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Nebraska – a Hidden Gem of a  Movie: PEOPLE's Review

See This/Skip That: From The Best Man Holiday to Nebraska

Originally posted 11/15/2013 02:30PM

All the fellas are back in The Best Man Holiday, which, PEOPLE's critics say, should please the crowds. But the real winner is Bruce Dern in a hidden gem called Nebraska.

Here's what to see and what to skip at the movies this weekend.

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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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Helena Bonham Carter Wasn't Interested in Jewels Until Playing Elizabeth Taylor | Helena Bonham Carter

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UpdatePosted 10/16/2013 05:45PM

Helena Bonham Carter Wasn't Interested in Jewels Until Playing Elizabeth Taylor

Originally posted 10/16/2013 11:00AM

Playing Elizabeth Taylor had its sparkling perks for Helena Bonham Carter, who stars as the diamond-loving film icon in Burton and Taylor.

And they came from real-life partner Tim Burton.

"I had my birthday during [filming] so I cost him a lot of money," Bonham Carter said at a recent roundtable event with reporters. "It's funny how things educate you. I'm not really that interested in jewels. But I got a few jewels off ... [my] Elizabeth Taylor phase."

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Do You Recognize Helena Bonham Carter as Elizabeth Taylor? | Helena Bonham Carter

Helena Bonham Carter to Play Elizabeth Taylor in Burton and Taylor

Originally posted 06/05/2013 02:15PM

Can't believe your eyes? That's really Helena Bonham Carter.

The latest actress to portray Elizabeth Taylor, Bonham Carter will play the iconic actress opposite Dominic West (as Richard Burton) in BBC America's upcoming made-for-TV movie, Burton and Taylor.

As the violet-eyed beauty, Bonham Carter, 47, shows off a glamorous side most viewers aren't used to seeing from the star known for gritty roles in Fight Club, the Harry Potter series, Les Misérables and more.

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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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Love Fest as A-List Couples Hit Vanity Fair Oscar Party | Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner

Caught in the Act

Jennifer Garner 'Looks Adoringly' at Husband Ben Affleck After Oscar Win

Originally posted 02/26/2013 07:00AM

Following the Academy Awards on Sunday, Graydon Carter's Vanity Fair after-party at the Sunset Tower Hotel was the place to be.

Arriving shortly after 11 p.m., Jennifer Aniston and fiancé Justin Theroux relaxed at the Tower Bar where a jazz combo performed.

Aniston chatted with Molly Sims but Theroux was never far. The couple was inseparable, smiling and laughing as the night went on. Aniston looked like she was having a ball and so happy in her red Valentino gown.

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Reports: Helena Bonham Carter's Relatives Die on Safari

Reports: Helena Bonham Carter's Relatives Die in Safari Crash

Originally posted 08/23/2008 05:00PM

Actress Helena Bonham Carter is reportedly mourning four relatives who died in a bus crash during a safari vacation in South Africa.

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Helena Bonham Carter Reveals Her 7-Month-Old's Name

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Helena Bonham Carter Reveals Her 7-Month-Old's Name

Originally posted 08/07/2008 08:30AM

It has been a long time coming, but director Tim Burton and actress Helena Bonham Carter have finally confirmed the name of their 7-month old daughter – Nell.

Born last Dec. 15 in London and revealed as a PEOPLE exclusive, Nell Burton had a gestation period for her name almost as long as the pregnancy itself. The creative couple had difficulty agreeing a moniker.

Bonham Carter, 42, confirmed the name during a phone interview with the Jewish Journal while on the set of Terminator Salvation in New Mexico.

Bonham Carter said her daughter was named Nell after "all the Helens in the family." The actress's mother is named Elena and her grandmother was called Helene.

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Helena Bonham Carter, Tim Burton Welcome a Baby | Helena Bonham Carter, Tim Burton

Babies

Helena Bonham Carter Has a Baby

Originally posted 12/16/2007 03:20PM

Helena Bonham Carter and her director beau Tim Burton have welcomed their second child, PEOPLE has learned exclusively.

The infant, born in London late Saturday, joins big brother Billy, who is 4.

"They are absolutely delighted they have a daughter," the actress's rep, Karon Maskill, tells PEOPLE. "It's a lovely Christmas present for the family."

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Tim Burton & Helena Bonham Carter's Gory Christmas | Helena Bonham Carter, Tim Burton

Couples

Tim Burton & Helena Bonham Carter's Gory Christmas

Originally posted 12/04/2007 03:45PM

The household of Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter is outfitted for Christmas – just not in the traditional manner.

"He decorates it with dead babies and slime balls and things," Carter, 41, tells Playboy magazine in its January issue, about trimming the tree with boyfriend (of six years) Burton, 49. "It looks lovely and glittery from afar, and then as you get closer, you realize it's rather gory."

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