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“Shutter Island’s” $22.2M beats “Cop Out” and “The Crazies”

BY STAFF “Shutter Island” still tops at box office. It led the North American box office for a second consecutive weekend on Sunday. Here is a look at the top ten: “Shutter Island” ($22.2m), “Cop Out” ($18.6m), “The Crazies” ($16.5m), “Avatar” ($14.0m),“Percy Jackson and the Olympians” ($9.8m),“Valentine’s Day” ($9.5m),“Dear John”[...]

Exclusive: Hollywood In Five – Breck Eisner, director of ‘The Crazies’

BY SEAN O’CONNELL Hollywood is a busy town. Movers bump into shakers on their way to the next power meeting. You have to move quickly if you want to keep up. HollywoodNews.com is here to help. Our interview feature, “Hollywood In Five,” showcases the creative individuals responsible for the movies[...]

Did Angelina Jolie just pass on Wanted 2?

BY STAFF Sources are reporting that Angelina Jolie has turned down the offer to participate in a second installment of the Wanted series. Since she has denied the request, the studio plans to just ditch the entire idea rather than try casting a new lead role or focus on lead[...]

Academy Foundation disputes “poor” rating

BY ROBERT W. WELKOS – PART 2 of 2 The Academy Foundation, a nonprofit arm of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, has been given a “poor” rating by one of the country’s leading charity watchdog groups – a rating Academy officials don’t think it deserves. Charity Navigator,[...]

What’s in store for Superman?

What’s in store for Superman? On Wednesday. Latino Review posted the first news about a possible next installment in the long-running Superman film series. Specifically, they reported that Blade, Batman Begins and Dark Knight scribe David Goyer was hired to write a follow-up to director Bryan Singer’s Superman Returns, entitled[...]

Hurt Locker producer apologizes for “begging” email

BY STAFF “The Hurt Locker” co-producer Nicolas Chartier has sent a followup email to apologize for his first email blast that begged colleagues to campaign for his movie to win the Oscar for best picture while trashing rival film “Avatar.” This email violates the Academy Award’s rules and the Oscar[...]

The Oscars: Inside the Academy’s finances

BY ROBERT W. WELKOS – PART 1 OF 2 Talk about Oscar gold. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences which stages the Academy Awards has amassed net assets of $167 million. That staggering figure is contained in the Academy’s most recent Form 990 it filed with the Internal[...]

Matt Labov Leaves BWR

“The desire to embark on this new chapter of my life is absolutely thrilling and challenging, and I look forward to it immensely,” stated Labov. Famous publicist Matt Labov leaves BWR. He was promoted to co-president last month. It is a big loss for BWR. Matt represents Jack Black, Steve[...]

“Two and a Half Men” goes on hiatus due to Sheen’s rehab

BY STAFF Since Charlie Sheen’s publicist has announced the news that he will be going into rehab, his main gig, “Two and a Half Men,” will be going on hiatus as well. USA TODAY reported that Sheen’s publicist stated that he was entering a rehab facility “as a preventative measure.”[...]

What is the value of an Indie Spirit Award?

BY STAFF When approached by Steve Pond at TheWrap.com regarding the dilemma that most of the voting members for the Independent Spirit Awards will be voting on films that they’ve never seen, executive director of Film Independent Dawn Hudson said, “It’s a huge dilemma, and it always has been. We[...]