turned round to the bus and was like: 'Is he joking?' and there was deadly silence," Emma recalled.

Fans will see whether or not Aronofsky's directing methods work when Noah hits theaters March 28.

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VIDEO: See Russell Crowe in First ‘Noah’ Trailer

Hollywood gets Biblical with Darren Aronofsky's upcoming Russell Crowe vehicle Noah, and all I can say is that they seem to have gone overboard with the CGI.

From the looks of the trailer - which sees Crowe sporting a lumberjack beard and an ark that looks more like a wooden shipping container than an actual ship - Aronofsky has basically made a Passion of the Christ version of The Day After Tomorrow. Perhaps this is why Christian and Jewish audiences haven't received the film well at early test screenings - one Christian writer, Brian Godawa, got a hold of the script and went so far as to brand it dissapointing, "manipulative narcissistic nonsense." The director - whose last film Black Swan earned one Oscar and four other Oscar nods - has been unsurprisingly dismissive of the studio's concerns over the test screenings.

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The Wolverine Script Being Rewritten

Hugh Jackman as WolverineThe script for The Wolverine is being rewritten. The filming for the movie - which will see Hugh Jackman reprise his role as the X-Men character - has been delayed as Hugh shoots Tom Hooper's new version of Les Miserables and director James Mangold now wants the script to be changed.

Mangold has hired Mark Bomback - who penned films such as Die Hard 4.0, Unstoppable, and Total Recall - to rework the screenplay before shooting starts next year. The movie was initially due to begin lensing later this year, but a combination of the Australian actor's commitment to Les Miserables and the weather in Japan means it may now not begin until spring 2012. It may now move to Canada instead of Japan, or a combination of the two.

The movie has been beset with problems for a while - Darren Aronofsky dropped out of filming due to personal issues, and a recent earthquake in Japan also caused delays. Despite the trouble, Hugh has revealed he is already back on the diet and fitness regime required for him to bulk up to play the muscular character: "I've literally just started. I'm taking the next two months off, pretty much, because it's a full time job, putting on a size. I'm a naturally skinny guy - genetics are not on my side with this thing - so I have to eat like a horse."


Box Office Breakdown: The Rite Exorcises a Win

The Rite

may not currently be up for an Oscar, but it does have an Oscar winner – and a box office win.

Anthony Hopkins’ first wide release since The Wolfman cut from its top spot this past weekend. The film, which debuted during (another) East Coast weather event, managed to shovel up $14.8 million in ticket sales.

, featuring action star Jason Statham, also found a place in the Top Ten. The film – a remake of a Charles Bronson movie – opened in third place with $11.4 million.

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2011 Academy Award Nominations

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Academy Award winner Mo'Nique (Precious) and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' President Tom Sherak had the honor of announcing the nominees for the 2011 Annual Academy Awards early Tuesday morning.

The King's Speech lead all films this morning with 12 nominations total. True Grit came in second with 10 nods. Meanwhile, The Social Network and Inception both tied with 8 nominations.

Here are some of the noteworthy omissions and inclusions from today’s press conference:

  • Best Director: No Christopher Nolan (Inception). Seriously?? (Even James Cameron has to say something about that!)
  • Best Movie: No for Blue Valentine, yes for Winter's Bone and Toy Story 3 (also nominated in Animation category)
  • Best Actor: No Ryan Gosling (Blue Valentine)!!! Also, no Mark Wahlberg (Fighter), no Leo DiCaprio (Inception), no Aaron Eckhart (Rabbit Hole), no Paul Giamatti (recent Golden Globe winner for Barney's Version). Javier Bardem, though, gets a yes for Biutiful.
  • Best Actress: No Julianne Moore (The Kids are All Right), no Halle Berry (Frankie & Alice)
  • Best Supp. Actor: No Andrew Garfield or Justin Timberlake (The Social Network), but a big YES for Jeremy Renner (The Town) and John Hawkes (Winter's Bone)

You can find a list of the nominees from the major Oscar categories after the jump.

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Box Office Breakdown: Portman Scores with Kutcher and Kunis

No Strings Attached

Pair with a star from That 70’s Show and what do you get? A Top Ten film.

No Strings Attached – last weekend’s only new wide release – topped the box office with a $19.6 million bow. The film, which features Portman and Ashton Kutcher, gave Natalie – someone who has avoided romantic comedies -- her best debut since 2006’s V for Vendetta.

As for Black Swan, Portman’s film with 70’s Show actress – that film slipped one notch down to sixth place over the weekend. You can expect a possible boost for the thriller after Oscar nominations are announced Tuesday morning.

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Box Office Breakdown: No Dilemma for The Green Hornet

Green Hornet

, starring Seth Rogen and Jay Chou, brought in a lot green for Sony this weekend. Although the film came nowhere near its $110 million budget, Hornet did earn enough ($33.5 million) to make it the second-best grosser ever during the MLK Jr. holiday frame. (Cloverfield earned $40.1 million over its first three days in 2008.)

Despite the combined comedic forces of Vince Vaughn and Kevin James, turned out to be more of a non-issue. The Universal entry -- which cost $70 million to produce -- failed to even crack the $20 million mark. That's the worst debut for Vaughn since 2007's Fred Claus and the worst open for James ever (if you don't count the films he only voiced).

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Box Office Breakdown: Weak Showing for Country Strong

Country Strong

Gwyneth Paltrow's appearances on Glee, the Country Music Awards and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon couldn't help her film's performance at the box office.

Country Strong's first week in wide release strummed up less than $10 million over the past three days. The good news? The film only cost approximately $12 million to produce. In comparison, True Grit -- another film in its third week -- finally rode past Little Fockers for a first-place finish.

Meanwhile, Season of the Witch, the only other new entry in the Top Ten, fired up $10.6 million. That was enough to give the Nicolas Cage feature a third place debut.

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Box Office Breakdown: Coen Brothers Show True Grit

True Grit

Their film didn't top the box office, nor did it have the best per screen average -- but Joel and Ethan Coen still have reason to smile.

, a two-time second-place finisher, has now grossed $86.7 million domestically -- a new record for the writing/directing duo. The Western, which added another $24.4 million to its total this past weekend, has officially surpassed the Coen brothers' previous record. (No Country for Old Men, released in 2007, raised $74.3 million.)

The only other notable item in the Top Ten this week was . The critically-acclaimed film replaced The Tourist in the tenth-place spot and averaged $11,108 per theater.

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Box Office Breakdown: Big Win for Little Fockers

Little Fockers

A lack of a clear plot apparently meant very little to theatergoers this past weekend.

Little Fockers, which added another $30.8 million in ticket sales ($45.1 million since Wednesday) to the Fockers series, finished in first place after the holiday frame. Although the Ben Stiller/Robert De Niro production failed to top Meet the Fockers’ debut in 2004 ($46.1 million), the comedy did bring in more than the 2000 original. (Meet the Parents opened to $28.6 million.)

Meanwhile, the Jeff Bridges from the past found himself passing the Jeff Bridges from the future. True Grit, costarring Matt Damon and Hailee Steinfeld, roped in $24.9 million – the best number for the Coen brothers to date – and second place. The Western wound up landing just one notch above Tron, Bridges’ current sci-fi entry.

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