|Posts from February 2012|
DWTS cast revealed!
THE NEW 'DWTS' CAST HAS BEEN REVEALED:
Family Matters star Jaleel White will dance with former champ Kym Johnson
Tennis legend Martina Navratilova will dance with Tony Dovolani
Soap star-turned-singer Jack Wagner will dance with Anna Trebunskaya
Green Bay Packers receiver Donald Driver will dance with Peta Murgatroyd
Extra host Maria Menounos will dance with three-time champ Derek Hough
The Disney Channel's Roshon Fegan will dance with Chelsie Hightower
Cuban heartthrob, actor and model William Levy will dance with two-time champ Cheryl Burke
Singer Gavin DeGraw will dance with reigning champ Karina Smirnoff
Music legend Gladys Knight will dance with Nancy Grace's former partner Tristan MacManus
And singer Katherine Jenkins will dance with perennial finalist Mark Ballas
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Tags : Topics: Entertainment_Culture, Human InterestSocial: Entertainment_Culture, Human InterestPeople: Anna Trebunskaya, Chelsie Hightower, Cheryl Burke, Derek Hough, Donald Driver, Gavin DeGraw, Gladys Knight, Jack Wagner, Jaleel White, Katherine Jenkins, Kym Johnson, Maria Menounos, Mark Ballas, Martina Navratilova, Nancy Grace, Tony Dovolani, Tristan MacManus, William Levy
Adam Sandler is setting a record of dubious distinction. Sandler is tied to eleven Razzie nominations from the Golden Raspberry Foundation, the group that recognizes the worst accomplishments in film. The foundation cited Sandler's work in three critically-panned movies last year, noting that he more than doubled Eddie Murphy's old record for the most Razzie nominations accrued by a single individual in a single year. The former "Saturday Night Live" player picked up Razzie nods for films he starred in produced and wrote last year - "Jack and Jill," "Just Go With It," and "Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star." "Jack and Jill" leads the list of nominees with 12 Razzie nods including Worst Picture and Worst Actor and Worst Actress for Sandler. While the Razzie Awards are usually presented the night before the Oscars, the awards presentation date was changed to April 1st this year - April Fool's Day.
The Razzies' Worst Picture category also includes "New Year's Eve"; "Transformers: Dark of the Moon"; and "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1." Sandler's co-nominees in the Worst Actress category include Sarah Palin for the documentary "Sarah Palin: The Undefeated"; Sarah Jessica Parker for "I Don't Know How She Does It" and "New Year's Eve"; and Kristen Stewart for "Breaking Dawn."
Worst Actor nods also went to Russell Brand for "Arthur"; Nicolas Cage for the films "Drive Angry 3-D," "Season of the Witch" and "Trespass; Taylor Lautner for "Abduction" and "Breaking Dawn," and Nick Swardson for "Bucky Larson." Oscar winner Al Pacino, meantime, is nominated for Worst Supporting actor by way of his work in Sandler's "Jack and Jill."
The 2012 Razzie Nominees are as follows:
Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star
Jack & Jill
New Year's Eve
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1
Russell Brand, Arthur
Nicolas Cage, Drive Angry 3-D, Season Of The Witch, and Trespass
Taylor Lautner, Abduction and Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part I
Adam Sandler, Jack & Jill and Just Go With It
Nick Swardson, Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star
Martin Lawrence (As "Momma"), Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son
Sarah Palin (As "Herself"), Sarah Palin: The Undefeated
Sarah Jessica Parker, I Don't Know How She Does It and New Year's Eve
Adam Sandler (As "Jill"), Jack & Jill
Kristen Stewart, Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part I
Worst Supporting Actress
Katie Holmes, Jack & Jill
Brandon T. Jackson (As "Charmaine"), Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son
Nicole Kidman, Just Go With It
David Spade (As "Monica"), Jack & Jill
The Underwear Model (Aka Rosie Huntington-Whiteley), Transformers: Dark Of The Moon
Worst Supporting Actor
Patrick Dempsey, Transformers: Dark Of The Moon
James Franco, Your Highness
Ken Jeong, Big Momma's #3, Hangover Part 2, Transformers #3 and Zookeeper
Al Pacino (As "Al Pacino"), Jack & Jill
Nick Swardson, Jack & Jill and Just Go With It
Worst Screen Ensemble
The Entire Cast of Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star
The Entire Cast of Jack & Jill
The Entire Cast of New Year's Eve
The Entire Cast of Transformers: Dark Of The Moon
The Entire Cast of Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part I
Michael Bay, Transformers: Dark Of The Moon
Tom Brady, Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star
Bill Condon, Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part I
Dennis Dugan, Jack & Jill and Just Go With It
Garry Marshall, New Year's Eve
Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel
Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star (Rip-Off of Boogie Nights and A Star Is Born)
The Hangover Part 2 (Both a sequel and a remake!)
Jack & Jill (Remake/Rip-Off of Ed Woods' Glen or Glenda)
Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part I
Worst Screen Couple
Nicolas Cage & Anyone Sharing the Screen with Him in Any of His Three 2011 Movie
Shia Lebeouf & The Underwear Model (Aka Rosie Huntington-Whiteley), Transformers #3
Adam Sandler & EITHER Jennifer Aniston OR Brooklyn Decker, Just Go With It
Adam Sandler & EITHER Katies Holmes, Al Pacino OR Adam Sandler, Jack & Jill
Kristen Stewart & EITHER Taylor Lautner OR Robert Pattinson, Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part I
Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star, Written by Adam Sandler, Allen Covert and Nick Swardson
Jack & Jill, Screenplay by Steve Koren & Adam Sandler, Story by Ben Zook
New Year's Eve, Written by Katherine Fugate
Transformers: Dark Of The Moon, Written by Ehren Kruger
Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part I, Screenplay by Melissa Rosenberg, from the novel by Stephenie Meyer
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Tags : Topics: Entertainment_Culture, Human InterestSocial: Entertainment_Culture, Human InterestPeople: Adam Sandler, Al Pacino, Allen Covert, Arthur Nicolas, Ben Zook, Bill Condon, Brandon T. Jackson, Brooklyn Decker, David Spade, Dawn Part, Dennis Dugan, Eddie Murphy, Ehren Kruger, Eve Adam Sandler, Eve Transformers, Garry Marshall, Jennifer Aniston, Jill Brandon, Jill Kristen Stewart, Jill Nick Swardson, Katherine Fugate Transformers, Katie Holmes, Ken Jeong, Martin Lawrence, Melissa Rosenberg, Michael Bay, Moon James Franco, Moon Tom Brady, Nick Swardson, Nick Swardson Jack, Nicolas Cage, Nicole Kidman, Patrick Dempsey, Robert Pattinson, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sarah Palin, Son Nicole, Son Sarah Palin, Stephenie Meyer, Steve Koren, Taylor Lautner
Silence is golden at this year's Academy Awards. The black-and-white, silent film "The Artist" emerged as the big winner at Sunday night's Oscar ceremony, taking Oscar's most coveted prize for Best Picture. The win makes "The Artist" the first silent film in 80 years to win an Academy Awards. The film's director Michel Hazanavicius also took home an Oscar for Best Director, as did its star Jean Dujardin, who was named Best Actor. Oscar's most nominated performer, Meryl Streep, took home her third Academy Award of her illustrious career for her portrayal of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in "The Iron Lady." Streep, who has been nominated 17 times for an Oscar, won her last golden trophy almost 30 years ago for "Sophie's Choice."
Veteran actor Christopher Plummer also added to the history-making night. At age 82, Plummer became the oldest actor to win an Oscar for his supporting role in "Beginners." It also marked the first Oscar win of Plummer's career. Octavia Spencer extended her long winning streak with the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for "The Help." The Iranian film "A Separation" nabbed the trophy for Best Foreign Language Film, marking the first Oscar win for that country, and hip-hop mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs was the executive producer behind the Best Documentary Feature winner "Undefeated."
Nominated for eleven Oscars Martin Scorsese's "Hugo" emerged with five wins in the technical categories. Billy Crystal logged his ninth turn at hosting the Academy Awards. Crystal cracked jokes about the venue's sudden name change throughout the night. The Kodak company recently won the right to remove its name from the venue for its bankruptcy case. The Hollywood venue is now known as the Hollywood and Highland Center. Crystal referred to it once during the Oscar telecast as "The Chapter 11 Theater." ABC televised the ceremony live on both coasts. The show ran approximately three hours and eight minutes long.
Here is the list of winners for the 84th Annual Academy Awards:
ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE:
Jean Dujardin - "The Artist"
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE:
Meryl Streep - "The Iron Lady"
ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE:
Christopher Plummer, "Beginners"
ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE:
Octavia Spencer, "The Help"
Michel Hazanavicius, "The Artist"
FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
"The Artist" Ludovic Bource
"Man or Muppet" from "The Muppets" -- Music and Lyric by Bret McKenzie
ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)
WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)
"Midnight in Paris"
"The Iron Lady"
DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT
SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)
"The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore"
SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)
"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"
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Tags : Topics: Entertainment_Culture, Human InterestSocial: Entertainment_Culture, Human InterestLocations: ParisPeople: Billy Crystal, Bret McKenzie, Christopher Plummer, Jean Dujardin, Ludovic Bource, Margaret Thatcher, Martin Scorsese, Meryl Streep, Michel Hazanavicius, Morris Lessmore, Octavia Spencer, Sean "Diddy" Combs
It was music biggest nights on Sunday and even though there was plenty of attention around Adele and her return to the stage, there was a lot of focus placed on the passing of Whitney Houston on Friday night. The night started with a prayer for the late singer which was a touching symbol of everyones love and respect for the late artist. The evening went on with great performances from many of the nominated artists like Rihanna, Coldplay, Maroon 5 and many others. Unfortunately there were a few issues during the ceremony. Jason Aldean's microphone stopped working towards the end of his performance and Adele had a little "Mucus" slip while giving her acceptance speech. All in all it was a success and there were a lot of happy artist walking home with a trophy in hand. See who the big winners were at the 2012 Grammy's.