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Philip Seymour Hoffman & Christopher Walken On 'A Late Quartet,' 'The Hunger Games' & P.T. Anderson

(0) Comments | Posted February 6, 2013 | 7:25 AM

There is no wrangling legendary actors Christopher Walken and Philip Seymour Hoffman when they're in a room together. Like old friends, their conversation can swing wide and cover just about anything -- from the employment rate of Screen Actors Guild members to "The Hunger Games."

Beyond the interview circuit, the...

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Kristen Stewart's Cheating Apology: PR Insider Weighs In

(53) Comments | Posted July 25, 2012 | 5:08 PM

Today, on the heels of an impending US Weekly cover story revealing a scandalous affair with her married "Snow White and the Huntsman" director Rupert Sanders, Kristen Stewart issued a revelatory apology exclusively to People, in which she publicly professed her love for boyfriend Robert Pattinson...

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'Girls' Virginity: How Common Are 20-Somethings Like Shoshanna?

(93) Comments | Posted May 17, 2012 | 3:00 PM

The women of HBO’s “Girls” (Sundays at 10:30 p.m. on HBO) display varying degrees of sexual prowess -- from two-and-a-half-partner Hannah (Lena Dunham) to long-term relationship Marnie (Allison Williams) to sexing-a-stranger-in-the-bathroom-before-her-abortion Jessa (Jemima Kirke).

Which is why you might have been shocked when...

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'Mirror Mirror' Song Mystery: The Missing Woman Behind 'I Believe in Love'

(53) Comments | Posted March 30, 2012 | 8:04 AM

This is the true story of a quest -- the quest for a song, first, and then for the woman who wrote it.

The song appears in the closing credits of "Mirror Mirror," the first of this year's two big-screen adaptations of the Snow White fairy tale. Its director,...

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'Jeff, Who Lives At Home': Watching New Film With Someone Who Lives At Home

(0) Comments | Posted March 16, 2012 | 9:15 AM

I've known my friend Barry since college -- he's a great person, a talented writer and musician, and currently works at a successful news magazine TV program in Long Island. He also happens to live with his parents.

I've never defined him by his housing situation, but I know he's...

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'Jeff, Who Lives At Home': Watching New Film With Someone Who Lives At Home

(0) Comments | Posted March 16, 2012 | 9:15 AM

I've known my friend Barry since college -- he's a great person, a talented writer and musician, and currently works at a successful news magazine TV program in Long Island. He also happens to live with his parents.

I've never defined him by his housing situation, but I know he's...

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Oscars 2012: Rooney Mara, Awards Season Behavior And The Academy Awards

(2) Comments | Posted February 25, 2012 | 11:21 AM

Should an Oscar nominee's behavior on the awards circuit affect her chances of taking home a statuette? Whether or not you think so, conventional wisdom holds that it does.

So when an actress declines to play the "Oscar game," as Best Actress nominee Rooney Mara mostly has this season, people...

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Oscars 2012: Rooney Mara, Awards Season Behavior And The Academy Awards

(0) Comments | Posted February 25, 2012 | 11:21 AM

Should an Oscar nominee's behavior on the awards circuit affect her chances of taking home a statuette? Whether or not you think so, conventional wisdom holds that it does.

So when an actress declines to play the "Oscar game," as Best Actress nominee Rooney Mara mostly has this season, people...

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'Wanderlust' And 'Martha Marcy May Marlene' Similarities

(0) Comments | Posted February 24, 2012 | 1:56 PM

About 30 minutes into "Wanderlust" -- director David Wain's new film starring Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston as a married couple who chuck New York City life to live in an "intentional community" -- you might get a nagging feeling in your gut. You've seen this...

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Gwen Harmon, National Civil Rights Museum Rep, Discusses Accuracy Of 'The Help'

(320) Comments | Posted February 23, 2012 | 8:42 AM

Oscar "for your consideration" campaigns are nothing new, but Disney's take on marketing its Oscar-nominated film, "The Help," might make you pause. With offers to cover town hall-style meetings about the film's power to create social change, language describing the film as a "social awakening," and comparisons to classic films,...

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Gwen Harmon, National Civil Rights Museum Rep, Discusses Accuracy Of 'The Help'

(2) Comments | Posted February 23, 2012 | 8:42 AM

Oscar "for your consideration" campaigns are nothing new, but Disney's take on marketing its Oscar-nominated film, "The Help," might make you pause. With offers to cover town hall-style meetings about the film's power to create social change, language describing the film as a "social awakening," and comparisons to classic films,...

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Uggie The Dog, At The Oscars: What Routine Should Billy Crystal Do With 'The Artist' Jack Russell Terrier

(0) Comments | Posted February 14, 2012 | 10:56 AM

Our own Mike Ryan may be "so over" Uggie from "The Artist," but plenty of others are waiting with baited breath for the adorable Jack Russell terrier to perform with host Billy Crystal at the 84th Annual Academy Awards.

The treat of the evening's mysterious man-and-canine...

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Uggie The Dog, At The Oscars: What Routine Should Billy Crystal Do With 'The Artist' Jack Russell Terrier

(0) Comments | Posted February 14, 2012 | 10:56 AM

Our own Mike Ryan may be "so over" Uggie from "The Artist," but plenty of others are waiting with baited breath for the adorable Jack Russell terrier to perform with host Billy Crystal at the 84th Annual Academy Awards.

The treat of the evening's mysterious man-and-canine...

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Awards Season GIFs: Get To Know The People Behind Your Favorite Internet Memes

(2) Comments | Posted February 7, 2012 | 10:39 AM

If you're an Internet user, the chances are good you were transfixed by the GIF-ification of the Golden Globes. (That Tina Fey/Amy Poehler interaction hit the web faster than you could say "photobomb!") Of course, the chances are good you're always transfixed by the GIF-ification of...

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Awards Season GIFs: Get To Know The People Behind Your Favorite Internet Memes

(0) Comments | Posted February 7, 2012 | 10:39 AM

If you're an Internet user, the chances are good you were transfixed by the GIF-ification of the Golden Globes. (That Tina Fey/Amy Poehler interaction hit the web faster than you could say "photobomb!") Of course, the chances are good you're always transfixed by the GIF-ification of...

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Being A Movie Extra: Graham Curry On 'War Horse,' Steven Spielberg's Home Movies and Horse Flatulence (PHOTOS)

(82) Comments | Posted January 19, 2012 | 6:38 AM

A long time ago (2004, before I became a writer), in an upstate New York town far, far away (Athens), yours truly had the pleasure of being an extra on a Steven Spielberg film ("War of the Worlds") for one night. It was the scene where a flood of refugees...

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'Bridesmaids' Reality Check: Sarah Pease, Wedding Planner, Gives Skinny on Kristen Wiig Comedy

(0) Comments | Posted January 15, 2012 | 10:06 AM

"Bridesmaids" is up for some big awards at Golden Globes ceremony tonight: Best Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical) and Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical) for Kristen Wiig. The comedy is a bona fide critical darling and commercial success -- most likely because the...

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What Filming a Sex Scene is Really Like: DeeDee Luxe and Calamity Chang Explain 'Shame' Threesome

(53) Comments | Posted January 11, 2012 | 11:08 AM

Michael Fassbender has gotten some deserved awards-season buzz for his towering role in "Shame" -- a film where he famously bared all. If you've seen the movie, you know Fassbender wasn't the only one to strip down for its gritty sex scenes -- perhaps the most memorable act involves his...

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