Best Selling Author Michael Crichton Dies at 66 

Michael Crichton wrote many books that were turned to blockbuster films. Among them are "Coma," "The Andromeda Strain," "Westworld," "Disclosure," and of course, "Jurassic Park."

He also created the popular TV series "ER." But now, his family said that Crichton died at 66. He died unexpectedly after a private battle with cancer.

Our condolences go out to Crichton's family and friends.

Take a look at Crichton's interview with Charlie Rose about his then new book, Next.

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"Role Models" Movie Review -- How Many Kisses Do Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott Get? 

Actors Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott are some of the key players responsible for the renewed popularity of the R-rated comedy genre. Rudd, with his partnership with the reigning king of R-rated comedy, Judd Apatow, and Scott, with his unforgettable role as Stifler in the “American Pie” films.

With the new flick “Role Models,” Rudd and Scott teamed up to make a movie that’s raunchy and potty-mouthed, but guess what? The film is one of the best, if not “the” best comedy of the year.

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Anne Hathaway to be Honored at the Palm Springs International Film Festival 

I'm so happy for Miss Anne Hathaway! The one-time Disney star ("The Princess Diaries" films) has evolved into a full-grown, emotionally entrenched actress (watch "Rachel Getting Married").

Now, Miss Hathaway is being honored at the Palm Springs International Film Festival! Congratulations!

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The Best of the American Film Institute Comes to Palm Springs 

Seven critically acclaimed films from AFI FEST 2008 come to the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs! And one of them is the movie I'm dying to see, "Doubt" starring the great Meryl Streep!

Here's the press release:

The American Film Institute (AFI) and Camelot Theatres will once again join forces to present the ninth annual "AFI PALM SPRINGS SHOWCASE." Seven award-winning and critically acclaimed films from the 2008 AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival (AFI FEST) will be screened beginning Friday, November 14 and continuing through Sunday, November 16, 2008. AFI FEST Artistic Director Rose Kuo said of the program, “We are honored to present these diverse and innovative films from emerging talent as well as masters at our annual showcase in the Camelot Theatres.”

The seven films selected range from DOUBT, directed by John Patrick Shanley, who brings his Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play to the screen, to Director Erick Zonca’s JULIA, a story about an alcoholic who kidnaps a child, starring Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton.

AFI FEST presented by Audi, is the longest-running film festival in Los Angeles and one of the most influential film festivals in North America. Each year the Festival presents one of the world's most anticipated showcases of international film, demonstrating AFI's commitment to celebrating the art form. This year, a portion of the proceeds from the Palm Springs Showcase event will benefit the Palm Springs Cultural Center.

Tickets for all screenings will be on-sale beginning October 31: $10 for adults, $9 for Seniors, and an “All Access” pass is available for $55. For more information, please contact the Camelot Theatres box office at 760/325-6565 or visit

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"The Three Stooges" to Return to the Big Screen 

That's right, "The Three Stooges" will invade theaters once again. Obviously, the film will not star the original actors, but Moe, Larry, and Curly will be revived!

Who's directing? The Farrelly Brothers of "There's Something About Mary" fame are set to helm!

Here's what Peter Farrelly told Daily Variety:

"It’s not a biopic. It takes place in present day, and they look, dress and sound exactly like the Stooges."

Also, there's a plan to do an "American Idol" type of search for the actor to play Curly!

The movie's set to open on Nov. 20, 2009.


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