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Hot Trailer: ‘Fireflies In The Garden’

By | Monday August 29, 2011 @ 10:22am PDT

Fireflies in the Garden premiered at the 2008 Berlin International Film Festival and screened in a few overseas territories but never found a U.S. distributor — until last week, when it was revealed that the Dennis Lee drama will be shown in select cities Oct. 14. Julia Roberts and Ryan Reynolds star with Willem Dafoe, Emily Watson, and Carrie-Anne Moss. Here’s the trailer. If you were a studio boss with the chance to pick it up, would you? Because for three years, they apparently all said no.

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Jimmy Kimmel’s Post-Oscars Skit With Lindsay Lohan And Scarlett Johansson

Nellie Andreeva

Lindsay Lohan made her post-rehab acting debut in a skit during  Jimmy Kimmel Live! After the Academy Awards show that followed the Oscar ceremony on ABC. The segment, Hottie Body Humpilates, was a mock workout video infomercial featuring a bevy of hot actresses, including Scarlett Johansson, Sofia Vergara, Minka Kelly, Kelly Ripa, Jessica Biel, Emily Blunt, Jessica Alba and Eva Longoria. Also appearing in comedy videos for Kimmel’s special were Tom Hanks, Ron Howard and Julia Roberts. Here is the HoBo clip:

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TOLDJA!: We Already Reported About Kristen Stewart (And Julia Roberts) In ‘Snow White’

By | Thursday February 3, 2011 @ 4:45am PST
Mike Fleming

UPDATE: While we’re at it, Vulture is citing an exclusive that Julia Roberts will play the evil queen in Relativity Media’s The Brothers Grimm: Snow White. Deadline told you that on December 13. All this begs two questions: What constitutes an exclusive? And why is Hollywood so transfixed with the zillion year old story of Snow White? THR had an actual exclusive the other day that Toy Story 3 scribe Michael Arndt has boarded Disney’s long-gestating Francis Lawrence-directed action pic Snow and the Seven (though I can report Scott Rudin has stepped off that picture as producer). Hollywood, as it often does when it observes an unexpected success like the billion dollar-grossing Alice in Wonderland, is going to beat this fairy tale thing like a rented mule (there’s also a heated race going on with The Wizard of Oz), until flops slow the trend.

EARLIER: Hard to get all hot and bothered over Hollywood Reporter’s so called just-published “exclusive” that Twilight Saga’s Kristen Stewart is negotiating to play the title character opposite Viggo Mortensen and Charlize Theron in Universal’s Snow White and the Huntsman, when Deadline actually told you the information exclusively exactly one week ago.

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OSCAR: Campaigning At This Fevered Pitch All About Who You Know For Endorsements

Pete Hammond

Parties are rampant as usual at this point in awards season but the biggest new trend, or so it seems at least, is the number of publicized hosted screenings and endorsements for various contenders. There was a time when it was thought the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences officially frowned on having their members come out and “host” or introduce events aimed at getting attention for actors, directors etc who are in contention for Oscar nominations. But it doesn’t seem like that is keeping voting members of the Academy (or even the Board) from playing favorites or giving hints on where their sentiments lie at this crucial time in Oscar campaigning before the January 25th nominations. With the races so tight, Oscar consultants are feeling the need to do anything they can now to get a leg up on the competition. So having highly visible support from previous Oscar winners or prominent Academy members is one way to do it, or so the thinking goes. Although one person who works in this game told me they wouldn’t be surprised if the Academy started cracking down on the practice again since it seems to be mushrooming – at least in the press.

Kathryn Bigelow, last year’s Best Director winner and a new member of the Academy’s Board of Governors, was out and about this week at private screenings virtually endorsing director Debra Granik and her film Winter’s Bone. At a Roadside Attractions … Read More »

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