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July 12, 2007

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"Heroes" Villain Zachary Quinto to Join "Star Trek"?

July 12, 2007 10:03:00 GMT

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Speculations keeps rotating high on the possible casting lineup of "Star Trek." After Oscar winner Adrien Brody was said to be on the run to play Mr. Spock, now words have it that someone else has been offered the part instead.

According to CHUD, filmmakers of the flick are currently in negotiations with Zachary Quinto to have him donned the suit of the Vulcan science officer, known for his distinguished ability of mind meld. The "Heroes" villain, who has been mentioned as a fan favorite for the role in many forums, first popped up on the "Trek" radar last year, expressing his interest in portraying the character.
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Female Stars Picked for Anna Faris' Sorority Flick

July 12, 2007 10:00:57 GMT


Lining up to accompany Anna Faris in the actress-starred untitled comedy, "American Idol" runner-up Katharine McPhee, Emma Stone, Rumer Willis, Kat Dennings, and Dana Goodman have all agreed to get their names put in the project's cast list, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed.

A joint production of Columbia Pictures and Happy Madison Productions, pic focuses on Farris' character, a Playboy bunny kicked out of the Playboy Mansion, who becomes the house mother to the lamest sorority on campus. The quintet's inclusion is learned to fill in the major roles of the sorority sisters, thereby solidifying the flick as the first female-driven comedy to come out of the production company.
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Charlize Theron Lands Feet on "The Burning Plain"

July 12, 2007 09:45:35 GMT


Seemingly puts more favor on drama genre lately, Charlize Theron has scored deals to topline another film feature of the kind entitled "The Burning Plain" that 2929 Productions is currently financing.

The Oscar-winning actress reportedly will portray a woman named Sylvia who attempts to find common ground with her parents after a turbulent childhood. Filming is scheduled to begin November this year using budget below $20 million under the direction of "Babel" scribe Guillermo Arriaga, who encounters his feature directorial debut here.
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Bobby Brown Pulled Off New Zealand Concert

July 12, 2007 09:27:57 GMT


Bobby Brown has pulled off a Rotorua concert that supposed to take place this Sunday (July 15, 2007). He also left July 18 gig in Auckland in doubt. But more importantly, the estranged husband of Whitney Houston raised questions on why he canceled the show since no specific reason has been released.

Some speculated that poor ticket sale has forced the show to be snubbed, but some also forced to think that Brown is not a suitable figure to enter New Zealand. Rotorua MP Steve Chadwick and entertainer Howard Morrison are the two particular who are people not ready to welcome the singer.
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Drew Barrymore in Love Triangle with Spike Jonze and Zach Braff

July 12, 2007 08:56:56 GMT


Drew Barrymore sparks love triangle speculation when she was seen out and about with director Spike Jonze, with whom she was first linked four months ago, while she is also said to be dating actor Zach Braff.

The actress and Jonze were spotted at the music venue El Rey Theatre on Tuesday July 10th, enjoying the Klaxons show during which onlookers claimed to have seen them cuddling and kissing in a VIP booth. "There was a moment when they kissed and it seemed almost blissful," a witness tells People.
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"Sleuth" to Get Revealed at the 2007 Venice Film Fest

July 12, 2007 08:53:50 GMT


Obtaining a prestigious venue to introduce "Sleuth", filmmakers of the flick have successfully got their cinematic work a slot at the 64th annual Venice Film Festival set to spin this year from August 29 to September 8.

As the thriller mystery will have its world premiere there, stars Michael Caine and Jude Law are expected to attend the screening as well as helmer Kenneth Branagh. The remake of Joseph Mankiewicz's 1972 effort, pic finds Caine portraying a writer who lures his wife's lover, played by Law, into a twisted game.
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Kaiser Chiefs' Third Single on the Way

July 12, 2007 08:20:33 GMT


British act Kaiser Chiefs will pull one more single off their chart-topping album "Yours Truly, Angry Mob". The third single is confirmed to be "The Angry Mob" which will be released in U.K. on August 20.

The released single will have new track "Telling Me to Go" on the B-side and according to NME.com, there will also be a special Beano-inspired artwork. This song has reached U.S. market through iTunes store since March 2007.
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Hilary Duff on the Cover of US Weekly's First Annual Swimsuit Issue

July 12, 2007 08:14:54 GMT


There's a Hilary Duff fever out there. You can see her picture here and there. And it is safe for us to say the actress has transformed from Hollywood teen queen to a much more mature and sexy star. It is not surprising then to see her graces the cover of US Weekly's first annual swimsuit issue.

To the publication, the starlet tells everything from her diet secret to her exercise routine. Duff openly reveals to US Weekly that media reports about her being fat has once drawn her to follow a strict diet and exercise routine. "It made me obsessed," she said. "I would beat myself up if I had some fat."
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Walden Lauds the "Savvy" Teen

July 12, 2007 08:12:05 GMT

Faithful in delivering adolescent-targeted features, Walden Media is on the move to spark a new one entitled simply "Savvy" following its successful purchase on the film rights to Ingrid Law's debut novel of the same name.

Deal was announced in conjunction with the acquisition by Walden and Penguin Young Readers Group of North American rights to the writing work in a preemptive multi-book deal. It is informed that the book will be published under Dial Books for Young Readers/Walden Media banner in May next year.
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Metallica's Hit Added to Game "Rock Band"

July 12, 2007 07:49:35 GMT


Electronic Arts is just giving the best addition to highly-anticipated game "Rock Band" with the inclusion of a hit from Metallica. The game will now enable gamers to experience how it feels to play as close as possible to the legendary head-bangers.

Developer Harmonix have done their job tying deal to nail Metallica's "Enter Sandman" and make all of the game tracks available in future online catalog. "Metallica has never been afraid to let their fans get closer," MTV VP of Game Paul DeGooyer said, "and now those fans will be able to inhabit this incredible music in a completely new way."
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Cameron Diaz and David de Rothschild Are an Item


July 12, 2007 07:45:43 GMT


Breaking news, Cameron Diaz has a new man. The actress reportedly has found new love in British environmentalist David de Rothschild.

If US Weekly is to be believed, Diaz and David were first spotted together in the VIP section at Live Earth in New Jersey on Saturday July 7th. They then were snapped having dinner at NYC's Stanton Social, where onlookers claimed to have seen them getting cozy.
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Duo Breaks Into "Persepolis"

July 12, 2007 07:27:19 GMT


Ready to give major contribution for the flick, Sean Penn and Iggy Pop have both enlisted themselves in the voice cast of the English-language version of "Persepolis", Sony Picture Classics' animated feature adapted from the Marjane Satrapi autobiographical, bestselling graphic novel.

Joining the already-announced Gena Rowlands and Catherine Deneuve also Deneuve's daughter Chiara Mastroianni who is set to reprise her part in voicing the lead character of Satrapi, Penn reportedly will fill in the voice of Satrapi's long-suffering father while Pop that of the young girl's rebellious and politically active uncle.
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Usher and Tameka Foster to Marry in a Secret Ceremony This Month

July 12, 2007 07:24:03 GMT


Usher and his pregnant fiancee Tameka Foster reportedly planning to rush down the aisle. The happy couple is said to get marry in a secret ceremony at the end of this month.

The R&B singer had said he would marry Tameka in the autumn, after she had given birth to their first child together. But, new rumors is heating up that they've changed their mind and would like to wed before she gives birth.
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Aerosmith Back in U.S. with Short Tour

July 12, 2007 06:55:10 GMT


Aerosmith is back to the States after continuously serving worldwide tour. The rock outfit will spend two months roaming in North America with a few extra dates in Canada.

The short jaunt that will embark July 19 from Sarnia, Ontario is the band's next venture after tirelessly visiting Brazil, United Arab Emirates, India and Mexico in spring. The North American leg will wind down September 20 in Uncasville,CT.
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The Knowles Clan to Produce a New Series of Hip-Hop Baby Toys, Baby Jamz

July 12, 2007 06:49:43 GMT


The Knowles clan is licensing their name to yet another product. Mathew Knowles, the father-manager of R&B singer Beyonce Knowles, works hand in hand with sister Solange Knowles to launch a new series of hip-hop baby toys.

Poppa Mathew is having his Music World Entertainment partnered with Planet Toys to launch the so-called Baby Jamz, the first-ever hip-hop/rhythm-inspired pre-school toy line promoting creativity, learning and movement through music.
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"Transformers" Breaking Handfuls of Gross Records

July 12, 2007 06:35:43 GMT

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As mighty as the robot aliens it presents, "Transformers" really proves to be one of the top movies DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures ever produce for it easily creates a number of new gross records, most of them being for non-sequel features.

For the first full day of release record, the sci-fi actioner satisfyingly opened on Tuesday, July 3 to rake in $27.8 million and beat out last year's "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" before outstripping 2004's "Spider-Man 2" for the July 4th holiday record with $29.073 million.
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George Michael to Pay $250,000 for Overran Concert

July 12, 2007 06:28:49 GMT


Tapped to be the first act in newly-rebuilt Wembley stadium, George Michael is tangled in a finance situation. The singer is fined £130,000 or equal to $250,000 for the 13 extra minutes he spent for his show.

The concert that took place June 9 ignored the rules set by Wembley's officers. A source said, "Wembley has strict rules that concerts must finish at an agreed time or the acts face a £10,000 fine for each minute they continue. George slipped two extra songs into his set and racked up a huge bill. He was enjoying himself so much he didn't care."
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Introducing "Grey's Anatomy" New Cast Member, Chyler Leigh

July 12, 2007 06:13:48 GMT


On the heels of Isaiah Washington firing from "Grey's Anatomy", the popular TV series welcome the arrival of a brand new cast. Joining the cast of the popular Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning American primetime television medical drama is Chyler Leigh.

Chyler, following her brief appearance at the end of "Grey's" Season 3 finale where her character's chemistry with Derek Shepard caused tension between him and Meredith, will now be a series regular, playing the role of Meredith Grey's half sister, Lexie Grey, who comes to Seattle Grace as a new intern.
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8th Independent Music Awards Introduces New Judges

July 12, 2007 06:07:07 GMT


2008 Independent Music Awards is back with a fresh batch of judges that are comprised of music icons and music industry experts. Some of those lending their ears to critically select the stand out ones are Snoop Dogg, Angelique Kidjo, My Chemical Romance's Frank Iero and Koch Records' VP David Wilkes.

The eight annual contest has brought two new categories "Music for Children" and "Music Video" to the already numerous genre spanning from Heavy Metal to Gospel. Entries have been opened and will be closed on July 27 with basic rules that can be found here.
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Denise Richards Sent Flowers to Congratulate Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller

July 12, 2007 05:47:46 GMT


Denise Richards shows the mature side of her by sending her former husband Charlie Sheen her best wishes over his engagement to real estate investor girlfriend Brooke Mueller.

Richards told People she's "genuinely happy for the two of them". "In fact, I sent them flowers to congratulate them both. I've spent time with her, and my girls really like her. That's all that matters to me," the former Bond girl revealed.
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"Phoenix" Soars to $12 Million

July 12, 2007 05:06:14 GMT

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Becoming one of the most anticipated sequels this year, it's no wonder to see "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" already score such an impressive start in its opening day on the Tuesday (July 10) going on Wednesday (July 11) midnight screenings.

Screened in 2,311 theaters, the fifth installment in the popular franchise has amazingly garnered a large sum of $12 million during the showings, foreshadowing a huge first five days for the film. Pic opened fully Wednesday morning in 4,285 theaters, the second-widest ever trailing only "Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End" (4,362).
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Rock Act Blondie Assisting Musical Production

July 12, 2007 05:04:42 GMT


A West End musical production has utilized the works of veteran rock band Blondie. Stage act "Desperately Seeking Susan" that is adapted from Madonna's 1985 movie will use both Blondie's classics and new materials.

Among the band's songs that are used is their #1 hit "Heart of Glass". Others will be "Atomic,'' ''One Way or Another,'' ''Dreaming'', ''The Tide Is High" as well as a new composition from frontwoman Debbie Harry titled "Moment of Truth".
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Claire Danes Lands Broadway Role in "Pygmalion"

July 12, 2007 04:49:23 GMT


A big screen movie actress, Claire Danes is heading for Broadway, about to make her stage debut later this year in the Roundabout Theatre Company's upcoming Broadway revival of George Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion."

The movie beauty is set to play the role of Eliza Doolittle, made famous on the screen by Audrey Hepburn in 1964. She will star opposite Tony Award-winning actor Jefferson Mays who's going to portray Henry Higgins.
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Nicole Scherzinger Pushes Date of Solo Effort


July 12, 2007 04:37:38 GMT


The Pussycat Dolls' Nicole Scherzinger will now have her own official website in line with her solo career. The Hawaii-born singer chipped in some time to work on her own effort in the middle of PCD's sophomore set.

Originally set to be released Sept. 25, Nicole's LP which is titled "Her Name is Nicole" will be out this October as confirmed by her official website. Worth-waiting, the record span the work of today's hottest producers such as Akon, Timbaland, The Neptunes, Stargate, Sean Garrett, Polow Da Don, Kanye West, Swizz Beatz, Just Blaze, Ne-Yo, Kara DioGuardi, Macy Gray, will.i.am, Bryan Michael Cox, Eminem and many more.
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Zac Efron Looks Forward for Being "Footloose"

July 12, 2007 04:27:46 GMT


Striving to expand his big screen credits after "Hairspray" and "Seventeen", Zac Efron is reportedly engaged in talks to topline Paramount Picturesí musical feature "Footloose", which turns out to be a remake of the studioís 1984 flick directed by Herbert Ross.

Along with Efron, TV director Kenny Ortega is also in negotiations to perform double task of helming and choreographing. If deals are reached, pic therefore will extend the collaboration between the two that has been established since Disney Channel Original Moviesí hit "High School Musical."
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Judge Granted Nicole Richie Another Delay

July 12, 2007 04:12:09 GMT


Nicole Richie's DUI court case has been pushed back for the second time. Is that good news or a bad one? Notwithstanding with your impression, the judge has granted the so lucky socialite another delay somehow.

A continuance was granted to Nicole on Wednesday July 11th after his lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley filed a motion Tuesday July 10th, requesting a delay in the start date of the star's DUI trial, citing the key witness to the case will not be available to testify until August 5th.
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Darren Grant Keen to "Make It Happen"

July 12, 2007 03:42:16 GMT

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Seemingly walking on steady path in his directing career, Darren Grant has signed on to helm "Make It Happen", a film feature about the world of American burlesque formerly known as "Untitled Bille Woodruff Project", Variety has revealed.

Just sold to The Weinstein Co. banner, the dance flick focuses on a small town dreamer who moves to Chicago with the hopes of joining a prestigious dance company. Things, however, unexpectedly go haywire for the aspiring dancer, forcing her to work in a burlesque club instead.
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Kim Porter Speaks Out on Her Break Up with P. Diddy


July 12, 2007 03:32:12 GMT


Kim Porter, the former girlfriend of P. Diddy and mother of three of his children, spills the bean on their fresh break up, speaking exclusively about it to Entertainment Tonight.

"After ten years, I have decided to end my on-again/off-again relationship with Sean Diddy Combs. In ending this relationship, I made a decision that was in the best interest of myself, Sean and our family. I look forward to moving on with my life and my career, and wish him prosperity, health and happiness in life and in love. We will remain friends and committed parents to our children," the former model said through her representative.
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Kevin Spacey Ready to Face "Man of Steel"

July 12, 2007 03:09:29 GMT


Taking the same decision as his "Superman Returns" co-star Brandon Routh did earlier, Kevin Spacey has been confirmed to reprise his role of Lex Luthor in "Superman: The Man of Steel."

According to Variety, Spacey has met helmer Bryan Singer in New York regarding the sequel during his Broadway stint for Eugene O'Neill's recently wrapped "Moon for the Misbegotten." It is said that the actor hopes to shoot his scenes on a six-week block next year following the completion of his run in David Mamet's play "Speed the Plow" in April.
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Eva Longoria and Tony Parker Share Their Wedding with OK!

July 12, 2007 02:56:32 GMT


It's only with OK! magazine that Eva Longoria and Tony Parker want to share details on their wedding. The newlyweds tell all, including the wedding dress, bouquet, the ceremony, the cake, the party and everything.

Wearing an estimated more than $75,000 wedding gown designed by Angel Sanchez, Eva revealed her feeling, saying "Every girl dreams of having a beautiful, romantic wedding. It was amazing to see it unfold after months of planning. We really wanted to create an experience for our guests. It was about them having fun."
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Natalie Imbruglia Not Worth of L'Oreal Anymore

July 12, 2007 02:19:29 GMT


Natalie Imbruglia loses her job, not as singer but as the spokesmodel for cosmetics giant L'Oreal.

Imbruglia signed a GBP100,000 contract in early 2002 to appear in TV and print advertisements for the beauty company, with famous slogan reads "Because I'm worth it."
 
 
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