Archives for April 2008

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JARED LETO IN CHAPTER 27

(BY ALI NADERZAD) Performers go to great lengths for the sake of their art. Pansori singers withdraw into secluded places to wail for days to develop the hoarse vocal timbre characteristic of the style--the throat often bleeds. Jared Leto, who plays murderer Mark Chapman in this new film about John Lennon's murder is, under normal circumstances, thin. What he went through in order to reach the ... more >

WHY IS ALBANE SMILING?

(BY ALI NADERZAD) There is a party happening at the Jimmy Z’ lounge in Cannes during the film festival and you are not invited. Neither am I. And Sean Penn won't be allowed in unless he bears one of the most coveted accessories during the Cannes Festival: a VIP pass. Only 400 are issued to a select group of industry professionals, producers and actors. I recently reached the Jimmy Z’ rainmaker, ... more >