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    Gag Order: Cheryl Hines's "Serious Moonlight"

    The enormous groundswell of sympathy and support surrounding the release of Adrienne Shelly’s Waitress blinded most viewers to its clear deficiencies. It might be unfair to conjecture what the critical reception for the good-natured if contrived and shabbily visualized romantic comedy might have been if actress-turned-director Shelly hadn’t been horrifically murdered before its release, but it’s safe to assume the processed-cheesy Keri Russell vehicle wouldn’t have been the subject of quite as many think pieces. Interest in Shelly’s auteurist potential will inevitably end with the release of Serious Moonlight, based on a script of Shelly’s which her friend and Waitress costar Cheryl Hines has selected as her directorial debut. Again, some good will might temper responses, but the film clearly fails to cohere on any level. Click here to read the rest of Michael Koresky's review of Serious Moonlight.

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    EFP Announces 2010 Shooting Stars

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  • The Lost Boys
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    Happy Birthday Mom

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Comcast Makes NBC Universal Deal

    As predicted, now that Vivendi has agreed to sell its 20% stake in NBC Universal for $5.8 billion, the deal for cable corp. Comcast to acquire NBC Universal from GE has gone through. Comcast would be the sixth owner of Universal over the past two decades. (The Obama administration could take a year to review the deal before the two companies can merge.) Comcast will pay $13.75 billion for a majority stake in a combined entertainment entity to be run by NBCU chief Jeff Zucker.

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  • Matt Dentler's Blog
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    Grammys Confuse Once Again With "Album of the Year"

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Golden Globe Nominations To Be Announced December 15

    Golden Globe Nominations To Be Announced December 15

    The first folks to see Avatar will be, naturally, the Hollywood Foreign Press. They see the much-anticipated James Cameron 3-D epic on December 8th. (I see it on the 10th.) The HFPA are also ubiquitous on the Oscar party circuit. To say they are being wined and dined is an understatement.

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    nyc | a night at the opera

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    LAT Gives Claudia Eller Player-Coach Status

    What's a player-coach? Well, veteran LAT entertainment business writer Claudia Eller is adding that role to her many duties at the LAT, as described below in a memo from entertainment/business AME Sallie Hofmeister.

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  • THE BACK ROW MANIFESTO by Tom Hall
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