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Jan 16, 2012

Stars light up red carpet ahead of Golden Globes

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Hollywood A-listers including George Clooney paraded up the Golden Globe Awards’ red carpet on Sunday ahead of the ceremony honoring the year’s best films and TV shows hosted by acerbic comedian Ricky Gervais.

The British funnyman returns to the Golden Globe stage for the third straight year to host the champagne-soaked bash where prizes are given to actors, actresses, directors and producers in precursor of the more staid Oscars later this year.

Jan 15, 2012

Hollywood preps for Golden Globe party

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Hollywood prepared for its annual party and prize giveaway, the Golden Globe Awards, on Sunday but as much as Tinseltown’s eyes will be fixed on which films and stars will be honored, its ears will be listening for barbs from show host Ricky Gervais.

The British comedian returns to the Golden Globe stage for the third straight year to host the champagne-soaked bash where prizes are given for best films, TV shows, actors and actresses in precursor of the more staid Oscars. A-list stars from George Clooney to Angelina Jolie are expected to attend.

Jan 12, 2012

Films? Stars? Who Cares. Globes’ spotlight on Gervais

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – What will Ricky Gervais say and about whom will he say it? Those are the two most pressing questions heading into Sunday night’s Golden Globe Awards, not what will win best film or TV show.

The Golden Globe Awards annually is among Hollywood’s most-watched honors programs where A-list stars come out to wine, dine and rub elbows, and the trophies that are given out often bring the type of industry exposure that can lead to Oscars.

Jan 6, 2012

Harry Potter conjures up a Golden Tomato

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – It’s no Oscar, not even a Golden Globe. But in some circles in Hollywood, it’s just as good, and on Friday British boy wizard Harry Potter pulled one out of his sorcerer’s hat — a Golden Tomato.

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2,” the top box office draw of 2011, also earned the title best-reviewed, wide-release movie of 2011. Thus, it took the year’s Golden Tomato from movie review website Rotten Tomatoes.

Dec 26, 2011

Tom Cruise returns to box office form with “MI4″

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” easily beat its rivals in the race to No. 1 at box offices over the Christmas holiday weekend, returning action star Tom Cruise to winning form after several recent flops.

“Ghost Protocol,” the fourth movie in Cruise’s “Mission: Impossible” series, earned an estimated $46 million at U.S. and Canadian theaters in the four days ending on Monday, according to its distributor Paramount Pictures. Its total estimated ticket sales have reached $78.6 million after debuting in Imax and other large-screen theaters last weekend.

Dec 25, 2011

“Mission: Impossible” cruises to top of box office

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” cruised to No. 1 at box offices on Sunday, even as major new movies opened on Christmas Day which may change top 10 results when final numbers are tallied.

The new Tom Cruise movie rang up an estimated $26.5 million in U.S. and Canadian ticket sales over the three-day weekend, according to studio estimates, after expanding from a limited release in Imax and other large-screen theaters last week.

Dec 21, 2011

A Minute With: Steven Spielberg on “Tintin” and “War Horse”

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Steven Spielberg is among the most prolific film directors ever, and as if to prove it, he has two movies in theaters this holiday week during what is one of the biggest box office periods of the year.

“The Adventures of Tintin,” a computer animated movie using motion capture technology, is based on the popular books by Belgian writer Herge about an adventurous boy journalist. Spielberg’s “Tintin” follows the boy as he chases clues that lead to pirate treasure.

Dec 15, 2011

“Artist” leads Golden Globes. Do Oscars await?

, Dec 15 (Reuters) – Silent movie “The
Artist” painted a pretty picture at the Golden Globe
nominations on Thursday, leading all movies with six nods,
including best film comedy or musical in the race to
Hollywood’s Oscars.

“The Artist,” a silent movie shot in black and white and
made in the same way films were before the “talkies,” has
earned numerous spots atop critics’ lists and its director,
Frenchman Michel Hazanavicius, thinks he knows why.

Dec 15, 2011

“The Artist” leads Golden Globe nominees

BEVERLY HILLS (Reuters) – Silent movie “The Artist” painted a pretty picture at the Golden Globe nominations on Thursday, leading all movies with six nods overall including best film comedy or musical.

Following “The Artist” among top nominees for the Hollywood awards were “The Descendants,” starring George Clooney as a man struggling to keep his family together, and civil rights movie “The Help” with five nods each, including both in the key category of best film drama.

Dec 15, 2011

Janet Jackson puts new “face” on weight loss

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – It’s no secret that Janet Jackson has battled weight issues her entire life, but what her fans may not know is that even when the singer is on tour, sweating every night, she still has problems staying slim.

So Jackson joined the ranks of Nutrisystem users on Thursday to become the “new face” of the weight-loss program, promoting a new “SUCCESS” diet plan even as she uses it to help raise money to feed the world’s hungry.

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