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“THE HANGOVER” R Stands for Record

Todd Phillips’ Newest Hit Breaks 25-Year-Old
Box Office Record For an R-Rated Comedy


BURBANK, CA – July 19, 2009 – Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ summer smash hit “The Hangover” has added another milestone to its record-breaking run.  On Sunday, July 19th, the Todd Phillips-directed comedy became the top-grossing R-rated comedy of all time, breaking the record previously held by “Beverly Hills Cop,” which has stood for almost 25 years.  To date, the film has earned an astounding estimated $235.9 million and is still drawing large audiences after more than six weeks in release.

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“Ice Age” Director to Helm "RIO"

“Ice Age” Director Carlos Saldanha to Helm New 3-D Digital Animation Feature, "RIO" , for Twentieth Century Fox’s Animation Studios

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Twentieth Century Fox Animation president Vanessa Morrison today announced that “RIO,” the latest animated feature film from Blue Sky Studios, will be released by Twentieth Century Fox on April 8, 2011.

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American Gladiators: Jumps to the...

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Johnny Ferraro, President and CEO of Flor-Jon Films, Inc., and the creator of the "American Gladiators" TV franchise, has announced the development of a major motion picture based on the world of "American Gladiators" targeted for a 2011 release.

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2009 LATINO DVD AWARD WINNERS

‘Under the Same Moon’ Wins Top Latino DVD Honors

LONG BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The DVD for the record-breaking film Under the Same Moon from 20th Century Fox won the top honor at the fifth annual Latino DVD Awards April 28, earning Best of Show as well as Best Theatrical DVD.

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MGM gets its 'Stooges'

MGM gets its 'Stooges'

Penn, Carrey, Del Toro part of studio's plan

By MICHAEL FLEMING
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MGM and the Farrelly brothers are closing in on their cast for "TheThree Stooges."

Studio has set Sean Penn to play Larry, and negotiations are underway with Jim Carrey to play Curly, with the actor already making plans to gain 40 pounds to approximate the physical dimensions of Jerome "Curly" Howard.

The studio is zeroing in on Benicio Del Toro to play Moe.

The film is not a biopic, but rather a comedy built around the antics of the three characters that Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Howard played in the Columbia Pictures shorts.

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'UP' Cannes Film Festival Announcement

'UP'
CANNES FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCEMENT QUOTES

Dick Cook, chairman of The Walt Disney Studios, said, “It’s a great honor for The Walt Disney Studios, and our incredibly talented cast members at Pixar Animation Studios, to have ‘UP’ selected as the first animated feature to ever open the Cannes Film Festival.  Adding to this historic milestone, ‘UP’ is also the first digital 3D film, and the first Disney film selected for the coveted opening night slot at Cannes.  We are so proud of this terrific movie, and can’t wait to share it with the filmmaking community and festival-goers on Wednesday, May 13, and the rest of the world starting on May 29th."

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Ace Ventura Jr: Pet Detective World Premiere

On March 8, Ace Ventura Jr: Pet Detective held it's world "Green Carpet" World Premiere at the Springs Preserve.  The event was sponsored by Johnny Brenden (Brenden Theatres at the Palms) and the Palms Casino Resort.

Celebrities in attendance included hosts Ryan Malgarini and Brittany Curran, Josh Flitter, Emma Lockhart, Austin Rogers, and many more.
Ace Ventura Jr.: Pet Detective follows the Ace Ventura motion picture series made popular by Jim Carrey. 12-year-old Josh Flitter plays Ace Jr., the son of the eccentric detective who steps into his father's shoes after his mother is wrongly arrested for stealing a baby panda.

The general public was invited to watch the Green Carpet celebrity arrivals on the upper level of the Springs Preserve parking area.  Following the celebrity arrivals, the public participated in Ace Ventura Jr: Pet Detective Day at Springs Preserve with movie-themed activities including celebrity cast autographs, photo opportunities, special vendor booths, props from the film, and other film inspired activities.

Portions of the proceeds from a limited number of VIP tickets sold went to benefit Springs Preserve Foundation and Candlelighters for Childhood Cancer.

Natasha Richardson in Memorium

Natasha Richardson

In Memorium

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Audrey Hepburn Arrives in Berlin

Audrey Hepburn Arrives in Berlin

Audrey Hepburn Children’s Fund to Host Traveling Exhibit Benefiting UNICEF’s “All Children in School” Educational Initiative

BERLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Timeless Audrey, a traveling exhibit based on the life and career of actress, icon and humanitarian, Audrey Hepburn, will make its European premiere at Berlin’s Hauptbahnhof, the city’s main railway station on March 13, 2009 through May 10, 2009.

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Dwayne Johnson Surprises Audience

DWAYNE JOHNSON SURPRISES AUDIENCE WITH PERSONAL APPEARANCE AT THEATER IN SAN DIEGO

Event Hails Opening Weekend of "Race to Witch Mountain"

As Disney Launches Exciting "Opening Weekend Surprise" Program

BURBANK, Calif. (March 16) - Dwayne Johnson, star of Walt Disney Pictures' "Race to Witch Mountain," this weekend's No. 1 film at the box office, surprised audiences at a San Diego movie theater when he made a personal appearance on the first day of the film's release, Friday, March 13.  In addition to greeting the moviegoers at the AMC Mission Valley theater, Johnson gave every member of the audience two free passes to Disneyland!  Appearing with Johnson were the film's director, Andy Fickman, and producer, Andrew Gunn.

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