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    'Parks & Recreation' Star Adam Scott Finally Gets A Lead Role In Comedy 'A.C.O.D.'

    We've made no secret of our love for Adam Scott in these parts, but he's somehow not quite become the massive star it feels like he's been destined to be for a while. The actor popped up as a vaguely familiar face in serious dramas like "The Aviator," "High Crimes" and, um, "Torque" (maybe not so much with the serious and the drama) in the first half of the last decade, but he then took a major about turn into comedy, stealing the show in "Step Brothers," leading ace sitcom "Party Down" and recently joining the cast of the amazing "Parks & Recreation." But at the same time, he's given some scorching dramatic performances in little-seen indies like "The Vicious Kind" and "Passenger Side," and even did the action movie thing in "Piranha 3D," leading to the impression that maybe Hollywood just doesn't quite know what to make of him.

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    Reginald Lewis Bio ("Why Should White Guys Have All The Fun") Being Adapted; Jamie Foxx May Star

    The biography of African American lawyer, entrepreneur, Wall Street wizard and philanthropist, Reginald Lewis, once the wealthiest black man in this country, is currently being adapted for the screen, with Jamie Foxx potentially playing the lead role.

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    Trailer Watch: Hysteria Directed by Tanya Wexler

    Film is about the development of the vibrator and will premiere at the Toronto Film Festival.

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    Saoirse Ronan Out, Dakota Fanning In For Emma Thompson's 'Effie'

    With a cast of Saorise Ronan, Orlando Bloom, Imelda Staunton, Greg Wise and Emma Thompson all set to go, everything looked good for Thompson's latest screenplay "Effie." Unfortunately, the long arm of the law reared its ugly head earlier this year, putting the film in limbo. What was the point of contention?

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    Alicia Keys, Kenny Leon Talk Broadway Production Of "Stick Fly" + Website Launches + Tix On Sale

    George C. Wolfe, Bill T. Jones and Kenny Leon pretty much dominate the current theaterscape it seems, when it comes to black directors attached to Broadway shows. Did I miss anyone else, theater geeks?

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    'Mad Men' Star Rosemarie DeWitt Joins Ben Stiller & Vince Vaughn In 'Neighborhood Watch'

    Anne Hathaway might have gotten most of the plaudits for Jonathan Demme's excellent "Rachel Getting Married" (and rightfully so), but the film was home to another terrific performance from an actress -- Rosemarie DeWitt, who played the titular Rachel. De Witt is a long-time TV & film veteran, probably best known for her turn as Don Draper's bohemian mistress Midge in "Mad Men," and she's deservedly gotten a boost from those two projects, landing parts in projects like "The United States of Tara," "The Company Men" and next year's "The Odd Life of Timothy Green."

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    BBC iPlayer Goes Global With New iPad Application

    Shadow and Act frequently shines a light on cinema and television programs of the African diaspora that are sometimes exclusively available to readers in the U.K. There have been many times when even I have wondered, "Man, I'd love to watch that program-- why can't we get that here?!!"

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    First Look: Lynn Shelton's Your Sister's Sister, Starring Blunt, DeWitt, Duplass, Debuts at TIFF

    First Look: Lynn Shelton's Your Sister's Sister, Starring Blunt, DeWitt, Duplass, Debuts at TIFF

    Lynn Shelton's "twisted" new film Your Sister's Sister is set to debut at the Toronto Film Festival. The film set on an island off Seattle was originally supposed to star Rachel Weisz as Emily Blunt's troubled sister, but when the start date was pushed back, Weisz had to start filming Terrence Davies' The Deep Blue Sea, which is also premiering in Toronto. So Rosemary DeWitt (Rachel's Getting Married) stepped in. Frequent Shelton collaborator Mark Duplass (Humpday) co-stars in this romantic triangle. “Basically in this little piece, everyone has got a secret,” Blunt tells EW. “Everyone trying to keep their secret. It’s a comedy in many ways, a comedy of errors, but also very poignant. It’s an exploration of sisters' bond and how complicated that is. No one can break your heart like your sibling can.”

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    Nick Cannon Added To The Cast Of NBC Comedy Series "Up All Night"

    You'd think Nick Cannon would want to slow down since his plate seems full after becoming a father of twins and hosting the popular NBC show America's Got Talented...but he's not. He's on a roll! He's just been cast in the new NBC comedy series Up All Night.

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    Matthew McConaughey To Play Ex-Stripper In Steven Soderbergh's 'Magic Mike'

    Richard Linklater, William Friedkin, Lee Daniels, Jeff Nichols and now Steven Soderbergh. These are just some of the helmers Matthew McConaughey has worked with since 2009's "Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past," the tedious rom-com that seems to have spooked the actor into ditching the easy paychecks that required little more than taking off his shirt, and digging into some real material. That said, this next project may find a reason for the actor yet to flex those pecs.

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