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Dylan Penn Loves Dad Sean's Girlfriend


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Model Dylan Penn has given her dad Sean's new girlfriend, Charlize Theron, a big thumbs up, insisting she's the only woman who can shut the Mystic River star up.

The 23 year old has nothing but love for Theron, confirming she and her father are very much an item.

Dylan tells Us Weekly, "She's awesome. They've been away for months working together in South Africa, so I haven't seen much of either of them. She's great and they're amazing together. As long as my dad's happy, I'm happy for both of them.

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The Top 10 Movies Directed By Clint Eastwood


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Having first installed himself within American culture with his recurring role as Rowdy Yates in the cowboy seriesRawhide, San Francisco native Clint Eastwood would become renowned across the world for his roles in a succession of violent and iconic Westerns. The ‘Man With No Name’ character, first seen in the hallowed ‘Spaghetti Western’ trilogy, saw Eastwood become internationally known as a steely actor who went down a storm with domestic and global audiences. 

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More: Eastwood Made Jersey Boys Actors Sing Live On Set

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Leonardo Dicaprio To Star In Live By Night


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Leonardo Dicaprio is set to star in 'Live By Night'.

The 37-year-old actor will produce the movie - based on Dennis Lehane's new novel of the same name which tells the story of gangsters who run rum on a path from Cuba to Boston during prohibition - through his Appian Way Productions.

This won't be the first time Leonardo has starred in a Lehane adaptation, he previously worked on Martin Scorsese's 'Shutter Island', based on a story by the 'Mystic River' and 'Gone Baby Gone' writer.

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Clint Eastwood To Return To Acting?


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Clint Eastwood is considering a return to acting in 'Trouble With The Curve'.

The 81-year-old star - who has recently turned his hand to directing 'Million Dollar Baby' and 'Gran Torino' - is reportedly taking a serious look at the movie, which tells the story of an ageing baseball scout who has lost his eyesight but sets out on one last trip with his daughter to watch an upcoming star.

The Warner Bros. film is set to be directed by Robert Lorenz, who worked with the actor on 'Mystic River' and 'Blood Work', while The Script has been written by Randy Brown, Deadline.com reports.

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Penn: 'Celebrities Should Speak Out'


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Oscar winner Sean Penn refuses to let criticism stop him from being politically active and insists more celebrities should speak out for what they believe in.
Penn has regularly criticised the current US administration and made headlines in Toronto, Canada, earlier this month (SEP06) when he called President George W Bush "a Beelzebub - and a dumb one".
The Mystic River star makes no apologies for his tough talking or political activism: "I think it's incumbent upon everyone to speak up.
"Not enough people do it. Maybe they're afraid they'll be criticised or called a Nazi. But I hope that never makes me embarrassed to lend a hand or speak my mind."
Penn claims his political activism is geared more towards "civilians" and insists he wasn't trying to get publicity by joining recovery efforts in New Orleans, Louisiana, after Hurricane Katrina struck last year (05) - he was just trying to help.
He adds, "I was able to lend a hand and that's all I was there to do. People may want to make it more than that, but I don't want to dignify all these talking-head (jerks).
"At the end of the day, you have to do what you think is right, to act responsibly so you can live with yourself."

White Would Beat Up Stollsteimer Again


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THE WHITE STRIPES star Jack White insists he wouldn't hesitate in giving fellow Detroit, Michigan rocker JASON STOLLSTEIMER a beating if he had the chance to relive his most violent moment again.

The rocker was charged with assault and battery and forced into anger management classes after he left the VON BONDIES singer Stollsteimer battered and bruised following an attack in December 2003 at music venue THE MAGIC STICK.

But, White claims he'd do exactly the same thing if he had the chance to live his life over.

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Bacon Hurt By Oscar Snub


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Kevin Bacon feels his career has failed to gain the kind of "recognition" he deserves - especially when it comes to the Academy Awards.

The 46-year-old actor felt disheartened when his performance in 1996's MURDER IN THE FIRST failed to secure him a Best Actor OSCAR nomination - and often wonders when his year will come for the prestigious award.

Bacon says, "Of course I'd like more recognition. And of course I'd rather have an Oscar than not. Year after year I've seen this season come and go - this club of which I am not a member.

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Murray Upset At Oscar Result


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Actor BILL MURRAY shocked guests at Sunday night's (29FEB04) Academy Awards - when he refused to clap as rival nominee Sean Penn was named Best Actor.

The LOST IN TRANSLATION star looked annoyed when Nicole Kidman announced Penn had won for his performance in Mystic River.

According to British newspaper The Sun, Murray later shouted at organisers, "If I knew this was going to happen, I wouldn't have bothered coming."

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Actor Sued Over Oscar Screeners Leak


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Veteran actor Carmine Caridi is being sued by film giants COLUMBIA and Warner BROS. after admitting to lending his screener copies of this year's OSCAR contenders to a friend who put them online.

The GODFATHER: PART III star, 70, told investigators he sent VHS copies of approximately 60 films per year to pal RUSSELL SPRAGUE who converted them onto the DVD format. Caridi insists he had no idea that Sprague would distribute the films via the internet and had sent them to him because he believed they were for the 51-year-old's personal entertainment.

However, furious bosses at Warner Bros. are asking for $150,000 (GBP88,235) each for copyright of The Last Samurai and Mystic River, meanwhile Columbia are demanding either actual damages or $150,000 (GBP88,235) infringement for movies SOMETHING'S GOT TO GIVE and Big Fish.

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Marcia's Oscars Tribute To Dead Niece


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Marcia Gay Harden will pay a very special tribute to her dead niece AUDREY if she picks up a second OSCAR next month (FEB04).

The star has been nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category for her role as Tim Robbins' wife in harrowing drama Mystic River, but she admits the honour has been tinged by tragedy.

Little Audrey Gay Harden and her brother and mother lost their lives in a house fire just before Christmas (DEC03), and her aunt insists her nomination couldn't have come at a better time.

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