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Road To The White House - 2012

With the Iowa Caucuses over and all focus on New Hampshire, the first primary of this pivotal Presidential race, the party’s two front runners, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum, moved their machines into full gear and into the Granite State.

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OSCAR Season Begins

The 84th Annual OSCAR spectacular countdown is underway as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences announced the nominees in twenty-four categories of film achievement vying for the Academy Award.

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Tom Ridge, former Homeland Security Secretary, Headlines Espionage Expert Panel

The National Spy Museum in Washington, D.C.,  during the 2010 SALT film junket, hosted a panel of espionage experts featuring Director of Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge, former U.S. Intelligence officer and Middle East Counterterrorism Expert, Melissa Mahle, Kirk Whitworth, Director of Communications and Analysis under the Bush Administration and Operative and former KGB General Oleg Kalugin.

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“MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS” Trailer Sets New Record With Over 13.7 Million Views In First 24 Hours On iTunes

BURBANK, CALIF. (March 2, 2012) — Marvel Studios announced today that its new trailer for this summer’s most highly anticipated movie, “Marvel’s The Avengers,” has been viewed over 13.7 million times in the first 24 hours of its debut, setting a new record for the most viewed trailer on iTunes (http://www.apple.com/trailers) and the iTunes Trailers app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

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Rob Marshall’s LUCAMAR Productions Inks Multi-Year First-Look Deal With The Walt Disney Studios

Rob Marshall is set to direct a film adaptation of the acclaimed Broadway musical “Into the Woods,” featuring Stephen Sondheim’s original music, for The Walt Disney Studios, to be produced by Marshall and John DeLuca through their production company LUCAMAR Productions. James Lapine, who wrote the stage musical with Stephen Sondheim, will adapt for the screen.

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DreamWorks Pictures'

BURBANK, CALIF. (April 26, 2012) - DreamWorks Pictures announced today they are teaming up with Sprinkles Cupcakes to promote their film “People Like Us” with events at the ten Sprinkles Cupcakes locations around the country.

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MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS DOMESTIC DEBUT SETS INDUSTRY RECORD AT $200.3 MM; FILM GROSSES $641.8 MM GLOBALLY

The Walt Disney Studios announced today that Marvel’s The Avengers posted an estimated $200.3 million in its domestic debut May 4-6, shattering previous records and positioning the film as the highest-grossing domestic debut of all time. The film’s cumulative global box office gross is an estimated $641.8 million over 12 days in release.

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“MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS” TO CROSS $1 BILLION GLOBALLY IN 19 DAYS

BURBANK, Calif. – May 13, 2012 – Marvel’s The Avengers is expected to cross the $1 billion threshold at the global box office on May 13, its 19th day in release, The Walt Disney Studios has announced. This is the first Marvel Studios film and the fifth Walt Disney Studios release to reach this significant milestone.

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Disney Launches THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN Sock Drive

The Walt Disney Studios announced today that they worked with Hanes, who is collaborating with the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions (AGRM), to launch “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” Sock Drive on July 9, 2012, aimed at providing new socks for families in need across the U.S.

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Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Wreck-It Ralph” Scores Big

BURBANK, Calif. (Sept. 13, 2012) – The story of an arcade-game bad guy who embarks on a quest to prove he’s really a good guy, “Wreck-It Ralph” journeys through wildly diverse arcade-game worlds, including the ‘80s-era, 8-bit video-game world of Fix-It Felix, Jr., the ultra-modern first-person shooter game Hero’s Duty and the candy-coated cart-racing game Sugar Rush.

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First Person: Award Winning Director, Anna Wilding, Weathers Super Storm Sandy

It is not particularly easy to write about a hurricane when I just left a zone devastated by earthquakes, that being Christchurch New Zealand.  However, that is not to distract from the sheer force of Hurricane Sandy and its effect on many lives and of course the infrastructure in 15 states, in particular New York.  To date, over 100 lives have been lost, 56 of those in the United States. It’s a sad time for many.

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11 LIVE ACTION SHORTS ADVANCE IN OSCAR® RACE

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 11 live action short films will advance in the voting process for the 85th Academy Awards®.  A tie in the nominations balloting resulted in 11 films being shortlisted.  One hundred twenty-five pictures had originally qualified in the category. 

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104 ORIGINAL SCORES IN 2012 OSCAR® RACE

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – One hundred four scores from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2012 are in contention for nominations in the Original Score category for the 85th Academy Awards®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today.

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Haute Tease

  • Climate Activist Michael Foster Sentenced To Three Years In Prison

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    Climate activist Michael Foster will be imprisoned for shutting off the emergency valve on TransCanada’s Keystone 1 tar sands pipeline in North Dakota. This morning in Pembina County Court, Judge Laurie A. Fontaine sentenced Foster to three years.

     
  • The Paley Center For Media Presents TNT’S “The Alienist: From Sketchbook To Screen Exhibit”

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    The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills will take visitors inside the opulent Gilded Age of the new TNT series, The Alienist, through multiple costume creations, photography, illustrations, and more from award-winning costume designer Michael Kaplan.

     
  • Butcher Boys Review – Serving Up Frenzied Graphic Horror

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    Butcher Boys” from Greeks Productions, Kitchen Sink Productions and Texas Chain Saw Massacre writer Kim Henkel, brings to the screen a deeply dark, shockingly graphic horror ride into the depth of modern Satanism.

     
  • Green Room Review - Truthful Performances in Rare Depiction

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    Green Room, from Broad Green Pictures, Film Science and A24, brings to the screen a rare depiction of life inside a modern neo-Nazi compound as a Seattle punk band becomes targeted after witnessing the aftermath of a murder.

     
  • Celebrity Interview: Talking with Dennis Quaid on the Making of I Can Only Imagine

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    Dennis Quaid stars in the faith based I Can Only Imagine, which opens this weekend with the power behind the belief that faith can transform, and captivates from the opening scenes giving a tour de force performance.

     
  • Philae Spacecraft Makes Historic Comet Landing

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    The European Space Agency, with the assistance from the space docking launching station Rosetta, has robotically landed, which was live-streamed, the unmanned Philae Spacecraft on a comet recording and the first ever such landing by any space agency.

     
  • Jon Stewart Signs Exclusive Production Deal With HBO

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    Former Daily Show host Jon Stewart has landed an exclusive four-year production deal with Time Warner Inc.'s premium cable channel HBO. The cross-platform agreement will see Stewart create short-form digital content that will be featured on HBO Now, HBO Go and other platforms.

     
  • Panama City and Florida Panhandle Brace for Michael

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    Hurricane Michael, which strengthened over the last six hours into a Category Four storm, with sustained winds of 130mph to 156mph, is quickly bearing down on the Florida Panhandle with landfall expected by Wednesday morning.

     
  • Extreme Cold Arrives Early for Most of the Nation

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    A Polar Vortex, fueled by the remnant of Super Typhoon Nuri, a bomb cyclone, is pushing deeply frigid air into the lower forty-eight as far south as Tennessee with mid-westerners experiencing some of the coldest pre-thanksgiving temperatures in recent history.

     
  • Kon-Tiki Review – Visually Stunning, Inspirational, An Epic Tale

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    “Kon-Tiki,” from The Weinstein Company and Anchor Bay Entertainment, brings to the screen an epic tale that feeds the explorer spirit, pitting man against nature, in this real life high seas action adventure.

     
  • Seven Natural Ways to Stop Excessive Sweating

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    Now that summer is here, most of us are delighted to enjoy the sunshine and warm weather. However, excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, afflicts more people than you might think and can stem from a large number of underlying triggers.

     
  • Celebrity Interview: Talking with Lydia Tenaglia on Jeremiah Tower; Getting the Greenlight, Challenges and Memorable Moments

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    Arguably Lydia Tenaglia has the best job in television, as producer for CNN's Part's Unknown with Chef Anthony Bourdain, her gig that takes her to hidden corners of the earth showcasing local culinary customs and bringing cultural delicacies to the world.

 

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