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September 10, 2012 | By Nicole Sperling
TORONTO -- Is sex addiction real? It's the question that, in the wake of scandals involving Tiger Woods, Eliot Spitzer and others, drove Stuart Blumberg to co-write and direct "Thanks for Sharing," which debuted Saturday night to a raucous crowd at the Toronto International Film Festival. Starring Mark Ruffalo, Tim Robbins and "Book of Mormon's" Josh Gad as three men in various states of recovery from sex addiction, the film is the comedic version of last year's challenging "Shame," focusing more on the communal aspect of 12-step programs, rather than the behavior that leads people into those rooms in the first place.
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January 10, 2014 | By Yvonne Villarreal
His current repertoire consists of plucky glee club singers and horror-tastic witches. But come May, TV everyman Ryan Murphy will be presenting a more somber story to viewers in the HBO play-to-telepic adaptation of Larry Kramer's "The Normal Heart. " Kramer's groundbreaking semi-autobiographical play about the early years of the AIDS crisis made its off-Broadway debut in 1985. Film adaptations have long been rumored, but it was not until recently that anything came to fruition. Murphy bought the rights to the play in 2010, joking that he took out a second mortgage to do so. He directed and produced the project, which is set between 1981 and 1984, and worked on the script with Kramer for three years -- estimating that about 45% of the movie will be new material.
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January 30, 2010 | By Steven Zeitchik
Exactly 10 years ago, Mark Ruffalo became the toast of Sundance when "You Can Count on Me" won the Grand Jury Prize for drama and went on to become one of the year's biggest art-house hits. His career took off from there, with roles in indie classics such as "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" to go along with the occasional studio paycheck (including this February's "Shutter Island" directed by Martin Scorsese). A decade later, the actor was again back in Park City as a lion of the festival -- and, briefly, as its punching bag. Sundance fortunes rise and fall, but rarely do they rise and fall during the same festival.
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December 4, 2013 | By John Horn
At its inception 30 years ago, the Sundance Film Festival was dedicated to low-budget films made outside the studio system, a celebration of fresh cinematic voices telling daring, imaginative stories. Back then Hollywood stars barely factored into the equation. It's this legacy that makes the lineup for this January's festival all the more startling: A-list actors will be as deep in Park City, Utah, as the mountain resort's snow. The shift is a consequence of the tilt of studio slates - where adult dramas have been routed by comic-book adaptations, sequels and remakes - and the economics of independent film financing, where having recognizable performers is often the only way to attract funding.
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January 14, 2001 | REED JOHNSON, Reed Johnson is a Times staff writer
So here's Mark Ruffalo, fresh from his star-making turn as a moody slacker in the hit film "You Can Count on Me," winner of the best actor award at the Montreal Film Festival, young, gifted, ambitious and hot, hot, hot. What's his next big career move? Make a boffo Hollywood action pic? Go on Letterman to tout the six feature films he's working on with brand-name commodities like John Woo, Nicolas Cage, Robert Redford and Gwyneth Paltrow?
ENTERTAINMENT
September 11, 2005 | Tina Daunt, Times Staff Writer
MAYBE it's just jealousy, but Mark Ruffalo's buddies tease him like he's a kid who suddenly caught the eye of all the popular girls in town. Since getting his big break opposite Laura Linney in "You Can Count on Me" in 2000, the 37-year-old darkly handsome actor has built an impressive list of movie performances as the sizzling love interest of some of Hollywood's hottest actresses. Consider: He's had steamy sex scenes in movies with Meg Ryan and Naomi Watts.
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January 24, 2010 | By Rachel Abramowitz
There is faith, the showy display of religiosity that is the trick-of-the-trade of faith healers, and then there is faith , a kind of belief in a transcendent reality. In a plain Hollywood church, both were on display last February, as actor-turned-director Mark Ruffalo finished filming on his directorial debut "Sympathy for Delicious," an unusual story about a jaded, homeless, paraplegic disc jockey, "Delicious" Dean O'Dwyer, who suddenly finds he has the power to heal, although he can't heal himself.
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July 8, 2010 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
Witty, urbane and thoroughly entertaining, "The Kids Are All Right" is an ode to the virtues of family, in this case a surprisingly conventional one even with its two moms, two kids and one sperm donor. Whatever your politics, between peerless performances, lyrical direction and an adventurous script, this is the sort of pleasingly grown-up fare all too rare in the mainstream daze of this very dry summer. Before delving into the layered perfection of Annette Bening, Julianne Moore and Mark Ruffalo, let's start by getting past any hesitations or reservations about the lesbian household premise on which "The Kids Are All Right" is based.
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May 3, 2012 | By Matt Donnelly
This post has been corrected. See below for details. We'll admit it -- here at the Ministry, we love a popularity contest. Especially in the case of "The Avengers," which boasts an all-star cast playing Marvel's beloved superheroes.  For those curious about which of the characters played by A-listers Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo and Chris Evans fans would most like to be, Facebook has taken...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 2008 | Victoria Kim
Three days after a shooting that left a man believed to be actor Mark Ruffalo's brother in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the head, police were looking Thursday for two "persons of interest" for questioning in what they called an attempted murder investigation. Police said they were looking for Brian Scofield and Shaha Mishaal Adham in connection with the investigation. Scott Ruffalo, a 39-year-old hairstylist, was hospitalized in serious condition after Monday's shooting, said Mark Ruffalo's publicist, Jessica Kolstad.
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September 19, 2013 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
"Thanks for Sharing" is a bit like the recovery scene it digs into - filled with intoxicating highs and dispiriting lows. The new romantic drama is about the rocky road of love for sex addicts trying to 12-step the straight and narrow. It has an enviable group of actors doing the sharing in Tim Robbins, Mark Ruffalo, "Book of Mormon's" Josh Gad and Alecia Moore, a.k.a. Pink, the rocker making an especially engaging acting debut. The world outside is equally well populated by Gwyneth Paltrow, Joely Richardson and Patrick Fugit.
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September 16, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
Billboard just gave Pink's fans another reason to raise a glass. The ever-spirited pop star, who got her fourth-ever No. 1 radio single this year with "Just Give Me a Reason," will receive the publication's Woman of the Year award at its Women in Music event on Dec. 10 in New York.   Pink, born Alecia Moore, released her latest LP, "The Truth About Love," about a year ago. It became her first to top Billboard's album chart and got a Grammy nomination for best pop vocal album.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 4, 2013 | By Amy Kaufman
With film festivals in Venice, Telluride, Toronto and New York all taking place this month, it seems nearly every movie with awards season hopes has already had - or has at least booked - its world premiere. But Hollywood's own AFI Fest was able to land a highly anticipated, still-under-wraps title to help kick off its November event: "Foxcatcher," director Bennett Miller's wrestling drama. The film, which stars Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo, will play on Nov. 8, the second day of the eight-day festival.
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June 27, 2013 | By Nicole Sperling
Gwyneth Paltrow in her skivvies is as good a reason as any to tune into the new trailer for "Thanks for Sharing," the sex-addiction film starring Mark Ruffalo, Tim Robbins and pop star Pink, a.k.a. Alecia Beth Moore. The feature film debut from "The Kids Are All Right" screenwriter Stuart Blumberg debuted at 2012's Toronto Film Festival and was scooped up by Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions for a September 2013 release date. Cowritten by Matt Winston, "Sharing" tracks the lives of four sex addicts, played by Ruffalo, Robbins, Moore and Josh Gad ("Book of Mormon")
ENTERTAINMENT
September 11, 2012 | By Nicole Sperling
Toronto - Lionsgate is on a buying spree. The company known most recently for its "Hunger Game" franchise has scooped up four new titles from the Toronto International Film Festival in the last 24 hours. In conjunction with its partner, Roadside Attractions, the studio has purchased Joss Whedon's "Much Ado About Nothing," the sex-addiction comedy "Thanks for Sharing," "Imogene," starring Kristen Wiig and Sarah Polley's documentary "The Stories We Tell. " All four films generated interest from a variety of buyers, but Lionsgate appears to be the most aggressive at this year's confab.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 10, 2012 | By Nicole Sperling
TORONTO -- Is sex addiction real? It's the question that, in the wake of scandals involving Tiger Woods, Eliot Spitzer and others, drove Stuart Blumberg to co-write and direct "Thanks for Sharing," which debuted Saturday night to a raucous crowd at the Toronto International Film Festival. Starring Mark Ruffalo, Tim Robbins and "Book of Mormon's" Josh Gad as three men in various states of recovery from sex addiction, the film is the comedic version of last year's challenging "Shame," focusing more on the communal aspect of 12-step programs, rather than the behavior that leads people into those rooms in the first place.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 2008 | Victoria Kim
Two people wanted in connection with the shooting that left actor Mark Ruffalo's brother in critical condition turned themselves in Monday afternoon, police said. Shaha Mishaal Adham, 26, and Brian Burton Scofield, who police said were "persons of interest" in last week's shooting of Scott Ruffalo, 39, surrendered to the Beverly Hills Police about 1:30 p.m., spokesman Tony Lee said in a news release. Adham was booked on suspicion of attempted murder and is being held without bail.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 27, 2013 | By Nicole Sperling
Gwyneth Paltrow in her skivvies is as good a reason as any to tune into the new trailer for "Thanks for Sharing," the sex-addiction film starring Mark Ruffalo, Tim Robbins and pop star Pink, a.k.a. Alecia Beth Moore. The feature film debut from "The Kids Are All Right" screenwriter Stuart Blumberg debuted at 2012's Toronto Film Festival and was scooped up by Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions for a September 2013 release date. Cowritten by Matt Winston, "Sharing" tracks the lives of four sex addicts, played by Ruffalo, Robbins, Moore and Josh Gad ("Book of Mormon")
ENTERTAINMENT
May 3, 2012 | By Matt Donnelly
This post has been corrected. See below for details. We'll admit it -- here at the Ministry, we love a popularity contest. Especially in the case of "The Avengers," which boasts an all-star cast playing Marvel's beloved superheroes.  For those curious about which of the characters played by A-listers Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo and Chris Evans fans would most like to be, Facebook has taken...
NEWS
November 18, 2010 | By Michael Ordoña, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Into the seemingly idyllic, if nontraditional, two-mom family world of "The Kids Are All Right" saunters trouble in the form of Mark Ruffalo. His rakish Paul, the family's heretofore anonymous sperm donor of the now teen children, brings the swaggering fun you'd expect from any motorcycle-riding, organic-fare restaurateur. Costar Julianne Moore said after all this female energy on the set, when you showed up, you were "über-male" and "all hairy and beardy," and all this male stuff came through.
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