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Oscar winners Michael Douglas and Jamie Foxx as well as Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd have been added to the list of presenters for the Oscar telecast on February 24, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced on Tuesday, February 19.
Douglas earned an Oscar for his performance as Gordon Gekko in "Wall Street" and as producer of the 1975 Best Picture winner "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest."
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Oscar nominees Salma Hayek Pinault, Melissa McCarthy, Liam Neeson and John Travolta have been added to the list of presenters for the Oscar telecast on February 24, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced on Monday, February 18.Hayek Pinault earned her Oscar nomination for her leading performance in the 2002 movie "Frida." She will be seen next in "Grown Ups 2."
Liam Neeson recently appeared nearly naked on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" during a stunt aimed at raising money for breast cancer research during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
On Monday's episode, the 60-year-old Irish actor first appeared on stage wearing a short, pink bathrobe, with a golden cross peeking out from his partially-exposed chest. A female fan, who is a breast cancer survivor, was chosen to throw pink balls at a target that would trigger a container of water to be dumped on the actor, who was told to sit on a nearby chair.
Liam Neeson confirmed that he will reprise his role of Ra's al Ghul in the upcoming "The Dark Knight Rises" film, but apparently he knows no more than we do about the secretive film.
"I have no idea what the story is about. Nothing. Nothing. Seriously, I'm not sure if I'm still in it," Neeson told CNN. "It's a cameo - let's put it that way - if it still survives."
Liam Neeson had big shoes to fill, portraying Zeus in "Wrath of the Titans," but the actor didn't take the task too seriously.
"All these fake beards and long hair and costumes and stuff - you have to have a giggle," Neeson said on the British morning show "Daybreak," where he appeared with his co-star Ralph Fiennes, who portrays Hades in the film.
Liam Neeson's action thriller "The Grey" battled for the lead in Friday's box office.
The Open Road Films flick earned $6.5 million in Friday's box office, for a projected weekend of $18 million, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Liam Neeson battles wolves in the new film "The Grey" and says that while the one he worked with were fake, they still seemed "pretty scary."
In the film, which hit theaters on Friday, January 27, members of an oil drilling team survive a plane crash and get stranded in the Alaskan wilderness, where they face dangers such as blizzards and wolves. Neeson's character, a man named Ottway, takes on the role of leader. The film also stars Dermot Mulroney and Frank Grillo.
After all the press Liam Neeson got after he stepped in to replace Mel Gibson in a cameo for "The Hangover Part II," it turns out the actor won't be in the film after all.
According to Variety, Neeson's scenes as a "crazy" and "intense" tattoo artist were cut because director Todd Phillips was forced to do reshoots and Neeson was not available to shoot new alternate scenes.Mel Gibson was originally supposed to play the tattoo artist but was replaced following lack of support from several cast and crew members.
Liam Neeson proves he's still a box office draw. The actor's thriller "Unknown," with Diane Kruger and January Jones, debuted in first place with $21.8 million, according to the Associated Press.
In the film, Neeson plays a doctor on a trip to Berlin who wakes up from a taxi crash to discover that another man is living his life and his wife (January Jones) doesn't recognize him. The police think he's crazy and assassins are on his tail. His only ally in unraveling the mystery is a taxi driver (Diane Kruger).
Liam Neeson told OnTheRedCarpet.com that he has dealt with memory loss similar to his "Unknown" character, after suffering a concussion as a teenage boxer.
"As a kid I was a boxer for seven years when I was 16," Liam told OnTheRedCarpet.com at the film's premiere. "It was actually a fight I won. I came out of the ring and I was suffering from a slight concussion. People were saying things like 'Get ready,' 'Put your clothes on.' I didn't know what it meant... It lasted like three minutes. It was very strange. It made me quit boxing."