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    Claude Miller's Final Film 'Thérèse D' Starring Audrey Tautou Named The Closing Film Of The Cannes Film Festival

    The wait is almost over, and tomorrow Thierry Frémaux and co. will pull back the curtain on the lineup of the Cannes Film Festival. This morning we learned that the restored version of Sergio Leone's "Once Upon A Time In America" will get a special screening, and now the organizers have announced wh...

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    Tyrese Claims To Have Secured Life Story Rights For Teddy Pendergrass Film

    Over a year ago, March 2011 to be exact, I posted an item that said singer/actor Tyrese Gibson was developing a feature film on the life of the late singer Teddy Pendergrass, with Gibson himself playing the lead.

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    Daniel Craig On The Heineken/'Skyfall' Relationship: "It’s Unfortunate But That’s How It Is"

    Is multi-tiered corporate sponsorship the way of the future for cinema? Will it go beyond basic product placement and something more nefarious that seeps deep into the narrative of the picture? Will Taco Bell burritos with a deliciously disgusting Doritos taco shell become a plot point in "Tran...

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    Jessica Alba & Michelle Rodriguez Reportedly In Talks For Return To 'Machete Kills'

    While Danny Trejo is the only confirmed actor for "Machete Kills," the sequel to the pulp, exploitation style, grindhouse flick "Machete," we could probaby guess who else might be back even with nothing official. And right up there would be Jessica Alba and Michelle Rodriguez.

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    Robert De Niro & Christopher Walken May Head To 'Last Vegas' With Michael Douglas

    Old dudes partying? Nah, we'll pass on that, thanks. Oh wait, those dudes include Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro and Christopher Walken? Yeah, that sounds like a shindig we could get down with.

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    Watch: Samuel L. Jackson Needs To Find Organic Mushrooms In iPhone/Siri Ad

    Despite "The Avengers" marketing team tying the superhero franchise into every conceivable consumer good known to man, here's one opportunity they missed. Samuel L. Jackson stars in another celeb-led spot (following Zooey Deschanel's yesterday) for iPhone 4/Siri, which seems weird ...

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    Special Screening of "Slavery By Another Name" Tonight in NYC (Sam Pollard in Person)

    In case you missed its PBS run back in February, Sam Pollard's historical documentary Slavery By Another Name will screen tonight at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism (CJS) in New York.

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    Entertainers in Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World Include Depp on Weinstein, Griffin on Handler, Tyson on Davis

    Time has made its 100 Most Influential People in the World list; it's both surprising and all-too predictable. Here's a sampling of the entertainment side:

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    'Little Miss Sunshine''s Carell & Collette Reteam for 'Descendants' Writers' Directorial Debut

    Toni Collette and Steve Carell, who played sister and brother in indie fave "Little Miss Sunshine," will reteam for "The Way, Way Back" alongside Sam Rockwell, Allison Janney and Annasophia Robb. Actor-writers Jim Rash and Nat Faxon will make their directorial debut, following up...

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    Exclusive: Clip From Tribeca Film Festival Indie Drama 'Caroline And Jackie'

    All it can take is one night for tension and drama between friends, lovers and siblings to rise to the fore, and in the upcoming indie flick "Caroline and Jackie" making its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, it's one evening that changes things forever.

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