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January 27, 2002 - US Weekly has a short article and photo of Josh Hartnett at the Washington, DC special screening of 'Black Hawk Down'. Josh talked about filming the movie saying, "We spent most of our days with the very, very poor in the slums of Salah. It was a really ugly place -- really sad."

January 22, 2002 - Entertainment Today spoke with Josh Hartnett about the working conditions while filming Black Hawk Down. Josh said, "On a typical day, it was 90 degrees and we were wearing all that gear, and were running around in dirt. We were filming in such a poverty-stricken spot in Morocco, with a 65 percent unemployment rate. Also Rangers were there who had actually been in battle. These were guys who lost their friends. So how could you complain?" ent-today.com has since shut down.

January 22, 2002 - Black Hawk Down came in #1 at the box office this week unseating Lord Of The Rings. The Josh Hartnett starring film grossed $35.3 million this weekend, setting a record for a Martin Luther King holiday film.

January 22, 2002 - BET.com film critic Esther Iverem gave his opinions on the new Josh Hartnett film in a review titled, "Africans and African Politics are Casualties of 'Black Hawk' War."

January 20, 2002 - Josh Hartnett spoke with Kristi Mocine of INsite Magazine about what it was about the Sgt. Eversmann character that made him want to play the soldier. Josh said, "He has the ultimate choice to make. He's extremely conflicted throughout the film, and I think it's important to see that kind of a humanization without going overboard. Usually they have all these ridiculous dialogue-driven scenes in the middle of battle in order to sum up how everybody's feeling. This movie kept that pared down; it was more about all the confusion." insitemag.com has since shut down.

January 20, 2002 - Call & Post spoke with Josh Hartnett about living in Minnesota where the actor revealed, "The thing is. Is that because I still live in Minnesota, people treat me the same. Well, I might get the occasional limo full of little girls on their way to the Christmas dance standing outside my house takin' pictures and stuff, but that's about it. But I don't live my life too much differently than I always have."

January 20, 2002 - In an abstracts.net poll asking 'What do you think of Josh Harnett's role in 'O'?', an overwealming 93.9% of you said he was excellent, while 3.9% said he was ok, and 2.2% said he was awful, with 1953 total votes cast.

January 20, 2002 - WireImage.com has photos of Josh Hartnett from The 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California on Sunday. Check them out here.

January 20, 2002 - Josh Hartnett presented the best supporting actor in a motion picture award at the Golden Globes last night with Kate Hudson to Jim Broadbent for Iris.

January 20, 2002 - US Weekly quotes Josh Hartnett talking about shooting 'Black Hawk Down' in Morocco for five months admitting, "There were no women around. It was a celibate time for everyone."

January 19, 2002 - The Philadelphia Inquirer's Steven Rea spoke with his fellow Inquirer staff writer, Mark Bowden, who wrote the book 'Black Hawk Down' which the Josh Hartnett starring movie opening this weekend is based on. A pretty good interview that expands on the movie and the Army mission.

January 19, 2002 - The Star Tribune reports many Somalis are worried that the release of 'Black Hawk Down' this weekend will stir anti-Somali sentiment. Omar Jamal, executive director of the Somali Justice Advocacy Center in St. Paul said, "It sends a very bleak, dark message. It depicts Somali society as a savage, pitiless beast."

January 19, 2002 - James Verniere of the Boston Herald reviewed 'Black Hawk Down' and described the Ridley Scott film saying, "The film forces viewers to share the peril American forces experienced on a mission in Mogadishu, Somalia, a military action gone horribly wrong, and succeeds so well in doing so that many sensitive viewers won't be able to handle it. It is the most graphic, gut-wrenching and terrifying war movie since the first 25 minutes of Steven Spielberg's 'Saving Private Ryan.'"

January 19, 2002 - Terry Lawson of the Detroit Free Press reviewed the Josh Hartnett starring 'Black Hawk Down' calling the film a 'remarkable achievment' from a technical perspective but admitted he had little idea what was going on throughout the movie as the film eschews personalities and politics.

January 19, 2002 - Colin Covert of the Star Tribune spoke with hometown celebrity Josh Hartnett where the actor spoke about living in the celebrity scarce St. Paul, his dislike of the L.A. lifestyle, acting, his SNL hosting gig, and his latest film, 'Black Hawk Down'. The story at startribune.com has since been removed.

January 18, 2002 - Revered movie critics Owen Gleiberman, of Entertainment Weekly, and Elvis Mitchell, of The New York Times, have slammed 'Black Hawk Down' for failing to explain the Somali side of the story. Producer Jerry Bruckheimer explained on The O'Reilly Factor, "I don't know if (Gleiberman) saw the movie, because the second scene in the picture is a conversation between one of the supporters of Adid (the warlord our troops were trying to overthrow), who's very articulate, very smart and gives you the Somali point of view."

January 16, 2002 - Splash has photos of Josh Hartnett and a mystery friend stepping out of The Four Seasons Hotel in New York, as well as photos of him arriving at the Ed Sullivan Theatre in New York to tape his show with Dave Letterman last night. Splash has since removed the pictures.

January 15, 2002 - The LA Daily News spoke with Josh Hartnett about his role as Ranger Staff Sgt. Matt Eversmann in 'Black Hawk Down' where Josh revealed, "My character was an amalgam. Matt wasn't out there the whole night, like I am in the film. And the book is even more jarring because there is three times as much death in it. But on a typical day it was about 90 degrees, we were wearing all this gear, we were running around in the dirt that the helicopters would kick up into our faces." Read more.

January 13, 2002 - One of Josh Hartnett's skits during last night's Saturday Night Live episode was a skit goofing on the George Lucas decision to use *NSYNC in his new Star Wars movie.

January 12, 2002 - Josh Hartnett will be hosting NBC's Saturday Night Live in just a few hours from now where Pink will be musical guest.

January 10, 2002 - TeenPeople.com has a preview of their Josh Hartnett cover story in the Teen People February 2002 issue. Josh probably didn't impress educators with his comment, "I think education is very important, but I didn't want to do all that nonsense busywork."

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