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Natalie Portman joins 'The Death and Life of John F Donovan'

Natalie Portman joins 'The Death and Life of John F Donovan'

Los Angeles - Natalie Portman has joined Jessica Chastain in "Mommy" writer-director's "The Death and Life of John F Donovan".

Nicholas Hoult and Thandie Newton have also joined the cast of Dolan's first English-language film, which stars Chastain as a villainous gossip columnist, said The Hollywood Reporter.

"Game of Throne" actor Kit Harington stars as an American TV star in his late 20s and his correspondence with a young actor-to-be living with his mother in England.


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Steven Spielberg delays film to avoid clash with 'Star Wars'

Steven Spielberg delays film to avoid clash with 'Star Wars'

Los Angeles - Filmmaker Steven Spielberg has pushed the release date of his movie 'Ready Player One' to March 30, 2018 so that it avoids a box-office clash with 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' on December 25, 2017.

'Ready Player One' is the director's adaptation of Ernest Cline's best-selling fantasy novel.

The shift happened after Disney announced it was moving the 'Star Wars' sequel from May 2017 to December 15 of that year, the date where 'Ready Player One' was situated.

The new date of 'Ready Player One' coincides with Easter, and there are no major movies scheduled to open in April 2018, save for an animated film from Laika, giving the movie a wide berth.


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'Big Hero 6' screenwriter Daniel Gerson dies at 49

'Big Hero 6' screenwriter Daniel Gerson dies at 49

Los Angeles - Daniel Gerson, who co-wrote "Monsters, Inc" movies and "Big Hero 6", died at his home last weekend. He was 49. According to a family statement, Gerson had been battling brain cancer, reported Variety.

The screenwriter frequently collaborated with Robert L Baird. Together the duo co-wrote "Monsters, Inc" and its prequel, "Monsters University", as well as "Big Hero 6", which won the Oscar last year for animated feature.

Gerson was also the voice of maintenance monsters Needleman and Smitty in "Monsters, Inc" and Desk Sergeant Sergeant in "Big Hero 6". Gerson and Baird have been credited with assistance on Pixar's "Inside Out", "Up" and "Chicken Little".


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Hugh Jackman treated for skin cancer on nose again

Hugh Jackman treated for skin cancer on nose again

Los Angeles - 'The Wolverine' star Hugh Jackman has once again been treated for skin cancer on his nose.

It was the fourth procedure for Jackman, who took to Instagram to share a bandaged photo of himself.

"An example of what happens when you don't wear sunscreen. Basal Cell. The mildest form of cancer but serious, nonetheless. PLEASE USE SUNSCREEN and get regular check-ups," Jackman, 47, wrote as the caption.

The actor first came to know about basal-cell carcinoma in November 2013. He posted a photo online, saying his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, had encouraged him to get the 'mark' checked. He posted a second photo in May
2014, reported People.


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Lupita Nyong'o in talks to star in sci-fi thriller

Lupita Nyong'o in talks to star in sci-fi thriller

Los Angeles - Actress Lupita Nyong'o is in negotiations to star in a sci-fi thriller "Intelligent Life" with "Selma" helmer Ava DuVernay eyed to direct the project.

To be made under Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment, the script of the movie is written by "Jurassic World" director Colin Trevorrow and his collaborator Derek Connolly, said The Hollywood Reporter.

Frank Marshall is producing with Trevorrow as well as production banner Big Beach.

The film is a reworking of an earlier Trevorrow-Connolly project titled "The Ambassador," that revolved around a UN worker in a department that was created to represent humankind in the event of alien contact. The man falls in love with a mysterious woman who turns out to be an alien.


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Sylvester Stallone considered boycotting Oscars over diversity row

Sylvester Stallone considered boycotting Oscars over diversity row

Los Angeles - Sylvester Stallone thought of boycotting the February 28 Oscar ceremony due to the lack of diversity in this year's nominations.

The 69-year-old action star, who is nominated in best supporting actor category for "Creed", said he spoke to his director Ryan Coogler, who is African-American, about whether or not he should attend, reported People magazine.

"I spoke with Ryan Coogler when this happened. I said, 'Ryan how do you want to handle this? Because I really believe you are responsible for me being here. I said, 'If you don't want me to go, I won't.' He said, 'I want you to go.' That's the kind of guy he is. He wanted me to stand up for the film," Stallone said.


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Bollywood not a spin-off of Hollywood: Karan Johar

Bollywood not a spin-off of Hollywood: Karan Johar

Boston - Filmmaker Karan Johar says Bollywood is self-sufficient and is the only film industry that has not needed Hollywood backing. The 43-year-old 'Student of the Year', director said he feels proud that Indian actors and actresses are able to make a mark in Hollywood.

"I do not think, they (Hollywood stars) could do very much in our cinema. I am proud that there are more eyeballs to Indian actors and actress in Hollywood. This makes me feel proud of their achievements," Johar said in response to a question on the success of Priyanka Chopra in the American film industry.


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Singer-songwriter Dan Hicks dies at 74

Singer-songwriter Dan Hicks dies at 74

Los Angeles - American singer-songwriter Dan Hicks passed away after a two-year long battle with throat and liver cancer. He was 74.

Known for his traditional mix of folk, jazz and country music, Hicks took his last breath on February 6 in Mill Valley, California. News of his demise was confirmed on his official website.

"My darling darling husband left this earth early this morning. He was true blue, one of a kind, and did it all his own way always. To all who loved him, know that he will live forever in the words, songs, and art that he spent his life creating. He worked so hard on each and every detail -- they are all pure Dan," the post on the website read.


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Usher takes on police brutality in new video

Usher takes on police brutality in new video

Los Angeles - R7B superstar Usher has tackled the ongoing police brutality issue in America in his new video.

The black and white promo for 'Chains' features Usher, 37, running from cops as clips of blood, guns and handcuffs flash on the screen, reported Hollywood Life. The video, directed by Ben Louis Nicholas, also features Nas and Bibi Bourelly, and ends with Usher attending his own memorial after realising he has died after a run-in with the police. (PTI)


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First image from Vin Diesel's next arrives online

First image from Vin Diesel's next arrives online

Los Angeles - Hollywood action star Vin Diesel has shared on his official Facebook page first a couple of pictures from the shooting location of his next action film "XXX: The Return of Xander Cage".

One of the racy photos sees the actor on a motorbike with a bikini-clad girl in front of a green screen, reported Ace Showbiz.

"First day on the sound stage... Xander..," he captioned. The other shows him chilling with the crew on set."The Director, producers and myself sitting in wonder as we take in the artistry of the many craftsmen that have built these amazing sets," he wrote.

"You can tell the first day what level of crew you will be working with and it is clear that XxX has the very best Grateful for the opportunity to make magic."


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Oscar host Chris Rock opens about being black in America

Oscar host Chris Rock opens about being black in America

Los Angeles: Comedy star Chris Rock is all set to host this year's Oscars that are hit by outrage over the nominees' lack of diversity, but even before it all started he opened up about being a "black" in the US.

The 50-year-old actor said he admires Janay Palmer, the wife of disgraced NFL pro Ray Rice, who was punched unconscious by her husband in a hotel elevator, which probably feels same like being in America with 'the' skin colour, reported People magazine.

"Mrs Ray Rice ? it's not the punch in the face that eats your soul; it's having to defend the person that punched you in the face that eats. Oddly enough, this is what it feels like to be a black man in America," Rock said.


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Teresa Giudice writes 1st tweet post prison release

Teresa Giudice writes 1st tweet post prison release

Washington D.C., Jan. 4 - Teresa Giudice, who was recently released from federal prison, returned to social media with her first Twitter message for 2016.

'The Real Housewives of New Jersey' star took to her Twitter handle and wrote, "Wishing everyone a healthy and happy New Year from our family to yours," reports E! Online.

In the post, husband Joe Giudice and their four daughters are seen posing in matching black attire while standing in front of a fully decorated Christmas tree.

While it's only been a few days since Giudice returned to her family and friends in the Garden State, the 'Fabulicious' author has been keeping busy and soaking up her new sense of freedom.


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Nicki Minaj flaunts beau`s huge diamond ring

Nicki Minaj flaunts beau`s huge diamond ring

Washington D.C., Dec. 31 - Nicki Minaj is surely one of those who believes in the saying, if you've got it, flaunt it, and has done just that with her huge diamond ring.

The 33-year-old rapper took to her Instagram and flaunted the diamond ring in a several pictures along with captions, E! Online reports.

The 'Anaconda' hit-maker shared a pic of her huge diamond ring and wrote, "#Chunky #3D."

She posted another pic wherein she is seen posing for the camera and flaunting her sparkler alongside caption, "Philly Nights."


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Caitlyn Jenner settles fatal car crash lawsuit

Caitlyn Jenner settles fatal car crash lawsuit

Washington D.C., Dec. 31 - It seems like Caitlyn Jenner can now breathe a sigh of relief, as she has settled a lawsuit filed against her by one of the drivers involved in the fatal February Malibu crash.

The insurance company of the 66-year-old TV star, who faced a number of legal woes following a fatal car accident, has reportedly paid for the settlement and luckily she didn't have to reach into her own pockets to pay for the settlement, E! Online reports.

According to the legal documents, Jessica Steindorff sued Jenner for personal injury and property damage.


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Ex-Dakota Meyer shares Bristol Palin`s newborn`s pic

Ex-Dakota Meyer shares Bristol Palin`s newborn`s pic

Washington D.C., Dec. 26 - Bristol Palin's newborn daughter's father's identity might have not been revealed, but her former fiance Dakota Meyer recently shared a photo of the baby girl.

Meyer took to his Twitter handle and posted a picture of Sailor Grace in Palin's arms, reports E! Online.

He captioned the picture, "I couldn't be more proud of this little blessing."

Bristol welcomed her second child on December 23. (ANI)


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