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    Alec Baldwin Joins Woody Allen's Next Pic; Reunites With Russell Brand For 'Man That Rocks The Cradle'

    With "30 Rock" getting picked up by NBC for one last, shortened, 13-episode season, it looks like Alec Baldwin is going to have a bit more time on his hands. The actor is starting to fill up his calendar and is calling on a couple of recent pals to help him do so.

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    10 Unmade Tim Burton Films: From 'After Hours' To 'Superman Lives' & More

    It's curious that a director as idiosyncratic and... well, just plain weird as Tim Burton has become one of Hollywood's A-listers. But from 1989's "Batman" to 2010's billion-dollar grossing "Alice in Wonderland," the helmer's managed to turn his dark, gothic imagination into something that genuinely...

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    Michael K. Williams Says Ol' Dirty Bastard Project Will Be All Drama, "No Buffoonery" + Doing Lots Of Research

    Announced in march... Michael K. Williams will play Ol' Dirty Bastard, but not in a biopic on the late rapper's life (one has long been rumored to be coming); rather really as a character in someone else's story.

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    "We're Mission: Plausible, Not Mission: Impossible": Tony Gilroy Talks 'The Bourne Legacy'

    With the summer movie season underway after the opening of "The Avengers" last weekend, there's one movie that's taking a stealthier approach: "The Bourne Legacy," the fourth film in the blockbuster Robert Ludlum spy franchise, and the first without star Matt Damon in the lead role. Bringing in writ...

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    'Battleground'er Alison Haislip Talks Being a Digital Age Star

    If you're a regular watcher of things on the Internet, then you know Alison Haislip. From her time at G4 as a host of the geek-friendly "Attack of the Show" and the sports competition "American Ninja Warrior," she's come to symbolize social media-savvy talent in the digit...

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    Nothing To See Here: There's Little Reason To Be Worried About 'Django Unchained'

    Let's try and keep this brief, shall we? Two actors dropped out of Quentin Tarantino's would-be subversive Western cum slave epic "Django Unchained" this week -- to be more exact, the news of these two actors dropping out of the film came out this week. Presumably this actually happened a while ago....

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    This Week in Black Television - COMMUNITY rules!

    This week I highlight (relatively) new tv station BOUNCE, Donald Glover and Yvette Nicole Brown in COMMUNITY and more.

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    Review the Movie, Not the Trailer

    "What are your thoughts on this movie five months before it opens based upon 120 seconds of footage?"

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    New Wong Kar-Wai Short Film 'Dejavu' To Premiere At Cannes

    Looks like Wong Kar-Wai has something up his sleeve for everyone who has been patiently awaiting his next feature film "The Grandmasters." While it won't be making the Cannes Film Festival like many had hoped, with more shooting happening this month and a December release date in China...

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