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HOLLYWOOD -- Alfred Hitchcock was the master of suspense and the macabre, and earned his fame through classic films such as "Rear Window" (1954), "The Man Who Knew Too Much" (1956) and "Vertigo" (1958), all starring James Stewart; "North By Northwest" with Cary Grant (1959), "Psycho" with An- thony Perkins (1960) and "The Birds" with Rod Taylor (1963), to name just a few. In the recent HBO film "The Girl," Tippi Hedren (played by Sienna Miller) reveal how Hitchcock (played by Toby Jones) attempted to blackmail her for sexual favors. Now, Fox Searchlight has pushed up the release date for its "Hitchcock" bi- opic, due out Nov. 23. The film, which stars Oscar-winner Anthony Hopkins as Hitchcock, premiered at the American Film Institute Festival, is sure to figure heavily in the Oscar race. Oscar-winner Helen Mirren ("The Queen") plays his wife, and Scarlett Johansson and newly- wed Jessica Biel co-star. It tells the love story between Hitchcock and his wife during the filming of "Psycho." He'd always had a penchant for beautiful blondes, as demonstrated by the females in his films: Joan Fontaine ("Rebecca"), Ingrid Bergman ("Spell- bound"), Grace Kelly ("Rear Window"), Doris Day ("The Man Who Knew Too Much"), Kim Novak ("Vertigo"), Eva Marie Saint (North by Northwest"), Ja- net Leigh ("Psycho"), and Tippi Hedren ("The Birds" and"Marnie"). Rent any of these films, and you'll wind up renting them all ... they're that great! Jeremy Renner, Oscar nominated for "The Hurt Locker" and "The Town," who took over the "Bourne" legacy from Matt Damon, has replaced Steve Carell in "Imagine." It's a dram- edy that stars Julianne Moore and A1 Pacino, who plays a 60-something Springsteen-type rocker who discovers an un- opened letter written to him by John Lennon when he was 19. That inspires him to find the son he's never met (Renner). Lucky for us, Pacino can play anyone, even Bruce Springsteen. Vince Vaughn, who normally does comedies like "Lay the Favorite" with Bruce Willis and Catherine Zeta-Jones, and the upcoming reteaming with Owen Wilson in "Internship" out June 7, will next do "Triple Time," an action-thriller being directed by his "Couple's Retreat" director Peter Billingsley. Remember the little boy in the perennial holiday movie "A Christmas Story"? That little boy, 12 years old then, is now 40 and the direc- tor of "Triple Time." When you play in an iconic film like "A Christmas Story" it becomes a part of your life forever. For several years he's been trying to exec produce a musical adaption of it. So when you watch that film again this year, know that the little boy with glasses who longs for a Red Ryder BB Gun can demand Vince Vaughn to move in "Triple Time" ... and he'll do it! Send letters to Tony Rizzo's Hollywood, 8306 Wilshire Blvd., No. 362, Beverly Hills, CA 90211. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. Peter Billingsley "X-Files" TV drama !.t. t/Ni ! series, what iEimb,.,,,,,,.,,,,,,,, , ldlitjuet: was the phrase on the UPO poster in Fox Mulder's office? 2. MOVIES: What did Bruce W'tUis' char- acter do for a living in "Die Hard"? 3. BUSINESS: What is the name of Nike's logo that appears on its sports merchan- dise? 4. U.S. GOVERNMENT: Where is the Centers for Disease Control and Preven- tion located? 5. LANGUAGE: What is a fen? 6. SCIENCE: What is the botanist Carolus Linnaeus famous for? 7. HISTORY: What did the Edict of Nantes do for the French in 1598? 8. GEOGRAPHY: Where is the island of Bonaire located? 9. ASTRONOMY: What are the Perseids? 10. PSYCHOLOGY: What kind of fear is represented in thanatophobia? ANSWERS 1. "I Want to Believe" 2. Police officer 3. Swoosh 4. Atlanta 5. Bog 6. Creating a classification system for plants 7. Promised French Protestants the same rights as French Catholics 8. The Caribbean, just north of Venezuela 9. A meteor shower most visible in August 10. Fear of death (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your work on a recent job assignment is impressive and is sure to be noticed. Meanwhile, expect to receive news about an upcoming holiday event you won't want to miss. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Saving the world one person at a time is what you were born to do. So accept it when people ask you for help, especially dur- ing the holiday season. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Now that you've resolved all doubts about an important decision, you can surprise a lot of people by defending your stand with your strong and well-reasoned arguments. CANCER(June 21 to July 22) The holiday mood stirs your need to nurture everyone from the family cat to great- grandma. But don't overdo it, especially with teens, who like to feel grown up. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Enjoy basking in the warm love of family and close friends. But don't fall into a prolonged catnap yet. There's still much to do before you can put up your paws and relax. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Avoid pushing others to work as hard as you do on a common project. Instead, encourage them to do their best, and they might well reward you with a pleasant surprise. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Like the sensible Libra you are, you no doubt started your holiday shopping al- ready. But be careful to keep within your budget. Shop around for the best buys. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Love and friendship remain strong in your aspect over the next several days. This is a good time to develop new rela- tionships and strengthen old ones. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to De- cember 21) A beloved family member has news that will brighten your holi- days. Also expect to hear from friends who had long since moved out of your life. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Family and friends are in for a sur- prise when you accept the need to make a change without being talked into it. (Bet it surprised you, too -- didn't it?) AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Restoring an old friendship might not be as easy as you hoped. You might want to explore the reasons for your for- mer buddy's reluctance to cooperate. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Your party-going activities pick up as the holi- day season takes off. Enjoy your plunge into the social swim as you make new friends and renew old friendships. BORN THIS WEEK: You are caring and considerate -- two wonderful attributes that endear you to people of all ages. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.