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Richard Gere? Hugh Jackman? Who most deserves membership into the Oscars' First-Timers' Club? -- VOTE

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“Oscar-nominated actor.”

In Hollywood, there is no greater title for an actor or actress. To be an “Oscar-nominated actor” is a calling card that will forever be used in formal introduction and trailers to sell subsequent movies (many of which will not exactly be Oscar-caliber.) But there’s no denying the prestige that it lends — it’s practically royalty. It can never be taken away as long as a thespian lives, and it will most certainly be included in the first paragraph of their obituary. READ FULL STORY

'Les Miserables': The EW Exit Poll!

The reviews and box office ($18.2 million on Christmas day!) only tell you so much about a movie. For those who have seen Les Misérables, answer the questions below.

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Oppan 'Leno' style: Hugh Jackman teaches Jay the pony dance -- VIDEO

The “Gangnam Style” craze: It’s not quite over yet!

Hugh Jackman’s Les Mis press tour took a slight detour last night when Jay Leno brought up the star’s recent trip to Korea — and asked if he had seen America’s favorite least favorite probational favorite Korean rapper PSY when he was in Seoul. In response, Jackman noted that he and PSY go way back — all the way back to October, when PSY donned a pair of Wolverine claws and taught the Aussie how to do the “Gangnam Style” dance. Naturally, this led to Jackman asking Leno if he’d like to learn the dance as well. And because talk show hosts are legally obligated to embarrass themselves on air, Leno said “sure.”

Spoiler alert: Leno can’t move nearly as well as Jackman. But whether you love the Tonight Show host or are Jimmy Kimmel, you’ll probably enjoy watching him try to saddle up.

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Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe bring 'Les Mis' 'Confrontation' to New York club

Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe — a.k.a. the stars of Tom Hooper’s Les Misérables, a.k.a. the most important movie of 2012 or ever — sure know how to make a musical-theater geek swoon. The pair recently reunited in New York City to perform one of Les Mis‘s best-loved songs: “The Confrontation,” in which tireless Inspector Javert (Crowe) accosts the noble Jean Valjean (Jackman), who has been living under an assumed name. The duet was half serious, half silly, and all awesome, as you can see from the following video:

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'Gangnam Style' meets Wolverine

Korean pop dandy PSY and Broadway muscleman Hugh Jackman met up this week in Sydney, where Jackman is currently filming the decolonized sequel The Wolverine. PSY wore his trademark fop jacket; Jackman wore pajama pants and a black collared shirt and the general aura of a man who just woke up two seconds ago and still looks better than you ever will, so stop trying. Jackman loaned PSY a couple sets of adamantium claws, and they danced together. Experts are theorizing that this is the single most impressive team-up of a musical phenomenon and a superhero since that time Milli Vanilli hung out with Super Mario. Watch video of this historic pairing below: READ FULL STORY

'Movie 43' trailer will premiere during 'Tosh.0'

Tosh.0 may be famous for web redemption, but promoting an actual movie trailer? That’s a first.

But the outrageousness and hilarity of Movie 43 — which stars Halle Berry, Kate Winslet, Hugh Jackman, Emma Stone, Richard Gere and many, many others – was a special occasion.

A green-band (read: safe for TV) trailer will run during Tosh.0 tonight, and then a red-band trailer (NSFW) will be online exclusively on Viacom sites tonight. READ FULL STORY

Olympics: Hugh Jackman thinks he could be a contender

He’s too late to qualify for the London Games. But 43-year-old Hugh Jackman jokes that he hasn’t given up on winning a gold medal someday. “You know what I’d like to do? Badminton!,” he told EW at the short film festival Tropfest earlier this summer. “I mean, I’m not that talented a player, and — I don’t want to be disparaging — but the amount of people who are really talented who go into badminton is a small number. I’d say 90 percent go into tennis. So I figure my chance of actually making it in badminton is higher.”

See just how talented the world’s top players are when the medal matches begin. Friday is mixed doubles, Saturday is women’s singles and doubles, and Sunday is men’s singles and doubles.

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Olympics: Best/Worst Athletic Wear
EW’s Olympic Studs of the Day
EW’s Olympics coverage

Tony Awards 2012: We're live-blogging them!

Will Porgy and Bess star Audra McDonald win her fifth Tony Award and Death of a Salesman director Mike Nichols accept his ninth? Will Smash star Christian Borle upset Amazing Spider-Man‘s Andrew Garfield in the featured actor in a play category? And which movie-based stage musical — Once or Newsies — will take Broadway’s top prize? More importantly, will host Neil Patrick Harris persuade special Tony winner Hugh Jackman to join him for another song-and-dance duel as spectacular as the one they performed last year? Join Laura Hertzfeld and me this Sunday for EW.com’s annual live blog of the Tonys, beginning at 8 p.m. EST. We’ll have reports from EW’s stage gurus Marc Snetiker and Melissa Rose Bernardo on the red carpet, in the press room, and around the auditorium of the Beacon Theatre. READ FULL STORY

Hugh Jackman will attend Tonys to receive special award -- EXCLUSIVE

It was announced in April that Broadway fan favorite Hugh Jackman would be honored with a Special Tony Award at this year’s ceremony, but EW has the exclusive news that the three-time Tony host will be attending the festivities this Sunday, June 10.

Jackman will head from the set of Les Miserables in London to the Beacon Theater in New York City, the home of this year’s Tonys, to accept an honorary award marking his contributions to the Broadway community (Bernadette Peters and the Actors’ Equity Association will also receive similar awards).  READ FULL STORY

Hugh Jackman, Bernadette Peters to receive special Tony Awards

Hugh Jackman, Bernadette Peters and the Actors’ Equity Association will all be honored at the 2012 Tony Awards, according to an announcement today by the American Theatre Wing and the Broadway League.

Jackman and the AEA will both be the recipients of Special Tony Awards — the former for his contributions to the Broadway community, and the latter for its 100th anniversary in June.

Peters will receive the Isabelle Stevenson Award — created in 2009 to recognize individuals in the theater community who have contributed to charity or other humanitarian or social causes — for her work with animal program Broadway Barks!, which she cofounded with Mary Tyler Moore in 1999. The program, which raises awareness for shelter animals in need of adoption, has become something of a staple in the theater world, with dozens of stars showing up each year at Shubert Alley with their own personal puppies in tow.

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