"Ben Affleck got robbed."
That's what newly minted Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper said on Thursday's Today show after the Argo director was shockingly left off the Best Director lineup. Cooper isn't the only one who feels that way, nor is Affleck the only major shocker of Thursday's Oscar nominations. Here are our top surprises and snubs:
Lincoln topped the 85th Academy Awards nominations with 12 on a short list rife with surprises.
The Steven Spielberg drama will vie for Best Picture honors against Amour, Argo, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Django Unchained, Les Miserables, Life of Pi, Silver Linings Playbook and Zero Dark Thirty.
Spielberg is up ...
CBS is serious about tackling broadcast TV's summer problem, and to prove it, the network is hauling out two big names: Steven Spielberg and Stephen King.
The Steves are behind the upcoming 13-episode CBS summer series Under the Dome, based on King's best-selling thriller about a New England town that becomes sealed off from the rest of the world.
Bad news, Smash fans. You may not have seen the last of Broadway's most annoying assistant just yet.
"Ellis is still alive," executive producer Neil Meron told reporters with a laugh at NBC's winter TV previews Sunday. "How could we forget Ellis?"
Much to the contrary, the much-maligned character is just one...
If there's one thing we can count on from the Golden Globes, it's that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association will never fail to be simultaneously great and frustrating. Such was the case with its nominations for the 70th annual show. Smash — yes, Smash — managed a series nod, while Mad Men is nowhere to be seen. But those weren't the only shockers Thursday morning.
Sean Astin, Corey Feldman
The Goonies never say die, and here's proof. More than 27 years after the fan favorite film was released, two of its stars are back together, this time on TV.
Corey Feldman recently joined Sean Astin in the sound booth at the Nickelodeon Animation Studios in Burbank, Calif., where the two recorded voiceovers for a Season 2 episode of Nickelodeon's hit Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
You can cross Steven Spielberg off the list of directors who would helm a new Star Wars film.
Following Disney's acquisition of LucasFilm — the company behind filmmaker George Lucas' beloved sci-fi franchise — a new Star Wars film is slated to hit theaters in 2015. But Spielberg...
Media mogul Oprah Winfrey topped Forbes' list of the highest-paid celebrities, raking in $165 million between May 2011 and May 2012.
Winfrey, whose earnings actually fell by $125 million from the previous year, remains at the top thanks to the final season of The Oprah Winfrey Show, as well as her eponymous magazine, OWN, her spin-off shows and Sirius radio deal.
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Coming in just behind Winfrey is movie director Michael Bay, who earned $160 million. His Blockbuster film Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon, which he earns profits on, took in a whopping $1.1 billion at the box office.
Steven Spielberg took the No. 3 spot, earning $130 million in the last year. His company DreamWorks produced Falling Skies, Terra Nova and Smash for television and the Oscar-nominated films The Adventures of Tintin and War Horse.
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TNT has renewed Falling Skies for a third season.
The post-apocalyptic drama stars Noah Wyle as Tom, an unlikely leader against an alien invasion.
Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson is joining Smash for a multi-episode arc, NBC announced Friday.
Hudson, 30, will play a Tony-winning Broadway star who has a...