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Exclusive Photo: Gabrielle Union for ‘We’re Going to Need More Wine’

Chicago – Actor Gabrielle Union is pulling no punches in her first book, “We’re Going to Need More Wine.” The memoir includes Union’s account of rape when she was a teenager. And at her book event sponsored by Anderson’s Bookshop in Naperville (Ill.), she spoke of her experiences with sexual harassment in her career.

Gabrielle Union for Her New Book, ‘We’re Going to Need More Wine’

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Gabrielle Union was born in Omaha, Nebraska, and after her family moved to California, she attended both the University of Nebraska and UCLA. After modeling her Senior Year in college, she got roles in the teen movies “She’s All That”, “10 Things I Hate About You” (both 1999) and “Bring it On” (2000). She had her first lead role in “Deliver Us from Eva” (2003), and got good reviews for the offbeat independent film,
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Netflix Streaming Review - 'Neo Ned' (Neo-Nazi Falls For Black Woman Who Thinks She's Hitler)

On its surface, and in its most basic form, Neo Ned might sound like a Monsters Ball retread - a young black single mother gets romantically involved with a racist white man. But will digging further reveal more? The titular Ned (played by Jeremy Renner) is laden with enough emotional baggage to totally destroy any human soul. As a child, he saw his racist, irresponsible father incarcerated indefinitely; he's shopped from one foster home to the next, including one suicidal family, who almost kill him. Ned never quite had a real family, and like most young adults with his history and desires, he clings to any group that wants and accepts him - even if it's made up of neo-Nazi skinheads...
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Oscar Nominee Trivia File: Jeremy Renner

Oscar Nominee Trivia File: Jeremy Renner
Jeremy Renner has made a career of captivating audiences with his dark, anti-hero characters. His acting resume includes roles as a serial killer, a gun-toting alcoholic, and a crooked best friend in his as Best Supporting Actor nominated role in "The Town," about a family of bank robbers living in Boston.

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Oscar Nominee Trivia File: Jeremy RennerFamily Life

Jeremy Lee Renner was born in Modesto, California on January 7, 1971. The eldest of four siblings,
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Casting Call: Fanning and Farmiga in Pure Life, Haas and Luna in Contraband, and Randy Couture Joins Willis and Phillippe in Set Up

We’ve got casting news for a trio of films for you today. First up, Elle Fanning (Somewhere) and Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air) are set to star in the indie drama Pure Life. Directed by Van Fischer (Neo Ned), the film a 13-year-old girl in search of romance. Living in poverty, she finds a “bad boy” she deems worthy of taking her virginity. The Playlist reports that Farmiga will play the girl’s “hard-working and short-tempered” mother. Hit the jump for casting news regarding Ufc fighter Randy Couture joining Bruce Willis and Ryan Phillippe in Set Up, and Lukas Haas and Diego Luna signing up for Contraband. Following his turn in Sylvester Stallone’s The Expendables, Randy Couture has joined the cast of the heist movie Set Up. He joins previously announced Bruce Willis, Ryan Phillippe, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and Jenna Dewan Tatum. Heat Vision reports that Couture
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Fanning, Farmiga Have A "Pure Life"

Elle Fanning, Vera Farmiga and Omari Hardwick have joined the cast of the indie drama “Pure Life” for GigaPix, Blue Raven Films and Manolin Entertainment reports The Playlist.

The story follows 13-year-old Maya Donovan (Fanning), who desperately wants a romance like the kind in the Brat Pack movies. Mired in poverty with her brutally hard-working and short-tempered mother Trisch (Farmiga), Maya goes looking for a teen romance and finds a bad boy she deems worthy of taking her virginity.

Melora Donoghue penned the script while Van Fischer ("Neo Ned") will direct. Shooting aims to kick off this Spring.
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Elle Fanning & More Join Pure Life

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Elle Fanning (Somewhere), Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air) and Omari Hardwick (Kick-Ass) have been cast in indie drama Pure Life.

Pure Life will follow a 13-year old Maya Donovan (Fanning), who desperately wants a romance like the kind in the Brat Pack movies. Mired in poverty with her brutally hard-working and short-tempered mother Trisch (Farmiga), Maya goes looking for a teen romance and finds a bad boy she deems worthy of taking her virginity.

Van Fischer (Neo Ned) will direct from a script penned by Melora Donoghue (Abundant Sunshine).

GigaPix, Blue Raven Films and Manolin Entertainment will produce, with filming expected to commence mid-2011.

ThePlaylist reported this story.
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Watch Taraji P Henson Catch Jungle Fever In “Once Fallen”

It’s not quite Halle Berry in Monsters Ball, nor Gabrielle Union in Neo Ned… by that I mean she doesn’t fall in love with a racist, but she does fall in love with the son of a racist – specifically the son of the leader of a “ruthless Aryan prison gang,” (played by Ed Harris).

The synopsis indicates that he’s not his father’s son, as he dreams of a fresh start, after returning home from prison, where he spent 5 years. His girlfriend leaves him with their son and disappears, he is forced to assume the enormous debt of his best friend, who owes a local mobster (played by Peter Weller), all of which thrusts him back into the “dangerous world of underground bare knuckle fighting, drug dealing and police corruption.”

But, as chance would have it (his name is Chance, by the way), he meets Pearl (played
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Whatever happened to Halle’s “Frankie and Alice?”

O.K. I can’t lie. There’s no way in the world I wouldn’t want to see any movie with Halle Berry with her tattays hanging out. But that does bring up the question: whatever happened to her indie film Frankie and Alice, shot a year and half ago in Vancouver?

The images of her walking around topless on the streets for a scene, hit the ‘net back then, but nothing has been heard of the film since. It’s never seen the light of day so far to date, though MsWOO did mention the film in a piece she wrote last October, literally a year after the movie was shot. I couldn’t even find a review of it anywhere. The film was obviously designed to be Halle’s second shot for an Oscar nomination, but it looks like that ain’t gonna happen.

In case you
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Review – “Neo Ned” (White Racist Falls For Single Black Mother)

On its surface, and in its most basic form, Neo Ned might sound like a Monsters Ball retread – a young black single mother gets romantically involved with a racist white man. But will digging further reveal more?

The titular Ned (played by Oscar-nominee for The Hurt Locker Jeremy Renner) is laden with enough emotional baggage to totally destroy any human soul. As a child, he saw his racist, irresponsible father incarcerated indefinitely; he’s shopped from one foster home to the next, including one suicidal family, who almost kill him. Ned never quite had a real family, and like most young adults with his history and desires, he clings to any group that wants and accepts him – even if it’s made up of neo-Nazi skinheads who commit race-crimes, as is the case in Neo Ned.

We’ve heard of the hooker with the heart of gold; In Ned’s case,
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Underground Connections: Jeremy Renner

Like most of the moviegoing free world, I was thrilled to hear that The Hurt Locker star Jeremy Renner was nominated for a Best Actor Academy Award. Renner clearly gave the most compelling and engaging performance of the year and hopefully the nomination will propel him from “Isn’t he the guy from …?” status to regular leading man.

While I’ll be rooting for Renner, sadly I think he’ll lose out to Jeff Bridges for Crazy Heart, another deserving performance, but in an otherwise lousy movie. At least The Hurt Locker is a great film and one of the most visually inventive mainstream films of 2009. I’m rooting for the film in general, especially a Best Director win for Kathryn Bigelow.

But enough prognosticating. While Jeremy Renner hasn’t been in anything I would personally call an “underground” film, he does have a connection to the underground film world covered regularly on Bad Lit.
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Hollywood Film Festival to Honor Carey Mulligan and Jeremy Renner

The 13th Annual Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Awards, presented by Starz, are pleased to announce honorees who will be recognized for their achievements at the festival's Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony.

Actress Carey Mulligan will receive the "Hollywood Breakthrough Actress Award," actor Jeremy Renner will be honored with the "Hollywood Breakthrough Actor Award," director Lee Daniels will receive the "Hollywood Breakthrough Director Award," Gabourey 'Gabby' Sidibe will receive the "New Hollywood Award" and screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber will be recognized with the "Hollywood Breakthrough Screenwriter Award."

The gala ceremony will take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills on October 26, 2009. The announcement was made today by Carlos de Abreu, Founder and Executive Director of the Hollywood Film Festival. "These honorees have been steadily laying the groundwork of choice projects upon which to build their Hollywood careers, and this was their year to really stand out,
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Gabrielle Union Signs on for FlashForward

Gabrielle Union (Bring It On, Bad Boys II) is joining the cast of ABC's exciting new fall drama, FlashForward in a recurring role as Zoey, a criminal defense attorney who will have a romantic arc on the show. FlashForward premieres Thursday, September 24 (8:00-9:00 p.m., Et) on the ABC Television Network.

"We're thrilled that Gabrielle is joining our cast," said executive producer David S. Goyer. "When we met with her, we immediately knew she was our Zoey. She's witty, soulful and beautiful. I've been wanting to work with her for a long time."

What would you do if you were given a glimpse of the future? Would you accept what you saw and live life to its fullest, or would you do everything in your power to change your destiny? In FlashForward when the world's population is given a glimpse of their future, it forces everyone to come
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