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6 items from 2010 Hookup: Signed Poster By ‘The Extra Man’ Stars Kevin Kline, Paul Dano; Three Magnolia DVDs

18 August 2010 1:17 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Chicago – In this edition of the Hookup: DVD, one lucky winner will clean up with three DVDs from Magnolia Pictures for the movies “The Great Buck Howard,” “What Just Happened” and “Finding Amanda” plus a full-size poster for “The Extra Man” signed by filmmaker Shari Springer Berman and stars Kevin Kline and Paul Dano!

The Extra Man” stars Kevin Kline, Paul Dano, Katie Holmes and John C. Reilly. “The Great Buck Howard” stars John Malkovich, Tom Hanks, Colin Hanks, Emily Blunt and Steve Zahn. “What Just Happened” stars Robert De Niro, Sean Penn, Kristen Stewart, Bruce Willis, Catherine Keener, John Turturro, Robin Wright and Stanley Tucci. “Finding Amanda” stars Matthew Broderick, Brittany Snow, Maura Tierney and Steve Coogan.

To win your free DVDs and poster courtesy of, all you need to do is answer a question in this Web-based submission form. That’s it! Directions to enter this HollywoodChicago. »

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Real-Life Girl from 'Finding Amanda' Sues Writer-Director Uncle

4 June 2010 3:45 PM, PDT | Cinematical | See recent Cinematical news »

If you're making a loosely autobiographical film, just how much privacy should the people in your life expect? That's the question about to be answered by a Los Angeles court now that Alix Daily is suing her aunt and uncle, Leslie and Peter Tolan, and Capacity Pictures for the mental and emotional distress she's suffered by being featured as a character in Peter Tolan's film Finding Amanda.

The movie, which was released in 2008 and starred Matthew Broderick and Brittany Snow, loosely chronicles Tolan's trip to Las Vegas to take part in an intervention to help convince his niece, who had become a prostitute, to go to rehab.

Daily alleges that Tolan -- who also directed -- did little to hide the fact that it was based on her life. Court documents claim that "much of the dialogue, facts, and events really happened," and the character of Amanda "looked, dressed, »

- Alison Nastasi

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Denis Leary on Ben Rapelisberger and Rescue Me

3 May 2010 9:13 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Ranting standup comedian Denis Leary has found success on the long-running firefighter show Rescue Me. With the final two seasons in the can and season six set to air in June, Leary is going back standup for charity gig. For the second year in a row, Leary will host an 11-city comedy tour with Rescue Me costars Lenny Clarke and Adam Ferrara. Starting May 22 in Atlantic City, a portion of proceeds go to the Leary Firefighters Foundation. It also gives Leary a chance to rail on some of the recent news stories.

“One of the things, obviously, we’ll be talking about is the Catholic Church and Ben Roethlisberger,” Leary said in a conference call with the media. “Just the idea of talking about Ben Roethlisberger, athletes who are criminally involved in illegal pursuits, that alone could probably give me ten minutes of material.  I think we can safely say whatever night you come, »

- Fred Topel

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Jessica Alba, America Ferrera, Alicia Keys among stars named Tribeca jurors

13 April 2010 9:06 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

The juror panel at the Tribeca Film Festival is going to look like the red carpet at a major Hollywood premiere.

Several celebrities, including Jessica Alba, Whoopi Goldberg, Aaron Eckhart and Brooke Shields, were asked to serve on the six competitive festival categories. They will announce the winning films, filmmakers and actors in their respective categories at the Tff Awards Night Party, which will be held on April 29. The 2010 Tribeca Festival runs from April 21 to May 2 in New York City.

“This year’s jury features the same impressive range and depth as our films playing in competition. They are distinctive and accomplished storytellers, artists and entrepreneurs from the worlds of film, theater, culture, fashion, television and new media – all of whom share a passion for film, a thirst for discovery and a spirit of independence,” said Jane Rosenthal, co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival.

Here’s a list of all »

- Sean O'Connell

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Jessica Alba among Tribeca jurors

13 April 2010 7:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

The Tribeca Film Festival announced Tuesday morning the 35 jurors for its six competition categories.

Filmmakers, actors, screenwriters, journalists and media figures such as Aaron Eckhart, Jessica Alba, Cheryl Hines, America Ferrera, Alicia Keys, Zach Braff, Hope Davis, Gary Ross, Whoopi Goldberg and Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey will participate on the juries.

"This year's jury features the same impressive range and depth as our films playing in competition," fest co-founder Jane Rosenthal said. "They are distinctive and accomplished storytellers, artists and entrepreneurs from the worlds of film, theater, culture, fashion, television and new media -- all of whom share a passion for film, a thirst for discovery and a spirit of independence."

Winners in the world narrative, world documentary, New York narrative, New York documentary, narrative short and documentary and student short film categories will be announced at the awards night party April 29. Together, the six juries will award $130,000 in cash and prizes, »

- By Jay A. Fernandez

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Twilight Years

24 March 2010 9:18 AM, PDT | | See recent Backstage news »

Not long ago, Peter Facinelli went to meet with "Training Day" director Antoine Fuqua on a new project. Though Facinelli has been in the business for more than 15 years and has played a wide variety of characters, he is probably best known as Dr. Carlisle Cullen, the adoptive father to a brood of gorgeous vampires in the "Twilight" film series. Carlisle is described as eternally young and so good-looking he practically makes nurses faint in his wake, and it's not hard to see why the actor who got his big break as the hotshot jock in "Can't Hardly Wait" was the perfect choice for the role.But when Facinelli sat down with Fuqua and his producer, he made an offbeat suggestion. "I said, 'You know who I'd really love to play?' " he recalls. "They assumed I was talking about the lead role, for whom they were pursuing huge names. »

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