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  • Omarr's daily astrological forecast

    BIRTHDAY GUY: Producer and director Lee Daniels was born in Philadelphia, Penn., today in 1959. This birthday guy produced and directed the 2009 film "Precious," which earned Oscar nominations both for his direction and for best picture. He also...
  • Golden Globes 2014: Snubs and Surprises

    Golden Globes 2014: Snubs and Surprises
    The 2014 Golden Globe nominations were announced on Dec. 12. Presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the Globes are known for recognizing excellence in both television and film. While the program is usually known for honoring Hollywood...
  • Hollywood is losing the race for ethnic and gender inclusion

    Hollywood is losing the race for ethnic and gender inclusion
    If you're among the small number of directors or actors who isn't white, there is finally some cause to be excited about what's happening in Hollywood. For the first time in Academy Awards history, a black man — British filmmaker Steve McQueen...
  • Politics: Where Hollywood Mattered in 2013

    Show biz's impact on politics usually ends at the surface: The red carpet is rolled out each year for the White House Correspondents Assn. dinner, a celebrity draws publicity to a vague cause by testifying before a congressional panel, or a documentary...
  • 'Gravity' edges 'Butler' for most overrated movie of 2013

    'Gravity' edges 'Butler' for most overrated movie of 2013
    Some said it changed cinema. Others said it was a technical achievement that fell far short in the story and character departments. It’s the latter group that had its say on New Year’s Eve, as ‘Gravity,’ Alfonso Cuaron’s...
  • Weinstein Company May Boost Film Distribution From $50 Million Fund

    Harvey Weinstein may be distributing more films, thanks to a distribution deal with newly formed Catalina Capital and its $50 million film finance fund. The Weinstein Company will have a first look option on domestic distribution and international...
  • Films inspired by true events walk a tricky line

    Films inspired by true events walk a tricky line
    "Lee Daniels' The Butler" isn't true. It's only "inspired" by a true story. Screenwriter Danny Strong realized his limitations in constructing a script based on an article about former White House butler Eugene Allen, but rather than ditch the story...
  • Freshmen Writers of 2013: New Scribes Prove Wise

    Oscar has a way of falling in love with first-time scripters, including Chris Terrio ("Argo"), Michael Arndt ("Little Miss Sunshine"), Diablo Cody ("Juno"), Dustin Lance Black ("Milk"), Mark Boal ("The Hurt Locker") and Geoffrey Fletcher ("Precious")....
  • Stephen Dorff on 'The Motel Life' and What's Wrong with Hollywood

    In 2010, Stephen Dorff found himself on the industry's hot list after starring in Sofia Coppola's "Somewhere," a meditative drama about a Hollywood actor and his lonely daughter. Dorff recalls a stream of offers from a fickle business that he's been...
  • Spirit Noms Analysis: 'All Is Lost,' 'Fruitvale Station,' 'Short Term 12′ Join Must-See List

    "12 Years a Slave" and "Nebraska" may have earned the most nominations for the Indie Spirit Awards, but the biggest beneficiaries could be films including "All is Lost" (pictured), "Blue Jasmine," "Before Midnight," "Enough Said," "Fruitvale Station"...
  • Gotham Awards Shines Light on Thesps

    Since their inception 23 years ago, IFP's Gotham Independent Film Awards have experienced their share of growing pains and gains. For years, the low-key kudofest, which takes place at the outset of awards season, was truly independent and unconcerned...
  • Weinstein Co. Offers Free Movie Tickets to SAG-AFTRA Voters

    The Weinstein Co. has a unique way to get SAG-AFTRA voters to see its films: Free tickets. Thanks to a partnership with Fandango that was announced today, Screen Actors Guild Awards voters will be able to obtain a free pair of tickets to see TWC awards...