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Poll: Which young celebrity would you like to see on Broadway?

Broadway has never been a stranger to hosting young celebrities, but more often than not, it’s the girls who take the stage — Abigail Breslin, Claire Danes, Diana DeGarmo, Scarlett Johansson. (We really covered the spectrum with that list.) Given all the recent hubbub about How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (which welcomed Nick Jonas this week), it’s nice to remember that Hollywood’s young leading men are also shipping out and hitting the Great White Way.

For starters, Jonas follows in the footsteps of Daniel Radcliffe and Darren Criss, who both starred in the revival of How to Succeed. Hunter Parrish (Weeds) has been headlining as Jesus in the angsty revival of Godspell. READ FULL STORY

Oscar snubs Michael Fassbender, Leonardo DiCaprio, 'Tintin': Which omission hurts the most?

Shame, indeed. Despite being one of the biggest breakout stars of 2011, thanks to his mesmerizing performance as a sex addict in the harrowing drama Shame, Michael Fassbender was surprisingly not called among the nominees for this year’s Academy Awards. Long considered a shoo-in for a Best Actor nominee, Fassbender was edged out by first-time nominee Gary Oldman for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and dark horse nominee Demián Bichir for A Better Life. (EW’s Dave Karger hoped Oscar voters would take notice, and it seems like they most certainly did.)

But Fassbender wasn’t the only shocking snub in the Best Actor category. READ FULL STORY

Place your bets! Who will Ricky Gervais skewer the worst at the Golden Globes?

How does one place bets on Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais, a man whose motto when it comes to torturing Hollywood (and Karl Pilkington) is “All bets are off”? You call in the pros, apparently. Irish bookmaker Paddy Power has Russell Brand and Katy Perry as the odds-on favorite to feel Gervais’ wrath on Sunday night. The Arthur star, who recently split from Perry, his wife of 15 months, apparently has 5:1 odds of being the initial target from his fellow funny Brit.

It’s also predicted that Gervais will take aim at targets like Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore, Justin Bieber, Madonna, Tom Cruise (who many speculated was at the butt of Gervais’ Scientology joke during the 2011 ceremony), and Charlie Sheen. (“Welcome to a night of partying and heavy drinking. Or as Charlie Sheen calls it: breakfast,” he cracked last year.) But, before you fly off to Las Vegas to put down all of your money on those celebs who will soon likely wish they’d kept quieter over the past year, here’s some others dark horses to consider. READ FULL STORY

Golden Globes 2012: What we hope to see Sunday night

It almost seems pointless to make a wish list for the Golden Globes, as it touts itself, and rightly so, as the unpredictable awards show. After all, this is a ceremony that in years past has had some memorably hilarious — and hystericalacceptance speeches, called Jennifer Love Hewitt‘s name as a nominee, and caused Brendan Fraser do this. Really, anything goes.

So while there are certain things we know we won’t get to see come Sunday night (no possibility of another Melissa McCarthy win… seriously, what gives?) when host Ricky Gervais returns to the scene of the crime, there’s still plenty to look forward to. It’s probably not much of a pipe dream to hope that Gervais won’t go any easier on Hollywood this time around. In fact, Gervais has even more ammunition this year (Jane Lynch and Judd Apatow, watch out) that the whole thing — fingers crossed — could bring even more stunned reactions and some uncomfortable déjà vu. (Sorry, Brad and Angelina!)

Here’s some things we’d like to see happen at this year’s Golden Globes: READ FULL STORY

Poll: Who will be 2012's red-carpet star?

The Golden Globes don’t just kick off the 2012 awards season, but the ceremony also marks the unofficial start of the celebrity-fashion season. Deciding who wore what best on the red carpet is just as exciting and important to some as declaring those magic words, “And the award goes to… “

Recent red carpet all-stars have included the likes of Mila Kunis, Zoë Saldana, Lea Michele, Natalie Portman, Anne Hathaway, Diane Kruger, Sofia Vergara, and Michelle Williams, who could just as easily reclaim those bragging rights this year — she’ll be an awards-show perennial once again thanks to her work in My Week With Marilyn. Or is someone else poised to take over as this year’s fashion icon in Hollywood? READ FULL STORY

Last-minute donations: where the stars are giving this season

We know everyone gets tired of hearing celebs promote one cause or another, but come on, this time of year it’s for the kids! Education and charities that promote children’s causes are at the top of many stars’ wish lists this year. If you’re anything like me, you’ve waited until the last minute to write those tax-deductible checks, so here are some worthy foundations that just happen to have some do-gooder friends in high places, plus a few celebs who are donating their wares to some great organizations. Like I said, it’s for the kids!!

Pencils of Promise: Pencils of Promise’s mission is to build schools around the world. So far, the organization has completed over 30 new buildings in the developing world. To raise funds this season, they are holding an auction of artwork from celebrities including Hugh Jackman, Jaden Smith, and Mariah Carey.

Actress Sophia Bush has volunteered in Laos with the organization, and told EW, “I’m thrilled by the commitments each village makes before construction begins, as it creates pride in the school with community investment.” READ FULL STORY

Best of 2011: Which celebs had the best (and worst) Twitter feeds this year?

A star with a Twitter account is every publicist’s nightmare and every pop culture junkie’s dream come true. That felt especially true in 2011, the year of the unfiltered celebrity tweeter. (We’re looking at you Ellen Barkin, Ashton Kutcher, and Charlie Sheen!) But which stars had the most entertaining — for better or for worse — Twitter feeds of the year? Is it Steve Martin, Seth Meyers, or Elizabeth Banks that deserves bragging rights for the best, thanks to their smart and silly musings? When it comes to the worst, does anyone come close to chronic over-sharers like Kim Kardashian and Courtney Stodden? Check out our rundown for the candidates for best and worst, then be sure to vote for your picks in the polls below and share who your pick is in the comments section.

Ellen Barkin
(@ellenbarkin): Every now and then a  celebrity comes along and discovers that Twitter is a place where they can unleash a torrent of crazy upon the world and, in turn, make us fall in love with the Internet all over again. (We owe you one, Kanye West.) There may not have been a greater Twitter newcomer in 2011 (or ever, for that matter) than Ellen Barkin, who ranted about everything from politicians (she had a choice nickname for Michele Bachmann) to numbers (“I hate even numbers”), and dropped more f-bombs than fellow freshman tweeter Samuel L. Jackson.  Sample, if not quintessential, Barkin tweet: “Wow. Me and my big mouth. I guess I’ll try to find my filter now… Just kidding, muthaf—ahs. Suck it. If you don’t like it don’t read it.” READ FULL STORY

FunnyOrDie's '80s super agent Warren Klein leaves a new voicemail for Christian Slater -- LISTEN

Hollywood super-agent Warren Klein is back… and he’s got some distressing news for Christian Slater. A new 1980s voicemail from the awesome, albeit fake, Benihana-loving, straight-shooting Klein — who has previously called up clients like Jami Gertz, C. Thomas Howell, Kirk Cameron — has been unearthed, warning the Gleaming the Cube star about the release of rival skateboarding flick, Thrashin‘. (“The trades are gonna eat this up! Two action-packed romantic skateboarding epics in the same quarter!”) Of course, we all know now that Thrashin‘ was released in 1986, while Gleaming the Cube was released in 1989, but that’s not even Klein’s best dead-wrong but well-meaning prediction. Some gems: The Goonies‘ Jonathan Quan would star in The Last Emperor, Josh Brolin is a “dud.” But he’s right about one thing: There’s only one Mike Winslow.

Watch and listen to the hilarious third Warren Klein installment from FunnyOrDie here: READ FULL STORY

Gary Busey endorses Newt Gingrich: Which politically minded stars would you actually listen to?

The GOP presidential candidates just got another pair of crazy eyes on their side: Gary Busey appears to be endorsing Newt Gingrich. The Celebrity Apprentice star told TheWashingtonScene.com, “I’ve never met Newt but I know what he stands for.”

Still, Busey — who noted that he’s a Texan who won’t be giving his support to Rick Perry (“He’s a good guy, he just doesn’t belong in the race”) — noted he’d rather see his old Celebrity Apprentice boss Donald Trump throw his hair hat back in the ring. (“Donald would be great. He’s a good friend.”)


Celebs who have quit Twitter: Alec Baldwin joins the club


Alec Baldwin has plenty of prestigious titles in Hollywood (Emmy winner, Oscar nominee, the good Baldwin brother), but he added two more (arguably less prestigious) bragging rights to his resume this week: Celebrity booted from a plane and a Twitter quitter.

One day after Baldwin was kicked off of an American Airlines flights after refusing to stop playing his Words with Friends game and went on a Twitter rampage about the incident (one tweet read, “Flight attendant on American reamed me out 4 playing WORDS W FRIENDS while we sat at the gate, not moving. #nowonderamericaairisbankrupt”), the 30 Rock star deactivated his account from the social networking site in light of the controversy. READ FULL STORY

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