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Scarlett Johansson Is Stepping into the Psycho Shower | Anthony Perkins, James D'Arcy, Janet Leigh, Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson Is Stepping into the Psycho Shower

Originally posted 03/02/2012 11:05AM

Movie history proved golden at this year's Oscars – what with the winning The Artist and Hugo, as well as the nominated My Week with Marilyn – so, what's next?

How about a look-back to Tinseltown's glorious and goriest past with Scarlett Johansson and Anthony Hopkins, who are set to costar in the upcoming Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho, reports Variety.

Johansson will play leading lady Janet Leigh, who took the screen's most famous shower in the 1960 classic of its genre. James D'Arcy (Madonna's W.E.) will play Anthony Perkins, whose acting career never quite recovered after he was typecast as Norman Bates, a motel owner with something of a mother complex.

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Jessica Biel, Jason Bateman and More Slated for Jimmy Kimmel Oscar Afterparty

Oscars 2012

Jessica Biel, Jason Bateman and More Slated for Jimmy Kimmel Oscar Afterparty

Originally posted 02/16/2012 04:35PM

Oprah Winfrey is not the only big star staying up late after the Oscars next Sunday. PEOPLE has learned that there are even more celebrities joining Jimmy Kimmel's seventh post-Oscar special!

Jessica Biel, new dad (again) Jason Bateman, JJ Abrams, Steven Tyler, Tyler Perry, Edward Norton, Colin Farrell and Ryan Philippe are on board for the show's big bit "Movie the Movie."

Given the show's history, it's promising – even if Samuel L. Jackson has choice words for those potentially involved (ABC previously announced Meryl Streep, George Clooney and Tom Hanks.) Check out a very bleeped teaser here: Moviethemovie.com.

It should come as no surprise that the skit will push the envelope. Kimmel's annual special has produced LOL-worthy comedy pieces in the past including "F*@#ing Ben Affleck," "Handsome Men's Club," "Hottie Body Hump Club" and "Tom Hanks's Toddlers in Tiaras".

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Helen Mirren Named 'Body of the Year' | Elle Macpherson, Helen Mirren

Helen Mirren Named 'Body of the Year'

Originally posted 08/01/2011 06:45AM

All bow to Her Majesty. The Queen Oscar winner Helen Mirren isn't just a golden girl in the acting department – she's got a hot bod.

How hot? The 66-year-old Mirren just beat Elle MacPherson, and Jennifer Lopez and Pippa Middleton for the title of "Body of the Year," according to a survey of 2,000 people commissioned by the L.A. Fitness gym chain.

Dame Helen was the choice of nearly 18 percent of the respondents, while MacPherson, 48, known as "The Body," was picked by just more than 10 percent.

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Russell Brand: What It's Like to Kiss Jennifer Garner | Jennifer Garner, Russell Brand

Russell Brand: What It's Like to Kiss Jennifer Garner

Originally posted 02/03/2011 05:35PM

Russell Brand is one lucky guy.

Aside from being married to Katy Perry, he gets to make out with Jennifer Garner and share a bed with Helen Mirren in his latest film, Arthur. In it, Brand plays a wealthy guy who woos lots of beauties, including Garner, whom he likens to a "fairy princess."

So what was it like kissing his leading lady?

"There's a brand of red-velvet cake; her mouth is made of that," he tells NextMovie.com. "She smashes you in the mouth [in] those kissing scenes. If I was Ben Affleck, man, I'd be pissed off."

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Helen Mirren  to Frame Russell Brand's Undies

Helen Mirren to Frame Russell Brand's Undies

Originally posted 01/25/2011 12:30PM

Remember those used yellow undies Russell Brand wrote about giving Dame Helen Mirren in his second memoir, Booky Wook 2?

Well, Mirren, 65, takes her pal's private souvenir very seriously.

"I'm going to frame them and hang them over my bed," the Oscar winner told reporters at Saturday's Producers Guild of America Awards ceremony in Beverly Hills.

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Russell Brand on Helen Mirren's Sexiness: Let Him Count the Ways

Russell Brand on Helen Mirren's Sexiness: Let Him Count the Ways

Originally posted 10/04/2010 08:25AM

"Confidence. Potency. Female energy. Roaring estrogen."

Russell Brand isn't lacking for superlatives in describing the sexiness of Helen Mirren, his costar in The Tempest. Speaking to PEOPLE at the film's premiere in New York on Saturday, Brand seemed practically in awe of Mirren's power.

"She's got that potency, doesn't she?" he said. "That's why she can play queens and leaders."

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Helen Mirren's Husband Surprised by Her Nude Photos

Helen Mirren's Husband Surprised by Her Nude Photos

Originally posted 06/30/2010 03:30PM

Taylor Hackford was pleasantly surprised when he flipped open New York Magazine to find images of his wife, Helen Mirren, nude in a bathtub.

"She said she did a photo session with New York magazine," Hackford told PEOPLE at Tuesday's New York premiere of Love Ranch, which he directed. "I had no idea what they were until I saw them in the magazine."

The photos, which Hackford says he "loved," correspond with Mirren's role in Love Ranch as the madame of a legalized brothel.



Mirren's take on it is slightly different. "He loved them because he recognized me in them. That's the Helen that he knows," she tells PEOPLE of the shot which is "as naked from the neck up as it is from the neck down."

They do agree on the context, however.

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PHOTO: Will the Real Helen Mirren Please Stand Up?

PHOTO: Will the Real Helen Mirren Please Stand Up?

Originally posted 05/11/2010 11:15AM

Double take! Looks like Dame Helen Mirren is the latest star to get her own Madame Tussauds wax figure – but the Brit's statue is so life-like, it's tough to tell which one is the real actress and which is the wax figure. Can you tell?

Looks like her husband, director Taylor Hackford, was stumped too. In fact, he (jokingly, we think) smooched the wax figure at Tuesday's unveiling in London, while Mirren, 64, playfully looked on, scolding him.

Tell us in the comments below: Were you stumped too by Mirren's likeness? Did Madame Tussaud's get it right?

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Helen Mirren to Watch over Russell Brand | Helen Mirren, John Gielgud, Russell Brand

Helen Mirren to Watch over Russell Brand

Originally posted 04/23/2010 09:55AM

Dame Helen Mirren won an Oscar for running the House of Windsor, in 2006's The Queen. But how will she fare running the life of film's most hilarious drunk?

Given that there's basically nothing Mirren can't do, the results should be inspired when she assumes the re-imagined role of Hobson the Butler in the remake of the 1981 hit Arthur, set to star Russell Brand in the role immortalized by the late Dudley Moore, reports Variety.

Mirren, 64, is taking on quite a challenge herself – given that the frankly hilarious role of Hobson won a Supporting Actor Oscar for the late Sir John Gielgud. Rather than a butler to inebriated Manhattan playboy Arthur, however, Mirren reportedly is set to play the wealthy heir's longtime nanny.

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Helen Mirren 'Over the Moon' about Oscar Nomination

Oscars 2010

Helen Mirren 'Over the Moon' about Oscar Nomination

Originally posted 02/02/2010 10:00AM

"I'm very happy and honored for Christopher, myself and our film. I think Tolstoy himself would have been perplexed by all this, but, Sofya his wife would have been over the moon. So in that spirit, I am too."

• Helen Mirren reacts to her Best Actress Oscar nomination for her role as Leo Tolstoy's wife in The Last Station.

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