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Los Angeles - Matt Damon is expected. So are Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts, Sandra Bullock, Ellen Barkin, Bono - and 100 cases of tequila.
The critically acclaimed drama about counsellors and their at-risk teenage charges, Short Term 12 (2013, NC16, 96 minutes), is the opening film of this year’s festival. Now in its seventh edition, the festival is organised by students of the Wee Kim Wee School of Communications at the Nanyang Technological University.
LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Actor Jackson Rathbone, best known for his role as a vampire in the Twilight films, said in a series of Twitter posts that he was on a JetBlue plane which made an emergency landing in the US on Thursday.
The adventurous Josie Ho has acted as a Khmer Rouge militant in Purple Storm (1999), a prostitute in Naked Ambition (2003), a closeted lesbian in Butterfly (2004) and a homicidal maniac in Dream Home (2010).
Rome (Reuters) - Sophia Loren, Italy's national cinema icon and eternal diva, turns 80 this week and is marking the milestone with a book of memoirs revealing details of her rags-to-riches life.
Seoul (The Korea Herald/Asia News Network) - South Korean actress Lee Min Jung, the wife of actor Lee Byung Hun, is currently staying at her parents' home, after her husband was involved in a scandal with two young women, the Korean media reported today.
Director James Cameron's on-set tantrums have become the stuff of Hollywood legend. Kate Winslet famously said she almost drowned while working on his 1997 movie Titanic and has vowed to never work with him again. During the making of Avatar (2009), if a crew member's telephone rang during shooting, Cameron would nail it to a wall.
At 76, Jane Fonda is still as irrepressible as ever. And the actress - who managed to morph from a 1960s screen siren into an award-winning movie star, an antiestablishment figure and even an exercise guru - is not quite done reinventing herself.

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