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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.”

Jan 14, 2013

Stars arrive for Hollywood’s Golden Globes show

BEVERLY HILLS (Reuters) – Hollywood’s biggest stars turned out on Sunday for the 70th Golden Globe Awards, with “Lincoln” and Iran hostage thriller “Argo” in a close race for the top honor, best movie drama.

Jessica Chastain, best actress nominee for thriller “Zero Dark Thirty,” Claire Danes, star of the TV show “Homeland,” and “Girls” creator and star Lena Dunham braved unusually chilly Southern California weather in traditional strapless or plunging gowns as they made their way down the red carpet for the glitzy dinner ceremony.

Jan 13, 2013

‘Lincoln, ‘Argo,’ Tina Fey, Amy Poehler on Golden Globes menu

BEVERLY HILLS, Jan 13 (Reuters) – Hollywood’s biggest stars
turn out on Sunday for the 70th Golden Globe Awards, with
“Lincoln” and Iran hostage thriller “Argo” in a close race for
the top honor, best movie drama.

Golden Globe nominees Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Steven
Spielberg, Bradley Cooper, Richard Gere, Denzel Washington and
singer Adele will be A-list presenters, along with George
Clooney, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Julia Roberts and “Twilight”
movie star Robert Pattinson.

Jan 11, 2013

Hollywood watchers blame Washington for ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Oscar snub

LOS ANGELES, Jan 10 (Reuters) – Kathryn Bigelow’s snub by
Academy Awards voters stunned her cast and awards pundits on
Thursday, with some pointing the finger at Washington
politicians for the “Zero Dark Thirty” director’s omission from
the best director Oscar shortlist.

Bigelow was seen as the biggest casualty on Oscar
nominations day after her controversial Osama bin Laden thriller
won five nods, including best picture, but the director herself
was cut out of the running for the industry’s biggest honors.

Jan 11, 2013

“Lincoln” crowned Oscar frontrunner as big directors snubbed

BEVERLY HILLS (Reuters) – Steven Spielberg’s tale of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln’s battle to end slavery emerged as the front-runner for Oscar glory on Thursday, after Academy Awards voters snubbed four major filmmakers for the coveted best director trophy.

In an eclectic shortlist that included thrillers, a comedy, an independent film and a harrowing French-language drama, “Lincoln” won a leading 12 nominations, including the top prize – best picture – and nods for actors Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones.

Jan 10, 2013

“Lincoln” leads pack with 12 Oscar nominations

BEVERLY HILLS (Reuters) – U.S. presidential drama “Lincoln” led the pack of Oscar nominees on Thursday with 12 nominations including a nod for best picture, in the race for the world’s top film honors.

Joining “Lincoln” in the competition for the best movie Oscar were eight films – shipwreck tale “Life of Pi” with 11 nods, musical “Les Miserables,” Iran hostage drama “Argo,” French language drama “Amour,” Osama bin Laden thriller “Zero Dark Thirty,” comedy “Silver Linings Playbook,” Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained,” and mythological film “Beasts of the Southern Wild.”

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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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