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Angelina Jolie Takes Special Cambodia Journey for Louis Vuitton

It may not seem like a logical pairing, but check out this Angelina Jolie ad for Louis Vuitton. She put together her own clothes and makeup for this Annie Leibovitz photograph. The location is Cambodia (where Jolie shot Tomb Raider and met and adopted her eldest son); the brand's "Core Values" campaign lured Jolie to put her famous face and name to the equally famous luxury line.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • June 13, 2011 3:23 AM
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Debbie Reynolds' Costume Collection: A Glimpse Before It Goes on Auction June 18

On Tuesday night, the Paley Center in Beverly Hills hosted a cocktail party for Debbie Reynolds and the incredible costume, props and photos she has collected over the past forty years that will be auctioned off beginning on June 18. Cari Beauchamp reports:
  • By Cari Beauchamp
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  • June 9, 2011 12:24 PM
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Angelina Jolie Chooses Wisely: Salt Sequel Moves Forward

Angelina Jolie Chooses Wisely: Salt Sequel Moves Forward
Angelina Jolie may have said no to a Wanted sequel (for another film that eventually lost her, Gravity), but that doesn't mean she doesn't know a good franchise when she sees one. Salt went from a Tom Cruise vehicle to an Angelina Jolie action classic, and it's getting a sequel. We've said it before and we'll say it again: Angelina Jolie is the first actress to transcend gender. And it’s hard to argue that any other actress can do what she can.
  • By Anne Thompson and Sophia Savage
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  • June 7, 2011 5:30 AM
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MTV Movie Awards Show Pushes Raunch with Pattinson/Lautner Kiss, F-Bombs, Sex Tape Advice

MTV Movie Awards Show Pushes Raunch with Pattinson/Lautner Kiss, F-Bombs, Sex Tape Advice
Amidst all the shameless self-promotion and PR-mongering that is the MTV Movie Awards, inappropriate behavior raged on at the Sunday night event. There was Jason Sudeikis's "I might be a dad soon," Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis's groping, alluding to what "may or may not be" Blake Lively, Rob Pattinson kissing Taylor Lautner and in his intro for The Generation Award-winner, boasting to his Water for Elephants co-star Reese Witherspoon: "I did get to fuck you."
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • June 6, 2011 4:49 AM
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Transgender Cinema: Becoming Chaz, Gun Hill Road

Transgender Cinema: Becoming Chaz, Gun Hill Road
Transgender continues to be a hot topic in the media.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 11, 2011 11:47 AM
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Sophia Loren Interviewed by Billy Crystal at Academy Tribute: "I Am Never Content."

Sophia Loren Interviewed by Billy Crystal at Academy Tribute: "I Am Never Content."
On May 4, The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences hosted a gala tribute to Sophia Loren, who will be 77 this September. The revelation in the film clips was not her beauty, range, bravura dramatic acting in such films as Vittorio De Sica's Two Women (the first Oscar win for a non-English speaking role) or iconic American roles, dancing in gold lame with Cary Grant in Houseboat (1958) or making Gregory Peck's jaw drop in Arabesque (1966)--both men were clearly besotted--but her comic sexy romps with Marcello Mastroianni in movies like De Sica's 1964 Marriage Italian Style, for which she was also nominated. Her strip scene with Mastroianni sent temperatures soaring in the theatre. They made 12 films together.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 11, 2011 2:51 AM
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Royal Wedding Video & Pictures

Stop the presses! Prince William and Kate Middleton are married. In case you aren't already maxed out, a sampling of video and pictures is below. HuffPo reports that the media was wall-to-wall. The rest of the world may now return to 2011.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 29, 2011 3:18 AM
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AFI Lifetime Award to Morgan Freeman: Pitt, Hanks, Mirren, Nicholson, Eastwood To Pay Tribute

The American Film Institute is honoring Morgan Freeman with their 39th Lifetime Achievement Award. The Gala Benefit on June 9 (airing on TV Land June 26) will host the following committee members to play tribute to Freeman: Ben Affleck, Jim Carrey, Clint Eastwood, Tom Hanks, Ashley Judd, Helen Mirren, Mike Nichols, Jack Nicholson, Brad Pitt, Sidney Poitier, Robert Redford, Tim Robbins, Steven Spielberg, Hilary Swank, Denzel Washington and Alfre Woodard.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • April 26, 2011 3:44 AM
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A Curation of Nicolas Cage Debacles, Difficulties & Dinosaur Skulls

A Curation of Nicolas Cage Debacles, Difficulties & Dinosaur Skulls
The trouble with a movie star who runs afoul of the law in the age of chasing celebrity hot topics to build traffic, is that when you mess up, the media piles on you, big time. Nic Cage's run-in with the New Orleans cops this weekend is a case in point. We round up some of the more responsible coverage:
  • By Anne Thompson and Sophia Savage
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  • April 18, 2011 8:26 AM
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Penelope Cruz: To Cannes with Depp & Pirates, To Rome With Woody Allen, To Glee For Guest Star?

Penelope Cruz will be going to Cannes with co-star Johnny Depp for the May 14 premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. She'll be hopping over to Rome to shoot a film with Woody Allen this summer, and now she suggests to EW that she'd like to make a stopover on the Glee set, à la Gwyneth Paltrow.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • April 15, 2011 10:09 AM
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