Actors Idris Elba and Naomie Harris are set to receive The Hollywood Reporter's inaugural Breakthrough in Film Awards at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. Elba and Harris, who portray Nelson and Winnie Mandela in new film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, will be feted at the Thompson Hotel on Sunday (08Sep13).
Janice Min, editorial director of The Hollywood Reporter, says, "The Hollywood Reporter Breakthrough in Film Awards highlights the incredible work of emerging talent. We are thrilled to recognise Idris Elba and Naomie Harris for their roles in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, a film which tells one of the most important stories of our time."
The awards were created "to honour the work of an actor and actress in a leading role whose performance marks a turning point in their career."
The Annie Hall icon will be feted at The Hollywood Reporter's 21st Annual Women in Entertainment Breakfast in Los Angeles on 5 December (12) for her work as a pioneer, mentor, and philanthropist.
Director Janice Min says, "For four decades, Diane Keaton has shown women how far we can go and how deeply we can affect change. She is a brilliant actress and a role model for women across generations."
The publication's Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Entertainment will also be celebrated at the event.
Keaton joins a long list of previous prize recipients, including Helen Mirren, Meryl Streep and Glenn Close.
A magazine has banned newly freed socialite Paris Hilton from this week's edition of its publication, claiming staff and readers are suffering "Paris fatigue."
The hotel heiress has dominated the world's media in the past month after spending 23 days behind bars for violating her probation from a previous drunk-driving arrest.
Following Hilton's release on Tuesday, all the gossip magazines are expected to focus on the story, except for Us Weekly.
Editor Janice Min says, "When it came down to it, the staff and I felt what I believe a lot of people in America are feeling. Which is just enormous Paris fatigue.
"I don't think we even mention the city of Paris."
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The editors of Us Weekly magazine are refusing to back down after their headline-making news about a Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston engagement was rubbished by the actress' publicist.
Aniston's spokesman Stephen Huvane attacked Us Weekly editor Janice Min after she appeared on breakfast show Today yesterday, insisting the celebrity couple have been engaged for almost two months.
He blasted, "She is wrong. There is no engagement."
But the publication's executive editor, Ken Baker, hit back on showbiz news program Access Hollywood last night suggesting the magazine's sources are perhaps better than the publicist's.
Baker said, "You're only as good as your sources and I would just ask him to check his sources. They are engaged, they are getting married and they are as happy as they've ever been."
Sources tell Us Weekly the couple became engaged on June 27 after spending a romantic nine-day vacation in Mexico together.
The magazine reports Old School star Vaughn was planning to propose to the former Friends star on the beach in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, during their break but lost his nerve.
Vaughn eventually plucked up the courage to pop the question when the couple was heading back to Los Angeles onboard a private jet.
The engagement ring Vaughn reportedly bought his bride-to-be features a $500,000 diamond.
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Mary-Kate's not dropping out of NYU, she says
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's freshman year at New York University is being so vigilantly dissected by the media that the diminutive millionaires can't buy a $2.50 cup of Tasty D-Lite soft-serve in the city without it making front page news. So it comes as no surprise that Mary-Kate's recent hiatus in Los Angeles is sparking rumors the brunette has not only dropped out of college, but also relapsed into an eating disorder. "She just got out of recovery when she came to New York," US Weekly editor-in-chief Janice Min said on NBC's Today show. "For anyone who has been to college, the freshman year is stressful, and when you are Mary-Kate Olsen and having the whole world watch your behavior and what you eat was too much." Mary-Kate's publicist, Michael Pagnotta, said in a statement Tuesday that Mary-Kate is in L.A. on personal business and is expected to return to New York and to school shortly, but denied reports the 18-year-old actress had suffered a setback. "Somehow there's a suggestion that she has relapsed into an eating disorder. That's just silly. She's in ongoing treatment for an eating disorder with an experienced team of professionals who are available to her on both coasts," he said. "She is working very hard at being well."
New charges filed against O'Reilly
A Fox News Channel producer filed new accusations Tuesday against O'Reilly Factor host Bill O'Reilly, claiming she has lost her job because she complained to the network about her alleged mistreatment, The Associated Press reports. According to court papers, Andrea Mackris, 33, told top executives about the alleged harassment by Sept. 29 and was told to call in sick while they investigated her complaint. But Mackris claims Fox officials have not discussed her job status since she met with Fox lawyers Oct. 5. A lawyer for O'Reilly and Fox denied Mackris has been fired or retaliated against in any way. Last week, O'Reilly filed a lawsuit in New York State Supreme Court against Mackris and her lawyer, alleging they threatened him with a high profile sexual harassment case unless he and the network shelled out $60 million in "hush money." But Benedict Morelli, the lawyer named as a defendant in O'Reilly's case, turned around and filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Fox News and O'Reilly on behalf of Mackris.
Growing Pains star pleads not guilty to drunk driving charges
Former Growing Pains star Tracey Gold pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges she was driving drunk when her sport utility vehicle overturned in Ventura, Calif., on September 3. Tracey Gold Marshall, 35, did not speak as her attorney entered the pleas on her behalf to three felony counts, the AP reports. She is charged with driving under the influence of alcohol causing bodily injury, driving with a blood-alcohol level above 0.08 causing injury and felony child endangerment. Although Marshall wasn't hurt when the SUV flipped on a highway in Moorpark just before midnight and rolled down an embankment, her 39-year-old husband, Roby Marshall, injured his neck and their 7-year-old son suffered a broken collarbone and a cut above his eye. The couple's two other sons, a 5-year-old and 4-month-old, who were also in the SUV but were not hurt. Her lawyer declined to discuss details of the incident.
Private service for Reeve to be held at Julliard
Christopher Reeve's family will hold a private memorial service for the actor Oct. 29 at the Juilliard School in New York, where the Superman star studied drama, according to a statement posted Tuesday on his paralysis foundation's Web site. About 900 guests are expected at the event. Reeve, who was left a quadriplegic after a May 1995 horse riding accident, died Oct. 10 after complications from an infection caused by a bed sore. He was 52. Reeve's wife, Dana, posted a letter on the Web site expressing gratitude for the support the family has received. "We are moved by and sincerely grateful for all these gestures--large and small--for they do make a difference," she said in the letter.
Trump's moving ahead with Apprentice 3
As the wannabe moguls continue to duke it out on season two of NBC's hit realty show The Apprentice, host Donald Trump has confirmed the third installment of his hit reality series has already starting filming. "It's going very well," Trump told the AP yesterday. "It's a great group."
Godzilla will get Walk of Fame star
And why shouldn't he? It's been 50 years since the genetically altered dinosaur rose out of the sea to wreak havoc on the hapless Japanese, and the fire-breathing movie monster has certainly put in his dues as part of Hollywood monster royalty. The ceremony to honor the giant lizard will be held Nov. 29 to coincide with the world premiere of Godzilla Final Wars, the 28th Godzilla movie at Hollywood Boulevard's famed Grauman's Chinese Theatre, the AP reports.
Broadcaster will air only part of anti-Kerry docu
The Sinclair Broadcast Group said Tuesday it will only air part of a documentary critical of John Kerry because of pressure from critics demanding the broadcast be canceled altogether--or face legal action, Reuters reports. Sinclair said last week it planned to show the entire 42-minute documentary Stolen Honor: Wounds That Never Heal, made by Vietnam veteran and former journalist Carlton Sherwood, which chronicles Kerry's 1971 testimony before Congress and accuses the senator of betraying fellow Vietnam vets. But the Democratic Party filed a complaint against Sinclair with the Federal Election Commission, claiming the broadcasting company was acting as a mouthpiece for the Republican Party rather than a legitimate news outlet. Sinclair operates in 39 markets that include Florida and Ohio.
Kit Bowen contributed to this report.