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Kristen Stewart Saved from Twilight Madness by Small Movies

Kristen StewartKristen Stewart would have "turned mad" if she hadn't been able to work on other projects. The 22-year-old actress admits portraying Bella Swan in the five Twilight Saga movies has taken a lot of "patience," so she was glad to have been able to shoot smaller films in between working on the vampire blockbusters.

"I lived in the Twilight world for about four years - that's a very long time that demands a lot of patience on your part. Thank God, I had the opportunity to do smaller movies like The Runaways, Welcome to the Rileys, and On the Road in between. Otherwise I'd probably have turned mad," she said.

Kristen - who recently admitted to cheating on boyfriend Robert Pattinson with her Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders - also insisted she doesn't get upset by the "circus" that surrounds her personal life as a result of her fame from the Twilight Saga because the films mean so much to her:

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Scarlett Johansson: I’ve Finally ‘Made It’

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Scarlett JohanssonScarlett Johansson feels she has "made it" after receiving a star on the Hollywood walk of fame.

The Avengers actress was recently recognized with a permanent tribute to her 20-year movie career and despite having a string of box office successes behind her, she admits it is only now she has been given the star that she feels successful.

"I was totally thrilled. I feel very nostalgic about that kind of thing. I think it's a wonderful tradition and I felt like I'd finally made it. I really did. I've been in the industry for 20 years and I've worked since I was kid, and it felt like a real milestone. Although I'm not sure where it is - I'm hoping outside one of those horrible shops on Hollywood Boulevard!"

Scarlett admits she has never wanted to be seen as a sex symbol, but is hopeful now she is getting older people will begin to think of her beyond her beauty: "I never wanted to be a sex symbol. I wanted to be a character actor. Those are the actors I often mostly admire. But I think women that are curvy can be pigeonholed in that bombshell thing. I never think of my characters that way. What can you do about it? As I get older, I think I'm seeing more multifaceted roles. I'm past the ingenue phase, which I'm very thankful for but I'm happy it's over."

Hugh Grant ‘Finished’ with Acting

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Hugh GrantHugh Grant is "pretty much finished" with acting. The 51-year-old star doesn't take on many film projects anymore and says he doesn't like the process of appearing in front of the camera anymore.

"I'm pretty much finished. Occasionally something tickles my fancy, otherwise I'm fine. I'm still not very keen on acting. I don't do much work, but I like aspects of it. I like the camaraderie with people you are working with. But actually standing in front of a camera, no I don't love that."

The British star also says he tries to give realistic advice to people who ask him about acting.

"I get a lot of cousins and friends asking me for advice, saying, 'I want to be an actor.' It's this disease that some people get, it's weird. Sometimes they are incredibly talented, and sometimes, they have no talent whatsoever, and I don't know what to tell them or their parents. The saddest thing in the world is to see someone going on in their late thirties or forties still struggling to play a carrot on a TV commercial. For some people, they have to do it, they are so stage struck."

Michael Fassbender Relieved He Waited For Fame

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Michael FassbenderMichael Fassbender says he would have gone "ape sh*t" if he'd found fame at a young age.

The 34-year-old actor is now a huge global star thanks to his roles in films such as A Dangerous Method and Shame, and while he used to be upset at not winning roles when he was younger, he is now grateful for it.

"You know, I spent a lot of time out of work. Now I'm trying to make hay while the sun is shining. I wouldn't change anything. The fame thing, the honey traps, I don't know that I would've handled it well at 23. I would've gone ape sh*t."

Despite being a huge star now, Michael is still very grounded, which he credits to his upbringing in rural Ireland: "My upbringing was pretty innocent. Fishing, climbing trees and running around the countryside. I was also an altar boy at a local Catholic church responsible for unlocking the doors in the morning. I slept in a few times. The whole congregation would be waiting outside and I's be running across the fields with the keys."

This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: January 26, 2010

Here are some of the options available this Tuesday:

Surrogates DVD

  • Atonement: Blu-ray
  • The Boys are Back: DVD
  • Bright Star: DVD
  • Fame: Blu-ray
  • I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell: DVD
  • Little Ashes: DVD
  • Michael Jackson’s This Is It: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Paris, Texas: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Pride & Prejudice: Blu-ray
  • Saw VI: DVD, Blu-ray
  • St. Trinian’s: DVD
  • Surrogates: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Tennessee: DVD
  • Whip It: DVD, Blu-ray

Make sure to also check out the TV-on-DVD options for this week.

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: January 12, 2010

Here are some of the options available this Tuesday:

The Hurt Locker DVD

  • 8 1/2: Blu-ray
  • Amreeka: DVD
  • Big Fan: DVD
  • Billy Jack: Blu-ray
  • Brothers at War: DVD
  • The Brothers Bloom: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Burning Plain: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Cliffhanger: Blu-ray
  • Departures: DVD
  • Downloading Nancy: DVD
  • Fame: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Halloween II: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Hurt Locker: DVD, Blu-ray
  • I Can Do Bad All By Myself: DVD, Blu-ray

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Box Office Breakdown: The Wild Things Are #1

Where the Wild Things Are

Who knew a 10-sentence long story could do so well?

It may have taken over three years for Where the Wild Things Are to officially debut, but the long journey was apparently worth the wait. The Spike Jonze project, which was once rumored to be too scary for children, finally unfolded over the weekend and soared to first place. The Maurice Sendak adaptation, which earned approximately $32.7 million, also gave Warner Bros. its best October open ever.

Even though Gerard Butler didn’t bother to promote during his recent Saturday Night Live stint, the film managed to survive on its own. The actioner, which also starred Jamie Foxx, raked in just over $21 million and won a close race for 2nd place. Meanwhile, word-of-mouth hit Paranormal Activity grossed another $19.6 million and moved up one rung to the third spot.

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Box Office Breakdown: Audiences Escape to Couples Retreat

Couples Retreat

Depending on how you look at the numbers, the winner this weekend was either or Paranormal Activity.

In the comedy corner, we have a Peter Billingsley-directed film that earned $35.3 million and a first-place finish. The movie - which combined the efforts of Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau and Jason Bateman - pulled in the best numbers for any Columbus Day weekend entry ever. It also gave Vaughn his 2nd best opening behind The Break-Up.

Meanwhile, on the horror front, made a huge splash despite being in limited release. The Blair Witch-esque movie scared up a shocking $49,000 per screen average. It also raked in nearly 500 times more than its budget. (It only cost less than $16,000 to produce.)

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Original Fame Director Speaks Out Against Remake

Maybe does live forever. Though the remake has premiered, some are still nostalgically looking to the past. One of the contributors to the original film project, Sir Alan Parker, has gone on record to speak out against the newly-remade movie.

Fame, which was released in 1980 and quickly became a classic, recently arrived in the UK. It was originally directed by Parker, who said that seeing the remake was “a bit like being mugged.” You see, apparently he was never consulted about the new version of the film, which Sir Alan sees as something of a slight. Calling the project “dreadful,” he says of the situation, “such are the realities of Hollywood manners and American copyright law.”

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Box Office Breakdown: No Sluggish Start for Zombieland


Watch out, vampires…there’s still life in the other undead.

Although he was previously known as a director for Jimmy Kimmel Live, Ruben Fleischer now has a new title: box office champ. This past weekend, Ruben saw his first major feature, , attack the competition with a $24.7 million debut. The movie - which only cost approximately $24 million to make - had the highest open for any zombie-themed flick since Dawn of the Dead in 2004.

Meanwhile, another director had an entirely different result with her debut feature. , a roller derby comedy helmed by Drew Barrymore, rolled into 6th place finish with only $4.7 million. (When your film’s been topped by Pixar entries from 10+ years ago, there might have a problem.) Hopefully in a few more weeks, the Ellen Page vehicle will at least cover its $15 million production tab.

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