July 16th, 2010
02:59 PM ET

Picture this: Taylor Lautner as Wolverine?

“Twilight” heartthrob Taylor Lautner makes a fine wolf, but could he play a Wolverine?

The upcoming “X-Men: First Class” chronicles the teen years of many of the Marvel Comics team’s most popular heroes, and while Hugh Jackman believes 18-year-old Lautner could be a good choice to portray a younger version of his razor-sharp character, he does have some concerns.

“My only question is, can he grow mutton chops?” 41-year-old Jackman joked to E! Online about the smooth-skinned actor, who has not been cast in the movie.

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July 16th, 2010
02:49 PM ET

The Dream attempted suicide over break-up

The Dream says despair over his failing marriage to singer Christina Milian led him to attempt suicide.

In an open letter on his official website, the super producer/singer addresses his split with his wife – months after the birth of their daughter – following publication of photos of him romping at the beach with another woman.

“I would love to tell the truth as to why my relationship wasn't successful, but today that is between me and Christina,” he writes on his site. “It's easy to say that it’s because of another woman or a new relationship but truthfully, IT’S NOT.”

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July 16th, 2010
01:49 PM ET

'West Wing' creator takes on John Edwards

With "Charlie Wilson's War" and "The West Wing" among his writing credits, Aaron Sorkin is no stranger to political drama.

Now he'll make his feature directorial debut with a movie about former presidential candidate John Edwards and his affair with mistress Rielle Hunter.

The writer/producer has acquired the rights to Andrew Young's book, "The Politician: An Insider's Account of John Edwards's Pursuit of the Presidency and the Scandal That Brought Him Down," CNN confirmed.

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July 16th, 2010
01:25 PM ET

Joaquin Phoenix unveils 'Lost Year'

After being missing in action from movie theaters since announcing his retirement in 2008, Joaquin Phoenix is about to come back in a very big way.

"I'm Still Here: The Lost Year of Joaquin Phoenix," directed by the star's brother-in-law Casey Affleck, 34, will arrive in theaters September 10.

Hopefully we'll get to find out exactly what went down during the time Phoenix quit acting to pursue a career as a rap star. Because that awkward Letterman appearance, in which the 35-year-old gave the talk-show host the silent treatment? Apparently, that was just the tip of the craziness iceberg.

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July 16th, 2010
12:02 PM ET

Ryan Reynolds suits up for 'Green Lantern'

If the casting mill rumors are true, Bradley Cooper and Jared Leto might become green with envy when they see the cover of the new Entertainment Weekly. The magazine has the first shot of buff actor Ryan Reynolds in costume as the Green Lantern, a role for which both Cooper and Leto were reportedly considered.

Based on the popular DC comic book, the movie stars 33-year-old Reynolds as Hal Jordan, a pilot who receives a mysterious ring from a dying alien. The bauble's glowing green energy gives him superpowers that include the ability to conjure up objects and also to fly - something that didn't come easy for Reynolds.

"The first time you do it," the actor told EW, "you're seriously considering an adult diaper."

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July 16th, 2010
11:59 AM ET

LeAnn Rimes couldn't quit Twitter for long

Looks like LeAnn Rimes is suffering from separation anxiety.

Eight days after announcing she was quitting Twitter because of harsh comments from fans, the country singer has come back for more.

“Hi twitter land! Missing u all and thought I'd just say hello!” she tweeted yesterday. “I have so many darling fans and want you all to know how much u r appreciated.”

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