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January 12, 2007

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Columbia Locks Up "Edwin A. Salt"

January 12, 2007 09:40:59 GMT

Set to create what looks like to be a promising project for the studio, Columbia Pictures is on the way to develop a spy-thriller feature entitled "Edwin A. Salt", Variety has learned.

A writing work from Kurt Wimmer, the picture concerns Salt, a CIA officer, who manages to escape from being caught by superiors who believe that he is a Russian sleeper spy assigned to assassinate the president, leading him to a determination to find the real traitor.
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Elizabeth Hurley Asks Her Guests to Follow A Special Wedding Dress Code

January 12, 2007 09:11:53 GMT

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' wedding was the biggest of last year. And as for this year there we have that of Elizabeth Hurley and Arun Nayar's. The actress is set to marry Nayar on March 3 in two ceremonies which will take place in Gloucestershire and then in Rajasthan.

For the forthcoming big day Hurley reportedly has issued a wedding dress code for her guests. International celebrities, including David Beckham, Victoria Adams, and Elton John are expected to wear turbans, kurtas, saris and other traditional Indian attire during the marriage ceremonies.
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"Suck City" Taken Hold by Fox 2000

January 12, 2007 09:07:29 GMT

Originally set up at Columbia Pictures, "Another Bullshit Night in Suck City" now finds its new home in Fox 2000 Pictures as the latter studio has successfully acquired the rights from the former one, Variety has learned.

Based on the award-winning memoir by Nick Flynn, the flick deals with Flynn and his estranged father, a delusional conman and self-proclaimed poet, whose self-destruction eventually drives him onto the streets and ultimately into homeless shelter.
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Felicity Huffman Serves As "The Politician's Wife"

January 12, 2007 08:31:45 GMT

Picking up her next starring role after that in the upcoming Garry Marshall's "Georgia Rule", Felicity Huffman has signed on to topline "The Politician's Wife", a new dramatic project coming from Picturehouse.

An adaptation of the 1995 British miniseries of the same title aired on Channel 4, the project will likely stay true to the original story that centers on an MP's wife who responds to her husband's infidelity in unexpected ways. Nicholas Meyer has already been tapped to pen the script which is described to be filled with "intrigue and sexual politics."
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"Star Trek XI" Script Completed!

January 12, 2007 07:18:12 GMT

Star Trek picture
Seems everything is running in order for "Star Trek XI." Director J.J. Abrams has delightfully confirmed that the film's script has finally been completed while revealing that it will focus on the young Capt. James T. Kirk and Spock.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Abrams even confidently remarked that the story will not only satisfy the series fans, but also the non-Trekkers as well.
News > Music News

Christina Aguilera Plays Billionaire Birthday Bash, Signs New Fragrance Deal


January 12, 2007 06:44:14 GMT

It comes two for Christina Aguilera. First she was one of the several high-profile celebrities who surprised more than 500 guests with an appearance at the 84th birthday celebration for billionaire Joe Hardy, took place Saturday January 6th.

While she sang "Happy Birthday", fellow musician Bette Midler performed with an orchestra at Hardy's posh resort in southwestern Pennsylvania. Also on hand was comedian and actor Robin Williams who was the after-dinner performer.
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No Mel Gibson in "Apocalypto" Mexican premiere

January 12, 2007 06:27:08 GMT

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Seems the Mexican audience have to bury their hope of seeing Mel Gibson as they come to the premiere of his latest directorial work "Apocalypto" in the country.

The 20th Century Fox publicist Christina Inman said yesterday, January 11 that the "Braveheart" star will not spare his time to attend the event nor a news conference of the picture though he indeed is going to visit Mexico next week for a private viewing of the movie.
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Nominees Revealed for The 59th Annual WGA Awards

January 12, 2007 05:56:36 GMT

Queen, The picture
Celebrating the fifty-ninth time of giving honors to writing names behind either big or small screens, the Writers Guild of America unveiled yesterday, January 11, the finalists of this year's WGA Awards which will take place at Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles on February 11, 2007.

Scribes for "The Queen", "United 93", "Babel", "Stranger Than Fiction", and "Little Miss Sunshine" all were mentioned contenders in Best Original Screenplay category while those penning for "Borat", "The Departed", "Little Children", "Thank You for Smoking", and "The Devil Wears Prada" earned nod in that of Adapted Screenplay.
News > Celebrity Gossip

The Identity of Britney Spears' New Man Revealed

January 12, 2007 04:45:32 GMT

There it is, after days of chatter and speculation, the identity of Britney Spears' new man finally is revealed. The pop star is reportedly dating 25-year-old male model and actor Isaac Cohen, who bears a striking resemblance to her estranged husband Kevin Federline and dresses in a similar style, favoring low-slung jeans and a bandana on his head.

It was him whom she was spotted with, sailing around Marina del Rey, California, over the weekend on a private powerboat. The songbird seemed to be enjoying herself during the excursion, and the two shared several intimate moments.
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Miramax and Scott Rudin Discuss "Special Topics"

January 12, 2007 04:27:21 GMT

Extending their collaboration after that in Roger Michell's "Venus", Miramax Films and Scott Rudin are set to develop a mystery drama feature entitled "Special Topics in Calamity Physics", Variety has revealed.

Based on Marisha Pessl's novel of the same title, the picture revolves around a teenager who finally settles in a North Carolina town after spending the first three years of high school moving each semester with her eccentric teacher father. Things turn darker when she becomes part of an upper-crust social set called the Bluebloods and gets caught up in the mysterious death of their favorite teacher.
News > Music News

The First Group of Performers Announced for the 49th Grammys

January 12, 2007 04:19:57 GMT

Such famous names, as Beyonce Knowles, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Gnarls Barkley, and Dixie Chicks, have all been booked to perform at the upcoming Grammys. Their being inducted as performers at the prestigious event was being announced Thursday January 11th.

What interesting here is that all those performers are Grammy nominees as well. Beyonce is up for four awards, while the Chili Peppers is among the leading nominees with six nods. As of Gnarls Barkley, the musical duo vies for 4 awards, whereas the Dixie Chicks earn five nominations.
News > Celebrity Gossip

David Beckham Has Decided to Join the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer

January 12, 2007 03:35:39 GMT

David Beckham is coming to America. The famous soccer player announced a deal Thursday January 11th to play for the Los Angeles Galaxy.

"This week, Real Madrid asked me to make a decision regarding my future and the offer to extend my contract by a further two seasons," Beckham said in a statement. "After discussing several options with my family and advisers to either stay here at Madrid or join other major British and European clubs, I have decided to join the Los Angeles Galaxy and play in the MLS from August this year."
News > Celebrity Gossip

Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz Have, In Fact, Ended Their Romantic Relationship

January 12, 2007 03:10:36 GMT

It's official. Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz finally confirmed that they are no longer couple.

The pair, who has been dating since 2003, confirmed their split Thursday January 11th in a joint statement, saying "We have, in fact, ended our romantic relationship, and have done so mutually and as friends, with continued love and respect for one another."
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Denise Richards and Richie Sambora to Wed This Summer in Italy?!

January 12, 2007 02:47:42 GMT

First they were reported engaged. And now after Denise Richards and Richie Sambora issued denial on the engagement reports, talk is heating up that the pair is planning to wed this summer in Italy.

On that encounter Life and Style reported that after a nine-month courtship, Richards and Sambora are making it official. A friend of the couple told the publication the pair is planning to wed in Italy, most likely in Milan, in June later this year.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Amy Lee of Evanescence Is Engaged

January 12, 2007 02:29:44 GMT

Amy Lee, the lead singer of Evanescence, is engaged. The singer songwriter announced her engagement Tuesday January 9th during a taping of an hour-long special on the Canadian music network MuchMusic.

Lee's boyfriend Josh, a therapist, proposed to her Monday evening while the band was in Toronto to perform at the Air Canada Centre. She said he got down on one knee for a traditional proposal.
 
 
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