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TV Blend Mad Men Season 7 key art features a famous graphic designer - April 13th, y'all
My New Plaid Pants first pic of Dane Dehaan as James Dean in yet another bio of the actor
/Film gross... the proposed reboot of Zorro is going to be Dark Knight-esque. Good god, Hollywood, be smarter. Anyone interested in Zorro, its own brand which is why you're rebooting it, is going to expect light swashbuckling FUN.  

New Now Next Teen Wolf adding a third gay character for season 4. (Weird that they haven't expanded the opening credits sequence to feature the other regulars from the ever expanding show.)
Towleroad RuPaul teaches his Pit Crew to "Sissy That Walk"
Guardian Idris Elba providing the voice of Shere Khan in the new live action/CGI Jungle Book
Fashionista costume designer extraordinaire Janie Bryant on what's next for her after Mad Men wraps
i09 on 30 cult movies everyone should see once. I love this type of list except for when they put something totally mainstream on it. It's mostly solid until Lost Boys? nope. try again. Saw it in theaters opening weekend, had a major release not cult at all but standard grab for teen audience. I think it was even a minor hit.
Gawker Lindsay Lohan already complaining about her reality show's portrait of her 
Attitude Jamie Lee Curtis, suddenly busy again, in addition that pilot she's shooting is producing a biopic film about a gay baseball player 
/bent has a handy list of all the LGBT filmmakers on twitter. Follow! 

This is what Glenn Close was wearing underneath her long dress! She wins.Oscar Crumbs
... the internet is still sweeping up the party
Confabulations Brian (StinkyLulu) and Aaron discuss the Oscars
Gothamist Poor Leo. Now his 1990s teen self is appearing all over Manhattan 
My Space you must read this hilarious Oscar report from Jennifer Lawrence's bestie. 

❝I am one of maybe two non-famous people there. I kind of just sit there and smile creepily when someone catches me staring—shout out to Penelope Cruz.❞

wimp a pretty amazing video of the control room during an acceptance speech (Cuba Gooding Jr's in this case)... and this reminds me how glad we are that they didn't play people off this year
Guardian oh, so that's why Andrew Garfield wasn't at the Oscars! 
Dissolve on social media and the Oscars 
Slate really fun conversation about sexism and actress backlashes that's focused on Gwynnie, Hathaway, and the recent success of Jennifer Lawrence and Lupita Nyong'o 

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This video from the Oscars official account is titled in such a way that you think it's going to be a history of Best Actress but it's just about Oscar with famous Actresses educating you on the history of AMPAS: Katharine Hepburn, Olivia de Havilland, a brunette Grace Kelly (!!!) and Anne Bancroft who wins with a little winking trivia about Oscar gaining weight. 

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The Zorro reboot is ridiculous, especially when Zorro inspired Batman! As for the slate article, it is an interesting read and sheds SOME light on the whole actress backlash thing that has baffled me. I'm still trying to figure out what Hathaway actually did to get so much hate; and now JLaw might be heading in that direction too. Why?

March 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDaniel Armour

...cult movies everyone should see once. I love this type of list except for when they put something totally mainstream on it. It's mostly solid until Lost Boys? nope. try again. Saw it in theaters opening weekend, had a major release not cult at all but standard grab for teen audience. I think it was even a minor hit.

Are you saying studio backed b-movies are exempt from these lists?

March 8, 2014 | Unregistered Commenter3rtful

Oh my goodness, I just watched that Oscars video twice. I'll probably watch it again before I go to bed. What a find! (Side note, that's Olivia de Havilland, not Greer Garson.)
Since Kate Hepburn was willing to collaborate with the Academy to make this appearance (however brief), it does show that she appreciated the award more than most gave her credit for.
If Olivia de Havilland can hold out just a few years longer, maybe she can appear on the 90th anniversary as well! Winning Oscars gives you extra longevity, right?

March 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAnne Marie

I do hope Jane Bryant does more costuming work after Mad Men- it's great to see her get her own line and everything but she's such a costume genius.

March 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSVG

That is definitely Miss de Havilland!

March 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPaul Outlaw

Wow! I thought that the control room video was lost for good. I'm strongly against Cuba's Oscar, but that was a hell of a moment in terms of TV.

Jamie Lee Curtis getting busy is great news. Let's hope she gets good material.

March 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue

paul & anne marie -- god. i will fix. why did i type Greer Garson. It's funny when i was watching it i thhought to myself "olivia de havilland looks a little Greer Garson'ed out. ;)

March 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNATHANIEL R

Nathaniel wr disagree about Lost Boys and your premise. Major studio hits can become cult films if they keep a hardcore, loyal audience far beyond your standard hit. I know a ton of people born after Lost Boys' release who worship that film an own all of its terrible sequels.

March 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBrian Z

Thank you for posting. Would love to see a new series done by Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Kate Winslet.

March 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBelinda Carlisle

Anne Bancroft was stunning and had the most beautiful voice.

March 9, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMike M.

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