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    "Soul Train" Creator Don Cornelius Dead In Apparent Suicide

    Whoa! From the LA Times just minutes ago...

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  • Press Play
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    OSCARS 2012: PRESS PLAY'S staff picks their favorites

    After last week’s announcement of this year’s Oscar nominees, a handful of Press Play contributors gathered together via email to discuss the highs and lows in some of the major award categories. Below are some of the highlights of the conversation, and as always, we encourage you to keep the discu...

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    OSCARS DEATH RACE: UNDEFEATED

    It's not generally a compliment to say that a film reminds you of other films, or has the DNA of other films; the phrases "a poor man's" or "but with less" seem inevitable. To call a documentary "well made" isn't the highest of praise, either, suggesting as it does the absence of anything extraordin...

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  • The Playlist
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    Prepare Your Eyes & Ears: Katy Perry Teaming With Paramount For A 3D Concert Movie

    Who the fuck listens to Katy Perry? We sure don't but clearly, a lot of you do, as the pop singer nabbed her sixth number one single for "The One That Got Away" off her album Teenage Dream released in the summer of 2010. Whoever the team is at Capitol Records behind this girl, giv...

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  • The Playlist
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    Shia LaBeouf Back In For 'The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman'; Zac Efron Out

    Movie projects sometimes have strange, curious lives, going through casting changes and riding the tides created by the pulse of the industry in an effort to get made. And the upcoming "The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman" is a good example of that. The 2007 Black List script by Matt...

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  • The Playlist
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    Ridley Scott To Direct Cormac McCarthy's 'The Counselor'

    Well, that didn't take long. Nearly two weeks after Cormac McCarthy sold his first spec script titled "The Counselor," Deadline reports it now has a director in Ridley Scott. Hooray? 

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    Justin Timberlake To Romance Amy Adams In Clint Eastwood Vehicle 'Trouble With The Curve'

    Say what you like about Justin Timberlake, the man is serious about his acting. The former boy-bander started to gain grudging respect of film fans with small turns in films like "Alpha Dog" and "Black Snake Moan," before winning over many thanks to his supporting role in David F...

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  • The Lost Boys
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    How Not To Make a Film, Part Three

    How Not To Make a Film, Part Three

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Adepero Oduye, Paula Patton Grace Cover of Vanity Fair's Hollywood Issue

    Adepero Oduye, Paula Patton and six other Hollywood starlets grace this month's issue of Vanity Fair. Also on the cover, Oscar-nominated Girl with the Dragon Tattoo star Rooney Mara, Jennifer Lawrence, Mia Wasikowska, The Help's Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain, Elizabeth Olsen, Shailene ...

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    SnagFilms News Update: Semel Joins Board, New Financing Round Closed, 'Kinyarwanda' Acquired

    Burgeoning digital distributor SnagFilms has been making changes of late. Most recent news is that the digital indie distributor has closed a new, seven-figure financing round, has added ex-Yahoo and Warner Bros. chief Terry Semel to its board and is plunging full steam ahead into distribution of na...

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