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2007-11-24 14:45:00

NEW YORK (AP) - J.K. Rowling's magical, Midas touch has landed her on the cover of Entertainment Weekly as the magazine's entertainer of the year. The magazine said the "Harry Potter" author, who has sold nearly 400 million copies of her boy-wizard series that's been adapted into a megasuccessful movie franchise, deserved props for getting "people to tote around her big, old-fashioned printed-on-paper books as if they were the hottest new entertainment devices on the planet." Rowling was in a...

2006-06-20 01:39:02

By Tatiana Siegel LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Owen Wilson, who starred in the 2005 hit "Wedding Crashers," has signed on to star in the high-concept comedy "Drillbit Taylor" for Paramount Pictures. Steven Brill is in negotiations to direct. Based on an original idea by John Hughes, who wrote a 70-page scriptment a couple of years ago, "Drillbit" revolves around two high school freshmen who are targeted by the school bully on the first day of the school year. The boys hire what...

2006-02-22 22:50:28

By Borys Kit and Tatiana Siegel LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Anne Hathaway, currently on screen as Jake Gyllenhaal's icy wife in "Brokeback Mountain," is joining the cast of Universal Pictures' "Knocked Up." The actress is set to star opposite Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann in the Judd Apatow romantic comedy. Apatow is writing, producing and directing the movie, which follows a twentysomething guy who finds out he impregnated his one-night stand. The picture will be...

2006-02-06 04:26:20

By Cynthia Littleton LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - A few nights before their union handed out its annual awards, seven Writers Guild Award nominees adopted tones in keeping with the spirit of their respective films as they gathered at a panel session in Beverly Hills Thursday. It was mostly serious stuff, punctuated by comic relief from Judd Apatow, writer-director of "The 40-Year-Old Virgin." "Brokeback Mountain" co-screenwriter and producer Diana Ossana, said some of her own...

2005-08-18 22:19:55

By Nicole Sperling LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - As Hollywood's summer coasts to its Labor Day close, box office expectations tend to diminish along with summer work hours. But this weekend, four films will try to overcome the end-of-summer malaise with fresh offerings to four distinct demographics. The likely winner of the frame is "The 40-Year-Old Virgin," which should top the $20 million mark for the three-day period. Hot on the heels of "Wedding Crashers," the Universal...


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