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August 02, 2007

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Rose Byrne Said the New Bond Girl Is Abbie Cornish

August 02, 2007 10:03:57 GMT

May have let slip casting information on the new Bond Girl for "Bond 22", Australian actress Rose Byrne has pointed out to MTV News that the role has probably gone to her fellow thesp Abbie Cornish, who also happens to be her real-life friend.

The statement came right from Byrne's mouth during a recent interview with MTV when she was asked whether she had been contacted about the part. Denied any involvement in the project, the beauty surprisingly later exclaimed, "I think Abbie Cornish�s got it."
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Jack Black Set for The Lost Adventures of Stone Perlmutter Jr.

August 02, 2007 09:20:16 GMT

He's been a music teacher, a film producer, and a Mexican wrestler, and now is about to become an adventurer as well, obviously for the big screen. Yes, Jack Black has signed on to assume the profession in his new starring vehicle "The Lost Adventures of Stone Perlmutter Jr", which he also produces.

Described as a faux documentary made from recently "discovered" footage from 1979, the adventure comedy is said to chronicle the disastrous journey of a self-styled Indiana Jones-type adventurer who travels around the world trying to find the Yeti, El Dorado, the lost tomb of Jesus, and other great mysteries.
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JLA Helmer is George Miller?

August 02, 2007 08:52:02 GMT

Looks like George Miller is up for something big in his film-directing career. Latino Review and Collider.com have both come up with reports claiming the "Happy Feet" helmer is considering to take the director's chair in the anticipated "Justice League of America", which Warner Bros. Pictures is currently setting up under its banner.

Collider.com even further pointed out that Superman, Batman, The Flash, Wonder Woman, and the Green Lantern could possibly be featured in the project. Also informed the flick may become a priority for Warner Bros. than "Superman: The Man of Steel", the site surprisingly revealed that there is a rumor out there saying one of these superheroes would not see a sequel, which only means that the company is planning a death on the character.
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It's a Boy for Nicole Richie and Joel Madden

August 02, 2007 08:22:56 GMT

Hot on the heels of her shocking revelation to ABC News' Diane Sawyer that she's almost four months pregnant with boyfriend Joel Madden's child, there comes a new report claiming Nicole Richie is expecting a baby boy.

In Touch Weekly quoted an insider as saying that Nicole already went to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in LA on July 25th to have a very enlightening ultrasound. She's said to be very happy in knowing she's going to have a baby boy, despite the fact that she would like to have a daughter.
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Idol Judge Simon Cowell Has Star Struck

August 02, 2007 07:49:23 GMT

Music mogul Simon Cowell apparently has developed a new interest in entertainment industry. The "American Idol" judge reportedly is now venturing into film production through a music-themed project tentatively titled "Star Struck."

Inspired by Alan Parker's 1980 effort "Fame", pic will be set behind the scenes of a TV singing competition in the vein of "Idol" and British show "X-Factor" while centering on the show's ten contestants who try to make it to the top.
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Kanye West Tapping Pop Band to Perform Together

August 02, 2007 07:33:23 GMT

Kanye West has tied an unlikely collaboration with an indie pop band Peter Bjorn and John. The R&B crooner is inviting the Swedish group to be his backing band in Way Out West gathering.

Both acts are slated to play the trio's breakthrough hit "Young Folks" that peaked at #35 in U.K. Singles chart. The festival is to be held in Gothenburg on August 11.
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1-18-08 Now Titled Overnight?

August 02, 2007 07:20:13 GMT

Mystery continues to surround on J.J. Abrams-produced monster movie "1-18-08." Also referred as "Cloverfield", the project now is speculated to have a new title called "Overnight."

A posting on Slashfilm.com has informed a new trademark named "Overnight" was registered on July 18, 2007 for the use in "motion picture, television and music production and distribution services" by attorneys known to be associates of Abrams. What makes things fishy here is that they also happen to be the ones registering the Slusho.jp, which has been presumed to be the viral website for the project, as well as the name of Abrams' production company, Bad Robot.
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Christina Aguilera's Having Baby Girl on December 15th

August 02, 2007 07:17:32 GMT

Breaking news, Christina Aguilera and hubby Jordan Bratman are expecting a baby girl.

Despite her being tight-lipped on the persistent pregnancy speculation, In Touch Weekly reported that the songbird is expecting a girl. Still according to the publication, Christina who is now about 18 weeks pregnant had had an ultrasound at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in LA to find out the sex of the unborn.
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Hilary Duff and Nick Cannon Teaming Up to Host the 2007 Teen Choice Awards

August 02, 2007 06:25:11 GMT

Hilary Duff and Nick Cannon love the teen, literally. Both stars have been booked to host this year Teen Choice Awards, slated to air August 26th on FOX.

This is Duff's second time hosting the Teen Choice Awards, being her first was in the 2005. She herself won Choice Movie Breakout Star - Female Teen Choice Award in 2003 for portraying the title role in the 2003 teen comedy "The Lizzie McGuire Movie", while Cannon already earned four Teen Choice nominations, including one this year for Choice TV Personality.
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Punisher 2 Filmed October 2007

August 02, 2007 05:13:42 GMT

Vigilante Frank Castle is ready to load his guns again this year. Lionsgate Film as the company producing "The Punisher 2" revealed in its new press release issued on Wednesday morning (August 1) that production on the flick has been set for an October start date with "Rome" star Ray Stevenson starring under Lexi Alexander's direction.

Marks the third screen incarnation for the Marvel Comics' anti-hero, the project reportedly will be made for an R rating and take place in New York where the titular character runs up against a mobster. Nick Santora, Kurt Sutter, Matt Holloway, and Art Marcum penned the script while Marvel Studios' Kevin Feige is producing alongside Avi Arad and Gale Anne Hurd.
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AC/DC Tied Exclusive Deal with Verizon

August 02, 2007 05:13:19 GMT

Verizon Wireless is getting avid at its music sponsorship. The phone company has tied a deal with Australian rockers AC/DC to release the band's entire back to back catalog, making itself the only company to gain the exclusive right.

The digital catalog will be sold via Verizon's VCast Music service starting from March 2008 at $12 per album. All of the albums are available for full download except for the group's biggest hit, "You Shook Me All Night Long," which will be available as an over-the-air download.
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Actor Chris O'Donnell and Wife Expecting Child No. 5

August 02, 2007 04:52:41 GMT

First, second, third, fourth, and there it goes the fifth. Already have four children together, Chris O'Donnell and his wife Caroline Fentress are expecting child No. 5.

Announced the good news on Wednesday August 1st during an interview with NBC "Today" show, the actor told co-host Ann Curry, "Another on the way. Yeah, we're just starting to figure out how it works. I think I know why this is happening, but we're really excited about it."
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Musicians Paying Tribute to Virginia Tech Victims

August 02, 2007 04:39:03 GMT

A number of musicians are paying tribute to the late victims of Virginia Tech incident. Those slated to perform at the University's Lane Stadium are John Mayer, Dave Matthews Band, Virginia-born country singer Phil Vassar and rapper Nas.

"We have a profound respect for the incredible resolve and unwavering sense of hope the university community has shown, and are honored to have the opportunity to share this evening with Virginia Tech," said Dave Matthews Band's drummer Carter Beauford.
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The 20th Annual Shark Week Scores

August 02, 2007 04:17:12 GMT

Going into the surface Sunday night (July 29), Discovery Channel's "Shark Week" really got off on the right fin in its twentieth anniversary with the airing of "Ocean of Fear: The Worst Shark Attack Ever."

Telling about the true story of survival experienced by the crew of the sinking U.S.S. Indianapolis, the program amazingly attracted 3.9 million total viewers from 9-11 PM to become the highest-rated premiere episode on record for the event, beating out 2003's "Anatomy of a Shark Bite" (3.2 million).
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Jennifer Garner Heading for Broadway's Cyrano Revival

August 02, 2007 04:12:01 GMT

A film, TV actress, and producer as well, Jennifer Garner reportedly is heading to Broadway, set to join the cast of the revival of Edmond de Rostand's romantic classic "Cyrano de Bergerac".

David Leveaux of the musical "Nine" is in hand to direct the play which is about to feature a translation and adaptation by Anthony Burgess. Garner, who's said to be in negotiations, will probably play Roxanne, the French socialite with whom the title role Cyrano, played by actor Kevin Kline, is secretly in love.
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Eminem NOT Releasing New Album

August 02, 2007 03:52:41 GMT

Billboard.com has gained confirmation that Eminem will not release a new studio album called "King Mathers". The rapper's label Interscope said "there is no new Eminem record on the schedule right now."

With his latest effort being 2004's "Encore", Eminem had sparked questions on the long break that he took from releasing a new album. Just few months ago a website named kingmathers.com suddenly surfaced and promoted an Eminem album of the same name. The site that has been shut down, read; "Guess who's coming back? The first new studio album (from Eminem) in more than 2 years. Coming soon."
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Universal Pictures Gears Up for Sports Comedy with Pros

August 02, 2007 03:44:35 GMT

Another day, another project from Universal Pictures. The giant film company is now being reported to have put a new sports comedy titled "Pros" into its future movie slate following its plan to make "Shinobi" alongside Circle of Confusion and Spitfire Pictures.

Story takes shape after a fire incident destroys a local YMCA's tennis court, leading the kids to ask a favor of a local country club to allow them playing on its courts for the summer. This, however, ignites a rivalry between a hardworking blue-collar YMCA pro and a blue-blooded playboy country club pro.
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Hotel Heiress Paris Hilton Jumping Into Footwear Business

August 02, 2007 03:39:31 GMT

A model, actress, recording artist and business woman, Paris Hilton is jumping on the shoe bandwagon, having her name licensed to her own line of footwear.

The hotel heiress has signed a licensing agreement with the Antebi Footwear Group to launch a signature footwear line under her own name, which collection is inspired by her cutting edge style.
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Dolly Parton Releasing New Album Under 'Private' Label

August 02, 2007 03:19:52 GMT

Dolly Parton has plenty of musical plan going ahead next year. Beside launching her 'private' label, the country diva will release an album in February and launch a tour the next month.

Representing the diva, manager Danny Nozell said that Dolly records will set sail in coincidence with the album release. But exclusively made for Parton, Dolly Records is not opened for other artists. "She's going to be the only person on that label," Nozell continued. "We're not signing any other artists - it's going to be strictly for Dolly Parton".
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Reese Witherspoon Named Avon's First Ever Global Ambassador

August 02, 2007 03:11:04 GMT

It's official. Reese Witherspoon is Avon's first ever Global Ambassador.

Avon Products, Inc. announced Wednesday August 1st, it has signed Oscar-winning actress Witherspoon to become the company's first ever Global Ambassador, serving as the Honorary Chairman of the Avon Foundation, focusing on breast cancer, domestic violence and emergency relief initiatives.
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It's Official, Whoopi Goldberg Joining "The View" Next Month

August 02, 2007 02:27:19 GMT

There it is, after days of chatter and speculation, it is confirmed on Wednesday August 1st that Whoopi Goldberg is joining ABC's daytime television talk show "The View," filling in Rosie O'Donnell's seat following her abrupt departure in May.

The show's creator and co-host Barbara Walters announced at the end of Wednesday's broadcast that Oscar-winning actress Goldberg will join the daytime program on September 4th when the show returns from summer hiatus for its 11th season.
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Melanie Brown Filed Paternity Suit Against Eddie Murphy

August 02, 2007 01:53:08 GMT

The battle continues and it's getting even more serious. Melanie Brown aka Scary Spice, has on Wednesday August 1st, filed a paternity suit against former boyfriend Eddie Murphy, seeks to legally establish him as the father of her four-month-old daughter Angel Iris Murphy Brown while is asking for child support as well.

"I am here today for one reason and one reason only; her name is Angel," so the singer told a Los Angeles press conference announcing the suit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court. "Angel is my baby and Eddie's. She will always know that she was planned and wanted by both of us, but I want her to know that she has two parents who desire to be responsible for her during her life and who love her so much that they want to be a part of it."