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Hilary Duff to Make Her Video Game Debut in "The Sims"

October 07, 2006 06:25:03 GMT

Is an avid gamer, Hilary Duff will make her video game debut in "The Sims". Electronic Arts Inc. announced Thursday Oct 5th it has struck deal with the recording artist for "The Sims 2 Pets".

Hilary and her pet Chihuahua Lola are set to appear in the latest addition to the 'Sims' gaming franchise, slated to be released on October 17 in North America and October 19 across Europe for the PlayStation 2, GameCube, and as an expansion pack to the original PC game, The Sims 2.
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"President" Facing Refusal from Exhibitors

October 07, 2006 05:16:15 GMT

Death of a President picture
Boldly presenting a depiction of a fictional assassination to President George W. Bush, Newmarket's "Death of a President" is now encountering a really big problem concerning its theatrical release. Some of the country's biggest theater chains reportedly refuse to screen the picture due to its incendiary subject matter.

Regal Entertainment Group, which currently ranks the largest theater chain in the States, has given indication that it will not show "President" despite Newmarket's plan to unspool the movie on October 27.
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Jimmy Buffett Was Temporarily Detained for Drugs

October 07, 2006 04:16:48 GMT

Jimmy Buffett, the singer-songwriter best known for his hit "Margaritaville", was temporarily detained at Toulon-HyŤres International Airport in the south of France after customs officials found more than 100 tabs of Ecstasy in his luggage during a trip to the French Riviera.

The Grammy-winning star was not arrested though and instead paid about a $400 fine and was allowed to continue on his way.
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"Mighty Heart" Heats Up

October 07, 2006 04:16:09 GMT

Mighty Heart, A picture
As the date to begin production on "A Mighty Heart" draws near, things are being geared up for the project to meet the schedule with the cast members preparing to start taking scenes as well.

The Associated Press has reported that the film's lead actress, Angelina Jolie, has safely landed her feet in Pune, India where the shooting is slated to be commenced. Along with the beauty also comes Brad Pitt who has been confirmed to produce the picture via his Plan B. In the meantime, about 50 workers have readied a couple of spacious bungalows for the film's set while assistants scouted more locations appropriate elsewhere in the city.
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Natalie Portman Poses in Audrey Hepburn's Iconic Black Dress

October 07, 2006 03:39:03 GMT

Natalie Portman is so lucky that she has the chance to wear the iconic black column dress worn by the late Academy Award-winning actress Audrey Hepburn in the 1961's "Breakfast at Tiffany's".

The dress, which is one of three versions made for the Oscar-nominated screenplay, will be sold to the highest bidder on Dec. 5 at Christie's auction house in London. It's expected to fetch as much as $130,000. Proceeds from the dress will benefit the City of Joy Aid charity, which provides aid to India's poor.
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Mel Gibson to Appear on "Good Morning America" Next Week

October 07, 2006 03:09:25 GMT

What's next from Mel Gibson? It's something big for you. The actor will have an interview with Diane Sawyer on ABC's "Good Morning America", which will be his first ever since his DUI arrest last July during which he made several anti-Semitic remarks.

ABC said Thursday Oct 5th that the interview has already been taped somewhere in Southern California recently and is scheduled to air on Oct. 12 and 13. The interview "will be a segment in the show," said ABC news spokeswoman Bridgette Maney. "It's not going to be the entire Good Morning America"
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A Private Jet Company Sues Jennifer Lopez Over Unpaid Flights


October 07, 2006 02:43:30 GMT

Avjet Corp. of Burbank, a Los Angeles-area private aircraft company, has sued Jennifer Lopez, claiming the singer-actress is late on payments for a pair of chartered flights.

In the suit, filed Wednesday Oct 4th in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Avjet alleged Lopez had not paid for two flights on Gulfstream jets from Farmingdale, N.Y., one to Puerto Rico on Jan. 26, and another to Burbank on May 25. Each flight is said cost about $16,000, and with interest the bill totals $34,241.
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"Near Dark" to Be the First Work of Platinum-Rogue Deal

October 07, 2006 02:32:51 GMT

A remake project of the 1987 film of the same title, "Near Dark" is confirmed to be the first film feature coming out from the joint venture between Platinum Dunes and Rogue Pictures. The two companies have just reached a three-year first-look deal to make fright fare budgeted under $25 million with Platinum's execs Michael Bay, Brad Fuller, and Andrew Form producing.

Revolving around a cowboy wooed into joining a roving band of vampires, the project has already tapped music director Samuel Bayer to helm based on script penned by Matt Venne. Production is slated to begin early next year with Charles Meeker and Amy Kaufman also serving as producers.
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P. Diddy Presses the "Play" Button

October 07, 2006 02:13:46 GMT

Get ready for another P. Diddy's music effort. The rapper will have his next album, titled "Press Play", hit the stores on October 17th later this year.

What make the set special is that it carries in it a song which the entertainment mogul "borrowed" from Danity Kane, the girl group he created through the MTV runaway hit show "Making The Band". The track, dubbed "Tell Me", reportedly also features the amazing vocals of Christina Aguilera.
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Paramount and Nickelodeon Bring "Sunken Places" to the Surface

October 07, 2006 01:51:24 GMT

Marking the pact between them, Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies are about to co-produce together "The Game of Sunken Places", an action adventure flick inspired by the Scholastic Press book by M.T. Anderson.

Based on a pitch from Matt Nix, the project centers on two boys who not only find out that the housing development where they live is actually a gigantic game, but also the truth that its mysterious developer is the representative of a supernatural race testing humanity's worth.
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Patricia Clarkson Finds the "Real Girl"

October 07, 2006 01:49:52 GMT

Lars and the Real Girl picture
Moving on to another acting stint, Patricia Clarkson has given positive sign to take a starring role in "Lars and the Real Girl", an off-beat indie feature from Sidney Kimmel Entertainment to be released by MGM.

Thus joining Ryan Gosling and Emily Mortimer in the cast, Clarkson will follow the two stars to come under "Mr. Woodcock" helmer Craig Gillespie who is set to direct based on script by Nancy Oliver. Principal photography will start in November with SKE president of production William Horberg executive producing alongside Bruce Toll.
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Jack Black Funding "College Football"

October 07, 2006 01:47:22 GMT

Forming a new production company at Universal called Electric Dynamite, "The School of Rock" star Jack Black is marking its establishment with a new film project. The funnyman has been confirmed to take Universal's "In College Football, Big Paydays for Humiliation" under his company's banner, Variety has reported.

Based on Pete Thamel's article of the same title placed in the New York Times, pic will present a story about universities that draw big bucks through serving up their mediocre teams to get crushed by powerhouse nationally ranked teams. No director attached yet, but it is said that Black will not take any parts in the project aside from producing.
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Sam Jones Laid Hands on "Boomerang"

October 06, 2006 09:37:24 GMT

Usually gets himself busy with photographs and documentaries, this time Sam Jones is going to do different stint. The man has agreed to direct a film feature entitled "Boomerang" for Mandate Pictures, Variety has learned.

A comedy flick, the project concerns a man who tries to reclaim his life from his incredibly controlling parents. James Mottern in on duty to pen the script with Albert Berger of Bona Fide Productions and "Little Miss Sunshine" producer Ron Yerxa serving as producers.
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Erik Lindsay and Joe Nussbaum Get Double Scoop

October 06, 2006 09:02:32 GMT

Duo Erik Lindsay and Joe Nussbaum sure will be attached to each other for some time. Both have been assigned to work on two big screen projects for two different studios with Lindsay to pen the script and Nussbaum to direct.

The first one will be a rom com flick for Focus Features entitled "Cougars" which concerns a group of young men who discover the pleasures of dating older women as they are fed up with romancing women of their own age.
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"Au Pairs" Accepted at Warner Bros.

October 06, 2006 08:12:25 GMT

Adding up the long-list of upcoming book-based pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures is set to develop "The Au Pairs", a film adaptation of Melissa de la Cruz's steamy young-adult book series of the same title, Variety has revealed.

Revolves around three teenage girls who learn how the other half lives when they take summer jobs as au pairs for a wealthy family, the project will ground its story based on the first book of the series. So far, Cruz has already published three of it with the fourth being scheduled to hit the bookstores next spring.
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