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A Whole New Meaning To “The Gloved One” In Spoof For Critics’ Choice

This Is It was one of our favorite films of 2009, but it was missing something…and we think we just found it. Sure, the film was all about the music of Michael Jackson, but what about giving some respect to his famous glove??? It seems everyone except  Kristin Chenoweth forgot about that notorious piece of handwear. As she gears up to host the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards on Friday night at 9PM EST on VH1, allow us to provide you with her latest video short, which has her looking like a cross between a flashy disco ball, a gummy bear and an oven mitt. It’s a real sight to behold, and you’re seeing it exclusively here before it airs on the show.

In addition to Chenoweth’s stellar hosting skills, the show will feature a whole boatload of A-list presenters – where else can you find Meryl Streep mixing with Amy Poehler, or Adam Lambert hobnobbing with Bradley Cooper? With this kind of talent on-hand, someone has to cover it, so check back with us while we live blog the whole thing. To participate on your mobile, text TALK to 22422 or search VH1 in the iTunes App Store to download the Watch and Discuss Live Chat mobile app.  It’s free and works on BlackBerry, iPhone and other phones.

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George Clooney, MTV And VH1 Team Up For Massive Star-Studded Haiti Fundraiser

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Details are trickling in as we type … But we’re hearing about a fundraiser for Haiti that is being masterminded by George Clooney. Allegedly MTV has agreed to air a bi-coastal happening on all of its channels (MTV, BET, CMT and our beloved VH1) in an attempt to provide much-needed support for the devasted victims of the earthquake.

According to Showbiz411, which broke the story today, Clooney was busy recruiting celebs at a party for Up in the Air last night — and Sting, after being approached, was overheard saying “Where do I go?” The timing for recruiting talent could not be better as nearly every A-list actor will be attending the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards on Friday and then the Golden Globes on Sunday. Expect to hear a lot about Haiti in upcoming acceptance speeches!

It’s hard to imagine this event going down without music. We can’t confirm anything at this time, but a straight talking-head telethon just isn’t how VH1 or MTV rolls. Plus, can you imagine Sting without his guitar? Exactly.

After the jump, we start the Official Haiti Fundraiser Celebrity Lineup Guessing Game, which includes Wyclef Jean, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Matt Damon, Diddy, U2, Alicia Keys, Coldplay, Shakira, John Legend, Adam Lambert, Ryan Seacrest and the Dixie Chicks. (But first, find out how you can help at the White House’s website.)

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EXCLUSIVE: Kristin Chenoweth, Critics’ Choice Have Us In A Death Grip

When you think of Star Trek‘s Mr. Spock, you think cold and unemotional. When you think of actors that fit that description, maybe Kristin Chenoweth isn’t your first choice, but man, does that woman have range. Chenoweth, who is hosting the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards this Friday at 9PM EST on VH1 is no longer just America’s Sweetheart, she’s Vulcan’s Sweetheart too, judging from this clip, which will be aired as part of the show.

Chenoweth gave a lengthy and hilarious interview to Best Week Ever earlier this week (although we think you should click the link just to see her dolled up like 2009′s most hilarious orphan), and we can’t wait to see what happens when her act goes live. Speaking of live, we’ll be live-blogging the whole affair so don’t forget to check us out. Sign up for a reminder below.

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Style Wars: Women Of Nine Lookin’ Fine

Tied with Inglourious Basterds for the most Critics’ Choice Movie Awards nominations, Nine held a screening for the Italians last night in Rome. Gorgeous A-listers Penelope Cruz and Marion Cotillard represented the star-studded cast on the red carpet, and looked mighty fine doing so. Cruz was elegant in a pale pink curve-hugging beaded gown, while Cotillard showed some leg in a draped black velvet dress. Both of these critically-beloved actresses consistently bring their A-game to the red carpet, but who looked better last night? [Photos: Getty Images]

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Kristin Chenoweth’s “Twilight” Audition Turns Bloody

With a Critics’ Choice lineup that includes Adam Lambert and Sarah Silverman, we had a hunch that this year’s show would feel a bit younger and maybe a bit sexier. Now it’s official! We just got our hands exclusively on a skit that will air as part of the show. The clip contains CCMA host Kristin Chenoweth making a bloody mess of herself while auditioning to play Bella in New Moon. We’re sure these skits will provide comic relief between thoughtful acceptance speeches made by A-list actors.

To find out what other skits might be in store, check out Best Week Ever‘s interview with Kristin Chenoweth. Watch the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards Friday at 9PM EST on VH1 and check back here for a live-blog of the show.

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Penelope Cruz’s Top 25 Hottest Outfits Ever

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Stunning starlet Penelope Cruz continues to take our breath away both on and off-screen. She is currently starring in Pedro Almodovar‘s Broken Embraces which is nominated for a Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Foreign Language Film and co-starring in the musical Nine which is also up for a Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Picture. When Penelope is  not sizzling on the big screen, she’s busy making jaws drop with her flawless features and fearless fashion picks.

Browse through 25 of Penelope Cruz’s hottest looks and outfits over the years, and be sure to tune into the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards on Friday, January 15th at 9PM EST – only on VH1. [Photo: Getty Images]

1. Goth Meets Glam
2. Biker Chick
3. Pretty Penelope
4. Let’s Tango
5. Shimmer & Shine
6. Short & Sexy
7. Sexy In Leather
8. Beige Bombshell
9. Beautiful Bride
10. Scarlet Fever
11. Little Black Dress
12. Business & Pleasure
13. Red, White & Blue
14. Bonjour!
15. Red Carpet Hottie
16. Tied Up
17. Lovely Latinas
18. Star-Studded
19. Hip-Hop Honey
20. Dazzling Diamond
21. Lady In Lace
22. Red Hot
23. Cute & Casual
24. Bold & Beautiful
25. Twins

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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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