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Spaghetti Western actor Eli Wallach dies

The New York Times: Eli Wallach, who starred alongside Clint Eastwood in ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,’ has died aged 98 

Star Wars: Episode VII’ to be released in 2015

Entertainment Weekly: “Star Wars: Episode VII” will be released on Dec. 18, 2015, Lucasfilm and Disney have announced.

In a statement, Alan Horn, chairman of The Walt Disney Studios, responded to rumors that director (now co-writer) J.J. Abrams was having worries about meeting the 2015 deadline. “We’re very excited to share the official 2015 release date for Star Wars: Episode VII, where it will not only anchor the popular holiday filmgoing season but also ensure our extraordinary filmmaking team has the time needed to deliver a sensational picture,” Horn said.

'Argo' wins best picture at the Academy Awards

Ben Affleck’s ‘Argo’ won best picture at the Oscars Sunday night, with Daniel Day-Lewis winning best actor for his performance in ‘Lincoln’ and Jennifer Lawrence winning best actress for her performance in ‘Silver Linings Playbook.’ Ang Lee won best director for ‘Life of Pi.’ Christoph Waltz and Anne Hathaway won in the supporting acting categories.


Daniel Day-Lewis also broke a record with his win, becoming the first man to win three best actor Oscars.

Read more about the ceremony from The Associated Press.

Photo: From left, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, host Seth MacFarlane and Daniel Radcliffe dance during the opening of the 2013 Academy Awards. (Kevin Winter / Getty Images)

'Argo' wins film ensemble at SAG Awards

Variety: “Argo” won the Screen Actors Guild Award for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture on Sunday night. Daniel Day-Lewis won the top actor award for ‘Lincoln,’ and Jennifer Lawrence took the leading actress trophy for ‘Silver Linings Playbook.’

Photo: The cast of “Argo” — from left, Alan Arkin, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman and Ben Affleck — present a trailer for their film. (Mark Davis / Getty Images)

'Skyfall' takes top James Bond opening in North America with $87.8 million

The Hollywood Reporter: The latest James Bond installment, Skyfall, had an $87.8 million debut in North America, bringing its worldwide total to about $518.6 million.

The film’s 4-day North American total is $90 million, including $2.2 million earned in exclusive Thursday runs in IMAX and other large-format theaters.


Skyfall nabbed the biggest North American opening for a James Bond flick. The film began rolling out 2 weeks ago overseas.

Image: Columbia Pictures via The Hollywood Reporter

Herbert Lom, Pink Panther star, dies at 95
BBC:Actor Herbert Lom, best known for playing Charles Dreyfus in the Pink Panther movies, has died at 95. The actor starred opposite Peter Sellers in several films as Inspector Clouseau’s irritable boss. Lom was in more than 100 movies during his 60-year acting career, including ‘The Ladykillers’ and ‘Spartacus.’ His family says he died peacefully in his sleep.
Photo: Herbert Lom starred opposite Peter Sellers in several Pink Panther movies. (via PA)

Herbert Lom, Pink Panther star, dies at 95

BBC:Actor Herbert Lom, best known for playing Charles Dreyfus in the Pink Panther movies, has died at 95. The actor starred opposite Peter Sellers in several films as Inspector Clouseau’s irritable boss. Lom was in more than 100 movies during his 60-year acting career, including ‘The Ladykillers’ and ‘Spartacus.’ His family says he died peacefully in his sleep.


Photo: Herbert Lom starred opposite Peter Sellers in several Pink Panther movies. (via PA)

'Gentleman's Agreement' actress Celeste Holm dies at 95

CNN:

Oscar-winning actress Celeste Holm died at her home in New York on Sunday at the age of 95, her niece, Amy Phillips, confirmed.

Holm won the best supporting actress Academy Award for “Gentleman’s Agreement” in 1947. She was nominated for the same honor in 1949 for “Come to the Stable” and 1950 for “All about Eve,” according to the Academy database.

Photo: Celeste Holm, center, appears in 1950’s ‘All About Eve’ with Gary Merill, from left, Bette Davis, and Hugh Marlow. (via CNN)

Sony taps Sorkin for Steve Jobs biopic
variety.com:


Sony Pictures has tapped its Oscar-winning “Social Network” scribe Aaron Sorkin to adapt “Steve Jobs,” Walter Isaacson’s bestselling biography of the late Apple co-founder. …Published late last year, “Steve Jobs” was Amazon’s best-selling book of 2011, selling more than 2.2 million hardcover copies. 

Sony taps Sorkin for Steve Jobs biopic

variety.com:
Sony Pictures has tapped its Oscar-winning “Social Network” scribe Aaron Sorkin to adapt “Steve Jobs,” Walter Isaacson’s bestselling biography of the late Apple co-founder. …
Published late last year, “Steve Jobs” was Amazon’s best-selling book of 2011, selling more than 2.2 million hardcover copies.