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Thursday was a good day for some celebrities in Hollywood.
With the announcement of the Golden Globe nominations, some stars spoke with CNN about their reaction to the kudos from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Here's what a few of the stars had to say: FULL POST
At the end of “The Artist,” rising star Peppy Miller finally receives the fame and recognition she deserves. And now the same can be said for the actress who plays her, Bérénice Bejo.
On Thursday, Bejo earned the Golden Globe nomination for best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a motion picture for her portrayal in “The Artist.” She also nabbed a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for the same movie and category the day before.
“The Artist” follows a silent film actor, George Valentin (Jean Dujardin), from the peak of his success in 1927 to his sudden fall to oblivion with the arrival of the talkies and the rise of his young co-star and eventual love interest, Miller.
Twenty-five years ago this week, the dream comedy team of Steve Martin, Chevy Chase and Martin Short (in his big screen debut) was first unleashed upon the public in "Three Amigos!"
Unfortunately for them, the trio couldn't compete with the star power of Eddie Murphy that particular weekend at the box office in 1986, and lost out to "The Golden Child." (The critics weren't kind, either.)
However, "Three Amigos!" became one of the many beneficiaries of the advent of home video in the 1980s. Between that, and the movie becoming a mainstay in syndication, it soon joined the pantheon of endlessly-quoted '80s comedy classics, like "Caddyshack," "Airplane!" and "The Blues Brothers" (also directed by "Amigos'" John Landis).
Madonna's first new album in five years is ready to roll out in late March, Interscope Records confirmed Thursday. To top it off, the 53-year-old has also inked a new three-album deal with the label.
The album's first single, “Gimme All Your Luvin,” will be released the last week in January, just in time for the Grammy-winning singer’s February 5 Super Bowl halftime appearance.
Madonna previously signed on to a extensive deal with Live Nation in 2007 that includes merchandising, new albums, DVDs, touring, and television and film projects, among other things. Now that Interscope is involved, Live Nation Entertainment’s Chairman of Global Music & CEO of Global Touring, Arthur Fogel, enthuses, “We look forward to a great partnership.”
The last time viewers saw Ben Flajnik, he was feeling the sting of Ashley Hebert turning down his proposal on this summer's edition of "The Bachelorette."
But Flajnik overcame the rejection, returning to California to work on his winery, hang out with friends and family, and even spend time with actress Jennifer Love Hewitt.
Now, Flajnik is stepping back into the spotlight, this time as the newest "Bachelor." The 16th season of the ABC series, premiering January 2, features 25 women competing for Flajnik's hand in marriage.
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