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January 15, 2007

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"Men" Writing Team Granted the 19th Annual USC Libraries Scripter Award

January 15, 2007 09:48:13 GMT

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The writing team behind "Children of Men", Alfonso Cuaron, Timothy J. Sexton, David Arata, Mark Fergus, and Hawk Ostby, plus author P.D. James, who wrote the original book version from which the flick was developed, should draw a really big smile by now as their work finally was deemed the winner of the 19th Annual USC Libraries Scripter Award.

"This year's five nominated films were, all of them, heartfelt and elegantly wrought," USC School of Cinematic Arts Writing Division chair Howard Rodman commented. "In that heady company, 'Children of Men' was first among equals. (The team) took P.D. James' bracingly dystopic novel and crafted from it a film at once brave, subtle (and) shocking. This is writing and screenwriting of the highest order."
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Sony and Will Smith at Peace with "Sisters of Mercy"

January 15, 2007 08:48:00 GMT

Finding each other still eager to work together after their latest project "The Pursuit of Happyness", Sony Pictures Entertainment and Will Smith are set to collaborate once again in developing a new big screen feature titled "Sisters of Mercy", Variety has reported.

Written by Steven Bloom, the picture focuses on a widower father who is rescued after his wife's death by members of her book club, who soon begin running his life with their advice on parenting and dating. Smith will serve as the film's producer via his Overbrook production company alongside partner James Lassiter and Alex Siskin.
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No "Hitman" Deal Yet for Timothy Olyphant

January 15, 2007 06:55:39 GMT

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Contrasting with reports informing him to have joined the "Hitman" cast, "Deadwood" star Timothy Olyphant surprisingly revealed during a promotion on romantic drama "Catch and Release" that tidbits on his involvement in the project have been remarkably exaggerated though he did admit that he has had talks about playing the title role.

"I don't think I've ever been officially attached to it, contrary to the Internet," the actor remarked. "It sounds fun. It sounds pretty cool. I've seen the pictures. I've never played the game but it looks cool. Lord knows what I'd look like when this hair comes off. It's a major concern."
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Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan Got Engaged

January 15, 2007 06:15:21 GMT

This just in. After months of speculation, it finally is official that Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan got engaged.

The former Miss World and actress got engaged to Abhishek, the son of legendary Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan, in a quiet ceremony on Sunday evening January 14th at her home in the city of Mumbai (Bombay).
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Kate Bosworth to Experience the "After.Life"

January 15, 2007 05:59:30 GMT

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Looks like Kate Bosworth is heading towards a totally different direction from the path she used to undergo this time. Production Weekly has revealed that the beauty is surprisingly involved in talks to play a role in "After.Life", a supernatural thriller developed under Constellation Entertainment banner.

The film follows a young woman, who lies in a transitional state between life and death, in her effort to avoid being buried alive while also concerns a funeral director who holds her fate in his hands. Filming is slated to begin later this year with Agnieszka Vosloo directing as well as penning the script and John Mathieson as the cinematographer.
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The 12th Critics' Choice Awards Champs

January 15, 2007 04:33:06 GMT

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Presenting its Critics' Choice Awards at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium last Friday, January 12, 2007, the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) solemnly mentioned one by one names and titles deserved the honors through its starry presenters that included Jennifer Garner, Christian Slater, Sienna Miller, and Cuba Gooding Jr..

Though the top category of Best Picture gloriously fell to the mob saga "The Departed" which also won its helmer Martin Scorsese the Best Director title, the event's big winners turned out to be its two competitors "Little Miss Sunshine" and "Dreamgirls" as each triumphantly landed four prizes in other major slots.
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Weekend U.S Box Office of January 12-14, 2007

January 15, 2007 03:34:50 GMT

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The spirit of Stepping is back, thanks to "Stomp the Yard", as the urban dance drama delightfully soars high in its debut to secure the top spot on the weekend box office ended January 14, 2007. Playing strongly among all demographics, the flick smoothly makes its way to gather up a satisfying number of $21.8 million, ending the three-week reign of "Night at the Museum" for the family-friendly comedy turns out to score below this time at $17.1 million.

Though forced to go one step down as the runner-up, "Museum" wonderfully still proves to be superior to its longtime rival "The Pursuit of Happyness" which fares far lower at $8.9 million in its fifth round on the chart. "Dreamgirls" and "Freedom Writers" come next to round out the big five, the former on the fourth rank holding $8.3 million while the latter on the fifth with $7.3 million.
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Courtney Love Planning Kurt Cobain Biopic

January 15, 2007 02:56:37 GMT

Courtney Love, the widow of the late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, has acquired the rights to Charles Cross' celebrated biography on her late husband and is planning to turn it into a movie.

Revealed on the project, Love wrote on her fan site that the biopic is in its "embryonic stage with no script and no director decided." Sources said that some studios are in discussions with Love to bring the book to the big screen.
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The Show of Kylie Minogue Could Not Go On Due to Bad Cold

January 15, 2007 02:26:06 GMT

Aussie pop diva Kylie Minogue was forced to cancel two concerts on her comeback tour because of bad cold. The singer ended the concert at Manchester's MEN Arena Saturday January 13th after an hour, telling fans she had a cold.

"Kylie went on stage in Manchester ... and did half of her show and then unfortunately could not go back on just before the interval," a spokesman for the singer confirmed. Due to such fact, Minogue will not be able to perform on Monday or Tuesday.
 
 
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