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Friday
Jun012012

MTV Movie Awards Will Be Held This Sunday

PRNewsFoto/MTV Networks International(NEW YORK) -- The 2012 MTV Movie Awards will be held this Sunday night at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, Calif.  Russell Brand will host the ceremony live on MTV, beginning at 9:00 p.m. Eastern time.

The Hunger Games and Bridesmaids are the leading nominees, with eight nods apiece.  They will compete for the movie of the year trophy along with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 1 and The Help.

The list of presenters includes Adam Sandler, Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth, Kristen Stewart, Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis.

[CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FULL LIST OF NOMINEES]

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Tuesday
May012012

MTV Movie Awards: "Hunger Games," "Bridesmaids" Lead Nominees

Kevin Winter/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Hunger Games is tied with Bridesmaids as the most nominated film for this year's MTV Movie Awards.

Each movie received eight nominations on Monday, including for movie of the year and best cast. The other nominees for best picture are Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 1 and The Help.

MTV added six new categories for its 2012 ceremony, including "best gut-wrenching performance" and "best on-screen dirtbag."

Fans can begin voting for their favorites Tuesday at 8 a.m. Eastern Time on MTV's website.

MTV will air the ceremony live from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, Calif., on June 3.

Click here to see a list of all the nominees.

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Wednesday
Mar072012

The Comedy Awards: 'Bridesmaids,' 'Crazy, Stupid, Love.' Lead Nominees

Kevin Winter/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Bridesmaids and Crazy, Stupid, Love. are the leading film nominees for the second annual The Comedy Awards, presented by Comedy Central.  They each received five nods on Tuesday.

Bridesmaids and Crazy, Stupid, Love. are nominated in the best comedy film category, along with Horrible Bosses, Midnight in Paris and The Artist.  The latter film, which won the Oscar for best picture a week and a half ago, earned a total of three nods.

ABC's Modern Family and NBC's 30 Rock topped all TV series with five nominations apiece.

Fans can now cast their votes in the "breakout performer of the year" category by visiting TheComedyAwards.com.  The choices include Bridesmaids star Melissa McCarthy and New Girl actress Zooey Deschanel.

The Comedy Awards will be taped at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City on April 28.  It will premiere on Comedy Central on May 6.

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Wednesday
Jan182012

Kristen Wiig Says 'Bridesmaids' Sequel Not Planned

Michael Caulfield/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Kristen Wiig is putting her Golden Globe-nominated comedy Bridesmaids in her rearview mirror.

There's been talk this month of a potential sequel to Bridesmaids, but Wiig, who co-wrote and starred in the hit film, has made it clear that it's not in her plans.

She tells E! Online, "We had a special time making the first one, but we're really excited to try something else."

Bridesmaids
director Paul Feig told Entertainment Weekly recently that he'd "love" to make a sequel, but only if it was, "as good or better than the original."

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Thursday
Jan122012

‘Artist’ Wins, Judd Apatow Slams at 2012 Critics' Choice Awards

Kevin Winter/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- The Artist took home the prize of the night at the Critics' Choice Awards, winning best drama of the year for the “love letter to American cinema,” as the team behind the French silent film put it in their acceptance speech.

It was also night of quips. After accepting the award for best comedy on behalf of Bridesmaids, Judd Apatow slammed Jerry Lewis, saying that the comedy he produced, in which Kristen Wiig served as star and co-writer, proved the veteran comedian wrong: “Jerry Lewis once said that he didn’t [think] women were funny. So I’d just like to say, with all respect, f*** you.”

George Clooney won best actor (The Descendants) and revealed that his mom made him a naugahyde leisure suit when he was in sixth grade. Patton Oswalt said he’d compensate for not winning best supporting actor (Young Adult) with lots and lots of scotch.

Here’s the full list of winners:

Best picture: The Artist

Best actor: George Clooney, The Descendants

Best actress: Viola Davis, The Help

Best supporting actress: Octavia Spencer, The Help

Best supporting actor: Christopher Plummer, Beginners

Best acting ensemble: The Help

Best director: Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist

Best comedy: Bridesmaids

Best animated film: Rango

Best foreign film: A Separation

Best young actor or actress: Thomas Horn, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Best documentary feature: George Harrison: Living in the Material World

Best adapted screenplay: Moneyball, Steve Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin, story by Stan Chervin

Best original screenplay: Midnight in Paris, Woody Allen

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Friday
Jan062012

'Bridesmaids,' 'The Descendants' Among WGA Award Nominees

Kevin Winter/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- The kudos keeping coming for the hit comedy Bridesmaids.  It received a nomination Thursday in one of the top categories for the Writers Guild of America Awards, which will be held next month.

Bridesmaids, co-written by star Kristen Wiig, is a contender for best original screenplay, along with 50/50, Midnight in Paris, Win Win and Young Adult.  The nominees for best adapted screenplay are The Descendants, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Help, Hugo and Moneyball.

HBO's Boardwalk Empire, AMC's Breaking Bad, ABC's Modern Family and NBC's 30 Rock are among the TV series that earned multiple nominations.

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The WGA Awards will be presented at simultaneous ceremonies in New York and Los Angeles on Feb. 19.

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Thursday
Jan052012

Will 'Bridesmaids 2' Walk Down the Aisle Without Kristen Wiig?

ABC/RICHARD CARTWRIGHT(LOS ANGELES) -- With Bridesmaids ending 2011 as one of the best-performing comedies of that year, producer Universal Studios is eager to strike while the iron is hot with a sequel.

Despite an "8 figure payday" that was "dangled" before star and co-writer Kristen Wiig by the head of the studio itself, The Hollywood Reporter says Wiig isn't interested and isn't budging.  Instead, she and co-writer Annie Mumolo are concentrating on other projects.

Whether Wiig's reluctance is a negotiation strategy remains to be seen, but in case it's not, the trade paper reports the studio is willing to move forward without her and give Bridesmaids co-star Melissa McCarthy, an Emmy winner for Mike & Molly, the lead.

A studio rep tells The Hollywood Reporter that although they're, "over the moon with the success of Bridesmaids," Universal is also willing to "move forward" without Wiig if the right concept emerges from meetings with filmmakers.

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Friday
Sep302011

'Bridesmaids' Tops Week’s DVD Rentals

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- Here are the top 10 DVD rentals of the week, courtesy of the Rentrak Corporation:

1. Bridesmaids
2. Thor
3. X-Men: First Class
4. Hanna
5. Set Up
6. Everything Must Go
7. Paul
8. Something Borrowed
9. Rio
10. Limitless

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Wednesday
Aug032011

USA Network Acquires TV Rights to 30+ Films

Heidi Gutman/USA Network(LOS ANGELES) -- The USA Network has acquired television rights to more than 30 films from its sister film studio Universal Pictures, including Bridesmaids, Fast Five, Little Fockers and The Adjustment Bureau, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

All four films are set to premiere on USA in 2013.

Modern Family will also make its USA debut in 2013, and NCIS: LA will make its network debut this fall.

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Sunday
Jun052011

'X-Men: First Class' Finishes First at Box Office

(LOS ANGELES) -- X-Men: First Class triumphed over its competition at the box office in its opening weekend. The Fox film was the top ticket seller, raking in $56 million, according to studio estimates.

Following in second place in the box office tally, was The Hangover Part II, which grossed $32.4 million in its second week.

Kung Fu Panda 2 ($24.3 million), Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides ($18 million) and Bridesmaids ($12.1 million) round out the weekend's top five at the box office, in that order.

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