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PopWatch Planner: Christmas movies, dragon tattoos... and Justin Bieber

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Well, not so much here in Los Angeles, where the only snow is the fake kind at the mall, but definitely on TV and in theaters. Whether you can’t get enough of holiday movies and cheer, or you’re looking for a way to ignore the whole thing, this week has something for everyone. PopWatch Planner is here to help guide you through the holidays with nine can’t-miss entertainment events.

Meryl Streep on 60 Minutes, 7 p.m., CBS
How does she do it? The two-time Oscar winner (and most nominated actress ever) shares her tools of the trade with Morley Safer. Streep plays former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher in her latest film, Iron Lady, which opens Dec. 30. Catch a preview of the interview here. READ FULL STORY

Angelina Jolie answers everyone's question about whether she and Brad Pitt will ever get married -- VIDEO

There may be no question posed to Angelina Jolie more than whether or not she and equally mind-bogglingly attractive partner Brad Pitt will ever get married. (Well, that and “How about a Beowulf sequel, already?!” Sarcasm.) It’s not just the tabloids splashing the still-burning question across their cover. Heck, even Jolie and Pitt’s children are asking them about it.

During an interview with Christiane Amanpour for a segment that will air on both Good Morning America and Nightline, the Oscar winner, who is making the rounds to promote her latest film and directorial debut, the war drama In the Land of Blood and Honey, assured her interviewer she wasn’t the only one asking that oft-posed question. Jolie said, “The kids asked me the other day, and I asked them if it was just because they wanted to have a ‘big cake.'” (In her kids’ defense, even if that is their reason, it’s a pretty valid one.) She continued, “They see movies that have the people getting married in the movies … you know, the happily ever after. Shrek and Fiona are married.” Then Jolie, who has become something of an expert question fielder over the past few years, told Amanpour, “We’ve explained to them that our commitment when we decided to start a family was the greatest commitment you could possibly have. Once you have six children, you’re committed.” Well, that answered that, all right. Watch the moment below: READ FULL STORY

Angelina Jolie discusses directing, former career aspirations, and Brad Pitt on '60 Minutes': Watch

The most revealing thing about Angelina Jolie’s candid chat with 60 Minutes correspondent Bob Simon wasn’t her declaration that “I’m still a bad girl” and that that side of her “belongs to Brad [Pitt],” or that she chose to be in the action flick Salt because she “felt like … getting up and punching something” after giving birth to twins and wearing “a nightgown for about seven months.” Rather, it was her alternative career plans had this whole acting thing not panned out: funeral director.

While talking mainly about her directorial debut for the Bosnian war film, In The Land of Blood and Honey, Jolie also discussed how she’d previously taken courses on how to become a funeral director. “It sounds like this very strange, eccentric, dark thing to do. But, in fact, I lost my grandfather and I was very upset with his funeral. And so, we discussed that maybe there are ways where this whole idea of how somebody passes and how a family deals with this passing and what death is should be addressed in a different way. If this acting thing didn’t work out, that was gonna be my backup,” the Oscar-winner said.

Watch the full interview — in which Jolie speaks openly about her troubled past (“I shouldn’t be here”) and why she gets choked up talking about her late mother (“That’s my soft spot”) — below: READ FULL STORY

Angelina Jolie talks 'heavy, darker times' on '60 Minutes'

Before she raised lots of children, Angelina Jolie raised lots of eyebrows by wearing a vial of Billy Bob Thornton’s blood around her neck and kissing her brother but good on the mouth. On this Sunday’s edition of 60 Minutes, the actress/humanitarian/wife of Brad Pitt opens up (a little) to Bob Simon about those wilder days as well as her experiences as a first-time director of a film, the Bosnia-set romantic drama In the Land of Blood of Honey. But enough for about the latter for right now — what did she have to say about the old Angelina? “I went through heavy, darker times and I survived them,” she reveals. “I didn’t die young, so I’m very lucky.” She also makes reference to taking “too many chances” and being close to “too many dangerous things” while never quite articulating what those chances and things were. We’re guessing that’s all the tidbits she’s giving away, but maybe we’ll find out more on Sunday? That doesn’t mean that she’s completely reformed: “I’m still a bad girl,” she notes. “I still have that side of me … it belongs to Brad. Or… our adventures.”
Watch a preview of the segment below: READ FULL STORY

Michelle Williams to receive blandly-named Hollywood Actress Award, but there's nothing conventional about her talent

Three weeks ago, I asked you which thirtysomething actor you were most excited to watch during the next decade. Perhaps because I basically slobbered all over Ryan Gosling, who was on the verge of being crowned the unofficial homecoming king at the Toronto Film Festival, the Drive star dominated his peers with more than 60 percent of the vote. But the poll didn’t include the likes of Michael Fassbender or Joseph Gordon-Levitt, as several commenters pointed out. It also didn’t include even one actress.

Coincidentally, my favorite actress working today is in the news. And she happens to be 31. Michelle Williams, Gosling’s Blue Valentine costar who next plays the iconic blonde bombshell in November’s My Week With Marilyn, will be honored with the Hollywood Actress Award at the Hollywood Film Festival on Oct. 24. READ FULL STORY

Angelina Jolie talks secret wedding, adoption and her first time directing to 'Vanity Fair'

In the October issue of Vanity Fair, Angelina Jolie, who graces the cover, says some things that will, no doubt, gain a lot of attention. From the rumored seeeeeecret wedding to longtime partner Brad Pitt (“[There’s] no secret wedding”) to plans on expanding their brood (“I’m not pregnant. I’m not adopting at the moment”) to Brad’s reaction after reading her script (“He called and said, ‘You know, honey, it’s not that bad'”) and his feelings on how she’ll be as a director (“Brad thinks I’m going to be a nightmare”), Jolie’s refreshingly honest quotes always grab the public’s interest.

But there was another thing in particular that Jolie told VF that caught our attention: She doesn’t watch TV! READ FULL STORY

Lada Gaga more powerful than Oprah Winfrey, says Forbes list

Forbes has released its annual list of The 100 Most Powerful Women, and while German Chancellor Angela Merkel tops it (Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is up three spots from last year to No. 2, while 2010’s No. 1, First Lady Michelle Obama, dropped to No. 8, and Congresswoman Michele Bachmann makes her debut at No. 22), the big news is that Lady Gaga, who fell from No. 7 to No. 11, now tops Oprah Winfrey, who slid from No. 3 to No. 14. The good news for Winfrey: She’s still above Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano (No. 15), Google SVP of Advertising Susan Wojcicki (No. 16), and Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez (No. 17).

A sample of others making the cut: READ FULL STORY

LIFE names 'The Worst Accents in Movie History.' Rough week, in'nit Anne Hathaway?

One Day could very well turn out to be the most distracting movie of 2011. Either you couldn’t get attached because you’d read the book and knew the shocking, twist ending that was coming or you didn’t know and were so blindsided you had a hard time enjoying the rest of the film. But, there’s been an even bigger diversion that’s kept people for falling for the weepy, big-screen adaptation of David Nicholls’ best-selling novel: Anne Hathaway’s shaky British accent.

The folks over at LIFE would have to agree. In their list of “The Worst Accents in Movie History” they argue that Hathaway’s Emma is supposed to hail from Leeds, but the actress seemed to have picked up a whole bunch of regional dialects and compiled them into one super-distracting allegedly British accent. Of course, she’s hardly the only star to miss the mark completely when it comes to speaking in a foreign tongue. READ FULL STORY

The embarrassing clip reel every late-night talent booker should watch

It’s every actor’s nightmare — or at least 25 of them. Watch the video below to see 25 actors’ early, mostly embarrassing roles cut together in a three-minute torture reel. I would say Daniel Craig, Jennifer Aniston, Natalie Portman, and Arnold Schwarzenegger should be cringing. Also that Sarah Jessica Parker’s voice sounds exactly the same, and Sean Connery in Darby O’Gill and the Little People could have been the basis for hunky Gaston in Disney’s Beauty and the BeastREAD FULL STORY

This Week's Cover: Fall Movie Preview!

In this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly, the stars of November’s The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1 discuss how they approached key scenes in the film, from the tense walk down the aisle to the pillow-shredding honeymoon, to the bloody, ghastly climax. But you don’t have to be a Twihard to enjoy EW’s Fall Movie Preview, which dishes on the biggest and best films opening before the end of the year. Some highlights:

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’s stars talk about adapting the massive bestseller to the screen, and Rooney Mara, who plays Lisbeth Salander, discusses the risqué, topless ad for the film that recently caused a stir.

Brad Pitt reveals the particular challenges of turning Michael Lewis’ 2003 book Moneyball into a movie. “Listen, we’re dealing with economics, we’re dealing with [statistics-driven] sabermetrics, we’re dealing with things that are not necessarily dramatic cinematically and palatable for an audience. Even Michael Lewis said to us, ‘Sure, I’ll sell you the rights. I don’t know how you’re going to make a movie out of it…’”  READ FULL STORY

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