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Every Monday, Flashback brings you up to speed with the buzz and latest news on all things arts and entertainment you may have missed during the weekend.

Lauren cries because she, like, really cares.

This just may be Penelope Cruz’s year: Woody Allen’s Vicky Cristina Barcelona has gotten the actress some serious buzz, and now Elegy, in which she stars alongside Ben Kingsley, is getting similar attention. The Los Angeles Times talked to Cruz and Elegy director Isabel Coixet about the film.

The New York Times profiled David Gordon Green, the indie director behind the latest Apatow raunch-fest Pineapple Express. Meanwhile, NPR’s Bob Mondello gave the film and star James Franco an enthusiastic review.

Admit it: You love watching The Hills as much as you like ranting about how terribly vapid the show is among coworkers and friends. That’s why we know you’re dying to read this article on the upcoming fourth season of the show which premieres August 18.

Matthew Goode talked to the Post about starring in Brideshead Revisited and Zack Snyder’s highly anticipated adaptation of Watchmen.

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