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Kelly Preston Shares Personal Oscar Prep Pics

Kelly Preston Shares Personal Oscar Prep Pics

Originally posted 02/28/2013 07:00PM

Sure there were plenty of professional photographers on hand, but did you know Kelly Preston, Norah Jones and Quvenzhané Wallis snapped personal photos from Oscar night for their favorite charities exclusively for PEOPLE?

Preston, who took pics for the Jett Travolta Foundation and Heroes Health Fund, gives readers an intimate look as she gets ready at home with husband John Travolta and daughter Ella. The three later drove off to the red carpet in their 1962 Rolls Royce.

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Ben Affleck & More Oscar Nominees Then and Now | Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck & More Oscar Nominees Then and Now

Originally posted 02/28/2013 12:30PM

The years may have passed, but the talent remains for Oscar nominees who have been there, done that and continue to look good doing it.

Denzel Washington, Robert De Niro, Helen Hunt, Sally Field, Alan Arkin and Tommy Lee Jones aren't strangers to the Academy Awards – all have taken home Hollywood's ultimate prize. This year, they all took that familiar red carpet walk again – with flair, grace and style.

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Jennifer Aniston Is Planning a 'Small Affair' for Wedding to Justin Theroux

Jennifer Aniston & Justin Theroux's Wedding Planning Underway

Originally posted 02/27/2013 07:50AM

She conquered the Oscars, and now Jennifer Aniston is preparing for another very big day.

The actress, 44, is in the process of planning her wedding to screenwriter-actor Justin Theroux, 41 – and she has already checked off some major tasks on her to-do list, including choosing wedding bands, setting a date and narrowing down dresses.

Just don't expect the wedding, which is likely to take place soon after Aniston wraps her current film in Connecticut on March 8, to be a lavish production.

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Where Did Catherine's Gown Look Better – the Runway or the Red Carpet? | Catherine Zeta-Jones

Where Did Catherine's Gown Look Better – the Runway or the Red Carpet?

Originally posted 02/25/2013 05:00PM

Did these gowns look better on the actress or on the catwalk? Vote now!

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Which Oscar Winner Should Guest Star on Downton Abbey?

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Which Oscar Winner Should Guest Star on Downton Abbey?

Originally posted 02/26/2013 02:20PM

Shirley MacLaine came – and just as quickly went – on Downton Abbey this season, but her breezy cameo got us thinking.

Now that the Terms of Endearment Oscar winner has broken down the barrier, who among Academy Award winners and nominees should next make a guest appearance on the popular PBS series?

And just what sort of character should he or she play? Upstairs or down?

Here, then, are some recent Oscar-caliber actors who might suitably fit the bill. Please be so kind as to select your favorite. (And, in the comments section, do cast them in suitable roles.) Ta.

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Seth MacFarlane's Oscars Gig Praised ... By His Cat | Seth MacFarlane

UpdatePosted 02/26/2013 05:30PM

Seth MacFarlane's Oscars Gig Praised ... By His Cat

Originally posted 02/26/2013 11:30AM

Host Seth MacFarlane's Oscars night performance was met with laughs ... and lengthy, thorough critiques.

But there's someone who thinks the funny man did a perfect job – or should we say purr-fect?

"My cat said the show went well," the Family Guy creator, 39, playfully Tweeted.

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Anne Hathaway Apologizes for Last-Minute Oscar Dress Switch | Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway Apologizes for Last-Minute Oscar Dress Switch

Originally posted 02/26/2013 03:30PM

What's a girl to do?

Best Supporting Actress winner Anne Hathaway's pale pink (and hotly debated) Prada gown wasn't the actress's first choice for the Academy Awards last Sunday.

"It came to my attention late Saturday night that there would be a dress worn to the Oscars that is remarkably similar to the Valentino I had intended to wear, and so I decided it was best for all involved to change my plans," she tells PEOPLE in an exclusive statement.

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Ben Affleck Finally Comes Clean – and Shaves His Beard! | Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner

Ben Affleck Finally Comes Clean – and Shaves His Beard!

Originally posted 02/26/2013 12:40PM

And what did Ben Affleck do after his Argo won Best Picture on Sunday night? He took it all off – his facial hair, that is.

A friend of the actor-filmmaker's confirms to PEOPLE that following the Oscars ceremony Affleck, 40, shaved his beard at Craig's restaurant in Hollywood, – where wife Jennifer Garner and pal and Argo co-producer George Clooney were celebrating with him.

"The whole family was tired of [his] beard," says the friend.

Sure enough: "Jen brought clippers!" he added.

According to TMZ.com, the shave took place in the middle of the restaurant's hallway.
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Did You Miss It? Guess Who Got (Surprise) Married During Oscar Weekend

Janet Jackson & Christina Applegate Both Get Married During Oscars Madness

Originally posted 02/26/2013 12:00PM

Over the past few days, Hollywood has been engulfed in Oscar mania.

But even as best dressed lists, touching acceptance speeches and an appearance by the First Lady at the Academy Awards dominated the headlines, a few stars managed to reveal big news of their own.

Here's what you might have missed:

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Critic from Seth MacFarlane's Oscar Opener Reacts to His Cameo

Seth MacFarlane's TV Guide Critic Reacts to Oscar Mention

Originally posted 02/26/2013 11:30AM

So, how does it feel to have your name dropped before a billion people?

Surprising, says TV Guide business editor Stephen Battaglio, who was part of the lively opening exchange between Oscar host Seth MacFarlane and intruder from the future William Shatner.

In a spoof (and a screen grab), the Star Trek captain showed the Family Guy guy what would be his upcoming review from Battaglio.

"I didn't know it was coming," Battaglio writes on TV Guide's website. "I was watching the show at home with my wife. Staring at the byline, it took a few seconds to absorb."

And once it did, he says, "every electronic device in our apartment was ringing, buzzing, pinging or vibrating."

For the writer's full reaction, click here.
Stephen M. Silverman

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