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Sci-fi fan Keanu Reeves jumped at alien role

Growing up in the 1970s, the Canadian-born Reeves, 44, said he loved the “Stars Wars” movies and read books like “1984” and “Brave New World.”

He’s alive…

Documentary on AIDS activist headed for theaters

The film profiles the late Richard Berkowitz, one of the first people to promote safe sex practices shortly after the discovery of AIDS.

Too much misinformation

Actress Barbara Bach is shown in a scene from the 1997 James Bond series film “The Spy Who Loved Me” in this undated publicity photograph… REUTERS/Courtesy of MGM/Handout

Mystic mistake?

Sean Penn offers warm “Milk” to movie fans

“He came in kind of ready made” for the role, director Gus Van Sant told Reuters about winner of the best actor Academy Award for playing a hard-nosed cop in 2003’s “Mystic River.”
Sean Penn did not play the cop. That was Kevin Bacon.
Movie Buff We got more reader e-mails about this one than anything else in the past couple of weeks. We corrected: GBU Editor REUTERS photo by Lucas Jackson
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Oprah’s empire

December 7, 2008

Oprah named entertainment’s most powerful woman

Winfrey’s production company, Harpo Inc., made $345 million last year. She overseas an empire that includes her TV show, a magazine and an online store.

He wasn’t nominated…

Luhrmann offers “Australia” as an escape from fear

He was nominated for a best picture and best director Academy Award for “Moulin Rouge!,” which also starred Kidman, while his wife, Catherine Martin, was nominated for a best art direction-set direction for “Romeo + Juliet” and then went on to win two Oscars for her work on “Moulin Rouge!”-

Two wrong names?

Actor Stan Waterston arrives for the 36th International Emmy Awards Gala in New York, November 24, 2008. REUTERS/Chip East

She is a he…

Actor and Porsche owner Jerry Seinfeld waves as she is announced at a Porsche presentation during the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles November 19, 2008. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

If the lingerie fits…

November 24, 2008

Model Karolina Kurkova voted world’s sexiest woman

LOS ANGELES (Reuters Life!) – Lingerie model Karolina Kurkova has been voted the world’s sexiest woman by E! entertainment television, beating sultry actresses Angelina Jolie and Scarlett Johansson for the honor.

The Twilight zone…

“Twilight” film franchise looks ahead

In “New Moon,” Edward leaves Bella, sending Bella into a depression and a friendship with another vampire.