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Jason Reitman: 'Growing up sucks, doesn't it?'

The director of Juno and Up in the Air tells Catherine Shoard why his latest film, Young Adult, about an alcoholic, embittered ghostwriter, is far darker than his previous movies

Jason Reitman knows he needs to work on his drinking problem. Specifically: develop one. It's a long road ahead. He was an abstemious teen, an undebauched student. At 34, he's yet to try a gin and tonic – "two things I haven't been able to get my mouth around" – but thinks he maybe should. "I'm a total cliche – the compensating for growing up a rich kid in Beverly Hills, the compensating for being the son of a famous director [Ghostbusters' Ivan]. The one break is I don't have an alcohol or drug addiction. Then I would be the complete picture. And I think it's beautiful that we're all cliches, I really do."

He's been making progress. "Three years ago, I started drinking, and I
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Jason Reitman files for divorce from Michele Lee

Jason Reitman files for divorce from Michele Lee
Jason Reitman is seeking to end his marriage to his Michele Lee, it has been reported. The Oscar-nominated Juno filmmaker petitioned an La Superior Court this week to divorce Lee after more than seven years together, according to legal documents obtained by E! News. The couple wed in 2004 and are the parents to one daughter, Josie. Reitman collaborated with Lee, a writer, on the screenplay for Consent, a comic short film about a first date that devolves into a legal dispute. Lee was a vocal supporter of her husband's films during their marriage, (more)
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Report: 'Juno' Director Jason Reitman Files for Divorce From Michelle Lee

Jason Reitman, the man who directed Academy Awards-winning film "Juno", is reportedly filing for divorce from his wife of seven-year, Michele Lee. According to TMZ, the 33-year-old director filed the divorce papers at L.A. County Superior Court last week. Yet, there is no official statement made by any of the parties involved.

The Canadian director tied the knot with his writer wife, with whom he co-wrote short comedy film "Consent" in 2004. Two years after the pair got married, they welcomed their only daughter named Josie.

Jason is the son of famed Hollywood director Ivan Reitman, who directed "Ghostbusters", "Stripes" and "Kindergarten Cop". Jason himself has been nominated for best director at Academy Awards through his works, "Juno" and "Up in the Air."
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Jason Reitman files for divorce from Michele Lee

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Jason Reitman, who had a run of box office hits not too long ago with 2007's "Juno" and 2009's George Clooney-fronted "Up in the Air," is divorcing his wife of seven years.

In papers obtained by TMZ, Reitman apparently filed divorce papers last week in L.A. Superior Court. Reitman married writer Michele Lee in 2007 and the couple have one daughter together.

Reitman is the son of famed Hollywood director Ivan Reitman ("Ghostbusters," "Stripes," "Kindergarten Cop."
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'Juno' Director Jason Reitman Files for Divorce

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Academy Award nominated director Jason Reitman -- the guy who did " Juno " and " Up In the Air " --  is pulling the plug on his nearly seven-year marriage ... this according to legal docs obtained by TMZ. Reitman -- son of " Ghostbusters " director Ivan Reitman -- filed the divorce papers at L.A. County Superior Court last week. Jason married writer Michele Lee back in 2004. The two have one daughter together. Read more
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Interview: 'Up in the Air' Director Jason Reitman

Interview: 'Up in the Air' director Jason Reitman. Nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Actor (George Clooney), "Up in the Air" will be available on DVD and Blu-Ray March 9th. To celebrate the release of the film which stars George Clooney, Vera Farmiga and Anna Kendrick. We have an exclusive question and answer with the film's director Jason Reitman.

Reitman was born in Canada but raised in Los Angeles where he currently lives with his wife, writer Michele Lee. When Jason Reitman was writing the screenplay for Up In The Air he would live life the same as his main character, played by George Clooney, a man who is constantly on the move, passing through one of America’s airports almost every single day of the year.

Read on for our interview with Jason Reitman and be sure to share your thoughts! Also, don't
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Jason Reitman Interview, Up In The Air

When Jason Reitman was writing the screenplay for Up In The Air he would live life the same as his main character, played by George Clooney, a man who is constantly on the move, passing through one of America’s airports almost every single day of the year.

Reitman would check into an anonymous airport hotel, fire up his laptop and pound away at the keyboard, safe in the knowledge that distractions were kept to a minimum and confident that his surroundings, however bland, would feed into his story.

And whilst it wasn’t exactly the most enjoyable part of making Up In The Air – that came later directing Clooney and the rest of his cast - it was productive and completely appropriate to the poignant tale of a man who is constantly on the move and has lost touch with the important things in life.

“I wish I had a better system,
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Golden Globes Stars Head Straight For InStyle's Big Afterparty!

Golden Globes Stars Head Straight For InStyle's Big Afterparty!
Once all the Golden Globes were handed out, it was time for the afterparties, and as usual the InStyle/Warner Bros. bash was the biggest of the night. Jennifer Garner stopped by briefly but was already sneaking out by the time many of the guests arrived. Alexander Skarsgard and Kate Bosworth held hands as they perused the buffet, definitely confirming that they are a couple. She looks fantastic and has that loved-up glow about her thanks to her tall and hot man. Another of the cute duos, Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens, chatted away with Ashley Tisdale and shared a laugh as they tested to see if the Godiva-covered wall decorations really were edible (they were). Courteney Cox and David Arquette held court at a corner table throughout the party, dancing together and hanging out with her Cougar Town cast. Matt Damon and Luciana were just a few feet away
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