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Jake Perlman

2004: 'Napoleon Dynamite'

NAPOLEON DYNAMITE Efren Ramirez and Jon Heder

It’s been a decade since America voted for Pedro and made Napoleon Dynamite a hipster touchstone. The 2004 indie comedy, about a small-town loser (Jon Heder) with mad dance skills determined to elect his pal Pedro (Efren Ramirez) class president, divided audiences when it debuted at the Sundance Film Festival. But Fox Searchlight saw the zeitgeist-shifting potential of director Jared Hess’ first film (written with his wife, Jerusha) and turned the $400,000 oddball into a sleeper hit that raked in $45 million. How did that happen?

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Pink and Dallas Green talk their new collaboration, 'You + Me'

PINK DALLAS

Alecia Moore may be known for crafting cheeky kiss-off anthems and glitzy, acrobatics-heavy performances, but for her latest project, the woman we know as Pink is slowing down. You+Me, which finds Moore teaming up with City and Colour’s Dallas Green, just released the folk-leaning rose ave., out now via RCA Records.

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Record 83 countries to compete for Foreign Language Oscar

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Thursday the final submissions for the Foreign Language Film category for the 87th annual Academy Awards. A record 83 countries have entered a film for consideration, including Kosovo, Malta, Mauritania, and Panama for the first time.

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Stephen 'tWitch' Boss added to 'Magic Mike XXL' cast

Stephen TWitch Boss

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Some experience has been added to the big cast of Magic Mike XXL.

Dancer and actor Stephen “tWitch” Boss revealed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that the film’s writer, producer, and star Channing Tatum had offered him a role in the sequel. And from the sounds of it, tWitch is taking it off. 

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