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    Pissed Off: When Did Playing Evil Women Become a Rite of Passage for Oscar Winning Actresses?

    You know I hate all the princess shit that we see everywhere. The film business has up it ass that boys get to be superheroes and girls get to be princesses. The boys save the girls and the girls need to be saved. Like anyone believes that shit anymore.

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    Weinstein Lines Up Oscar Slate, First Reactions to 'August: Osage County,' Starring Streep

    First reactions are coming in for the Weinsteins' "August: Osage County," an adaptation of Tracy Letts' Pulitzer Prize-winning play with director John Wells at the helm. TWC production exec Ben Famiglietti told Harvey Weinstein that the 190-page play was "the best writing ever out of Chicago," Weins...

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    Julia Roberts and Mark Ruffalo to Star in Larry Kramer's HIV-AIDS Drama 'The Normal Heart,' with Director Ryan Murphy

    Julia Roberts and Mark Ruffalo are set to star in HBO Films' "The Normal Heart." Roberts' "Eat Pray Love" director Ryan Murphy will helm the project, set to shoot in New York City later this year. The film will be based on Larry Kramer's Tony Award winning play of the same name.

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    Ryan Murphy Will Direct Julia Roberts and Mark Ruffalo in HBO AIDS Crisis Movie 'The Normal Heart'

    Ryan Murphy, the prolific creator of "American Horror Story," "The New Normal," "Glee" and others, will be stepping behind the camera again for HBO Films. Murphy will be directing Julia Roberts and Mark Ruffalo in "The Normal Heart." The film will be an adapta...

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    Beautiful Darkness: 5 Actresses Whose Gritty Indie Roots Made for Great Fairy Tale Villains

    What these women also have in common -- aside from Academy Award nominations -- is a history of gritty, complex performances in more indie-flavored movies. Below, a rundown of the dark roots of five modern-day queens.

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    Guest Post: 2012’s Best Actress Race: A History of Inequality

    Guest Post: 2012’s Best Actress Race: A History of Inequality

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    Casting Watch: McGregor Joins Streep and Roberts in 'August: Osage County'

    Ewan McGregor is joining the cast of John Wells' "August: Osage County," with Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts already onboard. The Weinstein Co. film is an adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play by Tracy Letts.

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    Mumbai Film Festival

    The Mumbai Film Festival (October 18 – 25, 2012) is the largest film festival in India with over 100,000 attending. The Festival is 14 years old itself but Reliance Big Entertainment, the company that backs both Dreamworks and IM Global, one of U.S.’s foremost international sales agents, has backed...

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    Ad Time: Kiefer Sutherland For Axe Body Spray; David Tennant For Tivo; Kurt Russell For Airtime & Julia Roberts For Nationwide Insurance

    Well, celebrities need to pay for those second or third vacation homes. And gas prices aren't getting any cheaper. In the past week or so there seems to have been a slight uptick in ads featuring some pretty well known names, so we've rounded up them here to help close off your week.

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    CASTING WATCH: Malick Producing Lincoln Youth Biopic with Kruger; Lewis Joins Streep & Roberts in 'August: Osage County'

    Roger Moore landed some juicy casting news when interviewing Diane Kruger on "Farewell, My Queen" and "The Host" at Comic-Con. She said she'll play Sarah Bush Lincoln in (yet another) Abraham Lincoln biopic titled "Green Blade Riding." None other than Terrence Malick is producing (no writer or direc...

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