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Hollywood Studios has unveiled plans of having a American Idol Themepark.
Visitors can go through the American Idol process of auditioning for a “Golden Ticket” and (if their singing passes scrutiny) will actually perform on stage. No, Simon will not be there to personally berate performers, but each day one person will be selected for a slot in American Idol’s regional auditions.
Hollywood producer Steven Spielberg has quit his position in the Beijing Olympics following criticism from people in the industry.
Some of the nastier comments that Spielberg received came from actress Mia Farrow:”Does Mr. Spielberg really want to go down in history as the Leni Riefenstahl of the Beijing Games?” Riefenstahl was the German filmmaker and propogandist.
American Idol and iTunes have signed a new contract. Fans can download performances from the hit show. Proceeds will go to the “Idol Gives Back” — a charity television event that aims to help poverty-stricken children in Africa and the United States.
So how are the bevy of movie releases doing at the theaters? Vantage Point takes, the well, vantage point, grossing at $22,874,936. This is followed by Spiderwick Chronicles (a far second at $13,100,192) and Jumper ($12,708,768). Step up 2 The Streets and Fools Gold take the fourth and fifth place.
The Oscars is one of Hollywood’s most important award ceremonies. Any Hollywood buff worth his collection of movie posters should know as much about it as possible. Test your knowledge of the Oscars with this quiz.
Michael Bay pokes fun at himself with a commercial for Fios that has him blowing up items the way only, well, Michael Bay can.
The famous director is known for his fast-paced, blow-up-$5-million-worth-of-cars-in-5-seconds action.
Watch Jay Z. and Beyonce welcome visitors to Hollywood. Very catchy music and video editing — worthy of the entertainment capital of the world.
First they brought comic book heroes like the Fantastic Four, Spiderman and X-men. Then it was Transformers.
Clearly, Hollywood was tapping into the childhood icons of the thirty-something movie goers, and the latest “epic” is Astro Boy, a computer animated feature from Imagi Studios.
But to hook in the young viewers, the studio brought in Highmore, who has appeared in Spiderwick Chronicles, The Golden COmpass, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
The list of Oscar winners reveals an interesting trend towards foreigners beating Hollywood at its own game.
However, many studios are becoming more confident in foreign directors, including Timur Bekmambetov, a Russian-born and Russian-language filmmaker whose previous hits — “Night Watch: Nochnoi Dozor” — aren’t exactly what you’d call household names.
This foreign invasion reflects how global the movie industry has become.