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  • George Clooney Pranks Bill Murray

    On-set joker strikes again on Monuments Men set.

    There was a lot to talk to George Clooney about at Friday's press day for his new film, "The Monuments Men": His reaction to that cold diss from Tina Fey and Amy Poehler at the Golden Globes; that on-set prank he pulled on Matt Damon where he had wardrobe continually and very narrowly tighten his waistline; and of course the film itself, a highly anticipated adventure about the hunt for art stolen by the Nazis during World War II.

    During Yahoo Movies' chat with Clooney, though, in addition to discussing possible comeuppance by Damon, he inadvertently let one little fun factoid slip: That Bill Murray stays at his house when he comes to Los Angeles.

    (As Murray once told Howard Stern, he's only ever lived in L.A. for nine months, an incredible feat for an actor so regularly employed by the Hollywood system.)

    [George Clooney on the real-life story of the Monuments Men]

    For one, this helped explain why Bill Murray, one of the internet's -- and humankind's -- greatest treasures, was present at

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  • RoboCop faces a revamped ED-209 in new action clip

    Murphy takes out his old nemesis.

    Not only does Officer Alex Murphy have a revamped look in the upcoming new version of "RoboCop," but so does his old nemesis, the ED-209.

    In the original, the Enforcement Droid Series 209 was a heavily armed, two-legged lumbering robot that was brought in to battle RoboCop (Peter Weller) when he turned against his corporate masters at OCP.

    [New trailer for Robocop reboot]
    The robot was created by designer Craig Davies, who built a life-sized, 300 lbs. version of the ED-209 for static shots. Every time you see the robot move, it was actually a small-scaled puppet brought to life by legendary stop-motion animator Phil Tippett.

    Joel Kinnaman in 'RoboCop' (Photo: Columbia Pictures)
    Director Paul Verhoeven was actively involved in the whole process, even acting out how the ED-209 should move for the animators to follow.

    For the new film, the ED-209 retains the same two-leg, two-turret design of the first, but the look is much more angular. And while the first film just had the one robot, in the new version there is a whole fleet of the 11'-tall

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  • Warning: the following article contains 'Homeland' spoilers.

    Jennifer Lawrence is the reigning queen of wacky, unpredictable, and self-deprecating red carpet interviews, but things went to the next level at the SAG Awards on Saturday when she met Brody, aka Damian Lewis from Showtime's "Homeland."

    Lawrence, who was being interviewed by "Access Hollywood" in tandem with "Homeland's" Lewis, admitted to watching the first two seasons of "Homeland" twice, saying "I'm freaking out a little bit ... I've never met Brody before."

    [Related: Jennifer Lawrence Reveals Her Clumsiest Moments]

    So when the interviewers decided to combine things to let Lawrence meet "Brody," she freaked, clutching the wall and yelling, "I love 'Homeland' so much! ... It's my favorite show, ever!" Only Lewis suggesting they "cuddle" could peel her off of the wall for a hug and an awkwardly flustered chat.

    But then things got real. And — spoiler alert! — "Access" ruined the end of Season 3 for Lawrence, after she was clear

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  • After absolutely killing it with their flawless tag-team opening last year, what could Golden Globes hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler possibly do for an encore? Why, lob more zingers at the Hollywood elite, of course!

    Shrugging off the pressure to do a lavish, Oscars-style number, Tina and Amy came out firing with a fresh set of one-liners. (Of course, it helps that they're two of the funniest joke-writers in the biz.)

    [Emma Watson's confusing red carpet look]

    Here are the 16 jokes that further cemented Tina and Amy as the best award-shows hosts anywhere on the globe.

    Partners in crime... Tina Fey, Amy Poehler on Globes red carpet (Credit: Kikapress)

    1. Tina: "Welcome to the 71st Annual Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's Lee Daniels' The Butler Golden Globe Awards."

    2. Amy: "A very good evening to all the women and gay men watching at home."

    3. Tina, on the pair returning as hosts: "This is Hollywood, where if something works, they'll just keep doing it till everyone hates it!"

    4. Tina: "Meryl Streep was so brilliant in 'August: Osage County,' proving that there are still great parts

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  • Ashley Benson shares bikini photo from ‘Spring Breakers’ audition

    Actress stripped down to bare essentials for director.

    Benson... reveals her Spring Breakers audition snap (Copyright: Annapurna Pictures)

    It's the ultimate Hollywood cliché: Midway through an audition, an aspiring young actress is directed to do it again, but this time with her clothes off.

    But stripping down to win a dream role certainly didn't seem to bother Ashley Benson. What's more — her bold move paid off.

    [Shia LaBeouf had to send pictures of his penis for film role].

    The 24-year-old posted a never-before-seen snapshot from her audition for last year's twisted, beachy crime tale, 'Spring Breakers', which she starred in alongside bikini-clad Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, and a grillz-sporting James Franco.

    In the shot, Benson rocks nothing more than a black bikini top and a smattering of dainty bracelets as she mimes pointing a gun toward the camera.

    "Found this..... From my spring breakers audition," she captioned the pic.

    If her mischievous smile is any indication, the starlet is perfectly comfortable in the moment — which is good, considering she spent most of the actual movie clad in a similar state of undress

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