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UK's House of Commons to open doors to Meryl Streep

Britain's House of Commons will open its doors to a commercial film crew for the first time next month in a bid to raise cash, welcoming Meryl Streep for a movie about the suffragettes, officials said Tuesday. The Oscar-winning actress is appearing alongside Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter in the British film "Suffragette", the fictional tale of one woman's fight for the right to vote.

UK's House of Commons to opens doors to Meryl Streep

Britain's House of Commons will open its doors to a commercial film crew for the first time next month in a bid to raise cash, welcoming Meryl Streep for a movie about the suffragettes, officials said Tuesday. The Oscar-winning actress is appearing alongside Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter in the British film "Suffragette", the fictional tale of one woman's fight for the right to vote.

S. Korean singer Rain to debut in Chinese film industry

SEOUL, March 4 (Yonhap) -- South Korean singer and actor Rain has been cast in a Chinese film for the first time, his management agency said Tuesday. Rain will play a talented young painter who falls in love with a woman in a melodrama directed by Gao Xixi, one of China's most famous movie directors, Cube DC said. Rain is one of the most popular male celebrities in South Korea and a well-known star in other Asian countries, and has appeared in several TV series and films, including two American action flicks: Speed Racer (2008) and Ninja Assassin (2009).

'Non-Stop' for Neeson to top of box office

Liam Neeson soared to the top of the North American box office with his plane thriller "Non-Stop," raking in $28.9 million on Oscars weekend, industry figures showed Monday. Neeson pipped another new entry, "Son of God," into second, according to box office tracker Exhibitor Relations, which said the controversial film about the life and times of Jesus pulled in $25.6 million. "The Lego Movie," the Warner Bros animated film, was relegated to third after a short stint in prime position. It earned $20.8 million for a total $209.1 million since opening last month.

'Non-Stop' for Neeson to top of box office

Liam Neeson soared to the top of the North American box office with his plane thriller "Non-Stop," raking in $28.9 million on Oscars weekend, industry figures showed Monday. Neeson pipped another new entry, "Son of God," into second, according to box office tracker Exhibitor Relations, which said the controversial film about the life and times of Jesus pulled in $25.6 million. "The Lego Movie," the Warner Bros animated film, was relegated to third after a short stint in prime position. It earned $20.8 million for a total $209.1 million since opening last month.

Complete list of Oscar winners

Here is the complete list of winners at the 86th Academy Awards on Sunday: Best picture: "12 Years a Slave" Best actor: Matthew McConaughey, "Dallas Buyers Club" Best actress: Cate Blanchett, "Blue Jasmine" Best supporting actor: Jared Leto, "Dallas Buyers Club" Best supporting actress: Lupita Nyong'o, "12 Years a Slave" Best director: Alfonso Cuaron, "Gravity" Best original screenplay: Spike Jonze, "Her" Best adapted screenplay: John Ridley, "12 Years a Slave" Best foreign language film: "The Great Beauty" (Italy)

Winners at the 86th Academy Awards

Here are the winners announced so far at the 86th Academy Awards on Sunday: Best supporting actor: Jared Leto, "Dallas Buyers Club" Best supporting actress: Lupita Nyong'o, "12 Years a Slave" Best animated feature: "Frozen" Best foreign language film: "The Great Beauty" (Italy) Best visual effects: "Gravity" Best film editing: "Gravity" Best cinematography: "Gravity" Best sound mixing: "Gravity" Best sound editing: "Gravity" Best costume design: "The Great Gatsby"

'The Great Beauty': ode to Rome wins Oscar

Italy's "The Great Beauty", which clinched the Oscar for best foreign language film on Sunday, is the story of a jaded dandy in Rome that carries strong echoes of Federico Fellini's classic "La Dolce Vita". Jep Gambardella, played by the amazingly versatile Toni Servillo, is a novelist with writer's block who glides through decadent high society thanks to the legendary success of his one and only book.

Could DiCaprio finally win coveted Oscar?

Could this finally be Leonardo DiCaprio's year? Twenty years after his first Oscar nomination, the 39-year-old actor is hoping that he may at last win one of Hollywood's most prized statuettes come Sunday night. Matthew McConaughey has long been the frontrunner for the best actor Oscar for his turn in "Dallas Buyers Club" -- but DiCaprio is increasingly cited as a possible come-from-behind winner.

Actor Sam Worthington charged with assaulting photographer in N.Y

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Actor Sam Worthington, best known for his starring role in 2009 film "Avatar", was arrested and charged with assaulting a photographer in Manhattan's Greenwich Village district on Sunday, police said. The photographer, Sheng Li, was also arrested and charged with assault, reckless endangerment and two counts of harassment, the force added. The 37-year-old actor was given a desk appearance ticket, requiring him to appear in court later this month.
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