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A Second Janis Joplin Biopic May Be Directed By Lee Daniels, Director Of ‘Precious’

With Amy Adams In The Lead Role

So, for whatever reason, there are currently two Janis Joplin biopics in the works. One is titled Janis and will star Nina Arianda, and be directed by Sean Durkin (Martha Marcy May Marlene). The other will star Amy Adams and is titled Janis Joplin: Get It While You Can. Now Lee Daniels is directing this one and considering his work on Precious, Shadowboxer, and Monster’s Ball (which he produced), we can probably expect some pretty intense things. Although the same could be said for Durkin‘s production. Luckily, we don’t have to choose between the two because it looks like we’re gonna be getting both! Click inside for deets!

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First Look: Elijah Wood Will Appear As Frodo Baggins In ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’

There & Back Again

Back in January we learned that actor Elijah Wood, the star of the Lord of the Rings trilogy of films, would be reprising his role as Frodo Baggins in the forthcoming prequel film The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. As you may know, The Hobbit isn’t really a prequel since the novel predates the LOTR trilogy of books but for our intents and purposes, we can refer to it as a film prequel. The events in The Hobbit take place before the events of the LOTR story so it’s unlikely that Wood‘s appearance in the film will be anything more than a cameo. Today we get to see a few new promo photos from An Unexpected Journey, one that gives us our first look at Elijah as Frodo in The Hobbit. More »

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‘The X Factor’ Announces Their Two New Hosts

Mario and Khloé will Share the Job

Back in May, The X Factor finally confirmed that they had signed on Britney Spears to judge the show alongside Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato and LA Reid. The next bit of casting involved the host or hosts who would helm the show once the live performances part of the show got underway. It was assumed that a host or the hosts would be announced over the Summer, well before the show began airing in September. The show started airing and no host was announced. The show is now in its second month and up until this week, no host was announced. There had been rumors about who might get the gig and today we learn that those rumors have been officially confirmed. Mario Lopez and Khloé Kardashian Odom have been selected to co-host The X Factor. Natrually, this is good/bad news for me. More »

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Agent Phil Coulson Will Live Again In The ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’ TV Series

Avenger Re-Assembled

SPOILER ALERT: Agent Phil Coulson, played by Clark Gregg in the Marvel films, has something very unfortunate happen to him in The Avengers film (which came out back in May so this isn’t really a spoiler but I’m trying to convey this new news about the character in as respectful a way as possible to Marvel fans who have yet to see The Avengers). BUT, it was revealed this weekend at New York Comic Con that Agent Coulson (still played by Clark Gregg) will appear in the pilot episode of the new Joss Whedon-helmed Avengers TV series S.H.I.E.L.D. Naturally, this is great news for fans … read below to learn more about this geekily happy news. More »

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Jason Schwartzman Joins Jude Law, Adrien Brody, And The Cast Of ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’

Wes Anderson Hearts Jason Schwartzman 4Eva

So a while back we got the sad, sad news that Johnny Depp would not be appearing in Wes Anderson‘s new flick, The Grand Budapest Hotel. However, we did get confirmation that Bill Murray (a fave of Anderson‘s) and the incomparable Angela Lansbury (recently photographed by Terry Richardson, to my shock and awe) would be in the movie. Jason Schwartzman AKA ‘Jonathan Ames’ formerly of HBO‘s Bored To Death AKA another fave of Anderson‘s (and mine, and PITNBR Sam‘s) is now confirmed to have a part in the movie, and he’ll be playing alongside the awesomeness that is Jude Law, Adrien Brody, Ralph Fiennes (le sigh), and a few others. How amazing does this cast sound?! I know. Amazing. Click inside for more.
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Ewan McGregor Will Star Alongside Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep And Benedict Cumberbatch In A New Movie

From The Guy Who Brought You 'The West Wing,' 'ER,' And 'Shameless'
Ewan McGregor receives the Donosti Award at the San Sebastian Film Festival

A little while back we saw the amazing trailer for Ewan McGregor‘s new film The Impossible, a movie that’s getting major Oscar buzz for painting an intense portrait of one family’s experience during the Southeast Asian tsunami. We all know Ewan‘s brilliant, which is why I’m really excited to learn more about his next project, a film that features at least three of my favorite actors ever. Also, John Wells (who’s written for shows like The West Wing, ER, and Shameless) is directing. Niiiice. Click inside for deets!

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Anne Hathaway Will Star In An Upcoming Movie Written By Mindy Kaling

Best News Ever
Anne Hathaway attending the Ballet Fall Gala 2012 at the David H. Koch Theatre of the Lincoln Centre in New York City

Newly-married actress Anne Hathaway has been bringing her general awesomeness to the big screen for a while now. And she clearly plans to keep that up, which means more happy times for us at the movies! After her brilliant performance as Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises, we got to see the amazing trailer for Les Misérables along with some behind-the-scenes footage. And now we’re getting reports about an upcoming movie written by Mindy Kaling who is kind of a genius when it comes writing scripts (see The Office and The Mindy Project). Mindy and Anne are easily two of my fave people in Hollyweird so this is just awesome news! Click inside to learn more!

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New Photos From The Set Of ‘RoboCop’ Hit The Internets

Michael Keaton Surfaces on Set

Last month we got our first look at actor Joel Kinnaman in character as RoboCop on the set of the reboot film. Today we get to see a whole slew of new photos that were snapped on the Toronto set of RoboCop. As you can see below, Kinnaman is rockin’ the new RoboCop costume and we get our first look at Michael Keaton on set as the villainous Raymond Sellars. In a few photos, RoboCop is on display … in other photos, he is armed for duty. Click below to see these fun new photos from the RoboCop set. More »

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Michael Fassbender Joins Christian Bale And Ryan Gosling In Their New Flick

From The Director Of 'The Tree Of Life'

This new Terrence Malick film is starting to sound out-of-control amazing. The director who brought us The Tree Of Life and The New World just finished shooting Knight Of Cups, which stars Christian Bale, Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett, and Freida Pinto. The Oscar-nominated director is now in Austin, Texas shooting his next film which has such an amazing cast, I don’t know what do with myself! Michael Fassbender is now on board with the currently untitled project, along with Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara and a host of others. Click inside to learn more!

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‘The Price Is Right’ Selects Its First Male Model

History Is Made

For the first time in the show’s 40 year history, The Price Is Right has selected a male model to appear on the show. Those of you familiar with the long-running game show should know that The Price Is Right has employed a long list of beautiful female models to showcase the various big name prizes that contestants can win on the show. In honor of the show’s 40th anniversary, the decision was made to finally add a male model to the show. A contest was announced, an army of shirtless hunks applied and the job went to one lucky (and very hot) man. Click below to meet Rob Wilson (trust me, you wanna see the model photos that are shared below), the first male model on The Price Is Right. More »

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