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Adam Sandler In Talks To Star Opposite Will Ferrell In ‘Three Mississippi’ Football Comedy

Funny Guys Gear Up

New York Magazine is today reporting that funny boys, Adam Sandler and Will Ferrell are in talks to star opposite one another in Three Mississippi, a comedy from the guys who have produced 30 Rock and Friends. We have been hearing lots about Will in relation to his work on the Anchorman sequel, but now it looks like we might have some more Ferrell in our lives. More »

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Zac Efron And Jason Bateman In Talks To Star In Jewish Comedy ‘This Is Where I Leave You’

Jewish Hunks?

Zac Efron, Jason Bateman, Goldie Hawn, and Leslie Mann are all in negotiations to star in the new movie, This Is Where I Leave You, an adaptation of the Jonathan Tropper comic novel about four siblings who come home to ‘sit shiva’ for their deceased father. Some of you may be aware that sitting ‘shiva’ is a Jewish tradition where close family members sit at home, usually in the family home, for seven days after a death in the family. Not ever a funny situation, but this time it has been turned into a comic novel and now a film. It is being directed by Adam Shankman, who just finished Rock of Ages, and is reportedly attracting a lot of interest from celebrities who want to be involved in the project. What do you think of this casting or concept for a film? More »

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‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Has Almost Selected Its Finnick Odair

The Final 3

Filming for the Hunger Games sequel will start soon so it’s about time the movie studio gets down to casting the main characters. As some of you are well aware, Finnick Odair is a big character in Catching Fire. Today we learn that the studio has reportedly selected its 3 top choices to play the character in the film. We also learn that the official title of the sequel film is The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Click below to find out which actors are rumored to be up for the part and see if YOU agree with the studio’s casting choices. More »

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Dina Lohan Will Star In A Reality TV Series Called ‘DramaMamas’

She Will Also Feature on 'Hollywood Exes'

Now that Lindsay Lohan is fancying herself an actress again, it would seem that her mother Dina Lohan is fancying herself a reality TV star again. As you may know, Dina enjoyed a short stint of reality TV fame on E!‘s Living Lohan a few years ago but hasn’t been seen on TV for some time now. Today we learn that she will not only star in a new series titled DramaMamas but she will also have a recurring stint on another series titled Hollywood Exes. Brace yourselves, y’all … Dina Lohan is coming BACK to your television sets … whether you like it or not. More »

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Ridley Scott’s ‘Blade Runner’ Sequel May Star Harrison Ford In A Cameo Role

Blade Runner Bounty

We have been so busy with all the updates on Ridley Scott’s Prometheus that the news of a possible sequel to his iconic movie, Blade Runner, has almost been forgotten. Today however we have news that Harrison Ford, the star of the original sci-fi movie, who played the lead role of replicant hunter Rick Deckard, will probably star in the sequel in some form. Ridley Scott has revealed that it might not be a starring role, but at this stage, Harrison will appear in the sequel, somewhere. Woot! More »

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New Zealand’s Grant Bowler Has Been Cast As ‘Dick’ In Elizabeth Taylor Biopic ‘Liz & Dick’

Lindsay Has Found Her Dick

Earlier this week we heard that the producers of the Elizabeth Taylor biopic, Liz & Dick, which has already cast Lindsay Lohan in the title role of Elizabeth, has been having issues finding their perfect Dick. Well, today Deadline is reporting that Dick has been cast, and the role has gone to New Zealand actor, Grant Bowler. You may know Grant from True Blood or Ugly Betty, well, he has now reportedly been cast to play Hollywood great Richard Burton opposite Lindsay Lohan. The biopic chronicles the fiery, notorious and highly publicized love affair between Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, the original Hollywood couple – do you think Grant is the perfect Dick? More »

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Natalie Portman To Star In Western Flick ‘Jane Got A Gun’

The One They're All Talking About

Actresses like Natalie Portman get snapped up to star in the hottest new movies, and today we have heard that Natalie is starring in and producing the new hot film of 2012- Jane Got a Gun. The film is being directed by Lynne Ramsay, who is most known for her work on We Need to Talk About Kevin which starred Tilda Swinton, and Deadline is reporting that this movie, which is a bit of a Western in style, has created the most buzz at the Cannes Film Festival. Could this be the one to give Natalie another Oscar winning performance? More »

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Lindsay Lohan Is Having A Hard Time Finding The Perfect ‘Dick’

Casting Woes

Lifetime TV found the actress that they would like to play Elizabeth Taylor in an upcoming biopic about the late actress but they are having a devil of a time finding the actor to play Richard Burton. With Lindsay in the lead role, she is reportedly unhappy with the actors currently in the running to play Dick to her Liz. Altho Lindsay does not have the final say, rumor has it that producers are trying to keep her has happy as possible. As a result, Lindsay finds herself in the position of searching for the perfect Dick. More »

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Sandra Bullock And Melissa McCarthy Partner Up For New Cop Movie

Miss Congeniality Again?

Today we have learned from Variety that a new cop movie is in the works and they have cast Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy as the two leads. Sandra is a cop movie veteran, having perfected the genre in the Miss Congeniality films, and Bridesmaids star, Melissa, is a newbie to the type of role. The yet to be titled movie follows the strained working relationship between a high-strung FBI agent, played by Sandra, and an unconventional Boston cop, Melissa, who team up to take down a Russian gangster. More »

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Demi Moore Signs Onto New Movie ‘Very Good Girls’ With Elizabeth Olsen and Dakota Fanning

She's Back!

Demi Moore has been cast in a new movie, Very Good Girls, alongside Dakota Fanning, Elizabeth Olsen and Peter Sarsgaard. Deadline is reporting that screenwriter-producer Naomi Foner cast Demi in the role of Olsen’s mother in what sounds like a right of passage teen film. The crux of the story is that best friends, Fanning and Olsen, are determined to lose their virginity and become adults, but they end up falling for the same guy. This will be the first role for Demi since she pulled out of Lovelace and checked herself into rehab. Is this a good movie for her comeback? More »

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