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Jim Parsons is getting his elf on. “The Big Bang Theory” star has been cast in the title voice role in NBC's upcoming special “Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas.” See photos: 10 Biggest Christmas Day Box Office Openers (Photos) Parsons will voice the part of Buddy in the hour-long, stop-motion animated special, which is based on the 2003 movie “Elf” and the Broadway show “Elf: The Musical.” The special will air Dec. 16 at 8 p.m. Also read: The Most and Least Liked Fall TV Actors: Jim Parsons, Eric Stonestreet to Chris Pratt, Dylan McDermott In the NBC show, Santa narrates the story of Buddy's travels to New. »
- Tim Kenneally
In the latest Movie Newsgasm, Owen Rhys has a look at director James Gunn’s tease of Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones) finally being confirmed to play Aquaman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and beyond, Ray Fisher getting his own Cyborg DC solo movie, and James Cameron’s thoughts on Arnold Schwarzenegger reprising his famous role in Terminator: Genisys!
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Guardians of the Galaxy 2…
…the first film saw Gunn directing a cast that included Chris Pratt (The Lego Movie) as Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana (Star Trek Into Darkness) as Gamora, Dave Bautista (Riddick) as Drax the Destroyer, Bradley Cooper (American Hustle) as Rocket Raccoon, »
- Oliver Davis
Ever since the release of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol. 1, fans have asked how to own a cassette tape version of the soundtrack like the one rocked by Star-Lord in the hit film, and now's your chance. You can get a copy at participating record stores on Friday, November 28 in celebration of Record Store Day!
In Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) cruises the galaxy while listening to the tunes on a tape labeled "Awesome Mix Vol. 1," filled with his mom's favorite songs. The film's soundtrack, Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol. 1, featured these hits from Star-Lord's personal collection, including numbers from David Bowie, The Runaways, and Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell.
Head on over to RecordStoreDay.com to find a participating record store near you and pick up your copy on Friday, November 28! Plus you can still pick up a vinyl edition »
A few weeks ago, Mondo announced they were releasing the year's best soundtrack, Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1, on vinyl, which was all well and good. Everybody loves vinyl. And yet I would have been slightly more impressed if it were being released on audio cassette since that's what Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) has in the movie. Of course, it's a lot to ask a boutique operation like to manufacture cassette tapes. It seemed like it an Awesome Mix tape would be a pipe dream. Sometimes dreams come true. A Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 cassette tape will be released as a promotional item as part of Record Store Day's Black Friday event on November 28th. Yes, cassettes, especially when compared to vinyl, CDs, or mp3s, have awful audio quality, but this is really more of a collector's item than anything else (seriously, do »
- Matt Goldberg
With the recent news that Awesome Mix Vol. 1 would be released on special edition cassette next month and Guardians of the Galaxy becoming the third highest grossing Marvel movie (as well as the highest grossing domestic release of 2014), it must be pretty good to be James Gunn right now.
But how is he celebrating the success? By writing the sequel…
“I spent all day on August 1st, the day the first movie was released, writing Guardians 2,” he told Variety. “I was so excited about it and I was finally able to let go of the last one and begin the second one. I always saw this as a universe, not just as one story.”
He also gave a scoop on what we can expect from Guardians of the Galaxy 2, “It’s going to be a really surprising open. What happens is all the characters are killed in the first 10 minutes, »
- Luke Owen
We all have that bad hair day, but Khloe Kardashian's hair has a life of its own.
Khloe Kardashian works out in style, a new hair style that is!
Recently, Khloe stepped out in cornrows on the way to the gym, and now she’s working out in long braids.
Got it in early today with @gunnarfitness
A video posted by Khloé (@khloekardashian) on Oct 10, 2014 at 9:28am Pdt
The 30-year-old is no stranger to mixing up her hair and so, in order to fully appreciate Khloe's various 'dos, we're ranking them from worst to best.
Pics: Bruce Jenner's 11 Most Important Haircuts
9. Her long may be good for boxing but given that we know her hair's full-potential, they just don't do her justice.
Who doesn't love an early morning bathroom selfie?!?
A photo posted by Khloé (@khloekardashian) on Oct 10, 2014 at 7:29am Pdt
8. But the cornrows weren't particularly her best look ever either, so maybe she »
Marvel and Hollywood Records have announced plans to release the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack on cassette tape.
Awesome Mix Vol.1 - containing songs on Peter Quill's (Chris Pratt) Walkman - spent two weeks at the top of the Us Billboard 200 chart, and is the 10th biggest-selling album of 2014.
The album has previously been available digitally, on CD, vinyl and as a Deluxe Edition.
A limited edition cassette tape version - as seen in the film - will be released on November 17, and will be available only to independent retailers partnered with Record Store Day.
It is Disney's first audio cassette since 2003, and will only be available until December 31, or until stocks last. It will also come with retro mixtape cover art, with song titles written in pen.
Guardians of the Galaxy will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on December 9.
Listen to the soundtrack below:
It has become a common theme with some movies to release a soundtrack on vinyl as a collector’s item, but Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy (now their third biggest grossing movie) is set to release theirs on cassette.
In the movie, Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) listens to a cassette named Awesome Mix Volume 1 throughout the movie, which will soon be yours to own. It will be the first cassette produced and released by Disney since 2003.
Here’s the track listing:
2. Raspberries – “Go All the Way”
3. Norman Greenbaum – “Spirit in the Sky”
4. David Bowie – “Moonage Daydream”
5. Elvin Bishop – “Fooled Around and Fell in Love”
6. 10cc – “I’m Not in Love”
7. Jackson 5 – “I Want You Back”
8. Redbone – “Come and Get Your Love”
9. The Runaways – “Cherry Bomb”
10. Rupert Holmes – “Escape (the Pina Colada Song)”
11. The Five Stairsteps – “O-o-h Child”
- Luke Owen
First up he confirmed that all five of the main characters will be back with actors Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel all slated to return. Joining them will be a number of unspecified characters from the first movie and a few new characters as well, and Gunn says "fans may see the team adding members."
In terms of writing the sequel, Gunn says: "I spent all day on Aug. 1, the day the first movie was released, writing Guardians. I was so excited about it and I was finally able to let go of the last one and begin the second one. I always saw this as a universe, not just as one story."
The director teased alternate version of »
- Garth Franklin
A week before Guardians of the Galaxy opened in theaters, en route to becoming the biggest movie of 2014 so far with over $372 million, writer-director James Gunn signed on to write and direct Guardians of the Galaxy 2. The filmmaker teased new details about the sequel, including the possibility of new characters, during Variety's Entertainment and Technology Summit, where he joked about how the sequel will open.
"It's going to be a really surprising open. What happens is all the characters are killed in the first 10 minutes. In really horribly brutal fashion."
While there isn't a direct quote from James Gunn, the director does tease "fans may see the team adding members."
The writer-director confirmed that all five of the main characters, played by Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel, will be back, along with a number of unspecified characters from the first movie and a few new characters as well. »
MGM has picked up a pitch from writer-director Steve Pink for the police comedy Cop Swap, after a bidding war broke out over the project this weekend.
Steve Pink is writing the script with his partner Jeff Morris, which is based on an actual international exchange program where cops from all over the world come to America. The story focuses on a black sheep Lapd cop, who is assigned to babysit a group of international cops, all of whom are misfits back home, and are undergoing a one-year internship. They all stumble upon a major crime being committed. The script deal is said to be mid six-figures against low seven-figures, which will be even higher when factoring in Steve Pink's fee as a director.
Every studio in town was interested in this pitch, but Deadline reports the pitches were sent out to just two studios per day, with Fox »
"Hot Tub Time Machine" writer-director Steve Pink is slated to co-write and direct the polic comedy "Cop Swap" for MGM. The studio picked up the project after a bidding war broke out over the weekend for it.
Pink and Jeff Morris are penning the script which deals with an actual international exchange program where cops from all over the world come to America.
In the story a L.A.P.D. cop who doesn't fit in with his colleagues is assigned to babysit a group of international cops undergoing a one-year internship, a group full of officers considered misfits by their departments back home. They soon stumble upon a major crime.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
“It’s going to be a really surprising open. What happens is all the characters are killed in the first 10 minutes,” Gunn joked. “In really horribly brutal fashion.”
Jokes aside, Gunn confirmed that all five original Guardians will be back, along with unspecified other characters from the first film, and that fans may see the team adding members. Gunn also said the new film will uncover some secrets posed in the first.
“I spent all day on Aug. 1, the day the first movie was released, writing ‘Guardians 2,'” Gunn said. “I was so excited about it and I was finally able to let go of the last one and begin the second one. I always saw this as a universe, not just as one story.”
He also »
- Kevin Noonan
Marvel Studios’ space opera Guardians of the Galaxy continues to do well in China, and has now become Marvel’s third highest-grossing film behind The Avengers and Iron Man 3, surpassing this year’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier at the worldwide box office.
Guardians has now grossed $733 million worldwide, placing it in fourth place at the 2014 box office, behind X-Men: Days of Future Past, Maleficent and Transformers: Age of Extinction. It definitely stands a chance now of passing both Days of Future Past and Maleficent, which have grossed $746M and $757M domestically.
So much for the titular group of outlaws-turned-heroes being a “risky” bet for the studio, eh?
Guardians of the Galaxy sees Gunn directing a cast that includes Chris Pratt (The Lego Movie) as Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana (Star Trek Into Darkness) as Gamora, Dave Bautista (Riddick) as Drax the Destroyer, Bradley Cooper (American Hustle) as Rocket Raccoon, Vin Diesel (Fast & Furious 6) as Groot, »
- James Garcia
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Stars: They’re just like you and me. They go to the beach, they order pizza on Fridays, and — you know — get 10 plastic surgery procedures in one day. Ok, maybe that last one isn’t so relatable, but it’s definitely worth talking about.
One major difference between celebrities and us earthlings is that Hollywood’s finest can completely transform their looks at the drop of a hat. Or better yet, with a needle full of Botox. Let’s take a look.
Now, it’s not just plastic surgery that reinvents celebrities’ bodies. Some stars like Jennifer Hudson transformed through diet and exercise. On the flip side, Star Jones lost a staggering 160 pounds after a gastric bypass surgery. And who can deny the drab-to-fab power of a new hairdo (and nose-job)? NeNe Leakes certainly can’t.
These star transformations are about to rock your world. Take a look at the gallery, »
- Christopher Rosa
After a handful of episodes featuring new cast members, characters and digital shorts, plus hosts including Chris Pratt, Sarah Silverman and former "SNL" star Bill Hader, we’re here at the first break of the fortieth season of “Saturday Night Live.” But that’s no reason to not talk about the show! Here are five pros and five cons about the program thus far this Fall: »
- Ryan McGee
After salvaging a summer full of box office flops, Marvel's Phase Two adventure Guardians of the Galaxy has passed the $700 million milestone at the global box office to become the true winner of the season.
Guardians of the Galaxy opened with a record debut in China last weekend, taking in an October-best $29.3 million, which helped put the superhero ensemble at $705.1 million worldwide ($326.7 million domestic, $378.4 million international). The opening weekend tally in China was the third biggest ever in the country, following Iron Man 3 and Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Guardians of the Galaxy is just the fourth Marvel movie to crack $700 million worldwide, following this year's Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Iron Man 3 and Marvel's The Avengers. It is also the first Marvel adventure to crack that milestone as the first movie in a series, which doesn't feature previously-established characters.
Guardians of the Galaxy has earned the most internationally in the U. »
In the wake of its debut last weekend in China, where it bowed to $29.8 million, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy on Wednesday crossed the $700 million mark worldwide. The pic has collected $326.7 million domestically and $378.4 million overseas for a global cume of $705.1 million, and it currently ranks as 2014’s sixth top-grossing film worldwide. Guardians, starring Chris Pratt, is the third Walt Disney Studios release of 2014 to pass the $700 million mark and the sixth in the last 18 months. It’s also the fourth Marvel film to reach that threshold, after
- Gregg Kilday
Thanks to its strong performance in China, Marvel’s space opera Guardians of the Galaxy has now passed the $700 million mark at the global box-office, with the Phase Two film currently just shy of The Amazing Spider-Man 2’s haul of $707.9 million with $705.1 million to date. It looks certain now that Guardians will overtake Spider-Man and fellow McU release Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($713.9 million), while X-Men: Days of Future Past’s $747.9 million is still a possibility. Either way it’s a superb result for Marvel and its “risky” little-known property…
Guardians of the Galaxy sees Gunn directing a cast that includes Chris Pratt (The Lego Movie) as Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana (Star Trek Into Darkness) as Gamora, Dave Bautista (Riddick) as Drax the Destroyer, Bradley Cooper (American Hustle) as Rocket Raccoon, Vin Diesel (Fast & Furious 6) as Groot, Benicio Del Toro (Sin City) as The Collector, Lee Pace (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug »
- Gary Collinson
Amy Poehler on the effects of cocaine and ecstasy.
The chapter, aptly titled "Obligatory Drug Stories" (via The Mirror), offers this candid confession: "I tried cocaine, which I instantly loved but eventually hated. Cocaine is terrific if you want to hang out with people you don't know very well and play ping-pong all night. It's bad for almost everything else … The day after cocaine is rough."
She also recalls taking ecstasy at a memorable Ucb (comedy group United Citizens Brigade) New Year's Eve party.
The crowd "danced and drank water and loved each other," she remembers »
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