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  • International Star You Should Know: John Boyega

    INITIAL 'ATTACK' Boyega, 21, starred in 2011's Brit cult hit "Attack the Block," which grossed $4 million in the U.K., and recently made a splash at Sundance as the star of "Imperial Dreams," in which he plays an ex-con and aspiring writer trying to...
  • Eliza Dushku, Bradley Whitford, Joel David Moore Join Gregg Allman Biopic (EXCLUSIVE)

    Eliza Dushku, Bradley Whitford and Joel David Moore have signed on for the Gregg Allman biopic "Midnight Rider." The Exchange is selling international rights in Berlin. Shooting is expected to start Feb. 24 in Savannah, Ga. Tyson Ritter, the lead...
  • Jesse Owens Biopic Gets Boost From Family

    The daughter of Olympic athlete Jesse Owens, Marlene Owens Rankin, was at the Berlin Olympic Stadium on Thursday to attend the international sales launch of "Race," the biopic about her father. Variety spoke to her and Stephen Hopkins, the director of the...
  • Sochi suicide-bomber threat: The Olympics aren't worth it anymore

    Sochi suicide-bomber threat: The Olympics aren't worth it anymore
    What if they held the Olympic Games and no one came? Or, more to the point, why exactly are we still bothering with the Olympics anyway? Because right now, you’d get no argument from me that the Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, seem to be far more...
  • Support builds to restore name of Jesse Owens to school

    Support builds to restore name of Jesse Owens to school
    A Far South Side community took the first formal steps Wednesday toward restoring the name of Olympic legend Jesse Owens to an area school. Owens, the African-American track star whose gold medal-winning performance at the 1936 Berlin Olympics was...
  • Jesse Owens transcends all races

     Jesse Owens transcends all races
    It is impossible to define Jesse Owens with mere numbers, for it would suggest that a life story so consequential could be told fully in quantifiable terms. Yet a number is at the genesis of this remembrance, so it would not be wrong to begin with a few...
  • Manny Pacquiao's thoughts are on typhoon, Brandon Rios, trainer says

    Manny Pacquiao's thoughts are on typhoon, Brandon Rios, trainer says
    Manny Pacquiao’s training camp in the Philippines was not disrupted by last week’s Typhoon Haiyan, which has resulted in up to 2,500 deaths, but trainer Freddie Roach said Wednesday the boxer’s thoughts have certainly been distracted....
  • Chase leader Jimmie Johnson wins pole for NASCAR race in Phoenix

    Chase leader Jimmie Johnson wins pole for NASCAR race in Phoenix
    AVONDALE, Ariz. -- Jimmie Johnson took the first step toward trying to bolster his lead over Matt Kenseth in NASCAR's Chase title playoff by winning the pole for Sunday's race at Phoenix International Raceway. Johnson, seeking a sixth championship,...
  • Clippers dealing with injuries

    Clippers dealing with injuries
    All the injuries are starting to become an issue for the Clippers. It has affected their depth, made them smaller and forced players to play out of position. Backup small forward Matt Barnes was the first to go down on the three-game trip. He has been...
  • School council backs restoring Jesse Owens name

    School council backs restoring Jesse Owens name
    A bid to restore a South Side elementary school building's connection to track star Jesse Owens after a name change earlier this year that many considered culturally tone-deaf will face a final vote later this month, officials said Wednesday. Chicago...
  • Jesse Owens' Olympic gold medal sells for record $1.4 million

    An Olympic gold medal won by Jesse Owens at the 1936 Berlin Games has sold for a record $1.4 million, SCP Auctions of Laguna Niguel reported Sunday. An anonymous person won the online bidding with an offer of $1,466,574, which is the highest price...
  • Disney Laces Up for Jesse Owens Biopic (EXCLUSIVE)

    Disney is developing a biopic about American track and field hero Jesse Owens, setting up the project with BermanBraun and Netter Films and attaching Antoine Fuqua to direct. Producers are BermanBraun's Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun and Netter Films' Gil...