Jeff Probst directing feature film
January 11th, 2012
03:18 PM ET

Jeff Probst directing feature film

Jeff Probst is looking for a few good men and women - not to compete on “Survivor," but to star in a film he’s directing.

The reality TV show host is currently casting for a movie called "Kiss Me," a feature film he plans to begin shooting in Los Angeles next month. He’s already lined up John Corbett (“Sex and the City”, “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”) to play one role, and 20-year-old Irish actress Sarah Bolger (“In America”) to play the lead.

The film is described as a coming of age story that follows a girl “through the physical and emotional growing pains of her teen years.”

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Tickets to 'Dark Knight Rises' already selling out
January 11th, 2012
01:57 PM ET

Tickets to 'Dark Knight Rises' already selling out

"The Dark Knight Rises" won't open until July 20, but tickets for a midnight showing are not only on sale - some of them have already been bought out completely.

Entertainment Weekly reports that anxious fans can purchase admission to "The Dark Knight Rises" midnight opening on July 19 in IMAX theaters in San Francisco and Los Angeles using movie ticket e-retailer Fandango.

Unfortunately for those living in the Big Apple, it is already sold out of New York midnight IMAX showings.

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Filed under: movies • The Dark Knight Rises
Dog replaces Kim K. in Skechers commercial
January 11th, 2012
12:42 PM ET

Dog replaces Kim K. in Skechers commercial

We know Kim Kardashian can sell a product - she sells magazine covers like her life depends on it (and, well, we guess it sort of does) - but Skechers is opting for something a little different for this year's Super Bowl spot.

In 2011, the sneakers company had a saucy commercial that starred 31-year-old Kardashian in her Skechers Shape-Ups and little else.

But this year, Skechers is replacing Kardashian with a canine, USA Today reports. The French bulldog is seen in the clip racing in the brand's new GOrun shoes against a pack of greyhounds.

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Filed under: Celebrities • Kardashians
AMC has 'Goodfellas' series in development
January 11th, 2012
11:14 AM ET

AMC has 'Goodfellas' series in development

Fans of AMC's mob movie marathons can rejoice: The network has a TV version of "Goodfellas" in the works, Deadline Hollywood reports.

AMC is developing a series based on Martin Scorsese's classic "Goodfellas," with writer Nicholas Pileggi, who adapted the screenplay from his book "Wiseguy," on hand to co-write the TV adaptation. (Good sign, no?)

Along with fellow co-writer Jorge Zamacona, Pileggi and "Goodfellas" producer Irwin Winkler will executive produce the developing project.

Released in 1990, "Goodfellas" starred Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Ray Liotta, and focused on the rise and fall of mobster Henry Hill (Liotta) from 1955 to 1980. Nominated for six Oscars, including best picture, Pesci walked away with the Academy Award for best supporting actor.


Filed under: television
Blue Ivy gets gifts from friends of Jay-Z, Beyonce
January 11th, 2012
10:04 AM ET

Blue Ivy gets gifts from friends of Jay-Z, Beyonce

What do you buy for the baby whose parents have everything?

If you are Blue Ivy Carter, a.k.a. the newborn daughter of a superstar rapper and singer, not only are you liable to receive cool gifts, but they are probably going to come from some pretty high profile folks.

While her dad, Jay-Z, has already composed a song for (and featuring) her, the newborn also reportedly received some presents from some of her parents' celebrity friends. FULL POST

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Filed under: Beyonce • Celebrities • Jay-Z
'Napoleon Dynamite' cast gets animated on Fox
January 11th, 2012
09:35 AM ET

'Napoleon Dynamite' cast gets animated on Fox

When the low-budget comedy "Napoleon Dynamite" was released in 2004, few could have predicted it would end up as an animated series on Fox.

But then the movie became a bona fide phenomenon, and here we are, seven years later, with the show set to premiere on Sunday night after "The Simpsons."

"We’d always felt if we ever continued the adventures of Napoleon that we would do it in animated form just because it seemed like the film would translate well into animation," said the film's director (and show's executive producer) Jared Hess, when speaking to reporters last month. "It was a way that we could get inside Napoleon’s head as well, but we’ve just had a lot of fun re-exploring his world."

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