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Golden Globe Telecast Canceled; Awards Become Highest-Profile Casualty of Writer’s Strike

CHICAGO – The organizers of the 2008 Golden Globe Awards on Monday announced the cancellation of its telecast. The move earned the title of the highest-profile casualty of the writer’s strike.

Following last week’s declaration to protest the event in defense of striking WGA writers, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) and NBC on Monday said the typically high-profile telecast will be substituted with a mere press conference.

Jack Black Drops Biblical ‘Year One’ Bomb in ‘Be Kind Rewind’ Interview

CHICAGO – Though actors aren’t supposed to chat it up about their other films when they’re being interviewed specifically for one, every now and then they do and the focus of the interview changes entirely. When Collider.com on Saturday published an interview with Jack Black about his Feb. 22 film “Be Kind Rewind,” details willingly slipped about his upcoming film “Year One”.

Attempted J-Horror ‘One Missed Call’ Instead Grudgingly Makes Us Laugh

CHICAGO – Hello, J-Horror. Please hang up and dial again. In fact, the message “please hang up and dial again” should have given to Eric Valette before accepting Takashi Miike’s remake “One Missed Call” as his American directorial debut.

Hollywood’s successful calling to remake mediocre J-Horror films has finally ended with this tragic interpretation of “Chakushin Ari” in which an evil spirit haunts the cellular phone network for a group of bad-acting college friends.

Redesigned From Scratch, HollywoodChicago.com Launches Version 2.0 Publication

CHICAGO – After months of hard work and feedback from scores of people, we’re pleased to announce the launch of the entirely new, entirely redesigned and entirely revamped HollywoodChicago.com.

Report: ‘Transformers 2’ Moves From June 26, 2009 Open Date to ‘Unslotted’

Megan Fox in ‘Transformers’ in 2007

CHICAGO – The Hollywood Reporter published a year-end film report on Dec. 28, 2007 with a bevy of standard box-office numbers. Buried on page two of the article, though, is the real news: the lack of a number for “Transformers 2”. The sequel is again directed by Michael Bay.

Principal Photography For Untitled James Bond Film No. 22 to Begin on Jan. 3, 2008

Daniel Craig for the 22nd James Bond film

Principal photography for untitled James Bond film No. 22 will begin in the United Kingdom on Jan. 3, 2008 at Pinewood Studios, according to the comprehensive James Bond Web site MI6.

New Viral Marketing Poster, TV Ads, Chalk Markings Spotted For ‘Cloverfield’

A Cloverfield poster spotted near Boston on Dec. 28, 2007

On Friday night, Peter at /Film posted a new viral marketing poster for “Cloverfield” he spotted in a theater near Boston. The film is scheduled to hit theaters on Jan. 18, 2008.

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  • Not One Batu

    CHICAGO – The State of Hawaii may be one of the most misunderstood in America. Because of its reputation as a tourist mecca, the fact that native peoples live and work there like any other place is hard to imagine. Also unimaginable is the drug use of island residents, but playwright and Hawaiian native Hannah li-Epstein wrote about it in her stage play “Not One Batu,” now in its Premiere Chicago run at the Berger Park Coach House through July 28th, 2018. For more information, including tickets, click here.

  • Cher Show, The

    CHICAGO – Has anybody in show business had more “comebacks” than Cher… or if you added her many last names Cher Sarkisian La Piere Bono Allman? All of the triumphs and downturns are shoehorned into “The Cher Show,” now in Chicago in a pre-Broadway run through July 15, 2018. Click here for more details, including ticket information.

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