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August 9, 2013 | By Chris Lee
To hear James Deen tell it, performance anxiety was never a factor in his debut acting job. The popular and prolific porn performer -- who has starred in several thousand adult films including such titles as “Orgy University” and “ Farrah Superstar: Backdoor Teen Mom ” -- treated his maiden narrative movie performance in the micro-budget thriller “The Canyons” as a no-lose propostion. Case in point: acting alongside Lindsay Lohan in her last role before being sentenced to 90 days of “lockdown rehab,” Deen got into a shouting argument with “Canyons” director Paul Schrader about how he was performing a scene.
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ENTERTAINMENT
October 14, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
When it comes to "Fifty Shades of Grey," Charlie Hunnam is now Fifty Shades Freed. "Fifty Shades Freed" is the title of the third book in E.L. James' bestselling erotic series. But Hunnam, who was slated to play swoon-worthy sadist Christian Grey, will never get that far on screen. The "Sons of Anarchy" actor has dropped out of the lead role in the "Fifty Shades of Grey" adaptation being directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson. According to a story in the Hollywood Reporter, sources said Hunnam "was overwhelmed with the attention he received from being cast in the movie and got cold feet about carrying such a high-profile project.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 27, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Days after a script leak prompted Quentin Tarantino to shelve his ensemble western "The Hateful Eight," the filmmaker has filed a copyright lawsuit against Gawker Media and accused its Defamer website of disseminating copies of the script, according to the Hollywood Reporter . Last week, Tarantino was irate to learn that his new screenplay had gotten out into the wild after he gave it to a few actors, telling the media that he was "very,...
ENTERTAINMENT
January 17, 1996
Entertainment editors and journalists from the Los Angeles Times, Entertainment Weekly, Premiere, US, Variety, Hollywood Reporter and Live! magazine will speak Monday at "Trends in Entertainment Reporting," a panel discussion at the Beverly Hills Country Club. Participants in the 7 p.m. session include Times Deputy Calendar Editor Sherry Stern, freelance writer Richard Natale, Entertainment Weekly L.A.
BUSINESS
January 15, 1994 | JAMES BATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The parent company of the Hollywood Reporter, Billboard magazine and Adweek has been sold for $220 million cash to a Dutch publishing giant, the parties announced Friday. Netherlands-based VNU plans to buy BPI Communications, a joint venture whose partners include the New York Times Co. and the investment group Boston Ventures. Boston Ventures has been the principal company behind BPI.
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