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Helen Mirren Twerks as She Receives Hasty Pudding Award | Helen Mirren

Helen Mirren Twerks as She Receives Hasty Pudding Award

Originally posted 01/30/2014 07:30PM

Helen Mirren headed to the hallowed halls of Harvard University on Thursday to receive the 2014 Hasty Pudding Award from the Hasty Pudding Theatricals, the university's prominent theater troop, and she really got into the spirit of the occasion.

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UpdatePosted 01/17/2014 10:30AM

VIDEO: Where's Cuba Gooding Jr.? He's on TV Dropping Trou!

Originally posted 01/17/2014 09:00AM

Cuba Gooding Jr. shocked viewers on Thursday's episode of Watch What Happens Live when he stripped off his pants without provocation – though the show's open bar probably helped.

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See This, Skip That: From The Conjuring to Only God Forgives

See This, Skip That: From The Conjuring to Only God Forgives

Originally posted 07/19/2013 03:00PM

The Conjuring is terrific terror, but PEOPLE's critic says it's The Act of Killing that will really scare you.

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Which 67-Year-Old Star Is Obsessed With 'Stripper Shoes'?

Which 67-Year-Old Star Is Obsessed With 'Stripper Shoes'?

Originally posted 07/12/2013 12:35PM

And we're obsessed with her obsession

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Filed Under: RED 2, Helen Mirren
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A Royal Scene! Helen Mirren in Queen Costume Rips Noisy Drummers

Helen Mirren in Queen Elizabeth II Costume Royally Rips Noisy Drummers

Originally posted 05/06/2013 02:00PM

Keep calm ... and shut the hell up.

Helen Mirren, in full Queen Elizabeth II regalia, wasn't amused on Saturday when she stormed out of the Gielgud Theater in London's West End, where she currently is playing the lead role as Her Majesty in the play The Audience.

No, it wasn't simply a cell phone going off in the theater that got the Oscar winner's goat – it was an entire troupe of dancing drummers beating their instruments outside while she was performing on stage, reports the Daily Telegraph.

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Corgi Gets Fired from Helen Mirren's Play | Helen Mirren

UpdatePosted 03/13/2013 05:00PM

Corgi Gets Fired from Helen Mirren's Play

Originally posted 03/12/2013 02:20PM

Take it from Lizzy: the job market is ruff.

The 7-year-old Corgi was fired from London's West End production of The Audience, which stars Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II, for failing to obey the actress on stage. During a scene in which the Corgi is supposed to run across the stage after being called by Mirren, 67, Lizzy stayed in the wings. The misfire happened in 16 preview performances, prompting the casting change.

Taking Lizzy's place? A 5-year-old Corgi named Coco.

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Filed Under: Dogs, Helen Mirren
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Which Oscar Winner Should Guest Star on Downton Abbey?

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UpdatePosted 02/26/2013 06:30PM

Which Oscar Winner Should Guest Star on Downton Abbey?

Originally posted 02/26/2013 02:20PM

Shirley MacLaine came – and just as quickly went – on Downton Abbey this season, but her breezy cameo got us thinking.

Now that the Terms of Endearment Oscar winner has broken down the barrier, who among Academy Award winners and nominees should next make a guest appearance on the popular PBS series?

And just what sort of character should he or she play? Upstairs or down?

Here, then, are some recent Oscar-caliber actors who might suitably fit the bill. Please be so kind as to select your favorite. (And, in the comments section, do cast them in suitable roles.) Ta.

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Helen Mirren's Surprising Pink Hair Inspiration Revealed | Helen Mirren

Helen Mirren's Surprising Pink Hair Inspiration Revealed

Originally posted 02/10/2013 08:00PM

The esteemed actress debuts a brand-new pastel pixie at the BAFTAs in London

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Filed Under: Hairdos, Helen Mirren
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Oscar Snubs & Surprises: Do You Feel Sorry for Ben Affleck? | Ben Affleck, Kathryn Bigelow

Ben Affleck, Kathryn Bigelow Biggest Oscar Snubs?

Originally posted 01/10/2013 01:05PM

Today might be the only day any of us will ever feel sorry for Ben Affleck. The nominations for the 85th annual Academy Awards were announced Thursday morning and the Argo director shockingly didn't make the cut.

But here's who did – and who should have:

Best Director

The shock: Two huge snubs! Not only did Argo's Affleck get dissed, even though he had one of the best-reviewed films of the year, but so did Zero Dark Thirty's Kathryn Bigelow, a previous Best Director winner for The Hurt Locker – which I'd argue isn't nearly the accomplishment that Zero Dark Thirty is. Both of the films about terror made the cut for Best Picture, however. But then, that was expected.

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FIRST LOOK: Jessica Biel & Scarlett Johansson in Hitchcock | Jessica Biel, Vera Miles

Jessica Biel and Scarlett Johansson Star in Hitchcock

Originally posted 10/07/2012 10:35AM

To star in the upcoming Hitchcock, Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Biel had to channel classic Hollywood glam – well, at least one of them.

In the film, which tells the story of legendary director Alfred Hitchcock's life and marriage at the time he was making his 1960 horror classic Psycho, Johansson, 27, and Biel, 30, play the parts of that film's leading ladies, Janet Leigh and Vera Miles, respectively.

"When we took that still of Scarlett behind the wheel and put it up against the still of Janet behind the wheel in Psycho, it was eerie," says Hitchcock director Sacha Gervasi. "The extent to which Scarlett was able to channel Janet [was] a real surprise. She brought it in such a way that no one really anticipated."

As for Biel, embodying Miles – a longtime Hitchcock collaborator who had infuriated the mercurial auteur when she dropped out of his Vertigo to have a baby – proved more of a stretch.

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