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    50 Cent Launching Subscription Website To Push Comedy Content, Including Variety Show

    In case you were wondering, and I'm sure you were... Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson is furthering his entertainment empire, with the web as his next domain.

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    Doctor Who Season Six Premiere Review: A Monster-of-the-Week, Hide-in-a-Tunnel Adventure

    Decades-long Doctor Who fan David Chute eagerly anticipated the Season Six premiere starring Matt Smith and Alex Kingston (trailer below), and made me and a pal watch it with him. I applaud his review, excerpted: Vastly shinier production values aside, this was a Monster of the Week, hide-in-a-tunnel adventure, a 1970s scarf and curls throwback. Monument Valley was little more than a handsome backdrop; no organic connection that I could see with the events that unfolded there. The aliens' trick of making you forget them the second you looked away mimicked without improving upon the Weeping Angels of the great Blink episode, which moved when y...

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    Hollywood Waits for Brad Pitt

    In Hollywood, Kevin Kline is known as "Kevin Decline," because he's so picky about his parts. Robert Redford and Warren Beatty were notoriously indecisive about choosing projects to star in or direct. They could keep movies on hold for years. Today, the star that can freeze a movie in its tracks is ...

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    More From Aretha Franklin On Halle Berry's Lack Of Interest In Playing Her...

    Recall back in January, when Halle Berry was asked by about her participation in Aretha Franklin’s biopic film (as already documented, Ms Berry was Aretha's first choice to play her in the film), and she responded stating, “I can’t sing! If I could carry a tune, I’d consider it. Someone should tell ...

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    Paul Walker Is Going To Get Fast And Furious With 'Vehicle 19'

    Paul Walker is a bit of a conundrum. While he's one of the stars of the long-running "Fast & Furious" franchise, and while he's had some modest successes on his own -- "Takers," "Running Scared," uh "Eight Below" -- he's not quite a proven leading man on his own either. However, it seems the actor k...

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    Goodbye "House Of Payne"

    Yesterday, we announced Tyler Perry's new TBS TV series based on his Why Did I Get Married? pair of movies; I only just realized that I completely forgot to mention this piece of news, which was tucked inside the press release announcing the new series; so here it is if you haven't already heard/rea...

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    Superman Man of Steel: The Cast So Far: Cavill, Adams, Crowe, Kostner, Lane, Ormond, Shannon, Traue

    UPDATE: Christopher Meloni is joining the cast of Man of Steel as a general, but further details are hush-hush. "I can't tell you," he tells Vulture, "or I'd have to kill you." The Law & Order: SVU star will begin a five month shoot the end of August. EARLIER: Julia Ormond is in talks to play Lara L...

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    7 Pics Of Sanaa Lathan In Action On "Vera Stark" Stage

    Currently in previews at New York's Second Stage Theater, Sanaa Lathan starring in Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Lynn Nottage's new play, By The Way, Meet Vera Stark, as a black maid in Hollywood pursuing her dream of making it in the movies, while also grappling with racial stereotypes through...

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    U.K. Release For Terrence Malick's 'The Tree Of Life' Is Completely Up In The Air

    While the wait for Terrence Malick's "The Tree Of Life" has literally been years (it was originally planned for a December 2009 release) it looks like our friends in the U.K. may be waiting longer than most to see the film. As you might recall, Icon Film Distribution made major waves last month when they announced -- and confirmed to various outlets -- that they would be releasing "The Tree Of Life" in the U.K. on May 4th, well in advance of it's planned Cannes Film Festival premiere. Despite their assertions, many wondered how long their claim would stick and there was a whole new twist to the tale when a couple of days later, sales agent fo...

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    Josh Schwartz & Jamie Moss Lose Out On Screenwriting Credits For 'X-Men: First Class'

    Sheldon Turner Of 'Up In The Air' Gets A "Story-By" Credit For His 'Magneto' Script Elements That Were UsedHow many screenwriters does it take to write an "X-Men" film? Or alternate lede: Screenplay credits are a tricky matter. Just ask "Up In The Air" screenwriter Sheldon Turner. He wrote the original draft of the Jason Reitman film, but things turned semi-ugly during the 2009 Oscar campaign when Reitman essentially said -- perhaps in not so many words, but close -- that he had never read Turner's draft and had adapted the screenplay on his own from Walter Kirn's novel. Still, Turner received his screen credit. And the duo awkwardly took th...

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