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"The Departed" Barred from China Market

January 18, 2007 02:24:48 GMT

Departed, The picture
The accolade "The Departed" has received apparently does not play any effects to China to pass the flick into its local theaters.

Yes, the country's censor board has ruled that the gripping mob saga is not approved for domestic cinematic release, mainly because its mention of a Chinese plan to purchase military equipment, government sources said yesterday, January 17.
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Lindsay Lohan Has Checked Into Rehab

January 18, 2007 01:59:58 GMT

Breaking news, Lindsay Lohan has checked herself into rehab.

The singer-actress said in a statement released Wednesday Jan 17th through her representative, Leslie Sloane Zelnik, saying "I have made a proactive decision to take care of my personal health. I appreciate your well wishes and ask that you please respect my privacy at this time".
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Nine Running for Oscar's Foreign Film Shortlist

January 17, 2007 09:26:44 GMT

Pan's Labyrinth picture
The temperature in the race for slots in Oscar's Best Foreign Language Film of the Year category this year is rising as there remain only nine titles advancing to the final voting phase.

Those making their way up to this point, called Phase I, are Algeria's "Days of Glory", Canada's "Water", Denmark's "After the Wedding", France's "Avenue Montaigne", Germany's "The Lives of Others", Mexico's "Pan's Labyrinth", the Netherlands' "Black Book", Spain's "Volver", and Switzerland's "Vitus."
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Scarlett Johansson Wanted for Jenna Jameson's Biopic

January 17, 2007 08:48:20 GMT

Preparing to see her own life journey get depicted on the big screen, Jenna Jameson turns out to look forward for the "Match Point" star Scarlett Johansson to portray her in the biopic she is currently in talks with producers to develop, titled "How to Make Love Like a Porn Star: A Cautionary Tale."

"We're looking hopefully at Scarlett Johansson," the X-rated actress told Britain's FHM magazine. "She's my choice. I think she's beautiful."
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Gwyneth Paltrow Assists the "Iron Man"

January 17, 2007 08:12:11 GMT

Iron Man picture
Becoming the first major female actor to join "Iron Man", Gwyneth Paltrow has given her agreement to be lined up with Robert Downey Jr. and Terrence Howard in the project's cast, Variety has revealed.

The site added that the Oscar-winning actress is billed as Virginia "Pepper" Potts, a personal assistant to Tony Stark, played by Downey Jr., a rich industrialist who later decides to become the Iron Man to fight against evil on a global scale.
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The Rock and Terence Stamp Are "Smart" Men

January 17, 2007 07:43:01 GMT

Get Smart picture
Continues to boost up its cast list, Warner Bros.' "Get Smart" has added two more noted names of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Terence Stamp to join previously-announced Steve Carell and Anne Hathaway, who finally is positive to star in, into the lineup.

While it is known that the flick will be made based on the 1965 Mel Brooks/Buck Henry-created sitcom, The Rock will play a new character called Agent 23 instead. As for Stamp, "The Haunted Mansion" star is reportedly plotted to portray an evil leader with Carrell as Maxwell Smart and Hathaway as Agent 99.
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Diana Ross To Be A Mentor on Fox's "American Idol"

January 17, 2007 06:24:19 GMT

Diana Ross has confirmed to CBS "Late Show" host David Letterman on Tuesday January 16th that she's going to be a mentor on Fox's "American Idol".

That's not all, the singer reportedly also is planning a world tour in March later this year to promote her new album, "I Love You." Dates on the tour, however, have not yet been announced.
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Eva Mendes & Nick Lachey Are Cosmopolitan's Fun Fearless Female and Male of the Year

January 17, 2007 06:00:50 GMT

Eva Mendes and Nick Lachey, both are people's favorites. It surely isn't a coincidence that the twosome has been named Fun Fearless Male and Female of the Year by Cosmopolitan magazine.

Bearing the new predicate, they grace a double cover in the magazine's February issue with Mendes is pictured on the front wearing a sky blue dress followed by a second cover featuring Lachey in a button-down shirt and jeans.
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Peter Berg and Jason Bateman Tune In to "Jazz"

January 17, 2007 05:58:46 GMT

Finding each other being gathered up again in one screen after "Smokin' Aces", Peter Berg and Jason Bateman are set to star together once more in "White Jazz", the sequel to the 1997 "L.A Confidential", the film's director Joe Carnahan told Rope of Silicon.

A Warner Independent Pictures production, the picture is based on James Ellroy's novel of the same title which revolves around the daily work of Lieutenant David "Dave" Klein and his involvement with the dark side of the L.A.P.D. Oscar-winning actor George Clooney has already been billed to play the character.
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America's Favorite Movie Stars in 2006, Per the Harris Poll

January 17, 2007 04:56:04 GMT

Another year, another favorite. Move over Tom Hanks because people have their new favorite. It's Denzel Washington. The Hollywood hunk has been chosen the No. 1 America's Favorite Movie Star in the nationwide Harris Poll of 1,147 U.S. adults surveyed online by Harris Interactive between December 12 and 18, 2006.

Dropping from number one to number two is Hanks, while movie legend John Wayne remains in third place. Tough guy Clint Eastwood jumps up two spots to fourth place. Next on the poll is Will Smith who along with actress Julia Roberts tie for the 5th spot.
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Kylie Minogue Insisted "Showgirl Homecoming" Tour Must Go On

January 17, 2007 04:22:08 GMT

Even illness could not stop her from performing. Kylie Minogue ignored doctors, insisting her "Showgirl Homecoming" tour must go on.

Doctors have warned Kylie that exhaustion would take its toll if she pushed herself too hard so soon after being given the all-clear from the potentially life-threatening illness breast cancer. However, the singer insisted on adding extra dates to her tour with the intention not to let fans down.
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Out of Rehab, Keith Urban Plans A World Tour

January 17, 2007 03:57:34 GMT

It ends already. Keith Urban has completed a three-month stint in rehab for alcohol addiction. And now as the singer has again enjoyed his becoming sober, he's more than ready to back on track.

Urban's publicist, Paul Freundlich, confirmed Tuesday January 16 that the country singer has completed a stint at the Betty Ford Center in Palm Springs, California. Also his publicist said that he is planning a world tour to promote his new album.
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Disney to Revive "John Carter of Mars"

January 17, 2007 03:34:27 GMT

John Carter picture
Sensing potential opportunity in the stalled project of "John Carter of Mars", Walt Disney Pictures is reported by TMZ.com to hold negotiations with the estate of Edgar Rice Burroughs to secure the rights to the film, which is an adaptation of the author's book series of the same title.

The big-screen version of the sci-fi hero initially was intended to be developed under Paramount Pictures banner supported by Fox and Walden Media with Jon Favreau to direct. However, talks between the latter two studios and the estate sadly never reached a deal, leading the picture to be put into the shelf for years.
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Kevin Federline Doing Nationwide Insurance Ads

January 17, 2007 03:33:34 GMT

Kevin Federline will have no money anymore. The ex-hubby of Britney Spears has just got his new job, starring in an insurance ad.

The man has been hired by Nationwide Insurance to star in one of their ads, set to run during some of the most expensive airtime on television.
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The NFL Has Rejected Britney Spears

January 17, 2007 03:13:14 GMT

Her hard partying has cost Britney Spears more than just money and reputation. Worse, the singer has been rejected by the NFL.

The New York Daily News reported Tuesday January 16th that while the Super Bowl is trying to get together celebrities for an all-star NFL Network promo to air during the game, Britney Spears' people "were turned down flat out when they asked about participating."
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