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'American Idol' Recap: Nicki Minaj Gets Tough

'American Idol' Recap: Nicki Minaj Gets Tough
After Wednesday's group rounds, which decimated the field of Idol wannabes, the boys last night had one more chance to sing for their suppers and prove that they are live-show ready. While all the judges (except Nicki) slept through the proceedings, a few people did well, but no incredible standouts emerged.

In fact, the most interesting thing to happen last night was more of a subtle shift for Idol, which eliminated many of the contestants with interesting or tragic backstories. Those set adrift by the panel of judges last night
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More Frankenstein's Army Goodness Marches In

It's a wonderful world that we live in, I tell ya! The Ring hits Blu-ray, The Loved Ones comes to the U.S., Cabin in the Woods and [Rec] 3: Genesis are having their premieres tonight at SXSW, and now more goodies have come in for Frankenstein's Army!

From the Press Release

Closing out its first week of principal photography in the ancient village of Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic, Mpi Media Group and Xyz Films proudly announce the central cast of Frankenstein’S Army, an international gathering with European talent hailing from The UK, Russia, and Czech Republic.

The hotly anticipated action/horror film, set toward the end of World War II, stars Alexander Mercury (The Golden Compass), Joshua Sasse (The Big I Am), Luke Newberry (The Heart of Me), Andrei Zayats (X-Men: First Class), Mark Stevenson (The Last Horror Movie), Hon Ping Tang (The Fifth Element), Cristina Catalina (Eastern Promises
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Things You Don't See Every Day: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Strumming a Ukulele & Singing "It's A Wonderful World"

In support of the upcoming Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, Warner Bros. has created this little behind-the-scenes video of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson recording his version of "It's A Wonderful World" for what looks to be a campfire scene in the film. Johnson not only sings a sweet tune, but he also plays his own ukulele while doing it, proving he can do more than be a badass. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island hits theaters February 10th. Synopsis: In this follow-up to the 2008 worldwide hit "Journey to the Center of the Earth," the new 3D family adventure "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island" begins when young Sean Anderson (Josh Hutcherson, reprising his role from the first film) receives a coded distress signal from a...

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Wuthering Heights – review

The Yorkshire landscape steals the show in Andrea Arnold's stark, uneasy adaptation of Emily Brontë's tragic romance

In the version of Cole Porter's "Let's Do It" that he used in his Las Vegas nightclub act in the 1950s, Noël Coward included a celebrated couplet that threw doubts on the much vaunted sexual prowess of America's most macho author while extolling the adventurousness of a 19th-century English country vicar's three daughters. "The Brontës felt that they must do it, Ernest Hemingway could just do it," he sang, and indeed the range of social, psychological and sexual experience Emily, Charlotte and Anne explored in their novels is remarkable. So much so that only one of the several film versions of Emily's Wuthering Heights made over the past 90 years has attempted to encompass the book's 30-odd years of pain, misery and ecstasy and its three generations of man handing on
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'Sons of Anarchy' season premiere: Don't look back

Those of you hoping to ease back into "Sons of Anarchy" with the Season 4 premiere are A) probably disappointed and B) probably watching the wrong show.

Fourteen months have passed in "Soa" time since the end of last season, but there's next to no looking back in the jam-packed 90-minute premiere. By the end of the episode at least three major story lines are in play, and it feels as if we're in for a relentless season.

The season opens with Samcro being released from prison after just over a year and returning to a Charming that's starting to look a lot different than the one they left. Before they even reach town, the club passes a sign for a new, upscale subdivision, and when they do arrive, they discover that the county sheriff has taken over law enforcement in town, and the lieutenant in charge of patrolling Charming (Rockmond Dunbar
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Claudette Colbert Movie Schedule: It Happened One Night, Since You Went Away

Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, It Happened One Night Claudette Colbert on TCM: Boom Town, Parrish, Midnight, Outpost In Malaya Schedule (Et) and synopses from the TCM website: 6:00 Am Boom Town (1940) Friends become rivals when they strike-it-rich in oil. Dir: Jack Conway. Cast: Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, Claudette Colbert. Bw-119 mins. 8:00 Am The Secret Heart (1946) A recent widow tries to help her emotionally disturbed stepdaughter. Dir: Robert Z. Leonard. Cast: Claudette Colbert, Walter Pidgeon, June Allyson. Bw-97 mins. 10:00 Am The Secret Fury (1950) A mysterious figure tries to stop a woman's marriage by driving her mad. Dir: Mel Ferrer. Cast: Claudette Colbert, Robert Ryan, Jane Cowl. Bw-86 mins. 11:30 Am Three Came Home (1950) A woman fights to survive as a prisoner of the Japanese during World War II. Dir: Jean Negulesco. Cast: Claudette Colbert, Patric Knowles, Florence Desmond. Bw-105 mins. 1:30 Pm Parrish (1961) When his mother marries into the tobacco business,
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Claudette Colbert on TCM: Boom Town, Parrish, Midnight, Outpost In Malaya

Mostly a Paramount star, Claudette Colbert hasn't been a frequent presence on Turner Classic Movies — that is, apart from reruns of her relatively few movies at MGM, Warner Bros., and Rko. Unfortunately, TCM's "Summer Under the Stars" day dedicated to Colbert — Friday, August 12 — won't rectify that glaring cinematic omission. [Claudette Colbert Movie Schedule.] Despite the fact that dozens of Claudette Colbert movies remain unavailable — thanks to Universal, owner of the old Paramount movie library — TCM is only presenting one Colbert premiere, Ken Annakin's British-made 1952 drama The Planter's Wife / Outpost in Malaya, co-starring Jack Hawkins. Of course, one rarely seen movie is better than none, but still… Think The Wiser Sex, The Lady Lies, Manslaughter, Young Man of Manhattan, The Phantom President (in case it's lying in some vault somewhere), The Man from Yesterday, Misleading Lady, His Woman, Zaza, Secrets of a Secretary, I Met Him in Paris, Texas Lady, Practically Yours, Skylark, Private Worlds,
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Five Reasons You Need To See 'Drive Angry'

Five Reasons You Need To See 'Drive Angry'
If you're a fan of Nicolas Cage's crazy antics, jaw-dropping violence, fast cars and other assorted forms of purely visceral entertainment, then you have to see "Drive Angry."

Cage stars in Patrick Lussier's hell-driven 3-D revenge flick as John Milton, a bleached-blonde badass with nothing but a focused goal and a bag of guns to his name. Milton is searching for Jonah King (Billy Burke), a dangerous Satan worshipper who murdered his daughter and kidnapped her baby with the intention of sacrificing her to the forces of Hell. Milton's relentless vengeance quest is assisted by the beautiful and tough-as-nails Piper (Amber Heard) and hindered by The Accountant (William Fichtner), one of the devil's closest advisors.

For adrenaline junkies and Cage enthusiasts, "Drive Angry" is a must-see. Period, end of discussion, no excuses. But if you need further convincing, click past the jump for five reasons you need to see this film.
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The Moomins – a family affair

The Moomins, created in the 1950s by Tove Jansson, are today a much loved global brand, led by Tove's niece, Sophia. She tells Juliet Rix about the mixed blessing of inheriting the family firm

The Moomins are a family of white trolls loved by children – and adults – the world over. Created by the Finnish writer and artist Tove Jansson, they turn 65 this year and are more popular than ever before. The original books have been translated into 44 languages; there are animated films and television series, a theme park and £370m of Moomin goods sold around the world each year. But the story of the remarkable human family behind the enormous success of Finn Family Moomintroll is less well known.

"Tove was an Artist – with a capital A," says her niece, Sophia Jansson, "not just in terms of skill, but in terms of lifestyle. She needed support and space – she was
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'Lost' execs 'spoil' final episodes at TV Fest '10

'Lost' execs 'spoil' final episodes at TV Fest '10
Entertainment Weekly intern Vlada Gelman is covering the Paley Fest for The Ausiello Files. Here's her report from last night's sold-out Lost panel. Status Check: The Lost writers are in the process of breaking the series finale, which will be penned by Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse and directed by Jack Bender. The penultimate episode will be written by producer/writers (and fellow panelists) Elizabeth Sarnoff, Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz. Meanwhile, on the island, Bender has just wrapped episode 14 and is currently shooting 15. It's like Top Chef: No, seriously. Lindelof, who said they're big fans of the Bravo reality series,
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Inside Jaime Pressly's Beautiful Malibu Wedding

Inside Jaime Pressly's Beautiful Malibu Wedding
Jaime Pressly never wanted to tie the knot. But a girl can change her mind. A mere four months after the Emmy winner, who plays trailer-queen Joy Turner on NBC's My Name is Earl, met entertainment lawyer Simran Singh, Pressly was sailing down the aisle, dressed in a Caroline Herrera embroidered tulle gown, aglow with diamonds and pearls. Witnessing the picture-postcard September wedding on a Malibu bluff overlooking the Pacific - where the bride danced with her father to Louis Armstong's "It's a Wonderful World" - were 200 guests. Now others may get a glimpse at the nuptials, in the winter 2010 issue of InStyle Weddings.
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