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Inside the Best Picture nominees: A deep dive into 'Gravity'

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Name: Gravity

Release date: Oct. 4, 2013

DVD release date: Feb. 25

Run time: 1 hour, 31 mins

Box office: Opening weekend: $55.8 million; Total domestic box office: $268.4 million; Worldwide gross to date: $701.0 million

Rotten Tomatoes score: 97 percent

Gravity movie math: (2001: A Space Odyssey + Apollo 13) x (Moon + Alien)

Tweetable description: Two astronauts get lost in space after their shuttle is riddled by high-speed debris. Time is running out. But the view is fantastic.

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Jimmy Kimmel playfully slams Matt Damon -- VIDEO

Matt Damon just can’t catch a break from Jimmy Kimmel. “Sincere apologies to Matt Damon; we ran out of time for him tonight,” he once ended an episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!… and then ended multiple more shows like that, making the Oscar-winner the butt of a long-running joke.

Damon “took over” the show last year to get back at Kimmel, beginning his monologue with, “Welcome to tonight’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Sucks.” He then asked the audience, “Is it weird to see a person with actual talent host this show?” Burn.

But the friendly feud continues. Last night, Kimmel welcomed the star-studded cast of The Monuments Men, including Damon. He introduced Damon last, saying, “I’m being told we have to bring out our next guest. Our next guest is an actor at best who only has one Oscar. He’s here because the band didn’t show up. Please welcome, the least of the Monuments Men, Matt Damon.”

Damon came out to find no seats available for him and when he asked about the lack of seating, Kimmel tried to ignore the request and continued interviewing the other actors. “Was he like this the whole time on the set?” he asked the rest of the cast, as Guillermo brought Damon a baby chair.

“Now a lot of people said Matt Damon didn’t have the chops to be, you know, acting-wise to be part of a group like this,” Kimmel said to George Clooney. Damon shot back, “Nobody said that, what are you talking about?” Clooney started to reply when Kimmel interrupted: “No, I didn’t expect an answer, I just wanted to get that on the record — that a lot of people said that.”

Clooney then gets in on the ragging, and Cate Blanchett even made a joke at the actor’s expense. When Kimmel pointed out that Blanchett shares most of her scenes with Damon, she commented, “I have great respect for the work of the Make-A-Wish foundation.” She then ruffled Damon’s hair, because no one can be mad at you if you ruffle their hair. Or maybe that just applies to Cate Blanchett.

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'Monuments Men' stars George Clooney, Matt Damon, more talk Golden Globes revenge with EW Radio -- VIDEO

After Tina Fey made a Golden Globes joke about George Clooney and the age of the women he likes to date, the Hollywood prankster planned his revenge, with the help of some Matt Damon stationery. That was just one of the many anecdotes Clooney shared with EW Radio during the Monuments Men Town Hall, which airs Friday at 1 p.m. ET on Sirius XM 105. People and Entertainment Weekly editorial director Jess Cagle led the talk, which included Clooney and Monuments Men co-stars Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Bob Balaban, and Hugh Bonneville.

In addition to their pranking behavior, the group also revealed what they would be doing if they weren’t acting (someone needs to remind Matt Damon that he already is a writer — an Oscar-winning one!). The movie, which opens Friday, is inspired by the true story of a group of museum directors, curators, and art historians who entered Germany at the end of World War II to rescue artwork taken by the Nazis. Oscar winners Cate Blanchett and Jean DuJardin also star.

During the chat on Wednesday, Clooney revealed he sent a fake letter to Tina Fey and co-host Amy Poehler, seemingly from Damon, asking for an apology for his own Globes dig about being considered the “garbageman” in the room. When Damon later received two large fruit baskets at his home, he knew something was up. Watch the clip below to get the full story:
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'Vanity Fair' Hollywood Issue puts Julia Roberts in Idris Elba's lap; plus, Michael B. Jordan and other breakouts

Once again, it’s time for Vanity Fair‘s Hollywood Issue, an annual star-studded, black-tie affair (well, other than last year). For the issue’s 20th anniversary, photographer Annie Leibovitz brought together actors of all ages, from Oscar veterans to up-and-comers.

Gracing the newsstand cover is Julia Roberts, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Idris Elba, and George Clooney, all clad in their best black blazers. Sadly, Roberts is the only one showing a little skin. However,  if you open up the three-panel foldout, you’ll find more blazers, and even more (female) skin: Jared Leto, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Naomie Harris, Brie Larson, Chadwick Boseman, Margot Robbie, and Léa Seydoux all made the cut.

Overall, I’m really enjoying the range of this cover. 12 Years a Slave? Check. Short Term 12? Also check. Plus, I can’t help but love the retro Hollywood feel. Combine all that with the fact that Julia Roberts is on Idris Elba’s lap and I’m in. Not to mention that I’m dying for any and every photo of Roberts and Clooney being behind-the-scenes besties.

Vanity Fair‘s Hollywood Issue hits stands Friday. What do you think of the cover?

Bill Murray soars on David Letterman as Peter Pan -- VIDEO

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Bill Murray was in New York last night in advance of the Super Bowl, to promote his movie The Monuments Men, and of course, to campaign for the role of Peter Pan. Visiting his ol’ pal, David Letterman, Murray made an  entrance that would’ve made Mary Martin proud — or broken her heart. Dressed in green — though looking more like Friar Tuck than Pan — and flying above the stage, Murray made his plea to NBC to star in its next live-musical. “I feel like this is my moment,” Murray said. “They’re thinking about re-staging Peter Pan, and I’m the guy.”

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George Clooney sends his support to Ukraine protests -- VIDEO

With thousands of Ukrainians demonstrating against the government in the streets of Kiev, George Clooney is lending the movement his star-power with a video message. “You cannot have a democracy when you arrest and harm its peaceful protesters,” he said into a smart-phone camera. “You certainly cannot have a true democracy if you take political prisoners like [former Prime Minister Yulia] Tymoshenko, simply because you disagree with the way they want to govern. So let me just say this to all of you in the square in Kiev, or all around Ukraine: when you look to the West, know that we are looking back at you with great admiration.”

The video was posted by Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko, the famous boxing brothers. Vitali is a member of the Ukrainian parliament and has presidential ambitions. Wladimir is the heavyweight champion and also had a cameo in Clooney’s 2001 movie, Ocean’s Eleven.

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George Clooney takes shots at Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe

George Clooney is confident. Confident enough to live in Clark Gable’s old house and look like he truly belongs there. Confident enough to open an interview with a colorful anecdote he’s told before — to the very same magazine that’s currently featuring him on its cover. (To be fair, it’s a great anecdote; Clooney says he won a new dog’s heart by rubbing himself with turkey. In 2011, it was a turkey meatball; two years later, he’s calling it turkey bacon.)

And he’s also confident enough to call B.S. on Leonardo DiCaprio, based largely on the other star’s basketball prowess — or lack thereof. “The thing about playing [basketball against] Leo is you have all these guys talking sh–,” Clooney says in the latest edition of Esquire. Clooney, by contrast, knows “that you don’t talk sh– unless you can play.” And in the end, he continues, Leo and his trash-talking teammates were no match for Clooney and his quieter pals: “’We’re all like 50 years old, and we beat them three straight: 11–0, 11–0, 11–0.”

It’s a cute, pretty harmless story until Clooney gets to the kicker — “The discrepancy between their game and how they talked about their game made me think of how important it is to have someone in your life to tell you what’s what. I’m not sure if Leo has someone like that.”

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On the Scene: Sacha Baron Cohen knocks elderly woman offstage at Britannia Awards -- VIDEO

Six prizes were handed out at the BAFTA LA Jaguar Britannia Awards last night, and luckily only one resulted in death.

While accepting the Charlie Chaplin Britannia for Excellence in Comedy at L.A.’s Beverly Hilton Hotel, Sacha Baron Cohen was given a vintage cane by Grace Cullington, the oldest living actress who worked with the honor’s namesake, and he proceeded to re-create the tramp’s signature penguin waddle around the wheelchair-bound octogenarian. As the audience cooed over the sweetness of the moment and raised their cameraphones to capture it for future social-media bragging, Baron Cohen tripped, slammed into her chair and sent the woman flying face-first off the stage and into the audience. The “ahhs” turned into gasps and people in black-tie jumped out of their seats to offer aid as her lifeless body was flung over the shoulder of security and carried off.

Watch the start of Baron Cohen’s stunt below:
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Skipping the Oscar race is the smartest move 'Monuments Men' ever made

There’s been a lot of talk about how the delayed release of George Clooney’s film The Monuments Men affects the Oscar race. The film vibed like a contender. It had a cast of past winners and nominees. It was the latest directorial effort by George Clooney, the best walking advertisement for the Academy’s vision of itself. It has an up-with-the-arts plotline, based on a true story, and the bad guys are Nazis: Yahtzee! Because Monuments Men seemed like such an awards-baiting prospect — complete with not one, but two Oscar lucky charms, Bill Murray and John Goodman — it was in contention before it was even in production.
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Neil deGrasse Tyson blasts off on 'Gravity'

Gravity soared out of this world and into box office record books this weekend — but astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson was not impressed.

On Sunday night, Tyson took to Twitter to point out the film’s factual errors. Although he noted that he “enjoyed #Gravity very much,” the director of the American Museum of Natural History’s Hayden Planetarium nitpicked tons of scientific details – from the film’s titles to its catastrophic events.

Check out his Twitter rant  below.  Please note: There are spoilers ahead. READ FULL STORY

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