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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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  • 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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  • The team behind the phenomenally successful ‘Paranormal Activity’ will give you nightmares once again when new instalment ‘Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones’ is released on New Years Day.

    Like 'Friday 13th' or 'Nightmare on Elm Street', it’s a horror franchise that’s scared its way into pop culture, but when it comes to Tinseltown terrors, truth is sometimes stranger - and scarier - than fiction.

    [Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones living poster revealed]
    [The curse of Poltergeist]


    Hollywood productions have been plagued by real life Paranormal Activity down the years. Here aresome creepy tales from the vaults…

    Introducing Dorothy Dandridge

    Sinister... Even this promo shot of Halle Berry looks weird (Copyright: REX)

    During the filming of a Dorothy Dandridge biopic (the first African-American to be nominated for an Oscar), Halle Berry admitted she was stalked by a prying poltergeist. Bizarre happenings on-set followed her home after she borrowed a gown belonging to Dandridge. Berry told Ebony Magazine she heard "the sound of water boiling" before seeing a baby

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  • Calling all Harry Potter fans! Grab your broomsticks and take a look at this awesome video of the newly snow-covered Hogwarts at the Warner Bros. Studio tour in London.

    From Friday 15th November 2013, visitors will get the chance to see the castle as it has never been seen before, with its iconic festive look recreated for the first time.

    Strangely enough, the artificial snow used on the Hogwarts castle model throughout the Harry Potter film series was actually dendritic salt. It was chosen because it clumps like snow and even squeaks when walked on. During filming, a member of the crew would have climbed aboard a cherry picker and put salt on the model by hand with a sieve – like dusting sugar onto a cake. The same process has been used at the Studio Tour this November and samples of the different types of salt used will also be on display.

    Model Effects Supervisor, Jose Granell commented: “It’s great to be back at the Studio Tour and to be snowing the Hogwarts

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  • Yahoo! Movies UK in association with Studio Canal competition Terms and Conditions

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  • To get you even more excited for the new 'Ender's Game' movie we have the first five chapters for you to read - for free!

    The new trailer has just launched too so check it out here.

    Read the first five chapters of the book below:

    Enders Game: Chapters 1-5 by Little Brown UK

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    We have an exclusive look at the opening 100 pages from the first ‘The Mortal Instruments’ book to get you guys excited for the new ‘The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones’ movie due out on 23 August.

    Written by Cassandra Clare, the first 100 pages give you a glimpse at what to expect from the theatrical release starring hot Hollywood couple Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower.

    [Related story: 'Mortal Instruments' prequel already planned]

    Set in contemporary New York, the book follows a seemingly ordinary teenager, Clary Fray (Lily Collins), who discovers she is the descendant of a line of Shadowhunters (a secret cadre of half-angel warriors locked in an ancient battle to protect our world from demons).

    After the disappearance of her mother (Lena Headey), Clary must join forces with a group of Shadowhunters, who introduce her to a dangerous alternate New York called Downworld, filled with demons, warlocks, vampires, werewolves and other deadly creatures.

    Enjoy...

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  • Like a kid with a box of matches. And $60 million …

    Big Ben? The Eifel Tower? The Statue of Liberty? Is nothing sacred?

    Well, not in Tinsel Town anyway…

    There’s nothing Hollywood loves more blowing stuff up. Especially when that stuff is rather important to the people watching.

    That’s why in ‘Olympus Has Fallen’, out this week, Antoine Fuqua is going all ‘Independence Day’ on the White House. Ramming it full with pesky terrorists, macho one-liners, and waiting for the resulting “boom”.

    So, what is Hollywood’s preoccupation with pyrotechnics all about? We gave Joe a few fireworks and put him on the case.

    Going out with a bang, here’s the last episode in the series of Home movies...
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