Voters for future film awards will think twice about praising Mariah Carey‘s performance in Precious after seeing her acceptance speech at the Palm Springs Film Festival, except those who hope to see her embarrass herself all over again. Stepping on stage to accept Breakthrough Actress with director Lee Daniels—was he there to prop her up?—the superstar danced a little before pausing, sighing and announcing “Please forgive me, because I’m a little bit, um…” Following an unkind suggestion from the audience, she nodded “Yeah…”
Rambling on about the film, the book Push and meeting Lifetime Achievement Award winner Helen Mirren (coincidentally cast for Carey’s role in Precious before dropping out), Carey began applauding, dropped a finger snap and admitted she could be “difficult.” Several minutes—and attempts to applaud her off–later, she thanked the audience for “listening to her little spiel” and departed. Said Sean Penn later in the night, “Think anything’s going to make YouTube tonight?” Uh…yeah.
Actor Kevin Bacon, star of such iconic movies as Footloose, A Few Good Men, and Frost/Nixon, will be honored at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards as the recipient of the Joel Siegel Award. Meryl Streep, his co-star in The River Wild, is set to present him with the award.
Check out the official press release under the jump, and visit the CCMA’s website and Tweet Tracker for the latest news on the show, which airs on VH1 on January 15th at 9:00 PM ET/PT.
Here come the Swingers and Wedding Crashers jokes! Vince Vaughn married girlfriend Kyla Weber at a private ceremony in Chicago last Saturday. “They could not be happier,” an insider told People. This is Vaughn and Weber’s first marriage, though the Four Christmases star was previously attached to Joey Lauren Adams and, most notoriously, Jennifer Aniston after her split with Brad Pitt (Vaughn had co-starred with Pitt in Mr. & Mrs. Smith). Vaughn proposed to Weber in February of last year.
When somebody is attacked by a flock of hungry roast chickens, it’s clear that this isn’t your everyday animation. Capping a tremendous year for ‘toons, Cloudy‘s bizarro set-up involves a young inventor who creates a device that makes giant morsels fall from the sky. The road to surreal excess is paved with good intentions and soon chaos reigns along with the bolognese. Anna Faris and Bill Hader’s voices are in amongst the weirdness.
Extras:The two-disc special edition boasts Hader’s commentary track, featurettes on the production and vocal cast, games, deleted scenes and more.
The New Year is upon us, and while resolutions and wishes are abound, we’re wondering what’s brewing in the world of cinema. Anticipation is already sky-high for the third film of The Twilight Saga and the first half of the final film of the Harry Potter series, but what else is waiting in the wings? We’ve got Angelina Jolie in a wig, Megan Fox in a corset, and an uber buff Jake Gyllenhaal.
Here are 10 movies worth your $12.50 + popcorn in 2010.
The Wolfman: February 12th
Benicio Del Toro has been holding out on us! Typically attracted to critic-friendly films (Traffic, Things We Lost in the Fire, Che), Del Toro gets horrific for Valentine’s Day weekend in The Wolfman,starring as the legendary moon-hatin’ monster. Critics’ Choice-nominatedEmily Blunt plays his fur-lovin’ love interest and always-great Anthony Hopkins co-stars as Del Toro’s father.
Alice in Wonderland: March 5th
Tim Burton + Johnny Depp. Do we really need to say more? Previous collaborations of the eccentric duo include Edward Scissorhands, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. This fantastical gothic version of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale is sure to be visually stunning and over-the-top. Naturally Johnny Depp is The Mad Hatter, while Australian actress Mia Wasikowska snagged the role as Alice. Burton’s wife Helena Bonham Carter plays the part of The Red Queen with Anne Hathaway as The White Queen. Other highlights include Alan Rickman as The Caterpillar and Michael Sheen as The White Rabbit. Can you feel our excitement?
Golden Globe and Academy Award winner, Marion Cotillard has raised the bar once again with her performance in the musical Nine earning her a CCMA nomination and another Golden Globe nomination. Marion not only enchants on the big screen, but she also dazzles us with her remarkable beauty on and off the red carpet. Browse through 25 of Marion Cotillard’s hottest looks throughout the years and be sure to tune into the CCMAs on January 15 at 9 PM EST on VH1.
What better time than the end of a decade to muse about aging, decaying and even death? Maybe that’s why forensic artist Joe Mullins used “the latest computer technology” to predict what some of today’s biggest celebrities will look like after another decade passes. Interestingly, he “took into account each of the A-listers’ lifestyles to predict how they might look in 2020.” (Translation: Forensic artists know what cocaine and eating disorders do to a body!) But what the artist could not know is that Madonna will replace her face with a new one by 2020 – and it will look exactly like this!
Nobody watches Megan Fox for the acting, but she’s wickedly entertaining in Juno scribe Diablo Cody‘s take on the high school horror genre. Slutty Jennifer (Fox) and good-girl Anita (Mamma Mia!‘s Amanda Seyfried) are BFFs. Following her abduction by a pathetic indie band, Jennifer starts behaving very strangely. She’s still slutty, though. This being Cody, there’s plenty of verbal wit and smart observations to go with the ectoplasmic vomit and dismemberment. Worth checking out.
Extras: The standard DVD has commentary tracks from Cody and director Karyn Kusama. The Blu-Ray also offers deleted scenes, featurettes, a video diary and a gag reel.
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Sexiest Man AliveJohnny Depp has been left out of this year’s awards race so far, but he’ll always be at the top of the A-list in our hearts. In 2009, he opted for a summer blockbuster portraying one gorgeous John Dillinger in Public Enemies. From Cry-Baby to Edward Scissorhands to Pirates of the Caribbean, his versatility knows no bounds and we’re waiting with baited breath for his role as The Mad Hatter in Tim Burton‘s Alice in Wonderland, due out March 5th. How well do you know the quirky, sexy, and oft-reclusive Johnny Depp?
Rachel McAdams ran away with our hearts in The Notebook, made us cringe in Mean Girls, and held her own amidst comedy veterans in Wedding Crashers. The versatile, stunning actress will seemingly continue her hot streak as Irene Adler in Sherlock Holmes. While she’s managed to maintain her credibility by keeping a low-profile off-screen, she’s no shrinking violet when the time comes to get glam’d up. Take a look back at her year in fashion. [Photos: Getty Images]