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Sharon Stone accepts lifetime achievement from AARP

Sharon Stone received a lifetime achievement award
Sharon Stone would be the first to tell you: Don't argue with Martin Scorsese.

The legendary director presented Stone with a lifetime achievement award at the AARP Movies for Grownups awards ceremony on Monday night, and in presenting the prize said "she's got a little longer to go for a lifetime." 

Argue we won't, as 53-year-old Stone looked super fresh at the fete, held in the ballroom of the Beverly Wilshire hotel. 

PHOTOS: AARP Magazine's Movies for Grownups awards gala

Stone gave an emotional speech profusely thanking Scorsese for directing her to an Oscar nomination in "Casino," and reflecting on the turbulent time of her 40s when the phone wasn't exactly ringing with job offers.

"Yes, the chasm ... there was a lull," she joked in a British accent. The Ministry chatted Stone up after the show, wondering how one knows that lull is coming, and when it might be over.

"You don't know," Stone said, "but you have to realize some people have jobs, and some have careers."  

Stone said she turned to charity work, causes like amfAR and Drop in the Bucket, to help her through the murky waters of aging in Hollywood.

"Elizabeth Taylor provided an example to live by," she said of her fellow AIDS research and prevention pioneer. 

Other honorees at Movies for Grownups included Meryl Streep, Glenn Close and the cast of "The Artist."  

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-- Matt Donnelly
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Photo: Sharon Stone poses with her Lifetime Achievement award with presenter Martin Scorsese at AARP The Magazine's 11th annual Movies for Grownups gala on Monday. Credit: Vince Bucci / AP Images 



Bryan Cranston cast as villain in 'Total Recall' reboot

Bryan Cranston cast in "Total Recall" Bryan Cranston, the Emmy-winning chemistry teacher of "Breaking Bad," has been cast as a villain in the remake of Columbia's "Total Recall."

The Len Wiseman-directed action flick also stars Colin Farrell as the protagonist, a factory worker in the fictional New Shanghai who believes he's a double-agent. Wiseman previously worked on the "Underworld" series and "Live Free or Die Hard."

Cranston will play the leader of the nation state Euromerica who is secretly plotting to invade New Shanghai, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The 1990 film -- based on Philip K. Dick's short story "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale" -- originally starred former Gov. Arnold Scwharzenegger and Sharon Stone. In 1999, it became a television series on then-named Sci-Fi channel starring different actors.

Cranston is currently starring alongside Matthew McConaughey in "The Lincoln Lawyer" and has finished filming Tom Hanks' "Larry Crowne." He'll soon appear with Ryan Gosling and Christina Hendricks in "Drive" and Disney's "Johnny Carter of Mars."

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Photo: Bryan Cranston at the Screen Actors Guild awards. Credit: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times


Elizabeth Taylor remembered: Sharon Stone

Sharon Stone remembers Elizabeth Taylor

Actress Sharon Stone remembers her friend Elizabeth Taylor as an "illuminator." Taylor died Wednesday at age 79 of congestive heart failure after being hospitalized since February.

"She put human faces on issues. With her soft voice coming from that tiny frame, she held forth the giant purpose of the true meaning of love; that we are all equally valuable," Stone said in a statement Wednesday.

Taylor and the 53-year-old "Basic Instinct" actress worked together for a number of years on the Macy's Passport Gala to benefit HIV/AIDS.

"With one simple movement, pulling her ever-famous jewels from that beautiful face, she opened the hearts of the world not just to the condition of HIV/AIDS as she had intended but ultimately to human rights as a whole.  She stood in her grace and candor and simply said the truth; that we are one, a world that must understand and accept itself. 

"The world will not be without Dame Elizabeth Taylor, the world is becoming as she envisioned it; freer, and therefore she is not gone," Stone added.

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-- Nardine Saad
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Photo: Sharon Stone at the 83rd Academy Awards on Feb. 27, 2011. Credit: Matt Sayles / Associated Press


Sharon Stone wins three-year restraining order against stalker

Sharon Stone get restraining order against stalker Sharon Stone was granted a three-year restraining order Wednesday against Bradly Gooden, a "possibly delusional schizophrenic" who allegedly broke into the actress' home last month with the intention of living there.

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge granted the injunction request to the "Basic Instinct" actress Wednesday, Stone's attorney Evan Spiegel told the Associated Press. It orders 38-year-old Gooden to stay 100 yards from Stone, her three children and her property or workplace.

Gooden, who called himself Bobby Joe Clinton because he believes he is the son of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, allegedly traveled cross-country by bus after he believes Clinton bought him Stone's house as a "present," according to court documents. He also told police he wrote the script to the Oscar-winning film "The King's Speech" at age 2 and was an FBI agent.

He was arrested and remains under an involuntary 5150 psychiatric hold.

An LAPD detective who investigated the case said Gooden had an "abnormal fixation on Sharon Stone and her property," according to the documents.

"I have been subjected to a course of conduct which has and is seriously alarming, annoying and harassing me," Stone declared in her February petition. "Mr. Gooden's ongoing, physical and harassing conduct are extremely distressing. I am in fear from Mr. Gooden for my personal safety, and that of those around me, including especially my children and family, as well as my friends and employees."

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-- Nardine Saad
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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Photo: Sharon Stone at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood on Feb. 27, 2011. Credit: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times


SAG Awards: When actors compliment other actors -- and they dig it [video]

Every year, when the Screen Actors Guild Awards roll around, we always hear the same thing from the nominees: "This award means so much more to me, because it comes from my peers!"

Sure, that's all well and good. But do famous A-listers ever actually praise one another on their performances? That's what we set out to discover Sunday on the red carpet at the Shrine Auditorium, where a handful of stars shared some of the compliments they've received on the awards trail this season.

Many of the "Glee" cast members, such as Dianna Agron and Amber Riley, said they still recalled the kind words Meryl Streep sent their way at last year's SAG Awards. John Hawkes was touched when Ben Affleck said he enjoyed the indie actor's turn in "Winter's Bone." And in the era of cellphones and laptops, "Conviction" star Hilary Swank said she was shocked when she received a handwritten letter from none other than Sharon Stone.

"You know, it's amazing when someone hand writes a letter. It's not an e-mail, it's not a text, it's not a phone call, it's not hearsay," Swank said. "Sharon Stone wrote me the nicest letter, and I'm like, 'Oh my, oh look, look!' I didn't frame it, but it's still propped up on my desk."

"The Social Network" star Jesse Eisenberg, who had just stepped off a plane after his "Saturday Night Live" hosting gig the evening prior, said he has always felt like actors are more encouraging of one another than those in different professional fields.

"I think that has a lot to do with the nature of working with people in that context -- you're not only a colleague, but you're kind of like sharing something emotionally," he said. "There's this whole other element to it, and the vulnerability of performing on a set. I think it adds -- it strengthens the camaraderie in a unique way."

If you missed the red carpet, click the link below for more photos of SAG Awards arrivals.

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The Ministry of Gossip's comments of the week

Screamer The Ministry of Gossip loves comments, so each week we're going to highlight a handful that stood out to us for one reason or another -- and announce our fave. MOG's debut week has been a short one, but the comments were still bold and beautiful

Here are some opinions of note for the Gossip Week ending Friday, Nov. 20, 2009:

I love Johnny Depp as an actor - he's brilliant, but afraid I don't find him sexy (with apologies to one of my dearest friends who would disagree with me vehemently here). I'd like to know where the heck Gerard Butler is on the list - oh, he didn't make it yet again? Boo hiss! I no longer see much validity in People's selections because it seems they are fixated on the same guys over and over - except I was very thrilled to see Adam Lambert make the list. One day I hope to see the true paradigm shift the year Adam makes the cover of this issue.

  • So did El Guapo de la cuidad de los angeles, who made us laugh:

I can't believe I'm not on the list.

He showed up earlier this month during a Maroon 5 concert at St. John's University doing the same thing.

Ron, you are correct, and we'd love to embed that video as well, but unfortunately the students at St. John's have a different way of saying "make love." But search "Jason Segel Maroon 5" on YouTube to check it out. The Ministry thinks the sound is more clear on that video, incidentally.

  • Commenter dave weighed in on the "Video Phone" post, getting extra points for calling it as he sees it on the eye candy angle:

Song is pretty lame, but lots of eye candy, so it's was worth it, lol. Maybe it's just my preference, but putting them side by side, Lady Gaga couldn't really hold up to beyonce on the hotness meter.

  • And commenting about Chris Brown's probation progress, we heard from MOG reader nope. The Ministry played it light on that post, and nope lobbied against the snark.

So, the commenters must be over 13. Are the writers of the the article over this age???
1) "Talked and laughed" with lawyer. I guess this is to make it seem like he's taking this as a joke, right? Project much??
2) Riri also said she likes his music and misses him still. I guess that didn't fit w/ the tone of the article. Snark much?
3) No, CB probably won't be attending any awards shows for a while, but guaranteed, he won't be down forever.

Of course, most stories have more than one point of view -- thanks for giving us yours! And yeah, the Ministry is tragically older than 13. Good for getting into bars, not so good for getting out of bed in the morning. 

The winner and fabulous prize are after the jump.

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Sharon Stone goes topless (in bondage togs) for Paris Match magazine

Sharon Sharon Stone has posed topless for the cover of Paris Match magazine, and we are not impressed.

We've seen the pics and, well, we think they look goofy. Not because she's 51. Not because she's not terrifically toned. Not because this isn't her first time pulling a stunt like this.

Simply because she's posed all goofy!! 

You know That Face you make when you're mocking a supermodel? And the exaggerated poses where your head and neck and legs look like they're from an Old Navy mannequin that's about to fall apart? Mm-hmm, that's what we're seeing on the cover of Paris Match! (Don't lie and act as if you've never, OK? We know.)

We're thinking "OMG that's just goofy!" is not the reaction Sharon was aiming to get. We do like the thigh-high studded leather boots in one of the other shots, however. Probably gonna grab a pair of those for work next time we're at the mall.

Then again, Sharon's been goofy in Europe before.

Check her out on the jump, hosting an auction for a bunch of "naughty little Germans," and the rest of it starts to fall into place.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Bwaaaa-ha-ha!! I am the mighty and all-powerful Sharon Stone, and you cannot stop me!! Especially not if I want to take off some or all of my clothing!! (That's Stone at "An Enduring Vision," the 8th annual Elton John AIDS Foundation benefit, on Nov. 16, 2009, in New York.) Credit: Bryan Bedder / Getty Images.

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