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Jan 28, 2013

Anne Hathaway, Tommy Lee Jones win Screen Actors Guild awards

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Tommy Lee Jones and Anne Hathaway took home prizes at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards on Sunday, as Hollywood actors picked the best performances of 2012 in film and television on an evening that will likely define some of the top Oscar races next month.

Jones, 66, won the best supporting actor trophy for his turn as Thaddeus Stevens, the radical congressman in “Lincoln,” beating strong competition from Robert De Niro’s gruff father in “Silver Linings Playbook.” The category is seen as one of the closest races at the Oscars on February 24.

Jan 27, 2013

Hollywood actors weigh in on Oscar race with SAG Awards

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Hollywood actors name their picks for the best performances of 2012 in film and television at the annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards on Sunday in a ceremony that will likely define some of the top Oscar races in four weeks time.

“Lincoln,” about U.S. President Abraham Lincoln’s battle to end slavery, French revolution musical “Les Miserables,” and comedy “Silver Linings Playbook,” about a bipolar man’s unlikely romance, head into Sunday’s show with four nominations apiece, including the top prize of best ensemble cast.

Jan 21, 2013

Kevin Bacon finds his TV niche in “The Following”

LOS ANGELES, Jan 21 (Reuters) – Kevin Bacon is hardly the
first movie star to make the leap to television. But his new
show – serial killer thriller “The Following” – may qualify as
one of the creepiest projects he has ever done.

Needless to say, Bacon – the charming teenager who turned a
small American town on to dancing in “Footloose” in 1984 – plays
the good guy in the new Fox television series premiering on
Monday.

Jan 18, 2013

Whitney Houston’s family outdrew Lance Armstrong on OWN

LOS ANGELES, Jan 18 (Reuters) – Oprah Winfrey’s exclusive TV interview with disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong drew 3.2 million American viewers – less than the record number who watched the talk show queen interview the family of singer Whitney Houston a month after her death.

Ratings figures on Friday from Winfrey’s struggling cable channel OWN showed the 90-minute interview with Armstrong, in which the cyclist admitted taking performance-enhancing drugs for years, was the second-most-watched telecast in OWN’s short history.

Jan 18, 2013

Incredulous Oprah sheds trademark warmth for Armstrong

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Incredulous, attentive and direct, Oprah Winfrey dug into the psyche of disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong on Thursday, calling him out as a bully and a brazen liar after he admitted to years of systematic doping.

Casting aside her trademark warmth and brimming eyes, Winfrey wasted no time on niceties, plunging straight into short, direct questions that saw the seven-times Tour de France winner end years of denials.

Jan 18, 2013

Cycling-Incredulous Oprah sheds trademark warmth for Armstrong

LOS ANGELES, Jan 17 (Reuters) – Incredulous, attentive and direct, Oprah Winfrey dug into the psyche of disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong on Thursday, calling him out as a bully and a brazen liar after he admitted to years of systematic doping.

Casting aside her trademark warmth and brimming eyes, Winfrey wasted no time on niceties, plunging straight into short, direct questions that saw the seven-times Tour de France winner end years of denials.

Jan 16, 2013

“American Idol” returns with feuds, fame, fortune

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “American Idol” returns on Wednesday with the tantalizing promise of fame, fortune and feuds – and that’s just among the celebrity panel hired to find the next pop music sensation.

Singer Mariah Carey, rapper Nicki Minaj and country artist Keith Urban make their debut as judges when the TV talent contest begins its 12th season on Fox.

Jan 14, 2013

‘Argo’ scores sweet Golden Globe victory with two top awards

, Jan 13 (Reuters) – Iran hostage drama
“Argo” scored a sweet double victory at the Golden Globe awards
on Sunday, winning best movie drama – the night’s top prize -
and best director for Ben Affleck on a night that left
front-runner “Lincoln” with just one trophy.

Musical “Les Miserables” won the contest for best comedy or
musical, as well as acting awards for stars Hugh Jackman and
Anne Hathaway.

Jan 14, 2013

‘Django Unchained’ steals early ‘Lincoln’ thunder at Golden Globes

BEVERLY HILLS, California (Reuters) – Jennifer Lawrence and Anne Hathaway took home Golden Globes on Sunday, while Quentin Tarantino’s quirky slavery Western picked up two early awards that could undermine the fortunes of front-runner “Lincoln.”

In an evening full of surprises, Ben Affleck won the best director award for Iran hostage drama “Argo” after being snubbed three days ago by Oscar voters in the same category.

Jan 14, 2013

Christoph Waltz, Adele among early Golden Globe winners

BEVERLY HILLS, Jan 13 (Reuters) – Austrian actor Christoph
Waltz and Adele notched early wins at the Golden Globe Awards on
Sunday, while “Lincoln” and Iran hostage thriller “Argo” were in
a close race for the top honor, best movie drama.

Waltz carried off the Golden Globe for best supporting movie
actor for his role as a dentist-turned-bounty hunter in Quentin
Tarantino’s quirky slavery Western “Django Unchained.”

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      "I'm a British import to Los Angeles who still hasn't managed to lose the accent after 10 years. I cover all things celebrity -- Hollywood award shows, stars in trouble, U.S. television and California lifestyle. Before arriving in Los Angeles, I worked for Reuters in London and Italy, covering stories like the death of Princess Diana, the Italian Mafia, and the Good Friday Northern Ireland peace agreement."
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