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Day the Earth Stood Still

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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.”

As in the original “The Day the Earth Stood Still,” humans react with panic and terror when an alien craft lands in New York and an alien Klaatu (Reeves), backed up by the towering, indestructible robotic figure of Gort, emerges to warn people and world leaders that the planet is facing a crisis.

Your site erroneously lists Mr. Reeves as Canadian-born. In fact, he was born in Beirut, Lebanon. He said it publicly on “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno.

Romulus

The original film is set in Washington DC. No SF fans at Reuters?

S.K.

Thanks. We corrected both points: GBU Editor.

REUTERS photo by Jorge Dan Lopez

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He’s alive…

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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.

I was reading your wire story on Yahoo! News and noticed the article said “the late Richard Berkowitz.” Richard is very much alive and is currently appearing at film festivals around the country promoting the film “Sex Positive.”

Too much misinformation

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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

Actress Michelle Yeoh is shown in a scene from the 1997 James Bond series film “Die Another Day” in this undated publicity photograph… REUTERS/Courtesy of MGM/Handout

Mystic mistake?

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- 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

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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.

Howdy and hope you’re well. I think you mean she OVERSEES an empire…

He wasn’t nominated…

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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!”-

I noticed that this article states that director Baz Luhrmann was nominated for both a best picture and best director Academy Award for “Moulin Rouge!”

Two wrong names?

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

I think you meant actor Sam Waterson.

A Fan

Yes, thanks. We corrected both names in the caption: GBU Editor

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She is a he…

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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

She? Do you know something about Seinfeld that we don’t?

Curious

No. We corrected the caption: GBU Editor

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If the lingerie fits…

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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.

It was terribly mean to call Ms. Kurkova a lingerie model.

Ms. Kurkova is the greatest high fashion model of the early 00s, since Ms. Moss. Tell me Ms. Kurkova is a lingerie model. She helped Mr. Galliano and Mr. Lagerfeld make Dior and Chanel what they are today.

The Twilight zone…

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“Twilight” film franchise looks ahead

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

I just wanted to inform you that with your article about Summit Entertainment putting Twilight’s sequels into movies, Bella Swan befriends a werewolf, Jacob Black, not another vampire in New Moon. Thanks

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