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Rose Byrne Said the New Bond Girl Is Abbie Cornish

August 02, 2007 10:03:57 GMT


May have let slip casting information on the new Bond Girl for "Bond 22", Australian actress Rose Byrne has pointed out to MTV News that the role has probably gone to her fellow thesp Abbie Cornish, who also happens to be her real-life friend.

The statement came right from Byrne's mouth during a recent interview with MTV when she was asked whether she had been contacted about the part. Denied any involvement in the project, the beauty surprisingly later exclaimed, "I think Abbie Cornish�s got it."
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Jack Black Set for The Lost Adventures of Stone Perlmutter Jr.

August 02, 2007 09:20:16 GMT


He's been a music teacher, a film producer, and a Mexican wrestler, and now is about to become an adventurer as well, obviously for the big screen. Yes, Jack Black has signed on to assume the profession in his new starring vehicle "The Lost Adventures of Stone Perlmutter Jr", which he also produces.

Described as a faux documentary made from recently "discovered" footage from 1979, the adventure comedy is said to chronicle the disastrous journey of a self-styled Indiana Jones-type adventurer who travels around the world trying to find the Yeti, El Dorado, the lost tomb of Jesus, and other great mysteries.
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JLA Helmer is George Miller?

August 02, 2007 08:52:02 GMT


Looks like George Miller is up for something big in his film-directing career. Latino Review and Collider.com have both come up with reports claiming the "Happy Feet" helmer is considering to take the director's chair in the anticipated "Justice League of America", which Warner Bros. Pictures is currently setting up under its banner.

Collider.com even further pointed out that Superman, Batman, The Flash, Wonder Woman, and the Green Lantern could possibly be featured in the project. Also informed the flick may become a priority for Warner Bros. than "Superman: The Man of Steel", the site surprisingly revealed that there is a rumor out there saying one of these superheroes would not see a sequel, which only means that the company is planning a death on the character.
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It's a Boy for Nicole Richie and Joel Madden

August 02, 2007 08:22:56 GMT


Hot on the heels of her shocking revelation to ABC News' Diane Sawyer that she's almost four months pregnant with boyfriend Joel Madden's child, there comes a new report claiming Nicole Richie is expecting a baby boy.

In Touch Weekly quoted an insider as saying that Nicole already went to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in LA on July 25th to have a very enlightening ultrasound. She's said to be very happy in knowing she's going to have a baby boy, despite the fact that she would like to have a daughter.
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Idol Judge Simon Cowell Has Star Struck

August 02, 2007 07:49:23 GMT


Music mogul Simon Cowell apparently has developed a new interest in entertainment industry. The "American Idol" judge reportedly is now venturing into film production through a music-themed project tentatively titled "Star Struck."

Inspired by Alan Parker's 1980 effort "Fame", pic will be set behind the scenes of a TV singing competition in the vein of "Idol" and British show "X-Factor" while centering on the show's ten contestants who try to make it to the top.
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Kanye West Tapping Pop Band to Perform Together

August 02, 2007 07:33:23 GMT


Kanye West has tied an unlikely collaboration with an indie pop band Peter Bjorn and John. The R&B crooner is inviting the Swedish group to be his backing band in Way Out West gathering.

Both acts are slated to play the trio's breakthrough hit "Young Folks" that peaked at #35 in U.K. Singles chart. The festival is to be held in Gothenburg on August 11.
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1-18-08 Now Titled Overnight?

August 02, 2007 07:20:13 GMT


Mystery continues to surround on J.J. Abrams-produced monster movie "1-18-08." Also referred as "Cloverfield", the project now is speculated to have a new title called "Overnight."

A posting on Slashfilm.com has informed a new trademark named "Overnight" was registered on July 18, 2007 for the use in "motion picture, television and music production and distribution services" by attorneys known to be associates of Abrams. What makes things fishy here is that they also happen to be the ones registering the Slusho.jp, which has been presumed to be the viral website for the project, as well as the name of Abrams' production company, Bad Robot.
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Christina Aguilera's Having Baby Girl on December 15th


August 02, 2007 07:17:32 GMT


Breaking news, Christina Aguilera and hubby Jordan Bratman are expecting a baby girl.

Despite her being tight-lipped on the persistent pregnancy speculation, In Touch Weekly reported that the songbird is expecting a girl. Still according to the publication, Christina who is now about 18 weeks pregnant had had an ultrasound at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in LA to find out the sex of the unborn.
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Hilary Duff and Nick Cannon Teaming Up to Host the 2007 Teen Choice Awards


August 02, 2007 06:25:11 GMT


Hilary Duff and Nick Cannon love the teen, literally. Both stars have been booked to host this year Teen Choice Awards, slated to air August 26th on FOX.

This is Duff's second time hosting the Teen Choice Awards, being her first was in the 2005. She herself won Choice Movie Breakout Star - Female Teen Choice Award in 2003 for portraying the title role in the 2003 teen comedy "The Lizzie McGuire Movie", while Cannon already earned four Teen Choice nominations, including one this year for Choice TV Personality.
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Punisher 2 Filmed October 2007

August 02, 2007 05:13:42 GMT


Vigilante Frank Castle is ready to load his guns again this year. Lionsgate Film as the company producing "The Punisher 2" revealed in its new press release issued on Wednesday morning (August 1) that production on the flick has been set for an October start date with "Rome" star Ray Stevenson starring under Lexi Alexander's direction.

Marks the third screen incarnation for the Marvel Comics' anti-hero, the project reportedly will be made for an R rating and take place in New York where the titular character runs up against a mobster. Nick Santora, Kurt Sutter, Matt Holloway, and Art Marcum penned the script while Marvel Studios' Kevin Feige is producing alongside Avi Arad and Gale Anne Hurd.
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AC/DC Tied Exclusive Deal with Verizon

August 02, 2007 05:13:19 GMT


Verizon Wireless is getting avid at its music sponsorship. The phone company has tied a deal with Australian rockers AC/DC to release the band's entire back to back catalog, making itself the only company to gain the exclusive right.

The digital catalog will be sold via Verizon's VCast Music service starting from March 2008 at $12 per album. All of the albums are available for full download except for the group's biggest hit, "You Shook Me All Night Long," which will be available as an over-the-air download.
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Actor Chris O'Donnell and Wife Expecting Child No. 5

August 02, 2007 04:52:41 GMT


First, second, third, fourth, and there it goes the fifth. Already have four children together, Chris O'Donnell and his wife Caroline Fentress are expecting child No. 5.

Announced the good news on Wednesday August 1st during an interview with NBC "Today" show, the actor told co-host Ann Curry, "Another on the way. Yeah, we're just starting to figure out how it works. I think I know why this is happening, but we're really excited about it."
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Musicians Paying Tribute to Virginia Tech Victims

August 02, 2007 04:39:03 GMT


A number of musicians are paying tribute to the late victims of Virginia Tech incident. Those slated to perform at the University's Lane Stadium are John Mayer, Dave Matthews Band, Virginia-born country singer Phil Vassar and rapper Nas.

"We have a profound respect for the incredible resolve and unwavering sense of hope the university community has shown, and are honored to have the opportunity to share this evening with Virginia Tech," said Dave Matthews Band's drummer Carter Beauford.
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The 20th Annual Shark Week Scores

August 02, 2007 04:17:12 GMT


Going into the surface Sunday night (July 29), Discovery Channel's "Shark Week" really got off on the right fin in its twentieth anniversary with the airing of "Ocean of Fear: The Worst Shark Attack Ever."

Telling about the true story of survival experienced by the crew of the sinking U.S.S. Indianapolis, the program amazingly attracted 3.9 million total viewers from 9-11 PM to become the highest-rated premiere episode on record for the event, beating out 2003's "Anatomy of a Shark Bite" (3.2 million).
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Jennifer Garner Heading for Broadway's Cyrano Revival

August 02, 2007 04:12:01 GMT


A film, TV actress, and producer as well, Jennifer Garner reportedly is heading to Broadway, set to join the cast of the revival of Edmond de Rostand's romantic classic "Cyrano de Bergerac".

David Leveaux of the musical "Nine" is in hand to direct the play which is about to feature a translation and adaptation by Anthony Burgess. Garner, who's said to be in negotiations, will probably play Roxanne, the French socialite with whom the title role Cyrano, played by actor Kevin Kline, is secretly in love.
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