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Robert Zemeckis Orchestrates Another "Christmas Carol"

July 06, 2007 02:58:14 GMT


Set to tell the same story that Lasse Hallstrom is preparing to do at Universal Pictures, Robert Zemeckis is also on the move to make "A Christmas Carol (2009)" for the big screen, Empire Online has learned from actor Bob Hoskins.

The "Hollywoodland" star revealed to the site that Zemeckis would develop the project using the motion capture technique applied in "The Polar Express" and the upcoming "Beowulf" with Jim Carrey toplining as Ebenezer Scrooge.
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Britney Spears Apologizing for Umbrella-Bashing Incident

July 06, 2007 02:17:34 GMT


She's been through many good and bad things in her life and after all Britney Spears comes to realization that she once made mistake when she attacked a photographer with her umbrella earlier this year. Thus, she would like to set the record straight, posted a message on her Website, apologizing for the incident.

The troubled pop singer has on Thursday July 5th wrote a message on her Website, saying "I want to apologize for the past incident with the umbrella. I was preparing a character for a possible movie role where the husband doesn't play his part so they swap places. Unfortunately I didn't get the part, I'm sorry I got all carried away with my role! Britney."
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Brad Pitt Chasing Villains as "Bullitt"

July 05, 2007 09:39:24 GMT


Brad Pitt's next movie role is reportedly the reprise of a 1968 thriller character "Bullitt". The character that was brought to popularity by legendary actor Steve McQueen is claimed Pitt's "dream role".

According to sun, Pitt has been eyeing the role since 2003 but the project was halted. And now the movie moguls are in full throttle to gear the production before an anticipated strike from Screen Actors Guild takes place.
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Keith David Scares the "Princess and the Frog"

July 05, 2007 09:18:50 GMT


"Crash" star Keith David will assist in Walt Disney's production "The Princess and the Frog". He is set to fill in the voice of villain Dr. Facilier in the musical animated picture.

With David's addition, the line up so far is brought to two with Anika Noni Rose already on board. Rose will voice the main character Princess Tiana, a young girl living in the French Quarter and accompanied by a singing crocodile.
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Celebrities Encouraging a Video Campaign

July 05, 2007 08:23:32 GMT


If musicians have done their part in Live Earth concert to fight against global warming, actors and TV personalities have their own way to encourage government to take action. Jude Law, Gillian Anderson and comedians Stephen Fry and Bill Oddie have recorded a video to be posted online.

Their campaign is part of The Big Ask march that does its work by encouraging others through online adverts. The celebrities posted a video message online asking their MPs to impose on climate change laws. It is hoped that the famous fiigures will influence others to do their own footage and support the campaign.
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Avril Lavigne's "Girlfriend" Sued for Plagiarism


July 05, 2007 07:40:06 GMT


Avril Lavigne's first single from her latest effort has received both critics and legal action. After being criticized for sounding too similar to Tony Basil's "Mickey", the song "Girlfriend" now is being sued for a plagiarism by a couple of songwriters.

"Girlfriend" has been accused a plagiarism to pop band The Rubinoos' claim-to-fame single "I Wanna be Your Boyfriend" (1979). Within the lyrics of Rubinoos' song is "Hey hey you you, I wanna be your boyfriend" while in Avril's lyric there's "Hey hey you you, I want to be your girlfriend".
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Paris Hilton Posting Fourth of July Message

July 05, 2007 07:02:20 GMT


Paris Hilton took part in Fourth of July celebration by posting a message to her fans. She wrote "Don't Drink and Drive on Independence Day".

Written as a new entry on her MySpace page is: "Happy 4th of July everyone, and remember to be responsible and have a designated driver! Just looking out for you all. I love you and have an amazing summer!"
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"Saw IV" Finds Its Official Plot

July 05, 2007 06:23:59 GMT


New details on the fourth installment of gore thriller "Saw" have surfaced. An official story plot has been released along with names taking in additional cast.

Director Darren Lynn Bousman once again work with Tobin Bell and Shawnee Smith although their respective character Jigsaw and Amanda have been killed in the last installment. New actors playing the "detectives" to replace Donnie Wahlberg are Scott Patterson and TV actress Athena Karkanis. Lyriq Bent and Costas Mandylor who played Agent Rigg and Hoffman respectively in "Saw 2" and "Saw III" will step up as the main focus here.
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"The Night Watchman" Rolling the Camera

July 05, 2007 05:56:41 GMT


With most cast slot already filled in, "The Night Watchman" begins its production. The pic, previously known as "Night Watchman (2008)", starts its principal photography in Los Angeles.

David Ayer (Training Day, Harsh Times) is brought to helm this project and make some changes on the script that is originally written by James Ellroy. The New regency-funded movie will be released via Fox Searchlight.
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"Sex and the City" the Movie Materializing

July 05, 2007 03:41:56 GMT


Having a slow start, "Sex and the City" the movie is coming to life. The project is being geared with reportedly, four original main cast already on board.

CityTV Guide's Michael Ausiello reported that Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, Kim Cattrall and Kristin Davis have all agreed to reprise their roles as the metropolitan chics. Shooting will begin this September with original writer Michael Patrick King penning the script and taking the role as director.
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Hilary Duff Made Peace with Lindsay Lohan

July 05, 2007 03:13:53 GMT


Teen starlets Hilary Duff and Lindsay Lohan have put their long rivalry in the past. The two decided to call it quit by making "friendly acquaintances" that was started by Lohan.

Duff told Stella magazine that they met at a Hollywood night club and Lohan suddenly approached her. Duff said, "We're not best friends, you know? But we were out at Teddy's one night and she just came up and said 'I think we should just talk because I'm a nice girl and I know you're a nice girl'. It's nice to be friendly acquaintances."
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Daniel Radcliffe Immortalized in Madame Tussaud

July 05, 2007 02:44:58 GMT


London's Madame Tussauds has made Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe its youngest wax work ever created. Despite being immortalized at such a young age many thinks that the wax statue looks older with stubble on its face and a conservative suit.

Benn Lovett, an official at the wax museum, said the statue is made maturer than the real person to avoid redoing it in few years. He further explained that a Harry Potter look is also hindered. He said, "Daniel is nearly 18 and he has some serious acting roles under his belt and we wanted to reflect that. For the last couple of years, people have been asking for a Daniel Radcliffe figure and they said we should include him as a British star in his own right."
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Justin Timberlake & 50 Cent Penned Racy Song


July 04, 2007 09:59:51 GMT


Bringing a fresh theme to their collaboration, Justin Timberlake and 50 Cent employ pornography. A single titled “Ayo Technology” has more than meet the ears.

"The track is an analogy for watching porn,” a source told Britain's The Sun newspaper. "The track is an analogy for watching porn. The word 'technology' was put in as a way to replace what they really wanted to say - 'pornography'. It's all about being fed up with having to make do watching dirty movies and how desperate they are to have real-life stunning girls."
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Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Pulling Off Euro Tour

July 04, 2007 09:40:49 GMT


Rap group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony has scrapped off their European tour. Announced by a rep, the group wont specify the reason and only cited “reasons beyond their control”.

For the cancellation, a new schedule will be posted in their official site as soon as it is confirmed. "Bone Thug's-N-Harmony are going to reschedule the whole European tour in October, with many more dates to be announced," said the band's touring agent, Jamie Adler.
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New Villain for "The Dark Knight" Added

July 04, 2007 09:01:44 GMT

Dark Knight, The picture
A villain has been found for “Batman Begins” sequel “The Dark Knight”. This time Batman will fight “Gamble” a mob boss trying to take over the world after the last boss Falcone died in the first installment.

Playing the bad guy is Michael Jai White whose profession includes stuntman and martial artist. With the new role White is not alone in battling Batman. He will be joined by longtime anti-Batman criminal Joker which is played by Heath Ledger.
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