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  • Shadow and Act
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    2011 Hollywood Black Film Festival Announces Lineup (Infiltrating Hollywood Makes The Cut)

    As the image above states, the festival runs from October 27 - 30, in Los Angeles, CA.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Coen Brothers Join TV Migration with Detective Comedy

    Everybody's going to TV. Even Joel and Ethan Coen have sold an hour-long private detective comedy to Fox, HarveKarbo. With Cedar Rapids writer Phil Johnston on the script, the brothers' single-camera show will trace the life of P.I. Harve Karbo and his noir-like investigations into the seedy underbelly of Hollywood high society. The Coens, along with Johnston, Imagine co-founder Brian Grazer and president Francie Calfo, will executive produce, reports Deadline.

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  • The Playlist
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    Lars Von Trier Will No Longer Speak To Press Or Do Interviews; Faces Charges Over Cannes Comments

    It wasn't that long ago that troublemaking director Lars Von Trier was poking fun at his Person Non Grata status bestowed upon him after his bungled comments in Cannes this spring. With a U.K. poster for "Melancholia" bearing an image of the director with a hilarious and fake official seal from Cannes in the top left corner, it seemed the director was putting the events on the Croisette behind him in good spirits. But it appears his saga is far from over as the director made a surprising announcement today.

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  • The Playlist
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    Robert Downey Jr. To Get Lawyerly As 'Perry Mason' In Big Screen Adaptation

    'Mr. Ed' Also Headed To The Multiplex, Of CourseSome actors use their newfound fame and clout to try and get more adventurous, ambitious stories movies made. And then there's Robert Downey Jr. If you had said in the late 1990s that the actor would become the star of two major tentpoles and one of the biggest actors in the world, you would have been laughed at. But the actor has not only rebounded, but been given the kind of second chance that pretty much never happens and he's not gonna screw it up with some indie flick. He's already done enough of those those. While he's got the "Sherlock Holmes" and "Iron Man" movies bringing home the bacon, he's now got another franchise ready vehicle lined up to keep the green stuff rolling in.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    YouTube Launches In Kenya; Promises Local Content From Local Content Producers

    ... And you know we'll be watching for content to share here on S&A. I already subscribed. More HERE.

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  • The Playlist
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    More New Pics From Martin Scorsese's 'Hugo'

    Even though it has been quite a while since the first trailer for Martin Scorsese's "Hugo" dropped this summer, it appears that with the movie coming next month, a new wave of marketing is unfolding. Just a couple of days ago, some new pics surfaced online centered on Ben Kingsley and Jude Law, and now courtesy of the latest issue of Empire, a few more snaps from the movie have been revealed.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Johnny Depp Inserts Foot in Mouth in Vanity Fair Interview

    Johnny Depp is the highest paid actor hauling in piles of cash to make crappy movies about being on a pirate ship in the caribbean and then making pretty unwatchable films based on Hunter S. Thompson books. I don't fault the guy for doing his passion projects because he has the clout to do pretty much whatever he wants.

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  • The Playlist
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    Johnny Depp Says He Takes "Stupid Money" Flicks For The Kids; Blasts Weinsteins Over 'The Libertine'

    While we've been pretty hard on Johnny Depp for choosing paychecks and big studio projects over more interesting if less lucrative fare, in addition to being one of the biggest stars on the planet, he's also a parent. And with that comes the responsibility of providing for his offspring that any Mom or Dad feels. So, while Depp's bank account could probably cancel the debt of a few small nations, when he inevitably puts on the eyepatch for "Pirates Of The Caribbean 5" (let's face it, it's gonna happen) he'll be doing it with some very special people in mind.

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  • The Lost Boys
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    R.I.P. My (Third) Blackberry Torch

    So last night my third Blackberry Torch is just over a year became no more. On my last night here in New York, I had the pleasure of being pickpocketed at a bar in the East Village (though thankfully only my phone fell victim, which I'll take over a wallet or a passport anyday). This marks my second stolen Torch (the other time I will only say that I was indeed at fault), and frankly the last one. I held out on the iPhone for years with lame excuses like "I like my smartphone simple... I don't need a computer in my hand I spend enough time on my laptop" or "I like supporting Canadian companies!" But it seems like the time has come. In the meantime, though, I'll remain phoneless. Which I've done before, once even for a few weeks... And I always find it to be an interesting experiment that makes it clear how addicted to it I've become. The first day or two I actually get anxious and intensely jealous at the sight of other people on their phones, and constantly check my pocket in case somehow I've overlooked a phone being there a few hundred times. But by day three or four, I feel pretty free and liberated. My hope is that when I finally get the nerve to quit smoking, the process will be similar.

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  • The Playlist
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    Paul Feig Has Better Things To Do Than Direct 'Bridget Jones 3'

    When news arrived this summer that Paul Feig, riding very high off the smash success of "Bridesmaids" was looking to take on "Bridget Jones 3," it didn't quite make sense to us. Given that the helmer had a world of opportunity open up for him, it seemed strange he would take on the third instalment of a pretty tepid franchise as his followup. We figured that maybe he had a unique approach that would put his stamp on the material, but whatever he was planning, that's now all in the past as Deadline report Feig has bailed on the movie.

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