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Scarlett, Reese, Jessica, Amanda -- who's your pick to play Hillary Rodham Clinton? POLL

Rodham, an upcoming film about Hillary Clinton’s younger years, basically has “Oscar” written all over it. The movie’s screenplay won the number 4 spot on last year’s Black List of best unproduced scripts, an annual roundup that has cited future Best Picture winners like Slumdog Millionaire and The King’s Speech in the past. It’s a period biopic about a complicated political figure, which is a long way of saying “Academy catnip.” And it’s stuffed with meaty roles — future president Bill Clinton, future Massachusetts governor William Weld, Hillary herself — that are sure to attract a plethora of big-name stars.

Speak of which, four celebrated actresses are already rumored to be in contention for the film’s starring role: Scarlett Johansson, Reese Witherspoon, Jessica Chastain, and Amanda Seyfried, according to the UK’s Sunday TimesREAD FULL STORY

Jimmy Kimmel debuts trailer for 'Zero Dark Flirty' -- VIDEO

If the widely talked about torture scenes kept you from seeing Zero Dark Thirty, Jimmy Kimmel has just the movie for you. Well, sort of.

Last night, Kimmel revealed his suggestion for Zero Dark Thirty‘s post-Oscars marketing strategy in order to get the faint-of-heart into theaters to see the political thriller. In the trailer for Zero Dark Flirty, the movie is advertised as a love story between Jessica Chastain’s character and the one man she can’t seem to find — her one true love, Osama bin Laden.

Set to “You Can’t Hurry Love,” the trailer explains that “sometimes it’s good to be a little bit Abbottabad.” Watch it below: READ FULL STORY

Watch 'Lena Dunham' audition for 'Zero Dark Thirty' -- VIDEO

Comedian Chelsea Davison has really perfected her Lena Dunham impression for this hilarious spoof.

In the sketch, ‘Dunham’ is attempting to audition for the role of Maya in Zero Dark Thirty.

Her best line? “You know, it makes me feel like an a–hole when I have to threaten to torture you every day.”

Watch the video here (NSFW language, but no nudity… just hints at an explicit resumé):

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Zach Galifianakis gets weird(er) with 'Between Two Ferns: Oscar Edition, Part 2' -- VIDEO

Oscar season has brought out the best in Zach Galifianakis’ “Between Two Ferns,” his Internet talk show-slash-thought experiment. (How long can you be questioned by Zach Galifianakis?) Months after saying that the video series was probably dead, it isn’t: This week, Funny or Die released a special “Oscar edition,” featuring a lot of famous people all at once, in dresses.

Part 2 debuted this morning. Unlike part 1, it features 100 percent less look-I’m-drunk Anne Hathaway and “Christ of Breakdance Waltz.” But it does feature an “average looking redhead in a weird dress” (Jessica Chastain) and Sally Field — who has a confession to make: “I just have to tell you something really, really honestly: I hate pennies. I hate them.”

To be fair, she was answering Galifianakis’ question, “Do you look at a penny differently now that you’ve been in Lincoln?”

All that and Brad Lee Cooper, too, who channels his anger-challenged character from Silver Linings Playbook.

Watch the NSFW video below. Are we alone in hoping for a part 3 (set destruction notwithstanding)?

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No, Jessica Chastain doesn't hate Jennifer Lawrence

Jessica Chastain and Jennifer Lawrence aren’t feuding. Just ask Jessica Chastain.

The actress, whose nervy performance in Zero Dark Thirty earned her an Oscar nomination, took to Facebook to dispel rumors that she “hated” her similarly nominated, similarly nervy colleague.

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'Time' Great Performances shines spotlight on Oscar nominees

Most of the faces that appear in Time Magazine’s annual Great Performances package this year will be familiar to Oscar prognosticators — presumptive Best Supporting Actress winner Anne Hathaway is there, as is her greatest competition for the prize (Lincoln‘s Sally Field) and her Les Mis costar Hugh Jackman.

But the portfolio also highlights a few of last year’s less celebrated performers, including The Sessions‘s John Hawkes and Argo‘s John Goodman, who has somehow never been nominated for an Oscar. Youngest-ever Best Actress nominee Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild), Django Unchained‘s Christoph Waltz, The Impossible‘s Naomi Watts, The Master‘s Amy Adams, and Zero Dark Thirty‘s Jessica Chastain also made the cut. Interestingly enough, five of the 10 performances on the list are characters based on real people, while the other five are fictional creations — though Adams’s character arguably occupies a space between those poles.

Check out highlights from Time‘s interviews with the selected few below.

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Broadway box office: Jessica Chastain lights a way to profitability for 'The Heiress' in its final week

Heading into its final week on Broadway, The Heiress is emerging as a surprising box office hit. Producers of the drama revival starring Jessica Chastain and Dan Stevens announced that the show should recoup its investment before the final performance this Saturday. Ever since Chastain won the Golden Globe last month for Zero Dark Thirty, ticket sales have spiked. According to the Broadway League, the show had its best-ever grosses for the week ending Feb. 3: $673,973, a 11 percent gain from the previous week and 71 percent of the potential earnings for the Walter Kerr Theatre. (Perhaps Chastain should have her three-legged dog, Chaplin, make more impromptu cameos in the production to boost sales even more.)
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Inside the Best Picture Nominees: A deep dive into 'Zero Dark Thirty'

Name: Zero Dark Thirty

Release date: Limited release: Dec. 19; wide release: Jan. 11

DVD release date: N/A

Run time: 2 hours, 37 minutes

Box office: First weekend (wide): $24.4 million; total domestic (so far): $71.8 million

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93 percent

Movie Math: Real life + (Homeland x The Hurt Locker) + (National Geographic’s Seal Team Six – basic cable production values)

Tweetable description: Brilliant, determined CIA agent spends years obsessively hunting down terrorist mastermind; is not named Carrie Mathison.

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Broadway box office: Scarlett Johansson sells tickets -- but Jessica Chastain has star power, too, post-Globes

January is typically a slow period on Broadway, given the seasonal dip in post-holiday tourism, but shows headlined by Hollywood starlets are bucking the trend this year. In its first full week since its Jan. 17 opening, the Scarlett Johansson-led revival Cat on a Hot Tin Roof clawed in $886,531 for the week ending Jan. 27, according to the Broadway League. That’s a modest 5 percent dip from the show’s premiere week and represents a strong 67 percent of the potential gross for the Richard Rodgers Theatre. Since reviews for Rob Ashford’s production were generally mixed, the popularity of the 28-year-old Avengers star (and improbable doppelganger for a young Christopher Walken) will be a big factor in the revival’s fortunes during its limited run through March 30.

Meanwhile, the recent Golden Globe win for Zero Dark Thirty star Jessica Chastain has proven to be a sudden box office bonanza for the actress’ Broadway debut, The HeiressThe drama revival, which opened last November and will end its limited run Feb. 9, grossed $604,765 last week, a nearly 36 percent jump from its total two weeks ago and two-thirds of the potential haul for the venue. (Of course, it probably doesn’t hurt that her costar Dan Stevens is back in the public eye with the return of Downton Abbey on PBS.) READ FULL STORY

Golden Globes 2013: Best backstage moments

You see their speeches on stage at the Golden Globes, but what happens after the talent walks off with their award? They are whisked back into the pressroom to answer reporters questions. Here are the best quotes from backstage at the ceremony!

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