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Sep 1, 2011

Clooney, Scorsese, Close films head for Telluride

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A Martin Scorsese documentary about late Beatle George Harrison, the George Clooney movie “The Descendants,” and a film in which Glenn Close plays a woman pretending to be a male butler were all picked for this year’s Telluride Film Festival.

Festival organizers on Thursday unveiled the lineup for the event that begins Friday, runs over the holiday weekend and is regarded as among the top U.S. movie gatherings of the year.

Aug 30, 2011

Vermont, New Jersey flooded as Irene spares NYC

/BRATTLEBORO, Vermont (Reuters) – New Jersey and Vermont struggled with their worst flooding in decades on Monday, a day after Hurricane Irene slammed an already soaked region with torrential rain, dragging away homes and submerging neighborhoods underwater.

Spared from Irene’s worst fury, New York City went back to work on Monday despite a partially crippled mass transit system and power outages that left 100,000 customers in the metropolitan area and nearly 1 million in the state without electricity.

Aug 29, 2011

Hurricane Irene leaves 7 dead in flooded New Jersey

FAIRFIELD, New Jersey (Reuters) – Raging waterways caused dramatic flooding on Monday across New Jersey, as the state’s death toll rose to seven as rivers and creeks rose from the force of Hurricane Irene.

The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management said the state had registered seven deaths related to Irene.

Aug 29, 2011

Hurricane Irene leaves a badly flooded New Jersey

FAIRFIELD, New Jersey (Reuters) – Raging waterways caused dramatic flooding on Monday across New Jersey, as the state’s rivers and creeks rose from the force of Hurricane Irene.

Fairfield, a town 25 miles west of New York City that is surrounded on three sides by the curving Passaic River, was in danger of becoming an island, said Armando Fontoura, the Essex County sheriff and the county emergency management coordinator.

Aug 27, 2011

Hurricane Irene puts a damper on fun in the Hamptons

By Christine Kearney

SOUTHAMPTON, NY. (Reuters) – The typically crowded streets of Long Island’s posh Hamptons resort towns were quiet and many of the island’s East End mansions shuttered tight on Saturday, awaiting a likely battering from Hurricane Irene.

Some 400,000 people in coastal towns along Long Island, including another popular resort, Fire Island, were under evacuation orders ahead of the storm, officials said.

Aug 4, 2011

Too early to talk Oscar? Not for Dominic Cooper

NEW YORK (Reuters) – It’s still very early. In fact, it’s not yet awards season in Hollywood, but already movie fans might have their first bona fide contender for this year’s best actor Oscar.

Briton Dominic Cooper gives what critics are calling a brilliant performance in dual roles of the brutal, sadistic Uday Hussein — the son of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein — and his emotionally conflicted body double, Latif Yahia, in new movie “The Devil’s Double.”

Aug 3, 2011

A Minute With: Rachel Weisz on being a “Whistleblower”

By Christine Kearney

NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) – British actress Rachel Weisz won an Oscar for her role in “The Constant Gardner,” playing a passionate activist whose husband sets out to discover the truth behind her murder.

Now, in “The Whistleblower,” she portrays real-life law enforcement officer Kathy Bolkovac, who went to Bosnia on a peacekeeping mission and discovered U.N. officials and others colluding with contractors in human trafficking.

Aug 2, 2011

Whistleblower’s tale has no Hollywood ending

NEW YORK (Reuters) – For whistleblower Kathy Bolkovac, life hasn’t exactly turned out like it did for Erin Brockovich.

Some audiences seeing a new film, “The Whistleblower” based on former international law enforcement official Bolkovac, might think justice was served as she battled government organizations to expose human trafficking in Bosnia.

Jul 27, 2011

Ryan Gosling takes on comedy to cure the blues

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Ryan Gosling claims that after his last film, the moody “Blue Valentine,” it took him several months to “acclimate out of the experience” and he paid a visit to the doctor.

“He wrote me a prescription and I looked at it and it said, ‘Do a comedy’,” the 30-year-old Canadian actor said, adding the story he has been repeating to reporters while promoting his new comedy, “Stupid, Crazy, Love,” is absolutely true.

Jul 25, 2011

Katy Perry says “good people” help handle fame

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Katy Perry believes keeping “good people around” helps her deal with the pressures of being one of the world’s biggest pop stars, which currently has her on a global concert tour and taking part in her first movie.

As the music world mourns the death of British singer Amy Winehouse, Perry told Reuters she is not tempted by the hedonistic lifestyle that has helped fuel the demise of talented performers before her.

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