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Marc Malkin Disputes THR’s Kristen Stewart-Snow White Item*

Just a few hours tonight after Kim Masters and Borys Kit filed a story for The Hollywood Reporter indicating that Kristen Stewart has been dropped from Universal’s Snow White and the Hunstman sequel plans, Marc Malkin over at E! News begs to differ.

Tying to an earlier item he wrote about Stewart in late May, Malkin insists the actress was never contractually committed to a SWATH sequel. Therefore, he argues, she cannot be “dropped” from the nascent follow-up:

Contrary to a report, Stewart has not been dropped from Universal’s planned Snow White and the Huntsman sequel because the concept is being retooled to focus on Chris Hemsworth’s Huntsman.

Rather, she was never officially attached to one to begin with. (And, for that matter, neither is Hemsworth, as yet.) What’s true is that a new writer is being brought in to replace the first film’s scribe, David Koepp, sources confirmed to E! News Tuesday.

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Stewart, Sanders and the Double-Edged Acronym SWATH

The expression “to cut a swath” means to make a pretentious display, to attract attention. It’s a perfect description of some recently photographed behavior on an LA hiking trail involving director Rupert Sanders and actress Kristen Stewart.

SWATH also happens to be the handy abbreviation being used by the celeb media to refer to the movie that brought these two scandalous lovebirds together. That’s right. Sanders and Stewart cut a swath in and around him yelling “cut!” on the set of Snow White and the Huntsman.

Everywhere we look this morning, there are article mentions of SWATH director this and SWATH set that. It all adds up to some rather bittersweet etymological echoing.

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Sacramento Sportswriter Cries Foul Over Kings Coverage

The term “exclusive” is constantly misused in the media. For example, here in Hollywood, is it really accurate to deem a brief, canned one-on-one chat with the star of Thor as “exclusive” when it was one of nearly a hundred such conversations granted by Chris Hemsworth from the same hotel suite, on the same day?

Sacramento sportswriter Joe Davidson makes a similar point in reviewing the meadow of local media coverage generated by the possible move to Anaheim of NBA franchise the Sacramento Kings:

TV folks forgot–or simply ignored–what “exclusive” means: to have the only access to an interview subject. Yet the stations touted having “exclusives” with the Maloofs on relocation filing day when the owners talked extensively to everyone–print, radio, TV, Internet, and news services.

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