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October 14, 2006

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Paul Heller Climbs to "High Places"

October 14, 2006 07:54:24 GMT

Bringing back the memory of British mountaineer George Mallory, producer Paul Heller is set to develop a film feature depicting the life and adventures of the strong-willed man, whose frozen body was found in 1999 at Mt. Everest after his last expedition in 1924 with close friend Andrew Irvine

"It is a very good story and the more we looked at it the more exciting it seemed to us," so Heller said as reported by Reuters. "The life of George Mallory is inherently very dramatic and the whole history of the climb, and why he and Irvine were doing it, is so gripping that we decided to go with the project."
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Welsh Singer Charlotte Church Sparked Pregnancy Rumor

October 14, 2006 04:55:39 GMT

Charlotte Church has been all over the news lately, hit by pregnancy rumor. Many believe the Welsh singer is pregnant after she celebrated Ashlee Simpson's 22nd birthday in London this week by drinking only water.

"Everybody at the party was whispering about the rumors. It just isn't like Charlotte to party all night without alcohol", so said a source. Adding to the pregnancy rumor, Church also spotted to be carrying more weight than usual on her tummy at the bash.
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Random House Solving "The Galton Case"

October 14, 2006 04:21:58 GMT

Continuing its partnership with Focus Features, Random House, Inc has added one more project entitled "The Galton Case" under the wings of their Random House Films to be developed with Focus set to distribute.

Adapted from Ross Macdonald's crime novel of the same title published in 1959, the picture then lines up with "Reservation Road" to be the future film productions emerging from this joint venture. So far, there is no word yet on either cast or director included in the picture, not to mention production schedule.
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Paul McCartney Applied to Have His Name Trademarked

October 14, 2006 04:06:26 GMT

He has all; money, big lavish house, and bright singing career, but a trademark. And so Paul McCartney tries to get one.

The former Beatle thus on Friday Oct 13th through his company, MPL Communications Ltd., made the application to trademark his name for use on goods as wide-ranging as pantihose, waistcoats and vegetarian food to Britain's Trademark Registry.
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Prom Magazine Drops Brooke Hogan

October 14, 2006 03:34:11 GMT

Prom magazine decided not to use singer and reality television star Brooke Hogan on their upcoming annual edition. Not without reason but it is the star's scantily-clad appearance on the cover of FHM's November issue wearing nothing but a skimpy bikini that prompted the publication to take the step.

A teen-focused magazine, Prom drops Hogan from its cover, citing her image was not appropriate for their audience. "We don't feel up to taking thousands of telephone calls from the upset mothers of our young promers," spokesman Aaron Bernick said in a statement. The magazine, however, has booked Ashley Tisdale to replace her but this will then result in the postponement of its November deadline and publication until January next year.
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Madonna and Guy Ritchie Flew Out of Malawi Sans Adopted Son

October 14, 2006 03:05:35 GMT

Just after gaining preliminary custody of a 1-year-old Malawian boy, Madonna and her husband Guy Ritchie flew out of the southern African country Friday Oct 13th at 2 a.m. without their adopted son David Banda. The child reportedly has been left in the care of Madonna's entourage.

Meanwhile, Madonna's publicist, Liz Rosenberg confirmed the adoption plans, released a statement confirming, "Madonna and her husband Guy Ritchie have been granted custody of their son David. Final legal arrangements are being made to bring him home to his new family".
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Sacha Baron Cohen Making Advances to "Sweeney Todd"

October 14, 2006 02:56:10 GMT

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Fresh from his appearance in "Borat", Sacha Baron Cohen is heading to his next acting stint. The British actor is currently engaged in negotiations to star in "Sweeney Todd", an adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's musical stage production composed based on Christopher Bond's 1973 play of the same title.

If a deal is reached, Cohen will likely be billed as Signor Adolfo Pirelli, the strong competitor of the title character, played by Johnny Depp, in the haircutting world. The story itself concerns Todd who seeks out revenge on the judge who has wrongfully imprisoned him.
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Why Sara Evans Divorcing Hubby?

October 14, 2006 02:29:42 GMT

On the wake of the shocking announcement she made, which is about her divorce and withdrawal from the popular ABC show "Dancing With The Stars", here comes details of the divorce paper Sara Evans filed Thursday Oct 12th in Williamson County, Tenn.

Sara, who is a Platinum-selling country artist, filed for divorce from her husband of 13 years, Craig Schelske, accusing him of committing adultery and verbally abusing her. Among the claims made by the singer in the filed documents are, that Schelske "has frequently verbally abused, emotionally abused and harassed wife", "frequently watches pornography" on the family's computers, keeps more than 100 photos of himself "posing with his erect penis" and "there are several photographs showing him having sex with other women".
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"Dallas" Cast Rebooted

October 14, 2006 02:18:18 GMT

A shocking decision has been made concerning the cast in "Dallas", a big screen adaptation of the popular, long-running TV series. Variety learned that the lineup has been scrapped with the exception of John Travolta, who is still billed as J.R. Ewing, making all plans concerning the film's production be put on hold.

With this change of direction, it is confirmed that Luke Wilson and Shirley MacLaine, who have been cast to play Bobby Ewing and Miss Ellie, respectively, are no longer included in the list. In the meantime, helmer Gurinder Chadha opts to wait for the new cast before making final decision whether she will stay in the project or not.
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Fox 2000 Tells "All About Steve"

October 14, 2006 02:14:11 GMT

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More big-screen projects are about to come out from Fox 2000. Barely reported to make "Garlic and Sapphires", the company now is set to develop another titled "All About Steve" from comedy spec script written by Kim Barker.

In bringing up the feature to the surface, Barker has been attached to do a quick rewrite of her own script with an eye to start shooting next year. Meanwhile, Nicholas Osborne and Trevor Engelson of Underground Films are both set to executive produce.
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Rogue Sneaking into "Sanctum"

October 14, 2006 02:09:16 GMT

Rogue Pictures gets a big project to work on. The company has reached a deal with prominent director James Cameron to co-write and produce the man's big screen production, "James Cameron's Sanctum", a live-action drama made in high-definition 3-D.

Producing via his Earthship Productions with Andrew Wight, Cameron is currently rewriting the film's script with John Garvin. Meanwhile, directing matters is handled by Gary Johnstone who previously shared helming duties with Cameron on TV documentary "Expedition: Bismarck."