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The Actors Who Could Have Starred In Films, But Didn’t

26 July 2015 3:36 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Star Wars famously takes place a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, and this week we found out about a parallel universe of casting in the film series. Neil Calloway looks at the actors who didn’t star in films, but could have…

The news that Michael Jackson wanted to play Jar Jar Binks in the Star Wars prequels is bizarre, and I can’t quite decide whether he would have improved the character or completely ruined the franchise with his appearance. Perhaps the most interesting part is that Jackson wanted the character to be created with make up and prosthetics – he worked with make up genius Rick Baker on the video for Thriller – rather than the CGI preferred by Lucas. There are many, many issues with the Star Wars prequels, but one of them is the over reliance on computer effects on practical effects. So maybe »

- Neil Calloway

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Billy Bob Thornton: The Hollywood Flashback Interview

24 July 2015 5:11 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

I sat down with Oscar-winning screenwriter, actor, director and musician Billy Bob Thornton for Venice Magazine in October of 2001. He had a slate of very diverse projects he was promoting: his first solo music album, "Private Radio," as well as the films "Monster's Ball," "Bandits," and "The Man Who Wasn't There." My strongest memory is of Thornton's quiet intensity and an undercurrent of Southern affability, which came out once he decided you were okay. He seemed to feel that way about me after I shared with him my idolatry of legendary filmmaker Fred Zinnemann, something we shared. I also remember his unusual diet, when our lunch was served. Thornton got the biggest plate of sliced papaya I've seen to date, artfully presented. I got a seafood salad. He looked at my plate, smiled, and told me about the horrible shellfish allergy he'd been saddled with all his life, and how »

- The Hollywood Interview.com

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Demi Moore Bonds With Daughters in NYC After Pool Tragedy: Picture

24 July 2015 2:50 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Family time in NYC. Four days after a man was found dead in Demi Moore's Beverly Hills pool, the actress was spotted bonding with her kids on the East Coast. Moore, 52, was photographed keeping close to her daughters Scout, 24, and Tallulah Willis, 21 — two of her three children with ex-husband Bruce Willis — on Wednesday, July 22. She wore a colorful long-sleeve top, jean shorts, and black sunglasses. The Golden Globe-nominated star's eldest daughter, Rumer Willis, is currently rehearsing in the Big Apple for her [...] »

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Remembering the First and Only Arab World Movie Star Known Around the Globe

23 July 2015 9:10 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Omar Sharif in 'Doctor Zhivago.' Egyptian star Omar Sharif, 'The Karate Kid' producer Jerry Weintraub: Brief career recaps A little late in the game – and following the longish Theodore Bikel article posted yesterday – below are brief career recaps of a couple of film veterans who died in July 2015: actor Omar Sharif and producer Jerry Weintraub. A follow-up post will offer an overview of the career of peplum (sword-and-sandal movie) actor Jacques Sernas, whose passing earlier this month has been all but ignored by the myopic English-language media. Omar Sharif: Film career beginnings in North Africa The death of Egyptian film actor Omar Sharif at age 83 following a heart attack on July 10 would have been ignored by the English-language media (especially in the U.S.) as well had Sharif remained a star within the Arabic-speaking world. After all, an "international" star is only worth remembering »

- Andre Soares

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Earth 2.0 -- Nasa Discovers New Earth-Like Planet

23 July 2015 10:07 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Somebody go grab Bruce Willis and a spaceship, 'cause Nasa just discovered a new Earth-like planet that we might be able to live on after we ruin our current home base. Nasa's new discovery -- dubbed Kepler-452b -- was found in a “habitable zone” orbiting a sun-like star. It’s the first near Earth-size planet to be found in such conditions. Everyone cross your fingers cause there may be hope for the human race »

- TMZ Staff

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8 TV couples who should never have got together, from Moonlighting to Doctor Who

23 July 2015 1:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

There are certain pairings on TV that we like to categorise as 'Be Careful What You Wish For' couples. You know what we're talking about. Two characters have such undeniable, simmering romantic chemistry that everyone, from the fans to the writers to the actors, is rooting for them to get together and make it work.

Maybe the writers drag it out for a few seasons, playing on the will-they-won't-they tension, before finally biting the bullet and putting the couple together. And when they finally do... you wish they'd never gone there.

Below are eight TV couples we were convinced we needed to see hook up, until they did.

1. Ten & Rose (Doctor Who)

Shippers, hear us out. The dynamic between Christopher Eccleston's haunted Time Lord and Billie Piper's fun, fiery Rose was a winner - not so much Will They / Won't They as an Are They / Aren't They (in love, »

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‘Sharknado 4’ Announced: Director Anthony C. Ferrante Teases Details on Next Sequel

22 July 2015 8:30 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!” debuted Wednesday night on Syfy, but fans can already look forward to a fourth installment.

Sharknado 3″ ended with a cliffhanger that left April’s (Tara Reid) life in flux, before the scene cut to black with a message splashed across the screen, “You decide if #AprilLives or #AprilDies,” with the announcement that fans can vote on her fate and learn of the outcome in “Sharknado 4.” The surprise announcement continued, “We’re not done yet.”

Before the third TV movie premiered, director Anthony C. Ferrante told Variety that he is eager to create another sequel, so long the viewers keep tuning in.

“This one has to be successful, but as long as Syfy wants them, we’ll keep doing them,” Ferrante said. “It’s a summer event now. It’s like a blockbuster movie, but for free on the network. People have parties and even kids love it. »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Tyga Branded an "A--hole" With Face Paint on Going Under Movie Set With Bruce Willis: Photos

22 July 2015 3:50 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Kylie Jenner's boyfriend Tyga has been called many things, and now, on the set of his new film Going Under, the rapper has been publicly branded an "a--hole" for the world to see. Filming alongside Bruce Willis in Los Angeles on Tuesday, July 21, Tyga proudly wandered the film set with the adjective painted on his face. During his first day of filming the action comedy, the heavily tattooed rapper, 25, kept in character with the face paint and a paint-stained outfit of a T-shirt and jeans. [...] »

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Demi Moore in shock over pool death

20 July 2015 4:31 AM, PDT | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Demi Moore is ''in absolute shock'' after a man was found dead in her swimming pool. The 52-year-old actress - who has daughters Rumer, 26, Scout, 24, and 21-year-old Tallulah with ex-husband Bruce Willis - wasn't at home when the body of 21-year-old Edenilson Steven Valle was discovered at the bottom of her pool yesterday (19.07.15) following a party thrown by her caretaker but she has still been left devastated by the tragedy. She said in a statement: ''I am in absolute shock. I was out of the country traveling to meet my daughters for a birthday celebration when I got the devastating news. ''The loss of a child is an unthinkable tragedy and my heart goes out to this young man's family and friends. I ask that you please respect the privacy of all concerned during this sensitive time.'' According to TMZ, the man didn't know how to swim, and his »

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Parker Posey could reunite with Woody Allen for his next film

19 July 2015 7:48 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

It looks like Parker Posey will once again be teaming up with Woody Allen, as she's in final negotiations to appear in the filmmaker's next project.

The actress could feature alongside Blake Lively, Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg and Bruce Willis in the upcoming movie, reports Deadline.

No title or plot details have been released yet for Allen's next film, although it will be produced by Letty Aronson, Stephen Tenenbaum and Edward Walson.

Posey previously appeared in Allen's Irrational Man with Emma Stone and Joaquin Phoenix.

She is also known for roles in The House of Yes, Party Girl and Superman Returns.

Watch a trailer for Irrational Man below: »

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'Unbreakable 2' Has to Be a Very Different Movie Says Shyamalan

18 July 2015 11:38 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Once called the next Steven Spielberg, M. Night Shyamalan floated away on his hubris and drank his own Kool Aid. His first couple of movies are considered classics. The later half of his career has been riddled with one flop after the next. Now, he is poised for a comeback, with the indie horror movie The Visit. But as he sets out to launch this economic thriller that takes him back to his roots, the fan roar for a sequel to one of his earliest hits keeps growing louder day by day. We've heard murmurs that it could happen. And now, M. Night Shyamalan claims that an idea is indeed percolating. But Unbreakable 2 is not going to look, feel or sound like Unbreakable. The studio might not even touch it, as it doesn't really read as a sequel.

This sounds about right when looking at M. Night Shyamalan's career trajectory. »

- MovieWeb

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Parker Posey re-teams with Woody Allen on next film

17 July 2015 10:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

According to Deadline, actress Parker Posey, who co-stars in Woody Allen’s new film Irrational Man, is set to re-team with the director for his next project.

The legendary director’s as-yet-untitled film is due for release next year, and willsee Posey join an already stellar cast including Jesse Eisenberg (American Ultra), Kristen Stewart (Clouds of Sils Maria), Blake Lively (The Town) and Bruce Willis (Die Hard). No details have yet been revealed on the film, but it is set to be the director’s annual release for 2016.

Irrational Man, out yesterday in select Us cinemas, stars Posey alongside Joaquin Phoenix (Inherent Vice) and Emma Stone (Birdman).

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- Scott J. Davis

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Parker Posey Reteaming With Woody Allen On Next Film

17 July 2015 9:02 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

After taking on a key role in Irrational Man opposite Joaquin Phoenix and Emma Stone, Parker Posey is in final negotiations to reteam with Woody Allen for the veteran helmer’s next feature.

Posey will join a cast that already includes Blake Lively, Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg and Bruce Willis. As is typical for an Allen joint, casting has been under way for months, even with Irrational Man only opening in theaters this month.

The prolific director has been putting out a movie a year for some time now, and this next one doesn’t seem to be shaping up any differently. Letty Aronson, Stephen Tenenbaum and Edward Walson are all again involved as producers.

Allen has a history of teaming with the same actors for multiple projects after taking a shine to them. Alan Alda, Alec Baldwin, Blythe Danner, Judy Davis, Mia Farrow, Scarlett Johansson, Julie Kavner, Diane Keaton, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Parker Posey To Reteam With Woody Allen On Next Film

16 July 2015 7:27 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Parker Posey, who was part of Woody Allen’s last film Irrational Man, is in final negotiations to reteam with the filmmaker on his untitled next movie. She will join an ensemble that so far includes Blake Lively, Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg and Bruce Willis. As is with any Allen movie, there are no plot details, but the picture is being produced by Letty Aronson, Stephen Tenenbaum and Edward Walson, his usual collaborators. Allen has been casting the film… »

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Rumer Willis to Make Broadway Debut in ‘Chicago’

16 July 2015 11:17 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The name on everybody’s lips is gonna’ be Rumer Willis. Bruce Willis’ daughter is making her Broadway debut as Roxie Hart in “Chicago” for an eight-week limited run. The musical will play at the Ambassador Theatre in New York City from Aug. 18 until Oct. 11. Willis is the winner of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” Season 20. Her acting career began as a child starring opposite her mother Demi Moore in “Striptease” and “Now and Then.” Willis’ television credits include “Workaholics,” “Pretty Little Liars” and “Hawaii 5-0.” Her film credits include “House Bunny” and “Sorority Row.” She is also working on a debut album alongside. »

- Kathy Zerbib

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Rumer Willis Heading to Broadway to Play Chicago's Roxie Hart!

16 July 2015 9:23 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

The name on everybody's lips is gonna be Rumer! After her successful stint on Dancing With the Stars, Rumer Willis has found one huge next project.  The actress, whose parents are Demi Moore and Bruce Willis, took home the Mirrorball Trophy this past May with her partner Valentin Chmerkovskiy, and now, she will be fancy-footing all the way to Broadway. It was announced on Thursday, July 16, that Willis will be playing Roxie Hart in Broadway's Chicago.  The House Bunny star, 26, will make her debut in the [...] »

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Adam Goldberg Joins New Bruce Willis Action Comedy

14 July 2015 6:38 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

The present-day Bruce Willis trying his hand at blending comedy with other genres hasn’t really been working out as well as we might hope, but he’s keeping at it. And with an already impressive cast aboard, his new, untitled project has added Adam Goldberg, Ken Davitian, Victor Ortiz, Tyga and David Arquette. Mark and Robb Cullen, whose last attempt to blend Willis and wackiness was Cop Out (red flag? We’re going to call it more sort of maroon) are also directing this one, which had been filming under the title Going Under, but is now, according to Variety, without a name. Willis is playing an La gumshoe whose prized pet pooch Buddy is pet-napped by a notorious gang. He’ll have to do the gang’s bidding while they have the animal hostage, his life complicated further by two vengeful Samoan brothers and a loan shark’s henchmen. »

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Tyga, Adam Goldberg, Ken Davitian Join Bruce Willis Detective Comedy

14 July 2015 4:31 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Tyga, Adam Goldberg, Ken Davitian, David Arquette and Victor Ortiz are joining Bruce Willisuntitled action comedy, which is currently shooting in Los Angeles.

The cast already includes John Goodman, Jason Momoa, Famke Janssen, Stephanie Sigman, Thomas Middleditch, Adrian Martinez and Kal Penn.

Willis plays a Los Angeles-based private investigator whose professional and personal worlds collide after his pet dog Buddy is stolen by a notorious gang. He winds up doing the gang’s bidding, while being chased by two vengeful Samoan brothers and a loan shark’s goons.

Brothers Mark and Robb Cullen, who also wrote Willis’ “Cop Out,” are directing. Nicolas Chartier, Zev Foreman, Laura Ford and the Cullens are producing. Patrick Newall, Jonathan Deckter and Stephen Eads are executive producing.

Voltage began selling the project at Cannes.

Tyga is repped by Paradigm. Goldberg is repped by UTA. Davitian is repped by 369 Universal Artists. Arquette is repped by Apa. »

- Dave McNary

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Bruce Willis’ Detective Comedy Adds Four More

14 July 2015 4:07 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Tyga, Ken Davitian, David Arquette and Victor Ortiz are joining Voltage Pictures’ untitled detective comedy starring Bruce Willis. They round out a cast that already includes John Goodman, Jason Momoa, Famke Janssen, Stephanie Sigman, Thomas Middleditch, Adrian Martinez, Kal Penn and Adam Goldberg. Production began last month in Venice Beach on the pic, which stars Willis as a down but not out L.A. private investigator whose professional and personal worlds collide after… »

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Mel Gibson to serve as creative adviser on World War II film The Bombing

14 July 2015 12:50 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Variety is reporting that Mel Gibson has signed on to serve as a creative adviser on the upcoming big-budget Chinese World War II epic The Bombing, which is set to star Bruce Willis.

“Mel is interested in what happened during that period of time, and provided relevant suggestions on how to make the movie,” said Shi Jianxiang, founder and CEO of Kuailu, during a press conference announcing Gibson’s role. “He is very insightful.”

The Bombing revolves around Japan’s bombardment of the Chinese city of Chongqing, with Willis playing a United States Air Force pilot who volunteers to help defend the people of the city. The $65 million budgeted film is being directed by Xiao Feng (Hushed Roar), and also features Asian actors Song Seung-heon, Nicholas Tse, William Chen and Liu Ye.

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- Gary Collinson

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