Posts by Meriah Doty
- Meriah Doty at Yahoo Movies7 hrs ago
Scarlett Johansson made her first public appearance since word got out about her pregnancy. Her fellow comic-book heroes Chris Evans and Samuel L. Jackson were looking dapper in dark blue. And a bunch of the "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D" players were around to support their Marvel family members.
Here are six things we learned at the Hollywood premiere of "Captain America: The Winter Solider" on Thursday:
- Meriah Doty at Yahoo Movies7 days ago
It's Jennifer Lawrence's world. We just live in it.
As she was last year, J.Law has received double recognition for not one, but two of her films from the upcoming 24th Annual MTV Movie Awards, which announced its nominations this morning.
"American Hustle" and "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," both starring the Oscar winner, lead the pack with highest number of nominations, along with "The Wolf of Wall Street."
The 23-year-old actress will defend her Best Female Performance title for her starring role in "Catching Fire."
Lawrence was a no-show to last year's event, citing scheduling conflicts, despite winning for her role in "The Hunger Games." This year, she'll go up against against her "Hustle" co-star Amy Adams, along with Jennifer Aniston, Sandra Bullock, and Lupita Nyong'o.
- Yahoo Movies8 days ago
Quvenzhané Wallis sings! The 10-year-old who was last seen rubbing shoulders with Hollywood's A-list as an Oscar nominee for her big-screen debut in 2012's "Beasts of the Southern Wild" is now starring in her first-ever musical, the upcoming reboot of "Annie." And in the just-released exclusive trailer, we finally get to hear her belt out the classic tunes "Tomorrow" and "Hard Knock Life."
We also get a first peek at the rest of the cast, including Oscar winner Jamie Foxx as Will Stacks (a re-imagined version of Daddy Warbucks) and Cameron Diaz getting her mean on as Miss Hannigan.
Yes, the music of this "Annie" features all the familiar tunes, but with more of a hip-hop vibe. And while the 1977 Broadway musical and its 1982 film adaptation take place in the '30s — when the original "Little Orphan Annie" comic strip was created — the Wallis version has been updated significantly.
[Photos: New 'Annie' Movies Stills and Poster]
- Meriah Doty at Yahoo Movies9 days ago
John Travolta goofed. Plain and simple. The moniker mangling heard around the world — when the actor introduced Idina Menzel as something approximating "Adele Dazeem" before her rendition of the "Frozen" hit song "Let It Go" — spawned a late-night jokefest, countless memes, a fake Twitter account, and a name generator instantly embraced by fellow celebrities.
- Yahoo Movies11 days ago
There were more than a few mysterious moments that left us scratching our heads on Oscar night. But worry not, we've done the digging and decoded the secrets of Sunday's star-studded night:
Oscar Mystery No. 1: How do presenters say those tough-to-pronounce names? Answer: Jason Sudeikis let everyone in on the secret, showing off this handy pronunciation guide provided to him by the Academy. If every presenter does their homework and reads their cheat sheet, no one need ever get tongue-tied over a difficult name.
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Sudeikis and Kate Hudson pronounced the folks in the Live Action Short category beautifully — unlike John Travolta, who before her performance of the Oscar winning song "Let It Go" from the animated Disney feature, "Frozen." Clearly Travolta didn't read his notes!
Oscar Mystery No. 2: We all saw that A-list-filled, record-breaking Twitter photo. But who was that glasses-wearing guy next to Bradley Cooper?
- Yahoo Movies11 days ago
The winners have accepted their statuettes at the 86th Annual Academy Awards show at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. This is the complete list of Oscar award winners:
Best Picture "American Hustle" "Gravity" "The Wolf of Wall Street" "Dallas Buyers Club" "Her" "Nebraska" "Philomena" "Captain Phillips" Fast fact: "12 Years a Slave" won in three Oscar categories in total on Sunday.
- Yahoo Movies11 days ago
Jennifer Lawrence is keeping up her personal Oscar tradition of falling down.
Yes, for the second straight year, the actress took a digger at the Academy Awards, this time tripping up on the red carpet.
Lawrence didn't blame her red Dior gown or her heels for the most recent tumble, which took place just after she arrived at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday. "I did trip over a cone," she said. "I'm not safe."
After recovering Yahoo Movies caught up to her. "Oh my god, I can't believe that happened," she told us, admitting she's still not used to the annual star-studded event.
She then pronounced herself "fine" and scooted inside with her date, boyfriend (and "X-Men" costar) Nicholas Hoult for the start of the ceremony.
And Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres took it from there. Taking time in her opening monologue to poke fun at J.Law, saying, "When you win tonight I think we should bring you the Oscar."
- Meriah Doty at Yahoo Movies12 days ago
This year's 34th Annual Razzie Awards — presented as is tradition on the night before the Oscars — didn't let Will and Jaden Smith by with a pass this year. Not in the least. Considered frontrunners for the dubious gold spray-painted trophies, the father-son team were the night's big "winners," sweeping the male acting categories for director M. Night Shyamalan's coming of age sci-fi tale "After Earth." Jaden was named Worst Actor, Will got Worst Supporting Actor, and together they shared the dishonor of Worst Screen Combo.
Watch Will and Jaden Smith in 'After Earth':
Like the sad Smiths, the raunchy ensemble comedy "Movie 43" got three awards. But Halle Berry, nominated twice in the Wost Actress category came away unscathed. The former Oscar (and Razzie) winner's chances may have been watered down due to a double nod — once for her role as a poodle-perm'd 9-1-1 dispatcher in the thriller "The Call," and again for her part in the much-reviled, star-studded spoof fest.
- Yahoo Movies13 days ago
Sigmund Freud said there are are no accidents.
This story — of coincidences, not accidents — begins in early 1914 when a silent film newcomer at Keystone Studios swiftly picked out a costume. Under a tight deadline, young Charlie Chaplin was tasked with finding something funny.
He met the mission. And then some.
Still in his mid-20s, Chaplin didn't realize his hasty choice of onscreen attire exemplified something deeper, and the character that would become inextricably part of his legacy.
Chaplin's Little Tramp was "definitely subconscious … a tribute to his father's stage character," argues Jeffrey Vance, film historian and author of "Chaplin: Genius of the Cinema."
Chaplin's parents were both stage performers in the late 1800s. They earned very little money as he and his older brother grew up in London and Chaplin's parents separated soon after he was born.
"He grew up in a lot of poverty," Carmen Chaplin, grandaughter of the late performer, tells Yahoo Movies. "It's very unique to go from that extreme poverty to that extreme of success."
"Chaplin had an unresolved relationship with his absent father," Vance says.