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Christian Bale reviews the relevance of Moses

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“TO ME, what’s far more interesting is what Moses represents, regardless of whether he really existed.”  photo by Ruben V. Nepales

It takes a brave and gifted actor like Christian Bale to take on a larger-than-life role, Moses, especially since the biblical character was powerfully played by the late Charlton Heston in Cecil B. DeMille’s colossal “The Ten Commandments.”

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Renner on Filipinos’ happy gene, karaoke singing

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SEEING “extreme poverty” broke his heart, Jeremy Renner said, “but everyone was always smiling.”      photo:
RUBEN V. NEPALES

Talk about a new “Bourne” movie for Jeremy Renner led to his funny and quite moving reminiscence of shooting “The Bourne Legacy” in the Philippines. But first, he clarified that, yes, there are two “Bourne” movies moving forward. Jeremy reprises his Aaron Cross role in “The Bourne Betrayal,” reportedly to be directed by Justin Lin, who is also one of the producers along with Paul Greengrass and Frank Marshall.

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Award-winning ‘Birdman’ director wary of success

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ALEJANDRO G. Iñarritu (right) directs Naomi Watts and Andrea Riseborough. Behind him is cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki. Photos courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures

He sang a line from a Barry Manilow song and made irreverent quips. Alejandro G. Iñarritu was introduced as “el Mexicano loco” (Michael Keaton, star of his acclaimed film, “Birdman,” calls him that) so I introduced myself as “el Filipino loco.” Thus began my recent funny chat with the first Mexican to earn an Oscar Best Director nod (for “Babel”), at the New York Palace Hotel.

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Brad Pitt, life after the wedding

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AFTER  going through boot camp, he now has “a deeper understanding and appreciation” of military men. photo by Ruben V. Nepales

The husband of the newly minted Honorary Dame of the British Empire strode into a New York restaurant and immediately apologized for being late.

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‘Iron Man’ actor and wife adding girl to Team Downey

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“She’s sitting back there – I have to be careful,” Robert Downey Jr. quipped, referring to his wife Susan, seated at the back of a hotel meeting room.

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