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Ellen Page Confronts Ted Cruz on 'Gay Stuff'

Actress debates gay rights and religious freedom with presidential candidate

(Newser) - Here's something you don't see every day: a Hollywood star and a Republican presidential nominee debating gay rights and religious freedom with only a few dozen sizzling pork chops between them. CBS News reports Ellen Page, star of Juno and Inception, interrupted Ted Cruz's pork-related media event... More »

Juno's Ellen Page: 'I Am Gay'

Actress says she is 'tired of lying by omission'

(Newser) - Actress Ellen Page just raised the bar on coming-out announcements. "I’m here today because I am gay," the 26-year-old said last night during a moving speech at a Human Rights Campaign event in Vegas, reports the Hollywood Reporter . "And because maybe I can make a difference.... More »

Inception: It's 'James Bond on Acid'

A visually stunning film about the stuff dreams are made of

(Newser) - Inception, a "James Bond-on-acid" take on dreams and dreaming is being hailed as a sleek, psychedelic summer blockbuster that makes up in daring what it lacks in heart. The critics agree Inception is bound to capture your imagination—and maybe even blow your mind:
  • Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily
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The 10 Sexiest Tomboys

Amelia Earhart was just the first of many

(Newser) - In honor of Amelia’s celebration of the tough girl, James Brady Ryan of Nerve takes a look at the top 10 sexy tomboys onscreen and off:
  • Nancy McKeon as Jo Polniaczek, The Facts of Life: Her entrance (on a motorcycle) and eventual career choice (police officer) speak for
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Juno's Ellen Page to Write Comedy for HBO

She'll team up with Alia Shawkat, Sean Tillman

(Newser) - Ellen Page is expanding her horizons: the Juno and Whip It star will write and produce Stitch N’ Bitch, a new comedy for HBO. Page is collaborating with Arrested Development’s Alia Shawkat and Sean Tillman, also known as the musician Har Mar Superstar. The comedy centers on two hipster... More »

For What It Is, Whip It Works

Barrymore is a revelation—as a director

(Newser) - Drew Barrymore's Whip It isn't a revelation, but fans of the aspirational sports comedy/drama probably won't do better this season, critics forecast:
  • The film is "hard to mock and easy to like." Though it won't "change the way you think about movies, roller derby or the relations
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From Juno to Jane Eyre

Oscar nominee Page set to portray classic heroine in BBC adaptation

(Newser) - Indie film's newest sweetheart is set to play one of Britain's oldest, Variety reports. Ellen Page has signed up to tackle the title role in a new BBC Film adaptation of the Charlotte Bronte classic, Jane Eyre. The Canadian actress, who earned an Academy Award nomination for her performance in... More »

People Not Smart Enough

Critics say indie romantic comedy needs an IQ test

(Newser) - Critics like the big-name actors in family serio-comedy Smart People —especially Dennis Quaid, who stars as a cranky professor with much to learn about people—but think they might have been smarter to choose a different script. Screenwriter Mark Jude Poirier "is aiming for Scrabulous dialogue but his... More »

Juno Scores at Spirit Awards

Film picks up 3 awards, along with The Savages , I'm Not There

(Newser) - Little-indy-that-could Juno won big at today’s Independent Spirit Awards, netting best actress for its star Ellen Page, best first script for writer Diablo Cody, and best feature film, the Los Angeles Times reports. The awards show, which honors only films made for less than $20 million, has drawn casually... More »

Juno Barbs Prompt Protests

Adoptive parents hurt by 'iPod scene'

(Newser) - Angry viewers are lobbying to axe "hurtful" lines from the trailer of quirky adoption flick Juno before showing it at the Oscars, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The offending scene—televised at the Golden Globes—has the title character quipping the Chinese "give away babies like free iPods.... More »

Fool's Gold Shines at Box Office

Roscoe Jenkins takes second and Hannah Montana drops to third

(Newser) - Movie fans valued Fool’s Gold at $22 million this weekend and made the Matthew McConaughey-Kate Hudson pic tops at the box office, Variety reports. The Martin Lawrence vehicle Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins debuted in second with $17.1 million, and last week’s surprise flick, Hannah Montana, dropped from... More »

National Treasure Stays in Top Spot

Juno surprises, taking close 3rd to I Am Legend

(Newser) - National Treasure: Book of Secrets glowed in top spot for a third straight weekend as quirky Juno scored a startling third, almost neck-and-neck with mega-hit I Am Legend. Juno banked an estimated $16.2M and expanded to 1,952 theaters in its fifth week, a near-record run for a specialty... More »

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