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    Megan Fox Says She Wants To Work With People Who "Provide A Really Happy, Healthy, Work Environment"

    Now Who Could She Possibly Be Referring To? 5 Things Learned From The 'Friends With Kids' Actress Megan Fox’s last two appearances at the Toronto International Film Festival were for projects where the eventual response was, shall we say, mixed. “Jennifer’s Body” came and went from theaters weeks after its TIFF premiere in 2009, while the Mickey Rourke-Bill Murray-costarring “Passion Play” was not just the most derided film of the 2010 festival, but one of the year’s most loudly panned releases, period.

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    Albert Brooks Talks Dad Role In New Judd Apatow Film, Says Jonah Hill And Vince Vaughn May Appear

    Star Also Turned Down A Role In Nicolas Winding Refn's 'Only God Forgives,' But Wants To Be In 'Logan's Run'Now that Terrence Malick has evolved into a workhorse, much to the pleasure of every cinemaniac, if there's another guy we'd like to see working more frequently, it would be Albert Brooks. He by no means has a small body of work, but for 40+ years in the business, there are surprisingly few credits to his name. Despite this, however, he has managed to craft several memorable movies and characters: his Oscar-nominated turn in James L. Brooks's "Broadcast News" was unquestionably affecting, he was a perfect ingredient in the moving Pixar flick "Finding Nemo," and as a director he never made anything less-than-enjoyable (in fact, "Real Life," "Modern Romance," and "Lost in America" are pretty incredible).

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    Watch An Exclusive Clip From 50 Cent/Bruce Willis/Ryan Phillippe Heist Film "Setup"

    Posted on earlier today; now here's another, just for you :) The film will be released on both formats, as well as on VOD and as a digital download, on September 20th.

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    Five Minutes With Steve McQueen About "Shame"

    Since he's apparently the man of the moment with the film that has everyone talking (both pro and con - well two con and they haven't even seen the bloody thing yet), here's a brief interview with filmmaker and visual artist Steve McQueen dicussing his film Shame:

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    NBC Sets Official Debut Date For "The Playboy Club" + Watch New Preview w/ Naturi Naughton

    Next week Monday, September 19 at 10 PM ET, when the little ones are tucked in I suppose. So if this is a new series you are interested in watching, mark your calendars.

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    My Kind Of Jazz

    My Kind Of Jazz

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    Juliette Lewis Makes A Documentary About Herself, Plans To Bring It To Sundance

    Everyone has a bugbear. One actor or actress who, for no easily explainable reason, they find phenomenally irritating. For this writer, that person is Juliette Lewis. It's not that she's a bad actress -- she's given performances that are, objectively, good, in films from "Cape Fear" to "Conviction" -- it's that there's something about her that irritates us down to the very marrow of our bones, to the extent that we had to be physically restrained from fleeing the screening room after seeing her name in the credits for Drew Barrymore's "Whip It."

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    Stanley Tucci & Chris Cooper Join Robert Redford's 'The Company You Keep'

    Say what you like about Robert Redford's directorial efforts (like, for instance, that "Quiz Show" aside, they very closely replicate the experience of watching paint dry. Underwater), but he knows how to stack a film with a cast of ringers. Even a film as dull as his recent "The Conspirator" was able to attract names like James McAvoy, Robin Wright, Kevin Kline, Tom Wilkinson and many more, mainly drawn by the opportunity to work with one of the all-time great movie stars.

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    Will Black People Support "Pariah" ?

    As I mentioned last week, starting this week, Focus Features is taking the unusual step of screening Dee Rees' Pariah for the media, activist and support groups, and just plain regular folks, some 4 months before its release on Christmas Day in NY, Chicago and LA, and the rest of the country on January 2012.

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    Today's Birthdays - 9/13/11 (Tyler Perry and Isiah Whitlock Jr.)

    Tyler Perry welcomes 42 today. The New Orleans native was just named the highest paid entertainer of the year by Forbes magazine. His list of credits include Madea's Family Reunion, Diary Of A Mad Black Woman, Why Did I Get Married?, Meet The Browns, Madea Goes To Jail, House of Payne and Madea's Big Happy Family. Upcoming productions in the works include Good Deeds and For Better or Worse.

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