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October 31, 2006

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Irish Rockers U2 Plan 3D Concert Film for 2007

October 31, 2006 09:32:18 GMT

Irish rock band U2 is busy working on their first ever 3-D concert film, slated for a summer or fall 2007 release.

The film will be directed by Mark Pellington who began his career by shooting U2's seminal "One" video, and Catherine Owens, a creative director on several U2 world tours.
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Steven Soderbergh Creating Back-to-Back Che Guevara Biopic

October 31, 2006 09:13:19 GMT

Guerrilla picture
Finally ready to bring up his long-gestating project depicting the life of Che Guevara to the big screen, prominent director Steven Soderbergh has been confirmed to develop not only one but two movies about the respected Latin American revolutionary, titled "The Argentine" and "Guerrilla."

Intended to be shot back-to-back using mostly Spanish dialogue, these two projects have already picked up "Traffic" star Benicio Del Toro to play Guevara while Javier Bardem, Franka Potente, and Benjamin Bratt are all currently in talks to join the cast. Both movies will be made using less than $70 million budget with Peter Buchman working on the scripts and Laura Bickford producing.
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Tori Spelling Tapped to Star in A Reality Series for Oxygen

October 31, 2006 08:54:51 GMT

She does pregnant with her first child, but that doesn't mean Tori Spelling would stop working. The actress and husband Dean McDermott have both been booked to star in a reality series for Oxygen, revolving around a bed-and-breakfast inn.

The as-yet-untitled show will air on the US Oxygen network with the six half-hour episodes will debut next spring.
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Universal Comes to "Everlost"

October 31, 2006 08:24:32 GMT

Giving favor to family-themed feature, Universal Pictures has picked up the rights to make "Everlost", a big screen adaptation of Neal Shusterman's novel of the same title, Variety has learned.

Following this, the giant company will develop the project as a potential directing vehicle for Gary Ross with Shusterman to pen the screenplay. Meanwhile, Larger Than Life's Allison Thomas and Naketha Mattocks will both seat as producers.
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Lackluster Ticket Sales Forced Kevin Federline to Cancel Shows

October 31, 2006 08:23:57 GMT

Intended to become famous and success apparently never comes easy for Kevin Federline. The self-called rapper has to unfortunately cancel his live performances on Monday Oct 30th, just one day before his debut album "Playing With Fire" is set to hit stores.

It is said that Federline is planning to launch his new LP with five guest appearances around the US. In fact, poor ticket sales has forced him to cancel two and possibly three shows. Per American publication Star, his November 9th gig at House of Blues in Cleveland, Ohio has already been canceled despite the fact that tickets were priced at an affordable $20-$22.
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Gary Winick Collects "Letters to Juliet"

October 31, 2006 08:22:45 GMT

Letters to Juliet picture
Already succeeded in obtaining the rights to make "Letters to Juliet" based on Lise and Ceil Friedman's upcoming book of the same title, Summit Entertainment has appointed Gary Winick to helm the project, Variety has reported.

The movie will present a contemporary romantic story derived from the book's content which compiles the missives that lovelorn people all over the world have written to storied star-crossed lover Juliet Capulet. Patrick Wachsberger and Eric Feig are both set to produce alongside Applehead Pictures' Ellen Barkin and Caroline Kaplan.
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Nicole Richie Fainted at Hollywood's Up-Market Nightclub Hyde

October 31, 2006 07:34:14 GMT

Only two days after announcing that she was seeking medical intervention to help her gain weight, Nicole Richie was reported fainted in the early hours of Sunday morning Oct 29th at Hollywood's up-market nightclub Hyde.

The socialite was spotted at Hyde, clubbing with some friends when she suddenly fainted at 2 a.m. Her friends accompanying her insisted that nobody call an ambulance so that attention wouldn't be drawn towards the incident.
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"Halo" Movie Suspended!

October 31, 2006 07:15:24 GMT

Losing Universal Pictures and 20th Century Fox as its backups has cost "Halo" more than just a big problem indeed as Peter Jackson along with Microsoft's WingNut Films have just shockingly issued an official announcement stating that the production of the movie is halted.

"At this time Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh, along with their partner, Microsoft, have mutually agreed to postpone making a feature film based on the Halo video game universe until we can fulfill the promise we made to millions of Halo fans throughout the world that we would settle for no less than bringing a first class film to the big screen," so the statement said.
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Jason Bateman and Wife Welcome First Baby

October 31, 2006 07:07:35 GMT

Life is now complete for Jason Bateman and wife Amanda Anka. The couple has just welcomed the arrival of their first child, a daughter, on Saturday October 28th.

The newlyborn, named Francesca Nora Bateman, was born in Los Angeles, the actor's rep, Cara Tripicchio has confirmed.
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Kylie Minogue Takes Time As Guest Editor for Vogue

October 31, 2006 06:54:42 GMT

This time around Kylie Minogue will give hand at something absolutely new for her that is taking part as a guest editor for Vogue.

The pop singer, who once diagnosed with breast cancer, will guest edit the December issue of Australian Vogue magazine dubbed "The return of the showgirl."
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StillKing Guarding "The Keep"

October 31, 2006 06:48:05 GMT

Joining the recent flow of turning writing work into big screen feature, StillKing Films is putting attention to develop "The Keep" based on Jennifer Egan's latest novel of the same name following its acquisition of rights to the book.

In materializing its aim, the studio has already hired "The Ring" writer Ehren Kruger to work on the script as well as to produce along with Daniel Bobker and Matthew Stillman. However, there is no word yet on the cast lineup or director.
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Michael Jackson Invites will.i.am to Collaborate for An Upcoming Album

October 31, 2006 06:38:11 GMT

Michael Jackson is moving faster than anyone has thought. The King of Pop, who's been slated to receive the Diamond Award at the upcoming World Music Awards, has asked will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas to collaborate on some new tracks for an upcoming album.

"I like what he is doing and thought it would be interesting to collaborate or just see how the chemistry worked," Jacko said on the encounter. "I think he's doing wonderful, innovative, positive, great music."
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"Prada" Continues Being World's Favorite

October 31, 2006 05:11:12 GMT

Devil Wears Prada, The picture
Even the coming of recent blockbuster movies cannot overthrow the reign of "The Devil Wears Prada" on weekend international box office.

For the fourth time in a row, the 20th Century Fox's drama comedy becomes the top grossing picture on the chart ended October 29, 2006, scoring $17.6 million from 53 markets to thus raise its total sum to $130.4 million so far.
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The Rolling Stones Postpone Another Concert

October 31, 2006 05:02:36 GMT

Bad news. The Rolling Stones postpone another show on their "Bigger Bang" world tour. To their fans' dismal the band has been forced to cancel their rare theater show at New York's Beacon Theatre scheduled for Tuesday evening Oct 31st after frontman Mick Jagger was struck down by a sore throat.

Due to the sick, doctors advised the rocker to rest his voice, which unfortunately forced his band to, in addition to the Tuesday show, also postpone their Friday night Oct 27th concert in Atlantic City, New Jersey. This is the second time that Jagger's throat has affected the Stones tour. In August the band cancelled two dates in Spain after the singer contracted laryngitis.
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The Big Winners at the 2006 Q Awards

October 31, 2006 04:19:21 GMT

Oasis and Arctic Monkeys were double winners at the 2006 Q Awards, took place Oct 30th at London's Grosvenor House Hotel. Both bands won two awards each, with the British rock band took home the award for Best Act in the World Today along with the Classic Songwriter Award for Noel Gallagher.

The Arctic Monkeys, had four nominations, kept up the Best Album for "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I Am Not" and the People's Choice awards. Irish rock band U2's The Edge collected the Q Innovation in Sound Award, with the Irish rock band itself receiving the special one-time-only Q Award Of Awards: Band of Bands accolade.
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Bryan Singer Positively Back for "Superman Returns" Sequel

October 31, 2006 04:09:30 GMT

At last the sequel is coming to development. Variety has confirmed that a follow up to this year's "Superman Returns" will be made with Bryan Singer to once again direct and produce for Warner Bros. Pictures. However, as with any other project, there are several factors that must be addressed first before it is greenlit.

Expected to be backed up by Legendary Pictures in financial matters for the second time, the movie is tentatively set for a summer 2009 release using a production budget below $200 million regardless of Warner's statement saying there's not even a script or budget yet.
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The Nominees for 2007 Induction Into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

October 31, 2006 03:53:20 GMT

Nine nominees for the 2007 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have been announced Monday Oct 30th. Officials for the hall of fame announced the nominations of Van Halen, R.E.M., The Ronettes, The Stooges, Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five, Patti Smith, The Dave Clark Five, CHIC, and Joe Tex.

Those nine nominees will be sent to more than 500 voters, with the five inductees announced in January next year. They will be inducted at a March ceremony at the Waldorf Astoria in New York with all five inductees will be represented in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, OH.
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Oprah Winfrey's "Gift of Giving Back"

October 31, 2006 03:13:02 GMT

Oprah Winfrey knows what is best for her audience and most of all for charity. The very generous talk show queen has given all to her audience, ranging from new cars to fulfilling their wildest dreams. This time around she has something greater than all, something extraordinary.

The so-called the "gift of giving back" is a $1,000 debit cards sponsored by the Bank of America to donate to a charitable cause. On a show that aired Monday Oct 30th, Oprah gave away the cards to more than 300 audience members.
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Lionsgate to Make "Saw IV" for Next Halloween

October 31, 2006 02:52:10 GMT

Saw IV picture
Riding high on the success of "Saw III" which has garnered $33.6 million during its three-days run, Lionsgate as the franchise's production company is reportedly planning to set up its follow-up, "Saw IV", with an aim to also release it by Halloween next year.

No details yet on the cast, writer, director, and plot, but the story presumably will still deal with the elaborate, bloody games that psycho killer Jigsaw schemes neatly to test the moral fiber of his victims.
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Reese Witherspoon & Ryan Phillippe Announced Separation

October 31, 2006 02:45:46 GMT

It's over between Reese Witherspoon and husband Ryan Phillippe. The couple has separated after seven years of marriage.

Speaking on the encounter, a representative for the couple Nanci Ryder issued a statement Monday Oct 30th, "We are saddened to announce that Reese and Ryan have decided to formally separate. They remain committed to their family and we ask that you please respect their privacy and the safety of their children at this time."
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Joe Carnahan Listening to "Jazz"

October 31, 2006 02:41:39 GMT

Stepping into his next stint, "Narc" helmer Joe Carnahan is in charge to direct "White Jazz", a big screen adaptation of James Ellroy's novel of the same title, with he himself and his brother Matthew Michael Carnahan set to work on the script, CHUD has revealed.

Said by Carnahan to be the sequel of Curtis Hanson's 1997 work of "L.A. Confidential", the picture will likely to closely follow the original version's story which revolves around the daily work of Lieutenant David "Dave" Klein and his involvement with the dark side of the L.A.P.D.
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"Oddworld" Team Is Under "Siege"

October 31, 2006 02:38:34 GMT

Taking new direction towards film feature after years of making games, developers of "Oddworld" videogame franchise Lorne Lanning and Sherry McKenna are joining forces with Vanguard Animation to create a dark political thriller movie entitled "Citizen Siege."

Described as a rare CG animated film aimed at adults, the project will be made at $40 million budget and set in the near future with Lanning on board to direct and John Williams producing. Meanwhile, Vanguard intends to work on the film in its Vancouver studio where it is currently producing "Space Chimps."
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Hyde Park and Capcom Constructing New "Street Fighter" Movie

October 31, 2006 02:30:04 GMT

Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li picture
Back in 1994, moviegoers was already presented with a videogame adaptation of "Street Fighter" starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and now a newer big screen version is about to be made through a joint venture between Hyde Park Entertainment and Capcom Ltd..

Tentatively titled the same as the game's name, the project is said to take its focus on the game's most popular female fighter Chun-Li, but plot details are still being kept under wraps though it is revealed that Justin Marks has been appointed to write the screenplay.
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Where on Earth TomKat Will Hold Their Nuptial?

October 31, 2006 02:26:03 GMT

It was reported earlier that Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes would like to have their wedding at Giorgio Armani's Italian villa. But as for now on speculation is mounting in Hollywood that the couple will tie to knot at the World War II hideout of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini.

The 19th Century building was said to be used by fascist dictator Mussolini to hide from the Allied forces during the Second World War while the nearby lake is rumored to contain his hidden gold. Such history, however, couldn't prevent Holmes from marrying in the building as she "seemed more interested in hearing the likes of Grace Kelly and Isadora Duncan had stayed there."
 
 
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