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Report Sony's Stringer To Name New Second-in-command

Sony Corp. is planning to create a new office of the president, a position discontinued when Chairman and CEO Howard Stringer ousted the former president, Ryoji Chubachi in 2009, Bloomberg news reported today, citing people...

Who Will Cast The Biggest Spell At Box Office?

Four new movies are arriving at theaters over the Thanksgiving holiday, including what some are saying will likely be Disney's last animated feature based on a popular fairy tale, Tangled . But none of them...

Anna Faris Set For Ghostbusters Role

Anna Faris is set to star in 'Ghostbusters 3'.The 'House Bunny' actress has reportedly been signed up to play one of the new 'Busters' who will take over the spook-catching business when it is re-opened...

Michael Jackson Impersonator On 'Michael'?

A Michael Jackson impersonator thinks vocals he recorded may have been used on the singer's 'Michael' album.Ricky Galliano claims he was paid to copy the singer's style on 21 tracks recorded secretly in a studio...

Canadian Movie Chain To Sell, Rent Dvd's

Canada's biggest theater chain doesn't have to worry about competition from online DVD renters. That's because it's getting into the digital rental -- and selling -- business itself. As reported by Home Media magazine, Cineplex...

Randy Jackson Attacks 'Michael'

Michael Jackson's brother has launched a scathing attack against the singer's posthumous 'Michael' album.Jackson 5 bassist Randy Jackson - youngest brother of the 'King Of Pop' - hit out against the court appointed executors of...

Studios Planning Paid Apps To Market Movies

Looking for ways to cut the increasing costs of marketing movies online, Sony Pictures and Trigger, a digital marketing agency, are teaming up to offer a free Green Hornet game app for mobile phones that...

James Mcavoy To Play Santa's Son

James McAvoy will voice Father Christmas' son in a new movie.The 'Atonement' actor has signed up for Aardman Animations forthcoming movie 'Arthur Christmas' and will play the title character opposite Jim Broadbent as his father...

Saw It Came; It Conquered

It was only a moderate success at the Halloween box office, as such things are measured, but with $24.2 million in ticket sales, Saw 3D far surpassed Paranormal Activity 2 , with which it was...

Lady Gaga's Instant Songwriting Spark

Lady Gaga started writing songs with RedOne on the day they met. The 'Bad Romance' singer rose to fame after teaming with the Moroccan born producer - who has been behind almost all of her...

Michael Jackson Earns Big From Beyond The Grave

Michael Jackson is the highest earning dead celebrity of the past year. The 'Thriller' singer - who died in June 2009 from an acute overdose of the anaesthetic Propofol - has earned $275 million since...

Cameron May Direct Jolie In Cleopatra Epic

Controversy over whether a white actress should once again play Cleopatra in the movies was ignited again after director James Cameron told the New York Times in Monday's editions that he has been in talks...

James Cameron In Talks For 'Hot' Cleopatra

James Cameron is in discussions to work on a "hot" 3-D 'Cleopatra' movie with Angelina Jolie. The 'Avatar' filmmaker was named as a potential candidate to work on the project, and he now confirms he...

Jackass 3d Goes Into The Record Books

Although some box-office watchers had predicted that Jackass 3D would not meet studio estimates of a $50-million weekend, the movie came in right on the money, toppling The Social Network from the top of the...

Ryan Murphy's Rocky Horror Remake?

Ryan Murphy is being lined up to direct the 'Rocky Horror Picture Show' remake.The 'Glee' creator has recently put the finishing touches to a 'Rocky Horror' themed episode of the hit TV show and now...

James Cameron's Cleopatra?

James Cameron is in talks to direct Angelina Jolie in 'Cleopatra'. The 'Avatar' director will reportedly helm the 3-D picture produced by Scott Rudin and based on the book 'Cleopatra: A Life' by Stacy Schiff.Angelina...

Report Will Smith Feuding With Men In Back Producers

Feuding between Will Smith on the one hand and director Barry Sonnenfeld and the producers on the other has resulted in production of Sony's Men in Black III being halted in New York, the New...

Box Office Tumbles Again

The box office could have used a few more Facebook friends over the weekend as it fell 15 percent below the total for the comparable week last year. As it was, The Social Network ,...

Mgm -- Going Out Like A Lamb?

MGM would appear to be the latest media company to fall into bankruptcy after being sold to owners who paid too much for it in a leveraged buyout ($4.8 billion) and then discovered that they...

Sony Withholds Karate Kid From Netflix For 28 Days

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment apparently wants to see whether withholding DVD titles from Netflix for 28 days will boost sales. It said Wednesday that it plans to release some DVDs to the online rental company...

Emma Stone Confirmed For Spider-man

Emma Stone is set to portray Gwen Stacy in the new 'Spider-Man' movie.The 'East A' actress had reportedly been Sony Pictures favourite for romantic lead Mary Jane Watson but it has now emerged she will...

Social Network Could Have Used A Few More Visitors

Despite receiving an inordinate amount of attention in the news media, being supported by an expensive marketing campaign, and receiving some of the best reviews of the year -- including many predicting a plethora of...

Simon Cowell To Get Special Emmy

Simon Cowell is to receive a special prize at this year's 38th International Emmy Awards. The music mogul will be presented with the International Emmy Founders Award for his work on various TV talent shows,...

Emma Stone Gets Spider-man Role?

Emma Stone has been offered the role of Mary Jane Watson in the new 'Spider-Man' movie.Sony Pictures is reported to have selected the 'Easy A' star over a number of possible alternatives, including 'Glee' actress...

Al Jazeera Reporters Released By Coalition Forces

Two Afghan journalists working for the Arab satellite news network al-Jazeera were released by coalition forces on Friday after being arrested in their homes the previous Monday on charges of aiding "insurgent propaganda networks and...

Owls And Bears Debut On Screen

Although the critics are mostly bearish on it, box-office analysts are quite bullish on Wall Street Money Never Sleeps , which they figure should open this weekend with around $20 million in ticket sales. Several...

Julia Roberts' Love-fest

Julia Roberts had a "love-fest" on the set of 'Eat Pray Love'.The Oscar-winning actress - who stars as author Elizabeth Gilbert in the new film, which sees her travel to India, Bali and Italy -...

Netflix Comes To Canada -- Streaming Video Only

Netflix announced today (Wednesday) that it is launching its online video-rental service in Canada, but there'll be no red envelopes piling up at Canadian post offices. Netflix said that its library of thousands of movies...

Russell Watson's Liability Worry

Russell Watson worried he'd become "a liability" after being treated for a brain tumour.The tenor thanked fans for standing by him during his long battle with health problems - which saw him have two pituitary...

The Town Lifts Box Office

Ben Affleck's The Town reignited the box office over the weekend as it hauled in $23.8 million, exactly what the studio on Sunday estimated it would earn. The figure was far higher than most box-office...

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