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We think Michael Fassbender and Lupita Nyong’o would make a great item and it seems like Michael thinks so too.

According to a source, Michael is so fascinated by the Oscar-winning actress that he brought his mother to the Oscars so that she would know he only has eyes for her. They went on to add: “Michael is intent on showing how he wants to get serious again and made a point of bringing his mum Adele to the Oscars rather than a date.”

The source went on to say that the 12 Years a Slave co-stars “have an incredible connection after the whirlwind of filming 12 Years A Slave and then promoting it together.” In fact, the duo have already had a brief encounter while they were attending the Toronto Film Festival last September.

The Irish heartthrob even called it a day with his Romanian supermodel Madalina Ghenea and according to the insider, “their chemistry is undeniable”.



The highlight of the awards season has come and gone and we don’t know what to do with ourselves.

There were amazing dresses, a few surprise wins, Ellen was hilarious and Leo’s heart was broken once again.

Here are the main winners of last night’s Academy Awards

Best Picture
12 Years a Slave

Best Acting in a Leading Role
Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers Club

Best Actress in a Leading Role
Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Lupito Nyong’o – 12 Years a Slave

Best Animated Feature

Best Directing

Best Original Song
Let It Go – Frozen



Didn’t think the awkward sex scenes between Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlet Johansson’s voice in Her could be worse? Try watching them as Broadway musical numbers.

Online media company Wayside Creations have turned this year’s Best Picture nominees into musicals worthy of a stage.

12 Years a Slave is probably our favourite.



12 Years a Slave star Lupita Nyong’o delivered a pretty emotional speech when she accepted her award for Best Breakout Performance at Essence magazine’s seventh annual Women in Hollywood luncheon.

The Oscar nominee talked openly about how, when she was a child, she “got teased and taunted about [her] skin” and often wished that it was lighter.

Talking at the lunch, Lupita said: “My one prayer to God was that I would wake up lighter skinned. The morning would come and I would be so excited about seeing my new skin that I would refuse to look down at myself until I was in front of the mirror.”

The Mexican actress said that it wasn’t until she met Sudanese model, Alek Wek, that she started to feel comfortable in her own skin. Talking about Alek, the 30-year-old said: “I couldn’t believe that people were embracing a woman who looked so much like me as beautiful.”

Lupita, who has won a Screen Actors Guild Award, hopes to inspire other young people. She says: “I hope that my presence on your screen and my face in magazines may lead you, young girls, on a beautiful journey.”



Another awards ceremony! Aren’t those movie and TV stars tired of putting on their gorgeous gowns and glittering jewels yet? We didn’t think so.

The Screen Actors Guild Awards took place yesterday, celebrating actors and actresses in both movies and television.

Make sure you check out Bryan Cranston’s legendary speech after winning the SAG award for Best Male Actor in a Drama Series as Walter White (a.k.a. Heisenberg) in Breaking Bad.


Here are the big winners of the night:

1. Outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture
12 Years a Slave

2. Outstanding performance by a male actor in a leading role
Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers Club

3. Outstanding performance by a female actor in a leading role
Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine

4.  Outstanding performance by a male actor in a supporting role
Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club

5. Outstanding performance by a female actor in a supporting role
Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years a Slave

6. Outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series
Breaking Bad

7. Outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy series
Modern Family




Awards season is upon us so we decided to take a look at five of the movies you NEED to watch before settling in with a hot water bottle (or any other bottle of your choice) to watch the Oscars this year.

1. Gravity
This movie is entirely set in space –  a “3D science fiction thriller” if you will. This made us sceptical to say the least. “It’s basically Open Water in space” was one of the quotes floating around in relation to the movie, but it’s actually a very impressive film. Sandra Bullock and George Clooney are the story’s two stars and Bullock has impressed critics everywhere with her performance as astronaut Dr Ryan Stone.

2. Philomena
A British comedy-drama set in Britain, Ireland and the US, this movie starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan has created quite a stir. Based on the true story of Limerick woman Philomena Lee (Judi Dench), the movie follows Lee’s journey to find her son who was taken off her at the convent in Roscrea, Co. Tipperary, where she was kept during her pregnancy 1960’s. A truly inspiring and heart breaking tale with a light comedic touch that is worth seeing;  if even just for the relevance of what so many women in Ireland went through at the time.

3. American Hustle
Jennifer Lawrence. Need we say more? Christian Bale. There we go! A fast paced, interesting and vibrant movie that is far from let down by its impressive cast. A little on the hard side to explain, the movie involves con artists, robbery and politicians. Well worth seeing and it is sure to be a hit at the Oscars this year.

4. 12 Years a Slave
Based on a true story, the movie on everybody’s lips this week is 12 Years a Slave. It has been predicted that this will win massively at the Oscars this year. Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor as Soloman Northup, a free man who is kidnapped and sold into slavery in post-civil war America and whose autobiography was the inspiration for the movie. The movie also stars our very own and very lovely Michael Fassbender, alongside Brad Pitt.

5. The Wolf of Wall Street
Oh Leo. We want you to get the Oscar you deserve so much this year – it’s been a long time coming. The movie, a black comedy directed by Martin Scorsese, revolves around stockbroker Belfort (Leonardo Di Caprio) who works at a firm on Wall Street during the nineties, engaging in fraud and corruption. Set to be huge, it will be released in Ireland on the 17th January.