Sunday, October 31, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
We have seen Justin with hair this short before, but we’d really gotten used to his longer look recently — especially as seen in the acclaimed film The Social Network. Between his own close crop and girlfriend Jessica Biel‘s new dark locks, it looks like change is really in the air!
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
“I’m looking forward to returning to Pandora, a world where our imaginations can run wild,” Cameron said in a statement released by Twentieth Century Fox, which is eager to go back to the jungles of a distant moon where the studio found the biggest box-office grosses in history. In a joint statement, Fox Filmed Entertainment co-chairs Jim Gianopulos and Tom Rothman said: ” ‘Avatar’ is not only the highest grossing movie of all time, it is a created universe based on the singular imagination and daring of James Cameron, who also raised the consciousness of people worldwide to some of the greatest issues facing our planet.”
“Avatar” pulled in more than $2.7 billion at theaters worldwide and has broken records in home video as well. The film was nominated for nine Academy Awards, including best picture and best director, and it won Golden Globes those categories as well. Jon Landau, who produced “Titanic” and “Avatar,” will return to produce the new films with Cameron, and the pair said a few weeks ago they were adamant about sticking with their lucky December release dates as opposed to moving to the summer. (source)
But fans of the Dancing duo can rest easy, because Patridge says she will reunite with her pro partner on TV once again.
"My new show with [realty TV producer] Mark Burnett just got picked up," Patridge told PEOPLE backstage after her elimination. "It's going to be on VH1 and we're going to start filming soon. I'm sure Tony will be on that."
Without hesitation, Dovolani interjected, "Absolutely, Audrina's like my little sister."
The pro dancer, who is expected to open his own dance studio with costar Maksim Chmerkovskiy, will invite Patridge and her TV crews to film from his new spot. "I'll be going to Tony's new dance studio with my girlfriends and bringing the cameras," Patridge says. (read more)
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
The MTV reality show, which followed California Girl Whitney Port as she broke into world of New York's fashion industry, won't be back for a third season, its star confirms.
"It's always sad when one major chapter in your life comes to a close, but for me, this is the beginning of an entirely new one," Whitney wrote on her official blog. "I loved filming The City. It was just such an adventure and I'm so grateful for every opportunity it gave me."
The show, which was a spin-off of The Hills (itself a spin-off of Laguna Beach), also starred Olivia Palermo as Whitney's fashionable nemesis, Roxy Olin as a friend and roommate and People's Revolution's Kelly Cutrone as her no-nonsense mentor in the fashion PR world, among others.
"I'm so excited for whatever is next for me," Port's blog continues. "There are definitely a few things in the works, but right now I'm primarily focusing on my clothing line Whitney Eve. After all, it is my baby. I'm just so happy to be back home, I can finally spend unlimited time with those I love."
"Hit songs are the backbone of the music industry, and as a publisher, nothing excites me more than finding new songwriting talent," DioGuardi says. "I am happy to be a part of a show that helps up and coming songwriters pursue their dreams, while giving the public a look into the creative process."
Jewel will host the show and help judge the competition, along with a music executive and celebrity guests. Going Platinum starts taping this month and will premiere in 2011.
A source familiar with the show says it's a good fit for DioGuardi because "at heart, she's a songwriter. Idol was performance-driven. This isn't just about finding the next big singer – it's about finding a hit maker, and she loves to nurture talent."
Tuesday morning, the hit maker-in-the-making, 13, debuted his first single, "Waiting Outside the Lines," on Tuesday's The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
"The song is really close to my heart," Chance tells DeGeneres, "and I'm just so excited that you get to see it."
But the fresh-faced pop star isn't just spitting out bubblegum ballads. Another one of his songs, "Purple Sky," tackles the ever-relevant bullying issue.
"It's … saying a normal sky is a blue sky, but it's saying that a 'purple sky' is different but it's still beautiful in it's own way," he says. "The whole meaning of the song is when kids are feeling these horrible things and people are calling them names and being so cruel and judgmental. I want kids late at night, when they're crying and they feel so low, to listen to the song and just go it's going to get better – it's okay."
It's an issue that's close to his heart, although he said he was never bullied "that bad."
"It was just name-calling but it's still hurts," he says. "It's just such an important thing. We need to stand up for this. We're losing lives, and it's not fair."
Monday, October 25, 2010
Brand, 35, and Perry, 25, "were pronounced Mr. and Mrs. Brand on Saturday, October 23," reps for the couple confirmed. "The very private and spiritual ceremony, attended by the couples' closest family and friends was performed by a Christian minister and longtime friend of the Hudson Family. The backdrop was the inspirational and majestic countryside of Northern India."
The couple exchanged vows at a luxury resort. Earlier in the day, two elephants named Laxmi and Mala were seen arriving at the resort. As the animals walked into the venue, a red carpet was rolled out for them. "Mala is a bit skittish and hates crowds but she managed to behave herself," a source told PEOPLE. (read more)
The storybook about a stumpy little guy who stands on a tree stump deploring the destruction of a forest is being adapted into a 3-D animated feature by the team that made Despicable Me and Horton Hears a Who.
"Danny has this wonderful ability to be acerbic and grouchy but at the same time absolutely lovable," Meledandri says. "It's almost like Walter Matthau had. His comedic edge was very sharp, but he always maintained that warmth."
The villains of the film will be voiced by two alums of The Daily Show. Ed Helms (currently of The Office) will play The Once-ler — a shortsighted, greedy creature who chops down every tree he can find to make his Thneeds, which are "a thing everyone needs."
And Rob Riggle (the cop from The Hangover) is a new character: O'Hare, another industrialist who sells cans of fresh air to the polluted world the Once-ler creates and wants to keep it that way.
The movie will start much the same way as the 1971 storybook, with Zac Efron voicing a boy named Ted (after Dr. Seuss' real name, Theodore "Ted" Geisel) who goes in search of the Once-ler to find out how the world became so ugly.
Betty White will play Ted's grandmother, who tells him of the colorful world that used to be. Another new character is the girl Ted loves, Audrey (another homage, this one to the author's wife), who dreams someday to see a real forest, not just the fake plastic trees that dot their devastated landscape. (read more)