Alba Disses Screenwriters

Ardea alba
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Jessica Alba apparently squawked for Elle Magazine, saying “good actors never use the script unless it’s amazing writing. All the good actors I’ve worked with, they all say whatever they want to say.” She’s currently working with Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman, Ben Stiller, Harvey Keitel, Laura Dern, Blythe Danner and Barbara Streisand filming Little Folkers. Maybe they’re the good actors that “say whatever they want”? (The birds to the left are included because they are Ardea alba. They also say whatever they want.)

Thirty Grand And A Hand Shake

Screenwriting Award
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AMPAS announced the five Nicholl Fellowship winners:
* Destin Daniel Cretton, San Diego, Calif., “Short Term 12”
* Marvin Krueger, North Hollywood, Calif., “And Handled with a Chain”
* Andrew Lanham, Austin, Texas, “The Jumper of Maine”
* Micah Ranum, Beverly Hills, Calif., “A Good Hunter”
* Cinthea Stahl, North Hollywood, Calif., “Identifying Marks”
They beat out 6300 scripts submitted to win the award. Was yours in the pile?

Screenwriter Accuses Gays of Fuel Efficiency

Electric Cars
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Various groups are up in arms that screenwriter Allan Loeb’s comedy “The Dilemma” has Vince Vaughn accusing electric cars of being gay. Gay groups have condemned the joke for being a slur on gays, while the liberal blog countered that “electric cars are not gay“, but failed to add the mandatory “not that there’s anything wrong with that.”