At The Movies
Marley & Me
An ambitious young reporter, John Grogan (Owen Wilson), and his
wife, Jenny (Jennifer Aniston), also a reporter, move to a
Florida, buy a house and adopt a Labrador puppy they name Marley. Marley quickly
becomes a rollicking force of nature in their lives. The story is about true
life, and the hardships that come with marriage and kids and everything else. A
real tear jerker ending.
Jerry Shaw (Shia LaBeouf) and Rachel Holloman (Michelle
Monaghan) are two strangers thrown together by a mysterious phone call from
a woman they have never met. Threatening their lives and family, she pushes
Jerry and Rachel into a series of increasingly dangerous situations, using the
technology of everyday life to track and control their every move. As the
situation escalates, these two ordinary people become the country's most wanted
fugitives, who must work together to discover what is really happening, and more
Terminator, which starred Arnold Schwarzenegger as a killer
cyborg sent back in time, will be added to the Library of Congress' National
Film Registry. That means a print of the film will be vaulted as protection
against deterioration, perhaps to be unleashed in a post apocalyptic future
ruled by sentient machines?
MTV will begin another search for America's Best Dance Crew
shortly after the new year. The third season of the dance competition, which has
been a solid performer for the network, is scheduled to premiere Thursday, Jan.
15. Mario Lopez will be back as host, along with judges Lil
Mama, J.C. Chasez and Shane Sparks.
HBO has ponied up for Cocaine Cowboys, a drama about the
1980s drug trade in Miami. Prolific producer Jerry Bruckheimer and
director Michael Bay brought the project, based on a documentary
by Billy Corben, to the cable channel and will executive produce.
Hundreds of thousands of Americans are wondering how they're going to pay their
mortgage next month, but at least one person out there had $5,300 in loose
change to blow on Scarlett Johansson's used tissue. Last week on
The Tonight Show, Johansson told host Jay Leno that
she was still under the weather from a cold she picked up from her co-star in
The Spirit, Samuel L. Jackson. "I feel like it's valuable in some way,"
the actress said, "I feel like I could sell it on eBay." Sensing an opportunity,
Leno handed her a box of tissues and encouraged her to got to town. The
resulting wad (complete with bonus of smear of lipstick and Johansson's
autograph) was then listed on eBay. Proceeds will go to USA Harvest,
an organization that works with restaurants to distribute unsold food to those
is making money off of CBS' top TV comedy Two and Half Men, but it's not
Warner Bros. TV according to a $49 million suit they filed against the network.
CBS originally agreed to pay a $750,000 per episode license fee during the
show's first four seasons. Thing is, it costs an average of $1.22 million to
produce each episode, meaning over the past four years the studio has racked up
deficits worth $61.1 million. For seasons five and six (which the show is
currently in the middle of), CBS has only paid out a "modest increase" according
to the studio.
Lauren Velez is trading in her Dexter badge for a nurse's
uniform in a guest arc on Ugly Betty. Velez will appear in
multiple episodes of the ABC series, where she'll play a nurse. Just who she's
nursing, and how she enters the life of Betty (America Ferrera)
and her family, are details that the show is keeping under wraps at the moment.
Watch out Warner Bros. It would seem that the superhero flick Watchmen is
really owned by 20th Century Fox, according to Variety. A federal judge
ruled that Fox owns the distribution rights to the graphic novel by Alan Moore,
and that extends to the big screen debut of the film that was slated to be
released from Warner Bros in March. Fox filed suit in February, stating producer
Lawrence Gordon's option to acquire the studio's remaining interest in Watchmen
was never exercised giving Fox rights under a 1994 agreement.
One more familiar face will be making her final rounds in the ER this
season. Alex Kingston, who had a seven season run on the NBC
series as Dr. Elizabeth Corday, will reprise her role on Thursday, Jan. 15, NBC
says. She joins former TV husband Anthony Edwards and Noah
Wyle in making guest appearances during the show's final season.
Rumors have been swirling for weeks that Jennifer Lopez and
Marc Anthony's marriage is in trouble, sparked by J Lo arriving at
the LA premiere for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button sans her wedding or
engagement ring. More damning, perhaps, is a ringless (and Lopez-less) Anthony
who has been seen cavorting at New York and Las Vegas nightclubs with a bevy of
Woody Harrelson and girlfriend Laura Louie have been
together for nearly 20 years. Now, though, they're newlyweds. The former Cheers
star and No Country for Old Men actor and Louie were married in a small ceremony
on the Hawaiian island of Maui. Guests included Willie Nelson and
Sean Penn, and Alanis Morissette sang at the
Walt Disney Pictures will not be co-financing the next
Narnia film (titled Voyage of the Dawn Treader) with Walden Media. The move
comes after The Chonicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian produced less than stellar
results at the box office but is also surprising considering the studio had set
it up as a tentpole franchise and is now abandoning it after the second film.
Jon Favreau is looking to cast Tim Robbins in a
small role as Tony Stark's dad in Iron Man 2. While small, the role is
reportedly supposed to be pivotal as it is to setup plot points for the
Captain America and The Avengers films.
A new rumor is being printed in the tabloids that Eddie Murphy is
looking to join the next Batman film as the Riddler while Rachel
Weisz will play Catwoman. Also, as part of this rumor, Shia
LaBeouf is supposedly going to have an unnamed role. It should be known
that these rumors will continue to circle the Net until an official announcement
comes from Warner Bros. about the state of the next Batman film. Chris Nolan
hasn't officially signed to do the project yet and there is likely not going to
be any casting movements until he does.
House star Olivia Wilde and Beau Garrett will
both join Tron 2, the sequel to the 1982 Disney cult classic which is
being directed by Joseph Kosinski. Sean Bailey is producing along with Steven
Lisberger, who co-wrote and directed the original film.
Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi has sued Live
Nation for trademark infringement. The Sabbath guitarist claims that the
concert giant has been using the band's logo after their contract expired. Live
Nation bought merch company Signatures last year, but Sabbath's deal with
Signatures expired in 2006. Iommi is seeking damages and immediately ceasing
sales of Sabbath products via Live Nation.
Rihanna will perform for the Presidential Inauguration
Charity Ball on January 20. The star will be one of many in
Washington, DC for the president-elect’s big day with Oprah, Diddy
and Will Smith also planning their attendance. Proceeds from the
event will go to benefit Feeding America, the largest
hunger-relief organization in the U.S.
U2’s upcoming album, No Line On The Horizon, will have five
different incarnations. Billboard reports the album will come in the format of
CD, vinyl, digi pack, magazine and box set. The five versions are all set to
drop March 3.
The 2009 Vans Warped Tour has been announced. The bill for the 15th
annual concert includes dozens of bands such as NOFX, Bad
Religion, Silverstein, the Ataris and Alexisonfire.
Zooey Deschanel is engaged to Death Cab for Cutie
singer Ben Gibbard. The Hollywood actress and She & Him singer has
reportedly been dating the Death Cab For Cutie frontman for a year. According to
US Weekly, Zooey was swept off her feet by the sensitive songwriter. Deschanel
is currently starring alongside Jim Carrey in the comedy Yes
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