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54 posts from September 2009

09/30/2009

Chanel surfing

VIDEO: Who was Coco Chanel? Audrey Tautou and director Anne Fontaine talk to THR about unmasking the famed French designer in "Coco Before Chanel." Click here for video

More Oscar hopefuls

Australia submitted the love story “Samson and Delilah,” Norway entered the World War II film “Max Manus” and Iceland backed the thriller “Reykjavik-Rotterdam” in the foreign-language Oscar race. Also, four European films made the cut on Wednesday.

Online wins

Internet advertising has eclipsed television advertising in the U.K. for the first time, according to new figures from the Internet Advertising Bureau and PricewaterhouseCoopers, which found that a record £1.75 billion ($2.8 billion) was spent online in the year's first half, better than the $2.6 billion spent on TV during the same span. Full story

09/29/2009

He's going 'Faster'

George Tillman is in final negotiations to helm "Faster," the Dwayne Johnson-toplined revenge drama. Full story

'Fockers' femme

Jessica Alba is in negotiations to join the Ben Stiller-Robert DeNiro comedy "Little Fockers." She'd play the role of an attractive pharmaceutical rep whose looks wreak havoc on male characters in the story. Full story

'Precious' lawsuit tossed

A Federal judge in New York has dismissed a key portion of The Weinstein Co.'s litigation over rights to the Sundance hit "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' By Sapphire." Full story

Rather not

A New York state appeals court Tuesday dismissed Dan Rather’s lawsuit against CBS Corp., in which Rather claimed he was made a scapegoat in a scandal over a 2004 report on then-President George W. Bush’s military record. Full story

Subtitle scurrying

Italy has submitted Giuseppe Tornatore’s pricey epic “Baaria” in the foreig-language Oscar race, and Spain has opted for Fernando Trueba’s “The Dancer and the Thief."

Biggest-screen TV

Panasonic unveiled a 50-inch 3D plasma HDTV and glasses that make images appear as if one can touch them. The company hopes the new TVs will hit retail shelves sometime next year. Full story

09/24/2009

San Seb Sir

Ian McKellen picked up the Donostia lifetime achievement award at the 57th San Sebastian International Film Festival, thanking the event for recognizing his 50-year acting career, rather than just one performance. Full story


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