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James Franco Recuts A Gus Van Sant Film As If He Were The Director Today

The Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 11.22.2011 | Home

James Franco wants you to "think of all the takes of all the shots of all the movies ever made." Why would you ever want to think about that? Becau...

James Franco To Direct Cormac McCarthy Film

Posted 11.19.2011 | Arts

James Franco's now-legendary energy showed no sign of letting up as he announced plans to direct an adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's novel 'Child of Go...

James Franco Buys Portrait Of Himself From Teenage Fan

Posted 11.13.2011 | Arts

Can James Franco do no wrong? The notoriously overachieving actor/painter/director/producer/screenwriter author/pilot/performance artist/professor rec...

Jessie Heyman

Troy Garity's Star-Studded TV Debut

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessie Heyman | Posted 10.22.2011 | Entertainment

Troy Garity's voice is dulled but authoritative; he takes long pauses and strings together fragmented thoughts and metaphors and ends up--somewhat mir...

Mia Wasikowska's Haunting Story Of Life & Death

Posted 09.07.2011 | Entertainment

Most teenagers are haunted by the difficult past they imagine that they've led, the hardships of uncomfortable adolescence and awkward puberties, para...

Sing It Loud: Chatting with k.d. lang, JD Souther and Bobby Long, Plus a Beginners Audio Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.24.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

One of my favorite tracks on k.d. lang's new album is the opener, "I Confess," which sounds like Brill Building meets country, meets...okay, I'll shut up now, k.d. lang has the rest.

Monday Madness: Chatting with Rob Zombie, Danny Elfman, Devo's Gerald Casale and More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.22.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Cannes Premiere: Gus Van Sant's Restless Too Calm

Karin Badt | Posted 07.14.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

It's a film one would like to love: Gus Van Sant's tender story of a young man, traumatized by the death of his parents, numbed and unable to connect, who learns to face death by falling in love with a dying pretty girl.

Cannes Film Festival: Official Selection Announced

Karin Badt | Posted 06.14.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

Over 1,700 films were viewed by the selection committee this year, out of which 49 were selected for the festival, representing more than 30 countries around the world.

Hollywood: Art and Oscars

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

I wonder if the less than stellar results of the last Oscars, with its low voltage and sagging viewership, will make the Hollywood weasels -- clearly in need of inspiration -- turn to the world of art.

Ken Kesey And 'Acid Christ'

Mark Christensen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Mark Christensen

Ken Kesey, the "undisputed King of the Counter Culture" who during the early 1960s became America's top new literary light, then -- fueled by Sandoz 25 LSD -- abruptly ditched his day job as the next Norman Mailer to become a sort of proto acid Christ.

The Obituary as Art Form

Carine Fabius | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Carine Fabius

When you make your living in the arts--whether that's on the creative front or the business end--, it's safe to say that you are probably open to all kinds of veerings off the path to pay the bills.

10 Gamechanging Directors of the 2000s

Mike Miley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Miley

Only a handful of directors put out work that was not only consistently interesting but also urged us (sometimes against our will) to think about cinema differently.

Remembering the Lessons of Harvey Milk: What It Means to Be GayVisit him on the Web at www.gayandlesbianmanners.com

Steven Petrow | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Steven Petrow

With his death, Harvey Milk taught us what it means to be gay. For my generation those lessons are secure, as is Milk's place in history.

Q & A: Sean Penn and Gus Van Sant Pour Out Their Hearts about Milk

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

A diffident, and at times, defiant, hour-long press conference took place with cast members of Milk recently, but it didn't yield much of a sustained discussion on the film's talking points.

Sean Penn's Political Experience Helped With "Milk," Says Director

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

BERLIN — Director Gus Van Sant says Sean Penn's experience of political activism helped make him a good choice to play Harvey Milk, the politici...

Greening Hollywood: And The Awards Go To Leo (DiCaprio), Clint (Eastwood), Sean (Penn), Amy (Adams), Anne (Hathaway

Paige Donner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Paige Donner

The Palm Springs International Film Festival, now in its 20th year, will see more than 125,000 attendees from all over the globe during its more than 200-screening running.

Happy Holidays Hollywood!

Ariston Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ariston Anderson

Just how much is the credit crunch going to affect Hollywood? Film elite like Sir Ben Kingsley, Penelope Cruz, Gus Van Sant, Dennis Hopper, Darren Aronofsky and others weigh in.

Milk, The Biopic and The Lesson

Josh Bolotsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Josh Bolotsky

Milk manages to balance the needs of two very different films in its running time. It is, first of all, a superb biopic, as well as a meditation on the responsibility activists have to the people.

Where is Harvey Milk Today?

Ari Bendersky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Ari Bendersky

Watching the film on the 30th anniversary of Milk's tragic and unnecessary death ... I was reminded that while we've come far, we really haven't gotten anywhere.

A Post-Thanksgiving Cornucopia: World AIDS Day, The Birth of (RED)WIRE, Milk and Prop 8

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

The new online digital magazine (RED)WIRE will sponsor a series of unique performances by artists such as U2 and Sheryl Crow, in its bid to help fight AIDS.

Giving Thanks For Harvey Milk

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kerry Trueman

The most poignant aspect of Milk is that the story it tells -- of the fight against ignorance and intolerance -- is, unlike the hairdos and the Haight couture in the film -- all too current.

"Milk" Review: Sean Penn Performance "Glorious"

AP | CHRISTY LEMIRE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Gus Van Sant has spent the past few years making dreamy, amorphous meditations on life and death that seemingly were intended for his hardcore fans, h...

Milk -- We Need Him Now More Than Ever

Matt Budd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Matt Budd

Harvey Milk inspired hundreds of thousands of gay people in his lifetime and now with Gus Van Sant's new film Milk, he has the opportunity to reach millions more in death.

Sean Penn's Milk Has Blast From the Antigay Past

Marc Malkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marc Malkin

Bryant became the gay community's public enemy No. 1 for leading a movement to overturn antidiscrimination laws. I called her office to find out what she thinks about the upcoming movie.