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Season 3 of Luther Is Finally in Production

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Drama, BBC, Announcements, News, Renewals, Video,

After waiting for more than a year after British crime thriller Luther's season two finale aired, fans finally get word about season three - à la YouTube Q&A.

In the clip, the folks behind the show reveal that the hit show will begin filming the season's four episodes this month and that everyone's favorite female killer Alice might return. There's no word yet as to an expected air date, but they assure fans in the clip that "it will be worth the wait."

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What does the Samsung Chromebook cost to produce?

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Google, PC / Laptop,

samsung chromebook

How much does that Samsung Chromebook really cost? According to an iSuppli teardown, the device's bill of materials comes to $322.12.

With the manufacturing cost throw in, the Chromebook costs $334.32 to produce. Despite Google's emphasis on the software, meanwhile, iSuppli finds that it's the hardware that really makes the Chromebook sing.

"As much as Google would like to de-emphasize the role of user hardware, it is the hardware, in fact, that defines the Chromebook and will determine the success of the platform," Wayne Lam, a senior analyst at IHS, said in a statement.

The Chromebook includes "some advanced hardware features not typically found in low-cost notebooks," iSuppli said.

The motherboard is the most expensive part of Samsung's Chromebook, at $86.37, or 26 percent of the total bill of materials. The motherboard includes a 2GB Double Data Rate 3 (DDR) SDRAM, as well as a dual-core Intel Atom N570 processor and a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) for computing security from Infineon Technologies, which is most commonly found on enterprise-level computers, iSuppli said.

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Charlie Sheen Rant Cancels Two and Half Men Production

Charlie Sheen isn’t finished with the Two and Half Men producers -- not by a long shot. The troubled actor engaged in a well-publicized rant against the minds behind his CBS show in which he called Chuck Lorre a “stupid, stupid little man,” along with a few other things.

CBS immediately canceled production of the show for the reminder of the season, and potentially all eternity. Sheen, who is currently in the Bahamas, turned to TMZ again to respond to the news. In an open letter, he said Lorre “tried to use his words to judge and attempt to degrade me.”

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Meryl Streep to Play Margaret Thatcher in New Biopic

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Biopics, Drama, Casting, Upcoming Releases,

Let the Oscar buzz begin.

Meryl Streep will go to work next month to film The Iron Lady, a biopic focusing on Britain’s former prime minister Margaret Thatcher, who served from 1979 to 1990.

“She’s perfect casting in many ways,” Jim Broadbent, who plays Thatcher’s husband Denis, said of Streep. “She’ll absolutely do it in a brilliant way.”

Margaret Thatcher was Britian’s first female prime minister, and her gender will be a central thesis of the film.

Meryl Streep is an American by birth and citizenship, and her costar says she’ll bring a unique point of view to the script.

“She can bring an outsider’s view of the story, so that it won’t become a lazy, parochial piece that Brits understand but where nobody else really knows what’s going on.”

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Megan Fox Shot Jonah Hex in 5 Days

Megan Fox on Jonah Hex setAction starlet shot her scenes for Jonah Hex in five days.

The 24-year-old star - who plays love interest Lilah in the western movie - only spent five days on the set of the film and confesses it was one of the hardest she has worked on.

“It’s the toughest movie I’ve ever done. The stunts and the make-up… a lot of pain… f**king horrible. I don’t know if I’d do it again. I only worked on this for five days in Louisiana. And we would shoot all day. So we worked really hard for those five days, and then they wrapped me.”

However, the screen beauty did admit she has worked on more “difficult” projects in the past: “It was an intense process, to cram all of that into such a short amount of time. It was difficult. It’s not the most difficult thing I’ve done or survived.”

Megan recently confessed she had problems on the set of the movie as her small hands prevented her from being able to hold a gun correctly. “Actually there was one gunfight scene that the stunt team had been choreographing for, I think, a couple of weeks, and I showed up and I had a minute to get it down and rehearse it and it was really difficult for me to shoot the old-style gunslinger guns because I have tiny little baby hands. The guns are really large and really heavy, so just the physicality of actually having to pull that off was really difficult. This was more action-heavy for me.”

MGM Indefinitely Suspends Next Bond Film

James Bond actor Daniel Craig

Production on the 23rd movie has been suspended.

Michael Wilson and Barbara Broccoli - producers on the movie - claim the future of film studio MGM is halting suspension on the project, which will be ‘s third outing as the British spy. In a statement, the pair told Variety, “Due to the continuing uncertainty surrounding the future of MGM and the failure to close a sale of the studio, we have suspended development on Bond 23 indefinitely. We do not know when development will resume and do not have a date for the release of Bond 23.

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Filming Paused on FlashForward

FlashForwardAnother day calls for another production break.

Late last week, filming was temporarily halted on ABC’s Cougar Town so that Courteney Cox could attend to a private family matter. (The network has since said work would resume on November 30.) Now FlashForward is getting its own time out.

Although ratings have gone steadily downhill since the 12.4 million premiere (the series pulled in 8 million last Thursday), the six-day break was reportedly built into the shooting schedule.

“They started production early so that they could have the luxury to do this,” a rep told EW. “They want to maintain the high quality of the show, and this gives the writers the opportunity to do so.”

‘s last original before 2010 will air December 3.

Read More | Entertainment Weekly

Production Temporarily Halted on Cougar Town

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Comedy, Prime Time, ABC, News,

Courteney Cox and Family

UPDATE: Production will resume on November 30.

Filming on one of ABC’s most promising new shows has been indefinitely halted for reasons other than ratings.

, which would have shut down this week anyway for the holidays, stopped taping late last week due to a personal issue connected to star Courteney Cox. “We can confirm production on Cougar Town has been temporarily shut down in order for Courteney to deal with a private family matter,” ABC said in a statement.

At this time, three previously shot episodes can carry the network through January 6. It’s not known when the cast and crew will return to the set.

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Angelina Jolie Project Gets Production Date

Angelina JolieAngelina Jolie turned down several other offers, including the Wanted sequel, to participate in . Now, the flick finally has a production date.

Jolie did attach some strings to her involvement with the film - she wouldn’t do it unless a proper director was involved with the project. Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck has been selected, and everyone seems to be happy. Though negotiations are not quite finalized, the film is expected to enjoy a 2011 release date. Donnersmarck won an Academy Award (Best Foreign-Language Film, 2006) for The Lives of Others.

In the flick, will portray an Interpol agent. Filming is expected to begin in February.

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Diego Luna Prepares for Directorial Debut

Diego Luna moves behind the camera in his next projectMilk actor Diego Luna is set to make his directorial debut with Abel.

The family drama will be produced by Canana Films (company Luna started with best friend and fellow thespian Gael García Bernal) and co-produced by John Malkovich‘s Mr. Mudd production company.

Luna’s Just Walking co-star Jose Maria Yazpik is set to star in the film, which is told from a child’s perspective.

No word yet on a release date.

Read More | Variety