Stars remember director Blake Edwards
December 16th, 2010
05:47 PM ET

Stars remember director Blake Edwards

On the same day as the Screen Actors Guild nominations, Hollywood is honoring the passing of a director renowned for creating some cinematic gold of his own: Blake Edwards.

The prolific filmmaker, who’s credited with 46 titles, passed away on Wednesday night at the age of 88, his publicist confirmed Thursday. He died of complications from pneumonia with his wife, Julie Andrews, by his side.

Edwards inspired many, not least of all Steve Martin, who recently stepped into the shoes of Insp. Jacques Clouseau in the new “Pink Panther” series, a reboot of the movies originally directed by Edwards.

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Filed under: Celebrities • movies
Michelle Williams was kinda like a mobster on 'Dawson's'
December 16th, 2010
05:03 PM ET

Michelle Williams was kinda like a mobster on 'Dawson's'

Jen Lindley, we had no idea.

Apparently, that whole time Michelle Williams was playing the blonde next door on “Dawson’s Creek,” she was quietly angling for a career that had nothing to do with teen soaps. (Okay, so this isn’t that surprising; doesn’t everybody?)

After being compared to Johnny Depp – another actor who got their start on a “cheesy show,” as PopEater points out in an interview with Williams – the 30-year-old actress responded that her “Dawson’s” experience was actually a bit like “Casino.”

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Filed under: Celebrities
Chris Colfer, John Goodman on SAG nominations
December 16th, 2010
04:50 PM ET

Chris Colfer, John Goodman on SAG nominations

Clearly we need to get used to hearing the names Chris Colfer and Geoffrey Rush – this week has been a standout for the two actors who, each in their respective fields, have nabbed some major nominations.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced on Tuesday that Rush was up for the best supporting actor in a motion picture Golden Globe, and on Thursday, Rush’s peers bestowed a SAG nomination in the category of outstanding performance by a male actor in a supporting role.

There’s a similar pattern for Colfer, who nabbed a Globes nod in the best supporting actor in a TV series category and then followed it up with a SAG nod for outstanding performance by a male actor in a comedy series.

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Filed under: Glee • movies • television
December 16th, 2010
04:00 PM ET

Winona Ryder: Mel Gibson made anti-Semitic remarks years ago

Winona Ryder is claiming that Mel Gibson’s history of allegedly spewing hateful remarks goes back much further than a run-in with a police officer in 2006.

The actress, who’s currently playing a washed-up ballerina in “Black Swan,” told GQ a story about the troubled actor in the middle of her interview.

Read the full interview with Winona Ryder

"I remember, like, fifteen years ago, I was at one of those big Hollywood parties. And he was really drunk. I was with my friend, who's gay. He made a really horrible gay joke,” Ryder said of Gibson.

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Filed under: Celebrities • Mel Gibson
'Biggest Loser' champ plans new path
December 16th, 2010
03:14 PM ET

'Biggest Loser' champ plans new path

When Patrick House entered the "Biggest Loser" ranch, he weighed 400 pounds, was unemployed and was borrowing money from family just to stay afloat.

Now, House is the reigning "Biggest Loser" champion, winning the title and $250,000 Tuesday after dropping 181 pounds in six months. He also has a new job at South Carolina's MindStream Academy, a co-ed boarding school where teens learn about long-term health and wellness.

"One of my co-workers went to high school with me and saw me on the show," House told reporters in a conference call Wednesday. "She talked to her boss, and he offered me a full-time job. It's a good opportunity for me to pay it forward and fight child obesity."

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'Showbiz Tonight' Flashpoint: David Arquette's public heartbreak
December 16th, 2010
02:00 PM ET

'Showbiz Tonight' Flashpoint: David Arquette's public heartbreak

I have to say, I’m starting to feel really bad for David Arquette.

His confessions to Howard Stern grow more personal and even sadder as the weeks go on. He's revealed that he's heartbroken over his split from Courteney Cox, and that he’s drinking a lot more to deal with it. Even more upsetting, he said he’s on the verge of a nervous breakdown.

And that brings us to our "Showbiz" Flashpoint today: Does it surprise you that Arquette continues to be so open about his heartache? I’m not so surprised. He’s clearly in a lot of pain and it’s obviously important for him to be candid about it in a public way. Maybe part of it is he knows Courteney will see how bad he’s hurting.

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