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Let’s bring you up to speed with the latest Friday Hollywood Headlines…

David and Victoria Beckham are rumored to be divorcing after 16 years of marriage. Britain’s calling it the first ‘Billion Dollar’ break up in matrimonial history.

Matt Leblanc is joining the cast of the popular BBC “Top Gear” program, and is the 1st non-British cast member.

Commercials seen during the final NFL game this weekend could cost as much as $5 million for a 30-second spot. Over 114 million viewers watched the Patriots beat Seattle last year in the championship.

The Oscars will be held March 4th, and here are the Vegas odds for a few of your favorite categories…

“The Revenant” is the odds on favorite for Best Picture at 6/5, while Best Actor nominee Leonardo DiCaprio is the odds on as well. Other Odds on Favorites are “Brooklyn” is 50 to 1.

Brie Larson from “Room” is the most likely winner for Best Actress; Sylvester Stallone has the best chances of winning for Best Supporting Actor, and Rooney Mara is poised to win an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.


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Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Award Nominations

The Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award nominations are out for music, television, and movies, but we’re going to focus on the latter two here. Everything from cooking shows to talent competitions are covered, making the award show truly diverse in what they will be recognizing.

The award show airs March 12 and is very unique in that the fans get to vote on who they think deserves the hardware! Let’s get right to it and take a look at many of the big categories…

Favorite TV Show
Austin & Ally
Jessie
Girl Meets World
The Thundermans
Lab Rats: Bionic Island
Henry Danger

Favorite Family TV Show
The Muppets
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
The Big Bang Theory
Modern Family
Once Upon a Time
The Flash

Favorite Cartoon
ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks
Teen Titans Go!
The Amazing World of Gumball
Gravity Falls
Ninjago
SpongeBob SquarePants
Phineas & Ferb
Steven Universe

Favorite Talent Competition Show
America’s Got Talent
The Voice
Dance Moms
Dancing with the Stars
American Idol

Favorite Cooking Show
Cake Boss
Hell’s Kitchen
Cake Wars
Chopped Junior
MasterChef Junior
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

Favorite Movie
Ant-Man
Jurassic World
Pitch Perfect 2
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Cinderella
Daddy’s Home
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Favorite Animated Movie
Inside Out
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip
The Peanuts Movie
Home
Hotel Transylvania 2
Minions

Favorite Movie Actor
Will Ferrell – Brad Whitaker, Daddy’s Home
Chris Evans – Steve Rogers/Captain America, Avengers: Age of Ultron
Robert Downey Jr. – Tony Stark/Iron Man, Avengers: Age of Ultron
Chris Hemsworth – Thor, Avengers: Age of Ultron
John Boyega – Finn, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Chris Pratt – Owen, Jurassic World

Favorite Movie Actress
Rebel Wilson – Fat Amy, Pitch Perfect 2
Anna Kendrick – Beca, Pitch Perfect 2
Daisy Ridley – Rey, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Scarlett Johansson – Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, Avengers: Age of Ultron
Jennifer Lawrence – Katniss Everdeen, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2
Lily James – Cinderella, Cinderella


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Movies Opening This Weekend – February 5th – 2016 [videos]

Have you ever been to a fine restaurant and served small portions? What you immediately notice is that, although the servings are small, they are very tasty. That’s the best way do describe what’s on the menu this weekend. The Coen brothers serve up George Clooney and Scarlett Johansson, as they team up in an early Hollywood ‘behind the scenes’ comedy the whole family will love.

Zombies re-appear this weekend, this time in a Jane Austen’s classic. Couples will love the romance and foreign film offered this weekend, while Rebecca Hall, Jason Sudeikis, and Blythe Danner deliver in Tumbledown. Enjoy the movies this weekend – I always do!

Eisenstein in Guanajuato (2015)
(NR) 105 min – Biography
Director: Peter Greenaway
Stars: Elmer Bäck, Luis Alberti, Maya Zapata, Lisa Owen

Sergei Eisenstein, a film maker thrown out of Hollywood returns to Mexico to shoot a new film and discovers that the ties that bind are not so easily broken. If you like foregn/english films that pull back ghe covers of early Hollywood, then this is the movie for you. [watch trailer]

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016)
(PG-13) 108 min – Horror
Director: Burr Steers
Stars: Lily James, Lena Headey, Douglas Booth, Matt Smith

Zombies are all the rage, and in this Jane Austen’s classic, the upper classes battle an army of zombies. It’s a classic juxtaposition between centuries and theme. Long live the Un-dead! [watch trailer]

Southbound (2015)
(NR) 89 min – Sci-Fi
Directors: Roxanne Benjamin | David Bruckner | Patrick Horvath | Radio Silence
Stars: Kate Beahan, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Susan Burke, Zoe Cooper

A gang of tired travellers look their their worst nightmares stright in the eyes, and the film depicts the longest night for all the memebrs of the cast. [watch trailer]

Tumbledown (2015)
(R) 105 min – Comedy
Director: Sean Mewshaw
Stars: Rebecca Hall, Jason Sudeikis, Blythe Danner, Joe Manganiello

An acclaimed folk singer suddenly dies, and his young wife must deal with a harsh New York winter, and issues betwenher and her ate husband that will never be resolve. The performance by Jason Sudeikis is worth the price of admission. This is the Neil Simon inspired sctipt of today. [watch trailer]

The Choice (2016)
(PG-13) 111 min – Romance
Director: Ross Katz
Stars: Benjamin Walker, Teresa Palmer, Alexandra Daddario, Maggie Grace

Neighbors meet and fall in love only to discover that real love is hard work, and must journey through life’s trials and tribulations. This is the best romantic fil of 2016 so far. [watch trailer]

Hail, Caesar! (2016)
(PG-13) Comedy
Directors: Ethan Coen | Joel Coen
Stars: Channing Tatum, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes

The star of an early Hollywood days multi-million dollar picture is kidnapped and the studio spends the rest of the film trying to get him back, or do they? Josh Brolin and George Clooney are magnificent in this picture, and it’s a ‘must see’ this weekend. The Coen brothers usually knock it out of the park, and “Hail Caesar” is right up there with their best work. [watch trailer]

Regression (2015)
(R) 106 min – Thriller
Director: Alejandro Amenábar
Stars: Ethan Hawke, David Thewlis, Emma Watson, Dale Dickey

Imagine a world where Satan lives in the cult that pulls a dectective and psychoanalyst undercover to solve the rape of a yong girl. Ethan Hawke reminds us why he is deserving of our attention in this classic hollywood thriller. [watch trailer]


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Hollywood’s Birthdays

It’s a new week, so we have a new list of celebrities celebrating another year of birth. This week we have many stars turning a year older, so let’s get right to it…

Michael C. Hall turned 45 years old on Monday. He’s known for his work on Dexter, the hit show everyone binge watched at one point in their lives. He won a Screen Actor’s Guild Award and Golden Globe Award for the show.

Maura Tierney celebrates a birthday on Wednesday. Her best work came on NewsRadio and ER, where she played Lisa Miller and Dr. Abby Lockhart respectively. Recently, she played Helen Solloway in the 2014 show, The Affair.

Ashton Kutcher turns 38 on Sunday. He’s played many great roles, both in television and in the theater. We loved him in That 70’s Show as well as The Butterfly Effect. He replaced Charlie Sheen in 2 and a Half Men five years ago.

Wayne Gretzky, Ronda Rousey, Shakira, Gucci Mane, Hank Aaron, Bobby Brown and Roger Staubach all celebrate a birthday this week as well.


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Screen Actor’s Guild Winners

On Saturday night, the 2016 Screen Actor’s Guild Award show was performed with all the stars in attendance. We saw many amazing actors, actresses, and shows rewarded for their recent work. It was a wonderful sight to see. One thing that jumped out in particular was the amount of diversity amongst the winners. Let’s take a look at all of the winners from the award show…

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture – Spotlight
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role – Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role – Brie Larson, Room
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series – Downton Abbey
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series – Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series – Viola Davis – How to Get Away with Murder
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries – Idris Elba, Luther
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries – Queen Latifah – Bessie
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role – Idris Elba – Beasts of No Nation


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