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Fun In Casting: Lindsay Lohan In “Superman”? Blake Lively As Young Carrie Bradshaw?

Lindsay Lohan may be out as Linda Lovelace, but the word on the street is that she’s been having an awful lot of conversations with the makers of the new “Superman” reboot, starring Henry Cavill. Apparently, Lindsay is in talks for a role. It’s been confirmed that there will be no Lois Lane this time around, which has me thinking maybe LiLo is being considered to play Lana Lang, Clark Kent’s first love. After all, Lindsay does have the right initials for the franchise. [TMZ]

And another interesting casting rumor circulating this morning—could Blake Lively be tapped to play young Carrie Bradshaw? Keep reading »

James Franco To Play The Wizard. You Know, The Wizard Of Oz.

I have a theory that James Franco must have found a genie in a bottle at some point during his life, and wished to have 48 hours in a single day while the rest of us only get 24. Not only is the dude gearing up to host the Oscars, working on a zillion graduate degrees, directing movie versions of William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying and Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian, starring in a Linda Lovelace biopic and heading to Broadway—but as of this morning, he has also been tapped to play the Wizard in “Oz, The Great and Powerful.” The film is a “Wizard of Oz” prequel that tells the story of how the dude ended up in a hot air balloon to Oz, later standing behind a curtain in the Emerald City. Apparently, he was a con man who had the hots for Glinda, the good witch. Keep reading »

Russell Brand Says Jennifer Garner’s Lips Are Made Of Red Velvet Cake

“She’s like a fairy princess. There’s a brand of red velvet cake—her mouth is made of that. She smashes you in the mouth [in] those kissing scenes. If I was Ben Affleck, man, I’d be pissed off.”

Russell Brand dishes on making out with his “Arthur” co-star, Jennifer Garner. Hey, we bet this might piss of Katy Perry, too. And I wouldn’t know which side to place bets on in a Katy v. Jennifer fight. [NextMovie.com] Keep reading »

Kristen Bell In A New Showtime Series, Joseph Gordon-Levitt In “The Dark Knight Rises”

Oh, Hollywood. Even as it’s sleeting and grey-as-can-be outside, you have brought some news that makes it seem as if it were a bright sunshiny day. First, I am very excited to hear that Kristen Bell, who I adored on “Veronica Mars,” may be headed back to the small screen in the Showtime series, “House of Lies,” which has been greenlighted for a pilot. Kristen will co-star with Don Cheadle in the series about two competing corporate management consulting firms as Ivy league grad, Jeannie Van Der Hooven. Hello, Serena Van Der Woodsen. [TV Squad]

Also exciting: Joseph Gordon-Levitt is in talks for a role in “The Dark Knight Rises.” Keep reading »

Could James Franco Be The First Oscar Host To Also Win?

James Franco is getting way into the singing and dancing required for his Oscar co-hosting duties on February 27th. “This weekend we did shoot some of the pre-tape sections. Anne Hathaway and I did some dancing, some choreographed dancing, and I recorded some vocal tracks,” he said. “I had a great coach. He pulled it out of me. It really makes me want to do a musical on Broadway.” James is also excited that he’ll be able to bring his Grandma, of Funny or Die fame, to the soiree. “That’s one of the nice things about being the host is you get to invite a bunch of people,” he said. “So [my family is] all coming. Grandma is coming and she might just be on camera.” [OK Magazine]

Which brings us to an important question: while James is hosting, he’s also nominated for Best Actor in “127 Hours.” Has an Oscar host ever won a little golden guy? Keep reading »

“Bridesmaids”: Cinematical Genius Or Pink Fluff?

A while back, I remember asking myself, “Could Judd Apatow curate a group of women the same way he works magic with his usual guys? Or is his humor purely dude-like?” Well, it appears that he is now taking a stab at a female-focused movie, “Bridesmaids.” At first, I was a bit appalled that the female Apatow movie would, of course, be about a woman going crazy over her wedding. But now that I’m reading more about it, I’m thinking it will be much, much, much better than a “Bride Wars” redux. The movie is written by Kristen Wiig, which already makes it that much cooler. And it stars Kristen alongside Maya Rudolph, Melissa McCarthy, Ellie Kemper, and Rose Byrne—all ladies I love.

UPDATE: Post now includes the movie’s trailer, after the jump… Keep reading »

Catherine Hardwicke Was Told She Couldn’t Direct “The Fighter” Because She’s A Woman

“I couldn’t get an interview even though my last movie made $400 million. I was told it had to be directed by a man — am I crazy? []The Fighter‘] is about action, it’s about boxing, so a man has to direct it. … But they let a man direct ‘Sex and the City’ or any girly movie you’ve ever heard of.”

— “Twilight” director Catherine Hardwicke exposes sexism in Hollywood against female directors and this notion that they can only direct certain types of films. The directorial job on “The Fighter” went to David O. Russell and Hardwicke agreed he did a good job. But it’s complete BS, as she said, that she was told “The Fighter” had to be directed by a man. Keep reading »

Trailer Park: “The Mechanic,” “Kaboom,” “From Prada To Nada”

I’m not gonna lie to you guys—this week’s movie offerings are slender. But maybe that’s a good thing since you probably need time to catch up on all the Oscar contenders anyway. Still—if you like hitmen, exorcisms, college hookups, or shopping malls, you might find something to your taste arriving in theaters this weekend. The details after the jump. Keep reading »

Kristen Stewart As Snow White? A Detailed Comparison.

“Snow White and the Huntsman” is already highly anticipated, even though it hasn’t even started filming yet. That’s because Charlize Theron will reportedly be playing the Evil Queen and Viggo Mortensen will most likely be playing the hunter she charges with killing Snow White, but who can’t do it and instead becomes her mentor. Now the movie’s stock is about to rise even higher—Kristen Stewart is reportedly in talks to play Snow White. This is a change, as the producers had said they wanted to go with an unknown.

So how will K-Stew do as Snow White? After the jump, a side-by-side comparison of the two ladies. Keep reading »

Leighton Meester Went Method For Her Role In “The Roommate”

“She worked with psychologists; she really studied the illness of the character, so much that at times on set I was a little concerned whether or not she was there because she scared me so much! The look in her eye was so surreal. I was in awe at how much she committed to it. … People on set would mistake her for being sort of antisocial. She would isolate herself from everyone.”

Minka Kelly talks about how Leighton Meester, her co-star in “The Roommate,” absorbed into her stalkery role in the movie. See what Leighton had to say after the jump. Keep reading »

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