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Into the Wild Star Jailed for Attacking Studio Exec

He choked woman during Sundance festival

(Newser) - Actor Emile Hirsch began serving 15 days in a Utah jail yesterday after pleading guilty to misdemeanor assault for putting a female studio executive in a chokehold and body-slamming her at a nightclub during the Sundance Film Festival. The Into the Wild star told a judge he was sorry and... More »

Emile Hirsch Allegedly Choked Hollywood Exec

Actor accused of attacking Daniele Bernfeld at nightclub near Sundance

(Newser) - In a situation that reportedly involved "an enormous amount of alcohol," Into the Wild actor Emile Hirsch is accused of attacking a female Hollywood exec during a Sundance-related party in Utah. The incident happened at a Park City nightclub in the wee hours of Jan. 25, though TMZ... More »

Ride Along Cruises to $41.2M

'Lone Survivor' not even a close second

(Newser) - Ride Along arrived in first place at the weekend box office. The buddy cop comedy featuring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube debuted with $41.2 million, according to studio estimates today. The strong opening for Ride Along marks the biggest opening for a film released during Martin Luther King Jr.... More »

Speed Racer Is a Slog

Sparkling presentation doesn't make up for failed storyline

(Newser) - The Wachowski brothers’ Speed Racer is a flashy ride that would be great for kids—if it weren’t “like C-SPAN set in an arcade,” writes Carina Chocano in the Los Angeles Times. Endless, aimless dialog, she says, dominates the “juvenile and hermetic” pastiche about a Grand... More »

'Into the Wild' Grabs SAG Nominations

Sean Penn drama gets 4 nods from actors; Atonement gets stiffed

(Newser) - Sean Penn’s drama Into the Wild took the lead in this year’s Screen Actors Guild nominations today, with four nods, including lead actor (Emile Hirsch), and overall acting, the Guild’s equivalent of best picture, the AP reports. Other films noted for full-cast performance were 3:10 to ... More »

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