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The real-life stars of Netflix's "Cheer" documentary want to put their newfound fame to good use ... and they've got ideas for potential movie adaptions and pitches for music videos!!! We got the cheer squad from Navarro Community College in Texas after they touched down at LAX and asked how they're feeling about going Hollywood. Coach Monica Aldama is hoping their story finds its way into a movie script ... and she wants Sandra Bullock to play her on the big screen!!! As you know ... everyone is raving about the super fun doc, and the cheerleaders are getting shoutouts from all types of celebs and athletes. Jerry Harris tells us his favorite famous fan, and his answer might surprise you ... sorry, JJ Watt, being the best defensive player in the NFL just ain't cutting it for Jerry. Speaking of sports stars ... these cheerleaders say people better recognize -- they are definitely athletes. A music video makes perfect sense for the cheer squad ... and while Lexi Brumback wants to collaborate with someone from the EDM world, her peers are pulling for Drake. Let's make it happen!!! (TMZ)

Berlin Festival's Generations Lineup to Feature 58 Percent Female Directors. The children and youth film sidebar will screen entries from 34 countries. The Berlin Film Festival on Wednesday unveiled its Generations sidebar lineup, consisting of 59 children and youth films, with 58 percent of the titles, both feature-length and short films, directed by women. Berlin organizers recently also said that the festival's co-production market, where producers look for partners to finance their new projects, will feature more than 50 percent female-directed films for the first time in its 17-year history. Leonie Krippendorff's female coming-of-age tale Cocoon, starring German actresses Lena Urzendowsky and Jella Haase, will open Generation's 14plus competition section. H Is for Happiness, John Sheedy's adaptation of the Barry Jonsberg graphic novel, will open Generation's Kplus section targeting younger viewers. Veins of the World, the latest from Oscar-nominated director Byambasuren Davaa (The Story of the Weeping Camel), will have its world premiere in Generations. The feature focuses on a young Mongolian goat herder whose dream is to one day perform onstage in the TV reality show Mongolia's Got Talent. Other Generation highlights include Sweet Thing, the new feature from U.S. indie veteran Alexandre Rockwell (In the Soup) and Death of Nintendo from Filipino filmmaker Raya Martin (Independencia), both of which will have their world premiere in Berlin. In total, Generations will feature 29 world premieres and 11 debut features from a total of 34 countries. The 70th Berlin International Film Festival runs Feb. 20-March 1. Berlin will unveil its full selection in the coming weeks. (Hollywood Reporter)

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