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Monday April 9th, 2012

The Hunt For a New ‘Hunger Games’ Director Is On

By Scott Mendelson

The Playlist has broken a pretty major story, confirming that director Gary Ross will not be back to helm the second and/or third films in The Hunger Games franchise. There have been rumblings all week about contract negotiations, and Ross has now politely passed. The site chalks it up to both Ross’s lack of desire to stay in the same universe for the next several years combined with a somewhat low-ball offer from Lionsgate. Whatever the case, Ross is gone and the hunt for a new director is now on.

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Tuesday November 22nd, 2011

Oscars: Can Charlize Theron enter the Best Actress race?

By Sean O’Connell

The watercooler talk swirling around this year’s Best Actress race has heated up as of late.

Phyllida Lloyd’s “The Iron Lady” began screening this week, allowing certain bloggers to bang the drum for Meryl Streep and her performance as Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

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