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  1. Taking a turn behind the lens

    4:00 am 11/21/2006

    A growing band of Gallic actors have recently made the switch to behind the camera.<br />Read more

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  2. Book closed on Simpson

    4:00 am 11/21/2006

    After a firestorm of criticism, News Corp. has reconsidered its plan to release a controversial O.J. Simpson book and television special, with chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch taking the extraordinary step of personally apologizing for the pain it might have caused the families of the victims of the 1994 double murder.Read more

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  3. Richards apologizes for racist remarks

    4:00 am 11/21/2006

    Actor Michael Richards has apologized for using a racial epithet during a stand-up performance in Los Angeles last week, saying in an interview Monday on "Late Show With David Letterman" that he was "really busted up" about the "anger and hate and rage" that he directed at a heckler.Read more

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  4. Ad boom for China state-run TV

    4:00 am 11/21/2006

    Bids for primetime advertising spots on China Central Television next year have risen to 6.79 billion yuan ($862.6 million), up 16% from bids submitted for 2006, the state-run flagship network said over the weekend.Read more

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  5. All systems go for Australia's Sci Fi launch

    4:00 am 11/21/2006

    After seven years in the blueprint stage, Australia's Sci Fi Channel finally gets its launch on Dec. 1.Read more

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  6. Palm Springs fest to fete trio

    4:00 am 11/21/2006

    Sydney Pollack, Kate Winslet and Todd Field have been added to the list of honorees who will be feted at the 18th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival, which runs Jan. 4-15.Read more

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  7. Novkovic's 'Morning' best pic at Cottbus fest

    4:00 am 11/21/2006

    Serbian director <a href="http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0637176/">Oleg Novkovic</a> scored a hat trick at the closing ceremony Saturday of the 16th Cottbus Festival of East European Cinema as his "Tomorrow Morning" took the main $19,000 prize for best film.Read more

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  8. A novel idea

    4:00 am 11/21/2006

    Khayelitsha township, with its sprawl of tin-roofed shacks and makeshift shops, is an unlikely setting for a family film franchise.Read more

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  9. rambling reporter

    4:00 am 11/21/2006

    No Broadway openings this week, but next week there's a blitz, beginning with the Monday bow of the (slightly delayed) beginning of Tom Stoppard's three-play marathon, "The Coast of Utopia: Part One &#x2014; Voyage," at the Vivian Beaumont, directed by Jack O'Brien and with a marathon cast that includes Billy Crudup, Jennifer Ehle, Ethan Hawke, Brian F.Read more

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  10. Weinstein Co., IFC using 'Restraint'

    4:00 am 11/21/2006

    IFC Entertainment and the Weinstein Co. have co-acquired North American rights to the artist documentary "Matthew Barney: No Restraint," featuring Bjork, for IFC's First Take program.Read more

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