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Johnny Depp Goes Through The Looking Glass For Alice In Wonderland Sequel!

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In the most least surprising news of the week, Johnny Depp is pushing through a sequel to Disney’s $1 billion worldwide grossing Alice In Wonderland, just two weeks after his latest movie The Lone Ranger flopped on its arse.

Variety says Depp’s production company Infinitum Nihil has moved from Warner Bros to Disney and are now putting the wheels in motion on Through The Looking Glass that would see Depp reprise his role as the Mad Hatter from Tim Burton’s 2010 live-action/CGI adaptation, with original screenwriter Linda Woolverton again on writing duties.

Although the planned movie shares the same name as Lewis Carroll’s own follow-up to his classic tale about Alice and that fabled rabbit hole… it likely won’t resemble too much of the novel as Burton’s 2010 film was already a sequel of sorts to both Alice In Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass.

Alice, the Red Queen, The White Queen and many of the other characters from the original are in Carroll’s follow-up, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the likes of Mia Wasikowska, Helena Bonham Carter and Anne Hathaway will return for this film, though it seems likely offers will be put out to them.

There’s no word yet on whether Tim Burton would direct. Obviously he’ll get asked to do it, but given his stance on hating sequels (the only one he ever made was Batman Returns and he did his best to make it tonally and artistically different from his original), we shouldn’t hold our breath that he’ll do it. Though if there was a movie he may return to, it could be Wonderland, given that Disney will throw obscene amounts of money at him to make it.

There was of course rumours back in May that The Muppets director James Bobin was courting the sequel and that could prove significant.

Once again then, when the tough gets going, Depp goes back to what works. The funny thing is, that was kind of what The Lone Ranger was supposed to be. A re-teaming at Disney with the talented director (Gore Verbinski) and writers and producers behind the Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise, along with a Jack Sparrow inspired take on Tonto, how could it fail?

After two weeks of trying to figure that out, Disney have decided to blame the age old Western property, one that was never that huge to begin with, and are keen to make their money back from another Depp cash-cow. A fifth Pirates Of The Caribbean movie is set for 2015 and if they get their way, a second Alice In Wonderland movie may not be too far behind.

Depp’s currently filming The Dark Knight trilogy’s awesome cinematographer Wally Pfister’s debut film Transcendence, before moving on to the recently announced Mortdecai, a re-teaming with his Secret Window writer David Koepp at Lionsgate. He then looks likely to give his vocals a run for their money in Rob Marshall’s musical Into The Woods before he goes back to the money making cash-cows of Jack Sparrow, and then seemingly Mad Hatter.

Although Tonto may not ride again on our big screens, it’s clear Sparrow will sail the seven seas and the Mad Hatter will have more tea parties to host.

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When Clothes Don’t Cooperate

Jennifer Lawrence‘s trip up at the Oscars last night was seen by millions, but it’s far from the first time that a celebrity has had their clothes go rogue.

From Miley Cyrus to Anne Hathaway, nearly all of our favorite celebrities have had their own time in the spotlight for embarrassing incidents when their clothes didn’t cooperate.

Check out this slideshow of 53 best/worst wardrobe malfunctions. Read more.

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Oscar Dress Predictions! See What We Think The Nominees Should Wear!

Hurray for Hollywood!

Tinseltown’s biggest night is only a day away and we are just BESIDE OURSELVES WITH EXCITEMENT!

Who will win? Who will lose? Who’ll give a cray cray speech?

But the most important question of all remains: What will they wear???

We have no way of knowing exactly what nominees Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, Naomi Watts, Adele, Jessica Chastain, and Anne Hathaway will wrap around their seksi bods, but we DO know what we WANT them to wear!

And given some of these ladies’ loyalty to certain designers (JLaw and Dior, anyone?), we can always make some EDUMUCATED guesses! Ha!

CLICK HERE to check out our top wardrobe picks for the lovely nominees in the “Oscar Nomineess Dress Predictions Gallery”!!!

CLICK HERE to check out our top wardrobe picks for the lovely nominees in the “Oscar Nomineess Dress Predictions Gallery”!!!

CLICK HERE to check out our top wardrobe picks for the lovely nominees in the “Oscar Nomineess Dress Predictions Gallery”!!!

CLICK HERE to check out our top wardrobe picks for the lovely nominees in the “Oscar Nomineess Dress Predictions Gallery”!!!

CLICK HERE to check out our top wardrobe picks for the lovely nominees in the “Oscar Nomineess Dress Predictions Gallery”!!!

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Oscar Predictions: Put Our Newsroom To The Test

In just a few short days, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will hold its annual Oscar ceremony, crowning the best and brightest Hollywood has to offer with gorgeous gold statuettes commemorating their greatest achievements – this year, anyway.

If you’re at all interested in industry politics, then you’ve no doubt been paying close attention to the jockeying for position that the year’s highest-profile films have done in recent weeks: after Ben Affleck failed to score a nomination for Best Director, his film Argo picked up steam as a film to beat in several major categories, including Best Picture. Meanwhile, director David O. Russell has shopped around the stars of Silver Linings Playbook in an effort to drum up support for the film, which now unexpectedly seems to have a real shot at stealing top honors from the likes of Lincoln and Zero Dark Thirty.

But with a few days left to fill out your Oscar ballots for those office pools, we asked Celebuzz‘ staff who they think should take home some of the ceremony’s top prizes.

Asked to submit their picks for the top five categories – Best Picture, Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress – Celebuzz’ top experts offered their thoughts about who will, and also who should win.

Gabi Chung, Staff Writer

Best Picture: Argo. It’s this year’s industry darling.
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis. For someone who’s highly selective of his roles, this man’s track record is amazing. Out of the 20 feature films he’s starred in, he’s been nominated five times for a Best Actor Oscar and won the actual award twice. It’s his year again. The numbers don’t lie.
Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence. Her SAG Award for Female Actor in a Leading Role kind of sealed her fate for this category.
Best Director: Steven Spielberg. Since Ben Affleck – the winner of this year’s Director’s Guild Award for Argo – isn’t nominated for an Oscar, many in the Academy will go for the safe choice and give it to Spielberg.
Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway. I’m going with the SAG win argument again.
Best Supporting Actor: Tommy Lee Jones. Again, SAG Awards is always a good prediction of how the Oscar acting awards will be handed out.

Tom Freestone, Producer, The Daily Buzz

Best Picture: Argo
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis
Best Actress: Jessica Chastain
Best Director: Steven Spielberg
Best Supporting Actress: Sally Field
Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz

Jarret Garcia, Photo Editor

Best Picture: Argo
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis
Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence
Best Director: Steven Spielberg
Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway
Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz

Kristin Koch, Senior Fashion & Beauty Editor

Best Picture: Argo
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis
Best Actress: Jessica Chastain
Best Director: Ang Lee
Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway
Best Supporting Actor: Robert De Niro

Eli Lippman, Celebuzz Social Producer

Best Picture: Silver Linings Playbook
Best Actor: Denzel Washington
Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence
Best Director: Ang Lee
Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway
Best Supporting Actor: Tommy Lee Jones

Cory Lopez, Staff Editor

Best Picture: Argo. From sweeping up several other Best Picture wins this season to all the public outcry of Ben Affleck being snubbed for Best Director, Argo has an edge despite the many beloved folders in this more-crowded-than-ever category.
Best Director: Benh Zeitlin. In his feature directorial debut, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Benh Zeitlin directed a five-year-old no-name to become one of the youngest Best Actress nominees ever.
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis. Forever after this acclaimed performance, Daniel Day-Lewis will live on in our minds as the actualization of Abraham Lincoln.
Best Actress: Jessica Chastain. After Kathryn Bigelow was overlooked for Best Director for helming the year’s most controversial film, it seems only fitting its female lead take the top honor instead.
Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway. Though Les Mis rables garnered mix reviews, the Academy is always a sucker for a dramatic transformation and, of course, a good cry.
Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz. For the second straight Quentin Tarantino film, “supporting actor” Christoph Waltz has shone as the true star.

Cliff Renfrew, Senior Reporter

Best Picture: Lincoln. The scale, storytelling, direction and acting make this my overall favorite pick for best film.
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis. The British actor is simply the best in the business.
Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence. Jennifer Lawrence is the most exciting and talented young actress in Hollywood and gets my vote this year.
Best Director: Steven Spielberg. No other director deserves it more that Spielberg for making such an interesting movie about such an important historical figure.
Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway. Simply the best – she can sing and act, and even looks good with dodgy teeth.
Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz. Nobody does danger with a hint of irony better than this German master – worthy of an Oscar.

Matt Russoniello, Community Manager

Best Picture: Either Silver Linings Playbook or Lincoln. Historically, Lincoln is exactly the kind of film that the Academy likes to reward. But Silver Linings Playbook has garnered so much positive attention and goodwill that it definitely stands a chance.
Best Actor: Daniel Day Lewis. He underwent a big transformation for the role, and the consensus is that he deserves a record-breaking third Oscar.
Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence. People like her not only as an actress, but as a personality. People want to see her take the stage and give a memorable acceptance speech.
Best Director: David O. Russell. He pulled amazing, nomination-worthy performances out of his four main actors. That’s a director’s job; he deserves it.
Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway. It just seems unavoidable at this point. It was kind of her year.
Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz. He gave the quirkiest, most memorable performance of the bunch.

Andy Scott, Staff Editor

Best Picture: Argo. Ben Affleck’s directing snub should have sealed Argo‘s fate in this category. Ironically, it appears that everyone has decided to rally behind him, instead. Sorry, Lincoln.
Best Director: Steven Spielberg. With Ben Affleck out of the equation, Spielberg seems like the next logical choice to win here. Though wouldn’t it be kind of awesome if Behn Zeitlin won instead?
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis. Why are you even reading this sentence? He’s winning.
Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence. Years from now, people will look back on this category and ask, “Why did Jennfier Lawrence win?” In the meantime, everyone seems to think she deserves it, so there’s no reason to think that she won’t.
Best Supporting Actor: Tommy Lee Jones. Although, your guess is as good as mine. (Go Hoffman, even if you’re actually Lead!)
Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway. Hathaway won the Oscar the second she was cast as Fantine. A “Dream” role, indeed.

Andrea Simpson, Senior News Editor

Best Picture: Zero Dark Thirty. Kathryn Bigelow knows how to move an audience with deeply compelling writing and acting, and like The Hurt Locker, told this story of such a poignant moment in the world’s history with such honesty you couldn’t take your eyes off the screen.
Best Actor: It’s a toss-up between Daniel Day-Lewis and Joaquin Phoenix, but in either case, one word sufficiently describes both actors’ performances: Brilliant.
Best Actress: Jessica Chastain. Her subtle determination made this performance.
Best Director: Steven Spielberg. He’s the clear favorite and if he wins, much like the film, he too will go down in American history as only the fourth director to win more than two directing Oscars.
Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway. I just hope the Academy spells her name right!
Best Supporting Actor: Alan Arkin. I loved this film, but he made the whole movie worth watching, just waiting for those unexpected one-liners.

Peggy Truong, Contributing Editor

Best Picture: Argo. This will be Ben Affleck’s closest thing to winning Best Director.
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis. He’s been unstoppable all awards season long.
Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence. Although there’s a lot of history riding on this with Riva and Wallis, JLaw’s performance trumps all the others.
Best Director: David O. Russell. Although my personal pick would be underdog Benh Zeitlin, David O. Russell will win the Oscar.
Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway. All hail Anne Hathaway and whatever speech she will make to make us all cry.
Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz. This is a weak group of nominees to begin with, but Christoph Waltz’s performance is the strongest of them all.

…And Todd Gilchrist, Senior Film Editor

Best Picture: Argo. Silver Linings Playbook has a real chance at taking this prize given its visibility over the last several weeks, but given the attention heaped upon Affleck specifically because he wasn’t nominated, it seems likely that the Academy will reward his effort in some way, this being probably the best and most direct.
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis. Although my sentimental choice has Joaquin Phoenix winning the statutette for what I still believe is truly the best performance of the year, Day-Lewis’ pedigree, and quite frankly, his charm in the face of so many previous victories, makes him the front-runner. And yeah, it was also a phenomenal performance.
Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence. Poised to become the next A-list star with acting chops to match, Lawrence retains a scrappy, don’t-give-a-shit attitude that makes her youthfulness sexy without sounding impudent or disrespectful. Jessica Chastain absolutely knocks it out of the park in Zero Dark Thirty, but I feel like the Academy is going to reward her upstart colleague instead.
Best Director: David O. Russell. Spielberg already has his Oscar, and Russell’s film has built a head of steam on the charm and talent of its actors, whom the extraordinarily gifted filmmaker coached to some remarkable performances.
Best Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway. The moment she finished that uninterrupted tae where she sings her heart out, looking rumpled and broken and beautiful, the Academy already decided – even if they hadn’t seen the end result yet.
Best Supporting Actor: Tommy Lee Jones is such a joyless S.O.B. that his performance in Lincoln seems more like typecasting than a terrific transformation, but it’s the kind of turn that the Academy likes – gruff and abrasive while retaining a charming edge, especially given the principle with which his character undertakes his formidable challenges in Lincoln.

What do you think of our picks? And who do you think will take home the gold? Let us know in the comments section below!

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Fresh-Faced And Wild-Eyed: See This Year’s Oscar Nominees Back In The Day

Many of this year’s Oscar nominees have been in the business for a very, very, very long time.

Just look at Lincoln star Sally Field, who had to fight her way through the studio systems in the ’60s before she could ever hope of winning two Oscars and an additional third nomination.

Then there’s Denzel Washington, who spent much of the ’80s on the small screen, and Jacki Weaver, who sang (quite beautifully, we might add) on Australian television the ’60s.

But what did they actually look like when they were just starting out?

Celebuzz has pulled together some images of Field, Washington, Weaver and more of Oscar’s latest batch of nominees as they were just getting their foots in the door.

See the highlights, below.

Sally Field, 1965

Robert De Niro, 1977

Denzel Washington, 1986

Emmanuelle Riva, 1965

Naomi Watts, 1993

Alan Arkin, 1972

Helen Hunt, 1987

Ben Affleck, 1997

Steven Spielberg, 1979

Joaquin Phoenix, 1984

Daniel Day-Lewis, 1989

Philip Seymour Hoffman, 1991

Hugh Jackman, 1997

Anne Hathaway, 1999

Jacki Weaver, 1966

All images courtesy of Getty Images

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Who Is Next On Our Hollywood Power List?

These days, it takes way more than talent and good looks to become an entertainment superstar.

To be considered a power player in Hollywood, a celebrity has to have millions of Twitter followers, paparazzi appeal, a best-selling fragrance or fashion line or major accolades from their respected peers; and if a star is smart, they already have established a combination of all of the above.

Certainly, the next 10 stars on Celebuzz’s Hollywood Power Index are well on their way to achieving all of this — and more. Just look at No. 20 on our list, Anne Hathaway, who is less than two weeks away from winning an Oscar for Les Misearbles.

Who else made this week’s countdown?

Have a look now in the gallery, above, as Celebuzz gets closer to naming the most-powerful celebrity in Hollywood under the age of 30.

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ANNE HATHAWAY Was Discouraged By Her Director To Lose Weight For “Les Miserables”

ANNE HATHAWAY was actually discouraged by her director to lose weight for her emaciated character in “Les Miserables,” according to entertainment news.

It was all her!

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Many people thought that Anne Hathaway was downright crazy when she agreed to go on an extreme diet program in addition to her chopping her hair off for “Les Miserables.”

But as it turns out, the weight loss was a result of her own obsession in looking as close as possible to her deathly ill prostitute character, Fantine.

Her director, Tom Hooper, told to the Los Angeles Times in a recent interview about the already-slim married actress’ drastic weight loss:

“To be honest, I thought she was going further than she should, and I tried to discourage her.”

And he was right about talking her out of it because Anne was reportedly starving herself to lose as much as 25 pounds!

Hathaway admitted:

Tom didn’t like what I was doing, but he understood why I was doing it. No one liked what I was doing. By the end, people were hugging me, and they would get emotional because I felt so frail.”

Nonetheless, she insists that it was all worth it. And true enough, she has been generating Oscar buzz despite her thinking that her performance of the musical’s famous song “I Dreamed A Dream” was just “eh.”

Comparing herself to Oscar-winning actresses, she admitted;

“I see the sort of work that people like Meryl Streep and Cate Blanchett and Kate Winslet can do, and I want to do that level of work so badly. But I don’t believe I’m as gifted as them. So the only thing I can control is how hard I work at it — how much do I commit to it? How far will I take it?”

What can you say about Anne‘s dedication to her craft?

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