Sir Elton John wants to set Katy Perry up with a new man at his Oscars party tomorrow.
The "Rocket Man" singer is hosting his annual post-Academy Awards bash and is setting up a special singles table, where the likes of Katy - who split from husband Russell Brand in December - can cast their eyes over any eligible hunks.
Heidi Klum - who split from husband Seal in January - and Kim Kardashian - whose marriage ended in October - are also set to be on the table.
"Elton wants this year's party to go with a swing, and be more fun and raucous than in previous years. It was his idea to invite some of the highest profile, newly-single female celebs in town. He thinks it's a great way to put a smile back on their faces - and hopefully land them new men. He got in touch last month to personally offer Heidi and Katy his support, and invite them to his bash. Kim Kardashian also reckons she is ready to start dating again, so it could be a lively evening," a source told the Daily Mirror.
And Elton and his film producer husband David Furnish already have a few men in mind: "They will be given fantastic tables, right beside Elton and his husband David. And they have been told there will be scores of hot, eligible - and straight - young men there. David has one or two director pals who are very interested and Elton is keen to fix them up," the source added.
Acclaimed movie director Sidney Lumet died in New York City on Saturday due to lymphoma complications. He was 86.
Lumet was behind some of Hollywood’s most notable films, including Dog Day Afternoon, Equus, The Wiz and Network. His 50-year film directing career ended with 2007’s Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead. It began in 1957 with actor Henry Fonda.
Fonda was producer and leading man in 12 Angry Men, and went on a limb to hire a young, untried director named Sidney Lumet. The film went on to receive nominations for three Academy Awards (including Best Director) and lives on today as a cinematic classic.
Lumet became well-known for shooting movies in New York, earning praise from fellow directors Woody Allen and Martin Scorsese. He never wanted to retire from filmmaking, and never did. Fourteen of the films he directed were nominated for Academy Awards; Network scored a staggering 10 nods in 1976.
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The Swangate scandal continues. Professional ballet dancer and Natalie Portman dancing double Sarah Lane is continuing to ruffle feathers with her claims that the Oscar winner barely danced in her award-winning film Black Swan, and now director Darren Aronofsky has joined the fray.
Lane has been very vocal with her claims that she did most of the dancing being featured in the film, though Portman’s husband-to-be and dance instructor Benjamin Millipied and Fox Searchlight have both gone public to say most of the moves onscreen are all Natalie. In a controversial move, videos that appeared on YouTube showing some CGI face-replacement (in which Portman’s face was laid on top of Sarah’s during dance sequences) have magically disappeared due to copyright infringement.
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First, Corey Haim was left out of the In Memoriam segment at the SAG awards. Now, he’s been snubbed by the Oscars as well. Haim’s former bestie and most frequent co-star, Corey Feldman, has stepped forward to speak out against the slight.
“Corey’s films have earned the industry over a half a billion dollars, and his work remains an inspiration to young artists world wide,” Feldman ranted to TMZ. “Corey [Haim] dedicated his life to the film industry. The same industry that failed to dedicate even 30 seconds to his memory.”
Haim's face was missing from the In Memoriam shown during the 83rd Academy Awards, and for many fans the slight stings. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released a very tepid statement in response: “Whatever the length of the sequence, there will always be fans and family members of those not included who will be disappointed by their omission. The Academy extends its understanding and its apologies to those who missed seeing a favorite face in this year’s feature.”
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The hosts of prestigious events are expected to be poised, funny, quick... and, it doesn't hurt if they look amazing. Anne Hathaway is gorgeous all the time, but she had a ton of help from names like Tiffany, Armani and Oscar at the 83rd Academy Awards on Sunday night. Even after we've taken a very critical look at each of her stunning gowns, we're finding it pretty hard to find flaws. The beautiful Valentino number she wore on the red carpet was just the beginning of an eye-popping night of fashion.
View the entire gallery of Anne Hathaway's parade of Oscar gowns, and see what we mean...
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The 83rd Academy Awards were held next to Grauman’s famous Chinese theater, in the heart of Hollywood. Where better to honor the elite Oscar crowd? Everyone donned the most expensive of frocks and jewelry for the event, strutting their stuff in the world's most well-known labels. But, not everyone managed to put together an award-winning look. Who failed so utterly, they managed to snag the Worst Dressed title? And which star shined so superbly, they stood out as Best Dressed? We've done the long red carpet walk to bring you the answers...
“I took a picture with Ron Howard last year at the Oscars. I thought it was the funniest thing. I asked, ‘Is it for your kids?’ He said, ‘No, it’s for me.’”
- Eclipse star Robert Pattinson on his
A-list celebrity fans.
(Make sure to check out our other notable quotes.)
Just a few months ago, back when Sandra Bullock was still promoting her movie The Blind Side - no one thought twice when the actress referenced adoption.
But looking back at an interview Bullock gave to Ellen DeGeneres in November, it’s quite obvious the subject was something she was passionate about.
In the clip after the jump, the Oscar winner even brought up the subject again when she referenced “the moms that take care of the babies and the children no matter where they come from. Those moms and parents never get thanked.” That speech, we now know, was delivered several weeks after her new son - Louis Bardo Bullock - had already entered her home.
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It was a Cinderella story at the 2010 Academy Awards, with lots of firsts and a few truly touching moments. Some stars dazzled, while others merely hurt the eyes. Who came up with the winning look for the night? And the award for Best Dressed goes to…
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Why do bad things happen to good people? This has been quite the year for Big Love writer Dustin Lance Black—one moment he’s being honored in Los Angeles by gay youth-mentoring group LifeWorks, and the next moment his private photos are blasted all over the internet.
The writer, whose Milk script nabbed him the 2009 Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, has been a supporter of the LGBT movement and advocate of safe sex. Intimate photos of Black and an ex-boyfriend engaging in what appears to be risky sex were leaked to photo agency Starzlife the other day.
In response to the leak, Black told E! Online’s Mark Malkin the following:
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