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Flashback: 'It' Couple Sean Penn and Charlize Theron's Double Oscar Win a Decade Ago | Oscars 2004, Charlize Theron, Sean Penn

Flashback: 'It' Couple Sean Penn and Charlize Theron's Double Oscar Win a Decade Ago

Originally posted 02/13/2014 04:10PM

For most people, finding a picture of you and your boo before you got together means suffering through embarrassing high school dance photos, wild college party snaps or any number of awkwardly posed group shots.

In Hollywood, it means scouring red carpet images.

Charlize Theron and Sean Penn may currently be one of 2014's hottest couples, but 10 years ago they were merely professional acquaintances who just so happened to reach the peak of their careers on the exact same night.

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WEEK IN REVIEW: Oscar Winners' New Roles

Originally posted 03/05/2004 10:15AM

OSCAR UPDATE: After Sunday night's Academy Awards, the winners are already back at work. According to various reports, "Mystic River" Best Actor Sean Penn, 43, will star with Naomi Watts in the drama "The Assassination of Richard Nixon" and then costar with Nicole Kidman in the thriller "The Interpreter." "Monster" Actress winner Charlize Theron, 28, will costar in HBO's biopic "The Life and Death of Peter Sellers," playing the comic's wife, Britt Eklund. "Mystic River" Supporting Actor Tim Robbins, 45, will do a sci-fi romance with Samantha Morton, "Code 46," while Renee Zellweger ("Cold Mountain"), 34, is preparing to play tragic rocker Janis Joplin in a big-screen biopic, after she starts shooting "Cinderella Man," a boxing drama with Russell Crowe. That begins next month.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Oscar Rings in Good Ratings

Originally posted 03/02/2004 11:41AM

RATED: Despite the evening's predictability, the power of the "Rings" (coupled with the return of host Billy Crystal and moving the event up a month) boosted the TV ratings of the 76th Annual Academy Awards Sunday night. Some 43.5 million viewers tuned in, giving the show its biggest audience since 2000, reports Reuters. The show posted a 31 percent jump in average audience from last year's record low of 33.1 million viewers, according to preliminary figures from Nielsen Media Research.

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Daily Insider for February 26, 2004

Originally posted 02/25/2004 7:03PM

February 26, 2004GEARING UP FOR OSCARS Some nominees are calming their nerves in the days leading up to the Academy Awards by throwing themselves into work. Tim Robbins is in New York this week rehearsing for the off-Broadway play Embedded, which he also directs. Ben Kingsley, who is shooting Mrs. Harris in Los Angeles, flew to Chicago to appear on Oprah. And Charlize Theron is shooting a TV commercial in L.A. for Luxe Hotels. "I won't think too much about Sunday night," she says.

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Oscar Night: Not So Crystal Clear?

Originally posted 02/25/2004 7:03PM

Given the lock that Peter Jackson and "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" appear to have on Best Director and Best Picture, it's little wonder that ABC is saving its heavy promotion for the fact that Billy Crystal is hosting the Oscars.

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OSCAR COUNTDOWN: Joan Gets Nasty

Originally posted 02/25/2004 01:00PM

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Oscar Ads Held to Higher Standards

Originally posted 02/24/2004 11:47AM

Pro football players might not care whether their big game is sandwiched between commercials depicting male bikini waxing, vicious dogs or flatulent horses, but celebrities attending the 76th Annual Academy Awards won't have to worry about a camera zooming in on them following an ad for erectile dysfunction.

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Oscars Expect a Colorful Turnout

Originally posted 02/23/2004 12:10PM

Although many details are under wraps until the night of the show, viewers can expect some notable changes when stars like Naomi Watts, Diane Keaton and Renee Zellweger hit the red carpet on Feb. 29.

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Cruise, Roberts Join Oscar Presenters

Originally posted 02/20/2004 10:15AM

"Mona Lisa Smile" star Julia Roberts and "Last Samurai" actor Tom Cruise are the latest Hollywood heavyweights set to be presenters at the Oscars on Feb. 29, a spokesperson for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Thursday.

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Academy Blasts Oscars' 5-Second Rule

Originally posted 02/11/2004 12:04PM

Even with all the hoopla over what should (and should not) be shown on television, the 76th annual Academy Awards will still be broadcast live -- sort of.

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