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Jeremy Renner's Star-Studded 40th Birthday Bash Is the Talk of Hollywood

Jeremy Renner's Star-Studded 40th Birthday Bash Is the Talk of Hollywood

Originally posted 01/10/2011 11:55AM

Jeremy Renner has friends in high places – and plenty of them.

Christina Aguilera, Leonardo DiCaprio, Blake Lively and Scarlett Johansson were among the A-list stars who helped the Hurt Locker actor ring in his 40th birthday at his Hollywood Hills home on Saturday – a bash that's being called special even by Hollywood standards.

"It was one of the better Hollywood parties in a long time," one source tells PEOPLE. "Jeremy pretty much had a who's who of the industry come out to celebrate his birthday."

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Jeremy Renner May Take Over Mission: Impossible from Tom Cruise

Jeremy Renner May Take Over Mission: Impossible from Tom Cruise

Originally posted 11/26/2010 09:00AM

Jeremy Renner is known for being a scene-stealer – and now it looks like he might walk away with a whole franchise.

The actor, best known for his Oscar-nominated role in The Hurt Locker, was cast in Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol with the intention of possibly taking over for Tom Cruise.

"It's a franchise to potentially take over," Renner told MTV News. "I can't predict the future and what they want, but that's certainly the idea."

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Christoph Waltz, Up Early Oscar Winners | Christoph Waltz

Oscars 2010

Christoph Waltz, Up Early Oscar Winners

Originally posted 03/07/2010 09:00PM

Music and laugher kicked off the 2010 Academy Awards from Hollywood's Kodak Theatre. In a non-traditional first, the show actually opened with the 10 Best Actor and Actress nominees introduced alphabetically before escorts rose from the audience and guided them to their seats.

Then the fun began.

Neil Patrick Harris, who hosted the Tonys and Emmys last year, delivered the show's opening musical number, "No One Wants to Do It Alone," essentially setting the stage for hosts Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin – who spent their opening dialogue poking fun at the top nominees who had just been seated.

"There's that damn Helen Mirren," said Martin – prompting Baldwin to say, "Steve, that's Dame Helen Mirren."

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What's Your Fantasy Oscars Red Carpet Sighting? | Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt

Oscars 2010

What's Your Fantasy Oscars Red Carpet Sighting?

Originally posted 03/07/2010 06:00PM

The nominees are in – and pundits have been making predictions for weeks. But what about those unpredictable factors – the red carpet run-ins and new couplings that will make this year's Academy Awards super memorable?

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Which Oscar Virgin Are You Rooting For? | Anna Kendrick, Carey Mulligan

Oscars 2010

Which Oscar Virgin Are You Rooting For?

Originally posted 03/07/2010 09:00AM

There will be a whole lot of green on the red carpet Sunday night. No, the procession into the 2010 Academy Awards isn't getting a makeover. This year's pool of nominees are just a fresh-faced bunch of newcomers!

The first-time Oscar nominees are as varied as their roles. From Christoph Waltz, who is the favorite among best supporting actor contenders for his role as an evil Nazi colonel in Quentin Tarantino's Inglorious Basterds, to Mo'Nique, who is the front runner in the best supporting actress category for playing an abusive mother in Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire.

Her competition includes film alum Maggie Gyllenhaal for Crazy Heart and big-screen newbie Anna Kendrick for Up in the Air. The best actress race also has some young blood: An Education's Carey Mulligan and Precious's Gabourey Sidibe, who was an unknown receptionist before landing this, her first, role.

The Academy's votes will be revealed Sunday night. But now it's your turn:

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Find Out Who Will Be Jeremy Renner's Oscar Date...

Oscars 2010

Jeremy Renner's Oscar Date? His Mom!

Originally posted 03/05/2010 10:10AM

Step aside, Jessica Simpson! First-time nominee Jeremy Renner is bringing his mom, Valerie Clearley, as his Oscar date Sunday.

"He keeps me calm," Clearley told PEOPLE at Thursday's Hollywood Reporter pre-Oscar bash in L.A. "I'm the nervous one. He's been to [award shows] before. I haven't. It's crazy!"

Renner, 39, a best actor nominee for The Hurt Locker, gave his mother an early taste of what to expect at the Academy Awards during Thursday's reception, held at mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's official residence. The two navigated the red carpet before TV crews descended on Renner, who has emerged as one of Hollywood's new leading men after his star turn in the Iraq war drama.

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Jessica Simpson & Jeremy Renner Flirt (a Lot!) at a Pre-Oscar Party | Jeremy Renner, Jessica Simpson

Caught in the Act

Jessica Simpson & Jeremy Renner Flirt (a Lot!) at a Pre-Oscar Party

Originally posted 03/04/2010 06:00AM

• Was there a love connection? Jessica Simpson, chatting with The Hurt Locker star Jeremy Renner during a cocktail party for his movie at the L.A. home of Madonna's manager Guy Oseary. Simspon, who lives next door, arrived with hairdresser Ken Paves. But she spent most of her time with the Oscar nominee. "Jeremy spent the night hitting on Jessica like crazy," the source says. "They were really flirting up a storm." Paves encouraged the two and, the source says, "Jessica loved it!" When the party was over, the two exchanged numbers, entering them into their phones.

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Jessica Simpson & Jeremy Renner Flirt (a Lot!) at a Pre-Oscar Party | Jeremy Renner, Jessica Simpson

Caught in the Act

Caught in the Act!

Originally posted 03/04/2010 06:00AM

• Was there a love connection? Jessica Simpson, chatting with The Hurt Locker star Jeremy Renner during a cocktail party for his movie at the L.A. home of Madonna's manager Guy Oseary. Simspon, who lives next door, arrived with hairdresser Ken Paves. But she spent most of her time with the Oscar nominee. "Jeremy spent the night hitting on Jessica like crazy," the source says. "They were really flirting up a storm." Paves encouraged the two and, the source says, "Jessica loved it!" When the party was over, the two exchanged numbers, entering them into their phones.

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Jeremy Renner Has Oscar Nod, Is Ready to Travel!

Oscars 2010

Jeremy Renner Has Oscar Nod, Is Ready to Travel!

Originally posted 02/02/2010 10:40AM

"This is more exhilarating than I could have ever imagined. What a tremendous honor from the academy – a blazing stamp in the passport of an artist that can never be taken away and will always be cherished."

• And we thought diffusing bombs was exciting! Hurt Locker's Jeremy Renner reacts to nabbing his first Oscar nomination.

The 82nd annual Academy Awards, to be co-hosted by Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin, take place Sunday, March 7, and will air live on ABC starting at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
– Paul Chi

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5 Things to Know About Hurt Locker's Jeremy Renner

5 Things to Know About Hurt Locker's Jeremy Renner

Originally posted 01/11/2010 10:20AM

With The Hurt Locker topping critics' picks and racking up award nominations, all eyes are on the film's relatively unknown star, Jeremy Renner.

Playing Staff Sgt. William James, the head of an explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) squad stationed in Iraq, Renner, 39, is garnering Oscar buzz for his performance in the wartime drama, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, and has been nominated for Independent Spirit, Critics' Choice and SAG awards.

Before Renner returns to the big screen with 2010's The Town, here are five things you should know about one of Hollywood's hottest new leading men:

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