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Anchor Bay acquires Brittany Murphy’s final film

Anchor Bay Entertainment has acquired the North American distribution rights to Michael Feifer’s “Abandoned,” which features Brittany Murphy in her final role before she died. The film is a psychological thriller that is written by Peter Sullivan, produced by Jeffrey Schenck and Barry Barnholtz, and is slated for a summer[...]

Penelope Cruz in negotiations to star in Pirates 4

Penelope Cruz is in negotiations to star in Rob Marshall’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” alongside Johnny Depp and his famous Captain Jack Sparrow character. The story line is set to touch on the Fountain of Youth, but all other details are being kept secret. The Hollywood Reporter[...]

SXSW unveils 130 short film list

The South By Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival has just announced their 2010 short film lineup comprised of 130 films. The event will take place in Austin, Texas from March 12-20. In addition to the short films being announced, they have also unveiled new panelists that have been added[...]

Tom Cruise in for another “Mission Impossible”

The Hollywood Reporter reports that Paramount Pictures has sealed the deal with Tom Cruise to have him play Ethan Hunt in “Mission Impossible 4.” The film will be produced by Cruise and J.J. Abrams, written by Josh Applebaum and Andre Nemec, and are still in need of a director. The[...]

EXCLUSIVE: Academy Pres. Tom Sherak: First came the boo’s, now the applause

BY ROBERT W. WELKOS Tom Sherak chuckles as he recalls the story. One day last year, he walked into his favorite restaurant, The Palm, where he knows everyone and everyone knows him, and suddenly noticed his friends were booing him. “What did you do?!” they exclaimed. “How could you do[...]

Cicely Tyson joins Zoe Saldana as honoree at ESSENCE Luncheon

Cicely Tyson is the latest woman to join the list of honorees for the ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon that takes place on Thursday, March 4 at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Tyson will receive the Legend Award at the event and joins other honorees Queen Latifah, Zoe Saldana, Mary[...]

Pixar’s ‘Up’ Wins the Annie for Best Feature

BY STAFF Pixar Animation Studio’s Up wins the Best Animated Feature honor at the 37th Annual Annie Awards held at UCLA’s Royce Hall on Saturday, Feb. 6. Walt Disney Animation Studios won six Annies overall including three for its feature The Princess and the Frog and three for its television production[...]

“Dear John” breaks “Avatar’s” reign at box office

Reuters reports that Relativity Media’s romantic military love story “Dear John,” opened to much higher numbers than expected. Despite the winter storm on the East Coast, it still pulled in $13.8M on opening night, heading it on course to bring in $32M over the weekend. This would beat “Avatar’s” expected[...]

Oscars: a 3-horse race? Or 4?

BY ROBERT W. WELKOS It’s now a three-horse race…or four, depending on who you talk to in Hollywood. The Academy Award nominations are out and an expanded list of 10 films vying for best picture are grabbing the public’s attention….but talk to people who run Oscar campaigns and they’ll tell you[...]

Michelle Williams, Seth Rogan to star in “Take This Waltz”

Michelle Williams and Seth Rogan are set to star in Sarah Polley’s new movie “Take This Waltz.” Polley was latest seen at Sundance to promote her movie “Splice,” in which she stars opposite Adrien Brody. She told EW that she is happy to get back into the director’s chair and[...]