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    Review: Sprawling, Sneering 'August: Osage County' Starring Meryl Streep & Julia Roberts

    It's undeniable that, at least on paper, "August: Osage County" looks like a can't-miss proposition. Pairing Tracey Letts' Pulitizer Prize and Tony Award-winning play with an outstanding ensemble cast ranging from awards-nominated veterans to rising young stars—Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGr...

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    August: Osage County

    As a showcase for a host of gifted actors, "August: Osage County" is potent and entertaining.

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    Awards Circuit: Things I Learned at the Governors Awards and Other Weekend Parties

    "This is what the Oscars should be like," said Warren Beatty after the fifth non-televised Academy Governors Awards Saturday night at Hollywood & Highland. The night was happy/sad. One minute the dinner guests were erupting in laughter, the next choking back tears.

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    Oscars: A Look At The Supporting Actress Contenders, Including Oprah Winfrey, Cameron Diaz & Lupita Nyong'o

    It's been a busy week or so in Oscar Land: rumors have swirled around the release, or not, of "The Wolf Of Wall Street," previously thought a potential frontrunner, while Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher" stormed into the race with an excellent teaser trailer, only for it to be announced almost immediat...

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    Fall TV Preview - The Best and Worst So Far

    It's September, which means it's time for a new television season. But the plethora of new shows arriving this year can be equal parts gift and curse. Before you start setting your DVRs and planning your premiere parties, here's our comprehensive guide to the best and worst shows for women this fall...

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    Trailer Watch: Second Trailer for August: Osage County

    August: Osage County premiered at TIFF garnering a ton of Oscar buzz. The film, based on Tracy Lett's Pulitzer Prize winning play, follows the Weston daughters (Julia Roberts, Juliette Lewis and Julianne Nicholson) who return home because of a family crisis.

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    Krysten Ritter, Margo Martindale and Melanie Lynskey Nab New Pilots

    Some of our favorite underappreciated actresses have been cast in pilots for the upcoming Fall TV season. The hilarious Krysten Ritter of the dearly departed Apartment 23 has been cast as the lead in Leslye Headland’s Assistance, a talent combination that is almost too perfect. The terrific Ma...

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    'Beautiful Creatures': Smarter, Wittier, Better Than 'Twilight'

    Beautiful Creatures, the story of high-school students in love – only one of them with supernatural powers – is bound to be compared to the Twilight movies, but that’s just wrong. Richard LaGravanese’s sumptuous-looking film is crisply directed, wonderfully cast and far ...

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    William Hurt Tells 'Winter's Tale'; Margo Martindale Moves To 'Osage County'; Terrence Howard Has 'A Girl And A Gun' & More

    It's a good week for dream projects with Akiva Goldsman involved, with Warner Bros. helping to make them come true. With the studio now taking a very close look at Ron Howard's sprawling "The Dark Tower," they are also flipping the switch on the long developing "Winter's Tale." Set to mark Goldsman ...

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    Sexism Watch: Vanity Fair Believes There are Only Two Female Character Actors

    And they need to look like they are ready to murder you.

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