"I haven't told anyone this, but we are going to do most of it naked and we're going to sing through the whole show". The affable actor joked during an interview backstage at the Kodak Theater. "In fact, all the acceptance speeches are going to be sung. There will be some interpretive dance behind them, and I really think it will be beautiful and touching." But don't expect People magazine's "sexiest man alive" to show everything. "There will be a strategic leaf placed here or there," he said. "We don't want to be distasteful or anything. This is a raw night. This is the Oscars. Raw emotion, that's the quality we're going for." The 40-year-old entertainer has hosted the Tony Awards three times, but this is his first time in the Oscar spotlight. "If I hadn't done the Tony's, I think I'd be a lot more nervous than I am," he said.
Jennifer Aniston will be at the Oscars! It was revealed that Ms. Aniston will present an award on Sunday night with funnyman Jack Black. Whether she and boyfriend John Mayer walk the red carpet together remains a mystery. Mayer told Popsugar earlier this week that he planned to attend the awards, which take place at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood. "It's my first Oscars," the singer said. "And it's my first being an Oscar boyfriend." The big night could also mean the first run-in Aniston has ever had with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, both of whom are nominees. Aniston's rep did not immediately comment. Aniston was not with Mayer, at least not while she enjoyed dinner with three friends during another Grey Goose night at Cecconi's restaurant in West Hollywood. A table away from the former Friends star was Gwen Stefani and hubby Gavin Rossdale with a gaggle of pals, including American Idol creator Simon Fuller. In the back of the eatery, Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon joined a large group of people, including Laurence Fishburne and NBC honcho Ben Silverman. Among the other restaurant-goers were Elle Macpherson, Bradley Cooper, Fisher Stevens, Elizabeth Banks, Jason Bateman, fashion designer Ozwald Boateng and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
An underdog movie about a little guy overcoming life's enormous obstacles swept the Oscars Sunday night, as Slumdog Millionaire racked up eight Academy Awards, including those for Best Picture and for its Director, Danny Boyle. But it was not the underdog, The Wrestler star Mickey Rourke, whose career faded in the '90s, who was named Best Actor. That Oscar category was won by Sean Penn, for Milk, in which he played 1970s gay activist Harvey Milk. "I did not expect this, and I know how hard I make it to appreciate me, often," Penn said in his impassioned acceptance speech – in which he also acknowledged his fellow nominee. "Mickey Rourke rises again," said Penn, "and he is my brother." Besides Penn's Oscar, his second as Best Actor (his first was for 2003's Mystic River), Milk was also singled out for its Original Screenplay, by Dustin Lance Black. A breathless Kate Winslet was named Best Actress for her role as a troubled woman with a Nazi past in The Reader. She confided to the audience in her acceptance speech that she first pretended to win an Oscar when she was 8 and looking in the bathroom mirror, holding a shampoo bottle. Only, Sunday night on the stage of Hollywood's Kodak Theatre, she was holding a world-famous golden statuette. "Well," she said, "it's not a shampoo bottle now." She also advised her sister "goddess" nominees just to accept the overwhelming fact that they were nominated in the same category as Meryl Streep.
Dustin Hoffman fought back tears as he was honored by France in Paris Thursday. In an elaborate event in a gilded hall, Culture Minister Christine Albanel made the two-time Oscar winner an honorary commander in France’s National Order of Arts and Letters and tied a green medallion around the 71-year-old actor’s neck. Hoffman’s eyes moistened, and after taking a second to regain his composure, he joked: “When you get to my age, you cry at the weather reports.” On a more serious note, he told The Associated Press he was “as satisfied as you can be when you wake up in the morning and say, ‘that’s the best dream I’ve ever had.’” He attended the ceremony with his wife, Lisa Gottsegen. Albanel called Hoffman “one of the greatest actors of our time”, paying tribute to his Oscar-winning performances as a workaholic father in the 1979 movie “Kramer vs. Kramer” and as an autistic man in “Rain Man,” from 1988.
"American Idol"'s very first winner, Kelly Clarkson, will be taking to the "Idol' stage for an encore performance. The Grammy Award winner will perform her new hit single, "My Life Would Suck Without You" on Wednesday, March 11 on the results show, airing at 9 p.m. on FOX. The new single was released on January 28 and topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart two weeks in a row. Clarkson will be making several additional TV appearances in support of her single, including performances on "Good Morning America," "Saturday Night Live," "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "Ellen" and "Live! With Regis & Kelly."
Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards is honoring actor and philanthropist Leonardo DiCaprio with a new environmentally friendly award this year. On Saturday, March 28, DiCaprio will be issued the Big Green Help Award by Cameron Diaz for his contributions to help the environment. This is the first time the award has been issued, kicking off Nickelodeon's year of environmental consciousness for kids. Kids can join DiCaprio in his environmental efforts by pledging on Nickelodeon's Web site.
The Jonas Brothers, Twilight the book series and 'High School Musical 3: Senior Year' were just a few of the big winners at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards on Saturday. In a night hosted by Dwayne Johnson, the Jo Bros were named Favorite Music Group, the Twilight series took the prize for Favorite Book, and 'HSM 3' was named Favorite Movie. Miley Cyrus was given the award for Favorite Female Singer, while Beyonce's "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" won the prize for Favorite Song. One of the highlights of the evening included a record-breaking "slip and slime" by Will Ferrell -- who cruised over 200 feet down a river of slime! Other slime-tastic happenings included Dwayne Johnson, the Jonas Brothers and Jesse McCartney getting doused with green goo, as well as Hugh Jackman and Sandra Bullock being caught unawares with bucketfuls of the guck. On a more serious note, Cameron Diaz presented the inaugural Big Green Help Award to Leonardo DiCaprio for his environmental work. The complete winners list: Favorite Movie: 'High School Musical 3: Senior Year' Favorite Animated Movie: 'Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa' Favorite Movie Actress: Vanessa Hudgens 'High School Musical 3: Senior Year' Favorite Movie Actor: Will Smith 'Hancock' Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie: Jack Black 'Kung Fu Panda' Favorite Music Group: The Jonas Brothers Favorite Female Singer: Miley Cyrus Favorite Male Singer: Jesse McCartney Favorite Song: Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It) (Beyoncé) Favorite Reality TV Show: "American Idol" Favorite TV Show: "iCarly" Favorite TV Actress: Selena Gomez "Wizards of Waverly Place" Favorite TV Actor: Dylan Sprouse "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody" Favorite Cartoon: SpongeBob SquarePants Big Green Help Award: Leonardo DiCaprio Favorite Male Athlete: Peyton Manning Favorite Female Athlete: Candace Parker Favorite Video Game: Guitar Hero World Tour Favorite Book: Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer
Country's biggest stars are heading to Sin City for the 44th annual Academy of Country Music Awards, which will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Sunday on CBS at 8 p.m. ET. Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley Photo by: Jeff Kravitz / FilmMagic; Francis Specker / Landov Country's biggest stars are heading to Sin City for the 44th annual Academy of Country Music Awards, which will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Sunday on CBS at 8 p.m. ET. Carrie Underwood is up for the night's top honors, entertainer of the year (a fan-voted category this year), against four of country music's biggest cowboys – Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban and George Strait. Those on tap to perform include Taylor Swift, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts and Sugarland. Fresh from her Hannah Montana movie premiere, Miley Cyrus will take the ACM stage to perform "The Climb," a tune from the film. "[The song] has a little country vibe,” the pop star tells PEOPLE. “At the ACMs, it'll be cool." Hosted for the eleventh time by Reba McEntire, who will perform her new single "Strange," the show will also feature plenty of Hollywood wattage, including Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Jamie Foxx. Paisley – an early winner who already nabbed two of the six awards he's up for – will compete for his third consecutive male vocalist award from home: He and wife Kimberly Williams-Paisley are expecting their second child any day.
It's nice to know thatTori Spelling can take a good joke or two…or three…or four. Tori actually thanked Chelsea Handler in her acceptance speech last night at Bravo's A-List Awards for constantly being mean to her on Chelsea Lately. "I want to thank you for finding ways to say I'm ugly and stupid, week after week," said Spelling, who picked up the award for Celebrity Autobiography. "It's funny I say that on the night that I know she is here. And now I'm worried to leave, because I don't know if she's going to hold me down and beat me up or try to feed me a sandwich." In true comedic form, Handler had a quick Spelling-dissing rebuttal later in the evening when she accepted her A-List Funny Award… "I'm a little full right now. I just ate Tori Spelling," she cracked. "I want to thank her for being able to take a joke. I'm going to try my hardest not to tell her she looks like a man anymore. It's not nice. Even if it's true, it's not nice." Spelling insisted to us that she really is "cool" with Handler's zingers. "You know what? I think Chelsea's cool," Spelling said at the awards afterparty at the Edison in downtown L.A. "I think she's really funny. But at the end of the day, it's like if she's always trashing me, then there's got to be some reason that I'm newsworthy…As long as she's funny about it, that's cool." Hosted by Kathy Griffin, the ceremony also recognized Justin Timberlake, Neil Patrick Harris, The Office, Gwen Stefani and the late Natasha Richardson, who was honored for her AIDS work.
Oscar winner and former "DWTS" firecracker Cloris Leachman is in for the award of a lifetime. Leachman, 82, will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce at its 88th Annual Installation & Awards Luncheon next Friday. She joins a distinguished list of past Chamber honorees, including: Steve Allen, Ralph Edwards, Art Linkletter, Debbie Reynolds, Rhonda Fleming, Melissa Gilbert, Tab Hunter, Bob Barker, and Esther Williams.
Among the nominees for Daytime Emmys announced today were Rachael Ray, Dr. Phil and the hosts of "The View." The awards -- named by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and announced on "The Today Show" -- recognize outstanding achievement in all fields of daytime television. Nominated for Outstanding Talk Show/Entertainment were "Rachael Ray," "Live! with Regis And Kelly" and "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." The nominations for Outstanding Talk Show/Informative format went to "Dr. Phil," "The Doctors" and "The Tyra Banks Show." The five "View" panelists -- Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Sherri Shepherd and Barbara Walters -- share the nomination for Outstanding Talk Show Host, competing against DeGeneres, Ray, Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa. The lifetime achievement award this year will go to PBS' long-running children's program "Sesame Street." Vanessa Williams is set to host the 36th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards, which will be broadcast live from Los Angeles on Aug. 30 on the CW.
Sandra Bullock received a special honor from the students, faculty and friends of a New Orleans high school on Friday -- and ET was there! 'The Proposal' star was inducted into the Warren Easton High School Hall of Fame, an honor presented by Arthur Hardy, the committee chairman. The Hollywood star did not actually attend the New Orleans school, but after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, she became actively involved with it, donating hundreds of thousands of dollars, including funds for its scholarship program, new band uniforms and for the renovation of the school auditorium. "Writing a check is easy when you've got it," she says. "The people who do the work here are the ones that are amazing. The people that actually do the manual labor, that are here day to day fight for these kids, know these kids by name, know their families know their hardships are the ones that really deserve the accolades." Sandra's generosity drew attention to the school's mission of public school education in post-Katrina New Orleans and generated much publicity for the school, which resulted in significant donations from around the country. Ryan Reynolds even got in on the excitement with a special message for his 'Proposal' co-star, and the two had an opportunity to see each other's high school photos for fun! In theaters June 19, 'The Proposal' stars Sandra as a feared and demanding Big Apple boss who finds herself faced with deportation back to Canada when her visa application is denied. Enter Ryan, her miserable assistant, who she coerces into marrying her in order to gain U.S. citizenship. Forced with visiting Ryan's family up in Alaska, will their ruse create suspicion, or sparks?
The 62nd Annual Cannes Film Festival announced its top honors Sunday. Quentin Tarantino's film, 'Inglourious Basterds, which stars Brad Pitt and is due in theaters on August 21, took the award for Best Actor, for Christoph Waltz's performance. Cannes' top prize, the Palme d'Or, went to German director Michael Haneke's 'The White Ribbon.' Charlotte Gainsbourg won the prize for Best Actress, for her performance in Lars von Trier's 'Antichrist.'
The curtain was drawn following the 2009 Cannes Film Festival's closing feature, Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky, but that's when the fun really started. Following the final film, judges deliberated on this year's awards winners and to the surprise of many, the Austrians and veritable newcomers came out on top. The coveted Palme d'Or—Cannes's top prize—went to Austria's Michael Haneke and his drama The White Ribbon, which centers on impending World War I guilt and tragedy. Acting honors were given out in similar fashion, as Austrian Christoph Waltz, star of Quentin Tarantino's World War II flick Inglourious Basterds, and fellow Aussie Charlotte Gainsbourg of Lars von Trier's Antichrist, were voted top thesps. Gainsbourg stars opposite veteran actor Willem Dafoe in Antichrist, whom she thanked in her speech, while Waltz showed gratitude to Tarantino saying, "Above all I owe this to [my character, Nazi Colonel] Hans Landa and his unique and inimitable creator, Quentin Tarantino." Among the surprise shutouts at this year's Cannes Festival were past Palm d'Or winners Jane Campion and Ken Loach and Oscar winners Ang Lee and Pedro Almodóvar.
The "61st Primetime Emmy® Awards" is moving ahead a week! CBS has moved the broadcast of this year's Emmy Awards from Sunday, Sept. 20 to Sunday, Sept. 13 to accommodate its NFL coverage. "The new date moves the Emmys away from a weekend where CBS has an NFL doubleheader, which can delay the start of primetime on Sunday," said Jack Sussman, Executive Vice President, Specials, Music and Live Events, CBS. "This is better for the live event, the broadcast and our audience at home." The nominations for this year's Emmy broadcast will be announced July 16 at 5:40 a.m. PDT/8:40 a.m. EDT.
After the MTV Movie Awards ended yesterday, the night was still young for A-list attendees like Cameron Diaz, Zac Efron, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. Host Andy Samberg headed to an afterparty at Teddy's with his girlfriend in tow, while Cameron came solo and sipped white wine. She was spotted chatting with Heroes costars Hayden Panettiere and Zachary Quinto inside the club. Teddy's was also the place to be for Zac and Vanessa Hudgens, who couldn't keep their hands off each other at the bash. "They were holding hands, dancing close and always had their arms around each other," a source tells E! News of the twosome. Ah, young love. Speaking of (at least onscreen) amour, where were Rob and Kristen spotted celebrating their Best Kiss award? The costars had dinner alone at Cecconi's after the awards, Radar Online reports. Kristen's boyfriend Michael Angarano was nowhere in sight, according to the report. The duo was supersecretive as they slipped out the back door around 11 p.m. and reportedly even had a police escort.
Actors from the hit shows "Grey's Anatomy" and "The Big Bang Theory" are announcing the nominations for the "61st Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations" to their fellow TV stars. Chandra Wilson, who plays Dr. Miranda Bailey on "Grey's," and Jim Parsons, who plays Sheldon Cooper on "Big Bang," will reveal the nominations on Thursday, July 16. ET reported on Monday that the Emmy Awards would be moving ahead a week due to CBS' NFL football coverage. This year's awards ceremonies will move from Sunday, Sept. 20 to Sunday, Sept. 13.
"Dancing with the Stars" pro and country singer Julianne Hough is taking on the hosting job of the "2009 CMT Music Awards Video of the Year Special." The winner of the award is determined by the fans who can go to CMT.com or text in their votes throughout the show. Those nominated for Video of the Year include Taylor Swift's "Love Story," Carrie Underwood's "Just A Dream" and Kid Rock's "All Summer Long." The CMT special premieres on Saturday, June 13 at 2:00 p.m. ET/PT. The "2009 CMT Music Awards," hosted by comedian Bill Engvall, will air live on Tuesday, June 16 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.
This actress already has a ton of tattoos, but this is the first we've spotted behind her ear! When she hit the Young Hollywood Awards last night, she showed off a number 15 strategically placed behind her left lobe. Her rocker ex-boyfriend just so happens to have the same one, but last night, she confirmed that she's now dating an actor. Think you know who she is? Find out if you're right... Evan Rachel Wood Jeff Vespa/Getty Images It's Evan Rachel Wood, who took home the Young Hollywood Superstar award. As for the new guy she's seeing? It's Shane West. "It's pretty obvious," she confessed when asked if they were indeed dating. Is he an upgrade or downgrade from her ex, Marilyn Manson? Guess it depends on your taste.
Warren Beatty, Annette Bening, Kathleen Turner, Jane Seymour, Matthew McConaughey and other Hollywood stars headed to the Sony Studios in Los Angeles for a special dinner to honor actor Michael Douglas -- and ET was there. Douglas received the AFI Life Achievement award, the highest honor given for a career in film. The award is presented annually to an actor whose talent has withstood the test of time, and to an individual who has been acknowledged by the public as well as critics, scholars and professional peers. "It's been 40 plus years that I've been doing this," Douglas tells ET. "I was a little overwhelmed but I've been taking a little inventory now, and I say why not?" ET asked Douglas' wife Catherine Zeta-Jones if her husband still gets nervous before events -- she admits his nerves do still get the best of him and jokes to ET; "If he whistled or sang the same song in the car one more time I was going to get a cab home." The AFI Life Achievement Awards will air in TV Land PRIME, the networks new prime time programming block, on July 19th at 9:00 pm.