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  • Shadow and Act
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    Things are Not Going Exactly as Planned at OWN

    The CEO for Discovery Communications, David Zaslav, admitted this morning that the ratings for the Oprah Winfrey Network have been, to date, "below our expectations" and that Discovery will be forced to send more money than the initial $215 million it has already invested in OWN.

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  • Caryn James
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    Video: Late Night Comics, The Birth Certificate and He Who Must Not Be Named

    He lives to see his name in print and splashed on buildings, so let’s not humor him by mentioning it (hint: silly hair, fake-running for president). Let’s just call him, after Voldemort, “He Who Must Not Be Named.”

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Cannes to Honor Egypt With New Slate of Films

    Egypt will be the first of a new tradition to welcome a "Country of Honor" every year to the Festival de Cannes. A tribute to the country will be held on May 18 featuring a screening of 18 jours, a collaborative effort of short films from 10 Egyptian directors, 20 actors, six writers and a crew based on the January 25 revolution in Egypt.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Cannes 2011: Les Bien-aimés To Close Festival May 22; Tesson to Head Critics Week; Egypt Tribute

    Cannes 2011's closing night film will be Les Bien-aimés (The Beloved), from director Christophe Honoré. The film will screen out of competition on May 22, following the awards ceremony. Les Bien-aimés stars Catherine Deneuve, Ludivine Sagnier, Chiara Mastroiani, Milos Forman, Louis Garrel, Michel Delpech and Paul Schneider as characters guiding us throughout decades in Prague, London, the "world of Sept. 11," and modern day Paris. Honoré's film Les chansons d’amour premiered at Cannes 2007 (Honoré pictured on set with his actors).

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  • The Playlist
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    Tribeca Review: 'The Guard' Is Ireland's Acidic Answer To The Buddy Cop Formula

    Sgt. Gerry Boyle is a man of simple pleasures. The unassuming, burly inspector works the unspectacular beat in his quiet, rainy hamlet of Galway, Ireland, wasting the days away alone with his Chet Baker record collection and his afternoons of illicit sex with the prostitutes of Dublin. His identification with police television shows is one of the very few ways he connects with the outside world of what he does, as his menial tasks seem far away from the pavement-slapping action of his colleagues. He's the rarest of movie cops: the one who seems almost offended at the possibility of interrupting his lifestyle for high speed chases or sexy gunfights.

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  • The Playlist
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    Lars Von Trier Invites You To The Most Depressing Wedding Ever In New Poster For 'Melancholia'

    The Cannes Film Festival is so close you practically smell it and with less than two weeks to go, we'll be getting more and more glimpses and previews of the films that will be walking the red carpet.

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  • Caryn James
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    Review: South Park's Season Premiere Makes You Gag

    What’s the delicate way to say this? Those South Park guys have a taste for poo, so if you’ve been put off by their recurring character of Mr. Hankey – the walking, talking turd in a Santa cap – your gag reflex would really have been set off by last night’s season premiere.

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    Cannes Closer: Honoré's "Les Biens-Aimes"

    Cannes Closer: Honoré's "Les Biens-Aimes"

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  • THE BACK ROW MANIFESTO by Tom Hall
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    On Blogging

    On Blogging

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Aretha Franklin Says Patina Miller From "Sister Act" Play Is In The Running For Biopic

    If you been keeping score of the Aretha Franklin biopic info, you're already aware that Ms. Franklin is on a serious hunt for the lead in her biopic that's in the works. She originally named Halle Berry as her desired pick but, after Halle's polite decline, has since moved on naming other prospects. Well this morning on the talk show The View, Ms. Franklin stated that Patina Miller is "in the running" and the script is nearing completion.

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