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January 30, 2007

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Eva Mendes Hires The "Cleaner"

January 30, 2007 09:32:09 GMT

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One more star has come to fill in the role in "Cleaner." The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Eva Mendes has landed deal to take part in the thriller along with Christa Campbell.

A joint production of Millennium Films and Anonymous Content, the movie revolves around on a former cop specializing in cleaning crime scenes who finds out that he has unwittingly covered up a homicide after cleaning a murder site of a crime which was never reported to the police.
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KISS Created Their Very Own Comic Book Company

January 30, 2007 09:20:03 GMT

Rock group KISS invades another territory beyond music. The music act has partnered with comic-book production company Platinum Studios to create their very own Comic Book company.

The comic-book entertainment company, called the Kiss Comics Group, run by KISS leaders Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley. The company will kick off with a book, "Kiss 4K," and eventually venture out into platforms such as mobile, online, film, television and licensed merchandise products.
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Miramax Invites "Smart People" In

January 30, 2007 09:10:15 GMT

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Set to add more profit into its feedbag, Miramax Films has successfully obtained the rights to distribute star-studded romantic dramedy "Smart People" around North America region with an eye to release it in fall, Variety has learned.

One of the first productions from Michael London's new Groundswell Productions, the picture concerns on a professor who turns into a bitter eccentric following his wife death, but later learns to reconnect with people after falling for a former student. Dennis Quaid, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Thomas Haden Church have all been billed to play the widowed professor, his new love interest, and his recently surfaced adopted brother, respectively.
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Famke Janssen Signed on to Topline NBC's Untitled Project

January 30, 2007 08:57:34 GMT

Famke Janssen has inked a deal to topline NBC's untitled cop drama from "House" creator/executive producer David Shore.

The project is said to be a light drama with police-procedural elements that centers on a female cop, played by Janssen.
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Robbie Williams to Look "Through a Glass Brightly"

January 30, 2007 08:48:01 GMT

Appears to be quite determined in sparking an acting career, Robbie Williams is reportedly engaged in talks for a role of a recovering alcoholic named Nick Charles in a new movie from Roy Vernon entitled "Through a Glass Brightly: The Fall and Rise of an Alcoholic."

Based on Charles' own book of the same name, the project is likely to stay true to the original material which documents the real life events of the author, who lived on the street for twenty-five years after losing his home and family.
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Lucy Liu and Jerry O'Connell Are About to Get "Ugly"

January 30, 2007 08:33:27 GMT

After numbers of celebrities take the task, it is now Lucy Liu and Jerry O'Connell's turn to get "Ugly". Both movie stars are about to guest star on ABC's hit comedy "Ugly Betty," it has been confirmed.

As of Liu, the actress will appear in two episodes of the Golden Globe-winning ABC series, beginning Thursday, Feb. 15. She will play Grace Chin, a former college classmate whom Daniel Meade, Eric Mabius' role, once stood up for a date. Her first episode is called "Derailed".
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Johnny Depp to Play Freddie Mercury Onscreen


January 30, 2007 08:12:33 GMT

Seemingly tends to once again portray a non-fictional character on screen after that in "Finding Neverland", Johnny Depp is reported by MTV to be in early negotiations to play Freddie Mercury of Queen in a biopic about the man produced by Robert De Niro's Tribeca Productions.

Hopes are coming from Jeffrey Shapiro, drummer for Queen tribute band Under Pressure, for the versatile actor to earn the role as he considers him to be the "perfect choice" in bringing the singer to the big screen.
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"Shrek 2" Named Best Sequel of All Time

January 30, 2007 07:30:41 GMT

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Apparently, the impression that "Shrek 2" left on the moviegoers in Britain has been deep enough to make the flick the top movie sequel of all time above "Terminator 2: Judgment Day."

Yes, the enjoyable CG animated feature soared as the top choice in the survey held by cinema advertising company Pearl And Dean towards 3,000 British filmgoers, beating out more classic, influential movies like "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back" and "The Godfather Part II."
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China Greeted "Casino Royale"

January 30, 2007 06:57:56 GMT

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Making a breakthrough as the first 007 film to be officially released in China, "Casino Royale" smoothly got its premiere in the country yesterday, January 29 with stars Daniel Craig and Eva Green flying in especially for the event.

"It's been an ambition of mine to get here, and I wish I had more time," Craig remarked while sipping a cup of coffee in a five-star Beijing hotel ahead of the screening.
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The Top Ten Most Stylish Celebrity Parents in Showbiz

January 30, 2007 06:22:45 GMT

When it comes to family, Brangelina is the best. Yet when it comes to style, Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale do know what is best. Judging from they way they dress, the couple have been voted the Most Fashionable Parents in Showbiz in a poll conducted by UK baby product brand Cosatto, beating Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie who are ranked 2nd.

Victoria Adams and David Beckham come in at No.3, while Madonna and Guy Ritchie take the 4th spot. Actor Jude Law and ex wife Sadie Frost, who are parents of two, is at No. 5. Kate Moss and publisher Jefferson Hack, who have a daughter together, are ranked at No. 6, followed after by Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin at No. 7.
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Tommy Lee Jones Endures "Electric" Shock

January 30, 2007 06:20:23 GMT

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Likely to still get busy for years ahead, Tommy Lee Jones has picked up another acting stint in a thriller feature entitled "In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead", Production Weekly has revealed.

An adaptation of James Lee Burke's 1993 novel of the same name, the project will see Jones as Cajun detective Dave Robicheaux who this time hunts down a serial killer who is preying on the less-then-innocent young. The character previously appeared on the big screen played by Alec Baldwin in 1996's "Heaven's Prisoners."
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"Doomsday" Falls Upon Bob Hoskins

January 30, 2007 05:06:19 GMT

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Well, he should become one great addition to the lineup indeed. Rogue Pictures, through co-presidents Andrew Karpen and Andrew Rona, has confirmed yesterday, January 29 that Academy Award-nominated actor Bob Hoskins is positive to play opposite Rhona Mitra in its action-thriller project "Doomsday."

The next directorial project of British filmmaker Neil Marshall after "The Descent", the picture will see Mitra portray Eden Sinclair, a member of an elite group of specialists assigned to go to a country infected with virus known as the Reaper. Meanwhile, Hoskins will appear as Bill Nelson, a career policeman who nominates Eden for the mission and monitors its progress.
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Sacha Baron Cohen Named One of GQ Magazine's Britain's Most Powerful Men

January 30, 2007 04:57:00 GMT

The hit comic character he's created is very famous among people in the whole world. That one reason is enough to place Sacha Baron Cohen in 19th spot on GQ magazine's annual list of Britain's Most Powerful Men, announced Monday January 29th.

On the actor, a spokesperson for the magazine commented, "Not since John Lennon has an English entertainer had such an effect on the world." The ranking, claimed by the publication to show men "shaping the fabric and direction of the nation" over the next 12 months and beyond, listed British Chancellor Gordon Brown on No. 1 and Prime Minister Tony Blair in 2nd place.
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More Revealed on "Bond 22"

January 30, 2007 04:35:26 GMT

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Responding to moviegoers' growing curiosity on "Bond 22" story following the tremendous success of the 21st installment of 007 franchise, "Casino Royale", writers Robert Wade and Neal Purvis have eagerly provided few information on the project of which script they are working on.

In an interview with The Trades, Wade points out that there is currently no plan yet to present gadget-maker Q and ever-faithful secretary Moneypenny in the flick with Purvis adding the idea of bringing back the former character is actually not a high priority to them.
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Ben Stiller & Scarlett Johansson Named This Year's Recipients of the Annual Hasty Pudding Awards

January 30, 2007 04:07:48 GMT

Movie stars Ben Stiller and Scarlett Johansson have both, on Monday Jan 29th, been named this year's recipients of the annual Hasty Pudding awards in the US, given by a student drama group at Harvard University.

The awards, announced by Hasty Pudding Theatricals, the nation's oldest college undergraduate drama troupe, are given to performers who have made a "lasting and impressive contribution to the world of entertainment".
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P. Diddy Spotted Dropping Off Sienna Miller at Her NYC Hotel

January 30, 2007 03:32:37 GMT

Contrary to the public denial P. Diddy has just made on his being romantically linked to Sienna Miller, evidences suggest otherwise. The rap mogul was spotted sneaking into her NYC hotel room Sunday morning January 28th after a night of clubbing.

The pair was seen laughing and joking as they pulled up outside in a car in New York. There is no suggestion the pair is romantically linked. But when he realized they had been spotted by photographers, he sent his security men over to ask them to delete the pics.
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Jenna Fischer Takes A Hard "Walk"

January 30, 2007 02:47:03 GMT

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Continues to make diversion from her regular role in "The Office", Jenna Fischer has landed deal to have a starring role in Columbia Pictures' comedy project "Walk Hard."

Depicting the life of a fictional music legend Dewey Cox, the flick will see Fischer play a June Carter Cash-like love interest for the man, played by John C. Reilly. Jake Kasdan is on duty to direct as well as write the script alongside Judd Apatow and produce with Clayton Townsend.
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Daniel Radcliffe Posed for Some Racy Shots in "Equus"

January 30, 2007 02:35:01 GMT

Daniel Radcliffe has changed a lot at his 17-year age. The "Harry Potter" star has bravely posed for some decidedly racy shots in the classic stage play "Equus".

In one picture Radcliffe is pictured with an equally naked Joanna Christie, the actress who plays his girlfriend. In another, he poses alongside a white horse.
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Tobey Maguire Taps the Man Who Sells His Soul Online

January 30, 2007 02:33:34 GMT

Going into producing thing, Tobey Maguire is about to develop a based-on-true-story flick via his Maguire Entertainment together with Mark Ross, Bruce Nash, and Robert Kosberg, Variety has revealed.

The project will depict the life of Gerald Fraller, who is trying to sell his soul in a lottery through his Winmysoul.com site. Fraller came to the idea upon deciding that he needed a dramatic life change after his dream job in Taiwan didn't pan out. The man has claimed to have received 3,690 bids and eight marriage proposals and is said to announce the winner by November.
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Will Arnett Joins "Semi-Pro" Team

January 30, 2007 02:26:28 GMT

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Finding himself team up again with Will Ferrell after their onscreen collaboration in "Blades of Glory", Will Arnett has given his agreement to take part in sports comedy "Semi-Pro", a New Line Cinema production telling about the waning days of the American Basketball Association.

Also joining Woody Harrelson and Andre Benjamin of Outkast in the cast lineup, Arnett will portray Lou Redwood, the team announcer for Flint Michigan Tropics which is owned by Ferrell's character, Jackie Moon, who also serves as the team's coach and player.
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The "Honor" Goes to Paul Weiland

January 30, 2007 02:19:21 GMT

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Streaming smooth in film industry after directing a series of TV shows and direct-to-video features for years, Paul Weiland has been picked up by Columbia Pictures to helm its romantic comedy "Made of Honor."

Starring Patrick Dempsey, the project concerns a man who agrees to be the maid of honor of the woman he loves with the intention of winning her heart. A female lead is currently on search.
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Clifton Collins Jr. Brings "Sunshine" to "The Horsemen"

January 30, 2007 02:09:13 GMT

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Sure will be quite busy for some time, Clifton Collins Jr., known for his role as Perry Smith in "Capote", has signed on to take part in not only one feature but two, Variety has reported.

The first one will be an appearance in "The Horsemen" alongside Dennis Quaid and Zhang Ziyi. A thriller flick of Mandate Pictures production, the project centers on a police officer who discovers a connection between the prime suspect in a serial killing and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
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Lance Bass Is Back on the Market Again

January 30, 2007 02:05:40 GMT

This time on, it really is over between Lance Bass and Reichen Lehmkuhl. The former NSYNC singer confirmed the split to People magazine, saying "We broke up last week. But we're really good friends. Nothing bad at all -- nothing bad at all to say."

Bass and Lehmkuhl, first revealed their relationship when Bass shocked the world by coming out in July last year with confession that he was gay, announced their first split in December, saying they were breaking up to fix their relationship, which apparently didn't work out very well.
 
 
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