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Protesters Disrupt Filming On Kathryn Bigelow's Osama Bin Laden Movie

March 2nd, 2012 6:36pm EST
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Production on director Kathryn Bigelow's Osama Bin Laden movie in northern India was disrupted by protests on Friday after Hindu locals became angry that their city had been transformed to portray sworn enemy Pakistan.

The Hurt Locker filmmaker has been forced to shoot the new project, about the hunt for the Al Qaeda leader, in India after being denied permission to film in neighboring Pakistan, where the terrorist mastermind was shot and killed by U.S. troops last year.

Crewmembers were subsequently forced to use Chandigarh to mirror the Pakistani city of Lahore, but the transformation...
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'Warrior' Star Joel Edgerton Lands Killer Bin Laden Role

January 6th, 2012 8:17am EST
Joel Edgerton
Warrior actor Joel Edgerton is to play the hero who helped kill Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden in The Hurt Locker director Kathryn Bigelow's new all-action war film.

The filmmaker and screenwriter Mark Boal were putting the finishing touches to their script about the search for the terrorist when Bin Laden was killed by a team of Navy Seals last year.

Bigelow and Boal chose to revamp the script and include the scenes of the shoot-out that led to the death of the man behind the 9/11 atrocities in 2001. And now they have their star.

Edgerton has been attached to the project for months ...
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'The Blind Side' Tops Most-Rented Movies Of All Time List

December 15th, 2011 8:52am EST
The Blind Side
Sandra Bullock's "The Blind Side" has emerged as the most-rented DVD movie of all time, according to bosses at online film library Netflix.

Officials at the movie delivery service have compiled a group of the Top Ten Most-Rented Movies of All Time and the 2009 Academy Award nominee has topped the list.

Coming in second place was "Crash" and Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson's film "The Bucket List" was third.

Rounding out the top five were "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" and "The Hurt Locker."

Also making the list were crime thriller "The Departed," "No Country for Old Men," "Ince...
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Iraq War Vet Ordered To Pay $187,000 In Failed Lawsuit Against 'Hurt Locker' Producers

December 9th, 2011 8:07am EST
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An Iraq war veteran who lost his lawsuit against The Hurt Locker movie bosses has been ordered to pay more than $180,000 in legal fees.

Sergeant Jeffrey Sarver sued director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal, alleging the Oscar-winning war film was based on his experiences as a bomb disposal expert and portrayed him in a false light.

A U.S. district judge dismissed Sarver's case in October, ruling the drama's value was "derived from the creativity and skill of the writers, directors, and producers."

Now, Sarver has been told he must pay the filmmakers' expenses, including $38...
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Jeremy Renner Tells DETAILS Acting Comes First, Women Second

November 23rd, 2011 12:00pm EST
Jeremy Renner on Details
Jeremy Renner is featured on the cover of the December/January issue of DETAILS magazine, which hits newstands Nov. 29. He broke out in 2008's "The Hurt Locker" and stars in the upcoming films "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol," "The Avengers" and "The Bourne Legacy."

He talked to DETAILS about working in construction, dating and being famous.

On how the hands-on physicality of rebuilding houses compares to filmmaking...

"Building a house is like producing a movie. There’s no right way to do it, but a lot of wrong ways. You have to be flexible and creative. You have to move fast, be ...
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Iraq Vet Loses 'Hurt Locker' Lawsuit

October 13th, 2011 6:50pm EDT
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A California judge has dismissed a U.S. Army bomb disposal expert's lawsuit against the movie bosses behind The Hurt Locker. Master Sergeant Jeffrey Sarver alleged the movie's lead character, played by Jeremy Renner, was based on his experiences and he was upset not to receive credit or compensation from the filmmakers.

He filed suit last year on the eve of the 2010 Academy Awards, at which The Hurt Locker scooped a massive six Oscars.

The case was filed in New Jersey, but the defendants, including director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal, successfully fought to have the case t...
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Politician Calls For Investigation Of Kathryn Bigelow's New Osama Bin Laden Film

August 11th, 2011 8:55pm EDT
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Oscar-winning The Hurt Locker director Kathryn Bigelow and her screenwriter partner Mark Boal have sparked controversy in Washington, D.C. over what their new film about the hunt for Osama Bin Laden will reveal.

Bigelow and Boal were working on the film when the Al Qaeda leader was shot and killed by U.S. troops earlier this year, giving the project a huge publicity boost - but now politicians are demanding to know where the filmmakers got their information for the script and storyline.

And the Republican chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, Peter T. King, fears the coupl...
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Christina Aguilera Denies She Passed Out In Jeremy Renner's Bedroom

June 17th, 2011 3:58pm EDT
Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera has blasted gossiping party goers for spreading negative rumors about her after she was accused of drunkenly falling asleep on Jeremy Renner's bed at a house party to celebrate the actor's birthday.

The Hurt Locker star turned 40 in January and threw a big party with a host of Hollywood pals in attendance.

Aguilera allegedly gate crashed the bash with film production assistant boyfriend Matthew Rutler, and became so inebriated; she passed out in Renner's bedroom.

However, the pop star insists she did nothing wrong - and she blames nosy gossipmongers for turning the n...
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Rachel Weisz In Talks For 'Bourne Legacy' Role?

May 11th, 2011 8:50am EDT
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Rachel Weisz has been tracked down in the search for a leading lady to join Jeremy Renner in the next Bourne movie.

The action franchise is set to return for a fourth installment, but the new movie will be without original star Matt Damon who played secret agent Jason Bourne in the first three films.

The Hurt Locker star was recently confirmed as the franchise's new male lead, playing a different character to Damon, while movie bosses continue searching for a female actress to join Renner onscreen.

Reports now suggest Weisz is top of the list to join the film and she is said to be in ...
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Jeremy Renner To Star In Steve McQueen Biopic

April 29th, 2011 12:26pm EDT
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The Hurt Locker star Jeremy Renner is developing a biopic about movie legend Steve McQueen.

The actor and his producing partner Don Handfield have formed a production company solely interested in bringing The Great Escape star's life to the big screen.

Music video director Ivan Zacharias will make his feature debut behind the camera for the movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Renner is expected to play McQueen in the film.

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America's '25 Fittest Guys' Include Bradley Cooper, Chris Evans & Joel McHale

April 22nd, 2011 1:00pm EDT
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Men’s Fitness magazine is honoring its "25 Fittest Guys." From the boardroom to the classroom, the big screen to the small, these guys are at the top of their game. They’re record breakers, superheroes, and regular Joes.

Check out the celebrities on the list:

Chris Evans, The Action Hero, 30

Evans starred as Marvel Comic Superhero, Captain America. Evans took the role seriously, working with a personal trainer to build bigger biceps and tone his abs, transforming his body into the jacked frame of Marvel Comic’s super soldier.

Alex O’Loughlin, The Five-O, 34

The Australian-born actor...
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Jeremy Renner To Replace Matt Damon In The 'Bourne' Franchise?

April 4th, 2011 2:55pm EDT
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The Hurt Locker star Jeremy Renner is set to step into Matt Damon's shoes as the new lead in the Bourne franchise, according to the latest internet reports.

Director Tony Gilroy has taken charge of the upcoming fourth installment, The Bourne Legacy, and has been searching for an actor to take over from Damon, who starred as secret agent Jason Bourne in the first three films.

A host of stars including Jake Gyllenhaal and Oscar nominee James Franco have been linked to the coveted role, but LatinoReview.com reports Renner has emerged as the favorite and has now been offered the part.

The...
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Iraq Vet Files Legal Suit Against 'The Hurt Locker' While In Afghanistan

March 16th, 2011 10:52pm EDT
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A U.S. Army bomb disposal expert has signed off on his legal battle with the producers of Oscar-winning movie The Hurt Locker while serving in Afghanistan.

Master Sergeant Jeffrey Sarver alleges the movie's lead character, played by Jeremy Renner, is based on him but he was given no credit or compensation from the filmmakers, and now he's regularly ridiculed by colleagues.

He originally filed suit in his native New Jersey last year on the eve of the 2010 Academy Awards, naming director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal as defendants.

Earlier this year, they launched a motion to ...
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Brian Geraghty Dating Krysten Ritter

March 14th, 2011 9:03am EDT
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The Hurt Locker star Brian Geraghty has found love with actress Krysten Ritter.

The stars sparked speculation of a romance after they were spotted enjoying a night out together in New York City on Friday.

A source tells New York Post gossip column Page Six, "Geraghty had his arm around Ritter briefly as they chatted with their group of friends."

Ritter's spokesperson has now confirmed the relationship, telling the publication, "They are dating."

The pair is set to appear onscreen in upcoming romantic comedy, Audrey Hepburn's Neck, about a Japanese man obsessed with thin western wome...
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Scarlett Johansson's Oscar Date Revealed

February 28th, 2011 9:55am EST
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Scarlett Johansson made a last-minute dash across the U.S. to present an award at last night's Oscars in Los Angeles. On Wednesday her father was hospitalized after collapsing on a street in New York City.

The actress attended the 83rd Academy Awards with her agent Joe Machota. They're just friends, but since splitting with her husband Ryan Reynolds in December, the actress has been linked to Justin Timberlake, Sean Penn, Jason Sudeikis, Justin Long and other celebs.

Last night Scarlett got cozy with "Hurt Locker" star Jeremy Renner on the red carpet. They were probably just flirting, but...
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Watch Classic Scenes & See the Full List of Every Best Picture Oscar Winner Ever

February 27th, 2011 8:50pm EST
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2011 (84th) The Artist (Watch scenes)
2010 (83rd) The King's Speech (Watch scenes from this film!)
2009 (82nd) The Hurt Locker (Watch scenes from The Hurt Locker)
2008 (81st) Slumdog Millionaire
2007 (80th) No Country for Old Men (Watch classic scenes from No Country for Old Men)
2006 (79th) The Departed (Watch classic scenes from The Departed)
2005 (78th) Crash

2004 (77th) Million Dollar Baby (Watch classic scenes from this film!)

2003 (76th) The Lord of The Rings: The Return of The King (Watch more scenes from it!)

2002 (75th) Chicago
2001 (74th) A Beau...
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Dominic Cooper To Replace Joaquin Phoenix In 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter'?

February 11th, 2011 9:22am EST
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Mamma Mia! star Dominic Cooper is in talks to replace Joaquin Phoenix in quirky new movie Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

Bosses at 20th Century Fox are in final negotiations with the English actor to play opposite Benjamin Walker in the adaptation of the Seth Grahame-Smith cult novel, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Walker landed the coveted role of President Abraham Lincoln last month.

Cooper will reportedly play Henry Sturges, who mentors and trains Lincoln in the ways of vampire hunting.

The Hurt Locker star Anthony Mackie is also rumored to be in talks to join the cast.
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'Hurt Locker' Producers Seek To Dismiss War Veteran's Lawsuit

February 2nd, 2011 7:28am EST
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Movie bosses behind The Hurt Locker have moved to dismiss a lawsuit from a U.S. Army bomb disposal expert who claims the Oscar-winning film is based on his own experiences.

Master Sergeant Jeffrey Sarver alleges the movie's lead character, played by Jeremy Renner, is based on him but he was given no credit or compensation from the filmmakers. He filed suit last year on the eve of the 2010 Academy Awards, at which The Hurt Locker scooped a massive six Oscars.

The suit was filed in New Jersey, but the defendants, including director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal, successfully fo...
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Jeremy Renner's Rep Defends Christina Aguilera

January 19th, 2011 10:01pm EST
Christina Aguilera
Actor Jeremy Renner's representative has defended Christina Aguilera over reports she got drunk at The Hurt Locker star's 40th birthday party and fell asleep in his bed.

Sources tell Us Weekly magazine the uninvited "Genie in a Bottle" singer got "wasted" at the January 8 bash at Renner's home and passed out in his bedroom.

Renner was reportedly overheard ranting about the incident at In Style's Golden Globe Awards aftershow party, telling friends, "Who comes to someone's birthday party that they don't know and gets in their bed? My parents were there!"

But Renner's rep insists the story...
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Biggest Oscar Surprises Of The Last 10 Years... What's Next?

January 19th, 2011 12:34pm EST
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Every year, the Oscar nominations seem all sewn up. There are so many predictors – winners of critics’ awards, Golden Globe nominees and winners, BAFTA nominees and the SAG nominees. Yet somehow, almost every year, a nominee slips in out of nowhere, and pundits shake their heads asking, “Where did that come from?”

This year’s Oscar nominees will be announced next week, Jan. 25. We won’t speculate yet, but there are bound to be some surprise nominees, even to the pundits.

Let’s take a look back at the last 10 years and look at what was particularly surprising among the major Oscar nomin...
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2010 Year In Entertainment Review: March

January 1st, 2011 1:00pm EST
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It was a shocking way to start the spring as March saw two of Hollywood's biggest star couples announce break-ups - Kate Winslet parted ways with her second husband Sam Mendes after seven years and Sandra Bullock's Oscar win was overshadowed after she found out partner Jesse James had cheated on her.

More scandals came as the month progressed, with fiery supermodel Naomi Campbell accused of attacking her driver by striking him on the head, and Michael Jackson's mum Katherine visited by welfare officials in Los Angeles over allegations one of her grandkids had purchased a stun gun.

Rapper ...
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2010 Year In Entertainment Review: February

January 1st, 2011 11:00am EST
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February was marked by tragedy when celebrated fashion designer Alexander Mcqueen was found dead after hanging himself at his London home. Meanwhile, investigations into Michael Jackson's death in June, 2009 loomed as coroner's officials determined acute intoxication of powerful anaesthetic Propofol was the cause. The ruling prompted prosecutors to file involuntary manslaughter charges against his former doctor Conrad Murray.

Officials also ruled Brittany Murphy's death in December, 2009 was accidental and caused by pneumonia, aided by anemia and drug intoxication. Andrew Koenig's family c...
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Bomb Disposal Expert Given The Ok To Sue 'Hurt Locker' Filmmakers

November 20th, 2010 12:00pm EST
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A U.S. Army bomb disposal expert has won his day in court with the producers of Oscar-winning movie The Hurt Locker after making allegations the film is based on his experiences.

Master Sergeant Jeffrey Sarver claims the movie's lead character, played by Jeremy Renner, is based on him but he was given no credit or compensation from the filmmakers.

Screenwriter Mark Boal wrote about Sarver in an article published in Playboy magazine in 2005, but he has maintained the film was a work of fiction.

But now the case is set to go to trial in California after a New Jersey judge ruled the Iraq wa...
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Jeremy Renner To Play Snake Plissken?

November 9th, 2010 10:35am EST
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The Hurt Locker star Jeremy Renner is in negotiations to star in the remake of John Carpenter film Escape From New York.

The 1981 sci-fi classic starred Kurt Russell as anti-hero Snake Plissken. Russell returned for the sequel, Escape From L.A., in 1996.

Breck Eisner is the latest director attached to the project - Len Wiseman and Brett Ratner have also been linked to the film.

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James Cameron Thinks Every Movie Should Be In 3D

August 19th, 2010 8:31am EDT
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"Avatar" moviemaker James Cameron is fighting for a new era at the cinema when all films are released in 3D.

The forward-thinking director insists all films would be better if movie fans were given special glasses upon entering cinemas - and he doesn't think it will be too long before studios no longer advertise 3D movies, because they'll be commonplace.

He tells Entertainment Weekly magazine, "I'm talking about a future when you don't have to put 3D on the the movie poster anymore, the same way that you don't put 'in color' on posters anymore. Imagine that point in time, when 3D is just ...
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Jeremy Renner Is An 'Avenger'

June 4th, 2010 2:30pm EDT
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Jeremy Renner is the latest celebrity superhero - he has signed up to star in the upcoming Avengers movie.

The actor won an Academy Award nomination for his role in Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker, and he's following up the low budget war drama with a big screen blockbuster, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Renner will play arrow-slinging superhero Hawkeye in The Avengers opposite a stellar cast including Robert Downey, Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Chris Evans as Captain America, Scarlett Johansson as the Black Widow and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury.

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Evangeline Lilly Signs On To Steven Spielberg's 'Real Steel'

May 13th, 2010 8:06am EDT
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Lost star Evangeline Lilly's planned hiatus from acting will be short lived - she's signed on to co-star in Steven Spielberg's new film Real Steel.

Lilly recently stunned fans by revealing she may quit acting once the desert island drama ends this month because she's "not passionate" about her career. However, the actress has backtracked on her plans to take a break, and signed on to star in the sci-fi drama, which features Spielberg as a co-executive producer.

The TV star will play a friend of Aussie hunk Hugh Jackman's character, a former boxer who teams up with his long-lost son to t...
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'Hurt Locker' Star Brian Geraghty Can't Find An Acting Job

May 1st, 2010 2:26pm EDT
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"The Hurt Locker" star Brian Geraghty is considering taking a bar job because work has dried up in the weeks following the Oscars.

The actor admits he had a great time at the Academy Awards and even spent part of the night wandering around with director Kathryn Bigelow's award - but the people he spoke to at Madonna's post-show party no longer take his calls.

He tells BlogTalkRadio.com says, "It was a little overwhelming because a lot of people want to talk to you. When things are good people want to talk to you and when things are bad they don't care. Tell you what, I'm unemployed. I'm t...
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Stars That Started Out Behind The Scenes

April 7th, 2010 2:08pm EDT
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By now most people know that "Date Night" star Tina Fey was the head writer on "Saturday Night Live" before Lorne Michaels had the bright idea to give her the on-screen job of co-anchoring the show's classic "Weekend Update" segment with Jimmy Fallon. Soon she was appearing in movies, winning all of the industry's top acting awards for her role on "30 Rock," and achieving icon status with a brilliant impersonation of a certain moose-hunting republican from Alaska.

It's hard to believe that one of the most recognizable faces in comedy spent several years behind the scenes, and Fey's not th...
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Jeremy Renner Bewildered By Jessica Simpson Dating Rumors

March 9th, 2010 11:36am EST
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The Hurt Locker star Jeremy Renner was stunned to read headlines linking him to Jessica Simpson following a Hollywood party - because he only chatted to the pop singer for "three minutes".

The actor was rumored to have exchanged phone numbers with Simpson after they met at a recent cocktail party in Los Angeles, hosted by Madonna's manager Guy Oseary.

However, Renner is adamant he's not dating the blonde, insisting they barely had time for a conversation that night.

He tells US Weekly magazine, "(We chatted for) three minutes. Her hair stylist (Ken Paves) did my mom's hair so we were ...
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