Teen film star Dakota Fanning has confirmed that she is considering the role of Jane in the Twilight sequel "New Moon."
While the 14-year-old seasoned vet is making the rounds promoting her current film "Push" the vampire role has come up in conversation.
Of playing Jane, Fanning seems to be more than open to the opportunity as she told HitFix.com:
As the first two thirds of Slumdog Millionaire make clear, the slum-dwelling beggars of overcrowded Mumbai lead no easy life. But if violence, hunger, and substandard living conditions weren't already enough to contend with, the movie's ten Oscar nominations have them dealing with an additional scourge: pushy journalists who won't stop asking them what they think of Slumdog Millionaire.
Probably spurred by reports of protests and even a lawsuit stemming from purported offense over the movie's title, LA Times New Delhi correspondent Mark Magnier went looking for a Slumdogbacklash. He tracked down a few Indian academics who called the movie "a white man's imagined India" and "a poverty tour" (it should probably be noted that the LA Times accompanies the story with a photo slideshow of an actual Mumbai slum), but despite the damning headline of his piece yesterday ("Indians don't feel good about Slumdog Millionaire"), he couldn't find any real-life slumdogs who felt insulted.
Slumdog Millionaire's Oscar momentum continued to build last night as Danny Boyle's Mumbai-set melodrama took the top prize at the Screen Actors Guild awards. Kate Winslet also added another gong to her ever-more crowded mantelpiece.
Slumdog won the best ensemble cast prize – a rough equivalent to the best picture Oscar – at the annual ceremony, organised by the largest actors' union in the US.
Meanwhile Winslet took best supporting actress for The Reader, a repeat of one of her wins at the Golden Globes. Picking up her award, Winslet expressed delight at being honoured by her peers. "I feel a little bit like everyone should be given a medal," she said.
Acting more like a TV network than a social network, MySpace has tapped Endemol, the producers of "Deal or No Deal," to create a 13-episode reality series, "Get Married on MySpace."
Slated to debut on MySpace TV this spring, the show will bestow a free wedding upon one lucky couple in exchange for letting MySpace users--and several brand sponsors--plan and experience the big day with them.
By voting online, MySpace users will help cast the couple, pick the dress, and choose the location, among other big decisions. The series will then culminate with a wedding ceremony broadcast on MySpace.
He's been the star of a long-running sitcom. He's anchored well-regarded art-house favorites ranging from "Brick" to "Mysterious Skin." He's even completed work as a villain in a major studio summer blockbuster. And, two seconds before speaking with me about his Sundance favorite "500 Days of Summer," Joseph Gordon Levitt has finished doing an entire interview in French.
Let's just say I'm impressed.
Wearing a bold red-and-black Barack Obama t-shirt, Gordon-Levitt is only 27, but he treats the Sundance experience like a savvy veteran. He's been to the Festival three times, making his first Park City visit for "Manic," a film which also featured his "500 Days of Summer" co-star Zoey Deschanel. Gordon-Levitt's doing double-duty this year with the short film "Sparks," which represents his directing debut, and the out-of-competition "500 Days."
He may be King of the Apes, but Tarzan won't have any primate pals on the set of his next big screen adventure -- that is, if Anjelica Huston has anything to say about it.
The Oscar winner and PETA spokewoman has penned an open letter to director Stephen Sommers (The Mummy), asking him to use CG animals instead of live apes in his upcoming Tarzan reboot, currently in development at Warner Bros.
You can learn things about a TV show by watching it with other people.
At the television critics’ winter get-together recently, 200 of us watched the third episode of the new season of “Lost” on the biggest high-definition screen west of Kauffman Stadium (or so it seemed).
At regular intervals the whole room would erupt in laughter — it was the sound of 200 “Lost” fans being served up another unexpected, “what the …??” twist and loving it.
Whatever mojo television’s most ingenious thriller may have lost in its third and fourth seasons, it’s come back with compound interest in Season 5.
Stephen Sommers (The Mummy) tells EW that he did not insist that Sienna Miller's breasts be enhanced for his forthcoming action movie G.I. Joe. A widely circulated news story quotes the British actress (pictured, in G.I. Joe) as saying that, in the film, she wears, "a tight black leather outfit. And much bigger boobs.... They gave me these things that looked like chicken fillets.
The director said, 'I'm gonna be honest, I like girls with big boobs,' and I don't have them so we made them bigger.... At least he's honest. But I was mildly offended." Sommers says he was aware of the story –- we suppose you could say he kept abreast of the situation -– but claims it is untrue. "Everybody here laughed because they know I would NEVER say that to an actress," says the filmmaker. "I guess the costume department gave her a tight fitting bra, but no one gave her rubber breasts or whatever. It is 100 percent Sienna Miller."
BBC sitcom Absolutely Fabulous is to be re-made for the US and set in Los Angeles, according to reports.
US TV network Fox has ordered a pilot episode for a US version of the Jennifer Saunders comedy, industry newspaper Hollywood Reporter said.
It reported Saunders, who wrote and starred in the original series, would be producing the pilot along with Sony Pictures TV and BBC Worldwide.
A spokeswoman for the BBC was unable to confirm the corporation's involvement.
Former Dallas Cowboys receiver Michael Irvin is producing a reality television show in which 12 aspiring football players compete for a spot on the team’s training-camp roster.
Irvin’s as-yet unnamed show will air on the Spike network this year and feature six receivers and six defensive backs seeking a chance to play in the National Football League.
Former Cowboys players and coaches will work with the contestants and serve as judges, the network said in a statement, with owner Jerry Jones among the personalities set to appear on the show. Cowboys spokesman Rich Dalrymple confirmed in an e-mail that the show’s winner would be granted a spot on the team’s 80-man training-camp roster.
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