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It has to be told in a way thats relevant to a contemporary audience. The couple have been able to reach across traditional religious divides in getting promotions; Downey is Catholic and Burnett considers himself a nondenominational Christian. Their efforts have received endorsements from religious leaders ranging from megachurch pastor Rick Warren to Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl. Previous generations of filmmakers largely stayed within their own traditions without much interest in what other Christians were making, said Dallas megachurch pastor T.D. Jakes, who hosted a film festival earlier this year. We have learned that there is more to unite us than to divide us, he said. That is exhibited primarily by how we see the arts and film. Ultimately, though, Jakes hopes to see faith-based films go more mainstream rather than being a separate niche category. Faith is not limited or incarcerated by labels that restrict it from being able to be woven into the fabric of the human experience, he said. <br>Source:

Among the contenders that already have staked a solid claim: 12 Years a Slave, Gravity, Fruitvale Station, Lee Daniels' The Butler, Captain Phillips and Blue Jasmine. "Things are going to get really interesting from here on in," says Tom O'Neil, founder of the awards website "There are strong pluses and minuses for all the horses in the race. But we need to see a lot of these run on the track first. And that's going to happen in the next two months." TRAILERS: Coming soon to theaters It's part of studios' Oscar-bait strategy of releasing the film just before the year-end awards deadline, in the hopes that the film will be freshest in voters' awareness. <br>Source:

TV reboots: Is Hollywood just out of ideas?

Bill Forsyth with Lancaster on set Eccentric boss Happer, obsessed by astronomy and the delights of northern latitude stargazing, sends his junior executive Mac to the old country to lead negotiations. When he arrives in the town, he finds a succession of locals desperate to fleece him and his company for every penny. Hollywood legend Burt Lancaster owns the film as Happer, while Peter Riegert at that point best known for his supporting role in Animal House took the lead as Mac. Among the cast were Scots Peter Capaldi, Denis Lawson, Rikki Fulton, Alex Norton, Tam Dean Burn, John Gordon Sinclair and the late Fulton Mackay as the enigmatic old beach hermit who holds the key to the deal. Jenny Seagrove provided the glamour as a marinebiologist slinking about the coastline in her wetsuit and official website webbedtoes. The film has become a real Scottish icon over the past generation, having been initiated by British film industry mogul David Puttnam, who brought the two long-time pals together with a loose remit for a romantic tale set in Scotland. <br>Source:

Join the Nation's Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs This story is part of Your Say Sexy images in Hollywood, JP Morgan, divorce: Second Look 11 a.m. EDT November 1, 2013 New views on the week's top talkers Rihanna performs live on stage at Allphones Arena on Oct. 3. (Photo: Don Arnold, WireImage) Hypersexualization in Hollywood has been a growing fear of Americans ( "Is Hollywood hypersexed? Your Say" ). However, this fear is self-imposed. Our celebrities are stripping down and twerking because we want them to. <br>Source:

In other casesas is true with Merle Oberon and Yul Brynner , among othersstars lied about the circumstances of their birth and ancestry. In Brynners case, a book written by his son after his death corrected several "facts" used by numerous news organizations, including The Times, in his obituary. Some commonly used dates also appeared wrong on closer inspection. One example can be found in the entry for Ben Alexander , who began as a child star but was best-known as Jack Webbs first partner on "Dragnet." Alexanders date of death is often given as July 5, 1969 but the original obituary said that while he was discovered on that date, coroners officials determined hed been dead for at least a week. When additional information was reported by the family or biographers, The Times tried as much as possible to incorporate that information into the database. kim kardashian hair color Almost certainly, more changes will be made going forward as additional information is uncovered or made known. How does Graumans Chinese Theatre differ? <br>Source:

Rose McGowan, one of the stars of the original "Charmed," tweeted "they really are running out of ideas in Hollywood" while her former co-star Alyssa Milano tweeted "the thing about them doing a #charmed reboot is ... it just ... it feels like yesterday. It feels too close." They really are running out of ideas in Hollywood. Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) October 25, 2013 Seems Milano and fellow former co-star Shannen Doherty would rather see the series end up on the big screen than redone on TV. <br>Source:

Exhibit C: the artist-actor hybrid that is James Franco. Suddenly, everyone in town seems to have gone collecting mad. In an industry once dominated by a few powerful collectors (David Geffen, Michael Ovitz), there's now a deeper and younger bench of players passionate about art, from agents (CAA's Joel Lubin, UTA's Pete Franciosa) and actors (Neil Patrick Harris) to execs (HBO's Michael Lombardo) and managers (Brillstein Entertainment Partners' JoAnne Colonna, Scooter Braun). "There's a lot of people in the industry who have great taste who are being exposed to great art," says producer and LACMA board member Steve Tisch. "I know a number of collectors who have gotten into collecting in the past five or 10 years, and their passion for building their collection is fantastic." PHOTOS: Hollywood's Top Art Collectors Pose With L.A.'s Hottest Artists It's a convergence that was inevitable. As the entertainment world's 1 percent have grown more sophisticated -- and want the world (or at least their peers) to know it -- the L.A. <br>Source:

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