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Portfolio Returns, Hughes' Death Place, Celebs Shill on Facebook

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood August 14, 2009 at 6:10AM

Movieline writer Stu Van Airsdale tracked down the site where John Hughes left this mortal coil.
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Thompson on Hollywood

Movieline writer Stu Van Airsdale tracked down the site where John Hughes left this mortal coil.

The NYT gets around to the self-distribution indie story.

Portfolio is back--as a Conde Nast online biz portal.

Can celebs make money shilling goods on Facebook?

Steven Soderbergh's Toronto-bound Matt Damon comedy The Informant! has a cool new poster:

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.