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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Trouble Between the Mary Pickford Foundation and the Mary Pickford Institute

    I know a bit about Mary Pickford from reading Cari Beauchamp's biography of Frances Marion Without Lying Down: Frances Marion and the Powerful Women of Early Hollywood.  Suffice it to say she was a very important person in early Hollywood.  She was one of the 36 founders of the Academy...

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Tyler Perry Gives Whitney Houston's Daughter Bobby Kristina Role In "For Better Or Worse"

    Following the well-publicized tragic death of her mother Whitney Houston, and its aftermath, 19-year-old Bobbi Kristina has reportedly been offered a part in the upcoming season of Tyler Perry’s TBS sitcom, For Better Or Worse, which stars Tasha Smith and Michael Jai White - based on the ...

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    Critic's Notebook: Is It Wrong to Download Pirated Movies? Not Quite, Says One Critic.

    Remember back in the '80s, when people used to engage in recreational drug use? Just Say No, Nancy Reagan told us, and a collective lightbulb clicked on over America, ending the drug war forever.

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  • The Playlist
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    TV Dial: Lindsay Lohan Heads To 'Glee'; Tommy Lee Jones Is 'All-American' At AMC; Jeremy Piven Becomes 'Mr. Selfridge' & More

    With "Mad Men" swinging back into action this past weekend, and "Game of Thrones" premiering on Sunday (unless 'tis all an elaborate April Fools jest), it seems a perfect time to round up all of the TV news coming our way this week.

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  • The Playlist
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    Amy Adams, Elisabeth Moss & Alice Braga Get Their Own 'On The Road' Posters

    More "On The Road" character posters have landed today following one sheets for Viggo Mortensen and Tom Sturridge -- and sorry KStew fans, no monument to her beauty and talent just yet.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Weekend Preview: Violence, Fairy Tales, Bullies & Horny Norwegians

    Joining current box office king "The Hunger Games" this weekend are popcorn-sellers "Wrath of the Titans" (VFX 3-D sequel) and family fairy tale "Mirror Mirror" ...

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  • The Playlist
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    D.J. Caruso To Helm Sci-Fi Disaster Pic 'Invertigo,' Set For March 7, 2014 Release

    The story of excitable, if journeyman-level director D.J. Caruso is a long one, with him starting off his career with moodier fare like “The Salton Sea” and the far less impressive “Taking Lives,” before eventually delving into young-adult-prone projects like “Vertigo,&...

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  • Shadow and Act
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    MTV2 launching Hip-Hop Version Of "Hollywood Squares" Titled "Hip-Hop Squares"

    MTV2 has secure rights to reboot the classic game show Hollywood Squares... but with one major switch: it'll be called Hip Hop Squares.

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  • The Playlist
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    New 'Man Of Steel' Logo Looks Like Slightly Edgier Superman Logo

    Here's a shocker. The new logo for Zack Snyder's upcoming Superman movie, "Man Of Steel" looks...wait for it...just like the iconic Superman "S." You know, the same one that's been on the iconic superhero's chest since his inception in 1932 (albeit, somewhat modif...

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    What to See, What to Skip: New Reviews This Week

    This week sees the release of "Bully," the much hyped documentary that the The Weinstein Company finally decided to release unrated after trying to get the MPAA to change their R-rated tune. Is the film as important as they've made it out to be? Check out our reviews below for a clue....

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