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16 items from 2013


“Survivor”: Tyson The Tyrant?

12 December 2013 6:14 AM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Survivor: Blood and Water did that thing I hate the most on Wednesday: It forced another hot person to haul his stuff into the darkness, but not in a sexy Herb Ritts way. We’re down another stud, and that leaves us with one impenetrable question: Is Tyson simply the undisputed dictator of this operation? Think about that important essay question as I explore five other salient thoughts I had during the episode.

1. Remember that time Tyson quoted Harvey Milk?

I find myself wanting to hate Tyson because his overconfidence is mostly unwarranted, but the bony bastard really gives fantastic quote (like last week’s “I hid the immunity idol in my crotch where no one would suspect a bulge” brilliance; Dangerfield levels of self-deprecation occurring there). This week is no exception. Following last week’s tribal council where Hayden used spare witchcraft from Big Brother to trick Katie »

- Louis Virtel

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Casting Net: Emily Blunt in talks to join 'Into the Woods'; Plus, Bruce Willis, more

17 May 2013 5:18 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Emily Blunt (Looper) is reportedly in talks to join the ever-growing ensemble cast of Disney’s Into the Woods to play the role of the Baker’s (James Corden) wife. The main cast also currently includes Meryl Streep (The Witch) and Johnny Depp (The Wolf). Chris Pine and Jake Gyllenhaal are both in talks for two prince roles. Blunt recently appeared with Colin Firth in Arthur Newman and can be seen next with Tom Cruise in Doug Liman’s All You Need Is Kill (out June 4). [Variety]

• Blunt’s Looper co-star Bruce Willis is in negotiations to play a hitman racing »

- Lindsey Bahr

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Movie News: Uma Thurman Takes on Antigay Activist; Trailers for 'Last Vegas' and 'The Hangover Part III' (Nsfw); More

17 May 2013 9:03 AM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Anita: Uma Thurman will take on the challenge of playing Anita Bryant, a beauty pageant winner turned pop singer turned spokesperson for the Florida Citrus Commission turned outspoken critic of gay rights. The movie, titled Anita, will be directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, the team who recently made a biopic about the controversial adult film star Linda Lovelance. [The Hollywood Reporter] Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon II - The Green Destiny: Michelle Yeoh is set to return in the sequel to Ang Lee's Academy Award-winning martial arts picture. Based on Silver Vase, Iron Knight, another book in a series by Crouching Tiger author Wang Dulu, the movie will also star Donnie Yen; the legendary Yuen Woo Ping (fight choreographer for The Matrix) will direct. Production is...

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- Peter Martin

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Movie News: Uma Thurman Takes On Anti-Gay Activist; Trailers for 'Last Vegas' and 'The Hangover Part III' (Nsfw); More

17 May 2013 9:03 AM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Anita: Uma Thurman will take on the challenge of playing Anita Bryant, a beauty pageant winner turned pop singer turned spokesperson for the Florida Citrus Commission turned outspoken critic of gay rights. The movie, titled Anita, will be directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, the team who recently made a bio-pic about the controversial adult film star Linda Lovelance. [The Hollywood Reporter] Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon II - The Green Destiny: Michelle Yeoh is set to return in the sequel to Ang Lee's Academy Award-winning martial arts picture. Based on Silver Vase, Iron Knight, another book in a series by Crouching Tiger author Wang Dulu, the movie will also star Donnie Yen; the legendary Yuen Woo Ping (fight choreographer for The Matrix) will direct. Production is...

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- Peter Martin

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Uma Thurman Campaigns Against Gay Rights For Anita Bryant Biopic

17 May 2013 5:25 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

It.s often said that there are no good parts for actresses as they age. But 43-year-old Uma Thurman is blowing holes through that theory, picking up a pair of provocative projects in the past few months. She.ll appear as part of the ensemble in Lars von Trier.s sure-to-be scandalous Nymphomaniac. And after that, Thurman will take a stab at controversial activist Anita Bryant for a planned biopic. Deadline reports that Thurman.s film, Anita, is being shopped around the Cannes Film Festival as we speak. Bryant was a one-time singer and a Miss Oklahoma beauty pageant winner who made headlines later in her life by adhering to her strong, anti-homosexual Christian beliefs and fighting in public to repeal an act in Florida that prevented discrimination against sexuality when hiring for open jobs. She succeeded in repealing the act, though it damaged her career and social life. You »

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LinkoManiac

16 May 2013 3:28 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Flicks and Bits cool fan-made posters for X-Men Days of Future Past 

Playbill is Jewel up for the part of Cinderella in Into the Woods? I am always rooting for thirtysomething and forthy something ladies on up (as everyone knows) but isn't she at least 15 years too old for this part? 

Cinema Blend Emily Blunt will play the very plum role of the Bakers Wife -- does anyone know if she can sing?

Le Noir Auteur on Angelina Jolie's recent op-ed

Tom & Lorenzo Julianne Moore's photospread in Madame Figaro 

Variety well this is unexpected... Uma Thurman to play Anita Bryant in a biopic about the famous orange-juice peddling homophobe

Allure Zoe Saldana naked for Allure. And also revealing her weight for some reason

THR the assembled cast of Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac photographed... It's almost like a less cozy messier Vanity Fair cover

In Contention The Bling Ring reviewed from Cannes

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- NATHANIEL R

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Uma Thurman Boards Anita

16 May 2013 3:04 PM, PDT | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

Uma Thurman is back! This time as an anti-gay activist in the upcoming biopic Anita, which comes from directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman. Sounds familiar? Sure it does, Thurman jumps in to play a former celebrity singer and orange juice spokeswoman Anita Bryant in the whole thing. That should be interesting… So, at this moment we know that Epstein and Friedman will direct the biopic from a script written by Chad Hodge, which will reportedly revolve around: …a former celebrity singer and orange juice spokeswoman, who, when she allows a gay screenwriter into her home, is forced to confront her past as an anti-gay »

- Jeanne Standal

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Uma Thurman To Play Homophobic Orange Juice Advocate In Anita

16 May 2013 2:35 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

No, your proverbial chain ain’t being yanked. You indeed heard correctly. Flying straight out of Cannes comes this latest spot of casting news. From the man behind the gushy flimflam that is Sex And The City, comes a film…of an entirely different ouvre. Based on a true story, Anita tells the tale of real life anti-gay activist Anita Bryant, and now has hot tamale Uma Thurman confirmed to star.

The devout Christian singer spent most of her life peddling anti-gay bigotry to all and sundry. Quite the driven and determined woman, Bryant successfully campaigned to repeal a gay rights bill in Florida. She had a ton of Top 40 hits, no doubt crammed full of backwards rhetoric whittling on about the demonic proclivities of gays. Needless to say, her staunch homophobia cost her the career she worked her whole life to attain. Aw…boo hoo.  This also caused her »

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Afternoon Delight: Amber Heard hops on "Autobahn," the CW still trying to make the "Wonder Woman" prequel "Amazon" happen

16 May 2013 2:30 PM, PDT | AfterEllen.com | See recent AfterEllen.com news »

Tags: Amber HeardAutobahnmarriage equalityGrey's AnatomySara RamirezJessica CapshawDrinking BuddiesAnna KendrickOlivia WildeIMDbUma Thurman

Good afternoon everyone!

Happy birthday to Megan Fox, Melanie Lynskey, Tori Spelling, Tracey Gold, Janet Jackson, Debra Winger and out actress Michelle Wolff!

Actress Megan Fox at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards.

Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Last night, Grey’s Anatomy star Jessica Capshaw tweeted a double entendre. Or maybe it was just a single entendre.

Goodnight, y'all... #thestormiscoming#thestormisalmosthere

Jessica Capshaw (@JessicaCapshaw) May 16, 2013

Capshaw's counterpart, Sara Ramirez, did some finale teasing of her own:

Are you ready for tonight’s Ga finale?

The CW is still plowing ahead with their Wonder Woman prequel Amazon. The network has hired writer Aron Eli Coleite (Heroes) to redevelop the script. CW president Mark Pedowitz confirmed, “We're waiting for the script to come in; we haven't seen it yet. We are preparing to pilot it off-cycle should the script »

- Bridget McManus

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Uma Thurman Tapped to Play Anita Bryant

16 May 2013 11:51 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In her first role depicting a real-life individual, Uma Thurman has been tapped to play Anita Bryant in the biopic “Anita.”

Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, whose latest pic “Lovelace” premiered in Sundance, will co-direct from a screenplay by Chad Hodge. Darren Star, Howard Rosenman, Jeffrey Schwarz and Dennis Erdman produce.

Based on the true story, the film will follow former celebrity singer and orange juice spokeswoman Anita Bryant, who after allowing a gay screenwriter into her home, is forced to confront her past as an anti-gay Christian crusader who successfully campaigned to overturn a gay rights law in Florida and destroyed her show biz career in the process.

UTA Independent Film Group and Wme are co-representing domestic rights.

Thurman, who is repped by UTA and Untitled Entertainment, can be seen next in Lars von Trier’s “Nymphomaniac.” »

- Justin Kroll

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Uma Thurman Set To Play Anita Bryant In New Biopic

16 May 2013 11:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

It was revealed today that Uma Thurman will be starring in Anita, the biopic about ex-celebrity singer and all-round living Satan Anita Bryant. The film will be directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, better known for their Oscar-winning documentary Common Threads: Story From The Quilt and their most recent film Lovelace.

The film follows Bryant and her career. When she allows a gay screenwriter into her home, she is forced to confront her past as an anti-gay Christian crusader who successfully campaigned to overturn a gay rights law in Florida, consequently destroying her showbiz career.

But the big question is, will we see Thurman get a pie in the face?

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- Lucy Cave

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Uma Thurman To Play Anita Bryant

16 May 2013 10:20 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Uma Thurman is set to play anti-gay activist Anita Bryant in the biopic "Anita".

The story follows the singer and orange juice spokeswoman who, after allowing a gay screenwriter into her home, is forced to confront her past as an anti-gay Christian crusader.

Bryant successfully campaigned to overturn a gay rights law in Florida and destroyed her show biz career in the process.

Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman ("The Times of Harvey Milk") helm from a screenplay by Chad Hodge ("The Playboy Club"). "Sex And the City" creator Darren Star, Howard Rosenman, Jeffrey Schwarz and Dennis Erdman will produce.

Source: Deadline »

- Garth Franklin

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Cannes: Uma Thurman Set to Star in Anita Bryant Pic

16 May 2013 9:49 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Uma Thurman is set to star as anti-gay activist Anita Bryant in Anita, directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman from a screenplay by Chad Hodge. The film follows Bryant, a former celebrity singer and orange juice spokeswoman, who, when she allows a gay screenwriter into her home, is forced to confront her past as an anti-gay Christian crusader who successfully campaigned to overturn a gay rights law in Florida and destroyed her show biz career in the process. UTA Independent Film Group and Wme are co-representing domestic rights, and are shopping the project to financiers in

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Cannes: Uma Thurman Playing Anita Bryant

16 May 2013 9:48 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Breaking: Uma Thurman will star as controversial Anita Bryant in Anita, produced by Sex And the City creator Darren Star, Howard Rosenman, Jeffrey Schwarz and Dennis Erdman. Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman will direct from a screenplay by Chad Hodge. Those filmmakers, who most recently helmed Lovelace, won Oscars for Common Threads: Stories From The Quilt and The Times Of Harvey Milk. The film will be shopped here at Cannes. It follows the singer and orange juice spokeswoman who, after allowing a gay screenwriter into her home, confronts her past and her politics which included successfully campaigning to overturn a gay rights law in Florida. Thurman next stars in Lars Von Trier’s Nymphomaniac, and the next film by the directors is The Battle Of AmFAR, which HBO broadcasts in December. UTA Independent and Wme are co-repping domestic. »

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Uma Thurman to star in Anita as Anita Bryant

16 May 2013 4:53 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Director Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman's Anita has cast Uma Thurman of Lars von Trier's upcoming Nymphomaniac where she'll star as the anti-gay activist Anita Bryant, reports Deadline. Sex And the City creator Darren Star, Howard Rosenman, Jeffrey Schwarz and Dennis Erdman produce the film which follows the singer who, after she allows a gay scribe into her house, confronts her past as an anti-gay crusader campaigning to overturn a gay rights law in Florida, and crashing her career in doing so. »

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Directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman Talk Lovelace, Future Projects, and More at Sundance

4 February 2013 9:19 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

One of the many films to premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival was directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman’s Linda Lovelace biopic Lovelace.  The film stars Amanda Seyfried as the titular porn star who rose to prominence following 1972’s Deep Throat (the first pornographic feature film to be a mainstream success).  Lovelace would eventually go on to claim that her husband Chuck Traynor (played by Peter Sarsgaard) physically and verbally abused her, and coerced her into the pornography business.   The film also stars Juno Temple, Wes Bently, Sharon Stone, Hank Azaria, Adam Brody, and James Franco as Hugh Hefner. The day after the premiere, I sat down with Epstein and Friedman for an exclusive interview.  We talked about how Lovelace came together, changes during production, the music, deleted scenes,  how much of the film was “Hollywoodized," and more.  In addition, they talked about some of the other »

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