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Watchdogs Say Hollywood Going to Pot

Anti-drug advocates fret over 420-friendly new releases

(Newser) - Production of cannabis-centric films is hitting a high, reports the Christian Science Monitor. Once pigeonholed with Cheech and Chong and low-budget cult films such as The Big Lebowski, movies that feature pot-smoking characters now tend toward mainstream frat-house humor. This summer alone will see four marijuana-tinged releases, including the Judd... More »

Cruise Kid Lands Gig in Will Smith Flick

Tom is 'so proud of' Connor, 13, 'for really doing this on his own'

(Newser) - Which gets you further in Hollywood: having Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman as parents or having Will Smith as your close family friend? Either way, Connor Cruise, the famed actors' adopted 13-year-old son, has scored himself a big screen debut in Smith's upcoming drama, "Seven Pounds," More »

Kirsten Dunst Checks In to Rehab (Maybe)

Celebrity websites atwitter with rumors, but facility denies it

(Newser) - Rumors are swirling that another Hollywood A-lister has entered rehab, reports E! This time it's Kirsten Dunst, who reportedly is being treated at the famed Cirque Lodge in Utah. A spokesman for the facility denies that Dunst is there (or ever has been). However, People magazine quotes an unnamed friend... More »

Spielberg Anoints a Star

Shia LaBeouf has two big roles in the can, and could soon be Indiana Jones's son

(Newser) - Wide-eyed child star Shia LaBeouf is making his debut as Hollywood''s next it boy, thanks to Steven Spielberg. The former Disney Channel star has already been cast in Spielberg's upcoming Disturbia and Transformers, and is on the short list to play Harrison Ford's son in the upcoming Indiana Jones revival.... More »

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