James Murdoch Steps Down as Head of News Corp.’s News International Unit

New York – News Corp. said Wednesday that following his recent relocation to the company’s headquarters in New York, James Murdoch, deputy COO, has relinquished his position as executive chairman of News International, the conglomerate’s U.K. publishing unit that has been the focus of the phone hacking scandal. Tom Mockridge, CEO of News International, will continue in his post and run the business, reporting to News Corp. president, COO and deputy chairman Chase Carey. “We are all grateful for James’ leadership at News International and across Europe and Asia, where he has made lasting contributions to the group’s strategy.

New Robert Pattinson ‘Bel Ami’ Subtle Flirting Movie Clip Released Online

New Robert PattinsonBel Ami‘ subtle flirting movie clip released online. This new Bel Ami,movie clip (below),recently showed up online,and features mega Twilight star Robert Pattinson as playboy Georges Deroy. He gets a little flirty with Kristen Scott Thomas’ character Virginie by giving her a fruit gift,and more. The movie stars: Robert Pattinson, Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas,and Christina Ricci. In the new clip, Georges gives character Virginie Walters,who is one of the ladies he screws around with,a gift basket,filled with pears. She eventually asks Georges, if he’d like to join them. He does,and asks her to eat one of the pears. It’s a pretty odd scene to say the least. Check it out,below. In the flick,Georges rises to power in Paris by sleeping with the city’s most influential women. It’s scheduled to hit select theaters on March 2nd.

Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson’s Oscar Weekend: Pda-fest or Totally Not?

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robsten (Photo credit: saffirahweb)

Now, we couldn’t be more thrilled that Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart did indeed attend the a pre-Oscars party together Friday, the Wme bash in Brentwood (check out the photo of the duo secretly dipping out). But we’re fairly suspicious of the Pda-fueled reports. Quite affectionate? No shortage of Pda?! Hardly sounds like the Robsten we know and adore. So what really went down at the private, star-studded soiree? Not quite as much Robsten action as everyone would like to think: “They were just being their usual low-key, chill selves,” confirms a source, who hung with our fave couple at the party. Now that sounds more like your standard Rob and Kris.

WonderCon 2012 – Full Schedule Announced!

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Wondercon (Photo credit: besighyawn)

2012 will be the first year that GeekTrant will invade WonderCon, mostly due to the fact that it was moved down to Anaheim, CA this year which is right in our backyard. We’re all pretty excited about attending this year, as we’ve heard it’s a much smaller more intimate version of San Diego Comic Con.

WonderCon is set to open on Friday, March 16th and run through Sunday, March 18th at the Anaheim Convention Center. If you plan on attending let us know, and maybe we can meet up and hang out for a bit!

I’ve put stars next to the panels we are interested in attending. Check out the schedule, and let us know what you are looking forward to seeing most!

Martin Lawrence Picks Up Razzie Nomination For Worst Actress (Wait… What?)

The Razzies at Barnsdall Gallery Theatre. Feb....

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Out with the good (the Oscars)… in with the bad (the Razzies), celebrating, or is it shaming the worst of the year 2011, I give you the Razzie nominees announced this morning.  Of note, as the title of this post states, Martin Lawrence picked up a nom for Worst Actress for his performance in Big Mommas: Like Father Like Son.  I’m surprised Tyler Perry as Madea isn’t nominated for Madeas Big Happy Family.  Here’s an astounding stat worth sharing… if Madea was actually played by a real woman (instead of a man in drag), whoever played her would be one of the most bankable black actresses in Hollywood right now, if not actually The most bankable. Funny right? Here are your 2012 Razzie nominees (winners will be announced on April 1): Worst Picture Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star Jack & Jill New Year’s Eve Transformers: Dark of the Moon Twilight

‘Ghost Rider 2’ Catches Fire Overseas

 

It may never have ranked higher than third place domestically, but Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance found its way in to first place at the overseas box office this weekend with close to $22 million. It opened on top in Russia with a massive $8.2 million.

Oscars 2012 red carpet: you decide what the fashion police couldn’t

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Best Actress Academy Award (Photo credit: cliff1066™)

It seems like everyone had an opinion about the Oscar dresses – now it’s time for you weigh in where the critics couldn’t agree

Suffering a hollywood hangover? So are we.

It’s late in the day after the Oscars and you know what that means: listmania. Everyone from Vogue to Perez Hilton has something to say about what went down on last night’s red carpet. Top 10 best/worst dressed lists are being blasted all over the web and everyone’s talking about who wore what best and who should never wear it again.

On Monday we gathered fashion intelligence from all corners of the internet to find out what’s being said within the chatter. We dove into the tweets and madly scrolled through the galleries. We survived listpocalypse and here’s what we found out: a few looks have got the fashion police stumped.