January 02, 2015
        A January Oscar Predictions Update                American Cinema Editors (ACE) Announces Nominees                2015 releases to look forward to                The best films and performances of 2014                A look at the second spot in each of the main Oscar categories                The late breaking major Oscar contenders of 2014                Golden Globe post nomination predictions for December                Cinematic gifts from 2014                Spotlight on the Stars: Bradley Cooper                Which film will lead the nomination totals for Oscar this year?                A look at some potential first time Academy Award nominees this year                A Mid-December Oscar Predictions Update                Oscars: 9 Foreign Language Films Advance in Oscar® Race                Audiences are missing out on a funny film in Seth Rogen's "The Interview"                Spotlight on the Stars: Christian Bale        

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International and Craft Winners Announced by the Hollywood Film Awards

The Hollywood Film Awards announced the eight 2014 award winners in the categories of Cinematography, Visual Effects, Composer, Costume Design, Editing, Production Design and Make-up & Hairstyling. The winners of these awards will be given prior to the live inaugural broadcast from the Hollywood Palladium on Friday, November 14 (8:00-10:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.
The Hollywood Film Awards also announced the inaugural Hollywood International Award, which will be bestowed on Jing Tian, an emerging Chinese actress whose performances have ignited the box office in her native land. The Hollywood International Award was established to recognize cinematic talent from around the world and will be given every year to recognize excellence in cinema in the native language of the country of origin.
The Hollywood Film Awards, the official launch of the awards season?, has recognized excellence in the art of cinema and filmmaking for 17 years, honoring some of the world?s biggest stars.
The 2014 “Hollywood Film Awards” winners are:
· Hollywood Cinematography Award
Emmanuel Lubezki, “Birdman”
· Hollywood Visual Effects Award
Scott Farrar, “Transformers: Age of Extinction”
· Hollywood Film Composer Award
Alexandre Desplat, “The Imitation Game”
· Hollywood Costume Design Award
Milena Canonero, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
· Hollywood Editing Award
Jay Cassidy and Dody Dorn, “Fury”
· Hollywood Production Design Award
Dylan Cole and Gary Freeman, “Maleficent”
· Hollywood Sound Award
Ren Klyce, “Gone Girl”
· Hollywood Make-Up and Hairstyling Award
David White (Special Make-up Effects) and Elizabeth Yanni-Georgiou (Hair Designer and Make-up Designer), “Guardians of the Galaxy”
The Hollywood Film Awards […]

Justin Bieber at the “So You Think You Can Dance”

In a brand new element on the hit competition series SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, pop and R&B phenom Justin Bieber and his choreographer, Nick DeMoura, will introduce top dance crews from across the country that will vie for a spot on the season finale.
Beginning this week on the two-hour season premiere, airing today, Wednesday, May 28 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX, Bieber and DeMoura will showcase two dance crews on each of the four audition episodes.
After the crews are showcased, hash tags will be revealed that viewers can use to tweet their favorite of the two crews. The tweets will be tallied and the most popular crew overall will be invited to perform on the finale. Please check fox.com/dance for voting terms.
The Series Premiere of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE Airs
Tonight (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX

AND…
TWEET ALONG LIVE TONIGHT ON BOTH THE EAST AND WEST COASTS WITH
CAT DEELEY, NIGEL LYTHGOE, MARY MURPHY AND OTHERS FROM
“SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE,”
DURING THE SEASON PREMIERE!
WEDNESDAY, MAY 28
#sytycd
Live Tweeting from 8:00-10:00 PM ET & PT:
Nigel Lythgoe: @dizzyfeet
Mary Murphy: @hottamaletrain
Live Tweeting from 8:00-10:00 PM ET:
Cat Deeley: @catdeeley
Eliana Girard: @dance9Eliana
Jasmine Harper: @dance10JasmineH
Live Tweeting from 8:00-10:00 PM PT:
Chehon Wespi-Tschopp: @officialChehon
Spencer Liff: @spencerLiff
Stacey Tookey: @sjtookey
Live Tweeting from 9:00-10:00 PM PT:
Jenna Elfman (Guest Judge/Chicago): @jennaelfman
And be on the lookout for surprise tweets from:
Justin Bieber: @justinbieber
Jesse Tyler Ferguson: @jessetyler
Talent will answer fan questions and give the inside scoop on what it’s like on set and behind-the-scenes!

Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood will perform together live at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards

dick clark productions and Billboard announced today that country music superstars Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood will perform together live at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards to make the television debut of their new duet, “Somethin’ Bad.”
The two singers join an already star-studded lineup of previously announced musical performers that includes 5 Seconds of Summer, Florida Georgia Line, Imagine Dragons, Jason Derulo, Jennifer Lopez, John Legend, Luke Bryan, Miley Cyrus, OneRepublic, Pitbull and Ricky Martin. The 2014 Billboard Music Awards will broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 18, on ABC at 8pm ET.
The two leading ladies of country will perform “Somethin’ Bad,” which appears on Ms. Lambert’s upcoming album Platinum, available June 3rd. “I’m a huge Carrie Underwood fan,” said Lambert. “’Somethin’ Bad” is a meshing of our styles and there aren’t many female collaborations in our format so I’m really excited to be debuting it on the Billboard Awards.”
Lambert, the reigning CMA and ACM Female Vocalist of the Year, will be joined on stage by her friend and six-time Grammy winner, Carrie Underwood, a finalist for the 2014 Milestone Award presented by Chevrolet, given to an innovative artist who has achieved a notable chart milestone over the past year. Fans can vote for their favorite Milestone artist online at Billboard.com/milestone.
Fan voting for the 2014 Milestone Award presented by Chevrolet will continue through the first two hours of the awards show, ending at 10pm ET. To vote for finalists Ellie Goulding, OneRepublic or Carrie Underwood go to billboard.com/milestone.
The 2014 Billboard Music Award festivities start with the “Samsung Red Carpet LIVE! @ The 2014 Billboard Music Awards,” which will live stream on Yahoo at 6pm ET / 3pm PT. The two hour pre-show, hosted by Lance Bass, Jordin Sparks, Ted Stryker and more, can also be viewed at BillboardMusicAwards.com, Billboard.com, and additional online destinations by embedding the Yahoo Screen media player (available upon request). Fans can check out the full experience at https://music.yahoo.com/programs/billboard-music-awards/.
The 2014 Billboard Music Awards is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan are Executive Producers. Larry Klein, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are Producers. For additional information on the “2014 Billboard Music Awards” visit us at www.billboardmusicawards.com or the Billboard hub at www.billboard.com/bbma.
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The many facets of Leo DiCaprio: The Wolf of Wall Street

By Michael Russnow
As Oscar voters continue to mark their ballots until this Wednesday, I wonder what goes into their thinking? Do they vote specifically for what they believe is the best achievement of last year, a surprising performance and accomplishment or is it a cumulative assessment of someone’s career?
For all these reasons, and not just one, I’m going against the grain of what appears to be the general consensus and strongly suggest that Leonardo DiCaprio deserves the Oscar this year for The Wolf of Wall Street, even more than favorite Matthew McConaughey.
This doesn’t in any way diminish McConaughey’s performance in Dallas Buyers Club. It was terrific, and the subject matter of the film made it that much more compelling. However, DiCaprio’s execution, in my view, was even more powerful, in particular as it was a totally different characterization and portrayal than we’ve ever seen from the actor before.
It’s hard to realize sometimes that Leo has been in filmdom’s consciousness for twenty-one years, since he was elevated from his sitcom supporting role in ABC’s Growing Pains to the wow factor engendered in his major debut role opposite Robert De Niro in This Boy’s Life. Later in 1993 that respect was magnified when he stole What’s Eating Gilbert Grape from Johnny Depp and was rewarded with his first Oscar nomination at the age of nineteen.
For the next several years, he continued to intrigue audiences with a different assortment of characters, sometimes in mixed films such as Basketball Diaries and Total Eclipse, in more respected fare such as Marvin’s Room and Romeo and Juliet, and finally emerging as a superstar in Titanic.
Since then he has won fans and critical plaudits for his work in Catch Me If You Can, a young Howard Hughes in The Aviator, as a South African in Blood Diamond and an undercover policeman in The Departed, sometimes Oscar nominated, more times not and sometimes robbed of a nod as in the case of J. Edgar and last year’s Django Unchained.
Through it all, he has mostly been acclaimed for quirky dramatic performances until finally his well-known personal impishness came forth comedically in The Wolf of Wall Street. In this film, which I mostly liked but not entirely, Leo displayed so many facets, delivering emotional high points while also sometimes hysterically funny, that I wonder if his excellence has become so expected we don’t realize how different the role is and […]

Boycott Donald Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice – Fire Donald Trump Jr.

HollywoodNews.com: Boycott Donald Trump’s “Celebrity Apprentice” show UNTIL Donald “Animal Killer” Trump Jr. is FIRED! Who wants to see a heartless, arrogant, animal killer on national television?
Congratulations to Marcus Lemonis, CEO of Camping World, who cancelled being a sponsor of “Celebrity Apprentice,” and denounced Donald Trump Jr., who serves as a judge on the current season, for posing for photos with dead animals he killed on a hunt in Zimbabwe.
“I am totally disgusted by the hunting pics I have seen and was surprised to see them,” Lemonis told TMZ.
Animal butchery. Donald Trump’s sons, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, kill an elephant, leopard, and many more animals in sick African killing. It is despicable. According to TMZ.Com Donald Trump Jr. said “Yes, I Killed Those Animals… and I’m PROUD of It!” The Trump name is being tarnished. The Trump brothers should be ostracized by society at large.
So, more companies should stop any and all business activities with the Trumps until Donald Trump Jr. is FIRED. How cruel can educated and privilege young men be?
IMPORTANT NOTE: In addition, they do it in a country that is run by a murderous dictator, Robert Mugabe. So, the Trumps are helping Mugabe’s dictatorship to continue his reign of terror against his own people.
See photos of the killings at TMZ.COM
“Like all animals, elephants, buffalo, and crocodiles deserve better than to be killed and hacked apart for two young millionaires’ grisly photo opportunity. If the Trumps want to help villagers, they have plenty of resources at their disposal… Left alone, animal populations regulate their own numbers based upon the availability of food and secure habitat… The money spent on hunting fees in this case could have gone toward the building of a school or hospital or planting an orchard, any of which would have had a lasting positive effect on the villagers, rather than patronizing them and reducing them to hunting guides for spoiled, bored, visiting American millionaires,” said the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).
This was the response on twitter by Don Jr. “I have no shame about the pics. I HUNT & EAT game … I’m a hunter, for that I make no apologies… You think we wasted the meat? It fed a village for a month… I’m a hunter, I won’t cower from that because of some losers… Actually the money from hunting fees preserves animals […]

Trump’s sons brutal African killings

HollywoodNews.com: Animal butchery. Donald Trump’s sons, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, kill an elephant, leopard, and many more animals in sick African killing. It is despicable. According to TMZ.Com Donald Trump Jr. said “Yes, I Killed Those Animals… and I’m PROUD of It!” The Trump name is being tarnished. The Trump brothers should be ostracized by society at large.
In addition, companies that believe in animal rights should stop any and all business activities with the Trumps. How cruel can educated and privilege young men be?
In addition, they do it in a country that is run by a murderous dictator, Robert Mugabe.
See photos of the killings at TMZ.COM
“Like all animals, elephants, buffalo, and crocodiles deserve better than to be killed and hacked apart for two young millionaires’ grisly photo opportunity. If the Trumps want to help villagers, they have plenty of resources at their disposal.” said PETA.
This was the response on twitter by Don Jr. ” I have no shame about the pics. I HUNT & EAT game … I’m a hunter, for that I make no apologies.”
Photos by TMZ.com and ecorazzi.com
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MTV Movie Awards Are Back!

HollywoodNews.com: Fans will fall in love with their favorite movies from the past year all over again and get a first-look at films to come when MTV returns to the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, CA for the “2012 MTV Movie Awards.” The 21st annual award show will air LIVE on Sunday, June 3rd at 9PM (ET/PT). MTV also announced that this year’s telecast will be executive produced by Jesse Ignjatovic of Den of Thieves for the first time.
Known as one of the most outrageous and distinctive televised award shows, the “2012 MTV Movie Awards” will feature its trademark individuality and irreverence. Fusing the network’s musical core with the wonder, scale and energy of the movie-going experience, the telecast is set to provide more laughs, surprises and one-of-a-kind moments with Hollywood’s biggest stars gathering to honor fan-favorites from the past year and beyond.
“Just as Jesse has done with our ‘Video Music Awards’, we know he’ll infuse this year’s ‘Movie Awards’ with creative, musical and cinematic elements that fully tap into the sense of awe our audience experiences in a movie theater,” said Stephen Friedman, President of MTV. “In his inspired hands, this year’s show will be re-imagined to deliver a telecast that reflects our audiences’ favorite films, music and stars.”
The “2012 MTV Movie Awards” will be available to a potential viewing audience of more than 1.2 billion people via MTV’s global network of more than 60 channels reaching nearly 600 million households around the world as well as through syndication. In addition, its convergent programming & content will reach the entire interactive community, via MTV’s more than 200 digital media properties around the world.
Jesse Ignjatovic of Den of Thieves has served as executive producer for the “MTV Video Music Awards” for the past five years, including the “2011 Video Music Awards” that scored MTV’s biggest audience in the network’s history.
The “2011 MTV Movie Awards” delivered a 3.9 rating among P12-34, averaging 4.5 million viewers, and its largest audience among teens since 2004 – a 5.4 rating overall, and whopping 8.3 rating among female teens.
The show kept its tradition as Hollywood’s most atypical and irreverent awards show, with host Jason Sudeikis providing laugh-out-loud moments, a surprise appearance by Justin Bieber, a naughty-but-nice presentation by Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis, GENERATION AWARD winner Reese Witherspoon providing a message of female empowerment, and the stars of the night’s big winner “The Twilight Saga: […]

Oscars: Billy Crystal Was Far From His Best

By Michael Russnow
HollywoodNews.com: The Academy Awards was a lot better than last year’s offering and generally moved along pretty well. However, Billy Crystal’s performance was mixed. Sometimes he was spot on and in other instances resorted to forced humor that missed its mark.
After Morgan Freeman’s opening we saw Billy in an uninspiring repeat of what he’d done so well many times before, inserting himself into reproductions of well-known clips from the top films. Maybe it’s because he’s done it so many times. It’s true that he hasn’t been host since 2004, and we often enjoy an entertainer repeating his or her best work, but like an aging singer whose voice doesn’t hold up when the muscles sag, what was downright hysterical in past years, like when he came out as Hannibal Lecter in 1992, this go-around didn’t work too well for me in 2012.
The one exception was from The Descendants, when George Clooney recreated his visit to his comatose wife, played by Crystal lying in bed. Clooney’s kiss was so heartfelt it provided a big laugh. The Justin Bieber bit from Midnight in Paris wasn’t bad. Not so much the scene with Tom Cruise from Mission Impossible, nor was Crystal’s business spoofing The Help or Tintin particularly funny.
Oddly when he segued into his Oscar medley it worked better, with the lyrics sharp and engaging. After that, it was hit and miss. Sometimes very clever and other times flat. And when the latter happened he often responded defensively, at one point indicating the band in the pit liked the joke. He also was a bit insensitive regarding the age of some of the nominees as he mentioned octogenarians Christopher Plummer and Max von Sydow, followed by senility jokes at their expense. Considering that Crystal himself is pushing 64 and that ageism besetting Hollywood is rampant with many talented professionals unemployed, it’s just not funny anymore.
As the three hour ten minute show progressed, they whizzed through awards at a relatively rapid pace. Instead of starting with a celebrity award, such as supporting actor and actress, they began with Tom Hanks presenting Oscars for cinematography and art direction, both of which went on the scorecard for Hugo.
There was a montage of film clips that moved along all right, but, unless I missed one, it appeared that it was as if movie history began with 1969’s Midnight Cowboy, because none of the featured films […]

Marie Colvin: Syrian Government Stop the Madness NO MORE KILLINGS!

HollywoodNews.com: Syrian government Stop the Madness NO MORE KILLINGS!
Marie Colvin killed: Syrian forces had pledged to kill ‘any journalist who set foot on Syrian soil’
“Our mission is to report these horrors of war with accuracy and without prejudice,” said Marie Colvin. “The Syrian army is simply shelling a city of cold, starving civilians.”
Today it was confirmed that the war correspondent Marie Colvin has died in the Syrian city of Homs.
Marie Colvin was killed alongside French photographer Remi Ochlik, 28, in a rocket attack on the besieged city of Homs.
What is the world waiting for? We keep watching women and children being killed and we do NOTHING. Call/email your congressman/senator… do something to put pressure on the White House… the killings MUST STOP
R.I.P Marie Colvin and Remi Ochlik
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The Help Should Win the Oscar for Best Picture

HollywoodNews.com: It is almost that time again; time to see what people are wearing as well as who says what in their acceptance speeches. Also, this year it’s the return of Billy Crystal as host. Yes, it’s Oscar time and while the world won’t know until this Sunday who actually wins these awards, here are who Americans think should win some of the top honors.
This year, one in five Americans (21%) believes that The Help should win the Academy Award for best picture while one in ten (9%) say the Oscar should go to War Horse. Next on the list is Moneyball (7%) followed by The Artist (6%), Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (5%) and The Descendants (5%). Small percentages believe the Oscar should go to Hugo (3%), Midnight in Paris (3%) and The Tree of Life (2%). One-third of Americans (34%) are not sure who the best picture Oscar should go to this year and 6% say it should go to none of the nominated films.
These are some of the results of The Harris Poll of 2,239 adults surveyed online between February 13 and 15, 2012 by Harris Interactive.
There is a bit of a gender difference for best picture. For women, it is clear as three in ten (29%) say The Help should win best picture. Men are a little more divided as 13% say The Help but 12% say Moneyball.
Best Actor and Actress
When it comes to the best actor statue, almost one quarter of Americans (23%) say George Clooney should win for The Descendants followed by 16% who say Brad Pitt should win for his role in Moneyball. One in ten (10%) believe the Oscar should go to Gary Oldman for Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, followed by 7% who say Jean Dujardin should win for his role in The Artist and 1% who believe the award should go to Dimian Bichr for A Better Life. Just over one-third of Americans (35%), however, say they are not sure who should win the best actor Oscar and 7% believe none of the nominated actors should win.
For best actress, there are two actresses at the top as 23% of Americans believe Viola Davis should win for her role in The Help while 22% think the award should go to Meryl Streep for her portrayal of The Iron Lady. One in ten believe Rooney Mara should win […]

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