Posts Tagged ‘Academy Award’

Many Speculating that Anne Hathaway Could Win Academy Award for Role as Fantine

November 30, 2012

Universal Pictures is releasing a screen adaption of the musical ‘Les Miserables’ on December 25th. Blair Stover reports that the musical film will be starring Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway.

Anne Hathaway plays the ill-fated Fantine who becomes sick and turns to prostitution as a means to support her daughter. Hathaway shows off her impressive set of pipes with a musical number that is sure to bring a tear to the theater audience.

Hathaway had to go through some dramatic changes for this role. She had to lose 25 pounds and chopped off her hair to look more like the disease-ridden Fantine. Her first reaction to seeing her short hair was thinking that she ‘looked like her gay brother, Michael!’

Hathaway’s powerful role as Fantine has won over the crowd and many are expecting her to win the Best Supporting Actress award at the upcoming Academy Awards.

Other ‘Les Miserables’ co-stars include Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfriend, Sacha Baron Cohen, Colm Wilkinson and many others.

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Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth Welcome Their First Baby

October 8, 2012

Reese Witherspoon is a mom for the third time. Blair Stover has the baby details below.

Witherspoon’s rep confirmed that the Oscar winner and her new husband, Jim Toth, had their first child. The baby boy, Tennessee James Toth, was born on Thursday, September 27th.

Her rep stated, “Reese Witherspoon and husband Jim Toth welcomes Tennessee James into their family today. Both mom and baby are healthy and the entire family is thrilled.”

Back in March, a source said that the actress was ready to have another baby. They stated, “Right after the wedding, Reese expressed a desire to have a baby with Him. Reese has been very open with her kids about her plans to expand the family.”

Despite the rumors that Witherspoon was experiencing pregnancy troubles, she showed off her baby bump at many different events over the past few months.

Witherspoon also has two children from her previous marriage to Ryan Phillippe, 13-year-old Ava and 9-year-old Deacon.

We wish Reese and her new baby nothing but the best!

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Kathy Bates Fighting Breast Cancer for Past Two Months

September 16, 2012

Another movie star is fighting cancer and this time it is TV and film star Kathy Bates. A couple of weeks ago Bates announced on Twitter that she had been “in hiding” due to breast cancer issues over the course of the past couple of months. The Oscar award-winning actress, if you recall, had already had a bout with ovarian cancer earlier this year. Blair Stover has more details below.

“Hey All, sorry for the long silence. I was diagnosed with breast cancer 2 months ago & am recovering from a double mastectomy”, Bates tweeted just recently.

Even though she has been through a rough time over the course of the past year, she hasn’t lost her sense of humor. In fact she went on to tweet this response: “I don’t miss my breasts as much as I miss Harry’s Law. ;-) Thanks for all the sweet tweets. Y’all kept me going.”

Bates went on to explain the situation further in a formal statement to TODAY. She talked about how it wasn’t any secret that she was already a cancer survivor for nine years and even though she had already been dealing with issues of ovarian cancer again, very few people knew about the breast cancer. Bates decided, after careful consideration, to undergo the double mastectomy procedure. She went on to say that she will not need chemo or radiation.

She seems like the same old Oscar award-winning actress we all love as she stated she is ready to get back to work. We wish her all the best!

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