'Great Gatsby' to get 3-D treatment
February 21st, 2011
12:10 PM ET

'Great Gatsby' to get 3-D treatment

Director Baz Luhrmann will take the Jazz Age into the modern age now that reports have been confirmed that he'll shoot his version of "The Great Gatsby" in 3-D.

As Marquee reported last month, Luhrmann said he had workshopped the project in 3-D but hadn't yet committed to using the technology. Now, a deal has been struck to shoot "Gatsby" in 3-D in Sydney, Australia, writes the Hollywood Reporter.

The film will star Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby, Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway and Carey Mulligan as shallow Daisy Buchanan. Mulligan is said to have beat out actresses Keira Knightley, Blake Lively and Scarlett Johansson for the coveted role.

Pre-production on Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby" is set to begin next month, with shooting slated to start in August.

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Oh my gravy! Some familiar faces on 'Amazing Race'
February 21st, 2011
11:15 AM ET

Oh my gravy! Some familiar faces on 'Amazing Race'

After much anticipation, Sunday night finally saw the premiere of "The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business." The cast is filled with fan favorites who all have something to prove after making mistakes in seasons past which got them eliminated from the race.

Yes, the Goths (a.k.a. the Pink and Black Attack) Kynt and Vyxsin were back, along with the Globetrotters Flight Time and Big Easy; "School of Rock" screenwriter Mike and his dad Mel; and oh my gravy, the most memorable of all, cowboys Jet and Cord (plus, of course, some others).

The race started right away with the first challenge: teams had to search through a Los Angeles field for paper airplanes bearing the name of the airline which would take them to their next destination (which they had to guess).

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Anna Nicole opera is 'trashy,' says Larry Birkhead
February 21st, 2011
11:07 AM ET

Anna Nicole opera is 'trashy,' says Larry Birkhead

A new Anna Nicole Smith opera has really hit a sour note with the late star's former boyfriend Larry Birkhead, who calls the show "trashy and tabloidy."

"Anna Nicole," currently playing to sold-out crowds at London's Royal Opera House, is billed as a "celebrity story of our times," according to the Hollywood Reporter, and includes sexual content, adult language and drug use.

Smith, who died of a prescription drug overdose in 2007, is portrayed in the show by soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek, who flashes her breasts and simulates explicit acts with a man in a wheelchair in some of the scenes.

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Lindsay Lohan close to landing post-rehab gig
February 21st, 2011
09:29 AM ET

Lindsay Lohan close to landing post-rehab gig

Proving that she means business, Lindsay Lohan has already lined up her first post-rehab acting gig. Radar Online reports that she's expected to star in the upcoming drama "Escaping the Game."

"It's about celebs who become very famous and can't take it," producer Nathan Folks tells Radar of the project, in which stars fake their deaths and begin life anew on a remote island.

According to Folks, Lohan will play an investigator who looks into their disappearances.

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