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Style Wars: Blondes In Berlin

There was no shortage of bombshells at the German premiere of Sherlock Holmes last night. Lead actress Rachel McAdams looked beautiful in a blue one-sleeved gown and pin-curled bob. January Jones of Mad Men strolled the red carpet looking ravishing in a fitted black number with mega-ruffled shoulders. Which petite blonde looked better? [Photos: Getty Images]

Also in Berlin was Sherlock himself Robert Downey, Jr. with his wife Susan, villain Mark Strong, and director Guy Ritchie. Reppin’ her home country, Inglourious Basterds‘ beauty Diane Kruger stopped by.

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Style Wars: Clooney’s Co-Stars

The nomination-heavy trio of Up in the Air got dolled up for the National Board of Review Gala last night in NYC. Dueling for Best Supporting Actress at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards this Friday, Vera Farmiga and Anna Kendrick donned entirely different looks for the glamorous affair. Farmiga went with a form-fitting LBD while Kendrick got frilly in a pastry-esque ensemble. Which award season darling looked best? [Photos: Getty Images]

Leading man of Up in the Air George Clooney was just down the carpet with his gal pal at his side. Elisabetta Canalis has become a mainstay on the Cloonster’s arm, accompanying him to another industry event again last night. We must say, the two make a gorgeous, and visibly smitten, pair.

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EXCLUSIVE: It’s Anything Goes As Adam Lambert, Sarah Silverman Take Critics’ Choice Stage

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The Critics’ Choice Movie Awards isn’t known for drama. It’s known for its uncanny tendency to predict Oscar winners. That’s why Adam Lambert and Sarah Silverman presenting an award together at the show might feel like a wolf pack of two casing a herd of fenced-in sheep. Need we remind you that “Good Morning America” recently cut an upcoming Adam Lambert performance after his same sex AMAs kiss? Remember Sarah dissing both Paris Hilton and Hollywood at the MTV Movie Awards? Now we have two of America’s most provocative mainstream personalities on the same  stage at the same time talking to a captive group of Hollywood’s elite. And we haven’t even mentioned that Tracy  Morgan is also presenting!

Additional higlights of the show: Nick Jonas & The Administration will serve as the Critics’ Choice house band; special tribute will be paid to recently deceased director John Hughes by John Krasinski, Amy Poehler and Death Cab for Cutie, which will perform “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” from “The Breakfast Club”; and Kevin Bacon will be presented with a philanthropic award by no less than Meryl Streep. Additional presenters include Will Arnett, Jason Bateman, Kristen Bell, Emily Blunt, Cedric the Entertainer, Bradley Cooper, Rob Corddry, Abbie Cornish, Josh Duhamel, Zac Efron, Vera Farmiga, Heather Graham, Ed Helms, Samuel L. Jackson, Ken Jeong, Tobey Maguire, Amy Poehler, Craig Robinson, Zoe Saldana and Susan Sarandon.

Hosted by Kristin Chenoweth, Critics’ Choice will air live on VH1 Friday, Jan. 15 at 9:00PM ET. Check back here as we live-blog the show with our partner sites, including AOL’s Moviefone, The Envelope, The Huffington Post, BestWeekEver and fashion experts Refinery29. Sign up below for an e-mail reminder for our Critics’ Choice Live Blog Party.

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George Clooney And Elisabetta Canalis Pick Up A Trophy In NY

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George Clooney won’t be stepping off the red carpet any time soon. Sure, his three 2009 movies are all premiered out—but it’s trophy season, baby! Clooney and girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis were in Manhattan last night to pick up a Best Actor award for Up In The Air from the NY Film Critics’ Circle (his Fantastic Mr. Fox also won Best Animated Film). Clooney seemed to be in a great mood despite drinks coming well before dinner—or perhaps because of it. “I got the chicken about five minutes ago, so I’m Mariah Carey f—ed up right now,” he joked during his first trip to the podium for Fox (he sobered up by his speech for Air). Earlier on the red carpet, he made he cracked another zinger to People, this one about his Miss Canalis. “She’s homely, but what can you do?” When you’re George Clooney, who can’t you do?

Having snagged Best Actor from the National Board Of Review and a handful local film circles before his latest win, Clooney has a good shot of picking up another nod at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards this weekend. Find out if he wins on Friday, January 15th at 9PM EST – only on VH1.

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Mila Kunis Is Marvelous At The Book Of Eli Premiere

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Watch out, Ashton Kutcher! If Mila Kunis keeps it up, the Twitter enthusiast won’t be the hottest star to come out of That ’70s Show much longer (sorry, Topher Grace fans). Already a proven comedic talent thanks to films like Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Extract (let’s not forget she’s still voicing Meg on Family Guy, too), the Ukranian-born actress has her best shot yet of achieving action stardom as well in the upcoming apocalyptic thriller The Book Of Eli, which should hopefully do better than her last attempt at the genre, Max Payne.

Longtime boyfriend Macaulay Culkin wasn’t with Kunis at Eli‘s LA premiere last night, but plenty of other celebs were, including co-stars Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman and Jennifer Beals. Check out their red carpet fashion—as well as the outfits on Rosario Dawson and Taraji P. Henson—in the gallery below.

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Spider-Man 4 Cancelled, Series To Restart Without Tobey Maguire

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Sony’s Columbia Pictures has decided to scrap Spider-Man 4, scheduled for 2011, after more than two years of pre-production. Instead, the studio will reboot the series entirely, jettisoning director Sam Raimi and star Tobey Maguire. “Peter Parker is going back to high school when the next Spider-Man hits theaters in the summer of 2012. Says the company’s statement, “[Columbia and Marvel Studios] are moving forward with a film based on a script by James Vanderbilt that focuses on a teenager grappling with both contemporary human problems and amazing super-human crises.”

This isn’t the first time an action franchise has wiped the slate clean, but it usually happens years after a flop like Batman & Robin or Superman IV: The Quest For Peace. But Spider-Man 3 made almost $900 million worldwide less than three years ago. So what happened?

While Raimi is polite in the studio’s press release (“While we were looking forward to doing a fourth one together, the studio and Marvel have a unique opportunity to take the franchise in a new direction”) it’s known he was clashing with the studio over the planned sequel’s cast—he wanted to use winged criminal The Vulture (think John Malkovich), they wanted sexy seductress The Black Cat (think Anne Hathaway). Raimi had been averse to using Venom in Spidey 3, and while the film was a hit, some fans didn’t appreciate Raimi’s love of dance sequences and old-timey melodrama. Since Maguire, Raimi and co-star Kirsten Dunst were an all-for-one/one-for-all team, Sony must have decided they’d be better off without them. Following the massive success of Avatar, some are even speculating James Cameron (who campaigned for the franchise before Raimi got the nod) may take over to bring the character into 3D. Truth is, they might need a director that exciting to make up for this bad buzz.

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FABlife’s DVD Pick Of The Week

The Hurt Locker

The most acclaimed movie of 2009 is also the best action movie in years. A bomb disposal unit cleaning explosives off the Baghdad streets gets a new colonel. He’s brilliant and dangerous, jeopardizing his team to save others. Is this the kind of person we need in our armed forces? Director Kathryn Bigelow (Point Break) never lectures. She’s too busy pulling off suspense sequences that will keep audiences up late at night. The film has already garnered Critics’ ChoiceGolden Globe, and SAG nods. Look for Jeremy Renner and Anthony Mackie to score Oscar noms later this month. Essential.

Extras: Commentary with Bigelow and scriptwriter Mark Boal. A featurette which looks at filming in Jordan.

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Natalie Portman: The Ultimate Quiz

While Natalie Portman‘s been overlooked for a Critics’ Choice or Golden Globe nom, her performance in Brothers was nothing less than what we’ve come to expect from the absurdly talented 28 year old. The gorgeous low-profile actress has starred in an astounding amount of acclaimed films given her age, including Closer, Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, V For Vendetta, and Garden State. Take our Ultimate Quiz and see how well you know the silver screen stunner. Plus, see a red carpet timeline of Natalie Portman’s fashion choices.

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Anvil Fights Back After Oscar Snub

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When the Academy unveiled its shortlist of 15 nominees for Best Documentary in November, it seemed shocking that “Anvil! The Story of Anvil,” which VH1 acquired, didn’t make the cut. After all, it was on Top 10 lists by most major publications and was arguably one of year’s most-loved movies. (See the New Yorker’s “Anvil!” review: “Suffice it to say that the emotion that swept the cinema, at the climax, seemed unanimous, binding, and true: pretty much all that we ask of a movie …”)

Regardless of the reason for the Oscar snub (Entertainment Weekly believes its because the out-of-touch Academy favors docs with social and political themes), the members of Anvil are staying true to their optimistic selves by launching an “Anvil for Best Pic” Twitter campaign (you can retweet to support!). We’re not holding out hope that the Academy will listen, but at least the Critics’ Choice Awards got it right by nominating “Anvil! The Story of Anvil” for Best Documentary. Tune in Friday at 8PM EST on VH1 to see if it wins. [Photo: WireImage]

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Just Released: Official Poster Art For Remember Me

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Robert Pattinson admirers rejoice! The official one-sheet for his non-vampire flick, Remember Me, has just made its debut. He looks simply adorable in black and white with co-star Emilie de Ravin

See more shots from Remember Me below. The film is slated to hit theaters March 12th. [Poster: Courtesy of Summit Entertainment]

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