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People's Choice Awards Kicks Off Hollywood Trophy Season | Queen Latifah

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People's Choice Awards Kicks Off Hollywood Trophy Season

Originally posted 01/06/2010 08:00AM

Award-show season kicks off Wednesday night, as Queen Latifah returns to host the 36th Annual People's Choice Awards.

Taylor Lautner, Ryan Reynolds and Carrie Underwood are among the celebrities expected to attend. A record 60 million-plus fan votes have been counted, according to producers.

New categories this year include favorite Web celeb, which features nominees Andy Samberg, Ashton Kutcher, Miley Cyrus, Diddy and Will Ferrell, as well as favorite on-screen team, in which the Twilight trio of Lautner, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart will compete against The Proposal's Reynolds and Sandra Bullock, among others.

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Brad and Angelina Among People's Choice Winners

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Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie Among People's Choice Winners

Originally posted 01/07/2009 11:10PM

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie clearly have the people's vote.

The two were among the big winners at the 35th Annual People's Choice Awards Wednesday night at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Pitt was named favorite leading man at the ceremony, while Jolie was voted favorite female action star.

While neither accepted their honors in the flesh, plenty of stars – including Carrie Underwood, Katherine Heigl and the hosts of Dancing with the Stars (winners of the favorite competition/reality show) – collected their trophies in person during the two-hour ceremony which was hosted by Queen Latifah.

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Carrie Underwood Nervous About People's Choice | Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood Nervous About People's Choice

Originally posted 01/07/2009 04:30PM

She survived Simon Cowell and American Idol three years ago. She's proved her staying power with two hit albums. Yet being up against Rihanna and Taylor Swift at Wednesday's People's Choice Awards is giving Carrie Underwood the shakes.

"They're both so big, and there's great competition. I'm nervous and so excited at the same time," she tells PEOPLE of being up for favorite female singer and favorite country song.

Underwood, 25, is also hitting the stage to perform her ballad, "I Know You Won't," complete with a full orchestra. "It's a really emotional song about a guy who just won't call. We've all had that happen, right?"

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Queen Latifah Ready to Shed Holiday Pounds | Queen Latifah


Queen Latifah Ready to Shed Holiday Pounds

Originally posted 01/07/2009 09:55AM

As Queen Latifah gears up to host Wednesday's People's Choice Awards, the singer-actress is also getting her diet back in gear after some serious holiday play.

"I'm glad I re-signed [with Jenny Craig] because I had a little fun over the holidays, as most people do," says Latifah, 38, who announced this month that she would continue as the spokesperson for the weight-loss program.

"I went to Trinidad and I indulged in everything," she says, admitting to falling off the wagon temporarily while on vacation. "It wasn’t that I wasn’t eating healthy stuff. It was just a lot of it. There's always a beach barbeque."

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Joaquin Phoenix: Grateful But Speechless for People's Choice Award | Joaquin Phoenix

Joaquin Phoenix: Grateful But Speechless for People's Choice Award

Originally posted 01/09/2008 11:45AM

Joaquin Phoenix may have been named favorite leading man during Tuesday's People's Choice Awards, but the actor wasn't feeling too chatty about the honor. Sure, he was grateful. But in his taped acceptance speech, Phoenix nodded to the ongoing writers' strike – which forced producers to retool the show – by using cards to broadcast his message. "I'm speechless without the writers," his cards read. "Seriously. But in my own quiet way, I want to thank the millions of fans that voted for me for favorite leading man." The actor then mumbled a quick "thank you" at the end of his printed message.
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People's Choice Awards Abandons Red Carpet | Queen Latifah

People's Choice Awards Abandons Red Carpet

Originally posted 12/19/2007 07:45PM

The People's Choice Awards has become the first awards show hit by the writers' strike, with producers abandoning the red carpet, acceptance speeches and live audience for a "magazine-style format."

Queen Latifah will continue to serve as host of the show, but winners now will give their acceptance remarks via video rather than from a stage in an auditorium. Winners will also answer questions emailed by fans.

"Obviously, we realized there are pressing issues facing the entertainment industry," says show spokeswoman Jeannie Tharrington. "Out of respect for all the people involved, we decided we would use this opportunity to use a new format."

The People's Choice Awards airs on Jan. 8 on CBS.
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Matt Damon, Bourne Earn Four People's Choice Nods | Matt Damon

Matt Damon, Bourne Ultimatum Earn Four People's Choice Nods

Originally posted 11/09/2007 08:00AM

Matt Damon's thriller The Bourne Ultimatum led the nominations for the 34th People's Choice Awards, organizers announced Thursday.

The spy flick was nominated for favorite movie, favorite action movie and favorite "threequel" and earned Damon a favorite male action star nod.

Multiple nominees included Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End and Transformers, which are both up against Bourne for favorite movie.

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Jen Cracks Break-Up Joke at People's Choice

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Jen Cracks Break-Up Joke at People's Choice

Originally posted 01/10/2007 08:00AM

Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn were both rewarded for their breakup – that is, their movie The Break-Up – at Tuesday night's 33rd annual People's Choice Awards.

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Lopez Lampoons Nick in Front of Jessica | Jessica Simpson

Lopez Lampoons Nick in Front of Jessica

Originally posted 01/11/2006 08:00AM

A year ago, Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson joined forces at the People's Choice Awards, and took home a prize for the best reality show. One year later, reality has truly set in, and Jessica was notably Nick-less at Tuesday's 32nd annual ceremony at the Shrine Auditorium.

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Nicole Kidman Leads People's Choice Noms | Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman Leads People's Choice Noms

Originally posted 10/27/2004 09:00AM

The fans have spoken, and the lineup for this year's People's Choice Awards has fallen into place.

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