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'Harry Potter,' 'Black Swan' and The Biebs Score Grammy Noms

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2
Warner Bros.

The sound of Hogwarts is apparently music to Grammy's ears.

Even if the last "Harry Potter" adventure doesn't manage to conjure up some halfway decent Oscar nominations, we can at least rest assured that Grammy is a fan of "Deathly Hallows - Part 2." The film has been nominated in the category of Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media, along with "Black Swan," "The King's Speech," "The Shrine" and "TRON: Legacy" (go Daft Punk!).

"Burlesque," the movie that teamed up Cher and Christina Aguilera, managed to score two nominations: one for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media ("Tangled" was the only other film nominated in this television-dominated category) and another for Cher's "You Haven't Seen the Last of Me," which was nominated for Best Song Written For Visual Media. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Grammy.com

Fox Dismisses 'Black Swan' Intern Suit as Bogus

Natalie Portman in Black Swan
Fox Searchlight

How do we love thee, "Black Swan?" Let us count the ways.

First, you are probably the only movie that could convince two of America's biggest mainstream sex symbols to get that kind of raunchy in the name of art. We love you for your twisted plot, the Portman child whose conception you are in some way responsible for, and last, but not least, the seemingly endless number of jerks coming out of the woodwork saying they had a hand in making you.

Following the filing of a lawsuit by two interns who claim Fox violated wage laws by employing unpaid staffers, the studio has responded with what may be their biggest twist ending: the interns never worked there at all. (Cue spooky "Swan Lake" music). Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Deadline

Interns Sue 'Black Swan' For Being Treated as Interns

Natalie Portman in Black Swan
Fox Searchlight

No, making coffee and taking out the trash don't necessarily qualify as "educational" activities.

Apparently unpaid interns are no longer willing to do the often agonizing tasks that unpaid interns are usually called upon to do, as two of them are suing the producers of "Black Swan" for their tedious intern experience whilst working on the Oscar-winning hit, according to The New York Times. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Vulture

The 9 Sexiest Movie Couples Ever... This Millennium

Chemistry is a funny thing. Some couples have it, some couples don’t. If the trailer for "Friends with Benefits" is any indication, Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis most definitely have that special something. It doesn't hurt that they’re both madly attractive stars with banging bodies.

In honor of this sexy pairing -- thank you, casting gods! -- we've compiled our picks for the hottest on-screen couples to grace the silver screen this century (ie, since 2000). Guys, loosen up that collar. Ladies, turn on that AC.

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2011 MTV Movie Awards Preview: Best Kiss

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Summit

Admit it. When it comes to the MTV Movie Awards, Best Kiss is so totally your favorite category.

Oh sure, the other categories are cool and fun and important and blah blah whatever. But kissing is sexy. It's romantic. When done right, it makes your pulse race. It's... well, do you need any more reasons than that?

Pucker up, grab a bucket of popcorn, a partner (optional) and some Chapstick, and relive the greatest kisses of 2010.

 

 

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Filed Under: Awards MTV Movie Awards

2011 MTV Movie Awards Preview: Best Female Performance

Natalie Portman in Black Swan
Fox Searchlight

Who says there are no interesting roles for women anymore?

The nominees for this year's MTV Movie Award for Best Female Performance acted in movies of all genres, from comedy to fantasy to drama to horror/thriller. They performed magic spells, sprouted feathers, lied about their sexual and romantic lives, fell in love with vampires.

And they didn't just hold their own against the boys -- some of them carried the movies entirely on their shoulders. Chicks rule! Check out the lovely and talented nominees for Best Female Performance. Get More »

Filed Under: Awards MTV Movie Awards

2011 MTV Movie Awards Preview: Best Movie

Inception
Warner Bros.

Oscars, schmoscars. When it comes to the best movie of 2010, our friends at the MTV Movie Awards have their own ideas about which films should make the cut.

It was, in the end, a pretty cool year for movies. In 2011, we feasted on twisty thrillers, fantasy flicks about wizards and vampires, and a movie about some site called Facebook. All of them made us think, jump, swoon, laugh and even cry.

Who cares what the Academy thinks? We've got your Best Movie nominees right here.

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Filed Under: Awards MTV Movie Awards

Natalie Portman Addresses 'Black Swan' Double Drama

Natalie Portman in "Black Swan"
Fox Searchlight

All that doppelganger drama in "Black Swan" isn't half as exciting as what's been playing out off screen between Natalie Portman and her ballet double, Sarah Lane.

First, Lane got her tutu in a twist and claimed she did most of Portman's footwork, then director Darren Aronofsky, co-star Mila Kunis, and choreographer Benjamin Millipied all cried fowl — er, foul — and said that just wasn't so.

Now Portman has stopped dancing around the issue and is setting the record straight.

"I had a chance to make something beautiful with this film," she told E! Online, "and I don't want to give in to the gossip." Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: E! Online

Mila Kunis And Darren Aronofsky Chime In On Swangate

Mila Kunis in Black Swan
Fox Searchlight

Last week, 27-year-old ballet soloist Sarah Lane dropped a bombshell that set the town ablaze with what barely qualifies as scandal, claiming she actually did most of the dancing in "Black Swan" for Natalie Portman and was told to keep her trap shut during Oscar season. Boo-frickin'-hoo.

This argument is ridiculous, of course, since the soul of Portman's performance is not her dancing but whether she pulls off the arc of mental disintegration the character goes through, which she does in spades. Would "Raging Bull" be less compelling if we told you that was De Niro in a fat suit at the end instead of really gaining all that weight? (For the record, it was real Oscar flab.) Would Arnold Schwarzenegger be less awesome in "Terminator 2" if you knew Arnie didn't have a metal endoskeleton grafted onto the bones under his skin? Okay, Arnold's not a robot (we think), but you get the idea. Get More »

Filed Under: Movie News | Source: Entertainment Weekly

'Black Swan' Dances Onto DVD/Blu-ray

Black Swan DVD
Fox Searchlight

"Black Swan" director Darren Aronofsky is a visionary, no question. (Just look back at his body of work - from "Pi" to "The Wrestler," Aronofsky likes his tales dark and gritty.)

What he also is? A terrific actor's director. Over the brief span of his young career, he's wrung out two Oscar-nominated lead performances (Mickey Rourke for "The Wrestler" and Ellen Burstyn for "Requiem for a Dream") and a win for Natalie Portman's searing turn in "Black Swan."

In Aronofsky's fevered take on the inner-workings of the ballet world, Portman plays prima ballerina Nina. Treated at home like an infant by her overbearing mother (Barbara Hershey), and loathed by her peers in her New York ballet company, Nina has it rough. Thing start to look up once she is cast as the lead in a production of "Swan Lake." Get More »

Filed Under: DVD & Blu-ray
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