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Quote of the Day: Amanda Seyfried on Hollywood

Amanda Seyfriend

“I have to stay in shape because I’m an actress. It’s f**ked up and it’s twisted, but I wouldn’t get the roles otherwise. If I’d been bigger, I don’t think they would have cast me for

- Actress on what it takes to stay in Hollywood.

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Meryl Streep Unaware of Mamma Mia Sequel

Meryl Streep in Mamma Mia! is clueless about the Mamma Mia! 2 rumors.

The Oscar-winning actress - who appeared in the film version of the ABBA-inspired musical !’ in which she played the lead role of Donna Sheridan - insists she hasn’t been approached by film bosses about appearing in the rumored sequel, but isn’t concerned because she’s enjoying a break from acting.

“I heard that they were talking about it, but I am not sure it’s real, it’s not anything I’m on the inside track of. No one has told me anything yet. I try to live right now anyway. And right now I feel the need to stop for a moment and breathe because I’ve worked very hard in the last two and a half years, seven films - it’s a more than I’ve ever done.”

Meryl recently spoke about how she was just happy to be alive, well and working: “I’m very f***ing grateful. I have so many friends who are sick or gone, and I’m here. It’s incredible - I’m 60, and I’m playing the romantic lead in romantic comedies! I’ve been given great, weird, interesting parts well past my sell-by date. I remember saying to my husband when I was 38, ‘Well, it’s over.’ And then we kicked the can down the road a little further.”

Mamma Mia Sequel? Here We Go Again

Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep

Mamma Mia! star recently confirmed that a sequel to the successful flick is in the works. So what’s the bad news? It, too, will feature ABBA music. Well, we can’t have it all.

“I will do it,” Seyfried reported. “And I know Meryl’s [Streep] game as well, so bring it on.”

Get ready for the .

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Meryl Streep Calls Male Execs Scared of Women

Meryl Streep at the Julie and Julia premiere

Oscar winner Meryl Streep says film studios are “shocked” when her films are popular.

The Julie and Julia star thinks that the industry is “scared” of making films that appeal to women because all the studio executives are men.

The 60-year-old actress said, “It’s always a shock to the studio when a film like Mamma Mia does well because men run the studios and live their own fantasies through them. It’s harder for a man to jump inside a woman character’s mind and imagine, ‘This could happen to me’. They see it and they understand that there is a market and it will make them an enormous amount of money. But we all respond to instinct, ands it’s their inner boy that jumps up and goes, ‘Yeah I wanna see another G.I. Joe!’”

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2009 Razzie Award Winners

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Repo! The Genetic Opera

While Mickey Rourke was busy offending viewers, Paris Hilton and Mike Myers were awarded for offending audiences.

At yesterday’s 29th Annual Golden Raspberry Awards presentation, the two nominees were both (dis)honored with three wins each. Myers’ earned a Razzie for Worst Picture along with awards for Worst Actor and Worst Screenplay.

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2009 Razzie Award Nominations

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Awards,

The Love Guru

What do , Jessica Alba and Cameron Diaz have in common? They might not get dates with Oscar anytime soon, but they still have shots at an award.

Early Wednesday, the three ladies became the latest actresses to contend for a title previously owned by Halle Berry and Lindsay Lohan. Come February 21, the trio - along with the cast of The Women and Kate Hudson - will all by vying for the Worst Actress category at the 29th Annual Razzie Awards.

At today’s announcement, Hilton was named for a total of three acting categories: Worst Actress (The Hottie and the Nottie), Worst Supporting Actress (Repo!: The Genetic Opera) and Worst Screen Couple (with either Christine Lakin or Joel David Moore from Hottie). Meanwhile, Mike Myers’ comeback film, , could walk away with the most honors this year. The “comedy” - with help from Alba and Verne Troyer - was nominated a whopping seven times.

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Mamma Mia! Surpasses Titanic’s UK Record

Mamma Mia posterEven though is still far from surpassing Titanic’s box office record, the 1997 blockbuster did just see one of its titles sink.

Just days after receiving several Golden Globe nominations, Mamma Mia! broke a 10-year old UK record. The musical - having now earned over £69.1 million ($105.8 million) - is officially the top grossing movie in the United Kingdom. By the time Titanic had completed its run in 1998, it had raked in £69 million.

The Universal Pictures entry means Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (a.k.a. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone) has now been pushed to third place. That film went on to gross £66,096,060 after it was released in 2001.

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2009 Golden Globe Nominations (Film)

Revolutionary Road

Although a looming SAG strike may threaten next year’s Academy Awards, the Golden Globes ceremony should finally go on as planned. The 66th annual event is scheduled to air on Sunday, January 11th, just 11 days before the Oscar nominations are announced.

Here are some of the noteworthy mentions from this year’s list of film nominees:

  • Frost/Nixon and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button both led the field with five nominations each.
  • Despite being chosen Best Film by the New York Film Critics, Sean Penn was the only nod Milk received by the HFPA.
  • Meryl Streep earned two nominations for her work in Doubt and Mamma Mia.
  • Kate Winslet is also up for two awards. Her films - Revolutionary Road and The Reader - are also up for Best Picture.
  • Heath Ledger did get a posthumous nomination as expected.
  • Although he was recently recognized for his acting work in Gran Torino, director Clint Eastwood (Changeling) was only acknowledged for his musical achievements.

(You can find the full list of film nominees after the jump. Click here for the TV nominations.)


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Box Office Breakdown: Bangkok Dangerous Tops Dismal Weekend

Bangkok Dangerous

Eek. And I thought a $14 million weekend was bad.

Seven days ago, Tropic Thunder reached the #1 spot despite an unimpressive box office turnout. This week, accomplished that same achievement—with only $7.7 million dollars.

While number crunchers weren’t expecting stellar numbers (kids are back in school, football’s back gone), the underwhelming response to ‘s latest film was a bit surprising. Not only did the film industry have its worst weekend of 2008, Bangkok had the lowest take for any first-placed flick in five years. (Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star topped with $6.6 million in 2003.)

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Box Office Breakdown: Tropic Thunder Makes It Three for Three

Disaster Movie

At any other time of the year, a $14 million take would probably get you a decent ranking in the Top Ten. This holiday weekend, that box office total was enough to put into first place. Again.

Despite a new Vin Diesel entry, the Ben Stiller comedy led the top of the pack for the third weekend in a row. (If it reaches that mark a fourth time, it will have officially reached Dark Knight territory.) Meanwhile, Babylon A.D. settled for second place with only $11.5 million in ticket sales. I’m guessing the sci fi film’s reviews - in particular, the one from the movie’s own director - might have had something to do with the disappointing turnout.

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