It’s time to choose the worst of the lot

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Hol­ly­wood’s big­gest awards fest. Tyler Perry’s com­edy A

also earned six nom­i­na­tions for the Golden Rasp­berry stat­uette, along with Movie 43, a se­ries of in­ter­con­nected short films about a washedup pro­ducer.

The four films will be vy­ing for the Worst Pic­ture award along with big­bud­get un­der­per­former The Lone

which gar­nered five nods, in­clud­ing Worst Ac­tor for Johnny Depp.

“The list in­cludes sev­eral ‘re­peat of­fend­ers’, re­turn­ing for more pie­in­the face/ light­hearted josh­ing from the only folks whose stat­uette no one wants to win,” or­gan­is­ers said in a state­ment.

San­dler, a pre­vi­ous Razzie win­ner, is back again in the Worst Ac­tor cat­e­gory, which also in­cludes Ash­ton Kutcher for the Steve Jobs biopic Jobs and Sylvester Stal­lone, nom­i­nated for three films Bul­let to the Head, Es­cape Plan and Grudge Match.

Academy Award win­ner Halle Berry landed a Worst Ac­tress nom­i­na­tion for two films, the thriller The Call

Af­ter Earth, and Movie 43. She will be com­pet­ing against dou­ble Os­car nom­i­nee Naomi Watts, who was nom­i­nated for the biopic Diana and Movie 43.

The Twi­light Saga: Break­ing Dawn — Part 2, the fi­nal film in the pop­u­lar vam­pire se­ries won seven Razzies last year, in­clud­ing Worst Movie and worst per­for­mances.

The win­ners of the awards are cho­sen by 750 mem­bers of the Golden Rasp­berry Foun­da­tion and votes from 62 000 users of the film re­view web­site Rot­ten­Toma­ — Reuters.

Re­mem­ber to For­get You FOR­MER Bea­tles Paul Mc­Cart­ney and Ringo Starr will each per­form at the Grammy Awards this month where the pair will ac­cept a life­time achieve­ment award on be­half of the Fab Four.

Mc­Cart­ney (71) and Starr (73) will be joined by RnB singer John Leg­end, hip­hop duo Mack­le­more & Ryan Lewis as well as coun­try singers Tay­lor Swift, Kacey Mus­graves and Keith Ur­ban as per­form­ers dur­ing the 56th Grammy Awards, the Record­ing Academy said.

Singer­song­writer Ca­role King will also per­form along­side pian­ist­singer Sara Bareilles at the Gram­mys, which will take place on Jan­uary 26 in Los An­ge­les. Other per­form­ers in­clude pop singer Katy Perry, French DJ duo Daft Punk, rock group Imag­ine Dragons, New Zealand singer Lorde, Ste­vie Won­der and coun­try singer Blake Shel­ton. —­Reuters. THE Hol­ly­wood Reporter has re­vealed that Michael Dou­glas is set to film his first comic book movie.

The 69­year­old ac­tor, who won a Golden Globe for his por­trayal of Lib­er­ace in Be­hind the Can­de­labra, will play op­po­site Paul Rudd in Mar­vel Stu­dios’ Ant­Man.

Dou­glas will play sci­en­tist Hank Pym in the Edgar Wright­helmed set to be re­leased on July 31, 2015. — Arts Ed­i­tor.

film, THE up­com­ing Academy Awards show will cel­e­brate movie he­roes, producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron an­nounced on Tues­day in their first pub­lic com­ment on the show’s con­tent.

The 86th Os­cars will cel­e­brate “big­screen real­life he­roes, su­per he­roes, pop­u­lar he­roes and an­i­mated he­roes”, ac­cord­ing to an Academy press re­lease.

To co­in­cide with the theme, the Academy will host a poster ex­hibit in the lobby of its Bev­erly Hills head­quar­ters de­voted to still pho­tos and posters from films that in­clude DI­REC­TOR Steven Spiel­berg de­throned me­dia mogul Oprah Win­frey as the most in­flu­en­tial celebrity in the United States, ac­cord­ing to an an­nual study by Forbes mag­a­zine that was dom­i­nated by film di­rec­tors. Spiel­berg’s in­flu­ence was boosted by his most re­cent film, Lin­coln, which earned 12 Os­car nom­i­na­tions last year, in­clud­ing Best Pic­ture and Best Di­rec­tion, and grossed $275 mil­lion at the global box of­fice. — Reuters.




Selma Hayek and Adam San­dler in which has been nom­i­nated for eight Golden Rasp­berry (Razzie) Awards this year.


Will Smith and son Jaden in been nom­i­nated for six Razzies.

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