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Voting for Oscars ends

Voting for Sunday’s Oscars,the highest honors in the movie industry, closed on Tuesdayevening after a big spending campaign by Hollywood studios and the first online balloting system in the 85-year hi

Lincoln leads with 12 Oscar nods, Pi gets 11


US presidential drama Lincoln led the pack of Oscar nominees on Thursday with 12 nominations, including a nod for best picture, in the race for the world’s top film honours.

Harry Potter, Katy Perry big winners

Wendie Malick (from left), Jane Leeves, Valerie Bertinelli and Betty White accept the award for favourite cable TV comedy

Harry Potter cast a spell at the People’s Choice awards on Wednesday on a night that also saw big wins for singer Katy Perry at the start of the Hollywood awards season.

Mad Men, Modern Family win Emmys

Director Martin Scorsese holds the award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series in the press room

Mad Men and Modern Family won television’s top drama and comedy prizes again on Sunday but elsewhere it was out with the old and in with the new at the Primetime Emmy Awards.

Lohan hit with $1m assault suit

Lindsay Lohan on Thursday added financial woes to four years of legal problems when she was slapped with a $1 million assault lawsuit and a court heard she was having problems paying for private counselling.

William, Kate woo Hollywood

Quoting from The King’s Speech, the Oscar-winning movie about his great-grandfather, Prince William projected his royal voice on Saturday to woo the Hollywood power crowd in a bid with wife Kate to promote young British talent.

Arnie puts return to Hollywood on hold

Arnold Schwarze-negger on Thursday put his Hollywood projects on hold following the scandal over a secret child he fathered 13-years-ago with his housekeeper.

Hollywood honours ‘timeless and beautiful’ Sophia Loren

Britain’s Prince Charles talks to US President Barack Obama at the Oval Office of the White House in Washington D.C. on Wednesda

John Travolta called her the “most delicious” thing to come out of Italy, Roberto Benigni serenaded her with the Neapolitan song O Sole Mio and Billy Crystal said she was his “first great love.” Holly

Sheen fired, studio fears life in danger

Charlie Sheen

ACTOR CHARLIE Sheen was fired on Monday from his top-rated US comedy Two and A Half Men beca-use of his “dangerously self-destructive conduct,” difficulty at work and inflammatory comments to producer

Firth, Portman bag top honours at SAG

Colin Firth holds awards for best actor and ens-emble for The King’s Sp-eech at the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. 	PHO

Oscars frontrunner The King’s Speech won the top prize at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, giving the British royals drama yet another boost four weeks ahead of Hollywood’s biggest night.

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Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.