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June 25, 2007

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"Phoenix" IMAX Trailer Takes Off

June 25, 2007 09:51:49 GMT

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix picture
Presenting a different look on the upcoming "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix", IMAX Corporation has posted online a new trailer for the large screen format release of the movie at its official site.

Showing never-before-scene clips of the flick, the trailer can be viewed here. All scenes featured will definitely be in 3D in the movie, which will be released July 11 this year in both conventional and IMAX theaters around the States.
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MTV Films Tracks "The Lost Girls"

June 25, 2007 09:06:40 GMT

Noted to often generate comedic features, MTV Films now is taking different turn in its next move.

The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that the studio is set to develop teen thriller "The Lost Girls", which will be a big screen adaptation of Alex McAulay's novel "Bad Girls", and has tapped Holly Brix to work on the screenplay. On duty to produce is Michelle Manning, who will carry out the task via her MM Productions shingle.
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Cameron Diaz Sincerely Apologized for Maoist Slogan Bag

June 25, 2007 09:00:10 GMT


Cameron Diaz wasn't the right person in the right place when she was spotted sporting a bag with a political slogan while sightseeing Machu Picchu in Peru's Andes on Friday June 22nd, which unfortunately evokes the bloody memories associated with Chinese Communist leader Mao Zedong. And just now the actress issued a public apology concerning the incident.

Diaz, who was in Peru to participate in a Canadian television show "4 REAL" that celebrates Peru's culture, was seen wearing an olive green bag, emblazoned with a red star featuring Mao Zedong's most famous political slogan "Serve the People" printed in Chinese. This, to her unknown, provoked controversy among locals.
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Two Running a "Detective Agency"

June 25, 2007 08:32:36 GMT


Taking chance to spark a good onscreen collaboration together, Jill Scott and Anika Noni Rose have both given their agreement to highlight comedy mystery "The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency" that The Weinstein Company is setting up alongside Mirage Productions.

Based on Alexander McCall Smith's novel of the same name, the project will bill Scott to play Precious Ramotswe, the owner of a Botswana-based detective agency run by women, and Rose as her secretary/assistant detective. Also included in the cast is TV actor Lucian Msamati who will portray the fiancee of Ramotswe.
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Thomas Haden Church to Reveal "All About Steve"

June 25, 2007 07:55:13 GMT


Keen to make a leap from superhero movie to comedic feature, "Spider-Man 3" star Thomas Haden Church is involved in negotiations to be the male lead in Fox 2000's "All About Steve", The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Toplined by Sandra Bullock, pic finds the actress playing a brilliant crossword constructor who comes to a decision that a CNN cameraman she dates on only one short date is her true love. Trying to convince him they are perfect for each other, she recklessly trail the guy as he carries out his work hither and yon, crisscrossing the country while turning up at media events in her effort to do so.
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Matt Dillon to Take Care of the "Old Dogs"

June 25, 2007 07:20:31 GMT


Set to find himself again working under Walt Disney Pictures after 2005's "Herbie: Fully Loaded", Matt Dillon is reportedly engaged in final talks to have a starring part in the company's comedy "Old Dogs" which "Wild Hogs" helmer Walt Becker is set to direct.

Already lined up the likes of Robin Williams, John Travolta, and Kelly Preston in the cast list, the flick centers on a divorced father of 6-year-old twins and his womanizing best friend/business partner who have their hands full when they're forced to care for the kids for two weeks.
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Brett Ratner Nabs the "Playboy" Title

June 25, 2007 06:26:56 GMT


Stepping into the territory he never lands before in filmmaking, Brett Ratner is about to direct a biographical feature based on the life of Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner at Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment, Variety has reported.

Simply entitled "Playboy", the project will be produced by Brian Grazer and gets its script penned by John Hoffman, who most recently wrote "Queen of the Jews", a biopic of scandal-scarred former Miss America Bess Myerson. Hefner is learned to have given approval on the take last week during a meeting at the Playboy Mansion.
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No Muse and U2 for 2008 Glastonbury

June 25, 2007 06:20:49 GMT


Wrapping up this year's Glastonbury festival, organizer Michael Eavis has begun lining up possible acts for 2008. If previously he wanted Muse for the headlining slot, he has changed his mind within days.

"It's not going to be U2 and to be honest we don't actually need U2. It's not Muse either," he said on the last day of the festival. "(But) I don't want to fall out with them over it." Rumor has it that Irish rockers are among several headlining acts that he has written on his list.
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Shirley Bassey Approves Amy Winehouse for Bond

June 25, 2007 05:12:48 GMT


Long time Bond song theme singer Shirley Bassey has Amy Winehouse first in the list to become her successor. The "Diamonds are Forever" singer thinks that nobody can equal Winehouse.

"There aren't many female artists of her generation with such an unusual sound," Bassey said in a statement. "I can't think of anybody better to sing the Bond theme tune."
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Eric Bana Flies to "Dubai"

June 25, 2007 05:01:03 GMT


Preferring to stand outside the spotlight this time, "Troy" star Eric Bana has been confirmed to team up with Paramount Pictures in making his debut as movie producer.

The Australian actor is said to have come onboard to executive produce a geopolitical drama entitled "Dubai" with Lorenzo di Bonaventura producing. Story concerns a young economist who is set up by Iranian operatives in Dubai in their plot to instigate the collapse of the U.S. economy, forcing him to go on the run to prove his innocence.
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Shakira Heads to Hamburg for Live Earth

June 25, 2007 04:41:12 GMT


To join Snoop Dogg in Hamburg is none other than Colombian diva Shakira. The "Beautiful Liar" singer is the latest addition to Live Earth, a concert held to fight against global warming.

"Live Earth is about engaging a mass movement of people to take action against the climate crisis," Live Earth Founder and Producer Kevin Wall said. "The addition of internationally popular music acts like Shakira will help us reach millions of people across the globe."
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Britney Spears Joining "True Colors" Line-Up

June 25, 2007 04:26:27 GMT


Done with the "twelve minute" gigs, Britney Spears is set to join fellow musicians in "True Colors" tour. The pop queen is more than happy to promote gay rights alongside Cyndi Lauper.

As previously reported, Lauper kicked off the tour on June 8 and will wrap it up on June 30. Britney will jot in the last date at Los Angeles' Greek Theatre. She will perform alongside Deborah Harry, Erasure, The Dresden Dolls, Jeffrey Star, and The Gossip.
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Weekend North American Box Office of June 22-24, 2007

June 25, 2007 04:00:25 GMT

Evan Almighty picture
The chain of success formed by sequel titles on the weekend domestic box office continues to go unbroken with the arrival of a new one on the line, none other than Universal's comedy "Evan Almighty."

Being the follow-up to 2003's "Bruce Almighty", the PG-rated flick gloriously strives to score a hefty $32.1 million in its first three-day run to thereby claim the top position on the chart ended June 24, 2007, winning over other new release of "1408."
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The Cure Promoting Untitled Album in Tour

June 25, 2007 03:56:04 GMT


After having a three-year absent, The Cure is back on road. The British rock act will kick off in a one-month jaunt to promote their latest 'mysterious' album.

The band chooses to embark from Tampa, Fla on September 13 and wrap up a month later on October 17 in Dallas. This tour will see the comeback of guitarist Porl Thompson who left the lots in 1993 and re-joined in 1995. That makes the band's current line-up as Robert Smith in vocal, Simon Gallup in bass and Jason Cooper in drum.
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Foxy Brown Attacked by Ex-Boyfriend's Female Friends

June 25, 2007 03:38:17 GMT


Foxy Brown is in hot water, again. The troubled rapper was on Saturday June 23rd robbed by her ex-boyfriend's female friends.

According to the police there were at least four people teamed up to rob Brown, took away her Louis Vuitton bag, $500 in cash and credit cards around 5:30 a.m. Saturday at Crescent Street and Stanley Avenue in the East New York section of Brooklyn.
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Paris Hilton to Have Post-Jail Interview with Larry King, Unpaid

June 25, 2007 03:11:53 GMT


Breaking news. Paris Hilton has agreed to do a post-jail interview with CNN's "Larry King Live".

After days of chatter and speculation, it was confirmed Saturday June 23rd that the heiress will have a one-hour live interview on CNN's "Larry King Live" on Wednesday night June 27th, just 24 hours after she's released from Los Angeles County jail.
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Regina Spektor Having "No Idea" of Next Album

June 25, 2007 03:03:19 GMT


Just like a tradition, now that Regina Spektor has accumulated enough fame through "Begin to Hope" (2006), people start questioning about her next album. The Russian singer won't tell much and insists that everything's still in "tiny little things".

Regina as usual has written numerous pieces that she's not sure of making a record yet. Explaining the reason she said, "Because I have so much stuff that I've written, I always use some things from before and some things that I've just written and some new things that maybe nobody's heard. But I never really write for a record, so I have no idea exactly what it's going to be. It sort of just comes together into a little piece."
 
 
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