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By David Keene
Allowing states to innovate could reduce dependency on bureaucracy
Topic - Amanda Seyfried
Seth MacFarlane might've picked a safer place to make his lead-acting debut than "A Million Ways to Die in the West," his directorial follow-up to 2012's surprisingly successful "Ted." The marketplace doesn't seem to be crying out for Westerns, after all - be they earnest revivals, satires, or genre hybrids involving extra-terrestrials - and the undeniably of-his-moment MacFarlane is, as the script indirectly admits, a strange fit for the genre. Stocking the supporting cast with top-drawer talent, he gives most of his co-stars little to do besides attract our attention on movie posters.
Hollywood's glitziest night is under way as Academy Awards nominees in their finest gowns and tuxes hit the red carpet for Sunday's show, with nominees Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams and Charlize Theron among the more statuesque arrivals.
It took a French revolution to pull Amanda Seyfried away from her role as `70s porn star Linda Lovelace.
Ashton Kutcher as Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and Amanda Seyfried as porn star Linda Lovelace are among the highlights at January's Sundance Film Festival.
But she acknowledged she's still frightened about how the film will be received when it reaches a wider audience.