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November 08, 2006

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Nick Wechsler Walks Down "The Road"

November 08, 2006 10:05:32 GMT

Road, The picture
A project potential to raise moviegoers' tension is going to come out from the hands of renowned producer Nick Wechsler. Variety reported that the man is on board to produce a horror-thriller feature titled "The Road" which will be developed based on Cormac McCarthy's new novel of the same title.

Set after a nuclear explosion, the picture centers in a man who tries to transport his son to a safe place while struggling to survive from starving stragglers and marauding packs of cannibals. Australian filmmaker John Hillcoat has been attached to direct with Steve and Paula Mae Schwartz also producing.
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Mary J. Blige and Aretha Franklin Do Duet for "Bobby"

November 08, 2006 09:29:24 GMT

Two soul divas, Mary J. Blige and Aretha Franklin, are teaming up for the soundtrack for the upcoming drama "Bobby", directed by Emilio Estevez.

For the planned-project, the twosome reportedly have recorded Bryan Adams' tune "Never Gonna Break My Faith."
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Diane English Leads "The Women"

November 08, 2006 09:28:28 GMT

Women, The picture
Landing her next directorial stint on the big screen after "First Man", writer-producer Diane English has reached a deal to helm hip New York comedy "The Women", a remake of George Cukor's 1939 effort of the same title based on the Clare Boothe Luce novel.

Scheduled to start filming mid-March in New York, the project revolves around a tight-knit group of female friends dealing with friendship, divorce and betrayal. It is reported that names like Meg Ryan, Lisa Kudrow, Anne Hathaway, and Candice Bergen have already been attached to star with Christopher Eberts, Mick Jagger, also Victoria Pearman producing.
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Christian Slater and Elle Fanning Unwrap "Gideon's Gift"

November 08, 2006 09:01:12 GMT

Gideon's Gift picture
Making an on-screen collaboration for the first time, Christian Slater and Elle Fanning have both given agreement to star in "Gideon's Gift", a film adaptation of Karen Kingsbury's novel of the same name from her Red Glove series.

Slated to start the production early February in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the project sees Slater portray Big Earl Gibson who abandons his belief in God after losing both his wife and daughter. An eight-year-old leukemia patient named Gideon Mercer, played by Fanning, is determined to reach out to him, but the man seems to just as determined to rebuff her instead.
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Universal Goes Supernatural with Brandon Camp and Mike Thompson

November 08, 2006 08:55:25 GMT

Moving next to thriller genre after just being reported to develop John Francis' biopic "Planetwalker" with Tom Shadyac, Universal has preemptively secured the film rights to an untitled pitch penned by duo Brandon Camp and Mike Thompson, Variety has revealed.

Cast and crew details have not yet been unveiled, but it is said that the movie will center on a woman who has to deal with her past as she moves to a small town. Camp and Thompson are also on board to executive produce with Scott Stuber and Mary Parent producing via their Universal-based Stuber/Parent.
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Comedian Katt Williams Arrested on Stolen Weapon Charge

November 08, 2006 08:27:15 GMT

Katt Williams was arrested on gun charge. The comedian was arrested shortly after 4:30 p.m. Monday Nov 6th at Los Angeles International Airport after a stolen gun was found in his briefcase.

Sources said the arrest occurred in Terminal 5 shortly after a security checkpoint found a stolen gun in his briefcase. "An unknown object popped up on the X-ray monitor", Officer Belinda Nettles said. And a search of his briefcase found an unloaded gun that was reported to be stolen.
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Nicky Hilton Romancing David Katzenberg?!

November 08, 2006 08:03:15 GMT

Nicky Hilton's merry-go-round of a love life just keeps on turning. Shortly after ended her romance with Kevin Connolly last month, the Hilton Hotel heiress is reportedly romancing David Katzenberg.

On the twosome, the New York Post reported "They have gone to dinner but have not hit the clubs together. They are trying to keep it quiet for a little bit and keep it on the sly."
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Weinstein to Perform "Death Defying Acts"

November 08, 2006 07:22:16 GMT

Death Defying Acts picture
Another magician saga is on the way to embrace U.S big screen. The Weinstein Co. is reported to have obtained all U.S distribution rights to "Death Defying Acts", a fictionalized biopic of famed magician Harry Houdini directed by Australian filmmaker Gillian Armstrong.

Source close to the movie revealed that the company is conjuring up some $5.5 million for the picture, which was originally made for less than $20 million. It is also said that co-head Harvey Weinstein will release the film by fall next year, several months after its planned unveiling at Cannes Film Festival next May.
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Rock Supergroup Genesis Announced A Comeback Stadium Tour

November 08, 2006 07:17:30 GMT

Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford, and Tony Banks, the threesome of supergroup Genesis have on Tuesday Nov 7th announced a comeback stadium tour across Europe in summer 2007. The singer, keyboardist, and guitarist are reuniting for the Turn It On Again tour that would let fans hear a side of the band that went beyond their hits.

The trek will kick off at Olympic Stadium in Helsinki, Finland on June 11 and make stops in 12 different European countries, including Denmark, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Holland and the U.K., before wrapping up with a free concert in front of the Colosseum in Rome on July 14.
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The 2007 People's Choice Award Nominees

November 08, 2006 06:44:25 GMT

Puff. It is a tough race indeed. With the likes of Hollywood's A-listers, including Jennifer Aniston, Halle Berry, Sandra Bullock, Johnny Depp, Tom Hanks, and Denzel Washington, on the list of the 2007 People's Choice Award nominees, it is hard to predict who'll be the winner.

As of Aniston, Berry, and Bullock, they are all vying for Favorite Female Movie Star award. Elsewhere, Depp, Hanks, and Washington they are competing to win the Favorite Male Movie Star prize. Meanwhile, the Favorite Leading Lady nominees include Cameron Diaz, Kirsten Dunst, and Scarlett Johansson.
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Will Ferrell Confirmed Baby Number Two's Sex

November 08, 2006 06:12:05 GMT

It's official. Will Ferrell and wife Viveca Paulin are expecting second son.

The Emmy and Golden Globe nominated American comedian, during his appearance on "The Late Show with David Letterman" Monday night Nov 6th to promote his new movie "Stranger Than Fiction," revealed the sex of the unborn baby.
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Sheryl Crow Writes Song for the "Brave"

November 08, 2006 05:04:50 GMT

Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Sheryl Crow has been hard at work on writing an original song for the upcoming film "Home of the Brave" directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Irwin Winkler.

The new song, entitled "Try Not to Remember," is performed by Crow and produced/arranged by Grammy nominee Stephen Endelman for Lakeshore Records. It will later on be featured over the end credits of the drama action film.
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NBC's Special "SNL" with Christina Aguilera, Alec Baldwin, and Ludacris

November 08, 2006 04:45:59 GMT

One of Hollywood's pop icons, Christina Aguilera has been tapped for a special NBC's "Saturday Night Live".

Making her fourth appearance on the show, the songbird will perform from her acclaimed "Back to Basics" record.
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Ashley Judd Survives "The Burning Time"

November 08, 2006 04:23:31 GMT

Trying her hand at screenwriting, actress Ashley Judd is about to pen a screenplay of a seemingly promising film project titled "The Burning Time", the beauty herself has revealed during the New York press conference for her new film "Come Early Morning."

Adapted from Robin Morgan's novel of the same title, "Time" follows the struggle of an Irish priestess living in the 14th century named Alice Kyteler as she refuses to give up her land and faith following the arrival of the Inquisition which then leads her into a battle of wits with the bishop.
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The 12th Annual Inspirational Country Music Awards Performers and Presenters

November 08, 2006 04:00:13 GMT

Lyric Street Recording Artist, Trent Tomlinson, has been added to the long list of performers at the 12th annual Inspirational Country Music Award Show (ICM's), it has been confirmed. The country music singer-songwriter is set to perform his current hit single, "One Wing In The Fire."

The award show which is being held at the historic Acuff Theatre on November 9th, 2006, at 7 PM CST will be hosted by Andy Andrews. Slated to open the show is Country Legend and Blue Hat Recording Artist, Charlie Daniels. Additional performers include Randy Owen of band Alabama, Jimmy Wayne, Blue County, Brian Littrell, The Fox Brothers, Tommy Brandt, Chunky Nelms, Gayla Earlene, and Last Light Band just to name a few.
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Tom Shadyac Meets the "Planetwalker"

November 08, 2006 03:35:36 GMT

Known more as a director for comedic flicks, American filmmaker Tom Shadyac now is steering into a new direction. The man is reported by Variety to have reached a deal to helm as well as to produce a biographical feature titled "Planetwalker" for Universal.

Based on John Francis' memoir of the same name, the picture centers on the true story of Francis who took a vow of silence for nearly two decades and commenced a cross-country pilgrimage by foot to raise environmental awareness after witnessing a collision of two oil tankers that wiped out the ecosystem in San Francisco Bay in 1971.
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The 2006 Inductees for the Music City Walk of Fame

November 08, 2006 03:16:07 GMT

Music City, Inc. has on Monday Nov 5th held the inaugural ceremony to induct artists into the Music City Walk of Fame. The ceremony, took place at Hall of Fame Park in downtown Nashville, was presented by founding sponsor Gibson Guitar.

Among this year inductees honored are country stars Reba McEntire and Ronnie Milsap who both earned the commemorative markers. Other honorees were the world-famous Fisk Jubilee Singers, rock and roll pioneer Roy Orbison as well as late Nashville Symphony Conductor Kenneth D. Schermerhorn and Felice and Boudleaux Bryant, Nashville's first full-time songwriters.
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Anthony Hopkins Reaches "Final Destination"

November 08, 2006 02:57:13 GMT

Once again set to exhibit his dramatic acting skills on screen, Anthony Hopkins has signed on to take a starring role in "The City of Your Final Destination", a film adaptation of Peter Cameron's acclaimed novel of the same title, Production Weekly has learned.

Here Hopkins is attached to portray the brother of a deceased Latin American author visited by an Iranian-born graduate student who seeks permission to write the authorized biography of the author. Rounding out the cast are Omar Metwally as the student, Hiro Sanada as the lover of Hopkins' character, Laura Linney as the author's widow, and Charlotte Gainsbourg as his mistress.
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Pop Princess Britney Spears Filed for Divorce from Hubby K-Fed

November 08, 2006 02:38:46 GMT

It's official Britney Spears filed for divorce from husband of two years, Kevin Federline. People were still stunning with her Monday surprise appearance on "Late Show with David Letterman," during which she showed off her post-pregnancy body and now she sent a shock to public worldwide with her divorce petition.

Just one day after showed off her newly svelte shape on Monday night's "Late Show", it was reported that Spears has filed for divorce Tuesday Nov 7th in Los Angeles County Superior Court from rapper-dancer K-Fed. Citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split, the singer requested physical and legal custody of the couple's two sons, one-year old Sean Preston and two-month-old Jayden James, with visitation rights for Federline.