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It's Oscar Time! And the Nominees Are ... | Emma Stone, Seth MacFarlane

UpdatePosted 01/10/2013 09:05AM

Academy Award Nominations: Lincoln Leads the Pack

Originally posted 01/10/2013 08:15AM

This year's Oscars may not take place until Feb. 24, but the ceremony's host, Seth MacFarlane, already started earning his salary Thursday morning – by joining Emma Stone to announce the nominees for the 85th annual Academy Awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' headquarters in Beverly Hills.

And the name that kept coming up: Lincoln, which reaped the lion's share number of nominations, 12, including those for Best Picture, Best Director Steven Spielberg, Best Actor Daniel Day-Lewis and Supporting Actress Sally Field.

Other highly recognized films were Life of Pi, with 11 nominations; Les Misérables, with nine; and Argo, with seven, though, surprisingly, not one for its director Ben Affleck.

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Bradley Cooper Brings Zoe Saldana to Silver Linings Playbook Party | Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana

Caught in the Act

Bradley Cooper & Zoe Saldana Celebrate Silver Linings Playbook in West Hollywood

Originally posted 12/10/2012 06:00AM

Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro were on hand to celebrate their film Silver Linings Playbook at the Weinstein Company's special event at the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood on Friday.

At the candle-lit dinner party, De Niro enjoyed a Purity Vodka martini, while Cooper posed for photos with Zoe Saldana. De Niro spent part of the night talking with Mel Gibson and Jane Fonda, who were also in attendance.

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Michael Douglas Hits the Blackjack Tables in Vegas | Michael Douglas

Michael Douglas Hits the Blackjack Tables in Vegas

Originally posted 08/21/2012 03:00PM

That's one lucky hand!

Michael Douglas took in a game of blackjack on Monday night at the Tropicana in Las Vegas.

"He was just having fun and fooling around passing time with other guests," an onlooker told PEOPLE.

Douglas's spot at the table might have been for more than just fun. The 67-year-old actor is slated to appear in Last Vegas, an upcoming film about four best friends in their 60's who decide to forgo retirement and throw a bachelor party in Las Vegas instead.

Douglas will star alongside Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson. – Jennifer Garcia

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Topher Grace Makes His Off-Broadway Debut with Robert DeNiro in the Audience

Topher Grace Makes His Off-Broadway Debut with Robert DeNiro in the Audience

Originally posted 05/10/2012 05:55AM

Topher Grace brought out an impressive crowd Monday when he made his professional stage debut during opening night of Paul Weitz's comedic Off-Broadway play Lonely, I'm Not at Second Stage's Tony Kiser Theatre in New York City.

Grace's The Wedding costar Robert DeNiro came out to see the show, along with Susan Sarandon and Veep actress Anna Chlumsky.

DeNiro didn't exactly manage to go unnoticed, an onlooker tells PEOPLE. "Robert almost bulldozed an elderly lady on his way into the theatre to avoid photographers," the source said.

DeNiro, Sarandon (sans regular companion Jonathan Bricklin) and Chlumsky each arrived separately to watch Grace star as Porter, a man who is giving life another chance after going through the ups and downs of romance and career. Olivia Thirlby also stars in the play, as an ambitious young businesswoman who comes into Porter's life while overcoming emotional obstacles of her own.
– Dahvi Shira

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It's a Girl for Robert De Niro & His Wife | Grace Hightower, Robert De Niro

Robert De Niro & Wife Welcome Baby Girl

Originally posted 12/23/2011 05:05PM

Robert De Niro and his wife, Grace Hightower De Niro, have welcomed a daughter, his rep tells PEOPLE.

Helen Grace, born via surrogate, weighed in at 7 lbs., 2 oz.

She is the second child for the couple, who first met back in 1987 in London and are already parents to son Elliot, 13. 


The Academy Award winning actor, 68, also has four other children: daughter Drena, 40, and son Raphael, 35, with former wife Diahnne Abbott, as well as 16-year-old twin sons Julian and Aaron, born via surrogate with ex-girlfriend Toukie Smith.

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Son of a Gun: More Celebrities Than Ever Are Carrying Firearms | Donald Trump, Marc Anthony, Robert De Niro

Son of a Gun: More Celebrities Than Ever Are Carrying Firearms

Originally posted 09/27/2010 10:50AM

They might not be dangerous, but they're armed.

Seeking an added layer of protection, more high-profile celebrities are seeking permits to carry guns in New York City, according to New York's Daily News.

Among the big names licensed to pack heat: Marc Anthony, Robert De Niro, Donald Trump, and his son, Donald Jr., Mets third baseman David Wright, and Martha Stewart's daughter, radio host Alexis Stewart.

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Jessica Alba, Brooke Shields to Judge Tribeca Film Festival | Brooke Shields, Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba, Brooke Shields to Judge Tribeca Film Festival

Originally posted 04/20/2010 11:15AM

Jessica Alba, Brooke Shields, Alicia Keys and America Ferrera have been summoned to jury duty – for New York's Tribeca Film Festival.

Joining them on the judging panel will be Zach Braff, Aaron Eckhart, Justin Bartha, Selma Blair, Peter Facinelli, Cheryl Hines and Whoopi Goldberg.

Their civic duty to the independent film community involves being holed up in screening rooms and together choosing their favorite entries – with 12 narrative films and 12 documentaries competing for $100,000 in cash prizes.

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50 Cent 'Impressed' with De Niro's Gun Skills

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50 Cent 'Impressed' with De Niro's Gun Skills

Originally posted 09/15/2008 05:00PM

Robert De Niro is one of the most celebrated actors of our time. But what impressed Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson about his Righteous Kill costar? His marksmanship.

To break the ice on the set, De Niro, a two-time Oscar winner, took the rapper and one-time drug dealer to a firing range to shoot handguns.

"We went a couple of times together," Jackson, 33, tells PEOPLE. "He was a much better shot than I thought he would be. I was impressed."

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Robert De Niro's Son Raphael Weds

Weddings

Robert De Niro's Son Raphael Weds

Originally posted 03/11/2008 05:05PM

Raphael De Niro, actor Robert De Niro's son, married Claudine Dominique DeMatos at a private residence in Nassau, Bahamas on Saturday.

Guests included Ron Burkle, who flew in on a private jet, the groom's mother, actress Diahnne Abbott-Copeland (Before Night Falls, Taxi Driver), Richie Achiva, owner of Butter and 1 Oak lounges in New York, and actor Harvey Keitel, according to a source at the wedding.

A Bahamian band played and DJ Jus Ske, fresh off Madonna’s Oscar bash, provided dance music. Lobster and steak were served. Dad Robert De Niro spoke briefly. Rolled cigars were handed out to guests. And fireworks lit the sky.

"It had rained earlier,” said a guest, “but that stopped in time. It was a great party with a bonfire on the beach until 4:00 a.m.”

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De Niro's Maid Gets Prison Time | Robert De Niro

De Niro's Maid Gets Prison Time

Originally posted 02/21/2006 04:25PM

A housekeeper for such stars as Robert De Niro and Candace Bergen has been sentenced to one to three years in prison for "cleaning out" – as opposed to just plain cleaning – her clients' homes.

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