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Megan Fox is Hot for Teachers

Shocked by California's $17-billion cuts in education in the past two years, with $2.5 billion more in the offing, Stacey Attanasio-Gonsalves produced a grassroots video with help from parents at L.A.'s Wonderland school "to support the efforts of the California statewide PTA to prompt folks to take action," she wrote in an April 8 email. When she enlisted parent Brian Austin Green and actress Megan Fox (who may be the next Red Sonja) to star in the video, Funny or Die got behind it. The video (below) grabbed 150,000 hits soon after it went live Thursday morning. "Call, write, and annoy the governor until he cries for his Mommy," exhorts Fox.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 8, 2010 7:16 AM
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Sandra Bullock Needs to Move On

Sandra Bullock Needs to Move On
My new Career Watch column at AOL Moviefone's Inside Movies looks at Oscar-winner Sandra Bullock. Here's a taste:
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 8, 2010 1:00 AM
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Kick-Ass Stars Johnson, Mintz-Plasse, Moretz Talk Super Heroes

Lionsgate previewed Kick-Ass Monday night in L.A. with a cast-and-writer Q & A to follow. David Lewis was there:Hollywood got a short preview of Comic-Con madness last night at an advance screening of Lionsgate's kinetic comic book adaptation Kick-Ass at the Mann Chinese 6. Fanboys (and a few fangirls) lined up for hours beforehand, hoping to grab the good seats for the film and the lengthy, raucous Q&A moderated by the LAT's Geoff Boucher. On hand were Aaron Johnson and co-stars Clark Duke, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Chloe Grace Moretz, plus co-writer Jane Goldman and the comic's co-creator John Romita Jr.
  • By David Lewis
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  • April 6, 2010 12:45 PM
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Bahrani's Plastic Bag, Starring Herzog

Bahrani's Plastic Bag, Starring Herzog
The well-praised Ramin Bahrani Plastic Bag short has been making the festival rounds, most recently, at SXSW. It stars the word-perfect Werner Herzog as the voice of a plastic bag. More details here.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 6, 2010 8:27 AM
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Watch It and Weep: Will the iPad Blend?

They did it with the iPhone and iPod. Now they ask the same old question of the iPad. Will it blend?
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 5, 2010 12:25 PM
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Andreessen Talks Tech Turkey on Charlie Rose

I saved this Marc Andreessen Charlie Rose interview on TiVo because Andreessen is brilliant and loves to share his insight. Months later, as the iPad is coming out and the internet continues to dominate our lives, this Silicon Valley maverick reveals how much he knows about how start-ups and the Internet work from in front. He just gets it. He co-founded and sold Netscape to AOL for $1 billion, and more recently, created Ning and a start-up fund (Andreessen/Horowitz). As an investor and/or board member, his fingers are in many pies, from Twitter to Facebook.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 4, 2010 6:23 AM
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Jimmy Fallon Tries Out iPad Plus Reviews

Do I absolutely need an iPad? No, I have a MacBook and a BlackBerry. But I really want one. Can I afford $500 for an iPad? Yes. How many dinners out would pay for it? Not so many. It's totally tax-deductable, I need to write about it for my work. I could kill all my subscriptions and save lots of trees, sit in my breakfast nook every morning and read the iPad instead. And I could carry it in my purse with me instead of packing up the laptop. I just might be getting up to join the throngs tomorrow morning.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 3, 2010 6:42 AM
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Spike Jonze's Absolut Short I'm Here

Spike Jonze's half-hour short I'm Here, backed by Absolut Vodka, which debuted at Sundance, is now online. Jonze encourages you to watch it with friends on Facebook. It's a strange lackadaisical little romance with robots.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 31, 2010 12:18 PM
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Academy Award Winning Movie Trailer

Academy Award Winning Movie Trailer
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 24, 2010 10:14 AM
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Titanic: The Sequel

  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 24, 2010 5:47 AM
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