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    Newcomer Jake Abel Is The Frontrunner For Lead In Andrew Niccol's 'The Host' Starring Saoirse Ronan

    After being considered as a contender amongst a whole host of other substitutable young actors, newcomer Jake Abel has reportedly leaped out as the front-runner for one of two male leads in Andrew Niccol's adaptation of "Twilight" author Stephenie Meyer's "The Host."

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    Tom Wopat, James Remar, James Russo & Todd Allen Join 'Django Unchained'

    Hey! It's those guys! A bunch of faces you probably recognize but names you don't remember have joined Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" all in pretty small roles. But hey, it's something, right?

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    Brian Grazer Replaces Brett Ratner As Oscar Producer

    Academy President Tom Sherak wasted no time in announcing the replacement for Brett Ratner at this year’s Oscars. It will be super-producer Brian Grazer. This is a very polite solution to the problem that is Ratner. Grazer has a similar taste for mainstream fare (producing “The Nutty Pro...

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    ‘W.E.’ Release Date Pushed Back To February 3, 2012 After Oscar-Qualifying Run In December

    When you’re a studio executive who has his eye on that Oscar prize, your schedule tends to move around this time of year. For Harvey Weinstein, Oscar gold is that metaphorical paint he needs to huff every 12 months or else he loses it and starts putting New York Observer film critics in headlo...

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    Elizabeth Olsen & Glenn Close To Star In Period Drama 'Therese Raquin'

    Even though they migth be battling each other for Best Actress in a few short months at the Oscars for their performances in "Albert Nobbs" and "Martha Marcy May Marlene," Elizabeth Olsen and Glenn Close won't let that spoil any chance of the fresh faced next generation new w...

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    Watch 2 Clips From Dee Rees' "Pariah" + Share Your Own Pariah Stories...

    2 brand spanking new clips from Pariah, Dee Rees' feature directorial debut, based on her award-winning short film of the same name, that centers on a Bronx teen forced to choose between losing her best friend or destroying her family, as she juggles conflicting identities, all in a desperate se...

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    Woody Harrelson Replaces Mickey Rourke In 'Seven Psychopaths'; Tom Waits & Olga Kurylenko Also Join

    When it was reported recently that Mickey Rourke bailed on "Seven Psychopaths" from "In Bruges" director Martin McDonagh, calling him a "jerkoff" as a parting show, a couple commenters on the site suggested Woody Harrelson as a replacement. Seems like somebody has been ...

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    Brett Ratner Illustrates Sexism Problem in Hollywood

    The Brett Ratner Oscar debacle does not exist in a vacuum.  Think about it.  What's the biggest news in politics?  Herman Cain trying to wriggle his campaign out of the fact that he is a serial sexual harrasser.  I am sadly surprised that the tone of his denials remind me of ...

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