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First Look At Bill Murray & Zooey Deschanel In 'Rock The Kasbah' [Trailer]

Rejoice, Bill Murray fans! We’ve just got the first glimpse at his new comedy Rock The Kasbah, in which he stars alongside Kate Hudson, Bruce Willis and Zooey Deschanel.Directed by Barry Levinson (Sleepers, Bugsy, Good...

Bruce Willis To Star In Extraction

Bruce Willis is to star in 'Extraction'.The 'Die Hard' star has signed up to take on the lead role in the upcoming thriller directed by Steven C. Miller, Deadline reports. The 59-year-old actor will play...

Barry Levinson To Direct Jennifer Lopez In Shades Of Blue Pilot

Jennifer Lopez has landed Oscar winner Barry Levinson as a director for her latest Tv series.The Rain Man director will take charge of the pilot episode and executive produce the 13-episode drama series Shades of...

Zooey Deschanel Joins The Driftless Area

Zooey Deschanel has been cast in 'The Driftless Area'.The 'New Girl' star will play an ''enigmatic woman'' in co-writer and director Zachary Sluser's dark comedy for Unified Pictures and Bron Studios.The screenplay is being adapted...

Shia Labeouf Pulls Out Of Rock The Kasbah

Shia LaBeouf has pulled out of 'Rock The Kasbah'.The actor will no longer be appearing in Barry Levinson's all-star comedy, in which he was due to play one half of a military duo, with sources...

Shia Labeouf Exits Rock The Kasbah - Report

Shia Labeouf has exited Barry Levinson's new movie Rock The Kasbah, according to a U.S. report.The Transformers actor joined the star-studded cast last month (Feb14), but is now no longer part of the comedy, according...

Sheryl Crow And Barry Levinson's Long-delayed Diner Musical Sets Premiere Date

Singer Sheryl Crow and filmmaker Barry Levinson's long-delayed musical adaptation of Diner is set to debut in Virginia later this year (14).The stage production was originally scheduled to premiere at San Francisco's Curran Theatre in...

Shia Labeouf Joins Rock The Kasbah

Shia LaBeouf has joined the cast of 'Rock the Kasbah'.The 27-year-old actor recently claimed he was going to retire from acting following a bout of strange behaviour but he now appears to have withdrawn his...

Retire? No Way: Shia Labeouf Is Rocking The Kasbah With Bill Murray And Bruce Willis

Shia LaBeouf’s antics over the past year have been attributed to a wider ideal: a performance art piece produced with the help of several other artists. Whether that’s true or not, the mercurial actor claimed...

Johnny Depp Lands Black Mass Role

Johnny Depp is to star in 'Black Mass'.The 'Dark Shadows' actor will reteam with his 'Donnie Brasco' director Barry Levinson to portray notorious Boston gangster Whitey Bulger in the forthcoming crime thriller, Deadline reports.The movie...

Johnny Depp To Star As Notorious Boston Gangster In 'Black Mass'

Johnny Depp will take on the role of the notorious Boston-based gangster Whitey Bulger in the upcoming film Black Mass, it was announced yesterday by the film's producers.The project, which will be directed by Barry...

Lindsay Lohan Hospitalised After Car Crash

Lindsay Lohan has been taken to hospital after a car crash in Los Angeles.The troubled actress - who is currently shooting her movie return as the late Dame Elizabeth Taylor in 'Liz & Dick' -...

John Travolta To Counter-sue Sexual Assault Accuser

John Travolta has vehemently denied accusations that he sexually assaulted a male masseur in his Beverly Hills Hotel room on January 16, 2012, with his representatives claiming he wasn't even in California at the time....

John Travolta Sued For Sexual Assault By Masseur

John Travolta is being sued for $2 million by a masseur who claims the Hollywood star sexually assaulted him in a room at the Beverly Hills Hotel. In court papers obtained by Reuters and filed...

Barry Levinson To Make Hank Aaron Biopic

Acclaimed moviemaker Barry Levinson is heading back to the ballpark to direct a biopic about baseball legend Hank Aaron.The man behind Robert Redford's sports film The Natural has signed up to adapt The Last Hero:...

Kelly Preston Sheds 39lbs On 'Genius' Kirstie Alley Diet

Kelly Preston has lost a phenomenal 39lbs in weight by using the Organic Liaison weight-loss program created by her close friend Kirstie Alley, who herself has lost 100lbs. Kelly and husband John Travolta welcomed their...

Lindsay Lohan To Learn Prison Fate On Wednesday

Lindsay Lohan could find herself back behind bars within the week. The controversial actress is scheduled to appear before Judge Stephanie Sautner on Wednesday (19th October 2011) when it will be determined whether not she...

Lindsay Lohan Facing Prison, Gotti Role In Jeopardy

Lindsay Lohan could be sentenced to over a year in prison on Wednesday (19th October 2011), if Judge Stephanie Sautner deems she has violated her probation. The possible outcome is complicated given Lindsay's string of...

Sheryl Crow Writing Music For 'Diner' Broadway Musical

Sheryl Crow, the multi-award winning country artist, has signed on to pen the music and lyrics for an upcoming Broadway adaptation of the 1982 hit film 'Diner', reports the New York Times. Crow was persuaded...

Sheryl Crow To Write Music For Broadway Show

Sheryl Crow will compose the music and lyrics for new Broadway show 'Diner'. The 'All I Wanna Do' hitmaker has announced plans to work on the musical adaptation of the 1982 movie with Academy Award...

Ben Foster To Play John Gotti Jr

Ben Foster has been cast as John Gotti Jr. in forthcoming 'Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father'. The 'Messenger' star will play John Travolta's son in the forthcoming biopic about the life of the...

Joe Pesci Sues Producers For $3 Million After Weight Gain

The veteran Hollywood actor Joe Pesci is suing production company Fiore Films for $3 million, claiming they reneged on their pledges concerning the highly anticipated mobster film 'Gotti: In The Shadow of My Father', reports...

Dominic Cooper Set To Star In Gotti

Dominic Cooper is set to star in 'Gotti: In the Shadow of My Father' after "blowing away" bosses.Barry Levinson - director of the Mafia film, which is set to star John Travolta and Al Palcino...

Barry Levinson 'Wouldn't Do Gotti Movie Without Permission'

Barry Levinson would never have agreed to make 'Gotti: Three Generations' if he hadn't got the approval of John Gotti Jr.Levinson wrote the script for the highly-anticipated project about the late mafia boss John Gotti...

Barkin Dating Levinson's Son

Veteran actress Ellen Barkin is dating the 26-year-old son of famed moviemaker Barry Levinson, the director who launched her film career.The 57 year old, who found fame in Levinson's 1980s film Diner, is romantically involved...

Lindsay Lohan Hires New Publicist, Confirmed For New Gotti Movie

Lindsay Lohan is set to make a fresh start by hiring a new publicist and reportedly landing a major role in the upcoming mob film 'Gotti: Three Generations'. Lindsay Lohan has hired Hollywood publicist Steve Honig to...

Al Pacino Joins Travolta In Cast Of 'Gotti'

Al Pacino, the Academy Award winning actor, has joined the cast of crime movie 'Gotti: Three Generations', according to the Washington Post. Al Pacino will play the Gambino crime family underboss 'Neil Dellacroce', an associate...

James Toback Reteams With Bugsy Director For Gotti Film

Oscar-nominated screenwriter James Toback has signed on to rewrite John Travolta's new Gotti family biopic with director Barry Levinson.The filmmaker and the writer teamed up on Bugsy in 1991; Toback is also the acclaimed director...

Gotti Film Bosses Confirm Barry Levinson Reports

The producers of the much-publicised Gotti family biopic have confirmed reports suggesting Rain Man director Barry Levinson has signed on to helm their star-studded film.Fiore Films boss Marc Fiore reveals Levinson will replace Nick Cassavetes,...

Levinson In Talks To Direct Gotti Biopic - Report

Rain Man and The Natural moviemaker Barry Levinson is in talks to replace Nick Cassavetes as the director of John Travolta's Gotti family biopic.Cassavetes quit Gotti: Three Generations, due to a scheduling conflict, just a...

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