News Nuggets: Will sexy French posters hurt Jean Dujardin?
Jean Dujardin courts controversy with a racy movie poster: "'The Artist' star appears in a series of posters for French film 'Les Infideles,' which is made up of shorts about male infidelity. A number of the posters, which appear as billboards and in magazines, are sexually suggestive, including one in which Dujardin is holding up the legs of a woman, and another where it appears co-star Gilles Lellouche is receiving oral sex. There are also posters that show Dujardin and Lellouche bare-chested, watching scantily clad women pass by." MOVIEFONE
See a new trailer for Oscar-nominated documentary "Undefeated": "This documentary feature chronicles an inner-city Memphis high school’s struggle to win its first football playoff game in the school’s 110-year history. Directed by Daniel Lindsay and T.J. Martin, The Weinstein Co. release opens February 17th." DEADLINE
Bruce Springsteen will perform at the Grammys: "Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band have joined the lineup of live performers at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 12th ... The rocker is part of a slate of performers that already includes Adele, Foo Fighters, Paul McCartney, Coldplay and Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson, Nicki Minaj, Bruno Mars and a special performance by Glen Campbell with The Band Perry and Blake Shelton." ROLLING STONE
The Weinstein Company pushes hard for "The Iron Lady" in a TV ad: "The Weinstein Co has gone full throttle to push for [Meryl] Streep to finally win a lead actress Oscar after 29 years. But that’s a hard card to play when you’re up against [Viola Davis] who has never won an Oscar and moreover, will become (or might become) only the second black actress to win in lead in 84 years. They also have Streep herself pulling for Davis. Nonetheless, they have a job to do and that job is to get as many wins for their peeps as possible. So here you go, the big guns locked and loaded." AWARDS DAILY
Will "The Help" make Oscar history for black actors? "In the 84-year history of the Academy Awards, there has been one African-American Best Actress winner ... and four black Best Supporting Actress winners ... But never have there been two African-American acting winners from the same film. That could very well change this month thanks to 'The Help.' Both Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer picked up SAG Awards for their performances in the summer hit, and I’ve been predicting Oscar wins for the two of them since November. Without nominations in the directing, writing, or editing categories, it’s got basically no chance at Best Picture, but two big Oscar wins seem likely at this point." EW.COM
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