DreamWorks starting its own WikiLeaks file
March 3rd, 2011
11:17 AM ET

DreamWorks starting its own WikiLeaks file

Could DreamWorks have the next "Social Network" on its hands? The critically acclaimed film, after all, was based on the history-as-it-happens book by Ben Mezrich, "The Accidental Billionaires."

Reps for DreamWorks confirmed that the studio has purchased the film rights to two books: “Inside WikiLeaks: My Time with Julian Assange at the World's Most Dangerous Website,” by former WikiLeaks exec Daniel Domscheit-Berg, and “WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange's War on Secrecy,” by David Leigh and Luke Harding of the UK's Guardian newspaper.

But this doesn't mean you'll see a WikiLeaks movie any time soon, from DreamWorks or anyone else. Spokesperson Chip Sullivan says the studio is “nurturing” the WikiLeaks material and will decide what to do with it. Sullivan added, “There are still chapters to be written in this story, and while it continues to evolve, so will our development of the film.”

So no director, writers or producers are on board yet, let alone any actors cast... which gives us plenty of time to speculate who should play the controversial site's mastermind, the gray-eyed, white-haired Assange? Bill Hader's done a nice job on "Saturday Night Live" – who else might you cast?

Beyonce on babies and butter pecan ice cream
March 3rd, 2011
11:07 AM ET

Beyonce on babies and butter pecan ice cream

She may be one of Hollywood's sexiest stars, but Beyonce admits that looking good doesn't always come easy.

"I love my butter pecan ice cream, but I also love to work out," she explains in the new issue of Cosmopolitan U.K. "We all have our issues. Mine is arms and legs, keeping them tight and toned. It takes work, believe me."

And the superstar enjoys showing off the results for hubby Jay-Z. "I love a pair of high, sexy stilettos with a beautiful dress," she says. "You can be beautiful but if you’re not secure in yourself, you don’t come across as sexy."

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Kids take Lil' Wayne to task for rap lyrics
March 3rd, 2011
11:06 AM ET

Kids take Lil' Wayne to task for rap lyrics

Out of the mouths of babes.

A group of 9- and 10-year-old girls have released a song they're calling an open letter to rapper Lil' Wayne, denouncing his lyrics as being misogynistic.

The group, Watoto From The Nile, take the rapper to task for "calling women out of their name" and offer lyrics aimed at producing more positive music.

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Christina Aguilera to coach 'The Voice'
March 3rd, 2011
10:41 AM ET

Christina Aguilera to coach 'The Voice'

After making headlines for her recent arrest, Christina Aguilera is back in the news for her arresting vocals. The Grammy-winning star has just landed a gig as a coach on NBC's upcoming singing competition, "The Voice."

As Marquee previously reported, "The Voice" is based on a Dutch reality series in which four celebrity coaches sit with their backs to contestants during auditions and blindly select those they want to take on as students. Each coach builds a team and brings in personal producers and songwriters to help their students evolve before pitting them against each other.

"I am so excited to be part of such a wonderful project that celebrates music and the talent behind it," says Aguilera, who joins fellow coaches Cee Lo Green and Maroon 5's Adam Levine. "To be given the opportunity to help shape new artists' careers and mentor them to see their dreams come to fruition is a task I welcome with open arms."

Adds executive producer Mark Burnett, "Christina has a perfect voice and is an undeniable force in the music business. She is the epitome of 'The Voice.'"

"The Voice" premieres on NBC on April 26.

Lea Thompson: Sheen's tweets are better than reality TV
March 3rd, 2011
09:49 AM ET

Lea Thompson: Sheen's tweets are better than reality TV

At the red carpet premiere for the new '80s comedy "Take Me Home Tonight," actress Lea Thompson said if she could bring back one thing from that decade, it would be a certain co-star.

"Bring that Charlie Sheen back," she tells CNN of her cast mate in 1984's "Red Dawn." "Actually, in my opinion, there’s not that much difference—he was pretty nutty back then, in a wonderful way."

Though Thompson believes Sheen is smart, funny and talented, she is fascinated by some of the troubled ex-"Two and a Half Men" star's recent tweets. "My daughter was following that yesterday," she says of his Twitter updates. "It’s better than any reality TV."

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