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Debbie Reynolds Wins the SAG Lifetime Achievement Award

And her daughter Carrie Fisher presented it to her

Hollywood veteran Debbie Reynolds was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday.

In her career, which began in the 1950s, the 82-year-old Reynolds has been nominated for one Oscar, five Golden Globes and one Emmy. Her big break came when she starred alongside Gene Kelly in the 1952 classic Singin’ in the Rain, says People.

“God gave us talent, so we’re very fortunate,” she said. “My favorite movie was The Unsinkable Molly Brown … In that film, I got to sing a wonderful song called ‘I Ain’t Down Yet.’ Well, I ain’t. Thank you all so much for this wonderful award.”

Reynold’s award was presented by her daughter, Carrie Fisher, famous for her iconic portrayal of Princess Leia in Star Wars.

The SAG gives the award every year to an actor or actress who represents the “finest ideals of the acting profession.” Last year’s SAG Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Rita Moreno, who also played a part in Singin’ in the Rain.

[People]

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Miss Colombia Paulina Vega Named Miss Universe 2015

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Miss Colombia Paulina Vega poses during the Miss Universe pageant in Miami, on Jan. 25, 2015 Wilfredo Lee—AP

Miss USA Nia Sanchez named runner-up

Miss Colombia Paulina Vega was crowned Miss Universe in a live show in Miami Sunday night. Miss USA Nia Sanchez from Las Vegas was named a runner-up, along with Miss Ukraine Diana Harkusha.

Vega, the 21-year-old granddaughter of celebrated Colombian singer Gastón Vega, is a student of business from the northern Colombia city of Barranquilla, and says this will be her final competition as she intends to resume her education, reported the Associated Press.

“It will be a dream come true to represent the woman of today,” she said this week before receiving news of her win. “A woman that not only cares about being beautiful and being glamorous, but also cares about being a professional, intelligent, hard-working person.”

A total of 88 countries participated in the contest, of which 15 contestants were narrowed down after a grueling selection process. The event allowed participants to spend two weeks sharing experiences like golfing and learning Zumba together.

For Sanchez, it was another year of disappointment: the 23-year-old also competed in the 2014 competition but lost out to Miss Venezuela Gabriela Isler.

[AP]

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SAG Awards Honors Robin Williams, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Stars Lost

Hollywood lost some of its brightest stars in 2014 – and the Screen Actors Guild Awards gave them a fitting send-off in its annual In Memoriam segment.

Robin Williams, Joan Rivers and Philip Seymour Hoffman were among the celebrities honored Sunday night at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

“Tonight, as we honor the accomplishments of our fellow artists, we also mourn the passing of the members of our community whose work lifted our hearts and enriched our lives,” presenter Liev Schreiber said.

MORE: Screen Actors Guild Awards 2015: See All the SAG Winners

Williams, a two-time SAG winner and four-time nominee, committed suicide in August 2014 at the age of 63. The beloved actor had battled depression throughout his life, and his death sent shock waves through the TV and film industries.

Hoffman died of a drug overdose in February 2014 at the age of 46. He won a SAG award in 2006 for his leading role in Capote and earned a total of seven nominations during his lifetime.

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Though Rivers was never nominated, she was famous for her pre-awards show red carpet interviews and left behind a lasting legacy as an uncensored – and unstoppable – comedian. She died in September 2014 at the age of 81 following complications from surgery.

Lauren Bacall, James Garner, Elaine Stritch, Mickey Rooney, Casey Kasem, Misty Upham, Meshach Taylor and Shirley Temple were also included in the touching tribute.

This article originally appeared on PEOPLE.com

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Zach Galifianakis Shows Off a Slimmer Look, Debuts Man Bun at SAG Awards

onstage at the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 25, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.
Zach Galifianakis attends the Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Jan. 25, 2015 Kevork Djansezian—Getty Images

Zach, is that you?

During the Screen Actors Guild Awards opening bit Sunday, the star-studded crowd of thespians offered humorous quips about their craft. While it was easy to spot Jennifer Aniston and winner Uzo Aduba, there was one face who didn’t look familiar.

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“I am Zach Galifianakis and I am an actor,” said the Birdman star as he turned around in his chair and looked into the camera.

Only this Galifianakis was lacking his signature bushy beard, swapping it for a sleek bun and light stubble. Along with the facial hair flip-flop, the actor was showing off a much thinner physique.

Galifianakis first debuted his major weight loss in October at a Birdman screening, and he appears to have continued to slim down.

The Hangover funnyman attributed his new appearance to kicking a few of his favorite foods from his diet.

“I was having a lot of vodka with sausage,” he told Conan O’Brien in 2013. “Delicious, but bad for you.”

What do you think of Galifianakis SAG style? Sound off in the comments below!

This article originally appeared on PEOPLE.com

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Screen Actors Guild Awards 2015: See All the SAG Winners

Uzo Aduba of the Netflix series "Orange is the New Black" poses backstage with her award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series at the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles
Uzo Aduba of the Netflix series "Orange is the New Black" poses backstage with her awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series at the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, California Jan. 25, 2015 Mike Blake—Reuters

The SAG Awards are usually treated as an Oscar predictor

The cream of Hollywood assembled at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles late Sunday to discover who will be honored at the Screen Actors Guild Awards 2015. The red carpet extravaganza is prestigious in its own right, but it is also a crucial yardstick for the Academy Awards just around the corner. Read TIME’s introduction to the 21st SAG Awards here.

Outstanding performance by a female actor in a supporting role

Winner: Patricia Arquette, Boyhood

Outstanding performance by a male actor in a supporting role

Winner: J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

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Outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy series

Winner: Orange Is the New Black

Outstanding performance by a male actor in a comedy series

Winner: William H. Macy, Shameless

Outstanding performance by a female actor in a comedy series

Winner: Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black

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Outstanding performance by a male actor in a television movie or miniseries

Winner: Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart

Outstanding performance by a female actor in a television movie or miniseries

Winner: Frances McDormand, Olive Kitteridge

Outstanding performance by a male actor in a drama series

Winner: Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Outstanding performance by a female actor in a drama series

Winner: Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder

Outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series

Winner: Downton Abbey

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Outstanding performance by a male actor in a motion picture

Winner: Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

Outstanding performance by a female actor in a motion picture

Winner: Julianne Moore, Still Alice

Outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture

Winner: Birdman

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Lifetime achievement award

Winner: Debbie Reynolds

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Full House Stars Reunite for Show Creator’s Birthday

All these parties are only adding fuel to the reunion fire for the beloved '90s sitcom

Look what’s waiting just around the bend – a Full House birthday party!

Fans of the family show got yet another glimpse at the gang back together again when Lori Loughlin took to Instagram to share a few photos of her Saturday night.

And Aunt Becky and Uncle Jesse didn’t disappoint.

Loughlin and her former costar, John Stamos, cuddled up in a sweet snapshot that the actress captioned with a simple heart emoji.

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In a second photo, she posed with patriarch Bob Saget and his onscreen daughter, Candace Cameron Bure.

“It’s looking like a Full House kinda night,” she wrote alongside a third picture of herself with Cameron Bure and Jodie Sweetin.

All these parties – the group reunited in July for Dave Coulier’s wedding – are only adding fuel to the reunion fire for the beloved ’90s sitcom.

But, sadly, the get-together wasn’t to read scripts: they were celebrating the birthday of the show’s creator, Jeff Franklin.

“Good times [with] John Stamos. Happy Birthday @fullhouseguy,” Loughlin Tweeted.

@candacecbure @bobsaget #fiullhouse #family 💖

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5 Directors Who Could Help Johnny Depp Recover From Mortdecai

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'Mortdecai' David Appleby—Lionsgate

The poorly-received comedy hauled in a disastrous $4 million in its opening weekend

The saddest part of Mortdecai‘s abysmal debut this weekend was how expected it seemed to be. Johnny Depp’s latest starring vehicle, in which he plays a daffy British bon-vivant jetting around the world to find a stolen masterpiece, aimed to be a kind of Pink Panther-esque caper, but American audiences stayed away in droves, and the critics unloaded. “In the end, we must lay the badness of Mortdecai at the feet of its star,” wrote New York‘s David Edelstein. “I envy Depp’s capacity for self-amusement, but it’s a pity he’s so rich and enbubbled that no one dares say to say to him, ‘Er, Johnny… this is, er, really very bad.’”

Mortdecai is expected to barely crack $4 million this weekend, making it Depp’s worst wide debut since 1999’s The Astronaut’s Wife. But most everyone saw this debacle coming: the comedy opened in less than 2,700 theaters—indicating a startling amount of indifference from the exhibitors towards a major Hollywood superstar—and many of the nation’s leading film critics couldn’t be bothered to review it. (Those who did chime in pilloried the film with a 12 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.) Though Depp currently has a hit in theaters, with a supporting role as the Wolf in Into the Woods, Mortdecai is his fifth consecutive stinker as the film’s star, following in the wake of Transcendence, The Lone Ranger, Dark Shadows, and The Rum Diary.

His last real blockbuster was the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean film, On Stranger Tides, cashing in again as Capt. Jack Sparrow. Recall that Depp spent the bulk of his 30s thrashing against Hollywood’s square-peg efforts to make him the billon-dollar star he looked like on the poster, and that it eventually happened only after his cockeyed portrayal of Capt. Jack is a delightfully ironic gag that pleased him to no end. But Depp used the success of the Pirates franchise as an endorsement of a tic—his “aria of weirdness” that requires him to hide behind characters rather than disappear into them. Since Capt. Jack gave him carte blanche, there’s been Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Sweeney Todd, Alice in Wonderland, Dark Shadows, The Lone Ranger,Transcendence, Into the Woods, and now, Mortdecai. Some of these characters were pretty fabulous concoctions, but together, they mask something else: For an actor who can literally make any movie he chooses, Depp has fallen into the type of creative rut that would’ve made 1995 Johnny Depp roll his eyes.

Depp is a kindred spirit with Marlon Brando, a mentor who became a close friend after they worked together on Don Juan de Marco. Brando set the standard for ambivalence towards his own creative profession, and Depp seems to have picked up the master’s baton. “What is really satisfying is, like Marlon, getting to that place where he just didn’t give a f-ck,” Depp recently told Details magazine. “First, I reached a point where I cared so much and was so diligent in terms of approaching the work. Then you get to where you care so f-cking much that it gets goddamn beleaguering, you know? But then a great thing happens. Suddenly you care enough to not give a f-ck, because not giving a f-ck, that’s the total liberation. Being game to try anything.”

Who am I interpret what both men really mean by this, but I will posit that Brando’s best work didn’t necessarily happen when he attained that acting nirvana. For all Brando’s brilliance, it’s not difficult to recognize the films where he clearly didn’t give a f-ck. (Hint: It’s not Waterfront or Streetcar.) An argument can be made that many of Brando’s heralded later roles, from The Godfather to Last Tango to Apocalypse, took place during his total-liberation, just-winging-it-off-the-cue-cards phase, but those films had something that Depp currently lacks: a brilliant and driven director who had a vision and refused to let Brando coast. Not to diss David Koepp, Wally Pfister, Gore Verbinski, or Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (The Tourist), but they’re not exactly Coppola or Bertolucci or Kazan.

In September, Depp will star as Boston mobster Whitey Bulger in Scott Cooper’s Black Mass. It’s the first Depp role to really be excited about since Michael Mann’s Public Enemies, in part because Depp isn’t playing a cartoon character and also because Cooper (Crazy Heart) is the kind of director who might just be brave and dumb enough to tell Depp when he sucks. Depp, like Brando and other actors who can afford to own their own island, needs a director who’s at least two of the following: visionary, obsessive, tyrannical, and insane. Someone who very much gives a f-ck, and will raise holy hell when Depp doesn’t.

Depp is only 51, and he can still play characters much younger. He’s admitted contemplating retirement, but he’s got decades of great work ahead of him, if he chooses. But that might require a certain amount of submission to a director instead of the total liberation ideal to which he currently aspires. Currently, in addition to Cooper, he’s lined up to work with Kevin Smith, James Bobin, and music-video newcomer Matthew Cullen. Here are five other filmmakers who might be able to help Depp get back on top—at the box-office and in the hearts of film lovers.

Quentin Tarantino

This is a no-brainer, and apparently, the two men agree. “We would love to work together,” Tarantino told Charlie Rose in 2012. “We’ve talked about it for years … I just need to write the right character that I think Johnny would be the guy to do it with. And if he agrees, then we’ll do it. And then it will be magical.”

Tarantino truly understands and appreciates the power and meaning of stars, in the Old Hollywood sense. He famously crafted a role around the very essence of John Travolta in Pulp Fiction, and he’s worked wonders with Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio as well. He has a way of locating the original allure of an actor before it was lacquered in fame—while simultaneously using that accumulated celebrity to the character and story’s advantage.

The Coen brothers

The Coens also have a soft spot for the eccentric types that Depp worships, so it’s not difficult to imagine Depp as the George Clooney character in some version of O Brother, Where Art Thou? or the Brad Pitt character in Burn After Reading. Even a film like Lebowski is in Depp’s neighborhood. In fact, in an alternate universe, the Coens could’ve been Depp’s Tim Burton—though obviously with a much lighter makeup budget. I have high hopes for an eventual collaboration.

Darren Aronofsky

The director of The Wrestler and Black Swan has a way of pushing his actors physically and emotionally out of their comfort zones. Depp hasn’t been out of his comfort zone since… Sweeney Todd? And that was primarily because of the musical demands of the role. Aronofsky, if absolutely nothing else, has a singular vision for his films and he isn’t one to be easily intimidated by a star. He’s also pals with Paul Bettany, Depp’s three-time co-star, so an introduction could surely be arranged.

Gus Van Sant

Sweet and sensitive. They’re qualities that describe many of Depp’s most popular earlier roles, as well as the air he still projects today in television interviews. Van Sant’s best movies, like Milk or To Die For, are thoughtful and precise, and it’s easy to imagine the two men hitting it off personally and artistically. Johnny Depp in a Gus Van Sant joint sounds and feels like such a more promising proposition to me than Depp trying to be something he’s not for a more adrenalized director like David Fincher or Paul Greengrass.

Alejandro G. Iñárritu

One can’t help but listen to Michael Keaton and his co-stars marvel at the experience of making Birdman, which was high-wire, no-net acting that required extremely long takes, and not think how Depp might be invigorated by such a process. It’s one thing to be “game to try anything,” it’s another to be so totally prepared that when that opportunity arrives, an actor knows exactly what to do with the moment. Of course, Iñárritu isn’t structuring all his movies like Birdman, but he’s the perfect filmmaker to help an actor fall back in love with his craft.

This article originally appeared on EW.com

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American Sniper Shoots Down Records as Johnny Depp Flops

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Gywneth Paltrow and Johnny Depp in Mortdecai David Appleby—Lionsgate

Eastwood movie passes $200 million mark, as Mortdecai stutters out of the gate

American Sniper led the American box office for a second straight weekend, becoming the second highest-earning war film of all time in the U.S.

The Oscar-nominated movie earned $64 million this weekend, according to the Hollywood Reporter, bringing its total earnings to more than $200 million.

That’s about 50 times more than Johnny Depp’s critically mauled comedy Mortdecai managed to rake in at the box office in its opening weekend, with a humbling $4 million in domestic returns.

The display is a low point in a string of failures for the actor. It was the worst opening for Depp in more than a decade.

American Sniper, directed by Clint Eastwood, was released in select theaters in 2014 before expanding nationwide in January. In addition to its popular success, it’s been widely praised by critics and has been nominated for six Academy Awards, including best picture.

Critics haven’t been quite so kind to Mortdecai. “It’s hard to think of a way in which the experience of watching the new Johnny Depp film could be any worse, unless you returned home afterwards to discover that Depp himself had popped round while you were out and set fire to your house,” wrote The Telegraph‘s Robbie Collin.

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How Debbie Reynolds Stumbled Into Stardom

The multi-talented performer, who went from movie-going tomboy to movie star in a few short years, will receive her overdue recognition at the SAG Awards on Sunday

Mary Frances Reynolds wanted to be a gym teacher. She grew up a ball-playing, tree-climbing tomboy from a church-going family in Burbank, California. A chance decision to enter a local beauty contest at age 16 and the surprising victory that ensued led to a contract with Warner Brothers, a name change (to Debbie, although she would have preferred “Patches” or “Saucy”) and a long onscreen career, for which she’ll be honored on Sunday, Jan. 25, with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Reynolds did not grow up singing, dancing or acting—the three talents for which she’ll be recognized this weekend—but she worked tirelessly to develop them. Beginning with her brief stint at Warner Brothers as a teenager, she regularly put in ten-hour days honing all three. She appeared in one musical film with the studio (The Daughter of Rosy O’Grady in 1950), then got picked up by MGM after playing Helen Kane (the “Boop Boop a Doop” girl) across from Fred Astaire in Three Little Words.

But her breakout role would come in 1952, when she played aspiring actress Kathy Selden opposite Gene Kelly and Donald O’Connor in Singin’ in the Rain. That movie catapulted Reynolds, who could barely dance a step when she first met Kelly on set, to stardom. She went on to make movies like Tammy and the Bachelor, in 1957, which gave her a number one hit on the Billboard charts, How the West Was Won in 1962 with Gregory Peck and The Unsinkable Molly Brown in 1964, for which she received an Oscar nod.

As much as her work kept her in the spotlight, Reynolds also received unwanted attention for a scandal in her personal life, though not one of her own making. In a love triangle that provided as much tabloid fodder as the Aniston-Pitt-Jolie drama of the early aughts, Reynolds’ husband Eddie Fisher divorced her and immediately married her close friend Elizabeth Taylor. Reynolds has said that she was to Taylor as Aniston was to Jolie: the all-American girl next door spurned by the hyper-sexualized bombshell.

“I stood no chance against her,” she once said. “What chance did I have against Elizabeth, a woman of great womanly experience, when I had no experience at all?”

LIFE Magazine described her in 1959 as “Eddie’s scorned woman,” but emphasized that she was “not one to retreat behind dark glasses.” Outwardly, she was, despite her painful personal drama, “full of fun and bouncy as a kitten on a living room rug.” And though she was a decade into her career, the magazine described her with as much innocence as though she were still that boyish teenager: “Debbie is a homespun girl and she loves Coke, chewing gum and popcorn.”

The Lifetime Achievement Award offers overdue recognition for a performer with a closet full of nominations—for an Oscar, an Emmy, a Tony and two Golden Globes—but no major wins. Reynolds’ career counts dozens of film projects, including voiceover work (most notably, as Charlotte in Charlotte’s Web), as well as turns on Broadway and television. At 82, she continues to work, and is rumored to be attached to a 2016 film project co-starring Bob Newhart, Mary Tyler Moore and Jerry Lewis.

It’s quite a collection of stripes on the sleeves of a woman whose entire career began by accident. “I’m very proud to say I was Miss Burbank and had a hole in my bathing suit and my rear end was hanging out and I didn’t have shoes, high heel shoes,” she said in an interview in 2013. “I’m very grateful for stumbling into show business.”

Liz Ronk, who edited this gallery, is the Photo Editor for LIFE.com. Follow her on Twitter at @LizabethRonk.

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Watch Blake Shelton Mock The Bachelor on SNL

The women of SNL throw themselves at the country music star

Blake Shelton brought his gentlemanly Southern charms to a spoof of The Bachelor on Saturday while he was on hosting duties for Saturday Night Live.

In the sketch, the women of the show throw themselves at the country music star, in character as a bachelor from Iowa, as they try to win the television show competition.

At the same time the skit pokes fun at the show for supposedly sending the black contestants home first and featuring contestants who have worked in the porn industry.

This week’s show also featured a humorous rendition of Tom Brady’s press conference addressing allegations that he altered the air pressure in footballs to improve his team’s performance.

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