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First Look at Angelina Jolie as 'Maleficent'; Disney Kicks Off Production

On June 13 Angelina Jolie became "Maleficent" as Disney's retelling of the "Sleeping Beauty" tale began principal photography...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • June 19, 2012 11:41 AM
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'Wanted 2' Coming with Shocking Twist, Says Director Bekmambetov

How to write a sequel for a hit film that kills off its best characters? Even though Angelina Jolie said no to bringing her character back to life, Russian filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov has found a way for "Wanted." On the promo circuit for "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," the director says that the sequel to the 2008 hit is moving forward.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • June 18, 2012 4:07 PM
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Jolie Joined by Fanning, Copley, Richardson, Staunton, Manville, Cranham, Riley & Eisley for Disney's 'Maleficent'

Disney's "Maleficent" has rounded out its cast. Joining Angelina Jolie are...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • May 8, 2012 11:40 AM
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Entertainers in Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World Include Depp on Weinstein, Griffin on Handler, Tyson on Davis

Time has made its 100 Most Influential People in the World list; it's both surprising and all-too predictable. Here's a sampling of the entertainment side:
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • April 18, 2012 1:44 PM
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Ashley Judd, Kate Winslet and Jennifer Lawrence vs. Our Toxic Misogynist Culture

In the past week, actresses and their weight have been front and center. When moviegoers suggested that Kate Winslet was too fat in the 3-D rerelease of the 1997 blockbuster "Titanic," she responded that she's now thinner than co-star Leonardo DiCaprio. Jennifer Lawrence was described as not hungry enough in "The Hunger Games."
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • April 10, 2012 5:29 PM
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Hillary Johnson's Hollywood Satire 'Shooting Stars' Hits Amazon, Bookstores

"Shooting Stars," a Hollywood mystery satire from Dymaxicon Press, just went up on Amazon. The page-turner hits stores April 1. It's the funniest Hollywood novel I've read in a long time, up there with the likes of the two Peters, Farrelly and Lefcourt.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 28, 2012 7:37 PM
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Angelina Jolie Praises Invisible Children, Hates Joseph Kony, Films 'Maleficent' in June (Video)

Angelina Jolie tells The Telegraph that Invisible Children has "been a wonderful movement for a long time," and she supports their KONY 2012 video raising awareness in young people...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • March 12, 2012 1:50 PM
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Berlin Fest Lineup: Thornton's 'Jayne Mansfield's Car' in Competition, Plus Jolie's 'In the Land of Blood and Honey,' Herzog's 'Death Row'

The lineup for the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival is in place, with Benoit Jacquot’s period drama “Farewell My Queen” kicking off proceedings on February 9 at the festival’s Berlinale Palast.
  • By Matt Mueller
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  • February 8, 2012 1:15 PM
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In The Works: Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper Set for Susanne Bier's 'Serena' Adaptation

Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, co-stars in the upcoming David O. Russell film, "The Silver Linings Playbook" (November 12), will reteam for "Serena." Based on Ron Rash's 2008 novel, the film is set in 1929 North Carolina and follows George and Serena Pemberton, ambitious newlyweds with their hearts set on a timber empire...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • January 31, 2012 1:39 PM
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Box Office Report: Awards Performance Update

As distributors continue the tradition of playing off the Golden Globes to publicize a range of films, the specialized and awards business still shows the positive trends that were seen during the holidays. A couple of significant expansions (“Pina” and “The Iron Lady”) lead the mostly positive news. Opening:
  • By Tom Brueggemann
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  • January 15, 2012 4:22 PM
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