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9/11 Flight Attendant's Family Wants Apology at Oscars

They object to use of her voice in 'Zero Dark Thirty'

(Newser) - The opening of Zero Dark Thirty includes the voice of 9/11 flight attendant Betty Ann Ong on a call before her plane hit the World Trade Center, much to the displeasure of her family. So much so that if the film takes home an Oscar tomorrow night, the family wants... More »

Senate Launches Zero Dark Thirty Investigation

Both to look into classified disclosures and torture scenes

(Newser) - The Senate Intelligence Committee is launching an investigation into the CIA's ties to Zero Dark Thirty, both to see if intelligence officials gave filmmakers access to classified material, and to see if they're responsible for the film's controversial depiction of torture as essential to Osama bin Laden'... More »

CIA Agent Who Tracked Osama a Complicated Heroine

She's described as ambitious but prickly in 'WaPo' profile

(Newser) - It's the stuff of movies—quite literally. The Washington Post today takes a fascinating look at the minefield-filled career of the undercover agent who was key to tracking down Osama bin Laden and at the center of the Kathryn Bigelow film chronicling the manhunt. Described by the Post as... More »

What's Next for Oscar Winners

Upcoming projects for Jeff Bridges, Kathryn Bigelow, and more

(Newser) - They've won Oscars...now what? The Los Angeles Times reports on what's next for a few Academy Award winners:
  • Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal: The Hurt Locker director and screenwriter are collaborating again on Triple Frontier, a thriller set in South America. Bigelow will also direct the pilot for HBO's
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The 'Real' Will James to Sue Hurt Locker

Sgt. Jeffrey Sarver claims Mark Boal stole his story

(Newser) - Just as The Hurt Locker is riding high on its success—and could be days away from winning a best-picture Oscar—a real bomb expert says the story was stolen from him, and he's hatching a lawsuit. His lawyer charged yesterday in a press release that screenwriter Mark Boal—who... More »

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