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Box Office Breakdown: ‘Wolf’ Is No Match for ‘The Hobbit’

Despite the formidable opponent Scorsese's Oscar buzz-generating The Wolf of Wall Street appeared, it did not have enough pull to say The Lord of the Rings fans who flocked for the third consecutive week to see The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug remain at number one. The sequel to last year's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey earned $29.8 million this week, while Frozen was bumped up one spot from last week to number two with …

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Kristin Davis Wants ‘Sex and the City 3’

Kristin Davis is hoping for Sex and the City 3. The 48-year-old actress - who played Charlotte Yorke in the hit films and long-running HBO series - has hinted that a third movie could be on the cards as there have been multiple discussions, but nothing has been agreed yet. "I'm going to have a little talk with [co-star] Cynthia [Nixon] the next time I see her! I don't think [a third film] is a pipe …

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Saoirse Ronan Disappointed After ‘The Hobbit’

Saoirse Ronan felt "really disappointed" to turn down a role in The Hobbit. The 19-year-old actress was rumored to be starring in the three part fantasy adventure, directed by Peter Jackson - whom she had previously worked with on The Lovely Bones - but decided it would be better to focus on other projects. "There was talks about me playing the wood elf Itaril but I had to turn it down. I was really disappointed …

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Quote of the Day: Why Viggo Mortensen Wasn’t in ‘The Hobbit’

"Before they started shooting, back in 2008, one of the producers did ask if I would be interested. I said, 'You do know, don't you, that Aragorn isn't in The Hobbit? That there is a 60-year gap between the books?'" - Lord of the Rings actor Viggo Mortensen shares why he wasn't in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (in which LOTR castmates Ian McKellen and Elijah Wood appeared). (Make sure to check out other notable …

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Melissa McCarthy Fires Extra for Mistreating Child

Melissa McCarthy allegedly fired an extra from her new comedy for mistreating her own child. The Bridesmaids star - who has two children, Vivian, six, and Georgette, three, with her husband Ben Falcone - reportedly had the woman, believed to be in her twenties, removed from of the set of Tammy in Wilmington, North Carolina on Monday, after she "harshly jerked" her young child, who had accompanied her to the set. A source told gossip …

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Jim Carrey’s Tough Movie Diet

Jim Carrey hated dieting for his new movie. The 51-year-old actor shows off his svelte physique in The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, but admitted it was tough to get in shape to play street magician Steve Gray and he was thrilled to be able to cut back on exercising after filming ended and regain the weight he lost. "It's not a happy place to be. I'm back now. I've got Mr. Cuddly back and we're happy. …

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Ian McKellen Ceased Elijah’s Punk Music on ‘The Hobbit’ Set

Ian McKellen made a deal with Elijah Wood to stop him playing punk rock songs when they were filming The Hobbit. The 73-year-old screen legend wasn't a fan of the 31-year-old actor's choice of music when they were in the make-up trailer together, so had to find a compromise which worked for them both. "We brokered a deal, where he could have 15 minutes of music, then I could have 15 minutes of no music," …

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Stephen Colbert to Make Hobbit Cameo

Political satirist and funnyman Stephen Colbert will be appearing in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit. The confirmation comes after Colbert had hinted at the cameo in Playboy's upcoming November issue: "Peter Jackson invited me to the set last year... I flew out and watched them shoot some scenes and went to some locations. I saw a 25-minute cut, and it was amazing. Jackson knows I'm a big fan of the films." When asked whether or not …

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Malin Akerman Was Nervous About Working with Tom Cruise

Malin Akerman was star-struck when she met Tom Cruise. The 34-year-old actress couldn't believe it when she was cast alongside the Hollywood legend for Rock of Ages and was nervous about meeting him for the first time but she quickly struck up a bond with Tom. "I still get excited by working with big names. You have that initial moment of, 'Oh my goodness, I'm going to work with Tom Cruise!' And then you meet …

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Box Office Breakdown: Brave Dethrones Madagascar 3

Although movie-goers have been kind to Madagascar 3 for the past couple weeks, it didn't quite stand a chance against the newcomer Pixar/Disney film Brave, which secured Pixar's 13th first place debut with $66.7 million. The third Madagascar film secured its second place spot with $20.2 million while the period horror film Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter debuted at number three with $16.5 million. Coming in fourth place is Prometheus with $10 million while Rock of …

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