• Ryan Reynolds has been cast as Green Lantern in the Warner Bros. movie set to begin production in January. Now who’s going to play G’nort, the talking Green Lantern dog?
• Bruno took the top spot at the box office this past weekend, racking up $30.4 million in ticket sales. Meanwhile, I Love You, Beth Cooper is this summer’s The Love Guru, tanking in seventh place with $5 million.
• Steven Soderbergh and Terence Stamp reportedly want to make a sequel to The Limey. Why not just update all of your movies, Steven? Sex, Lies, and Digital Video, perhaps?
• Nicole Kidman will star and produce in Little Bee, a South African drama based on the best-selling novel by Chris Cleave.
• Susan Sarandon and John Goodman will assist Al Pacino in the Dr. Kevorkian biopic from HBO Films.
• The first photo from Wes Anderson’s stop-motion family film The Fantastic Mr. Fox has leaked. Creepy good, or creepy bad? The verdict is still out on this one.
NEW YORK (AdAge.com)
— Marketers love TV — just not at these prices. And so hopes for a neat wrap
to an already stalled upfront marketplace have begun to fizzle as advertisers
dig in their heels a while longer.
Summer has cast a gray cloud on the major TV networks.
from Hollywood Reporter by Staff report
Submissions for the 16th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
nominations open Monday and close Oct. 28. Nominations will be announced Dec.
Bruno tops the box office with an estimated $30.4 million
VIENNA (Reuters) – A shocking gay fashion reporter who
dreams of being “the biggest Austrian superstar since Hitler” raised
giggles when he hit Austrian cinemas on Friday despite having rankled some who
say his jokes go too far.
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation said
Friday that Bruno, the new film starring Sacha Baron Cohen, reinforces negative
LOS ANGELES, July 11 (UPI) — “Ice Age: Dawn of the
Dinosaurs” pushed 20th Century Fox past $1 billion in 2009 foreign box
office revenue, the studio said.
from indieWIRE News
The debut of Lynn Shelton’s “Humpday” led this weekend’s
specialty box office, according to estimates provided by Rentrak earlier this
afternoon. The Magnolia Pictures release–starring Mark Duplass and Joshua
Leonard as two straight men attempting to have sex on camera for “art’s
sake”–grossed $29,000 from its two screens in New York and Shelton’s hometown
from AP Top Entertainment News At 11:05 … by By JOHN SEEWER
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Before becoming Public Enemy No. 1,
gangster John Dillinger pulled off his first bank robbery in a sleepy Ohio
NEW YORK, July 12 (UPI) — The New York Daily News says its
headquarters was used as a filming location for Jennifer Aniston’s new movie,
LOS ANGELES, July 11 (UPI) — Warner Bros. has tabbed
Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds to play the title role in the movie adaptation of
the comic book series “Green Lantern.”
from EW.com: Movies
Margaret Lyons likes the sound of new Jodie Foster project;
it could end up being nine kinds of terrible — but at least it’s trying
from /Film by firstname.lastname@example.org (slashfilm.com)
According to Variety, Family Guy producer and writer David A.
Goodman has not only taken on the task of adapting Hong Kong Phooey for
a big screen outing, he’s also the man at the typewriter for Who Is Killing
the Great Chefs of Vegas?
The twins, who burst on the scene with ‘Menace II Society,’
direct Denzel Washington in a post-apocalyptic epic.
Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are sitting in an
empty, shadowy bar on a sunny, sweltering afternoon, piecing together .
from EW.com: Today’s Latest Headlines by Ken Tucker
Ken Tucker: Networks think you’re out, and dump good, if low
rated, shows here. So, who’s watching?
LOS ANGELES, July 12 (UPI) — The U.S. TV series “Desperate
Housewives” will reportedly have two new cast members next season, Jeffrey
Nordling and Beau Mirchoff.
from NYT > Television by By BILL CARTER
A series about vampires appears to be pulling the channel
out of a dry spell that began when several hit shows like “The Sopranos” ended.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In his final days, Michael Jackson was
robust and active. Or dangerously thin and frail. Begging for access to
powerful prescription drugs. Or showing no signs of ever having used them….
from Entertainment News – UPI.com
LOS ANGELES, July 12 (UPI) — La Toya Jackson alleges her brother Michael was
effectively killed by his greedy and manipulative entourage, a charge LA police
say they aren’t ready to make.
from Entertainment News – UPI.com
LONDON, July 12 (UPI) — Robert Plant, the former Led Zeppelin singer, has been
made a commander of the British Empire in London, Buckingham Palace says.
LOS ANGELES, July 11 (UPI) — Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie
says her band will open for U2 at five U.S. shows.
from MTV News
Hov plays old hits, new material at casino concert.
from Spin magazine’s Daily Noise by Peter Gaston
Would it really be a heavy metal festival without a sweaty mass of devil horns,
flying fists, and bleary-eyed drunkards lumbering recklessly toward the
Maroon 5 [ tickets
] has begun work on the follow up to 2007’s “It Won’t Be Soon Before Long,”
and is joining producer “Mutt” Lange in the studio in Switzerland
this month to begin tracking new songs.
After eight seasons and almost 100 finalists, a week rarely
passes without new music from a former ‘American Idol’contestant.