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The star-studded cast of “The Great Gatsby” has arrived in Sydney, Australia to start production on Baz Luhrmann’s 3-D vision of the American classic, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The cast of the anticipated adaptation includes Leonardo DiCaprio (as Jay Gatsby), Tobey Maguire (as Nick Carraway), Carey Mulligan (as Daisy Buchanan), and Isla Fisher (as Myrtle Wilson), among other talent. The movie began production on Monday.
The adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long Island-set novel has a $126 million dollar budget. Filming will take place over 17 weeks, with over 400 cast and crew working on the movie. Another 30 weeks will be spent on post-production.
Beatlemania never really dies, does it?
The Beatles album “1,” a collection of the Fab Four’s No. 1 hits that spent eight weeks as the nation’s No. 1 album in 2000 – and was the top-selling CD of the 2000-09 – premiered on iTunes Tuesday.
You won’t need eight days a week to predict where it debuted. Yep, in the top spot.
A Mos Def by any other name will of course still be as fresh, and the 37-year-old rapper/actor has decided to switch it up.
Born Dante Terrell Smith, the Brooklyn MC revealed to MTV's Sucker Free at last weekend's "Rock the Bells" that he's planning to put the name Mos Def out to pasture, and instead go by "Yasiin."
"I'm retiring the Mos Def name after 2011," he told MTV. "I didn't want to have to deal with having any moniker or any separation between the self that I see [and what people refer to me as]."
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that the coveted, highly anticipated host of the 2012 Oscars will be comedian and actor Eddie Murphy. Now this is not an easy gig.
Last year, the Academy tried to make the telecast more youthful by having young Hollywood superstars Anne Hathaway and James Franco co-host – a decision critics bashed after the show fell flat and Franco seemed to show a lack of interest in his hosting gig.
Now the Academy is putting its faith in Eddie Murphy, who also follows in the footsteps of past comedian/entertainer hosts like Bob Hope, Whoopi Goldberg and Steve Martin.
CNN's Anderson Cooper is debuting his new daytime talk show on Monday, September 12 and he's announced his first guests.
Cooper will sit down for an exclusive interview with the parents and boyfriend of Grammy winner Amy Winehouse, who was found dead at the age of 27 in her North London home this past July.
Mitch and Janis Winehouse will discuss their daughter’s very public battle with substance abuse and how they have been coping since her death. FULL POST
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