April 23, 2014

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Scarlett Johansson to make directorial debut

HollywoodNews.com: Scarlett Johansson will be following in the feet of a number of actresses as she will step behind the camera to make her directorial debut.
Johansson is reportedly set to direct an adaptation of ‘Summer Crossing,’ a Truman Capote novella about a teenage debutante, states Entertainment Weekly. Tristine Skyler will reportedly write the screenplay for the film.
Johansson is not going to be acting in this film, simply directing.
Do you think she’ll do well in this role?
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Brad Pitt’s “Moneyball” closing Tokyo Film Festival – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Given the popularity of baseball in Japan (did anyone else watch the country’s amazing run through the most recent Little League World Series?), this move seems like a no-brainer. But now it’s official: Bennett Miller’s “Moneyball” will close this year’s Tokyo International Film Festival on Oct. 30.
Miller’s film stars Brad Pitt as Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane, who introduced a revolutionary concept of paying less for run-producing, reportedly-washed-up Major League Baseball veterans in order to build a winning team. “Moneyball” is based on Michael Lewis’s book “The Art of Winning an Unfair Game,” an co-stars Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Robin Wright.
Word on “Moneyball” is that Miller has crafted a rousing crowd-pleaser of a film that instantly will earn a place alongside Hollywood’s best baseball dramas, from “The Natural” to “Bull Durham.”
We’re excited to see it for two reasons. One, Miller’s “Capote” was a riveting spin on the murderous incidents that inspired Truman Capote’s “In Cold Blood.” And two, “The Social Network” Oscar winner Aaron Sorkin adapted Lewis’s book, ensuring Pitt, Hoffman and Hill have electric dialogue to fire at each other.
“Moneyball” has its world premiere in Toronto for TIFF 2011, and we’ll report on the film as soon as we emerge from our press screening. Then Sony plans to open the movie wide on Sept. 23.

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Lauren Bacall upset over Truman Capote oral sex comment

By Greg Hernandez
HollywoodNews.com: I’m working my way through the giant Hollywood Issue of ‘Vanity Fair’ which is always a real feast.
One of the articles I read over the weekend was a lengthy profile of Lauren Bacall, the 86-year-old screen legend (‘To Have and Have Not,’ ‘The Big Sleep,’ ‘How to Marry a Millionaire’) and Broadway star (‘Applause,’ ‘Woman of the Year,’ ‘Cactus Flower’).
She’s always been a pistol and remains so. The ‘Vanity Fair’ piece does expose Bacall’s contradictions particularly when it comes to her late first husband, the great movie icon Humphrey Bogart with whom she had two children, starred opposite in in four classic films, and was married to until his death from cancer in 1957. (She was later engaged to Frank Sinatra and married to Jason Robards with whom she has a son).
Anyway, Bacall becomes irritated in the ‘Vanity Fair’ article when the interviewer, Matt Tyrnauer, brings up a story spread by Truman Capote. The ‘In Cold Blood’ author is quoted as saying “I gave Bogie a blow job one night” to settle a bet. Capote said after he beat Bogart at arm wrestling three times, “he went upstairs with me, unbuttoned his pants and took it out for me.”
Says Bacall: “Oh, please. You must be joking. I never heard that. Why you bring up a thing like that? What kind of a mind do you have? Step out of the gutter. … Maybe it was a pipe dr

Chris Colfer featured in OUT’s annual Out 100 issue

By Greg Hernandez
HollywoodNews.com: It’s always fun when OUT magazine does its annual Out 100 issue. Several years ago, they featured Anderson Cooper and Jodie Foster on the cover which caused some controversy. Even if two people this famous are known to be gay, if they don’t talk about it publicly are they out?
Subsequent years have not had anything like that, thankfully, and who meeds it? As was reinforced when I did my Coming Out Day photo gallery of 100 out celebrities, there are more than enough truly out gay people to celebrate.
Here’s what OUT has to say about this year’s issue: The theme of the 2010 Out 100 portfolio is “celebration.” In a year marked by battles won and lost, high hopes and bitter letdowns, we thought it important to focus on events that might not have been celebrations when they happened, but were pivotal in the evolution of the LGBT cause. So, we asked our honorees to recreate three such moments in recent history — Truman Capote’s Black and White Ball shot by legendary photographer Larry Fink, the Stonewall riots shot by Out 100 veteran Roger Erickson, and Studio 54 shot by Jason Schmidt.
In the coming days, we will reveal select Out 100 honorees shot by each of the photographers and situated in each of the three celebrations. All 100 honorees, including our five amazing cover stars, will be revealed on November 11.
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