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    Academy Receives Record Number of Entries for Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences received a record number of entries for the 2011 Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting. From the 6,730 entries, up to five winners will be selected to receive $30,000 this November.

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    Cedric The Entertainer Hosting New NBC Game Show

    Looks like the world's biggest fedora hat lover Cedric The Entertainer has a summer gig! He's set to host a new game show titled It’s Worth What? The show explores the value to hidden gems from the attics of America.

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    Tickets Now On Sale For For Katori Hall's MLK Play "The Mountaintop" Starring Samuel L Jackson

    The show doesn't open until October 13, and the lead actress hasn't even been cast yet, but tickets for the Broadway premiere of Katori Hall's 2010 Olivier Award-winning Best Play, The Mountaintop, are now officially on sale.

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    Harvey Weinstein Gets In Bed With Madonna As TWC Takes "W.E."

    The Weinstein Company has announced that it has acquired U.S. rights to Madonna's "W.E."

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  • The Playlist
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    'G.I. Joe: Cobra Strikes' Looks To Get Jinx With Elodie Yung

    While we sort of don't really care about "G.I. Joe: Cobra Strikes" this writer likes these stories if only because it's an excuse to look up the elaborate back story some dumb toy solider was given. It's kind of amazing that somebody actually sat down and thought these out no matter how cornball the...

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  • The Playlist
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    Review: 'A Matter of Taste: Serving Up Paul Liebrandt' Lacks Sizzle

    Among the great food cities of the world, New York City stands near the top. Home to some of the finest restaurants and most interesting, challenging cusine anywhere, it's a foodies delight. However, for those working in the industry in the Big Apple, the restaurant business can eat you alive. With restaurants making it or breaking it on the word of a handful of highly influential critics, with customers that are savvier than ever, building a career as a chef is a endeavor that only the most deliriously passionate can survive. A combination of long grueling hours, little to no recognition during those all important, but taxing years as a sous...

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    Robert Downey Jr. Says Jon Favreau May Consult With Shane Black On 'Iron Man 3'

    You may or may not have heard, but this weekend in Los Angeles, the L.A. Times geek blog, Hero Complex held its own little festival. Jon Favreau and HC webmaster Geoff Boucher were scheduled to talk about Favreau's career-making turn as the director behind 2008's wildly successful, "Iron Man" on Su...

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    Neil Patrick Harris's Fabulous Tony Awards Opening Number: "Broadway's Not Just For Gays Anymore"

    Suck it, Anne Hathaway and James Franco, this is how it's done:

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    In Memoriam: Laura Ziskin

    While most producers names are not known, Laura Ziskin is not one of them. Yesterday, at 61 she lost her battle with breast cancer. She was a woman who came into the business like other women in the 70s as a personal assistant not because that's a job that is a stepping stone, but because those we...

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    Angelina Jolie Takes Special Cambodia Journey for Louis Vuitton

    It may not seem like a logical pairing, but check out this Angelina Jolie ad for Louis Vuitton. She put together her own clothes and makeup for this Annie Leibovitz photograph. The location is Cambodia (where Jolie shot Tomb Raider and met and adopted her eldest son); the brand's "Core Values" campa...

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