08:25 AM EDT 04/13/2013
Originally posted 01/20/2013 08:45AM
How to get the jump on your sister Oscar nominees? Host Saturday Night Live – and come out punching.
That was Jennifer Lawrence's modus operandi this weekend, with the Silver Linings Playbook's Best Actress contender taking good-natured swipes at her competition during her silver-tongued opening monologue on the NBC comedy show.
About Jessica Chastain, she said: "In Zero Dark Thirty you caught Bin Laden. So what? In Winter's Bone I caught a squirrel, and then ate it."
Naomi Watts: You were in The Impossible. You know what else is impossible? You beating me on Oscar night."
Originally posted 01/14/2013 01:40PM
Jodie Foster brought some to tears when she spoke of her ailing mother during her revealing Golden Globes speech Sunday night – and, backstage, the actress continued to praise her.
"My mom is an amazing inspiration for me," Foster told reporters in the press room after her speech, in which she opened up about her family life with her two sons and ex-partner Cydney Bernard for the first time publicly.
"She picked me up from school and took me to see foreign films, sometimes two or three, and she wouldn't let me do my homework because she really wanted me to see movies. She passed that along to me, and I am grateful that she wanted me to be respected."
Originally posted 01/14/2013 11:10AM
Amy and Tina, where'd you go?
Co-hosting the 70th Annual Golden Globes on NBC, 30 Rock's Tina Fey and Parks and Recreation's Amy Poehler started the night with a smashing duologue – a flawless link of strong one-liners.
If the bit had gone on long enough, you could have protected our national borders with it.
Originally posted 01/14/2013 08:35AM
After giving close friend Mel Gibson a shout-out in her moving speech at the Golden Globes on Sunday night, Jodie Foster's Beaver costar is returning the love.
"I kiss the ground she walks on," the actor, 57, told PEOPLE at the InStyle/Warner Brothers afterparty. "I adore her."
The double Oscar-winning actress, 50, who has supported Gibson through his dark times, brought many in the ballroom to tears with her emotional speech in which she opened up about her personal life, including her sexuality.
Originally posted 01/13/2013 10:45PM
Jodie Foster had some bewildered and some brought to tears during her speech at the Golden Globes on Sunday.
While being honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award, the actress, 50, delivered a powerful speech where she addressed everything from her sexuality to her relationship with her mother.
"While I'm here being all confessional, I guess I just have just a sudden urge to say something that I've never really been able to air in public," a smiling Foster said. "[It's] a declaration that I'm a little nervous about – but maybe not quite as nervous as my publicist right now. I'm just going to put it out there – loud and proud."
Originally posted 11/02/2012 08:00AM
Well, Jodie Foster won't have to worry about Ricky Gervais tossing any barbs in her direction.
Foster, the veteran actress, director, and producer with more than 40 years in the business to her credit, is to receive next year's Cecil B DeMille award for lifetime achievement at the Golden Globes Awards, the Hollywood Foreign Press has announced.
Earlier, the group said that the hosts of their 70th annual ceremony Jan. 13, to be broadcast live from the Beverly Hilton on NBC, will be Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Their appearance follows Ricky Gervais's two funny but controversial years as emcee.
Originally posted 01/16/2012 09:45AM
Where was Ricky?
You can only shock the monkey so many times. If the monkey is an actor, it will learn to pretend to like it.
That seemed to happen with Ricky Gervais's disappointing return to the Golden Globes Sunday night on NBC. In last year's rude but delightful show, he insulted Robert Downey Jr., Johnny Depp and more with a kind of delirious, infantile happiness, like the world's smarmiest baby. This time, given all the hype, he might have been expected to go nuclear. But he was like a less reverent Billy Crystal.
If he had once been a fly in the ointment, this time the ointment rose up around the fly and neutralized it with a swallow.
Originally posted 01/14/2012 06:00PM
An embarrassment of dishes: The nominees of this year's Golden Globes have three courses of deliciousity to feast upon, thanks to the Beverly Hilton's executive hotel chef, Suki Sugiura, and executive pastry chef Thomas Henzi.
The evening's culinary fireworks kick off with pistachio-crusted pistou ravioli with wild arugula, smoked tomato, kabocha compote and burrata cheese.
Originally posted 12/09/2011 03:50PM
Jodie Foster's 89-year-old estranged father was sentenced Friday to five years in jail for taking $130,000 in down payments for homes that he never built.
Lucius Foster, a Sherman Oaks, Calif., building contractor, could have received as much as 25 years after being convicted of 21 counts of grand theft and nine counts of contracting without a license, all misdemeanors.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Gregory A. Dohi lamented that the trial didn't stop Foster from soliciting customers.
"Despite your personal charm, you are dangerous," Dohi said.
Originally posted 12/07/2011 09:30PM
Jodie Foster's estranged 89-year-old father was convicted Wednesday of bilking $130,000 from poor and elderly people in a home-building scheme.
Lucius Foster, a Sherman Oaks, Calif., building contractor, was convicted of 21 counts of grand theft and nine counts of contracting without a license – all misdemeanors. He faces up to 25 years in prison at his sentencing Thursday.
Foster was accused of collecting $5,000 down payments and promised 2,000-square-foot modular homes made from 40-foot Chinese shipping containers.
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