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May 18, 2007

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"Mr and Mrs Smith" Series on Sale

May 18, 2007 11:11:59 GMT

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Despite the success of the big screen version, the TV adaptation of "Mr and Mrs Smith" apparently gets slightly stumbled on its way to have itself aired on the small screen.

The Hollywood Reporter has learned that ABC, for which the big-budgeted pilot of the series was produced, has ended up passing on the project, and thereby prompts Regency Television to put it on the market for sale. However, as part of Regency's deal with ABC, the production company was granted an early release.
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Universal Lauds "The Remarkable Fellows"

May 18, 2007 10:45:34 GMT

On the move to make a high-concept comedy, Universal Pictures is developing an action buddy comedy entitled "The Remarkable Fellows" following its successful attempt to secure the film rights from acclaimed filmmaker Joe Carnahan.

Carnahan previously worked on an outline of the project with actor Jason Bateman, who hatched its premise and later hooked the studio. Here the Sacramento native reportedly will write to direct as well as produce alongside Richard Gladstein and the thesp, who is also set to be the flick's leadstar.
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Extended "Evan Almighty" Preview Pops Up

May 18, 2007 10:25:13 GMT

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Making a chain in promoting "Evan Almighty", Universal Pictures has posted an extended clip for the comedy flick on the web in its follow-up to the exclusive first look at it that was aired in a simultaneous "roadblock" on ten of NBC Universal networks yesterday, May 17.

Available on DotComedy.com, the scene runs over two minutes, depicting the titular character as he encounters various kind of animals along the way to his office, especially a great number of birds.
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Beyonce Knowles, Frontrunner of 2007 BET Awards

May 18, 2007 10:17:36 GMT

With numerous achievements from Beyonce Knowles this year, it is only obvious that she is leading the nomination of BET Awards this year. Having successful album "B'Day" released last year, a duet with Shakira in "Beautiful Liar", and an interesting video for "Irreplaceable", she got it all.

In Beyonce's pocket are the nominations for Best Female R&B artist, Best Collaboration (with Jay-Z on "Déjà vu" and "Upgrade U"), Viewer's Choice Award (for "Irreplaceable") and also Video of the Year (for "Irreplaceable" and "Beautiful Liar"), all of which are the recognition of her work in music.
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New "Transformers" TV Spot and Trailers Hit

May 18, 2007 09:46:35 GMT

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Gearing up its promotion on the highly-anticipated "Transformers", DreamWorks has wonderfully brought to the surface a new TV spot for the movie followed by a new domestic trailer on the web and another footage in Dutch version.

Aired during Fox's "American Idol" on Wednesday, May 16, the TV spot now can be seen online at CRAVEONLINE while the domestic trailer is exclusively available at Yahoo! Movies in both standard and HD format.
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Madonna Penned "Hey You" for Live Earth

May 18, 2007 09:32:41 GMT

Inspired by Live Earth concerts that she will participate in, Madonna has penned a song titled "Hey You". The song is made available digitally for free downloading and will benefit a charity organization.

The track, which is produced by Pharrell Williams, is said by Live Earth founder Kevin Wall to be "an incredible boost to our efforts to get people engaged in the environmental cause." Madonna whose presence is expected in the July 7 event will be performing the song live during the concert in London.
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Scary Spice Melanie Brown Dating Hollywood Producer Stephen Belafonte


May 18, 2007 09:29:46 GMT

Melanie Brown has left her heartache behind. The former Spice Girl has moved on from her split with Eddie Murphy and already found a new love in Hollywood producer Stephen Belafonte.

The two are dating and, according to friends, are "very happy." According to British newspaper The Sun, Brown has told friends, "He's been looking after me. I'm very happy, Stephen's great fun and he satisfies me."
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Christina Aguilera Given Green Light in China

May 18, 2007 09:12:02 GMT

In what has been a hard thing to do, Christina Aguilera manages to pass through the surveillance of Chinese government to have a concert there. The "Dirrty" singer has been given the green light to appear at Shanghai's Grand Stage on June 26.

A source told E! Online: "Not every foreign artist has the luck to win Beijing's approval and Christina's sexy performance had been a concern when applying for permission to perform." It is still not known what adjustable features will be made to suit the culture but a source claimed that all of the necessary government approvals have been obtained and tickets are rolling soon.
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Britney Spears Writes Her Fans a Letter

May 18, 2007 09:02:16 GMT

Britney Spears shows the good side of her as an entertainer, writing a thank you letter to her fans posted on her official Website Wednesday May 16th.

The message, posted alongside a photograph of herself in a blonde wig, topless with gloved arms covering her breasts, read "The reason for this letter is to let everyone know that their prayers have truly helped me. I am so blessed that you care enough about me to be concerned and will continue to live in this brighter state with all of you by my side during this trying time."
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Mischa Barton Is "St. Trinian's" Pride

May 18, 2007 08:50:35 GMT

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Manages to secure a slot in the swelling lineup, Mischa Barton has reached deals to take part in comedy flick "St. Trinian's", joining those like Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Lena Headey, Stephen Fry, and Jodie Whittaker, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

A new film take on the classic British comedy franchise that spawned several popular movies in the 1950s and 1960s, the picture presents a story about a motley crew of ungovernable girls studying at the infamous school who tries to save the institution from financial meltdown with their wit and ingenuity. Also onboard to star are model Lily Cole, comedian Russell Brand, and U.K. pop act Girls Aloud.
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ABC, Univision to Make Spanish-Language "Desperate Housewives"

May 18, 2007 08:30:12 GMT

The "Desperate Housewives" are about to greet their Spanish fans.

Univision, one of the top five broadcast networks in the United States, and Disney-ABC International Television Latin America, the international television distribution and production arm of The Walt Disney Company, are teaming up to make the Spanish-language of the hit TV series.
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The "Bee" Buzzing at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival

May 18, 2007 08:15:20 GMT


Repeating the PR stunt it previously did on 2004's "Shark Tale", DreamWorks Animation once again gives different color at this year's Cannes Film Festival as it held promotion for its latest animated work "Bee Movie" Thursday, May 18 at the beach of the Carlton Hotel on the Croisette.

In a way that could be described as hilarious yet memorable, star Jerry Seinfeld, who voiced a bee named Barry B. Benson in the feature, got himself dressed as the hairy insect to perform a stunt flying on a metal cable from the hotel down to the Croisette with fellow funnyman Chris Rock, who also serves as a voice in the film, emceeing the event from the end of the Carlton Pier.
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Naomie Harris Doing a "Night Watch"

May 18, 2007 07:28:32 GMT

About to be seen once again as Tia Dalma in "Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End" late this month, Naomie Harris is reported by MTV to have given her agreement to co-star in Fox Searchlight's high-profile thriller drama "The Night Watchman", previously known as "Night Watch (2008)."

With this inclusion, Harris then is joining the likes of Keanu Reeves, Forest Whitaker, Hugh Laurie, Chris Evans, rapper Common, and Terry Crews in the cast. Pic will find Reeves portray an alcoholic veteran LAPD cop who gets framed by his former mentor, played by Whitaker, in the murder of a fellow officer.
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Singer Amy Winehouse Set to Marry in the US This Week

May 18, 2007 07:27:15 GMT

The wedding bell will soon ring for Amy Winehouse and fiance Blake Fielder-Civil as the couple reportedly is planning to wed in Miami this weekend.

The pair has with a group of six friends flown to Miami last weekend to prepare for the big day. The small group of wedding guests has been sworn to secrecy about the impending ceremony.
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Soul Legend Aretha Franklin Is to Marry for the Third Time

May 18, 2007 07:10:37 GMT

It's a wedding, again, for Aretha Franklin. The soul singer reportedly is about to wed longterm boyfriend Willie Wilkerson Jr.

The wedding speculation is in all probabilities inspired by the fact that Aretha was seen having wedding dress fittings in New York. She was spotted out shopping with her businessman fiance.
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Nicole Richie and Boyfriend Joel Madden Broke Up

May 18, 2007 06:44:22 GMT

This just in. Nicole Richie and boyfriend Joel Madden split, it has been reported.

Rumors are swirling that the twosome, who has out of the public eye together, reportedly broke up following a difficult relationship after the pair made an appearance at last month's MTV Australia Video Music Awards.
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Eva Herzigova Reveals the Sex of Her Baby

May 18, 2007 06:25:38 GMT

Eva Herzigova spills the bean on her pregnancy to People. The Czech supermodel and actress, greater than all, also reveals the sex of her baby.

Openly revealed she and boyfriend Gregorio Marsiaj are expecting a baby boy, the beauty said at a Chopard dinner at the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday evening May 16th, "I am so excited. I cannot wait for motherhood."
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New "Phoenix" Sites on the Web

May 18, 2007 06:24:31 GMT

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FFollowing the submission of a new TV spot for the flick online at Moviefone, Warner Bros. Pictures has delightfully launched the new official U.S. and U.K. sites for the highly-anticipated "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" on the web.

Both sites feature new wallpapers, photos, and media as well as the synopsis and trailer of the movie. In the meantime, fans can also enroll in Dumbledore's Army to get access to download wallpapers, skins, banners, images, and buddy icons while sending messages that will appear on the front page of the site.
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In Touch Weekly Named Orlando Bloom "Sexiest Guy of Summer 2007"

May 18, 2007 05:52:18 GMT

Among his many fellow male celebrities, Orlando Bloom is the best in case of body shape. The actor has been voted the 1st in the poll conducted by In Touch Weekly on the Sexiest Guy of Summer 2007.

On why he's chosen the 1st is because he's a hunk who has admitted he's keen to settle down after splitting from actress girlfriend Kate Bosworth September last year.
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Quartet Open the Door to "Wonderland"

May 18, 2007 04:49:01 GMT

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Making up a really promising lineup of cast, Felicity Huffman, Patricia Clarkson, Bill Pullman, and Elle Fanning are all coming onboard to bring highlight to a comedic feature entitled "Phoebe in Wonderland", Variety has learned.

Fanning will play a rebellious little girl who clashes with the rule-obsessed authority figures in her life while Clarkson is billed as her unconventional drama teacher whom she seeks enlightenment from. No words yet on the roles Huffman and Pullman are going to portray.
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Beauties Befriend "Bronte" Sisters

May 18, 2007 04:47:54 GMT

Both are striking actress possessing remarkable acting talents, Bryce Dallas Howard and Evan Rachel Wood have reached deals to star together in "Bronte", the biopic about the three Bronte sisters who all were known for their literary works.

Already had Michelle Williams, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, and Ben Chaplin lined up in the cast, the picture will likely follow the sisters as they emerge from beneath the wing of their eccentric, domineering father and their beloved brother's drug-addled demise to become history's most famous authors.
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New "Ratatouille" Japanese Trailer Comes Up

May 18, 2007 04:46:45 GMT

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Never ceases to promote the flick, Walt Disney Pictures has delightfully brought up a new trailer for "Ratatouille", its latest CGI animated feature made with Pixar, on the net.

Available in Japanese version at Quicktime, the trailer surprisingly shows a full scene from the film as it introduces how Remy and Linguini form their friendship.
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BET Unveils Its 2007 Special Honorees and Athlete Nominees

May 18, 2007 04:43:34 GMT

Black Entertainment Television (BET) has on Wednesday April 16th unveiled its nominee list for its 7th Annual BET Awards at a press conference held at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles. Hosted by comedienne Mo'Nique, BET organizers among any other categories named the special honorees and nominees vying for Best Male and Female Athlete awards.

Music diva Diana Ross is one of the honorees. She is slated to be handed BET Lifetime Achievement Award for her significant musical career. Meanwhile, actor Don Cheadle will be presented with this year's BET Humanitarian Award for his dedication to humanity.
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Elijah Wood Is Iggy Pop

May 18, 2007 04:42:10 GMT

Nabbing a great challenge in his bright career, Elijah Wood has snatched a coveted part to play legendary rocker Iggy Pop in "The Passenger", a biopic of the music artist that Ted Hope's This Is That Productions and Traction Media are executive producing.

Chronicles Pop's early years with his band The Stooges, pic reportedly is budgeted between $6 million-$8 million with Pop already "given his blessing" to it though he won't take any part in.
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Paul W.S. Anderson Can't Wait for "Friday"

May 18, 2007 04:40:20 GMT

Taking a flight from his regular works in sci-fi movies and video game adaptations, Paul W.S. Anderson is going to direct "The Long Good Friday", a remake of the 1980 British crime thriller starring Bob Hoskins and Helen Mirren, BBC News has revealed.

The original found Hoskins becoming an East End gangster whose criminal empire comes under attack from a wave of mysterious bombings. The new take, however, is said to be "refreshed" with a modern setting.
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John Turturro Dialing "1-900"

May 18, 2007 04:39:06 GMT

Taking a step back behind the camera in the follow-up to his 2005 effort "Romance & Cigarettes", John Turturro is about to direct "1-900", which turns out to be the third film in the Theo Van Gogh remake trilogy.

Pic is said to be a new version of slain Dutch filmmaker Van Gogh's 1994 movie "06" revolving around two lonely souls who meet through a sex chat line. It is titled after the digits required to dial such lines in the Netherlands.
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Scott Rudin Loves His "Pet"

May 18, 2007 04:37:46 GMT

Renowned, prolific producer Scott Rudin gets a new project to take care of. Variety has reported that the New York native is teaming up with Craig Perry to produce family comedy "The Pet" for Walt Disney Pictures.

While stars and director have yet to be named, Matt Lieberman has already been hired to pen the script with Sheila Hanahan Taylor executive producing. Pic is likely to be Lieberman's feature writing debut as he recently penned upcoming "Dr. Dolittle 4" for Fox Home Entertainment.
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Fox Searchlight Finds "The Descendants"

May 18, 2007 04:36:24 GMT

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Just being informed to make "The Ornate Anatomy of Living Things" under its banner, Fox Searchlight is already moving to another big screen project.

The studio has been reported to develop an unconventional family drama entitled "The Descendants" based on Kaui Hart Hemmings' debut novel of the same name which was published Tuesday, May 15.
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Duo Hiding Their "Tails"

May 18, 2007 04:34:50 GMT

Seemingly needs more than just one writer to tackle the task, prominent producer Joe Roth has hired both Peter Speakman and Michael Galvin to work on the script for his long-gestating flick of "Red Tails in Love."

Loosely based on a 1998 nature tome by Wall Street Journal writer Marie Winn, the romantic comedy is said to present a story about love among New York birdwatchers. On board to direct are longtime partners Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont, who started developing the project two years ago.
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Daniel Craig Raises an Act of "Defiance"

May 18, 2007 04:33:47 GMT

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Truly shines following his performance in "Casino Royale", Daniel Craig has signed on to highlight a WWII action drama feature about a band of Jewish resistance fighters titled "Defiance", ScreenDaily.com has revealed.

Based on a true story, the movie revolves around four Jewish brothers living in Nazi occupied Poland who flee to the Belarussian forest with other Jews and join forces with Russian Resistance fighters. It is said that Paramount Vantage is in advanced negotiations to acquire domestic distribution rights to the film.
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Lionsgate Summons "The Spirit"

May 18, 2007 04:32:36 GMT

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Seems this one could be a project worth to be wait for to come.

Variety has brought in reports informing that Lionsgate has secured domestic and U.K. distribution rights to "The Spirit" and appointed Frank Miller to direct it from the screenplay he himself wrote.
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Jennifer Lopez Has "Impossible Pursuits"

May 18, 2007 04:29:22 GMT

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Appears to go unaffected with the not-quite-favorable reviews directed to her onscreen performances lately, Jennifer Lopez has taken her next starring role in "Love and Other Impossible Pursuits" which Capitol Films has just boarded as a co-financier.

Project is described to present a funny and moving story about a woman's "tempestuous relationship with her young stepson." No word yet on production date, but it is informed that Marc Platt is in charge to produce with script being written by Don Ross, who is also lined up to seat as the film's helmer.
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Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher Partying in "Vegas"

May 18, 2007 04:28:20 GMT

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Partnering for the first time on the big screen, Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher are about to be paired in a romantic comedy entitled "What Happens in Vegas...", made under the 20th Century Fox banner.

Set in the city famous for its massive, lavish casino resorts, the picture concerns two people who discover they have got married following a night of debauchery with one of them winning a huge jackpot after playing the other's quarter. Unhappy with the circumstance, the pair tries to undermine each other and get their hands on the money, but unexpectedly falling in love along the way.
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Names Vying for the 2007 BET Awards' Best Actor/Actress

May 18, 2007 04:26:38 GMT

Showing its recognition on the full dedication the African Americans and other minorities have shown in entertainment field, Black Entertainment Television network once again has revealed the nominees for its BET Awards in its 7th celebration of the event. The list was announced Wednesday, May 16 by rappers T.I. and 50 Cent, Robin Thicke and Tichina Arnold during a press conference at Hollywood's Renaissance Hotel.

For those working in film field, the network rounds out celebrated names of Jamie Foxx, Idris Elba, Eddie Murphy, Will Smith, and Forest Whitaker to compete for the Best Actor title. As for the opposite category of Best Actress, the contenders include Arnold, Angela Bassett, Kerry Washington, Chandra Wilson, and Jennifer Hudson, who recently swept three prestigious film awards of Oscar, Actors, and Golden Globe.
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Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel Spotted Sharing Passionate Public Kisses

May 18, 2007 04:16:13 GMT

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel go public, finally. The twosome, who never confirms the persistent romance rumors, was spotted sharing passionate public kisses, thus make the dating speculation official.

The pop singer and actress were photographed canoodling at a Manchester hotel bar after one of Justin's concerts on his UK tour. Witnesses said the pair couldn't keep their hands off each another as they joined a group of pals for drinks in the five-star Lowry hotel.
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Jay-Z Signs Grammy-Winning Ciara as New Face of Rocawear

May 18, 2007 03:55:51 GMT

Ciara is teaming up with Jay-Z, signed on as the new face of his Rocawear line for women.

The Grammy-winning singer will be featured in upcoming ad campaigns, titled "I Will Not Lose," which will feature testimonials by individuals who have overcome various hardships, including a speech by Amy Steele, editor of the Virginia Tech's college newspaper.
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Bruce Willis Dating 23-Year-Old Playmate Model, Tamara Witmer

May 18, 2007 03:35:31 GMT

Here they go Hollywood, Bruce Willis and his new girlfriend, Tamara Witmer. The 52-year-old actor apparently has found new love in the 23-year-old Playmate model.

The pair was reported enjoying a romantic evening at Los Angeles' Peninsula Hotel recently. Greater than that, the model is said to absolutely smitten by his voice and she finds him "really good-looking in person."
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Sentence Reduced to 23 Days, Paris Hilton Drops Appeal

May 18, 2007 03:07:07 GMT

Good news for Paris Hilton. The hotel heiress, who has been sentenced to 45-days in prison for a driving offence, is having the sentence reduced due to her good behavior, which none other than showed up at her most recent court date.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has decided it will cut the socialite's sentence after reviewing the case and giving her credit for good behavior. That's not all, Paris would, in addition to the reduced sentence, be held separately from other inmate in a special-needs housing unit made up of 12 two-person cells.
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"Launch" Duo Thrown to Year "2012"

May 18, 2007 02:58:24 GMT

Seems clicked in working together after partnering in "Failure to Launch", writing duo Tom Astle and Matt Ember have agreed to again team up in penning for "2012", a new family action-adventure coming from Paramount Pictures' Nickelodeon Movies.

Astle and Ember recently were tapped to perform the same duty for "Get Smart", Warner Bros. Pictures' adaptation of the 1960s comedy series created by Mel Brooks and Buck Henry. Along with the pair's recruitment for "2012", "Launch" helmer Tom Dey reportedly has also boarded the flick with an eye to direct.
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Warner to Release New "Matrix" Trilogy HD DVD Collections

May 18, 2007 02:49:23 GMT


All "Matrix" fans out there, do mark tour calendar on date 22 this month for that day will witness the arrival of both "The Ultimate Matrix Collection" and "The Complete Matrix Trilogy", two new definitive high definition DVD collections, set to be released by Warner Home Video and Village Roadshow Pictures.

Available for $119.99 SRP, "The Ultimate Matrix Collection" contains, for the first time, all three HD DVD versions of the series with over thirty-five hours of bonus material in five double-sided discs. Apart from the trilogy, fans can also enjoy "Animatrix & The Roots of the Matrix" and "Burly Man Chronicles & The Zion Archive" in the fourth and fifth disc, respectively.
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Amanda Bynes Designing Her Own Clothing Line

May 18, 2007 02:35:06 GMT

An actress, famous for her role in several successful television series, like "What I Like About You," Amanda Bynes is adding one more profession into her career resume, designer.

The young star is designing her own clothing line, signed with clothing chain Steve & Barry's to create an exclusive line of apparel and accessories, slated to be launched on August 10th later this year.
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Salma Hayek Plans to Wed in December, Deliver in France

May 18, 2007 02:11:18 GMT

Salma Hayek has a big plan to do in the near future. It's her wedding day. The actress reportedly plans to wed fiance Francois-Henri Pinault December later this year, just after she gives birth to their first child together.

A source revealed the pair is planning to keep the wedding a very private affair, telling American magazine Life & Style, "It'll be an intimate ceremony sometime during the holidays."
 
 
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