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Director Cameron Crowe Issues 'Heart-Felt Apology' For Casting Emma Stone In Aloha! Find Out Why HERE!

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Beloved director Cameron Crowe's new film Aloha is struggling to stay afloat after harsh waves of negative reviews!

The Bradley Cooper rom-com barely made a splash it's opening weekend, coming in sixth at the box office with only $10 million. (Compared to San Andreas, which made $54 million!)

[ Related: Emma Stone & Rachel McAdams At Aloha's West Hollywood Premiere! ]

Critics have been blasting the Almost Famous director for whitewashing a film that takes place in Hawaii — specifically Emma Stone's character Captain Allison Ng, who in the film is one-quarter Hawaiian with a half-Chinese father.

Now, the 57-year-old has issued a "heart-felt apology" to those who didn't agree with the casting choice. He explained that Stone's character was based on a real redhead who was always frustrated that she didn't look the part of her Hawaiian heritage.

Crowe wrote the apology on his blog TheUncool:

"I have heard your words and your disappointment, and I offer you a heart-felt apology to all who felt this was an odd or misguided casting choice. As far back as 2007, Captain Allison Ng was written to be a super-proud 1/4 Hawaiian who was frustrated that, by all outward appearances, she looked nothing like one. A half-Chinese father was meant to show the surprising mix of cultures often prevalent in Hawaii. Extremely proud of her unlikely heritage, she feels personally compelled to over-explain every chance she gets. The character was based on a real-life, red-headed local who did just that."

The director continued to explain that the production employed a ton of locals and casted a bunch of Hawaiian actors — who were supporting characters for white leads Cooper, Stone, and Rachel McAdams.

But it seems as though Crowe learned his lesson. In the future, he plans to tell more stories with racial diversity!

Do YOU think the director's explanation will save Aloha from sinking?

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Philip Seymour Hoffman Shared His "Darkness" With His Almost Famous Co-star - Get Deets On The "Hard-Knocks" Lessons HERE!

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Patrick Fugit made his film debut in Cameron Crowe's semi-autobiographical classic Almost Famous.

Since it was his first movie, he needed a lot of guidance, and the one person who really helped was the same man who played his onscreen mentor.

The late Philip Seymour Hoffman, in one of our favorite performances, taught Patrick both on and off screen. Patrick has revealed:

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Celebrities Who Peaked Too Soon!

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Don't get us wrong, we love ourselves some Kate Hudson!

However, ever since gurlfriend was nominated for an Oscar wayyy back when for her role in Almost Famous, her acting career has gone from super hot to luke warm.

But the rocker wifey isn't alone because we all know Hollywood churns in and churns out new faces faster than butter!!!

Who else's career peaked earlier than we would've hoped for??!

CLICK HERE to see the gallery, "Celebrities Who Peaked Too Soon!"

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CLICK HERE to see the gallery, "Celebrities Who Peaked Too Soon!"

CLICK HERE to see the gallery, "Celebrities Who Peaked Too Soon!"

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Kate Hudson's Surprise 34th B-Day Party Was A Glorious Event For The Ages!

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Hooray for surprise shindigs!!!

You know we love any excuse for a celebration, so we were especially pleased to hear Muse frontman Matt Bellamy threw his gloriously gifted star of fiancée an epic birthday party!!

In honor of the lovely Kate Hudson's 34th trip around the Sun, her soon-to-be hubby set-up a swanky soiree at a friend's pad last week in NYC's West Village!

Other a-list attendees included funnyman Judd Apatow and beautiful blondes Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann!!

Apparently the partAAy was pure perfection!!

One onlooker revealed:

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Sopranos Creator Takes On First Film!!

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Don't get too excited, Sopranos fans, he's NOT taking the Sex and the City route!!

David Chase, creator of the HBO mafia drama, plans to direct his first feature film with Paramount Pictures!!

The untitled script, also written by Chase, is apparently a music-driven coming of age story about a group of guys who form a rock band in the '60s.

That's a pretty vague description, but it already sounds like Almost Famous to us!!!

We'll remain cautiously optimistic until more details emerge!! We still haven't forgiven him for The Sopranos finale!!

What do U think?? Will U go see David Chase's first film as a director??

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