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Director David O. Russell Says Jennifer Lawrence's 'Hunger Games' Contract is Like "Slavery"

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by ScreenCrush Staff January 14, 2014 @ 10:46 AM
MTV
Comparing anything that isn't actual slavery to slavery is pretty tasteless and generally a really bad idea. Comparing a rich and successful actor's career to slavery is, well, a really bad idea. But, that's exactly what director David O. Russell did, saying Jennifer Lawrence's 'Hunger Games' contract is just like "slavery."

After Plagiarism Scandal, Shia LaBeouf Announces He's Retiring

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by Mike Sampson January 10, 2014 @ 9:30 AM
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The past few weeks have not been kind to actor Shia LaBeouf. First he was booted from the cast of a Broadway play. Then he was busted plagiarizing his apology to the other actors. Later, it was revealed his short film, 'Howard Cantour' was actually plagiarized from a comic by author Daniel Clowes. LaBeouf apologized and - you guessed it - that was plagiarized too. He hired a skywriter to fly a smug "I am Sorry Daniel Clowes" banner over Los Angeles (Clowes lives in San Francisco) and defiantly posted the cease and desist from Clowes' lawyers online.
Whatever seems to be happening in LaBeouf's personal life that has precipitated this breakdown appears to have finally reached it's head as the actor announced that he's ready to retire.

Mary Steenburgen Talks 'Last Vegas,' 'Step Brothers 2' and Nerds Who Still Want to Talk to Her About 'Back to the Future'

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by Mike Sampson November 1, 2013 @ 9:18 AM
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At 60 years old, an age she freely admits, Mary Steenburgen has had an amazing career. She's an Oscar-winning actress, an award-winning song writer and has starred in so many projects that are a major part of pop culture from 'Elf' to 'Back to the Future III' to 'Step Brothers.' She continues to work and, maybe most impressively, isn't just playing the grandma in a movie. She's the romantic lead in a movie opening today, 'Last Vegas' with Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline.
We caught up with Steenburgen to talk about her impressive career, the 'Step Brothers' outtakes, a return to 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' and how nerds keep coming up to her wanting to talk about 'Back to the Future' 23 years later.

Watch: Celebrities Who Were Contestants on Game Shows Before They Were Famous

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by Britt Hayes October 29, 2013 @ 9:28 AM
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Sometimes it can be hard to crack Hollywood when you're an up and coming actor. You've got to play the game -- or in this case, the game show. Many of your favorite actors and actresses were guests on classic game shows before they hit the big time and became household names. From Arnold Schwarzenegger to Pee-wee Herman, these stars knew that it was all about leaving a lasting impression ... and it worked! Read on to watch your favorite celebrities on game shows before they became famous.

Elmore Leonard, Legendary 'Jackie Brown' and 'Out of Sight' Writer, Dead at 87

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by Eric Walkuski August 20, 2013 @ 9:14 AM
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Very sad news to report, especially for fans of crime fiction and wonderful writers in general: Elmore Leonard, the author best known for books such as 'Get Shorty,' 'Out of Sight' and 'Jackie Brown' (all of which were adapted into fantastic films, of course), has died at the age of 87.

'That '70s Show' Star Lisa Robin Kelly Dead at 43

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick August 15, 2013 @ 2:36 PM
FOX
Sad news for Hollywood and fans of former FOX sitcom 'That '70s Show' today, as we've learned that actress Lisa Robin Kelly has passed away at the age of 43. Kelly had been best known as the actress behind Eric Forman's (Topher Grace) sister, Laurie Forman, eventually being replaced in the role due to her notable off-screen personal difficulties.