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Bad Lieutenants and Magnificent Sevens – the golden rules of the cinematic remake

31 December 2009 2:00 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Magnificent Seven, The Ring, Psycho, The Preacher's Wife – some remakes are an improvement, some are an abysmal waste of time. Joe Queenan judges the pack

In 1992, Abel Ferrara made a very dark, very depressing movie called Bad Lieutenant. In it, Harvey Keitel played a morally bankrupt police officer who seeks redemption by investigating the rape of a nun who refuses to bring charges against her assailant, turning the Bad Lieutenant into the Mad Lieutenant. The film did nothing at the box office, and is remembered mostly because it is the motion picture in which Keitel shows off his penis. There was at the time no great demand for Keitel – a fine actor, but never a matinee idol – to show off his penis, even though it was a very splendid penis indeed, nor has there been any grassroots groundswell of support for this sort of thing afterwards.

Not so long ago, »

- Joe Queenan

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2009 Celebrity Baby Names Roundup!

30 December 2009 1:00 PM, PST | People - CelebrityBabies | See recent People - CelebrityBabies news »

2009 Celebrity Baby Name Roundup

This was a year that saw fewer attention-seeking antics and more real creativity in celebrity parents’ choice of names. Celebrity parents are growing up and becoming more sophisticated in their taste in baby names, just as they did in their taste for fashion. Oscar gowns used to be gaudy, tasteless get-ups designed for maximum exposure of all kinds; now they’re evidence of real individual style. So too with celebrity baby names, many of which are starting to show genuine refined taste and discernment and seem designed to enhance the child’s life.

Some of the »

- Sarah

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Buffy The Vampire Slayer’s Alyson Hannigan Posts A Buffy,Faith Hybrid Girl

29 December 2009 12:33 PM, PST | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

Buffy The Vampire Slayer's Alyson Hannigan posts a Buffy,Faith hybrid girl. The former "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" star, Alyson Hannigan who is now the star of CBS' "How I Met Your Mother," recently posted a crazy,strange pic of a girl she posed with that looks like a mix between Buffy (Sarah Michelle Gellar) and Faith (Eliza Dushku). She posted the pic on her "Twitter" account and stated, If Eliza and Sarah were combined into one person... The picture is crazy weird. »

- Andre@ontheflix

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'How I Met Your Mother's' Alyson Hannigan's Twit Pic -- 'Buffy' stuff everywhere!

28 December 2009 12:43 PM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

"How I Met Your Mother" star Alyson Hannigan's Twit Pic account is awesome.

Hannigan tweeted earlier this month, "If Eliza and Sarah were combined into one person..." and posted this picture on Twit Pic:

We have no idea who the girl is or why she's on the set of "How I Met Your Mother," but Alyson sure has hit the nail on the head with her assessment. That girl may lean a bit more towards Faith but she certainly could be a Sarah Michelle Gellar-Eliza Dushku hybrid.

Joss Whedon, are you getting this? A "Buffy" spinoff wherein slayers Buffy Summers and Faith Lehane are magically merged? You tested the switching-places waters with "Who Are You?," we think it could work!

Alyson also posted this picture with the caption "Here's a pic from my seat at the Emmys." Awww, "Buffy" and "Angel" reunion!

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- editorial@zap2it.com

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New Moms of 2009

27 December 2009 3:00 PM, PST | Momlogic | See recent Momlogic news »

The stork was busy this year! Congratulations to the celebrity new moms of 2009!

New Moms of 2009Katherine Heigl

In September, Katherine Heigl and hubby Josh Kelley adopted a special-needs baby girl from South Korea. Named after Heigl's mother Nancy and Heigl's sister Margaret Leigh, Naleigh was born one day apart from her mommy, which Katherine said "seemed like a sign."

Ellen Pompeo

Ellen welcomed new baby girl Stella Luna Pompeo Ivery to the world on September 15th. The "Grey's Anatomy" star said, "It's a huge lifestyle change, and I take that very seriously."

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson's new baby boy, David Daniel Otunga Jr., was born on August 10th and weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces.

Adriana Lima

On November 15th, Victoria Secret model Adriana Lima and NBA star and husband Marko Jaric welcomed baby girl Valentina Lima Jaric.

Ashley Jensen

The Emmy-nominated actress gave birth to a beautiful baby boy, Francis Jonathan Beesley, »

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Deconstructing the decade from 'Buffy' and beyond: Zap2it Hanh's favorite episodes

25 December 2009 10:30 AM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

Zap2it's favorite TV episodes of the decade series continues with my picks for what moved me in the 2000s.

Let me preface my list with a shout out to my colleague Rick, who kicked off the series with numerous excellent examples, ranging from "The Wire" to "Freaks and Geeks." I actually agreed with quite a number of his selections, but since this is a very personal endeavor, full of unfounded opinions, naturally I must include some episodes I feel he overlooked or at least didn't value as much as I.

Case in point: Joss Whedon. Really, Rick? How could an episode of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" not even make your main list and only warrant an "also" mention? Hmph.

My list:

"The Body" ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer")

Although "Hush" and its creepy Gentlemen freaked me out (and earned "Buffy" its only writing Emmy nom), it aired in December 1999, just »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Brittany Murphy Rocks Out With Jack Black And Sarah Michelle Gellar At The 2002 MTV Movie Awards

21 December 2009 2:30 PM, PST | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

In 2002, stars Jack Black and Sarah Michelle Gellar hosted the annual MTV Movie Awards. They were a bit nervous starting things off, so they called in a couple of their celebrity pals to help out, including Andy Garcia, Andy Dick and... Brittany Murphy. As we take some time today to remember Murphy's contributions to film and pop culture, we look back to this moment and remember a happier time for the actress, when she was fresh off the success of "8 Mile." Crack a grin as you watch this little bite from '02...


- Adam Rosenberg

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Exclusive: Brittany Murphy’s Acting Coach Remembers Her “Free Spirit.”

21 December 2009 1:07 PM, PST | HollywoodLife | See recent HollywoodLife news »

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Brittany, your most important teacher misses you dearly and cannot believe you were taken so soon.

Brittany Murphy’s former acting coach, Andrew Magarian, speaks to HollywoodLife.com about his student’s sudden death on Dec. 20, and remembers her as a star pupil with an infectious personality.

“Brittany had a lot to offer. She carried a special energy and was a true free spirit,” says Margarian, who has also mentored Adam Brody, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Freddie Prinze Jr. and Kirsten Dunst, tells us.

The two began working together when Brittany was just 13 and developed a close relationship that carried on for more than a decade. Magarian last saw Brittany during the Uptown Girls press junket in 2003.

“Brittany was a really sweet girl,” he remembers. “It’s always tragic to lose [someone you care about].”

Get More on Brittany Murphy:

Alicia Silverstone Remembers Brittany Murphy: “She Was So Talented, »

- kirstinbenson

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Dollhouse 2.10 "The Attic" Recap

21 December 2009 1:49 AM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Welcome to" The Attic"! Prepare to have your mind frakked…

What could possibly be one of the most complicated episodes of Dollhouse to date in terms of plot twists and technical jargon, "The Attic" delivered… and left me scratching my head. Bad thing? Hell No!!!! Let's get to it!

The Set Up

We pick up right were we left off with Echo being tended to by a female Attic representative, who is injecting tubes and wires into Echo. When the attendant leaves, Echo starts to spasm and flatlines!!!! When the female representative returns with another representative, the two remove the tubes and Saran Wrap from Echo and she awakes and dispatches both of them quickly. She breaks out her room and attacks the first person she sees for info on the whereabouts of Victor and Sierra. The guy tells her that they use real names in the Attic, which for Echo is Caroline Farrell. »

- Mark O. Estes

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Christmas and new year TV films

18 December 2009 5:30 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Not sure what to watch? We can help with our comprehensive guide to the best films on TV this Christmas and new year

Choose a date

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Saturday 19 December

Yes Man (Peyton Reed, 2008)

10am, 8pm, Sky Movies Premiere

Remember Jim Carrey in Liar, Liar, where he forces himself to tell the truth for 24 hours? Well, here Jim Carrey forces himself to answer yes to any request, for a year. Which is upping the ante somewhat, but doesn't make it a better film. This is a return to the manic, gurning, not-very-funny Carrey, as if The Truman Show, Eternal Sunshine etc hadn't happened. Just say no.

The Golden Compass (Chris Weitz, 2007)

11.40am, 8pm, Sky Movies Family

What with Harry Potter, Narnia, Lemony Snicket and all, »

- Paul Howlett

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Sarah Michelle Gellar Shops For Charlotte's First Holiday

16 December 2009 2:00 PM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Sarah Michelle Gellar joined friends for an afternoon of lunching and shopping yesterday in La. As one of the year's most stylish new moms she looked amazing in a pair of skinny jeans and boots. It was only a few months ago that she and Freddie Prinze Jr. welcomed daughter Charlotte Grace, but Smg is already back to her usual routine. The Gellar-Prinze family has lots to be thankful for during their first holiday season as a trio, and soon Freddie will be back on TV with his upcoming role on one of Buzz's favorite series of the decade, 24. View 15 Photos › To see more photos of Smg in La, just read more. View 15 Photos › »

- PopSugar

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Lindsay Lohan Hosts Holiday Party, Sarah Michelle Gellar Caught in the Crossfire

16 December 2009 9:50 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Lindsay Lohan can't do anything quietly, and that includes hosting a holiday party for the staff of her 6126 leggings line. It was paparazzi madness when she showed up at Beverly Hills eatery E. Baldi around 2 p.m. yesterday. "That gray really brings out of the color of your eyes!" one pap yelled, although L.L. was wearing sunglasses. And for once, it wasn't really her fault. LiLo didn't answer any questions about her recent trip to India. She's also been uncharacteristically quiet on her Twitter for the past few days...what gives? Meanwhile, new mama Sarah Michelle Gellar just happened to be eating at the restaurant at the same time, though she probably wished she'd »

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2009 Golden Globes Preview: What New Shows Will Get In?

14 December 2009 5:01 AM, PST | buddytv.com | See recent BuddyTV news »

Tomorrow morning the Hollywood Foreign Press Association will reveal this year's Golden Globe nominees, and you never know what to expect.  The Golden Globes have been a lot more diverse than the Emmys, nominating people like Evangeline Lilly for Lost, Anna Paquin for True Blood, Lauren Graham for Gilmore Girls and Sarah Michelle Gellar for Buffy the Vampire Slayer.  They've also given the Best Drama award to Nip/Tuck and Party of Five.

This year, there are a ton of new shows that have a good chance to be nominated alongside regulars like 30 Rock and Mad Men.  Here are some of the new faces and names you could see at this year's Golden Globes. »

- editor@buddytv.com

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Top Ten High School Horror Movies: 1996 - Present

4 December 2009 12:38 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

This past fall saw the debut of the supernatural horror/comedy Jennifer’s Body, and with the film's Blu-ray and DVD release being only a few weeks away (December 29th), I thought it might be interesting to take a look back at some of the most successful high school horror films that have been released over the past 10 to 15 years.

Jennifer’s Body is a slick production, equipped with fresh young stars, a hip soundtrack, and, of course, strings of "clever" dialogue. And that’s the criteria I’ve chosen to adhere to when working on this top ten list. Some of the films included here aren’t necessarily my favorites, but they’ve been impactful and deserve the call-out all the same. At the risk of spoiling some of the choices, I chose 1996 as the eligibility year for the simple reason that it was the beginning of the glossy, »

- Masked Slasher

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10 Examples Of A Pulse In The Modern Slasher

3 December 2009 8:17 PM, PST | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

After the 80's passed it seemed that - for the most part - the slasher craze had finally come to a rest. Successful franchises like Halloween, Nightmare On Elm Street and Friday The 13th had been siphoned beyond emptiness and any intrigue the sub genre once offered appeared dead and buried. Then 1996 rolled around and Wes Craven, Kevin Williamson and Neve Campbell reminded us that good directing, storytelling, and acting is alive and well with the surprise hit Scream.

The next couple of years provided a massive batch of 'fresh' copycats and a handful of Scream sequels. Very few of any are remotely near noteworthy (quick nod to I Know What You Did Last Summer in order to avoid the onslaught of negative commentary from the obsessed Sarah Michelle Gellar fans out there J ), though Scream 2 remains a memorable franchise installment based solely on the unexpected axing of series favorite Randy (Jamie Kennedy) Meeks. »

- no-reply@fangoria.com (Matt Molgaard)

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Hannigan: 'Buffy Movie Is A Mistake'

3 December 2009 8:16 AM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Former Buffy The Vampire Slayer star Alyson Hannigan has blasted plans for a big-screen spin-off of the show, branding the movie "a big mistake".

The franchise began with the 1992 film of the same name, starring Kristy Swanson, which spawned the small-screen series with Sarah Michelle Gellar in the lead role.

The cult TV show came to an end in 2003 and is set to be rebooted with a new film featuring a brand new vampire slayer, and without any input from former lead writer Joss Whedon.

Hannigan is adamant none of the main castmembers would sign up for the project unless Whedon was in charge, and she fears movie bosses are heading for a flop.

She tells Cinemablend, "It's a big mistake. I mean if Joss isn't involved, it's only the title. (I wouldn't go back) not without Joss. Joss is the only reason that we would go back. I mean, it's just ridiculous to think of that TV show without Joss. That's just silly to me... And all the fans know that, too, so I don't know what they're thinking."

Hannigan's former Buffy co-star Anthony Head has also condemned plans for a second big-screen outing, previously stating the new film will be like "watching a car wreck." »

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Cursed Celeb Name Changes

24 November 2009 8:48 AM, PST | newser.com | See recent newser news »

Heidi Klum is officially Heidi Samuel, taking a last name that even husband Seal doesn’t use—and it may not be a good PR move. Olivia Allin recalls other not-so-smart celebrity name changes on The Frisky : Pamela Anderson: When she gained the “Lee” on the end of her name, she also gained Hepatitis C and a sex tape. Robin Wright: Now that she’s finally dropped the “Penn,” she has a starring role and seems poised for a career comeback. Sarah Michelle Gellar: She’s officially Sarah Michelle Prinze as of September—but her career downturn seemed to start before the official »

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Celebs Love Citizens of Humanity Maternity Jeans!

20 November 2009 7:00 AM, PST | People - CelebrityBabies | See recent People - CelebrityBabies news »

Limelight; Bauer-Griffin

From Naomi Watts and Angelina Jolie to Jennifer Garner and Ellen Pompeo, Hollywood’s style conscious moms-to-be love to rock Citizens of Humanity maternity denim.

During her pregnancy, Sarah Michelle Gellar Prinze sported a pair of their casual jean shorts while running errands last July. Ever the fashionista, Gwen Stefani opted for a skinny dark rinse pair to offset her roomy top while pregnant with Zuma in 2008.

Citizens of Humanity

Known for their superior fit, Citizens brings the same attention to detail to its maternity collection as it does its regular styles.

Their over-the-belly jeans, skirts and shorts »

- Shanelle

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Adapt This: 'Army@Love' By Rick Veitch & Gary Erskine

18 November 2009 12:41 PM, PST | MTV Splash Page | See recent MTV Splash Page news »

The Story: "Army@Love" by Rick Veitch (W/A) & Gary Erskine (A) - DC/Vertigo

What It's About: A New Jersey National Guard unit in the fictional country of Afbaghistan becomes a petri dish for new military marketing and morale-boosting strategies, mostly thanks to the office for Motivation and Morale (Momo), run by a toothy-grinned man named Col. Healey. In an over-the-top acidic satire about modern warfare and the efforts that drive military PR and recruitment, Veitch's story follows two soldiers, Flabbergast and Switzer, who get frisky in a war zone and christen their new derivative of the Mile High Club to be the Hot Zone Club.

Affairs, political power plays and absurd ringtones pepper the series as it explores the unsavory overlap that can occur amid corporate interests, modern war and media over-saturation.

Why It Works: "Army@Love" is an R-rated modern update of "M*A*S*H" for the age of cell phones, »

- Brian Warmoth

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Palisades Tartan Video’s Terror Pack Vol. 1 (DVD Review)

16 November 2009 3:54 AM, PST | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

I’m not going to lie, I typically hate box sets. They’re more often than not, a dumping ground for DVD’s that have spent one too many years collecting dust in some old warehouse that their distributers are just a little too eager to get off the shelves. You go to your local video retailer or Amazon.com and think “Awesome, John Carpenter box set. Surely it’s packed with the original Halloween, The Thing, and Escape From New York.” Much to your dismay, you come to realize you’re stuck with Ghosts Of Mars (featuring the acting prowess of Ice Cube), that damned Village remake, and Escape From L.A.. Moreover even if you happen to like one or two of the flicks in the set, you’re bound to hate the rest; that is to say, if you could even identify what the, often bottom barrel, »

- no-reply@fangoria.com (Michael Compton)

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