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December 06, 2006

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George Clooney Tags Along With "Innocent Man"

December 06, 2006 09:56:40 GMT

George Clooney really has a lot of works to do for the couple years. Previously agreed to star in "White Jazz" while set to direct "Belmont Boys", the striking actor now is preparing himself to produce "The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town."

Alongside his Smoke House partner Grant Heslov, Clooney will join forces with Warner Independent Pictures to develop the project following their successful attempt to pick up the rights to make it based on John Grisham's nonfiction novel of the same title.
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Chris Kentis and Laura Lau Head to "Indianapolis"

December 06, 2006 09:29:15 GMT

Determined to get its film project "Indianapolis" come to the surface rather quickly, Warner Bros. Pictures has picked up director Chris Kentis and producer Laura Lau to team up together in developing the flick, an adaptation from Douglas Stanton's book "In Harm's Way."

As the film focuses on WWII's U.S.S. Indianapolis which got sunk by a Japanese sub, Kentis is assigned to provide a backstory on why the ship's distress signal went unheeded, how the survivors were spotted accidentally, and how the military made a scapegoat of the ship's commander Charles McVay III. Meanwhile Lau is set to produce alongside Mark Gordon, Akiva Goldsman, and Betsy Beers.
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Mark Herman Wearing "Striped Pajamas"

December 06, 2006 08:45:49 GMT

Boy in the Striped Pajamas, The picture
English filmmaker Mark Herman is developing a new project for Miramax. The man is about to direct "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" from his own screenplay, Production Weekly has reported.

Based on the best-selling novel written by Irish writer John Boyne, the picture revolves around two young boys of different background who establish a friendship and are caught up in events entirely beyond their control in Germany 1942. Production on the film is scheduled to start in April with taking locations around Eastern Europe.
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Keith Urban Is Not Out of Rehab, Still Undergoing Treatment

December 06, 2006 08:28:59 GMT

Reports saying Keith Urban has been released from a California rehab center are proven not true. The country crooner, in fact, is still in rehab for alcohol abuse, Access Hollywood has confirmed.

It was reported earlier that Urban was spotted having brunch with wife Nicole Kidman Sunday Dec 3rd at the Polo Lounge at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Yet, that doesn't mean he's completed his rehab stint.
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Scott Stuber and Mary Parent Crafting High-Concept Comedy

December 06, 2006 07:57:48 GMT

Extending their collaboration, producers Scott Stuber and Mary Parent are both set to develop a comedy feature based on Mike LeSieur's pitch of which rights they have successfully secured.

While details on the project are being kept under warps, it is revealed that the untitled picture will be a high-concept comedy set at a Las Vegas sales convention. Apart from this, no further information provided yet, so stick with this site for the updates then.
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Action Film Hero Jackie Chan Hurt in Fight Scene for "Rush Hour 3"

December 06, 2006 07:36:47 GMT

Playing action hero role is risky instead of easy. Jackie Chan is one real example. The action film star injured his chest while filming the highly anticipated "Rush Hour 3."

Chan, who first injured his chest in March when a stuntman wearing the wrong shoes kicked him while shooting his recent film "Rob-B-Hood", hurt his chest again while filming a fight scene for the next installment of "Rush Hour".
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Luciano Pavarotti Cancels Bergamo Music Festival Appearance

December 06, 2006 07:11:07 GMT

Opera superstar Luciano Pavarotti won't attend this week's Bergamo festival in Italy, it has been confirmed.

Pavarotti actually was expected to attend the Bergamo music festival Wednesday Dec 6th to accept the prestigious Donizetti prize, given in recognition of his interpretations of the opera composer's works throughout the world.
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"Ghost Rider" Site Reloaded

December 06, 2006 06:59:53 GMT

Ghost Rider picture
Making a better version of "Ghost Rider" official website, Sony Pictures has re-launched the film's site, www.sonypictures.com/movies/ghostrider, with a number of additional features which include character bios, trailers, wallpapers, screensavers, synopsis, and two online games.

Scheduled to open in theaters on February 16, 2007, the picture is an adaptation of Marvel's comic book of the same title and presents a stellar cast consisting of Nicolas Cage as the titular character, Eva Mendes, Wes Bentley, and Jon Voight among others.
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Olivia Newton-John Filed Suit Over "Grease" Royalties

December 06, 2006 06:41:03 GMT

Olivia Newton-John filed a lawsuit Friday Dec 1st in Los Angeles County Superior court, suing Universal Music for allegedly failing to pay more than $US1 million ($A1.27 million) in royalties on sales of the "Grease" soundtrack album.

An English-born Australian singer and actress, Olivia starred in the 1978 movie version of the Broadway hit alongside actor John Travolta.
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Beyonce Knowles to Marry Jay-Z?!

December 06, 2006 06:09:40 GMT

Talk is heating up that Beyonce Knowles may marry longtime boyfriend Jay-Z next weekend.

Rumors on the street say that Beyonce is planning to throw a four-day birthday party for Jay-Z. Nevertheless, it is widely believed that the celebration will actually be a wedding. "Beyonce is throwing Jay a four-day birthday party, but it's really a wedding," a source said.
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Don Cheadle Bringing Back Miles Davis to Life

December 06, 2006 06:05:58 GMT

All things have been settled for now to bring the life of jazz legend Miles Davis onscreen. TMZ has delightfully reported that Don Cheadle is finally on board the project not only as the star but also as the director with Cary Brokaw financing it independently.

In the meantime, the film's screenplay will be entrusted to the hands of duo Chris Wilkinson and Steve Rivele, the Oscar-nominated writers known for their works in other biopics like "Nixon" and "Ali."
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On Again, Paris Hilton and Stavros Niarchos

December 06, 2006 05:01:42 GMT

Paris Hilton apparently still loves her old toy boy. The hotel heiress has raised speculation on her being back together with on-again off-again boyfriend Stavros Niarchos after they've been spotted canoodling on several occasions and spent Friday night Dec 1st together.

The couple was photographed leaving Los Angeles nightclub Little Door before then heading to a nearby fast food joint to pick up some food.
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"Truth" Honored PGA's 2007 Stanley Kramer Award

December 06, 2006 04:43:58 GMT

Inconvenient Truth, An picture
Effectively presenting a detailed, careful explanation about climate change, especially global warming, eco-documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" has been selected by the Producers Guild of America as the recipient of the 2007 Stanley Kramer Award, which is given annually to the "work that dramatically illustrates provocative social issues."

The honor will be bestowed upon the picture's producers who include Laurie David, Lawrence Bender, and Scott Z. Burns during the 18th Annual PGA Awards slated to be held on January 20 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Century City, Los Angeles, California.
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Oprah Winfrey Is the 7th Most Powerful Woman

December 06, 2006 04:18:00 GMT

It is okay for you to put Oprah Winfrey on the very top spot of your list, but not on the Hollywood Reporter's 15th annual ranking of the Most Powerful Women in Entertainment.

As of this year, Oprah isn't the number one, she instead is ranked 7th. Anne Sweeney, president of Disney-ABC Television Group who held the top spot for two years, sadly slips to 2nd spot, loses her throne to Amy Pascal, who heads Sony's film division and serves as co-chair of Sony Pictures Entertainment.
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"Live Free or Die Hard" Trailer Ready to Hit Theaters

December 06, 2006 04:02:48 GMT

Live Free or Die Hard picture
Though currently still under way, a teaser trailer of "Live Free or Die Hard" has already been set up to come to the surface soon. JoBlo has learned that 20th Century Fox as the film's studio is intending to show it this weekend in theaters.

The trailer, of a still undetermined length, however is said to only run before 35mm prints of "Blood Diamond" with Fox showing a trailer for "Pathfinder" for digital prints, meaning that it will not pop up in every cinema screening the Warner Bros.' drama thriller for sure.
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Robin Williams Leaves "Mrs. Doubtfire 2"

December 06, 2006 03:21:03 GMT

Apparently the idea of a sequel is not quite interesting for Robin Williams to carry out in the end. The versatile actor has shockingly stated on BBC Radio 1 to Edith Bowman that he won't return for "Mrs. Doubtfire 2", the follow-up of his 1993 comedy hit.

While reason behind his decision is still unclear yet, it has been reported that Williams did say something along the lines of "if it's not done right, it's not worth doing" which leads to an assumption that he presumably was dissatisfied with the project's script written by actress Bonnie Hunt.
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Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn Decided to Part Ways

December 06, 2006 02:56:12 GMT

Here's Hollywood's another break up, Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn.

Report on their split was first made public by Page Six, as a friend of the couple told the publication they are no longer together, saying they are "no longer romantically connected."
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Rachel Bilson & Adam Brody No Longer Couple

December 06, 2006 02:39:48 GMT

Rachel Bilson and Adam Brody are old story as they decided to walk separate ways, ending their two years romance.

The "OC" darling duo, who's been dating since 2004, "have been done for a few weeks. They are just done. That's all there is to it. There's no drama. They just ended it," a source told Life and Style Weekly Magazine.