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Afternoon Delight: Noomi Rapace strikes again, a first look at "American Horror Story: Asylum"

17 August 2012 12:02 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

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Happy birthday to Belinda Carlisle and Pariah's Aasha Davis!

Aasha Davis at the Paley Center in Beverly Hills, CA

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An American Horror Story: Asylum teaser clip has arrived to give you nightmares.

Comedian and Lgbt ally Chelsea Handler is all suited up on the cover of Marie Claire @Work. I'm digging her look.

U.S. Olympic goalkeeper Hope Solo accused her former Dancing With the Stars partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy of slapping her “across the face” in her memoir Solo: A Memoir of Hope. Solo said Chmerkovskiy “was extremely apologetic” but that the blow was “powerful enough that her ears rang afterwards.” This is not Ok.

Lesbian comedian Ever Mainard is featured in Get Cash 4 Rights, a spoof of those ridiculous Get Cash 4 Gold commercials.

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Emily Browning To Star In Catherine Hardwicke's Thriller 'Plush'

25 May 2012 2:38 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

We're sure Catherine Hardwicke and Evan Rachel Wood are still pals, but sometimes scheduling or a variety of other reasons keep two people from working together. Earlier this year it looked like the "Thirteen" star and director were going to reunite on "Plush," but alas, things don't seem to have worked out. But another capable star is looking to come off the bench and sub in.

Emily Browning is now looking to star in "Plush," a thriller set in Los Angeles. Co-written with Artie Nelson, the story will follow a psychic psychologist who sees the memories of his patients to help expel their past demons. But he meets his match when he crosses paths with Browning, who has the same power. O......kay. This was previously said to be an "erotic thriller" set in the music industry but unless the characters' psychic skills require everyone to be naked and singing, »

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Evan Rachel Wood to Reunite with Thirteen Director Catherine Hardwicke for Erotic L.A. Thriller Plush

5 February 2012 11:03 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Catherine Hardwicke's career arc doesn't make much sense to me.  Her directorial debut was the edgy teen drama Thirteen, followed by the likeminded skater tale Lords of Dogtown.  The first major detour came in 2006 with the chaste The Nativity Story.  Next she kicked off the Twilight Saga phenomenon, but instead of returning for the sequels, moved on to the panned Twilight knockoff Red Riding Hood.  To get back on track, Hardwicke may return to her roots.  THR reports that Hardwicke is attached to direct Plush, and her Thirteen star Evan Rachel Wood is attached to star.  The script that Hardwicke co-wrote with Artie Nelson is described as an erotic thriller set in the L.A. music world. Honestly, I tune out when I hear the phrase "erotic thriller," but reuniting with Wood is a smart move if Hardwicke wishes to reconnect with the critical community.  Knockout, a boxing drama starring Noomi and Ola Rapace, »

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Catherine Hardwicke To Reunite With Evan Rachel Wood For Erotic, L.A.-Set Thriller 'Plush'

5 February 2012 5:34 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Seems like Catherine Hardwicke ("Thirteen," "Lords of Dogtown") is trying to hone in on a grittier return behind the camera. After "Twilight" and "Red Riding Hood," the helmer was linked to an adaptation of the potentially franchise-spawning "The Maze Runner," but soon focused her attentions on troubled-teen tale "The Bitch Posse" and a biopic of Swedish boxer Bo "Bosse" Högberg starring former partners Noomi and Bo Rapace. Having described that boxing film, "Knockout," as a story that "goes back to more of my 'Thirteen' days," it looks like Hardwicke has been trying to hark back to her earlier sensibilities -- a notion which is now affirmed by the fact she's circling an erotic thriller set in the L.A. music industry titled "Plush" that has also Evan Rachel Wood attached to star. The project was co-scripted by Hardwicke and Artie »

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'Twilight' director Catherine Hardwicke knows how to have good times at Sundance

25 January 2012 10:00 AM, PST | Twilight Examiner | See recent Twilight Examiner news »

Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke knows how to have a good time at Sundance. She attended portions of the film festival this weekend, and instead of letting the snowy situation down there in Park City, Utah get her down, she seized the opportunity to have a bit of fun with it! Check out the slideshow photos of her getting ready to snowboard. That is a fun, fun lady. Hardwicke's currently working on a movie called Knockout, which is based on a true story. Here's the description: "A look at the storied career of Swedish boxer Bosse Högberg and his romance with cabaret singer Anit »

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Noomi Rapace To Star In De Palma’s “Passion”

4 January 2012 7:36 PM, PST | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

Girl With The Dragon Tattoo star Noomi Rapace is locked to star in writer/director Brian (Body Double, Scarface) De Palma’s next effort, Passion. The film is set to start shooting in March of this year with locations in Germany, Spain, France, and the United Kingdom. The original screenplay is from Natalie Carter and Alain Corneau.

Synopsis (courtesy Integral Film):

“A young businesswomen plots murderous revenge after her boss and mentor steals her idea.”

Also in  talks to appear along with Rapace is Rachel (Sherlock Holmes) McAdams. Rapace is hot on the heels of appearing in Ridley Scott’s Prometheus and is currently wrapping production on director Catherine (Twilight) Hardwicke’s Knockout. Passion is scheduled for 2012 release, but no date has been set.


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