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  • Shadow and Act
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    If You Missed It...Listen To The S&A Live Podcast Season 2, Ep 13 (Spike Lee)

    We had a great show on director Spike Lee yesterday! We covered a few things including:

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: Beware Bridges, Screws, Factories & More In New 'Final Destination 5' Trailer

    Here's an anecdote for you: We watched the first "Final Destination 5" trailer with an audience at a recent screening of "Horrible Bosses." At first, audience members were audibly saying "Another one?" and half-snickering at the trailer, but as it continued, even as spectacularly stupid as it looked, the theater was hooked. And by time the trailer ended they were fully on its side, ready for more cheap elaborate scares that they just couldn't look away from. As the filmmakers behind "Saw" learned over seven films, finding complicated ways to kill people will always sell lots and lots of tickets.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    This is What Money Looks Like: Hollywood's Highest Paid Actresses...Is There A Magic Formula?

    This is What Money Looks Like: Hollywood's Highest Paid Actresses...Is There A Magic Formula?

    Angelina Jolie and Sarah Jessica Parker lead the pack of women racking in the dough Hollywood-style. Gender-transcending movie star Jolie is no surprise (she would easily double her earnings if she said yes to every project she was offered), while Parker's success is due mostly to the Sex and the City franchise and her perfume line. The rest of the top ten: Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon at $28 million each, Julia Roberts and Kristen Stewart at $20 million, Katherine Heigl ($19 million), Cameron Diaz ($18 million), Sandra Bullock ($15 million) and Meryl Streep ($10 million).

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Oprah Reportedly Tops Academy's Short List Of Candidates To Host Next Year's Oscars

    "... I’m hearing from solid Motion Picture Academy sources that Oprah Winfrey is topping the list of candidates to host the 84th Oscars next February. If the widely seen gig is accompanied by a behind-the-scenes special and a post-Oscars show airing only on the Oprah Winfrey Network, it would give the struggling cable channel some added exposure. But I’m hearing that is a very separate potential deal. After all, ABC continues to have exclusive rights to Oscar broadcasts — and likely would not be happy about giving up rights to backstage access, etc. However, given Winfrey’s longtime relationship with ABC — anything is possible. The main thing: Academy honchos firmly believe Winfrey could greatly expand the show’s audience. They also believe the best time to hatch this plan is this first year following the end of the 25-year run of “Oprah” — while that show’s huge audience of viewers still miss their daily “fix” the TV icon gave them for the past quarter-century... "

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  • The Playlist
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    'Limitless' Helmer Neil Burger Replaces David O. Russell On 'Uncharted'

    So, how do you get yourself off directing a videogame adaptation? Submit a 200-page script with a bunch of characters that aren’t in the game and you'll be doing exactly what David O. Russell did before he left the director's chair of gestating big screen version of the popular "Uncharted." Already a choice that made nerds uneasy -- mostly because Russell hadn't played the game which apparently is necessary in mounting a movie -- the newest name to board the project should make gamers a bit happier.

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  • Caryn James
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    Watch Hugh Laurie as the L'Oreal Spokesmodel

    House as a metrosexual? Not exactly. L’Oreal Paris has announced that Hugh Laurie will be a spokesman for its line of skincare for men, but there is nothing ordinary about the teasing on-line video released with the announcement. Laurie - looking fabulously groomed, of course – sits having a manicure but talks in his own naturally ironic, witty style.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    "21 Jump Street" Movie Gets R-Rating + Official Synopsis

    Jonah Hill already announced via Tweeter over the weekend that his big-screen adaptation of the popular late 1980s/early '90s TV cop drama 21 Jump Street, has officially wrapped principal photography, and will hit theaters on March 16, 2012.

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  • The Playlist
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    The Essentials: 6 Kevin Spacey Performances

    On entering adolescence, and discovering that cinema had more to offer than Roland Emmerich and Jackie Chan, this writer's favorite working actor swiftly became Kevin Spacey. The actor had been working for over a decade, converting his theater cred into supporting roles in the likes of "Working Girl," "Henry & June" and "Consenting Adults," but the middle of the 1990s saw him take pivotal roles in a number of the decade's biggest and best cult successes, becoming a by-word for a certain kind of morally ambivalent figure, even while creeping towards stardom in commercial hits like "Outbreak" and "A Time To Kill."

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  • Shadow and Act
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    NFL Pro Terrell Owens Making Moves On Small & Big Screen, Thinking About Post-Football Career

    “It’s loosely based on my life and my career. I have four kids by three different moms... It will showcase my skills as an actor, which is something I want to do after football."

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  • Caryn James
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    Catherine Breillat's Enrapturing "Sleeping Beauty" Opens

    With echoes of Alice in Wonderland, Catherine Breillat’s lyrical and thoughtful The Sleeping Beauty is a fantasy-driven journey through a girl’s awakening to sex and love; you don’t have to be a princess to relate. Now this beautiful, enrapturing film is finally arriving in theaters after having been shown at festivals around the world. (It opens in New York on July 8th, other cities in the next weeks.)

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