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Katy Perry Signs Pepsi Deal

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Music, Television,

Katy PerryKaty Perry has agreed a deal with Pepsi to promote her concert movie.

The "Firework" hitmaker's Part of Me 3D concert film will be promoted by the soft drinks firm in a series of advertisements across radio, TV, print and online media ahead of its release on July 5. As part of the deal, fans will be given the chance to win tickets to the world premiere of the film - which will be streamed live online by Pepsi - in Los Angeles, at which Katy will perform.

"Pepsi is one of the world's leading brands, and this integrated partnership provides an incredible platform for us to build fan anticipation to see this exciting glimpse into Katy's world when the movie comes to theaters this summer," said LeeAnne Stables, an executive for Paramount.

As well as chronicling Katy's 2010 and 2011 California Dreams tour, the movie also features a series of backstage clips and sees the star speak candidly on a range of subjects, including her religious upbringing and her struggle to find success. A teaser trailer for the film also included glimpses of newspaper headlines detailing her split from husband Russell Brand in December.


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The Avengers Overseas: Breaking Box Office Records

Posted by Tom Mason Categories: Editorials, Movies, Marvel Comics,

Avengers Movie

So... this is happening: The Avengers is killing it at the overseas box office.

Those lucky overseasers got it first and they're filling up the Marvel treasure chest with a whopping $185 million so far.

Rolling Stone reports that the movie "has it all. And then some."

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Quote Of The Day: The Raven

Posted by Tom Mason Categories: Editorials, Movies,

The Raven

“The investigation becomes a sort of dark scavenger hunt, shot by director James McTeigue with the stylized comic-book artificiality that characterized his V for Vendetta; indeed, The Raven seems as if it would be more comfortable as a graphic novel than as a movie.”

-- Jay Stone, Movie Critic

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Scarlett Johansson Has ‘Body Worries’

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Features,

Scarlett JohanssonScarlett Johansson has "body worries." Despite her sex symbol status, the actress star has issues with her figure like all women do, but her all-action role in The Avengers as Black Widow got her into the best shape she's ever been in.

"Every woman has body worries, and I'm not exempt from that. But part of the by-product of spending that much time in the gym is that you can fit into a catsuit," she said.

Scarlett's spy character in the superhero movie is "very bendy and fierce," and the screen beauty had to work very closely with her stunt-double Heidi Moneymaker to get her fight scenes right:

"The idea is that she (Moneymaker) and I become one and we can start and finish each others moves and everything in between. And it's a lot of training and dedication and it hurts and it hurts and it hurts and then suddenly it doesn't hurt and you're getting it right and it's a great moment - you feel like you've accomplished something big."


New Rolling Stones Biopic in Production

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Industry News, Rock,

Mick Jagger and Keith RichardsA new movie will focus on the tumultuous relationship between The Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. The film will follow the singer and the guitarist through the volatile period in which they made 1972 double album, Exile on Main Street, in France.

The movie will be made by Richard Branson's Virgin Produced, and be based on Robert Greenfield's 2008 book Exile on Main Street: A Season in Hell.

"It wasn't a great environment for, like, breathing. It was very Hitleresque - the last days of Berlin sort of thing," Keith said, speaking previously about making the record

Brandon and Phil Murphy - who are currently working on a Steve McQueen project for Sony - will write the screenplay while Jason Felts will serve as producer. Casting has not yet begun on the film.

It has previously been revealed The Rolling Stones will celebrate their 50th anniversary with an authorised documentary which will trace their history from their formation in 1962 to the current day. "For anyone who wants to experience the band, this is the film that will defy convention and create a sonic tapestry to transport viewers into the world of the Rolling Stones. The film will deliver the original, bold, sexy and dangerous flavour of the iconic rock band," director Brett Morgen said in a statement.


Acura NSX Roadster featured in ‘The Avengers’ before production

Posted by Andrey Malskiy Categories: Movies, Transportation, Videos,

If you’re planning on seeing Marvel’s next blockbuster hit, The Avengers, get ready to see some movie magic. No, we’re not talking about the fight scenes and endless CGI effects, we’re talking about the cars featured in the movie—the Acura NSX to be exact.

Like any lead-footed gear-head, we were stoked that Acura was planning on bring the car back into production. The NSX is due to arrive somewhere around 2015, but if you’ve looked at any calendar lately, it reads 2012. So how could Marvel get its hands on a car that’s not out yet, or no where near production ready? We’ll, let’s just say it took some work and creativity. Check out the video to see how it all came to be.

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Mel Gibson Accused of Hating Jews

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Rivalries,

Mel GibsonMel Gibson has been accused of "hating Jews" by the writer of Basic Instinct. Joe Eszter has launched a scathing attack on Mel claiming he sabotaged a movie they had planned together, The Maccabees - which tells the story of Judah Maccabee, a Jew who led a revolt against the Seleucid Empire - because he is anti-Semitic.

"I've come to the conclusion that you never had, or have, any intention of making a film about the Maccabees. I believe you announced the project with great fanfare - 'a Jewish Braveheart' - in an attempt to deflect continuing charges of anti-Semitism which have dogged you. I've come to the conclusion that the reason you won't make The Maccabees is the ugliest possible one. You hate Jews," he wrote in part of a nine page letter.

Joe further claims the actor-and-director was happy when Beatles legend John Lennon was shot and killed in 1980 because he had a messiah complex and also accuses him of denying the holocaust and repeatedly calling Jews "oven dodgers."

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Katy Perry Takes a Stand Against Bullying

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Music, Television,

Katy PerryKaty Perry has asked her fans to join her in taking a stand against bullying.

The "Firework" singer is supporting documentary Bully which tells the stories of five tormented children and their families, and has asked fans to join her in the cause. "13 million kids get bullied every year. Today take a stand with me," she wrote on her Twitter, followed by a link to the movie's site.

Many more celebrities also pledged their support for the film - to be released on Friday - by retweeting the same message and link, including Pink, Kesha, Justin Timberlake, Ryan Seacrest, Zooey Deschanel, Kim Kardashian, Hugh Jackman, Jessica Simpson, Mariah Carey and many more.

Bully caused controversy this week when it was initially given a given an 'R' rating by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), meaning that anyone under 17 would need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian to see the film, meaning it would miss most of its target teenage audience. However, following an online campaign, the film's distributor, the Weinstein Company, decided to release the film without a rating which is an option open to any producer or director. For more information about the film visit thebullyproject.com.


Will Ferrell’s Homage to His Spanish Teachers

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies,

Will Ferrell in 'Casa de mi Padre'Will Ferrell's new Spanish language film ipays "homage" to his Spanish teachers.

The comedian speaks entirely in Spanish in Casa de mi Padre, and tried particularly hard to make his accent and phrasing realistic.

"This is all an homage to all my former Spanish teachers to show them that I was listening. I was paying attention. I wanted my Spanish to be as good as it could be - I didn't want the joke to just be that I was speaking bad Spanish," he said.

In the film Will plays a rancher who falls in love with his brother's fiancee, and discovers he has been using shady business practices, landing the family in trouble with a drug baron. Will added it was a good opportunity for him to make fun of a few stereotypes as well as take off Mexican soap operas:

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Lenny Kravtiz’s Tom Ford Inspiration

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Celebrities, Fashion Designers, News,

Lenny Kravitz in The Hunger GamesLenny Kravitz was inspired by Tom Ford to play stylist Cinna in The Hunger Games.

The singer-and-actor had not heard about the Suzanne Collins novel - which tells the tale of a future world where youngsters are made to fight to the death for TV audiences - but wanted to make his character as toned down as possible so he wasn't "too outrageous."

"I'll be quite frank with you - I didn't know about Hunger Games - so when I'm telling kids and they say, 'Who are you playing?' and I say Cinna, they go, 'Oh you're playing the gay guy.' The question was 'How far do we go with him?' The idea was to pull it back and create a character that's more like a Tom Ford or an Yves Saint Laurent so he wouldn't be too outrageous. He's classic, he's got his gold eyeliner. I kind of played him in the middle."

The 47-year-old star did not go into the role thinking that the character was gay, but merely eccentric. "I thought about it, and I read the book and I don't see that he is or isn't [gay]. He's a designer, he's a stylist, he has gold eyeliner-that doesn't mean anything either way."


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