June 9th, 2010
06:55 PM ET

Les Grossman gets 'untitled' movie project

Hope you enjoyed Les Grossman’s production work on Sunday for the MTV Movie Awards - the foul-mouthed "producer" with a Ludacris soundtrack isn't going anywhere anytime soon.

Paramount and MTV Films announced Wednesday that they’re ready to give Grossman his very own untitled movie project to star in.

As the statement notes, this "announcement comes hot on the heels of Grossman's groundbreaking and visionary production of the soon-to-be-Emmy award-winning 2010 MTV Movie Awards." (We didn't know the Emmy's had an "outstanding use of excessive swearing" category.)

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June 9th, 2010
04:48 PM ET

Lea Michele may be the next 'Funny Girl'

"Glee’s" Rachel Berry might finally land her dream role – or at least the actress who plays her might.

Lea Michele is among the actresses being considered for the role of showgirl/comedienne Fanny Brice in the Broadway revival of "Funny Girl," the 1964 musical that made a then-21-year-old Barbra Streisand a star.

Michele, 23, seems a natural for the part – she’s already a Broadway vet, having headlined the hit "Spring Awakening," and has performed the "Funny Girl" showstopper “Don’t Rain on My Parade” on "Glee."

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June 9th, 2010
04:46 PM ET

'Indiana Jones and the Bermuda Triangle?' Not so much

About those rumors that the fifth "Indiana Jones" movie will revolve around Indy and his son investigating the Bermuda triangle: A representative for Lucasfilm says the story is "false."

Stuff.co.nz first reported that the movie would start shooting next year, quoting a "source" who said that the script for the movie - which would go "back to its roots" - was "almost there" and it would begin shooting next year.

Not that the idea of a fifth movie is out of the question: In February, Harrison Ford told the BBC, "Steven [Spielberg] and George [Lucas] and I are sort of agreed on a germ of an idea and we're seeing what comes of it."

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June 9th, 2010
03:39 PM ET

So many secrets on 'Pretty Little Liars' series premiere

“Pretty Little Liars” is like “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” - a group of best friends trying to make it through high school. Of course there are subtle differences between ABC Family’s new series and the 2005 flick: One of the girls goes missing and they don’t all share the same pair of pants, as far as we know.

The pilot episode of “Pretty Little Liars,” which is based off the books of the same name, begins on a dark and stormy night in a small town called Rosewood. Like all teenage girls, the five best friends - Aria, Hanna, Spencer, Emily and Alison - were spending the night drinking and sharing secrets in a barn. Upon waking up the next morning, Aria - played by Lucy Hale, who starred in CW’s “Privileged” (which in my opinion should still be on the air) - realizes Alison is nowhere to be found.

The girls went their separate ways after Alison’s disappearance, but one year later, each of them is brought back together again by some creeptastic messages.

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Filed under: television
June 9th, 2010
03:06 PM ET

Kanye West will return via BET Awards

An awards show appearance crippled Kanye West’s career. Can an awards show now help save it?

The beleaguered rapper is set to return to the public eye courtesy of the upcoming BET Awards ’10, a rep for the network told CNN.

“Guaranteed to be the biggest night in television, BET is proud to announce and welcome Kanye West to the stage; making this his first major awards show appearance since his appearance on the 2009 MTV VMAs,” a press release about the show says. “While West received much backlash and criticism following the VMAs, BET decided to give the multifaceted performer a spot in music history during its 10 year anniversary special.”

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June 9th, 2010
02:05 PM ET

Macchio had ‘mixed feelings’ about ‘Karate Kid’

Remakes don't always go over well with moviegoers, and this seems to be especially true when it's a franchise as beloved as "The Karate Kid."

Ralph Macchio, who played Daniel Larusso in "Karate Kid" parts I, II and III, admitted to Access Hollywood that he, too, was a little unsure of the reboot at first, which stars Will Smith’s son Jaden as the kid who picks up the martial art and Jackie Chan as the master who teaches him.

“It’s like mixed feelings,” he said before joking that “number one, you feel old when they’re remaking your stuff.”

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