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June 20, 2007

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Frank Miller Causing Big "Trouble"

June 20, 2007 09:39:45 GMT


Taking a more active hand in film features, comic-book writer Frank Miller has come onboard to pen "Trouble Is My Business", a Universal Pictures and Strike Entertainment adaptation of Raymond Chandler's novella of the same name, for Clive Owen to star.

The decision to turn the book into the big screen was made partly because it provides the actor with a similar chance to frame the narrative with a compelling voiceover, using Chandler's hardboiled prose as hard-drinking private eye Philip Marlowe cracks cases, busts heads and romances femme fatales in 1940s Los Angeles.
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Peter Medak Gets "Addicted"

June 20, 2007 09:14:49 GMT

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Marching back to the big screen after his last feature directorial stint in the 1998 "Species II", Peter Medak has given his agreement to take helming matters on erotic thriller "Addicted" for Lionsgate, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Based on a novel by Zane, the pen name of author Kristina Laferne Roberts, whose sex-themed tomes have developed a cult following, the project presents the story of Zoe, a successful black art dealer who risks her marriage and family when she engages in a series of affairs due to her overpowering addiction to sex.
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Rihanna's New Video "Shut Up and Drive" Here


June 20, 2007 08:45:30 GMT


While still reigining most charts with "Umbrella", Rihanna comes up with second single "Shut Up and Drive" which video is premiered on Yahoo! today (June 20).

The song that was written by Evan Rogers and Carl Sturken for her third album "Good Girl Gone Bad" has entered Billboard Hot 100 at #88. Its radio release in North America was set for June 5.
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The "Water" Has a New Flow

June 20, 2007 08:40:08 GMT


Looks like the reunion between Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson won't be happening through "Black Water Transit" as Variety has shockingly informed that the project will board with new cast of characters instead.

In replacement of the two acclaimed actors, Laurence Fishburne and Karl Urban have been picked up along with Brittany Snow, last seen playing cute wallflower Kate in high school comedy "John Tucker Must Die", to make up the new lineup. Writing task has also been shifted from Doug Richardson to Matthew Chapman, who previously penned "Runaway Jury" for 20th Century Fox.
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Jim Broadbent Takes Cameo in "Indy 4"

June 20, 2007 08:15:12 GMT


Becoming the third British thespian featured in the project after Ray Winstone and John Hurt, Jim Broadbent has confirmed to BritFilms that he would make an appearance in the highly anticipated "Fourth Installment of the Indiana Jones Adventures."

"I'm doing a good cameo in the next 'Indiana Jones', so working with Mr. Spielberg should be an experience. I'm going to Yale - I'm a professor," he revealed.
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Barenaked Ladies Molds Detroit Concert to DVD

June 20, 2007 07:42:29 GMT


Canadian rock outfit Barenaked Ladies is giving eternal access to watch their Detroit gig on June 15. The two-hour show will be molded into live DVD and a PBS special.

Although the lots played around 24 songs during the show, only 15 will make it to the DVD. However, there will be an addition of backstage scenes involving crew setting up the stage, some preparations by the band's members and sound check. For the PBS show, the footage will be edited and pressed to be a one-hour show.
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Paula Abdul Teams Up with Chicken Soup to Create Books and Greeting Cards

June 20, 2007 07:32:15 GMT


A singer, choreographer, jewelry designer, and "American Idol" judge, Paula Abdul is jumping on the publishing bandwagon. The star has revealed her plans to team up with popular motivational book series "Chicken Soup For The Soul" to create motivational books and greeting cards.

"I'm teaming up with the people behind the 'Chicken Soup For The Soul' books and greeting cards aimed at girls and young women. The message will be 'keep your dreams alive,'" so Abdul says.
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Big Names Invited to Become AMPAS Members

June 20, 2007 07:30:54 GMT


Marking its fourth year in going public with its invitation list, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that 115 individuals, who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures, have been offered chances to become the 2007 additions to its roster of voting members.

"These individuals are all exceptionally accomplished in their respective fields," Academy President Sid Ganis remarked. "We're looking forward to having them join the Academy's ranks."
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The Killers, Muse Heading to San Diego's "Street Scene"

June 20, 2007 07:07:33 GMT


San Diego's annual music festival Street Scene comes back with bigger headliners this year. Two of this year's biggest music acts, The Killers and Muse, are confirmed to play in the Sept 22-23 event.

If previously the festival was held in Mission Valley, this year the venue is re-located to Del Mar Fairgrounds, San Diego. Tickets are going on sale on June 23 with two-day passes sold for $120, and VIP pricing begins at $300.
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Naomi Campbell Filmed the Advert for Dunkin' Donuts

June 20, 2007 06:57:34 GMT


Naomi Campbell is profiting from her bad reputation. The British supermodel reportedly is starring in a new commercial for Dunkin' Donuts, which is a spoof on her violent behavior.

"In the script Naomi is gardening in an evening dress. Something goes wrong, she gets frustrated, and she flips out. She then takes her shoe off and throws it through a window. Next to her is a Martha Stewart type who is calm, cool and collected, thanks to her frozen Dunkin' Donuts drink," a source tells the New York Post.
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R. Kelly Releasing "Same Girl" Video


June 20, 2007 06:42:54 GMT


R. Kelly's "Same Girl" featuring Usher has created a surge of anticipation when the audio leaked on Internet few months ago. The song is now officially opened for listening plus viewing through a video directed by Little X (Destiny's Child, Ghostface Killah, Xzibit).

If anybody thought that the two will put up their ego when collaboration taking a way, they are wrong. "There was no ego when they got together," said Little X in an interview with MTV. "They were playing basketball on lunch breaks, it was all good. No egos. No gangs. It's all straight, it's all good. Just the chemistry and good vibes. You'll feel it off the screen."
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"Star Trek" Shot This November

June 20, 2007 06:41:29 GMT

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The Starfleet members will soon hop onboard their space ships.

Screenwriter Roberto Orci has delightfully revealed to SCI FI Wire that "Star Trek" is now entering the pre-production stage and going to have its principal photography started November this year instead of October as previously reported.
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Neighbors Want Paris Hilton to Be Thrown Out from Her Hollywood Hills Home

June 20, 2007 06:26:23 GMT


She's going to be released from prison by next week, but Paris Hilton already faces a new problem just now that her LA neighbors are looking forward to have her removed from her Hollywood Hills home.

Christopher Hauck and Anne Goursaud, residents of the neighborhood, tried to encourage the other residents to have Paris removed from the neighborhood. They, moreover, distributed leaflets that read, "Since the arrival of Paris Hilton to our neighborhood, we have seen our quality of life deteriorate. Last week was intolerable. We feel we need to take a united stand. The circus will resume when she exits jail."
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Jack Black Is Under the "Man-Witch" Spell

June 20, 2007 05:02:08 GMT


Forging his first collaboration with Brooklyn-born filmmaker Todd Phillips, Jack Black has given his commitment to topline a new comedy flick entitled "Man-Witch" that Phillips is about to helm for Warner Bros. Pictures.

Project will find the "Nacho Libre" star becoming a schoolteacher who suddenly discovers he has witchlike abilities. Taken in by a coven, he is persuaded to attend a school for witches only to find out that his classmates are all girls.
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Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel Spotted Together Again

June 20, 2007 04:54:47 GMT


Are they or aren't they? We leave it all to you. Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel were spotted together again this week. The actress was spotted flown out to join the singer in Amsterdam and Stockholm as part of his Western European Tour.

Biel, whom JT claimed as his "very dear friend," arrived in Amsterdam Sunday evening June 17th. The twosome was staying in the same hotel, The Dylan. On Monday June 18th, they headed for Stockholm and were spotted dining at Stockholm's Beirut Cafe, a Lebanese restaurant, as soon as they arrived there.
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Walt Becker Guarded by the "Samurai"

June 20, 2007 04:23:57 GMT


Needs not worry about the future of his career, Hollywood-born filmmaker Walt Becker has landed a first look deal at Walt Disney Pictures to direct and produce film projects for the studio, the first being a comedic feature titled "My Samurai."

Story follows an American as he carries out a business trip to Japan and saves the life of a homeless man who claims he is the last in a long line of samurai. Unexpected to him, the so-called samurai later shows up on his doorstep pledging eternal service and loyalty, making his life get turned upside down.
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Tony Parker Gives Wedding Details

June 20, 2007 04:23:05 GMT


As the wedding date is coming close, talk is heating up in media on the details of Tony Parker and Eva Longoria's big day. And now after the much publication, the groom-to-be is finally giving details on it.

While it has been made public that the couple is going to have their wedding takes place July 7th later this year, Tony told France's Canal+ network's Le Grand Journal Monday night June 18th that he and Eva will exchange vows at the Chateau Vaux-le-Vicomte, a 17th-century castle famed for its gardens.
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Judge Granted Nicole Richie Delay in DUI Case

June 20, 2007 03:51:37 GMT


Her defense resulted in something. Nicole Richie, who through her lawyer announced she would fight her DUI charge, stemmed from a December 2006 arrest, has won a more than two-week postponement Tuesday June 19th.

Superior Court Commissioner Steven Lubell granted the socialite a continuance, pushed back the trial date from June 25th to new trial date of July 11th. Lubell, in fact, said he would not put it off again. "She has two options: Either she goes to trial or she changes her 'not guilty' plea," Jane Robison, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office, explained.
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Marc Forster Is "Bond 22" Helmer!

June 20, 2007 03:48:17 GMT


The search for "Bond 22" director finally comes to its end. Producers of the James Bond movies Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli alongside Sony Pictures Entertainment and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios have jointly announced on June 19 that Marc Forster has been picked up to handle the helming duties on the highly-anticipated flick, which will be the follow-up to last year's "Casino Royale."

"We are delighted that Marc Forster, with his exceptional talent and unique vision, has agreed to direct our next James Bond film," so Wilson and Broccoli said in a statement.
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Eddie Izzard Leads Operation "Valkyrie"


June 20, 2007 03:24:37 GMT


Known for being memorably funny, Eddie Izzard is now making a contrasting turn in his film career. The comedian reportedly has signed on to taking part in thriller flick "Valkyrie", which currently is shaping up at United Artists.

Already had starry names like Tom Cruise, Kenneth Branagh, Bill Nighy, and Patrick Wilson in the cast, the project is based on actual events happened at the height of WWII during which German officer Count Claus Schenk von Stauffenberg hatched the plot to assassinate Nazi leader Adolf Hitler. While Cruise has been confirmed to portray von Stauffenberg, it is unclear yet what role Izzard is set to play.
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Tom Cruise's Wife Katie Holmes Reportedly Pregnant with Second Child


June 20, 2007 03:13:37 GMT


Katie Holmes is at it again. The actress and wife of actor Tom Cruise reportedly is pregnant with their second child.

"Katie and Tom are thrilled about having another baby on the way she is glowing with happiness," Britain's The Sun newspaper quoted a source as saying. While there has yet any confirmation released by the couple, it is said that Holmes showed a baby bump under a loose-fitting tunic dress while in Spain over the weekend.
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Richard Gere to Be Handed the 2007 Marian Anderson Award

June 20, 2007 02:31:12 GMT


A Golden Globe winning actor, Richard Gere is about to be honored for his advocacy work. The movie star, who first became famous during the 1980s, is about to be handed this year Marian Anderson Award, mainly to honor his advocacy efforts on behalf of independence for Tibet and better care for HIV/AIDS patients.

Naming some of Gere's advocacy efforts are serving as the chairman of the board of the International Campaign for Tibet and has sponsored the Dalai Lama on two trips to the United States. He, in addition, also started a foundation bearing his name and a public charity, Healing the Divide, that work to better medical care for HIV/AIDS patients.
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Motley Crue Sue Manager for Making Tommy Lee Looks Like Less of a Rock Star

June 20, 2007 01:58:34 GMT


Heavy metal band Motley Crue is suing one of their managers, claiming he pushed drummer Tommy Lee into doing two reality shows that took him away from the band and resulted in the cancellation of dozens of concerts.

In the lawsuit filed Monday June 18th in Los Angeles County Superior Court, band members Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil, Mick Mars, and Tommy Lee himself claimed fraud and breach of fiduciary duties against Carl Stubner and a company called Sanctuary Group.
 
 
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