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Kanye West Makes ANOTHER Comparison Of Himself And Walt Disney! Quote Of The Day!

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"I'm more of a Walt Disney or something. Rap is just a chamber of my thoughts. [They're] something that I really wanted to express as a modern day poet. Because, ya know, if I had lived in a past lifetime maybe I would have been a playwright or something but in this lifetime, to be the most pertinent and the most relevant is to be a rap-rock-star.”

Kanye West to Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club, where he also said he believes he's "10 years ahead mentally, but stuck in today's time."

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Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart Over Because He's Dating A Mystery Blonde???

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So many mysteries!!

There have been gazillions of speculations as to why Twilight’s most famous couple, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, broke up.

There was the whole Rupert Sanders thing (obvi), then there was the possibility of a Katy Perry thing, then Rob was caught clubbing and chatting it up with a mystery brunette.

NOW, there’s a mystery BLONDE in the picture as well!!!

However, this mystery blonde is actually not much of a mystery anymore. Her name is Polly Stenham, and she is a famous British playwright who wrote her first extremely successful play, That Face, at age 19.

R-Patz was caught hanging out with her RIGHT before his KStew split!! And guess what!?!? We have photographic evidence of the two getting cozy together that was posted on, then quickly deleted from, Instagram.

Ch-ch-check out the pic! (below)

Do YOU think Polly's the reason behind the break???

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Breakfast At Tiffany's Is Coming Back To Broadway!

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But don't expect to see the Audrey Hepburn movie or the sh*teous musical version that flopped back in the day!

Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Richard Greenberg has announced that he is prepping the release of his ALL-NEW adaptation of the classic Truman Capote novella Breakfast at Tiffany's for the Broadway stage, which will star Game of Thrones actress - and potential Anastasia Steele - Emilia Clarke as the iconic Holly Golightly and begin performances at Shubert theater in February 2013!

And when we say all-new, we mean it!

He's ignoring all of the adaptations that have been released prior and relying strictly on the original text!

As he explains:

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Scarlett Johansson To Make Her Directorial Debut With Summer Crossing!

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Scarlett Johansson is getting behind the camera!

The actress has signed on to direct her first film, which will be an adaptation of the lost Truman Capote novella, Summer Crossing!

The flick, which

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Hangover Star Joins Jesse Eisenberg's Play

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Jesse Eisenberg will be making his playwright debut coming this fall in New York.

He wrote and will be starring in the off-Broadway show Asucion this October. And by his side will be The Hangover star Justin Bartha.

The play is

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Barbra Streisand Goes Off On The Normal Heart Playwright Over Long-Delayed Film Adaptation!

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Such a shame that it's come to down to this when we think it's safe to say that everyone here probably had the best intentions!

Barbra Streisand was long attached to direct a film adaptation of the play The Normal Heart, written by Larry Kramer; however, the project never seemed to get off the ground, and Kramer frquently claimed that this was due to the icon having rewritten the script to expand the character of Dr. Emma Brookner so she could then star in it!

However, Streisand has taken to her blog to set the record straight about the mess, and goes into pretty specific detail about what ultimately caused her to abandon the project!

She writes:

I’ve endured Larry Kramer’s outbursts in the past, not wishing to dignify them with a response. But at a time when we are all pulling together to achieve such giant steps toward gay equality, it is anguishing to me to have my devotion to this cause so distorted. I think my efforts for the gay community and my immersion in securing its constitutional entitlement and other equitable rights is quite evident and a matter of record.

During the time we were trying to move The Normal Heart forward, my production company, Barwood Films, made the TV films Serving In Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story—which brought home to millions of Americans the painful truth about the disparate treatment of gays in the military, and What Makes A Family?—about gay adoption. Perhaps it’s time for me to disclose why my earnest and passionate efforts to direct The Normal Heart as a film were frustrated.

When I saw the play in 1985 I was very moved and immediately contacted Larry to acquire the rights. I worked for ten years, without pay, trying to get it made. After going through several drafts with Larry, I hired a writer to develop a screenplay that was faithful to Larry’s play, adapting it to make it more cinematic. But Larry refused to accept any revisions and insisted we use his screenplay. I couldn’t get any studio to commit to his version. Many fine actors were ready to commit to our version, but Larry would not allow it.

When Larry now says I rewrote the script in order to make the woman doctor the star, marginalizing the gay characters, he is rewriting history. My objective was not to be in this movie. I only wanted to direct it and I was willing to play the doctor only if that would help get it made.

Eventually, when it became clear that we couldn’t raise the money to do it as a film, I thought, all right, we’ll do it on TV. At least it would reach a wide audience. But even HBO would only pay Larry $250,000 for the rights, and he would not let it go forward for anything less than $1,000,000. No studio was willing to move on it, considering the controversial subject matter and the burden of that cost.

After ten years, the rights reverted back to Larry. But even when I had no contractual involvement, I still persisted in pressing to get The Normal Heart made, purely because I believed in the project. As my producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron can confirm, I thought that if we could get a great cast together, maybe a studio would finally finance it and we could persuade Larry to let us do it. I offered the part of the doctor to Julia Roberts because I thought she would be terrific, and when she turned us down, we approached another actress. I also asked Mark Ruffalo and Bradley Cooper to be in it, and Bradley Cooper immediately said yes to my version of the screenplay. By the way, this is not to say that it wouldn’t have been rewritten again. The work is never done until the movie is released.

I think it’s unfair to blame me for the movie not getting made. After all, Larry has had the rights for the last 15 years and he couldn’t get it made, either. Those are the facts, and none of this is news to Larry.

More recently, he sent me a note before giving the project to another director, asking me again if I wanted to direct it—but only with his screenplay. As a filmmaker, I couldn’t have my hands tied like that. What if I needed to make changes? What if I needed to have something rewritten? Sadly, I turned his offer down and wished him well.

It’s been very hard for me to find a piece that I feel as passionate about. I will always believe in Larry’s play and its powerful theme about everyone’s right to love.

Wow!

Given the amount of detail she goes into and how genuinely upset she seems about the way this whole situation has been handled, we can't help but assume that she's being 100% sincere here!

Which is ultimately just a shame, especially because they clearly are both so passionate about the piece!

Here's hoping that The Normal Heart will eventually make it to the big screen, and be everything that both Babs and Larry wanted it to be!

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Laura Linney's Father Has Passed Away

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So incredibly sad.

For those of you who were confused as to why Laura Linney was not on hand to personally accept her Golden Globe for 'Best Actress In A TV Series' at Sunday's ceremony, we're very sad to report that The Big C actress' father, playwright Romulus Linney, passed away the night prior after a battle with lung cancer.

He was 80 years old.

Our thoughts are with Laura and her family during this tough time.

Stay strong.

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