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Premiere: Mariah Carey’s ‘Right to Dream’

Posted in Celebrity news, Movies with tags on December 14, 2008 by funofmovie

(Dec. 8) – It’s been seven years since Mariah Carey played her most well-known theatrical role in 2001’s slightly autobiographical movie ‘Glitter,’ but she hasn’t gotten rid of the acting bug just yet. Carey stars as Krystal, an aspiring singer who flees from her controlling husband and sets off on a journey with two brothers, in her new film, ‘Tennessee,’ due in select theaters in March 2009.

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Acting efforts aside, Carey co-wrote a leading track from the movie — called ‘Right to Dream’ — with Willie Nelson, and she performed it with Nelson’s harmonica player, Mickey Raphael, for the soundtrack. Check out the video premiere of ‘Right to Dream,’ which is chock full of ‘Tennessee’ footage.

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Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie Partner Up at Critics’ Choice Noms

Posted in Celebrity news with tags , , , on December 12, 2008 by funofmovie

Los Angeles (E! Online) – Brad Pitt versus Angelina Jolie. Heath Ledger versus Robert Downey Jr. Bruce Springsteen versus Miley Cyrus.

angelina-jolie-brad-pittThose are some of the matchups for the 14th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards, out this morning with nominations.

Pitt’s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button will vie for Best Picture against partner Jolie’s Changeling.

Ten films overall were nominated. The others: The Dark Knight, Frost/Nixon, Milk, Slumdog Millionaire, WALL-E and the not-yet released Doubt, The Reader and The Wrestler.

Despite a category that’s about as crowded as Pitt and Jolie’s house, there was no room for a couple of notable films.

Box-office bust Australia and the upcoming Revolutionary Road, featuring the Titanic reteaming of Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, both were denied a shot at the top prize. Australia earned but one nomination overall; Revolutionary Road, zero.

Benjamin Button and Milk led with eight nominations each, including ones for their respective leading men: Pitt and Sean Penn.

The late Ledger is up against Hollywood survivor Downey for Best Supporting Actor. Downey, who’s been getting the Best Actor push for Iron Man, is in the game for Tropic Thunder. Ledger earned his expected nod for tormenting Batman in The Dark Knight.

Springsteen will try to hold off Cyrus in Best Song. The two penned nominated cuts for The Wrestler and Bolt, respectively.

Sorting through the other nominations:

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New Harry Potter Featurettes

Posted in Celebrity news, Movies with tags on December 11, 2008 by funofmovie

As all you Harry Potter fans know ABC has been doing a whole slew of Harry Potter coverage. Below you can checkout 4 new behind the scenes featurettes which aired on ABC

Also do not forget that you can win a trip to walk onto the set of the very next Harry Potter film. Definitely something that you die hard fans would enjoy. Or for that matter anyone looking for a free trip to london.

The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button hits LA

Posted in Celebrity news, Movies with tags , on December 10, 2008 by funofmovie

and Cate Blanchet starring The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button premiered in Hollywood Monday night. The party was all A-list and glam. The leading stars glamed up the red carpet with other big names showing up to support them.

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and were probably among the most photographed that night. They both looked blissfully happy and stunning. Angelina donned en elegant black dress, looking a bit boring against other female celebs to visit the premiere. I liked her vintage earrings and her light make up. Brad opted for a three-piece classic tuxedo. Brad’s parents were there to support their celebrity son.

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I Am Legend 2

Posted in Celebrity news, Movies with tags on November 28, 2008 by funofmovie

Right about now I bet Will Smith and the group of studio suits responsible for the ending of I Am Legend are wishing they’d gone with the alternative version squirreled away in the film’s DVD extra features. If you’ve seen I Am Legend then you know that at the end of the theatrical version, Will Smith’s character very clearly dies.

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He blows himself up to buy time for someone else to escape with the cure. In the alternate version which wasn’t used, he lives and drives off to fight another day. So when they started work on a follow up to the film, word was that it would be a prequel since, with Will Smith dead, a sequel would be nearly impossible.

Now it looks like they may have done a complete about face. According to a scooper at AICN they’ve scrapped they’re prequel plans and decided to make I Am Legend 2 a straight up sequel. Rather than taking place in the middle time period we didn’t see in the first film, when the plague is just taking hold and there are groups of survivors, the next movie may take up right where the last one left off.

Does that mean Will Smith won’t be in I Am Legend 2? That seems unlikely. He’s the big draw to this project, without him it becomes barely better than a direct-to-DVD sequel. He’s also involved in developing the second one, which wouldn’t make any sense if it’s not something he’s going to star in. No there’s probably something much worse going on here. Somewhere in Hollywood a team of writers is sitting around thinking up ways in which to undermine the original movie’s already awful ending by thinking up some lame excuse for Will Smith not to be dead. He was blown clear of the explosion! An accident with one of his experiments, which happened entirely off camera, gave him superpowers! He’s a ghost wreaking vengeance on those nasty mutants who did him wrong! Insert your own lame, soap opera like reason for him to live here. It probably won’t be worse than whatever they come up with. Let’s hope this rumor gets debunked, and soon.

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Sean Penn On The Life And Death Implications Of Milk

Posted in Celebrity news, Movies with tags on November 27, 2008 by funofmovie

Sean Penn On The Life And Death Implications Of Milk For Sean Penn, the story behind his latest movie, and the character he plays, is much more than a fascinating piece of history–it’s a matter of life and death. The actor, never known for being shy with his opinions, spoke sharply even through a cold during a New York press conference last week, saying that Harvey Milk’s premature death likely caused the death of millions more.

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I think less people would have died of AIDS [if Harvey Milk had not been assassinated],” Penn said. “ I think Ronald Reagan would have been forced to address it. [Milk] was a leader, and he happened to be focused on the gay movement. He would have advanced that argument a lot sooner. I think people are dead because he died too soon.”

Penn also had some strong words for California voters who supported the recent Proposition 8.

“If we could have no excuse for being ignorant in human history, then the punishment for support of Proposition 8 would be minimally manslaughter. There will be teenage boys who will hang themselves [because of this].”

Penn wasn’t the only Milk cast member with an opinion at the press conference, so check back later for more thoughts from Josh Brolin, Emile Hirsch, James Franco, Alison Pill, director Gus van Sant and screenwriter Dustin Lance Black.

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Jennifer Aniston Covers NY Times Magazine

Posted in Celebrity news with tags , on November 21, 2008 by funofmovie

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Jennifer Aniston opens up about her TV and movie career in this weekend’s New York Times Magazine. Here are some highlights via Us Weekly:

On her new movie’s title:

“I wish it was She’s Just Not That Into. Unfortunately, it’s He’s Just Not That Into You. The other would be more empowering.”

On finding success after Friends ended in 2004:

“I thought I’d never get movies.”

On landing her role of spoiled Rachel Green: “[It was] the first time I felt like part of the cool kids.”

On watching Friends re-runs on TV:

“There are times I don’t even remember that particular show. This is horrible to say, but there are times when I laugh my rear end off. And I get in debates with people who are over and say, Friends is not my thing.’ Excuse you!”

On if Friends would be a hit today:

“Hard to tell — that was a different time. Now TV has too much to do with celebrity. We have reality television, where people try to become celebrities….”

Aniston’s next comedy, Marley & Me, costarring Owen Wilson opens on Christmas Day.

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