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Originally posted 03/06/2010 01:30AM
Who knew how far $2 could go? Gabourey Sidibe's mom, who used to pay her daughter that amount each day to attend school, does now.
"I saved up my money for a week so I could see Welcome to the Dollhouse," Sidibe, the Independent Spirit Awards' best female lead winner, said in her beaming acceptance speech Friday night. She excitedly explained that it was the first film that made her think: "I could do that." A notion that gave birth to her own independent spirit and an Oscar-nominated performance in her first film, Precious.
Her costar Mo'Nique credited their "low-budget, independent film's" leaders for teaching her how to bring her A-game and score yet another trophy this awards season for best supporting female.
But it wasn't all about the best feature film of the year, Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire. Crazy Heart star Jeff Bridges continued his winning streak for best male lead, exclaiming to his wife that his Spirit award trophy would "really tie the room together!" He explained to PEOPLE after that it was his "little nod to The Dude."
Originally posted 03/02/2010 03:30PM
"The Messenger is one of those rare platforms for a familiar American actor to reinvent himself. Woody Harrelson conjures a heart and presence of previously untapped immensity and emotional power. He deserves a BIG nod. He's done the hardest thing an actor can do. He's made something new."
Sean Penn praising Harrelson, who is nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award, on the last day of Oscar voting.
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards will be presented on Sunday, March 7, and televised live on ABC beginning at 5 p.m. PT/ 8 p.m. ET.
Originally posted 02/23/2010 11:55AM
However the Academy rates his work in The Messenger, Woody Harrelson has already earned one very special endorsement: that of his mother Diane.
In an interview set to air Wednesday, Harrelson, 48, tells Ellen DeGeneres that his mom was thrilled that he received a Best Supporting Actor nomination this year.
"I got a note from my mom, and she said, 'You finally arrived. You've been nominated in the same category with Christopher Plummer,' " Harrelson says on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. "So, I got my mom's approval, which is enough, you know what I mean? I don't need a statue."
Originally posted 04/11/2009 02:00PM
"I wrapped a movie called Zombieland, in which I was constantly under assault by zombies, then flew to New York, still very much in character. With my daughter at the airport I was startled by a paparazzo, who I quite understandably mistook for a zombie."
Woody Harrelson defends his clash with a photographer at New York's LaGuardia airport Wednesday night as a case of mistaken identity, in a statement issued Friday by his publicist.
Originally posted 12/29/2008 11:40PM
After two decades together, Woody Harrelson and his girlfriend Laura Louie made it legal on Sunday.
The 47-year-old actor and Louie, 43, "were officially married yesterday on the island of Maui," his rep tells PEOPLE.
The intimate ceremony was attended by family and friends.
The couple have three daughters, Makani Ravello, 2, Zoe Giordano, 12 and Denni Montana, 15. – Julie Jordan and Marla Lehner
Originally posted 02/26/2008 04:15PM
Don't mess with Texas – or Jessica Simpson.
In the new music video for his song "You Don't Think I'm Funny Anymore" (click here to watch the clip), country legend Willie Nelson bets pals Owen Wilson and Woody Harrelson that the little lady can beat them in the Bad Boy Lawn Mower Race, held in Luck, Texas.
The wager? Ten thousand big ones.
Originally posted 01/29/2008 05:40PM
Woody Harrelson turned a night of honoring Javier Bardem into an opportunity
to roast his No Country for Old Men costar instead.
"When I first met Javier, he was doing some funny thing with his voice, and I realized at the SAG Awards... he's Spanish!" cracked Harrelson. "I always thought he was Mexican. No, I'm kidding. I thought he was Argentine."
Harrelson was on hand Monday night to help present Bardem with the Montecito Award at the annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival, which goes to a performer who has given a series of standout performances.
Originally posted 01/09/2008 01:00PM
Another "Bromance" blooms, with longtime pals Steve Martin and Martin Short (right) enjoying their Baywatch moment together on St. Bart's in the Caribbean, splashing around just like buddies Woody Harrelson and Owen Wilson (left) were also doing this month in Hawaii. Back in 1983, Martin and Short starred together (with Chevy Chase) in Three Amigos. So, where's the third?
Originally posted 12/08/2007 06:10PM
Originally posted 12/07/2007 10:45AM
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