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Posts Tagged ‘Dakota Fanning’

Coffee Shop Makes Richard Gere a Great Offer

Our pal Steven Rea, film critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer, shared this great photo he took earlier today:

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Today’s Faux Media Controversy: Dakota Fanning on the Cover of Cosmopolitan

Actress Dakota Fanning will celebrate her eighteenth birthday on February 23rd, several weeks after that month’s issue’s of Cosmopolitan hits newsstands. Which is enough to inflame some media critics, who feel that a dolled up picture of a 17-year-old should not share cover space with saucy, sex-tip article teases.

FishbowlLA prefers to side with TheFrisky.com’s Amelia McDonnell-Parry. She tells FoxNews.com columnist Hollie McKay that the Fanning piece is likely of a different stripe:

“I’m generally not all that worked up about the still-17-year-old actress appearing on the cover of Cosmopolitan,” said McDonell-Parry. “Generally the actor-actress interviews in Cosmo are nothing more than puff pieces accompanied by cheeky Q&As, not all that different from the type of questions Fanning would get from Teen Vogue.”

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Leno’s Back at Late Night Line-Up: American Heroes and Zeros

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NBC’s revival of their prime time line-up, er Jay Leno moving back to late night, starts next week. His guests include athletes who won gold at the Olympics like Apolo Ohno, Lindsay Vonn and Shaun White and others who are just famous for being trashy and on TV like the Jersey Shore kids, Kim Kardashian and Sarah Palin.

From NYT:

Monday, March 1 – Guests include Jamie Foxx, the Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn and a musical performance by Brad Paisley

Tuesday, March 2 – Guests include Sarah Palin, the Olympic snowboarder Shaun White

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Reviewing Radar Like a Rock Record

fbny_radar_3.0.jpgIn media terms, the anticipation and hype-y buildup to Radar‘s latest incarnation (the third, if you’re scoring at home) has been like that of a rock album — albeit one whose lineup is as interchangeable as the studio it was recorded in. You could even say radaronline.com and the accompanying schadenfreude is like the rabid, forgive me, Radiohead or Coldplay (or, perhaps more accurately, Arctic Monkeys) fans who leak details and tracks of the album ahead of its street date. And then you have the magazine’s detractors oiling the hype machinery while purporting not to care.

And while we’re as weary as the next media blog about anything as consistently over-hyped — and sniped — as Maer Roshan‘s Radar, we’re compelled to give it a track-by-track review.

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Video: Amy Poehler’s Dakota Fanning

Slamdance, Sundance, Squaredance: The Buzz

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Slamdance

Religous sex cultists from the Children of God broke up a screening of Noah Thompson’s film about growing up in the cult.

From the folks who brought us Cops: The King Of Kong.

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Nick Nolte

I can’t even get an erection anymore.

All the noise about Hounddog can’t hide the fact that the movie’s a mutt. (Dakota Fanning might want to meet Jena Malone and talk about stage mothers.)

Squaredance
Aka the Oscars.
Kenneth Turan, in the LA Times, tries very hard to convince us and maybe himself that the nominations weren’t predictable. Quirky the Academy is not.

David Carr, blogging in the NY Times confesses that his readers know more than he does. Nikki Finke reminds him that Dreamgirls wasn’t all that fabulous.

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Sundance News: Worst, Kinkiest, Best–Take Your Pick

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FBLA knows that even if our readers can’t go to Sundance, you still need to be able spout all the gossip/conventional wisdom/buzz about the offerings. So, we’ve rounded up the best–feel free to pass off any cogent remarks as your own.

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David Poland says it’s the worst ever. Logan Hill makes a case for kinkiest.

Grace is Gone seems to be the biggest hit thus far, which isn’t saying much. The Weinsteins have picked up this homespun drama, starring John Cusack as a family man whose wife gets killed in action in Iraq.

The Hollywood Reporter thinks Savages from Tamara Jenkins is the festival hit. Laura Linney and Philip Seymour Hoffman turn in strong performances as siblings taking care of their aging father.

Hounddog, aka the Dakota Fanning rape project, got a lot of pre-festival press. Audience reactions remain to be seen.

Richard Corliss, writing in Time, confirms what the rest of us think: Sundance movies are their own genre.

The program is heavy with earnest studies of emotional accommodation.

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