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2011 Razzies shortlist announced

Last updated on: January 7, 2011 17:02 IST

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T
he shortlist of nominees for the 2011 Golden Raspberry Awards has been announced.
Often described as the anti-Oscars, the Golden Raspberry Awards better known as Razzies pay tribute to the year's worst movies.

Although the official list of nominees won't be released until January 24, the Los Angeles Times blog has released the shortlist of nominees for the Razzies.

Leading the pack of cinematic stinkers for last year is Christina Aguilera's movie, Burlesque, having already received a whopping five nods on the preliminary ballot.

Burlesque is eligible for Worst Screenplay, Worst Director, Worst Supporting Actor for Cam Gigandet, Worst Supporting Actress for both Kristen Bell and Cher and Worst Actress for Aguilera.

Burlesque has not been nominated for Worst Picture. Movies in line for this title include The Bounty Hunter, Clash Of The Titans, The Expendables, Grown Ups, Jonah Hex, Killers, The Last Airbender, Little Fockers, Sex And The City 2, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Vampires Suck and Yogi Bear.

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Image: Christina Aguilera in Burlesque

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Gwyneth Paltrow: Tom Cruise is an amazing kisser

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Gwyneth Paltrow says her most memorable onscreen kiss was with Tom Cruise.

The actress has kissed some hot men on the big screen, including Robert Downey Jr, Jude Law and Brad Pitt, but the Oscar winner has no problem picking her favourite. It's Tom Cruise, reports the Daily Telegraph.

'I did a little cameo once at the beginning of Austin Powers 3 (Austin Powers in Goldmember), I think it was, and I got to make out with Tom Cruise," People magazine quoted Paltrow as telling on Friday's Rachael Ray Show in the US.

'He was an amazing kisser!' Paltrow said.


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Robert Pattinson bags lead role in Cosmopolis

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Robert Pattinson has bagged the lead role in David Cronenberg's thriller Cosmopolis.

The Twilight star will feature alongside Marion Cotillard of Inception fame and Paul Giamatti of Duplicity fame, according to The Independent.

The thriller is based on a novel by Don DeLillo, reports the Daily Telegraph.

The movie is about a young financial whiz named Eric Packer and his one tumultuous day as he journeys across a major city by limo.

The production for the movie will begin in May in Toronto, Canada.  It will release in 2012.


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Why Tom Jones and Elvis Presley wanted to beat up John Lennon

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Tom Jones and Elvis Presley's was a friendship that went beyond their mutual admiration for each other's talent.

When Jones and Presley first met in 1965 in Hawaii, it was virtually love at first sight, reports the Daily Mail.

'Right from the start, they were like a couple of schoolboys. I never saw Presley so happy in the company of another man,' said Chris Hutchins.

The two stars would certainly exchange intimate secrets. Jones stood by Presley when Priscilla left him for his karate instructor, Mike Stone, in 1972.

Mike Stone later told Hutchins that Presley had threatened to come after him with an M16 rifle. He had to be sedated before someone got seriously hurt.

It was not the only time that Jones had seen Presley angry. Whenever John Lennon's name came up, he would fly into a rage.

Presley got annoyed with Lennon because of his anti-war feelings that he expressed the moment he stepped into the massive lounge and spotted the table lamps model wagons engraved with the message, 'All the way with LBJ.'

Lennon hated President Lyndon B Johnson for raising the stakes in the Vietnam War.

Presley allied himself with the FBI director Edgar Hoover and encouraged him to have Lennon thrown out of the US.

'He should've been kicked out long ago,' Presley told Jones that night.

'I had a run-in with him myself,' Jones replied. 'He made some smart remark at a TV studios in England, where we were appearing on the show Thank Your Lucky Stars. I wanted to take him outside and see what sort of hiding his intellect would stand.'


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