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  • Eric Kohn
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    Killing the Media Virus.

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    A Shot at 'Love'

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    Harry on the set of 'Basterds'

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Jolie Rates on Forbes List

    The most remarkable thing about the top-ranked players in the Forbes Star Currency list (which measures power, money and fame) is that Angelina Jolie competes head-on with Johnny Depp, her partner Brad Pitt, and Will Smith. It helps that she nabbed an Oscar nom for Changeling. But she's ranked so high because of Wanted. She nabbed $15 million to anchor that movie, because she's an action star, the first ever to compete on a level playing field with her male peers. The studios will even give Jolie a role written for a man: she replaced Tom Cruise in Phil Noyce's upcoming studio thriller Edwin A. Salt.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Recession Red: Media Industry Jobs Slashed

    When I run into my fellow journos on the town, they look at me with palpable anxiety. I'm a reminder of their worst fear: losing their staff jobs. (The ranks of media freelancers are expanding rapidly.) And many of the people I'm talking about are stars, writers who by any measure are hard-working and successful. Some are veterans who expected to finish out their careers at their paper, others are young rising careerists. All are scared.

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  • Eric Kohn
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    Joaquin Phoenix.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Twilight Watch: EW Previews Hardwicke Notebook

    Entertainment Weekly is feeding the Twilight fan lust for NEW INFO about the book/movie phenom by running an excerpt of Catherine Hardwicke's Twilight: Director's Notebook, due in stores March 17. Here's ">an advance peek. Presumably, Hardwicke won't spill all the beans on why she's not directing the sequel (basically, she was fried, wanted to tinker with New Moon, and Summit passed the reins to Chris Weitz).

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    Morrissey: "I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris"

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  • "Boredom at Its Boredest" by Michael ...
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    Sarasota Weekend

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