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12 items from 2010

Confirmed: Chris Zylka Cast as Flash Thompson in ‘Spider-Man’

9 December 2010 4:00 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

The Wrap [1] confirms out earlier November 22nd 2010 rumor report that actor Chris Zylka had been cast in Marc Webb's Spider-Man reboot as Flash Thompson. Previously: Eugene is better known to comic book fans as Flash Thompson, a character created by writer Stan Lee and artist Steve Ditko, first appearing in Amazing Fantasy #15 published in August 1962. According to wikipedia, the character is "a star high school football player and classmate of Peter Parker (secretly the superhero Spider-Man) who mercilessly bullies "Puny Parker." On the other hand, Flash greatly admires Spider-Man, an irony in which Parker takes some gratification. After graduation, Flash joins the United States Army and is haunted by his combat experiences, leading to alcoholism. Later on in the series, Flash and Peter become friends." Zylka joins a cast which includes Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker and Spider-Man (well, a couple stuntmen and many computers will also be Spider-Man »

- Peter Sciretta

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‘Spider-Man’ Began Shooting on Monday; Cinematographer Praises New Red Epic Series Cameras

7 December 2010 3:45 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

We knew that Marc Webb's new version of Spider-Man (or, more formally, the Untitled Spider-Man Reboot) for Sony was planning to shoot in early December. And now look, it's early December and there's a post from the film's cinematographer, John Schwartzman, trumpeting about the first day of shooting with Red's new Epic line cameras. (The same tech that will be used [1] for The Hobbit.) Expect to see some set photos soon -- it's virtually impossible to keep a set fully locked down in this era -- but for now you can read the bulk of Mr. Scwartzman's comments after the break. This post appeared on the Red user forums. (via ComingSoon [2]) A summation of his comments might be "the Red Epic is awesome!" as Mr. Schwartzman praises the high imaging resolution, light weight and flexibility. Today was Epic, Monday December 6 marks the first day the Red Epic camera was »

- Russ Fischer

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First Look: Emma Stone Goes Blonde for Spider-man

5 December 2010 10:20 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

As you know by now, Superbad, The House Bunny, and Zombieland star Emma Stone will be playing Gwen Stacy in the Marc Webb-directed 3D reboot of Spider-Man. Although she's known as a redhead, her natural hair color is blonde. We haven't seen much of that on the big screen. This week they were doing costume tests on the comic book adaptation and Stone was seen sporting her new blonde hairdo on the red carpet at Trevor Live at the Hollywood Palladium on Sunday. Hit the jump to see what the actress might look like in Spider-Man. Gwen Stacy from the comic books: Here is a photo from JustJared [1]: [2] About Stone's casting in the film, director Marc Webb has been previously quoted as saying: “The chemistry between Andrew and Emma was stunning and made Emma the clear choice. At the heart of the story of Peter Parker is not only the amazing Spider-Man, »

- Peter Sciretta

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‘Spider-Man’ Casting: Peter Parker’s Parents and A Second Villain

3 December 2010 1:01 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

HeatVision [1] has learned that Campbell Scott (Roger Dodger, The Spanish Prisoner) has signed on, and Irrfan Khan (Slumdog Millionaire, The Darjeeling Limited), Annie Parisse (Rubicon, National Treasure) and Julianne Nicholson (Kinsey, Little Black Book) are in talks to join the cast of Marc Webb's 3D Spider-Man reboot. Find out which character they will play, after the jump. Scott and Nicholson will play Parker’s parents, Richard and Mary Parker, who leave their son an orphan. As you might recall, Parker's uncle Ben and Aunt May become his parental guardians. Its not clear if they will appear in flashbacks or a prologue, but I wouldn't expect them to have a big role in the film. We previously learned that Columbia Pictures were casting a young actor to play the boy-age Peter Parker, so one could assume the parents are to be used in those scenes (sequences). Khan will play Van Atter, »

- Peter Sciretta

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Seven-Day Summary: 'Megamind' Drops But Stops 'Unstoppable'

19 November 2010 12:49 PM, PST | Box Office Mojo | See recent news »

Despite an abnormally large week-to-week decline, Megamind managed to hold off Unstoppable to top the box office for the second straight week. The week's other new releases, Skyline and Morning Glory, had middling grosses, while holdover Due Date plummeted. Overall box office was down around 14 percent from last year, when 2012 led with a massive $81.7 million. Megamind earned $33.6 million to bring its 14-day total to $93.3 million. Its 44 percent second-week drop was steeper than that of any other DreamWorks Animation movie besides the Madagascar movies. Its total wasn't so hot, either: it's noticeably behind Despicable Me ($137.6 million), Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa ($121.5 million), Monsters Vs. Aliens ($118.4 million) and How to Train Your Dragon ($108.5 million) through the same point.Unstoppable cruised in to second place with $28.9 million in its first week. While the gross was off from The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 ($32 million), it was about even with Man on Fire ($29.2 million »

- Ray Subers <>

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'Megamind' Stays on Track, 'Unstoppable' Holds the Denzel Washington Line

14 November 2010 11:36 AM, PST | Box Office Mojo | See recent news »

Unstoppable didn't come on like a freight train, allowing Megamind to lead the weekend by default, while Skyline and Morning Glory had modest showings. Overall business was off 11 percent from the same weekend last year when 2012 arrived. Megamind drew an estimated $30.1 million on approximately 7,300 screens at 3,949 locations, 64 percent of its business coming from its 3D illusion presentations. The animated comedy was down 35 percent, which, on the surface, sounds good, but the drop was average at best for the genre and time of year (note that it will likely nosedive when Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 opens). For instance, The Incredibles dipped 29 percent on the same weekend in 2004, and it was performing at much higher levels. Megamind's tally stands at $89.8 million in ten days, trailing Despicable Me and Monsters Vs. Aliens through the same point as well as How to Train Your Dragon by a narrow margin. Unstoppable mustered »

- Brandon Gray <>

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“The Social Network” cast at the Hollywood Awards Gala

4 November 2010 10:49 AM, PDT | | See recent news » The Cast of David Fincher’s “The Social Network,” which include Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Armie Hammer, Max Minghella, Josh Pence, Brenda Song, Rashida Jones, Douglas Urbanski and Rooney Mara, were recognized at the Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony with the “Hollywood Ensemble Acting Award.”

About Jesse Eisenberg

Trained in theater and film, Jesse Eisenberg (Mark Zuckerberg) made his feature film debut in the 2002 independent film “Rodger Dodger,” in which he starred opposite Campbell Scott and for which he was nominated for a Gotham Award.

For his performance in “The Squid and the Whale” opposite Laura Linney and Jeff Daniels, Eisenberg received nominations for an Independent Spirit Award and a Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor.

In 2009, he starred in “Adventureland” for director Greg Mottola and in “Zombieland” for director Ruben Fleischer. For these films, he was nominated for a BAFTA Award. Eisenberg has »

- Linny Lum

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Streep, Bullock, and Oprah to Star in Michael Patrick King’s Latest

22 October 2010 6:46 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Michael Patrick King, the writer/director/producer behind many episodes of Sex & The City (as well as its spin-off movies), is known for infusing projects with sex, shopping, sassy dialogue and outspoken female characters. For years, he was a key player in the Satc phenomenon that spurred a change in how female characters were written, and spawned countless conversations that included declarations like, “You’re such a Carrie!”

However, King and the franchise he’s best known for took a palpable hit this year when critics and fans alike shunned Carrie and the gang’s vacuous and gaudy sequel, Sex and the City 2. So, I have to admit, I’m surprised by Deadline’s report that Meryl Streep, Sandra Bullock, and Oprah Winfrey are attached to King’s latest effort, an untitled comedy backed by Universal. These women are each icons of modern ladyhood in America. Bullock is America’s sweetheart, »

- Kristy Puchko

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The cast of “The Social Network” to be honored at Hollywood Awards Gala

19 October 2010 4:57 PM, PDT | | See recent news » The 14th Annual Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Awards, presented by Starz, are pleased to announce that the Cast of David Fincher’s “The Social Network,” Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Armie Hammer, Max Minghella, Josh Pence, Brenda Song, Rashida Jones, Douglas Urbanski and Rooney Mara, will be recognized at the Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony with the “Hollywood Ensemble Acting Award.”

Previously announced honorees for this year’s Hollywood Awards Gala include: Sean Penn for the “Humanitarian Award”; Sylvester Stallone for the “Career Achievement Award”; Annette Bening for the “Actress Award”; Robert Duvall for the “Actor Award”; Helena Bonham Carter for the “Supporting Actress Award”; Sam Rockwell for the “Supporting Actor Award”; Zach Galifianakis for the “Comedy Actor Award”; Andrew Garfield for the “Breakthrough Actor Award”; Mia Wasikowska for the “Breakthrough Actress Award”; Jennifer Lawrence for the “New Hollywood Award”; Morgan Freeman and Lori McCreary for the »

- Linny Lum

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Is Kim Kardashian Really Going Out With Taylor Lautner’s Look-a-Like, Micahel Copon?

7 October 2010 2:36 PM, PDT | HollywoodLife | See recent HollywoodLife news »

Rumors floating around suggest that this former Power Ranger has won over the heart of Hollywood’s hottest single lady!

When Kim Kardashian recently moved to New York City, not only did she get a new doorman, the 29-year-old allegedly got a new beau, too!

The Huffington Post reports the reality TV vixen has been dating former blue Power Ranger, Michael Copon. For a girl who said she’s open and willing to start dating again, she sure knows how to go rummage through her Little Black Book.

The former One Tree Hill star must have made a big impression on Kim, because now he’s back in the picture. Huffington Post sources say he will even be featured on Kim and Kourtney’s new show “Kourtney and Kim Take NYC.”

What you probably didn’t know is that Kim and Michael, 27, have already dated…or at least their characters did on TV! »

- Kirstin Benson

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Dave Annable eyes role in Anna Faris film

11 May 2010 5:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Dave Annable, who stars on ABC's "Brothers and Sisters," is in negotiations to join "What's Your Number?" the Anna Faris romantic comedy at New Regency.

Mark Mylod is directing "Number," which is being produced by Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson of Contrafilm.

"Number" centers on a woman (Faris) who treks through her sexual past to find Mr. Right, exploring the idea of sexual quotas and whether such numbers matter. Jennifer Crittenden and Gabrielle Allan wrote the script based on Karyn Bosnak's book.

Annable steps into the shoes initially worn by Matt Bomer, who dropped out because of a scheduling conflict with his hit USA show "White Collar." Annable will play Faris' dream guy.

Among the actors lined up as Faris' exes are Chris Evans, Zachary Quinto and Joel McHale.

Annable, repped by CAA and manager Sue Leibman, has been in working in TV for the several years, also starring in Fox's "Reunion" before "Brothers. »

- By Borys Kit

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14 January 2010 2:13 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Chicago – In our inaugural edition of Hookup: Music, we have two pairs of tickets up for grabs to see legendary songwriter Chip Taylor perform in Chicago!

Taylor, whose family experiences helped make him one of the most-heard songwriters of the past 50 years with “.Wild Thing.” and “.Angel of the Morning.,” will be performing with rising Americana artist Kendel Carson and Van Morrison.’s guitarist John Platania. Chip Taylor is Angelina Jolie’s uncle.

Chip Taylor has written music for “Taking Woodstock,” “Charlie Wilson’s War,” “The Office,” “Little Black Book,” “The Assassination of Richard Nixon,” “Shattered Glass,” “Charlie’s Angels,” “Girl, Interrupted,” “Inspector Gadget,” “Jerry Maguire,” “When We Were Kings,” “Major League II,” “Saved by the Bell,” “Encino Man,” “L.A. Story” and “Major League”.

To win your free pass to hear Chip Taylor play in Chicago courtesy of, just answer our question below and please include »

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