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The 9 'Greatest' Moments in Golden Globes History

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When we think of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) and its annual televised Golden Globes ceremony, we think of class, dignity, decorum, integrity and above all, sobriety.

Also: It's Opposite Day.

As co-hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler look to follow in Ricky Gervais' wake at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards this Sunday, January 13, we take a look back at the over-the-top milestones of shocking behavior we've come to expect from our beloved Globes.

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In Memoriam 2011: Movie Folks We'll Miss

Every year, Hollywood loses some of its biggest talent -- on screen and off -- to sickness and tragedy. This year moviedom bid farewell to Golden Age legends (Elizabeth Taylor, Jane Russell), acclaimed character actors (Pete Postlethwaite, Michael Gough) and filmmakers young (Tim Hetherington) and old (Ken Russell).

We're taking a moment to pay tribute to 20 of the many actors, directors, producers and writers who died in 2011, but whose contributions to film will never be forgotten.

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The 15 Top Movie News Stories of 2011

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2
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2011 was a big year at the box office, with massive blockbusters ("Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2"), emotional performances ("Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2") and instant classics ("Harry Potter and ..." oh, you get it) all converging to make this one of the most intriguing cinematic years in recent memory.

But as big as the year was at the theater, many of this year's biggest stories weren't on screen at all, but rather behind the scenes. Hollywood controversies, shocking deaths and studio intrigue provided just some of the surprising and unforgettable headlines that helped shape the year in film. With that in mind, then, here's a look at some of the stories from 2011 that you'll be talking about for years to come. Get More »

Filed Under: Best of 2011 Features

Martin Scorsese Falls in Love With Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton

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Martin Scorsese is a human card catalog when it comes to all things movies, especially in regards to the golden age of cinema. His "Aviator" covered some of that early movie glamour, and his upcoming "Hugo Cabret" delves even deeper to the silent era.

In 1963, right about the time Scorsese was making his first short student films at NYU, all eyes were locked on the s**tstorm that was Fox's runaway production of "Cleopatra," further complicated by the affair brewing between stars Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Before you could say "Brangelina" these two were under the intense scrutiny of the media, with cameras stalking them and even the Vatican condemning their juicy relationship, which turned into an epic of passion, Oscars, heated fights, marriage, divorce, remarriage, and a love that couldn't be extinguished. Get More »

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My Favorite Movie: Rose McGowan

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"Right now I'm really in love with 'A Place in the Sun' because of Elizabeth Taylor.

"Making that film was actually the first time she said she fell in love with acting. She did it with Montgomery Clift, and she had been a child actress, but this movie for her was a new page. She said this movie was the first time she acted from the inside out, and I really think it shows. Her energy and just her passion for the story, it's all there. She was becoming such a force.

"It's definitely one of my favorite movies of all time.

"I'm introducing it at the Turner Classic Movies Film Festival at the end of April and it's an honor. I'll probably cry — I know myself."

Rose McGowan will next be seen in "Conan the Barbarian," which hits theaters this August, and will next star in the thriller "Rosewood Lane."

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Why Elizabeth Taylor Matters

Elizabet Taylor in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
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Blessed with great fortune and beset by tragedy throughout her life, two-time Academy Award-winner Elizabeth Taylor, who passed away today at the age of 79, has more than earned her place among cinema's lasting legends.

But why should an actress with scant modern screen credits remain relevant to the iPod generation? Well pop out those earbuds, 'cause we're about to tell you.

For starters, Taylor is not only one of Hollywood's greatest screen legends -- she, along with two-time husband Richard Burton, set the gold standard for celebrity coupledom decades before the likes of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie or Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. Get More »

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Elizabeth Taylor Dies at 79

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Elizabeth Taylor, one of the most iconic figures in Hollywood history, died today. She was 79.

A statement from her publicist said Taylor died peacefully at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, reports CNN.

The Academy Award-winning actress was  hospitalized six weeks ago for symptoms caused by congestive heart failure, which she was first diagnosed with in 2004. Taylor, who underwent heart surgery in 2009 to repair a defective valve, has had a series of medical issues, including skin cancer, pneumonia and osteoporosis, which in recent years had confined her to a wheelchair.

"Though she had recently suffered a number of complications, her condition had stabilized and it was hoped that she would be able to return home," the statement read. "Sadly, this was not to be." Get More »

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Dames With Guns!

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Even if "Red" weren't an awesome movie (and it is, we've seen it) we'd pay the price of admission to see Helen Mirren toting giant firearms.

The fact that she's 65 and tougher than we'll ever be is charming.

The fact that she was awarded the Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2003 and is tougher than we'll ever be is... mind-blowing.

Dames with guns, man. Could there be anything cooler?

We thought Helen was bearing arms alone, but check out the six other famous ladies we found kicking ass in the Order of Chivalry. Get More »

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