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News: Baby Cambridge, Amanda Bynes, Freddie Mercury, Matt Bomer

Road King David's Palace unearthed by archaeologists in Israel? Royalbaby

Road The sex problem in the Navy.

Road New trailer for George Clooney & Sandra Bullock's Gravity.

Road The world finally meets HRH Baby Cambridge.

Road Sofia Vergara gives co-star Jesse Tyler Ferguson wedding shout-out.

Road Shia LaBeouf understands the value of a well-planned ensemble when going to The Home Depot.

Road Justin Theroux proves guns are in this season.

Road Reese Witherspoon gets wild.

Road This is not a still from Magic Mike 2.

Road The most unfortunate back-brace/baseball hat combo ever.

Road Dennis Farina battled lung cancer leading up to his death.

Road Amanda Bynes tries to burn down a rando’s house, gets hospitalized against will for mental evaluation. Burns Dog in process. Is this real life?

Road In case you didn’t get your fill of Teen Beach buff-ness yet.

Road Armie Hammer went to Cowboy Camp. Seriously, no one got a pic of that?

Bomer  Road Possibly your new summer anthem. Not surprisingly by Icona Pop.

  Road I hate it when my hair gets caught in a fan.

  Road Even at the airport, Ricky Martin and those boys are darn cute.

  Road In more gun-related news, these firearms were on display earlier this week.

  Road The CW’s The Carrie Diaries finds its Samantha.

  Road Sacha Baron-Cohen will not play Freddie Mercury as earlier planned.

  Road Apparently we need to check out The Vineyard.

  Road A look back at Windsors in the family way.

  Road This might be the best pic from Comic-Con.

Road The fallout from SCOTUS’ VRA ruling isn’t pretty.

Road All in the family: Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' gets mashed up with Growing Pains.

Road New Hunger Games movie promises to bring the beefcake.

Road The witch is back.

Road Maybe he just misinterpreted someone's order for a six inch sub.

Road Is Batman/Superman mashup a bad idea?

Road Mitt Romney's granddaughter shares Baby Cambridge's birthday. So does Penelope Cruz & Javier Bardem's daughter.


Movies: Tonto (and 'The Lone Ranger', Too)

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Armie Hammer & Johnny Depp reading their reviews 

BY NATHANIEL ROGERS 

If Hollywood has its own wild wild west, a mythic frontier to tame, it is undoubtedly a time rather than a place: Next Summer. And the one after that. Release dates famously come before screenplays and the studios start laying down their tracks to get there: concept, screenplay, pre-production, casting, filming, editing, promotion, release though not usually quite in that sensible artistic order. Budgets often balloon on the way to the imagined gold at the end of the line. Or silver, as is the case with the name of a certain iconic horse, and the coveted metal driving the plot and the literal train tracks in the new version of THE LONE RANGER.

Hollywood hasn't revived The Lone Ranger franchise in over 30 years, for what one assumes are three reasons: westerns have been notoriously difficult sells for modern mainstream audiences; the last time they attempted this franchise, it failed; and the Tonto character opens you up to charges of racism and cultural insensitivity in modern times. But if anyone could revive this dead franchise and skirt these issues, the thinking went, wouldn't it be director Gore Verbinski and his masses-beloved star Johnny Depp (rumored to have some sort of Cherokee heritage, and adopted into the Comanche Nation last year) who together did the impossible 10 years ago in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, making a well reviewed, Oscar-nominated, mega-blockbuster out of a famous amusement park ride while also navigating another even more notoriously pricey and difficult to sell outmoded genre: the pirate movie!

The director and star aren't so lucky this time around. The film's signature image might just say it all...

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Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp Team Up in New 'Lone Ranger' Trailer: WATCH

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The new trailer for Disney's The Lone Ranger remake is out though the film isn't out till next summer. This new clip takes a closer look at Armie's scruffy Ranger and Depp's crow-donning Tonto than the one we saw in October.

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Trailer for Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp's 'The Lone Ranger' Rides In: VIDEO

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Armie Hammer wears a mask and Johnny Depp dons a crow in the new trailer for Jerry Bruckheimer's upcoming The Lone Ranger. The film also stars Helena Bonham Carter and Tom Wilkinson, and opens next July.

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Now Playing: 'Mirror Mirror'

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Oh Snap! The 90s are back. It's Julia.

BY NATHANIEL ROGERS

YOUR FEATURE PRESENTATION

Once upon a time there lived a director with big canvas visual ideas. He would stretch them across just about any surface and start painting. Serial killer craziness (The Cell), muscle queen mythology (The Immortals), and uncategorizable period fantasy (The Fall) were all fair game. Any topic would do including a comic spin on Snow White because why the hell not? 

His name was Tarsem Singh or Tarsem or Tarsem Singh Dwandwar or Tarsem Dwandwar Singh because he could never settle on a signature. He would halfheartedly skim screenplays until inspiration struck. Once the spell was cast, he'd toss the script into the fire, chug absinthe, and speed dial Eiko Ishioka. He'd sketch until the last of the words had turned to ash and only his drawings remained*. The end. 

*not his real process.

Whether you live happily ever after from watching his movies depends on what you go to the movies for.

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FBI Officials, Former Aide Tell Clint Eastwood They Didn't See Anything Gay About J. Edgar Hoover

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Some insights into the upcoming Clint Eastwood biopic of J Edgar Hoover and the research Eastwood and the cast did on Hoover's rumored homosexuality from USA Today.

Jedgar The folks at the Hoover Foundation don't seem too pleased that this angle was being researched or may be explored in the film, and deny that Hoover was gay, but don't want anyone to think it's because they're anti-gay:

William Baker, a former agent and Hoover foundation vice president, characterized Eastwood's letter as "polite, but non-committal."

"Concern still persists (that the angle is being explored)," Baker said. None of the agents interviewed has seen the film. What alarms them is what Baker has heard from people familiar with the movie and a suggestive image in the movie's trailer (Watch it HERE) Hoover's character clutching the hand of Tolson, played by Armie Hammer.

"We're caught in a dilemma here," Baker said. "We don't want to support something not based in fact, but we're not against the new FBI and diverse workplace."

Meanwhile, the Hoover Foundation chair had a bit of a stronger reaction:

"There is no basis in fact for such a portrayal of Mr. Hoover," William Branon, chairman of The J. Edgar Hoover Foundation, wrote to Eastwood this year. "It would be a grave injustice and monumental distortion to proceed with such a depiction based on a completely unfounded and spurious assertion."

Eastwood and DiCaprio met with the FBI earlier this year. Assistant FBI Director Mike Kortan told them the trail is cold on Hoover's homosexuality:

"Vague rumors and fabrications have cropped up from time to time, but there is no evidence in the historical record on this issue."

And a former aide to Hoover told DiCaprio the same thing:

"When the subject of homosexuality came up, I made it very clear that I never saw any evidence of it whatsoever," said DeLoach, 91, who served as Hoover's deputy director for more than five years. "I traveled with him, I ate in his home and he in mine. I knew Clyde Tolson to be Mr. Hoover's companion and best friend. When you are somebody like Mr. Hoover, I guess you need somebody to talk to."

Filmmaker Eastwood asked FBI about Hoover's sexuality [usa today]


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