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    First Look At Uma Thurman As Marilyn Monroe In 'Smash'

    NBC has been pushing hard to make a big hit out of their musical drama "Smash." A soundtrack of the tunes from the show is on the way, it has already been renewed for a second season, and as the first season winds down, a pretty big star has been enlisted to help sweep in ratings.

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    BULLY: The Conversation

    The recent documentary release Bully is an up-close look at 5 families of children who have been the victims of bullying. The film attempts to examine the problem from several different sides. The film has been the subject of much interest and debate since it came out; here, writers Simon Abra...

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    Meet the 2012 Tribeca Filmmakers #18: 'The Flat' Director Arnon Goldfinger

    Arnon Goldfinger had different expectations for his life than becoming a filmmaker when he was a kid. "We lived in the provincial town of Ramat Gan where I spent most of my youth adjacent to the chess board," said Goldfinger. "It seemed like my professional life would take a more scientific route. I...

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    5 Things You Might Not Know About Steven Spielberg's Game-Changing 'Jaws'

    You know what’s a fun task? Trying to convince anyone that Steven Spielberg’s 1975 “Jaws” is not an American classic and a nearly flawless film. It’s kind of impossible, and if you were to somehow take this position, you would either be painfully foolhardy, Armond White, or both.

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    Are You Ready For A Bobbi Kristina Reality Show?

    You just had a feeling this was bound to happen sooner or later didn't you? Media sources are reporting that Whitney Houston's and Bobby Brown's daughter Bibbi Kristina has made a verbal deal with a major cable network for her own reality show.

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    Who Should Direct Catching Fire?

    So now it is official and Gary Ross has walked away from directing the sequel of Catching Fire because the production schedule was too tight. 

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    Exclusive: Casting Director Tracy "Twinkie" Byrd ("Sparkle," "Jumping The Broom") On Her Work, Ambitions & More

    Last week I had the opportunity to chat with casting director Tracy 'Twinkie' Byrd; although, as I learned, she prefers "Twinkie" (and if you look her up on IMDB, you’ll have better luck with 'Twinkie' than 'Tracy').

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    Katie Holmes, William Hurt, Allison Janney, Jean Reno & More To Star In Adaptation Of Anton Chekhov's 'The Seagull'

    The are few works that have been more revered and adapted than "The Seagull" by Anton Chekhov. The Russian master's play, written over 100 years ago, still forms the basis for countless new stage iterations -- both professional and amateur -- inspired a ballet and an opera, but oddly e...

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    Guest Post: A Feminist Defense of 50 Shades of Grey

    50 Shades of Grey is happening, it's happening big, and it's happening for women. I jumped on the band wagon after reading that the books were initially created as Twilight fan-fic (Twilight being the subject of my Masters thesis...) and immediately gave up three days of my life to obsessively read ...

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