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    R.I.P. Dede Allen, One of Greatest Movie Editors Ever

    We raised a glass to late editor Dede Allen at a Sunday brunch party given by author Cari Beauchamp, and talked about why Allen was such a big deal. Tim Appelo remembered that when John Hughes couldn't come up with an ending for Trains, Planes and Automobiles, he channelled Allen and flipped a few s...

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    Could Catcher in the Rye Movie Happen?

    Now that author J.D. Salinger has died at age 91, it's possible that the movie adaptation he so passionately opposed of The Catcher in the Rye could finally happen. He turned against Hollywood in 1949 after My Foolish Heart, adapted from his short story "Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut," was badly pann...

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    Biz Bids Farewell to Gentleman Journalist Archerd

    Ex-Variety staffer and editor Amy Dawes attended Variety's memorial service for the late great columnist Army Archerd Monday night, attended by Hollywood vets Steven Spielberg, Sidney Poitier, Sharon Stone, Carl Reiner, George Schlatter, Angie Dickinson, Tom Sherak, Arthur Hiller, Hugh O’Brian and J...

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    French New Wave Director Eric Rohmer Dies

    French New Wave auteur Eric Rohmer is one of my favorite directors of all time. He has died, at age 89.

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    Brittany Murphy Dies of Heart Attack at 32

    Actress Brittany Murphy has died of a heart attack. She was 32. TMZ broke the news, per usual, reporting that her husband made the 911 call. LA firefighters responded, performing CPR after she collapsed in the shower at her West Hollywood home. She was pronounced dead of cardiac arrest at Cedar Sina...

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    USC Professor Anne Friedberg Loved Windows

    It's always tough to say good-bye to a friend who dies too young. After a lingering fight against colorectal cancer, Anne Friedberg died October 9 at age 57.

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    Variety's Army Archerd Dies at 87

    Variety columnist Army Archerd has died at age 87 of a rare cancer. It marks the end of an era. He was a lovely man. We should all keep going so long.

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    John Hughes Dead of Heart Attack at Age 59

    John Hughes died of a heart attack Thursday while visiting family in Manhattan. He was 59.

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    Michael Jackson's Will

    The LATimes has posted a PDF of Michael Joseph Jackson's last will which is copied here:

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    Obit: Karl Malden Dead at 97

    Karl Malden is dead.The theater actor will probably best be remembered for reprising his stage role as Mitch in Elia Kazan's Streetcar Named Desire, for which he won the supporting actor Oscar. He also made his mark in Kazan's On the Waterfront. While Malden played his share of villains, he was know...

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