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Cameron Crowe's 'Aloha' Criticized for Depicting "Whitewashed" Hawaii

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The forthcoming Cameron Crowe-directed film Aloha is finding itself making headlines for unflattering reasons again.  The Media Action Network for Asian-Americans released a press release to the New York Post that accuses the Columbia Pictures dramedy of presenting a "whitewashed" version of Hawaii. "Caucasians only make up 30 percent of the population [of Hawaii], but from watching this film, you’d think they made up 99 percent," said Guy Aoki, head and co-founder of Manaa. [readmore:772607] "This comes in a long line of films — The Descendants, 50 First Dates, Blue Crush, Pearl Harbor — that uses Hawaii

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- Ryan Gajewski

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Johnny Depp Enjoys Stomping Faces in New 'Black Mass' Trailer (Video)

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The new trailer for Black Mass proves why Whitey Bulger probably never received any "world's greatest father" mugs. The crime film stars Johnny Depp as the notorious gangster who teamed with the FBI to bring down a Mafia family. In a creepy exchange from the trailer, Bulger teaches his six-year-old son that life is full of gray areas. "If nobody sees it, it didn't happen," Bulger says, much to the chagrin of the boy's mother. [readmore:795550] The trailer also shows snippets of various grisly murder scenes, including Bulger using his shoe to teach an adversary a lesson. Director

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- Ryan Gajewski

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Eurovision Song Contest: Sweden Beats Out Russia

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Sweden won its sixth Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday night, as Mans Zelmerlow, with his pop song "Heroes," beat out Russia's Polina Gagarina, who performed an English-language song called "A Million Voices." Zelmerlow's performance during the event's 60th anniversary edition in Vienna, Austria included animated visuals. Austria hosted the event, under the motto "Building Bridges" after drag queen Conchita Wurst won last year's competition. Overall, a record 27 countries participated in the finals. Among them was Australia, which was invited to compete, despite being nowhere near Europe. The country had in the past asked if it could participate,

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- Georg Szalai

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