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'Jurassic Park IV' to Come to Big Screen Indeed

May 19, 2008 08:36:16 GMT

For years, reports on the making of the fourth film of the "Jurassic Park" franchise have come in and out. Back in 2007, rumors on the casting surfaced, but quickly toned down by the film's producer, Steven Spielberg. Since then, updated reports on the development of "Jurassic Park IV" are scarce sparking speculation that the movie may not be made afterall. However, latest report suggested otherwise.

Recently, one of "Jurassic Park" original cast, Laura Dern, assured fans that the fourth installment of the dinosaur movie will not be put aside. To TV Guide Magazine, the 41-year-old actress insisted that though it may take some time, the movie will be made and her character will be back. "It's a while away but my understanding is it's happening and my character is very involved," so claimed the co-star of Sean Penn in "I Am Sam". "I know [director] Steven Spielberg is looking forward to [getting it together] over the next year."
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Jennifer Hudson Set New Album for September Release

May 19, 2008 07:33:40 GMT

After having the new single "Spotlight" from her upcoming debut album leaked on-line earlier this week, Jennifer Hudson finally reveals more details about her new set. She confirms that her debut record will be self-titled and is planned to hit the stores in September via Arista Records.

On the new LP, previously she has also confirmed that she will take Alicia Keys and India.Arie as her mentors on the work of the record. Not only those two musicians, Jennifer will also get help from other famous names, such as Timbaland, Robin Thicke and Diane Warren on the debut set.
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Paulo Coelho's 'The Alchemist' Goes Big Screen

May 19, 2008 07:25:22 GMT

"The Alchemist", the most prominent and bestseller novel from the Brazilian author, Paulo Coelho, will be adapted into a big screen material. The announcement of the matter has been done during a press conference at Cannes Film Festival on Sunday, May 18 by one of the owners of The Weinstein Company, Harvey Weinstein.

Insisting that the movie will stay true to the essence of the book, Weinstein also announced that acclaimed actor Laurence Fishburne is touted to star, to helm and to co-produce the adaptation movie. On him joining the project, 46-year-old Fishburne commented, "This is a special project that now has a special team behind it to ensure that its path to the big screen is handled with the proper care it deserves. I am looking forward to directing it, acting in it, and collaborating with Harvey Weinstein to produce a beautiful film that will do justice to Paulo's enormously successful novel."
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Lily Allen Almost Completes Her New Album

May 19, 2008 06:46:24 GMT

British pop singer Lily Allen revealed a great news to her fans, stating that her new album is almost done. The singer revealed the good news on an interview with the press recently, saying, "Ive worked so hard. My next album is nearly finished. I'm on a two-week break and then I'm starting a massive promotional tour."

On the interview the singer also said the reason she wanted to finish the new record as soon as possible, stating "I'm not sure when I'll have time for another holiday, so I'm making the most of it now." The upcoming LP itself will be the second studio album from her after her debut set, "Alright, Still", which was released in 2006. Unfortunately, Lily hasn't confirmed the release date and the title of her upcoming record.
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Soundwave's Appearance in 'Transformers 2' Confirmed

May 19, 2008 06:44:29 GMT

Though earlier reports on the baddies in the upcoming sequel of blockbuster movie "Transformers" have often turned out to be false ones, media is still hunting down on getting a slightest hint on the new robots to appear in "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" and apparently the works weren't left in vain. Lately, screenwriter of the action adventure movie, Roberto Orci, unveiled that Decepticons will be aided with the existence of Soundwave in the sequel.

Talking about his works on the second live-action adaptation of the "Transformers" franchise to IGN, Orci confessed that he could no longer leave the microcassette recorder-transforming-robot out of the second film. "I'll tell you. We had to get Soundwave in there," so claimed the "Star Trek" co-writer. The man who is also known for his producing role further explained that this particular character was actually planned to be included in the first film, but the idea was later canceled because the filmmakers couldn't do it right.
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Kelly Brook Turned Down Billy Zane's Marriage Proposal Following Surprise Reunion

May 19, 2008 06:42:09 GMT

Time, apparently, does matter for Kelly Brook. The movie beauty is reported to have turned down Billy Zane's marriage proposal despite the fact that they have recently rekindled their romance after she reportedly called off their engagement following her father's death November last year after battling cancer.

First met during the filming of the 2006 flick "Three" also known as "Survival Island", Kelly and Billy initially planned to walk down the aisle in summer 2005, yet decided to postpone it just because of media fuss. And much contrary to early reports that stated it was Kelly who ended their relationship, British tabloid the Sunday Mirror claims it was Billy who initially broke off their engagement, after realizing he wasn't ready to settle down.
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50 Cent's Mega Deal Rumors Denied

May 19, 2008 06:16:12 GMT

Recent news in the media which claimed that 50 Cent is about to sign a mega deal with News Corp has now been denied. 50's management company Violator Management, through their representative Chris Lightly has denied the news stating that it was nothing more than just rumors.

Moreover a source from the rapper's record, G-Unit Records, also denied the news telling the press, "If this was true, we'd know first." The source then also explained on why the deal report was also seen on the rapper's official site, stating it was because they, "don't discriminate against news."
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Artist of the Week: 3 Doors Down

May 19, 2008 06:01:06 GMT

Riding high on the success of their single "Kryptonite" in 2000 and the years after that plus their consistency in spawning hits after hits, 3 Doors Down are undoubtedly a rock icon that have embedeed their name so deep in the history of rock music. The band are now back in 2008 with their new effort, a self-titled album which will be released on April 20 via Universal Music.

Speaking about the new set, the band's guitarist Chris Henderson explained that their music has been revolutionizing since the last time they spawned an album. "We actually got to sit and work on it, instead of cranking it out," he said. "Over the years, since 1999 pretty much, there's always been some sort of deadline. A deadline for touring, for videos, for this or that. This time we were like, 'You know what? Let's take some time off and let's go back and write without a deadline and see what happens.' So we did that."
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Johnny Depp Getting a Part in '21 Jump Street' Movie

May 19, 2008 05:15:22 GMT

Who could separate Johnny Depp from the hit '80s television series "21 Jump Street"? Though the actor has moved on to be one of the greatest Hollywood actors with three Academy Award-nominations and many blockbuster movies under his sleeves, nobody could forget him being the young Officer Tom Hanson Jr. in the drama series. Hence, it will only be fair if he gets a part in the upcoming "21 Jump Street" movie and apparently the film's screenwriter Jonah Hill agrees.

In an interview with MTV, the "Superbad" star revealed that he has already prepared a part for the original star of the undercover young cop drama series. "We have an awesome thing for [Johnny] Depp, if he'll do it," Hill explained enthusiastically. "I don't know if he will or not, [but] it's going to be rad!" Still, the 24-year-old didn't share further details about the role opened for the "Sweeney Todd" star. Meanwhile, Depp has yet to give any comment on the offered part.
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Lindsay Lohan Launched Appeal for Birthday Sponsors

May 19, 2008 05:07:34 GMT

Lindsay Lohan is about to turn 22nd this coming July and as usual she's planning to celebrate it in a big way. Despite the many negative reports that hit her, the actress-singer apparently has got the spirit to welcome the big day, launching an online appeal for someone to sponsor her 22nd birthday party.

The has just launched website, gushes, "Sponsors will have a unique branding opportunity to an internationally media worthy event. Lindsay and her 10 closest girlfriends will start the celebration in the early afternoon with spa treatments including manicures, facials and massages." It, furthermore, says "Upon nightfall an intimate group of 75 VIP guests will gather for dinner, performances and most importantly to help Lindsay blow out the candles on her 22nd Birthday cake."
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Full Winners of the 43rd Annual ACM Awards

May 19, 2008 04:46:58 GMT

Following recent reports about the Academy of Country Music Awards early winners, now the full winners have finally been announced. In addition to the likes of Taylor Swift, Jack Ingram and Miranda Lambert, the have-just-announced award winners are Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts and Kenny Chesney.

Carrie manages to take home one of the event's prestigious awards which is the Top Female Vocalist, making it her second after last year she also won it. Rascal themselves grab this year's Top Vocal Group award, while Kenny wins the top award of the event, the Entertainer of the Year.
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Nicole Kidman's 'Australia' Offers Sneak Peek Through First Trailer

May 19, 2008 04:43:14 GMT

The 20th Century Fox have given treats to Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman's fans everywhere. Starting at 9 A.M. on Monday, May 19, the studio have released the first trailer of "Australia", the romantic drama about an epic journey through the unforgiving outback, on the virtual world.

Timed at nearly two minutes, the compilation of clips gives out glimpses into Kidman's as well as Jackman's characters and what kind of danger and romance lays ahead of them. Opened with a unique introduction of the company logo using old newspaper, the trailer begins as the wife of singer Keith Urban walks into a shed in which she sits down to tell a story to an Aborigine child. Guided by her voice, the trailer the takes off showing the World War II scenes and the introduction to the two main characters.
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Ashlee Simpson Officially Confirmed Alleged Pregnancy to Wedding Guests

May 19, 2008 04:28:50 GMT

Good news comes in two from the Simpsons. In addition to the intimate wedding of Ashlee Simpson and her longtime boyfriend Pete Wentz, which was held on Saturday evening, May 17 at her parents' Los Angeles home, it was finally confirmed that the singer indeed is carrying a bun in the oven.

Ashlee, who has always avoided addressing the persistent pregnancy rumors that hit her, is said to have officially revealed her pregnancy to everyone attending her wedding. According to OK! magazine, as being informed by sources, Ashlee finally revealed her pregnancy to everyone at the reception. No further details have been exposed though.
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Kenny Chesney Wins the ACM Entertainer of the Year Again

May 19, 2008 04:09:00 GMT

Kenny Chesney proves his dominance on the country music realms, grabbing the top honor of the Academy of Music Awards, the Entertainer of the Year Award. This year's victory is Kenny's fourth in a row and it also means that he ties Garth Brooks who also has won the category four times.

Different from its previous proceeds, this year's Entertainer of the Year Award is being voted directly by the audience. At the stage, after receiving the award Kenny said, "This one is really extra special because long before I had a hit record the fans always came to my show, and I want to thank you guys for voting and being there for me."
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Rihanna on the Verge of Becoming Victoria's Secret Model

May 19, 2008 03:48:23 GMT

Following the success of her line of umbrella, Rihanna has recently told a U.K. magazine that she's planning another unusual product launch which is her own line of underwear. Soon following her public statement, a new claim has just emerged that she is about to become the model of Victoria's Secret.

MediaTakeOut claimed to have been told by Rihanna's people that the star is on the verge of becoming one of the models for the giant retailer of women's wear, lingerie, and beauty products. "No one even contacted [Victoria's Secret], they contacted us ... and they were throwing around all kinds of numbers and ideas. Everyone's excited, especially Rihanna," a source close to Rihanna told MediaTakeOut.
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