April 25, 2014

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More New Jersey cities don’t want ‘Snooki & JWOWW’

HollywoodNews.com: ‘Snooki & JWOWW’ has been picked up for a second season, but it seems they may have some trouble putting it all together as two more towns have rejected the show.
It is reported that Point Pleasant Beach and Toms River both shot down MTV in regard to Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Jenni “JWOWW” Farley living and filming there, states E! News. The first season of the show was filmed in Jersey City after being shot down from other cities.
Snooki has commented that the second season will likely include the birth of her first child with fiance Jionni LaValle.
The girls recently wrapped filming of the sixth season of ‘Jersey Shore’ which will air this fall.
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Kudos for Quentin Tarantino at the MOMA

HollywoodNews.com: It’s Oscar season soon, so it’s time for tributes and special awards that will highlight directors of Oscar buzzed films. Now we’re told that the Museum of Modern Art’s fifth annual Film Benefit, to be held on December 3rd at 6:30 PM, will honor writer / director Quentin Tarantino.
This will be just two weeks before Tarantino unveils “Django Unchained,” with an all star cast and a controversial screenplay. The movie looks amazing from clips, with Jamie Foxx and Leonardo DiCaprio. Now a release from MoMA says that “[Tarantino] renowned for the Academy Award-winning films Pulp Fiction (1994) and Inglourious Basterds (2009), and earlier hit films Reservoir Dogs (1992), Jackie Brown (1997), Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003), and Kill Bill Vol. 2 (2004), among others. Tarantino’s latest film, “Django Unchained”, will be released by The Weinstein Company on December 25th.
The Film Benefit held at The Museum of Modern Art (11 W. 53rd St) will be highlighted by a special presentation recognizing Tarantino’s acclaimed directorial work, followed by a gala dinner. The Film Benefit raises funds to ensure that great works of cinema continue to join the collection of The Museum of Modern Art”
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‘Housewives of Beverly Hills’ star talks daughter’s recovery from father’s death

HollywoodNews.com: ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ star Taylor Armstrong had her life rocked when her estranged husband, Russell Armstrong, committed suicide.
But, now that some time has passed, it seems that her daughter with Russell is slowly recovering, states RadarOnline. “She’s more open and joyful since his death. She’s more outgoing than she was during his lifetime. She was feeling my anxiety,” Armstrong commented.
However, there is still plenty of work to do: “I’ve worked closely with psychologists with her, and I’m keeping tabs on her.”
Do you think they are handling things well?
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Kirk and Anne Douglas are our Heroes

HollywoodNews.com: Who doesn’t love Kirk Douglas? He’s the greatest. Three time Oscar nominee Kirk is a hero. He’s recovered mightily from a stroke, has written several books. At 95, he’s a role model. He and his wife Anne gave $990,000 to charities last year, worthy causes, from their Douglas Charitable Foundation. It’s all good. Now he and Anne have pledged to leave $50 million to five charities, including the Alzheimer’s Wing at the Motion Picture Home.
But where does the money come from? Good investments. The Foundation, according to its Form 990 from 2010, had over $19 million in total assets. Most of that was from stock. But yikes–the stock is typically American and not very politically correct. In a way, the Douglas Foundation has been like Robin Hood–taking from the rich and giving to the needy.
The Douglas Foundation’s largest assets, at least on December 31, 2010, were from the Big Tobacco and Big Oil. They claimed market values of $4,5 for Philip Morris, and $2 million more from Altria Group, making essentially two investments in Big Tobacco as Altria owns Philips Morris USA while the international Philip Morris is a separate entity with a robust stock price of $90 a share as Friday. The Foundation’s other largest holdings were from Chevron ($1 million) and Exxon ($2 million). There’s also about $700,000 in market value from Royal Dutch Petroleum and another $500,000 from Concoco.
These are the same companies and stocks the Foundation had in 2008 and 2009. And they’ve increased in value. So at least the Foundation is getting good investment advice.
The Foundation also paid Kirk and Anne’s son, Peter, a salary of $115,000 a year– for 17 hours’ worth of work as president. In 2008, the salary was only $50,000, so that’s a nice raise. As Matthew Broderick sings on Broadway, “Nice work if you can get it.”
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JWOWW doesn’t want ‘Jersey Shore’ cast replaced

HollywoodNews.com: ‘Jersey Shore’ has reportedly wrapped another season of filming, which has led to rumors of a possible seventh season that would be slightly different.
It has been rumored that as the current cast is growing up, a new cast may be brought in for the next season of ‘Jersey Shore,’ states Hollyscoop. However, that won’t happen if Jenni “JWOWW” Farley has anything to say about it.
“I would go off on MTV [if that happened]. I would burn down that house,” JWOWW laughed.
And even if they try, JWOWW doesn’t think it will be a success: “They didn’t recreate ‘The Hills’ because who could replace ‘The Hills?’ Who could recreate ‘The Jersey Shore’ without it turning into ‘The Real World?’”
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Lauren Conrad seems to be getting serious about new beau

HollywoodNews.com: Lauren Conrad has been dating USC law student William Tell for a number of months now, and it seems like things are getting serious.
The two reportedly decided to get away together and took a five-day trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, states UsMagazine.com. The trip was reportedly just about them as they stayed in a pricey suite and relaxed by the beach.
Their suite reportedly even had a private hot tub which likely made the trip that much better.
Do you think they will work out?
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Fred Willard reportedly arrested for lewd conduct

HollywoodNews.com: Fred Willard has reportedly been arrested for lewd conduct while at an adult movie theater in Hollywood.
He was reportedly caught at the Tiki Theater by LAPD undercover vice officers with his penis exposed and in his hand, states TMZ. The actor was allegedly booked for lewd conduct and released from police custody a short time later.
Officers had reportedly been conducting a “random walk-through” at the time which is allowed at this type of theater.
What do you think about his arrest?
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Producer Richard Zanuck, Hollywood’s Royalty

HollywoodNews.com: Producer Richard Zanuck, Part of Hollywood’s Dynasty, Dies at 77.
Beloved Hollywood big studio producer Richard Zanuck has died at age 77 in Hollywood. Zanuck’s long list of hits includes “Jaws,” “Driving Miss Daisy,” “Cocoon,” “Big Fish,” and most recently, “Dark Shadows.” In recent years he co-produced movies with his third wife, Lili Fini Zanuck. For most of his career, Dick Zanuck partnered with the late great David Brown, and they were a popular and successful team in Hollywood. Zanuck was part of Hollywood’s real dynasty. His famous father, Darryl F. Zanuck, helped start Hollywood. He began producing movies in 1925. The Zanucks leave a long and proud legacy in the film business. Here’s a link to a great piece from two years ago in the L.A. Times. RIP. http://herocomplex.latimes.com/2010/04/13/richard-d-zanuck-a-hollywood-legend-too-busy-to-look-back/
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‘Housewives of Beverly Hills’ reportedly heading to Paris for show

HollywoodNews.com: Paris might want to watch out because it is rumored that the women on ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ are headed there to film their reality show.
The women are reportedly leaving this weekend for their first international trip as a group, states RadarOnline. While they have all taken some local trips together, this will be their first outside of the U.S. although some of them might not be joining.
Adrienne Maloof has reportedly decided to not go because she has allegedly been having problems with the other women. Kim Richards and Taylor Armstrong are both reportedly on the fence about going.
Do you think this trip will go smoothly?
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Oscar invites 176 artists and executives

HollywoodNews.com: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 176 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures. Those who accept the invitation will be the only additions in 2012 to the Academy’s roster of members.
“These film professionals represent some of the most talented, most passionate contributors to our industry,” said Academy President Tom Sherak. “I’m glad to recognize that by calling each of them a fellow Academy member.”
Voting membership in the organization has now held steady at just under 6,000 members since 2003.
The 2012 invitees are:
Actors
Simon Baker – “Margin Call,” “L.A. Confidential”
Sean Bean – “Flightplan,” “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring”
Bérénice Bejo – “The Artist,” “OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies”
Tom Berenger – “Inception,” “Platoon”
Demián Bichir – “A Better Life,” “Che”
Jessica Chastain – “The Help,” “The Tree of Life”
Clifton Collins, Jr. – “Star Trek,” “Traffic”
Bryan Cranston – “Contagion,” “Little Miss Sunshine”
Jean Dujardin – “Les infidèls, “The Artist”
Richard E. Grant – “The Iron Lady,” “Withnail & I”
Jonah Hill – “Moneyball,” “Superbad”
Ken Howard – “J. Edgar,” “In Her Shoes”
Diego Luna – “Milk,” “Y Tu Mamá También”
Margo Martindale – “Secretariat,” “Million Dollar Baby”
Melissa McCarthy – “Bridesmaids,” “The Back-Up Plan”
Matthew McConaughey – “The Lincoln Lawyer,” “A Time to Kill”
Janet McTeer – “Albert Nobbs,” “Tumbleweeds”
S. Epatha Merkerson – “Mother and Child,” “Terminator 2: Judgment Day”
Sam Rockwell – “Cowboys & Aliens,” “Noon”
Andy Serkis – “The Prestige,” “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King”
Octavia Spencer – “The Help,” “The Soloist”
Lili Taylor – “Being Flynn,” “High Fidelity”
Nia Vardalos – “For a Good Time, Call…,” “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”
Kerry Washington – “Django Unchained,” “Ray”
Michelle Yeoh – “The Lady,” “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”
Designers
Laurence Bennett – “The Artist,” “Crash”
David Brisbin – “The Twilight Saga: New Moon,” “Dead Presidents”
Scott Chambliss – “Cowboys & Aliens,” “Mission: Impossible III”
Wendy Chuck – “The Descendants,” “Sideways”
Maria Djurkovic – “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy,” “The Hours”
Sanja Milkovic Hays – “Battle: Los Angeles,” “Mission to Mars”
Mayes Rubeo – “Avatar,” “Apocalypto”
Anne Seibel – “Midnight in Paris,” “The Devil Wears Prada”
Sharon Seymour – “The Ides of March,” “Friday Night Lights”
Sammy Sheldon – “X-Men: First Class,” “V for Vendetta”
Cinematographers
Florian Ballhaus – “Mr. Popper’s Penguins,” “The Devil Wears Prada”
Oliver Bokelberg – “Win Win,” “The Station Agent”
Anna J. Foerster – “Anonymous”
Larry Fong – “Super 8,” “300”
Alwin Kuchler – “Hanna,” “Proof”
Toyomichi Kurita – “Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family,” “Waiting to [...]

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