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  • Shadow and Act
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    AMC Announces 'The Walking Dead' Season 3 Preview Weekend

    Woo-hoo! Here ya go fans of The Walking Dead (I'm one), via press release; I especially like the part about giving fans a first-look at season 3:

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  • The Playlist
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    Tom Hardy Heads To The Stage For "Crazy" Scorsese-Meets-Bollywood Musical 'Harold's Harem'

    As Charles Bronson for Nicolas Winding Refn, Bane for Chris Nolan, a Bondurant brother for John Hillcoat and an MMA fighter for Gavin O'Connor, if there's one thing that defines most of Tom Hardy's roles in his meteoric rise, it's pure masculinity. That doesn't look to be changing any time soon as he gears up to star George Miller's "Fury Road," but color us surprised as hell to hear that the actor's now set to team with playwright Brett C. Leonard for upcoming stage musical, "Harold's Harem."

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  • ReelPolitik
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    Distributor Gets Political with Release of Healthcare Doc During Election Season

    I wish more film distributors would follow their political leanings with the films they present. When I hear about New York leftwing Jewish indie movie executives releasing the latest Christian agit-prop drama, I always cringe. So I was happy to hear that Roadside Attractions (which has cultivated the religious right before, see "Bella") would be releasing Matthew Heineman and Susan Froemke’s documentary “Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare” on October 5, just one month before this year's Presidential Election determines the fate of the free world. (Yes, folks, it's that important.)

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  • SydneysBuzz
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    LatinoBuzz: Brooklyn or Bust! East WillyB Web Series Seeks to Raise 50K in 50 days

    If there aren’t Nielsen ratings to look to and you can’t add up advertising revenue, how do you determine the success of an independently produced web series? No matter how you measure it, East WillyB is a smash hit. Since it premiered online last year the hilarious ‘gentrification comedy’ received over 40,000 views in a matter of days and received press coverage from NY Daily News, Fox News Latino, MTV, and Latina.com among others. Julia Grob, co-creator explains, “Set in gentrified Brooklyn, it's an online series about a Puerto Rican sports bar owner, Willy Jr. (Flaco Navaja), who is working hard to keep his bar alive in the face of the hipster invasion of his neighborhood. We like to affectionately call it a Latino Cheers.”

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  • The Playlist
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    Robert Downey Jr. Wanted Bill Murray For 'Iron Man' But, Of Course, He Was Impossible To Get In Touch With

    Bill Murray is know for not having an agent, and if you want to get in touch with him, the word is that he's got a 1-800 number where you can leave a message, and if he feels like calling you back, then he will (if you have it, please send it to us, thanks). Thus, every time he stars in a film, there's generally a humorous tale about how the project managed break the communication barrier and/or how there was concern that he might not actually show up. For instance, after months of answering machine messages, Sofia Coppola resorted to cold-calling Al Pacino in the hope that he (who Coppola heard lived in the same region as Murray) could put her in touch with him for "Lost In Translation." Then, even after meeting Murray through Mitch Glazer, Coppola only had a verbal agreement from the actor and didn't hear from him again until he miraculously showed up in Tokyo a week before lensing began. Now comes another Murray tale of frustration and answering machines via Robert Downey Jr.

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  • Shadow and Act
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    Watch Trailer For 'The Love Section' With Mekhi Phifer, Brian Hooks, Tangi Miller, Kellita Smith

    You'll recognize a lot of the names and faces in this trailer for the upcoming feature film The Love Section, which is described as "a feel good romantic dramedy" slated for a fall 2012 release; I'm just not sure any of that will matter, after you watch the below trailer embedded.

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  • The Playlist
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  • Shadow and Act
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    Usher Opts For Digital Dancers At Next Concert; Actors Next? Let's Talk...

    I almost glossed over this with nothing more than a head shake, but then a thought came to me...

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  • Women and Hollywood
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    Book Excerpt: The Twitter Diaries by Georgie Thompson & Imogen Lloyd Webber

    Media personalities Georgie Thompson, one of the faces of Sky Sports out of England, and Imogen Lloyd Webber (yes, she is Andrew Lloyd Webber's daughter), an MSNBC commentator, have teamed up to author the newly released The Twitter Diaries, a book told all through DM tweets.

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  • The Playlist
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    Mark Wahlberg Out, Adam Sandler In For Will Ferrell's Football Comedy 'Three Mississippi'

    We've long lamented the evolution of Adam Sandler from the guy who made us laugh with stupid-funny stuff like "Billy Madison" and "Happy Gilmore" to the guy who basically gets paid vacations in dreck like "Just Go With It" and "Grown Ups." But every now and then, Sandler will lift his pudgy frame off the couch and actually try. Hopefully, pairing him up with the nimble and constantly improvising Will Ferrell will help him step up his game.

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