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'The Descendants' DVD extra: George Clooney breaks silence... wind, too -- EXCLUSIVE

In The Descendants, George Clooney played a solemn lawyer who finds out that his comatose wife had been having an affair before her tragic watersport accident. But even an Academy Award nomination for playing a cuckold who is forced to reconnect with his two daughters while mourning couldn’t alter his reputation as a merry prankster. Clooney is notorious for the artful gotcha, and his tomfoolery knows no bounds — he once razzed a 90-year-old Walter Cronkite with a gag that ended with the late newsman jumping in a lake.

Working with youngsters on The Descendants only seemed to bring out his inner jester. In “Everybody Loves George,” one of the extras on the film’s DVD and Blu-ray (available Tuesday, March 13), his young co-stars describe his childish pleasure in iPhone-generated flatulence. In an airplane cabin full of extras, Clooney let rip a torrent of toots with a special app that had everyone wondering if their leading man had eaten some bad poi. “Everybody in the front is kind of looking around at each other,” says co-star Shailene Woodley. “They’re trying not to laugh because they don’t want to get in trouble.” Take a look at an exclusive clip of the DVD extra. It doesn’t stink.

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Oscars 2012 red carpet: George Clooney and Viola Davis win awards... from EW -- VIDEO

Last night, were you hoping to see the likes of Viola Davis and George Clooney pick up awards? Well, you’re in luck — though the actors didn’t win Oscars for their work in The Help and The Descendants this year, they did nab special awards from Entertainment Weekly, who reported from the Kodak Theater’s red carpet before the ceremony. Sure, winning Most Inspirational Speaker and Least Skin Shown in a Hawaii Movie might not be as satisfying as a little gold man, but at least they didn’t walk away empty-handed! What EW awards did Jason Segel, Jean Dujardin, Kristen Wiig, Glenn Close, and more win? Watch the video after the jump to find out, and to see a bonus performance from Rio‘s Original Song nominees. Hey, if Oscar won’t let them perform, we definitely will! READ FULL STORY

Owen Gleiberman and Lisa Schwarzbaum: Is the Academy using the Oscars to promote its own credibility? -- VIDEO

Hollywood’s biggest night is only two days away — do you have your special Academy Awards sweats picked out yet?

Get a head start on your Oscar weekend debates with Movie Talk with Owen and Lisa — in which EW critics Owen Gleiberman and Lisa Schwarzbaum lament how the Oscars aren’t channeling the public anymore and name their picks for who should win Lead Actor and Lead Actress. Spoiler: It’s not “this French guy no one has ever heard of”! READ FULL STORY

Pitt, Clooney, Davis, Mara and more talk performances, inspiration at annual Oscar luncheon

George Clooney came for the “free booze.” Octavia Spencer was stoked to just be in the “room with all those luminaries,” while Kenneth Branagh claimed it was “the camaraderie” that brought him to the annual Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. But no matter what their reason for attending, most of the folks in the acting categories first stopped by the press room to talk shop, give praise and, in the case of Nick Nolte, threaten to tell a joke (which never materialized).

Here is taste of what the actors had to say about their performances, awards season, and their fellow nominees: READ FULL STORY

George Clooney on his Oscar-nominated 'Descendants' role -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

One of the biggest question marks at this point in the awards season is Alexander Payne and George Clooney’s domestic drama The Descendants. It emerged from the Telluride and Toronto film festivals as the movie with the loudest buzz and scored rave reviews across the board upon its release in December. It has performed well with every major awards body, most notably winning the Best Drama and Best Actor prizes at the Golden Globes. Then it picked up five Oscar nominations, including Best Director and Best Editing, indicating strong overall support. But it hit a snag this past weekend, as The Artist‘s Jean Dujardin beat Clooney for the Best Actor SAG Award, while The Help took the Best Cast trophy.

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Oscars 2012: Watch videos for the major nominees

While you should see all the nominated films by Oscar night, Feb. 26, of course, here’s a good place to start, with clips from all the Best Picture, acting, and director nominees.

First up, the trailers for the nine films nominated for Best Picture:  READ FULL STORY

On the (grey) carpet of the Critics Choice Awards...

With the exception of some commercial break schmoozing, Leonardo DiCaprio helping Martin Scorsese off the stage, and Brad Pitt’s constant hobbling out a side door for a smoke, not much went uncaptured by VH1 cameras at last night’s 17th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards in Hollywood. But before the show on the very crowded gray carpet, it was a different story. Here’s some of the more candid conversations and confessions EW had last night with this year’s crop of awards season stars:

• Bret McKenzie was given his award for Best Song (for The Muppets’ ditty “Life’s a Happy Song”) and a reality check on the arrivals line. “They presented the award over there in the corner and the reporter who was making the presentation looked at the three of us and was like, ‘Okay, which one of you is Bret?’ ” McKenzie admitted exclusively to EW. READ FULL STORY

George Clooney to hunt for looted Nazi art in 'The Monuments Men'

After a string of films that felt more at home in the art house than the multiplex, George Clooney will next tackle the big-budget period film The Monuments Men as a director and star, EW has confirmed. Based on the book The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History, the story follows a band of American and British art experts who are chosen to seek out artwork pilfered by the Nazis during World War II. (TheWrap first reported the story.)

Clooney is writing the project with producing partner Grant Heslov, who also helped pen the scripts for Good Night, and Good Luck, and The Ides of March. Other than Clooney, there is no cast yet in place.

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Steven Soderbergh drops out of 'Man from U.N.C.L.E.'

The long development of Warner Bros.’s planned reboot of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. just grew a little longer. As The Playlist initially reported, Steven Soderbergh has departed from the project, leaving it without a star or a director. At one point, the re-imagining of the 1960s TV show that starred Robert Vaughn and David McCallum was developed as the next Soderbergh/Clooney collaboration, but The Descendants star dropped out of the leading role because of his chronically bad back. Soderbergh then met with other potential stars, with the trades paying special attention to Bradley Cooper. The studio hoped to begin shooting in March, but according to The Playlist, their budget for the film was much less than Soderbergh envisioned. It’s not unlike what occurred when Sony and Soderbergh parted ways on Moneyball. And like that project, U.N.C.L.E. will surely survive to live another day with a different director at the helm.

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'Descendants' premiere: George Clooney vs. Alexander Payne for Best Director?

Back in 2005, George Clooney was nominated for three Academy Awards — for supporting acting in Syriana (he won) and for writing and directing Good Night, and Good Luck (he lost). This year, he’s a potential contender in multiple categories and dueling films again, juggling manifold duties in his Ides of March and starring in The Descendants, which had its Hollywood premiere last night. He’s a favorite to earn an Oscar nominee for his leading role as a Hawaiian attorney who stumbles on the fact that his now-comatose wife was cheating on him. But what might turn out to be a more interesting subplot to the Oscar season is if the film’s director, Alexander Payne, competes against Clooney for Best Director. READ FULL STORY

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