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Jeff Goldblum, Still Alive And Doing Very Well

This past Thursday, shortly after Michael Jackson’s untimely passing, a sick Internet rumor started that veteran actor Jeff Goldblum had died. His reps were quick to point out that the actor was, in fact, very much alive and well. For any of you doubting Thomases out there, here’s photographic evidence of the actor’s good health, taken just a couple weeks ago:

Of course, as many here in the MTV offices will attest to, Jeff Goldblum is king. He will always be David Cronenberg’s original “Fly” of course, but I love him best for starring alongside a young Laurence Fishburne as a high-class drug dealer in “Deep Cover.” And a designer drug dealer at that. In the honor of the fact that Jeff Goldblum still walks among us, I present to you this little photographic tour through his career.

I’ll admit, my heart skipped a beat
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'Boris,' 'Jesus' top winners at Hamptons fest

'Boris,' 'Jesus' top winners at Hamptons fest
NEW YORK -- The 11th Hamptons International Film Festival wrapped during the weekend with Tomorrow Never Dies helmer Roger Spottiswoode's Spinning Boris taking home the audience award for best feature. Writer-director Kirk Davis' Screen Door Jesus won the HIFF's Golden Starfish Award for best film. Penned by Yuri Zeltser and Cary Bickley, Boris stars Jeff Goldblum, Anthony LaPaglia, Liev Schreiber and Svetlana Efremova in the story of three American political consultants who agree to manage Boris Yeltsin's re-election campaign in the mid-'90s. The Hamptons screening was the film's New York premiere.

Goldblum pops into '04 talent deal with NBC

Jeff Goldblum is reuniting with NBC. The actor, who toplined the network's two-hour movie/backdoor pilot War Stories earlier this year, has inked a talent deal with NBC to star in a new series project targeted for fall 2004. "Whatever role Jeff Goldblum has inhabited -- a leading or supporting -- he always pops," NBC president of primetime development Kevin Reilly said. "He's got that unique quality of being offbeat and, at the same time, approachable and likable, which makes him perfect to build a show around." Goldblum, whose feature credits include the blockbusters Jurassic Park, Independence Day and The Fly, was recently seen in the offbeat comedy Igby Goes Down. He is currently filming Wes Anderson's feature The Life Aquatic and will next be seen in Showtime's Spinning Boris. Goldblum is repped by UTA and Industry Entertainment.

Crack political team set to get Arnold up to speed

Crack political team set to get Arnold up to speed
To kick-start his unexpected and highly accelerated campaign for California's top job, Arnold Schwarzenegger has assembled a team of seasoned political operatives, including some of the strategists who helped Pete Wilson get elected to two terms as the state's governor in the 1990s. Schwarzenegger's top political advisers -- George Gorton, Richard Dresner and Joe Shumate -- even helped rescue former Russian president Boris Yeltsin from what seemed like certain defeat in his 1996 re-election campaign, a miraculous political turnaround that will be chronicled in the upcoming Showtime telefilm Spinning Boris. Indeed, the trio's experience in the chaotic world of post-Soviet era Russian politics -- where they labored under KGB-like secrecy at Yeltsin's high-security private hotel to orchestrate polls, focus groups and advertisements -- will probably serve them well as they scramble to convince California voters in less than two months that Schwarzenegger is a the best choice to run the state. "They can probably finish each other's sentences," said Ken Khachigian, a state GOP veteran who was campaign manager for Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., until Issa withdrew last week from the Oct. 7 recall election that he sparked by funding the signature-gathering drive.

Crack political team set to get Arnold up to speed

Crack political team set to get Arnold up to speed
To kick-start his unexpected and highly accelerated campaign for California's top job, Arnold Schwarzenegger has assembled a team of seasoned political operatives, including some of the strategists who helped Pete Wilson get elected to two terms as the state's governor in the 1990s. Schwarzenegger's top political advisers -- George Gorton, Richard Dresner and Joe Shumate -- even helped rescue former Russian president Boris Yeltsin from what seemed like certain defeat in his 1996 re-election campaign, a miraculous political turnaround that will be chronicled in the upcoming Showtime telefilm Spinning Boris. Indeed, the trio's experience in the chaotic world of post-Soviet era Russian politics -- where they labored under KGB-like secrecy at Yeltsin's high-security private hotel to orchestrate polls, focus groups and advertisements -- will probably serve them well as they scramble to convince California voters in less than two months that Schwarzenegger is a the best choice to run the state. "They can probably finish each other's sentences," said Ken Khachigian, a state GOP veteran who was campaign manager for Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., until Issa withdrew last week from the Oct. 7 recall election that he sparked by funding the signature-gathering drive.

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