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    'Who Is Harry Nilsson' Director John Scheinfeld To Helm Elvis Presley Biopic 'Fame & Fortune'

    Even though it has been decades since Elvis Presley first made us feel all shook up, the rock 'n roll icon is still a looming and influential figure whose legend, along with the gritty details of his off-stage life, has become as well known as the timeless music he created. And while there have been a couple notable TV takes on his life -- 1979 film directed by John Carpenter and starring Kurt Russell and a 2005 movie with Jonathan Rhys Meyers -- there has has never been a big screen account of Presley's story. But all that is about change.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Stuntman for Will, Denzel and Jamie Makes Directorial Debut With “Akwantu: The Journey”

    For more than twenty-five years Roy T. Anderson, based in hometown Toronto and New York, has performed stunts for such Hollywood stars as Will Smith, Denzel Washington and Jamie Foxx.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Eddie Murphy Confirmed as Oscar Host, Could Liven the Proceedings

    Eddie Murphy Confirmed as Oscar Host, Could Liven the Proceedings

    Oscar co-producer Brett Ratner asked his Tower Heist star Eddie Murphy to consider hosting the Oscars on February 26. And Murphy has said yes. “Eddie is a comedic genius, one of the greatest and most influential live performers ever,” said Ratner. “With his love of movies, history of crafting unforgettable characters and his iconic performances – especially on stage – I know he will bring excitement, spontaneity and tremendous heart to the show Don and I want to produce in February.”

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    More: Awards, TV, Oscars
  • Shadow and Act
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    New On DVD: Otto Preminger’s “Hurry Sundown”, Starring Diahann Carroll, Robert Hooks

    Quietly released on DVD this past spring, Viennese director Otto Preminger’s (Carmen Jones, Porgy and Bess) 1967 film, Hurry Sundown, has been called "one of the worst films of all-time."

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  • The Playlist
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    Interview: Joel Edgerton Talks Playing A Nice Tough Guy In 'Warrior'

    Also Has No Reservations About Tackling Tom Buchanan In Baz Luhrmann's 'The Great Gatsby'Swinging and punching its way into theaters this weekend is “Warrior,” a tale of two estranged brothers who find themselves reunited in the MMA (that is, Mixed Martial Arts) ring. As to be expected, much of the screentime of the two leads, Joel Edgerton (playing the older brother, Brendan) and Tom Hardy (as the younger, Tommy), involves skillfully busting their co-stars up as they make their way through the ranks of a championship tournament to eventually face one another for the ultimate prize: a very large check both could use. We recently had the chance to sit down with Edgerton and talk about playing a big guy with a big heart, as well as the preparation it took to go up against his co-stars, who (besides himself and Hardy) were all MMA fighters professionally.

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    After 90 years, "Fatty" Arbuckle's rarely-screened LEAP YEAR returns to public view

    By Brian DarrPress Play Contributor

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Watch Now: Teen Web Series "The Girls' Bathroom"

    Chapter 3 TV, a collaboration of writer/producer Darralynn Hutson and co-producer Michael Negri, has recently launched its first web series, The Girls' Bathroom.

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    More: Watch Now
  • Shadow and Act
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    It's Official! Eddie Murphy Will Host 2012 Oscars

    When I reported the news a few days ago I stated that talks were still going on. But now those talks are over and now it's official - Eddie Murphy will host the 2012 Academy Awards show, with the official announcement from the Academy coming any minute now.

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    More: FYI
  • The Lost Boys
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    So Is This Basically a Preview of the Academy Awards?

    I'm sorry, but Eddie Murphy?? This would have been an inspired choice in 1997 or, more over, 1987. Now it just seems kind of desperate (and reeking of simply promoting Oscar producer Brett Ratner's Murphy vehicle "Tower Heist"). Eddie's also not that funny when he's not being dirty, and clearly the Oscars can't be "Delirious" or "Raw." But hey, the bar's been set pretty low thanks to Anne & James, so maybe a variation of the clip below won't make for the worst Oscars ever:

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    RECAP: BREAKING BAD, Season 4, Episode 8: "Hermanos"

    EDITOR'S NOTE: In a powerful Breaking Bad, Gustavo "Gus" Fring, bold businessman and master liar, is "explained" -- sort of. The following recap of contains spoilers. Read at your own risk.

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    More: Television