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    Watch Viola Davis In 4 New Clips From "Won't Back Down" + Official Poster

    Here are 4 clips and the offifical poster for the Viola Davis and Maggie Gyllenhaal education-reform drama, initially titled Still I Rise, was then switched to Learning To Fly, and finally landed on and has, so far, stuck to Won't Back Down.

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    Quote of the Day: "Why? Why? Why? Don't they want the money?

    That is the quote Meryl Streep uttered Tuesday night at the annual Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards.  She was onstage to present Viola Davis with her Crystal Award for Excellence in Film. 

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    Streep Lays Out Women's Pic Studio Stats at Women in Film Awards: "Why Don't They Want the Money?"

    If women make up 51 percent of all moviegoers, “Why don’t they want the money?” asked Meryl Streep at the Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards Tuesday night. She cited five movies in less than five years aimed at women, costing a fraction of the cost of studio tentpoles, that grossed $1.6 billion com...

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    Jenna Elfman to Host Women in Film 2012 Crystal + Lucy Awards June 12

    Actress Jenna Elfman who will return to TV next season as the First Lady in the comedy 1600 Penn will be the host of the annual Crystal + Lucy Awards. If I lived in LA I would so be at this event supporting the work of Women in Film. It's one of the rare occasions to celebrate women in the bus...

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    Viola Davis Gets Honorary Degree from Providence College

    Viola Davis received an honorary doctorate degree from Providence College.  She also gave the commencement address.

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    An Evening With Viola Davis... Tonight!

    Late announcement, given that it's happening this evening, but I only just got notice of it, so don't look at me... :)

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    Trailer Watch: Won't Back Down

    This is my kind of movie. It stars Maggie Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, and Holly Hunter. Look for it in Theatres September 28.

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    Casting Watch: Alden Ehrenreich Takes Over Lead on Supernatural 'Beautiful Creatures'

    Alden Ehrenreich joins Viola Davis, Emma Thompson, Jeremy Irons, and Emmy Rossum in potential franchise "Beautiful Creatures." Writer-director Richard LaGravenese adapted the script from Kami Carcia and Margaret Stohl's New York Times bestseller, an intense coming-of-age story about ho...

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    Guest Post: Trouble in Hollywood - Hunger Games Fans Resort to Racist Tweets

    The first installment of the highly anticipated The Hunger Games trilogy finally made its way to the silver screen, earning an historic $155 million its opening weekend. While fans cheered on Katniss Everdreen—the strong and self-sufficient blue-eyed, blond hair Anglo heroine fighting for her ...

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    Robert Orci Launches "Ender's Game" Production Blog

    Prolific Roberto Orci, when he is not sweating over "Star Trek" rewrites with producing and writing partner Alex Kurtzman, is now running a weekly production blog for the upcoming sci-fi film "Ender's Game." He's also producing and adapting the epic adventure from the Orson Scott Card sci-fi classic...

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