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19-Year-Old It Gets Better Filmmaker EricJames Borges Commits Suicide

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This is devastating.

One month after releasing an incredibly disturbing, touching, and inspiring It Gets Better video (above), 19-year-old filmmaker EricJames Borges took his own life.

EricJames was an extremely vocal supporter of the LGBT community, who interned at The Trevor Project, and he told the world his very sad story to prove that it does get better.

Here's what The Trevor Project's Communications Director Laura McGinnis had to say about this tragedy:

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Tyler Perry Writes Open Letter To Jerry Sandusky Molestation Victims

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Tyler Perry famously opened up about his childhood molestation on Oprah over a year ago, but now he's opening up about his tragic experiences in honor of the victims of Jerry Sandusky.

Newsweek published an open letter from the filmmaker, which he wrote to the former 11-year-old Second Mile child who suffered for years at the hands of the Penn State football defensive coordinator.

In the heart wrenching letter to the unnamed victim, Perry praised the courage it took to come forward with the allegations, writing:

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Jack Osbourne To Make Horror Movie Inspired By Black Sabbath

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He's becoming quite the filmmaker!

With the recent release of his concert documentary God Bless Ozzy Osbourne, looks like Jack Osbourne has found his true calling.

The budding filmmaker is developing a horror film inspired by his dad Ozzy's band, Black Sabbath.

Co-producer on the film, Marc Weingarten says:

"Jack and I are about to do a horror movie called Black Sabbath so there's some connective tissue there. Just the music of Black Sabbath is in the movie, but it's not about the band. We'll start shooting by the end of the year."

Interesting… Black Sabbath seems like an excellent inspiration to make some horror. Can we expect an Ozzy cameo??

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Filmmaker Sidney Lumet Dies At 86

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Another Hollywood legend has passed away.

American filmmaker Sidney Lumet died Saturday morning in his Manhattan home at the age of 86.

Known for directing film classics such as 12 Angry Men, Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon, The Verdict, and Network, his stepdaughter Leslie Gimbel, says Lumet died from lymphoma.

He once said:

"While the goal of all movies is to entertain, the kind of film in which I believe goes one step further. It compels the spectator to examine one facet or another of his own conscience. It stimulates thought and sets the mental juices flowing."

Our thoughts are with his family. He will be missed.

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Steven Soderbergh Admits To Making Sex A Baby With Australian Woman

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It turns out director Steven Soderbergh's life may not be too far from the titles of his films!

The married Sex, Lies, and Videotape filmmaker has admitted to an affair and subsequently A BABY with an Australian woman named Frances Lawrencina Anderson while directing a play down under.

However, he's actually owning up for his actions and has agreed to begin making "reasonable" child support payments.

Soderbergh's baby mama says their fling began in December 2009, while he was in Sydney, Australia, directing a play called Tot Mom.

Okay, so his art really does reflect his life!

In February, the filmmaker acknowledged he'd "engaged in consensual sexual intimacy and as a result thereof the plaintiff became pregnant," but called into question his lover's claims for money, and the extended involvement of attorneys, in the case.

She probably realized she had a baby by you and could therefore be a millionaire! So sad, but true in this day and age.

Their love child, a baby girl named Pearl Button Anderson, was born on August 30, 2010.


In any case, we're at glad he's taking responsibility and will be taking care of Pearl financially for the rest of her life until she turns 18, but hopefully longer!

Are U surprised by Steven Soderbergh's baby mama drama?

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Sony Pictures Classics Eyes The Rights To New Morgan Spurlock Doc.

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This guy always does inneresting work, and this sounds like no exception!

Sony Pictures Classics is reportedly attempting to secure the domestic rights to Morgan Spurlock's new documentary, The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, which focuses on the filmmaker as he tries to get companies and brands to sponsor his movie, and is set to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival!

He explains the film as:

"Everywhere you look it seems like something's being brought to you by some sponsor or some corporation. So we said, 'Why not make a doc that looks at that and have the brands actually pay for it?'"

Sounds fascinating!

We LOVED Supersize Me and Where In The World Is Osama Bin Laden?, so hopefully this new one will follow suit, and get picked up for distribution so everyone else can see it!

Best of luck!

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Italian Filmmaker Jumps To His Death

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This is so tragic.

Oscar-nominated director and screenwriter Mario Monicelli died yesterday by jumping to his death from his hospital window.

The 95 year old was reportedly being treated for a terminal prostate tumor.

Just awful to see a man who made so many laugh with his films pass in such a devastating way.

Our thoughts and deepest condolences go out to his family and loved ones. R.I.P.

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