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Julia Stiles Denies She Wrecks Michael C. Hall's Marriage

16 December 2010 11:40 PM, PST | Celebrity Mania | See recent Celebrity Mania news »

Julia Stiles has made it clear she is not a home wrecker. Responding to speculation she might be the third party in the break-up of Michael C. Hall and his wife of nearly two years Jennifer Carpenter, the Joan Brandwyn of "Mona Lisa Smile" insists that she has nothing to do with the couple's separation.

"I have absolutely nothing to do with the split between Michael and Jennifer. We are good friends and enjoyed working together," the 29-year-old said in a statement. "This is a personal matter between them, and we should respect their privacy. Although I too prefer to keep my private life private, I felt compelled to dispel the rumors I was somehow the cause for this matter."

Michael and Jennifer, who star along with Julia on "Dexter", have announced their split through their representative earlier this week. "Having been separated for some time, Jennifer Carpenter and Michael C. Hall »


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Interview: Kirsten Dunst, Young Veteran, Getting Best Reviews Yet

12 December 2010 5:32 PM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

On Friday afternoon, I had the opportunity to spend a half-hour with the actress Kirsten Dunst, who is receiving the best reviews of her career — and even best supporting actress Oscar buzz — for her performance as a woman in a troubled marriage who disappears under mysterious circumstances in Andrew Jarecki’s crime-thriller “All Good Things” (Magnolia, 12/3, R, trailer). (The film was inspired by the true story of a woman named Kathie Durst who has been missing since 1982.)

Dunst, who is even more beautiful in person than she is on screen (she would have made a great Hitchcock blonde!), is just 28 years old, but she has already accumulated more than 20 years of acting credits. She made her big screen debut at the age of eight in Woody Allen’s “New York Stories” (1989), followed shortly thereafter by a performance as Tom Hanks’s daughter in “The Bonfire of the Vanities” (1990). Her breakthrough »

- Scott Feinberg

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Big CBS acquires movies from Sony Pictures Television

15 November 2010 3:06 AM, PST | BusinessofCinema | See recent BusinessofCinema news »

Big CBS Networks has acquired films from the Sony Pictures Television (Spt) movie library, which includes titles such as Zathura, XXX: State of the Union, Mona Lisa Smile, 13 Going on 30, Vertical Limit. These movies will be aired exclusively on the soon-to-be launched entertainment channels. This deal with Sony Pictures Television will see Big CBS Prime, the first of the three international channels to be launched later this November, showcase Spt's movies on Saturday and Sunday evenings during the prime time band. Big CBS Networks business head Aparnaa Pande said, »

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Costume Designer Michael Dennison Has Died

8 September 2010 4:14 PM, PDT | Clothes on Film | See recent Clothes on Film news »

Shocking news that seasoned costume designer and costume supervisor Michael Dennison has died suddenly from a brain aneurysm. He was 58 years old.

Dennison has contributed to films as diverse as Almost Famous (2000), Mona Lisa Smile (2003) and W (2008). Recently he had completed work on chic Julia Roberts starrer Eat Pray Love.

At the time of his death he was costume designer on One for the Money featuring Katherine Heigl and John Leguizamo. Heigl had this to say upon hearing the news:

It was an honour and a privilege to work with Michael. I am heartbroken by his sudden passing as is everyone here on the film. My love and prayers go out to his family and friends. I pray they are surrounded by much love, grace and compassion during this time of grief and loss. I will never forget Michael and his wonderful, passionate, talented spirit.

Just a few days ago »

- Chris Laverty

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Box Office: 'Expendables' rules, but Julia Roberts finally has a comeback with 'Eat Pray Love'

15 August 2010 9:30 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

It hasn't been easy being Julia Robert lately. Shoot, it hasn't been easy being Julia Roberts for the past decade.  Crowned America's Sweetheart after her breakthrough role in "Pretty Woman" 20 years ago, Roberts had a series of hits in the 90s, but the new century has only been successful for the Oscar winner in the company of other big name stars and ensembles whether it was "Ocean's Eleven" or "Valentine's Day."  Her other efforts like "Duplicity," "Closer" and "Mona Lisa Smile" have been sever disappointments.  Well, after this weekend, Roberts is back in the winners circle with "Eat Pray Love." »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Weekend Briefing: 'Expendables,' 'Eat Pray Love,' 'Scott Pilgrim' Locked and Loaded

13 August 2010 1:26 PM, PDT | Box Office Mojo | See recent news »

This weekend, The Expendables explodes on over 4,200 screens at 3,270 locations, Eat Pray Love gorges on approximately 3,700 screens at 3,082 locations, and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World scores around 3,000 screens at 2,818 locations. Packing Sylvester Stallone and other faces from the 1980s as well as more contemporary action stars Jason Statham and Jet Li, The Expendables has been gunning to be the Valentine's Day of action movies. Its marketing has claimed to have all the action stars in it, but, like Valentine's Day, the movie doesn't actually live up to that promise upon further scrutiny (Where's Chuck Norris? Carl Weathers? Jean-Claude Van Damme? Among others). The ads, though, have primarily pitched the three biggies: Mr. Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis. Schwarzenegger has even been listed first in many ads, though he does not appear on the posters. Mr. Willis and Schwarzenegger reportedly have cameos, making the marketing disingenuous in its emphasis, but »

- Brandon Gray <>

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Review: Eat Pray Love

13 August 2010 9:32 AM, PDT | Cinematical | See recent Cinematical news »

Among Julia Roberts' many talents is the ability to be likable even when she's playing a character who isn't. She'll star in something dreadful like Runaway Bride or Mona Lisa Smile, and despite what a shrill stereotype the character is, Roberts herself will be infectiously pleasant.

This skill is taxed to its limits in Eat Pray Love, in which Roberts plays a privileged, self-absorbed narcissist who takes a year-long vacation to "find herself." (You're always in the last place you look, amirite?) This lady, Elizabeth Gilbert (also the name of the author from whose memoir the film was adapted), isn't happy married, isn't happy single, isn't happy ever. She figures she needs to spend some time with no one but herself. Speaking as one who has spent 140 minutes with her, I would advise against that.

At the outset, she's been married for several years to Stephen (Billy Crudup), a »

- Eric D. Snider

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August Preview

31 July 2010 3:07 PM, PDT | Box Office Mojo | See recent news »

The August lineup appears to lack the blockbuster potential of May, June and July. The first three months of summer saw the release of guaranteed hits like Iron Man 2, Toy Story 3, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse and Inception, while August is devoid of a preordained success. That will likely result in a lower overall gross, though at the same time it will add a healthy dose of unpredictability to the equation. On Aug. 6, The Other Guys opens opposite Step Up 3D. While star Will Ferrell has had a rocky track record as of late (Land of the Lost grossed a meager $49.4 million last summer), The Other Guys finds him reunited with frequent collaborator Adam McKay, who directed Ferrell in Anchorman ($85.3 million), Talladega Nights ($148.2 million) and Step Brothers ($100.5 million). The buddy cop comedy sub-genre hasn't exactly lit up the box office lately (Cop Out made $44.9 million earlier this year), though »

- Ray Subers <>

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It's Official, Julia Stiles to Be Dexter's Mystery Woman in New Season

8 June 2010 12:29 AM, PDT | Celebrity Mania | See recent Celebrity Mania news »

Julia Stiles will be Dexter's mystery woman when TV drama "Dexter" returns to the small screen with the new season. After weeks of speculation, Showtime finally announced through a press release that the Nicky Parsons of the "Bourne" series has landed guest spot on season five of the serial killer drama.

For the guest part, the "Mona Lisa Smile" actress will take on the role of "a mysterious young woman." It is detailed that her character will form a unique relationship with Michael C. Hall's Dexter "in the wake of the death of his wife." According to the cable network, the 29-year-old will appear in 10 out of 12 episodes of the upcoming season.

Few weeks back, showrunner Chip Johannessen has teased to Entertainment Weekly that Julia won't be following in the footsteps of last season's guest star, John Lithgow. "We're not going to have a single Big Bad this season, »


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Julia Stiles Joins Dexter for Season Five

7 June 2010 4:17 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Last week we reported on the rumor that Dexter was courting Julia Stiles (The Bourne Ultimatum); today, it’s official.  Stiles will appear in all ten episodes of season five, which will commence production this month for a September premieres.  The details of her role are still a bit murky, but the first half of the character description refer to her as a “mysterious young woman who forms a unique relationship with Dexter”.

The last half of said description verges into spoilers for the end of season four, so I’ll let you decide whether or not you are prepared to read it in the full press release after the jump.

Here’s the official press release:

Julia Stiles Slices Into Dexter

Acclaimed Actress To Appear In 10 Episodes Of Season Five Of Showtime’S Emmy® Nominated Drama Series Dexter

Los Angeles, CA June 7, 2010 – Acclaimed actress Julia Stiles has joined the »

- Brendan Bettinger

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Julia Stiles Officially Signs on to Dexter

7 June 2010 2:20 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Julia Stiles joins Dexter Acclaimed actress Julia Stiles has joined the cast of Showtime's Emmy nominated drama series Dexter. Stiles, who will appear in ten episodes in the upcoming fifth season, will play a mysterious young woman who forms a unique relationship with Dexter (Michael C. Hall) in the wake of the death of his wife. Production on season five begins this month and will premiere in the fall on Showtime.

Called "one of the most fearless and talented actresses in Hollywood" by the Los Angeles Times, Julia Stiles has starred in three Shakespearean film adaptations: Hamlet, O, and 10 Things I Hate About You, for which she earned a 2000 MTV Movie Award for Best Female Breakthrough Performance and the Chicago Film Critics Award for Most Promising Actress. Other feature film credits include, The Business Of Strangers, opposite Stockard Channing, Save The Last Dance, for which she was nominated for two MTV Movie Awards, »

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West's Sex Scene Woes

1 June 2010 9:16 AM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Dominic West dreads filming sex scenes - because he is frequently "star-struck" by his beautiful female co-stars.

The Wire actor struggles with nerves before disrobing in front of his leading ladies, admitting he lacks the confidence to strut onto the set naked.

He tells Britain's Reveal magazine, "I felt self-conscious. Whenever I have a love scene with a beautiful woman, it is always me who's naked. I did it with Calista Flockhart in Midsummer Night's Dream and I was the idiot in Mona Lisa Smile, surrounded by all these gorgeous women such as Julia Stiles and Maggie Gyllenhaal.

"I had my top off and Julia Roberts was clothed from head to toe. It was difficult, because I get so star-struck. But, fortunately, I have five sisters, so I'm used to being around women." »

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Actors Uploading Audition Videos to Websites?

18 May 2010 5:03 AM, PDT | | See recent Backstage news »

What do you think of actors uploading their auditions to video websites and being submitted by their agents or managers?John PapsideraLos Angeles; 'Life As We Know It,' 'Inception,' 'Zombieland,' 'The Dark Knight'I guess it depends on how it then gets filtered to the casting director. If your email just becomes a depository for everybody who wants to upload an audition, it will be hugely problematic, given the expansion of managers in the world having increased phone calls to casting directors threefold at least, if not tenfold, over the past five or 10 years. The advent of being so accessible—between instant messaging, email, telephone, texting—it's an avalanche of stuff to get through every day. So if it's unfiltered and anybody can just send it to you, I think it'll be quite difficult. But the advent of global casting, as well as cameras and »

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Interview: Mike Newell Talks Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

18 May 2010 3:28 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to be invited to interview all the main cast of the new Disney / Jerry Bruckheimer movie, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. We also got to interview Mike Newell, the Director and Jordan Mechner who invented the original computer game back in 1989 on the Apple 2 computer.

I’ve already put up the interview with the Prince of Persia creator, Jordan Mechner which you can see here and we still have interviews with Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, and Sir Ben Kingsley but today we get to hear from the director of the movie, Mike Newell.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is released in UK cinemas this Friday, 21st May and you can check out my review here.

How Hard is it to make a movie based on a computer game?

We went through a big evolution. When we started, »

- David Sztypuljak

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11 New Prince of Persia Photos

3 March 2010 1:10 AM, PST | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

Walt Disney has sent over a new hi-res photos from their upcoming film Prince of Persia starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Ben Kingsley, Gemma Arterton, Alfred Molina and Toby Kebbell.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is based off the popular video game, Gyllenhaal plays Prince Dastan a young man who reluctantly joins forces with a mysterious princess (Arterton) and together, they race against dark forces to safeguard an ancient dagger capable of releasing the Sands of Time—a gift from the gods that can reverse time and allow its possessor to rule the world.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Gemma Arterton as Tamina

The adaptation of the best-selling video game series is directed by Mike Newell (Donnie Brasco, Pushing Tin, Mona Lisa Smile, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire). The screenplay was co-written by Doug Miro and Carlo Bernard (The Sorcerer’s Apprentice) and the story was developed by Jordan Mechner, »

- Allan Ford

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Maggie Gyllenhaal Wants to Hear From Readers of For Friday’s ‘Live! with Regis and Kelly’!

24 February 2010 12:44 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Chicago – Just as the actors would be no one without their fans, wouldn’t exist without our loyal readers. As a way to say thanks, today we’re bringing you an opportunity to communicate with one of Hollywood’s hottest stars! It’s unlike anything you’ve experienced elsewhere!

And it’s fitting to present this experience to you with Maggie Gyllenhaal of “The Dark Knight” fame because it’s that same blockbuster film on which’s local coverage gained widespread awareness a couple years ago.

Maggie Gyllenhaal, who has recently been nominated for an Oscar in the best supporting actress category for “Crazy Heart” with Jeff Bridges, will be on “Live! with Regis and Kelly” early this Friday morning on ABC. Maggie will be having a conversation about her latest role and life as it is today. If you could, what would you ask her? »

- (Adam Fendelman)

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Audience 'Crazy' for Gyllenhaal

18 February 2010 8:20 AM, PST | | See recent Backstage news »

As part of Back Stage's ongoing "An Evening With…" program, Maggie Gyllenhaal spoke to a sold-out house following a screening of "Crazy Heart" on Thursday, Feb. 11 in Los Angeles. The film, which has won a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild Award for lead actor Jeff Bridges, recently earned Oscar nominations for both Bridges and Gyllenhaal. The song "The Weary Kind," by Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett, was also nominated.In the film, Bridges plays Bad Blake, an alcoholic country singer who falls for Gyllenhaal's journalist Jean while on the road. Jean is also the single mother of a 5-year-old son, played by Jack Nation.Gyllenhaal revealed that she first met Bridges at the premiere of her film "Mona Lisa Smile," in 2003. "I went up to him and told him how much I loved his work," she recalled. "And he told me, 'We'll work together someday.' »

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The Bourne Identity/The Bourne Supremacy Blu-Ray/DVD Flipper Disc Reviews

16 February 2010 6:22 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Jason Bourne, a man born of the 1980s, undergoes a spot-on big screen update.  Matt Damon supplies the body and Doug Liman (Swingers, Go) and Paul Greenglass (United 93, Bloody Sunday) put it to work.  You should know, if someone offers you twenty thousand dollars to drive them somewhere, only do it if you want to fall in love with that irascible spy.  More after the jump:

A man, Jason Bourne, is pulled from the ocean, bullets in his body, with a case of amnesia.  On the path to discover who he is, Bourne finds himself in a web of intrigue that leads back to a botched assassination and a clandestine government organization in charge of it, Operation Treadstone.  He pairs up with a civilian, Marie, who he employs to drive him to Paris.  He finally confronts his “employers” and asks to be left alone.  This is the story of The Bourne Identity. »

- Nico

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Gyllenhaal: 'I met Jeff Bridges drunk'

6 February 2010 9:35 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Maggie Gyllenhaal has revealed that she was drunk the first time that she met Jeff Bridges. The actress, who is nominated for an Academy Award for her performance in Crazy Heart, has admitted that she was inebriated during her first encounter with the actor. The 32-year-old told Stylist: "I met him at the premiere for Mona Lisa Smile where I was, like, a baby. "I went up to him, I'd had a few glasses of champagne, and felt, 'This is my premiere, I can talk to whoever I want'. "He told me, 'We're going to work together (more) »

- By Marcell Minaya

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This Week on DVD: Zombieland, Ong Bak 2, The House of the Devil

2 February 2010 11:17 AM, PST | FilmJunk | See recent FilmJunk news »

Although there aren't really any mega-blockbusters out this week, it's still a jam-packed DVD release day with plenty of titles to choose from including Zombieland starring Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg, Amelia starring Hilary Swank, Cold Souls starring Paul Giamatti, Ong Bak 2 starring Tony Jaa, and the short film anthology New York, I Love You starring... way too many people to list. Also in stores you will find the LeBron James documentary More Than a Game and Ti West's retro horror flick The House of the Devil, which is available not only on DVD and Blu-ray, but also on VHS! Some catalogue titles that are out on Blu-ray for the first time this week include Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Ong-Bak, Walk The Line, and stand alone versions of The Godfather 1 and 2. What will you be Netflixing or buying this week? Zombieland [1] (+ Blu-ray [2]) Amelia [3] (+ Blu-ray [4]) Adam [5] Cold Souls [6] New York, »

- Sean

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