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    The Next Hot YA Franchise? Watch The Trailer For 'The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones'

    "Twilight" is done, "The Hunger Games" is off and running, and Hollywood is itching to find a new YA franchise to pin their bank accounts one. Warner Bros. flopped earlier this month with "Beautiful Creatures," a supernatural Southern Gothic spin on the romance between ...

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    'Sons of Anarchy's' Billy Brown Cast in CBS Drama Pilot 'Hostages'

    Billy Brown (Sons of Anarchy, Dexter, The Following) has been added to the cast of CBS' Hostages, a drama pilot centered on family caught in the center of a sprawling political conspiracy.

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    Women Deserved Better at the 2013 Oscars

    With Seth McFarlane hosting the Oscars, we here at Women and Hollywood weren’t expecting much. But the sexist, racist, homophobic and completely unfunny spree that McFarlane hosted was even worse than imagined.

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    Clark Johnson Cast in Amazon Studios' Comedy Pilot 'Alpha House'

    Actor/director Clark Johnson (The Wire, The Shield, Nurse.Fighter.Boy) has been cast as one of four leads in Amazon Studios' comedy pilot Animal House. 

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    Check Out the Exclusive Poster for Seedy Crime Thriller 'Graceland'

    Filipino crime thriller "Graceland" -- Indiewire's January Project of the Month -- follows the worst day in a chauffeur's life: when both his daughter and the daughter of his corrupt politician boss get ambushed in a kidnapping. Unlike the seedy world of Ron Morales' tale, the ...

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    5 Ways To Make Next Year's Oscars Better Than The 2013 Ceremony

    The Oscar show always seems to be a mix of time honored tradition and off-the-wall experimentation (remember that Cirque Du Soleil thing last year? Pharrell playing in the balcony of the Dolby Theater?) and 2013 was no different. While the Academy tried to court younger viewers by choosing "Family G...

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    Casting Watch: Marion Cotillard to Spend 'Deux Jours, Une Nuit' with the Dardenne Brothers

    Marion Cotillard is set to star in the Dardenne brothers' "Deux Jours, Une Nuit" ("Two Days, One Night"), scheduled to begin production in Belgium this summer. Cotillard will play a woman tasked with convincing her colleagues over the course of one weekend to give up their bonuses so that she can ke...

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    Lake Bell's In A World Gets Post-Sundance Pick Up

    Lake Bell’s directorial debut In A World finally got a post-Sundance pick up by Roadside Attractions and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions. This was one of our favorite movies at Sundance. It was smart, totally different (the world of voice over artists!) and totally feminist. The messag...

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    The Onion Apologizes for Tweet About Quvenzhané Wallis

    Just as I expected... The Onion apologized this morning for last night's Oscar tweet that referred to 9-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis with an obscene reference, which saw plenty of criticism leveled against the satirical publication.

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    Watch: Tim Burton Decides To Direct 'Unicorn Apocalypse' In New Samsung Ad

    Though he didn't end up winning Best Animated Feature for "Frankenweenie" last night, Tim Burton still found a way to beam himself into millions of homes over the weekend. The quirky director took his quirkiness and used it to help sell mobile phones in a new ad for the Samsung Galaxy ...

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