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Actor Shia LaBeouf, who exited the Broadway play “Orphans” under unusual (and tweetable) circumstances, turned up in the front row Tuesday night for the show’s first preview performance. The “Transformers” star was also the...
The casting hole created by Shia LaBeouf's abrupt departure from the Broadway revival of "Orphans" has been filled. Ben Foster will take the role of Treat, one of two brothers who hatch a plan to kidnap a prominent older man, played by Alec Baldwin. A...
Indie staple Paul Dano ("Ruby Sparks," "There Will Be Blood") has been tapped to play a young Brian Wilson in a new film titled "Love and Mercy." The actor will collaborate on the production -- which is scheduled to begin in early summer -- with an...
It had only been a few years since Adam Yauch had found fame as the in-your-face rapper and bass player MCA in the transgressive, boundary-breaking trio the Beastie Boys. But in 1992 he was searching for something else, traveling in Nepal to snowboard...
Show TrackerEXCLUSIVE: Few personalities dominated Hollywood with such larger-than-life brashness as David O. Selznick. A son of a high-flying silent-film producer, Selznick produced some of the biggest hits of Tinseltown's golden era -- most notably, of course,...
Gold DerbyBeing first out of the gate often matters a lot in the Oscar derby. "Frozen River" and "Little Miss Sunshine" reaped top nominations in 2008 and 2006, respectively, after being the first DVDs shipped to academy members. This year, that distinction goes to...
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The Dish RagWoody Harrelson, Ben Foster and Samantha Morton star in Oren Moverman's critically hailed and incredibly moving film about the soldiers who work in the Casualty Notification Office, "The Messenger." Foster plays a soldier with three months left in his...
Gold DerbyWhile millions of moviegoers behold Woody Harrelson as a wild man shrieking warnings about the end of the world in "2012" right now, he's giving another showy performance in a small indie that could land him an Oscar nomination. "The Messenger" opened...
Gold DerbyWhile chatting casually with a few Oscar voters over the last few days, I heard something very curious. When I asked them what movies they've seen and really liked, they all cited "The Messenger" among their three or four top faves. Huh. Obviously, my...
Gold DerbyNow that Oscarologists have seen James Cameron's "Avatar" â the last major kudos contender of derby season â how do they size up the race for best picture? Here are the latest predix of these leading pundits: Edward Douglas (Comingsoon.net),...
Gold DerbyJust hours after Ben Foster was voted best actor of the year by the Women's Film Critics Circle for his role in "The Messenger," we dished with him via webcam. This derby season he was also nominated for best breakthrough performance at the Gotham Awards....
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