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Twilight and Snow White and the Huntsman star Kristen Stewart has placed first on Forbes magazine’s 2012 list of highest-paid actresses in Hollywood.

Stewart, who at age 22 was also the youngest actress featured on the list, raked in $34.5 million between May 2011 and May 2012.

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These days, it seems like everything is a ‘scandal’ in Hollywood.  But if you think about it, a lot of it is sensationalized by the media, manipulated by PR people and utilized to do everything from bring attention to upcoming projects to selling more ad space.

While some events today are indeed legitimate, inappropriately hilarious or sometimes tragic, many may agree that they pale In comparison to some scandals in the past.

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In Part 2 of our special ’10 under 10’ series (click here for part one), we offer more advice to those of you who are living the good life with their children.  Opening their minds to possibilities is one of the greatest gifts you can give, and in some cases you can tack on a great experience or vacation onto it yourself.

Without further ado…

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The site Cracked.com recently wrote about 12 movie moments that were achieved through the tyranny of dictators – uh, DIRECTORS – who would do nearly anything to fulfill their moviemaking vision.

While some of it is surely exaggerated (or muted) there is something both romantic and frightening at the same time. But if you look closely, you’ll see that the majority happened over 30 years ago (aside from David O. Russel’s famous Huckabee’s tantrum).  We started to wonder – why did it end?  And these are the answers we came up with.

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Are you an aspiring director who is currently planning your film debut? Have you written a screenplay with your dream cast in mind?  Well, in Hollywood, it’s the money that does most of the talking so you better get acquainted with your stars and how much their paycheck will be.

You don’t want to run into what James L. Brooks just did which was to spend half the movie budget on the actors by casting Jack Nicholson, Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson and Paul Rudd.

As we gear up for 2011, here are the highest paid stars of 2010!
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With 3D coming back from the dead in a big way this past year, it’s only appropriate to look back at film history and appreciate how the last century (that’s right, film has only been around for 100 years for those who grew up with DVR and YouTube) has produced some significant achievements.

From physical technology to visual language to the marriage of entertainment with intellectual ideas, a lot of stuff went down, and we celebrate them all here in a nutshell.
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Movie stars sure live the life – and come to think of it even their fictional counterparts do as well.  It’s especially obvious in the places where characters live, as apartments and houses in movies are always just much bigger than they are in reality, of better quality and somehow more affordable.

But while the discrepancy between make-believe and real-life may be clear when it comes to apartments, hotels and resorts on the other hand seem to get a fair shake.

The grandest hotels in the world that have provided the backdrop in many films have the potential to fulfill or even exceed your expectations. Here are our top movie hotels, places you should definitely stay at and live out your cinematic fantasy.
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