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    Casting Watch: Ashley Judd Nabs Role in Sci-Fi YA Entry 'Divergent,' Starring Kate Winslet, Theo James and Shailene Woodley UPDATE

    Ashley Judd has been cast in one of the last major roles in "Divergent," starring Kate Winslet, Theo James ("Downton Abbey") and Shailene Woodley ("The Descendants"). The film is based on the bestselling YA novel of the same name by Veronica Roth, and has begun principal photography in Chicago.

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    Nollywood Drama 'Blood And Henna' Tackles 1996 Pfizer Drug Testing Scandal In Nigeria

    In a story that's reminiscent of the Tuskegee syphilis experiment here in the USA; in short, several Nigerian families lost children during a 1996 Pfizer trial of an experimental meningitis drug.

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    2013 Lucille Lortel Awards Nominations Announced

    This year's Lucille Lortel Awards nominees have been announced and it's great news for women writers. 3 of the 5 plays nominated for Outstanding Play are written by women.

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  • The Playlist
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    Move Over Cypher Raige: 'Jupiter Ascending' Synopsis Reveals Lead Characters Jupiter Jones & Caine

    It seems this year's Hollywood sci-fi blockbusters have found screenwriters just plain tossing out the book of baby names. From Cypher and Kitai Raige in "After Earth" to Raleigh Becket and Stacker Pentecost in "Pacific Rim," it seems a good, sci spectacle requires character names that are so unique...

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    Preview 'Black And Write' (Doc Offering Inside Look At Black Authors & Publishing Industry)

    Preview 'Black And Write' (Doc Offering Inside Look At Black Authors & Publishing Industry)

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    Tribeca Exclusive: Poster from Eric Steel's Fly-Fishing Artist Documentary 'Kiss The Water'

    Since his directorial debut with 2006's controversial Tribeca-screening documentary "The Bridge," Eric Steel has kept relatively quiet, with only a producing credit on the Julia Child biopic "Julie and Julia" to his name in the years since. But now 7 years later, Steel is returning once again to Tri...

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  • The Playlist
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    Congratulations? Over 90,000 People Gift $5.7 Million To Warner Bros. For The 'Veronica Mars' Movie

    Okay, the headline isn't quite accurate -- it's actually the show's creator Rob Thomas who is getting the $5.7 million from the highly publicized and grounding breaking Kickstarter campaign for the "Veronica Mars" movie. It's nearly three times the $2 million he was initially seeking, but perhaps mo...

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    Wendy Williams Will Make Her Broadway Debut In 'Chicago' This Summer

    She made the announcement on her show this morning (thanks to reader Sheryl for the heads-up) and then on her website, which only reads:

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    Wesley Snipes Is Apparently Joining Sylvester Stallone’s 'Expendables 3' Team

    10 days ago, soon after Wesley Snipes was released from prison after serving a 3 year sentence at the Federal Correctional Institution in Pennsylvania, I posted an entry looking at potential projects on his to-do list that he might first tackle.

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  • The Playlist
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    Watch: Sandra Bullock & Melissa McCarthy Are Good Cop/Bad Cop In Clip From 'The Heat' Plus New Poster

    If you were too busy last night watching "Game Of Thrones" and "Mad Men," you likely missed the onslaught of teasers and clips from the MTV Movie Awards. "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," "Man Of Steel," "Star Trek Into Darkness" and "Iron Man 3" were all out in force, but not everything previewed ...

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