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|Per Variety, John Travolta will play housewife Edna Turnblad opposite Queen Latifah in the big screen version of the Tony-winning Broadway musical Hairspray, hitting theaters in summer 2007.
Brad Pitt's production company, Plan B, has snagged the rights to the sci-fi novel The Sparrow as a possible starring vehicle for him. The story follows a Jesuit priest who joins a mission to another planet only to provoke a war between two warring races.
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe took top honors at the 14th annual Movieguide Faith & Values Awards Thursday for the most inspiring movie of 2005 and the best family film. Other flicks singled out for trophies included Pride & Prejudice, Madagascar, and March of the Penguins.
|Crash financier Bob Yuri is suing the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Producers Guild of America for denying him a producer credit on the film. Meanwhile, producer Cathy Schulman is suing Yuri, alleging he failed to pay $2 million in Crash-related fees.
Jack Wild, who was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role as the Artful Dodger in 1968's Oliver!, died of cancer in London, his agent announced Thursday. He was 53.
|Jessica Alba, who appears in a bikini on the cover of the March issue of Playboy, is threatening to sue the magazine, claiming that Hugh Hefner and the magazine's editors are trying to make it seem that she appears in a "nude or semi-nude pictorial," the SmokingGun.com reports.
An attorney is claiming that Colin Farrell is avoiding giving a deposition in his lawsuit against ex-girlfriend Nicole Narain, whom the actor alleges is trying to profit from the sale of a sex tape they made together three years ago.
ShoWest has named Brandon Routh its Male Star of Tomorrow. The actor makes his major motion picture debut in Superman Returns, scheduled for a June 30 release.
Oscar voting officially ended Tuesday with the final wave of ballots pouring in to be tabulated and closely guarded until Sunday's Academy Awards.
|Michael Douglas is suing two Florida companies for misappropriating his name and celebrity mug to sell their products and services for commercial gain that were originally supposed to be for educational purposes.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Leonardo DiCaprio is set to produce and possibly star in Kite, a prison drama about gangs and corrupt California guards.
The nonprofit group Global Language Monitor has named "Brokeback" Hollywood's word of the year thanks to the cultural phenomenon that's become Brokeback Mountain.
Two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank has signed up to be the spokeswoman for a new women's fragrance being launched by Guerlain later this year.
Google is joining forces with the National Archives to allow Netizens to access its library of 103 classic films online via Google Video for those who can't make it to Washington, D.C.
Madea’s Family Reunion destroyed rivals at the box office this weekend, grossing a better-than-expected estimated $30.3 million in its debut. Meanwhile, dog-sled adventure Eight Below dropped to second place with an estimated $15.8 million and The Pink Panther was third with an estimated $11.3 million. Doogal came in eighth
with an estimated $3.61 million and Running Scared came in ninth with an estimated $3.08 million.
Richard Gere traveled to Asia with President Bush this week to draw attention to the AIDS epidemic in India. While calling Bush when "seemingly obsessed with terrorism," Gere told ABC News' "This Week" on Sunday that the president's effort to fight AIDS is "extremely important."
Molly Ringwald will play Charity Hope Valentine in Sweet Charity when the Broadway musical goes on the road this fall.
Mariah Carey has signed on to star in Tennessee, an indie drama, in which she'll play a waitress, Daily Variety reports. The film is scheduled to begin shooting this spring.
Memoirs of a Geisha won top honors at the 20th Annual American Society of Cinematographers Outstanding Achievement Awards Sunday.
Billy Elliott stars James Lomas, George Maguire, and Liam Mower, who alternate the title role in the stage production, won Best Actor in a Musical at Britain's Olivier Awards Sunday. Jane Krakowski won Best Actress in a Musical for Guys and Dolls.
All news gathered from E! Online and other sources