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2009-07-31 12:00:15

USA Network says it will air a 60-second, extended sneak peek at Quentin Tarantino's new film Inglourious Basterds during the Burn Notice Season 3 finale. The preview for the blood-soaked World War II picture is slated to air Thursday between 9-10 p.m. ET. Basterds is to open in U.S. theaters Aug. 21. It stars Brad Pitt, Samuel L. Jackson, Diane Kruger and Mike Myers.

2009-05-22 22:17:45

U.S. writer-director Quentin Tarantino describes the Cannes Film Festival, where his new war movie Inglourious Basterds debuted, as the cinematic Olympics. I'm expecting this to be one of the high moments of my career, Tarantino told Variety.com before the picture premiered Wednesday. "This is the cinematic Olympics. If you've done a movie you're proud of, that you might be defined by, then to me the dream is not necessarily to be there at Oscar time. That's wonderful. But my dream is to...

2009-05-14 12:54:14

Brad Pitt, Quentin Tarantino, Penelope Cruz and Johnny Depp are among stars expected to promote their latest movies at the Cannes film festival, the BBC said. The Disney/Pixar movie Up became the first animated movie to open the festival Wednesday. The 62nd edition of the renowned film series is slated to run through May 24 when its top honor, the Palme d'Or prize, is to be awarded.

2009-04-24 19:41:06

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, the late Australian actor Heath Ledger's last movie, will be screened at the Cannes Film Festival, organizers said. Ledger had been working on the movie at the time of his death of an accidental prescription drug overdose in January 2008. He was 28. The BBC said director Terry Gilliam's fantasy picture -- for which Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Colin Farrell all helped complete Ledger's unfinished role -- will premiere out of competition, as will the Disney...

2009-02-20 19:56:36

Diane Kruger's publicist says the German-born star of Troy and National Treasure didn't have a nose job, contrary to a report speculating she may have. The New York Post wondered in print Friday whether Kruger underwent rhinoplasty since she was seen at Thursday's Tommy Hilfiger fashion show in Manhattan with bruises under both eyes. The truth is she had laser eye surgery the day before, her representative told Usmagazine.com. Kruger, 32, will next be seen in Quentin Tarantino's World War II...

2008-12-31 17:14:45

The Weinstein Co. and Universal Pictures said Wednesday the U.S. release date for Quentin Tarantino's World War II epic Inglourious Basterds has been set. The movie starring Brad Pitt is slated to open Aug. 21. The announcement was made by Harvey Weinstein, co-chairman of TWC, and David Linde, co-chairman of Universal Pictures, who are partners in the film. TWC and Universal are co-financing and co-presenting the film with TWC handling domestic distribution and Universal handling...

2008-12-16 11:53:32

Roger Avary, the man who co-wrote Pulp Fiction, has been charged with gross vehicular manslaughter in a Jan. 13 car crash in Ojai, Calif. The 43-year-old screenwriter, who also penned the film Beowulf, is accused of driving drunk when he crashed his Mercedes sedan into a telephone pole, seriously injuring his wife Gretchen and killing his 34-year-old passenger Andreas Zini, an Italian newlywed who was visiting the Avarys with his bride while on their honeymoon. Zini's wife Maria was not in...

2008-11-18 13:21:02

Cloris Leachman is at home recovering from a bad cold, says a publicist for the U.S. actress and recent Dancing with the Stars castoff. A representative for the 82-year-old entertainer told People.com: She went to seek some medical attention. She's totally fine. She was at a family event on Saturday. She's at home now. The publicist added that Leachman plans to later this week tape a surprise segment for the dance competition series, which wraps its seventh season next Tuesday. The...

2008-10-29 12:25:00

Cloris Leachman, the latest castoff from "Dancing with the Stars," said she has been asked to star in the Broadway musical version of "Young Frankenstein." Leachman, 82, and her professional dance partner were voted off the TV competition show Tuesday night. "It's fair, very fair," Leachman told Usmagazine.com of the decision. Asked what she plans to do next, the actress revealed: "Actually, Mel Brooks called me this morning when I was in the bathtub. He wants me to come back to Broadway...

2008-10-17 15:00:15

Hollywood's Warner Bros. studio is planning a big-screen adaptation of Homer's epic poem, "The Odyssey," starring Brad Pitt, Variety.com reported. Pitt previously headlined the 2004 blockbuster "Troy," which was based on another Homer work, "The Illiad," and directed by Wolfgang Petersen. The entertainment industry trade newspaper said the studio wants to make a futuristic version of "The Odyssey" set in outer space. The recent movies "O Brother, Where Art Thou" and "Cold Mountain,"...

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