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Hot Toronto party with Downey, Redmayne, Cumberbatch, Tatum

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FROM left: Gael Garcia Bernal, Salma Hayek and Jon Stewart at the bash.

Robert Downey Jr. wore a really “fashion-forward” suit with floral prints, Eddie Redmayne came with his fiancée Hannah Bagshawe, Channing Tatum was his usual affable self, Benedict Cumberbatch wore a jaunty newsboy cap backwards and Hailee Steinfeld looked radiant and ready to boogie, 1940s style, in a Gucci army girl-inspired dress.

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Imelda play in London has another PH actress

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CHRISTINE-Allado

Yet another Filipino actress has landed in the West End. Christine Allado, who just finished a run in Tim Rice’s musical “From Here to Eternity,” is in the cast of the London production of David Byrne and Fatboy Slim’s acclaimed musical on Imelda Marcos, “Here Lies Love.”

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An Emmy for a role landed when she quit acting

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UZO ADUBA’s enthusiasm during this interview was contagious.

On the day that Uzo Aduba decided to quit acting, she got the Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren part in “Orange Is the New Black.” She recently won her first Emmy (Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series) for the role. Uzo, cheerful and blessed with an enthusiasm that is quite contagious, told us about the stroke of fate on a single day that radically changed her life.

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Ricky Gervais reveals more details of ‘The Office’ spinoff film

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GERVAIS. Big life lessons learned. photo by RUBEN V. NEPALES

Ricky Gervais recently revealed more details about his “The Office” spinoff movie—but, first, let us share his thoughts on the passing of Robin Williams: “I was shocked and more affected than most. Not because I knew him, but because he was just lovely. Unbelievable. He was always trying to make people happy.”

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Simmons, Carell, Gyllenhaal stand out in Toronto entries

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JK SIMMONS is an Oscar front-runner as a mercurial, cantankerous college jazz band instructor in “Whiplash.”

JK Simmons is one of the actors who should be dusting off his tux for the awards season, based on the entries we saw ahead of the Toronto International Film Festival, which opened yesterday. In director Damien Chazelle’s “Whiplash,” one of the best films we’ve seen so far this year, JK is terrific as a “terror” college jazz band instructor.

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