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Moviegoers On Other Side Of Tracks

Forget all those expensive tracking studies and the forecasts of those know-it-all box-office gurus. Moviegoers simply didn't behave the way they were supposed to over the weekend. Cowboys & Aliens , which was expected to...

Photo Finish At Box Office

With Universal's Cowboys and Aliens coming in well below analysts' forecasts and Sony's The Smurfs coming in well above them, the result was a rare tie for first place -- at least so far as...

Captain America Triumphs Over Harry In America

Just as it had during another war with Great Britain -- one that no doubt cost far less than the current one -- America returned from crushing defeat last weekend to win the latest weekend...

Michael Jackson Tour Rehearsals Will Not Be Shown In Court

Jurors in the Michael Jackson manslaughter case will not be shown footage of the singer's final rehearsals for his 'This Is It' tour, a judge has ruled.Jackson's former physician Dr. Conrad Murray faces a charge...

Rhys Ifans Arrested At Comic Con

Rhys Ifans was arrested for allegedly pushing a female security guard at the Comic-Con International festival on Friday (22.07.11).The Welsh actor - who stars as villainous scientist The Lizard in upcoming superhero movie 'The Amazing...

Church Accuses Studio Of Infringing Its Logo

The million-member Church of God, based in Cleveland TN, has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit again Sony Pictures, IFC Films, Mandalay Pictures, and Comcast for using a "mirror version" of its logo in the movie...

Hallows First In Sales; Sixth In Attendance

It didn't come close to the $195 million that some of the wildest forecasts envisaged, but Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 did earn slightly more than Warner Bros.' Sunday estimate -- coming...

Warner Bros. Planning For Life After Deathly

Contrary to what Warner Bros. says in its current ads for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 , it all doesn't end with the release of the movie. The studio is busily engaged...

Transformers 3 Biggest Movie Of 2011

Transformers Dark of the Moon officially became the top movie at the box office this year when it earned an additional $47.1 million in its second weekend to bring its domestic total to $261.1 million....

Jessie J Gained Focus Through Illness

Jessie J's health problems gave her career perspective.The 'Price Tag' hitmaker - who was diagnosed with a heart defect as a child - suffered a minor stroke when she was 18 and says her time...

Justin Timberlake's Marathon Recording Sessions

Justin Timberlake spends "14 hours" at a time in the recording studio.The singer-and-actor penned some tracks with British star Jessie J and the 'Do It Like a Dude' hitmaker was astonished by his work ethic.She...

Transformers Sequel Lays Waste To Naysayers

Transformers Dark of the Moon brightened up the July 4th holiday weekend as it earned $97.8 million between Friday and Sunday and $115.9 million over the four-day holiday. It represented the biggest opening for a...

Denzel Washington To Take Lead On The American Can?

Denzel Washington is being lined up for the lead role in Will Smith's Hurricane Katrina drama.Will had originally planned to take on the lead role in 'The American Can' - which has been in development...

Things Brighten Up For Spider-man Turn Off The Dark

Theater critics may be losing their influence on Broadway the way movie critics have elsewhere. The musical Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark, which might have considered going dark following mostly negative reviews for its "official"...

Cars 2 Drives Overall Box Office To Victory

With the top two films raking in far more than even the most optimistic forecasters had envisaged, the box office resumed its summer march forward, erasing a little more of the shortfall from 2010. After...

Emma Thompson To Write Annie

Emma Thompson has been approached to write the script for a remake of 'Annie' starring Willow Smith. The British actress - who wrote the screenplays for 'Sense and Sensibility' and 'Nanny McPhee' - is in...

Michael Jackson To Get Motorbike Memorial

A customised Michael Jackson motorcycle will be driven through his final resting place tomorrow (25.06.10) to mark the second anniversary of his death.The vehicle - which is emblazoned with images of the singer, who died...

Midnight In Paris Could Eclipse Woody Allen's Previous Films

Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris is on track this week to surpass his two biggest domestic moneymakers, Match Point and Vicky Cristina Barcelona and appears likely to become his greatest success ever if it surpasses...

Spider-man Producer Laura Ziskin Dead At 61

Spider-Man and Pretty Woman producer Laura Ziskin has lost a seven-year battle against breast cancer. A founder of the advocacy group Stand Up 2 Cancer (SU2C), Ziskin, who was 61, had helped raise millions of...

Reese Witherspoon To Ask Who Invited Her?

Reese Witherspoon is set to produce and star in 'Who Invited Her?'.The 'Water For Elephants' actress will play a woman who insists on joining up with a bachelor party in the wedding-themed film, which is...

Angelina Jolie To Return For Salt 2?

Angelina Jolie is set to reprise her role as Evelyn Salt for 'Salt 2'.The Oscar-winning actress is in talks to play the CIA agent again in the much speculated sequel after Sony Pictures commissioned writer...

Paul Greengrass To Join A Captain's Duty?

Paul Greengrass is in talks to direct pirate movie 'A Captain's Duty'. The 'Green Zone' filmmaker would work with Tom Hanks on the real-life project about merchant-vessel sailor Richard Phillips, who was taken hostage by...

More Heady Results For The Hangover Ii

Chalk up another record for The Hangover Part II fastest comedy to gross $200 million worldwide. While the final domestic tally came in slightly below studio estimates, the foreign total came in somewhat above. Warner...

Prolific Songwriter Jessie J

Jessie J once wrote 150 songs in two years. The 'Do it Like a Dude' hitmaker has a prolific output as a songwriter, but that doesn't mean her path to the top has been easy...

Adele Overwhelmed By Beyonce Praise

Adele "collapsed" after being praised by Beyonce Knowles.The 22-year-old singer is a huge fan of the '(Rule The World) Girls' hitmaker and was overwhelmed be he encounter, which she described as the "highlight" of her...

Adele Named Most Powerful In British Music

Adele has been named the most powerful person in the British music industry. The Music Power 100 poll by the Guardian newspaper saw the singer - who has topped the UK album charts for 16...

Why Even 2d Movies May Now Seem Darker

With the proliferation of digital 3D projection systems throughout the U.S., some theater owners are leaving the special polarizing devices, nearly all of them made by Sony, on the lenses of their projectors even when...

Bridesmaids What A Reception!

If executives at one studio were wringing their hands over the failure of Pirates of the Caribbean On Stranger Tides to crack the $100-million mark, executives at another were no doubt pumping them in the...

Bridesmaids Surprises At Box Office

Lightning struck for a second weekend in a row as Thor easily held on to its top position at the box office with $34.7 million, bringing its total after ten days to $119.5 million. But...

Dish To Bring New Movies To Your Tv

Theater owners have been demanding to know how successful DirecTV has been in renting video-on-demand movies for $30 while they are still in theaters. So far, neither the movie studios nor DirectTV is saying, but...

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