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Said to Be Starred by Denzel Washington, 'Matarese' Bought by MGM

April 05, 2008 04:23:17 GMT


Following earlier reports claiming that renowned actor Denzel Washington has been attached to star in "The Matarese Circle", it is now reported that the screening rights of the film project have been obtained by MGM. According to Variety, the studio have beaten out stiff competitions from others, including Universal Pictures.

A report coming from Hollywood Reporter stated that the confirmation about the securing of the deal by the studio reportedly came on Friday, April 4. MGM have also been said to win the deal along with Relativity Media. Thus, the two will be financing the project equally. Allegedly, the studio have to hand out an estimated $3 million for the book deal only with an additional of $2 million for the film's screenwriters Michael Brandt and Derek Haas.
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YouTube Sensation Marie Digby to Release Debut Album


April 05, 2008 04:21:58 GMT


Another YouTube success story, Marie Digby is set to release her debut album called "Unfold" via Hollywood Records on Tuesday, April 8. The singer who is half Japanese and half Irish-American will also include in the set, her acoustic cover of Rihanna's "Umbrella" that got her into popularity at the first place.

"Marie is such a gifted singer and songwriter and we couldn't be more exciting about her upcoming album," said Bob Cavallo, CEO Hollywood Records. "She connects with her songs and her audience on such a deeply personal level and this album reflects it."
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Tobey Maguire Leaps for 'Hungry Rabbit'

April 05, 2008 03:52:29 GMT


Tobey Maguire, the star of the superhero feature series "Spider-Man", is more likely to attain a major part in the new feature film project by Endgame Entertainment entitled "Hungry Rabbit Jumps". According to Variety, the 32-year-old actor has been eyeing the film's lead role and has also joined the project as one of the producers.

The "Seabiscuit" star will be working with Endgame's James Stern and Gordonstreet Pictures' Ram Bergman in producing the film that has been described as dark and dramatic thriller. Meanwhile, on the casting reports, details about the character Maguire puts his interest in has yet to be revealed since the plot has been kept secret so far.
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Gwen Stefani Launches Harajuku Lovers Scents

April 05, 2008 03:43:34 GMT


Gwen Stefani is adapting her Harajuku obsession once again for her next project, a line of five different scents that come in doll bottles, each representing her and one of her four backup Harajuku dancers. The unique fragrances, for which the music mogul and fashion designer works with Coty, are expected to be launched September later this year.

For the The Harajuku Lovers scents, Gwen created dolls based on herself and her four real-life backup singers, Love, Angel, Music and Baby - and turned them into scent bottles. The colorful doll-shaped bottles will even look like her crew, it has been claimed.
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Video Premiere: Avril Lavigne's 'The Best Damn Thing'


April 05, 2008 03:37:36 GMT


Avril Lavigne has released the title track of her 2007 album "The Best Damn Thing" as the fourth and final single from the set. A music video of it has been premiered on MTV TRL Italy on April 4.

The clip is directed by the renown Wayne Isham (Britney Spears, Madonna), showing two sides of Avril. One when she was still punk rock girl singing with her band and the other, a more girlish figure where she is dressed in pink miniskirt and does pom pom with her Team Avril. Her brother Matthew makes a cameo in the clip.
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Official Site Launched, Julianne Moore's 'Blindness' Teaser Arrives!


April 05, 2008 03:23:23 GMT


As Miramax Films launched the official site of its latest drama thriller "Blindness", the brand new teaser trailer of the film starring Julianne Moore has come out in the interwebs. The creepy video footage lasts up to one and a half minutes.

Started with the sound of a beeping digital alarm clock, the teaser continues with the shot of Moore and Mark Ruffalo's characters in their shared bed. The footage then follows the couple as they are preparing their day. But, their day soon turns to the worse as Ruffalo's character finds out that he is losing his sight. As the story is progressing, it can be seen that the blindness has become an unexplained epidemic and the once-populated city becomes a ghost town.
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Mariah Carey Wants Fans to Design 'E=MC2' Cover

April 05, 2008 03:16:16 GMT


Mariah Carey is holding a competition for her artistic fans out there. The diva who will soon release her new album "E=MC²", wants those who have the guts to design an album cover based on the title of the album. Entries and winning design, however, will not be the final album cover that will be used.

Contestants can upload their final designs via Slide widget and e-mail it to mariahcareycover@gmail.com. Those who got through will get their designs displayed on Mariah's MySpace page where people will get to vote for the best design. The first winner will be entitled to 2 tickets to Mariah's performance, the singer's new fragrance M by Mariah Carey, a signed CD from Mariah plus having their design molded into poster with with their name credited and Mariah's signature. Five runner-ups will receive almost similar prizes, only minus the two concert tickets.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Nicole Richie and Joel Madden to Wed Soon, Not So

April 05, 2008 03:15:15 GMT


What is it about Nicole Richie that's so hot? It's about her wedding details. Online reports are abuzz that the socialite and her boyfriend Joel Madden are planning to rush down the aisle.

OK! Magazine spoke to a friend of the couple who confirmed that wedding plans are already in the works, saying "I can't give too much away, but I can say is that it will be this summer." It appears that the wedding will be an elegant affair, the friend confirmed, adding that Nicole and Joel have already hired a celebrity wedding planner.
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New Kids On The Block Announce Gigs and New Album

April 05, 2008 02:44:56 GMT


As expected, New Kids On The Block's appearance on NBC's "Today" show yesterday (April 4) was to announce a reunion. The boyband who made it big in the late '80s officially launched their reunion along with the announcement of gigs and a new album. They have also confirmed that the 'Kids' moniker won't be changed although they are reaching their 30s.

In relatively the same time, their official site was also launched revealing details of their reunion, concert dates as well as blogs entry from the members. Joey McIntyre wrote, "One fueling the other - The love for each other and the love for the game. 5 players never forgetting where they came from but knowing they could go all the way to the top. Nothings changed; every thing's changed. Long live The Block!"
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More Evidence of Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z's Impending Wedding

April 05, 2008 02:37:28 GMT


The rumor mill is buzzing again as more evidence of an impending wedding of high power couple Beyonce Knowles and Jay-Z has emerged, from delivery of floral arrangements, candelabras and a tent into Jay-Z's Tribeca apartment to celebrities turning up at the hip-hop mogul's building in New York City. Throngs of photographers and TV crews were drawn to the scene as heavy speculation swirled about the possibility of a hoax.

While Beyonce and Jay-Z seem to be doing a very good job in keeping the gossips guessing on a possible wedding, the preparation says it all. It was a very busy morning Friday, April 4, People has revealed as there were several vehicles seen entering and exiting the garage located underneath Jay-Z's building.
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'Short Circuit' to Be Remaked Through Dimension

April 04, 2008 09:44:25 GMT


Good News are coming to the 'Johnny 5' fans as it was reported that "Short Circuit", the remake of the 1986 film, has gotten the green light to be brought to the big screen. According to Variety, the screen right of the sci-fi comedy film has been acquired by Dimension Film.

Reportedly, the deal was settled by the studio's co-chairman Bob Weinstein. Variety further noted that Weinstein commented about the picking up of the film by the studio stating the film is "a worthy addition to its family film slate". Additionally, the film is said to be written by the creators of the film's characters, S.S. Wilson and Brent Maddock, and it will be produced by David Foster, Ryan E. Heppe and John Hyde.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Representative for Naomi Campbell Explained the Supermodel's Assault Arrest

April 04, 2008 09:11:39 GMT


A representative for Naomi Campbell was quick to share explanation on the supermodel's arrest at London's Heathrow Airport on Thursday afternoon, April 3 for investigation of assaulting a police officer. Defending his client Jeff Raymond told Access Hollywood, "Naomi was flying to Los Angeles for a memorial service on Thursday, April 3. She arrived at Heathrow Terminal 5 in plenty of time, checked her two bags in and was told they would make the flight."

Raymond went on explaining, "Once on the plane, she was told one bag could not be found and was missing. [British Airways] decided to resolve this by insisting she leave the flight and then called the police to forcibly eject her from the flight." Campbell then, according to Raymond's explanation, "was taken to the Heathrow Police Station and released on police bail."
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Velvet Revolver Have Some Names for New Vocalist

April 04, 2008 09:06:53 GMT


Slash has addressed for the first time the firing of Velvet Revolver's vocalist Scott Weiland, citing that the band is actually "relieved" after his departure. The guitarist also told RollingStone.com that they have had some candidates for the empty slot but won't reveal names yet.

"Everybody's just very relieved," Slash told RollingStone. "This is something that's been coming down for a while. I know everybody is tying the STP (reunion tour) thing to it, but it started way before that. We just had a lot of commitments to fulfill, so we just had to drag this thing out until the obligations were finished. Basically, we're just excited about finding someone else and moving on."
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Denzel Washington Attached to 'Matarese Circle'


April 04, 2008 08:50:07 GMT


The multiple awards-winning Hollywood actor Denzel Washington reportedly will be joining another action thriller project. According to Hollywood Reporter, the man behind the acclaimed drama movie "The Great Debaters" has been attached to star in "The Matarese Circle" a film adaptation of Robert Ludlum's novel.

Unlike in the Universal Pictures' action drama "American Gangster", the 53-year-old actor would be portraying the good guy in this film. Hollywood Reporter claimed that an insider revealed that the Academy Award recipient will bring Bradley Scofield, an American secret agent, to the big screen.
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Jimmy Eat World to Release the Ultimate Deluxe CD

April 04, 2008 08:33:53 GMT


Jimmy Eat World are giving their fans the ultimate treat with the release of a deluxe edition of their 2001 album "American Bleed". The set will be in 2 dics, featuring rarities, unreleased tracks, demo tracks, live tracks, B-sides as well as a new material called "Your House 2007".

The original version was released in July 2001, two months before the September 11 tragedy that prompted the band to re-title it to "Jimmy Eat World". The deluxe addition will retain its original title and be released on April 29. Beside the 11 tracks that appeared on the original album, there will also be holiday single "Firestarter" that was attached to "Last Christmas" single as well as a live radio session of "Game of Pricks". For complete tracklisting, log on to the band's MySpace.
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