One for the Money Another Weak Vehicle For Katherine Heigl

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One for the Money Another Weak Vehicle For Katherine Heigl: What’s the trouble with Katherine Heigl? Since she co-starred with Seth Rogen in the 2007 hit Knocked Up, the beamish former star of television’s Grey’s Anatomy has worked to establish herself on the big screen. Her choice has been a series of romantic comedies – The Ugly Truth, 27 Dresses – or with romantic-comedy elements, such as Killers and Life as We Know It. To some degree she’s succeeded. She’s now one of a small pool of lead actresses – Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Lopez, Kate Hudson, Anne Hathaway and Natalie Portman – who regularly land romantic comedy roles, vying to succeed Julia Roberts as America’s big-screen sweetheart. The problem is, in an already patchy genre, she seems particularly susceptible to choosing weak scripts and journeyman directors. Continue Story…

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Octavia Spencer Montgomery Native Wins Golden Globe

Octavia Spencer Montgomery Native Wins Golden Globe: Actress Octavia Spencer, star of “The Help” and a native of Montgomery, won the Golden Globe Award on Sunday for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture.

She won for her moving role as Minny Jackson, an outspoken, proud, but troubled domestic in 1960s Jackson, Miss.

Spencer won the same award Thursday at the Critics’ Choice Association.

“With regard to domestics in this country, now and then, I think Dr. (Martin Luther) King said it best: ‘All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance,’ and I thank you for recognizing that in our film,” she said.

Wearing a lavender chiffon gown, Spencer said she was overwhelmed by the win. Continue Reading…

Golden Globes 2012 Red Carpet

Golden Globes 2012 Red Carpet: Last year she was in the tricky position of trying to look chic and elegant while heavily pregnant.

But this year actress Natalie Portman made her red carpet return minus the baby bump.

The 30-year-old new mother was at the Golden Globes tonight wearing a hot pink strapless dress that closely resembled the one Marilyn Monroe wore in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, when singing Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend. Continue Reading…