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July 28, 2012

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Christopher Nolan's Tips to Next Batman Filmmaker: 'They Simply Need to Be True'


July 28, 2012 05:43:45 GMT

After Christopher Nolan wrapped his highly-praised Batman trilogy, some people doubted that there would be another filmmaker that could best Nolan's gritty adaptation on the Caped Crusader tale. However, the "Inception" director himself believed that the film would somehow be rebooted someday and for that, he has shared some tips for his successor.

Speaking to Empire magazine, Nolan opened up the key behind his big success on adapting the Batman story. "The only advice I would have is... when I first met with Paul Levitz of DC prior to 'Batman Begins', he explained to me very clearly that Batman, of all superheroes, has thrived on reinterpretation and almost being strengthened by it," he said.
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Hayden Panettiere on 'Nashville': My Character Is Less Nicer Than Taylor Swift


July 28, 2012 05:42:35 GMT

Though her character on "Nashville" has the same profession as Taylor Swift, Hayden Panettiere insists her alter ego Juliette Barnes is not based on the real-life country music singer. Speaking to the press at ABC's panel during the Television Critics Association summer tour, the 22-year-old actress said, "I've heard the Taylor Swift thing quite a bit and I think besides being around the same age and blond - not even the height - they are different."

"And I think you guys, once you see her and get to know Juliette, my character, a little bit better, you'll see that. But I really think Taylor would disagree wholeheartedly as well," added the title character depicter in TV movie "Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy". Pointing out another difference between Juliette and Taylor, she stated, "She's [Taylor] much nicer than my character."
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Justin Bieber Unveils 'As Long As You Love Me' Video Snippet

July 28, 2012 05:31:12 GMT

Fans of Justin Bieber have been treated to a sneak preview of the upcoming music video from the teen pop sensation. The teaser for "As Long As You Love Me" runs a little over a minute and half long and shows the premise of what they are calling a "short film."

Michael Madsen, who appeared in the "Kill Bill" movies, stars in the video as the father of Justin's love interest. They exchange very heavy and serious lines in the sneak peek.
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Usher's Stepson Laid to Rest in Atlanta

July 28, 2012 05:22:44 GMT

A funeral for Usher's 11-year-old stepson, Kile Glover, was held in Atlanta on Friday, July 27. The kid was laid to rest in a cemetery near the Wieuca Road Baptist Church in Buckhead, where a heartfelt memorial service was held.

His mother Tameka Foster, who's also an ex-wife of Usher, was seen among the mourners. The casket was brought outside the church with a somber recessional led by a trumpeter before it was taken to the cemetery in a white carriage.
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Video: Paul McCartney Closes Olympics Opening Ceremony


July 28, 2012 04:53:19 GMT

The opening ceremony of the Olympics was held in London on July 27, Friday. One of the many famous performers who took the stage at the event was Paul McCartney. The former Fab Four sang two songs.

The 70-year-old rock star performed "The End", a song he penned with bandmate John Lennon in 1969. "And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make," Mecca sang to the crowd.
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Dean Devlin Praises 'Godzilla' Reboot, Admits He 'Screwed Up' the 1998 Version


July 28, 2012 04:47:54 GMT

Gareth Edwards' upcoming remake of "Godzilla" has raised high hopes among fans especially after it revealed surprisingly well-polished footage at recent San Diego Comic-Con. One of those who hoped the reboot would be better than its predecessor was Dean Devlin, who wrote and produced the 1998 big-budgeted take on "Godzilla", which was unfortunately derided for being "too silly and cheesy."

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Devlin agreed that Edwards' new adaptation of the fire-breathing monster should be better than the Roland Emmerich-directed version. "I know I screwed up my Godzilla," he admitted. "I'd be very happy if they pull it off and do a great one."
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New 'Dexter' Season 7 Promo Burns the Evidence

July 28, 2012 04:41:50 GMT

Another promo for "Dexter" season 7 has been released to tide fans over the show's return this fall. Hinting that Debra's shocking discovery in the season 6 finale will be a new beginning for the characters' story arcs, the video shows the body of Travis, whom Dexter killed at the end of last season, set in flames.

The scene hints that Dexter will get rid of an evidence that may lead others to find out what he did to Travis. It's supported by one of recently-unveiled photos which features the blood spatter pattern analyst holding a lit match in the church, while Deb looks with a horrified expression.
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Bristol Palin: I Like Gays. I Am Not a Homophobic


July 28, 2012 04:33:21 GMT

Bristol Palin is tired of people saying she's a gay hater. Before she competes on the upcoming "All-Stars" edition of "Dancing with the Stars", the daughter of former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin clarifies widely-believed reports that she loathed homosexuals.

"I like gays. I'm not a homophobic and I'm so sick of people saying that," the single mother explains at ABC's Television Critics Association panel. "Just because I'm for traditional marriage doesn't mean I'm scared or anything of anyone else. And I don't hate anybody."
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'Modern Family' Cast Reach Deals With Fox, Drop Lawsuit

July 28, 2012 04:03:15 GMT

The salary dispute between "Modern Family" adult cast members and 20th Century Fox Television has been resolved. A spokesperson for Fox has confirmed that Sofia Vergara, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell and Ed O'Neill have signed new deals with the studio and agreed to drop the lawsuit which was filed on Tuesday, July 24.

Details of the new contracts are not revealed, but sources say the actors, who got $65,000 for an episode last season, will earn around $180,000 per episode for the upcoming season. As for O'Neill who had been paid more than the other adult stars, he will get more than that.
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Report: 'X-Men: First Class' Sequel Gets Official New Title

July 28, 2012 03:52:43 GMT

Shortly after Marvel Studios announced the official titles for the sequels to "Thor" and "Captain America: The First Avenger", it is now rumored that the "X-Men: First Class" sequel also gets its own official title. It is said that the upcoming mutant heroes film will be called "X-Men: Days of Future Past".

The report first emerged via Russian site Film Business Today. However, it was not explained as to why the upcoming sequel was named "Days of Future Past". 20th Century Fox, which develops the franchise, also hasn't confirmed the validity of the new title rumor.
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Katherine Seeks Joint Guardianship of Michael Jackson's Kids With TJ

July 28, 2012 03:42:35 GMT

Katherine Jackson has a change of heart in the guardianship battle of Michael Jackson's children. Instead of trying to strip off TJ's court-approved duty to take care of the kids, the Jackson matriarch will head to court to seek joint guardianship with her 34-year-old grandson.

"That pleading will essentially now legally reflect how Mrs. Jackson and TJ have often shared responsibilities of raising the children since Michael Jackson's tragic passing," her lawyer Perry Sanders tells TMZ. "[It] reflected the wishes of [Michael Jackson's] children."
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Jimmy Kimmel Criticizes 'American Horror Story' Inclusion in Emmy's Miniseries Category

July 28, 2012 03:23:25 GMT

Jimmy Kimmel has been appointed to tackle an important role as the host at the upcoming Primetime Emmy Awards, but it doesn't mean that he agrees with all decisions made by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Attending the 2012 Summer TCA Tour on Friday, July 27, the comedian expressed his disagreement with "American Horror Story" inclusion in miniseries category.

"It's not a miniseries - let's be honest," he told the press during the panel for the 64th Annual Emmy Awards. Also on hand for the panel, Bruce Rosenblum, chairman and CEO of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, quickly defended the board's decision to let the Ryan Murphy-created show compete as miniseries.
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Madonna's Rep Issues Statement Regarding France Booing Incident

July 28, 2012 03:21:37 GMT

After performing for just 45 minutes at Paris' l'Olympia, Madonna was booed and insulted by her French fans. Liz Rosenberg, a representative for the pop diva, has issued a statement regarding the incident.

"Madonna's Paris club show was planned as her heartfelt thank you to France which she expressed at the start of her show. Despite a grueling concert tour, she desperately wanted to perform for her fans in an intimate setting at the historic Olympia as a means to honor her love for French artists, French cinema and a tribute to France's long history of welcoming and inspiring artists, authors, painters, poets and minorities from other countries over the years," the rep says in the statement.
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Ryan Seacrest Developing Culinary-Themed Comedy 'Food Fight'

July 28, 2012 03:09:03 GMT

Ryan Seacrest is preparing a new silver screen project. Teaming up with Paramount Pictures, the famed radio personality is set to produce a culinary-themed comedy called "Food Fight", The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The "American Idol" host will produce the film along with Adam Sher. The movie itself will be loosely based on celebrity chef Jamie Oliver's reality show "Food Revolution". David Posamentier and Geoff Moore have been tapped to serve as the writers.
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Olympic Games 2012 Opening Ceremony: James Bond, Lord Voldemort and Mr. Bean

July 28, 2012 02:50:06 GMT

The 2012 London Olympic Games was officially kicked off in an extravagant ceremony dubbed "The Isles of Wonder" on July 27. A number of spectacular scenes highlighting the country's most-famous fictional figures were shown during the star-studded event orchestrated by Oscar-winning filmmaker Danny Boyle.

Daniel Craig appeared in a short movie as the famed James Bond. He escorted Queen Elizabeth II in a Union Jack chopper from Buckingham Palace to the Hyde Park where the ceremony took place. In a royal arrival unlike any others, a stunt-person dressing as the Queen jumped off the helicopter in a parachute.
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'The Dark Knight Rises' Composer Dedicates New Song to Aurora Victims

July 28, 2012 02:32:16 GMT

Hans Zimmer, the composer for "The Dark Knight Rises", has recorded a song which he dedicates to the victims of the Aurora, Colarado movie theater shooting. The track entitled "Aurora" was unveiled on the composer's Facebook page on Friday, July 27.

In the Facebook post, he said, " 'Aurora' is dedicated to those who lost their lives and were affected by the tragedy in Aurora, Colarado. I recorded this song in London in the days following the tragedy as a heartfelt tribute to the victims and their families. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Aurora Victim Relief organization."
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Weinstein Co. Moves 'The Master' Release Date, Denies Its Due to Scientology Issue

July 28, 2012 02:12:24 GMT

After Warner Bros. Pictures decided to change the release date for "Gangster Squad", The Weinstein Company has taken a similar action by shifting the release schedule for Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master". The much-talked-about drama is now set to hit the U.S. theaters on September 14 after previously slated for an October 12 release.

It was previously rumored that the decision was made since the film is affiliated to Scieontology, which has recently been put into attention following Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' divorce. However, TWC quickly denied the report by simply claiming that the Philip Seymour Hoffman-starring film will perform great in September.
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'The Killing' Canceled by AMC, Pitched to Other Networks

July 28, 2012 02:06:57 GMT

AMC has pulled the plug on "The Killing" after two seasons. "After much deliberation, we've come to the difficult decision not to renew The Killing for a third season," the network says in a statement to announce the cancellation.

It adds, "AMC is incredibly proud of the show and is fortunate to have worked with such a talented team on this project, from showrunner Veena Sud and our terrific partners at Fox Television Studios to the talented, dedicated crew and exceptional cast."
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'Silent Hill: Revelation 3D' Debuts Horrifying First Trailer

July 28, 2012 01:34:00 GMT

"Silent Hill: Revelation 3D" has released its goosebumping first trailer. It sees a girl whose father is kidnapped by evil forces and she is dragged into a strange and harrowing place to save her dad. In addition to showing multiple creepy scenes, the sneak peek offers a good look at the fantastical tone of the horror movie. Various outlandish creatures are seen appearing while spreading terror to the female protagonist's life.

Based on the acclaimed survival horror videogame franchise by Konami, the "Silent Hill" sequel takes place four years after the first movie. Heather Mason and her father have been on the run, always one step ahead of dangerous forces that she doesn't fully understand.
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'Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars' Cast Includes Bristol Palin, Pamela Anderson and Kirstie Alley

July 28, 2012 01:32:20 GMT

As it had been promised, ABC unveiled the cast of "Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars" on Friday, July 27. Some of the names who were previously rumored to return, such as Bristol Palin, Joey Fatone, Melissa Rycroft and Pamela Anderson, are indeed included in the official line-up.

Other returning celebrities are Kirstie Alley, Drew Lachey, Gilles Marini, Kelly Monaco, Shawn Johnson, Apolo Anton Ohno, Emmitt Smith and Helio Castroneves. In addition to these twelve stars, there will be another contestant whom fans can choose to join the show.
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Dane Cook Apologizes for Making Insensitive Joke About Colorado Shooting


July 28, 2012 01:16:34 GMT

Dane Cook regrets his joke about mass Colorado shooting that happened during the midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" on July 20. The 40-year-old comedian takes to Twitter to express his remorse and to apologize for his insensitive remarks.

"I am devastated by the recent tragedy in Colorado & did not mean to make light of what happened. I made a bad judgment call with my material last night & regret making a joke at such a sensitive time," he says. "My heart goes out to all of the families & friends of the victims."
 
 
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