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So True? So False? Did Zach Braff Just Come Out as a Gay Man on His Website?

So True? So False? Did Zach Braff Just Come Out as a Gay Man on His Website?
Just because Zach Braff played a gay character in Greg Berlanti's 2000 film The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy doesn't necessarily mean that life is imitating art. Or does it? A declaration on the Garden State star's website purportedly credited to Braff claims he's "excited and proud that that I am an open member of the homosexual community." Well, we've done some digging and can definitely declare this statement is... So false! It turns out, Braff and Hugh Grant share something in common. They both know what it feels like to be hacked. A rep for the 36-year-old thespian tells E! News the above-mentioned "coming out" statement is a hoax put up...
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First & Last, "Cameron Diaz is Hot"

the first images, pre and post opening credits.

no last image as it'd give the game away completely. How about the first and last line of dialogue instead?

first ~ "That Cameron Diaz is hot."

last ~ "It was when I met these guys, my friends."Can you guess the movie? I actually don't like this one at all but some of you are bound to be fans. To each their own!

It's [Highlight for the answer] The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy (2000) by Greg Berlanti

more first and last puzzles...

all with highlightable answers for easy guess-checking. how many can you guess?

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Interview: Director Greg Berlanti of Katherine Heigl’s ‘Life as We Know It’

Chicago – The romantic comedy gets another variation with the new release, “Life As We Know It,” with Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel playing opposites who need to attract when thrust into a childcare situation that they didn’t anticipate. The film is directed by Greg Berlanti, who is also the screenwriter to the upcoming “Green Lantern” movie.

Greg Berlanti made a splash in 2000 by writing and directing the cult favorite “The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy,” catching much of the cast (Zach Braff, Timothy Olyphant, Nia Long and Jennifer Coolidge) right before their breakout popularity. He went from there to produce popular TV like “Dawson’s Creek,” “Everwood” and “Brothers & Sisters,” and premiered a new show in this fall’s season, “No Ordinary Family.”

In film, he is involved in both writing and producing the new “Green Lantern” film, slated for release in 2011, and is involved in preproduction for “The Flash.
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Life As We Know It Poster

Warner Bros. has just debuted the first theatrical poster for the new drama comedy Life as We Know It.

Holly Berenson (Katherine Heigl) is an up-and-coming caterer and Eric Messer (Josh Duhamel) is a promising network sports director. After a disastrous first date, the only thing they have in common is their dislike for each other and their love for their goddaughter, Sophie. But when they suddenly become all Sophie has in the world, Holly and Messer are forced to put their differences aside. Juggling career ambitions and competing social calendars, they’ll have to find some common ground while living under one roof.

Christina Hendricks, Josh Lucas and Melissa McCarthy join Duhamel and Heigl in Life as We Know It for supporting roles. This drama comedy is directed by Greg Berlanti (The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy).

Village Roadshow and Warner Bros Pictures will open Life As We Know It
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Outfest 2010 unveils lineup

Outfest 2010 unveils lineup
Outfest 2010 will kick off with "Howl," Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman's portrait of Allen Ginsberg, and close with J.B. Ghuman's high school-set musical "Spork."

Organizers said Wednesday that the 28th edition of the gay and lesbian film festival will screen 147 pics -- 60 features and 87 shorts -- from 23 countries during the July 8-18 event.

"Howl," which stars James Franco, Jon Hamm and David Strathairn, will be presented at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles as part of the opening-night gala. There, actress Jane Lynch will receive this year's Outfest Achievement Award, to be presented by fellow "Glee" cast member Chris Coffer and director Paris Barclay.

Other gala screenings on tap include Cheryl Dunye's hybrid thriller/documentary "The Owls," screening as the U.S. Dramatic Centerpiece, and the feature debut from Outfest Screenwriting Lab fellow Javier Fuentes-Leon, "Undertow" (Contracorriente), the International Dramatic Centerpiece.

The fest will celebrate
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Life as We Know It Trailer Released

The trailer for the new romantic comedy Life as We Know It, which stars Josh Duhamel and Katherine Heigl, was first shown at ShoWest. But now you can check it out in HD. The movie, which opens October 8, was directed by TV writer/producer Greg Berlanti, whose previous work includes Eli Stone, Everwood, Dirty Sexy Money, and The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy.

Next Showing:

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Greg Berlanti | Josh Duhamel | Katherine Heigl | Life As We Know It
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Berlanti In The Running To Direct The Flash

According to reports, Warner Bros new entertainment division wants Greg Berlanti to direct a big screen adaptation of DC Comics The Flash. Berlanti co-wrote Green Lantern for director Martin Campbell, co-created the TV series Eli Stone and previously directed the feature The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy. Created by writer Gardner Fox and illustrator Harry Lampert, the original 'Flash' debuted in "Flash Comics" #1 (January 1940). 'Jay Garrick', nicknamed the 'Scarlet Speedster', possessed 'super-speed', using superhuman reflexes that seemingly violated the laws of physics. Garrick, a college student, gained his speed through the inhalation of hard water vapors, wearing a winged metal helmet reminiscent of the Greek god Hermes (Mercury) . 'Barry Allen', a police scientist, gained his super-speed after being bathed in a shelf of chemicals struck by lightning, adopting "The Flash' name after reading a comic book featuring the Golden Age character. 'Wally West', was originally 'Kid Flash',
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The Flash Movie May Have a New Director

Now that things are moving forward with Green Lantern, and the next Superman movie is finally showing signs of life [1], Warner Brothers are also apparently turning their attention to a big screen version of The Flash as well. After previously changing hands from director David Goyer (Blade: Trinity) to Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum) to David Dobkin (Wedding Crashers), The Flash movie seemed to have fizzled out [2] by late last year. This week, however, IESB [3] is reporting that someone new has finally been assigned to the project, and is looking likely to take over directorial duties as well. According to their sources, Greg Berlanti is currently the frontrunner to helm The Flash -- the same guy who co-wrote the Green Lantern script and previously worked on such TV shows as Everwood and Eli Stone. It certainly seems that the WB likes to re-use talent, particularly in the case of
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Berlanti Chases "The Flash"

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According to reports, Warner Bros new entertainment division wants Greg Berlanti to direct a big screen adaptation of DC Comics "The Flash". Berlanti co-wrote "Green Lantern" for director Martin Campbell, co-created TV series "Eli Stone" and previously directed the feature "The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy".

Created by writer Gardner Fox and artist Harry Lampert, the original 'Flash' first appeared in "Flash Comics" #1 (January 1940). 'Jay Garrick', nicknamed the 'Scarlet Speedster', possessed 'super-speed', including the ability to move extremely fast, using superhuman reflexes that seemingly violate laws of physics.

Garrick, a college student, gained his speed through the inhalation of hard water vapors. He wore a winged metal helmet reminiscent of the Greek god Hermes (Mercury) .

'Barry Allen', a police scientist, gained his super-speed after being bathed in chemicals after a shelf of them was struck by lightning, adopting "The Flash' name after reading a comic book featuring the Golden Age Flash.
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Greg Berlanti 'is frontrunner to direct The Flash'

Superhero news from Warner Bros' new DC Entertainment division is certainly picking up speed.

Following yesterday's geekgasm that Batman scribe David Goyer is to write a new Superman movie called The Man of Steel - with The Dark Knight co-writer Jonah Nolan helping on script duties and Christopher Nolan executive-producing - comes another exciting revelation.

IESB is reporting that Warner Bros new DC Entertainment division is also keen to get The Flash up and running on the big screen and that Greg Berlanti is the frontrunner to take on directing duties.

Berlanti co-wrote Green Lantern and was set to direct it before Warner Bros instead opted to put Casino Royale's Martin Campbell in the hotseat.

Berlanti, the co-creator of Us TV series Eli Stone, previously directed The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy. His second directing endeavour, a comedy called Life As We Know It, comes out in December.
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Greg Berlanti May Be Directing The Flash

It looks like The Flash is finally picking up speed as IESB reports that Warner Bros. is interested in getting Greg Berlanti to direct the superhero flick. For those who don’t know, Berlanti co-wrote another upcoming WB superhero flick, Green Lantern, and was considered to direct before the studio settled on Martin Campbell. Keep in mind, this is not a confirmation, but IESB says he’s the leading contender to take the job. Since I imagine most folks (myself included) haven’t seen Berlanti’s 2000 film, The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy, his second movie, Life as We Know It, is slated to hit theaters at the end of this year.

For more about how DC Entertainment President Diane Nelson has revived the cinematic opportunities for the company’s cherished superheroes, hit the jump.

As we reported back in September, Nelson, who was previously the President of Warner Premiere
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Josh Duhamel Helping Katherine Heigl Cry

He's saved the world from Decepticons twice now-- well, at least I think that's what happened at the end of Transformers 2-- Josh Duhamel is moving on to helping Katherine Heigl in her efforts to be a Serious Actress. He'll co-star with Heigl in Life as We Know It, a romantic drama about two strangers who must care for the daughter of their mutual friends after the friends die in a car accident. Variety notes that Duhamel will also be doing the romantic thing later this year, starring opposite Kristen Bell in When in Rome. From the sound of Life as We Know It, though, it might require some dramatic heavy lifting-- you've got to cry in the funeral scene, right? Greg Berlanti, the TV veteran behind Brothers & Sisters and Eli Stone, will be directing the film, his first since 2000's The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy.
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Berlanti hangs new TV shingle

Berlanti hangs new TV shingle
Greg Berlanti is going solo. The Everwood creator has parted ways with producing partner Mickey Liddell and has renamed his Touchstone TV-based company Berlanti Television. Berlanti has tapped Melissa Berman as president of production at Berlanti TV, which already has set up two projects at ABC. Eli Stone, a high-concept legal drama, has received a pilot order from the network, and an untitled project from writer Craig Wright has been given a script commitment. The split between Berlanti and Liddell, who worked together since Liddell produced Berlanti's 2000 indie feature The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy, is said to be amicable.

Frasier Dad Plays Gay

Frasier Dad Plays Gay
Frasier star John Mahoney is set to shock fans when his new role sees him become a flamboyant gay character. In his upcoming movie, Broken Hearts Club, The (2000), the actor - who plays Kelsey Grammer's dad in hit show Frasier - is married to a man, performs in drag and leads a gang of gay men. A source says, "It's going to be like Charlie's Angels (2000). John Mahoney is Charlie and his 'angels' are a bunch of really cute hunks, hanging out - and making out - with each other in the heart of gay West Hollywood!" When asked whether he feared his role would raise eyebrows, Mahoney replied, "I'm having too much fun to worry about that! This experience has been a joy from day one. " The film features Superman Dean Cain, Scream 2 (1997)'s Timothy Olyphant and Andrew Keegan from 10 Things I Hate About You (1999) as members of a gay softball team who look up to their coach, 60-year-old Mahoney, as their gay role model.

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