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52 posts from December 2009


Shocking exits

From Dan Rather to Dick Cook, Tom Cruise to Tom Freston, THR lists the top 10 most shocking job exits in Hollywood of the past decade. Full story


Jackson files

The FBI released a 300-page report on Michael Jackson on Tuesday, including details on the 2003-06 attempt by Santa Barbara District Attorney Tom Sneddon to convict the performer on child molestation and conspiracy. Full story

Ones to Watch

VIDEO: "Precious" director Lee Daniels discusses his reasons for making the movie and reveals his thoughts about criticism of the film's message. Watch the video

Misbegotten mergers

THR takes a look at the top 10 deals of the decade that have been booed by investors, maligned by analysts and questioned by many. Full story


Ones to Watch

VIDEO: Director Kathryn Bigelow talks about why she wanted to make the film "The Hurt Locker" and what she felt pressure to do during the shoot. Watch the video

Shining star

GALLERY: James Cameron is the latest to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Check out photos of the "Avatar" director and his cast along with his "Terminator" star California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and more. View the gallery


Brittany Murphy dies

Actress Brittany Murphy, best known for roles in films including "Clueless," "Don't Say a Word" and "8 Mile," died Sunday morning in Los Angeles at age 32. A Cedars-Sinai Medical Center spokeswoman told the Associated Press that Murphy died at 10:04 a.m. Sunday but would not provide a cause of death or any other information. The L.A. Fire Department said it had responded to a call at 8 a.m. Sunday from a home that is listed as belonging to British screenwriter Simon Monjack, who is married to Murphy, and that one person was transported to a hospital. A spokeswoman for the Los Angeles police said an investigation has been opened into Murphy’s death. Read more and check out a photo gallery of her life and career.


Who you gonna call?

"Ghostbusters" director Ivan Reitman confirmed to Roger Friedman that a script for a third film is being worked on now, and all signs point to some ghostbusting for 2010. The new story combines the original characters with new ones, including Oscar, Sigourney Weaver’s kid with Bill Murray. Full story

Ones to Watch

VIDEO: "Whatever Works" co-star Patricia Clarkson talks about what it's like to work with Woody Allen and what roles she'd love to tackle. Watch the video

'Lost' art exhibit

Check out images from a "Lost"-themed art exhibit in Los Angeles where fans re-interpret the ABC hit, including a painting of the smoke monster holding a frosted donut with a dynamite stick. Full story

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