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DARFUR NOW, directed by Ted Braun

November 9th, 2007 · No Comments


DARFUR NOW is a story of hope in the midst of one of humanity’s darkest hours – a call to action for people everywhere to end the catastrophe unfolding in Darfur, Sudan. In this documentary, the struggles and achievements of six different individuals from inside Darfur and around the world bring to light the tragedy in Sudan and show how the actions of one person can make a difference to millions. 

Written and directed by Ted Braun, the film explores the Darfur conflict through the first-hand experiences of Don Cheadle, Hejewa Adam, Pablo Recalde, Ahmed Mohammed Abakar, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, and Adam Sterling. Executive Produced by Jeff Skoll, Diane Weyerman, Omar Amanat, Matt Palmieri, Gary Greenebaum and Dean Schramm Produced by Cathy Schulman, Don Cheadle and Mark Jonathan Harris.

Directed by:
Ted Braun
PG for thematic material involving crimes against humanity

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Scheduled to open:

November 2:
Los Angeles
New York

November 9:
San Francisco
Washington DC

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On the Real Housewives of Orange County | Tammy gets Hummer driving lessons

November 9th, 2007 · No Comments

On the Real Housewives of Orange County – New Season Update

On the Real Housewives of Orange County, next Tuesday at 10PM ET/PT on BRAVO, watch these life altering moments when Tammy gets Hummer driving lessons, Colton proves his freedom to his mother, and Vicki comes to a realization that they are moving to a smaller house.

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Season three of “The Real Housewives of Orange County” was produced by Evolution Film & Tape Inc., with partners Douglas Ross, Gregory Stewart and Kathleen French serving as executive producers. Series creator and Orange County resident Scott Dunlop also returns for the third season as executive producer.

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November 9th, 2007 · No Comments


In the (new) December issue of W magazine
On news stands November 23rd nationwide

George Clooney and Renée Zellweger are on the cover of W’s December issue

(Photo Credit: Michael Thompson). The December issue hits stands nationwide on November 23rd.

George Clooney tells W magazine that he didn’t know what prostitutes were until he cruised around in a Porsche with his cousin, actor Miguel Ferrer, when he first moved to California: “I didn’t know what hookers were. We pulled up at the stoplight, and all of these girls came over, and they were like, ‘Hey, do you want to party?’ I looked at Miguel and I said, ‘Chicks love me, man! I’m on fire here!’”

Following are other comments from George Clooney and Renée Zellweger’s interview found in the December issue of W:


ON BACKING BARACK OBAMA IN THE NEXT PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION… “I spoke to him two days ago for a half hour. I think that he’s in that sort of doldrums, that midelection run, where you’re still trying to define what it is that you want to be.”

ON BORROWING SHOTS FROM DIRECTORS HE ADMIRES… “I sent apology letters to Mike Nichols and Sidney Lumet after Confessions because I just directly stole shots. But then I told Joel and Ethan that I’ve stolen shots from them, and they’re like, ‘Yeah, we stole that shot from Capra.’”

ON REWRITNG THE SCRIPT OF LEATHERHEADS TO ACCOMMODATE HIS AGE … “You can’t try to hide your age and you can’t try to pretend it isn’t there. You have to use it as a tool.”

ON ZELLWEGER’S ROLE IN THE UPOMING FILM LEATHERHEADS… “In movies, so often the guy gets to be the one with all the answers. In this one, she’s the smart one. Which was incredible acting on her part.”

ON DIRECTING ZELLWEGER IN LEATHERHEADS… “She’s my friend, so I can be really direct. I can say, ‘That’s not a good angle,’ and not try to manipulate her, saying, ‘Well, maybe you’d be looking off over there because the moon is shining.’”

ON ENCOURAGING GAWKER READERS TO POST FAKE SIGHTINGS OF HIM… “They had 6,000 locations for me in the first day.”

ON WORKING WITH MASTER DIRECTORS LIKE JOEL AND ETHAN COEN AND STEVEN SODERBERGH… “[They] taught me everything I know. If you plan it out and work really hard, then it’s much easier to make films.”


ON HER FEAR OF LETTING CLOONEY DOWN IN LEATHERHEADS… “…He doesn’t even know how important his opinion has been to me over the years. I don’t want to disappoint him.”

ON CLOONEY’S DIRECTION IN LEATHERHEADS… “I just get so proud that my head pops off. George is such a confident director, and he has no idea. And he’s a nice person. It gets boring hearing that, but it’s true. Every once in a while you get the real good guy. You’ve got your Jimmy Stewart. You’ve got your Paul Newman. Now you’ve got your George Clooney.”

ON GAWKER ENCOURAGING READERS TO POST STARS’ PRECISE WHEREABOUTS… “Oh, I log on every day to see where George is. Oh my God, get your things! He’s at Barneys!…The problem with that is with his schedule these days, the sightings were all true. He was in all 6,000 places that morning—before lunch.”

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Garner/Affleck: A Celebrity Marriage Worth Hoping to Last

November 9th, 2007 · No Comments

Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck and their little girl, Violet, are so doggone adorable together that you could just eat them right up like they were a hot fudge sundae with whipped cream, a cherry and tons of sprinkles on top.

This celebrity couple definitely doesn’t fit the typical Hollywood prototype.  Are Ben and Jen out carousing in the clubs night after night a la Britney and Kevin? Nope.  Getting their home busted into by police with battering rams like Amy Winehouse and her hubby? Uh uh. Turning all freaky and morbid-to-peer-at like Tom Cruise and his apparent Stepford wife, Katie Holmes? Sorry, it just aint happenin’.

If there was ever a Hollywood marriage destined to survive for the long haul, my money’s on this one.  Jen and Ben seem so solid in the way that they care for each other in their marriage that it should inspire the rest of us. They both love that daughter of theirs so much that you can just tell from looking at them that they are, in fact, a real family.

Now Jen’s planning to host a talk show just for mothers. The news is so sweet to my ears that it practically puts me into a happiness-induced coma. Who but this wonderful celebrity mother could host such a show?

I can’t think of a single one. 

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