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'Mildred Pierce' Remake to Star Kate Winslet

By Olivia on
(Getty Images)Exciting news for Kate Winslet: The Oscar winner has signed on to star in an HBO mini-series version of Mildred Pierce, the 1945 movie that won Joan Crawford her only Academy Award. The five-hour TV special is Winslet's first big role since The Reader last year. According to LATimes.com, Mildred Pierce follows the story of a single mother trying to provide for two daughters during the Depression by working as a waitress. When the younger daughter dies, Mildred dotes on her...Read Full Story

Kate Winslet Is Ready to Dive Back Into Her Work

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Kate Winslet was in the spotlight a lot last year around this time, as she picked up an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in The Reader and two Golden Globes during awards season, so she said she kept a low profile for most of the rest of the year. She didn't want to become old news, and kept herself plenty busy with home stuff. She told the Daily Mail newspaper: “I was in hiding a little bit, just doing family stuff and very little work. To be honest, I felt so over-exposed...Read Full Story

Kate Winslet Is Worth $100M, Says the UK

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(Getty)Kate Winslet was “audited” by the UK Film Council, and it turns out the star is worth $100 million to Britain. Researchers used her as the first example of attaching a dollar amount on the country’s creative industries and chose the English star as the first guinea pig for the project. David Steele, the head of research and statistics at the UK Film Council, explained:  "When an actor achieves international prominence, they have a general effect of boosting their country of origin...Read Full Story

Kate Winslet Awarded $40,000 in Tabloid Libel Suit

By Olivia on
Photo AgencyKate Winslet does not appreciate being called the "World's Most Irritating Actress." That's why she sued the Daily Mail this spring after the UK tabloid wrote a whole article about how vain she is, and how she lies about her workout regimen. It may seem like a trivial point in the grand scheme of celebrity gossip, but since Winslet has made women's body image an issue close to her heart, she wanted to set the record straight. According to PopEater, Kate filed a suit claiming...Read Full Story

Kate Winslet Will Not Go Nude Onscreen Forever

By Alicia Dennis on
Don't Miss: Kate Winslet Files Libel Suit Against the 'Daily Mail' Kate Winslet's 2009 Awards Show Dresses Fans of Kate Winslet are well aware of how much screentime her nude body got in The Reader. The actress is definitely cool with nudity - but not for too much longer.Winslet graces the cover of August's Harper's Bazaar , in which she discusses her penchant for baring all. It's won her plenty of praise - Oprah Winfrey once told the actress, "God bless your real breasts" - but as she...Read Full Story

Kate Winslet Files Libel Suit Against the 'Daily Mail'

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Actress Kate Winslet shows off her legs as she takes a stroll in the West Village in New York City. (Photo by Photo Agency) DON'T MISS Kate Winslet's Daughter Hated Mom's Oscar Dress Kate Winslet Oscar Gowns Kate Winslet Says She's So Over Appearing Nude Kate Winslet is a rare actress who's been up front about her struggle to meet the Hollywood weight standards and doesn't obsess about a size-2 figure. That's why the Oscar winner was less than pleased by a recent article in the Daily...Read Full Story

Kate Winslet's 2009 Awards Show Dresses

By Alicia Dennis on
Getty Images.Kate Winslet took this awards season by storm, with award-winning performances in both The Reader and Revolutionary Road. She won big at all the major awards shows, and looked fabulous doing it.Kate's always been a class act when it comes to fashion. She's worn gowns by Valentino and Badgley Mischka for previous appearances at the Academy Awards (did you know she'd been nominated 5 times before this year's win?).Here are the dresses Kate wore to 2009's awards shows. She's more...Read Full Story

Kate Winslet's Daughter Hated Mom's Oscars Dress

By Alicia Dennis on
Getty Images.Kate Winslet chose a mildly uninspiring Yves Saint Laurent Atelier gown for Sunday's Academy Awards. It was certainly a beautiful dress, but it won't win her any fashion awards. Actress Kate Winslet arrives at the 81st Annual Academy Awards held at Kodak Theatre on February 22, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Kate Winslet (Getty Images)more pics Apparently Winslet's 8-year-old daughter Mia wasn't a fan of the dress...Read Full Story

Kate Winslet's Daughter Hated Mom's Oscars Dress

By Alicia Dennis on
Getty Images.Kate Winslet chose a mildly uninspiring Yves Saint Laurent Atelier gown for Sunday's Academy Awards. It was certainly a beautiful dress, but it won't win her any fashion awards. Actress Kate Winslet arrives at the 81st Annual Academy Awards held at Kodak Theatre on February 22, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Kate Winslet (Getty Images)more pics Apparently Winslet's 8-year-old daughter Mia wasn't a fan of the dress...Read Full Story

Kate Winslet Says She's So Over Appearing Nude

By Jake on
(Getty Images)Get ready to see a lot less of Kate Winslet.In an interview with Time magazine, coming out this Friday, the 33-year-old actress says she doesn't want to get typecast, and so she'll be keeping her clothes on in future roles. She muses: I think I won't [get naked in a movie] again. I can't keep getting away with it, and I don't want to become "that actress who always gets her kit off." Winlset is up for a Best Actress Oscar this Sunday for her role in The Reader, in which she...Read Full Story