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James Franco and Anne Hathaway will serve as co-hosts of the 83rd Academy Awards on Sunday. Both have previously appeared on the telecast but not in hosting capacities.
Currently, Franco can be seen in the taut drama "127 Hours" and is nominated this year for Best Actor. On Sunday, he'll be making his second appearance on an Oscars telecast. The actor has also starred in "Eat, Pray, Love" "Date Night," "Milk" and "Pineapple Express." He is perhaps best known as Harry Osborn in the Spider-Man trilogy.
Hathaway, who grew up in Millburn, makes her fifth Oscar appearance on Sunday's telecast. Recently, she was seen in "Alice in Wonderland" and the romantic comedy "Love and Other Drugs." She has also starred in "Bride Wars," "Becoming Jane," "The Devil Wears Prada" and "The Princess Diaries." In 2008, the actress was nominated for an Oscar for her lead performance in "Rachel Getting Married."
The Oscar hosts recently made promotional videos for the big night and it's easy to see why the Academy chose the youthful and humerous pair. Watch the video of outtakes below:
Happy Oscar Sunday!
Complete List Of Winners...
The Kids Are All Right
WINNER: The King’s Speech
The Social Network
Toy Story 3
Javier Bardem, Biutiful
Jeff Bridges, True Grit
Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network
WINNER: Colin Firth, The King’s Speech
James Franco, 127 Hours
Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right
Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone
WINNER: Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine
Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan
Joel & Ethan Coen, True Grit
David Fincher, The Social Network
WINNER: Tom Hooper, The King’s Speech
David O. Russell, The Fighter
“Coming Home,” Country Strong, Tom Douglas, Troy Verges and Hillary Lindsey
“I See the Light,” Tangled, Alan Menken, Glenn Slater
“If I Rise,” 127 Hours, A.R. Rahman, Dido, Rollo Armstrong
WINNER: “We Belong Together,” Toy Story 3, Randy Newman
127 Hours, Jon Harris
Black Swan, Andrew Weisblum
The Fighter, Pamela Martin
The King’s Speech, Tariq Anwar
WINNER: The Social Network, Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Alice in Wonderland, Ken Ralston, David Schaub, Carey Villegas and Sean Phillips
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 1, Tim Burke, John Richardson, Christian Manz and Nicolas Aithadi
Hereafter, Michael Owens, Bryan Grill, Stephan Trojanski and Joe Farrell
WINNER: Inception, Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley and Peter Bebb
Iron Man 2, Janek Sirrs, Ben Snow, Ged Wright and Daniel Sudick
Exit Through the Gift Shop, Banksy and Jaimie D’Cruz
Gasland, Josh Fox and Trish Adlesic
WINNER: Inside Job, Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs
Restrepo, Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger
Waste Land, Lucy Walker and Angus Aynley
BEST LIVE-ACTION SHORT
The Confession, Tanel Toom
The Crush, Michael Creagh
WINNER: God of Love, Luke Matheny
Na Wewe, Ivan Goldschmidt
Wish 143, Ian Barnes and Samantha Waite
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
Killing in the Name (Nominees TBD)
Poster Girl (Nominees (TBD)
WINNER: Strangers No More, Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon
Sun Come Up, Jennifer Redfearn and Tim Metzger
The Warriors of Qiugang, Ruby Yang and Thomas Lenno
BEST COSTUME DESIGN
WINNER: Alice in Wonderland, Colleen Atwood
I Am Love, Antonella Cannarozzi
The King’s Speech, Jenny Beaven
The Tempest, Sandy Powell
True Grit, Mary Zophres
Barney’s Version, Adrien Morot
The Way Back, Eduoard F. Henriques, Gregory Funk, Yolanda Toussieng
WINNER: The Wolfman, Rick Baker and Dave Elsey
BEST SOUND EDITING
WINNER: Inception, Richard King
Toy Story 3, Tom Myers and Michael Silvers
TRON: Legacy, Gwendolyn Yates Whittle and Addison Teague
True Grit, Skip Lievsay and Craig Berkey
Unstoppable, Mark P. Stoeckinger
BEST SOUND MIXING
WINNER: Inception, Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo, and Ed Novick
The King’s Speech, Paul Hamblin, Martin Jensen, and John Midgley
Salt, Jeffrey J. Haboush, Greg P. Russell, Scott Millan, and William Sarokin
The Social Network, Ren Klyce, David Parker, Michael Semanick, and Mark Weingarten
True Grit, Skip Lievsay, Craig Berkey, Greg Orloff, and Peter F. Kurland
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
127 Hours, A.R. Rahman
How to Train Your Dragon, John Powell
Inception, Hans Zimmer
The King’s Speech, Alexandre Desplat
WINNER: The Social Network, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
WINNER: Christian Bale, The Fighter
John Hawkes, Winter’s Bone
Jeremy Renner, The Town
Mark Ruffalo, The Kids Are All Right
Geoffrey Rush, The King’s Speech
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Hors la Loi (Outside the Law) (Algeria)
WINNER: In a Better World (Denmark)
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Another Year, written by Mike Leigh
The Fighter, Screenplay by Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson; Story by Keith Dorrington & Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson
Inception, written by Christopher Nolan
The Kids Are All Right, written by Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg
WINNER: The King’s Speech, Screenplay by David Seidler
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
127 Hours, Screenplay by Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy
WINNER: The Social Network, Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin
Toy Story 3, Screenplay by Michael Arndt; Story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich
True Grit, written for the screen by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
Winter’s Bone, adapted for the screen by Debra Granik & Anne Rosellini
BEST ANIMATED FILM
How to Train Your Dragon
WINNER: Toy Story 3
BEST ANIMATED SHORT
Day & Night, Teddy Newton
The Gruffalo, Jakob Schuh and Max Lang
Let’s Pollute, Geefwee Boedoe
WINNER: The Lost Thing, Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann
Madagascar, Carnet de Voyage (Madagascar, a Journey Diary), Bastien Dubois
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy Adams, The Fighter
Helena Bonham Carter, The King’s Speech
WINNER: Melissa Leo, The Fighter
Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit
Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom
Black Swan, Matthew Libatique
WINNER: Inception, Wally Pfister
The King’s Speech, Danny Cohen
The Social Network, Jeff Cronenweth
True Grit, Roger Deakins
BEST ART DIRECTION
WINNER: Alice in Wonderland, Robert Stromberg, Karen O’Hara
Happy Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 1, Stuart Craig, Stephenie McMillan
Inception, Guy Hendrix Dyas, Larry Dias, Doug Mowat
The King’s Speech, Eve Stewart, Judy Farr
True Grit, Jess Gonchor, Nancy Haigh
Kylie Minogue notches an impressive Billboard chart first, as, by holding down the Nos. 1 and 3 slots on this week's Dance/Club Play Songs survey, she becomes the first act to claim two of the top three ranks concurrently in the tally's nearly 35-year history. Check out this great article written by Keith Caulfield from Billboard.com...
Congrats, Kylie! Whooooooop!
Thought you all might enjoy this! You can now download the mix of “Can’t Get You Out of My Head” that currently featured on her Aphrodite Les Folies Tour! The mix was done by Soulwax who had previously done other remixes of the single back in 2001. This particular mix which has more of a rock edge, was not released at the time but was later released in 2007 on a Soulwax compilation titled Most of the Remixes. Enjoy!
(Thanks to Kyliesque. http://www.kyliesque.com/blog)
Kylie is celebrating her third consecutive #1 hit and 6th overall on the Billboard Dance Club Chart with Better Than Today! And she's ALSO at # 3 with Taio Cruz on "Higher"!
Get the remixes of this hit on iTunes today and make sure to log on on Mar 8 when the 2nd EP of remixes is released on iTunes!
Don’t forget to catch Kylie in a town near you this spring for the Aphrodite Live 2011 Tour!
Congrats, Kylie...your stateside peeps love you!
Click to listen to this sound by Matias Segnini: Extended Mix Version for Kylie's beautiful song 'Looking For An Angel'. Originally written by Kylie Minogue & Stuart Price.
The second concert of the European leg of the Tour Aphrodite Les Folies happened today in the city of Helsinki, Finland. No change in the setlist was made, except an acapella of "In Your Eyes" , was sung before "Put Your Hands Up"
Go Kylie Go!
Next stop on Kylie's tour tomorrow, Tallin Estonia at the Saku Arena
"Aphrodite Les Folies" video of the day is...Confide In Me, I am SO loving the screen projections on this one...and Oh that dress!
Enjoy the magic...
Tonight is night 2 of the "Aphrodite Les Folies" tour at the Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland.
As her friend, Jake Shears said "Break a Nail, Kylie!"
Ok, So this is random...but this is the kinda stuff I love...check this out, Listen to this music
then listen to the first part of this video...
Steve Anderson, Kylie's musical director, used "The Carnival of the Animals: The Aquarium" for the opening theme of Aphrodite Les Folies, So there you have it, a studio version of sorts :) Love it. Can you tell I am DYING to hear the studio versions of the tour already?
Kylie Minogue - Aphrodite (Matias Segnini Les Folies Mix) by kyliexmatt
Looks like I will have to go out a buy a Lexus today. :)
Sample pics of Kylie Minogue's "Aphrodite Les Folies" tourbook (thanks to MadonnaDenmark.com)
APHRODITE: LES FOLIES TOUR
- Setlist -
< ACT I >
Live in Denmark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMLPryFdbeo
Live in Denmark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yM2gT6-Nu50 (NEW)
Live in Denmark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTpOLwqXEmM (NEW)
#2 The One
Live in Denmark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkB0pi9sJs4 (NEW)
#3 Wow (Death Metal Disco Scene Mix)
Live in Denmark: http://www.tvmidtvest.dk/indhold/kylie-i-boxen (NEW)
Live in Denmark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yaku7eIfr9k (NEW)
< ACT II >
Live in Denmark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8q4uK1nIDPk
Live in Denmark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aIckaSZhDg (NEW)
Live in Denmark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODcI67uwPXc (NEW)
#5 I Believe In You
Live in Denmark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwOzrDptwwY
Live in Denmark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LY8tLV5mdxQ (NEW)
Live in Denmark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpUAicsJezA (NEW)
< ACT III >
#6 Cupid Boy
Live in Denmark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14KIjZBZHw8 (NEW)
#7 Spinning Around
#8 Get Outta My Way
Live in Denmark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCuz8-lLKlw (NEW)
#9 What Do I Have To Do?
Live in Denmark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNFrpNo2tMw
Live in Denmark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdaHItYoswk (NEW)
< ACT IV >
#10 Everything Is Beautiful
Live in Denmark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u75jO3ZGikk (NEW)
#11 Slow (Jazz Version vs Chemical Brothers Remix)
Live in Denmark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zD9kokPwMo8
Live in Denmark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_qhKPkqaNA (NEW)
Live in Denmark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3tRKdlSd38 (NEW)
< ACT V >
#12 Confide In Me
Live in Denmark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuWkkvHhvXI
Live in Denmark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuMsczK9K0U (NEW)
Live in Denmark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idq98dY0NBA (NEW)
#13 Can't Get You Out Of My Head (Soulwax Kyluss Remix)
Live in Denmark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSlCv6bq0zc
Live in Denmark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bKE-tIKcpU (NEW)
Live in Denmark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzLBNu_qnZM (NEW)
#14 In My Arms
< ACT VI >
#15 Looking For An Angel
Live in Denmark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Sd-MEOP5Bg (NEW)
Live in Denmark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByA6A8Ml-WY (NEW)
Live In Denmark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTjpqoQJIYU
Live in Denmark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H01sOPvBmZ8
Live in Denmark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGM_6FacMrU (NEW)
#17 There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart) [Eurythmics Cover]
Live in Denmark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5b0h7Z-Nb4
Live in Denmark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fa10BQXHXs8 (NEW)
#18 Love At First Sight / Can't Beat The Feeling
#19 If You Don't Love Me
Live in Denmark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3NQFN__67s (NEW)
< ACT VII >
#20 Better The Devil You Know
Live in Denmark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHkxZySnFrI (NEW)
#21 Put Your Hands Up
Live in Denmark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Siv1fUQxBow
Live in Denmark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijm7K-0ZZi4
< ENCORE >
#22 On A Night Like This
Live in Denmark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgCtQCuCkpw
Live in Denmark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVyMRWJ1AIM
Live in Denmark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDWRn6a40fM
Live in Denmark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zL-jJX0SE-Q (NEW)
Live in Denmark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKNNNgwYfGw (NEW)
Live in Denmark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6T-g6nCXd8 (NEW)
#23 All The Lovers
Live in Denmark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsFjbey7KRo
Live in Denmark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Co8Em2dOfnY
Live in Denmark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iomfubO54IA
Live in Denmark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNrekX_pYN4 (NEW)
Live in Denmark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34Gg5DpcAdw (NEW)
Live in Denmark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CM1ChfyqNbI (NEW)
Live in Denmark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEdvH82qFqM (NEW)
Live in Denmark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gIROxR4p08 (NEW)
(thanks to Silvanemesis.com)
THE SHOWGIRL RETURNS…AS THE GODDESS OF LOVE… RISING FROM
Nine years ago, in 2002, Kylie Minogue embarked upon her KylieFever world tour– it was her 5th world tour and her biggest to date – breaking box office records everywhere and setting a new standard for pop concerts throughout the world. The NME said “One day all concerts will be like this: phenomenally staged, flawlessly performed“!
KylieFever was followed by Showgirl in 2005 (“The gig of the year? No doubt about it!.” THE TIMES), Homecoming in 2006/7 (“it was her imagination and professionalism which established a new benchmark for the pop concert. Simply, Minogue is the best act in town” DAILY TELEGRAPH) and most recently by KylieX2008 (“Pop is the highest of the arts, because it encompasses all the others.. (and Kylie) is the ultimate practitioner of this ultimate discipline (and) on the issue of her supremacy, I won’t give an inch… Kylie is actually a pop genius” THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY).
Unbelievably each tour has been bigger and more spectacular than the preceding! Now, in 2011, she’s on the road again with a brand new world tour.
Aphrodite-Les Folies Tour 2011 promises to break all previous records – the show is grander than anything you’ve seen to date! This incredible show was created by Kylie and William Baker, her long-time creative collaborator.
Rehearsals started in locations throughout the world before Christmas – Kylie is currently rehearsing with her new band in London; the dancers and aerialists are being put through their paces by not one but three top choreographers in Los Angeles; the tech crew are putting together the props and staging on the East coast in Pennsylvania and Montreal whilst the video team are furiously at work back in the UK. Phew!
The bespoke stage for the European leg of the tour (including UK) is the most technically advanced, complex and precision stage ever created for an arena. It features over a million moving parts, including 30 high impact water jets, rain curtains and fountains! The stage, alone costing over $10million, was built by Tait Towers, the largest staging company in the world, responsible for building stages for the Rolling Stones, U2, Madonna, The Wall etc. etc.
The water elements featured in the show have been designed by the same team who engineered the famous water fountain show at Bellagio in Las Vegas, and the spectacular “World of Colour” show at Disneyland in California. Aphrodite-Les Folies will feature a totally unique “SPLASH ZONE” within the stage itself, where fans can be in the centre of the action in an amazing 4D experience.
The entire production is valued at over $25 million, and will see Kylie joined on stage by a huge cast of dancers and aerial performers along with her live band. The show will be moved throughout Europe by a crew of over 100 personnel in a fleet of 25 trucks!
The North American leg of the tour entitled Aphrodite Live 2011 has been specifically designed to take maximum advantage of more intimate rooms offering the audiences in America, Canada and Mexico a unique experience tailored specifically to the market. Please note that the Splash Zone will not apply in North America or Japan.
Kylie said today “Rehearsals are well underway and the show is shaping up to be more than I could have wished for. All departments are doing a stellar job and the combined level of expertise is nothing short of mind blowing. My friends, Dolce & Gabbana have designed an amazing wardrobe for me. I’m overwhelmed with the love and talent that is going into this tour and I can’t wait for my fans to be part of it”
The showgirl rises from the sea – Kylie has announced the news that Australian fans have been desperate for with the Goddess Of Love confirming she’s gracing her home shores this June with her spectacular Aphrodite-Les Folies Tour 2011.
Kylie said; “Finally, I’m able to confirm my tour dates for Australia! I’m bringing my Aphrodite-Les Folies Tour home in June! We started last week here in Europe and I’ve been overwhelmed by the fabulous response it’s received. I’m so very proud of the show and can’t wait to bring it to you!”
What the papers said:
Herning Opening Night
The .. pop princess set a new benchmark for arena shows with Les Folies and redefined the term ‘spectacular’ along the way. Don’t miss it”!!
DAILY STAR – Monday 21st February 2011 – U.K.
Riding on the back of winged horse Pegasus, Kylie Minogue kicked off her Aphrodite Les Folies world tour in Denmark last night.. Looking like a goddess of love – in tune with her song Aphrodite – she ensured the show, in front of a capacity crowd at the Herning Arena, went off with a bang… Nobody was left disappointed – the set list featured both songs from the new album and classics like Can’t Get You Out of My Head. Vive La Kylie!
MIRROR – Wednesday 23rd February 2011 – U.K.
… opening night of her jaw-dropping Aphrodite: Les Folies Tour in Denmark .. Kylie’s latest extravaganza is a 130-minute mind-boggling trip through Greek mythology featuring winged horses, troupes of acrobats, synchronized swimming and gallons of water that even shoot over fans in a special interactive “splash zone”… She’s the goddess of love and all the sets and costumes stem from the title.
DAILY STAR – Wednesday 23rd February 2011 – U.K.
Despite all the special effects, Les Folies remains a good old- fashioned rock ’n’ roll show.
“.. Kylie Minogue presented her biggest, and, if the audience’s comments are anything to go by, best show ever! Over 10,000 elated Kylie fans raised the roof with a standing ovation at the end of Kylie’s two hour pop spectacular – Aphrodite-Les Folies at the Multi Arena. When Kylie first appeared on stage in in a giant golden clam shell, which appropriately floated up from the depths, the crowd were spellbound, entranced, taken into another world. .. her voice was in fine form, reaching impossible heights effortlessly.”
MOG MUSIC NETWORK – Monday 21st February 2011 – U.S.A.
… a jaw-dropping Euro-pop spectacular that has to be seen to be believed. The staging, worth about $25 million, is incredible. .. While it was very, very cold outside, inside Kylie raised temperatures with her hottest show ever!
THE WEST AUSTRALIAN – Thursday 24th February 2011 – Australia