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Details on '300' Prequel/Sequel Unearthed

October 02, 2008 04:54:30 GMT


While at the "Watchmen" press preview in Hollywood on Wednesday, October 1, director Zack Snyder talks to IESB about the forthcoming "300" prequel/sequel. Stating that the follow-up movie will be both prequel and sequel, the filmmaker then let out that the second film will take place between the Battle of Thermopylae and the Battle of Plataea.

In the final monologue by Dilios at the end of "300", it was explained that there is a whole year between the two great battle. Hence, that is what will be explored on the second movie. Giving out more on the dishes of the prequel/sequel film, Snyder noted that the movie will be based on the graphic novel which will be written and drawn by Frank Miller, meaning that before the book is completed, the script won't be penned.
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Shia LaBeouf Suffers a Cut on 'Transformers II' Set

October 02, 2008 04:29:48 GMT


Being freed from DUI charges after he was involved in a car crash that happened in July 2008, Shia LaBeouf unfortunately couldn't escape another injury, suffering a cut below his eyebrow while working on "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" on Tuesday, September 30. The injury required him to receive stitches, but that didn't stop the actor from getting back on set soon thereafter.

TMZ was the first to report the incident. It claimed Shia got some stitches on set. Representative for him had no comment on the star's latest injury.
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Batman's Sidekick Robin Heads to Small Screen

October 02, 2008 04:27:02 GMT


The CW have announced their plans on developing "The Graysons". According to Variety, the brand new television series will be focused on Batman's sidekick before he becomes the iconic Robin. Set in modern day, it will chronicle the life of Dick "DJ" Grayson before he dons his superhero identity and teams up with Batman as he navigates through family dramas, first loves and rivals.

Words are "Graysons" has been observed to be a potential replacement for "Smallville" if the series about the early life of Clark Kent ends its run this season. The hourlong series has "Smallville" executive producers, Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson, as well as "Supernatural" executive producer McG on board the project.
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Jay-Z to Raise Votes for Obama in Two Free Concerts


October 02, 2008 04:24:38 GMT


Jay-Z will help Barack Obama raising the bar, by conducting two charity shows to aid the Presidential candidate's campaign. The rapper announced that he will conduct two free shows in Detroit's Cobo Arena and Miami's Bayfront Park Amphitheatre on Saturday, October 4 and Sunday, October 5 respectively.

The concerts are intended to encourage people to register to vote before the deadlines. Michigan and Florida which happen to be the two key battleground states, will close the registration on Monday, October 6. Jay-Z's effort is also to urge people to pick Obama on the actual D-day on November 4.
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Preview of '90210' 1.07: Hollywood Forever

October 02, 2008 03:51:19 GMT


Annie and Ethan will work together in a class project where they are assigned to take care of a baby in the new episode of "90210". The promo to the episode which will be aired on October 7 and titled "Hollywood Forever" is available for view below, taking the tag "the richer they are, the harder they fall."

The experience makes Annie and Ethan see each other differently. Silver and Dixon continue to get closer and during her half-birthday party at the Hollywood Forever Cemetary, she opens him up to an entirely new experience in public. Harry and Debbie are forced to deal with his past when Tracy informs Harry that she hired a private investigator to search for their son, who was given up for adoption many years ago.
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Jon Favreau Spills the Beans on 'Iron Man 2'

October 02, 2008 03:45:56 GMT


Taking participation in a live web chat with The Los Angeles Times' readers on Wednesday, October 1, director Jon Favreau opened up about few "Iron Man 2" details. Addressing on how early in stage the sequel is in, Favreau explained that the filmmakers are still working on the potential villain.

"We're playing with who the villain should be and what we should incorporate from the comic book," he noted. "And how it will lead into The Avengers." He then added that he is currently working with Justin Theroux, the co-writer of "Tropic Thunder" who is tackling the script's first draft, and a storyboard artist. He is also dealing with the designing of the the good guys and bad guys ' costumes.
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Decode, Paramore's Song for 'Twilight' Streamed


October 02, 2008 03:30:55 GMT


The fruit of Paramore's work on the soundtrack of Vampire movie "Twilight" is now available for streaming. "Decode" is one of the two songs that the rock band specially made for the movie. It will also be the first single outed from the OST album which is now due for a release on November 4.

The song is available for listening in full on StephenieMeyer.com, the website owned by the author of the books the movie is based on. It has also been revealed via MTV that Paramore will shoot a music video for the song "sometime around October 13".
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Melissa Etheridge Reveals Plans to Legally Wed Lesbian Partner Tammy Lynn Michaels

October 02, 2008 03:26:05 GMT


Now that same-sex marriage has been legally recognized in California, Melissa Etheridge has made public her plans to wed longtime lesbian partner Tammy Lynn Michaels. In a recent interview with celebrity television show "Extra", she said wedding is in pre-planning stages for her and Tammy.

"We're trying to find the right time now actually to go down and do it -- is where we're at," Etheridge told "Extra" lifechanger and surgical breast specialist Dr. Kristi Funk during a chit chat about breast cancer which she's been diagnosed with four years ago. Etheridge and Tammy have been together for years and they are among the most high-profile celebrities to live openly as lesbians.
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Hollywood Celebs Urge People to Vote in '5 Friends' PSA


October 02, 2008 03:16:48 GMT


The U.S. presidential election is less than five weeks away and Hollywood celebs have been very vocal encouraging Americans to start registering in order to be able to vote, starring in a public service announcement (PSA) video, called "5 Friends." Among them who are taking part in the cause include Halle Berry, Leonardo DiCaprio, Sarah Silverman, Ellen DeGeneres, Jennifer Aniston, Jamie Foxx, Ashton Kutcher, will.i.am and many more.

In the more-than-four minutes video the celebrities try to emphasize the importance of voting. They can be seen in the footage urging people repeatedly to register and vote and pursue their five friends or more to get involved in the highly anticipated presidential election.
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David Archuleta Shows Acting Debut in 'iCarly'


October 02, 2008 02:57:36 GMT


Kick starting from "American Idol", David Archuleta lands himself in the acting world. The runner-up for season seven of the singing talent show will make his acting debut on Nickelodeon's "iCarly", People reports.

He will be featured in an episode titled "iRicked the Vote", playing himself. His role is not far from his real life story for he will be a contestant of an Idol-style show named "America Sings". He will garner a huge vote, thanks to Carly Shay (Miranda Crossgrove) who helps him with her iCarly webcast.
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'Kung Fu Panda' Sequel Officially Set for 2011

October 02, 2008 02:48:06 GMT


A sequel to hit animation film "Kung Fu Panda" is indeed on the work and eyes 2011 release. On Wednesday, October 1, DreamWorks Animation SKG have revealed their plans on the follow-up movie announcing that they have set "Pandamonium" to hit the big screen on June 3, 2011 and are expecting it to be released worldwide in both conventional and IMAX theaters.

The sequel will be produced using stereoscopic 3D technology and will have "Kung Fu Panda" head of story Jennifer Yuh Nelson serving as the director. It is going to have Jack Black, Angelina Jolie and other original cast members once again to voice the characters, and will see Melissa Cobb as the producer, while Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger, who wrote and co-produced the original film, are to reprise their roles.
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Tokio Hotel Lead Singer Bill Kaulitz Gets Waxed


October 02, 2008 02:37:03 GMT


Bill Kaulitz, the lead singer of rock band Tokio Hotel, has his figure immortalized in wax by the artists at Madame Tussauds wax museum in Berlin, Germany. His wax figure was released for public viewing on Tuesday, September 30.

Bill's wax is seen "rocking a cropped leather jacket, a chain-link-and-leather choker and black fingernails." A number of fans who turned up for the launch struck some poses with the wax, with several of them even posing intimately with it.
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Teaser of The All-American Rejects' 'Gives You Hell' Video


October 02, 2008 02:26:35 GMT


The All-American Rejects are back with their third studio album and as the first single the band "Gives You Hell". The song has been made available for download on iTunes since yesterday (September 30) and its music video has also been shot with the teaser to watch below.

The teaser includes the chorus of the track plus behind the scenes footage from the studio sessions that the band did for the record. "Gives You Hell" will lead the album "When the World Comes Down" which will hit the stores on November 18. Log on to Amazon.com to purchase "Gives You Hell".
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Bootleg 'Dragonball' Promo Teaser Hits


October 02, 2008 02:12:28 GMT


Before the real deal is coming out on October 17, a bootleg version of "Dragonball Evolution" promo teaser has been put out. Shot on the showfloor at the Brand Licensing Europe Expo in London, the very short video seems to be sort of an introduction to the characters. It also serves as a sneak peek into several action sequences and explosive fighting scenes between Goku and other characters, including with Lord Piccolo. Some of the clips shown have been outed earlier through the leaked screenshots.

Based on the phenomenally popular Akira Toriyama's Japanese manga, "Dragonball" is directed and co-scripted by James Wong. It is also produced by Stephen Chow. It will follow Goku's journey to fulfill his dying grandfather's wish, which is for him to train with Master Roshi to prepare him to protect the seven mystical dragonballs from an endless stream of rogues who strives to dominate the Earth.
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Disney Teen Queen Demi Lovato Opens Up About Being Bullied


October 02, 2008 01:34:48 GMT


Becoming one of the Disney starlets, Demi Lovato shares her past experience of being bullied that led her to leave school a few years ago in favor of home-schooling. In an interview on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" Wednesday, October 1, she opened up about being bullied as a seventh grader that she then wants to help other young girls who are harassed by their peers.

Demi told Ellen DeGeneres, "I never really understood why it was at the moment until looking back" when making reference to the painful bullying she has experienced during her school years. "I had a different lifestyle than everyone else. Whether it was because of my hair color or what ever the reason was, I pinned it on myself."
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