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Highest Paid Actresses in Hollywood

Ever wonder how much your favorite actresses are bringing in? Well, you are about to find out! Forbes has come out with its annual list of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood. And you just might be surprised who came out on top…

Kristen Stewart! We bet that wasn‘t your first guess, but it does make sense if you think about it. She has made $12.5 million for each of the last two Twilight movies and if you combine that with what she made from Snow White and the Huntsman — Stewart made $34.5 million this past year! Also surprising, Cameron Diaz is a very close second at $34 million, we wouldn’t have guessed that either

Take a look at the top 10 below…

  1. Kristen Stewart, $34.5 million
  2. Cameron Diaz. $34 million
  3. Sandra Bullock, $25 million
  4. Angelina Jolie, $20 million
  5. Charlize Theron, $18 million
  6. Julia Roberts, $16 million
  7. Sarah Jessica Parker, $15 million
  8. Meryl Streep, $12 million
  9. Kristen Wiig, $12 million
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Sandra Bullock: Forbes’ Highest Paid Actress

Sandra Bullock has had her share of heartache the past few months but there have been triumphs, too; it was also the year she won an Oscar and adopted son Louis, 7-months. And now Sandra has another bright spot – she has just topped the list of Forbes' highest paid actresses.

Sandra reportedly took in $56 million between June 2009 and June 2010, largely due to her box office hits The Blind Side and The Proposal.

And Sandra isn't the only mom at the top of the list: Reese Witherspoon came in at no. 2, while Sarah Jessica Parker, Julia Roberts, Angelina Jolie and Meryl Streep were also in the top ten.


5 Reasons to Feel Bad for Lindsay Lohan

So maybe we were a little harsh on Fire Crotch Lindsay Lohan. She obviously has a big f’n problem and her career is going down the shitter faster than.. something going down a toilet . Keli Goff from The Huffington Post makes some completely valid points about Lohan’s troubles… and it makes her seem more like a person and less like someone we like to make fun of. Sigh. We’ll miss those warm and fuzzies.

5. We All Saw this Coming

Any of us who read the Vanity Fair cover story in which a defiant Lohan proclaimed, “Yeah, motherf*%ker I’m fine,” (a catchphrase that even inspired its own shirt), all knew that “Uh … no Lindsay, you’re not.” And yet it were as though — like watching a slow-moving, multi-year train wreck — we were powerless stop it, yet that didn’t stop us from watching all along and remarking on the potential casualties.

4. Unlike Fellow Trainwreck Paris Hilton, Lohan Never Seemed Like A Real Life Mean Girl

I’ll admit to not shedding a tear when Paris Hilton was sentenced to jail time. (Okay I might have let out a giggle or two.) What’s the difference between the two equally trouble-prone paparazzi magnets? Well, aside from the fact that Lohan actually has some talent, the real difference is that Hilton’s various racial epithets and numerous spats (including helping to couch an unfortunate, infamous nickname for Lohan) seemed to indicate that she had less than zero to contribute to society (besides an unfortunate cd.) Lohan, on the other hand, is an arguable talent whose charming turns alongside everyone from Meryl Streep to Tina Fey seemed to portend a promising future — if only she had the stability to keep it all together. Furthermore, it appears that all of the trouble that Lohan has had — most of them substance abuse related — never came from a malicious place. Watching Lohan descend even further into her abyss was sort of like watching Amy Winhouse — an also talented yet tragic figure — do the same. What they both have in common is that they have never seemed mean at all, just sick and very, very sad.

3. Her Wildly Entertaining Turn In Mean Girls (And Stint On SNL)

Not much to add here, except to say it’s hard to remember the days when Lindsay Lohan was actually known for her acting ability. It almost seems a lifetime ago. Who knows? Maybe one day we’ll be putting her in the same category as Mickey Rourke for Talent-turned-disaster-turned-comeback of the century.

2. Her Family

No one’s family is perfect. In fact the definition of a “normal” American family is usually one that has simply mastered the art of being functionally dysfunctional. (Shout out to my own.) But when you look at Lohan’s family, from the mother who’s exploited her as a meal ticket (and most recently as an ice-cream ticket) for much of her life, to the father who’s pimped out her privacy to the highest bidder in exchange for his own shot at Z-list fame, it’s enough to drive any sane person to insanity…and frankly to drive a sober person to drink. The biggest difference between the child stars who become Ron Howard or Jodie Foster, versus those who become Gary Coleman? You guessed it. The fam.

1. Because Going To Jail Is The Best Thing That’s Happened To This Girl In Years

Though definitely a good thing for those of us who don’t want to face drunk drivers on the road, being sentenced to jail time could also quite possibly save Lindsay Lohan’s life, forcing her to take a break from the host of apparently unhealthy influences around her, from controlled (and not controlled) substances, to her family. Just think about that for a moment. By going to jail and rehab this person might actually be happier, healthier and better off than by being a celebrity who’s free to walk the streets.

Just for the record, Lindsay is still a brat who is delusional for thinking that she’d get away with her crimes. But, just for a sense of fairness. A change of opinion. An article without Fire Crotch thrown around.


The New Spiderman is Also a Douche

Although Tobey Maguire starred in the first three Spider-Man roles (and was a completely nerdy MF-er that was easy for the comic book nerds to identify with) they are replacing him in the next Spider-Man flick … with an equally nerdy-ass webslinger. Great. Andrew Garfield, 26, has been cast as the new Peter Parker for the next installment in the franchise. He will be making his official screen debut as the legendary superhero on July 3, 2012.

“Though his name may be new to many, those who know this young actor’s work understand his extraordinary talents,” an entertainment source close to Garfield said. “He has a rare combination of intelligence, wit, and humanity. Mark my words, you will love Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker.”

Andrew has appeared in a few films, including The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, the project Heath Ledger was working on at the time of his death in 2008 and 2007′s Lions for Lambs with Tom Cruise, Meryl Streep and Robert Redford. He will also be appearing as part of the cast of the upcoming Facebook movie, The Social Network, due for release later this year. (Which, by the way, will be the most hilarious misrepresentation of technology since Untraceable… where Hollywood believed you could hack anything. Even a car. Even your seatbelt.)

Andrew, although was American-born, grew up in Britain and is a pal of Robert Pattinson. Will he have enough douchebagginess to become as famous as R-Patz??? Judging by the clout of the role he is about to play, the one and only web slinger himself.. we’re thinking it’s likely. As long as he gets an emo hair spike/swoop down pat.


Sandra Bullock’s lip-lock with ScarJo at MTV Movie Awards was pre-planned!

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Sandra Bullock’s magnificent lip-lock with Scarlett Johansson (video after the jump) at Sunday night’s MTV Movie Awards clearly stands out as one of the most passionate and spontaneous girl-on-girl action onstage, but it was more about passion than spontaneity. There are fresh reports claiming that the smooch was scripted well in advance - by Sandra Bullock!

The New York Daily News reports,

“Scarlett was originally supposed to present a different award with Zac Efron, but when Sandy heard Scarlett would be there, she reached out to her,” says an insider. “It was a preplanned, scripted kiss the producers knew about - and it was Sandra’s camp’s idea.” Bullock was no doubt encouraged by the attention she got when she planted a wet one on Meryl Streep at the Critics Choice Movie Awards, which aired on VH1 in January. But the latest smooch seen ’round the world may never have happened if Scarlett wasn’t such a brave soul. A source close to Johansson says the Broadway babe was “obviously more than fine with it” but got a preshow pep talk from Bullock to ensure it. We hear the pair talked about their presenting tactic the night before at the Spike TV Guys Choice Awards.

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Christina Applegate Wants Babies

Actress Christina Applegate says that her battle with breast cancer left her with a new perspective on life.

The 38-year-old Samantha Who? star, who underwent a double mastectomy in 2008, tells In Touch, “You look at life a little bit differently. You don’t let any stress into your life, and you do a total 180 from where you were."

Christina reveals that she feels a new drive to reach her goals, which include working with Meryl Streep, traveling to Greece and jumping out of an airplane! Oh, and there's one more: “And babies, lots of babies. Well, not lots of babies, but a couple!”

Christina is dating musician Martyn LeNoble, of whom she told People last year, "He's been a friend for about 13 years. Our relationship gets stronger and stronger. I'm really lucky."


2010 Oscar nominations list

Anne Hathaway and AMPAS president Tom Sherak announced the nominations for the 2010 Academy Awards this morning in Los Angeles. As you can make out from the above pic, the Best Picture category has been extended to ten nominees this year. Avatar and The Hurt Locker topped the list with nine nominations each. The 2010 Oscar Awards will be presented March 7 at the Kodak Theatre. Check out the complete list of nominees after the jump.
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wins top honors at Golden Globes

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James Cameron’s 3D epic Avatar grabbed the top honors at the 67th Annual Golden Globes held on Sunday (January 17, 2010) at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, winning the Golden Globes for best picture drama and director for James Cameron and beating the hot favorites Inglourious Basterds and The Hurt Locker.

Among other popular awards, Jeff Bridges and Sandra Bullock walked home with the best actor and best actress (drama) trophies for their work in Crazy Heart and The Blind Side respectively. Meryl Streep took home her seventh Globe trophy (winning best actress in a musical or comedy for Julie and Julia) while Robert Downey Jr. grabbed the trophy for best actor (comedy/musical) for his role in Sherlock Holmes. Congratulations to all the winners! Hit the jump for the full list of winners.
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‘Avatar,’ Sandra Bullock, Jeff Bridges Win Top Honors at Golden Globes


The science-fiction blockbuster “Avatar” has won best drama at the Golden Globes and picked up the directing honor for James Cameron, raising the “Titanic” filmmaker’s prospects for another Academy Awards triumph.

Winning the dramatic-acting honors were Sandra Bullock for the football tale “The Blind Side” and Jeff Bridges for the country-music story “Crazy Heart.”

The acting prizes for musical and comedy went to Meryl Streep for the Julia Child story “Julie & Julia” and Robert Downey Jr. for the crime romp “Sherlock Holmes.” The supporting-performance Globes were won by Mo’Nique as an abusive welfare mother in “Precious” and Christoph Waltz as a gleefully bloodthirsty Nazi in “Inglourious Basterds.”

The blockbuster “Up” came away with the award for animated film.


Sandra Bullock’s creates history at box office!

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Sandra Bullock has every reason to extend her New Year celebrations this year. Riding high on the cool wave of her two Golden Globe nominations, the gritty actress has sailed into this new year with a new feather in her cap. Sandra’s acclaimed film The Blind Side has shattered box office records by becoming the first movie in history to pass the $200 million mark with only one top-billed female star.
Variety reports,

Some time over the weekend, Bullock starrer “The Blind Side” became the first pic in history driven solely by a top female star to jump the $200 million mark at the domestic B.O. To be precise, the film finished the frame with a cume of $208.5 million in its seventh week in release. Over the weekend, it rose a remarkable 10% over the previous week, and it’s still got plenty of life left, according to Warner Bros. prexy of domestic distribution Dan Fellman.
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Natalie Portman afraid of appearing on porn sites


Natalie Portman says she avoids sex scenes in her Hollywood career because she does not want to end up “as a screen grab on a porn site”. Apparently playing a half naked stripper in Closer is not enough to get her on a porn site? Or how about her nude scenes in Hotel Chevalier?

The actress said she had deliberately shied away from “sex object” status after her Lolita-esque role in Leon, aged 12, prompted a flurry of “weird” letters from men.

“I’m definitely not a prude about sex or nudity, I just don’t want to do something that will end up as a screen grab on a porn site.”

Here is a newsflash for darling Natalie, porn sites will post anything, even if it’s your head superimposed onto the body of Jenna Jameson getting gang-banged by 38 cock-ring wearing zombies from the Planet Roxoff.

Portman, 28, added: “You look at Meryl Streep, who is so phenomenally, freakishly gorgeous, and in some ways it’s just bizarre that she was never a sex symbol. But it was always about her – and now it doesn’t matter that she’s getting older, because we just want to continue watching her be an interesting person.

“Whereas you see actresses who marketed themselves on their bodies, and they might be good, but over time they just lose it because that sort of thing doesn’t last.”

Um, why not give it a try and let’s put that theory to the test. Oh, and as for Maryl Streep, she may be freakish, but she ain’t georgeous, honey. Unless of course flounders are your thing.


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Sandra Bullock biggest Hollywood money-maker in 2009


Sandra Bullock raked in more than $500 million at the box office thanks to roles in comedy The Proposal and drama The Blind Side.

The Speed star also appeared in and produced the comedy All About Steve after a two-year absence from movie screens.

Bullock, 45, is the eighth woman to hit No 1 on the annual list released by Quigley Publishing Company since 1932. The last was Julia Roberts in 1999.

Johnny Depp was second on the list, which measures box office success and audience appeal. Third was Matt Damon.

Bullock has been nominated for two best actress awards in this year’s Golden Globes and is tipped for an Oscar for The Blind Side.

Top Ten: 1. Sandra Bullock, 2. Johnny Depp, 3. Matt Damon, 4. George Clooney, 5. Robert Downey Jr, 6. Tom Hanks, 7. Meryl Streep, 8. Brad Pitt, 9. Shia LaBeouf, 10. Denzel Washington.


Avatar, the fastest movie ever to surpass the $1 billion mark


One of the riskiest movies of all times is now officially one of the most successful at the box office.

When “Avatar” opened, its solid but far from stellar results left 20th Century Fox uncertain about whether the $430 million that it and two financing partners had invested to produce and market the 3-D film would pay off.

Less than three weeks later, there’s no doubt. Director James Cameron’s science-fiction epic on Sunday became only the fifth movie in history to gross more than $1 billion worldwide and, by far, was the fastest to do so.

The first three days of 2010 were spectacular for the movie industry, a feat considering that no new movies opened Friday. Every film in the top 10 dropped less than 38% from the previous weekend; a drop of less than 40% usually is seen as a modest figure.

Three of last week’s releases — “Sherlock Holmes,” “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel” and “It’s Complicated” — continued to have strong box-office appeal, but “Nine” was unable to recover from its disastrous start.

Total receipts were up 50% from the first weekend last year, setting Hollywood off to a strong start after a year in which domestic ticket sales grew 10% and attendance rose nearly 6%, according to

Ticket sales for “Avatar” fell only 10% in the U.S. and Canada to a studio-estimated $68.3 million, the biggest-ever third-weekend take. It blew away the previous record of $45 million set by “Spider-Man” in 2002, even accounting for inflation.

With $352.1 million already in the bank from domestic theaters, “Avatar” is on track to end up with at least $450 million domestically and perhaps significantly more if declines stay modest.

But “Avatar” has been strongest overseas, where it grossed $133.5 million in 110 markets this weekend, bringing its total to $670.2 million. It is already the fourth-highest grossing movie internationally and soon is expected to become the second, surpassing the $752 million collected by “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.”

“Avatar” already is the highest-grossing film ever in Russia, the fourth-highest in Spain and Australia, and the second-biggest U.S. movie ever in France, India and South Korea. It opens Monday in China, an increasingly lucrative market for effects-laden pictures.

Its only real competition in raking in more money than any film ever is Cameron’s last film, “Titanic,” which grossed $1.8 billion in 1997 and 1998. To beat that mark, “Avatar,” which is currently at $1.03 billion, would have to keep generating big returns well into February or March.

Theaters with 3-D screens have accounted for about 75% of its returns in the U.S. and Canada and 59% to 88% in major foreign countries.

Ticket sales for Warner Bros.’ re-imagining of “Sherlock Holmes,” with Robert Downey Jr. in the starring role, dropped 38% in its second weekend, more than any other movie in the top 10. But with $38.4 million this weekend and a domestic total of $140.7 million, it’s on solid ground given its $90-million production budget.

“Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel” slid 25% from its opening, collecting $36.6 million and bringing its total ticket sales since Dec. 23 to a healthy $157.4 million. Fox and New Regency spent $70 million to produce the family film.

Universal Pictures’ romantic comedy “It’s Complicated,” starring Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin, fell 15% in weekend receipts, bolstering director Nancy Meyers’ reputation for making movies that play well for a long period of time. It grossed $18.7 million over the weekend and has collected a total of $59.1 million domestically. If declines stay small, Universal and Relativity Media should make good on the roughly $85 million they spent to make the movie.

The musical adaptation “Nine,” which was financed by Weinstein Co. and Relativity, dropped only 22% from its Christmas Day opening in wide release. After a dismal start, however, its $4.3-million weekend leaves it with a total of just $14 million.

Several movies in the top 10 saw ticket sales increase this weekend, an unusual occurrence. Receipts for “The Blind Side” grew 10%, and “The Princess and the Frog” rose 11%.

But “Princess,” Disney’s first hand-drawn cartoon in five years, is at roughly the same domestic total after four weeks in wide release as such financially disappointing recent animated features from the studio as “Bolt” and “Meet the Robinsons.”

Among movies playing on only a handful of screens, “The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus,” directed by Terry Gilliam and starring Johnny Depp and the late Heath Ledger, took in a solid $130,817 at four theaters, bringing its total after two weeks to $348,677.


Golden Globe Nominees!

Here we go! The nominations for the 2010 Golden Globes were announced this morning. Did your favorites make it?

Best Motion Picture – Drama
“The Hurt Locker”
“Inglourious Basterds”
“Up in the Air”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Emily Blunt, “The Young Victoria”
Sandra Bullock, “The Blind Side”
Helen Mirren, “The Last Station”
Carey Mulligan, “An Education”
Gabourey Sidibe, “Precious”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Jeff Bridges, “Crazy Heart”
George Clooney, “Up in the Air”
Colin Firth, “A Single Man”
Morgan Freeman, “Invictus”
Tobey Maguire, “Brothers”

Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
“The Hangover”
“It’s Complicated”
“Julie & Julia”
“(500) Days of Summer”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
Sandra Bullock, “The Proposal”
Marion Cotillard, “Nine”
Meryl Streep, “It’s Complicated”
Meryl Streep, “Julie & Julia”
Julia Roberts, “Duplicity”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
Daniel Day-Lewis, “Nine”
Robert Downey Jr., “Sherlock Holmes”
Michael Stuhlbarg, “A Serious Man”
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, “(500) Days of Summer”
Matt Damon, “The Informant!”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Mo’Nique, “Precious”
Julianne Moore, “A Single Man”
Anna Kendrick, “Up in the Air”
Vera Farmiga, “Up in the Air”
Penelope Cruz, “Nine”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Matt Damon, “Invictus”
Stanley Tucci, “The Lovely Bones”
Christopher Plummer, “The Last Station”
Christoph Waltz, “Inglourious Basterds”
Woody Harrelson, “The Messenger”

Best Animated Feature Film
“Fantastic Mr. Fox”
“Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs”
“The Princess and the Frog”

Best Foreign Language Film
“Broken Embraces”
“The Prophet”
“The White Ribbon”
“The Maid”

Best Director – Motion Picture
Kathryn Bigelow, “The Hurt Locker”
James Cameron, “Avatar”
Clint Eastwood, “Invictus”
Jason Reitman, “Up in the Air”
Quentin Tarantino, “Inglourious Basterds”

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell, “District 9″
Mark Boal, “The Hurt Locker”
Nancy Meyers, “It’s Complicated”
Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner, “Up in the Air”
Quentin Tarantino, “Inglourious Basterds”

Best Original Score – Motion Picture
Michael Giacchino, “Up”
Marvin Hamlisch, “The Informant!”
James Horner, “Avatar”
Abel Korzeniowski and Karen O, “A Single Man”
Carter Burwell, “Where the Wild Things Are”

Best Original Song — Motion Picture
“I See You,” “Avatar”
“The Weary Kind,” “Crazy Heart”
“Cinema Italiano,” “Nine”
“I Want to Come Home,” “Everybody’s Fine”
“Winter,” “Brothers”

Best Television Series – Drama
“Mad Men”
“House M.D.”
“True Blood”
“Big Love”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama
Glenn Close, “Damages”
January Jones, “Mad Men”
Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife”
Anna Paquin, “True Blood”
Kyra Sedgewick, “The Closer”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama
Simon Baker, “The Mentalist”
Michael C. Hall, “Dexter”
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”
Hugh Laurie, “House M.D.”
Bill Paxton, “Big Love”

Best Television Series – Comedy
“30 Rock”
“The Office”
“Modern Family”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical
Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”
Steve Carell, “The Office”
David Duchovny, “Californication”
Thomas Jane, “Hung”
Matthew Morrison, “Glee”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical
Toni Collette, “United States of Tara”
Courteney Cox, “Cougar Town”
Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”
Tina Fey, “30 Rock”
Lea Michele, “Glee”

Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
“Georgia O’Keefe”
“Grey Gardens”
“Into the Storm”
“Little Dorrit”
“Taking chance”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Joan Allen, “Georgia O’Keefe”
Drew Barrymore, “Grey Gardens”
Jessica Lange, “Grey Gardens”
Anna Paquin, “The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler”
Sigourney Weaver, “Prayers for Bobby”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Kevin Bacon, “Taking Chance”
Kenneth Branagh, “Wallander: One Step Behind”
Chiwetel Ejiofor, “Endgame”
Brendan Gleeson, “Into the Storm”
Jeremy Irons, “Georgia O’Keefe”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Jane Adams, “Hung”
Rose Byrne, “Damages”
Jane Lynch, “Glee”
Janet McTeer, “Into the Storm”
Chloe Sevigny, “Big Love”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Michael Emerson, “Lost”
Neil Patrick Harris, “How I Met Your Mother”
William Hurt, “Damages”
John Lithgow, “Dexter”
Jeremy Piven, “Entourage”



Critics Agree: Mo’Nique Best of 2009

Mo’Nique is about to clean up. Hollyweird loved her portrayal of a lonely, overweight-abusive-black female; go figure:

The early indications are that this awards season is going to be a very busy one for Mo’Nique. The comedian’s terrifying portrayal of…

a mother on the brink in the Oprah Winfrey-produced, independent film Precious, won best supporting actress from both the Los Angeles Film Critics Association and the Boston Society of Film Critics. The critics also agreed on best film of the year: The Hurt Locker, a nerve-rattling drama about an elite army bomb squad operating in Iraq. They both named its director, Kathryn Bigelow, as best director, beating out amongst others, her ex-husband, Avatar director James Cameron.

The Boston critics chose Hurt Locker’s star, Jeremy Renner, as best actor, while the L.A. critics went with seasoned vet Jeff Bridges, playing a boozed-up country singer in Crazy Heart.

For best actress, the Boston critics were charmed by Oscar-perennial Meryl Streep in Julie & Julia, while L.A. went the more obscure route, recognizing Belgium-born Yolande Moreau for her performance as a troubled painter in the French film Séraphine. Showing their taste for villains, both groups of critics picked another delicious bad guy for best supporting actor, tapping Cristoph Waltz’s opportunistic Nazi in Brad Pitt’s Inglourious Basterds.

Reminds us of Halle Berry in Monster’s Ball. Go head Mo!



Mom-To-Be Amy Adams Out & About In LA

Just a day after breaking the news that she's expecting her first child, mom-to-be Amy Adams was spotted enjoying a day out in LA, California with her fiancé Darren Legallo.

The 35-year-old actress was most recently seen starring alongside Meryl Streep in this year's box office hit Julie & Julia, based on the book by Julie Powell.