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Steve Jones' Jackman Sex Proposal

24th May 2009

Steve Jones wants Hugh Jackman to lick his genitals.The 32-year-old British TV presenter - who has been romantically linked to a string of famous beauties, including Halle Berry, Pamela Anderson and Girls Aloud singer Sarah...

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Sandra Bullock Mocks Ryan

20th May 2009

Sandra Bullock has mocked Ryan Reynolds for being a nobody.The Hollywood actress - who stars alongside the 32-year-old actor and Betty White in 'The Proposal' - launched a light-hearted foul-mouthed tirade against the star in...

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Sunday Ticket Sales Off For Angels & Demons

19th May 2009

Ticket sales for Sony's Angels & Demons dipped far more steeply than expected on Sunday, resulting in a weekend gross that was nearly $2 million less than the studio had estimated. The movie's $46.2-million total...

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Angels & Demons Beats Star Trek

18th May 2009

Just as moviegoers paid no attention to critics or conservative Catholics when The Da Vinci Code opened three years ago, they turned out mass-ively for Angels & Demons over the weekend, ignoring nearly universal condemnation...

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Viacom Keeps On Trekin'

12th May 2009

Viacom stock went where no other media stock had gone on Monday -- up. Surprisingly strong ticket sales for the new Star Trek, produced by Viacom-owned Paramount, buoyed the company's shares and kept it from...

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Star Trek Beams Up Profits Overseas, Too

11th May 2009

Star Trek led the overseas box office with what Daily Variety described as "a solid rather than spectacular" take of $35.5 million in 54 countries. X-Men Origins Wolverine held up better abroad than it did...

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Star Trek Goes Where No Star Trek Has Gone Before

11th May 2009

Guaranteeing that the franchise would live much longer, Star Trek prospered at the box office over the weekend, earning an estimated $76.5 million, including $4 million from previews Thursday on a limited number of screens....

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Fox Claims 4 Million Copies Of Wolverine Downloaded

7th May 2009

Without citing a source for his information, News Corp. President and COO Peter Chernin claimed on Wednesday that the pirated workprint of X-Men Origins Wolverine that hit the Internet in late March has now been...

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Star Trek Warps Time For Weekend Release

7th May 2009

Forget about midnight releases on Thursday to pad the opening box office for expected blockbusters. Many theaters have scheduled screenings for as early as 5 00 p.m. for tonight's release of the new Star Trek...

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The X Factor Ticket-sales Fall-off

5th May 2009

Ticket sales for X-Men Origins Wolverine fell off more steeply on Sunday than 20th Century Fox executives had expected. The result was that the movie ended up with a total of $85.1 million versus the...

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Wolverine Rakes In $87 Million

4th May 2009

Despite last month's online release of a pirated workprint, competition from the telecast of a Saturday-night NBA game between the Celtics and Bulls, and a slew of unwelcoming reviews, Twentieth Century Fox's X-Men Origins Wolverine...

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Movie Reviews Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past

1st May 2009

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past , starring Matthew McConaughey, is being touted as an alternative to the latest X-Men movie. Maybe so, but the critics are not any more pleased with the romantic comedy than they...

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More Reviews X-men Origins Wolverine

1st May 2009

Additional reviews are in today (Friday) for X-Men Origins Wolverine , and they're not much better than the first ones, which appeared Thursday following the movie's midnight opening. A.O. Scott in the New York Times...

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Studios Flee Mexican Flu

30th April 2009

Hollywood studios are postponing the release of their early summer movies in Mexico due to concerns over the spread of the swine flu, the Los Angeles Times reported today (Thursday). Particularly affected, the newspaper said,...

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Early Reviews X-men Origins Wolverine

30th April 2009

The theme of most of the early reviews of X-Men Origins Wolverine is similar too much flash, too little imagination. Moviegoers will be able to see the special effects that were not included in the...

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Wolverine Expected To Tear Up Box Office

30th April 2009

There appears to be little doubt that X-Men Origins Wolverine will open this weekend with the biggest gross of the year -- possibly as high as $120-130 million -- thereby setting a record for the...

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Fox Spokesman Shoulders Blame For False Wolverine Report

29th April 2009

Fox spokesman Chris Petrikin is attempting to deflect criticism over the handling of the X-Men Origins Wolverine bootleg controversy aimed at studio Co-Chairman Tom Rothman. Rothman had been the object of much derision after claiming...

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Flu Scare Scares Off Wolverine

28th April 2009

Twentieth Century Fox has canceled Wednesday's Mexico City premiere of X-Men Origins Wolverine , citing the swine flu, which has claimed more than 150 lives in that country. Hugh Jackman, who stars in the title...

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Box Office Remains On A Tear

27th April 2009

Even with a film that was not even screened for critics coming in at No. 1, the box office's hot streak continued uninterrupted over the weekend -- as overall gross was projected to be about...

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Locke, Biden Reassure Hollywood On Piracy

22nd April 2009

Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke on Tuesday told the movie industry that his department "will be a partner for you in devising ways to improve the security of your products." Locke made his pledge at...

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Illegal Downloads All In The (News Corp) Family?

10th April 2009

The firing of FoxNews.com entertainment columnist Roger Friedman came just four months after the London Sunday Times , another News Corp entity, published an article also showing the ease with which movies can be downloaded...

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Liz Smith Hails Fired Columnist Roger Friedman

9th April 2009

Veteran entertainment columnist Liz Smith has come to the defense of former FoxNews.com entertainment columnist Roger Friedman. In her syndicated column today (Thursday), Smith calls Friedman "the hardest-working entertainment columnist in the entire world." While...

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Murdoch Author Piracy Is Extraordinary To Fox, Routine To Others

8th April 2009

Michael Wolff, author of the controversial Rupert Murdoch biography The Man Who Owns the News , has suggested that FoxNews.com's Roger Friedman was fired not because he reviewed a pirated workprint of X-Men Origins Wolverine...

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Jackson Says He's "Heartbroken" Over Wolverine Piracy

8th April 2009

Hugh Jackman, who plays the title character in X-Men Origins Wolverine and is one of its producers, said Tuesday that he felt "heartbroken" when he learned that a workprint of the movie was leaked on...

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Foxnews.com's Friedman Fired -- Er, Parts Ways

7th April 2009

By downloading and reviewing the pirated workprint of X-Men Origins Wolverine , Roger Friedman has lost his job as entertainment columnist for FoxNews.com. After issuing ambiguous statements concerning Friedman's status with the company, Fox News...

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X-men Origins Most Pirated Film

7th April 2009

A pirated workprint of X-Men Origins Wolverine that became available online last week has already been accessed more than a million times by BitTorrent users, according to the website TorrentFreak. It currently tops The Pirate...

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Was Fox.com Columnist Friedman Fired?

6th April 2009

It was unclear, even as of today (Monday), whether FoxNews.com's entertainment columnist Roger Friedman had been fired for writing a review of 20th Century Fox's X-Men Origins Wolverine based on a pirated copy of a...

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Wolverine Pirate Will Be Found, Says Producer

3rd April 2009

John Palermo, a producer of X-Men Origins Wolverine , predicted today (Friday) that whoever uploaded an incomplete copy of the movie onto the Internet will be found and prosecuted. "I can assure you we will...

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Wolverine Pirated

2nd April 2009

Despite strenuous and often costly security measures aimed at preventing unfinished movies from being pirated, a work print of X-Men Origins Wolverine , starring Hugh Jackman, wound up online Tuesday, a month before its scheduled...

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Singer Says 'Threat Levels' Up In Superman Returns Sequel

12th March 2008

Bryan Singer has confirmed that there will be a sequel to Superman Returns and has promised high-octane action for the movie.The director has said that the follow-up to the 2006 film, which has been rumoured...

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