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Like “Doug Marrone” and “loyalty,” “Jennifer Aniston” and “Oscar buzz” don’t seem to belong in the same sentence. But against all odds, Aniston found herself in the Best Actress conversation for “Cake,” a dark drama about a physically and emotionally scarred woman living a solitary existence. Her failure to receive a nomination was indeed a surprise, but the chatter will s…

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Snubs. You want snubs? We’ve got ‘em. If, as the saying goes, show business is high school with money, surely the Academy Award Oscar nominations Thursday morning gave us a good look at the adolescent joy of ostracizing others. They were even more bursting with snubs than anticipated. We’re not even talking about the major category freeze-out for the likes of “Unbroken,” …

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Jennifer Aniston’s sitting on the floor of her Bel-Air home, wedged in the tight space between her coffee table and sofa. “I know, it’s weird, right?” said the actress, looking cramped in her otherwise spacious living room. “My dogs run things around here (she points to the pit bull stretched across her white couch). She kicked me off. I know my place.” Humor and self-eff…

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A fledgling film distributor announced Monday that it will sneak a little indie film you’ve never heard of into theaters before the end of the year – and suddenly the show biz world was abuzz. Why? Because an under-the-wire release date is a traditional indicator that producers see a film as having awards potential. And it appears that Cinelou Releasing is be…