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Actors' Family Feud Creates More Hollywood Labor Unrest

Larger SAG, with contract set to expire, aims to torpedo smaller union's deal

(Newser) - In the escalation of a long-simmering turf war, the largest Hollywood actors union is attempting to scuttle a deal reached by its smaller rival with studios, the Los Angeles Times reports. Though the Screen Actors Guild isn't planning to strike when its contract expires tonight, it's urging members who also... More »

Obama-ite Rebuts Jack's Hill Vid

Two can play at remixing Nicholson roles

(Newser) - Director Rob Reiner had some fun remixing some of Jack Nicholson’s notable performances into a comic Hillary Clinton endorsement video, but it was barely in circulation yesterday before a Daily Kos blogger demonstrated that it was a game two could play. The Hillary video includes clips of Jack’s... More »

Jumper Soars at Box Office

Step Up 2 the Streets and Spiderwick Chronicles take 2nd and 3rd

(Newser) - Jumper has vaulted to top spot at the box office and may bank the fourth-highest President's Day weekend score ever, Variety reports. Step Up 2 the Streets surprised in second thanks to young females, earning $26.3 million to Jumper's $33.8 million. The Spiderwick Chronicles took third with $21.... More »

Right Church, Wrong Pew

For 10 doubly stellar Oscar hopefuls, category was correct but film wasn't

(Newser) - Oscar nominees have often delivered more than one award-worthy performance in a single category in the same year. Sometimes, Tariq Khan tells the LA Times, the academy picks the wrong one. On the eve of this year's nominations, he lists his top 10 mistakes.
  1. Catherine Keener, Capote, Best Supporting Actress
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Jack Still a 'Fool for Love' at 70

Nicholson still looking for romance, worries about 'undignified' advances

(Newser) - Notorious ladykiller Jack Nicholson is ready for a new romance, though he admits he remains, at 70, "a fool for love." "Ask any old friend of mine, they'll say, 'Jack's pretty smart, but in this area the man is beyond the pale. Don't ask him anything about... More »

Bucket Tops Box Office List

First Sunday debuts in second as Juno holds strong at third

(Newser) - The Bucket List kicked National Treasure: Book of Secrets from top spot this weekend in the best-ever debut for a Rob Reiner flick, Variety reports. First Sunday nabbed a close second and Juno kept crowds giggling in third. Tonight's toned-down Golden Globes will not help Juno as expected, but the... More »

Bucket List Is Leaky Schlock

Into-the-sunset tearjerker suggests that facing cancer can be fun

(Newser) - The Bucket List, Rob Reiner’s new cancer comedy, “never ascends from the bowels of tearjerk formula and audience pandering," writes Newsday’s Jan Stuart. The film stars Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman as terminally ill buddies trying to do it all before they die. They skydive, race... More »

Treasure Shines Again

National Treasure: Book of Secrets keeps top spot as Alvin out-sings Legend

(Newser) - National Treasure: Book of Secrets shone in the top spot again this weekend as filmgoers kept flocking to the movies, Variety reports. Alvin and the Chipmunks crooned its way into second, humbling I Am Legend, as Mike Nichols-directed Charlie Wilson's War claimed fourth over Juno, an offbeat dramedy that nabbed... More »

Fonda to Sell 'Easy Rider' Loot

Items from iconic Western up for grabs

(Newser) - Peter Fonda is auctioning off a stash of memorabilia from Easy Rider that he's held onto since the movie's 1969 release. The producer, co-writer, and co-star of the trailblazing film "decided it was time to share some of his treasures." The crown jewel is the American flag from... More »

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