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Premiere Coverage: 'Hancock' Went to Paris

June 17, 2008 02:26:06 GMT


The forthcoming superhero flick "Hancock" has been previously hit with an upsetting report insisting that the world premiere event for the action movie has been canceled and thus sparking speculation that the movie may not be finished on the time of its theatrical debut on July 2. But, apparently the film's in-jeopardy speculation may not be proven anyway, especially with the holding of the movie's premiere in Paris, France.

On Monday, June 16, night, the film about the misunderstood hero rolled down its the red carpet at the L'Olympia Hall in Paris to celebrate its special screening. Though the special event was thrown far away from Hollywood, it was still attended by its key people, including Will Smith, Charlize Theron, Jason Bateman and director Peter Berg. Moreover, the event also saw several celebrity guests from the city of light, such as comedian Dany Boon, singer Ophelie Winter, professional basketball player Tony Parker, as well as from the U.S., namely Eva Longoria.
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Amy Winehouse Taken to Hospital for Tests After Fainting Spell


June 17, 2008 02:12:57 GMT


Has become the subject of intense media scrutiny with her wild nights, missed concerts and stints in drug rehab, Amy Winehouse apparently always one to keep the public talking. The British singer has been hospitalized in London to undergo tests after fainting at her home Monday afternoon, June 16.

A U.S. publicist for the songbird, Tracey Miller, confirmed the incident, issued a statement saying, "Amy was at home this afternoon when she briefly fainted. Fortunately, her manager's assistant was there to stop her falling." The publicist continued saying, "She quickly recovered, and her father, Mitch, took her to hospital as a precaution. Doctors are unsure of the cause of the incident, and Amy is currently undergoing tests. She may be kept overnight for observation."
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Robert Downey Jr. Up for 'Cowboys and Aliens' Role

June 16, 2008 09:45:54 GMT


Who is the one who profited the most from the incredible success of "Iron Man"? With the casting speculations circulating around him in the past month, it seems apparent that the answer is Robert Downey Jr.. Since "Iron Man" scored big on the box office, the actor has been rumored to be reprising his role in "The Avengers" as well as to be considered in depicting Playboy mogul Hugh Hefner in "Playboy". Now, the acclaimed actor is reported to be eyeing another movie project.

The "Zodiac" star has been said to be in final negotiation to star in a developed action fantasy movie entitled, "Cowboys and Aliens". Hence, it means that the Academy Award-nominated actor is almost certain to portray a former Union Army gunslinger called Zeke Jackson. If the negotiation goes through, the part will be Downey Jr.'s first deal made after the success of "Iron Man" since no confirmation has been thrown out regarding his role in "Avengers" and "Playboy".
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Tommy Lee Gives Up Meat for Pamela Anderson

June 16, 2008 09:42:09 GMT


It was just last week that Tommy Lee made public his reunion with ex-wife Pamela Anderson. It, nevertheless, doesn't take a longtime for him to show his love to her. The rocker reportedly has given up meat in a bid to make his relationship with the outspoken vegetarian and animal rights activist works.

"I just went vegetarian," the Motley Crue drummer declared. He went on saying, "I dig it, I feel lighter, I like it. I figured that this is something I hadn't done yet but wanted to. At this point in my life, I'm down to trying anything I haven't done yet."
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A Look Into James McTeigue's 'Ninja Assassin' Through Photos and Details

June 16, 2008 09:15:48 GMT


"Ninja Assassin", the Warner Bros. Pictures' movie inspired by the ninja fighting sequences in "Speed Racer", has fallen into production earlier. And, like many other movies in production, it cannot stop the leaking out of the movie's stills before it is officially launched.

Following the posting of pictures showing Rain training for his leading role in the movie by YeinJee.com, another series of photos in relation of the film got out. Posted by Slash Film, the four pictures exposed what appears to be the action movie's stills. Three of the photos outed display allegedly parts of the film's opening scenes in which a Yakuza boss, Hollywood, threatening an old Japanese man with a gold gun, whereas the other one shows Naomie Harris' character in supposedly an interview scene. All the four pics can be seen via Slash Film.
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Lionel Richie Plans Reunion Tour With the Commodores


June 16, 2008 08:49:34 GMT


Legendary singer Lionel Richie prepares to reunite with his former group the Commodores for another tour. The singer hinted to the press about the reunion plan saying, "We better do it now, or in the next ten years nobody would care."

Lionel also expected that the reunion tour could be done within two years time. He also insisted that they won't hold back any longer from two years because it could be too late and another members of the band pass away. The singer's statement referred to the recent death of the band's guitarist Milan Williams in 2006.
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'Incredible Hulk' Director to Move On With Thriller Project


June 16, 2008 08:04:23 GMT


Louis Leterrier's latest superhero movie "The Incredible Hulk" has just received an amazing success by pulling in about $54.5 million over the past weekend and standing atop the North American box office chart. With that in mind, a new question is raised, what kind of feature film project the filmmaker will next tackle.

The latest report regarding the matter noted that the French director is negotiating to develop and helm an action thriller by the name of "Strays". If the talks go well, the helmer of "The Transporter" and "The Transporter 2" will handle the production of the movie for Summit Entertainment and film the tidbit using Michael Ross' script.
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Kanye West Upset Fans at Bonnaroo Festival


June 16, 2008 08:00:30 GMT


Another trouble comes from Kanye West regarding his concert, as the rapper reportedly has upset his fans at his gig at the Bonnaroo Festival on Sunday, June 15. The reason for the crowd's rage over Kanye, was fumed by his late appearance at the event.

Kanye was actually scheduled to hit the stage at 2:45 A.M. but it was then informed that the show would be delayed and started at 3:15 A.M. Unfortunately, the rapper's appearance on the stage took longer then the re-scheduled time as it wasn't until almost two hours later, which was at 4:25, until he finally took the stage.
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Jared Padalecki Calls Off Engagement to Longtime Girlfriend Sandra McCoy


June 16, 2008 07:41:49 GMT


It appears that career is everything for Jared Padalecki now that he has become a household name in Hollywood entertainment industry. The "House of Wax" actor is reported to have ended his engagement to longtime girlfriend Sandra McCoy.

Padalecki confirmed his engagement to McCoy, a dancer and actress, in late March. He provided no further details though.
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George Clooney Dating New Woman Before He Split with Sarah Larson


June 16, 2008 07:17:03 GMT


Rumor has it that George Clooney has found a new love. The movie hunk, according to various reports, has already moved on from his split from Sarah Larson and even dated another woman even before he dumped her.

Report on Clooney's broken love relationship with the former cocktail waitress surfaced late last month. Word on the block is that he knew for a long time that he was going to finish with now ex-girlfriend Larson but wanted to wait for her to get her modeling career more established before dumping her.
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The Rolling Stones to Leave EMI for Live Nation?

June 16, 2008 07:12:40 GMT


Legendary rockers The Rolling Stones are on the verge of making a big decision for their musical career as the band reportedly are about to sign a mega deal. Latest report suggested that the band will be signing a contract with famous concert promoters Live Nation and leaving their current label EMI for good.

Moreover, according to Guardian.co.uk's The Observer page, the deal is almost done and details for it would be announced in the next few days. The deal reportedly will be giving Live Nation a rights to market the Stones' back catalog which worth about 3 million pounds per year. Not only that, reports also said that the tour promoters would also control the rockers touring and merchandising in the future.
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Eva Mendes to Team Up Again With Nicolas Cage

June 16, 2008 07:09:10 GMT


It looks like Hollywood beauty Eva Mendes is going to once again share the big screen with her "Ghost Rider" co-star, Nicolas Cage, but not by reprising the Roxanne Simpson character in "Ghost Rider 2". The depicter of Matt Damon and Greg Kinnear's love interest in "Stuck on You" is eyeing for a chance to star in a crime drama starring Cage, "Bad Lieutenant".

Mendes, who firstly caught the attention of both moviegoers and movie critics through her performance in "Training Day", reportedly is in talks to play in the film to be directed by Werner Herzog. What part the 34-year-old is negotiating for is yet to be revealed, but if she indeed cast, she will be joining the filming that is scheduled to start sometime in late summer.
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Emma Watson Lands 6 Million Dollar Deal as the New Face of Chanel


June 16, 2008 06:33:25 GMT


Her young age apparently couldn't stop Emma Watson from piling more dollars. The young actress, famous for her starring role as Hermione Granger in "Harry Potter" films, reportedly has signed a two-year contract with Chanel to replace Keira Knightley as brand ambassador for its Coco Mademoiselle fragrance.

The deal Watson signed with the perfume giant, according to reports, worth $6 million. "Emma has been excitedly telling friends that she is going to be taking over from Keira," a source told British newspaper The Mail on Sunday.
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Sex Pistols Plan New LP, Diss Coldplay

June 16, 2008 06:23:07 GMT


A surprising and great news comes from veteran English punk rock band Sex Pistols as they have just stated to the press that they might release a new studio album. The news was hinted out by the band's lead singer, Johnny Rotten, in an interview with the press at the band's latest gig on Saturday, June 14 at the Isle Of Wight Festival.

Speaking about the band's plan to release a new LP, Johnny said, "There could be a new record. That would be nice." Moreover, he also explained that the band won't be rushing in making the new album stating, "But I won't do anything in a patronising way. The music, the subject and the attitude all have to be right at the same time. Everything has to be from the heart."
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A Bunch of 'Wall-E' Featurettes and Vignettes

June 16, 2008 06:10:01 GMT


In support of the promotional campaign for the upcoming Walt Disney/Pixar's "Wall-E", a bunch of video footages in relation to the animation movie have been outed. The footages include two featurettes, which are entitled "A Space Journey in Sound" and "Pixar Goes Space Age", and five new Brazilian vignettes.

As its title, the first featurette "A Space Journey in Sound" brings the viewers closer to the making of "Wall-E" from the sound effects side. It focuses on the importance of the sci-fi sound needed to make it realistic and it exposes how Ben Burtt, the Oscar-winning sound editor for "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" and "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" and the man behind the voice of R2-D2 robot in the "Star Wars" films, works to get every sound for "Wall-E".
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