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Russell Crowe In Talks For Noah

Russell Crowe is in negotiations for the title role in 'Noah'. Director Darren Aronofsky has been keen to get the 'Gladiator' star on board for the project, which will be his first since psychological ballet...

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Close To Getting Director

Jonathan Liebesman is in talks to direct the new 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' movie.The filmmaker - who is currently finishing off production on fantasy sequel 'Wrath of the Titans' - has opened negotiations with Paramount...

Paramount To Raise Titanic Earlier Than Expected

Seemingly convinced that since 1997 a whole generation has emerged that has never seen Titanic on the big screen and that others who have will want to see it again in 3D, Paramount executives on...

Julianne Hough Loves Private Time

Julianne Hough thinks the secret to a great relationship is keeping important things "private". The 'Footloose' star - who has been dating Ryan Seacrest since 2010 - believes part of the reason the couple have...

David Tennant's Charity Quiz

David Tennant joined a host of famous faces including Hugh Grant and Jonathan Ross for a charity pub quiz on Tuesday (31.01.12). The celebrities came together at the Paramount Club in Soho's Centre Point Tower...

Julianne Hough's Best Friend Mary J. Blige

Julianne Hough has become "best friends" with Mary J Blige since working with her in 'Rock of Ages'. The 23-year-old beauty talks to the 'Be Without You' hitmaker every week and thinks of her as...

Viacom's Profits Take Nosedive

Viacom, whose media companies include Nickelodeon and the MTV and Turner cable channels as well as Paramount Pictures, said today (Thursday) that its profit plunged 65 percent in the last quarter, attributing the fall to...

Sony Names New Chief

Hoping that he can achieve for the rest of the company what he has already achieved for its games division, Sony has named Kazuo Hirai as the company's next president and CEO. He will succeed...

Mission: Impossible 4 Breaks Franchise Record

'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol' is the most successful film in the movie series' franchise.The Brad Bird-directed film - which sees Tom Cruise return as operative Ethan Hunt, alongside Jeremy Renner and Simon Pegg -...

Russell Brand To Star In The Hauntrepreneur

Russell Brand is set to star in 'The Hauntrepreneur'. The 'Rock of Ages' actor has signed up for the movie which revolves around a family who have trouble adjusting to a new town and hire...

Underworld Awakening Takes Big Bite Of Box Office

Underworld Awakening sank its teeth into the necks of box office pundits over the weekend as the vampire flick, starring Kate Beckinsale, opened with $25.3 million, far ahead of most of their predictions. It was...

Contraband Launders $28.5 Million

Final box-office figures came in slightly below studio estimates for the 3-day and 4-day Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. Nevertheless, Universal's Contraband starring Mark Wahlberg, performed far better than pundits had forecast, earning $24.3...

Contraband A License To Print Money

Universal's Contraband, starring Mark Wahlberg, smuggled $24.5 million into the U.S. box office over the weekend and is expected to increase that amount to around $29 million over the four-day Martin Luther King Jr. holiday....

Devil Dies On Sunday

Several of the weekend's top films didn't do quite so well as studios had estimated on Sunday, but they did far better than industry analysts had forecast on Friday -- especially the No. 1 film,...

2012 Kicks Off Year In Fine Style

The 2012 box office got off to a nice start over the holiday weekend, but then so did the 2011 box office -- and things went mostly downhill after that. In fact, the first weekend...

Brad Pitt's World War Z To Be Trilogy?

Brad Pitt's 'World War Z' is being considered as a potential trilogy. Director Marc Foster and Paramount Pictures are both thought to view the post-apocalyptic horror film as a trilogy, which could see the 48-year-old...

Netflix Customers Express Dissatisfaction

Netflix customers are still angry at the company's recent moves, but they're no longer dropping their subscriptions. Industry researcher ForeSee said today (Wednesday) that on its 100-point scale of consumer satisfaction, "Netflix's well-publicized blunders caused...

Paramount At Box-office Peak

For the first time in more than a decade, Paramount Pictures is ending the year as the box office champion. The strong showing of Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol , which took in $46.2 million over...

Consumers Go Apes In Holiday Dvd Buys

It doesn't sound like the kind of movie you'd give to someone as a Christmas gift, but 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment's Rise of the Planet of the Apes debuted at the top of Nielsen...

Box Office Slump Extends Into A Third Week

Any hope that the 2011 domestic box office might finally overtake 2010's vanished over the weekend as ticket sales fell well below predictions for the third week in a row. After strong spring and summer...

Paramount Gives Logo A Make-over

Paramount today (Wednesday) unveiled a new logo to celebrate its 100th anniversary. The logo displays a more-distant view of the company's mountain, with a sunrise (or sunset) behind it. The words "100 Years" is superimposed...

New Year's Eve Ain't No Valentine's Day

Last February, Sony's Valentine's Day , featuring a raft of stars, opened to poor reviews and a solid $56.3 million. Last weekend, New Year's Eve, featuring a raft of stars, opened to poor reviews and...

Michael Bay To Direct Transformers 4?

Michael Bay is set to return to the 'Transformers' franchise.Despite the director previously claiming he would not be in the frame to direct the rebooted series, the success of the third film 'Transformers: Dark of...

Box Office Worst Weekend Of The Year

The weekend after the Thanksgiving holiday lived up to its reputation as a lowpoint of the year at the box office. But this one was even lower than usual, beating even the weekend after the...

Lawsuit Films Made $7 Billion; Investors Earned $0

In the latest lawsuit to accuse a Hollywood studio of cooking the books, a group of investors is claiming that it invested $375 million in 29 Paramount films that together grossed nearly $7 billion but...

Thanksgiving Box Office Down

Moviegoers apparently didn't get the message that they were supposed to lift the box office to a new Thanksgiving Day record over the weekend. To be sure, they turned out in force, but not in...

3d Star Trek Sequel

JJ Abrams' 'Star Trek' sequel is set to be shot in 3D. Paramount has targeted a release date of May 17, 2013, for the follow-up to the 2009 movie - which starred Chris Pine, Simon...

Weekend Box Office Rises 12 Percent Above Last Year

With a slate of debuting films performing at the high end of expectations or above and last week's top film dropping only 25 percent in its third week, the weekend box office wound up 12...

Puss Lifts Dreamworks Animation's Shares

What a difference a weekend makes! Shares of DreamWorks animation shot up 12 percent on Monday on word that its latest feature, Puss in Boots , declined only 3 percent over the weekend -- the...

Captain America Whips Jack Sparrow

Paramount Home Entertainment's Captain America The First Avenger sent Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean On Stranger Tides to the plank last week. The Marvel superhero debuted in first place on the DVD and Blu-ray Disc...

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