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    Paul Walker Is Going To Get Fast And Furious With 'Vehicle 19'

    Paul Walker is a bit of a conundrum. While he's one of the stars of the long-running "Fast & Furious" franchise, and while he's had some modest successes on his own -- "Takers," "Running Scared," uh "Eight Below" -- he's not quite a proven leading man on his own either. However, it seems the actor knows which side his bread is buttered on and his next film is another wheelman effort.

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    Kristen Bell Wants To Play Johanna Mason In 'Hunger Games'; John C. Reilly's Rep Plays Down Rumors

    Twenty four hours have passed which means its time for another "Hunger Games" post but rest assured this one will at least contain names of people you have heard of.

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    'G.I. Joe 2' To Have The Subtitle 'Cobra Strikes'

    First audiences watched "The Rise Of Cobra." Now they'll have to take cover, as the subtitle for "G.I. Joe 2" will be the dramatic, tonally appropriate "Cobra Strikes." At least, that's according to the Louisiana Entertainment office (via NOLA), who erroneously leaked that the production would begin in New Orleans this August and stretch through November. The offices now claim that there has been no decision made as to shooting locations, but "G.I. Joe 2: Cobra Strikes" seems to be the title. At least for now.

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  • Spout
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    Tribeca 2011: "Catching Hell" Exposes the Worst in Baseball Fandom and Documentary Self-Indulgence

    Alex Gibney's latest documentary, "Catching Hell," will no doubt appeal to the ESPN crowd (the film is presented by the network), but I think it's best enjoyed by people who find sports rather silly. Or, not sports themselves but the hardcore fans and media, both of which nearly ruin baseball and other such athletic entertainments for us casual enthusiasts. I don't want to seem holier than thou or hate on the sports obsessed in general. But I do think a lot of people take sports too seriously, and this film really highlights the oftentimes ridiculous and occasionally violent nature of the 'big fan' as well as the way the media incites and encourages such behavior while practicing its own mean-spirited and yellow journalistic methods. After "The Bully Project," it may just be the best non-fiction choice for outcasts attending the Tribeca Film Festival this year.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Goodbye "House Of Payne"

    Yesterday, we announced Tyler Perry's new TBS TV series based on his Why Did I Get Married? pair of movies; I only just realized that I completely forgot to mention this piece of news, which was tucked inside the press release announcing the new series; so here it is if you haven't already heard/read it:

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Superman Man of Steel: The Cast So Far: Cavill, Adams, Crowe, Kostner, Lane, Ormond, Shannon, Traue

    Superman Man of Steel: The Cast So Far: Cavill, Adams, Crowe, Kostner, Lane, Ormond, Shannon, Traue

    UPDATE: Christopher Meloni is joining the cast of Man of Steel as a general, but further details are hush-hush. "I can't tell you," he tells Vulture, "or I'd have to kill you." The Law & Order: SVU star will begin a five month shoot the end of August. EARLIER: Julia Ormond is in talks to play Lara Lor-Van and Russell Crowe has been offered the role of Jor-El, Superman's Kryptonian mother and father.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    7 Pics Of Sanaa Lathan In Action On "Vera Stark" Stage

    Currently in previews at New York's Second Stage Theater, Sanaa Lathan starring in Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Lynn Nottage's new play, By The Way, Meet Vera Stark, as a black maid in Hollywood pursuing her dream of making it in the movies, while also grappling with racial stereotypes through several decades of the 20th century.

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    More: Pics, Theater
  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Unite for Japan: Stars Ask for Donations for Post-Tsunami Relief

    As I watched this video, I realized how upset I am about what happened in Japan. Ken Watanabe organized this plea for help, aided by Johnny Depp, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ben Stiller, John Legend, Jonah Hill, Paula Abdul, Ben Affleck and many others. The PSA launched today. Unite for Japan.

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  • The Playlist
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    U.K. Release For Terrence Malick's 'The Tree Of Life' Is Completely Up In The Air

    While the wait for Terrence Malick's "The Tree Of Life" has literally been years (it was originally planned for a December 2009 release) it looks like our friends in the U.K. may be waiting longer than most to see the film. As you might recall, Icon Film Distribution made major waves last month when they announced -- and confirmed to various outlets -- that they would be releasing "The Tree Of Life" in the U.K. on May 4th, well in advance of it's planned Cannes Film Festival premiere. Despite their assertions, many wondered how long their claim would stick and there was a whole new twist to the tale when a couple of days later, sales agent for the film Summit International announced that Icon actually didn't have the rights to the movie and they were in breach of their agreement. All remained silent since and while it's been pretty much assumed Icon would back down, they finally officially have.

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    Fortissimo takes International Rights to CORMAN'S WORLD

    Fortissimo takes International Rights to CORMAN'S WORLD

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