April 19, 2014

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Star Trek – William Shatner and the Alien Gorn Settle 40-Year Feud

More than four decades after they first squared off on an isolated desert planet, William Shatner comes face-to-face again with the menacing Gorn species of STAR TREK fame to settle a longstanding feud… but this time the battle begins on a comfy sofa with the two former foes seated in front of a video screen as they fight again in promotion for the April 23 release of STAR TREK: THE VIDEO GAME.
The original Kirk-Gorn duel was seen in the classic 1967 “Arena” episode of the STAR TREK series.
In the promotional video released today exclusively on Yahoo! Movies (http://movies.yahoo.com), Shatner and the Gorn are seen casually playing STAR TREK: THE VIDEO GAME when an onscreen dispute leads to a friendly fight re-enacting actual choreographed punches from the classic TV brawl blow-for-blow. This time, however, couch pillows replace the space rocks that were thrown the first time around.
“What better way to spotlight the adventure and fun everyone can have actually playing as Capt. Kirk in the new game, than to team up the legendary former captain himself to play one of his old foes,” commented LeeAnne Stables, President of Consumer Products at Paramount Pictures, the studio releasing the game. “Mr. Shatner is such a great sport and that Gorn had absolutely no chance of coming out on top this time.”
After spending a day on the set with the Gorn to create the video, veteran actor Shatner, who originated the role of Capt. Kirk in Star Trek: The Original Series, added: “It never ceases to amaze me how many people still ask me about that scene. It’s 46 years later, and he hasn’t aged as well as I have.”
The highly anticipated STAR TREK: THE VIDEO GAME features a vastly updated version of the Gorn as the key foe to legendary duo Kirk and Spock. Players take on the roles of Kirk and Spock, who work together to get to the heart of a mysterious attack by an enemy with unimaginable strength – a re-imagined version of the Gorn. In an entirely original story, written by BAFTA award winner Marianne Krawczyk, the Gorn is a terrifying threat, with an army that could overwhelm Kirk, Spock and the crew of the Enterprise.
The all-new video showdown between the two STAR TREK icons can also be found online at www.startrekgame.com starting March 29, and highlights the co-op play that is [...]

What’s Wrong with Steve Jobs Movie?

“Jobs” or “jOBS” or however you want to spell it, will not be coming to a theater on April 19th. The movie about Steve Jobs, starring Ashton Kutcher, has been yanked from its April 19th opening date.
Open Road Films says it needs more time to market the film. But “Jobs” received lukewarm reviews from its opening at Sundance. And now Apple is having stock problems. They’re also being pelted by Samsung and other companies.
Suddenly, Apple — hard to believe — is getting baked. Open Road says it chose April 19th because it’s the Apple anniversary date. But if they wait until May, they’ll be butting up against summer releases. Until August, the schedule is not that conducive to releasing a middling movie with a so so TV actor. We may not see “jOBS” for a while. Maybe they should time it to the release of the iPhone 6. Or 7.
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GRAMMY® Live Returns Exclusive Online and Mobile Streaming from Backstage, Red Carpet

The Recording Academy® and CBS will launch GRAMMY® Live, bringing music fans around the globe three days of unprecedented, multiplatform access to all the VIP and backstage events leading up to and throughout THE 55TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS ® . GRAMMY Live will begin Friday, Feb. 8 , at 2:00 PM, PT, at GRAMMY.com, CBS.com and on the GRAMMY Live mobile apps for iOS and Android ™, and will continue through the live telecast on Sunday, Feb. 10 (8:00 – 11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
The GRAMMY Live experience brings fans a complete backstage pass to Music’s Biggest Night®, with three days full of exclusive live streaming video, behind-the-scenes GRAMMY cams, photos, social feeds, official news reports, blogs and personalized updates from mobile GRAMMY hosts Tai Beauchamp, Andrew Burnette and veteran music journalist John Norris.
On Sunday, Feb. 10, GRAMMY Live is the only place to view the Pre-Telecast Ceremony in its entirety, including live performances and the presentation of approximately 70 GRAMMY categories. GRAMMY Live will also complement the live telecast of THE 55TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS with a multi-screen experience offering backstage interviews, red-carpet coverage, pressroom question-and-answer sessions, historical GRAMMY moments and a live feed of GRAMMY winners’ portrait sessions.
“Fans are more passionate than ever about being part of an engaged music conversation,” said Evan Greene, Chief Marketing Officer for The Recording Academy. “GRAMMY Live provides access to exclusive GRAMMY Week content, and allows fans to connect with each other as well as follow their favorite artists.”
“Our aim is to deliver a digital experience worthy of Music’s Biggest Night® and bring music fans more of what they want,” said Marc DeBevoise, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Entertainment, News and Sports for CBS Interactive. “Judging by the 13 million social comments and 1 million unique viewers that tuned in to GRAMMY Live online and on mobile devices last year, fans want a second-screen experience that brings them closer to their favorite musical acts and gives them an opportunity to truly take part in GRAMMY events.”
GRAMMY Live will also give fans access to exclusive GRAMMY Week events including the MusiCares® Person of the Year gala honoring Bruce Springsteen and hosted by Jon Stewart, the Special Merit Awards Ceremony & Nominees Reception, the Pre-GRAMMY Gala and the official GRAMMY Celebration afterparty. In addition, GRAMMY Live will feature exclusive interviews with various artists from the GRAMMY telecast rehearsals, [...]

The Hunger Games Adventures now for iPad (2+) and iPhone (4+)

Lionsgate and Funtactix, a worldwide developer and publisher of mobile and social games, today announced the launch of a major update to their hit mobile game The Hunger Games Adventures. The game is available now for iPad (2+) and iPhone (4+) on the App Store at http://bit.ly/THG-Adventures.
The Hunger Games Adventures version 2.0 is a major update to all aspects of the mobile version of the game and marks the first availability of the game for iPhone. The Hunger Games Adventures was rebuilt from the ground up to take advantage of the latest Apple devices including stunning Retina graphics, Game Center support with achievements and improved touch controls. In addition to these major feature updates, the new version gives players hours of new official Hunger Games story-based content as a lead in to the release of the second film in the series, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, in theaters November 22, 2013.
‘Since the initial launch of The Hunger Games Adventures on Facebook in March we’ve made it our mission to give fans of The Hunger Games the ultimate fan experience.’ said Sam Glassenberg, CEO of Funtactix. ‘This update will allow a new set of fans to step into a beautifully rendered version of the game and dive deeper into the world of Panem.’
‘This is going to be a tremendous year for The Hunger Games fans.’ said Danielle De Palma, SVP Digital Marketing at Lionsgate. ‘The Hunger Games Adventures is a great way for fans to interact with new elements of the Hunger Games universe building up to the release of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire in November.’
Over 100 new quests have been added to the game, including an exclusive new storyline that gives players a sneak peek at District 1. For the first time, the official map of Panem is revealed. Unlock the secrets of The Hunger Games universe and explore areas never before revealed.
For more information about The Hunger Games Adventures, please visit www.TheHungerGamesAdventures.com.
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Miley Cyrus allegedly told by Liam Hemsworth to get off Twitter

HollywoodNews.com: Miley Cyrus is definitely big on Twitter, but it seems her fiance, Liam Hemsworth, thinks she needs to get off the social networking site.
She has reportedly been sending a few tweets that make it sound like things aren’t so good in their relationship right now, states Hollyscoop. While it is rumored that Cyrus did this to get attention from her beau, it apparently only annoyed him.
“Thought of the day: maybe it’s not that they love you less, they just love you the most they are capable of loving,” read one of the tweets, while another one read, “sometimes i feel like i love everyone more than they love me. hatttte that feeling.”
However, Cyrus recently denied that anything is wrong: “& no there is not trouble in paradise…. just thoughts.”
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The sound and music of The Dark Knight Rises

HollywoodNews.com: Visionary Director Christopher Nolan returns for the final chapter of the Batman saga. In this exclusive SoundWorks Collection video we profile the sound and music team including Composer Hans Zimmer and Supervising Sound Editor and Sound Designer Richard King.

To hear more go to soundworkscollection.com
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Alec Baldwin sort of back on Twitter

HollywoodNews.com: It seems that Alec Baldwin couldn’t completely stay away from Twitter as he is apparently back on the social networking site.
Baldwin has reportedly tweeted from ABFoundation’s page for the 4th of July, states E! News. “Our forefathers fought for our right to nap on the beach,” he tweeted with a picture of his feet on the beach.
Baldwin has allegedly sent out a few messages from this Twitter, but has kept his other account deleted.
What do you think about him on Twitter?
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The Avengers grossed an incredible $103.2 million

HollywoodNews.com: “The Avengers” grossed an incredible $103.2 million during the weekend in North America,breaking another record. Also, “The Avengers” will hit $1 billion in global box office on Sunday.
Unfortunately, the news wasn’t so good for Tim Burton and Johnny Depp’s “Dark Shadows,” which started to a $28.8 million domestically.
Below the Top-12 grossing motion pictures for the weekend, per data collected as of Sunday, through May 11, 2012.

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Ben Affleck honoring Moms in his life and around the world

HollywoodNews.com: In honor of Mother’s Day, Ben Affleck today posted a video on his Facebook page dedicated to the Moms in his life, and the “sacrifices, selflessness and courage” of women around the world. In the video from Ben’s recent trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), you’ll see touching footage of the women and organizations working tirelessly to provide for their families. Founded by Ben in 2009, Eastern Congo Initiative (ECI) focuses on working with and for the people of eastern Congo, and believes that local, community-based approaches are essential to creating a sustainable and successful society in eastern Congo.

Ben is asking everybody to SHARE this video on Facebook in honor of the Mom’s in their lives. Fans can LEARN more and DONATE at ECI’s Causes page.
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Ben Affleck Facebook: www.facebook.com/benaffleck
ECI Causes: http://bit.ly/J2RScY
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Top Ten Movies-On-Demand Titles Week Ending April 15, 2012

HollywoodNews.com: The top ten movies-on-demand titles based on consumer transaction rate. Movies-on-demand are transactional (pay-per-purchase) films available through cable and telco providers.
According to the company’s OnDemand Essentials service, the top ten most-viewed titles, per data collected from April 9, 2012 through April 15, 2012 include:

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