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Madonna Casts Vera Farmiga And Abbie Cornish In Her New Flick

Madonna‘s first attempt at directing a movie—”Filth and Wisdom,” the story of a Ukranian musician making ends meet as a dominatrix—didn’t go over so hot. It got meh reviews at the Berlin Film Festival, and only got a limited release, though it was available OnDemand. But that won’t stop the Material Girl from trying again. She is set to direct a new movie, “W.E.,” a historical drama about King Edward VIII, who gave up the throne to propose to married American socialite Wallis Simpson. While Madonna had considered playing the role of Wallis herself, earlier this week, it was announced that Vera Farmiga of “Up In The Air” would bring said socialite to life. “[Madonna] approached me,” said Vera. “We sat for a cup of tea and again for a cup of tea. Hopefully, it will all come together.” [Ace Showbiz]

And now, Abbie Cornish has apparently also signed on for the film, too. Keep reading »

OK, Now We’re Excited For “Eat Pray Love,” Starring Julia Roberts

Check out the first trailer for “Eat Pray Love,” based on Elizabeth Gilbert‘s book. While I usually dislike movies made from books, I must admit: I think it looks pretty darn good. The cast includes plenty of eye candy (James Franco, Javier Bardem, Billy Crudup), and this could be one of Julia Roberts‘ best roles. (I also appreciated hearing Florence & the Machine’s song “Dog Days Are Over” in the background.) Keep reading »

Who Knew: The Cutthroat World Of $200 Denim


Making jeans is a sketchy business according to a new online documentary called “Dirty Denim.” Meet Chip of Chip & Pepper, a Budweiser-guzzling Cali dude who explains that the industry is “hard-core, dude. You’re on kill kill kill mode.” Why so? Apparently jeans designers are backstabbing d-bags who steal each other’s samples, spy on their competitors to copy their washes, and blackmail the workers in the manufacturing plants, all to make sure their however-many-hundred-dollar jeans are the “it pants” of the season. Dude. [NY Mag]

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And The Oscar For Best Hair Goes To …

Has your hair dresser been knighted by the Queen of England? No? Well, how embarrassing for both of you. Vidal Sassoon, founder of the legendary eponymous teaching institute and, some would argue, the modern haircut, is a knight. He also survived being an orphan in London and a stint in the Israeli army to go on to be one of the most famous names in the history of hair. The story of his life and career is currently being turned into a film that will debut at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival because, let’s face it, his life story could kick your stylists’ life story’s arse. At any rate, we have a feeling it’s going to filled with some pretty covetable ‘dos. [ELLE UK] Keep reading »

Quickies: Sydney Pollack And Aretha Franklin’s “Amazing Grace” & Next Year’s Oscar Host Revealed?

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Coming To A Theater Near You: The Bible, In 3D

After “Avatar” and “Alice in Wonderland,” we can be pretty sure that 3-D movies are here to stay. One that’s now in the works: “In the Beginning,” which will basically be a live-action telling of the book of Genesis. I’m wondering if the snake in the Garden of Eden will pop out and appear to be slithering around the audience’s head? Anyway, New York Magazine reports that David Cunningham will be directing the flick, which is strange because he only has one movie under his belt and it was a true stinker—hardly work that warrants being trusted with a $30-million epic. But they’ve figured out why he might have been chosen—he is the son of Loren Cunningham, who founded Youth With a Mission, which has 16,000 missionaries across the globe and trains another 25,000 a year. Perhaps they’ll be using this network to promote the flick? Apparently, there are lots of religious movies in the works, after the success of “The Passion of the Christ.” But will religious folks enjoy the good book in 3-D form? [NYMag.com] Keep reading »

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