'Point Break' gets an extreme sports remake
September 13th, 2011
01:44 PM ET

'Point Break' gets an extreme sports remake

Hollywood’s got remake fever, and the only cure is more remakes!

Surf thriller “Point Break” will get a modern update by Alcon and Warner Bros., much to fans’ chagrin. According to Deadline.com, the new version will be set in the world of extreme sports.

Kurt Wimmer (“Salt,” the upcoming “Total Recall” remake) has written the script for the new “Point Break,” and like Kathryn Bigelow’s 1991 original, this one involves an undercover FBI agent infiltrating a crime ring.

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Kournikova on 'Biggest Loser': I felt like a parent
September 13th, 2011
01:11 PM ET

Kournikova on 'Biggest Loser': I felt like a parent

When Anna Kournikova was announced as the newest trainer for NBC's "The Biggest Loser" back in May, some scoffed at the choice.

Although critics may have viewed the move as NBC's attempt to boost ratings by hiring a woman not known for helping people get healthy, Kournikova dismisses those who question her selection.

"I've always been criticized for being too beautiful, but I must have done something right," Kournikova said. "People have these preconceived notions about me, but I don't mind."

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Tyler Perry highest-paid man in showbiz
September 13th, 2011
12:23 PM ET

Tyler Perry highest-paid man in showbiz

Knowing the success of his "Madea" franchise alone, it's not too surprising that Tyler Perry tops Forbes’ “Entertainment’s Highest-Paid Men” list this year. According to Forbes, Perry pulled in $130 million in 12 months, beginning in May 2010.

TV shows “Meet the Browns” and “House of Payne” are huge moneymakers, as are Perry’s wildly popular movies. The actor/producer/director/screenwriter will star in the upcoming film adaptation of James Patterson’s Alex Cross detective novels.

Producer Jerry Bruckheimer earned his spot at No. 2 with some help from the fourth “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie, which raked in $1 billion globally. This pushed Bruckheimer’s yearly haul to $113 million.

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September 13th, 2011
11:50 AM ET

Remembering Tupac: 15 years since fatal shooting

On September 7, 1996, famed rapper Tupac Shakur was exiting a Mike Tyson fight in Las Vegas when he was shot multiple times by an assailant. The following week, on September 13, Tupac died at the age of 25.

It's been 15 years since but his murder still remains unsolved, landing the shooting of Tupac in Time magazine's Top 10 Unsolved Crimes, along with the still-unsolved murder of fellow rapper the Notorious B.I.G.

But thanks to his impact on the industry and the musical legacy he left behind - and, we suppose, the insistent meme that Tupac is alive, well and walking among us - Tupac's name is still often spotted in headlines.

One of his songs, "Changes," made its way to the Vatican's official MySpace playlist in 2009, the rights to a screenplay he penned while in jail were acquired in May, and a potential film about his life has been talked about for the past few years.

The superstar rapper may be gone, but he is clearly not forgotten.


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'SATC' prequel being developed by the CW
September 13th, 2011
10:45 AM ET

'SATC' prequel being developed by the CW

The rumored "Sex and the City" prequel series that was said to be landing on the CW is closer to becoming a reality.

According to Entertainment Weekly, the home of "Gossip Girl" is working out details to procure a script for another fashion-forward, NYC-based show. It'll be based on Candace Bushnell's "The Carrie Diaries," which told the story of infamous "SATC" character Carrie Bradshaw's senior year in a small, New England town during the '80s.

The show would stick to the story and focus on Bradshaw's high school years, EW reports, and the CW would be keeping it in the family on the production side - "Gossip Girl" team Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage are on board to oversee the concept if it finds its way to pilot and potentially series.

As suggested previously, former "SATC" writer Amy Harris - who's also writing for "GG" this season - would lend a hand with the project. It wouldn't simply be "SATC: The Younger Years" entirely, though: the characters from the HBO show, with the exception of Samantha Jones, aren't in the prequel.


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Lindsay Lohan: My sis is gorgeous, haters
September 13th, 2011
10:33 AM ET

Lindsay Lohan: My sis is gorgeous, haters

Photos of 17-year-old Aliana Lohan, little sister to Lindsay Lohan, popped up on the Web about a week ago but the saga surrounding them is still going strong.

Ali's mom, dad, sister and representative have all come to her defense after the Interwebs started to question that it was plastic surgery that caused the apparent change in her facial features. Yesterday, Ali's rep explained to CNN that "Aliana has never had any type of plastic surgery in her life, nor has she ever considered it."

The rep went on to say that it was a growth spurt, not surgery, that caused the difference in Ali's features, and Lindsay has once again taken to her Twitter account to stick up for her little sis.

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