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Melissa Leo Blames Kate Winslet for Oscars F-Bomb (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Mar 1st 2011 9:45AM
Melissa Leo Blames Kate Winslet for Oscars F-BombMelissa Leo, the actress who dropped a F-bomb during her acceptance speech for Best Supporting Actress at the Academy Awards, explained the cause of her live gaffe on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' (weekdays, syndicated).

At the start of the interview, Ellen DeGeneres surprises Leo with a swear jar and a tiny pair of earphones to shield her Oscar from any possible profanity. Then, Leo explains that curse words are simply part of her regular vocabulary. "It's part of my vernacular, part of my upbringing," she said.

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Christian Bale Wins Best Supporting Actor for 'The Fighter' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Feb 27th 2011 11:04PM
Christian Bale wins Oscar for Supporting Actor, 'The 83rd Annual Academy Awards'In the acting categories, 'The Fighter' started off strong at 'The 83rd Annual Academy Awards' (Sun., 8:30PM on ABC). After Melissa Leo took home an Oscar for Supporting Actress, and dropped the f-bomb all over the stage -- we think it's because she was smitten by Kirk Douglas -- the Supporting Actor Oscar went to her co-star, Christian Bale.

While he did open his speech with the expression, "Bloody hell!" he promised to keep it at least cleaner than his co-star did. "I'm not going to drop the f-bomb like she did," he said of Leo. "I've done that plenty before."

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Kirk Douglas Charms Everyone; Melissa Leo Gets Too Excited and Drops an F-Bomb (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Feb 27th 2011 10:24PM
Melissa Leo drops the f-bomb at 'The 83rd Annual Academy Awards' Oscars 2011The Best Supporting Actress award has become notorious in Oscars history for unexpected moments, and 'The 83rd Annual Academy Awards' (Sun., 8:30PM on ABC) proved no different. First, they brought out Kirk Douglas to present the award, and he proved that, at 94 years old, he's every bit the charmer he was during his film career.

"She's gorgeous!" he said upon seeing Oscars co-host Anne Hathaway, "Where were you when I was making pictures?"

He then gave Hugh Jackman grief for laughing, saying that everyone in Australia seems to think he's funny. "Colin Firth is not laughing," he told Jackman. "He's British."

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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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Men's Formal Undies Cause Hijinks on 'Access Hollywood Live' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Jan 14th 2011 1:45PM
On 'Access Hollywood Live' (weekdays, syndicated), Billy Bush shows off a pair of underwear meant to be worn with formal attire. The underwear looks almost like a normal pair of briefs, except that it features a satin stripe, a cummerbund-inspired waist band and a pouch to, um, cradle more sensitive areas.

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Melissa Leo Sends Best Wishes to Alice Ward, Real-Life Mother of 'The Fighter,' Who's In Hospital After Heart Attack (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jan 10th 2011 11:40AM
Melissa Leo on 'Good Morning America' Alice Ward, the real-life mother of boxer Mickey Ward, who actress Melissa Leo played in the film 'The Fighter,' is currently in a hospital in Boston recovering from a heart attack. Today on 'Good Morning America' (Weekdays, 7AM on ABC), Leo told Roberts she would be visiting Ward in the hospital tomorrow, and noted that Ward herself, is "a fighter."

Leo also said she couldn't have played Alice without input from the woman herself. She want so far as to ask Ward's permission to accept the role.

"I could not have played her without the time that I spent with her," said Leo. "First of all, I wanted to make sure it was okay with her. She seemed to be okay with it, and we actually got along quite well."

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Amy Adams on Getting in a Girl-Fight (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Dec 17th 2010 4:05AM
Amy Adams on Getting in a Girl-FightAmy Adams is appearing in the new film 'The Fighter.' But while on 'Chelsea Lately' (weeknights, Thu., 11PM ET on E!), the actress revealed though that she may look prim-and-proper, she's gotten in a real-life fight as well. "Have you ever been in a physical fight with a girl?" Chelsea Handler asked. "Yes; yes, I have," Amy said. Then audience then went -- "WHOOOOOO!" -- as audiences so often seem to do when the topic of a "girl-fight" comes up.

But Amy's actual "cat fight" experience illustrated the dangers of confusing art and life. Just because you've seen fights in movies ... doesn't necessarily mean that you're qualified to have one in reality.

"She was really drunk and she wanted to drive," Amy said, while describing the girl she got in a fracas with. "[And] in the movies ... they slap people to get to them to be reasonable. So I slapped her across the face." But oddly enough, the girl didn't "sober up" after the slap. Instead, she attacked Amy.

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Amy Adams Discusses Meeting the Woman She Plays in 'The Fighter' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Dec 8th 2010 2:20PM
Amy Adams on 'Live with Regis and Kelly' talking about 'The Fighter'Amy Adams plays Charlene Fleming, the love interest of Boston boxer Mickey Ward, in the new film 'The Fighter,' which opens Friday. The movie is a biopic, and there's a real life Charlene Fleming, who Adams talked about meeting today on 'Live with Regis and Kelly' (Weekdays, Syndicated).

Adams met Fleming for the first time at the premiere for 'The Fighter,' and says she had to track her down to speak with her. "She's not someone who will step into the spotlight," said Adams.

The main concern Fleming addressed to Adams was related to her modesty, which the film apparently does not preserve. "She was very concerned about the lack of clothes that my character wears," said Adams. "She claimed she never wore that few clothes. She's a woman of few words, but she's awesome."

Stressing about the lack of clothes your likeness is wearing in a biopic is certainly an understandable concern. Unless of course, the person playing you in the film happens to be Amy Adams. In that case, we'd probably be okay with it.

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