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Weinstein lawyers claim actress Judd made sexual ‘deal’ with disgraced mogul

Ashley Judd says Harvey Weinstein sabotaged her career by convincing Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson not to cast her

‘Lord of the Rings’ memorabilia go on auction

Hobbit feet and Frodo's sword are among the "Lord of the Rings" items that will go on auction in Beverly Hills.

The Hobbit to be extended to three films

Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson will add a third film to turn the Tolkien novel into a trilogy, with the first set for release in December.

Cameras finally roll on The Hobbit

After years of wrangling, Oscar-winning director Peter Jackson finally called "action" on Monday on his latest Tolkien epic, <em>The Hobbit</em>.

Director Jackson’s surgery may delay Hobbit filming

Filming of the widely-anticipated <i>Hobbit</i> movies will be delayed because director Peter Jackson is recovering from surgery.

New Zealand govt reaches deal to keep Hobbit films

New Zealand is to remain the home of <i>The Hobbit</i> after the government struck a $25-million deal with Warner Bros.

New Zealand government weighs into Hobbit battle

The New Zealand government has backed filmmaker Peter Jackson's position in a union dispute that erupted over his latest saga <i>The Hobbit</i>.

Filmmaker threatens to pull Hobbit from New Zealand

Filmmaker Peter Jackson threatened on Monday to move the production of <i>The Hobbit</i> from New Zealand over a dispute with an actors' union.

How to make a South African sci-fi blockbuster

If you follow all the rules, as <i>District 9</i> did, topping the box office is not necessarily a surprise.

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