09:19 AM EDT 05/15/2013
Originally posted 12/14/2012 09:15AM
Hugh Jackman loves to sleep but he doesn't mind being awakened with good news – something he's getting used to of late.
When he got word that he was nominated for a Golden Globe this week, "it was about the best 5:45 a.m. wake up call I've had in my life," says the Les Misérables star on Friday's The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
But just as soon as the veteran theater actor learned about his nomination, Jackman, 44, (who'd been out until 2 a.m. the night before), told DeGeneres that he wasn't exactly overtaken by the excitement.
"I don't have a problem with sleeping. In fact, immediately after I found out I went back to sleep and actually had the best two hours from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. I've ever had in my life."
Originally posted 12/13/2012 05:10PM
I admit to nothing.
I will not confess to sobbing – twice – during director Tom Hooper's adaptation of the hit musical Les Misérables. That never happened.
I certainly did not gasp when Anne Hathaway, broken and degraded as Fantine, forced to sell her teeth and her body to feed her child, utterly crushed her solo, "I Dreamed a Dream," by beckoning the audience in instead of belting.
There is no evidence that I said that Hugh Jackman and his glorious tenor could rival Daniel Day-Lewis for an Oscar.
Originally posted 12/13/2012 09:15AM
Time to start the party: Thursday morning brought good news to Tinseltown – with the announcement of the Golden Globe nominations from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Among the major names topping the list – nominees were announced by Megan Fox, Ed Helms and Jessica Alba – are such favorites as Anne Hathaway and Sally Field (for their respective supporting roles in Les Misérables and Lincoln), Nicole Kidman (for HBO's Hemingway and Gellhorn and the film The Paperboy), Leonardo DiCaprio (for his supporting role in Django Unchained) and Argo director Ben Affleck, who'll compete in that category along with Kathryn Bigelow, for Zero Dark Thirty; Ang Lee, for Life of Pi; Steven Spielberg, for Lincoln; and Quentin Tarantino, for Django Unchained.
Originally posted 12/12/2012 09:30AM
The 2013 Award Season officially kicked off Wednesday morning with the announcement of the 19th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations – and double nominees Nicole Kidman (for HBO's Hemingway and Gellhorn and the movie The Paperboy) and Maggie Smith (for PBS's Downton Abbey and the film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), as well as Kevin Costner, Julianne Moore, Jim Parsons, Alec Baldwin, Betty White, Tina Fey, Javier Bardem and Anne Hathaway all have reasons to be smiling.
In the theatrical motion picture division, the SAG/AFTRA nominated the following for outstanding performance for a cast (SAG's version of the best picture prize):
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Silver Linings Playbook
Originally posted 12/05/2012 03:30PM
Following a Sunday night screening of Les Miserables, the cast and crew dined at Porter House New York.
Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Russell Crowe and Sacha Baron Cohen were all on hand to celebrate the film.
Anna Wintour, Michael Kors, Joan Collins and Tony Danza were also there to enjoy passed items from Chef Michael Lomonaco including roasted sliced filet mignon with cabernet and shallot sauce, porcini mushroom ravioli with white truffle cream and bite-sized desserts including New York state apple pie, cream puffs and mini ice cream sandwiches.
But the most delicious part of the evening was when Jackman – accompanied by a pianist – serenaded Seyfried with "Happy Birthday" while she stood on top of the grand piano bench in the center of the dining room.
Originally posted 12/02/2012 07:00PM
It's comeback time. Whether seeking revenge or reprising beloved roles, a fresh crop of movies shows that the best characters always come back for more.
Twilight's Kellan Lutz feasts on others as a vampire, but this time, he's utilizing his own body for powers, Zimbio reports.
The actor will star in Tatua as a tattooed assassin whose weapons are extracted from the ink on his body. The process is a strain on the hit man, but he must put that aside when his son is kidnapped by a dangerous foe.
Hugh Jackman is set to reprise his role as Wolverine in X-Men: Days of Future Past, the Hollywood Reporter. Ian McKellen (Magneto) and Patrick Stewart (Professor Xavier), will also be joining Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Nicholas Hoult.
Originally posted 11/13/2012 07:10PM
Being a computer geek just got a little sexier.
Oxford Dictionaries announced Monday the Oxford Dictionaries USA Word of the Year for 2012 is GIF.
If you're not familiar with the noun, it is defined as "a compressed file format for images that can be used to create simple, looping animations," according to Katherine Martin, Head of the U.S. Dictionaries Program at Oxford University Press USA.
Originally posted 06/18/2012 02:30PM
These Dads do Father's Day right: with their kids and dogs!
Hugh Jackman and Orlando Bloom were spotted on separate coasts taking walks with their children and their furry best friends. All that's missing from these two scenes is a No. 1 Dad mug full of coffee!
Jackman, his 12-year-old son Oscar and 6-year-old daughter Ava were all smiles as they took French bulldog Dali to a New York City park on Sunday.
Originally posted 06/16/2012 01:30PM
Even Wolverine needs a little pampering on Father's Day.
Hugh Jackman, the X-Men superstar, admits he gets "pretty spoiled" on Father's Day by his wife Deborra-Lee and his kids – son Oscar and daughter Ava.
"I get a lot of home cooking, which is great," PEOPLE's 2008 Sexiest Man Alive, 43, tells Parade. "My wife is an amazing cook. And my son is actually an amazing cook, too. So I always get a fair bit of cooking on Father's Day."
Originally posted 06/10/2012 11:10PM
Broadway celebrated itself Sunday night – and crowned Once and playwright Bruce Norris's Clybourne Park as the season's best musical and drama, in a star-studded evening that third-time host Neil Patrick Harris called "the 66th annual Tony Awards, or, as we like to call it, Fifty Shades of Gay."
Clybourne Park, which also won a 2011 Pulitzer Prize, takes its cues from Lorraine Hansberry's 1959 play A Raisin in the Sun, about developments in a Chicago neighborhood after the Younger family has moved in and moved on. The best play Tony was that show's only win; it was bested in the straight play category by Peter and the Starcatcher, a kind of prequel to Peter Pan, which won five.
The modest Dublin-set musical Once, based on the independent 2006 movie by the same title, practically swept the musical category, winning eight Tonys, including best musical, best musical direction and best musical actor for Steve Kazee.
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