February 2, 2013

Cotillard in a word: 'Magnifique'

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Academy Award-winning actress Marion Cotillard has taken home the pudding pot after being honored as woman of the year by Harvard's Hasty Pudding Theatricals.

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Actress Marion Cotillard of France, center, the Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year, is kissed by Harvard University theatrical students Renee Rober, left, and Ben Moss during a parade through Harvard Square on Thursday.

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Cotillard smiled, waved and caught a teddy bear from the crowd during a parade through Cambridge's Harvard Square on Thursday.

The procession was followed by a roast of the 37-year-old French actress at Hasty Pudding headquarters, during which Cotillard sang a song from "La Vie En Rose." Cotillard won a best actress Oscar for her portrayal of famed French singer Edith Piaf in that 2007 film.

Cotillard has appeared more recently in "Inception" and "The Dark Knight Rises."

Claire Danes was the woman of the year in 2012.

The awards are presented annually to performers who have made a lasting and impressive contribution to entertainment.

Co-stars ocean apart on big game

NEW YORK - British actor Jude Law says he'll be taking part in a time-honored American tradition this weekend: Super Bowl Sunday.

"I follow most sports, so of course I'm aware of it and I'll probably watch it, but I live in London and so I don't follow it that closely. It's more than just a game here, though, right? It's like have a party. Have a dip. Drink some beer," said Law.

When asked if he'll be participating in any tailgate parties when the Baltimore Ravens face off against the San Francisco 49ers, Law admitted he had no clue what "tailgating" meant.

"Really? OK. I believe you. I don't know what you're talking about. I'm not even gonna say," he said, laughing.

His "Side Effects" co-star, Channing Tatum, said he'd teach Law about Americans football traditions.

Tatum said he was heading to his New Orleans bar, Saints and Sinners, for the weekend and was hoping for a good game.

"I really kind of want Baltimore to pull it out for Ray (Lewis) because it's a sweet story, but I really like San Francisco's quarterback and whatnot, so I think it's gonna be a really good game," said Tatum.

The actors joined their castmates, including Catherine Zeta-Jones and Rooney Mara, at the New York premiere of their psychological thriller on Thursday. "Side Effects" opens in U.S. theaters next Friday.

Rambo says: Gun controls make sense

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - Sylvester Stallone says that despite his "Rambo" image and new shoot-em-up film "Bullet to the Head," he's in favor of new national gun control legislation.

Stallone supported the 1994 "Brady bill" that included a now-expired ban on assault weapons, and hopes that ban can be reinstated.

"I know people get (upset) and go, 'They're going to take away the assault weapon.' Who ... needs an assault weapon? Like really, unless you're carrying out an assault. ... You can't hunt with it. ... Who's going to attack your house, (an) army?"

The 66-year-old actor, writer and director said he also hopes for an additional focus on mental health to prevent future mass shootings.

"It's unbelievably horrible, what's happened. I think the biggest problem is not so much guns. It's . . . insanity coupled with isolation."

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