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Bullock: 'I learned how disgusting actors are'

AUSTIN, Texas (CNN) -- Sandra Bullock appears to be settling down in film-friendly Austin, Texas. The actress presented her short film "Making Sandwiches" at the Austin Film Festival on Friday. The 30-minute movie, which stars her former boyfriend Matthew McConaughey, drew an appreciative response from the hometown crowd.

After the film, Bullock -- who wrote, directed and starred in the film -- took questions from the audience, admitting that directing her first film "was a good education all around. I learned how disgusting actors are," the actress joked. Bullock is currently renovating a home on nearby Lake Austin, and is reportedly searching for real estate in Austin for her production company.

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Winfrey in "Beloved"

Jonathan Demme quelled Oprah's 'Beloved' doubts

DETROIT (CNN) -- Oprah Winfrey admits she wasn't sure Jonathan Demme was the right person to direct her screen adaptation of Toni Morrison's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "Beloved."

"At first, I thought this film needed an African-American (director), then a woman," the talk show host said. "Finally, I recognized that what it needed was someone who had the creativity, the imagination, the tools to make it work. And Jonathan's prints are all over this film."

"Beloved," which opens Friday, tells the story of Sethe, an escaped slave who is haunted by the ghost of the daughter she killed to keep her from a life of slavery. Demme previously has directed "Philadelphia" and the Oscar-winning "Silence of the Lambs."

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Schiffer says she'll still stalk catwalk

FRANKFURT, Germany (CNN) -- Supermodel Claudia Schiffer says she has no intentions of quitting the catwalk. A recent report by a Rome newspaper claimed Schiffer said she was through with fashion shows, but Schiffer says that's not what she meant. "I'm not quitting," Schiffer said in a statement issued Sunday.

The 28-year-old said she meant only that that she wouldn't work the runways anymore at shows in Milan. "For me, the runway work was only a small part of my modeling career, and more important at the beginning to become known internationally," she said.

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On the set of "Deep Space Nine"

'Deep Space Nine' dispute delays premiere for some

HOLLYWOOD (CNN) -- Fans of "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" in Los Angeles and San Francisco missed out on the syndicated show's season premiere this past weekend because of a contractual dispute. A fee dispute between the show's distributor, Paramount Domestic TV, and the Chris-Craft/United TV's KCOP Los Angeles and KBHK San Francisco late last week, was said to be the reason for the problem. It has now been resolved, clearing the way for the much-promoted finale season opener of "DS9" to run this week in its regular Saturday 9 p.m. slot.

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Reuters contributed to this report.

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