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Tiffany and Debbie Gibson talk about maturing Miley

Tiffany and Debbie Gibson talk about maturing Miley

Ex-pop rivals Tiffany and Debbie Gibson were opposing views on Miley Cyrus bold new image.

Miley Cyrus New adult has developed a support fee – and someone who was the teen idol before the road below. In an interview with U.S. Weekly, ’80s pop star Tiffany defended Hannah Montana’s risque new image. Seventeen years old, Cyrus has been criticized for behavior that feel good is not worthy of a teenager who is not yet reached the legal age to vote.

The Group “in the U.S.A.” singer most recently fired for wearing a skimpy body of the Much Music Awards in June, where she performed her new single “can not be tamed.” And the tight black leather pants she wore to a concert last week MTV can not be won her fans in the Department of modesty.

The video of “tamed”, was himself called to be like Miley too risqué “Britain’s Got Talent” look. During the show, the triple threat teen rigged a torrid kiss with a backup dancer.

Asked about the young singers of today, Tiffany stuck for Miley, which she feels in the running for viability in a market defined by pop-stars-as-sex-symbols. Tiffany believes Cyrus retired to the more mature image “appropriate”, and attributed that partly to the advice of parents of young performers. About Billy Ray and Cindy, Tiffany said: “It’s really important base you have around you. Thank you very much. ”

80 ex-rival Tiffany, Debbie Gibson has a different view on the new Miley adult. Debbie, who met the young star, praised the talent and attitude of Cyrus down-to-earth, but the image described as “a bit too much too quickly.” The ‘Electric Youth’ singer feels it There is nothing wrong with kissing the child, and wants Miley understand that before it is too late.

But Debbie – who prefers to be called Deborah now, thank you very much – all grown up now, along with former enemy pop-chart, Tiffany. The two made an appearance at San Diego Comic Con last weekend to promote their upcoming film “Mega Gataroid vs. Python” – a sci-fi mutant attack on a snake. In “Python”, Debbie and Tiffany repel monsters as a pair of women in Florida who are once again caught up in the rivalry.

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Lindsey Vonn’s ‘Basic Instinct’ cover

Lindsey Vonn on magazine cover dressed as Sharon Stone

The skier recreates one of Sharon Stone’s most famous characters for a magazine shoot.

Last week on Fourth-Place Medal, we mentioned that Vancouver Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn would be appearing on the cover of ESPN The Magazine’s film issue dressed as Sharon Stone from “Basic Instinct.” This weekend, we caught our first glimpse of the cover. As far as re-creations go, this one is about as accurate as can be.

Lindsey Vonn tried her hand at acting earlier this year when she appeared as a desk clerk during the final episode of “Law and Order.” The two-time Olympic medalist had lobbied for a role on the program (her favorite) and creator Dick Wolf was happy to oblige.

After a seven-month break from competitive skiing, Vonn returned to the slopes late last month for her 2010-11 season debut in Austria, where she finished a distant 18th in the giant slalom. This weekend she’ll appear in her hometown of Vail at the first North American World Cup meet of the season.

Lindsey Vonn on magazine cover dressed as Sharon Stone

The three-time defending World Cup champion was one of a number of athletes to help ESPN act out scenes from classic movies, some of which had no relation to sports. Three players on the Cincinnati Bengals reenacted a scene from “The Hangover,” Olympic hockey hero Ryan Miller joined teammates in a “Caddyshack” photo and NBA star Baron Davis joined skateboarder Terry Kennedy to be Marty McFly and Doc Brown from “Back to the Future.”

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Tom Cruise Set for We Mortals Are

Tom Cruise Set for We Mortals Are

Variety is reporting that director Doug Liman has gotten actor Tom Cruise for the lead role in We Mortals Are, formerly know as “All You Need Is Kill”.

Based on the graphic novel, the original story is in the vein of Groundhog Day, with a twist: A soldier in a war against aliens finds himself reliving his last day over and over after being killed. Through the training and battles he experiences in these time loops, he becomes a better soldier.

While a deal with the studio isn’t officially signed, Cruise has been weighing this role for some time after continued talks with director Doug Liman.

Sources say Warner Bros.’ Jeffrey Robinov always wanted a big star, though the script called for a younger actor like Ryan Gosling or Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The studio has already had the script rewritten to make the character fit Tom Cruise’s age.

Dante Harper penned the script with Joby Harold doing the rewrite. Sources said Tom Cruise liked the script so much that Liman traveled to Pittsburgh, where the actor was shooting Paramount and Skydance’s One Shot, to meet with the actor about the role.

Though sources close to the studio were a little worried that Cruise may be passive about doing back-to-back sci-fi pics, sources close to Cruise added that his biggest reason for taking the role is Liman’s persistence in their talks that both films would be completely different.

Insiders go on to add that Horizons will be his next film he shoots, which will go sometime in March. There are some scheduling issues that need to be worked out but given that Horizons is so far along in the casting process and We Mortals Are still fairly early in the development and pre-production stage, both sides should find a way to work those issues out.

We Mortals Are comes to theaters in 2013 and stars Tom Cruise. The film is directed by Doug Liman.

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Chevrolet celebrates 100th anniversary

Chevrolet celebrates 100th anniversary

Chevrolet Motor Co., was launched on Nov 3, 1911, in Detroit when Louis Chevrolet, a Swiss-born race car driver and engineer, joined ousted GM founder William “Billy” Durant to start a new brand.

Their first car was the stylish and speedy Series C “Classic Six.” It had a powerful six-cylinder engine at a time when most cars had only four. And it came with an electric starter and headlamps, which were a rarity. But at $2,150 ($50,000 today, when adjusted for inflation), it was out of reach for most people.

We saw the USA in them. We drove them to the levee. We even worked on our night moves in their back seats. For a century, Chevrolets won America’s love with their safety, convenience, style and speed — even if sometimes they were clunky, or had problems with rust or their rear suspensions.

Chevy, which lays claim to being the top-selling auto brand of all time, celebrates its 100th birthday on Thursday. For most of its life, Chevy stayed a fender ahead of the competition by bringing innovations like all-steel bodies, automatic shifting, electric headlamps and power steering to regular folks at a low cost.

Chevy also embedded itself in American culture, sometimes changing it by knowing what people wanted to drive before they did. Snappy jingles and slogans dominated radio and television, and bands mentioned Chevys in more than 700 songs. No other automotive brand has come close to the adoration that Chevy won from customers, especially in the 1950s and `60s.

“The American car from the mid-1930s to the end of the `60s was a Chevrolet,” said John Heitmann, an automotive history professor at the University of Dayton and author of a book about the automobile’s impact on American life. “It was the car of the aspiring American lower and middle classes for a long period.”

On the way to selling more than 204 million cars and trucks, Chevy invented the sport utility vehicle and an electric car with a generator on board to keep it going when the batteries die.

But it also helped ruin General Motors Co.’s reputation for many. In the 1970s, it began cranking out rust-prone, nondescript cars with gremlin-infested motors and transmissions. Now it’s in the midst of a comeback, selling better-quality vehicles as a global brand with 60 percent of its sales coming outside the United States.

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Iron Man 3 confirmed for North Carolina shoot

Iron Man 3 confirmed for North Carolina shoot

It was confirmed that the superhero sequel will be shot at Willmington, North Carolina’s EUE / Screen Gems studio. Here’s what EUE / Screen Gems owner Chris Cooney had to say about Iron Man 3 shooting at his facility.

“We aggressively pursued this piece of business. This film is a game changer-not only for our studios, but for the entire state of North Carolina. It feels great to bring this project to Wilmington, a place where we’ve invested emotionally and financially since 1996. Today, our vision becomes reality.”

The production also considered locations in Michigan and New Mexico before settling on EUE/Screen Gems. North Carolina’s 25% film incentives and the studio’s 150,000 square-foot facility were the primary reasons for the move. Marvel Studios filmed both Iron Man and Iron Man 2 in its Manhattan Beach, California facility.

Iron Man 3 is said to move into the Screen Gems studio in early 2012, although it isn’t known when shooting may begin. Our report from September indicated production will start in June 2012, but that has not been confirmed.

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Scarlett Johansson is a killing machine on The Avengers

Scarlett Johansson is a killing machine on The Avengers

A highly trained spy working for the international peacekeeping organization, S.H.I.E.L.D. Whedon confirmed that Johansson’s Romanoff would be the only female member of the Avengers, but not the only female character in the film.

The Avengers is an American superhero film produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures1, based upon the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name. It is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which crosses over several Marvel superhero films including Iron Man (2008), The Incredible Hulk (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010), Thor (2011) and Captain America: The First Avenger (2011).

The film is written and directed by Joss Whedon and features an ensemble cast, which includes Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson. In The Avengers, Nick Fury, director of the peacekeeping organization S.H.I.E.L.D., recruits Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, and Captain America to save the world from destruction.

Scarlett Johansson is a killing machine on The Avengers

Development of The Avengers began when Marvel Studios received a grant from Merrill Lynch in April 2005. After the success of the film Iron Man, Marvel announced that The Avengers would be released in July 2011. With the signing of Scarlett Johansson in March 2009, the film was pushed back for a 2012 release. Whedon was brought on board in April 2010 and rewrote the screenplay that was originally written by Zak Penn. Production began in April 2011 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, before moving to Cleveland, Ohio, in August and New York City in September.

Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff (Black Widow)

A highly trained spy working for the international peacekeeping organization, S.H.I.E.L.D. Whedon confirmed that Johansson’s Romanoff would be the only female member of the Avengers, but not the only female character in the film. Regarding the character’s abilities to measure up to her teammates Johansson recounted, “The other day we were doing this big reveal shot of all the Avengers.

Thor has got his hammer, Cap’s got his shield, Hawkeye has his bow and arrow, and Hulk is huge. Then it pans over to me and I’ve got guns. Iron Man’s like, hovering above all of us, ready to go… I was like, ‘Joss… um… do I look okay holding these guns?’ and he responded ‘She’s a total badass. She’s a killing machine.'”

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Three new actors to join thriller Gone

Three new actors to join thriller Gone

Three additional actors have signed on to star alongside Amanda Seyfried in Lakeshore Entertainment and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment’s new movie ‘Gone,’ including Emily Wickersham, Wes Bentley and Jennifer Carpenter, Collider is reporting. The thriller will be helmed by Brazilian filmmaker Heitor Dhalia. The script, which was penned by ‘Fame’ screenwriter Allison Burnett, follows Seyfried’s character, a kidnap survivor, who tries to find the killer she believes abducted her sister.

‘Gone,’ which is believed to jump-start Seyfried’s action career, much like ‘Taken’ did for Liam Neeson in 2009, is set to begin shooting in April 2011. However, there’s no word yet what roles Wickersham (of ‘I Am Number Four’), Bentley (most recently seen in last summer’s ‘Jonah Hex’) and Carpenter (who stars on Showtime’s ‘Dexter’) will play.

Synopsis

“When Jill Parrish (Amanda Seyfried) returns home from the night shift to find her sister’s bed empty, she is convinced that the serial killer who kidnapped her two years before has come back to finish the job. But the police do not believe her and Jill knows time is running out. With no one to turn to, Jill sets off to find her sister and face her abductor once and for all.

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Hilary Swank slammed for attending bash

Hilary Swank slammed for attending bash

Hilary Swank is criticized for appearing at a party for a head of state accused of torture and executions.

Jean-Claude Van Damme might be gearing up to do battle once again — but this time his martial arts skills aren’t likely to help him out.

Van Damme, along with “Million Dollar Baby” star Hilary Swank, is catching fire from the Human Rights Foundation, for attending the October 5 birthday party of Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov.

According to Human Rights Foundation, Kadyrov — who was appointed by Vladimir Putin in 2007 — has been accused of employing disappearances, torture and executions.

In a statement released by the Human Rights Foundation, the organization’s president, Thor Halvorssen, said that HRF had sent Swank a letter in September, warning her of Kadyrov’s alleged misdeeds. At the time, Halvorssen says, Swank’s representative replied that the actress wasn’t planning to attend the soiree. However, Swank, as well as Van Damme, can be seen in video of the event.

“Hilary Swank obviously has the right to earn a living entertaining the highest bidder, but this sort of venality should be exposed — especially after claiming she was not going,” Halvorssen said in the statement. “Would she have accepted an invitation to entertain Pinochet? Al-Qaeda? The apartheid government in Pretoria? We must remember the disgrace Mariah Carey, Nelly Furtado, Beyonce and 50 Cent were exposed to after singing for Gaddafi’s family and earning millions of dollars for it.”

During the event, according to Human Rights Foundation, Van Damme took the stage and pronounced, “I love you, Mr. Kadyrov,” while Swank declared that she was proud to be in Chechnya’s capital Grozny, where the party was held, and wished the reportedly iron-fisted leader a happy birthday.

Colombian singer Shakira was also reportedly expected to attend the party at one point, but ultimately she was not at the event. According to HRF, Kadyrov publicly lamented that human-rights organizations had persuaded her not to attend.

A representative for Van Damme had no comment for TheWrap on this story. Swank’s representative did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.

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J.J. Abrams is directing Star Trek 2

J.J. Abrams is directing Star Trek 2

After months of hopeful speculation, J.J. Abrams has officially signed on to direct Star Trek 2, which is a sequel to 2009’s galactic hit that starred Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto.

While many assumed he would make the follow-up to his 2009 hit, he would never give a date for the project, or actually say for sure that he would be the one directing. In July, reports elsewhere surfaced that Abrams was “moving towards a commitment” to direct the sequel but his delay had pushed a nervous Paramount Pictures to give Star Trek 2 late June 2012 release date to a G.I. Joe sequel.

According to Vulture, part of the hold-up has been that Alex Kurtzman, who wrote Abrams’ first Star Trek with Roberto Orci, has been busy editing and posting Welcome to People, his directing debut at DreamWorks Pictures. We’re told that now that Kurtzman is finished with those duties, he is back in his office and the team is ready to work. Screenwriters Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are writing the script.

Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto and the rest of the main cast are all set to return. The sequel was originally set to come out June 2012, but the film wanted to give the writers enough time to finalize the script. No production date has been set.

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Isla Fisher is in talks to join Now You See Me

Isla Fisher is in talks to join Now You See Me

Isla Fisher is in talks to join the cast of Summit Entertainment’s magician heist story, Now You See Me.

The actress would play Henley, a master technician who builds contraptions to aid in the illusion of the heists. Amanda Seyfried was eyed for the role but her deal never expired.

Mark Ruffalo is starring as the leader of a team of FBI agents who are investigating the Four Horsemen, a squad of the world’s greatest illusionists who pull off a series of daring bank heists during their performances, then shower the profits on their audience. Jesse Eisenberg will play the arrogant leader of the Four Horsemen, alongside Morgan Freeman and Mélanie Laurent who co-star as ex-magician and a federal agent.

Now You See Me comes to theaters in 2012 and stars Jesse Eisenberg, Mélanie Laurent, Mark Ruffalo, Amanda Seyfried, Morgan Freeman. The film is directed by Louis Leterrier.

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