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Freeman to be Honored; Taymor Sues

Mor• Morgan Freeman will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement at the 69th annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony on Sunday, Jan. 15. Check it out at The Hollywood Reporter.

• Director Julie Taymor sued the producers of the musical "Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark" this past Tuesday, allegedly saying they did not compensate her for her time with the production. The damages were estimated to at least $1 million. Read the story at The New York Times.

• Five major Hollywood studios plan to release nine potential blockbusters and  oscar-contenders on the six days before Christmas. Audiences can see  features such as "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," leading up to Stephen Spielberg’s "War Horse." The New York Times discusses the strategy behind these serious stocking stuffers.

Brett Ratner announced his resignation as Oscar producer in a statement yesterday. Eddie Murphy then said the next day that  he would not host the ceremony. Find out the scoop at The Hollywood Reporter.

Pictured: Morgan Freeman (Photo: Getty Images)

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