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Stars Support Quentin Tarantino At His Museum Of Modern Art Film Benefit

Dec 4, 2012 10:22 AM

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Last night Quentin Tarantino was honored at the Museum of Modern Art, and everyone from Diane Kruger (who starred in his film, Inglourious Basterds) to Chelsea Clinton were in attendance.

Kruger and Peter Bogdanovich gave speeches praising the writer/director/actor for his vision, and Bogdanovich told the crowd, "A Quentin Tarantino picture is exactly that: It's all him. It's all his. Dynamically, viscerally, excitingly his. An unmistakable signature. And he has had a remarkable influence over American and foreign movies since Pulp Fiction burst on the screen in the mid-'90s. Indeed, I would say he is the single most influential director of his generation."

Bogdanovich added that he had just seen Django Unchained the previous night, and he considered it Tarantino's best work yet. "I'm still shaking," he remarked.




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Assualt Charges Filed Against Boardwalk Empire's Paz De La Huerta

Apr 20, 2011 04:58 PM

DeLaHuerta230.jpgBoardwalk Empire actress Paz de la Huerta has been charged with assault for allegedly attacking Samantha Swetra of The City at a party in ... the city (New York, to be exact) last month.

De la Huerta showed up to court Wednesday in Manhattan to learn that the district attorney was filing five misdemeanor charges against her, including two counts of third-degree assault, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, attempted assault and harassment.

Swetra was also awarded a temporary restraining order against de la Huerta.

De la Huerta allegedly punched Swetra in the face and threw a drink at her at The Standard Hotel March 22nd. Things got bloody when glass cut Swetra's leg.

The Standard Hotel soiree wasn't de la Huerta's first public party; she was seen stepping out with Quentin Tarantino at several awards season events this year. Unfortunately, Tarantino wasn't around to help her out when the stumbling starlet was denied entry to a Golden Globes afterparty.




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Quentin Tarantino Gets Roasted By Co-Stars And Friends

Dec 2, 2010 09:23 AM

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There's no doubt that Quentin Tarantino's body of work is impressive, and in front of co-stars and friends, the eccentric director endured a Friars Club Roast in New York.

Samuel L. Jackson, who starred in Tarantino's Pulp Fiction, served as roastmaster ... calling the director a "walking Spaghetti Western" and "Quentin Super Fly Tarantino Presley."

Kill Bill star, Uma Thurman, also took a few jabs at her director friend and his foot fetish. At one point, Thurman filled her shoe with wine and made Tarantino drink it. Gotta love Uma for that!

Click on the gallery below to see all the celebrities who attended Mr. Tarantino's big night.




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Quentin Tarantino's Film Editor Found Dead In Hollywood Hills

Sep 28, 2010 01:20 PM

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Such a sad story.

Oscar-nominated film editor Sally Menke - who's worked on classics like Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill and Inglourious Basterds - died Monday from complications suffered while hiking in LA's extreme heat wave.

The 56-year-old allegedly set out with a buddy around 9 a.m. on September 27th for a hike in Bronson Canyon. According to The LA Times, her pal decided to turn back after an hour, leaving Menke alone with her Labrador retriever.

When Menke didn't return home, a search party was sent out into Griffith Park. Her body was found at the bottom of a ravine just after 2 a.m. with her dog sitting nearby.

The cause of death has not yet been reported, but investigators told the Times that they believe Menke became disoriented due to the heat and collapsed.

RIP.




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Quentin Tarantino Would Rather Be Behind The Camera

Jul 16, 2010 04:05 PM

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Quentin Tarantino was spotted having lunch with some pals at Cafe Med on Thursday afternoon, and the Kill Bill genius was not thrilled about being filmed as he munched away. So what did Quentin have to say to the photog when he tried to get on the director's good side by explaining that he too was a filmmaker? Check out the video above to see!




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Quentin On Brad: He "Doesn't Smoke While He's Acting"

Feb 14, 2010 10:42 AM

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Okay seriously, these two need to quit talking about their marijuana habits! Enough already. Remember when Quentin dished about this before?

The actor and director are celebrating all the award noms they're getting for Inglourious Basterds this year which means, of course, that both are talking too much...

Quentin Tarantino had this to say about Brad Pitt: "He doesn't smoke while he's acting." And then added, "and I don't smoke while I'm directing." But what about when they're NOT making movies - talk about avoiding the question!

Think Angie will mind knowing the truth? Hopefully she knew already!




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Anne And Her Man Party With Quentin And Company

Feb 10, 2010 02:55 PM

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Last night Anne Hathaway and her boyfriend Adam Shulman attended Quentin Tarantino's party at La Vida in Hollywood, and there was no shortage of famous faces for the lovebirds to mingle with at the restaurant. We spotted everyone from Winona Ryder to Melanie Griffith there, and of course, Quentin himself was snapped leaving later that evening. Sounds like one hell of a party! Check out the gallery below to see who else showed up...




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X17's 2010 Oscar Predictions!

Jan 20, 2010 05:00 PM

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After watching the Golden Globes this Sunday, X17online has decided to predict the principal nominees for the upcoming 82nd Academy Awards!

The actual nominees will be announced on February 2, 2010.

    BEST PICTURE - There will be ten nominees this year, so watch out! You can probably expect Avatar, The Hurt Locker, Inglourious Basterds, Precious, Up, Up in the Air and maybe even Nine... but what about box office hits like Star Trek and the MJ doc This Is It? Not to mention indie winners like District 9 or the star-studded drama Brothers.

    BEST ACTOR - Jeff Bridges from Crazy Heart feels like the winner here, but George Clooney from Up in the Air and Jeremy Renner from The Hurt Locker will likely get noms. Then there's indie faves Colin Firth for A Single Man and Viggo Mortensen for The Road. Personally, I think Joseph Gordon-Levitt should get a nomination for (500) Days of Summer, but I know he won't!

    BEST ACTRESS - It's Meryl Streep in Julie & Julia versus Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side. Oh, and the lovely Carey Mulligan for An Education, but she won't win. Who's your pick - Meryl or Sandra? I think it's Sandra's year!

    BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR - I think it's down to Matt Damon in Invictus (he's never won an acting Oscar) and Christoph Waltz in Inglourious Basterds. Also, a shout out to the great Stanley Tucci who creeped everyone out in The Lovely Bones.

    BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS - Vera Farmiga and Anna Kendrick will cancel each other out, sadly, for Up in the Air, leaving Mo'Nique to win for Precious. Still, I'm hoping for Anna!

    BEST DIRECTOR - James Cameron for Avatar, hands down. Also in the running? Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker, Jason Reitman for Up in the Air and Quentin Tarantino - who should win - for Inglourious Basterds. Oh, and maybe they'll give Clint Eastwood a nod for Invictus... he always gets nominated!

But the question on everyone's mind is, will Avatar win Best Picture at the Academy Awards, just like it did at the Golden Globes? Does James Cameron have another Titanic on his hands?

And more importantly, does it deserve to win???




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