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Kristen Stewart Snubbed by Screen Actors Guild, Despite Sony Hype

Kristen Stewart was aced out of a nomination for a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) film award for her role in “Still Alice,” raising questions about the wisdom of a Sony honcho who vowed to campaign for the “Twilight” actress to win an Oscar. Michael Barker, co-chief executive of Sony Pictures Classic, said in October that Stewart’s work in the picture is her best. Instead, nominations went to Patricia Arquette for her role as Olivia in “Boyhood,” Keira Knightley for her role as Joan Clarke in “The Imitation Game,” and Emma Stone who played Sam in the Searchlight film “Birdman.” Also nominated were Meryl Streep for her role as the witch in Disney’s “Into the Woods” and Naomi Watts for her role as Daka in “St. Vincent.”...
Emma Stone Performance Intense in New 'Birdman' Trailer (watch!) 2

Emma Stone Performance Intense in New ‘Birdman’ Trailer (watch!)

Emma Stone received rave reviews last night at the New York Film Festival for her performance in “Birdman,” a portion of which was captured in a new trailer for the Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu film. Stone plays the daughter and personal assistant of a washed-up actor, played by Michael Keaton. The picture also stars Naomi Watts and Edward Norton....
Michael Keaton Swoops Onto Big Screen in Birdman; See the Trailer! 4

Michael Keaton Swoops Onto Big Screen in Birdman; See the Trailer!

Michael Keaton last flew through the skies in a starring role in Tim Burton’s Batman series in the late ’80s and early ’90s. But he’s back as a new superhero in the new trailer for “Birdman.” Keaton stars with a top cast that includes Emma Stone, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Zach Galifianakis, Naomi Watts and Amy Ryan. Keaton plays Riggan Thomson, a down-on-his-luck actor once know for his own superhero role. He tries to stage a comeback in a Broadway play. ...
One Direction New Song Leaks; Tribute to Princess Diana? (listen!) 6

One Direction New Song Leaks; Tribute to Princess Diana? (listen!)

“One Direction,” the UK boy band made up by Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson, have a new single out either by accident or design. The tune, “Diana” popped up on the Internet today (Sept. 21) and some fans are calling it a tribute to Princess Diana. The band is hard at work on a new album, titled Midnight Memories....
Naomi Watts' 'Diana' Ripped by UK Critics; Racism a Factor? 8

Naomi Watts’ ‘Diana’ Ripped by UK Critics; Racism a Factor?

Naomi Watt’s outing in what must be one of the most difficult roles of her career, playing Princess Diana in a new biopic, is getting ravaged by British movie critics. They’re not only savaging her performance, but just about everything else. Is racism playing a role? The film, which focuses on her love affair with Pakistani heart surgeon Hasnat Khan, had its worldwide premiere in London....
Robert Pattinson's Queen of the Desert Film Update; On, Again! 16

Robert Pattinson’s Queen of the Desert Film Update; On, Again!

Robert Pattinson’s upcoming movie “Queen of the Desert” is back on again and will begin filming in September, despite an earlier report that filming likely would be pushed into next year because of scheduling problems for leading lady Naomi Watts. Pattinson, Watts and Jude Law were slated to star in the Werner Herzog-directed film....