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Matt Damon Confronts Fracking in New Film

John Krasinski, Frances McDormand also join 'The Promised Land'

(Newser) - Matt Damon fans, rejoice: The heartthrob has agreed to star in an anti-fracking movie called The Promised Land, the Huffington Post reports. Damon and actor John Krasinski, the film's co-writers, will star as rival executives involved in drilling for natural gas in a small town. Gus Van Sant is... More »

Designing Women Star Dixie Carter Dies at 70

Actress had role ranging from 'Diff'rent Strokes' to 'Desperate Housewives'

(Newser) - Designing Women star Dixie Carter, whose Southern charm and natural beauty won her a host of television roles, died yesterday at age 70. "This has been a terrible blow to our family," husband and actor Hal Holbrook said in a written statement that did not disclose cause of... More »

Top Breakthrough Roles of 2007

Here's a look at actors who came of age this year

(Newser) - Before No Country for Old Men, Josh Brolin couldn’t get a job. “My most famous role was in The Goonies,” he reflects. Now, scripts are pouring in. Brolin is one of the New York Times’ 15 “breakout” performers of the year. Many, though not all, are... More »

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