John Leguizamo

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James Franco's Casting as Castro Causes a Ruckus

Latino actors including John Leguizamo aren't happy with choice for upcoming movie

(Newser) - James Franco has been chosen to play Fidel Castro in an upcoming movie, reports Deadline , and the choice is not sitting well with Latino actors. John Leguizamo in particular has been leading the criticism about a non-Latino actor getting the role, per Variety . “How is this still going on?”...

Ellen Honored as Trailblazer With Mark Twain Prize
 Ellen Honored 
 as Gay Trailblazer 


MARK TWAIN PRIZE

Ellen Honored as Gay Trailblazer

DeGeneres receives top honor in humor

(Newser) - Some of the nation's top comedians hailed Ellen DeGeneres as a trailblazer at the Kennedy Center last night as she received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, the highest US humor prize:
  • "For a lot of people, Ellen is their only homosexual friend. She's there in
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Holidays Is Familiar, Charming
 Holidays Is Familiar, Charming 
MOVIE REVIEW

Holidays Is Familiar, Charming

Movie adds a little Latin spice to the usual holiday movie recipe

(Newser) - Nothing Like the Holidays is much like many other holiday heart-warmers, and that's not necessarily a bad thing, say critics. The "warm but generic family-stressing-for-the-holidays dramedy" tells the tale of an extended Latin clan getting together for Christmas and stars a who's who of Hispanic talent, Roger Moore writes...

Righteous Kill is Dead Ordinary
 Righteous Kill is Dead Ordinary 
MOVIE REVIEW

Righteous Kill is Dead Ordinary

Generic cop flick falls flat despite De Niro, Pacino power

(Newser) - Not even the combined star power of Al Pacino and Robert De Niro can save the “tricked-up and often turgid” cop thriller Righteous Kill, critics conclude. The iconic duo finally share some serious screen time as a pair of veteran NYPD detectives tracking a vigilante killer in their midst,...

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