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January 12, 2005


SAG Awards nominees announced

The road-trip comedy "Sideways" led contenders Tuesday for the Screen Actors Guild Awards with four nominations, including honors for lead performer Paul Giamatti and the ensemble cast.

Four other films followed with three nominations: the Howard Hughes film biography "The Aviator"; "Finding Neverland," tracing the creative roots of J.M. Barrie's "Peter Pan"; "Hotel Rwanda," the real-life tale of an innkeeper sheltering refugees from genocide; and the boxing saga "Million Dollar Baby."

Nominees for the 11th annual Screen Actors Guild awards, which will be presented Feb. 5 in a ceremony televised on TNT:


Actor: Don Cheadle, "Hotel Rwanda"; Johnny Depp, "Finding Neverland"; Leonardo DiCaprio, "The Aviator"; Jamie Foxx, "Ray"; Paul Giamatti, "Sideways."

Actress: Annette Bening, "Being Julia"; Catalina Sandino Moreno, "Maria Full of Grace"; Imelda Staunton, "Vera Drake"; Hilary Swank, "Million Dollar Baby"; Kate Winslet, "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind."

Supporting actor: Thomas Haden Church, "Sideways"; Jamie Foxx, "Collateral"; Morgan Freeman, "Million Dollar Baby"; James Garner, "The Notebook"; Freddie Highmore, "Finding Neverland."

Supporting actress: Cate Blanchett, "The Aviator"; Cloris Leachman, "Spanglish"; Laura Linney, "Kinsey"; Virginia Madsen, "Sideways"; Sophie Okonedo, "Hotel Rwanda."

Cast: "The Aviator," "Finding Neverland," "Hotel Rwanda," "Million Dollar Baby," "Ray," "Sideways."


Actor in a movie or miniseries: Jamie Foxx, "Redemption"; William H. Macy, "The Wool Cap"; Barry Pepper, "3: The Dale Earnhardt Story"; Geoffrey Rush, "The Life and Death of Peter Sellers"; Jon Voight, "Mitch Albom's the Five People You Meet in Heaven."

Actress in a movie or miniseries: Glenn Close, "The Lion in Winter"; Patricia Heaton, "Neil Simon's the Goodbye Girl"; Keke Palmer, "The Wool Cap"; Hilary Swank, "Iron Jawed Angels"; Charlize Theron, "The Life and Death of Peter Sellers."

Actor in a drama series: Hank Azaria, "Huff"; James Gandolfini, "The Sopranos"; Anthony LaPaglia, "Without a Trace"; Jerry Orbach, "Law & Order"; Kiefer Sutherland, "24."

Actress in a drama series: Drea de Matteo, "The Sopranos"; Edie Falco, "The Sopranos"; Jennifer Garner, "Alias"; Allison Janney, "The West Wing"; Christine Lahti, "Jack & Bobby."

Actor in a comedy series: Jason Bateman, "Arrested Development"; Sean Hayes, "Will & Grace"; Ray Romano, "Everybody Loves Raymond"; Tony Shalhoub, "Monk"; Charlie Sheen, "Two and a Half Men."

Actress in a comedy series: Teri Hatcher, "Desperate Housewives"; Patricia Heaton, "Everybody Loves Raymond"; Megan Mullally, "Will & Grace"; Sarah Jessica Parker, "Sex and the City"; Doris Roberts, "Everybody Loves Raymond."

Drama series cast: "24"; "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation"; "Six Feet Under"; "The Sopranos"; "The West Wing."

Comedy series cast: "Arrested Development"; "Desperate Housewives"; "Everybody Loves Raymond"; "Sex and the City"; "Will & Grace."

A simple rejection

The Fox TV reality series "The Simple Life" will not be using a New Jersey school as the setting for one of its episodes, ABC News reports.

The proposed filming had provoked heated opposition from parents who thought it was not appropriate and feared that it would hold their community up to ridicule.

Producers of the hit show starring racy heiress Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie had approached school officials in December, offering to pay $5,000 to film an episode at a school near Atlantic City.

The idea for the episode was to have Hilton and Richie work as substitute teachers and cafeteria monitors at the J.P. Cleary Middle School.

The Blackwell honors

When it comes to awards, nothing comes close to Mr. Blackwell's list of the worst dressed of the year. It's a list celebs would kill to stay off.

So without further ado, the top honors for 2004's "mind-boggling mix of The Bad, The Sad, and The Downright Ugly," go to ... Nicollette Sheridan.

The "Desperate Housewives" star gets the dubious honor for being "a taste-free pain -- Let's crown her the Tacky Temptress of Wisteria Lane!" Close in second place is Lindsay Lohan, who, the fashionista tells us, is "Over-hyped and under-dressed. ... When it comes to fashion she's in a schizophrenic frenzy!" Rounding out the top three is a two-way tie between sisters Jessica and Ashlee Simpson: "these two prove that bad taste is positively genetic!"

The other "honorees" are Courtney Love, Serena Williams, Britney Spears, Paula Abdul, Meryl Streep and Anna Nicole Smith.

O'Reilly will attend tsunami relief telethon

George Clooney can stop writing letters: He and Bill O'Reilly are finally on the same page.

The Fox News host has accepted Clooney's invite to appear on the "Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope" telethon, set to air Saturday on NBC and its cable networks, EOnline reports.

O'Reilly made the announcement Tuesday morning on his radio show.

"NBC has faxed us over information that all of the money that you donate to the telethon on Saturday night is going to the American Red Cross -- all of it," O'Reilly said. "I like that. So, I'm gonna go over and do it."

Per Clooney's rep Stan Rosenfield, "George was very pleased" with the decision.

Clooney had addressed a lengthy missive Monday to O'Reilly, in which he accused the broadcaster of undermining the telethon with remarks on his cable show, "The O'Reilly Factor."

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