“Birdman” -Fox/Searchlight(NEW YORK) — The Critics’ Choice Movie Awards nominations were announced Monday and Birdman leads the pack with a total of 13 nominations.

The film nabbed a best picture nomination along with nominations for its stars Michael Keaton, Edward Norton and Emma Stone. Keaton portrays a former superhero actor who mounts a one-man stage show to resurrect his career.

Also snapping up multiple nods is Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel with 11, and Richard Linklater’s Boyhood with eight nominations. Both films will be competing with Birdman for the best picture honor, along with Gone Girl, The Imitation Game, Nightcrawler, Selma, The Theory of Everything, Unbroken and Whiplash.

Michael Strahan will host the 20th annual ceremony at the Hollywood Palladium on Jan. 15. It will be broadcast live on A&E.

The complete list of nominees can be found at criticschoice.com.

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ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) — Chris Hemsworth may be the sexiest man alive and an A-list movie star, but he’s also a committed family man.

“The fame, the parties, the women — I did that stuff back home,” the Thor star told GQ about his native Australia. “I got away with a lot more over there. Then I came here and sort of started over.”

About the same time, he met Spanish model and actress Elsa Pataky. They married over the Christmas holiday in 2010 and now are parents to a 2-year-old daughter and twin sons.

Hemsworth said becoming a dad worried him. “Just not screwing it up,” he admitted.

Now, he not only has the fatherhood thing down, he’s also overprotective when it comes to little brother Liam Hemsworth, star of The Hunger Games franchise.

“I’ve watched Liam do things I did at his age, like being in relationships he shouldn’t be in, or being reckless just to prove a point. And I had no empathy. My mom had to remind me I was the same way,” Hemsworth told GQ.

If Hemsworth seems wiser than his years, then it shouldn’t be surprising that his best friend turns out to be Matt Damon, who is 13 years older. The two actors and their families even take annual trips to Costa Rica together.

“We became friends around the time I started to work, and I’ve really benefited from watching how he handles himself,” Hemsworth told the magazine. “Matt’s just a normal guy who has the movie-star thing figured out.”

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Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Merriam-Webster’s word of the year for 2014 may be disappointing to some, simply by being too boring.

Merriam-Webster says it based its selections for the top 10 words of the year based on an uptick in lookups on its website compared to last year. As a result, the word of the year is “Culture.”

The word, whcih “allows us to identify and isolate an idea, issue or group,” topped the second place word, “nostalgia,” to be selected as the word of the year.

Insidious, legacy — linked to the retirement of New York Yankees star Derek Jeter — feminism, je ne sais quoi, innovation, surreptitious, autonomy and morbidity — linked in part to the spread of Ebola — rounded out Merriam-Webster’s list.

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George Napolitano/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) — As allegations of sexual misconduct continue to surround Bill Cosby, many have wondered how his wife of 50 years, Camille, has been affected by the scandal. On Monday, she issued a statement taking the media to task for portraying her husband as “a man I do not know.”

In her statement, Mrs. Cosby notes that she met the comic legend in 1963 and married him in 1964. “The man I met, and fell in love with, and whom I continue to love, is the man you all knew through his work,” she says. “He is a kind man, a generous man, a funny man, and a wonderful husband, father and friend. He is the man you thought you knew.”

However, she says, “A different man has been portrayed in the media over the last two months. It is the portrait of a man I do not know. It is also a portrait painted by individuals and organizations whom many in the media have given a pass.”

Mrs. Cosby then says that she feels that those accusing Cosby of misconduct are having those accusations accepted at face value, with no questions asked.

“There appears to be no vetting of my husband’s accusers before stories are published or aired. An accusation is published, and immediately goes viral,” she says. She then equates the situation to the recent article in Rolling Stone magazine which the publication later apologized for because it didn’t properly vet its sources.

“We all followed the story of the article in the Rolling Stone concerning allegations of rape at the University of Virginia,” she says. “The story was heart-breaking, but ultimately appears to be proved to be untrue. Many in the media were quick to link that story to stories about my husband – until that story unwound.”

She concludes by saying, “None of us will ever want to be in the position of attacking a victim. But the question should be asked — who is the victim?”

Cosby’s lawyer has previously denied the allegations made against the comedian. He has never faced criminal charges in connection with the claims.

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George Napolitano/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) — As allegations of sexual misconduct continue to surround Bill Cosby, many have wondered how his wife of 50 years, Camille, has been affected by the scandal. On Monday, she issued a statement taking the media to task for portraying her husband as “a man I do not know.”

In her statement, Mrs. Cosby notes that she met the comic legend in 1963 and married him in 1964. “The man I met, and fell in love with, and whom I continue to love, is the man you all knew through his work,” she says. “He is a kind man, a generous man, a funny man, and a wonderful husband, father and friend. He is the man you thought you knew.”

However, she says, “A different man has been portrayed in the media over the last two months. It is the portrait of a man I do not know. It is also a portrait painted by individuals and organizations whom many in the media have given a pass.”

Mrs. Cosby then says that she feels that those accusing Cosby of misconduct are having those accusations accepted at face value, with no questions asked.

“There appears to be no vetting of my husband’s accusers before stories are published or aired. An accusation is published, and immediately goes viral,” she says. She then equates the situation to the recent article in Rolling Stone magazine which the publication later apologized for because it didn’t properly vet its sources.

“We all followed the story of the article in the Rolling Stone concerning allegations of rape at the University of Virginia,” she says. “The story was heart-breaking, but ultimately appears to be proved to be untrue. Many in the media were quick to link that story to stories about my husband – until that story unwound.”

She concludes by saying, “None of us will ever want to be in the position of attacking a victim. But the question should be asked — who is the victim?”

Cosby’s lawyer has previously denied the allegations made against the comedian. He has never faced criminal charges in connection with the claims.

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star/GC Images(LONDON) — Lindsay Lohan credits her move to London with helping her to finally grow up because of the freedom it has given her from the paparazzi and her partying friends.

“I can go for a run here on my own,” she told The Guardian newspaper this weekend. “I do every morning, early, and I think how my friends in New York would still be up partying at that time. I needed to grow up, and London is a better place for me to do that than anywhere else.”

The moment she realized she was finally free came when she took a vacation to Greece last summer. “It was the first time I have ever just been on a vacation by myself,” she said. “I just wandered about on my own! I turned off my phone. It was so extraordinarily freeing for me. Like another life.”

The 28-year-old actress moved to London nine months ago to escape New York and her own notoriety, stoked by stints in rehab and jail, tabloid headlines and her OWN reality show. Soon after, she made her theater debut in David Mamet’s Speed-the-Plow, appearing on stage eight times a week for three months, not once missing a performance.

The routine of a play grounded her in a way her work had never done previously.

“In L.A. I didn’t know what to do apart from go out every night,” she told the newspaper. “That’s when my friends were free. And I would go out and there would be all these cameras there and that’s when it became difficult.”

Now, Lohan plans to make London her permanent home.

“I won’t live in L.A. again, hell no,” she said in the interview. “My friends tell me s*** when they come over I don’t want to hear. I don’t even know who got married and who got pregnant. You turn on the news in L.A. and it is all gossip about people. All the stuff that is going on in the world right now and this gossip is the news?”

She laughed. “I love the BBC. I haven’t heard myself mentioned on TV since I have been here,” she said. “That has been really weird for me, and great.”

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ABC/Ida Mae Astute(NEW YORK) — In the aftermath of the recent Sony hack, The Interview stars Seth Rogen and James Franco are standing behind the movie, which centers on a fictional assassination attempt of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un.

Rogen, who also co-wrote the film, told ABC News’ Good Morning America that he never could have predicted the drama surrounding the film.

“I can’t definitively say I know the ramifications of the storm. I mean, I don’t know if the hacking honestly is because of our movie, definitively or not,” he said. “I know that it has been the center of a lot of media attention lately. It is weird because we just wanted to make a really funny, entertaining movie and the movie itself is very silly and wasn’t meant to be controversial in any way.”

As a result, he doesn’t regret making it. Rogen, 32, who co-wrote the movie, said that it’s the responsibility of others “who are much smarter than me” to analyze the possible repercussions of making a film like this. His job, he said, is just to make people laugh.

It is still unclear who is responsible for hacking into the computers of Sony Pictures Entertainment, the studio behind The Interview. North Korean officials have said their government is not responsible for the hacking, though one top official told the country’s news agency that it “might be a righteous deed of the supporters and sympathizers with” North Korea.

“At this point, it’s too late to have any [second thoughts]. I mean, no, I think again, I like the movie. I can’t in my head over-connect everything surrounding it with the movie itself,” Rogen said. “When I’ve seen the movie with 30-plus audiences in 30-plus movie theaters and every time, they really like it, that’s what I have to keep coming back to. We set out to make a movie that was really entertaining to audiences and I genuinely think we did that. And that’s where my job ends.”

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ABC/Ida Mae Astute(NEW YORK) — In the aftermath of the recent Sony hack, The Interview stars Seth Rogen and James Franco are standing behind the movie, which centers on a fictional assassination attempt of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un.

Rogen, who also co-wrote the film, told ABC News’ Good Morning America that he never could have predicted the drama surrounding the film.

“I can’t definitively say I know the ramifications of the storm. I mean, I don’t know if the hacking honestly is because of our movie, definitively or not,” he said. “I know that it has been the center of a lot of media attention lately. It is weird because we just wanted to make a really funny, entertaining movie and the movie itself is very silly and wasn’t meant to be controversial in any way.”

As a result, he doesn’t regret making it. Rogen, 32, who co-wrote the movie, said that it’s the responsibility of others “who are much smarter than me” to analyze the possible repercussions of making a film like this. His job, he said, is just to make people laugh.

It is still unclear who is responsible for hacking into the computers of Sony Pictures Entertainment, the studio behind The Interview. North Korean officials have said their government is not responsible for the hacking, though one top official told the country’s news agency that it “might be a righteous deed of the supporters and sympathizers with” North Korea.

“At this point, it’s too late to have any [second thoughts]. I mean, no, I think again, I like the movie. I can’t in my head over-connect everything surrounding it with the movie itself,” Rogen said. “When I’ve seen the movie with 30-plus audiences in 30-plus movie theaters and every time, they really like it, that’s what I have to keep coming back to. We set out to make a movie that was really entertaining to audiences and I genuinely think we did that. And that’s where my job ends.”

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ABC/Ida Mae Astute(NEW YORK) — In the aftermath of the recent Sony hack, The Interview stars Seth Rogen and James Franco are standing behind the movie, which centers on a fictional assassination attempt of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un.

Rogen, who also co-wrote the film, told ABC News’ Good Morning America that he never could have predicted the drama surrounding the film.

“I can’t definitively say I know the ramifications of the storm. I mean, I don’t know if the hacking honestly is because of our movie, definitively or not,” he said. “I know that it has been the center of a lot of media attention lately. It is weird because we just wanted to make a really funny, entertaining movie and the movie itself is very silly and wasn’t meant to be controversial in any way.”

As a result, he doesn’t regret making it. Rogen, 32, who co-wrote the movie, said that it’s the responsibility of others “who are much smarter than me” to analyze the possible repercussions of making a film like this. His job, he said, is just to make people laugh.

It is still unclear who is responsible for hacking into the computers of Sony Pictures Entertainment, the studio behind The Interview. North Korean officials have said their government is not responsible for the hacking, though one top official told the country’s news agency that it “might be a righteous deed of the supporters and sympathizers with” North Korea.

“At this point, it’s too late to have any [second thoughts]. I mean, no, I think again, I like the movie. I can’t in my head over-connect everything surrounding it with the movie itself,” Rogen said. “When I’ve seen the movie with 30-plus audiences in 30-plus movie theaters and every time, they really like it, that’s what I have to keep coming back to. We set out to make a movie that was really entertaining to audiences and I genuinely think we did that. And that’s where my job ends.”

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ABC/Jeff Neira(LOS ANGELES) — The first-ever People Magazine Awards now has a host — Nick Cannon.

People magazine has created an indelible imprint on pop culture and it is truly an honor for me to be asked to host their very first televised live awards ceremony,” Cannon said in a statement. “For the show to be broadcast on NBC makes it even more special for me. Looking forward to an amazing night and hopefully this will launch a new category for People to name me Sexiest Host Alive in 2015.”

Cannon will join previously announced celebrities, including Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Hart, Kate Hudson, Michael Keaton and Jennifer Lopez. Josh Groban, Mindy Kaling and Kate Upton are also slated to appear, among others.

The two-hour awards show, which will broadcast live on NBC from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California, also will include special performances by 5 Seconds of Summer and Maroon 5. Also, Nora Sandigo is set to receive the Hero of the Year Award.

People readers can join in on the fun and vote for the Best People Magazine Cover of the Year. Readers can also tweet their votes by using the hashtag #PEOPLEMagazineAwards.

The People Magazine Awards kicks off Thursday night at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

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