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Cannes Prepares for a Quieter Festival

Economic woes put the breaks on Croisette craziness

(Newser) - The Cannes Film Festival opens tomorrow with a screening of the new Pixar film Up, but this year the glitzy two-week movie fest on the French Riviera may be a low-key affair, writes the Hollywood Reporter. Yachts have gone unrented, Vanity Fair has canceled its annual party, and movie execs... More »

'Chanting' Intruder With Hammer Frightens Goody

Jacko offers support; possible movie in talks

(Newser) - A hammer-wielding woman was arrested after sneaking into the London hospital room of dying reality-TV star Jade Goody yesterday, the Mail reports. Goody, whose husband had stepped out momentarily, awoke to the intruder “chanting and praying” over her. “Jade was very, very frightened and she screamed,” her... More »

Disney Tailors Flick for Miley

Notebook author Sparks commissioned to write screenplay for film starring Cyrus

(Newser) - Disney has asked Nicholas Sparks, author of The Notebook and Message in a Bottle, to write a screenplay tailor-made to star Miley Cyrus in an attempt to sell the tween queen to a more adult audience, Variety reports. More »

Family in Talks for Maddy Movie

Film proceeds would continue to fund search effort

(Newser) - The saga of Madeleine McCann's disappearance may wind up on the big screen: Her family is in talks with a film studio, the Guardian reports. A McCann spokesman says proceeds from any deal would replenish the $2.3 million fund that finances an investigative team on a nearly $100,000... More »

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