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Weekend Review: TCM Goes to the Oscars, Sherlock's "Last Vow"

Decorative statue at the 2013 Governors Awards

"It's a room full of excitement. It's a room full of sweat," recalls Ellen Burstyn, who won her Oscar in 1975 for Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore. "It's your bar mitzvah times a million," says director-writer Jason Reitman, a four-time nominee (Up in the Air, Juno) who remembers getting over his loss with a post-show visit to In-N-Out Burger. (My kind of guy.) "It's a bit like being in a car crash. Everything slows down, everything goes into slow motion," Helen Mirren reflects on the moment her name was read when she won in 2007 for The Queen.

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VIDEO: Carrie Underwood Sings and Stephen Moyer Dances in Sound of Music Live! Promo

Carrie Underwood

There's less than a month to go until The Sound of Music Live! premieres on NBC on Thursday, Dec. 5. Fortunately, the production's cast already looks hard at work in rehearsals for the famed Rogers & Hammerstein musical.

In this new promo for the three-hour special, fans get to hear star Carrie Underwood perform not one but... read more

HBO Revisits Controversial Supreme Court Case In Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight

Frank Langella and Christopher Plummer

He could float like a butterfly and sting like a bee. That we remember. But a lot of us have forgotten — and most younger people haven't a clue — that the world's most famous prizefighter, Muhammad Ali, lost many of his prime boxing years ­because he refused to take part in the Vietnam War. The HBO movie Muham­mad Ali's Greatest Fight reexamines his politically charged battle for a... read more

True Blood's Stephen Moyer Joins NBC's The Sound of Music

Stephen Moyer

True Blood star Stephen Moyer has been cast in the upcoming NBC production of The Sound of Music.

Moyer will play Capt. Georg Von Trapp, a World War I hero and single dad to seven children. Carrie Underwood is playing Maria, a former nun, who he hires to care for his children. He also -- spoiler alert! -- falls in love with her.

Fall TV cast shakeups!

The three-hour live TV movie will be based on the 1959 Broadway production, which won the Tony for Best Musical.Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer starred in the Academy Award-winning film adaptation.

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Amanda Plummer Joins Catching Fire

Amanda Plummer

Amanda Plummer has been cast in Catching Fire.

Plummer will play Wiress, the veteran tribute from District 3 who joins past winners to compete in the Quarter Quell games. The film is the second installment in the Hunger Games series, which stars Jennifer Lawrence.

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Spartacus Finds its Julius Caesar and Marcus Crassus

Todd Lasance, Simon Merrells

All hail Caesar!

Todd Lasance has been cast as the infamous ruler of Rome on Starz's Spartacus, the network announced Tuesday.

In the third season of the series... read more

SNL: Jonah Hill (Almost) Gets His Oscar, Thanks to Tom Hanks

Jonah Hill, Saturday Night Live

In case you hadn't heard, Jonah Hill was nominated for an Academy Award for Moneyball and — spoiler alert! — lost to Christopher Plummer. Luckily, it doesn't look like the loss has gone to his head at all, but we can't say the same about the nomination itself.

In a behind-the-scenes video showing Hill's week at Saturday Night Live, Hill seemed to have a bit of an ego problem, as evidenced by his small glasses and large glasses. However, the real laughs came once Hill realized the error of his ways, thanks to a visit from two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks. Hanks stopped by to show off his statues (dubbed "Philly" and "Forest") and to... read more

Roush Review: Silence Would Have Been Golden at the Oscars

Billy Crystal

February's Big Event Scorecard: The Grammys had Adele. The Super Bowl had Eli Manning. The Oscars, the last and least of these annual TV spectacles, had ... Cirque du Soleil? And endless pointless montages of movie stars gushing about how wonderful the movies are. And Billy Crystal recycling age-old shtick, including the "What are they thinking?" gag that had us squirming along with the celebs in their seats, making for a night that was (to borrow from a nominated title) Extremely Long and Incredibly Dull.

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The Artist, Hugo and Meryl Streep Top Oscars

Meryl Streep

The Artist and Hugo topped Sunday's Academy Awards with five statuettes each, with the former winning Best Picture, while Meryl Streep won her long-awaited third Oscar after 29 years.

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The Artist is the first silent film to win the top honor since Wings triumphed at the first Oscars in ...
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The Artist Tops Independent Spirit Awards

The Artist, Jean Dujardin

The Artist was the big winner at Saturday's Independent Spirit Awards with four wins, including Best Feature.

In what might be a portent of Sunday's Academy Awards, Jean Dujardin took home to the trophy for Best Male Lead for his portrayal of Hollywood silent era star George Valentin. The French actor recently won a BAFTA, Cannes Film Festival award, SAG and Golden Globe for the role.

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