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  • Shadow and Act
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    YouTube Launches In Kenya; Promises Local Content From Local Content Producers

    ... And you know we'll be watching for content to share here on S&A. I already subscribed. More HERE.

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  • The Playlist
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    More New Pics From Martin Scorsese's 'Hugo'

    Even though it has been quite a while since the first trailer for Martin Scorsese's "Hugo" dropped this summer, it appears that with the movie coming next month, a new wave of marketing is unfolding. Just a couple of days ago, some new pics surfaced online centered on Ben Kingsley and Jude Law, and now courtesy of the latest issue of Empire, a few more snaps from the movie have been revealed.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Johnny Depp Inserts Foot in Mouth in Vanity Fair Interview

    Johnny Depp is the highest paid actor hauling in piles of cash to make crappy movies about being on a pirate ship in the caribbean and then making pretty unwatchable films based on Hunter S. Thompson books. I don't fault the guy for doing his passion projects because he has the clout to do pretty much whatever he wants.

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  • The Playlist
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    Johnny Depp Says He Takes "Stupid Money" Flicks For The Kids; Blasts Weinsteins Over 'The Libertine'

    While we've been pretty hard on Johnny Depp for choosing paychecks and big studio projects over more interesting if less lucrative fare, in addition to being one of the biggest stars on the planet, he's also a parent. And with that comes the responsibility of providing for his offspring that any Mom or Dad feels. So, while Depp's bank account could probably cancel the debt of a few small nations, when he inevitably puts on the eyepatch for "Pirates Of The Caribbean 5" (let's face it, it's gonna happen) he'll be doing it with some very special people in mind.

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    More: Actors
  • The Lost Boys
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    R.I.P. My (Third) Blackberry Torch

    So last night my third Blackberry Torch is just over a year became no more. On my last night here in New York, I had the pleasure of being pickpocketed at a bar in the East Village (though thankfully only my phone fell victim, which I'll take over a wallet or a passport anyday). This marks my second stolen Torch (the other time I will only say that I was indeed at fault), and frankly the last one. I held out on the iPhone for years with lame excuses like "I like my smartphone simple... I don't need a computer in my hand I spend enough time on my laptop" or "I like supporting Canadian companies!" But it seems like the time has come. In the meantime, though, I'll remain phoneless. Which I've done before, once even for a few weeks... And I always find it to be an interesting experiment that makes it clear how addicted to it I've become. The first day or two I actually get anxious and intensely jealous at the sight of other people on their phones, and constantly check my pocket in case somehow I've overlooked a phone being there a few hundred times. But by day three or four, I feel pretty free and liberated. My hope is that when I finally get the nerve to quit smoking, the process will be similar.

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  • The Playlist
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    Paul Feig Has Better Things To Do Than Direct 'Bridget Jones 3'

    When news arrived this summer that Paul Feig, riding very high off the smash success of "Bridesmaids" was looking to take on "Bridget Jones 3," it didn't quite make sense to us. Given that the helmer had a world of opportunity open up for him, it seemed strange he would take on the third instalment of a pretty tepid franchise as his followup. We figured that maybe he had a unique approach that would put his stamp on the material, but whatever he was planning, that's now all in the past as Deadline report Feig has bailed on the movie.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Pam Grier Drops A Few "Man With The Iron Fist" Nuggets + Talks Film Adaptation Of Her Memoirs

    By now, I assume most are already well aware of RZA's upcoming feature directorial debut, The Man With The Iron Fist, which stars the man himself, Russell Crowe, Pam Grier and others; Eli Roth and Quentin Tarantino are producers of the project.

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  • The Playlist
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    Billy Crudup Joins Ben Stiller & Vince Vaughn In 'Neighborhood Watch'

    Billy Crudup's always had a slightly uneasy relationship with celebrity. The stage star grabbed many with his film debut in Barry Levinson's "Sleepers," but ever since, he hasn't shown much desire to really jump on the A-list; every time he takes on a star-making turn like "Almost Famous," he returns to the stage, or makes a tiny little-seen indie, with his blockbuster performances tending towards supporting roles in the likes of "Mission: Impossible III" or "Public Enemies."

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  • The Playlist
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    Joel Schumacher Says He Wanted Nicolas Cage To Play Scarecrow In The Aborted 'Batman Triumphant'

    The career of Joel Schumacher is a colorful one, filled with unpredictable twists and turns, hits and misses, star vehicles and no-name indies. He’s been everywhere and done everything, and his latest, “Trespass,” which hits theaters next Friday, is his second collaboration with Nicolas Cage after “8MM.” However, it was almost his third.

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Sarah Jessica Parker Unplugged

    Here's SJP talking with Bravo's Andy Cohen at an NBCU "Power of the Purse" breakfast.

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