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Puenzos Power Up ‘Argenshow,’ Animation Hybrid ‘Last Wish,’ New TV Dramas, as ‘Unseen’ Bows at Ventana Sur (Exclusive)

Puenzos Power Up ‘Argenshow,’ Animation Hybrid ‘Last Wish,’ New TV Dramas, as ‘Unseen’ Bows at Ventana Sur (Exclusive)
Buenos Aires — Historias Cinematograficas, the family production house boasting the talents of Academy Award winning Luis Puenzo (“The Official Story,” “Old Gringo”) and Lucia Puenzo (“Xxy,” “The German Doctor), plus Nicolas and Esteban Puenzo, has set a 2016-17 production-development slate which must rank as one of the largest of any independent family business in Latin America.

Confirmed in the run-up to Ventana Sur, and presented a few weeks back behind closed doors at Los Cabos, the line-up is bulking, heterogenous, and ambitious. It also represents the latest projects from one of the few companies in Argentina capable of making films which gross seven-figure box office outside Argentina.

Slate takes in Lucia Puenzo’s French-language debut “Bluebeard,” brothers Esteban and Nicolas Puenzo’s feature debuts, two movie projects from Luis Puenzo – one a animated-live action feature, another a historical epic – and two potentially notable TV drama series.

However ranging, the slate
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Ke$ha Channels Jessica Simpson at American Music Awards

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Ke$ha is a chameleon!The pop starlet is constantly changing her style, but she shocked fans at the 2013 American Music Awards when she hit the stage looking like Jessica Simpson!Ke$ha performed her hit single "Timber" with Pit Bull, rocking Jessica's famous daisy dukes, red plaid button down and 'Fatale' cowboy boots by Old Gringo. She even styled her hair like the "Dukes of Hazard" darling, wearing her long locks down and parted in the middle. The 26-year-old seems to be getting more comfortable showing off her fit figure. In the new music video for "Timber," she strips down to a bikini and chaps. This reminds us of Jessica's infamous car wash scene! But, Simpson isn't the only star that Ke$ha is channeling!She stepped out on the red carpet on Sunday night with the same 'do as Lady Gaga. Both pop stars sported their hair down,
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I am at peace with my body, says Jane Fonda

I am at peace with my body, says Jane Fonda
London, Mar h 7: Jane Fonda, who has just released her 27th fitness tutorial DVD, has claimed that she is finally happy with her own body image.

The 75-year-old actress admitted to Hello! magazine that she no longer tries to achieve the perfect figure, the Daily Express reported.

Fonda, who has suffered eating disorders in the past, added that spending time in therapy and writing books has helped her understand that 'good enough' is good and one doesn't have to be perfect.

However, the 'Old Gringo' star is very conscious of what she eats and is still a fan of exercise.

Fonda's latest DVD is aimed at the elderly.
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Novelist Carlos Fuentes Dead At 83

Beloved Mexican author Carlos Fuentes has died, aged 83.

The novelist and essayist, who is among the most popular writers of the Spanish-speaking world, passed away on Tuesday, according to multiple reports.

Mexican President Felipe Calderon announced the death on his Twitter.com page.

Fuentes' most famous novels included Where the Air Is Clear, The Death of Artemio Cruz, Terra Nostra and The Old Gringo, which was adapted into a movie starring Jane Fonda and Gregory Peck.

He also wrote plays, newspaper columns and co-founded a literary magazine.

Steven Spielberg Photo: Golden Globes 2012

Steven Spielberg Steven Spielberg won the Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature Film for The Adventures of Tintin, directed by Spielberg, and produced by Paramount Pictures, Columbia Pictures, Hemisphere Capital, Amblin Entertainment, Wingnut Films Production, and Kennedy/Marshall Production. The Adventures of Tintin (Peter Jackson was one of the film's producers) was distributed by Paramount and Columbia (depending on the territory). In the above photo, Spielberg is seen backstage in the press room at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA, on Sunday, January 15, 2012. Three Steven Spielberg-directed movies have won Golden Globes in the Best Motion Picture – Drama category: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982), with Henry Thomas and Drew Barrymore; the eventual Oscar winner Schindler's List (1993), with Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, and Ben Kingsley; and Saving Private Ryan (1998), with Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, and Tom Sizemore. Spielberg won Best Director Oscars for both Schindler's List and Saving Private Ryan.
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Pedro Armendariz Jr., 'Zorro' actor, dies

Pedro Armendariz Jr., 'Zorro' actor, dies
Mexican character actor Pedro Armendariz Jr. died Monday at the age of 71. There was no immediate confirmation of the cause of death.

Armendariz was best known for playing sly, sometimes cynical characters he endowed with wit and charisma. Armendariz played Gov. Riley in the 2005 movie The Legend of Zorro, and had roles in 1989′s Old Gringo and Once Upon a Time in Mexico in 2003.

President Felipe Calderon’s office issued a statement lamenting Armendariz’ death, calling him “a great actor who reflected well on Mexico at home and abroad.”

The Mexican government news agency Notimex reported he died in New York City of cancer,
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Armendariz, Jr. Dies At 71

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Armendariz, Jr. Dies At 71
Mexican actor Pedro Armendariz, Jr. has died at the age of 71.

The veteran star passed away at a hospital in New York on Monday after a battle with cancer, and his death has already been mourned by Mexican President Felipe Calderon, who released a statement calling him "a great actor who reflected well on Mexico at home and abroad."

Armendariz, Jr., son of actor Pedro Armendariz, enjoyed a career in the spotlight spanning six decades and he secured roles in both his native country and in Hollywood.

He appeared in more than 100 films, including 2005's The Legend of Zoro opposite Antonio Banderas, and with Brad Pitt in 2001 movie The Mexican, as well as 1989's Old Gringo and Once Upon a Time in Mexico in 2003.

The actor also has a role in upcoming film Casa de mi Padre alongside Will Ferrell, Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna.

Pedro Armendáriz, Jr, 1940 - 2011

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"Mexican character actor Pedro Armendáriz Jr died Monday at the age of 71," reports the AP. "President Felipe Calderon's office issued a statement lamenting Armendáriz's death, calling him 'a great actor who reflected well on Mexico at home and abroad.'… He acted in more than 100 films, including the Mexican hit The Crime of Father Amaro."

Both Armendáriz Jr and his father, Pedro Armendáriz, a star during Mexican cinema's "golden age," portrayed Pancho Villa — the father in several films and Armendáriz Jr in Luis Puenzo's Old Gringo (1989). From the Wikipedia entry: "Interestingly, Pedro Armendáriz Jr also portrayed Pancho Villa's enemy Luis Terrazas in the film And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself opposite Antonio Banderas." The entry notes that both father and son also appeared in James Bond movies: "The elder Armendáriz appeared in From Russia with Love in 1963, while Pedro Jr. appeared in 1989's Licence to Kill."

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