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Arnold Schwarzenegger opens up about cheating on Maria Shriver

HollywoodNews.com: Arnold Schwarzenegger lost a lot when it was revealed that he had cheated on Maria Shriver earlier in their marriage, and it seems he realizes what a bad decision it was at the time.
Schwarzenegger opened up about the incident on a new episode of ’60 Minutes’ where he commented on the affair with their housekeeper Mildred Baena, states UsMagazine.com. “I think it was the stupidest thing I’ve done in the whole relationship. It was terrible. I inflicted tremendous pain on Maria and unbelievable pain on the kids,” Schwarzenegger commented.
However, he apparently still believes there is a possibility for reconciliation as he has written in his autobiography ‘Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story’: “You can call this denial. But it’s the way my mind works.”
What do you think about what he has said?
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‘The Vampire Diaries’: Upcoming Episode Photo Gallery – Feb. 24, 2012

HollywoodNews.com: ‘The Vampire Diaries’ will be bringing fans another new episode on The CW on March 15, 2012, and Hollywood News has a preview of what fans can expect.
The new episode, “1912,” has Ian Somerhalder’s character flashing back in time as the present-day murders remind him of a similar crime spree from the past.
Enjoy the photo gallery below of scenes from the new episode!

The present-day murders in Mystic Falls remind Damon (Ian Somerhalder) of a similar crime spree a century earlier. In flashbacks to 1912, Damon recalls a beautiful vampire, Sage (guest star Cassidy Freeman), who showed him a whole new way to exist. Sheriff Forbes (Marguerite MacIntyre) warns Damon not to get involved in her investigation, but Damon is convinced she’s going after the wrong suspect. Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Matt (Zach Roerig) resort to breaking and entering in their search for evidence to prove Dr. Fell (guest star Torrey Devitto) is a murderer. For reasons known only to her, Rebekah (guest star Claire Holt), becomes interested in locating one of the town’s oldest landmarks. Finally, Elena comes to a new understanding of the path her life has taken, and Damon makes an emotional confession to Stefan (Paul Wesley). John Behring directed the episode written by Julie Plec & Elisabeth R. Finch.

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Jessica Biel now linked to Colin Farrell

HollywoodNews.com: Ever since her split with Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel has been linked to a few Hollywood stars.
Biel was recently spotted riding on Gerard Butler’s motorcycle, but it seems she may be playing the field, states Hollyscoop. Biel reportedly got close to Colin Farrell while they have been shooting the ‘Total Recall’ remake.
Biel reportedly has quite a bit of fun with Farrell and is just enjoying herself.
Who do you think Jessica Biel should date?
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DOUG BELGRAD NEW PRESIDENT OF COLUMBIA PICTURES

hollywoodnews.com: Tolmach Launches New Production Company and Joins Spider-Man Team As Belgrad Promoted to Sole President of Columbia Pictures
Matt Tolmach has launched a new production company and will become a producer on the next installment of Spider-Man, the blockbuster film franchise he helped shepherd since its inception in 2002, it was announced today by Michael Lynton, Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment and Amy Pascal, Co-Chairman. Doug Belgrad has been promoted to sole president of Columbia Pictures and will take on additional divisional responsibilities. As part of the transition, Belgrad has named Hannah Minghella president of production for Columbia Pictures.
Said Pascal, “I couldn’t be happier for or prouder of Matt, Doug and Hannah. Matt and I have worked together for over 15 years. Anyone who knows him knows he has been talking about this for a long time. He has always approached every project he has ever worked on with the attentiveness of a brilliant producer’s eye and that is what has made him such an excellent executive. As he takes this amazing step with his career, I know we will continue working together for as long as we are both in this business. We tried to convince him to stay in his current job, but we understand the time has come and completely support his decision. Spider-Man has been a big part of his life for the past ten years, and this is the perfect segue. We know he is going to be a killer producer for us.”
“It is also the right moment for Doug to step into a greater leadership position within the company,” she added. “We have worked together since he was a financial analyst for Jon Dolgen, and I have seen him evolve into a consummate studio executive with a rare combination of creative talent and savvy business skill. As he takes on more responsibility in this new and expanded role running Columbia Pictures, I would entrust the division to no one else. And when he told me he wanted Hannah to return to Columbia as president of production, I was beyond thrilled. Doug sees in her what we all know to be true: she is a singular star. In her three years at Sony Pictures Animation she has proven that she is an extraordinary leader and executive and I know she will be a fantastic addition to what is already the best [...]

Jennifer Grey’s cancer found during a routine check up: now has clean bill of health

HollywoodNews.com: Jennifer Grey says a ‘Dancing With the Stars’ check-up led doctors to discover she had cancer.
The ‘Dirty Dancing’ star went for a physical last year after being invited to do the hit ballroom show. But doctors found she still had serious neck damage from a 1987 car crash with then boyfriend Matthew Broderick just days before ‘Dirty Dancing’ made her a star.
“I was in a very serious car accident in Ireland, with two fatalities in the other car, and my boyfriend at the time was very seriously injured,” Grey recalled on Good Morning America.
“The collision was so intense that the ligaments were ripped from the back of my neck and I would have a headache for four days where I could barely open my eyes.”
After telling Grey she had to delay ‘Dancing With the Stars’, surgeons replaced a damaged disk in her neck with a titanium plate. But during the surgery they also discovered a lump in her neck which turned out to be cancerous.
Grey then had the lump removed. Now ‘Baby’ has a clean bill of health and is a strong favorite to win the current series of the show with partner Derek Hough.
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Len Wiseman in final negotiations to direct ‘Total Recall’

HollywoodNews.com: Len Wiseman is in final negotiations to direct Columbia Pictures’ “Total Recall,” it was announced today by Doug Belgrad and Matt Tolmach, presidents of Columbia Pictures. The film will be a new, contemporized adaptation of “Total Recall,” which was based on the story, “We Can Remember It for You Wholesale” by Philip K. Dick. Kurt Wimmer is writing the screenplay. Neal H. Moritz will produce through his Original Film banner.
Commenting on the announcement, Tolmach said, “Len has an incredible love of the genre and a great gift for action. He’ll bring a contemporary feel to the film while taking care with everything we love about Philip K. Dick’s original story.”
Moritz said, “I have been trying for years to work with Len and fortunately we finally found a great project that he loves as much as we do. Len is terrifically talented and we know he is the right director to re-imagine Total Recall for a new generation of fans.”
Wiseman added, “I’ve always been fascinated with Philip K. Dick’s short story, and I’m excited at that prospect of diving even deeper into the type of world it evokes and the questions it asks. I love that the most crucial mystery our character is trying to solve is the one of his own soul.”
Toby Jaffe will oversee production on behalf of Original Film. Tolmach and Sam Dickerman are overseeing the project on behalf of the studio. Columbia Pictures secured the rights to Total Recall from Miramax. Wiseman is represented by ICM and attorney Howard Abramson.
Len Wiseman began his career in the art department on the blockbuster films “Godzilla,” “Stargate,” “Men in Black,” and “Independence Day.” With his natural visual flair and eye for design, he was soon behind the lens directing commercials for PlayStation, Time Warner, Oracle, Intel and Activision, which quickly lead to a career in music videos, working with such artists as Quarashi, Rufus Wainwright, Megadeath, En Vogue, Static X, Paul Oakenfold, and Brooke Allison.
Wiseman went on to write and direct “Underworld,” which was so well received that he went on to direct “Underworld: Evolution,” a film he also executive produced. He went on to produce “Underworld: Rise of the Lycans.” His next directing project was the blockbuster hit “Live Free or Die Hard.”
He most recently directed the pilot for “Hawaii Five-O” and is co-writer and producer of the upcoming [...]

“Oliver Stone: Live in Venezuela,” says Lopez

HollywoodNews.com: Below is Leopoldo Lopez’s response to Oliver Stone’s article from The Huffington Post:
CLICK HERE TO READ LEOPOLDO LOPEZ’S CHALLENGE TO OLIVER STONE
CLICK HERE TO READ OLIVER STONE’S RESPONSE TO LEOPOLDO LOPEZ
The simple truth is that Oliver Stone does not know Venezuela very well. If he did, he would have spent more time addressing the arguments in my previous column, rather than attacking the messenger in his response.
In his country, Mr. Stone has famously taken issue with the Manichean view toward dissent – “you are either with us or against us.” And yet, when it comes to my own country, he is surprisingly untroubled.
He begins by describing me with words like “right wing” and “rich.” These are loaded words that the Chavez regime uses to discredit anyone making opposing arguments. And it is a clumsy attempt, as my record is far from “right wing.”
Then Mr. Stone makes the incredible assertion that the “assault on human rights in Venezuela has come from…Mr. Lopez and his allies.”
President Chavez has spent the past ten years systematically acquiring total control over every aspect of society, including the courts, the legislature, the media, and the oil sector. The idea that anyone not aligned with the ruling government could be responsible for abusing human rights is either a product of Orwellian humor, or of a profound lack of understanding about Venezuela.
But since he raised it, let’s address the human rights situation.
To agree with Mr. Stone’s position, one would have to disregard the growing mountain of evidence compiled by a list of credible and respected human rights organizations, including the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Reporters Without Borders, and the Inter American Press Association.
The serious abuses that have been catalogued by these independent watchdogs include the physical intimidation and arrest of political dissenters, censorship of the media, control of the judiciary, the seizure of private property and manipulation of elections.
Most telling of all has been the pattern of denying access to human rights organizations. The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights has noted that “since [2003]…the Commission has pursued various formalities in order to secure the State’s permission to conduct an observation visit. To date, the State has refused to allow the IACHR to visit Venezuela…seriously weakening the protection system created by the Organization’s Member States.”
In another instance, Human Rights Watch Americas Director José Miguel Vivanco was forcibly expelled from the country after [...]

‘Inception’ grosses $60 million opening weekend

By Scott Mendelson
hollywoodnews.com: Playing like an old-fashioned general-audiences blockbuster, Chris Nolan’s Inception opened at the higher end of expectations with $60.4 million over the weekend. That’s a 2.79x weekend multiplier, which means that front-loading was moderate but not severe (the film actually rose a token amount from Friday to Saturday). Word of mouth is relatively positive, as the film earned a B+ from Cinema Score but an A from the under-25 crowd. In a world filled with remakes, reboots, and franchise-intended adaptations (many retrofitted for 3-D), Inception stood out as an original 2-D would-be tent-pole not based on any existing property (it was, to paraphrase Nolan’s last film, attempting to be an original film in an unoriginal time). As such, it scored the sixth-largest opening weekend ever for a completely original live-action picture, behind Avatar ($77 million), The Day After Tomorrow ($68.7 million), Bruce Almighty ($67.9 million), 2012 ($65.2 million), and Hancock ($62.6 million). If you take away holiday weekend-infused openings, then Inception is the third-such opening behind Avatar and 2012.
A big kudos to Warner’s marketing department, as they spent a solid year selling this one and preparing audiences to dive into what could have been a very questionable blockbuster. By teasing the visuals and then gradually explaining the plot in broad strokes, they made the film feel comprehensible and only slightly challenging while withholding the basic narrative and any plot twists. They sold the visual spectacle and alleged epic nature of the film. Ironically, like Star Trek, the full trailer was more ‘epic’ and emotionally-compelling than the actual film, using sweeping and powerful music that was not from the film itself. Most importantly, they bet that audiences would care about seeing a movie from ‘that guy who directed The Dark Knight’. More than the visuals or even lead actor Leonardo DiCaprio, the real star of the marketing campaign was director Chris Nolan. It was a risky bet, as Nolan’s non-Batman pictures have not gotten anywhere near blockbuster territory. But Warner hoped that Nolan was enough of a known entity, with audiences have seen the Batman pictures and theoretically sampled at least one of his other mind-benders (Memento, Insomnia, The Prestige) over the last decade. With this opening, Chris Nolan becomes a member of a very rare club: the star director. Nolan joins James Cameron, Steven Spielberg, Tim Burton, M. Night Shyamalan, Michael Bay, Quintin Tarantino, and [...]

Cannes Film Festival Winner is Thai’s film “Uncle Boonmee”

hollywoodnews.com: Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s “Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives” won the Festival de Cannes’ top honor, the Palme d’Or, as the 63rd annual Festival de Cannes wrapped Sunday night.
Javier Bardem, Juliette Binoche and Elio Germano took acting awards. Films by Amalric, Beauvois, Haroun, were also honored.
Apichatpong Weerasethakul © AFP
Charlotte Gainsbourg, the lead actress of the closing film, ‘The Tree’, made the presentation of the ultimate award. The winner declared: “This Palme is very important for the history of Thailand and the Thai people.” He thanked, “the spirits and ghosts of Thailand,” who allowed him to be where he was today, as well as his parents, who, 30 years ago took him to a small cinema.
See the list of the winners of the 2010 Cannes Film Festival below:

Palme d’Or: ‘Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives’
Grand Prix: ‘Of Gods and Men’
Best Actor: Javiery Bardem – ‘Biutiful’
and Ellio Germano – ‘La Nostra Vita’
Best Actress: Juliette Binoche – ‘Copie Conforme’
Screenplay: ‘Poetry’by Lee Chang-dong
Director: Mathieu Almaric – ‘Tournee or The Tour’
Jury Prize: ‘Un Homme de Crie ‘- A Screaming man
Short film:‘ Chienne d’Histoire’
Camera d’or: Año Bisiesto wins

Michael Madsen of Tarantino’s “Reservoir Dogs,” “Kill Bill” on suicide watch

Hollywoodnews.com: Quentin Tarantino is an awesome director and doesn’t need any kind of curse associated with the actors from his films. To date, Chris Penn, former “Reservoir Dogs” actor died young of an enlarged heart at age 40.
David Carradine, 72, aka Bill from “Kill Bill” died as a result of autoerotic asphyxiation. And we’re not counting Brittany Murphy who was in one third of Tarantino’s “Sin City.”
Now, Michael Madsen, 52, of both “Kill Bill” and “Reservoir Dogs” is on suicide watch after a nine-day bender in U.K. He was found knocked out on his hotel doorstep according to The Sun. Madsen is across the pond shooting a horror film.
A source at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro tells the Sun: “He was held under Common Law rules on mental health. If he had attempted to leave he would have been sectioned. He was a high-risk patient and was on suicide watch.”
Hotel observers recall “He (Madsen) was mixing his drinks with pills, but no one knew what they were for. He angered some guests by urinating in the car park. When he was found slumped on the doorstep it was hardly a surprise.”
Others told how Madsen spent his days staggering around in his pajamas.
Madsen’s favorite drink: a bottle of red and white wine with breakfast.
While none of Tarantino’s actors ended their lives on his watch – it’s just a weird trend that has been starting. Quentin – call an exorcist and fast.

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