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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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What Glenn Close's Nephew Did to Make Her Cry

Glenn Close's Nephew Made Her Cry

Originally posted 06/15/2013 01:10PM

Damages star Glenn Close, 66, pays homage to Marilyn Monroe in HBO's documentary, Love, Marilyn. She chatted with PEOPLE this week about "one last thing"...

Last Time I Was Recognized
Yesterday I went to Lowe's for lumber to put up some bluebird houses. This man asked for my autograph – then he carried the lumber and put it in my pickup truck. It was so nice.

Last Splurge
A pair of Christian Louboutin shoes. I can share them with my daughter because we wear the same size. They have a bow that looks like it's floating on your foot.

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POLL: Who Should Win the Best Actress Oscar? | Glenn Close, Meryl Streep, Michelle Williams, Rooney Mara, Viola Davis

Oscars 2012

Oscars 2012: Who Should Win Best Actress?

Originally posted 02/24/2012 05:00PM

This year's race for Best Actress is a nail-biter, with some of Hollywood's most accomplished stars vying for the golden statuette.

Meryl Streep, who won the Golden Globe for her spot-on performance as former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady, could be seen as a frontrunner. After all, with 17 previous Oscar nominations and two wins, Streep is Hollywood royalty.

But she's by no means a shoo-in. Street's pal, Viola Davis, won the Screen Actor's Guild Award for best actress for her role in the wildly popular film The Help, and will be giving Streep a run for her money.

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Rumer Willis Spends Weekend Partying in L.A. | Glenn Close, Rumer Willis

Rumer Willis Steps Out for Dinner and SAG Party in Los Angeles

Originally posted 01/30/2012 12:30PM

Rumer Willis isn't letting family drama slow her down.

Following Demi Moore's hospitalization last week and decision to seek professional treatment for exhaustion, her daughter – and frequent party companion – was in full social mode, enjoying a busy weekend out and about in Los Angeles.

On Saturday night, Willis, 23 – who was apparently on hand when Moore's friends called 911 after the actress had an apparent seizure – stepped out for dinner at Comme Ça, joined by her friend Annie Starke, Annie's mother Glenn Close and Close's husband David Shaw.

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Viola Davis, Shailene Woodley Join List of SAG Presenters | Shailene Woodley, Viola Davis

Viola Davis, Shailene Woodley Join List of SAG Presenters

Originally posted 01/27/2012 09:30AM

And the list keeps growing.

Viola Davis, a double nominee this year for The Help, joins the list of presenters at Sunday's 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. The actress will be joined by fellow two-time nominees Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs), The Artist's Berenice Bejo and Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston, who will also present awards, the show's executive producer announced.

And first-time SAG nominee Shailene Woodley, nominated alongside George Clooney in The Descendants, is expected to be a presenter, as well.

Previously announced presenters on the show include Clooney, Brad Pitt, Tina Fey and Natalie Portman.

The SAG Awards are a night for honoring one's peers, as the winners are chosen by guild members. The show will be broadcast live on TBS and TNT (8 p.m. ET) from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center on Jan. 29.

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Melissa McCarthy Will Try Not to Swear at Glenn Close at Oscars | Glenn Close, Melissa McCarthy

Melissa McCarthy Will Try Not to Swear at Glenn Close at Oscars

Originally posted 01/24/2012 02:30PM

Melissa McCarthy wants a second chance to make a good impression on Glenn Close.

The newly-minted Best Supporting Actress nominee joked that she'll be thinking more carefully about what to say to the Albert Nobbs star – a Best Actress nominee at this year's Oscars – should they cross paths again at the ceremony.

"I hope I can figure out something else to say to Glenn Close other than 'Holy s––– you're Glenn Close,' " McCarthy told PEOPLE after getting her Oscar news Tuesday morning. "I just think she makes beautiful, smart, perfect decisions in her characters and roles she plays. She looms very large to me."

The Bridesmaids star, who won an Emmy earlier this year for Mike & Molly, admits she was flustered when she first encountered Close at the Golden Globes but is planning ahead for Oscar night.

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Snubs, What Snubs? PEOPLE Critic Takes on the Oscar Nods

Oscars 2012

Oscar Nominations: PEOPLE Critic's Take

Originally posted 01/24/2012 02:00PM

Nominations are out for the 84th Academy Awards. Here is PEOPLE Magazine critic Alynda Wheat's take on what went down at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Hugo?! Fine, Hugo.
Leading the pack with 11 nominations is Martin Scorsese's kids movie that's not actually for kids. I confess that I still don't get it. Technically, Hugo is a triumph (you'll notice that the vast majority of its nominations are for technical awards), and Scorsese's nod for Best Director is certainly justified. But as a movie-going experience I still think it's remarkably cold (lectures about film history don't really move me). For my money, it's still a race between the French silent film The Artist and The Descendants, starring George Clooney, who did get nominated and Shailene Woodley, who missed the cut. Which brings me to my next point:

Snubs? What snubs?
Okay, sure, Golden Globe nominee Woodley might be a tad disappointed, as might Albert Brooks (Drive), Michael Fassbender (Shame), Tilda Swinton (We Need to Talk About Kevin) and even Steven Spielberg, whose amazing animated The Adventures of Tintin didn't rate a Best Animated Film nod, and who wasn't on the Best Directors list, in spite of the fact that his War Horse is a Best Picture nominee. But are these omissions actually snubs? Not really.

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What Are the Stars Eating at the Globes?

Golden Globe Awards 2012

Golden Globes Banquet Menu Revealed

Originally posted 01/14/2012 06:00PM

An embarrassment of dishes: The nominees of this year's Golden Globes have three courses of deliciousity to feast upon, thanks to the Beverly Hilton's executive hotel chef, Suki Sugiura, and executive pastry chef Thomas Henzi.

The evening's culinary fireworks kick off with pistachio-crusted pistou ravioli with wild arugula, smoked tomato, kabocha compote and burrata cheese.

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POLL: Which of Betty White and Glenn Close's SAG Roles Were Better?

Which of Betty White and Glenn Close's SAG-Nominated Roles Were Better?

Originally posted 12/15/2011 07:30AM

They like them. They really, really like them.

Screen Actors Guild members were so enamored with Glenn Close and Betty White this year that they nominated each actress twice for SAG Awards.

Close, 64, picked up two best-actress nods – one in the film category for Albert Nobbs, in which she plays a woman masquerading as a man in order to make a living in 19th-century Ireland; and one in the TV-drama category for Damages.

White, 89, also earned two best-actress nods – one in TV comedy for her sitcom Hot in Cleveland; and one in the TV movie or miniseries category for Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Lost Valentine, a modern-day story about a woman whose Navy husband went missing in World War II.

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