Baz Luhrmann considering 3-D 'Great Gatsby'
January 10th, 2011
06:56 PM ET

Baz Luhrmann considering 3-D 'Great Gatsby'

The fascination with 3-D continues as Baz Luhrmann considers using the technology to update a classic.

The famed director told The Hollywood Reporter that he has workshopped his upcoming project "The Great Gatsby" in the format, but has yet to decide if he will film it in 3-D. He made the comments during a panel discussion held at last week's Consumer Electronics Show where he joined fellow directors Oliver Stone and Michael Mann in discussing the advantages of the Blu-ray format.

“The power of Blu-ray is so great, you have to be a bit conscious about misusing it,” Luhrmann said.

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Celebrities react to Arizona shooting
January 10th, 2011
06:53 PM ET

Celebrities react to Arizona shooting

The tragic shooting that killed six people and injured 14 others at a political meet-and-greet in Tucson, Arizona, on Saturday is sending shockwaves throughout Hollywood, as well as the rest of the country.

In fact, two celebrities have connections to victims of the gunfire. A rep for Gwyneth Paltrow confirms to CNN that the "Country Strong" star is a distant cousin of the critically wounded Arizona congresswoman, Gabrielle Giffords.

“Although I have never had the pleasure of meeting congresswoman Giffords, my thoughts and prayers are with her and her family as well as the other victims of this horrible act of senseless violence,” Paltrow tells CNN in a statement.

"One Tree Hill" actress Sophia Bush tweeted that she is related to Christina Green, the 9-year-old who was killed in the rampage. (Alleged shooter Jared Lee Loughner, 22, is due in court today at 2 p.m. MT/4 p.m. ET, according to prosecutors.)

"She was my 2nd cousin... Devastating..." Bush wrote yesterday, later adding, "If you know anyone who is struggling, please reach out to them. No one should feel so alone that they resort to senseless violence..."

'Glee' not doing Justin Bieber tribute episode
January 10th, 2011
05:35 PM ET

'Glee' not doing Justin Bieber tribute episode

Justin Bieber fans are probably singing the blues now that "Glee" creator Ryan Murphy has denied rumors of an upcoming Bieber-based episode.

TVLine recently reported that the hit Fox series had planned to do a tribute to the teen idol on its February 15 show, with the cast singing several of the pop star's songs. But Murphy tells the Hollywood Reporter it just isn't so.

"'Glee' is NOT doing a Justin Bieber tribute episode," he says. "We are doing an episode where Sam [Chord Overstreet] sings a Bieber song to win Quinn [Dianna Agron] back ... and copies his hairstyle, etc."

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Ryan Seacrest debuts leaked Britney Spears song
January 10th, 2011
04:52 PM ET

Ryan Seacrest debuts leaked Britney Spears song

Her new single doesn't go on sale until midnight, but you can catch the new Britney Spears track early.

Radio/ "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest debuted the leaked song on his syndicated show Monday.  The track, titled "Hold It Against Me," is scheduled to go into wide released simultaneously on the radio and the iTunes U.S. store at 12 a.m. on Tuesday. Fans will be able to buy the single exclusively on iTunes until January 18.

According to MTV, Spears music has a bit of a history of debuting before its scheduled debut. The site says Spears made headlines last year when a demo of her performing the hit Lady Gaga song "Telephone" made its way to the Internet. Likewise, "Womanizer" was briefly leaked on a Nashville radio station and fans got sneak listens of "Circus" and "If You Seek Amy" from Spears last album of original material, Circus, which was released in 2008. FULL POST


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'Wonder Woman' TV series put on hold
January 10th, 2011
04:03 PM ET

'Wonder Woman' TV series put on hold

It seems Wonder Woman isn't so invincible after all: Plans for a revamped TV series starring the iconic superhero have been put on hold.

As Marquee previously reported, "Ally McBeal" creator David E. Kelley and DC Comics had been hoping to reboot the Wonder Woman franchise ever since the popular '70s TV show starring Lynda Carter went off the air.

According to Deadline.com, Kelley completed a pilot script and shopped it around to networks last week. Fox didn't find it a good fit, while ABC is said to have passed because the network is run by Disney, which owns DC rival Marvel Comics. ABC already has several Marvel projects in development, including a "Hulk" series.

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Shania Twain not comfortable singing anymore
January 10th, 2011
03:16 PM ET

Shania Twain not comfortable singing anymore

When Shania Twain discovered two years ago that her husband, Robert Lange, was leaving her for her close friend, she felt like she had lost a piece of herself.

“I really lost my sense of trust, compassion, honesty,” Twain told The Toronto Sun. “I have lost my ability to express myself and my ability to sing... for some reason, I'm not comfortable singing in front of people anymore.”

Twain said she was feeling a huge amount of stress from her career before the split. “I felt the pressure to be better and better all the time. It just affected me. I was slowly losing my voice and slowly losing my confidence.”
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