Monday, February 28, 2011

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Independent Spirit Awards pictures

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Guillaume Lemay-Thivierge, Maxine Bahns and Marketa Irglova

Happy Birthday guys. God bless.

Mike Figgis, Yolanda Pecoraro, Doreen Jacobi and Mr. Saul Zaentz

Happy Birthday guys. God bless.

Bernadette Peters, Bubba Smith, Stephanie Beacham and Tangi Miller

Happy Birthday guys. God bless.

For winning the Oscar and Independent Spirit Award, Congrats!!! We love you.
God bless.

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2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards

The complete list of 2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards winners is as follows:

127 Hours
WINNER: Black Swan
The Kids Are All Right
Winter’s Bone

WINNER: Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan
Danny Boyle, 127 Hours
Lisa Cholodenko, The Kids Are All Right
Debra Granik, Winter’s Bone
John Cameron Mitchell, Rabbit Hole

Everything Strange and New
The Last Exorcism
Night Catches Us
Tiny Furniture

WINNER: Daddy Longlegs
The Exploding Girl
Lovers of Hate

WINNER: Stuart Blumberg, Lisa Cholodenko, The Kids Are All Right
Debra Granik, Anne Rosellini, Winter’s Bone
Nicole Holofcener, Please Give
David Lindsay-Abaire, Rabbit Hole
Todd Solondz, Life During Wartime

Diane Bell, Obselidia
WINNER: Lena Dunham, Tiny Furniture
Nik Fackler, Lovely, Still
Bob Glaudini, Jack Goes Boating
Dana Adam Shapiro, Evan M. Wiener, Monogamy

Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right
Greta Gerwig, Greenberg
Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone
WINNER: Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine

Ronald Bronstein, Daddy Longlegs
Aaron Eckhart, Rabbit Hole
WINNER: James Franco, 127 Hours
John C. Reilly, Cyrus
Ben Stiller, Greenberg

Ashley Bell, The Last Exorcism
WINNER: Dale Dickey, Winter’s Bone
Allison Janney, Life During Wartime
Daphne Rubin-Vega, Jack Goes Boating
Naomi Watts, Mother and Child

WINNER: John Hawkes, Winter’s Bone
Samuel L. Jackson, Mother and Child
Bill Murray, Get Low
John Ortiz, Jack Goes Boating
Mark Ruffalo, The Kids Are All Right

Adam Kimmel, Never Let Me Go
WINNER: Matthew Libatique, Black Swan
Jody Lee Lipes, Tiny Furniture
Michael McDonough, Winter’s Bone
Harris Savides, Greenberg

WINNER: Exit Through The Gift Shop
Thunder Soul

Mademoiselle Chambon
Of Gods and Men
WINNER: The King’s Speech
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

WINNER: Please Give
Director: Nicole Holofcener
Casting Director: Jeanne McCarthy
Ensemble Cast: Ann Guilbert, Rebecca Hall, Catherine Keener, Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt, Lois Smith, Sara Steele

Natalia Vodianova

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Karolina Kurkova

Happy Birthday. God bless.

John Turturro, Robert Sean Leonard, Mr. Gavin Macleod, Ali Larter and Rae Dawn Chong

Happy Birthday guys. God bless.

Mr. Charles Durning

Happy Birthday Mr. Durning. God bless.

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2011 Academy Awards

The complete list of 2011 Academy Awards winners is as follows:

Best Picture
"Black Swan," Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver and Scott Franklin, Producers
"The Fighter" David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Mark Wahlberg, Producers
"Inception," Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan, Producers
"The Kids Are All Right," Gary Gilbert, Jeffrey Levy-Hinte and Celine Rattray, Producers
WINNER: "The King's Speech," Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Gareth Unwin, Producers
"127 Hours," Christian Colson, Danny Boyle and John Smithson, Producers
"The Social Network," Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca and Ceán, Producers
"Toy Story 3" Darla K. Anderson, Producer
"True Grit" Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, Producers
"Winter's Bone" Anne Rosellini and Alix Madigan-Yorkin, Producers

Actor in a Leading Role
Javier Bardem in "Biutiful"
Jeff Bridges in "True Grit"
Jesse Eisenberg in "The Social Network"
WINNER: Colin Firth in "The King's Speech"
James Franco in "127 Hours"

Actor in a Supporting Role
WINNER: Christian Bale in "The Fighter"
John Hawkes in "Winter's Bone"
Jeremy Renner in "The Town"
Mark Ruffalo in "The Kids Are All Right"
Geoffrey Rush in "The King's Speech"

Actress in a Leading Role
Annette Bening in "The Kids Are All Right"
Nicole Kidman in "Rabbit Hole"
Jennifer Lawrence in "Winter's Bone"
WINNER: Natalie Portman in "Black Swan"
Michelle Williams in "Blue Valentine"

Actress in a Supporting Role
Amy Adams in "The Fighter"
Helena Bonham Carter in "The King's Speech"
WINNER: Melissa Leo in "The Fighter"
Hailee Steinfeld in "True Grit"
Jacki Weaver in "Animal Kingdom"

Animated Feature Film
"How to Train Your Dragon" Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois
"The Illusionist" Sylvain Chomet
WINNER: "Toy Story 3" Lee Unkrich

Art Direction
WINNER: "Alice in Wonderland"
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1"
"The King's Speech"
"True Grit"

"Black Swan," Matthew Libatique
WINNER: "Inception," Wally Pfister
"The King's Speech," Danny Cohen
"The Social Network," Jeff Cronenweth
"True Grit," Roger Deakins

Costume Design
WINNER: "Alice in Wonderland," Colleen Atwood
"I Am Love," Antonella Cannarozzi
"The King's Speech," Jenny Beavan
"The Tempest," Sandy Powell
"True Grit" Mary Zophres

"Black Swan," Darren Aronofsky
"The Fighter," David O. Russell
WINNER: "The King's Speech," Tom Hooper
"The Social Network," David Fincher
"True Grit," Joel Coen and Ethan Coen

Documentary (Feature)
"Exit through the Gift Shop," Banksy and Jaimie D'Cruz
"Gasland," Josh Fox and Trish Adlesic
WINNER: "Inside Job," Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs
"Restrepo," Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger
"Waste Land," Lucy Walker and Angus Aynsley

Documentary (Short Subject)
"Killing in the Name"
"Poster Girl"
WINNER: "Strangers No More"
"Sun Come Up"
"The Warriors of Qiugang"

Film Editing
"Black Swan"
"The Fighter"
"The King's Speech"
"127 Hours"
WINNER: "The Social Network"

Foreign Language Film
"Biutiful," Mexico
"Dogtooth," Greece
WINNER: "In a Better World," Denmark
"Incendies," Canada
"Outside the Law (Hors-la-loi)," Algeria

"Barney's Version," Adrien Morot
"The Way Back," Edouard F. Henriques, Gregory Funk and Yolanda Toussieng
WINNER: "The Wolfman," Rick Baker and Dave Elsey

Music (Original Score)
"How to Train Your Dragon," John Powell
"Inception," Hans Zimmer
"The King's Speech," Alexandre Desplat
"127 Hours," A.R. Rahman
WINNER: "The Social Network," Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

Music (Original Song)
"Coming Home" from "Country Strong," Music and Lyric by Tom Douglas, Troy Verges and Hillary Lindsey
"I See the Light" from "Tangled," Music by Alan Menken Lyric by Glenn Slater
"If I Rise" from "127 Hours," Music by A.R. Rahman Lyric by Dido and Rollo Armstrong
WINNER: "We Belong Together" from "Toy Story 3," Music and Lyric by Randy Newman

Short Film (Animated)
"Day & Night," Teddy Newton
"The Gruffalo," Jakob Schuh and Max Lang
"Let's Pollute," Geefwee Boedoe
WINNER: "The Lost Thing," Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann
"Madagascar, carnet de voyage (Madagascar, a Journey Diary)" Bastien Dubois

Short Film (Live Action)
"The Confession," Tanel Toom
"The Crush," Michael Creagh
WINNER: "God of Love," Luke Matheny
"Na Wewe," Ivan Goldschmidt
"Wish 143," Ian Barnes and Samantha Waite

Sound Editing
WINNER: "Inception," Richard King
"Toy Story 3," Tom Myers and Michael Silvers
"Tron: Legacy," Gwendolyn Yates Whittle and Addison Teague
"True Grit," Skip Lievsay and Craig Berkey
"Unstoppable," Mark P. Stoeckinger

Sound Mixing
WINNER: "Inception," Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo and Ed Novick
"The King's Speech," Paul Hamblin, Martin Jensen and John Midgley
"Salt," Jeffrey J. Haboush, Greg P. Russell, Scott Millan and William Sarokin
"The Social Network," Ren Klyce, David Parker, Michael Semanick and Mark Weingarten
"True Grit," Skip Lievsay, Craig Berkey, Greg Orloff and Peter F. Kurland

Visual Effects
"Alice in Wonderland," Ken Ralston, David Schaub, Carey Villegas and Sean Phillips
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1," Tim Burke, John Richardson, Christian Manz and Nicolas Aithadi
"Hereafter," Michael Owens, Bryan Grill, Stephan Trojanski and Joe Farrell
WINNER: "Inception," Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley and Peter Bebb
"Iron Man 2," Janek Sirrs, Ben Snow, Ged Wright and Daniel Sudick

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
"127 Hours," Screenplay by Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy
WINNER: "The Social Network," Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin
"Toy Story 3," Screenplay by Michael Arndt; Story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich
"True Grit," Written for the screen by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
"Winter's Bone," Adapted for the screen by Debra Granik & Anne Rosellini

Writing (Original Screenplay)
"Another Year," Written by Mike Leigh
"The Fighter," Screenplay by Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson; Story by Keith Dorrington & Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson
"Inception," Written by Christopher Nolan
"The Kids Are All Right," Written by Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg
WINNER: "The King's Speech," Screenplay by David Seidler

Amy Adams

Enchanted, indeed!

For her big night at Sunday's Academy Awards, Amy Adams wore a jaw-dropping $1,350,000 worth of bling from Cartier, according to a press release from the jeweler.

The Best Supporting Actress nominee, 36, wore a L'Wren Scott gown -- but the showstopping elements of her red carpet ensemble were her emerald and diamond Cartier jewelry.

The Fighter star and new mom wore a platinum and diamond emerald haute joaillerie secret watch bracelet; worth $1.025 million, the bracelet features a 30.75 carat carved emerald and 575 diamonds (15.38 carats worth).

On Adams' ears: platinum and diamond 2-carat stud earrings, worth $35,000.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Shania Twain

Alain Terzian and Jodie Foster

Jodie Foster

preside the 2011 César Awards ceremony

César Awards 2011

Best Film
**Of Gods and Men
Gainsbourg (Vie héroïque)
Le Nom des gens
On Tour
The Ghost Writer

Best Director
**Roman Polanski, The Ghost Writer
Mathieu Amalric, On Tour
Olivier Assayas, Carlos
Xavier Beauvois, Of Gods and Men
Bertrand Blier, Le Bruit des glacons

Best Actor – Leading Role
**Eric Elmosnino, Gainsbourg (Vie héroïque)
Gerard Depardieu, Mammuth
Romain Duris, Heartbreaker
Jacques Gamblin, Le Nom des gens
Lambert Wilson, Of Gods and Men

Best Actress – Leading Role
**Sara Forestier, Le Nom des gens
Isabelle Carré, Les Émotifs anonymes
Catherine Deneuve, Potiche
Charlotte Gainsbourg, L'Arbre
Kristin Scott Thomas, Sarah's Key

Best Actor – Supporting Role
**Michael Lonsdale, Of Gods and Men
Niels Arestrup, L'homme qui voulait vivre sa vie
Francois Damiens, Heartbreaker
Gilles Lellouche, Little White Lies
Olivier Rabourdin, Of Gods and Men

Best Actress – Supporting Role
**Anne Alvaro, Le Bruit des glacons
Valérie Bonneton, Little White Lies
Laetitia Casta, Gainsbourg (Vie héroïque)
Julie Ferrier, Heartbreaker
Karin Viard, Potiche

Most Promising Actor
**Edgar Ramirez, Carlos
Arthur Dupont, Bus Palladium
Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet, The Princess of Montpensier
Pio Marmai, D'amour et d’eau fraîche
Raphaël Personnaz, The Princess of Montpensier

Most Promising Actress
**Leïla Bekhti, Tout ce qui brille
Anais Demoustier, D'amour et d’eau fraîche
Audrey Lamy, Tout ce qui brille
Léa Seydoux, Belle Épine
Yahima Torres, Black Venus

Best First Work
**Gainsbourg (Vie héroïque)
Simon Werner a disparu
Tête De Turc
Tout ce qui brille

Best Writing – Adaptation
**Robert Harris , Roman Polanski, The Ghost Writer
Julie Bertuccelli, L'Arbre
Jean Cosmos, Francois-Olivier Rousseau, Bertrand Tavernier, The Princess of Montpensier
Éric Lartigau, Laurent de Bartillat, L'homme qui voulait vivre sa vie
Francois Ozon, Potiche

Best Writing – Original
**Baya Kasmi, Michel Leclerc, Le Nom des gens
Mathieu Amalric, Philippe Di Folco, Marcelo Novias Teles, Raphaelle Valbrune, On Tour
Bertrand Blier, Le Bruit des glaçons
Étienne Comar, Xavier Beauvois, Of Gods and Men
Benoît Delépine, Gustave Kervern, Mammuth

Best Cinematography
**Caroline Champetier, Of Gods and Men
Christophe Beaucarne, On Tour
Pawel Edelman, The Ghost Writer
Bruno de Keyzer, The Princess of Montpensier
Guillaume Schiffman, Gainsbourg (Vie héroïque)

Best Editing
**Hervé de Luze, The Ghost Writer
Luc Barnier, Carlos
Annette Dutertre, On Tour
Marie-Julie Maille, Of Gods and Men
Marilyne Monthieux, Gainsbourg (Vie héroïque)

Best Sound
**Daniel Sobrino, Jean Goudier, Cyril Holtz, Gainsbourg (Vie héroïque)
Philippe Barbeau, Jerome Wiciak, Florent Lavallee, Oceans
Jean-Marie Blondel, Thomas Desjonquieres, Dean Humphreys, The Ghost Writer
Jean-Jacques Ferran, Vincent Guillon, Éric Bonnard, Of Gods and Men

Best Music Written for a Film
**Alexandre Desplat, The Ghost Writer
Bruno Coulais, Oceans
Grégoire Hetzel, L'Arbre
Delphine Mantoulet, Tony Gatlif, Liberté
Yarol Poupaud, Bus Palladium
Philippe Sarde, The Princess of Montpensier

Best Costume Design
**Caroline De Vivaise, The Princess of Montpensier
Olivier Beriot, Adèle Blanc-Sec
Pascaline Chavanne, Potiche
Alexia Crisp-Jones, On Tour
Marielle Robaut, Of Gods and Men

Best Production Design
**Hugues Tissandier, Adèle Blanc-Sec
Michel Barthelemy, Of Gods and Men
Guy-Claude Francois, The Princess of Montpensier
Albrecht Konrad, The Ghost Writer
Christian Marti, Gainsbourg (Vie héroïque)

Best Documentary
Benda Bilili!
Cleveland contre Wall Street
Entre nos mains
Yves Saint Laurent – Pierre Bergé

Best Animated Film
Arthur and the War of the Two Worlds
L'Homme à la Gordini
Une vie de chat

Best Short Film
**Logorama, dir: H5
Monsieur L’Abbé, dir: Blandine Lenoir
Petit Tailleur, dir : Louis Garrel
Un Transport En Commun, dir : Dyana Gaye
Une Pute Et Un Poussin, dir : Clément Michel

Best Foreign Film
**The Social Network
Bright Star
The Secret in Their Eyes

Honorary César
**Quentin Tarantino


Julia Brendler, Carolina Gómez, Rachel Veltri, Alison Armitage and Margaret Laney

Happy Birthday guys. God bless.

Bill Duke, Jennifer Grant, Greg Germann, Chase Masterson, Erykah Badu, Amanda Loncar, Kara Monaco, Stina Ekblad, Krista Lane and Corinne Bailey Ra

Happy Birthday guys. God bless.

Teresa Palmer, Shiloh Fernandez, Dante Ferretti, Beren Saat, Michael Bolton and Taylor Dooley

Happy Birthday guys. God bless.

Dave Duerson

Il s'est tiré une balle dans la poitrine, jeudi 17 février. Eternelles énigmes d'un suicide : ainsi Dave Duerson, 50 ans, avait-il récemment connu de graves déboires financiers. Mais, dans ce cas, l'homme a laissé un indice explicite : s'il a dirigé le pistolet vers le coeur, et pas ailleurs, c'est qu'il souhaitait que son cerveau reste intact pour pouvoir être autopsié. Par courriel et par téléphone, il a envoyé à son ex-femme Alicia et à son fils Tregg le même message : 'S'il vous plaît, faites que mon cerveau soit remis à la banque du cerveau de la NFL.'

La NFL est la ligue de football américain professionnel, un sport dont Dave avait été une star. Il avait remporté le championnat national deux fois, avec les Chicago Bears puis les New York Giants, avant de se retirer en 1993. Il était membre d'une commission spéciale de six personnes que la NFL avait mise en place en 2007 - après avoir longtemps cherché à l'empêcher - pour évaluer les assertions d'anciens joueurs qui constatent l'apparition, à un âge très prématuré (40 ans), de troubles cérébraux allant de pertes de mémoire substantielles ou de lourdes céphalées jusqu'à des affections dramatiques comme la démence précoce.

Dave souffrait de plus en plus souvent de migraines, d'absences et de difficultés d'expression. Etait-il atteint d'encéphalopathie traumatique chronique, cette dégénérescence cérébrale qui s'accompagne souvent de dépression grave, constatée chez un nombre croissant d'anciens footballeurs ? C'est ce que devra déterminer le laboratoire de la NFL pour la création duquel, comme représentant du syndicat des joueurs, il s'était battu.


TRIPOLI, Libya – Residents in the Libyan capital say the embattled regime of Moammar Gadhafi is arming civilian supporters to set up checkpoints and quash dissent.

A popular uprising throughout the country has posed the biggest challenge Gadhafi has faced in his 42-year rule. He has maintained control in the capital by using violence on protesters, though rebels have seized control of about half of Libya's coastline.

Pro-Gadhafi forces opened fire Friday on demonstrations after Muslims prayers, and Gadhafi told supporters he would "open the arms depot so all Libyans and tribes become armed."

Residents contacted by phone from Cairo on Saturday reported trucks of pro-regime civilians patrolling the streets. They spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of retribution.

*Hubbard reported from Cairo.

*THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. AP's earlier story is below.
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Protesters demanding Moammar Gadhafi's ouster came under a hail of bullets Friday when pro-regime militiamen opened fire to stop the first significant anti-government marches in days in the Libyan capital. The Libyan leader, speaking from the ramparts of a historic Tripoli fort, told supporters to prepare to defend the nation.

Witnesses reported multiple deaths from gunmen on rooftops and in the streets shooting at crowds with automatic weapons and even an anti-aircraft gun.

"It was really like we are dogs," one man who was marching from Tripoli's eastern Tajoura district told The Associated Press. He added that many people were shot in the head, with seven people within 10 yards (meters) of him cut down in the first wave.

Also Friday evening, troops loyal to Gadhafi attacked a major air base east of Tripoli that had fallen into rebel hands.

A force of tanks attacked the Misrata Air Base, succeeding in retaking part of it in battles with residents and army units who had joined the anti-Gadhafi uprising, said a doctor and one resident wounded in the battle on the edge of opposition-held Misrata, Libya's third-largest city, about 120 miles (200 kilometers) from the capital.

The opposition captured two fighters, including a senior officer, and still held part of the large base, they said. Shooting could still be heard from the area after midnight. The doctor said 22 people were killed in two days of fighting at the air base and an adjacent civilian airport.

In Washington, President Barack Obama signed an executive order Friday freezing assets held by Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and four of his children in the United States. The Treasury Department said the sanctions against Gadhafi, three of his sons and a daughter also apply to the Libyan government.

Obama said the U.S. is imposing unilateral sanctions on Libya because continued violence there poses an "unusual and extraordinary threat" to America's national security and foreign policy.

A White House spokesman said it is clear that Gadhafi's legitimacy has been "reduced to zero" — the Obama administration's sharpest words yet. The U.S. also temporarily abandoned its embassy in Tripoli as a final flight carrying American citizens departed from the capital.

The U.N. Security Council met to consider possible sanctions against Gadhafi's regime, including trade sanctions and an arms embargo. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged it take "concrete action" to protect civilians in Libya, saying "the violence must stop" and those responsible for "so brutally shedding blood" must be punished.

But Gadhafi vowed to fight on. In the evening, he appeared before a crowd of more than 1,000 supporters in Green Square and called on them to fight back and "defend the nation."

"Retaliate against them, retaliate against them," Gadhafi said, speaking by microphone from the ramparts of the Red Castle, a Crusader fort overlooking the square. Wearing a fur cap, he shook his fist, telling the crowd: "Dance, sing and prepare. Prepare to defend Libya, to defend the oil, dignity and independence."

He warned, "At the suitable time, we will open the arms depot so all Libyans and tribes become armed, so that Libya becomes red with fire."

The crowd waved pictures of the leader and green flags as he said, "I am in the middle of the people in the Green Square. ... This is the people that loves Moammar Gadhafi. If the people of Libya and the Arabs and Africans don't love Moammar Gadhafi then Moammar Gadhafi does not deserve to live."

Gadhafi's son, Seif al-Islam, told foreign journalists invited by the government to Tripoli that there were no casualties in Tripoli and that the capital was "calm ... Everything is peaceful. Peace is coming back to our country."

He said the regime wants negotiations with the opposition and said there were "two minor problems" in Misrata and Zawiya, another city near the capital held by the opposition.

There, he said, "we are dealing with terrorist people." But he said he hoped to reach a peaceful settlement with them "and I think by tomorrow we will solve it."

Earlier Seif was asked in an interview with CNN-Turk about the options in the face of the unrest. "Plan A is to live and die in Libya, Plan B is to live and die in Libya, Plan C is to live and die in Libya," he replied.

The marches in the capital were the first major attempt by protesters to break a clampdown that pro-Gadhafi militiamen have imposed on Tripoli since the beginning of the week, when dozens were killed by gunmen roaming the street, shooting people on sight.

In the morning and night before, text messages were sent around urging protesters to stream out of mosques after noon prayers, saying, "Let us make this Friday the Friday of liberation," residents said. The residents and witnesses all spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of retaliation.

In response, militiamen set up heavy security around many mosques in the city, trying to prevent any opposition gatherings. Armed young men with green armbands to show their support for Gadhafi set up checkpoints on many streets, stopping cars and searching them. Tanks and checkpoints lined the road to Tripoli's airport, witnesses said.

After prayers, protesters flowed out of mosques, converging into marches from several neighborhoods, heading toward Green Square. But they were hit almost immediately by militiamen, a mix of Libyans and foreign mercenaries.

"We can't see where it is coming from," another protester from Tajoura district — several miles (kilometers) from Green Square — said of the gunfire. "They don't want to stop." He said a man next to him was shot in the neck.

In the nearby Souq al-Jomaa district, witnesses reported four killed as gunmen fired from rooftops. "There are all kind of bullets," said one man in the crowd, screaming in a telephone call to the AP, with the rattle of gunfire audible in the background. Another protester was reported killed in the Fashloum district. The reports could not be independently confirmed.

After nightfall, protesters dispersed, and regime supporters prowled the streets, a resident said. As they have on past nights this week, many blockaded streets into their neighborhoods to prevent militiamen and strangers from entering.

Tripoli, home to about a third of Libya's population of 6 million, is the center of the eroding territory that Gadhafi still controls. The opposition holds a long sweep of about half of Libya's 1,000-mile (1,600- kilometer) Mediterranean coastline where most of the population lives.

Even in the Gadhafi-held pocket of northwestern Libya around Tripoli, several cities have also fallen to the rebellion. Militiamen and pro-Gadhafi troops were repelled Thursday when they launched attacks trying to take back opposition-held territory in Zawiya and Misrata in fighting that killed at least 30 people.

In an apparent bid to win public favor, parliament speaker Mohammed Abul-Qassim al-Zwai announced that the government would increase salaries and offer the unemployed a monthly salary. State TV reported the unemployed would get the equivalent of $117 a month and salaries would be raised 50 to 150 percent.

Support for Gadhafi continued to fray within a regime where he long commanded unquestioned loyalty.

Libya's delegation to the United Nations in Geneva announced Friday it was defecting to the opposition — and it was given a standing ovation at a gathering of the U.N. Human Rights Council. They join a string of Libyan ambassadors and diplomats around the world who abandoned the regime, as have the justice and interior ministers at home, and one of Gadhafi's cousins and closest aides, Ahmed Gadhaf al-Dam, who sought refuge in Egypt.

Libya's 11-member Arab League mission also announced its resignation in protest at the crackdown

On a visit to Turkey, French President Nicolas Sarkozy said the violence by pro-Gadhafi forces is unacceptable and should not go unpunished.

"Mr. Gadhafi must go," he said.

The New York-based Human Rights Watch has put the death toll in Libya at nearly 300, according to a partial count from several days ago. Italy's Foreign Minister Franco Frattini said estimates of some 1,000 people killed were "credible."

The upheaval in the OPEC nation has taken most of Libya's oil production of 1.6 million barrels a day off the market. Oil prices hovered above $98 a barrel Friday in Asia, backing away from a spike to $103 the day before amid signs the crisis in Libya may have cut crude supplies less than previously estimated.

The opposition camp says it is in control of two of Libya's major oil ports — Breqa and Ras Lanouf — on the Gulf of Sidra. A resident of Ras Lanouf said Friday that the security force guarding that port had joined the rebellion and were helping guard it, along with residents of the area.

Several tens of thousands held a rally in support of the Tripoli protesters in the main square of Libya's second-largest city, Benghazi, where the revolt began, about 580 miles (940 kilometers) east of the capital along the Mediterranean coast.

Tents were set up and residents served breakfast to people, many carrying signs in Arabic and Italian. Others climbed on a few tanks parked nearby, belonging to army units in the city that allied with the rebellion.

"We will not stop this rally until Tripoli is the capital again," said Omar Moussa, a demonstrator. "Libyans are all united. ... Tripoli is our capital. Tripoli is in our hearts."

Muslim cleric Sameh Jaber led prayers in the square, telling worshippers that Libyans "have revolted against injustice."

"God take revenge from Moammar Gadhafi because of what he did to the Libyan people," the cleric, wearing traditional Libyan white uniform and a red cap, said in remarks carried by Al-Jazeera TV. "God accept our martyrs and make their mothers, fathers and families patient."

The European Union's foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, said the bloc needs to consider sanctions such as travel restrictions and an asset freeze against Libya to halt to the violence and move toward democracy.

NATO's main decision-making body met in emergency session to consider the deteriorating situation. It said it would continue to monitor the crisis, but that it will not intervene. Participants at the NATO meeting decided it would be premature to discuss deployments or a no-fly zone over Libya, said a diplomat familiar with the discussions.

The U.N.'s top human rights official, Navi Pillay said reports of mass killings in Libya should spur the international community to "step in vigorously" to end the crackdown against anti-government protesters.

source:Mroue reported from Cairo. Associated Press writers Sarah El Deeb, Ben Hubbard and Lee Keath in Cairo contributed to this report/

Friday, February 25, 2011

Mr. David Puttnam

Happy Birthday. God bless.

Nancy O'Dell, Hélène de Fougerolles, Mr. Dickie Jones, Ric Flair, Laurie Fortier, Leann Hunley and Kata Dobó

Happy Birthday guys. God bless.

Téa Leoni, Sean Astin, Neil Jordan, Alexis Denisof, Karen Grassle and Ms. Diane Baker

Happy Birthday guys. God bless.

France Box Office February 16–20, 2011

1.Rien à déclarer (Nothing to Declare)-----------$8,919,672----$50,954,652
2.Largo Winch 2: The Burma Conspiracy------------$4,275,663
3.Black Swan-------------------------------------$4,120,102----$10,540,973
4.Halal police d'État----------------------------$2,890,706
5.The King's Speech------------------------------$2,849,250----$11,862,126
6.No Strings Attached----------------------------$2,830,004

USA Weekend Box-Office

1.Unknown (2011)------------------------$25.6M
2. Gnomeo & Juliet (2011)---------------$24.8M
3.I Am Number Four (2011) --------------$22.6M
4.Just Go with It (2011) ---------------$21.7M
5.Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son---- $19M
6.Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (2011)- $16.5M
7.The King's Speech (2010) -------------$7.94M-----$105M
10. No Strings Attached (2011) ----------$3.73M--- $66.6M

Kaiane Aldorino

Berlin Film Festival 2011

Posted by Fiona

The four new selections out of competition all represent Europe. They include the new film by Austrian director Wolfgang Murnberger – My Best Enemy, Unknown, by Jaume Collet-Serra starring Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger and Bruno Ganz and Service Entrance by Philippe Le Guay, starring Fabrice Lucchini, Sandrine Kiberlain and Carmen Maura.

Ok, you can see the rest of this list below, but let’s not forget one of the most interesting things at this year’s Berlinale – the absent Jafar Panahi!

The Iranian director was invited to be on the jury but he was sentenced in December to six years in prison. Panahi, whose film Offside won the festival’s Silver Bear award in 2006, has been banned from making films or traveling abroad for 20 years! Imagine that!

“His conviction violates the right to freedom of expression and the freedom of art” – the festival said, while jury president Isabella Rossellini said inviting Panahi was an “attempt to take a very strong position for freedom of speech and freedom of artists.”

So, you can already tell that the 61st Berlin Film Festival will be an interesting one. We’ll definitely keep an eye on the whole thing.


The Turin Horse – Béla Tarr
Hungary, France, Germany, Switzerland

The Prize – Paula Markovitch
Mexico, France, Polond, Germany

Tales Of The Night – Michel Ocelot

Sleeping Sickness – Ulrich Köhler
Germany, France, The Netherlands

The Forgiveness Of Blood – Joshua Marston
U.S.A., Albania

A Mysterious World – Rodrigo Moreno
Argentina, Germany, Uruguay

Innocent Saturday – Alexander Mindadze
Russia, Germany, Ukrania

Nader And Simin, A Separation – Asghar Farhadi

Margin Call – JC Chandor

Come Rain, Come Shine – Lee Yoon-ki
Republic of Korea

If Not Us, Who – Andres Veiel

Coriolanus – Ralph Fiennes
United Kingdom

The Future – Miranda July
Germany, U.S.A.

Our Grand Despair – Seyfi Teoman
Turkey, Germany, The Netherlands

Lipstikka - Jonathan Sagall
Israel, United Kingdom

Yelling To The Sky – Victoria Mahoney


Almanya – Yasemin Samdereli

My Best Enemy – Wolfgang Murnberger
Austria, Luxembourg

Service Entrance – Philippe Le Guay

Unknown – Jaume Collet-Serra
Germany, United-Kingdom, France

Pina – Wim Wenders
Germany, France

True Grit – Joel and Ethan Coen
U.S.A (Opening Film)

Isabella Rossellini

The Turin Horse