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Tarantino: Cop Boycott Won't Make Me Back Down

Police union says he's going to pay for police brutality remarks

(Newser) - Quentin Tarantino says he's no cop-hater, and he's not going to be silenced by threats to boycott his movies . The director tells the Los Angeles Times that despite what police unions calling for a boycott claim, he never said or even implied that all cops are murderers. The... More »

Quentin Tarantino Has a Surprising New Critic

His own father

(Newser) - Quentin Tarantino has been protesting against police brutality , including referring to certain police officers as murderers—but the filmmaker's own father is not backing him up. "I love my son and have great respect for him as an artist but he is dead wrong in calling police officers,... More »

NYPD Union: Boycott 'Cop-Hater' Tarantino's Films

Police union not pleased with director after he called cops 'murderers' at NYC rally

(Newser) - NYPD Officer Randolph Holder was shot dead Tuesday, and by Saturday Quentin Tarantino was in Washington Square Park, protesting "murderers"—not the ones going after cops, but the cops themselves. "When I see murders, I do not stand by … I have to call a murder a... More »

11 Surprising Celebrity Couples

Yep, they really dated

(Newser) - "Wait... they were together?" That's the reaction you'll probably have to the long list of surprising celebrity couples rounded up by ETOnline , including:
  • Sofia Coppola and Keanu Reeves: Dated in 1992 after Coppola's famous director father worked with Reeves on Bram Stoker's Dracula.
  • Kathy Griffin
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Uma, Quentin Now Reportedly a Thing

Thurman, Tarantino are dating, sources say

(Newser) - Uma Thurman has been Quentin Tarantino's muse for two decades—but now she's more, sources tell Us . Thurman found herself single again when she broke off her engagement (for the second time) last month, and now she and Tarantino are reportedly dating. "They had a thing and... More »

5 Crazy Film Props You Can Buy on eBay

If you need a cage for your velociraptor, we've got you covered

(Newser) - Looking for the perfect Valentine's Day gift for the movie buff in your life? The Week comes to the rescue with a list of pretty insane movie props actually for sale on eBay:
  • The velociraptor cage from the opening scene of Jurassic Park, complete with a full-size raptor model.
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Gawker Issues 6-Point Rebuttal to Tarantino Suit

'We'll be fighting this one'

(Newser) - Looks like Gawker isn't going to take Quentin Tarantino's lawsuit lying down. A refresher: Tarantino's script for The Hateful Eight was leaked; Tarantino freaked out ; Gawker's Defamer posted a link to the leaked script; Tarantino freaked out some more and sued Gawker . In response, John Cook... More »

Tarantino Sues Gawker Over Links to Leaked Script

Well, and over the headline Defamer used

(Newser) - There won't be a movie, but there is a lawsuit. Last week came the news that Quentin Tarantino was so "depressed" and betrayed after his script for The Hateful Eight leaked that he wouldn't make the film "next winter" as intended. Gawker's Defamer blog then... More »

Angry Tarantino Drops Film After Script Leaks

Feels betrayed, won't make 'Hateful Eight' next

(Newser) - Quentin Tarantino is mad—really mad. The director called Mike Fleming Jr. of Deadline after his script for The Hateful Eight leaked, and explained that he feels so "depressed" and betrayed that he's scrapping the ensemble Western, at least for now. "I finished a script, a first... More »

Angelina: No Boozers at Our Wedding

Jolie bans Pitt's harder-partying pals

(Newser) - Angelina Jolie wants to avoid messy scenes at her wedding (or, as a source puts it, she "wants the whole affair to be very civilized"), and that means some of Brad Pitt's pals won't be invited. Namely Jonah Hill, Quentin Tarantino, and Philip Seymour Hoffman (... More »

Michelle Obama Presents Best Picture Oscar to Argo

Plus Academy Award wins for Jennifer Lawrence, Daniel Day-Lewis, and more

(Newser) - And they're off! After a rousing opening monologue by Seth MacFarlane , Christoph Waltz won the first award of the night: Best Supporting Actor for Django Unchained. Stick with us for live updates throughout the show:
  • Best Animated Short went to Paperman, and Best Animated Feature Film went to Brave.
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N-Word Uttered Twice at Globes

Reporters 'taken aback' by Quentin Tarantino's use of word

(Newser) - Jodie Foster's mystifying speech wasn't the only buzz-worthy Golden Globes moment. After winning best screenplay for Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino discussed his frequent use of the n-word in the movie with reporters—and he went ahead and used the n-word while doing so. "If somebody is out... More »

Tarantino: Criticism Over N-Word 'Ridiculous'

'Django' is set in 1858 Mississippi, he says

(Newser) - Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained makes liberal use of the n-word, which has brought plenty of criticism the director's way. Salon picks up on an interview he did with Harvard's Henry Louis Gates in which he defends its use in the slavery drama:
  • "Personally, I find [the
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Spike Lee to Tarantino: Slavery Isn't 'Spaghetti Western'

He slams 'Django Unchained'

(Newser) - Quentin Tarantino's Civil-War-era Django Unchained is getting good reviews from critics and audiences alike, but don't count Spike Lee in the thumbs-up camp. "I can't speak on it 'cause I'm not gonna see it," he tells Vibe . "All I'm going to... More »

Film Premieres Scrapped in Wake of Newtown Shooting

'Django Unchained,' 'Jack Reacher' affected

(Newser) - Hollywood has been responding to the Newtown tragedy with a slew of cancellations, postponements, and other changes to movies:
  • Tonight's LA premiere of Django Unchained, the latest violent film from Quentin Tarantino, has been canceled. "In this time of national mourning we have decided to forgo our scheduled
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Lincoln Rules Golden Globe Nominations

Snags 7 nominations, including best picture, best director

(Newser) - Lincoln was the big winner when Golden Globes nominees were announced this morning; the Steven Spielberg biopic received seven nominations including best motion picture drama, best director, and acting nods for Daniel Day-Lewis, Tommy Lee Jones, and Sally Field. The other best picture nominees were Argo, Django Unchained, Life of ... More »

12 Strange Celebrity Hobbies

David Arquette likes to ... knit?

(Newser) - You'd think being rich and famous would be enough, but not necessarily: It turns out even stars have hobbies. Celebuzz reports on a dozen of them—some of them not what you'd expect:
  • David Arquette: Knitting
  • Quentin Tarantino: Collecting board games ... but apparently only those based on TV
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Next Tarantino Title Leaks

Details of Django Unchained , western starring Christoph Waltz, revealed

(Newser) - An image of what appeared to be the cover of Quentin Tarantino’s latest script popped up on Twitter yesterday, and his agent confirmed it: The film is called Django Unchained, and it will star Christoph Waltz. “It's a western whose lead character is a former slave who... More »

Tarantino Film Editor Dies During LA Heat-Wave Hike

Sally Menke worked with director beginning with Reservoir Dogs

(Newser) - Renowned movie editor Sally Menke, 56, was found dead after going for a hike in the Hollywood Hills during yesterday's record-breaking heat wave . Investigators believe she became disoriented in the extreme heat and suspect heat stroke was the cause of her death, the Los Angeles Times reports. Her severely dehydrated... More »

10 Surprising Celeb Dropouts

It's not just Disney starlets who ditch education

(Newser) - The fact that Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears never finished high school isn't exactly shocking. But you might be surprised to hear that these more serious celebs also dropped out. The Frisky found 10 you wouldn’t expect:
  1. Hilary Swank: Managed to snag a role as a high school teacher
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