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Cinecast: ‘Magnificent Seven’ Rewrite, Keanu on ‘Bill & Ted’ Sequel

Brad Pitt on a '12 Years a Slave' poster in Italy+ After a Tumblr user in Italy questioned a 12 Years a Slave poster featuring Brad Pitt (whose role in the film - despite his producing credit - is minimal), Lionsgate released a statement claiming that the advertisements (another similar one featured Michael Fassbender, who is also a supporting actor) were unauthorized and not approved by the filmmakers.

+ Saving Mr. Banks director John Lee Hancock has been picked to rewrite the Magnificent Seven remake, which Tom Cruise was previously attached to work on. No word yet as to who is set to replace Cruise.

+ In doing promotional rounds for his latest film 47 Ronin, Keanu Reeves ruled out any participation from him in the upcoming Point Break remake.

+ Fortunately for Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure fans, Reeves did state that he's open to doing a third film, which would follow Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey.

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Cory Monteith Would Have Become a Teacher on ‘Glee’

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Drama, Music, Prime Time, FOX, Features, News,

Cory MonteithCory Monteith's character was going to become a teacher on Glee.

The late actor was the driving force behind the show according to its creator Ryan Murphy, who was planning to turn Cory's alter-ego, confused jock Finn Hudson, into a Glee Club mentor to replace Will Schuester [Matthew Morrison] before the 31-year-old star's tragic death from a heroin and alcohol overdose in July.

Ryan has now made public the touching eulogy which he read at the private memorial service held for Cory at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles, California, where the show is filmed. According to Entertainment Weekly, he told his fellow mourners, "For me, Cory was both the beginning and the ending of Glee ... literally ... The ending of Glee is something I have never shared with anyone, but I always knew it. I've always relied on it as a source of comfort, a North Star. At the end of season six, Lea [Michele]'s Rachel [Berry] was going to have become a big Broadway star, the role she was born to play. Finn was going to have become a teacher, settled down happily in Ohio, at peace with his choice and no longer feeling like a Lima loser. The very last line of dialogue was to be this: Rachel comes back to Ohio, fulfilled and yet not, and walks into Finn's Glee Club. 'What are you doing here?' he would ask. 'I'm home,' she would reply. Fade out. The end."

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Bret Easton Ellis: ‘The Canyons’ Failed Because of Lindsay

Bret Easton Ellis tweeting praise for Lindsay in the past

Bret Easton Ellis has retracted his love for troubled actress Lindsay Lohan.

The writer recently opened up about the critical and box office failure of The Canyons, a 2012 film he wrote which starred Lohan and famed porn actor James Deen. "I think where we went wrong was with the casting of Lindsay Lohan. Now I don’t mean she wasn’t good in it, she was very good in the movie. I mean that suddenly The Canyons has become the Lindsay Lohan film," he explained.

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Want To Write for Gear Live? Here’s Your Chance!

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Okay, we get it. You read Gear Live daily, and constantly say to yourself “I could so have written that story better.” Okay hot shot, now’s your chance. Gear Live is looking to bring in a couple more writers who know their stuff as it pertains to gadgets, video games, and social networks (like Twitter and Facebook.) You need not be a professional journalist to apply, but you should be able to write like one. What do we mean? Well, for starters, you have to have a strong command of the written English language. You also need to be passionate about the subject matter at hand. If you think you fit the bill, we want to hear from you. We are looking for writers, as well as editors.

Drop us an email at gigs[at]gearlive.com, and provide three sample posts written in the Gear Live style. These need to be original and timely, not something you wrote for the school paper a few years back. Also let us know why we should pick you, and what you can commit to. This is a paid gig, so bring your A-game.


Want To Write for Gear Live? Here’s Your Chance!

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Announcements,

Gear Live

Okay, we get it. You read Gear Live daily, and constantly say to yourself “I could so have written that story better.” Okay hot shot, now’s your chance. Gear Live is looking to bring in a couple more writers who know their stuff as it pertains to gadgets, video games, and social networks (like Twitter and Facebook.) You need not be a professional journalist to apply, but you should be able to write like one. What do we mean? Well, for starters, you have to have a strong command of the written English language. You also need to be passionate about the subject matter at hand. If you think you fit the bill, we want to hear from you. We are looking for writers, as well as editors.

Drop us an email at gigs[at]gearlive.com, and provide three sample posts written in the Gear Live style. These need to be original and timely, not something you wrote for the school paper a few years back. Also let us know why we should pick you, and what you can commit to. This is a paid gig, so bring your A-game.


Fox Picks Up New Tina Fey Series

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Comedy, Prime Time, FOX, Announcements, News,

Tina FeyGood news comes for those still mourning the end of 30 Rock: Tina Fey's latest comedy project has been scooped up by Fox!

After having been fought over by several major television networks, the multicamera comedy series - a straight-to-series order hailing from Universal Television - ended up at Fox.

30 Rock alum Matt Hubbard is set to write the untitled series - which takes place at a women's college that begins to allow men to attend for the first time - as well as joining other 30 Rock alums Fey, Robert Carlock, and David Miner as executive producers. Fey is not expected to star in the series.

The upcoming series joins The Mindy Project and Andy Samberg's Brooklyn Nine-Nine as Universal Television-produced shows airing on Fox.

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Alan Ball Penning a New Series

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Drama, Prime Time, Announcements, Gossip,

Alan BallWhile some True Blood fans are mourning the loss of creator/showrunner Alan Ball, they shouldn't be too sad, considering the Oscar-winning writer is moving on to develop a brand new series (which is undoubtedly due to be just as addictive as his previous shows).

"I have a series idea that I'm working on and writing on spec and have two screenplays I'm trying to put together and I'm working on another one and then I have another one that's halfway finished... [The show] is unlike either Six Feet Under or True Blood; it's very different. I'd definitely say it's a drama but it's too early to talk about."

Ball didn't share much else about his new project, but he was happy to speak about handing over the reigns of showrunning and returning to his writing roots.

Speaking at a premiere party for True Blood's upcoming season six, Ball reflected on his departure from running a major TV show to his humble habit: "I'm just writing for the love of writing, getting back to what it used to be with just me and the computer."

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Want To Write for Gear Live? Here’s Your Chance!

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Announcements,

Gear Live

Okay, we get it. You read Gear Live daily, and constantly say to yourself “I could so have written that story better.” Okay hot shot, now’s your chance. Gear Live is looking to bring in a couple more writers who know their stuff as it pertains to gadgets, video games, and social networks (like Twitter and Facebook.) You need not be a professional journalist to apply, but you should be able to write like one. What do we mean? Well, for starters, you have to have a strong command of the written English language. You also need to be passionate about the subject matter at hand. If you think you fit the bill, we want to hear from you. We are looking for writers, as well as editors.

Drop us an email at gigs[at]gearlive.com, and provide three sample posts written in the Gear Live style. These need to be original and timely, not something you wrote for the school paper a few years back. Also let us know why we should pick you, and what you can commit to. This is a paid gig, so bring your A-game.


Isla Fisher Working on Thriller Script

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Thrillers, Celeb News, Scripts,

Isla FisherIsla Fisher is writing a thriller with her mum.

The Great Gatsby star has admitted if she hadn't become an actress, she would have become a full time writer and after mastering the art of performing, she's now ready to try her luck at a screenplay.

The 37-year-old star has teamed up with her mother, Elspeth Reid - who helped her publish two teen novels, Bewitched and Seduced by Fame when she was 18 years old - to create a film, which she claims has been challenging, but amusing.

"My mum and I have actually been writing a script for a thriller together. It's really fun. She doesn't understand the rules of screenwriting, so I'm often like, 'What?! Mum, you can't kill off the protagonist on page 10!' She breaks all the rules, which makes it original at least. We've had a scream doing it," she said.


Matt Smith Leaving ‘Doctor Who’

Matt Smith as 'Doctor Who'After four years of playing the eleventh regeneration of the world's favorite (and currently only) Time Lord, Matt Smith has announced that he'll be hanging up his bow tie at the end of the year.

The youngest actor to take on the title role of Doctor Who, Smith released a touching statement today regarding his departure: "Doctor Who has been the most brilliant experience for me as an actor and a bloke, and that largely is down to the cast, crew and fans of the show... The fans of Doctor Who around the world are unlike any other; they dress up, shout louder, know more about the history of the show (and speculate more about the future of the show) in a way that I've never seen before."

Smith will appear in the upcoming, highly-anticipated 50th anniversary episode of the show, as well as the Christmas special, where his character will regenerate and pass the Doctor Who torch to someone else.

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