So Long Nora Ephron! Thanks For All Your Iconic Films! 

Nora Ephron, the three-time Academy Award nominee for Best Original Screenplay ("Silkwood," "When Harry Met Sally," "Sleepless in Seattle"), has died for as-yet undisclosed reasons. She was 71.

Ephron, daughter of playwrights Henry and Phoebe Ephron had been suffering from leukemia according to friends and family.

The iconic scriptwriter won her first Oscar nomination with her screenplay for "Silkwood" starring Meryl Streep in a true-life story of Karen Silkwood and her mysterious death surrounding a plutonium plant. Ephron also gave us lighthearted romantic comedies such as "When Harry Met Sally," "Sleepless in Seattle," and "You've Got Mail."

Her most recent collaboration with Streep was "Julie & Julia."

Known for being a witty and acerbic writer, Ephron was deemed influential for also becoming one of the few successful female directors in Hollywood beginning with "This is My Life."

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Channing Tatum Opens Up About Stripper Past, Matthew McConaughey Explains "Magic Mike" Character! See My Fun One-on-One Interviews with the Actors! 

Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey are rock stars! They were in high spirits when I sat down with them to talk about their much-talked about film, "Magic Mike" from Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh. In the film, Tatum is Mike, a struggling enterpreneur by day, and the headliner of an all-male revue called the Kings of Tampa by night. McConaughey is Dallas, the club's owner. Featuring Matt Bomer, Adam Rodriguez, Kevin Nash, Joe Manganiello, Olivia Munn, Riley Keough, and Cody Horn.

In this interview, we talked about:

*** Tatum's background as a male stripper and how it informed the making of the movie
*** McConaughey's performance and his interest with his character
*** Putting on a thong for the very first time -- did it all fit in? Wait until you see Channing's reactions
*** The film's fantasy-fulfillment theme

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Alex Pettyfer and Cody Horn One-on-One Interview for "Magic Mike!"  

Alex Pettyfer (The Kid) and Cody Horn (Brooke) star as siblings in the new dramedy "Magic Mike" from Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh. The Kid becomes Mike's (Channing Tatum) protegee much to his sister's chagrin. But Brooke is the voice of reason of the movie and the actress who plays her, Cody Horn, is brilliantly breathtaking!

In this interview, we talked about:

*** Their interest in working in the film
*** Their characters and how The Kid is really closer to Pettyfer than any of the characters he's played before
*** The first time Alex wore a thong
*** How you will remember Cody Horn's name after "Magic Mike"
*** The dialogue and how Soderbergh grounded the film in reality
*** Alex's trepidations in playing a male stripper
*** How they picked up the energy of the crowd

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Matt Bomer and Adam Rodriguez Talk About "Magic Mike," Wearing Thongs for the First Time, and Their Fantasies! 

Matt Bomer and Adam Rodriguez play the male strippers that are part of Kings of Tampa all-male revue. Bomer is a living, breathing Ken doll who literally plays a living, breathing doll on stage as one of his character's personas. Rodriguez is the spicy Tito. From Oscar-winning director, Steven Soderbergh, "Magic Mike" tells the tale of Mike, a struggling entrepreneur cum male stripper, who is at the cross roads of his life. Matthew McConaughey stars as Dallas, the club owner that Tatum and company dance for.

In this interview, we talked about:

*** Their interest in making the film
*** Their characters
*** The film's fantasy-fulfillment theme
*** The first time they wore a thong in the set, and how the throngs of women gave them the drive to go forward
*** Did they improvise at all?
*** Adam's background as a 16-year-old DJ at a strip club
*** Their fantasies

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"Magic Mike" Movie Review -- How Many Kisses Do Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey Get? 

When I first heard the premise of the film, I thought director Steven Soderbergh was making his own male version of the ultra-campy "Showgirls." But to my surprise, "Magic Mike" turns out to be fun, sexy, and crazy with just the right amount of cheese.

Channing Tatum harkens back to his glory days of male stripping to come up with the story. It's interesting to note that while most actors would shy away from their semi-naked past, Tatum embraces it and even makes a movie about his experience. Read More...

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