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Shawn Levy Does "The Overachievers" a Favor

May 09, 2007 02:43:48 GMT

Well, seems 2007 is the perfect year for Shawn Levy to collect movie projects as many as he can into his hands. The filmmaker has just been reported to get Universal Pictures picked up the rights to "The Overachievers" for him to produce via his 21 Laps Entertainment.

Already had duo Brian Gatewood and Alex Tanaka onboard to pen the screenplay, the project is an adaptation of Alexandra Robbins' nonfiction book of the same name which chronicles the lives of high school students in Bethesda, Maryland as they navigate the SAT and college-application process. In doing so, they become obsessed with success while dealing with illness, physical deterioration, cheating, obsessed parents, and emotional breakdowns.
News > Celebrity Gossip

No Joke, Nick Cannon Proposed to Selita Ebanks

May 09, 2007 02:32:37 GMT

This time is for real. Nick Cannon has proposed to model girlfriend Selita Ebanks.

The funnyman took a serious step in his relationship with Ebanks when he on Monday night May 7th popped the question to girlfriend in the middle of Times Square.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Paris Hilton Rehires Elliot Mintz, Files Appeal, Draws Petitions

May 09, 2007 02:04:39 GMT

Paris Hilton changes her mind quickly. The 26-year-old has rehired longtime publicist Elliot Mintz, days after she dumped him over the weekend, blaming him for her 45-day sentence.

Mintz confirmed to The Associated Press on Tuesday May 8th that he is again representing the socialite, yet wouldn't elaborate on why they reunited. Meanwhile, Paris has also had her lawyers taking the first step to appeal her jail sentence while also has urged fans to sign a petition to pardon her "mistake."
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Josh Holloway on the Run to Become Gambit

May 08, 2007 09:31:42 GMT


Looks like one more character from the X-Men gang is about to be brought to life on the big screen. "Lost" star Josh Holloway has revealed to TV Hits magazine that he has been approached by studio bosses for a possibility to portray Gambit, an X-Men member possessing the ability to manipulate kinetic energy and skilled in card throwing as well as hand-to-hand combat.
Holloway's statement nonetheless leads to an indication that "X-Men 4" is possibly entering a kind of development stage by now as producer Lauren Shuler Donner intended to back in August last year. Keep sticking to this site then for more info and updates about either the character or the project.
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"Transformers" Trailer Coming Before "Shrek the Third"

May 08, 2007 08:35:56 GMT

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Fans of "Transformers" apparently can take another glimpse of their highly-anticipated movie a week earlier in theaters in their wait for the flick to hit the big screen on July 4 this year.

Contrary to the claim posted on director Michael Bay's website saying the feature trailer for the sci-fi actioner will appear with "Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End", CanMag has informed that it will be shown in theaters in front of the screenings of "Shrek the Third" on May 18 instead.
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Gwen Stefani's Tour Lost Its Sponsor, Blamed It on Akon


May 08, 2007 08:00:13 GMT

Akon who is the prime guest in Gwen Stefani's "The Sweet Escape" song has caused a controversy when he danced on stage with a 15-year-old fan in a provocative way. As a result, Verizon Wireless which is the main sponsor of Stefani's "The Sweet Escape Tour" refused to have any further involvement in the jaunt.

Initially the stage 'act' was no issue at all until a video footage of the dance circulated the Internet and triggered Verizon's alarm. The telecommunication network immediately removed behind the scenes footage of the tour in Verizon Sweet Escape Tour page and fired Akon as the supporting act. The company even pulled Akon ringstones and music from its stores. Not only stopping there, Verizon also decided in the end to take its hands off this entire tour.
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Naomi Watts Eyeing Role in "Half Blood Prince"?

May 08, 2007 07:45:22 GMT

As core members of the original cast namely Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint recently confirmed their return for "Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince", what remain to be questions are surely the new names for the lineup.

Bringing an early speculation to this matter, LaineyGossip has come up with a tidbit saying that Naomi Watts may up for the role of Narcissa Malfoy nee Black, the wife of Lucius Malfoy and mother of Draco Malfoy, in the sixth installment of the mega-hit series. Also the sister of Bellatrix Lestrange and cousin of Sirius Black, the character is said to have a key scene at the beginning of "Prince."
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Singer Amy Winehouse Touted for "Bond 22"

May 08, 2007 07:15:06 GMT

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Words on who may suit to be the new Bond girl in the next 007 movie are still circulating heavily around and now is taking a new name in.

According to World Entertainment News Network via News Of The World newspaper, filmmakers of "Bond 22" are in consideration to line up English jazz-soul singer Amy Winehouse for a Bond girl role in the project, which recently had its draft finished to be written by scribes Neal Purvis and Robert Wade.
News > Music News

Kelly Clarkson's "My December" Good to Go This July

May 08, 2007 07:13:16 GMT

After spilling hints on the new album "My December", RCA Records as Kelly Clarkson's recording house announces that the follow up of 2004's "Breakaway" will arrive July 26.

The David Kahne-produced album presents yet another side of Clarkson which hasn't been explored as a theme in her previous records. Clarkson admitted that she gets 'wilder' in this piece and that there's a wider range of tunes throughout the tracks. For a start, first single "Never Again" has won Clarkson's fans through her new 'rocky' sound. It entered Billboard Hot 100 chart at #8 based solely on the airplay.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Gisele Bundchen Is Negotiating a Lingerie Line with H&M

May 08, 2007 06:57:33 GMT

New rumors surface by the hour that Gisele Bundchen is "negotiating a lingerie line" with H&M.

The supermodel is said to have been counting down the seconds until her contract with Victoria's Secret runs out so she can cash in on her new deal with the giant Swedish retailer.
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"Spider-Man 3" Sets New IMAX Records

May 08, 2007 06:21:47 GMT

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The record-breaking "Spider-Man 3" has made either in domestic or international market now is also happening at IMAX as the superhero saga topples down not only one but multiple box-office records for the format.

Becoming the largest opening in IMAX's forty-year history by debuting on 84 domestic and 34 international IMAX screens, this third part of the web-slinger tale creates a record-setting $4.8 million of the $151.1 million it pulled from the weekend domestic box office ended Sunday, May 6 while breaking record for IMAX's largest single day worldwide total at $2.2 million.
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Snoop Dogg, In Attempt to Preserve Hip-Hop

May 08, 2007 06:16:33 GMT

Snoop Dogg for the sake of rap music longevity in music industry, opens up about his willingness to collaborate with anyone despite race or image. He even encouraged people moving in the hip-hop industry to stay low and be wiser in their choice of language.

"Certain situations are so delicate. I try to play my hand like Martin Luther King, but sometimes I gotta be Malcolm X. So it's like a double-edged sword," Snoop said. "We're musicians. I should be able to work with whoever I wanna work with and not offend anybody. This is a music industry where we should take advantage of our position. Our power is to create music that reflects what you feel is right."
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Stevie Wonder's Rare Duet with Ella Fitzgerald Packed in CD

May 08, 2007 05:51:06 GMT

A rare footage of Stevie Wonder's duet with the late Ella Fitzgerald will be included in the diva's revived classics album "We All Love Ella: Celebrating The First Lady Of Song".

Grammy award winning song "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" was recorded in a duet version between Wonder and Fitzgerald in 1977. This song is among latest additions for the album that is due June 5 via Verne. Other artists also paying tribute through their covers are Michael Buble, KD Lang, Diana Krall, Natalie Cole, Gladys Knight, Queen Latifah, Hank Jones, Ledesi, Dianne Reeves, Linda Ronstadt, Etta James and Lizz Wright.
News > Celebrity Gossip

Tom Cruise Has Purchased a $35 Million Home in Beverly Hills

May 08, 2007 05:49:15 GMT

Despite rumors that they are having marital problems, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have just celebrated their being together by buying an estimated $35 million (£17.5 million) mansion in Beverly Hills.

The house, which actually wasn't up for sale, was built in 1937. The 1,000-square-metre residence then extensively remodeled four years ago and currently contains seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms.
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Common "Wanted" for More

May 08, 2007 05:05:59 GMT

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Polishing his path in acting field, rapper Common has delightfully landed a role in high-profile action flick "Wanted (2008)" which thus will team him up with big names like Angelina Jolie, James McAvoy, and Morgan Freeman, the artist himself has confirmed.

"My character in 'Wanted' is called the Gunsmith," Common told MTV. "I'm basically this dude that's a master at shooting guns. I'm training this gentleman that's coming in, who really has certain abilities but doesn't know it; I'm training him on how to be what he should be."
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