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Colin Firth Wants to Host 'SNL' Again

by Mike Ryan, posted Nov 21st 2011 10:15AM
People forget this, but seven years before Colin Firth became an Oscar winner for playing the King of England, and before Firth became the no-doubt-about-it household name that he is today, he hosted 'SNL,' back in March of 2004. Firth is currently promoting his new spy thriller, 'Tinker Tailor Solider Spy,' but took some time to reminisce about his hosting duties and made it clear that, yes, he wants to host 'SNL' again. The ball is in your court, 'SNL.' (And, yes, 'SNL,' you should totally let Colin Firth host again.)

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Oprah Blooper Alert! Oscar Special Broadcast in English and Spanish (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Feb 28th 2011 6:05PM
Colin Firth on 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' - In Spanish and English!Those viewing today's special Oscar version of 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' (weekdays, syndicated) might have been a bit confused during the first 10 minutes or so. Apparently due to technical difficulties, the broadcast started with the regular show, in English, plus a Spanish translation, making it hard to concentrate on either language. (For an example of this principle, click here).

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Colin Firth Wins Best Actor Oscar for 'The King's Speech' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Feb 28th 2011 1:25AM
Colin Firth wins Best Actor Oscar for 'The King's Speech,' 'The 83rd Annual Academy Awards'As widely expected, there was virtually no contest in the Best Actor category at 'The 83rd Annual Academy Awards.' After picking up Oscar gold for both Screenplay and Director, Colin Firth was a virtual lock in his second consecutive Lead Actor nomination.

Last year he went home among the many who are just happy to have been nominated for their work, while this year he picked up the Oscar for his portrayal of King George VI in 'The King's Speech.'

"I have a feeling my career's just peaked," he said in opening his acceptance speech. While his role was of a man who struggled with a stammer that affected his ability to give speeches, Firth showed no such problems.

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Colin Firth: Love Scenes Are 'An Odd Experience' (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Feb 18th 2011 5:20AM
Colin Firth on 'Piers Morgan Tonight'Colin Firth has starred opposite many a beautiful actress in his film career. During his appearance on 'Piers Morgan Tonight' (Weeknights, 9 PM ET on CNN), Morgan asked his fellow Brit if he enjoys doing love scenes.

"I like the idea of them," Firth conceded, but then added that the cameras and the crew take away from the experience.

"If Scarlett Johansson is laying there I could probably deal with a few cameras," Morgan quipped. "I'd like the cameras to record the moment ... for posterity."

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SAG Award Winners: 'King's Speech,' 'Fighter,' 'Modern Family' Among the Honored (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Jan 31st 2011 10:57AM
Christian Bale, Dickie Eklund on 'SAG Awards' 2011Among the '17th Annual SAG Awards' winners, 'The King's Speech' took top honors for outstanding male actor (Colin Firth) and cast performance.

'The Fighter' won two of its four nominations, as Melissa Leo and Christian Bale received statuettes. Dickie Eklund, the man whom Bale played in the biopic, surprised him onstage. "How do you like me now?" Eklund joked.

In television, notable wins included Betty White for female actor in a comedy series ('Hot in Cleveland'), and Alec Baldwin's fifth consecutive SAG victory for '30 Rock.'

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James Franco Questions Meredith Vieira's Bias Toward Colin Firth (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Jan 25th 2011 1:00PM
On 'Today' (weekdays, 7AM ET on NBC), Meredith Vieira promises to "polish" Colin Firth's Oscar should he win Best Actor for his role in 'The King's Speech.' But James Franco, who's competing against Firth in the same category for his role in '127 Hours,' seems to take exception to Vieira's obvious bias.

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Colin Firth Reveals Why 'King's Speech' Story Is Now Being Told (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Jan 12th 2011 7:20AM
Colin Firth Talks 'King's Speech' on 'Daily'Why have we had to wait so long to learn the true story of King George VI's stutter and the man who helped him overcome it? Blame it on the hardiness of his wife, Queen Elizabeth II's mother. As Colin Firth explained on 'The Daily Show' (weeknights, 11PM ET on COM), "Our writer [of 'The King's Speech'], he himself suffered from a very severe stutter, and those broadcasts kind of gave him hope."

He later wrote to the Queen Mother, "asking for her permission to tell this story." He was instructed to wait till after her death, as "the memories of these events [were] still too painful. And so he waited... and waited," joked Firth. She passed away in 2002 at the age of 101.

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Fridge Repairman Changes Colin Firth's Mind about 'A Single Man' (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Mar 3rd 2010 3:45AM
Oprah Winfrey, Colin FirthWell, thank goodness for Colin Firth's refrigerator repairman. The actor's been nominated for an Oscar for his role in 'A Single Man,' but he almost turned down the role via e-mail.

"I didn't press send. The doorbell rang. A guy came to fix my refrigerator, and that was enough time for me to reconsider," he said on 'Oprah Winfrey' (weekdays, syndicated). "It was just that pause before pressing send."

There's a reason those repair guys get the big bucks. We hope Firth tipped him well and remembers to thank him in his acceptance speech.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Colin Firth and Craig Ferguson Talk Pornography (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Feb 16th 2010 5:34AM
Craig Ferguson, Colin FirthWhen Colin Firth and Craig Ferguson get together, the conversation naturally turns to pornography. Do they watch it? They both decide that if it's on the British airwaves, it must be alright. And Ferguson says he'd rather be in it than "sadly weeping in the hotel room."

Pornography aside, we just think it'd be a blast to be in any room with these two. Since that's probably not going to happen anytime soon, we'll have to amuse ourselves by watching 'The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson' (weeknights, 12:35AM ET on CBS).

Watch the video after the jump.

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Guess which TV star makes a voice cameo in The Single Man

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 14th 2009 12:41PM
Colin Firth is getting Oscar buzz for his role in Tom Ford's first directorial effort The Single Man, but there's a TV actor who makes a voice cameo in the movie and he goes completely uncredited. He plays the guy who phones and delivers some bad news to Firth's character (obviously this might be a spoiler if you haven't seen the movie). Answer after the jump.

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What's Hot on Inside Movies: Colin Firth, Best Cameos, Worst Movies of Decade

by Jason Newman, posted Dec 8th 2009 7:45PM
Check out our friends over at Inside Movies for the latest news, features, interviews and free movies. If you didn't visit there today, you missed:

Gary Susman's continuing look at the Academy Awards race. This week: Best Supporting Actor, ranging from "The Locks" (Christoph Waltz) to "Don't Forget" (Richard Gere).

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Leno Weekly: Chelsea Handler, Dr. Phil, Ewan McGregor and more!

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 31st 2009 1:01AM
Chelsea Handler, Playboy MagazineHey, a lot happens in five shows. Let's get right into it!

COMEDY CORRESPONDENTS
Arsenio Hall was featured twice this week. His first appearance was in a segment that had potential called "This Is What They Said/This Is What They Meant." I was expecting to see video clips of celebrities, politicians and the like spouting their same bullcrap, and then having Hall tell us what he thinks they really meant. Instead, it was Leno reading quotes, including historically famous ones like Julius Ceasar's "Et tu, Brute!" The gag didn't make sense anymore, and even worse the bits weren't funny.

Luckily, he came back later in the week with an on-site spot at Yankee Stadium, where he interviewed players from both teams and even set up a bet against a Yankees player and Phillies fan Kevin Eubanks involving Snuggies.

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30 Rock: Do-Over (season premiere) - VIDEO

by Bob Sassone, posted Oct 30th 2008 10:02PM
30 Rock: Do-Over(S03E01) "It's not at all erotic and fun, like when men do it to women." - Jack, about being sexually harassed by Kathy

Jason asked earlier today if Governor Sarah Palin would help 30 Rock finally get out of the ratings doldrums and become the hit it deserves to be. I don't know if that will happen. It seems more like a weird little show that just so happens to be on a big network on a big night with big stars (I think NBC will stick with the show no matter what the ratings are, at least for a few more seasons), but fans of great comedy should definitely tune in. It's the best comedy on TV right now, not just Emmy-wise but also funny-wise, and tonight's third season opener shows that it's still running on all cylinders.

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The Daily Show: April 24, 2008 - VIDEOS

by Annie Wu, posted Apr 25th 2008 7:38AM
John and JonJon must have had some overenthusiastic audience members who didn't have anything better to do all day but wait in line for the Daily Show. Just for the record, you normally don't have to wait earlier than 1:30 - 2:00 p.m. to get the first spots in the queue. However, if crazy 10:00-ers happen to come on the same day, then you're out of luck, at least in terms of getting the "hardcore fan" bragging rights of being first in line. It doesn't necessarily guarantee the best seats in the house, as I had to find out the hard way.

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