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    Beaver Director Foster is Loyal to Gibson, but Forget Oscars

    Jodie Foster and Mel Gibson have been close friends for sixteen years, since they met on the set of Maverick. Foster stands up for him each time he gets himself into terrible trouble--and worries about his drinking--and this time is no exception. She gave a long-lead interview to More Magazine, whic...

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    Video: Phoenix on Letterman

    David Letterman welcomed a slim and shaved Joaquin Phoenix back on The Late Show after a year and half, saying that on February 11, 2009, "he looked like he was sitting on a piece of cheese and swallowed a live mouse." Letterman wasn't in on the act, but said, "I'd be half a dumbbell not to be in on...

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    Farewell To A Real-Life Heroine

    Grace Bradley when she was a Paramount starlet in the 1930s.

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    "Swan" and "127 Hours" to Bookend Philadelphia Film Festival

    A slew of fall festival favorites, that include Darren Aronofky's Venice opener "Black Swan," and Derek Cianfrance's Sundance hit "Blue Valentine," will screen over the course of the upcoming 19th Philadelphia Film Festival (PFF), which runs from October 14 - 24. "Swan" will serve as the festival's ...

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    Men In Crisis, Risky Celeb Endorsements, Social Network's Sorkin Talks to W

    - Ad Age argues that the benefits of celebrity endorsements continue to outweigh the risks in advertising. In the case of Tiger Woods, chronic philanderer, or Michael Vick, dog fighting lord, we've seen how mega-star endorsements can go terribly wrong. But for each disastrous blow-to-the-head of hum...

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    Love & Other Drugs and Black Swan To Bookend AFI Fest

    The American Film Institute's 2010 Festival will open November 4 in Los Angeles with the world premiere of Edward Zwick's Love & Other Drugs starring Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal. Closing the fest on November 11 is Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan, starring Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassel and Mila...

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    Eugene Hernandez Moves to Lincoln Center

    Eugene Hernandez is the reason I hitched my wagon to indieWIRE. He's that rare creature: an idealist. He believes in reaching out to the best of what people can be, as filmmakers, writers, webmasters, distributors or bloggers. He and indieWIRE parent SnagFilms CEO Rick Allen offered TOH a home, wher...

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    Samuel Goldwyn Writing Awards Finalists and Judges Announced

    The five finalists and judges for the 2010 Samuel Goldwyn Writing Awards were made public by The Samuel Goldwyn Foundation yesterday. The finalists each submitted feature-length screenplays, and were chosen from a field of more than 200 submissions from eight California campuses. The $15,000 first p...

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    14th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival

    This festival doesn't get enough ink...who outside of N.Y. and other African Diaspora Film Festivals is aware of the films showing here? Are the acquisitions executives on top of this? It seems like the only African American films we see today are by Tyler Perry. (Exception: Precious). Here is ...

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    In Praise of Eug.

    In Praise of Eug.

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