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Cartoon movies are having a hard time getting “G” ratings these days

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com: “The Lion King” had a major character’s father being murdered onscreen, another major character being eaten alive by hyenas, and a young child snuggling up beside the corpse of the above-mentioned recently deceased father. “Tarzan” opened with a blood-stained cabin containing two corpses and an infant being[...]

Chris Colfer talks about his past as a ‘social llama’

HollywoodNews.com: Chris Colfer, 20, plays the self-confident, impeccably-dressed Kurt on “Glee”, but his own high school experience wasn’t exactly fabulous. In a new interview with TV Guide, Colfer calls his high school self a “social llama”, explaining, “Like, where does a llama go? It’s not a horse. It’s kind of[...]

Adam Sandler invited to join The Academy

HollywoodNews.com: Adam Sandler is gearing up for the release of his new film, “Grown Ups,” and has just been announced as one of 135 artists selected to join the Academy. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 135 artists and executives who[...]

Tim Burton talks about taking on ‘Alice in Wonderland’

Given the weird and wonderful worlds that director Tim Burton regularly builds within his films, one might expect that Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, one of the books upon which Burton’s new film is based, would have been a favorite text for years. But the director told reporters that he[...]

Cohen, Bateman, Carell, Fey, Stiller to present Oscar Show

BY STAFF Comedic talents Sacha Baron Cohen, Jason Bateman, Steve Carell, Tina Fey and Ben Stiller will help bring laughs to the 82nd Academy Awards®, telecast producers Bill Mechanic and Adam Shankman announced. This will be the debut appearances for Baron Cohen and Bateman. Stiller has appeared on five previous Oscar[...]

Kathryn Bigelow picks up HBO pilot to direct

BY STAFF Kathryn Bigelow has just booked her next project which will be to direct a potential HBO series created by John Logan entitled “The Miraculous Year.” The series is a look into the venues of art and theater and HBO describes it as, “an examination of a New York family[...]