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August 18, 2006

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Ann Peacock Signed to Write "American Girl" Script

August 18, 2006 09:54:59 GMT

Kit Kittredge: An American Girl picture
Moving on to bring out "American Girl" to the surface, Walden Media has hired Ann Peacock to pen the script of the project, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed. The assignment therefore is the second work Peacock will carry out for Walden as she previously has adapted the screenplay of "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe" based on C.S. Lewis' book of the same title.

For the film, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Marisa Yeres and Stephanie Langhoff are producing through Goldsmith-Thomas Productions in association with Julia Roberts' Red Om Films.
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"Be Kind Rewind" Adds More Cast

August 18, 2006 09:42:20 GMT

Be Kind Rewind picture
First it was Jack Black who was appointed to take part in the comedy "Be Kind Rewind". As for now on there are at least four more actors added to the cast, they are Mos Def, Melonie Diaz, Mia Farrow and Danny Glover.

"Be Kind Rewind", a Michel Gondry's direction, follows the story of Black's character, a man who becomes accidentally magnetized while trying to sabotage a power plant. His magnetic field erases all the tapes in the video store where his best friend works. To save the store, the duo re-enact and re-film every movie that its single loyal customer, an elderly woman, rent.
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Susan Sarandon and Helena Bonham Carter Take the Lead in "Eleanor & Colette"

August 18, 2006 09:25:31 GMT

Susan Sarandon and Helena Bonham Carter have been billed to play the lead characters in the forthcoming drama "Eleanor & Colette". In companion with them, Sebastian Koch has been booked to play the male lead.

The Rolf Schuebel direction is based on Marc Bruce Rosin's script. The story follows Sarandon's Eleanor, a patient at a psychiatric institute, who retains Colette (Bonham Carter), an attorney, to represent her complaint against the hospital, which has been prescribing her psychopharmacological drugs. During the lengthy process, the two women bond and form a special friendship.
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Matthew Aldrich Hired to Adapt "Counterfeit Son"

August 18, 2006 09:03:53 GMT

Looking for the writer to adapt its new thriller project of "Counterfeit Son", Warner Bros. Pictures has finally found the proper one to do the task in Matthew Aldrich.

Being so, Aldrich then will adapt based on Elaine Marie Alphin's 200 novel of the same title which follows a young man who attempts to con a family out of their deceased son's trust fund. There is no word yet about the film's crew, but Jessica Horowitz has given her agreement to produce.
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Warner Bros. Draws "Himelfarb" in

August 18, 2006 08:25:38 GMT

Keeps adding new projects in, Warner Bros. Pictures can now place "Himelfarb" under its wing. The company has successfully secured the project's spec script from first-time feature writers of Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel, Variety has reported.

Produced by Donald De Line, pic will be a comedy which tells about an emotionally needy young man who misinterprets the signals on a first date to then follow this girl of his dream to Nebraska and ingratiates himself into every aspect of her life.
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A New Title for "Fantastic Four" Sequel

August 18, 2006 07:45:53 GMT

Fantastic Four: Rise of The Silver Surfer picture
A change has been made to the "Fantastic Four" sequel, but need not worry, it just applied to the title only. 20th Century Fox has confirmed that the second installment of the franchise has fitted itself to a new name of "Fantastic Four: Rise of The Silver Surfer", shifting from the old one, "Fantastic Four and The Silver Surfer."

Aside from the title, all thankfully remain the same. Principal cast members like Michael Chiklis, Ioan Gruffudd, Chris Evans, and Jessica Alba are returning as the superhero team and so is director Tim Story. Mark Frost is still on duty to pen the script with Stan Lee, Avi Arad, Bernd Eichinger, plus Ralph Winter seating as the film's producers.
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Kate Hudson & Owen Wilson Dating?!

August 18, 2006 07:35:25 GMT

Just days ago people are shocked with the public announcement released by Kate Hudson and hubby Chris Robinson, stating that they're heading for divorce after six years of marriage. Just now, they become even more shocked in hearing that Hudson is dating Owen Wilson, her co-star in "You, Me and Dupree".

Their romantic relationship reportedly has become one reason behind the actress' split with The Black Crowes singer. Per American publication Us Weekly, Hudson and Wilson kept things under wrap but they indeed embarked on a romance during the filming of the romantic comedy flick.
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Rogue Pictures Rebuilding "Last House"

August 18, 2006 07:08:59 GMT

Last House on the Left, The picture
After Fox Searchlight hit the big screen with "The Hills Have Eyes", it's now Rogue Pictures' turn to bring out another new version of Wes Craven's work. Making an announcement on Thursday, August 17, the company's co-presidents Andrew Karpen and Andrew Rona have revealed their intention to develop "The Last House on the Left", a remake of the filmmaker's 1972 horror classic.

While there is no word yet on cast and director, Craven has been confirmed to take seat as the film's producer alongside his longtime producing partner Marianne Maddalena and the original film's producer, Sean S. Cunningham.
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Tom DeLonge & Wife Welcomed Second Child

August 18, 2006 06:59:33 GMT

Former Blink-182 frontman Tom DeLonge and his wife Jennifer welcomed the arrival of their second child Wednesday August 16th.

The newlyborn, a baby boy, was named Jonas Rocket, a publicist for the rocker confirmed.
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The Reunited Smashing Pumpkins Are Back in the Studio

August 18, 2006 06:15:14 GMT

The Smashing Pumpkins are reunited. But that's not all. The music act also is back to the studio, recording their next album, which also is their first set ever since calling it quits with their swan song, the 2000's "Machina: The Machines of God."

The Grammy-winning rockers confirmed their comingback in a short post on its Web site, stating in it that they will record the album with Roy Thomas Baker, the famed English producer best known for his work with Queen.
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"I Am Legend" Shooting Dates Unveiled


August 18, 2006 05:13:41 GMT

I Am Legend picture
As crew and cast of "I Am Legend" have been assembled neatly, Warner Bros. Pictures now really can bring the project to the next step. The company has revealed to Production Weekly that filming on the movie will make its start on September 23 this year to run for more than six months up to March 31, 2007 in New York with an aim to release it on November 21, 2007.

Shelved for quite a long time before being dusted off by Warner with Francis Lawrence at helm, pic features Will Smith in the lead role and "Cinderella Man" writer Akiva Goldsman on script. Goldsman himself is also producing alongside David Heyman, Neal Moritz, and Erwin Stoff.
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A Third Time Wedding for Pamela Anderson & Kid Rock

August 18, 2006 05:04:41 GMT

Pamela Anderson and Kid Rock tied the knot, again. The couple got married for the third time, this time at Nashville's notable Tootsie's Orchid Lounge in the wee hours of Thursday morning August 17th.

In a posting on her Web site dated Aug. 16, Anderson wrote: "Marriage Number 3! Nashville tootsies. In front of the coolest crowd. Bobby's singing! Sweet Home Alabama."
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FHM Cover Featuring Torrie Wilson Censored

August 18, 2006 04:33:26 GMT

Grand Central Station gets the FHM cover censored. Again?! The cover of the magazine's September issue featuring the professional wrestling diva, fitness competitor and model Torrie Wilson is considered as too hot for those at the train station.

This, in fact, isn't the first time that the cover of FHM has been censored. Grand Central Station gave the past two issues of the magazine a similar treatment, still with the same old reason "too hot".
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"I'm Not Engaged", Jennifer Aniston Said

August 18, 2006 03:46:44 GMT

Jennifer Aniston breaks her silence, spills the guts to People. The actress has on Wednesday August 16th in an exclusive interview with People denied the many rumors claim she's engaged to Vince Vaughn.

"I'm not engaged and I don't have a ring and I haven't been proposed to," Aniston said in a telephone conversation. "Normally we don't even acknowledge these things because they're endless, at this point. The thing that got me was that I was getting phone calls from Greece! My Aunt Mary in Greece is getting accused of lying! I mean, they're getting angry".
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Mel Gibson Pleads No Contest to Misdemeanor Charge

August 18, 2006 03:10:15 GMT

A plea agreement with prosecutors has been reached in the drunk-driving case involving Mel Gibson. And so, instead of being sent behind the bar, the actor-director indeed was sentenced to three years probation, fined $1,300 and ordered to attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and enroll in what was described as a three-month-long "alcohol-abuse program."

Gibson did not attend the court Thursday August 17th when the probation was granted. His lawyer Blair Berk, entered the plea on his behalf before Malibu Superior Court Judge Lawrence Mira.
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Haley Joel Osment Facing DUI Charges

August 18, 2006 02:34:55 GMT

Teen actor Haley Joel Osment is facing up to six months in jail on three misdemeanors, including driving under the influence and possessing marijuana. Authorities mentioned that Osment's blood-alcohol content in the July 20th incident, in which he was involved, was double, at 0.16, the legal limit of .08.

Detailing on the incident, Los Angeles County sheriff's Lt. Greg Sisneros said Osment crashed his 1995 Saturn last month at around 1 a.m. near Los Angeles. The star lost control of his car, hit a mailbox on a brick base and flipped over. As a result of the crash, Osment broke a rib and hurt his shoulder but was expected to make a full recovery.
 
 
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