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  • Charlize Theron arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.  (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP)

    Charlize Theron compares intrusive press coverage to rape

    South African-born actress Charlize Theron has waded into controversy for a recent interview in which she compared intrusive press coverage to rape.

  • This photo taken Feb. 24, 2014, and provided by the Arkansas Secretary of State on Thursday, March 6, 2014, shows Circuit Judge Mike Maggio posing in Little Rock, Ark. Maggio has admitted that he anonymously posted online comments that critics say are racist, sexist and otherwise inappropriate, including one in which he revealed alleged details of confidential adoption proceedings involving actress Charlize Theron and her son. (AP Photo/Arkansas Secretary of State, Danny Harris)

    Arkansas judge's online comments investigated

    An Arkansas judge has admitted that he posted a series of anonymous online comments that critics say are racist, sexist and otherwise inappropriate, including one in which he revealed alleged details of confidential proceedings involving actress Charlize Theron's adoption of her son.

  • Anderson Cooper is seen bidding during the auction at the 3rd Annual Sean Penn & Friends HELP HAITI HOME Gala on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Colin Young-Wolff /Invision/AP)

    Anderson Cooper: CNN anchor spends $1.4M on Koons sculpture made from Sean Penn's guns

    With a little arm-twisting by new flame Charlize Theron, actor Sean Penn decided to donate his 65 guns to artist Jeff Koons, who will melt the firearms down to create a sculpture.

  • Armani, Dior rack up fashion wins at Oscars

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  • MAYBE IT LOOKED EASY ...

    Charlize Theron, Channing Tatum, Daniel Radcliffe and Joseph Gordon-Levitt were one big bundle of nerves before they took the stage for their opening song-and-dance numbers.

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    Forget Jessica Chastain vs. Jennifer Lawrence. The most heated contest on the Oscars red carpet could be the one between Giorgio Armani and Dior Haute Couture.

  • Charlize Theron urges AIDS action from world VIPs

    Film star Charlize Theron says the world's business and political leaders need to do more in the fight to eradicate AIDS.

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    Some of Oliver Stone's best-known and most-celebrated films _ including "Platoon," "Wall Street," and "Born on the Fourth of July" _ focus on complicated men. But his latest, the violent drug thriller "Savages," has a couple of formidable females at its center: Salma Hayek as the stylish, ruthless leader of a Mexican drug cartel and Blake Lively as an Orange County princess who must find a resourcefulness she never knew she had.

  • Logan Marshall-Green (left) and Noomi Rapace are scientists tracking humanity's origins, a search that takes them to another galaxy, and Michael Fassbender (right) is an android in "Prometheus." (20th Century Fox via Associated Press)

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    Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus' lays seeds of 'Alien' universe

    Since hatching "Alien" 33 years ago, Ridley Scott has hoped no other filmmakers would try to answer this question: Where did the space eggs containing those terrifying beasts come from?

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  • This undated image released by Universal Pictures shown actress Charlize Theron in a scene from "Snow White and the Huntsman." Theron's costume was designed by Academy Award-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood. (AP Photo/Universal Pictures, Alex Bailey)

    Theron's evil queen role lets costume designer run wild

    Charlize Theron's evil queen costumes for "Snow White and the Huntsman" called for hundreds of hand-cut rooster feathers, thousands of iridescent beetle wings from Thailand and one particularly imposing crown.

  • Capsule review of `Snow White & the Huntsman'

    "Snow White & the Huntsman" _ Astonishingly beautiful and breathtaking in its brutal imagery, thrilling and frightening in equal measure, yet as bereft of satisfying substance as a poisoned apple. Director Rupert Sanders' revisionist take on the classic Brothers Grimm fable upends expectations of traditional gender roles while simultaneously embracing what a fairy tale should be. It's dark and dangerous, vicious and violent. And yet the performances _ notably from Kristen Stewart as the title character _ don't always live up to the film's visionary promise. First, there's the problem of casting anyone who's supposed to be fairer than Charlize Theron as the evil queen. But beyond Stewart's distractingly inconsistent British accent, she simply lacks the presence to serve as a convincing warrior princess. Theron, meanwhile, gets too screechy; with her imposing height, deep voice and mesmerizing beauty, she's far more powerful when she dials it down. Still, the look and the energy of "Snow White & the Huntsman" keep it engaging. Theron, as the magical and manipulative Ravenna, has married (and quickly killed) the widower king, locked his daughter Snow White in a tower and plunged a once-peaceful realm into a wasteland. Once the princess comes of age and earns her fairest-of-them-all status, Ravenna's power is threatened. This sets the film's chase in motion: Snow White escapes and Ravenna hires a veteran huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) to find her, but instead this tormented soul becomes her reluctant protector. PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, and brief sensuality. 125 minutes. Three stars out of four.

  • Theron's evil queen wears feathers, beetle wings

    Charlize Theron's evil queen costumes for "Snow White and the Huntsman" called for hundreds of hand-cut rooster feathers, thousands of iridescent beetle wings from Thailand and one particularly imposing crown.

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