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    Greg Kinnear & Jane Curtin Join Ensemble 'I Don't Know How She Does It'

    How can a woman, who is a high powered finance executive, handle a marriage with an architect (who shockingly makes less than she does) while raising two kids? Guess we'll find out soon enough as casting continues for "I Don't Know How She Does It."

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    Final Oscar Nomination Predictions

    Tomorrow, Oscar prognosticators around the internet will see their months of ceaseless buzz-tracking and guesswork culminate in the announcement of the nominations for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards. Though there’s a lot of obvious choices suspected—from the dominance of “The Social Network,” “The King’s Speech” and “Inception” to the heavily favored Colin Firth, Natalie Portman, Melissa Leo and Christian Bale—there’s still some room for surprise. Here's my full and final list of predictions.

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    It Looks Like Spike Lee Has Scrapped His Michael Jackson-Centric, 'Brooklyn Loves MJ' Project

    In April of last year, it was reported that director Spike Lee was working on a new feature-length drama about gentrification called, "Brooklyn Loves MJ" that was rumored to star Samuel L. Jackson, John Turturro, Julianne Moore, Rosie Perez, Anthony Mackie and Kerry Washington. We confirmed as much (at least the existence of) when we got our hands on the script. Lawyers for Lee made us remove all and every trace of details about the screenplay, but some elements about the project remain here on this Associated Content Yahoo blog (not our site .esq dudes). They write, the film is expected to "examine the potential community impact of a tribute concert and neighborhood celebration in Michael Jackson's memory, as this fictional event might occur in a re-gentrified area of Brooklyn, New York."

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    Video: Kevin Smith's Post "Red State" Rant

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    Update: Keanu Reeves Was Never In London; Reported 'Matrix' Sequels Not Happening

    Looks like no one will be taking the red pill again anytime soon. Over the weekend, reports surfaced that during a talk at the London International School of Performing Arts, actor Keanu Reeves revealed, among many other things, that the Wachowskis had finished a two picture treatment for more "The Matrix" sequels with an eye to do it in 3D. One little problem however. Keanu Reeves never gave that talk.

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    Sex Stalls Sundance Coverage

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    Sundance Dealbook: IFC Gets The Ledge, Searchlight Does Homework, Sundance Selects Adds Buck

    Sundance Dealbook: IFC Gets The Ledge, Searchlight Does Homework, Sundance Selects Adds Buck

    The Sundance deals continued to play out in a more active market. On Sunday Fox Searchlight picked up most worldwide rights (for $3 million) to rookie director Gavin Wiesen's high school romance Homework, starring Emma Roberts as a gorgeous girl who sees merit in lonely depressive Freddie Highmore. Produced by P. Jennifer Dana, Kara Baker, Gia Walsh and Darren Goldberg, the teen flick is set for 2011 release. The trades didn't go for it: here'sVariety and THR.)

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    Tonino Guerra to Receive Writers Guild's Jean Renoir Screenwriting Award

    Tonino Guerra to Receive Writers Guild's Jean Renoir Screenwriting Award

    The Writers Guild of America West will give Italian Tonino Guerra the Jean Renoir Award for Screenwriting Achievement by an international writer (given on an occasional basis). Guerra has written over 100 screenplays and is, states the Guild's Howard Rodman:

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    Sundance '11 Review: Kevin Smith's 'Red State' An Ambitious, Greatly Flawed Stab At Horror

    From our reviews correspondent over at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, James Rocchi.

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    TV: Skins Returns, Resembling The Little Fockers

    Since MTV’s Skins premiered last week, the show about sex-drug-and-alcohol-fueled teens has hit the headlines in a snowball of outlandish responses, beginning with an inflammatory front-page story in the New York Times. According to the story, unnamed MTV executives suddenly worried that the show might violate child pornography laws, which say children cannot be shown in sexually explicit or suggestive situations. And (whoops!) MTV had already made a big deal of the fact that its actors are actual teenagers. Since then, several advertisers dropped out of the series, including Taco Bell, GM and Wrigley. (Even though the first show had a substantial audience for MTV, over 3 million viewers.)

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