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|NBC Universal's vice chairman Marc Shmuger and former Focus Features co-president David Linde both will replace Stacey Snider as head of Universal Pictures after her move to rival DreamWorks.
Lionsgate has snagged the worldwide rights to Tyler Perry's next flick, Daddy's Little girl, which starts shooting in June for a February 2007 release.
Per Variety, Universal have optioned Drive, a novel by James Sallis for Hugh Jackman to star. The film follows a Hollywood stunt driver who discovers a contract has been put out on his life after he moonlights as a wheelman for a bunch of robbers.
Per the Hollywood Reporter, Whale Rider star Keisha Castle-Hughes is set to star as the Virgin Mary in Nativity, directed by Catherine Hardwicke (Thirteen.)
Budding R&B star Ne-Yo is set to make his feature debut in Stompin', an urban dance film about a troubled 19-year-old who enrolls in a black university in Atlanta and applies his tough street-style dance moves to win a national step-show competition.
Demi Moore is in talks to star with Kevin Costner and William Hurt in the psychological thriller Mr. Brooks, about a detective (Moore) who forms a symbiotic relationship with the serial killer she's hunting.
The Weinstein Co. has snagged domestic rights to Emilio Estevez's ensemble drama, Bobby, following various characters at the Ambassador Hotel the night Robert Kennedy was assassinated. The film stars Anthony Hopkins, Sharon Stone, William H. Macy, Elijah Wood, and Lindsay Lohan.
|Rampant speculation exists that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are planning to tie the knot in Italy this weekend at George Clooney's Lake Como estate. Pitt's rep declined to comment, while Clooney's rep said: "Rumors are rumors."
France inducted Jerry Lewis into the nation's Legion of Honor Thursday, the comedian's 80th birthday.
|Animal-rights activists targeted the Humane Association over the allegedly poor treatment of great apes in films and launched the "No Reel Apes" campaign in a bid to stop the use of the primates in films.
George Clooney donated his Oscar gift bag to the United Way to be auctioned off for proceeds to
benefit hurricane relief and rebuilding.
Kanye West is executive producing and appearing in an as-yet untitled feature film from New Line Cinema inspired by his music, reps for the rapper and studio confirm.
Harrison Ford told German magazine Fit for Fun he and Steven Spielberg expect to begin shooting the fourth Indiana Jones film soon, now that they have a script of which they both approve.
Rob Reiner has refused to step down from his position as head of the First 5 California Children and Families Commission, despite allegations that he misused taxpayer money.
Benicio Del Toro has signed on for the lead role in Universal Pictures' upcoming remake of horror classic The Wolf Man, per Daily Variety. The film is slated for a summer 2008 release.
The Sarah Jessica Parker-Matthew McConaughey romantic comedy Failure to Launch debuted atop the box office, grossing an estimated $24.6 million. The Shaggy Dog finished in second place, with an estimated $16 million. Horror remake The Hills Have Eyes came in third place with an estimated $15.5 million, and the Johnny Depp pic The Libertine came in
eleventh place with an estimated $2.2 million.
Oscar-, Tony-, and Emmy-winning actress Maureen Stapleton died Monday of chronic pulmonary disease at age 80. The veteran thespian took home her Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in Reds.
Jack Black, 36, eloped with musician girlfriend Tanya Haden, 34, according to People. No word where they got hitched but the two reportedly met at Crossroads, a private high school in Santa Monica and only recently started seeing each other.
Despite a widely circulated Internet story claiming he died in a "freak paragliding accident," Will Ferrell is "alive and well," his publicist told E! Online.
Jennifer Aniston told Vogue in an interview for the magazine's April issue that the idea of people feeling sorry for her "makes my skin crawl." Without mentioning Brad Pitt or Angelina Jolie by name, the actress said she was "so tired of being part of this sick, twisted Bermuda Triangle."
Sean Connery is recovering at his home in the Bahamas after undergoing surgery for a kidney tumor a few weeks ago, his spokesman said Sunday. Meanwhile, the actor is suing the Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, California, for allegedly using his name and likeness to promote the club, according to TMZ.com.
Walk the Line and Rent were nominated for the 10th annual PRISM Awards, which honor the accurate depiction of drug, alcohol and tobacco use and addiction. Walk the Line stars Reese Witherspoon and Joaquin Phoenix were also nominated.
Peter Jackson's epic remake of King Kong was named Best Movie at Britain's Empire magazine film awards. Johnny Depp snagged Best Actor for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Thandie Newton took Best Actress for Crash.
George Clooney has lashed out at Democrats in the Huffington Post for failing to oppose the war in Iraq. Citing the lessons of Edward R. Murrow, the Oscar winner writes, "We have to agree that it's not unpatriotic to hold our leaders accountable and to speak out."
The Oscar-winning filmmakers behind March of the Penguins have opted for a warmer climate as they begin work on Amen Birdmen: Across the Atlantic, a documentary about a French rock band's tour across America.
The Quebec-made movie C.R.A.Z.Y. won 10 trophies, including Best Film and Director, at Canada's Genie Film Awards Monday.
Miles Davis' nephew told reporters Monday that Sony Pictures wants Don Cheadle to play the legendary jazzman in an upcoming biopic.
The Incredibles director Brad Bird is following up his Oscar-winning film with Ratatouille, a Pixar cartoon about a skinny mouse who lives in a Parisian restaurant.
Former Playboy Playmate Nicole Narain was due in court Monday to ask a judge to toss a lawsuit brought by Colin Farrell that blocks her from distributing a sex tape they made together several years ago.
Russell Crowe told Jay Leno on Friday's "Tonight Show" that he and wife Danielle Spencer are expecting a boy. The couple already has a son, Charlie.
Per Variety, 20th Century Fox's big-screen version of CBS' "Dallas" is picking up steam, with John Travolta being eyed to play J.R. Ewing, Jennifer Lopez in the role of Sue Ellen Ewing, Luke Wilson as Bobby Ewing, and Shirley MacLaine playing Miss Ellie Ewing.
Ice Cube has signed on to star in a film adaptation of ABC's classic '70s sitcom "Welcome Back, Kotter."
All news gathered from E! Online and other sources