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6 posts from February 2010


Leading ladies

Meryl Streep vs. Sandra Bullock: It’s the only real race in the Oscars besides best picture, writes Roger Friedman, who weighs in on which one should win -- and which other Oscar-nominated actress might pull off an out-of-left-field win. Full story


Producers welcome

After examining their roles on their films, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has approved the four producers of “The Hurt Locker” and three producers of “The Blind Side” as official best picture nominees. Full story

Q&A: Mark Ruffalo

Mark Ruffalo, star of top Sundance sales title “The Kids Are All Right,” tells THR how his brother’s death made him reconsider acting and almost derailed his award-winning directorial debut at the fest, “Sympathy for Delicious.” Full story

Mussolini mess

Cinecitta Luce, the archive wing of Italy's famed Cinecitta Studios, on Thursday vowed to sue any party that illegally uses its footage, a day after a hugely popular iMussolini application for Apple's iPhone was discontinued in the wake of threats from Cinecitta Luce. Full story

Williams loses suit

Robin Williams has lost his lawsuit against Gold Circle Films over his claim that he had a $6 million pay-or-play deal to star in “A Couple of Dicks” (since retitled “Cop Out”). Read the full decision at thresq.com.


Scott sued

R&B star Jill Scott was sued Wednesday by her longtime record label, which is accusing the multiplatinum songstress of skipping out halfway through a six-album contract and potentially owing millions of dollars in damages. The lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court by L.A.-based Hidden Beach Records, claims that the label and its founder, Steve McKeever, helped launch Scott's career and nurtured her into a Grammy-winning singer-songwriter but was unceremoniously dumped in October after a 10-plus year relationship. Full story

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