James Franco Says He Didn’t Want To Host Oscars

By Steve Pond LOS ANGELES (TheWrap) – Remember that disastrous Academy Awards show back in February? Well, it wasn’t James Franco’s fault that he was a lousy host. In fact, he didn’t even want the gig and acted dull on purpose. Four months after a brief Twitter-fueled tiff in which he criticized Oscar writer Bruce […]

Continue Reading

New On DVD This Week: Bambi, 127 Hours, The Norman Conquests, ReBoot

Bambi The Walt Disney Studios proudly announces the addition of ‘Bambi‘ to its coveted, cutting-edge Blu-ray Diamond Collection line-up of Disney’s greatest animated-classics. Released from the Disney vault for a limited time only, ‘Bambi’ Diamond Edition features the loveble and adorable wide-eyed fawn and his forest friends in Blu-ray high-definition and is now available. The […]

Continue Reading

Gwyneth Paltrow, Mandy Moore To Sing On Oscar Show

LOS ANGELES – Gwyneth Paltrow, Mandy Moore, Randy Newman, Zachary Levi and Florence Welch of Florence + The Machine will sing on the Oscar stage. Academy Awards Special Academy Awards producers Bruce Cohen and Don Mischer say the entertainers will perform the year’s nominated songs during the Oscar ceremony, along with nominated composers A.R. Rahman […]

Continue Reading

Oscar Nominations: The Full List

Complete list of 83rd Annual Academy Award nominations announced Tuesday: 1. Best Picture: “Black Swan,” “The Fighter,” “Inception,” “The Kids Are All Right,” “The King’s Speech,” “127 Hours,” “The Social Network,” “Toy Story 3,” “True Grit,” “Winter’s Bone.” 2. Actor: Javier Bardem, “Biutiful”; Jeff Bridges, “True Grit”; Jesse Eisenberg, “The Social Network”; Colin Firth, “The […]

Continue Reading

‘The Kings Speech’ Gets 12 Oscar Nominations

By DAVID GERMAIN BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — The British monarchy saga “The King’s Speech” leads the Academy Awards with 12 nominations, including best picture and acting honors for Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush. “This story has struck such a rich resonant chord with audiences of all ages, which is very exciting – […]

Continue Reading

‘King’s Speech’ Leads Globes with 7 Nominations

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. The British monarchy tale “The King’s Speech” led Golden Globe contenders Tuesday with seven nominations, including best drama and acting honors for Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush. Other best-drama nominees were the psychosexual dance thriller “Black Swan,” the boxing saga “The Fighter,” the sci-fi blockbuster “Inception” and the Facebook […]

Continue Reading

‘Black Swan’ Earns 12 Critics’ Choice Nominations

BY: DAVID GERMAIN LOS ANGELES – Natalie Portman’s ballet drama “Black Swan” led contenders Monday for the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards with a record 12 nominations, among them best picture and actress. Other best-picture nominees were the survival story “127 Hours,” the boxing saga “The Fighter,” the sci-fi smash “Inception,” the British monarchy tale “The […]

Continue Reading

5 Reasons to Give Thanks for Daytime

2010 has not been a great year for daytime soap operas.  ‘As The World Turns’ was canceled.  Ratings are low.  Budgets have been slashed.  Viewers are demoralized.  It’s a continuation of the issues that have plagued daytime for years.  Yet there are still many reasons why I am thankful that I have spent hundreds of […]

Continue Reading

Amber Tamblyn Talks Up ‘House’ Visit, Clears The Air On ‘127 Hours’

Amber Tamblyn is having a moment. Currently, she can be seen in ‘127 Hours,’ an acclaimed big-screen telling of the real-life drama experienced by Aron Ralston, the mountain climber who in 2003 resorted to amputating his arm after being pinned down in a crevasse. And starting this Monday night, the actress delves into fictionalized drama […]

Continue Reading