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  • Shadow and Act
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    Halle Berry's "Dark Tide" Gets Some French Attention (Pics + Teaser Trailer)

    Hmm... stumbled upon this French Facebook page for Halle's Berry's still unreleased shark thriller Dark Tide. On it, I found a much longer synopsis than anything I've seen thus far, as well as several photos of Halle, co-star Olivier Martinez, and a few sharks.

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  • Caryn James
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    On Amy Poehler's "Parks and Rec": Gotcha Journalism and Birthers

    It’s a Sarah Palin paranoid-fantasy come true, just in time to ride the wave of her not-running-for-president announcement. On the next episode of Parks and Recreation, when Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) promotes her new book on the local Pawnee television show, she becomes the victim of gotcha journalism, complete with a giant “Gotcha!” logo behind the snarky host.

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  • Caryn James
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    Conan Drops By to See Fallon, Find His Lost Dog (Video)

    If you're feeling deprived of fresh Conan shows, here's a glimpse of what he's been up to while in New York taping new episodes. Last night he stopped by his old NBC Late Night show to see Jimmy Fallon (not really the old Conan studio, but they pretended) and retrieved something valuable he left behind a sofa cushion. He also looked over at Questlove and said, "Hey, Max!"

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  • The Playlist
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    Would You Pay $59.99 To Watch 'Tower Heist' In The Comfort Of Your Own Home?

    Yeah, We Wouldn't EitherAnd so the dance between the major studios and movie theater owners continue, and no, we're not talking about the 3D glasses debacle. You might remember that earlier this year a legion of filmmakers -- Michael Bay, Kathryn Bigelow, James Cameron, Michael Mann, Todd Phillips, Guillermo del Toro and more -- issued an open letter to the industry in support of movie theaters, as the major studios were pushing a plan to make movies available on VOD sixty days after their hit theaters. Well, they tried it anyway. Launching on DirecTV, a handful of movies including "Unknown" and "Just Go With It" were made available for $29.99 to order up on your home theater system and basically, no one cared and the program flopped. The solution? Charge even more money.

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  • The Playlist
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    NYFF '11 Review: '4:44: Last Day On Earth' Envisions The Apocalypse Without Much Imagination

    There's something very wrong in Abel Ferrara's "4:44: Last Day On Earth." The world, as the title would suggest, is coming to an end, and Ferrara, the fuck-you auteur behind "King of New York" and the non-Nic Cage-adorned "Bad Lieutenant," is content with keeping things inside a spacious apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. There aren't any fireballs ascending heavenward, or steely buildings splintering into a million computer generated pieces. The anguish here isn't global, but personal, and instead of millions of people, Ferrara zeroes in on an arty couple, played by Willem Dafoe (channeling his "Antichrist" persona of earnest concern, except with more levity and less genital mutilation) and the young Shanyn Leigh.

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  • The Playlist
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    Eye-Popping First Look At Julia Roberts As The Evil Queen In Tarsem's Snow White Film

    Plus Armie Hammer, The Seven Dwarves & MoreUpdate: People has even more pics from the movie. Check them out below.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Image Entertainment Acquires USA Rights To Bernie Mac Doc "I Ain't Scared Of You"

    Image Entertainment has acquired North American rights to the documentary titled I Ain’t Scared Of You: A Tribute To Bernie Mac, which, as the titled suggests, chronicles the life and career of the comedian and actor.

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  • The Playlist
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    'The Help' Star Octavia Spencer Joins Diablo Cody's 'Lamb Of God'

    Octavia Spencer has been working steadily on both the small and big screen for years, but it's 2011 that could be the one that truly launches her career to the next level. As the Oscar season heats up, the actress will easily be one of the names vying for a Best Supporting Actress slot and if she lands it, the honor will be well deserved. As the fiery Minny Jackson in Tate Taylor's smash "The Help," she gave one of the most memorable performances of the film which isn't a bad thing at all particularly when your screen sparring partner is the equally strong Viola Davis. And with the heat on the actress, she's lining up a role in an ambitious project from one Hollywood's most distinctive writers.

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  • Press Play
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    SIMON SAYS: Finding the obscure and the strange at Austin's Fantastic Fest

    By Simon AbramsPress Play Contributor

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    The Highest Paid Women in Entertainment - 2011

    Another Forbes list. This time women in entertainment. Oprah Winfrey tops the list at $290 million for the time between May 2010 and May 2011. Second on the list is Lady Gaga with $90 million.

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