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Reports have speculated that Angelina Jolie could play Cleopatra in an upcoming Biopic on the famous woman. The movie will reportedly be based on a book titled “Cleopatra: A Life.” The book was recently approved for film adaptation, and will likely feature a number of mega stars, so the Jolie rumor seems to fall right in with previous details about the movie that have leaked.
The rights to the biography have been purchased, and the man who bought them has Angelina Jolie in mind to play the leading lady. A call to the office confirmed these reports, with a representative stated that it is “being developed for and with Jolie.”
Cleopatra, who is a Macedonian and not of Egyptian decent, has been featured in a number of films in years. The first flicks that featured her as a character appeared during the silent film era in 1899. Geroges Melies made a movie titled “Cleopatre,” which was an early horror movie that followed her as she lived her afterlife as a mummy. While the storyline may be very different from the one that is being considered, it does show that the character Cleopatra is one that has been in the cinema for quite some time.
The film “Cleopatra,” which was released in 1963 and starred Elizabeth Taylor’s take on the story was critical acclaim. The movie also starred Richard Burton, who played the male love interest and was also Taylor’s real life husband at the time. This has led to speculation that Brad Pitt could be chosen to play the male role in the movie, although that is completely speculation at this time.
In his own words, Tom Cruise share her thoughts on his famous couch jumping incident on “Oprah”, life with Katie Holmes, the importance of her children, and how he takes advice from his script girl, 4 years in Esquire in June / July “How to be a man” issue. Check out some of his quotations choice below…
On the “Oprah” incident
“The perception and reality are two different things. I am not sure if you saw the whole ‘show Oprah. “What happened, happened. Yeah, the point could be made that I wanted the audience should be happy the way I wanted to make my sisters and my mother happy When I do sketches as a kid. But I’ll take responsibility for my actions.
“The thing is, he spun on me. Subsequently, the wild things were said about me, and once they are in the ether, there is nothing you can do about it . It felt like the new kid in the school yard and the other new children are murmurs and whispers about you and suddenly you hear what they say, and you know what? This is not happened. Look the reality of the situation.
“There was a confluence of events. My deal with Paramount was increased and it has not been extended. At first it was,” Huh? “I do not understand.” But people have misconceptions about it this, too. Sumner Redstone and I are friends. Is a business.”
On his advice to the younger script, Suri Cruise
“It’s come full circle. Now, I’ll put Suri on a swing and tell stories while I work on a script. I will start by the beginning of the film and take her through the story beat by beat. Of course, I’m at the right age. She is 4 years. But it asks all the right questions: “Why is this? These are wicked? You’re the good guys, right?
“It is the same thing when I was a kid. Can I create a character who will make his happiness, will have you laughing? And guess what? It makes me feel better and better, because it still asks me do it again.”
On his relationship with Katie Holmes
“Since we live in a cynical world, it is easy to be cynical. Making the choice not to be cynical is important. You can keep dwelling on what does not, or you are can see how to remedy it. That’s what being a parent is all about. You know, I’m married to one special woman. Every night before bed, Kate and I look at each other and is like, ‘How did we do today?”
On being a father to his three children, Isabella, 17, and Connor, 15, his ex-wife Nicole Kidman, and Suri, 4, with Katie Holmes
“I will never forget the moment I became Dad. But it is difficult to describe – this level of responsibility, desire to give such joy. Clarity: Nothing is more important than that. I remember that first night, just watching Bella. I was checking his every second, just the look, feel this immediate connection. I probably watch as I keep it in place. I made a promise to her: All I can do it ‘ is better than I can. But I will not say I’ll do something and then not do it.”
Megan Fox says she wasn’t dropped from “Transformers 3.” Earlier reports said the studio had decided not to renew Fox’s option. It was reported earlier Wednesday (May 19) that the actress, who starred in the first two installments of the franchise, wouldn’t be cast in the third picture, set to shoot this summer. Paramount confirmed to MTV News that the studio didn’t renew Fox’s option.
Now, Fox is saying it was she who opted out. “Megan Fox will not be starring in ‘Transformers 3,’ ” reps for the actress, 24, told People magazine. “It was her decision not to return. She wishes the franchise the best.”
Fox and Michael Bay famously exchanged heated words around the release of “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” last summer, with the actress comparing the director to Hitler and the director saying the actress “still has a lot of growing up to do.”
Despite their contentious relationship, the pair seemed set to reunite this summer for a third “Transformers” flick. But Deadline.com broke the story earlier today that Paramount had declined to pick up Fox’s contractual option for “Transformers 3” and that giving star Shia LaBeouf a “new love interest makes more sense for the story,” according to an unnamed source.
Fox’s next project, “Jonah Hex,” will be released June 18; it’s an action film also starring Josh Brolin, John Malkovich and Will Arnett. “Transformers 3” is set to hit theaters July 2011.
According to the news in newspaper Pajiba, Rose McGowan replaced with Megan Fox and the shootings of the film started.
Director Douglas Aarniokoski ‘Red Sonja’ is considering for the role at first, but Rose McGowan to sign another film on the Canon, he said the plan changed. Megan Fox will play Red Sonja as half witch and half sexy warrior.
The film’s plot: One more time with his family to avenge a bitter young girl with mystical powers to become the world’s most dangerous female warrior…
Red Sonja, directed by Douglas Aarniokoski will be released in America in 2010.
The actor and director working for a family film prior to the antipodes of the universe of New York filmmaker. Scorsese will cross the Atlantic. For his next feature film director embarks on London and Paris, thus abandoning the banks of the Hudson River. But that’s not all. The director also makes 3D. With Johnny Depp (co-producer of the film) Martin Scorsese should adapt the book of Selznik Brian, The invention of Hugo Cabret, thus giving the family entertainment.
To get the filmmaker has surrounded the screenwriter John Logan, to whom we owe such Gladiator, The Aviator or Sweeney Todd. The story of the next Scorsese will focus on Hugo, an orphan of 12 who lives in Paris Gare du 30 years and tries to solve the mystery surrounding a broken robot, thus resuming the work of his father. Regarding the cast, the director has already arrested some names. Chloe Moretz, Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen. The three players will embark on the filming of which all exterior scenes will be shot in Paris. The release date is set for December 9, 2011, according to U.S. magazine Variety.
While Angelina Jolie is still shooting his next film The Tourist, she takes a few moments of respite to spend time with family. Yesterday, it was with his stepmother, Jane Pitt, and Angelina was quick Knox enjoyed a little peace!
What a beautiful family portrait, is not it? Little Knox is really a sweet mix of her father Brad Pitt and Angelina. While the toddler is going on 2 years, it already seems very awake, but still likes to be in the arms of his mother… or even his grandmother! Jane Pitt, Brad’s mother, also seems very present in the Brangelina clan. What a change for Jolie, who has not really had a family life during his childhood classic!
Although Angelina has already told the press that it tended to favor her adopted children, despite it facing his biological children, this does not prevent him from spending time with each of them! But while Jane and Angelina spend quality time with the little Knox, where his sister Vivienne? Well, at the same time, the poor Knox has recently lost his blanket, so she needs well and his mother and his grandmother to forget the drama!
Shakira has said that her personal drive comes from the fact that she never wanted to live in poverty again.
Shakira, whose father William Mebarak Chadid was declared bankrupt when she was growing up, has revealed that seeing others worse off than her family made her even more determined to succeed in her own life so that she could help others.
The 33-year-old told The Big Issue: “My dad went bankrupt when I was eight years old. I remember the day I realised that pretty much all of the comfort of our lives was gone. We had had very decent lives – two cars, my dad had a successful business and then from one day to the next we lost everything.
“He took me to the park to show me a reality much worse than ours. There were all these barefoot orphaned kids who were sniffing glue. I guess the image stuck in my head. I promised myself, ‘One day I’m going to succeed because there’s no way I’m not having a car again’.
“And I thought, ‘If I ever do it, I’m going to do something about these kids’.”
Shakira kept her promise by setting up a charity when she rose to fame at the age of 18.
She added: “When I had my first big success with Pies Descalzos, the album that made it big in Latin America when I was 18, I decided to establish my first foundation in Colombia.
“Ever since, I’ve been investing all my efforts in education, which have achieved amazing results for kids who live in poverty and conflict or kids who might have been recruited into the guerrillas or drugs cartels. Instead, they’re on their way to college. How can I not believe in this so passionately?”
Como Ama una Mujer (How a Woman Loves) is the first full Spanish-language album from American singer, actress, dancer, Jennifer Lopez. It officially released on March 27th, 2007. The album was produced by the world’s most renowned Colombian composer in the world, Julio Reyes.
The photoshoot for the album was done on September 4 and September 5 in New York City by photographers Markus Klinko and Indrani. The video for the lead single “Qué Hiciste” was filmed in Las Vegas in October, and was directed by Michael Haussman.
The song “Qué Hiciste” was released to some radio stations in January. The song will be on all radio stations the day the album is released which is March 27th, 2007. 4 tracks on the album feature the strings of the London Symphony Orchestra. Argentine Latin rock singer Fito Páez worked on some tracks of the album, including the first single “Qué Hiciste”. Jennifer recorded in Puerto Rico with producers Luny Tunes and Pharrell on a reggaeton track titled “Te Voy A Querer”.
Jessica Simpson goes back to basics for Marie Claire’s May issue, gracing the cover with zero makeup or Photoshop retouching. Why would anyone expose themselves to that kind of scrutiny, you might ask? For Simpson, it’s all in the name of real beauty.
Following the launch of her VH1 TV show, “The Price of Beauty,” Simpson, who has been frequently pummeled in the press for her weight issues, is now launching a new initiative with Operation Smile called A Beautiful Me to empower women everywhere to appreciate their own beauty.
Though it sounds like the singer has developed quite the thick skin since the “mom jeans” debacle in January 2009 — “I don’t have anything to prove anymore. What other people think of me is not my business” — the 29-year-old is not completely immune to the pressure in Hollywood to maintain a size zero figure.