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November 22, 2010

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Natalie Portman on the Late Show with Letterman

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“Transcendent.” [Note: between 2:45 - 3:00 Natalie says something that might be considered a spoiler -- though it's nothing you couldn't guess from watching trailer. Just thought I'd mention that though. It does seem like Portman and Aronofsky are both handling the issue of spoilers casually -- because they know the movie doesn't depend on tricks or twists.]

Pixar promises: “It Gets Better”

Pixar promises: “It Gets Better”

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Though the most important goal of the “It Gets Better” campaign is to help teens cope now and empower them for the future, it’s a fine message to remember for anybody going through tough times, young or old, gay or straight. (Thanks to Kevin K.)

Black Swan music video

Black Swan music video

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Nicole Kidman to receive Cinema Vanguard Award

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The Santa Barbara International Film Festival will honor Nicole Kidman with its Cinema Vanguard award on Feb. 5. “Honoring Nicole Kidman is so exciting for us here at SBIFF,” executive director Roger Durling said in today’s announcement. “Her work is immensely diverse and with this year’s heart-wrenching and brilliant performance in Rabbit Hole — a project she helped develop as well — it is exactly who we should be celebrating…

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The King’s Speech Gets Strong Academy Reaction

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Steve Pond writes up the Academy screening of The King Speech: ‚ÄúThe audience loved the film ‚Ķ It played as well as anything I have seen this year,‚Äù reported one Academy member who attended the screening at the 1,000-seat Samuel Goldwyn theater, which the member estimated was 85 percent full. Another person in attendance said that the credits brought ‚Äúlots of applause‚Äù for director Hooper and stars Colin Firth, Geoffrey…

Why They Matter: The Death of Ronni Chasen Reminds Us

Why They Matter: The Death of Ronni Chasen Reminds Us

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The last email I got from Ronni Chasen read as follows: Wanted to remind you that we are working with Fox on Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps and are heavily dedicated to securing a nomination for Michael Douglas in the Best Supporting Actor category. As you know, he won the Best Actor Oscar for playing Gordon Gekko in the original Wall Street in 1988, and his performance in this movie…