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Ben Affleck's 'Argo' named best film at British BAFTAs
Ben Affleck's 'Argo' named best film at British BAFTAs

Iran hostage crisis drama "Argo" won the best film prize at Britain's BAFTA awards on Sunday in a further boost for US actor-director Ben Affleck's movie at the Oscars later this month.

Ben Affleck's 'Argo' named best film at British BAFTAs
'Argo' wins top SAG award, in latest pre-Oscar boost
'Argo' wins top SAG award, in latest pre-Oscar boost

Iran hostage crisis drama "Argo" won the best film drama prize at the Screen Actors Guild awards Sunday, in yet another boost for its prospects at next month's all-important Oscars.

'Argo' wins top SAG award, in latest pre-Oscar boost
Leonardo DiCaprio to take 'long, long break' from filming
Leonardo DiCaprio to take 'long, long break' from filming

"Django Unchained" and "Titanic" star Leonardo DiCaprio said on Friday he was planning to take a significant break from filming and concentrate on his environmental campaigning.

Leonardo DiCaprio to take 'long, long break' from filming
Jackie Chan may be starring in Olympians Kazakhstan TV series
Jackie Chan may be starring in Olympians Kazakhstan TV series

Olympians will feature a story of three friends: Ilya, Sasha and Serik, who will become Olympic champions of Kazakhstan.

Jackie Chan may be starring in Olympians Kazakhstan TV series
Ben Affleck wins best director Globe for 'Argo'
Ben Affleck wins best director Globe for 'Argo'

Ben Affleck won the best director Golden Globe on Sunday for his Iran hostage crisis thriller "Argo," beating rivals including the show's frontrunner Steven Spielberg, nominated for "Lincoln."

Ben Affleck wins best director Globe for 'Argo'
Jackie Chan. ©REUTERS
Jackie Chan calls US 'most corrupt' country in the world

Hong Kong action hero Jackie Chan has once again provoked criticism, this time from an American blogger, after suggesting on Chinese television that the US is the "most corrupt" country in the world.

Jackie Chan calls US 'most corrupt' country in the world
Putin grants France's Depardieu Russian citizenship
Putin grants France's Depardieu Russian citizenship

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday granted fast-track citizenship to France's Gerard Depardieu after the movie star complained about the French Socialist government's proposed 75 percent tax on the rich.

Putin grants France's Depardieu Russian citizenship
Hugh Jackman gets Hollywood Walk of Fame star
Hugh Jackman gets Hollywood Walk of Fame star

Australian actor Hugh Jackman got a Hollywood double whammy Thursday as he was nominated for a Golden Globe and got his star on Tinseltown's famous Walk of Fame on the same day.

Hugh Jackman gets Hollywood Walk of Fame star
US actor Larry Hagman dies at 81: family
US actor Larry Hagman dies at 81: family

US actor Larry Hagman, who became famous for his role of J.R. Ewing in the US television show "Dallas," has died at the age of 81 after losing a battle with cancer.

US actor Larry Hagman dies at 81: family
Charlie Chaplin hat and cane to go under hammer
Charlie Chaplin hat and cane to go under hammer

Charlie Chaplin's iconic bowler hat and cane are to go under the hammer in Los Angeles this weekend, as part of an auction which also includes a John Lennon nude drawing of himself and Yoko Ono.

Charlie Chaplin hat and cane to go under hammer
Self-Googler Daniel Craig says wanted out of 007
Self-Googler Daniel Craig says wanted out of 007

Daniel Craig wanted to get out of the role of James Bond from his first appearance as the famed British spy, he said in an interview published as the latest 007 movie was released in the US Friday.

Self-Googler Daniel Craig says wanted out of 007
Sir Ian McKellan. ©REUTERS
Gandalf actor chides New Zealand PM over gay 'joke'

British actor Ian McKellan has criticised New Zealand Prime Minister John Key for using the word "gay" to mock a radio host's attire, saying the term should not be casually used as an insult.

Gandalf actor chides New Zealand PM over gay 'joke'
Tom Cruise sues US magazine over daughter story
Tom Cruise sues US magazine over daughter story

Troubled Hollywood actor Tom Cruise is suing the publishers of US magazine Life and Style for $50 million over a cover claiming he had abandoned his daughter Suri.

Tom Cruise sues US magazine over daughter story
Leonardo DiCaprio. ©REUTERS
Leonardo DiCaprio urges Antarctic ocean sanctuary

Leonardo DiCaprio urged a high-level Antarctic conservation meeting in Australia Tuesday to approve a sweeping Southern Ocean marine sanctuary to protect thousands of polar species.

Leonardo DiCaprio urges Antarctic ocean sanctuary
Indian acting legend Bachchan celebrates turning 70
Indian acting legend Bachchan celebrates turning 70

India's favourite film star Amitabh Bachchan turned 70 on Thursday, marking his birthday with a lavish celebrity party and drawing hundreds of fans to cheer their hero outside his home.

Indian acting legend Bachchan celebrates turning 70
Arnie hopes to save marriage despite 'stupid' affairs
Arnie hopes to save marriage despite 'stupid' affairs

Arnold Schwarzenegger says he still hopes to salvage his marriage despite admitting multiple affairs, including one in which fathered a child with the family housekeeper.

Arnie hopes to save marriage despite 'stupid' affairs
The shooting team of the Gentlemen of Fortune. Igor Tsay personal archive photo
Kazakhstan stunt actors risk more than Western colleagues

Head of Kun-Do stunt fighting school Igor Tsay shared his opinion on the popularity of Kazakhstan stunt actors abroad.

Kazakhstan stunt actors risk more than Western colleagues
US actor Tom Cruise. ©REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Scientologists deny auditioning for Tom Cruise bride

The Church of Scientology denounced as "hogwash" Wednesday a report that it auditioned candidates to be Tom Cruise's girlfriend, while the star's lawyer branded the claims "tired old lies."

Scientologists deny auditioning for Tom Cruise bride
'Green Mile' actor Duncan dead at 54: reps
'Green Mile' actor Duncan dead at 54: reps

Michael Clarke Duncan, who was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in "The Green Mile," an adaptation of a Stephen King work, died Monday at age 54.

'Green Mile' actor Duncan dead at 54: reps
Sage Moonblood Stallone. Photo courtesy of bestmoviesevernews.com
Stallone son died of heart disease: coroner

Sylvester Stallone's eldest son Sage died from heart failure, the Los Angeles county coroner's office said Thursday, adding that there were almost no drugs in the 36-year-old's body.

Stallone son died of heart disease: coroner