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Celebrity photos of the week: Saving Mr. Banks and Paging Mr. DiCaprio

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Let the games begin. Here’s the charming English actress Emma Thompson at the L.A. premiere of her new film ‘Saving Mr. Banks.’ How does she maintain her youthful appearance at age 54?

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Well, sucking the life force out of her co-star Paul Giamatti seems to be part of her reinvigoration regimen

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Ms. Thompson tried the same trick with her good friend Julie Andrews but only developed a dusty cough

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Also in ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ is former ‘West Wing’ fixture Bradley Whitford, who now appears to have taken on the guise of an oleaginous insurance salesman

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Younger actors B.J. Novak and Jason Schwartzman are also in ‘Mr. Banks,’ but spent most of the premiere dodging the succubus Emma Thompson

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Hello, Newman...

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Next stop: Washington, D.C., where a handful of American celebrities got all dressed up to receive Kennedy Center honours at the White House. Here’s the doleful eighties singer Billy Joel entering the event. He used to be The Piano Man!

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Here’s Kennedy Center recipient Shirley MacLaine making her entrance. She used to be a psychic actress!

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Here’s musician Herbie Hancock making the scene. He used to be cool!

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And here’s Martina Arroyo. She’s an opera singer

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Also turning up at the Kennedy Center Honors ceremony was former ‘Brady Bunch’ mom Florence Henderson, lookin’ pretty fine for 79

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And here we have the actress Glenn Close, lookin’ for rabbits

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Also at the White House was Gayle King, who couldn’t get her bestie Oprah to come, so she had to settle for bringing her daughter Kirby. This counts as your Christmas present, kiddo

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In other news, the Paris premiere of ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ had director Martin Scorsese breaking out his jazz hand moves

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Here we have ‘Wolf’ star Leonardo DiCaprio looking far too serious for an actor who began his career on the sitcom ‘Growing Pains’

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Oh, how the Paris paparazzi tittered with delight when DiCaprio made the mistake of posing beside the much better-looking French actor Jean Dujardin

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And Mon Dieu, wasn’t Monsieur DiCaprio upstaged even further when French acting legend Catherine Deneuve showed up in an outfit made out of bathmats

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“Easy, Leo,” the actor told himself. “There’s always The Great Gatsby 2… wait, what?”

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