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The 2014 Oscar Nominees are Out!

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This morning the Academy Award nominees were announced! Woo! And I realized that I haven’t seen one movie that’s on the list. The ONLY movie that I was even interested in seeing was Philomena, for which Judi Dench is nominated. I hope I can get that through Netflix or On Demand.

Oh well…

And the nominees are:

Best Picture
12 Years a Slave
American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club
Gravity
Her
Nebraska
Philomena
The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Actress
Amy Adams, American Hustle
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock, Gravity
Judi Dench, Philomena
Meryl Streep, August: Osage County

Best Actor
Christian Bale, American Hustle
Bruce Dern, Nebraska
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club

Best Supporting Actor
Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
Bradley Cooper, American Hustle
Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave
Jonah Hill, The Wolf of Wall Street
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

Best Supporting Actress
Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine
Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave
Julia Roberts, August: Osage County
June Squibb, Nebraska

Best Director
Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity
Alexander Payne, Nebraska
David O. Russell, American Hustle
Martin Scorsese, The Wolf of Wall Street
Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave

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Kim Basinger Returns To Modeling At Age 60!

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BAM! And here you thought Kim Basinger would just be a mom and actress happily avoiding any talk of exhusband Alec Baldwin.

Nope. Girl got herself a modeling agent at 60! Basinger has been giving her daughter Ireland modeling advice for her budding career, and now Kim is signing up at Ireland’s agency, ING.

Kim Basinger is no longer just giving daughter Ireland Basinger Baldwin modeling advice from behind the camera. She’s now going to be teaching by example, after signing a contract with Baldwin’s modeling agency, IMG.

Basinger, 60, started her career as a model at age 16, two years younger than Ireland is now. As a Ford model, she famously was the Breck Shampoo girl before transitioning to acting, eventually winning an Oscar for her role in L.A. Confidential. And though she’s worked steadily, Basinger has also been relishing her role as mom to Ireland, laying low at the same time her daughter has entered the public eye. [People]

GOOD FOR HER! Oscars look good on the mantel but they don’t pay the bills, honey. No word on if she has grabbed a campaign yet, but considering how great she looks, it shouldn’t take long.

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Lost Audition Tape: Nic Cage for Lincoln

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Oh the frightening movie this would have been if Nic Cage had been cast as Lincoln instead of Daniel Day Lewis. More entertaining, though? Yes, undoubtedly.

The Big Bang Theory’s Simon Helberg gives us a peek into what could have been.

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Interview With Christopher Stanley Mad Men’s Henry Francis

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We’ve heard from the women of Mad MenJanuary Jones (Betty Francis/Draper) and Jessica Pare (Megan Draper) and now we get to hear from one of the men: Christopher Stanley aka politico Henry Francis.

Everything from Betty’s change in hair color to his part in Oscar winner movies.

Q: What’s been your favorite Betty and Henry moment so far?

A: Most recently, in the bedroom, when I come in and talk to Betty and tell her that I’ve been approached for the seat in the Senate and she’s really taking an interest. But you also see that she’s conflicted, but you see that Henry is conflicted too… I like those kinds of scenes where you see them working it out and sort of trying to help each other.

Q: Betty teased Henry in a pretty shocking way about being infatuated with Sally’s friend. What did you think when you read that scene?

A: [Laughs] Well, I was a little nervous, but you have to take in the context of who the characters are. It’s Betty’s kind of awkward attempt to tease Henry and to try and have a moment with him and try to get a reaction from him. It’s actually really quite innocent, but true to form, Betty goes too far.

 

RELATED: Interview with Mad Men’s January Jones (Betty Francis/Draper)

Q: Which do you prefer: Dark-haired Betty or blonde Betty?

A: Blonde. It’s not that I have a preference for blondes… I just think that Betty is already a depressive. [Laughs] She can walk through the world with a level of sadness and grief that most of us would find intolerable… And I think the blonde hair played against her inclination towards being a little sour.

Q: Would you have been as smooth as Henry was reacting to it?

A: I can understand why she did it. It was an act of self-empowerment… I think Henry probably feels the way I feel and prefers her as a blonde, but he’s a smart guy… If she came in in dreadlocks, that might be something else.

Q: What’s the most interesting thing you’ve learned about NYC politics from this role?

A: I’ve learned how politicians are groomed and fabricated to be presented as an image that is saleable to the public. In a sense it’s similar to what the guys at the agency are doing, except there is a political lean to it. He sells a product. His product that he molds and fashions is people, for the public.

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Q: Do you know if there’s a specific, real-life NYC politician that Henry is based on?

A: In researching Henry, there were several advisors to Rockefeller and Lindsay, and I think he just might be a kind of conglomeration of several different of those guys.

RELATED: Jessica Pare (Mad Men’s Megan Draper) Talks Relationships, Fashion, and French

Q: You’re often cast as authority figures and cops. What do people see in you that makes them think of you that way?

A: I guess I just look like a lot of cops or military guys out there… I’m a little bit of a throwback, I think. I’m not what I’d call your soft male, or a metrosexual. I’m kind of a guy’s guy, at least on the surface. But I consider myself a really progressive guy. If you talk to my wife, I’m pretty much just a softie.

Q: That’s funny because Henry is the sensitive one compared to some of the other guys on Mad Men…

A: That’s what I like about Henry, and that’s very similar to me. If you judge him upon meeting him, at first you’d think he’d be similar to the other male characters, but once you get to know him, there’s this whole other side of him that’s kind and very different.

Q: You were in two Oscar-winning movies last year, Argo and Zero Dark Thirty. Did you sense the trajectory of either film going in?

A: I knew that they were going to be big films, just because of the people attached to direct… But I had no idea they would be award-contending films… I was very excited to be a part of it, but you never what’s going to happen with any film that you do.

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This is disappointing: Mila Kunis Dating Ashton Kutcher [VIDEO]

So Mila Kunis is dating Aston Kutcher? Maybe it was their past coupledom on That 70s Show that brought them back together… hmmm?

The duo were spotted out furniture shopping together (which in my book means love), and later grabbing a sushi dinner.

“Ashton was touching Mila’s hand and Mila was all dressed up. She looked hot; this was definitely more than a dinner between friends – this was a full-on date!” [Earsucker]

FULL ON DATE! Wow, I haven’t heard that in a hot minute.

I would have thought that Mila had better sense than to hook up with known cheater Ashton Kutcher. Maybe it’s just a fling. Just, protect yourself Mila. You never know what cooties he has.

On another note, I found this tutorial about how to do your makeup like Mila Kunis, so that makes me happy. :-) ENJOY

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