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'Graduate' Star Katharine Ross Wins Restraining Order Against Abusive Daughter

March 11th, 2011 8:56am EST
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Actress Katharine Ross has won a restraining order against her daughter over allegations the 26 year old stabbed her with a pair of scissors during a violent incident at the family home.

"The Graduate" star filed papers at Los Angeles County Superior Court last week requesting protection from Cleo, her only child with actor husband Sam Elliott.

In the legal documents, Ross alleges Cleo has been physically violent and verbally abusive since she was 12 or 13 years old and she "suddenly lost her temper" at the family home in Malibu, California on March 2, according to TMZ.com.

Ross claims C...

Coming-Of-Age Films That We All Remember

July 8th, 2009 1:00pm EDT
Making the transition from adolescence into adulthood is a critical phase in an individual's life. This coming-of-age period, which has been coined "emerging adulthood" by Clark University research professor, Dr. Jeffrey Arnett, is characterized by identity exploration, self-focus, instability, a belief in boundless possibilities, and feeling in-between. According to Arnett's theory, in industrialized societies the types of experiences that people have who are in their late teens to mid-20's have changed dramatically over the past 50 years. Instead of being quick to make that walk down the ...

Movie Remakes & Recastings We Hope To Never See

June 8th, 2009 9:40am EDT
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In the wake of the current brain-draining drive to remake just about everything Hollywood has ever had to offer, there are some films that are so sacred they should never be touched. This is a blatant retort to the deluge of watered down franchises, remakes, medium changes, etc. It ranges in levels of snark from low to apocalyptic strength.

My frustration with this extremely long trend came to a fever pitch after watching the Obsessed trailer. Anyone even peripherally familiar with Fatal Attraction could easily catch the obvious, racially spurred recasting of a classic film.


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