Archive For February 2008

Weinsteins make a date with Woody’s “Cristina”

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The Weinstein Co. has picked up North American distribution rights to Woody Allen’s romantic comedy/drama “Vicky Cristina Barcelona,” starring Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz and Scarlett Johansson.

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“Trailer” a shaky construction of ramshackle laughs

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One of the less felicitous cultural exports in its history, the Canadian-made “Trailer Park Boys: The Movie” demonstrates that the country that has contributed so much to comedy isn’t exactly infallible in its instincts.

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Danes tapped for “Orson Welles”

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Claire Danes has joined the cast of Richard Linklater’s “Me and Orson Welles,” an adaptation of the period coming-of-age novel by Robert Kaplow.

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Clooney aims to shine celebrity light on U.N.

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Academy Award winning actor George Clooney became a U.N. messenger of peace on Thursday, pledging to use his fame to “shine a light” on peacekeeping efforts, particularly in Sudan’s Darfur.

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TV shows will not air Heath Ledger video

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Two U.S. celebrity television shows say they will not air a highly publicized video said to show deceased actor Heath Ledger discussing drug use at a wild party in a Los Angeles hotel two years ago.

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Britney Spears on psychiatric hold in hospital

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Troubled pop star Britney Spears was in a Los Angeles hospital on psychiatric hold for the second time in a month on Thursday after being taken from her home by ambulance under a police escort.

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Soccer matches can break fans’ hearts – literally

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Watching a big soccer match can strain a fan’s heart — not just figuratively, but literally, German researchers reported on Wednesday.

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Beckham left out of Capello’s first England squad

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Former captain David Beckham was left out of Fabio Capello’s first England squad on Thursday for next week’s friendly against Switzerland at Wembley.

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Raptors rack up huge win over Wizards

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The Toronto Raptors crushed the Washington Wizards 122-83 on Wednesday, equaling the franchise record for their biggest winning margin and gaining revenge for an overtime loss to the same opponent a day earlier.

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Giants Manning says brother Peyton gave him spark

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Peyton Manning’s Super Bowl MVP honors last year provided the inspiration for younger brother Eli to lead his team to the title game, the New York Giants quarterback said on Thursday.

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