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Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise have been spotted watching a basketball match at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles.
The couple shared a tub of popcorn at the match between Minnesota Timberwolves and the Los Angeles Lakers.
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Rock star Pete Doherty has been charged for allegedly providing drugs to filmmaker Robin Whitehead who died of a suspected overdose in January.
The English musician was arrested but got bailed after police saw a footage Whitehead had filmed at a flat in Homerton, East London.
It showed Doherty, 31, and others taking heroin and crack.
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Most TV bosses have reportedly rejected Paris Hilton’s plan to launch a new reality show, sources say.
The socialite apparently wants to cover her engagement and wedding to boyfriend Doug Reinhardt in the show.
“She’’s been on TV constantly since 2003, when ”The Simple Life” debuted, and the public may be saturated with Paris,” the New York [...] Continue reading TV bosses turn down Paris Hilton’s marriage reality show offer

Gerard Butler could be seen playing a cheeky leprechaun in an upcoming all-star fantasy movie.
The Scottish actor will be digitally shrunk for the as-yet-untitled film.
The film boasts a strong starcast, including Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet and Naomi Watts.
And the plot sees Butler’’s character being kidnapped by Johnny Knoxville and Seann William Scott’’s on-screen baddies, [...] Continue reading Gerard Butler set for mini new role

lX4169 260x195 Filmmaker Del Toro to give Hobbit new look

HONG KONG – One of Peter Jackson's frequent collaborators says the "Lord of the Rings" director passed the torch to Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro to give the trilogy's two-part prequel, "The Hobbit," a fresh look.

After the huge success of the "Rings" series, Jackson is now working on adapting the J.R.R. Tolkien fantasy novel that takes place before the trilogy. But this time the Oscar-winning New Zealand filmmaker is producing and working on the script, relinquishing directing duties to Del Toro, whose credits include "Pan's Labyrinth" and the two "Hellboy" movies.

Longtime Jackson collaborator, art designer Richard Taylor, says he thinks his friend gave up the director's chair "probably because he's spent so long in Middle Earth … and probably felt a director such as Guillermo could bring something passionate and unique and original and new to the content for the sake of the fans," referring to the imaginary world where the novels are set.

"It's an absolute delight to be working with Guillermo Del Toro. We've all enjoyed his craft as seen in 'Pan's Labyrinth' and the 'Hellboy' movies. His unique aesthetic and storytelling style brings a lovely aesthetic to the world and one we're enjoying being part of," Taylor told The Associated Press on Monday in Hong Kong, where he is attending a digital entertainment conference at the technology park Cyberport.

The Weta Workshop president said his team has started designing the landscape and characters in "The Hobbit," but that he was unclear when shooting on the New Line Cinema production will start in New Zealand.

"We're just patiently waiting for it to begin. It's been in early development for a while. I'm sure it will get going some time soon," Taylor said.

He said he will stick to a consistent look for the main characters that appear in both the "Rings" series and "The Hobbit."

Taylor, who also won Oscars for his work on the "Rings" series, said he doesn't know if "The Hobbit" will be released in 3-D, but said the Weta team will take advantage of technological advancements since the first trilogy.

"Like any film, there will be an effort to utilize the tools that are available to us today to achieve visual images that will excite and intrigue an audience as we did try 10 years ago."