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  • Women and Hollywood
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    To The Academy: Consider the Women

    It's that time of year, The Academy Awards, the "Super Bowl for Women." It's the night where we all get catty about whose dress doesn't work, who's got a new boyfriend or girlfriend, and who looks like they haven't eaten all month.

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  • The Playlist
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    New Looks At Keira Knightley, Aaron Johnson & Jude Law In Joe Wright's 'Anna Karenina'

    Don't expect the usual costume drama routine from Joe Wright's experimental take on "Anna Karenina." Yes, it has been adapted for the big screen before, but if early word on this project is any indication, it's going to be unlike anything we've seen before.

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: Trailer For Morgan Spurlock's 'Comic-Con Episode IV - A Fan's Hope'

    Love him or hate him, there’s a pretty good chance you’ve found the often antagonizing but occasionally thought provoking “Super Size Me” documentarian Morgan Spurlock to be of interest at some point in his career. From his revealing take on the McDonald’s menu to his recent look at product placement and promotion in our culture with “The Greatest Movie Ever Sold,” Spurlock has covered much ground in his effort to satirize (and investigate) many elements of everyday American life.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Who Wants "Soul Train" To Come Back To TV?

    Magic Johnson has told The Associated Press that he has plans to bring back Soul Train to television as part of his new Aspire 24 hour cable channel which he's deveolping with Sean P. Diddy Combs.

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  • SydneysBuzz
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    PIC.tv Web Series: 9INE and Front Seat Chronicles

    The Public Internet Channel is a network of free websites with videos and tools to help you live a better life. The shows and videos on PIC.tv are about living healthy, being a single mom, dealing with teen pregnancy, and more. Other useful websites are available within the site like, The Beehive, where you can learn about taking control of your diabetes, managing your money, being a single mother, saving money by recycling, and so much more. On Just Think, you can explore deeper conversations around a lot of the topics the episodes address, like childhood obesity and mental health. The site's blogs, PIC Daily and Hooked UP! are filled with up-to-date information and resources about the world around you. The network features Public Purpose Media —where all of the videos are free and meant to help you take action to improve your life. This is why most of their videos have a ‘Make It Easy’ Toolbox next to them. You can use the Toolbox as a way to find resources and information on their network of sites and beyond. The Public Internet Channel is a production of One Economy Corp.

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  • The Playlist
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    'Safe House' Director Daniel Espinosa's Drug World Thriller 'Snabba Cash' Finally Hits U.S. Theaters On July 27th

    Topping the North American box office for two weeks in a row with his Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds-starring actioner “Safe House” is providing the film’s Swedish helmer Daniel Espinosa with more clout than ever before, and making the director’s past work of interest all over again.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Oscar Watch: Looking at Gender and the Oscars

    Stacy L. Smith, Marc Choueiti and Stephanie Gall of USC have taken a look at gender onscreen and behind the scenes in the best picture nominees over the last 30 years.  There are two sets of findings - films made from 2007-2010 (so that would be the Oscars from 2008-2011, and films from 1977-2010.

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  • The Playlist
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    Woody Allen & Dick Cavett Look Back At 'Radio Days' In Candid Conversation At 92Y

    With the Academy Awards almost here at last we can finally put a capper on 2011. One of last year’s most unexpected success stories was “Midnight In Paris,” which is currently nominated for 4 Oscars including Best Picture and Best Director, as well as Best Original Screenplay for Woody Allen. Allen’s 41st feature film was also his highest grossing of all time, but in all likelihood he'll be skipping the festivities at the Kodak Theater this Sunday. Instead, the filmmaker decided to drop in to the 92Y in New York with his old friend, talk show host Dick Cavett for a discussion about his early days in Brooklyn, the golden age of radio and his 1987 film “Radio Days” which screened immediately following the discussion.

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  • The Playlist
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    Idris Elba To Play Nelson Mandela In Adaptation Of 'Long Walk To Freedom'

    There has been no shortage of portrayals of freedom fighter Nelson Mandela, and given his courageous story, which still resonates and inspires to this day, it's not exactly a surprise. But the past few years have seen an uptick of the man on screens, both big and small. Of course, Morgan Freeman took on the part in Clint Eastwood's "Invictus," while David Harewood and Terrence Howard both inhabited the man for "Mrs. Mandela" and "Winnie" respectively. And there's more on the way. Last month Variety revealed that a biopic mini-series was in the works for U.K. TV titled "Madiba" and based on "Conversations with Myself" and "Nelson Mandela by Himself." But it seems it will be contending with another long brewing project, that has landed a freshly minted Golden Globe winner for the lead.

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  • Caryn James
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    Uggie Predicts the Oscars On Jimmy Kimmel Live (UPDATED)

    Predicting the Oscars while sitting in New York is possible, but probably not the best way to guess – it’s like covering the Republican primaries through the media without ever setting foot in a caucus state. You can do it, but someone who has more contact with the locals may have an edge. So we might as well trust Uggie’s Oscar predictions. That silent-film but surely French-accented dog from The Artist has gone Hollywood for awards season, and has been predicting the Oscars every night this week on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

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