The popular ABC series Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is returning with four special episodes on November 26, just in time for Thanksgiving. The episode will feature guest host Jenny McCarthy, a former Playboy model and Two and a Half Men actress, who visits the numerous Watson family of Knoxville, Tenn.
While the analysts and experts are fussing about which esteemed actors will walk away with winged gold statues at the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday night at Los Angeles' Nokia Theater, first-time host Jimmy Kimmel is anxiously awaiting the world's reaction to the antics he has planned.
It was one of the nail-biters of the 2012 Oscars: would the already legendary actress Meryl Streep, 62, take away the Best Actress Academy Award for her transformation into Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady, or would she be beaten out by contenders Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs), Viola Davis (The Help), Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), and Michelle Williams (My Week with Marilyn)? When last year's Best Actor winner Colin Firth announced Streep as the winner, there was a mixed bag of reactions about the victory — Streep's first since her Sophie's Choice win in 1982, three decades ago.
Leading up the highlight of awards season, the Academy Awards nominees for 2012 have been announced, and there aren't too many surprises this time around. The Martin Scorsese adventure flick, Hugo, led the pack, nabbing 11 nominations, including Best Director and Best Picture.
Amidst the stir of fervent political opinion during an election year stands Meryl Streep, the most-nominated actor in the history of the Academy Awards, who plays former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady.
To prepare for her role as the fun-loving ingenue Peppy Miller in The Artist, French actress Bérénice Bejo studied up on the major stars of '20s silent film era, which director (and Bejo's husband) Michel Hazanavicius wanted to completely recreate.