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"Apocalypto" Still Stays in Disney

August 12, 2006 07:56:46 GMT

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"Apocalypto" is going nowhere. The Walt Disney Co. through its spokesperson has officially confirmed on Friday, August 11 that the Mayan language picture is still under the company's banner to be released on December 8 this year as planned.

This statement then automatically pushes aside all the recent media and Internet publications which have reported the studio to have sold the film's distribution rights to another studio following the controversial anti-Semitic remarks the movie's filmmaker, Mel Gibson, has made. As reported before, the noted actor-director was arrested on Friday, July 28 for driving under the influence (DUI) while also has been charged for keeping an open container of alcohol in his car in connection with the traffic stop, during which he told a sheriff's deputy that Jews "were responsible for all the wars in the world."
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Pet Kinkajou Baby Luv Bite Paris Hilton's Left Arm

August 12, 2006 07:07:08 GMT

Paris Hilton was reportedly bitten by Baby Luv, her kinkajou monkey, in the early hours of Tuesday morning August 8th, because of which she had to visit a hospital emergency room to receive a tetanus shot.

The actress' spokesman, Elliot Mintz, has confirmed the incident, revealing Paris was frolicking with her exotic pet early Tuesday morning "the way some people play with their cats and dogs" when the animal became excited. "Baby Luv bit her. It's a superficial bite on her left arm," Mintz continued.
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Big Titles Coming Down to Toronto Film Fest

August 12, 2006 07:01:15 GMT

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Updating the news of this year's Toronto International Film Festival, some big titles have delightfully been announced to be included as part of the event and have their world premieres there, the organizers have revealed on Thursday, August 10.

Among those slated to come are "The Last Kiss", "For Your Consideration", "Stranger Than Fiction", plus "El Cantante", the Jennifer Lopez - Marc Anthony flick which tells the life story of Hector Lavoe, the man who introduced salsa to U.S public. Another big name, "The Fountain", will also be featured at the festival to encounter its North American premiere.
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Hugh Hefner Would Love Nicole Kidman to Grace the Cover of Playboy

August 12, 2006 06:14:22 GMT

Magazine mogul Hugh Hefner wants Nicole Kidman to strip for the front cover of his sexy men's magazine Playboy.

The Playboy boss was inspired to approach the actress after watching her perform naked in the 1999 Broadway play "The Blue Room."
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Kevin Federline Launching "Federation Records" Label

August 12, 2006 05:46:00 GMT

What is it about Kevin Federline that's so hot? It's the announcement he released on Friday August 11th that he's launching his own record label, Federation Records.

And as many could apparently guess, the rapper's first album, "Playing with Fire," slated to marry the street in October later this year, will surely be the label's first official release.
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"Detectives" Finished Filming

August 12, 2006 05:10:42 GMT

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It's wrapped up. Peace Arch Entertainment Group Inc. has announced that its project of "Watching the Detectives" has just finished the filming production after being shot in New York City for some time.

A directorial debut of Paul Soter, the movie is a romantic comedy centering on a film noir buff whose world is abruptly turned upside down when he meets an unpredictable, real-life femme fatale beauty. Cillian Murphy and Lucy Liu are starring with Soter writing the script. Celine Rattray, Daniela Taplin Lundberg, plus Galt Niederhoffer take seat as the producers in association with Hart-Lunsford Pictures.
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"I Am Pregnant", Gillian Anderson Wrote on Her Website

August 12, 2006 04:57:35 GMT

"I am pregnant; which I have no doubt many of you know," Gillian Anderson wrote on her personal Website's "Latest News" page. "And I am very excited. And I am very fat", the statement continued.

In her Web posting, the actress further reveals "This year has not been about work at all really but about endings and beginnings and change and growth and pain and happiness and ultimately SLOWING DOWN, on a personal front. Taking stock of what is important to me, what matters, what I actually want my life to look like."
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Sold Out, Matthew McConaughey's 1971 Corvette Stingray

August 12, 2006 04:31:38 GMT

Hollywood movie star Matthew McConaughey has collected $61,600 for US victims of last year's Hurricanes after his 1971 Corvette Stingray sold out on auction website eBay.

On the vehicle, dubbed Mako (like the mako shark), McConaughey said the car had carried him across his home state and down to Mexico many times. He, furthermore, claimed it as "a luxury that I'm willing to relinquish (to) help so many with the necessities in life."
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Philip Seymour Hoffman and Michelle Williams Reciting "Synecdoche"

August 12, 2006 04:31:15 GMT

This one sure is worth waiting for. A directorial debut of Oscar-winning writer Charlie Kaufman, "Synecdoche" has satisfyingly included Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman and Oscar-nominated actress Michelle Williams in its cast list, making the film undoubtedly a promising high-profile project to come up.

Slated to begin the production by early summer 2007, the movie revolves around an anguished playwright and several women in his life. It is still unclear yet whether Kaufman will also pen the script or not.
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Now on the Internet, Suri Cruise Photos

August 12, 2006 03:54:56 GMT

Has been all over the news lately while also becoming a hot commodity in Hollywood, the elusive Suri Cruise finally comes to the surface.

Photos of the celebrity couple Tom Cruise and fiancee Katie Holmes' daughter reportedly have found their way to the Internet in X17online which scored the scoop with aerial pictures.
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Christopher Nolan Approaches "The Prisoner"

August 12, 2006 03:43:14 GMT

Christopher Nolan is about to add one more directorial stint in his resume. According to Variety, the acclaimed filmmaker is close to a deal to helm Universal's "The Prisoner", a big screen adaptation of TV series of the same name aired in the '60s.

If everything goes well, Nolan then will be tapped to make a contemporized version for the picture with Janet and David Peoples being set to pen the script. Production is expected to begin soon after he wraps up "Batman Begins" sequel, "The Dark Knight" which is slated to begin filming early next year.
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"Prince Caspian" Sets to Commence Filming in January

August 12, 2006 03:41:09 GMT

It is unveiled at last. Telling The Hollywood Reporter, producer Mark Johnson has ultimately revealed that the production of "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian" will begin this coming January.

Shifting the filming location from New Zealand to Europe, the movie has been confirmed to still feature the principal cast consisting of William Moseley, Anna Popplewell, Georgie Henley, and Skandar Keynes. Andrew Adamson also returns to once again take the double jobs of directing and co-writing the script.
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Hayden Christensen Is the "Jumper"

August 12, 2006 03:35:50 GMT

The dust has been cleared up. Answering the big question on his involvement in "Jumper", Hayden Christensen has finally been confirmed to join the picture, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed.

Replacing Tom Sturridge, Christensen therefore will play the lead role of David, a young man from a broken home who discovers that he has the ability to teleport. Accompanying him in the cast are Samuel L. Jackson, Jamie Bell, and Teresa Palmer.
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Mark Dindal Takes Grip on "Sherlock's Secretary"

August 12, 2006 03:32:18 GMT

It probably will be one of the good moments Mark Dindal can keep in mind. The filmmaker finally could encounter his directorial debut on live-action feature as he has been tapped to helm "Sherlock's Secretary", a new project from Walden Media and Nash Entertainment.

Based on the little-known fact that real letters are being sent to the fictitious home of fictional detective Sherlock Holmes at 221b Baker St, pic will follow the story of a man living at the address as he receives one of these letters. Noticing that the letter is sent to seek Holmes' help in solving a crime, he boldly decides to unravel the case without being aware of what awaits him ahead.
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Courteney Cox & Hubby David Arquette "Went to A Therapist"

August 12, 2006 03:30:50 GMT

Courteney Cox and David Arquette seem to have a very happy marriage, but that doesn't mean they never face any difficulties in living their love life. The actress spills all to Life magazine in its new issue that she and David once went to a therapist to work the things out.

Cox tells the magazine, "We were just in Sardinia for a vacation. We got into these fights two nights in a row over stupid stuff. But I could see how relationships break up if you don't go, 'What are we doing!?' So we went to a therapist, and he broke it down for us."
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Mandate Pictures Rolling "27 Times"

August 12, 2006 03:19:59 GMT

A seemingly promising project is on its way to come to the surface through Mandate Pictures. The company has successfully obtained the rights to "27 Times", a dark, supernatural thriller flick written by Thomas Thonson.

While there is no word yet on the cast and the rest of film crew, it has been revealed that the film's story centers on an overprotective young man caring for his teenage brother who has precognitive visions of violent deaths. Taking advantage from his brother's terrible gift, he later unexpectedly gets confronted by the brutal deaths in his wake.
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Weinstein Company Gets "Prey"

August 12, 2006 02:46:03 GMT

The Weinstein Company is taking full speed indeed. Barely obtained the distribution rights to "Nomad", it has already carried out the same thing to a suspense-thriller flick entitled "Prey" for North America region.

Starring Bridget Moynahan, Peter Weller, Jamie Bartlett, and Carly Schroeder, pic focuses on a horrible occurrence experienced by an American family when they are stalked by lions after becoming lost in a game reserve during their trip to Africa. Darrell James Roodt does double jobs of directing and writing the screenplay, the latter task being carried out alongside Beau Bauman and Jeff Wadlow.
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Universal and Intermedia Recruit "Magicians"

August 12, 2006 02:39:36 GMT

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Joining forces to make a new film together, Universal Pictures International and Intermedia have just unveiled their intention to bring up "Magicians" to the big screen, Variety has revealed. Both companies have assigned the team behind Channel 4's sitcom of "Peep Show" to bring out the project to the surface.

Almost all of the "Peep Show" team will get on board as the movie crew includes writers Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain plus the series' actors, Robert Webb and David Mitchell. Meanwhile, the program's executive producer, Andrew O'Connor, is tapped to direct with Juliet Stevenson and Peter Capaldi also starring.
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Kirsten Dunst Is Doing Marie Antoinette for Vogue

August 12, 2006 02:31:17 GMT

First it was Madonna who did it, and now it's time for Kirsten Dunst to do it. The young and beautiful starlet poses as Marie Antoinette for the September issue of Vogue magazine, hit the newsstands Tuesday August 15th.

Dunst, who plays a young Antoinette in Sofia Coppola's upcoming film titled "Marie Antoinette", was photographed by Annie Leibovitz at the Palace of Versailles, where many of the scenes for the film were shot. She is featured on the cover of the magazine wearing a white wig and a pink satin dress by Milena Canonero.
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Kanye West Is Engaged!!!

August 12, 2006 02:11:42 GMT

The six-time Grammy-winning rapper-producer Kanye West is single no more. The star is engaged to marry his girlfriend, People magazine reported on Friday August 11th.

The magazine, citing unnamed sources close to the singer, said West proposed to his girlfriend, Alexis, during a recent overseas trip.