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Natalie Portman has been accused of contributing to a cover-up involving her participating in Black Swan.
Sarah Lane, the classically-trained dancer who served as Portman’s double in this Oscar-winning film, says she appeared in 95 percent of the full body shots throughout the movie, creating an uproar that director Darren Aronofsky is out to quell.
In a statement he released to Fox Searchlight, Aronofsky comes to his star’s specific defense, writing:
“Here is the reality. I had my editor count shots. There are 139 dance shots in the film. 111 are Natalie Portman untouched. 28 are herMore >
Get in line, Reese Witherspoon.
The Oscar-winning actress talked to Entertainment Tonight this week and had a few positive words to say about Robert Pattinson, her co-star in this April’s Water for Elephants.
“He’s so amazing and wonderful and sweet and just the nicest guy too, so you can just add that to the soup… he’s just so good looking and he’s a really nice person.”
We can think of a few (million) females out there who wouldn’t mind drinking from that soup.
What was it like to work with R. Patt on set? “All we do is just laugh and joke around,” Reese says.
Water for Elephants opensMore >
(HMG Celebrity News) – Famed director Steven Soderbergh, who won the best directing Oscar in 2000 for Traffic, has been slapped with a paternity suit in Manhattan Supreme Court naming him as the father of a five-month-old Australian girl.
The filing says Frances Lawrencina Anderson “had sexual intercourse” with the married Oscar-winning filmmaker “on many occasions covering a period of time was in Sydney at the time when Soderbergh directed a play he wrote called “Tot Mom,”covering all possible dates of conception, including but not limited to December 2009.” Anderson’s suit said she gaveMore >
(HMG Celebrity News) – New daddy Javier Bardem has been offered a starring role in the upcoming James Bond film opposite returning 007 Daniel Craig. Deadline Hollywood reports the role Bardom has been offered is being kept under wraps for now, but traditionally the biggest male role opposite 007 is the villain, and Bardem played a brilliant villain in his Oscar-winning turn in No Country For Old Men two years ago. It’s been all good news for Bardem of late, whose wife Penelope Cruz gave birth to a baby boy earlier this month, and on the same day, he was given his third Oscar nominationMore >
A new report says prosecutors are ready to file criminal charges against Mel Gibson for hitting Oksana Grigorieva, the mother of his daughter Lucia.
The L.A. District Attorney granted Gibson’s lawyer, Blair Berk, a last-ditch meeting late Tuesday, as she sought to persuade authorities against it.
Deputy D.A. John Lynch met with Berk at the courthouse for close to two hours, but reports suggest charges against Mel are almost inevitable.
Specifically, the charge of domestic violence / corporal injury involving his former cohabitant is looming for the Oscar-winning actor/director, sourcesMore >
(HMG Celebrity News) – Famed singer and actress Barbra Streisand is in talks to play Mama Rose in a Warner Bros. remake of the classic 1962 movie musical Gypsy, The New York Times reported Wednesday. The Oscar-winning actress has already met with Broadway legends Stephen Sondheim and Arthur Laurents to discuss playing overbearing stage mother Rose, played by Ethel Merman in the original 1959 Broadway production and by Rosalind Russell in the 1962 film. Laurents wrote the book for “Gypsy” and directed the 2008 revival on Broadway that starred Patti LuPone, while Sondheim wrote theMore >
(HMG Celebrity News) – Joining the likes of Natalie Portman, Lily Allen, LeAnn Rimes, Eddie Cibrian, movie star Reese Witherspoon has gotten engaged to her Hollywood agent boyfriend Jim Toth. As we reported earlier this month Toth had been seen shopping for an engagement and it looks like he got the job done over this past weekend. The Oscar-winning actress, 34, began dating Toth, 40, who works as an agent at L.A.’s Creative Artists Agency, around January 2010, shortly after her split from Jake Gyllenhaal. This will be the second marriage for Witherspoon (no dates been announced) whoMore >
It’s long been speculated that Kevin Spacey is gay.
But the Oscar-winning actor has never confirmed or denied this rumor, choosing instead to actually keep his private life private. He made that decision again when interviewed this week by Kevin Sessums of The Daily Beast.
“I’m an American citizen and I have not given up my right to privacy,” Spacey told Sessums, who is openly gay.
When pressed on the topic by Sessums, who clearly wants the actor to serve as some sort of activist or spokesperson, Spacey grew even more defiant.More >
Michael Douglas is not cancer-free just yet.
But the Oscar-winning actor, who was diagnosed in August, tells People he feels “stronger everyday,” as he continues to undergo treatment, recognizing: “It’s a long road back.”
Part of that road involves prepping for his next role. The 66-year old will take the title role in Liberace, a biopic directed by Steven Soderbergh.
“I’ve got a bunch of tapes of performances,” he said of the real-life character. “I’m thinking; I’m a blank slate. Everything shows me he was a lovely man; I just want to reconfirm that.”
The movie stars shooting thisMore >
Reese Witherspoon is quite confident in her sexuality.
Similarly, we have no doubts about Reese’s sexuality.
“I think as a woman, you get older, you feel more confident in your sexuality,” she tells the January issue of Glamour. “You’re not as intimidated by it.”
“Sexuality and femininity is an accumulation of age and wisdom and comfort in your own skin. I feel so much better now than I ever did in my 20s.”
Ooh, that one hurts, Ryan Phillippe.
Says the Oscar-winning actress, “I am calmer; I know who I am. And as a result, I feel much sexier. There’s always going to be somebody younger orMore >
(HMG Celebrity News) – Hollywood’s obsession with remakes shows no signs of fading, and Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh is now in talks to helm their latest reboot – A new take on the classic 60′s TV spy series, ‘The Man from U.N.C.L..E.’
The 47-year old Atlanta native is now talking to Warners about directing a film version of the classic show, which has been stuck in development hell since just after the ice age. And Steve’s favorite writer, Scott Z. Burns [who wrote his 2009 thriller 'The Informant'] is Warner’s new choice to create the script.
The studio has been trying to getMore >
(HMG Celebrity News) – Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow grabbed a guitar and sang the title track to her new movie, ‘Country Strong,’ the 44th annual CMA Awards. Accompanied by Vince Gill who sang harmony and played on rhythm guitar, Paltrow received a standing ovation for her performance. Making her live singing debut Paltrow appeared to look very nervous at the start but she seemed to relax more once Vince joined in.
In ‘Country Strong,’ Paltrow plays Kelly Canter a living legend in the music business who is in rehab for alcoholism. Tim McGraw plays her manager/husband, who pulls herMore >
(HMG Celebrity News) – While Michael Douglas continues his battle against throat cancer the light at the end of the tunnel has arrived. His grueling eight-week chemotherapy and radiation treatment program is about to come to an end, according to People. The Oscar-winning actor, 66, has one treatment left this week and “no further treatments are scheduled,” says his publicist and friend Allen Burry.
His recovery will take another six weeks and then Douglas will have periodic check-ups. “He’s really happy about it ending,” says Burry.
Burry said the treatments can make swallowing painfulMore >
(HMG) – Four months after splitting up with her husband Sam Mendes, Kate Winslet is rumored to be involved with a hunky young model. The Oscar-winning actress met Louis Dowler, who has appeared in campaigns for fashion house Burberry with Kate Moss, a few months ago through mutual friends. While the two who are both 34, are trying to keep the new relationship under wraps Kate and Louis have become inseparable, according to News of the World. We don’t know about that but they have been able to sync up their schedules. The two were spotted together in New York recently, where he wasMore >
Alice Tan Ridley is moving on!
The mother of Oscar-winning actress Gabourey Sidibe first impressed America’s Got Talent viewers and judges with her audition in mid-June.
Since then, the woman who formerly sang in NYC subway stations has proven to be more than a one-hit wonder – and last night fans rewarded Ridley by voting her into the semifinals. Judges Piers Morgan and Howie Mandell approved of the decision.
Morgan referred to Alice as “brilliant,” while Mandell agrees: “Every time she moves on, it’s heartwarming and moving.”
In other America’s Got Talent news, dancers AscenDance,More >