Daniel Radcliffe: 'Harry Potter' and the Oscar snobs
February 8th, 2012
12:33 PM ET

Daniel Radcliffe: 'Harry Potter' and the Oscar snobs

Although he's said he didn't expect a best picture Oscar nod, Daniel Radcliffe is nonetheless a little "miffed" that "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" didn't make it into the major Oscar categories when nominations were announced in January. (The movie did receive nods in three technical categories.)

In an interview with Radio Times on Tuesday, Radcliffe said that the wildly lucrative "Harry Potter" franchise has been continuously ignored by the Academy. The last film in the series, "Deathly Hallows - Part 2," alone made $1.3 billion at the global box office, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com.

"I don't think the Oscars like commercial films, or kids' films, unless they're directed by Martin Scorsese," Radcliffe told the Radio Times. "I was watching 'Hugo' the other day and going, 'Why is this nominated and we're not?' I was slightly miffed."

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What Jennifer Aniston digs about Justin Theroux
February 8th, 2012
11:58 AM ET

What Jennifer Aniston digs about Justin Theroux

Jennifer Aniston's romantic ups-and-downs have been well-documented, but the good news is that the actress now has a solid idea of what she wants in a man.

"Having experienced everything you don’t want in a partner over time, it starts to narrow down to what you actually do want," the actress tells InStyle in its March issue, which will be available Friday. "As I get older I realize what qualities are important in love and what suits me. And what I won’t settle for.”

How Jennifer Aniston's look has changed over the years

Now dating her "Wanderlust" co-star Justin Theroux, Aniston says one thing she admires about him is his taste.

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Filed under: Celebrities • Jennifer Aniston
February 8th, 2012
11:16 AM ET

Tony Cornelius: I don't think my dad knew how much he was loved

[Editor's Note: "Showbiz Tonight's" interview with Tony Cornelius will air tonight at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT on HLN.]

Don Cornelius' death last week has been ruled a suicide, and the "Soul Train" legend's son Tony tells "Showbiz Tonight" that he never saw an indication that his father was capable of taking his own life.

"Not at all. I mean...we all have disappointments, we all go through things, [and] when the lights go down, all you have is family," Tony says. "There weren't any indications, other than his health was failing a bit. Nothing that would make me say, you know, that he would want to end his life this way. It's hard to believe."

When Don Cornelius died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound last Wednesday, several entertainment icons mourned the loss of a man who contributed so much, on top of the outpouring of grief from friends and fans.

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February 8th, 2012
10:12 AM ET

Octavia Spencer: Media should reflect multicultural world

Hate it or love it, Octavia Spencer's film "The Help" has at the very least sparked healthy amounts of dialogue about race and diversity in Hollywood.

Spencer, who portrays a maid living in the segregated South in the '60s-era movie, tells CNN that in order to see a greater amount of diversity in cinema, we as moviegoers need to buy tickets to films that reflect such casting.

"I think Hollywood basically gives people what they think people want," the best supporting actress Oscar nominee said.

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Freaky twists drive 'The River'
February 8th, 2012
09:45 AM ET

Freaky twists drive 'The River'

Tuesday night's two-hour series premiere of "The River" was a mixed bag.

The show combined elements of "Lost," the original "Alien" and "Paranormal Activity" (which was directed by one of "The River's" creators, Oren Peli) into a show that surely seemed like a risk-taking potential hit for ABC when they picked it up last year.

It started out promisingly enough, with footage from a "Crocodile Hunter"-esque show, hosted by Dr. Emmet Cole and his family. After 22 years of the heartwarming nature show, the doctor has gone missing and a documentary crew is following his wife Tessa on a quest to find out what happened to him.

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