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September 27, 2006

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Jake Gyllenhaal to Also Make "Rendition"

September 27, 2006 09:26:28 GMT

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Barely included Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon in its cast, "Rendition" quickly has added one more young great talent in the list. Variety reported that Jake Gyllenhaal is positive to join the line-up yet it is still not made clear what role he is actually billed to play.

Scheduled for a mid-November production start, pic features South African filmmaker Gavin Hood at helm with Kelley Sane penning the script and Bill Todman executive producing also co-financing via his Level One. As for the story, it revolves around a Cairo-based CIA analyst whose world gets spinning out of control after witnessing the interrogation of a foreign national by the Egyptian secret police.
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"America's Got Talent" Champ Bianca Ryan Inked First Record Deal

September 27, 2006 08:56:00 GMT

"America's Got Talent" season one champion, Bianca Ryan, inked her first record deal ever. The 12-year-old girl has signed with Columbia Records/SYCO, an imprint of Simon Cowell, the show's executive producer.

Thus, the rising star's much-anticipated debut album is slated for release on Tuesday, November 14. The effort reportedly will feature both new material and old, including Bianca's cover of "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" from the Broadway hit "Dreamgirls".
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Rob Cohen Installing "Scared Straight"

September 27, 2006 08:45:18 GMT

Often deals with fast-paced action features, this time Rob Cohen is taking a different approach in filmmaking. The Hollywood Reported has revealed that the New York-based director is on board to direct a prison thriller picture entitled "Scared Straight" for New Line Cinema.

"After the success of (Fox drama) 'Prison Break,' there is revival of interest in the genre," Cohen once said in an interview. "It's going to be a genre movie with depth, and the depth will come from the character. It's the fight for the soul of this young kid who is on the verge."
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Tori Spelling & Husband Expecting Their First Child?

September 27, 2006 08:27:28 GMT

New rumors surface by the hour that Tori Spelling and her new husband Dean McDermott are expecting their first child together. Yes or no, at least comedian Kathy Griffin says so.

"Tori Spelling's pregnant by the way. It's not public yet, but I'm putting it out there", so said Kathy to the crowd while she was performing her stand-up show in Birmingham, Alabama last week.
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Nicole Richie Didn't Check Herself Into An Eating Disorder Rehab

September 27, 2006 08:08:52 GMT

Nicole Richie stands against rehab reports, insisting she doesn't have an eating disorder.

And contrast to the reports claiming she's checked herself into rehab, the socialite was photographed on Tuesday September 26th, strolling with boyfriend Brody Jenner in Malibu, California.
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Emma Watson Unsure on Returning for "Half-Blood Prince"

September 27, 2006 08:06:02 GMT

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The wholeness of "Harry Potter" principal cast is threatened to crack. Emma Watson, who is known to play Hermione Granger in the widely-popular film franchise, shockingly told Newsweek recently that she has not yet committed to star in the upcoming installment of the series, "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince."

"I don't know yet," the 16-year-old actress admitted earnestly upon being asked about her involvement in the film. "Every film is such a huge production, and it's a long time."
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Kate Bosworth's New Mystery Man

September 27, 2006 06:56:27 GMT

While rumors on her split with Orlando Bloom makes the gossip pages everyday, the now-single Kate Bosworth apparently has fixed her broken heart.

The actress was spotted Monday September 25th walking around New York City's Greenwich Village with the new mystery man in her life, British male model James Rousseau.
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Chevy Chase to Guest-Star on "Law & Order"

September 27, 2006 06:30:29 GMT

Emmy-winning comedy superstar Chevy Chase has been booked to guest star on NBC's "Law & Order" and already begins filming his part by this week.

Slated to star in an episode titled "In Vino Veritas Chase", Chevy is set to play a TV personality who's pulled over for drink driving "while wearing blood-soaked clothes, and whose religious prejudice comes out after his arrest".
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Weekend International Box-Office of Sept 22-24, 2006 Update

September 27, 2006 06:29:19 GMT

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Turns out that "Pirates of the Caribbean; Dead Man's Chest" once again has to draw back after its last-week triumph overseas as the throne now belongs to "Perfume: The Story of a Murderer."

Based on final studio data issued Monday, September 25, the German thriller has successfully garnered $11.3 million from five markets only to claim no. 1 on international weekend box-office ended September 24, 2006 and so, beats out the Disney's swashbuckler which this time managed to take in $7.3 million from 34 countries.
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The Wax Figure of Tony Parker

September 27, 2006 06:00:20 GMT

Basketball athlete Tony Parker will live forever, his wax figure at least.

The man, who widely known as the boyfriend of actress Eva Longoria, will have his wax figure displayed at the Grevin Wax Museum in Paris, France.
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Pop Star Michael Jackson Part Ways with Bahrain-Based Record Company

September 27, 2006 04:39:22 GMT

Raymone Bain, a spokesperson for Michael Jackson, announced the pop icon is no longer affiliated with Bahrain-based record company Two Seas, putting aside the plan to release his new album, his first since 2001, which previously was set to be released under the label.

Two Seas reportedly is a joint venture between Jackson and a member of the Bahraini royal family, Abdulla Hamad Al-Khalifa. And it was reported earlier that British music exec Guy Holmes would serve as CEO of the label and oversee production on Jackson's new disc, which had been aiming for a 2007 release.
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Lars von Trier Forming "Antichrist"

September 27, 2006 03:41:13 GMT

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Turning his attention to horror genre, Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier is set to develop "Antichrist", an English-language film project which will be made based on the theory that it was Satan, not God, who created the world.

While refused to give anything away in terms of the plot, the 50-year-old director has revealed that the production of the movie is expected to start next summer if financing goes as planned. No words yet on cast and other film crew, but it is reported that the picture will feature three main characters.
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Shakira Leads the 7th Annual Latin Grammy Awards Nominees

September 27, 2006 03:33:47 GMT

Colombian pop sensation Shakira leads the nomination list for the seventh annual installment of Latin Grammy Awards with six nods. The songbird is among others nominated for the categories of Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year, and Best Short Form Music Video, all for "La Tortura".

She, additionally, also vies for Album Of The Year, Best Female Pop Vocal Album, and Best Short Form Music Video categories for "Fijación Oral, Vol. 1". Following close behind with four nominations are Guatemalan popster Ricardo Arjona, Mexican singer-songwriter Julieta Venegas and Argentinian guitarist and vocalist Gustavo Cerati.
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Reese Witherspoon Sets to Deliver "Rendition"

September 27, 2006 03:03:12 GMT

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Looks like Reese Witherspoon is getting more serious in taking roles. FilmJerk.com has revealed that the Oscar-winning actress has been attached to star in political thriller "Rendition", a new project from New Line Cinema.

Presenting a multi-layered story, the picture takes focus on a Cairo-based CIA analyst whose world gets spinning out of control after witnessing the interrogation of a foreign national by the Egyptian secret police. Witherspoon is billed to portray Isabella El-Ibrahim, the pregnant American wife of an Egyptian-born chemical engineer, who is involved in the interrogation following her husband's arrest as a political prisoner in the post-9/11 tragedy.
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Paris Hilton Charged with DUI

September 27, 2006 02:53:24 GMT

No stranger to polemics, Paris Hilton once again becomes a hot commodity in Hollywood as she's been formally charged with driving under the influence (DUI).

The hotel heiress was charged Tuesday Sept 26th with two misdemeanors, driving under the influence and driving with a blood-alcohol level of .08 or higher.
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Anna Nicole Smith's Lawyer Claims He's the Father of Her Newborn Daughter

September 27, 2006 02:29:05 GMT

Howard K. Stern, the attorney for famous Anna Nicole Smith, said Tuesday Sept 26th on CNN's "Larry King Live" that he's the father of the star's newborn daughter.

Stern further claimed the baby as the couple's one "ray of hope" as they have grieved the death of her 20-year-old son, Daniel Smith, in the Bahamas.