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Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan filming 'Fifty Shades of Grey'+ Ocean's Eleven director Steven Soderbergh is set to make his debut as a theater director for an off-Broadway play starring Chloe Moretz. Titled The Library, the play - which was penned by Side Effects writer Scott Z. Burns - centers on the subject of gun violence.

+ Staying true to his previous Twitter announcement about retiring, Shia LaBeouf has now exclaimed on the social networking site that he's no longer famous.

+ The upcoming Roger Ebert documentary, Life Itself, is set to debut at Sundance this Sunday.

+ Filming Fifty Shades of Grey continues in Vancouver as new photos of Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan on set have been released.

+ You might hate her on American Horror Story, but the new trailer for Adult World might make you fall for Emma Roberts, who plays an aspiring poet trying to "cut the umbilical cord" by getting a job at an adult bookstore.

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Uma Thurman at this year's Golden Globe AwardsCalling all casting directors (and Quentin Tarantino): Uma Thurman is looking to be cast in your next project. Or at least, that's what the Oscar-nominated actress reiterated several times while she was likely a little inebriated at the Golden Globes after party on Sunday night.

According to The New York TImes, the 43-year-old was happy to respond to reporters' questions, but she did so with the same answer:

"Ms. Thurman grudgingly vamped for the cameras, then barked over her shoulder before dashing away, 'You’re a reporter — I need a job.' What was she wearing? 'I need a job.' Where was she headed? 'I need a job.'"

Clearly her stint on Smash in 2012 and her upcoming Lars Von Trier project, Nymphomaniac, aren't paying her bills these days.

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Idris ElbaIdris Elba insists he doesn't mind missing out on a Golden Globe.

The 41-year-old actor was nominated for the Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture prize for his portrayal of the late South African President Nelson Mandela in biopic Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, ultimately losing out to Matthew McConaughey, who won the gong for his portrayal of AIDS patient Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyers Club.

Speaking at the launch of the new adidas Stan Smith trainer at The Old Truman Brewery in Shoreditch, east London, last night, he exclusively told BANG Showbiz, "It's a difficult one because we all deserve an award for our performances."

However, Idris - who was also up against Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tom Hanks and Robert Redford - did have some comfort in the fact he was accompanied by his pregnant girlfriend Naiyana Garth at the ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, and the brunette beauty was positively glowing as they walked down the red carpet. "She looked amazing on the red carpet, as she does all the time!" he added.

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Jared LetoJared Leto is celebrating his Oscar nomination with vegan pancakes.

The 42-year-old star is over the moon at receiving a Best Supporting Actor nod for his portrayal of HIV positive transsexual Rayon in Dallas Buyers Club, however, his somewhat unremarkable plans to celebrate include going back to bed because the nominations - which were revealed at 5:38am Californian time today - were announced so early in the morning.

"I'm going back to bed and then wake up and make vegan pancakes. I thought I didn't get the nomination because I woke up and [mistakenly] thought it was getting light outside. But then I got a knock on the door from Emma Ludbrook, who produced [documentary film] Artifact with me," the newly-minted Oscar nominee quipped to The Hollywood Reporter.

Jared, who won a Golden Globe award for his performance on Sunday, will be in good company at the Oscars as his co-star Matthew McConaughey is up for Best Actor for his portrayal of AIDS victim Ron Woodroof.

Click to continue reading Jared Leto Celebrates Oscar Nod with Vegan Pancakes


American HustleAmerican Hustle and Gravity lead this year's Academy Award nominations.

David O. Russell's crime caper starring Christian Bale and Jennifer Lawrence and Alfonso Cuaron's breathtaking space thriller both have 10 nominations at the 86th annual film awards, while 12 Years a Slave follows closely behind with nine nods.

American Hustle is up for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay, as well as acting nominations for all four main cast members including Christian, Jennifer, Amy Adams and Bradley Cooper.

Gravity and 12 Years a Slave are also in contention for Best Picture alongside Captain Phillips, Dallas Buyers Club, Nebraska, Her, Philomena and The Wolf of Wall Street. 12 Years a Slave has yielded a Best Actor nomination for leading man Chiwetel Ejiofor, Best Supporting Actor for Michael Fassbender and Best Supporting Actress for newcomer Lupita Nyong'o.

Click to continue reading ‘American Hustle’ and ‘Gravity’ top Oscar Nominations


Margot Robbie Jaime Pressly

For today's installment, we have The Wolf of Wall Street star Margot Robbie on the left and My Name Is Earl actress Jaime Pressly on the right.

While one has been creating buzz over her first major Hollywood role, the other has caused a stir by buzzing half of her hair off the side of her head.

(Make sure to check out more of our Celebrity Double-Takes here, here, here and here.)

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Lone Survivor

Although Frozen made a triumphant journey to the top spot last weekend, the release of Mark Wahlberg's war drama Lone Survivor brought the animated film to its knees, relegating it to second place.

Lone Survivor gained the most with its wide release this week, bringing it from 38th place to the top with its $38.5 million while Frozen earned $15 million. Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street made it to third place - one spot up from last week - with $9 million. The Legend of Hercules bombed with its debut of $8.6 million, marking it at number four. American Hustle stayed put at number five with $8.6 million.

Click to continue reading Box Office Breakdown: ‘Lone Survivor’ Defeats ‘Frozen,’ ‘Wolf’

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Jennifer Lawrence in 'American Hustle' Christian Bale in 'American Hustle'

"'I finally get to make out with Christian Bale and he's a really fat guy... He's Fatman, not Batman.'"

- American Hustle director David O. Russell recalls Jennifer Lawrence's comments on kissing co-star Christian Bale, who gained 40 pounds for his role.

(Make sure to check out other notable quotes.)

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Margot Robbie+ Jesse Plemons - famous for both his role as Breaking Bad's Todd and looking a lot like a younger Philip Seymour Hoffman - is apparently being called back for Star Wars: Episode VII auditions, although Disney/Lucasfilm is keeping mum about it.

+ No one has been cast yet and it's due to begin production this summer, but because it's a Quentin Tarantino project, you can guarantee that it will be full of awesomesauce. Especially considering the name of the film is officially The Hateful Eight (for those who don't know, it's a reference to the famous 1960 western The Magnificient Seven).

+ Marvel has released details on its upcoming Ultimates project, which will apparently not feature one single white guy (yay!) - both leading male superheroes will be of a non-white background. Also more yayness: the All-New Ultimates will see FOUR female superheroes on the team.

+ Despite the meteoric success she's had starring in the Martin Scorsese black comedy The Wolf of Wall Street, Australian actress Margot Robbie says that she wants to be cast in a Quentin Tarantino film next.

Click to continue reading Cinecast: Star Wars VII Casting, Tarantino’s New Film, Marvel’s ‘Ultimates’


Meryl StreepMeryl Streep has blasted Walt Disney for being a "gender bigot."

The August: Osage County star hit out at the business magnate while speaking at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association gaga in New York City on Tuesday, where she was invited to honor Emma Thompson for her portrait of Mary Poppins' creator P.L. Travers in Saving Mr Banks.

"Not only is she not irascible, she's practically a saint. There's something so consoling about that old trope, but Emma makes you want to kill yourself, because she's a beautiful artist, she's a writer, she's a thinker, she's a living, acting conscience," Streep said of Thompson.

However, the 64-year-old actress used her nine-minute speech to throw in some subtle digs at Walt Disney, whom she branded a "hideous anti-Semite." According to Variety, Streep said, "Some of his associates reported that Walt Disney didn't really like women," before quoting animator Ward Kimball as saying, "He didn't trust women or cats."

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