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A Shining "Shrek the Third" World Premiere


May 07, 2007 09:43:00 GMT

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The morning on Sunday, May 6 became blindingly bright as a number of Hollywood celebrities cheerfully walked down the green carpet to attend the world premiere of "Shrek the Third", the latest installment of the kind-hearted ogre tale slated for a theatrical release on May 18.

Original voice cast members delightfully gathered with the new ones to attend the event with cameras whirring and reporters posing questions endlessly, but it was former hot couple Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake who gained most attention there since the screening marked the first major media event at which they've been photographed together since the breakup.
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Disney Preserves "Yosemite" National Park

May 07, 2007 08:38:58 GMT

Sure there will be plenty of time to laugh together with Walt Disney Pictures as the company has just added one more comedic flick to be sparked under its banner.

According to Variety, the studio is on the move to develop a new feature entitled "Yosemite Three" and will make it as a starring vehicle for Tim Allen. Writing duo Michael Carnes and Josh Gilbert have been hired to pen the screenplay with Mandeville partners David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman both serving as producers.
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20th Century Fox "Never Sleeps"

May 07, 2007 08:15:33 GMT

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Bringing Gordon Gekko back to the big screen, 20th Century Fox is in the process to make a follow-up to Oliver Stone's 1987 drama "Wall Street", which won Michael Douglas an Academy Award in 1988 for his role as the cold-hearted takeover artist.

Entitled "Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps", the picture will take off with Gekko out of jail and "resuming his machinations on a global scale in the hedge-fund era." While Stone has declined offer to return to the director's seat, Douglas has delightfully confirmed to The New York Times that he will once again portray Gekko for the project.
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"John Rambo" Welcoming Julie Benz in the Gang

May 07, 2007 07:35:42 GMT

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Completing the missing piece in "John Rambo", TV star Julie Benz has come onboard to play the female lead in this latest installment of "Rambo" series, which is currently filming in Thailand under Millennium Films/Nu Image banner, Variety has revealed.

Bringing back Sylvester Stallone as the titular character, the flick this time sees the renegade Vietnam War veteran come out of his retirement to track down missionary aid workers who have disappeared in the jungles of impoverished Myanmar. Apart from starring, Stallone is also in charge to write the script and direct as well as produce.
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Corinne Bailey Rae Came Close to Playing Aretha Franklin

May 07, 2007 07:11:08 GMT

Corinne Bailey Rae was about to take the role as young Aretha Franklin in "From These Roots" musical production when she failed to impress the diva. Rae stumbled down at the last stage when a screen test raised Aretha's 'doubt'.

"I almost cast her as one of the characters in my play and in the movie, but when I saw her on TV... well, her pictures look one way and when I saw her on TV she looked a little different so I don't think so," Aretha said.
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"Choke" Takes Start on June 18

May 07, 2007 06:58:23 GMT

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More than half a year have gone by since Universal was reported to set up "Choke", and now comes good news on the project that it is about to enter its filming process soon.

Chuck Palahniuk, the author of the book which the flick is based on, has informed to ChuckPalahniuk.net that production on the movie will begin on June 18 this year with Sam Rockwell to be the leadstar under the direction of first-time helmer Clark Gregg.
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Ten Songs Picked for Having Worst Lyrics

May 07, 2007 06:42:04 GMT

Ten pop songs have been listed through BBC 6 Music ballot to reign the worst lyrics chart. Des'ree's "Life" came out the ultimate 'winner' by sitting at the 1st post through a 30 per cent votes.

Announcing the top ten list, the radio presenter Marc Riley says, "Bad lyrics can come in all forms - some acceptable, some less so. Dumb is sometimes OK, but pious and pretentious and pompous are obviously never to be encouraged nor tolerated." In defense to this, Martin Fry from English band ABC who sat at #4 said, "I have been waiting for this kind of accolade for years. The most memorable lyrics are often the stupidest."
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Amy Winehouse Planning to Have a Traditional Jewish Wedding


May 07, 2007 06:28:28 GMT

Amy Winehouse can never have enough of publication. The jazz and soul singer is said planning to have a traditional Jewish wedding soon following her engagement last month.

The songstress' fiance Blake Fielder-Civil reportedly has converted to Judaism to fulfill her dream of being married under the religion of the Jewish people this summer.
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Dolly Parton Rekindles Old Times with Porter Wagoner

May 07, 2007 06:06:21 GMT

Country star Dolly Parton will be reunited on one stage with her old time buddy Porter Wagoner. They will be celebrating Porter's 50 years career in music industry by conducting a tribute show on May 19 at Nashville, Tennessee's Grand Ole Opry.

Within the show, there will also be the launching of Martin Issues guitar that is specially constructed in honor of Porter. Honky-tonk singer Marty Stuart will also be present as the host of a one-hour fragment exclusively for Great American Country network.
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Celebrity Heiress Paris Hilton Fired Longtime Press Representative Elliot Mintz

May 07, 2007 05:11:06 GMT

That of Paris Hilton's 45-days jail sentence drama keeps rolling on. The celebrity heiress has fired longtime publicist, Elliot Mintz, whom she considered as the one responsible for the unfortunate.

Mintz announced the parting ways in an email to People magazine Sunday night May 6th, claiming he sent Paris an e-mail the day after the hearing, expressing his sadness over the ruling while also offering his sincerest apology for any misunderstanding regarding the terms of her probation.
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Arcade Fire Issues Its "Intervention"

May 07, 2007 05:06:40 GMT

One more single is pulled out of Arcade Fire's chart-topping album "Neon Bible". Single "Intervention" stands next in line and will be released May 21 in UK via Rough Trade Records and on July 10 in US under Merge Records.

Like preceding single "Keep the Car Running", the second set will be available in 7" vinyl and as digital download. The second single will feature song "Ocean of Noise" by alt country band Calexico on the B-side.
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The "Warrior" Will Battle for Warner Bros.

May 07, 2007 05:01:33 GMT

Drawing in a similar premise presented in "Ghostbusters", Warner Bros. Pictures is about to develop a new comedy feature entitled "Weekend Warrior" with Andrew Lazar to produce via his Mad Chance.

The project concerns an armchair home-repair enthusiast with no construction skills who unwittingly becomes the one who fights supernatural forces bent on destroying the world. Names to direct and star have not yet been revealed, but it is reported that Bill Birch, an actor attached to Warner's other flick "Pre-Astronauts", will write the screenplay.
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Keith Richards Is Working on an Autobiography

May 07, 2007 04:50:04 GMT

While his fellow rocker Mick Jagger already gave up the idea of writing an autobiography, Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones has just started working on one.

The guitarist reportedly is writing an autobiography about his time in the band and his turbulent relationships with drugs and alcohol. The autobiography is expected to be a frank memoir, in which Richards is expected to give out honest details of his wild life.
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American Idol's Cycle 6 Hits the Road

May 07, 2007 04:32:11 GMT

In what has become a tradition, the American Idol top 10 finalists this season will visit several states in US for a summer tour. The trek will begin one month after the ultimate winner is announced on May 23.

Still competing runners like Melinda Doolittle, LaKisha Jones, Blake Lewis and Jordin Sparks will be joined by their eliminated fellow contestants to hit the road for three months. They will be performing individual sets as well as collaborations of the songs made popular during the season.
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Robin Williams Honored the 2007 SFIFF's Peter J. Owens Award

May 07, 2007 04:29:31 GMT

Being a very dedicated thespian who has played various roles both in small and big screen since late '70s, Robin Williams was delightfully named by San Francisco Film Society the recipient of Peter J. Owens Award in the organization's celebration of its 50th annual San Francisco International Film Festival.

Honored so for his work that "exemplifies brilliance, independence and integrity", the actor-comedian received the prize during the gala evening held Thursday, May 3 at Union Square's Westin St. Francis Hotel, accompanied by the big names behind the screen like George Lucas, Peter Morgan, and Ron Howard, who all were also recognized by the Society for their devotion to film industry.
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