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  • February 15, 2013 9:42 PM
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Behind Richard Burton's Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Richard Burton will receive his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on March 1. These ceremonies aren't cheap -- per the New York Times, the 300-pound cement-based terrazo stars themselves cost $30,000 a piece.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 15, 2013 3:21 PM
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Tribeca Film Knows 'What Richard Did'

Tribeca Film has snapped up North American rights to Irish director Lenny Abrahamson's "What Richard Did," which recently took home five Irish Film & Television Awards, including Best Film, Director and Actor (newcomer Jack Reynor, who can be seen in the upcoming "Transformers 4.")
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 15, 2013 2:11 PM
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Cinedigm Appoints Laura Sok as Director of Theatrical Publicity

Cinedigm announces that Laura Sok has been appointed as Director of Theatrical Publicity, reporting to VP of Theatrical Marketing Jeff Reichert.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • February 14, 2013 3:31 PM
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Marion Cotillard In Talks for 'Diary of a Chambermaid,' Adapted by 'Farewell, My Queen' Director Benoit Jacquot

Marion Cotillard is circling the lead role of Celestine in Benoit Jacquot's "Diary of a Chambermaid," adapted from the novel by Octave Mirbeau. Celestine is an ambitious Parisian maid working at wealthy families' estates from 1890 to 1900; the novel underscores the upstairs-downstairs dynamic and the sexual perversions...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 14, 2013 2:44 PM
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Seth MacFarlane Talks with EW: Beyonce, Emilia Clarke and Living in the Fey and Poehler Shadow

Love him or hate him, "Family Guy" and "Ted" creator Seth MacFarlane will be the host for the 2013 Oscar telecast...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 14, 2013 1:48 PM
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Jonathan Demme Will Present Adam Leon's Stellar Debut and SXSW Winner 'Gimme the Loot'

Director Jonathan Demme ("The Silence of the Lambs," "Philadelphia") will present Adam Leon's "Gimme the Loot."
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  • February 14, 2013 1:40 PM
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Cheers! Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Releasing First Wine Next Month from Chateau Miraval

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt now own Chateau Miraval in Correns, France, and will begin releasing their first wine next month.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • February 14, 2013 1:09 PM
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Obit: 'Night Moves' Screenwriter Alan Sharp, Memorial Planned

I had the pleasure of talking by phone to novelist/screenwriter Alan Sharp while preparing the production notes for the 1983 Sam Peckinpah movie "The Osterman Weekend," which was to be the director's last. While that film did not mark either man's finest hour, Sharp was one of Hollywood's most respected screenwriters; he specialized in muscular western noir. He died last weekend at the age of 78 after a long illness.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 13, 2013 3:40 PM
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The Hollywood Education of Ben Affleck, from 'Chasing Amy,' 'Armageddon' and 'Shakespeare' to his Second Act and 'Argo' [VIDEO]

Before accepting the Santa Barbara Modern Master Award from childhood pal Matt Damon, "Argo" helmer and star Ben Affleck, 40, with graceful help from master interviewer Leonard Maltin, showed his mettle as charming raconteur and ace impressionist. These skills have served "Argo" well in its surging race for Oscars.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 13, 2013 2:34 PM
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