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    New Coldplay Single 'Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall' Inspired By Random Song In 'Biutiful'

    Coldplay are no stranger to plagiarism charges. A couple years back, guitar wizard/nerd Joe Satriani accused the band of ripping off his song "If I Could Fly" on their tune "Viva La Vida." While on the face of it, the idea of any of the dudes in Coldplay (or anybody really) listening to Satriani is hilarious, the similarities are eerie and though the band claimed the similarities were coincidental, everybody settled of court. Cat Stevens also accused the band of copying his tune "Foreign Suite" for the worldwide hit, while some guy named Dan Gallagher said the band copied their video for "Strawberry Swing" off his "Something Else" (which doesn't appear to be online). Anyway, long story short, the band are coming out of the gate early with their new single "Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall" and making their influences known right off the bat.

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    iCloud News, But Nothing Yet For Movies and TV

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    Five New Albums Worth Your Dime

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    Bruce Dern Says Francis Ford Coppola's 'Twixt Now And Sunrise' A Murder Mystery With Parts In Rhyme

    Despite production taking place late last year, thus far we've received only trickles of information about Francis Ford Coppola's reportedly gothic and Poe-inspired "Twixt Now And Sunrise," which stars Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Ben Chaplin and Elle Fanning among others.

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    Antoine Fuqua Exits Tupac Biopic; Circling Eminem Boxing Drama Instead

    This is a surprise! We've long covered director Antoine Fuqua's plans to produce a feature length film based on the life of Tupac Shakur, with most recent news of his intent to cast unknowns in the starring roles, even launching a web-based nationwide search.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Forbes Names the 10 Most Powerful Female Authors

    This is quite an interesting list and one thing I immediately noticed which is different from so many other lists is that it is a diverse list -- five white women and five women of color. And the list is about power and influence not necessarily about money, but they are all incredibly successful. To me the women of color on the list are more substantial and the white women, more commercial.

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    The Remakes Market Comes to L.A. 14-16 November 2011

    Launched in 2010, the inaugural edition of THE REMAKES MARKET showcased classic film gems, powerful scripted series as well as ingenious, low-cost, innovative formats and web series ideas. Novels, comic books and popular biographies complemented the choice of possible remakes ideas.

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    Only One African American Woman Directed a Top Grossing Film in 2008

    When you see these numbers it shows the difficult road women of color directors have ahead of them, but at least we have some numbers to looks at. Dr. Stacy Smith and Marc Choueiti recently released a report "Black Characters in Popular Film: Is the Key to Diversifying Cinematic Content held in the Hand of the Black Director?" and there are a couple of interesting points in the report.

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    Tyler Perry Says "Good Deeds" is Done Shooting + Working To Lose Weight For "Alex Cross" Next

    "So, I just finished filming a really good movie called GOOD DEEDS. It's me like you've never seen me before. It comes out in February, brace yourself. :-) There were a lot of long days on this shoot, so I wanted to take a break. I decided to do some traveling and since I still have 20 more pounds to lose before I start my next movie, ALEX CROSS, I thought I would go to the Grand Canyon and do some hiking, climbing and so on."

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    Oren Peli's 'Paranormal Activity' Followup 'Area 51' Is Still Undergoing Rewrites & Extra Shooting

    Filmmaker Oren Peli did something very simple to become the next hot thing in horror in Hollywood: a made a movie for cheap that made millions of dollars. "Paranormal Activity" was an unbelievable box office sensation, building up through a clever marketing campaign, the film netted nearly $200 million worldwide on a microscopic budget. Since then Peli has thrown his weight around as a producer, working behind the scenes on "Paranormal Activity 2" and "Insidious," which both performed extraordinarily well. However, his sophomore feature effort "Area 51" -- which wrapped principal photography over a year ago -- is still undergoing rewrites and additional shooting.

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