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Paula Patton All Smiles at First Post-Split Appearance

Paula Patton All Smiles at First Post-Split Appearance

Originally posted 03/01/2014 07:15PM

Paula Patton was in a sunny mood in her first public appearance since announcing her split with husband Robin Thicke.

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Jared Leto Thanks 'Future Ex-Wife, Lupita' Nyong'o at Indie Spirit Awards

Jared Leto Thanks 'Future Ex-Wife, Lupita' Nyong'o in Independent Spirit Award Speech

Originally posted 03/01/2014 05:30PM

Jared Leto thanked everyone under the sun when he won the Independent Spirit award for best supporting actor on Saturday.

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Miss Independent Spirit: 11 Actresses Who Embody 'Indie Spirit' | Quvenzhane Wallis, Shailene Woodley

Miss Independent Spirit: 11 Actresses Who Embody 'Indie Spirit'

Originally posted 03/01/2014 02:55PM

Yes, the Oscars are almost here, but there's another award show on the horizon. On Saturday night, IFC will air the Independent Spirit Awards hosted by comedian Patton Oswalt.

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What If Each Awards Ceremony Was a High School Clique? | Martin Scorsese

What If Each Awards Ceremony Was a High School Clique?

Originally posted 01/24/2014 01:00PM

Hollywood is already a lot like high school, and never more so than during awards season. Competition fills the air, everyone obsesses over dresses they will wear exactly once and, as Tina Fey and Amy Poehler demonstrated at the Golden Globes, who sits with who is a matter of extreme importance.

But on a greater level, each awards show is also its own friend group, with all the little in-jokes, rituals and histories that implies. Which ceremony is which clique? On the eve of the Director's Guild of America Awards, see it all explained below.

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