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Molly Parker And Husband File For Divorce — 7 Years After Separating

Molly Parker has been slapped with divorce papers from husband Benedict Matthew Bissonnette, but the “House of Cards” actress can’t be too surprised considering the couple has been separated since 2009. As TMZ reports, papers have finally been filed seven years after the couple separated after, at that time, seven years of marriage (they wed in 2002). Related: Robin […]
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'House of Cards' Star Molly Parker -- Husband Files For Divorce ... In Super Chill Fashion

  • TMZ
Molly Parker's husband is ending their marriage, but he really took his sweet time doing so. The "House of Cards" actress married Benedict Matthew Bissonnette in 2002, and he says they separated 7 years later in 2009. Now -- after another 7 years -- he got around to filing for divorce. Benedict cited irreconcilable differences, but it's been so long you gotta wonder if he remembers the exact nature of the differences. The good news -- everything seems super cordial.
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Fox News Guards Bin Laden Shooter Scoop In Advance of Tuesday Primetime Debut

Fox News Guards Bin Laden Shooter Scoop In Advance of Tuesday Primetime Debut
Inside Fox News, the project had a codename: Gatewood, after a U.S. army commander who helped capture Geronimo in 1886.

It’s also the word believed to be used to confirm go-ahead with the final step of a plan to kill terrorist Osama bin Laden in 2011, and that bore even more relevance to the Fox News effort, which is expected to culminate Tuesday and Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. eastern. At that time, Fox News will pre-empt the hours normally devoted to host Sean Hannity and correspondent Peter Doocy will instead present the first of two hours of “The Man Who Killed Usama bin Laden,” a documentary devoted to Robert O’Neill, the Navy Seal who claims to have delivered the shot that ended bin Laden’s life.

“There is something remarkable about finally looking at this guy on the screen, and to know that he is the last person
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Alleged Osama bin Laden Shooter Accused of 'Violating' Navy Seal 'Ethos' for Going Public

  • PEOPLE.com
An upcoming Fox News documentary with the ex-seal who claims to have shot and killed Osama bin Laden has prompted the U.S. Navy Special Warfare Command to write an open letter with a bit of advice for any Seal looking to capitalize on their covert work: Don't do it. "At Naval Special Warfare's core is the Seal ethos," reads the letter from Rear Adm. Brian Losey and Force Master Chief Michael Magaraci obtained by the website Sofrep.com. "A critical tenant of our ethos is 'I do not advertise the nature of my work, nor seek recognition for my actions.
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Alleged Osama bin Laden Shooter Accused of 'Violating' Navy Seal 'Ethos' for Going Public

  • PEOPLE.com
An upcoming Fox News documentary with the ex-seal who claims to have shot and killed Osama bin Laden has prompted the U.S. Navy Special Warfare Command to write an open letter with a bit of advice for any Seal looking to capitalize on their covert work: Don't do it. "At Naval Special Warfare's core is the Seal ethos," reads the letter from Rear Adm. Brian Losey and Force Master Chief Michael Magaraci obtained by the website Sofrep.com. "A critical tenant of our ethos is 'I do not advertise the nature of my work, nor seek recognition for my actions.
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Former Navy Seal Under Investigation for Bin Laden Disclosures

  • The Wrap
A member of the Navy Seal team that killed Osama Bin Laden is being investigated by the U.S. Justice Department over information he wrote and spoke about regarding the historic mission. Also read: Navy Seal Who Killed Osama Bin Laden to Reveal Identity on Fox News According to the New York Times, Matt Bissonnette, who says he was a member of Seal Team 6 that found and killed bin Laden, wrote the bestselling book “No Easy Day” under a pseudonym two years ago. He also gave paid paid speeches at corporate events. He's now under criminal investigation looking at whether he.
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The SEALs Rescue Depicted in 'Captain Phillips' Wasn't So Tidy in Real Life

  • Moviefone
Washington (AP) - After U.S. Navy Seal snipers conducted a dramatic rescue in 2009 that freed a cargo ship captain being held by pirates, $30,000 disappeared from a lifeboat, triggering an investigation that questioned the integrity of the commandos.

And military officials, who had said that just three shots were fired, soon learned that number was actually much higher in the killing of the pirates in the now-famous operation.

Those are among the messy details missing from previous accounts of the famous raid, including a new Hollywood version released Friday starring Tom Hanks.

On April 8, 2009, four armed Somali pirates scurried up the side of a large cargo ship, the Maersk Alabama, and took Capt. Richard Phillips and his crew hostage. In a failed attempt to get the pirates to leave, Phillips gave them $30,000 from the ship safe. The pirates eventually abandoned the Maersk, jumping into a lifeboat and taking the cash and Phillips at gunpoint.
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Zero Dark Thirty: the view from Pakistan

Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty has caused controversy in the States, but how has it gone down in Pakistan? Our correspondent reports on the film's howlers

It would be nice to watch Zero Dark Thirty in the cinema in Pakistan. The extraordinary final sequence when Seal Team Six swoops into Abbottabad and raids the compound where Osama bin Laden had remained undetected for six years would definitely benefit from surround sound and a big screen.

And it would be fun to listen to the chortles of derision from a Pakistani audience in a real time, rather than following the tweets and Facebook updates of those who watched versions downloaded from the internet weeks before its release in the UK.

But I'm not holding my breath that Kathryn Bigelow's account of the hunt for America's greatest enemy will go on general release here any time soon. The film's distributors
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'No Easy Day' Debuts at No. 1 on Amazon Amid Continuing Controversy

'No Easy Day' Debuts at No. 1 on Amazon Amid Continuing Controversy
No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden by Matt Bissonnette (writing under the pen name Mark Owen), a member of the elite Seal Team 6 that killed the terrorist leader, debuted today at the top of Amazon’s sales charts, amid continuing controversy but generally positive reviews. Bissonnette (in disguise to protect his identity) is scheduled to make his first television appearance promoting the book on 60 Minutes on Sunday, Sept. 9, in an interview with Scott Pelley. A group of former Special Operations veterans (for example the Army’s Green Berets, Rangers and Delta

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Spielberg’s Camp Denies bin Laden Movie Rumors

Matt told you all about a New York Post article telling us Steven Spielberg is making a movie based on retired Seal Matt Bissonnette’s book No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama bin Laden. If you can’t tell by the title, the book covers the mission of Seal Team Six as they hunt and eventually kill Osama bin Laden.

Well, forget about it, because the film ain’t happenin’.

The Wrap is reporting that Senior Spielbergo’s spokesman, Marvin Levy, has said The New York Post got it wrong:

“Neither Steven Spielberg, DreamWorks Studios or DreamWorks Television will be optioning Mark Owen’s book ‘No Easy Day.’”

So, for now at least, Spielberg is not planning on adapting Bissonnette’s book, but I’m sure someone will eventually.

Source: The Wrap
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Morning 5: The Rock is a 'Badass', Fassbender Joins Portman and DiCaprio, Maguire and Hardy Team Up.

1.) Michael Fassbender is negotiating to star alongside Natalie Portman in Jane Got a Gun, a Western from We Need to Talk About Kevin director Lynne Ramsay. Portman will also produce the sub-$20 million film through her handsomecharlie banner. [Vulture] 2.) Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Tom Hardy have joined forces to produce an untitled pitch for an animal-trafficking drama at Warner Bros. The film is said to be in the vein of Steven Soderbergh's Traffic, taking a look at animal trafficking from several different angles. The idea actually came from Hardy, then his Inception co-star DiCaprio, a long-time animal-rights activist came aboard and brought along his lifelong friend Maguire. They're currently looking for a screenwriter and while the project sounds promising, I also imagine it being very difficult to watch as an animal lover. [THR] 3.) Lionsgate has hired The Adjustment Bureau helmer George Nolfi to direct Xoxo, a so-called "Fatal Attraction for the internet age.
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Steven Spielberg's Rep Denies Director Will Make Bin Laden Film

Steven Spielberg's Rep Denies Director Will Make Bin Laden Film
Steven Spielberg will not make a movie about the killing of Osama bin Laden based on an upcoming book, according to his spokesman Marvin Levy, who on Monday rebutted a report to that effect published over the weekend by the New York Post. According to the Post's Page Six, the director and DreamWorks have been talking with the author of "No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama bin Laden" about adapting it for the big screen. The author of the book is retired Seal Matt Bissonnette, who
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Another Osama Flick Coming, This Time From Spielberg?

I feel it. I feel the Osama bin Laden caught and killed by Navy Seals subgenre of action movies already getting burnt out.

First, there’s Zero Dark Thirty, the hotly anticipated follow-up film from Kathryn Bigelow after The Hurt Locker. Zero Dark Thirty gives the viewer a decade-long glimpse into the hunt and eventual demise of the most wanted man in the world: Osama bin Laden.

That comes out December 19th.

Second, there’s Code Name Geronimo. The Weinstein Company has the rights to that film, which John Stockwell directed. Again, it’s about the group of Navy Seals who learn that the target of their next mission codenamed “Geronimo” is indeed the 9/11 mastermind.

That comes out sometime next year.

Now we have Page Six speculation that not only might there be another Osama manhunt film coming, but that it may be directed by Hollywood’s golden calf — Steven Spielberg.
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Steven Spielberg Also Working on Osama Bin Laden Film

After Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker) announced that she was developing "Zero Dark Thirty," a movie based on the hunting and killing of Osama Bin Laden, news quickly started spreading that the Obama administration was leaking sensitive information to the filmmaker. Since then, the film has become very controversial. But Steven Spielberg is now trying to make his own Bin Laden film, and it promises to be even more controversial. According to NY Post, retired Seal Matt Bissonnette is in talks with DreamWorks and Spielberg to turn his upcoming book "No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden" into a movie. Bissonnette was one of the first men through the door on the third floor of Bin Laden's hideout in Pakistan, so he clearly knows what went on. The problem is that he's not supposed to be blabbing about it and was required to
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Matt Bissonnette’s ‘No Easy Day’ Not Being Adapted Into Movie by Steven Spielberg [Updated]

More than a year has passed since al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden was killed, and the expected tidal wave of Hollywood adaptations is fast approaching. While the Weinstein Company looks to be first on the scene this fall with Code Name: Geranimo, the higher-profile project arriving this December is Hurt Locker duo Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal’s Zero Dark Thirty (no surprise, it’s already a major source of controversy).

Retired Navy Seal Matt Bissonnette’s book No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama bin Laden arrives on September 11th this year, and has replaced best-selling monster Fifty Shades of Grey as the leader on Amazon’s sales ranking list. We can confirm that a film adaptation is indeed being shopped around.

Ex-special operations chief Adm. Bill McRaven has announced that Bissonnette may ...

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Steven Spielberg May Have ‘No Easy Day’ With Feature Adaptation of Osama bin Laden Killing Memoir

  • The Film Stage
Though Kathryn Bigelow‘s Zero Dark Thirty was the first project to focus on the mission to kill Osama bin Laden, it looks like she hasn’t cornered the market on the topic just yet. Matt Bissonnette, a former Navy Seal who wrote his own eyewitness account of Osama bin Laden’s death, is now talking to Steven Spielberg about adapting his upcoming book into an action film. [New York Post]

According to the publisher, Dutton, Bissonnette was “one of the first men through the door on the third floor” of bin Laden’s Pakistani hideout and witnessed his death. He later wrote the book under the pen name Mark Owen, with the title No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama bin Laden, which will be released Sept. 11. NY Post’s sources say that he has met with HBO’s Richard Plepler and is still talking to Dreamworks
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Steven Spielberg Could Make The Next Bin Laden Assassination Movie

Kathryn Bigelow is going to have the first cinematic word on the assassination of Osama bin Laden with this December's Zero Dark Thirty, but as with any good real life story, there's room for another take. And who better to do it than Steven Spielberg, who's got his own biopic of Abraham Lincoln coming this fall, and who has told plenty of big real-life tales in the past with the likes of Schindler's List and Munich. For Spielberg's own take on Osama bin Laden, he would be adapting the Navy Seal eyewitness account No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama bin Laden. According to The New York Post, the Seal in question-- Matt Bissonnette, who wrote the book under the pen name Mark Owen-- is in talks with Spielberg's DreamWorks Entertainment to turn the book into a film. That doesn't mean Spielberg would wind
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Morning 5: Spielberg's Hunting Bin Laden, Fincher on 'Dragon Tattoo' Sequel and 'House of Cards' Directors

1.) Steven Spielberg is looking to rival Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty with his own account of Osama Bin Laden's manhunt. Retired Navy Seal Matt Bissonnette, who wrote the memoir "[amazon asin="0525953728" text="No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama bin Laden"] under the pseudonym Mark Owen, has entered talks with the filmmaker about turning the book into a movie. Bissonnette has also been in discussions with DreamWorks and HBO. Robopocalypse is locked in as Spielberg's next directing gig, so even if he wins the rights we won't see the film for at least a couple years. Even still, it would be interesting to see what this take would add to the story. It would be nice to see a more personal, focused character piece, whereas Bigelow's film seems more operations-based, looking at the hunt from several levels of government intelligence. [NY Post] 2.) Jamie Bell and Connie Nielsen have joined the cast of Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac, which begins its 11-week shoot in Germany tomorrow.
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No Easy Day for Osama & Spielberg

Steven Spielberg is reportedly in talks to direct a film adaptation of "No Easy Day", a book by former Seal Team 6 member Matt Bissonnette (aka. Mark Owen), for Dreamworks says The Atlantic Wire.

The book is a first-hand account of what happened on the ground during Operation Neptune Spear - the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan which led to the death of the al-Qaeda leader.

The film is only in the early stages of development, far behind two other movies in the works about the military operation which are due for release this year - John Stockwell's "Code Name Geronimo" and Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty".
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Review: Passenger Side – A Low-Key But Smartly Pitched Road Movie

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Passenger Side is the sort of indie film that makes Sundance breakouts, such as Juno and Little Miss Sunshine, seem like industriously-produced blockbusters by comparison. As a pure exercise in economy, Matt Bissonnette’s latest feature – his third low-fi venture in a row, no less – laudably demonstrates the importance of script and performance over the slicker production a larger budget invites.

As a deceptively simple story of two estranged brothers, Michael (Adam Scott) and Tobey (Joel Bissonnette), spending a day driving around getting reacquainted, Passenger Side is a pure breeze. Succeeding in large part because of a smartly selected backdrop – an ever-changing Los Angeles landscape, brimming with life at every moment – the film takes full advantage of the city’s vast beauty.

A road movie of sorts, though one set entirely in one city, we follow Michael and Tobey as they drive around some haunts of L.
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