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The Production of 'Ninja Assassin' Unraveled

May 30, 2008 04:05:59 GMT

Despite the fact that their last movie "Speed Racer" has delivered a big disappointment at the box office chart, the Wachowski brothers refused to linger on the failure and apparently decided to move on with their next project "Ninja Assassin". On Thursday, May 29, Warner Bros. Pictures made an announcement over the production of the action adventure film produced by the famous brothers stating that the shooting of the movie has begun.

The studio didn't let out the exact date the film started to roll its camera. They merely stated that the principal photography is underway and it is taking place at Babelsberg Studios as well as on location in various parts of Berlin. The filming will be done under the direction of "V for Vendetta" helmer James McTeigue using a script written by Matthew Sand and J. Michael Straczynski.
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Chris Brown Spent More Than 100,000 Dollars on Two Ruby and Diamond Necklaces for Rihanna

May 30, 2008 03:31:31 GMT

Is keeping his alleged romance with Rihanna away from the media publication, Chris Brown apparently is never to shy away from showing his affection to the Barbadian singer. Always plays it coy when being asked about the status of their relationship, Brown has willingly dropped massive dough on expensive jewelry for RiRi.

Brown, according to OK! magazine, "dropped more than $100K on two ruby-and diamond necklaces from Jason of Beverly Hills for his gal while his 20-year-old Grammy-winning lady reciprocated with a bling blingin' cross." Designer Jason Arasheben revealed to the publication that "Rihanna gave specific instructions about Chris' gift. She was very particular about wanting the cross to match his other jewelry."
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James McAvoy Favorite Candidate for Bilbo Baggins in 'Hobbit'

May 30, 2008 03:16:04 GMT

Though news coming from "The Hobbit" earlier have offered an upsetting reports suggesting that the production of the fantasy movie may perhaps end up to be shut down, the casting speculations still continue to resolve around the tidbit. Words are now circulating that rising star James McAvoy is the leading contender to portray the main hobbit character, Bilbo Baggins.

According to The Daily Express, the studio producing the J.R.R. Tolkien's novel adaptation have listed several possible candidates for the adventurous "Halflings", including also "Harry Potter" star Daniel Radcliffe and comedian Jack Black. It is further said that the one that is most likely to be cast is McAvoy, though no reasoning on the preference is offered. "A number of names have privately been doing the rounds, including Daniel Radcliffe and Jack Black but James is the one the film's bosses really want," explained an insider. "They're expected to have talks with him soon so hopefully it could be confirmed in the not too distant future."
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P. Diddy and 50 Cent Tapped by MTV for New Reality Shows

May 30, 2008 03:14:03 GMT

New TV programs are being set to be launched by MTV and on it the music channel will be working with famous names on the Hip-Hop scene. MTV is tapping P. Diddy and 50 Cent for two separate upcoming reality TV shows.

Following the success of his previous "Making the Band", Diddy is set for another reality music project with MTV. The new program won't be that much different from his first reality project, but this time the rapper will try his luck on an area outside his hip-hop background, by embarking on the rock scene.
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Dropped by Christian Dior, Sharon Stone Apologized for China Quake 'Karma' Remark

May 30, 2008 02:53:45 GMT

Words come back to haunt Sharon Stone. In the wake of the controversial remarks she made about China's earthquake at the Cannes Film Festival last week, Chistian Dior said Thursday, May 29 it has dropped the actress from its Chinese ads.

Stone herself was quick to issue a public apology through the French fashion house, said she was "deeply sorry" for causing anguish and anger among Chinese people with her remarks, saying China's earthquake may have been bad karma for its treatment of Tibet, in an interview last week. The U.S. actress moreover also offered to help with the earthquake relief effort.
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Coen Brothers' 'Burn After Reading' Debuted Red Band Trailer

May 30, 2008 02:37:52 GMT

In the wake of their multiple awards-winning drama thriller "No Country for Old Men", Joel and Ethan Coen are about to present moviegoers with their yet other promising feature film. Before their latest drama comedy movie "Burn After Reading" hits the big screen though, they introduce it first by releasing a ludicrous restricted trailer online.

Timed at 2:10, the red band trailer pretty much gives out the plot line as well as the comedic situations the main characters faced. Opened with a shot of a gym, the video footage continues on with a clip showing the gym's employee Chad trying to convince Linda, his co-worker, that they can exploit their discovery, a disc containing CIA agent Osborne Cox's memoir. Inexperienced in blackmailing others but determined to do anything to gain some fortune from it, the two go on with their plan on selling the contents of the disc to the highest bidder and unknowingly put themselves in serious situations.
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Confirmed, Clay Aiken Artificially Inseminated Record Producer and Best Friend Jaymes Foster

May 30, 2008 02:25:08 GMT

No joke, Clay Aiken is going to be a dad. The "American Idol" alum reportedly has inseminated his record producer Jaymes Foster, who has produced several of his CDs.

Citing what it called as "multiple sources," TMZ reported Jaymes who's also known as the sister of record mogul David Foster, is artificially inseminated by Clay and due to give birth in August. Clay himself, as claimed by the site, will have an active role in raising the child.
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Video Premiere: Kanye West's 'Flashing Lights' (Part 3)

May 30, 2008 02:19:45 GMT

The third part of Kanye West's music video for his single "Flashing Lights" has just been premiered on May 29. The new clip, which is planned to be the final video for the single, is directed by Martin de Thurah.

The clip, which employs scenes of a dinner in an eerie mansion, presents Kanye chasing a woman whom he got curious at. One of the frames where the woman was running in the middle of the street has been unveiled in a still that Kanye posted on his blog before the first video was premiered.
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'Sex and the City' Received Bad Editing

May 29, 2008 09:47:43 GMT

With the anticipation of "Sex and the City" theatrical debut is hyphening every seconds, it seems that many critics are taking the positive side of the Michael Patrick King's romantic comedy. Some said that the movie is indeed worth the wait, some others claimed that it is sweet and appealing. Still, despite the rave reviews it gathered, a number of fans that have watched the women flick unveiled one crucial flaw of the adapted movie.

Allegedly, several scenes in the much awaited tidbit contain unedited footages resolving moviegoers to be able to see a microphone hanging down at the top of the screen. In one particular scene where Carrie and Big discuss their wedding vows, the mic appears for the whole section. Whether the appearing of the mic in the big budgeted movie is intended or caused by the careless editing have yet to be explained by those who are involved.
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Sammy Hagar Taps Chad Smith and Joe Satriani for a New Band

May 29, 2008 09:31:20 GMT

Rock fans are about to witness the coming of a super new band formed by ex-Van Halen vocalist, Sammy Hagar. Accompanying Sammy for the band's line up are great names in the music scene, such as guitar legend Joe Satriani, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer, Chad Smith and ex-Van Halen bass player, Michael Anthony.

The star studded affair plans to give their collaboration act, Chickenfoot as its name. Revealing the story behind the forming of the new band, Chad told media that the reason he was involved in the project saying, "If you're in Cabo, of course you know Sammy' cause he rules the joint. He's a really nice man, he's a great guy actually. Somehow he's taken a liking to me, and we played in Vegas, and we played some cover songs-we're a good cover band now."
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Britney Spears Heading for Broadway, Tipped to Play in the Stage Version of 'Grease'

May 29, 2008 09:12:56 GMT

Got positive reviews for her starring role on the TV sitcom "How I Met Your Mother", Britney Spears is attempting to go to a higher level. She, as claimed by various media reports, is heading for Broadway, being tipped for a role in the stage version of "Grease".

Spears is said to be still in talks to take part in the hit musical "Grease." "The producers were bouncing around the idea of casting Britney in the role of Sandy," British newspaper Metro quoted a source as saying. "They're recasting the roles in July and they thought that Britney looked like a Sandy. She would be terrific."
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'Beverly Hills Cop' Gets Fourth Film, Brett Ratner to Direct

May 29, 2008 09:06:43 GMT

The arguable success of "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" in collecting gold at the box office can be said to be inspiring filmmakers on bringing other memorable '80s films to the big screen. Following the release of Indy movies' fourth installment, Paramount Pictures are said to be on track on resurrecting the award-winning "Beverly Hills Cop" series to the big screen through its fourth film.

Like Indiana Jones who brings back its original actor Harrison Ford to reprise his iconic character, "Beverly Hills Cop IV" has Eddie Murphy attached to portray Detroit cop Axel Foley once more. Still, unlike Indy which maintained to have director Steven Spielberg for all of the four movie series, BHC will be having yet another helmer. It is reported that "X-Men: The Last Stand" filmmaker Brett Ratner may follow the footsteps of directors Martin Brest, Tony Scott and John Landis as he is negotiating to helm the latest BHC film.
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Video Premiere: G-Unit's 'Rider Part 2'

May 29, 2008 09:02:28 GMT

Rap group G-Unit have just premiered a new music video for their single "Rider Part 2" on May 28 . The clip was the follow up for their first clip "I Like The Way She Do It", that has just been outed on May 12.

The new clip only features the three remaining members of the group, 50 Cent, Tony Yayo and Lloyd Banks. The video at first actually also sees another rapper, Young Buck, but for some reasons Buck's involvements on the clip and on other G-Unit's songs have been excluded by the group.
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Paula Abdul and J.T. Torregiani Going Strong Despite Split Rumors

May 29, 2008 08:37:35 GMT

Paula Abdul, 45, and her restaurateur boyfriend J.T. Torregiani, 33, are still together despite rumors to the contrary. The pair were seen getting cozy during his birthday celebration on May 19 at Beso restaurant in Hollywood.

Paula and J.T., according to an eyewitness, were seen cuddling and snuggling. "When Paula arrived, J.T. had an ear-to-ear smile, and they hugged for a long time before she planted a kiss on his lips," the onlooker told OK!
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Red Carpet Coverage: 'Zohan' Making Its World Premiere

May 29, 2008 08:21:55 GMT

About two weeks before Judd Apatow's next comedy film makes its debut in the theaters across the U.S., "You Don't Mess With the Zohan" held its world premiere on May 28, 2008. In the celebration of the film's first exclusive screening, red carpet was rolled down at the Grauman's Chinese theatre in Hollywood, California.

Though the special event wasn't as star-studded as the "Sex and the City" New York premiere, it still made noteworthy with the coming out of the comedy movie's stars, naming some were Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider, Lainie Kazan, Emmanuelle Chriqui and Nick Swardson, and the filmmakers, including co-writer Apatow and executive producer Robert Smigel. The red carpet was also made unique with the existence of barber chair on a section of it with the background of wig shelves.
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