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  • Patton Oswalt Tells Jerry Seinfeld How He'd Kill Superman

    January 9, 2014 7:02 PM 25

    Comedian Patton Oswalt has a penchant for sticking up for the geeks of the world. So when Jerry Seinfeld picks him up for the latest round of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, it's only right that he does it in the star of the Back to the Future films while explaining how he'd script Superman's death. And this one comes with the typical level of quality

  • New translation of Hebrew text reveals legend of Ark of the Covenant

    January 9, 2014 4:09 PM 25

    A newly translated Hebrew tells a tale claiming to reveal where treasures from King Solomon's temple were hidden and discusses the fate of the Ark of the Covenant itself. But unlike the Indiana Jones movie "Raiders of the Lost Ark," the text leaves the exact location of the Ark unclear and states that it, and the other treasures, "shall not be revealed

  • 'Llewyn Davis,' '12 Years a Slave,' 'Gravity' earn ASC nominations

    January 8, 2014 8:46 PM 23

    The cinematographers of "12 Years a Slave," "Captain Phillips," "The Grandmaster" and "Gravity" were among seven nominees announced Wednesday morning for the 27th American Society of Cinematographers Awards. "Inside Llewyn Davis," "Nebraska" and "Prisoners" also saw their cinematographers nominated. The ASC usually chooses five feature film nominees

  • 'Frozen' soundtrack tops U.S. album chart

    January 8, 2014 4:48 PM 31

    Jan. 8, 2014 at 11:47 AM   |   0 comments The CD, which was released six weeks ago, features the vocal talents of Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Josh Gad and Jonathan Groff. "To date, the album has sold more than 500,000 units and will be certified gold shortly," the record label said in a news release. "Disney's last animated film and soundtrack to achieve

  • Remember When Taylor Swift Wore Colors Other Than Red?

    January 8, 2014 11:17 AM 37

    It was just six years ago when a baby-faced country singer named Taylor Swift made her Grammy Awards red carpet debut. Nominated in the Best New Artist category, Swift stepped out in this custom-made lavender silk Sandy Spika gown -- a much daintier dress than the (relatively) provocative ones she wears today. It's almost hard to picture the queen of breakup

  • Ciara, Boyz II Men to rock Grammys after-party

    January 8, 2014 8:38 AM 40

    The bash will have a Roaring '20s theme. R&B star Ciara, vocal group Boyz II Men and the swing revival outfit Big Bag Voodoo Daddy will perform at the official after-party of this year's Grammy Awards, it was announced Tuesday. DJ Michelle Pesce and members of the Grammy Camp — Jam Session will also hold court at the bash, which will boast a Roaring

  • Oscar winner Mo'Nique confirmed for 'Blackbird' role

    January 8, 2014 12:36 AM 34

    Stand-up comedian Mo'Nique (real name Monique Angela Jackson) put herself firmly on the cineaste's radar with her role as a disturbed and abusive mother in the film "Precious," winning the 2009 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress as a result. Indie film "Blackbird" -- not to be confused with upcoming projects directed by David Mamet and Gina Prince-Bythewood

  • How 'Bond' girl moved Winnie to tears with warts-and-all role

    January 7, 2014 9:04 PM 35

    'She's so hugely complex -- this mixture of warmth, anger and rage' "They said the Mandela movie's been green lit, you're going to be Winnie and we start filming two days after you finish Bond," she recalls. "I said . . ." Harris's voice squeaks in shock . . . "Really?" The surprise was the film 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom', in which Harris co-stars

  • UK girl maimed for being pretty

    January 7, 2014 9:57 AM 20

    January 7 2014 at 11:55am By Claire Ellicott London - A university student threw acid in the face of a friend in a copycat version of the attack on model Katie Piper because she was jealous of her good looks, a court heard yesterday. Mary Konye, 21, allegedly disguised herself in a Muslim veil and followed Naomi Oni home before attacking the Victoria’s

  • From the Bond 'woman' to African icon

    January 7, 2014 6:08 AM 26

    She's transformed the role of Miss Moneypenny, but Naomie Harris tells Julia Llewellyn she was terrifyed of playing Winnie Mandela. She talks about meeting the formidable lady, a buffet at the Obamas and how she wasn't always so beautiful "They said the Mandela movie's been green lit, you're going to be Winnie and we start filming two days after you finish