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Elijah Wood Smokes 'Too Many' Cigarettes

Elijah Wood, the American actor best known for his role in the 'Lord of the Rings' movies, admits he smokes too many cigarettes in order to cope with stress. Elijah Wood is set to star...

Evangeline Lilly And Benedict Cumberbatch Cast In 'The Hobbit'

Evangeline Lilly, the Canadian actress best known for her role on Hbo's 'Lost', has joined the cast of Peter Jackson's highly anticipated adaptation of 'The Hobbit. In a Facebook post over the weekend, Jackson confirmed...

Humphries Lands The Hobbit Role

Dame Edna Everage is the latest addition to The Hobbit cast - Australian comedian Barry Humphries has signed up to the highly-anticipated Peter Jackson movie.Shooting began on the much-delayed project earlier this year (10), with...

Evangeline Lilly Joins The Hobbit

Evangeline Lilly has joined the cast of 'The Hobbit' movies.The former 'Lost' actress has signed on to play a new character, Tauriel, but director Sir Peter Jackson refused to give any further details about the...

The Lovely Bones Receives Most Complaints In U.k.

Peter Jackson's drama The Lovely Bones has received an unwanted accolade - it was the most complained about movie in the U.K. last year (10).The film, starring Saoirse Ronan as a murdered girl who watches...

The Hobbit Movies Given Official Titles

'The Hobbit' movies have officially been titled. The first film - which is currently being shot by director Sir Peter Jackson in New Zealand - will be called 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' and be...

Orlando Bloom To Star In 'The Hobbit'

Orlando Bloom is set to appear in Peter Jackson's depiction of 'The Hobbit'. Orlando Bloom will reprise his role of the pointy eared, blonde elf Legolas, according to The Daily Mail.The 34-year-old actor will now...

Orlando Bloom To Star In The Hobbit

Orlando Bloom will star in 'The Hobbit'.The British actor will reprise his role as elf Legolas for director Peter Jackson's two-part prequel to the 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy, which will be shot in New...

Tintin Trailer Wows Fans With Motion Capture Technology

TINTIN, the highly anticipated new movie by Steven Spielberg is set for release on 26th December 2011, and the film's official trailer debuted on the internet today (17th May 2011). The 'Tintin' trailer is already...

Ian Holm Confirmed For 'The Hobbit'

Sir Ian Holm is to reprise his role as Bilbo Baggins in 'The Hobbit'.The 79-year-old actor has been confirmed to appear in the Peter Jackson film as the protagonist in his elder years, after playing...

Kazinsky Quits The Hobbit

Director Peter Jackson is scrambling to recast a role in upcoming movie The Hobbit after British actor Robert Kazinsky quit due to "personal reasons".The star had signed up to play Fili, a member of the...

Theater Owners Gain Backing From Directors In Vod Fight

The National Association of Theatre Owners has mustered an impressive list of movie directors and producers to back the exhibitors' efforts to persuade the movie studios to abandon their plans to roll out premium video-on-demand...

Jackson Takes Fans Behind The Scenes Of The Hobbit

Peter Jackson has given Lord Of The Rings fans a new glimpse of Middle Earth by releasing a behind-the-scenes video of work on The Hobbit.The director is currently working on the two-part prequel in his...

Serkis Lands Directing Job On The Hobbit

British actor Andy Serkis has been handed a huge honour on the set of the Lord Of The Rings prequel, The Hobbit, in New Zealand - moviemaker Peter Jackson has made him his second unit...

Saoirse Ronan For The Hobbit?

Saoirse Ronan is "hopeful" she may have a part in 'The Hobbit'. The Irish actress has previously worked with the film's director Sir Peter Jackson on 'The Lovely Bones' - which like the fantasy epic...

Cate Blanchett Not Seen Hobbit Script

Cate Blanchett has not yet read a script for 'The Hobbit'. The Australian actress has signed up to appear as ethereal character Galadriel in the 'Lord of the Rings' prequel - which recently began shooting...

Liv Tyler Disappointed About Hobbit Return

Liv Tyler is disappointed she wasn't approached to take part in 'The Hobbit'. While the actress plays elf princess in Arwen in the 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy, she admitted she hasn't heard from director...

The Hobbit First Set Photos Released

The Hobbit, Peter Jackson's forthcoming 'Lord of the Rings' movie, has begun principle photography.The Hobbit has been delayed on numerous occasions due to a studio fiscal crisis and a complicated union dispute, but filming is...

The Hobbit Shoot Begins In New Zealand

Filming on 'The Hobbit' is finally underway after months of delays.The troubled movie - starring Martin Freeman as the titular character, directed by Sir Peter Jackson - has begun shooting in Wellington, New Zealand after...

James Nesbitt No Fantasy Fan

James Nesbitt was not a fan of fantasy prior to signing up to 'The Hobbit'. The British actor - who plays dwarf Bofur in the forthcoming 'Lord of the Rings' prequel directed by Peter Jackson...

Jackson Misses Out On The Hobbit Press Launch

Director PETER JACKSON was forced to miss out on the press launch of his troubled THE HOBBIT movie after he was put under "medical house arrest" following his recent surgery.The moviemaker was admitted to hospital...

Jackson Credit Card Fraudster Jailed

A businessman has been sentenced to 10 months behind bars for racking up almost $190,000 (£126,000) on director PETER JACKSON's American Express card.The moviemaker used his card to purchase items online from the Michigan Toy...

The Hobbit Schedule 'Back On Track' After Jackson's Surgery

Filming of the highly-anticipated THE HOBBIT will begin next month (Mar11) after shooting was delayed to allow director PETER JACKSON time to recover from surgery.The moviemaker was admitted to hospital last month (Jan11) to undergo...

Freeman Flattered By Hobbit Role

British actor MARTIN FREEMAN was flattered to learn PETER JACKSON delayed filming of THE HOBBIT to accommodate the star's busy schedule - because he was "sad" at the prospect of missing out on the lead...

The Hobbit Start Date Changed To March 21

Filming on Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit' has been pushed back by a month. Late February was initially planned as a starting date following months of financial issues, but it has been moved further back following...

Jackson At Home After Hospital Release

Director PETER JACKSON is recovering at home after he was released from hospital following surgery for a perforated ulcer.The Lord of the Rings moviemaker admitted himself into the Wellington Hospital in his native New Zealand...

Peter Jackson Released From Hospital

Sir Peter Jackson has been discharged from a New Zealand hospital following stomach surgery. The 49-year-old filmmaker was in the country to begin pre-production on troubled movie 'The Hobbit', but was admitted to Wellington Hospital...

Jackson 'Doing Well' After Surgery

Filmmaker PETER JACKSON is "doing well" after undergoing surgery to treat a perforated ulcer, but will remain in hospital for several more days as he recovers.The Lord of the Rings director checked into the Wellington...

Saoirse Ronan's Hobbit Casting Confirmed

Saoirse Ronan's casting in 'The Hobbit' appears to have been confirmed.The 'Lovely Bones' actress has long been linked to the role of elf warrior maiden Itaril in the fantasy prequel and though she has insisted...

Jackson Hospitalized; Hobbit Delayed Again

Production of The Hobbit , the two-part prequel to the Lord of the Rings saga, which has been delayed numerous times by a dispute over distribution rights, wrangling over union representation, and most of all...

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