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Flashback: See 2014 Oscar Nominees' Earliest Roles | Golden Globe Awards 2014, Dazed And Confused, Matthew McConaughey

Blast from the Past: 2014 Oscar Nominees in Their Earliest Roles

Originally posted 01/16/2014 01:00PM

Whether it was the role of a heel-kicking news boy or an overenthusiastic camp counselor, all of this year's Oscar nominees got their start somewhere.

Their lucky breaks came long before the celebrated roles that Leonardo DiCaprio, Sandra Bullock and the rest of the nominated actors are known for today. These big and small screen gigs pushed 2014's Oscar contenders forward from random headshot to household name.

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PHOTOS: Marilyn Monroe Dates George Clooney, Plus 12 More Imagined Power Couples

Dates from a Different Era: 13 Awesome Yet Impossible Celeb Power Couples (PHOTOS)

Originally posted 01/15/2014 02:00PM

After, "Who are you wearing?," the most important question on the Oscars' red carpet is "Who are you here with?"

Celebrity couples are always alluring. Drench them in tulle, tuxes and accolades, and they become nearly irresistible. But it's a shame that today's biggest stars can't hob knob with the glamorous old guard of Tinseltown ... or can they?

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Christian Bale's Most Shocking Body Transformations | American Hustle, The Machinist, Christian Bale

Bulky Batman to American Hustle Flab: A Timeline of Christian Bale's Body Transformations

Originally posted 01/10/2014 09:00AM

Christian Bale could be back in the Winners' Circle at this year's Golden Globes, and if so, it will be with a whole new look.

The actor took the Globe in 2011 for his role as a frail former boxer in The Fighter. But for his 2014 nomination Bale super-sized it, gaining 40 lbs. of flab to play the shady Irving Rosenfeld in American Hustle.

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Amy Adams on Kissing Jennifer Lawrence: She Has Very Soft Lips

Amy Adams on Kissing Jennifer Lawrence: She Has Very Soft Lips

Originally posted 12/14/2013 04:10PM

We already know she can dance (thanks to Silver Linings Playbook) and kick ass (as seen in The Hunger Games). But apparently, there's something else Jennifer Lawrence is good at: kissing.

The Oscar winner's lip-locking abilities got high praise from Amy Adams, her costar in the Golden Globe-nominated film American Hustle. The pair share a kiss in the crime drama, set in the 1970s.

"She does a great job at it," Adams, 39, said of Lawrence, 23, during an interview with Extra. "She has very soft lips."

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Is American Hustle the Best Movie of the Year? PEOPLE's Review

See This/Skip That: From American Hustle to Hours

Originally posted 12/12/2013 03:00PM

Director David O. Russell – and his star-studded American Hustle cast – unleash a sexy-groovy throwback to the disco era, while the late Paul Walker delivers one of his final onscreen outings in Hours.

Here's what to see in theaters this weekend.

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Guess Who Teased Christian Bale for His American Hustle Weight Gain?

Christian Bale's American Hustle Weight Gain: Guess Who Teased Him?

Originally posted 12/08/2013 01:30PM

Christian Bale, once again, is unrecognizable.

The Oscar winner lost (gulp!) 60 lbs. for 2004's The Machinist, then bulked up and got ripped for Batman Begins before going back to being boney-thin for The Fighter, which netted him an Oscar in 2011 for Best Supporting Actor.

Now, he's gained 43 lbs. to play a '70s con artist in the Abscam-inspired crime drama American Hustle.

To fatten up, "I ate lots of doughnuts, a whole lot of cheeseburgers and whatever I could get my hands on. I literally ate anything that came my way," Bale, 39, told PEOPLE at Friday's Peggy Siegel and OPI screening of the buzzy film in New York City. "I was about 185 and went up to 228. I'm still working it off."

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Does Inside Llewyn Davis Make Sweet Music? PEOPLE's Review

See This/Skip That: From Inside Llewyn Davis to Out of the Furnace

Originally posted 12/06/2013 04:00PM

From Inside Llewyn Davis to Out of the Furnace, here's what to see and what to skip this weekend at the movies.

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Lady Gaga Gets Racy on SNL, Sexy Men Stay Sexy & More from the Weekend

What You Missed Over The Weekend

UpdatePosted 11/18/2013 07:25AM

Lady Gaga Gets Racy on Saturday Night Live, Sexy Men Stay Sexy & More from the Weekend

Originally posted 11/17/2013 08:00PM

It's the most wonderful time of the year – and we're obviously referring to the pending reveal of PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive, not the Christmas carols your local radio station is already blasting.

Until this year's head honcho of hunk-dom is revealed, here's what you missed this weekend:

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Christian Bale Weighs In on Batkid – and So Does Ben Affleck

Christian Bale Weighs In on Batkid – and So Does Ben Affleck

Originally posted 11/16/2013 08:00PM



It's good to know we're not the only ones who fell in love with Batkid, the 5-year-old who dressed up as Batman to fight crime in San Francisco on Friday.

Miles, who is now in remission after being diagnosed with leukemia at just 18 months of age, has become a worldwide star after the Make-a-Wish Foundation turned the city by the bay into Gotham City for one unforgettable experience.

Former Caped Crusader Christian Bale heard about Miles' adventure and told New York magazine that he thought it was "fantastic."

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