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Billboard Top 10 Singles for the Week Ended Jan 19

January 20, 2006 05:09:40 GMT

According to the data issued Thursday Jan 19th, Nelly's "Grillz" is the chart-topper on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. This is the second time the St. Louis rapper hits the No. 1 spot on the charts, while also jumps from No. 12 to No. 5 on the Pop 100 and rises 3-2 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

The 2nd best on the Hot 100 is Beyonce Knowles' "Check on It", followed then by R&B singer Chris Brown's "Run It!" at No. 3 and Mariah Carey's "Don't Forget About Us" at No. 4. Meanwhile, The Pussycat Dolls' "Stickwitu" jumps three places to No. 5, ahead of Juelz Santana's "There It Go! (The Whistle Song)" which ups four places to No. 6.
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Bridge to Terabithia Is in Production

January 20, 2006 04:48:16 GMT

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The "Bridge to Terabithia" is in the beginning of production. Walden Media and the Walt Disney Pictures have started working on the project.

Amidst the process, filmmakers have cast actor Josh Hutcherson to play the lead role, an 11-year-old boy whose life is changed forever when he befriends the class outsider, a girl. Together they create the world of Terabithia, an imaginary kingdom filled with giants, trolls and other magical beings.
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Bryce Dallas Howard Joins Spider-Man 3 Cast

January 20, 2006 04:28:42 GMT

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Peter Parker finally finds his on-screen love interest. The actor will be joined by Bryce Dallas Howard, who's slated to play his high school crush, Gwen Stacy, in the highly anticipated "Spider-Man 3."

In the meantime, Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst and James Franco have all confirmed to reprise their role. Thomas Haden Church is said to play Sandman and Topher Grace a yet-to-be-named villain.
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Cruz & Beau Matthew McConaughey Split?

January 20, 2006 04:04:45 GMT

One more Hollywood couple encountering bitter rumors. Penelope Cruz and beau Matthew McConaughey are reported split.

The bad reports are triggered by their not being together when attending Golden Globe Awards held January 16th.
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Maria Bello & Gerard Butler on A "Wheel"

January 20, 2006 03:47:06 GMT

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Maria Bello and Gerard Butler are teaming up to star opposite Pierce Brosnan in the independent thriller "Butterfly on a Wheel." Directed by Mike Barker from a script by William Morrissey, the film will be produced by Irish Dreamtime, Infinity Features and Icon Productions with Mel Gibson's Icon Entertainment International owns worldwide rights, excluding Canada.

The story of "Butterfly on a Wheel" centers on a happy couple with a seemingly perfect life whose daughter is abducted. Over the course of a day, the kidnapper dismantles the family's lives with brutal efficiency. Bello and Butler will play the couple, while Brosnan will play the kidnapper.
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Andie MacDowell Has Just Got Engaged

January 20, 2006 03:30:44 GMT

"Four Weddings and a Funeral" star Andie MacDowell is ready for a third marriage. The Hollywood actress is said to have engaged to used car dealer Kevin Geagan, who lives near her home in Asheville, North Carolina.

"I can tell you that we are engaged. Obviously, I'm very happy." Geagan, the owner of Auto Advantage in nearby Fletcher, told the Asheville Citizen Times. "It was around that time - a happy Christmas engagement," he added.
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Jamie Foxx Added to the 78th Oscars Presenters

January 20, 2006 03:16:38 GMT

Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx has been added to the long list of presenters of the 78th Academy Awards. Producer Gil Cates announced the star's involvement in the significant event Wednesday January 18th, 2006.

Academy Awards for Outstanding Film Achievements of 2005 will be presented on Sunday, March 5, 2006, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland, and televised live by the ABC Television Network beginning at 5 p.m. PST.
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Universal Pictures Picks Up "How Soon Is Now?"

January 20, 2006 03:00:16 GMT

"How Soon Is Now?" It depends. But as for Universal Pictures 'Now' means as soon as possible. And thus, the studio has picked up the comedy pitch from Jason Major and Patrick T. Gorman, the creators of the hit stage show "The Star Wars Trilogy in 30 Minutes."

The story of the film follows a man named Tom McGregor who travels back in time to his high school days in 1985. There he tries to fix the worst three days of his life in order to give himself a better future. Per The Hollywood Reporter, Major and Gorman will begin writing the screenplay immediately.
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There Will Be Blood in Paramount

January 20, 2006 02:26:09 GMT

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"There Will Be Blood" in Paramount Classics studio as Scott Rudin is about to executive produce the upcoming movie. Loosely based on the 1927 Upton Sinclair novel "Oil!," the drama flick is slated for a mid-May shooting schedule, takes place in Texas and New Mexico.

Daniel Day-Lewis and director Paul Thomas Anderson will both team up on the film. While Anderson wrote the script, Day-Lewis will play a prospector who buys the oil rights to a family's ranch, and then hits a major pocket of crude. The story then turns into a tale of greed and faith, as the prospector realizes the American dream and is destroyed by it.
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Capote Won the 18th Annual Scripter Award

January 19, 2006 09:37:04 GMT

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Tying tight with "Syriana" for the University of Southern California's 18th annual Scripter Award, which honors the year's best film adaptation of a book, novella or short story, "Capote" finally comes up as the winner.

The drama movie, based on a book written by Gerald Clarke which stayed on the New York Times best-seller list for 13 weeks, beat off the other finalists, including "Brokeback Mountain", "The Constant Gardener", and "A History of Violence."
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Stars Set to Perform at Next Month's Super Bowl

January 19, 2006 09:10:00 GMT

Grammy Award-winning singer Aretha Franklin has been tapped to perform the US national anthem at next month's Super Bowl. The star will join New Orleans singer Aaron Neville and both are about to be accompanied at the national football championship by another veteran New Orleans musician, pianist Dr. John.

Commenting on the threesome collaboration, NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said "The combination of all three should present a very memorable performance." Other stars set to join the already mentioned lineup among others are John Legend, Joss Stone, and Stevie Wonder, all of whom will perform the later singer's hits as part of the Super Bowl pre-game show, which will be broadcast live on ABC.
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Oscar-Winning Actress Holly Hunter Has Twins

January 19, 2006 08:45:12 GMT

Oscar-winning actress Holly Hunter has doubled her joy as she's given birth to twins, publicist Nicole Caruso told People magazine on Wednesday Jan 18th.

"She had the babies," said Caruso. "They are happy and healthy." The newly born babies reportedly are the first for Hunter and her British actor husband Gordon MacDonald.
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Hoodwinked Sequel on Work

January 19, 2006 08:16:03 GMT

Intended to repeat the success of "Hoodwinked," the Weinstein Company and Kanbar Entertainment are teaming on its sequel. The highly anticipated animation comedy will be titled "Hood vs. Evil."

As of its story, "Hood vs. Evil" will find a teen Red training in a distant land with a mysterious, covert group called Sisters of the Hood. She is then called upon by Nicky Flippers -- head of the Happily Ever After Agency -- who teams her with the Wolf to investigate the disappearance of Hansel and Gretel. The character of Granny, and the rest of the "Hoodwinked" gang, also return and are joined by new characters.
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Mandate Pictures Gets the Ghouly Boys Film Rights

January 19, 2006 07:54:27 GMT

Mandate Pictures is said to have acquired the film rights to comic book series "The Ghouly Boys."

The story of the adventure drama film is based on four sweet, young monsters -- a wolf boy, a kid zombie, a young sea monster and a third-generation boogie man -- who have a hard time fitting in with the "normal" human kids. When they find each other, they set out, accompanied by their loyal, flight-challenged pet bat, on an adventure of their own.
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Lange & Blanchard to Star in the Remake of "Sybil"


January 19, 2006 07:24:09 GMT

Gaining more popularity and public notice through her 1976 flick "King Kong," actress Jessica Lange will next star in CBS' remake of "Sybil." Based on Flora Rheta Schreiber's best-selling book of the same name, "Sybil" describes the real-life treatment from 1954-65 of a young woman who suffered from multiple personality disorder.

Team up with Tammy Blanchard, the twosome is about to portray the roles made famous by Joanne Woodward and Sally Field in NBC's 1976 adaptation. As of Blanchard, she's set to play the title character who's after a suicide attempt is introduced to psychiatrist Dr. Corneila Wilbur played by Lange. During their sessions, Sybil, who confides that she frequently loses her memory and can't account for large blocks of time, slowly remembers the physical, emotional and sexual abuse to which she was subjected as a child by her mentally disturbed mother.
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