Back in October of 2009 we learned that plans were in the works to adapt the hit Broadway musical Rock of Ages for the big screen and earlier this year, filming production finally got underway on the film. Tom Cruise has been cast as rock star Stacee Jaxx (who was played on Broadway by James Carpinello, who is married to Buffyverse actress Amy Acker) and today we get our first look at Tom as Stacee. A dramatic promo photo of Cruise as Jaxx has been released on Tom Cruise‘s official website … which you can check out below. More »
The Rock Goddess Makes her Acting Debut
Patti Smith, one of the most influential poets, singers and artists of the moder age, is making her acting debut in an upcoming episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent. In her ep, Smith plays Cleo Alexander, a mythology expert from Columbia University … she helps out in a case that is a fictionalization of the real life story of the trainwreck musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. Click below to see a clip of Patti making her acting debut in Law & Order. More »
The Two 'Stooges'
Filming production has begun in Atlanta, GA on the film adaptation of the classic comedy trio The Three Stooges and today we get our FIRST LOOK at the first photo from the set. The big screen version of The Three Stooges has been talked about for decades and, at long last, the film is finally in production. Click below to see a photo of Will & Grace star Sean Hayes as Larry and MadTV star Will Sasso as Curly on the Atlanta set of the Stooges film. More »
The Rock = Roadblock?
Plans are coming together for the sequel film to 2009′s G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra as today we learn that Dwayne The Rock Johnson is up for a role in the sequel. According to reports, Johnson will likely play the Roadblock character in the upcoming sequel film titled G.I. Joe: Cobra Strikes. While I am THRILLED that a new live-action G.I. Joe film is in the works, I can’t say that I’m the biggest fan of The Rock. Read on for all the known casting deets below. More »
"The truth was I was protecting her"
Yesterday we learned officially that Cheryl Cole will NOT be judging the US version of The X Factor and will be replaced by former Pussycat Dolls frontwoman Nicole Scherzinger. Today we are hearing from Simon Cowell, the man in charge, about the decision to axe Cheryl from the show. Simon is apologizing for the “anguish and embarrassment” that this incident has caused Cheryl Cole but he insists he was only trying to protect her … or some nonsense like that. Read on to hear what Simon Cowell has to say about Cheryl Cole‘s elimination from The X Factor. More »
Last month we learned that Fox and Freemantle Productions were seriously considering replacing British singer Cheryl Cole as judge on the US version of the singing competition show The X Factor because producers fear her too thick British accent might be too difficult for US audiences to understand. It was reported that US singer Nicole Scherzinger was being courted as her replacement. Just yesterday, we learned of a report that claimed that Cheryl might not be cut from the show after all because she would still be owned her $1.5 million dollar contract fee, even if she does not judge the show. But today, Fox and Freemantle have officially announced that Cheryl has been replaced by Nicole as a judge on The X Factor. Read the statement in full below. More »
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New Reports Suggest She Not Be Axed
A couple of weeks ago we learned the somewhat shocking news that British popstar Cheryl Cole was axed from the US version of the singing competition series The X Factor reportedly due to the fact that producers feared that the US audience would not be able to understand her thick British accent. It has been widely reported that US popstar Nicole Scherzinger would replace Cheryl as a judge on the show. Today we learn that Cheryl might not be leaving the show after all. It turns out that Cole‘s contract stipulates that she must be paid $1.5 million whether she appears on the show or not so now we are hearing that producers might keep her on the show just to get their money’s worth. More »
The Big Bad
Early last week we learned the happy news that Lenny Kravitz has been cast in the role of Cinna in the upcoming film adaptation of The Hunger Games and today we learn that the absolutely fantastic actor Donald Sutherland has been cast in the film as the evil President Snow. Snow doesn’t have a huge role in the first book, The Hunger Games, but he does become a more substantial player in the next two books Catching Fire and Mockingjay. As a huge fan of Sutherland‘s work, I am very elated that he is playing the role of President Snow. More »
Robert Pattinson has made his way to Toronto, Ontario to film a new David Cronenberg-directed film titled Cosmopolis. In the film, Pattinson plays a young billionaire who goes for a taxi ride — that changes his life! Or … something like that. Click below to check out a few photos of R. Pattz on set with his co-star Sarah Gadon in Toronto this week. More »
Plus, Check Out Photos from The Reaping
On Monday we got to see the first photos of the North Carolina set of The Hunger Games, which went into filming production this week, and today we get our FIRST LOOK at actors Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Willow Shields on the set of The Hunger Games. As you should be well aware by now, Lawrence will play Katniss Everdeen, Hemsworth will play Gale Hawthorne and Shields will play Primrose Everdeen. Additionally, a couple photos of the female and male extras on set suggest that The Reaping scene was filmed yesterday. Click below to see all of these AMAZING new on set photos. More »