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Originally posted 03/07/2010 09:00PM
Music and laugher kicked off the 2010 Academy Awards from Hollywood's Kodak Theatre. In a non-traditional first, the show actually opened with the 10 Best Actor and Actress nominees introduced alphabetically before escorts rose from the audience and guided them to their seats.
Then the fun began.
Neil Patrick Harris, who hosted the Tonys and Emmys last year, delivered the show's opening musical number, "No One Wants to Do It Alone," essentially setting the stage for hosts Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin – who spent their opening dialogue poking fun at the top nominees who had just been seated.
"There's that damn Helen Mirren," said Martin – prompting Baldwin to say, "Steve, that's Dame Helen Mirren."
Originally posted 03/07/2010 09:00AM
There will be a whole lot of green on the red carpet Sunday night. No, the procession into the 2010 Academy Awards isn't getting a makeover. This year's pool of nominees are just a fresh-faced bunch of newcomers!
The first-time Oscar nominees are as varied as their roles. From Christoph Waltz, who is the favorite among best supporting actor contenders for his role as an evil Nazi colonel in Quentin Tarantino's Inglorious Basterds, to Mo'Nique, who is the front runner in the best supporting actress category for playing an abusive mother in Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire.
Her competition includes film alum Maggie Gyllenhaal for Crazy Heart and big-screen newbie Anna Kendrick for Up in the Air. The best actress race also has some young blood: An Education's Carey Mulligan and Precious's Gabourey Sidibe, who was an unknown receptionist before landing this, her first, role.
The Academy's votes will be revealed Sunday night. But now it's your turn:
Originally posted 02/02/2010 02:30PM
"I am thrilled beyond words to be nominated with these talented and inspiring women. Being involved in a film as special as Up in the Air was a dream come true. I am overwhelmed and honored by this nomination and am so grateful to be able to share this experience with George [Clooney], Vera [Farmiga] and Jason [Reitman]."
First-time Best Supporting Actress nominee Anna Kendrick reacts to facing off against Penélope Cruz, costar Farmiga, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Mo'Nique.
The 82nd annual Academy Awards, to be co-hosted by Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin, take place Sunday, March 7, and will air live on ABC starting at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
– Alexis Chiu
Originally posted 01/07/2010 10:00AM
What a tough life for Up in the Air Golden-Globe nominee Anna Kendrick – jetting between film sets with a two-time PEOPLE Sexiest Man Alive winner and with one of the world's favorite vampires.
Shedding light on shooting Up in the Air with George Clooney and Twilight with Robert Pattinson, Kendrick, 24, tells Ellen DeGeneres on the TV's host's Jan. 8 show, "George gave me such a hard time about shooting Twilight. Whenever I came back, it was like, 'Oh sorry, this isn't the Twilight set. You're not working with Mr. Handsome.' He called Rob 'Mr. Handsome.' "
Originally posted 12/31/2009 11:00AM
A kiss is just a kiss – unless you're smooching at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve. At that magical moment, you want a smack that'll silence the noisemakers, make your party hat stand on end, and give you something warm and fuzzy to remember, if only vaguely, for the next 365 days. With all due respect to your New Year's Eve date, we'd like to suggest a few pucker-worthy hotties – and find out which one you'd choose for a lip-lock when the big, little, and second hands are all pointing straight up.
Check out our smooch-worthy choices and vote for the star you'd most like to kiss:
Rachel McAdams It doesn't take uncanny detective work to figure out why the Sherlock Holmes leading lady would be on anyone's kiss wish-list. With Ryan Gosling erased from her notebook long ago and her brief romance with Josh Lucas wrapped, McAdams, 31, is a single lady! If her blazing blue eyes, bee-stung lips, and raven-haired beauty don't do it for you, you might want to check your pulse.
Originally posted 12/30/2009 09:40AM
Taylor Swift's hit song "You Belong With Me" doesn't apply to Taylor Lautner anymore: The singer-songwriter, 20, and Twilight heartthrob, 17, ended their low-key relationship after a few months of sharing dinners out and frozen yogurt.
But with the upcoming promotion for Valentine's Day, the romantic comedy in which the duo costar – not to mention eight nominations at next month's Grammy Awards for her and the debut of Twilight: Eclipse next summer for him – both Taylors will have many red carpets to attend in the coming year. So who will they find to bring as dates for their next round of high-profile events?
Here are a few possibilities for both Swift and Lautner's next romance.
Originally posted 11/23/2009 09:30AM
Ladies' man George Clooney isn't short on romance pointers – even if they're for a younger, female costar.
"He had rules for me about dating and stuff. It was really sweet," Anna Kendrick said at Saturday's press day for their new comedy/drama Up in the Air, out Dec. 4. "It's funny, actually. A friend of his that was his age  was dating somebody younger than me. He thought that was fine. I was like, 'What would you say to me if I were dating somebody your age?' He said, 'Oh no, absolutely not.' "
The 24-year-old admits, "He had this kind of older brother thing with me." And, her character, who has argumentative romantic tension with Clooney in the film, jokes, "Is he too old for me? Yes. George Clooney is too old for me."
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