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 […]

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At MTV Award Shows, Party Matters More than Prizes

By SANDY COHEN AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES Katy Perry dripping with green slime. Jack Black, in his underpants, shooting fireworks from his crotch. Sacha Baron Cohen‘s alter-ego, Bruno, landing his bare backside on Eminem‘s face. These sure aren’t Oscar moments. MTV Networks – which include Nickelodeon, Spike, Comedy Central and VH1 – specialize in […]

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Actor Dennis Hopper Remembered at NM Service

By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN Associated Press Writer RANCHOS DE TAOS, N.M. — Jack Nicholson and Val Kilmer were among the actors who joined dozens of Dennis Hopper‘s relatives, friends and Taos locals to remember the two-time Oscar nominee at a memorial Mass on Wednesday in New Mexico. Hopper’s simple wooden coffin was ushered into the […]

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People: Bullock is Divorcing James, Adopting Baby

NEW YORK Sandra Bullock has filed for divorce from her husband, Jesse James, and is adopting a baby boy as a single parent, a story posted Wednesday on People magazine’s website said. “Yes, I have filed for divorce,” the 45-year-old Oscar-winning actress said in an interview. “I’m sad and I am scared.” Bullock and James, […]

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Friend Says Jesse James Wants to Save Marriage

By ANTHONY McCARTNEY AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES — Jesse James is a “a broken man” and is hoping that rehab and some privacy will help him recover and save his marriage to Sandra Bullock, his friend and attorney said. Joe Yanny told The Associated Press that allegations of marital infidelity against James and the […]

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‘Heroes’ Actress Visits Japan Dolphin Hunt Town

By JAY ALABASTER Associated Press Writer TAIJI, Japan — ‘Heroes‘ star Hayden Panettiere and her boyfriend, world champion boxer Wladimir Klitschko, received a chilly reception Friday in the Japanese fishing village of Taiji, where they called for an end to its annual dolphin hunt. Panettiere said she would “love to be a spokesperson” for the […]

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