Jeff Bridges wins best actor Oscar

Jeff Bridges invokes ‘The Dude’ after best actor Oscar win for role in “Crazy Heart” The Dude finally has an Oscar. Jeff Bridges, the affable and well-liked star of “Crazy Heart,” won the best actor Academy Award Sunday night, an honor that has eluded him four times before. His first nomination came nearly 40 years ago in 1971. Once onstage …

Jeff Bridges wins best actor Oscar in “Crazy Heart”

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Jeff Bridges won a best actor Oscar on Sunday, his first ever Academy Award, for his role in “Crazy Heart” as a drunken country singer who finds redemption. Bridges, the brother of Beau Bridges and the son of screen star Lloyd Bridges, was previously nominated for an Oscar four times but had never walked away with the …

Stars take fashion risks at amped up Oscars

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Hollywood amped up the lights and colors at the Oscars on Sunday as leading ladies like Sandra Bullock, Cameron Diaz and Zoe Saldana donned shimmering metallic gowns to celebrate the big night. The red carpet had less of the restrained elegance of other awards shows this season, and more edgier — and sometimes shocking — choices. “We saw a …

Stars dressed down, shining bright at rehearsals

Stars are dressed down but shining bright at the Kodak Theatre for Oscar rehearsals Robert Downey, Jr. Charlize Theron. Kathy Bates. John Travolta. Tina Fey. Matt Damon. Jake Gyllenhaal. Kate Winslet. Penelope Cruz. Tom Hanks. Jennifer Lopez. Robin Williams. Zoe Saldana. Sarah Jessica Parker. There were so many stars inside the Kodak Theatre Saturday, it looked like a casual version …

Snoop Dogg wins latest round in UK entry case

LONDON (Reuters) – U.S. rapper Snoop Dogg has won the latest round in a long-running battle with British border authorities to be allowed into the country. The 38-year-old, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, was originally denied entry in 2007, forcing him and fellow rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs to cancel the British dates of their European tour. The ban relates …