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PEOPLE's Semi-Official Guide to Kissing Your Award on Oscar Night | Anne Hathaway, Audrey Hepburn

PEOPLE's Semi-Official Guide to Kissing Your Award on Oscar Night

Originally posted 02/25/2014 08:20AM

Of all the awards shows this season, the Oscars provide the best opportunity for the winners to whip out a classic trophy kiss. The Emmy is too spiky and the Golden Globe makes you look megalomaniacal, but the Oscar statue is just right – a friendly little man made entirely out of gold. Who wouldn't want to kiss him?

But not all Oscar kisses are created equally.

Just as kissing a human requires a hundred instant mental calculations – Cheek or lips? How much tongue? – so does kissing an Oscar. Below, a look at some of the ways Oscar winners have chosen to smooch their statue at their moment of triumph.

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Booty Call Director Jeff Pollack Found Dead | Jeff Pollack

Booty Call Director Jeff Pollack Found Dead

Originally posted 12/26/2013 03:45PM

Jeff Pollack, who directed Booty Call and was a producer on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, has died at age 54.

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Celeb Gifts that Can't Be Beat: Bryan Cranston Personal Calls & Schwarzenegger Tank Rides | Bryan Cranston

UpdatePosted 12/23/2013 04:00PM

Celeb Gifts for Charity: Bryan Cranston Personal Calls & Schwarzenegger Tank Rides

Originally posted 12/18/2013 02:00PM

The season of giving is in full swing and celebrities are getting in on the feel-good action.

Ever dream of picking up the phone and hearing Bryan Cranston on the other end? The University of California and Noise Marketing created Promise for Education to make outlandish wishes like this a reality. Promise for Education is a charity website dedicated to raising scholarship money by crowdsourcing people's vows to do something daring – like skydive or start a business – after reaching their set fundraising goal.

Over a thousand do-gooders have posted to the site, including some big celebrities with equally impressive promises. See what these famous folks offered up to help Promise for Education raise over $1.3 million in scholarship money this year. You won't find any Grinches here.

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Debuts First Trailer: Watch Now

First Look: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Debuts Initial Trailer

Originally posted 12/05/2013 01:00PM

Spidey's back – and he's as tortured as ever.

Sony released the first trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 on Thursday. And while there are some new faces, it's clear Peter Parker is still struggling to balance his duties as a web-slinging superhero with those of a regular guy in love.

"Every day I wake up knowing that the more people I try to save, the more enemies I will try to make, and it's just a matter of time until I face those with more power than I can overcome," we hear Spider-Man/Parker (Andrew Garfield) say in voiceover at the trailer's outset as he soars over New York City.

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Don Cheadle as Miles Davis: Five Music Biopic Stars Who Hit the Right Casting Note

Don Cheadle as Miles Davis: Five Music Biopic Stars Who Hit the Right Casting Note

Originally posted 11/21/2013 01:00PM

Don Cheadle is set to star in and direct the long-awaited biopic of legendary jazz trumpeter Miles Davis, Kill the Trumpet Player. We're thrilled about this casting choice. Cheadle is an amazing actor and will likely bring just the right note of smoky intensity to the role. Not to mention he really – almost shockingly – looks like Miles Davis.

Though not the first time Hollywood's nailed the casting of a legend, it's still fairly rare for industry insiders and fans to agree. Here are four more biopic stars we thought were eerily appropriate lead choices.

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PHOTO: See Cameron Diaz as Miss Hannigan in Annie | Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz as Annie's Miss Hannigan: See the First Photo

Originally posted 11/13/2013 10:45AM

Look out, Carol Burnett! Cameron Diaz is piling on the sass to portray the famously hardhearted Miss Hannigan in the movie remake of Annie.

The actress, 41, Tweeted a photo of herself in costume – big hoop earrings, a heap of thick chain necklaces (one of them spells out "HBomb"), dark makeup and even darker roots.

"I want you to meet someone," Diaz writes in the caption. "Her name is Ms. Hannigan. She ain't nice and she ain't pretty. #Annie"

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Jamie Foxx Says Katie Holmes Dating Rumors 'Are 100 Percent Not True' | Katie Holmes

Jamie Foxx Says Katie Holmes Dating Rumors 'Are 100 Percent Not True'

Originally posted 10/15/2013 07:30PM

Despite various reports circulating on Tuesday, Jamie Foxx insists he and Katie Holmes are not an item.

"[The rumors] are 100 percent not true," Foxx, 45, tells Entertainment Tonight. "In fact, it's quite hilarious because we simply danced at a charity event along with a lot of other people."

At the event in August – Apollo in the Hamptons: A Night of Legends – Holmes, 34, got down on the dance floor and even sipped from Foxx's cocktail.

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Go Katie! Katie Holmes Busts a Move in the Hamptons | Katie Holmes

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Katie Holmes Dominates the Dance Floor in the Hamptons

Originally posted 08/25/2013 11:30AM

The key to throwing summer's hottest dance party? Just invite Katie Holmes.

The Mania Days actress was in attendance at Saturday's Apollo in the Hamptons: A Night of Legends event, held at Apollo Theater board member Ron Perelman's East Hampton estate. The line-up of stars out to support the iconic theater included the Roots and Lenny Kravitz, with surprise performances by Darlene Love, Jon Bon Jovi, Ciara, and Pharrell

Seated at a long table in center of Perelman's party barn alongside prosecutor pal Leigh Bishop, Jamie Foxx, Ellen DeGeneres and Penny Marshall, Holmes, 34, started getting into the groove slowly, swaying to Darlene Love's powerful rendition of "Lean on Me."

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Will You Warm to Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy in The Heat?

See This, Skip That: From The Heat to White House Down

Originally posted 06/28/2013 01:20PM

The Heat is on, according to PEOPLE's movie critic.

Meanwhile, she's not sure whether the guilt outweighs the pleasure in Channing Tatum's White House Down but finds I'm So Excited to be high-flying fun.

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Is Cameron Diaz Right for Miss Hannigan Role in Annie Remake? | Cameron Diaz, Sandra Bullock

Cameron Diaz – Not Sandra Bullock – to Play Miss Hannigan in Annie Remake

Originally posted 06/27/2013 11:15AM

The new Annie officially has her nemesis.

Cameron Diaz has signed up to play the cruel orphanage headmistress Miss Hannigan in the upcoming film remake of the musical Annie, Deadline.com reports – the character memorably portrayed by Carol Burnett in the 1982 film.

Diaz will play opposite Quvenzhané Wallis, the 9-year-old Oscar nominee who is set for the role of Annie.

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