June 24th, 2010
10:58 PM ET

Will Gaga or President Obama have the most fans first?

There's a new race in town and it isn't for political office.

President Obama's Facebook page is running neck and neck with Lady Gaga's to become the first page (belonging to a living person) to reach 10 million fans.

Both have topped nine million so far and as of this writing are within 30,000 fans of each other. Surprisingly, Vin Diesel is close to nine million. The actor's popularity has been attributed to his frequent and very personal posts, something people don't necessarily expect from a celebrity.


June 24th, 2010
05:53 PM ET

Stallone set to make movie about John Gotti

Actor Sylvester Stallone is in talks with the late John Gotti’s son, “Junior” John Gotti, to make a movie about his father’s life as a mobster, CNN has confirmed.

Stallone himself would star as the "Teflon Don" in the film, which would tell the story of his life as the boss of the infamous Gambino Mafia family, as told through the memories of his son.

The elder Gotti was convicted for murder and racketeering in 1992 and died in June, 2002 at the age of 61.

According to TMZ, the project is far enough along in development that Stallone is ready to choose a screenwriter.

It's not Stallone's first time playing a mobster, but a previous attempt has probably been forgotten by most of today's moviegoers: 1991's "Oscar," a John Landis-directed comedy about a gangster, played by Stallone, trying to go straight.

Filed under: Celebrities • movies
June 24th, 2010
03:52 PM ET

Troll dolls get their own movie

Troll dolls may not be much to look at, but neither is Shrek the Ogre, and DreamWorks Animation has made major bank off his swampy story.

The studio has struck a deal with Dam Things - the company behind the Good Luck Trolls - to bring the squat, frizzy-haired, kinda creepy toys to the big screen.

THR reports that DreamWorks has hired brother and sister duo Adam Wilson and Melanie Wilson LaBracio to write the screenplay, and Dannie Festa will executive produce.

Filed under: movies
June 24th, 2010
03:50 PM ET

'The Game' star glad to be back to work

Pooch Hall would like to thank BET and fans for getting him his old job back.

“The Game” actor is in Miami to promote his new film “Stomp the Yard: Homecoming” at the American Black Film Festival, and he took a moment to tell CNN how excited he is that BET has resurrected the canceled CW show.

“What, ‘The Game’ is coming back,” joked Hall, who stars as football player Derwin Davis on the show. “No, seriously the fans really wanted the show to not end so I’m grateful to them and BET for bringing it back.”


June 24th, 2010
03:49 PM ET

R. Patz has got vampire in his blood

There’s a reason Robert Pattinson makes for such a great vampire, and it’s not just because he has a talent for making pasty look hot.

Family history experts at Ancestry.com have discovered that Pattinson is related to Vlad III Dracula.

Yes, our beloved teen heartthrob shares blood with Vlad the Impaler, the crazy Transylvanian ruler who is thought to be the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s “Dracula.”


June 24th, 2010
02:24 PM ET

Will Eminem take Drake's spot at the top of the charts?

One “Relapse” and a “Recovery” later, Eminem is poised to find himself at the top of the music charts.

While Drake’s “Thank Me Later” currently holds the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200, Eminem’s “Recovery” looks to dethrone the young star when sales numbers are released next week.

According to Billboard, “Recovery” (released on June 21) is expected to exceed 600,000 copies by the end of the week. Reports also suggest that “Recovery” could surpass the opening numbers of the legendary Detroit rapper’s mediocre last effort, “Relapse,” which moved 608,000 units.


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