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Star-Studded Cast Set for Confusing JT LeRoy Biopic

Kristen Stewart, James Franco, Helena Bonham Carter in talks

(Newser) - Kristen Stewart, James Franco, and Helena Bonham Carter are in talks to star in a biopic of JT LeRoy, "a woman who pretended to be a man who identifies as transgender, tricking the rich and famous in Hollywood, the fashion world, and elite literary circles," as the subject... More »

Suffragette Is 'a Movie That Matters'

Carey Mulligan is the film's 'biggest asset,' says one critic

(Newser) - Set a century in the past, Sarah Gavron's Suffragette explores the women's suffrage movement in early-20th-century Britain through the eyes of working wife and mother Maud. Is the film as controversial as the stars have been in promoting it? Here's what critics are saying:
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Magical Cinderella 'Sparkles'

New fairy tale flick updates story, stays true to original

(Newser) - There are sure to be a few people buying tickets to Cinderella this weekend simply to see Frozen Fever , which precedes it. If they stick around after the short, though, they might just witness a little magic courtesy of Cate Blanchett, Lily James, and Richard Madden. Here's what critics... More »

It's Over for Burton, Bonham Carter

Director, actress split after 13 years

(Newser) - Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter famously lived in separate houses during their relationship, so now that said relationship is ending, at least they won't have to face the prospect of sorting through all their stuff. After 13 years together, the unmarried director and actress "separated amicably earlier... More »

Celeb Couples Who Don't Share a Bed

Apparently it can actually improve your sex life

(Newser) - Sleeping in separate beds might seem like a sign of impending divorce, but many celebrities have done so to improve their rest—or even their sex lives, the Huffington Post reports:
  • Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter: Not only do they sleep in separate beds, but those beds are in
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Alice Scores 3D Record $116.3M

'Cultural phenomenon' tops Avatar's opening weekend

(Newser) - Tim Burton and Johnny Depp's trip down the rabbit hole drew huge crowds, as Alice in the Wonderland earned a whopping $116.3 million in its opening weekend—a record for a 3-D film. That total easily surpassed all other films in release and gave Walt Disney Studios an even... More »

Burton's Alice: It's Either Frabjous or Mimsy

Critics split on Tim Burton's reimagining of Carroll's classic

(Newser) - Critics are so divided on Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland that it's hard to believe they all went down the same rabbit hole. Most have high praise for the 3-D visuals but some complain there's more Disney than Burton.
  • Purists may not care for Burton's updating of Lewis Caroll's classics,
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Crash Kills 4 Carter Relatives

(Newser) - Four British relatives of actress Helena Bonham Carter died this week in a safari bus crash, the London Times reports. The minibus punctured a tire and overturned 6 hours outside of Johannesburg, South Africa, killing Carter's cousin Fiona Bonham Carter, 51, and three relatives including Fiona's mother. The Oscar-nominated actress... More »

Sweeney Todd Is Bloody Good

Macabre musical about killer barber hits all the right notes, critics say

(Newser) - Sweeney Todd, about a wronged barber-turned-murderer, is so good that watching it will make you "feel sorry for the poor saps in the next theater at the multiplex," writes Kyle Smith of the New York Post. Directed by Tim Burton and starring a "stupendous" Johnny Depp, the... More »

Depp Pipes Up on Singing Role

Johnny 'was scared to death' he couldn't cut it in Sweeney Todd

(Newser) - Johnny Depp has more acting chops, hotness, and wealth than anyone could want, but even the superstar's knees buckled when he agreed to make his singing debut in the new silver-screen musical, Sweeney Todd, opening this Friday. "I was scared to death," he told the Chicago Sun-Times. Yet... More »

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