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Jingle All the Way A Michigan court has awarded $19 million to a plaintiff who claimed 20th Century Fox stole the idea for the 1996 movie Jingle All the Way, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Read about the lawsuit at E! Online.
Women on Film
Though it's not usually the case, this year's Oscars boast a significant number of story lines driven by strong female characters, such as Erin Brockovich, You Can Count on Me and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Read about the nominees in Inside Film.
The FBI has confirmed that they are investigating a plot to kidnap superstar and Oscar nominee Russell Crowe, who played a kidnap expert in Proof of Life. Read about it at BBC.
Project Greenlight Winner
Pete Jones is the apiring screenwriter whose screenplay was selected by Project Greenlight, spearheaded by Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Miramax films. Jones will receive a $1 million budget to make his movie. Read about it at CNN.
Larry, Moe and Curly
The Farrelly brothers, directors of Me, Myself and Irene and There's Something About Mary, have committed to making a new Three Stooges film. Few details are available yet, but check out the story from Empire Online.
The new Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts is a sign of the increasing use of digital effects in movies. Read more about the center at the University of Southern California The New York Times.