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    Why Rich Ross Had to Step Down at Disney

    It felt wrong back in October 2009 when Walt Disney Co. CEO Robert Iger first announced Rich Ross as his movie studio chief. And it never felt right. In the wake of the biggest write-off in Hollywood history, "John Carter" (March 9), film industry outsider Ross is stepping down, citing a lack of pa...

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    Disney Chairman Rich Ross Resigns, Is 'John Carter' To Blame?

    Well, with Disney formally revealing that they were taking a $200 million bath on "John Carter," it was not a question of "if" but "when" someone in the corporate food chain was going to take a hit. An executive shakeup was widely expected to happen later this year, tho...

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    Exclusive: Greta Gerwig Isn't Ready To Be Single In Clip From 'Lola Versus'

    Getting back out there at the end of a relationship is no easy feat, but what do you do when the breakup comes just as you're about to get married? That question is at the heart of this summer's romantic comedy "Lola Versus" starring Greta Gerwig.

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    Watch: 2 Clips From The Tribeca Film Festival Pic 'Cheerful Weather For A Wedding' Starring Felicity Jones

    Bigger things are just around the corner for "Like Crazy" star Felicty Jones. With the period-based vibrator comedy "Hysteria" on the way to theaters, and her untitled movie with Drake Doremus sure to arrive at the festival circuit later this year, her star is only going to conti...

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    'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' Unleashes 8 Character Posters On The World

    Yesterday, the marketing team behind "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" synchronized their watches and unveiled eight character posters for the upcoming sequel on film sites around the world, making sure every territory got a taste of the upcoming Mattel movie. And it seems that "Magic Mike"...

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    Cinedigm to Acquire New Video Group in $20 Million Deal

    Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. is acquiring New Video Group in a $20 million deal. New Video co-presidents Steve Savage and Susan Margolin will become co-presidents of Cinedigm Entertainment Group and report to Cinedigm chairman and CEO Chris McGurk. New Video COO Aimee Connolly will now have the ...

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    First Look: Amanda Seyfried as Cosette in 'Les Miserables'

    Check out a snap of Amanda Seyfried in full costume on set as Cosette on the set of the upcoming musical "Les Miserables." (Below and here.) American Seyfried, who displayed her singing chops in "Mamma Mia!," joins a stellar cast...

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    'Angels In The Outfield' Reunion: Tony Danza Takes Role In Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Directorial Debut

    For his brewing directorial debut Joseph Gordon-Levitt could have called on favors from the array of folks he's worked with over the years, but so far, he's teaming with new faces. Scarlett Johansson was the first to come on board, followed by Julianne Moore (okay, she cameod in "Electr...

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    Watch: Bob Balaban Gives A Tour Of New Penzance In Clip From Wes Anderson's 'Moonrise Kingdom'

    There is something about being back in the distinct world of a filmmaker that can be both comforting and exciting. And while Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom" marks his first period picture and first live action movie since 2007's "The Darjeeling Limited" everything we...

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    Martin Scorsese Reacts to Levon Helm's Death

    The music world took a major blow yesterday with the passing of Levon Helm, the famed drummer for The Band, who died after a prolonged battle with cancer at 71. For years, Helm hosted a prolonged jam session known as the Midnight Ramble, in which the lively musician and numerous guests played into t...

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