Vampire Hunter, Madagascar 3, Radiohead, Will.i.am, Russell Brand, Lady Gaga, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, ‘Draw Something’ : E’NEWS PICKS
Posted in E-News on 18. Jun, 2012
Vampire Hunter’ shown on aircraft carrier
Top hats and fake fangs were distributed to the more than 1,800 sailors who watched the film aboard its namesake USS Abraham Lincoln Wednesday, Twentieth Century Fox said.
The horror flick imagines the 16th president of the United States as an ax-wielding slayer of the undead…
‘Madagascar 3′ tops box office
“Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted,” remained No. 1 at the U.S. box office for a second weekend with $35.5 million in ticket sales.
The animated sequel was followed by the sci-fi flick “Prometheus” with $20.2 million and the musical “Rock of Ages” with Tom Cruise, which was third with $15 million.
“Snow White and the Huntsman,” starring Charlize Theron, fell to No. 4 with $13.8 million.
“That’s My Boy” was fifth with $13 million and “Men in Black 3,” starring Will Smith, earned $ 10 million for sixth place.
“Marvel’s The Avengers” was No. 7 with $8.84 million; “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” eighth with $2.2 million; and “Moonrise Kingdom” was ninth with $2.18 million.
“What to Expect When You’re Expecting” rounded out the top films with $1.33 million.
“Battleship” and “The Dictator” dropped out of the Top 10.
This photo by Alexandra Mihan shows a collapsed stage at the site for a Radiohead concert at Downsview Park in Toronto on Saturday June 16, 2012.
Toronto paramedics say one person is dead and another is seriously hurt after the stage collapsed while setting up for a Radiohead concert.
They say two other people were injured and are being assessed.
will.i.am’s luxury car impounded
Rapper will.i.am was pulled over on Thursday after taking a spin in a car without licence plates.
The Black Eyed Peas star was driving his custom-made car through Hollywood when he was busted by police.
According to EOnline.com, he was hit with a citation after failing to provide proper documentation for the vehicle, which wasn’t registered and did not have plates.
will.i.am reportedly told officers he was aware his ride wasn’t road-ready, but admitted he was desperate to drive it.
The car has since been impounded.
Russell Brand’s TV outburst over Katy Perry questioning
Funnyman Russell Brand flew into a rage during a TV interview after he was quizzed about his split from Katy Perry.
The comedian was promoting his new movie musical Rock Of Ages on The Graham Norton Show when the Irish host asked him about his failed marriage.
Brand looked into the audience at his mum Barbara in the front row, then turned to Norton and accused him of making her tear up.
Lady Gaga planning full album with Tony Bennett
Lady Gaga wants to head back into the studio with veteran crooner Tony Bennett to record a full album.
The pop superstar joined Bennett on his Duets II release last year for a cover of The Lady Is A Tramp, and she enjoyed the experience so much, she’s hoping to collaborate with the legendary singer on a whole string of tracks.
Bennett tells the Metro newspaper, “She’s a very talented person. I was with her parents recently and they said she’d like to make an album with me. I’d like to do that, too. I’m looking forward to it.”
Production reportedly delayed on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot
Michael Bay’s planned reboot of superhero movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has been delayed until 2014 due to a problem with the script, according to reports.
The Transformers director announced in March that he had begun working on a new film featuring the martial arts-loving crimefighters and production was due to begin this summer.
But editors at The Hollywood Reporter claim the preparations have been shut down indefinitely by Paramount Pictures executives. Insiders tell the publication they have also pushed back plans to release the film in December next year to May, 2014.
‘Draw Something’ Coming To TV in New Ryan Seacrest-Produced Game Show
What if all those hours you “wasted” playing “Draw Something” instead of doing your work weren’t really wasted at all? What if the countless doodles you created using this app during class lectures were just practice for something bigger? What if you the coins you won for “drawing something” could be turned into actual money in your pocket? Well now they can.
The popular Zynga gaming app is being turned into a television game show, and CBS was victorious in the bidding war for the pilot. The show is a product of Ryan Seacrest Productions, Sony Pictures Television and Embassy Row (the team behind Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live” and “The Glee Project”). On board to executive produce the pilot are Ryan, RSP CEO Adam Sher, and Michael Davies (“Who Wants To Be A Millionaire”).
It won’t be too long before every day users and celebrities alike can put their drawing skills to the test for the chance to win a pile of cash. You don’t even need to be a contestant in front of a live audience to win big. Viewers at home will also be able play along and compete with for prizes using phones and tablets, ushering in a new era in game show viewing.
The gameshow’s concept is inspired by Zynga, the social-game creator responsible for international phenomenons such as “Farmville” and “Words With Friends.” The original company behind “Draw Something” is OMGPOP, but roughly three months ago, Zynga purchased the company for a reported $200 million. A wise move, considering “Draw Something” accumulated 35 million downloads in its first 6 weeks.