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'Real Housewives': NeNe Leakes claims Kim Zolciak was fired

27 November 2012 6:50 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes has hit out at her former co-star Kim Zolciak, claiming that she was fired from the show. Zolciak has confirmed that she will no longer appearing in the reality series but will instead star in her own spinoff, following her everyday life with her husband and children. However, Leakes has suggested on her Twitter page that Zolciak was forced to leave the Real Housewives franchise. "It's so funny how this chick wants people 2 think she quit the show!" she wrote. "The producers no longer wanted 2 work wit u! Good bye wit the lies." Leakes added: "None of the girls or producers wanted 2 work wit her! Saving face like all the other ex housewives! U were Fired! Good bye. "U had an existing deal that the honored! [sic]. Girl (more) »

- By Catriona Wightman

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Critics' Choice Awards Dated for Jan. 10, 'Rust and Bone' Tops in London and the Ida Announces Documentary Noms

22 October 2012 3:00 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Another piece of the Awards Calendar has been filled in as the Broadcast Film Critics Association -- of which I am a member -- has announced the 2013 Critics' Choice Movie Awards will take place January 10, 2013, airing on The CW after several years on VH1. This makes the 10th a rather big day on the award season calendar as the 2013 Oscar nominations will be announced that morning. I guess I will be getting up early in a Los Angeles hotel room to announce the Oscar noms before heading to the Critics' Choice Awards that night. Nominations will be announced on December 11. You can check out my full Awards Calendar here. Sasha Stone over at Awards Daily recently asked a crop of Oscar bloggers a series of questions regarding the race and you may happen to notice at least one name you recognize among those questioned if you click here. Some recent »

- Brad Brevet

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International Documentary Association Announces Nominees

22 October 2012 9:34 AM, PDT | | See recent AwardsDaily news »

The Ida Awards will take place December 7, 2012 with Penn Jillette hosting. Feature nominees: The Central Park Five The Invisible War Queen of Versailles Searching for Sugar Man Women with Cows »

- Sasha Stone

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“Dreams From A Petrified Head” Director Dan Ouellette

10 October 2012 12:18 PM, PDT | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

Dan Ouellette has had a long career in the New York independent film community, starting with his work as a production designer for Hal Hartley in 1990 with Trust and then, in 1992, with Simple Men. He’s also an accomplished visual artist (examples of which can be seen at his Neurotica Divine site) and has directed stylish music videos for the bands Android Lust and The Birthday Massacre. Dan is also, full disclosure, an old friend who I’ve also worked with professionally many times. (Films he’s production designed that Robin O’Hara and I produced include What Happened Was…, Saving Face, and Joe the King.) So, I’ve observed Dan as he’s developed several possible projects for his own directorial debut. One of those projects — typically for Dan, the most ambitious of the lot – consumed him over the last year and just premiered at the Sitges Film Festival. »

- Scott Macaulay

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Movies at Bollywood Festival Norway 2012 glorified

2 September 2012 7:25 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

It’s raining movies at Bollywood Festival Norway 2012. After a hard struggle on the selection process, we have finally pulled in the best movies which will be show cased this year. We are leaving no stone unturned to entertain our audience in the way we could and would keep doing the same in coming years.

This year to celebrate 100 years of Indian Cinema we have 1951 Awaara by Raj Kapoor, Madhumati by Bimal Roy, Sholay by Ramesh Sippy. This year we have in all 31 movies to entertain during this season; 3 Idiots by Reliance, Housefull 2 by Eros, Ek Tha Tiger by Yashraj films, Kahaani by Pen India Pvt Ltd, Jannat 2 & Bol Bachchan by Fox Star India, Paan Singh Tomar, Barfi & Joker by Utv, Vicky Donor & Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi along with Cocktail by Eros, Gangs of Wasseypur Part I and II by Elle Driver, Gattu by All Rights Entertainment, »

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Exclusive: Alexandre O. Philippe talks Doc of the Dead

2 August 2012 10:31 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Doc of the Dead was announced right before Comic-Con last month and promises to be a comprehensive tribute to zombie culture. The project is directed by Alexandre O. Philippe (The People vs. George Lucas) and he is off to a good start, with Simon Pegg and George Romero having already filmed segments for the documentary.

I recently had a chance to talk with Alexandre and learned more about the approach this documentary will take, additional people who will participate, their plan for an online extension of the project, and more:

There has been plenty of buzz for Doc of the Dead coming out of your recent appearance at the San Diego Comic-Con. Have you been happy with how your approach to the documentary been received?

Alexandre O. Philippe: Yeah, the great thing is that this is filling a void. The sense I’ve been getting from fans of zombie »

- Jonathan James

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“Doc of the Dead” Poster and Press Release

6 July 2012 12:51 PM, PDT | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

We recently announced that work on Doc Of The Dead was moving forward, from the team of The People vs. George Lucas, which would feature George A. Romero and Simon Pegg, amongst other luminous names in the burgeoning zombie genre. Today, we have a press release announcing the film and their Comic-Con presence and an exclusive poster for the film created by Walking Dead artist Charlie Adlard, who will be there to sign the poster at the Con next week.

The creators of the groundbreaking participatory documentary The People vs. George Lucas are already hard at work on Doc Of The Dead—the definitive and most comprehensive tribute to zombie culture and fandom ever made. Shot and edited in a cinematically edgy, high-octane style, Doc Of The Dead will host a rich pop culture dialogue with zombie experts and celebrities, seek participation from YouTubers and indie filmmakers, and even investigate »

- Andy Greene

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San Diego Comic-Con 2012: Charlie Adlard Doc of the Dead One-Sheet Unveiled

5 July 2012 2:52 PM, PDT | | See recent Dread Central news »

Last week we told you about a kick-ass new zombie documentary called Doc of the Dead, which looks to be the definitive examination of the popular zombie subgenre, and today the coolness just keeps on coming! Read on for details!

From the Press Release

The creators of the groundbreaking participatory documentary The People vs. George Lucas are already hard at work on Doc Of The Dead—the definitive and most comprehensive tribute to zombie culture and fandom ever made. Shot and edited in a cinematically edgy, high-octane style, Doc Of The Dead will host a rich pop culture dialogue with zombie experts and celebrities, seek participation from YouTubers and indie filmmakers, and even investigate the possibility and ramifications of an actual zombie outbreak with sociologists, virologists, chemists, and members of the Zombie Research Society.

The Exhibit A Pictures triumvirate—Writer/Director Alexandre O. Philippe, Producer Kerry Deignan Roy, and Producer »

- Uncle Creepy

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Zombie Documentary “Doc of the Dead” Officially Announced, New Poster from Charlie Adlard

5 July 2012 2:44 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

We first reported last month that Simon Pegg and George Romero were participating in Doc of the Dead, a “definitive” tribute to zombie culure directed by Alexandre O. Philippe (The People vs. George Lucas).

We now have new information on the project, a look at the official poster art created by The Walking Dead artist Charlie Adlard, and details on when/where you can meet up with Adlard and the filmmakers at Sdcc:

Denver, Co (July 5, 2012) – The creators of the groundbreaking participatory documentary The People vs. George Lucas are already hard at work on Doc Of The Dead—the definitive and most comprehensive tribute to zombie culture and fandom ever made. Shot and edited in a cinematically edgy, high-octane style, Doc Of The Dead will host a rich pop culture dialogue with zombie experts and celebrities, seek participation from YouTubers and indie filmmakers, and even investigate the possibility and ramifications »

- Jonathan James

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Former 'Project Runway' Contestant Andy South Is Now Living As A Woman

27 June 2012 1:40 PM, PDT | Celebsology | See recent Celebsology news »

Fashion is all about taking risks and having fun with your look and Project Runway season eight finalist Andy South is no exception to the rule.  He has decided to ditch his male identity that fans of the show remember in order to live his life as a woman.  

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The designer took to Facebook to subtly introduce her new identity by first changing her profile to "female" and adding the new name Nong Ariyaphon Southiphong, which incorporates the reality star's original last name, according to Daily Mail.

At the time of appearing on Project Runway in 2010 (the season with Mondo and Gretchen), the Waianae, Hawaii native was openly gay and known for remaining soft-spoken and polite while avoiding the behind-the-scenes drama of the show. Now, »

- Dana Burke

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About face

26 May 2012 4:00 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

It won Best Documentary (Short Subject) at this year's Oscars and it's one of the highlights of the forthcoming Sheffield Docfest, but Saving Face may never be shown in its native Pakistan. The two women whose stories it tells are taking legal action to try and prevent it.

Zakia and Rukhsana were both victims of so-called honour attacks. Throwing acid at women's faces is increasingly common in Pakistan - there are believed to have been over 50 such attacks in the last year alone - and it is frequently carried out by jealous husbands. Saving Face follows the work of pioneering doctor Mohammad Jawad, who has worked to reconstruct the faces of victims. The problem is that victims are often subject to additional social stigma and sometimes still have to live with the people who attacked them. Add to this a general disapproval of women appearing in films and the »

- Jennie Kermode

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Chittagong, Shala, GoW to vie for Best Film at 12th New York Indian Film Festival

21 May 2012 12:00 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

The 12th Annual New York Indian Film Festival (Nyiff), presented by the Indo-American Arts Council announced the nominations for various categories of awards.

The festival will be held from May 23 to 27 at the Tribeca Cinemas in Lower Manhattan.

Nyiff will more than 50 features, documentaries, and short films over a span of five days.


Best Film 


Aadukalam Chitrangada Chittagong Gangs of Wasseypur Gattu Shala Best Documentary Film


Big in Bollywood Inshallah Football Kumare Saving Face Transgenders: Pakistan’s Open Secret Best Screenplay


Pooja Desai, Anvita Dutt, Rajesh Narasimhan, Ashish Patil (Mujshe Fraaandship Karoge) Avinash Deshpande (Shala) Rituparno Ghosh (Chitrangada) Vetri Maaran (Aadukalam) Bedabrata Pain, Shonali Bose (Chittagong) Best Director


Sujay Dahake (Shala) Rituparno Ghosh (Chitrangada) Anurag Kashyap (Gangs of Wasseypur) Vetri Maaran ( Aadukalam) Prashant Nair (Delhi in a Day) Bedabrata Pain (Chittagong) Best Young Actor


Sihle Dlamini (Lucky) Dilzad Hiwale (Bubble Gum) Dilzad Hiwale (Chittagong) Ashuman »

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Rituparno Ghosh’s ‘Chitrangada’ to premiere at 12th New York Indian Film Festival

1 May 2012 10:19 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Rituparno Ghosh in Chitrangada

Rituparno Ghosh’s latest film Chitrangada will premiere at the 12th annual New York Indian Film Festival (Nyiff) which will run from May 23 to 27 at Tribeca Cinemas in Lower Manhattan.

In Chitrangada, to be screened as the Centerpiece film of the festival, director Rituparno Ghosh faces the camera again in the role of a choreographer who plans to stage the dance drama ‘Chitrangada’ on the occasion of Rabindranath Tagore’s 150th birth anniversary.

The festival will close with Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs of Wasseypur which will have its World Premiere in Directors’ Fortnight at the 65th Cannes Film Festival.

The festival announced earlier that it will open with Bedabrata Pain’s Chittagong.

Another highlight of the festival will be the screening of Oscar-winning documentary Saving Face from Pakistan.

The festival is presented by the Indo-American Arts Council.


- NewsDesk

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‘Seeking Asian Female’ Explores World of Mail-Order Brides

12 March 2012 7:00 AM, PDT | Speakeasy/Wall Street Journal | See recent Speakeasy/Wall Street Journal news »

Debbie Lum Image from “Seeking Asian Female.”

Five years ago, Debbie Lum set out to investigate a phenomenon that she says has “haunted” her — and some other Asian women — her entire life.

“I’m talking about yellow fever!” she says. “If you’re Asian, you know exactly what I mean. It’s Asian American Issues 101.”

If you’re not Asian, what Lum is referring to is the targeted attraction that some non-Asian men have toward Asian women — an obsession, in some cases, »

- Jeff Yang

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Ali Zafar: 'First Oscar win very important for Pakistan'

29 February 2012 9:02 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Actor Ali Zafar has said that Pakistan's first Academy Award is an important milestone for the country. The London, Paris, New York star was speaking after Saving Face won in the 'Best Documentary - Short Subject' category at Sunday night's awards. Zafar told Digital Spy: "It was very important to all of us, a big moment to all of us, and has made us very proud. We are very happy. "We all want a new Pakistan to emerge, and that can only happen with the new generation, the young people who are (more) »

- By Steven Baker

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Australian Kirk Baxter wins Oscar for editing The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

27 February 2012 1:59 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Kirk Baxter has won the Academy Award for Best Film Editing for his work with Angus Wall on The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.

It was an unexpected win for the editing partners, who were up against Oscar favourites Hugo and The Artist.

After a record of five Academy Award wins for Australians in 2011, Baxter and producer Grant Hill were the only two Australians gracing this year.s list of nominees.

It is the duo.s second win after taking away the same award last year for The Social Network. Baxter also received an Academy Award nomination for his editing with Angus Wall on The Curious Case of Benjamin Button in 2008, losing to Slumdog Millionare.

Grant Hill, who was one of five producers for Terrence Malick.s Tree of Life, received a nomination for Best Picture, losing to The Artist. It marks the second nomination for the Australian producer, who »

- Fay Al-Janabi

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Bollywood News Updates – February 27th

27 February 2012 12:22 PM, PST | indicine | See recent indicine news »

The latest news updates from Bollywood – February 27th 2012.


The shooting of Special Chabbis is going on now in a Delhi college. Akshay and Jimmy are there alongwith rest of the cast. Pakistan wins its first Oscar with Saving Face Salman Khan has purchased a Rs 32-crore flat pretty close to Shahrukh Khan’s Mannat. John Abraham’s I, Me Aur Main  to release on July 27th 2012Read More »

- Praveen

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And the winners of the 84th Academy Awards are...

27 February 2012 10:52 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The 84th annual Academy Awards took place last night at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California, with Billy Crystal presiding over a ceremony that saw The Artist and Hugo walk away with five statuettes apiece. However, while Hugo dominated the technical categories - collecting the Oscars for Cinematography, Art Direction, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing and Visual Effects, the night belonged to Michel Hazanavicius' The Artist, which rounded out a fine run of awards success by taking home Best Costume Design, Best Original Score, Best Actor (Jean Durjardin), Best Director (Hazanavicius) and the coveted Best Picture - making it only the second silent feature to do so, and the first since Wings received the accolade at the inaugural Academy Awards back in 1929.

Other big winners on the night included Meryl Streep, who added a third Oscar to her collection for her work in The Iron Lady, while Christopher Plummer (Beginners »

- flickeringmyth

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Oscars Recap: ‘The Artist’ and ‘Hugo’ Take Home 5 Each, But The Silent Film Wins Best Picture

27 February 2012 9:50 AM, PST | | See recent news »

The silent film spoke the loudest in last night’s 2012 Academy Awards as The Artist won Best Picture. Jean Dujardin and Michael Hazanavicius also scored big wins for The Artist for Best Actor and Director. Hopefully its total of five wins will bring some much needed attention at the box office. Also bringing home five Oscar wins, all in technical categories was Hugo. It won for Best Art Design, Cinematography, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing and perhaps a bit of a surprise, in Visual Effects. Like The Artist, Hugo should see yet another boost from the Oscar wins although a 14-week run helped by 3D ticket sales has already brought in almost $70 million for Martin Scorsese and company, whereas The Artist has bought in just over $31 million in the same 14-week time span. Before exalting in French, Dujardin graciously addressed his peers in the room, “I love your country.” We’ll »

- Ernie Estrella

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The Artist and Hugo Dominate at the 2012 Academy Awards

27 February 2012 6:51 AM, PST | FilmJunk | See recent FilmJunk news »

If, for some crazy reason, you weren't glued to your TV last night watching the Oscars, here's a quick rundown of what you missed: not much. As expected, The Artist ended up winning most of the major awards including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor, although Hugo managed to snag a lot of the technical awards. In the end, they finished in a tie with 5 wins a piece. The only real surprise of the night was Meryl Streep's Best Actress win over Viola Davis for her performance in The Iron Lady. Other than that, it was somewhat a yawn-inducing show, with Billy Crystal doing a serviceable but unremarkable job as host. I think the clear highlight of the night came on the red carpet where Sacha Baron Cohen "accidentally" spilled Kim Jong-Il's ashes on Ryan Seacrest. Were you happy with this year's Academy Award winners? What did you think of the show overall? »

- Sean

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