Catfight! Kristen Bell to be Christina Aguilera's Nemesis in "Burlesque" 


Kristen Bell joins the cast of "Burlesque," the musical drama being directed by Steve Antin. The actress will star as Christina Aguilera's rival.

"Burlesque" tells the story of a small-town girl (Aguilera) with a big voice who becomes the toast of the town after appearing in a Los Angeles neo-burlesque club.

Cher will co-star as Tess, a former dancer who takes the small town girl under her wing. Stanley Tucci will play the manager of the club and the best friend of Tess.

Shooting begins Nov. 9 with a release aimed for Thanksgiving 2010.

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Show Goes On for Chris Rock! Hirsute Lawsuit Dismissed! 


TMZ tells us that a judge has cleared the way for Rock to be able to release his movie "Good Hair."

Regina Kimbell sued Rock, claiming he copied her documentary "My Nappy Roots." Well, the judge has shut down her request for a temporary restraining order. (See the original story by clicking Chris Rock's Hair-Raising Lawsuit! Injunction Filed Against Comedian's "Good Hair")

So all's well that ended well for Rock. He's having a "Good Hair" day!

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"Couples Retreat" Movie Review! Should You Take This Comedy Journey? 


Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau teamed up once again for "Couples Retreat." They co-wrote the script as well! And the director? Peter Billingsley aka Ralphie from "A Christmas Story."

The cast looked like they had fun making the film, but will you enjoy watching the movie?

Take a look at my review:



Four Midwestern couples embark on a journey to a tropical island resort. While one of the couples is there to work on their marriage, the other three set out to jet ski, spa and enjoy some fun in the sun. They soon discover that participation in the resort's couples therapy is not optional. Suddenly, their group-rate vacation comes at a price. What follows is a hilarious look at real world problems faced by all couples.

Genres: Comedy
Running Time: 1 hr. 47 min.
Release Date: October 9th, 2009 (wide)
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual content and language.
Distributors: Universal Pictures
Production Co.: Wild West Picture Show Productions, Stuber Productions
Studios: Universal Pictures
Financiers: Relativity Media
Filming Locations: Bora Bora
Los Angeles, California, USA
Bora-Bora, French Polynesia

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Get Ready for "Liberace" the Movie! Matt Damon and Michael Douglas to Kiss? 


The life story of Wladziu Valentino Liberace has always been intriguing and very filmic. Flashy, flamboyant, and yes, closeted, Liberace regaled everyone and became one of the most interesting pop culture icons.

Now, I'm hearing that Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh is getting ready to make a film about the master showman with Matt Damon and Michael Douglas attached to the project!

Douglas will play Liberace while Damon will star as his partner/companion, Scott Thorson. Soderbergh tells MTV news, "Everybody is hopeful that there will be a full-on, love-wrestling match between these guys...That's not where my mind went, but we have a hot-tub scene in there."

Damon told MTV that he and Douglas were getting ready for some kissing scenes. "I saw Michael last night...he looks at me and goes, 'Get your Chapstick ready!' "

Salacious :happy

Soderbergh revealed that his film version will be told from the perspective of Thorson. The director revealed, "We have this framing device in which he's laying [the story] out for us. As a narrator, it feels like he has an agenda — and then when you get to the ending you realize, 'Oh, it's not what I thought.'

Here's more of what Soderbergh said to MTV:

"It's pretty crazy," Soderbergh said of the film's tone. "I don't think it's a comedy, but it's pretty funny because the environment and the lifestyle are so extreme that even just having these guys carry on a quote-unquote 'normal' conversation in one of these rooms wearing the clothes that they wore, it's hard to look at that and take it at face value.

"I think it's going to be really funny," he said of the flick that will reunite him with "The Informant!" star Damon, and set the actor and Douglas amid an array of candles, pianos, diamonds and other Liberace hallmarks. "It lands in a really unexpected way. The ending is surprisingly emotional. It will be unexpected. It ends really, really well.

"I'm really excited about it," he added. "Those guys are going to be amazing."


I can't wait! For now, take a look at Liberace's grand entrance in one of his Vegas shows (yeah, "Ocean's Eleven's" Soderbergh returns to Vegas, this time featuring different men :wink)



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New Trailer and Clips of "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" 


"The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" aka Heath Ledger's last film arrives in theaters Christmas Day from Sony Pictures Classics. Upon Ledger's untimely death, Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell, and Jude Law stepped in to help director Terry Gilliam complete the movie.

The trailer looks fantastic, quirky, and magical, although, the buzz surrounding this film is just lukewarm, but, Sony Pictures Classic might have re-edited the film to make the narrative better.

You can go to the film's official site for more info by clicking here, and if you want to see more clips, click here.

For now, here's the trailer for "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus."



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