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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    The Wangover: Jon Stewart On Weiner, Clinton, Sexting: Kimmel asks Paris Hilton: "Hot or Huge?"

    We've been studiously avoiding anything Weiner--but Jon Stewart on day five was too funny to not share. And here's Paris Hilton's take on Weiner pictures: Jimmy Kimmel asks her: Hot or Huge?

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  • The Playlist
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    Is 'Midnight In Paris' An Oscar Contender?

    It's very easy to take Woody Allen for granted, and for the better part of the last ten or fifteen years, audiences have. Working steadily at his one-movie-per-year rate, in recent times, Allen hasn't exactly endeared himself to the movie-going public with a string of terrible films that felt more like contractual obligations or something knocked out half halfheartedly out of habit, than anything imbued with the wit, thematic scope and verve he displays when he's in top form. But recent years have found him on an upswing, with his European flavored films earning better reviews and more attention but "Midnight In Paris" is a concoction that is proving irresistible at the box office.

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  • The Lost Boys
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    Happy Birthday, Gina Knegt!

    Happy birthday to my little sister, who is somehow 19 years old today. Only one more year and you can officially never have been a pregnant teen! Keep up the good work.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    First Look Pics Of Zoe Saldana & Bradley Cooper In Blacklist Plagiarism Project "The Words"

    Announced about a month ago... a film called The Words, which Zoe Saldana co-stars in alongside Bradley Cooper.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Super 8 Q & A: Spielberg and Abrams Talk to EW About Growing Up, Obsessions, Their Inner Child

    Writer-director J.J. Abrams was smart to pull Steven Spielberg in as a producer on PG-13 sci-fi adventure Super 8, set in 1979, which is the ultimate homage to the great Spielberg movies of the 70s and 80s, referencing Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and of course, E.T. Paramount understood that they were selling, in effect, a non-Spielberg Spielberg film. And the movie feels as comfortable as an old shirt: the second you enter this world, you know exactly what the rules are. As Abrams understood the DNA of the Star Trek universe, so he understands the kids at the core of Super 8, their relationship to their parents, their love of making movies, and each other. (Check out this six-minute MSN clip from the beginning of Super 8, and our collection of Super 8 early reviews.)

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Martha Coolidge Talks Valley Girl and Female Directors

    Martha Coolidge will be in NYC this weekend for a Saturday screening of Valley Girl at the opening of the new film center at Lincoln Center. The film is presented by director Kevin Smith who picked it for its inclusion in the program. The event is free and reservations are full, but you can go and stand-by. Details here.

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  • The Playlist
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    Is Universal Rebooting 'The Wolfman' Franchise Already?

    Remember "The Wolfman"? If you don't, it's probably best you don't try and summon the memory and if you do, you probably want those two hours purged from your brain. Released in early 2010, Universal's first attempt to bring back their movie monster franchise was a disaster pretty much from the start. We won't rehash every nitty gritty detail, but the long and short of it is, the movie started promisingly with Mark Romanek at the helm but feeling the budgetary squeeze and pressure from the suits he bailed at the last minute only to be replaced by Joe Johnston who tried to salvage a production that was going in about five directions all at the same time. The result? The hilariously terrible "The Wolfman": a toneless, unscary thriller that didn't know if it was a monster movie or a period drama and wound up failing at trying to be both.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Afropolitans At The V&A

    London's Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A) has been a favourite haunt of mine over the years, dispelling the stuffiness that its name might inspire (a 19th century British monarch and her consort), by putting on exhibitions and interactive displays covering the cool and funky in art, fashion and film, from past to present, whether it be art deco, everything Che (Guevara) or fashion trends past and present. And this month, as part of its Friday Late series (last Friday of every month, except December), the V&A goes African with a mix of fashion, music, a North African style salon serving special cocktails, textile design workshops, panel discussions...

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Updates On Fantasia Barrino's Mahalia Jackson Project...

    So, I assume that by now we've all settled into the news that American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino will star as gospel singer Mahalia Jackson in a new biographical film, right?

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Oprah’s OWN-Acquired Domestic Abuse Doc “Crime After Crime” Gets Official Theatrical Release

    Crime After Crime, a documentary film that premiered in competition at the Sundance Film Festival, has an official theatrical release date.

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