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Angelina Jolie and 8 'Wicked' Stars Who Brought Disney-Inspired Villains to Life

Angelina Jolie and 8 'Wicked' Stars Who Brought Disney-Inspired Villains to Life

Originally posted 11/13/2013 06:00PM

Audiences got their first look at Angelina Jolie as an iconic Disney villain Wednesday, as the Tomb Raider actress made her dark debut in the first trailer for the upcoming film Maleficent, a Wicked-style take on the life of the evil Sleeping Beauty sorceress.

Jolie is but the latest in a long line of actors who have tried their hand at bringing the menace of Disney's animated villains to life onscreen.

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Al Pacino, Christopher Walken & Alan Arkin Are Stand Up Guys in N.Y.C. | Al Pacino

Al Pacino, Christopher Walken & Alan Arkin Are Stand Up Guys in N.Y.C.

Originally posted 12/09/2012 12:45PM

It was an A-list party for the A-listers!

On Sunday night, Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, Alan Arkin and Julianna Margulies celebrated their new film Stand Up Guys at The Oak Room in New York's Plaza Hotel.

"Al Pacino chatted with Christopher Walken, Alan Arkin and director Fisher Stevens as they sipped on cocktails," an onlooker tells PEOPLE.

It was a star-studded affair as Ben Stiller, Liev Schreiber, Matt Dillion, Jeremy Piven, Mariska Hargitay, Jon Bon Jovi, Alan Cumming, Girls' Zosia Mamet and Boardwalk Empire's Bobby Cannavale were all also in attendance.

After the screening at the Museum of Modern Art ended, guests enjoyed Appleton Estate cocktails, small bites of lobster claw, salmon tartar, mushroom crostinis and shrimp cocktails.
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Move Over, Uggie! It's Bonny's Turn | Ozzy Osbourne, Sharon Osbourne

Bonny the Shih Tzu Has a Field Day at Seven Psychopaths Premiere

Originally posted 10/02/2012 04:00PM

Celebrities were out in full force for Monday's premiere of Seven Psychopaths in Los Angeles, but the night's true scene-stealer was much lower to the ground: Bonny the Shih Tzu.

The 2-year-old makes her acting debut in the film, written and directed by Martin McDonagh, as the prized possession of a gangster named Charlie (played by Woody Harrelson). Her theft at the hands of Sam Rockwell's character, Billy, is the catalyst for the film's wacky series of events.

While Bonny crosses paths with many of the movie's Psychopaths, it was Christopher Walken – who portrays Billy's partner Hans in the film – that grew closest to her, and scored the most cuddle time with the pooch on the red carpet.

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No New Evidence Found in Natalie Wood Case | Natalie Wood, Robert Wagner

No New Evidence Found in Natalie Wood Case

Originally posted 01/11/2012 10:25AM

The official cause of Natalie Wood's 1981 death remains accidental drowning, as investigators say they have found nothing to dispute that in the two months since they re-opened the case.

"At this point, it is an accidental death," William McSweeney, chief of detectives for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, tells the Los Angeles Times. "Nothing has been discovered to suggest changing that at this time."

The case has not been closed, but McSweeney said it is unlikely anything new will be uncovered about death of the actress, who was 43 when she died.

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Colin Farrell Cracks Up with Christopher Walken at Chateau Marmont | Colin Farrell

Colin Farrell Cracks Up with Christopher Walken at Chateau Marmont

Originally posted 11/07/2011 05:45AM

Joke's on whom? Christopher Walken kept his table entertained at Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood, playing to a group that included Colin Farrell, Sam Rockwell and Tom Waits. A few of the guys split several bottles of red wine and a few cups of coffee, holding court on the patio from 8:30 p.m. until midnight. As the party wound down, Rockwell and Walken left the venue together, and made plans to hang out again soon. – Jennifer Garcia

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Christopher Walken Honored at Harvard: What a Drag | Christopher Walken

UpdatePosted 02/16/2008 10:00AM

Christopher Walken Honored at Harvard: What a Drag

Originally posted 02/15/2008 11:00PM

Charlize Theron got hers on Feb. 7 – and shook to show her appreciation – while on Friday, Christopher Walken got his: a Hasty Pudding pot.

The annual Harvard trophies, awarded to those who've made a "lasting and impressive contribution to the world of entertainment," are dispensed by the university's Hasty Pudding Theatricals, the nation's oldest undergraduate drama troupe.

Walken, 64, an Oscar winner for 1978's The Deer Hunter, said he was "amazed and thrilled" by the Man of the Year accolade, even if a bit embarrassed by the student in drag who sang to him before the pot was handed over, reports the Associated Press.

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Charlize Theron Heads to Harvard | Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron Heads to Harvard

Originally posted 01/25/2008 09:30AM

Oscars are one thing, but Charlize Theron and Christopher Walken will soon have something equally golden for their mantles: Hasty Pudding pots.

The annual Harvard trophies, awarded to those who've made a "lasting and impressive contribution to the world of entertainment," are dispensed by the university's Hasty Pudding Theatricals, the nation's oldest undergraduate drama troupe.

The ceremony traditionally involves a parade and male students dressed as women. The recipients last year were Ben Stiller and Scarlett Johansson, preceded in 2006 by Halle Berrry and Richard Gere.

This year, Monster Oscar winner Theron, 32, gets her Pudding pot (as the prize is called) Feb. 7; Walken, 64, whose Oscar was for The Deer Hunter and who last year was married to John Travolta (in Hairspray), gets his Feb. 15.

Not to be outdone, Harvard Lampoon's "Hastiest Pudding of the Lampoon Award" is being given out on Feb. 6, to Paris Hilton, reports the Associated Press.
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Christopher Walken Honored for Dark Roles | Christopher Walken

Christopher Walken Honored for Dark Roles

Originally posted 11/11/2004 08:00AM

Meryl Streep admitted that she was as surprised as anyone to see Christopher Walken sitting still for a tribute, but that's just what the actor best known for playing villains and deranged characters did Wednesday night for the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Kidman Joins 'Producers'

Originally posted 01/23/2004 11:00AM

CAST: Nicole Kidman will star as Ulla in the movie version of Mel Brooks's Broadway hit musical "The Producers." Kidman's sexy character is the secretary to Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom (played by Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick). This will be the second time Broderick and Kidman pair up -- the two recently worked together on "The Stepford Wives." "I'm so excited, she's so versatile," first-time director Susan Stroman says of Kidman in Variety. Shooting starts in February with a Christmas 2005 release date.

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