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Apparently every female in Hollywood is clamouring for the lead in the planned movie of Wonder woman.

Apparently every female in Hollywood is clamouring for the lead in the planned movie of Wonder woman.

Jennifer Love Hewitt is pushing for the role along with other Hollywood stars Megan Fox, Eliza Dushku, Sandra Bullock and Beyonce Knowles – who have all been rumoured to be of interest to studio heads.

Hewitt, who starred in ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ and its sequel and can be seen on TV in ‘Ghost Whisperer’, is now pleading with studio bosses to hire her for the part.

The 31-year-old said “I’m fighting so hard. I think Warner Bros is getting ready to make Wonder Woman and I really want to play Wonder Woman. I am obsessed with Wonder Woman.”

So who do you think should be wonder Woman, or was Lynda Carter perfect?

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Sarah Brightman will be performing “Shall Be Done”, Panasonic’s official campaign song at a Panasonic reception in Vancouver on Feb 11 (today).
This event is open to the media only.

Earlier in the day, Panasonic will be announcing this song and unveiling the 3D video of Sarah performing the song at the launch of the Panasonic Olympic Pavilion at LiveCity Vancouver Yaletown, official celebration site of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.
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She is renowned for her toned body and is preparing to host a new weight-loss reality TV show – so it’s no surprise to see Mel B has thrown herself behind another fitness campaign.
The former Spice Girl showed off her buff figure in London today, where she launched International Fitness Week.

The 34-year-old is no stranger to exercise – she slimmed down by training for the U.S. show Dancing With The Stars and then released her DVD Totally Fit: Mel B. She then famously flaunted her six-pack in a range of skimpy outfits when she took part in a raunchy Las Vegas burlesque show last year.

Mel, who has been on a whirlwind trip to Frankfurt and Amsterdam as part of International Fitness Week, said she wanted to inspire people to make a healthy lifestyle change by finding out what kind of fitness activity best suited them.

‘I want to encourage everyone to find what works for them and make being active part of their lifestyle.  It’s easier than you think to get totally fit and we will show you how,’ she said.

Mel B, who was known as Scary Spice when she was part of the famous girl band, has recently been lined up to host the second series of Dance Your Ass Off, a successful show on U.S., lifestyle channel Oxygen.
The programme sees contestants lose weight by jiving with a pro dance partner. The singer, real name Melanie Brown, has a new six-bedroom hillside home in Los Angeles which she shares with her film producer husband, Stephen Belafonte and their children. The eldest is Mel’s daughter Phoenix, ten, from her brief marriage to dancer Jimmy Gulzar.

Stephen’s daughter Giselle, five, from a past relationship, also spends weekends with the couple, sharing a bedroom with Melanie’s younger daughter, Angel,  three, whose father is Eddie Murphy.

Mel B and her bandmates Mel C, Emma Bunton, Victoria Beckham and Geri Halliwell are also in talks to develop the Spice Girls musical for the West End..
It is being produced by the mastermind behind the phenomenal success of Mamma Mia!
The show Viva Forever – the title of a Spice Girls hit – is yet to be written but Judy Craymer, the main architect behind the stage show Mamma Mia!, said she expected it to be on the London stage within two or three years.

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The out of control DVD is here. Filmed at the legendary O2 Arena in London and featuring all the footage from one of the BIGGEST tours of 2009.
There is also a Limited Edition Fan Version, which comes not only with the DVD of the show but a completely exclusive audio CD too – so you can listen to it wherever you are!
As for extras, there are all the music videos for the Out Of Control singles, and the incredible girl cam – allowing you to follow your favourite girl on tour! Plus it all comes in a unique presentation box with a 24-page booklet featuring all YOUR photos!

The tracklisting for all 3 versions is as follows;

01 The Promise
02 Love Is The Key
03 Biology
04 Miss You Bow Wow
05 The Loving Kind
06 Waiting
07 Love Machine
08 Rolling Back The Rivers In Time
09 Untouchable
10 Sexy! No No No…
11 Broken Strings
12 Love Is Pain
13 Call The Shots
14 Revolution In The Head
15 Sound Of The Underground
16 Fix Me Up
17 Womanizer
18 Something Kinda Ooooh
19 Out Of Control Tour Megamix (The Show/Wake Me Up/Jump/No Good Advice/Can’t Speak French/The Promise Reprise)

Bonus material includes:

  • Full length Music Videos for the singles ‘The Promise’, ‘The Loving Kind’ and ‘Untouchable’
  • Girl Cam! Follow your favourite girl as she performs a song on tour! Featuring:
  • Revolution In The Head (Cheryl), Love Machine (Nicola), Miss You Bow Wow (Sarah), Sound Of The Underground (Nadine) & Love Is The Key (Kimberley)
  • A revealing behind-the-scenes tour interview
  • Tour screen visuals: Five sets of videos used on the tour screens! Featuring: Womanizer, Love Machine, Love Is The Key, Revolution In The Head & Biology

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As well as this the Fan Edition also comes with a 24-page booklet (featuring lyrics and fan-submitted photos) and a live audio CD with the following tracklisting;

01 The Promise
02 Love Is The Key
03 Biology
04 Miss You Bow Wow
05 The Loving Kind
06 Waiting
07 Love Machine
08 Rolling Back The Rivers In Time
09 Untouchable
10 Sexy! No No No…
11 Broken Strings
12 Love Is Pain
13 Call The Shots
14 Revolution In The Head
15 Sound Of The Underground
16 Fix Me Up
17 Womanizer
18 Something Kinda Ooooh

The Fan Edition is presented in a unique hardback book.

Pricing is as follows;
Standard DVD: £14.99 Blu Ray DVD: £19.99 Fan Edition: £21.99

This product currently is only availible here from Universal

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Sarah Brightman is currently shooting a ‘romantic comedy’ movie along with Richard E Grant – yes its true! The movie is titled Cosi and is based on Mozart’s opera Cosi Fan Tutte.

Cosi is Directed by BAFTA winner Chris Menaul and the screenplay was apparently the last written by Sir John Mortimer, of Rumpole fame, who died in January.
Stephen Evans is the producer, whose credits include Henry V, Much Ado About Nothing and The Madness of King George. His 14 feature films have garnered 11 Oscar nominations and won two Oscars.

Sarah, who plays Celia, is no stranger to musicals having starred in the likes of ‘The Phantom of the Opera‘ but she isn’t quite so well known for her acting skills although she became a cult hit after appearing as ‘Blind Mag’ in the horror/sci-fi rock opera Repo: The genetic opera.
However, producer Selywn Roberts said that she and her fellow cast members have put in some top drawer performances so far.

Blind Mag“Obviously everyone knows Sarah has a cracking voice but she is excelling with her acting and she is a natural comedienne”.

The filming is expected to finish around Christmas time and be premiered at Cannes next year.

Rumor has it that Sarah has dug deep into her own pockets to save the £5m film from collapse, according to insiders on the movie.
Producers were facing financial difficulties and the project was in doubt right up until the last minute. But shooting is now under way at the palatial Manderston House in Berwickshire.

An insider involved in the film revealed Ms Brightman, the former Mrs Andrew Lloyd Webber and dancer in Hot Gossip, saved the day in a deal that involved up to £400,000 of her own money.

The film’s official spokeswoman Wendy Kidd initially said the producers would not discuss any aspect of the budget.

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Over at myspace a message was recently posted from the sugababes official page that says the following;

Heidi and Amelle are suffering with a severe bout of flu. They’ve been instructed to take at least a week off before a reassessment and so will unfortunately be out of action for at least the next 7 days.

If you’d like to leave a message for the girls below, we’ll make sure it’s passed on to them.

Lets hope its not Swine flu, considering the country is currently in a pandemic!

Amelle-Berrabah01Sugababes have been playing various festivals this summer including headlining Ponty’s Big Weekend festival in Wales and have recently returned from The States where they have been recording their 7th album after signing with Jay-Z’s Roc-a-Fella label and say they loved the chance to work with singers and producers including Ne-Yo, Stargate and RedOne.

Singer Keisha Buchanan said: “I think it’s given us a fresh energy again. I think the one thing we wanted to do was come back with something different. With each album we’ve always worked with a new producer and come out with a single which is so standout from the rest of the album.

“I think with their energy coming in, it’s definitely given us some life. It’s definitely got the British feel throughout the album – we’ve not gone away and gone ‘All American’ on our fans.”

Her bandmate Heidi Range added: “We had a fantastic time and worked with some of the biggest producers in the world at the moment. It was a really exciting process for us.”

The group have experienced several line-up changes before arriving at current formation of Keisha, Heidi and Amelle Berrabah but despite the upheaval, Keisha – the only remaining founder member – insists they have no plans to call it a day.

She added to BBC Newsbeat: “We’ll keep going just as long as we’re happy. I think the moment when we’re not really enjoying it anymore we’ll probably call it a day. ”
The current line up have released, Change, Catfights & Spotlights as well as the ‘Overloaded‘ Greatest Hits CD and DVD

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Kate Winslet has vowed to never to show her breasts again on the big screen.

The Oscar winning actress has stripped off in several films, including Titanic. However, she has conceded that she’s too old to be going topless in front of the cameras.

Winslet told Harpers Bazaar, “I’ll be 34 in October. I can’t keep getting away with it.

“There was so much of it in The Reader because the story required it, but people have seen enoughof my butt and my boobs. I have to put them back.”

Kate – who raises two children with her director husband Sam Mendes – doesn’t believe in the typical idea of romance, explaining she would rather be given something simple and meaningful than a flashy, expensive gift.

kate winsletShe explained: “Romance to me is spontaneity. It’s not diamond earrings – it’s a bunch of daffodils that are freshly picked from the field. Or just a little thing like Sam calling me at three in the afternoon, saying, ‘I’m coming home now.

I’m done for the day.’ It’s romantic because he just thought, ‘I’ll go home. I want to be with Kate and the kids.’ ”

Kate hinted that she is taking a break from movies.
She told Hello, “I think I have to take time of. I’m sick of me and I’m sure everyone else is too.
“I would love to do some theatre. It would be a good challenge.”

Kate recently took the Best Actress Oscar for her role in The Reader and also went back to the big screen with Leonardo DiCaprio for the movie Revolutionary Road – which was also directed by husband Sam Mendes

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Angelina Jolie made £16.5 million is the past year, making her Hollywood’s top earning actress. She pipped her partner Brad Pitt’s ex-wife Jennifer Aniston, who raked in £15.3 million, a study by Forbes showed.

Most of Jolie’s income came from her share of the profits from the action film Wanted, but she was also paid a large upfront sum for her role in Salt – about a CIA officer who is accused of being a spy and goes on the run.

Aniston earned most of her millions from the romantic comedy Marley and Me and her upcoming film The Baster – about a woman who gets pregnant using a turkey baster.
“Aniston also still earns money from (reruns of TV series) Friends and she gets a nice paycheck shilling for Glaceau’s SmartWater,” Forbes said.

angelina02Meryl Streep came in at number three with £14.7 million, most of which came from her role in Mamma Mia, while Sarah Jessica Parker was ranked fourth with £14 million in earnings following the movie version of TV series Sex and the City.
Cameron Diaz rounds out the top five, banking £12.2 million between June 2008 and June 2009.

Forbes.com said it spoke to agents, managers, producers and lawyers to work out what actresses were paid upfront for movies they are currently shooting and what pay they might have earned after a movie hit the theaters.

Money earned from perfume or clothing lines was also taken into account.

“As is still typical for Hollywood, our actresses earned significantly less than their male counterparts,” Forbes said, adding that the top earning male actor, Harrison Ford, made £40 million.

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Cheryl Cole celebrated an X-tra special birthday – as it was revealed she is set to front a US version of The X Factor.
The Girls Aloud singer turned 26 with a £60,000 surprise party thrown by Chelsea and England soccer star husband Ashley, 28.

And the icing on the cake came when she learned she had been specially chosen by Simon Cowell to take his top-rated TV show across the Atlantic.
Senior US executives from NBC are due to fly to Manchester this weekend to see her in action at the live auditions.

A source said: “Simon is on the brink of signing a deal to take The X Factor to America and, if he gets his way, Cheryl will be its star.
“He thinks she has amazing presence and her down-to-earth Northern charm will appeal to the American public. She is also an incredibly beautiful girl.
“She won’t get paid anything like the million pound salary she’s on here, because obviously she is not as well known in the States.
“But if it is a success, like most of Simon’s shows are, it could catapult her into the big league.”

cheryl coleIt is understood Simon, 49, will not be able to appear on the show as he is tied into a deal with rival network Fox for American Idol.
The music mogul, who has an estimated fortune of £120million, has already announced he plans to quit after the next series of X Factor.
And he has made it clear he wants Cheryl to step into his shoes and become the main face of the show, which regularly pulls in around 15 million viewers.

ITV1 bosses are desperately trying to persuade him to stay, but while  he wants to continue with Britain’s Got Talent, he feels it is time to move on.

Simon was at Cheryl’s bash on Wednesday at London’s Vanilla nightclub. Other guests included Cheryl’s bandmates Kimberley Walsh and Nicola Roberts and X Factor judges Louis Walsh and Dannii Minogue.

Hubby Ashley had secretly invited Cheryl’s showbiz pals, plus friends and family from Newcastle – treating them to flights and putting them up in hotels.

He even arranged for Cheryl – looking stunning in a frilly white mini-dress – to be presented with a giant pink birthday cake in the shape of a star. A friend said: “Cheryl just thought they were going out for a quiet meal.
“But when they pulled up outside the nightclub, she knew he had planned something special and she welled up with emotion.”

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The current Hollywood trend of producing re-makes has brought some truly awful moments in cinema (see Death Race as an example) however some movies – even in the super hero genre , have been half decent – see ‘The Dark Knight’.

Hot on the heels of major disappointment ‘Watchmen’ will be ‘Red Sonja’.
This movie is based on Marvel’s comic book heroine and stars Rose McGowan as the red haired Barbarian. Its produced by Robert Rodriguez – unfortunately not directed by him, but by the director of ‘Highlander: Endgame’ Douglas Aarniokoski.

For those that don’t know there was a movie of Red Sonja produced in 1985 which starred Danish actress Brigitte Nielsen in the lead along side Arnold Schwarzenegger – this was a typical 80s flick along the lines of Schwarzenegger’s Conan performances.

The plot for the ‘new’ movies is as follows;

In her return we find Red Sonja, a young girl risen from the ashes of tragedy to become the most feared woman warrior of all time. The mythical red-head blindly seeks vengeance on those who destroyed her family. In her path of destruction she discovers a larger purpose for her unearthly powers: to save all Hyrkania from the villainous Kulan Gath.

rose-mcgowan-bathRodriguez and McGowan were going to re-make 60’s Classic Barbarella but the project was cancelled. According to an unnamed source for The New York Observer, “It’s sort of embarrassing for everyone involved. … No one thinks Rose can carry the movie, but Robert won’t listen.” The paper adds that producer Dino De Laurentiis “wants to back Robert and his vision. But Robert’s vision is blurred by Rose.” The studio reportedly wants a bigger name star such as Halle Berry or Jessica Alba.

Rodriguez disputes this claim, saying they were “blown over” by McGowan’s audition and citing the project’s ballooning budget as the reason for Universal’s pullout. “Universal had initially signed on for $60 million,” Rodriguez explained, “but then when we were done with the script it wound up at closer to $82 million, and they had just financed a Will Ferrell movie [Land of the Lost] that was a $130 million and they even cut that down to $100 million.”

McGowan of course starred in both Rodriquez and Tarantino’s  Grindhouse movies.

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