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Sundance's Weirdest Movie Explained: 'Finders Keepers' and the War Over a Severed Leg

hollywoodreporter.com — No weirder story will likely be told at this year's Sundance Film Festival than Finders Keepers, a documentary portrait of two men locked in a contentious battle - over an amputated leg. Premiering Tuesday in U.S.

Inside the 'Minecraft' Creator's $70 Million Beverly Hills Fortress

hollywoodreporter.com — You've just sold your blockbuster videogame to Microsoft for $2.5 billion. What next? If you're 35-year-old Swedish programmer Markus Persson -- known to friends and fans of his build-a-world game Minecraft as Notch -- you plunk down $70 million for a brand new mansion in what is being called the priciest house sale in Beverly Hills history.

John Waters on Pia Zadora: "People Secretly Root For Her"

hollywoodreporter.com — Pia Zadora, profiled in this week's issue of The Hollywood Reporter , has endured her share of knocks over the years. But through it all, she had a loyal supporter in John Waters.

Universal Inks First-Look Deal With 'Pitch Perfect's' Brownstone Productions

hollywoodreporter.com — Universal Pictures has inked a first-look deal with Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman's Brownstone Productions. Brownstone is the company behind the hit 2012 comedy Pitch Perfect and its upcoming sequel, Pitch Perfect 2, both Universal films. The two-year deal, announced on Thursday by Universal co-presidents of production Peter Cramer and Jeffrey Kirschenbaum, gives the studio dibs on Brownstone's growing roster of film, TV and digital projects.

Russell Brand Doc 'Brand: A Second Coming' to Open SXSW 2015

hollywoodreporter.com — The premiere of a new documentary about provocative comedian and activist Russell Brand will kick off the 2015 South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival, event organizers announced on Thursday. From director Ondi Timoner -- two-time winner of the Sundance grand jury prize for Dig!

Golden Globes: Pia Zadora Defends Controversial Win, Insists Ex-Husband "Did Not Buy" Award

hollywoodreporter.com — "Age and experience give you a different sort of understanding," says a philosophical Pia Zadora. "Looking back, I realize what the controversy was about. I get it. I understand. Whether it was fair or not, I understand."

Welcome To The Kid Rock-Scott Stapp Sex Tape

gawker.com — Fleshbot, Defamer's answer to the older, pervy brother who lends you his stack of Cheri magazines but then ruins it by insisting you tell him which pages got you off the most, has alerted us to the surfacing of that rarest of celebrity sex tape creatures, the two-headed breed.

Poll: Cast the Inevitable Sony Hack Movie

hollywoodreporter.com — From Amy Pascal to Seth Rogen and Kim Jong-Un: Who should play the central figures in Hollywood's most addictive new drama? Sony Pictures has had a lot of success with controversial ripped-from-the-headlines dramas like 2010' s The Social Network (about the infighting that led to the founding of Facebook) and 2012's Zero Dark Thirty (a much-disputed recreation of the hunt for Osama Bin Laden).

Watch Stars of 'The Interview' Hand Out Swag at L.A. Screening (Exclusive)

hollywoodreporter.com — One of the strangest odysseys in Hollywood history culminated on Christmas night with a victory lap for Seth Rogen, the jocular star at the center of the Sony hacking controversy. Joined by his frequent collaborator Evan Goldberg and The Interview co-star Randall Park - a scene-stealer as the film's manipulative Kim Jong-un - Rogen thrilled the near-capacity crowd following an 8:30 p.m.

Watch Seth Rogen Cheer On First 'Interview' Audience: "Thank You So F-ing Much"

hollywoodreporter.com — Seth Rogen's Christmas wish came true. The star, co-writer and co-director of The Interview - the political farce that ignited an international incident before nearly being shelved entirely by Sony - made an appearance at the movie's first-ever theatrical screening at the Cinefamily, an independent theater in Los Angeles' Fairfax district.
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