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Rating lowered for ‘Eat Pray Love’

Julia Roberts’ new film has gained a wider potential audience now that the rating has been lowered from R to PG-13.

The filmmakers behind “Eat Pray Love,” based on the best-selling book by Elizabeth Gilbert, got the R rating overturned by the Motion Picture Association of America.

The movie is due in theaters Aug. 13.

Del Toro kicks ‘Hobbit’

Director Guillermo del Toro says production delays have forced him to quit the planned film version of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit,” a two-part prequel to the blockbuster “Lord of the Rings” trilogy.

“After nearly two years of living, breathing and designing a world as rich as Tolkien’s Middle Earth, I must, with great regret, take leave from helming these wonderful pictures,” he said, noting the film still hasn’t been greenlighted by struggling studio MGM.