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Danny Dyer: 'I Probably Always Will' Take Drugs

British actor Danny Dyer has opened up about his drug use, insisting he "probably always will" take narcotics. The "Business" star was shamed last year when shocking images of him purportedly snorting a line of white powder on a night out with friends was published in British tabloid The Sun.

Father-of-two Dyer has previously admitted taking drugs in the past, and now he has detailed his habit in new autobiography "Danny Dyer: Straight Up". He writes, "I've always taken drugs and I probably always will. But there's a difference between having the odd crafty bump up the snout (nose) as a reward for a job well done and letting it rule your life."

"You can't brush it under the carpet and try and pretend it doesn't happen because it does happen. It happens all over the world every night, millions and millions of people. And it can have a terrible effect on people,
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Straight Up News on Gay Plays

For twentieth-century homosexual playwrights -- Thornton Wilder, Tennessee Williams, William Inge, Edward Albee, Emlyn Williams, Terence Rattigan to name several -- the time during which they wrote required circumspection, if not downright shrink-wrapped secrecy. The love that dared not speak its name, according to Lord Alfred Douglas, Oscar Wilde's inamorata Bosie, continued to keep its mouth clamped shut as the nineteenth century up-shifted into the 1900s. But times have finally changed, and as the first decade of the twenty-first century ends, the romantic and sexual love two men feel for one another is shouting or at least sufficiently raising its voice to be heard distinctly and often with distinction. Any number of societal factors have contributed to the revised attitudes, but surely the Sixties' sexual revolution which culminated in the 1969 Stonewall...
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Shutter Island Trailer Promises a Straight Up Genre Film from Scorsese

Colour me intrigued with Martin Scorsese‘s actor-studded, gothic horror-thriller-mystery Shutter Island. The trailer popped up on Apple.com today and begs the question: Where else could the assemblage of Michelle Williams, Max Von Sydow, Leonardo Dicarprio and John Carroll Lynch occur in the same film other than a huge directorial draw like Scorsese? (Oh, did I mention Mark Ruffalo, Jackie Earle Haley, Emily Mortimer, Ted Levine, Elias Koteas, Patricia Clarkson and Ben Kingsley? Yea, they’re in here too. It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Asylum!) The film is genre-y and classy at the same time, and I must say, I am digging it. A lot. This is simply handsome craftsmanship. Come fall we’ll find out if Scorcese has something more than just a spooky story up his sleeve. But for now, that will do.

Two U.S. marshals are summoned to a remote and barren island
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David Lynch, Straight Up And Mashed

David Lynch has launched Interview Project, a "20,000 mile road trip over 70 days across and back the United States," in which Lynch and his team interview ordinary people. "It's something that's human and you can't stay away from it," Lynch says on the promo teaser currently up on the site. It's a simple idea, and from the teaser it seems very Straight Story, but I have to admit that the faces of the interviewees and the basic questions they pose to themselves will have me back at the site on June 1 when it formally launches. Click on the link above to see the trailer and to sign up for the Interview Project mailing list. And as long as he are talking about the director, here's some Lynchian frippery courtesy of Buzzfeed: their five...
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