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Stewart Does Letterman, Likely Can't Do Girl with Dragon Tattoo

It looks like Twilight star Kristen Stewart is too busy to even chase after The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. She'd love to do the role, but hasn't talked to David Fincher about it and may not be able to squeeze it into her crazy schedule anyway. (Meanwhile, in The New Yorker, Nora Ephron channels Lisbeth Salander.)
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 29, 2010 5:52 AM
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Cruise vs. Cruise, Kimmel Rides Zipline, Knight and Day B.O.

Compare the real Tom Cruise doing stunts on Jimmy Kimmel -- and the fake Tom Cruise below. @TomCruise is all over Twitter with his blog posts. Not missing a trick. (Again, I think he should pull back on trying to get people's attention.)
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 29, 2010 1:10 AM
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Trailer Watch: Harry Potter Finale Looks Very Lord of the Rings

The trailer (below) pushing Warner Bros.' November 19 release of the Harry Potter finale Deathly Hallows: Part I (Part II comes July 15, 2011) looks dark, dangerous and epic: Lord of the Rings scale. (It looks even more expensive than the last one, which was $250 million.) Ralph Fiennes as Voldemort chills my spine.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 28, 2010 11:09 AM
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Vanity Fair Cover Girl Jolie Talks Home vs. Career, Bier Teases Haevnen, Kick-Ass Power Petites

- Angelina Jolie graces the cover of August's Vanity Fair, amping up for the release of Salt on July 23rd. The mag posted a taste of the interview today. It's not the first time she's said it, but Jolie was clear about acting not being the most important thing to her, and she does not anticipate doing it much longer, even though it helped her to learn about herself while growing up.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • June 28, 2010 3:10 AM
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Trailer Watch: David Fincher's The Social Network

Aaron Sorkin. Scott Rudin. David Fincher. Jesse Eisenberg. Mark Zuckerberg.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 25, 2010 12:01 PM
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Longest Screen Kiss: Elena Undone Beats Hitchcock's Notorious

One way to get attention is to break a record.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 24, 2010 4:42 AM
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James Franco: Everywhere

Actor James Franco seems to be everywhere these days. He's starring in serious dramas (Howl) and goofy comedies (Date Night), directing a Saturday Night Live doc and a Cannes short, making art (he has an upcoming New York solo show of photos, drawings and videos) and falling asleep during class at Columbia's MFA program in creative writing (he's prepping a children's book). While Franco, 32, is not the first actor to pursue artistic outlets other than on-screen performing, his choices do reflect a certain self-aware humor and intelligence. After all, he plays an unpredictable painter named "Franco" on General Hospital who seduces a girl at MOCA (see clip below).
  • By Cameron Carlson
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  • June 21, 2010 10:21 AM
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Raavan's Bachchan and Rai Do The Ramayana: Badly

Raavan's Bachchan and Rai Do The Ramayana: Badly
Big-budget Bollywood adventure Raavan, starring the golden couple Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai--from writer-director Mani Ratnam, director of Guru, with a rousing score by Slumdog Millionaire Oscar-winner A.R. Rahman--is a big overwrought dud. It's one of those dead-serious over-scale extravaganzas that boasts lavish resources--visual effects, swirling cameras, stunning scenery and lavish musical numbers--and comes up short. It's basically India's Robin Hood in more ways than one--all that money can buy in the way of production value and star power, but a big so-what? In some ways, Bachchan is playing chest-beating primitive King Kong to Rai's lovely Fay Wray.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 21, 2010 5:02 AM
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LAFF: Kids Are All Right Scores During Lakers Riot, 30 Films to See

The Thursday night opening of the LA Film Fest was not quite what the organizers had hoped for, with the NBA final game right next door at the Staples Center. That was one risk the LAFF took this year by moving the festival downtown. Film Independent chief Dawn Hudson insists that the influx of apartment dwellers and lively night life downtown is bound to invigorate the fest. (But Westsiders especially dread the drive during rush hour.)
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 19, 2010 10:35 AM
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Cameron's Task Force Issues Oil Spill Report

James Cameron, in his recent round of interviews about the Gulf oil spill, said he had assembled an ad hoc task force of leading Woods Hole scientists, and so he did. Here's the result of their labors. Read it and weep. A video report is on the jump.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 17, 2010 11:31 AM
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