Wesley Snipes is used to going direct to DVD these days. Not directly to jail. So maybe that's why a lawyer for the embattled actor tells E! News that Snipes has no plans on surrendering for a three-year prison stintâ€”despite a Florida federal judge's order. What gives? "Mr. Snipes is not in custody and at this point we have not received a self-surrender date or facility," defense attorney Daniel Meachum said. "However, we are working hard so that there is never a surrender date or facility for Mr. Snipes to report to other than his house or any other place that he chooses to visit." Just not the big house. "In other words we as his lawyers are Â»
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Pirates, beware of Warner Bros.â€™ wizards: Warner Bros. announced in a statement that they plan to probe the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I leak. The first 36 minutes of the film â€” which is released Friday in theaters â€” were made available on several Internet sharing sites like BitTorrent earlier in the week. Said the studio in a statement: â€œThis week, a portion ofHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 was stolen and illegally posted on the Internet. This constitutes a serious breach of copyright violation and theft of Warner Bros. property. We are working actively to restrict Â»
- Kate Ward
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Donâ€™t say we didnâ€™t warn you. With the Saw series hopefully dead and buried, itâ€™s time for another horror franchise to step up and take center stage. Bloody Disgusting reports that Paramount Pictures has locked an October 21, 2011 release for Paranormal Activity 3, which is weird since I have yet to get a phone call regarding my potential plot outlines. No other details are available at this time, though Iâ€™m willing to bet that the film will boast low-budget, hand-held quality video, an unseen demon, a victimized family and that freaky Katie girl.
- Jeff Ames
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Hollywood Shock: Oscar Publicist Ronni Chasen Shot Dead
Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen was found shot to death in her car on Tuesday in Beverly Hills, the Los Angeles coroner has told TheWrap. Representatives from Chasen & Co. did not immediately respond to TheWrap's request for comment. Beverly Hills police would not confirm that the victim was Chasen, but did tell TheWrap that a woman was found in her car early Tuesday with multiple gunshot wounds to the chest. A police report said the victim was shot five times, and then apparently crashed her car into a lightpole around 12:28 a.m. near Â»
- Brent Lang
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2011 Best Director Oscar Contenders
Christopher Nolan, David Fincher, Martin Scorsese, Sofia Coppola, David O. Russell, Danny Boyle, Darren Aronofsky, Joel and Ethan Coen, Peter Weir andMike Leigh. On Jan. 25, when the nominations for best director are announced, it's hard to believe that half of those contenders won't make the cut. Every year is competitive in the best director race, but 2011 is turning into one of the most impressive ever. It's rare when you can say the nomination is legitimately the win, but for five lucky nominees it really will be. With that in mind, Awards Campaign reviews 18 potential nominees for best Â»
- Gregory Ellwood
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Michael Douglas's money is safely his ... for now. A Manhattan judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by Douglas's ex-wife Diandra Douglas, seeking half of his paycheck from his fall film Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. The Oscar-winning actor, who recently finished treatment for throat cancer, was "very excited" when he learned of the judge's decision, his lawyer Marilyn Chinitz said, adding, "This case should never have been brought in the first instance and certainly not in New York." In the suit, Diandra argues she is entitled to half of the profits from the Wall Street sequel since Douglas made Â»
- Sharon Cotliar
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Movie attendance on Sunday was significantly lower than most studios had estimated, with virtually all of the top attractions winding up with less than the anticipated results. (Weekend estimates are based on actual ticket sales for Friday and Saturday and an educated guess for sales on Sunday.) Topping the list was Paramount/DreamWorks Animationâ€™s Megamind, which drew $29.1 million, $1 million less than the studio had estimated. Tony Scottâ€™s Unstoppable, starring Denzel Washington and Chris Pine, opened with $22.7 million. The studio had figured it would earn $23.5 million. The road-trip comedy Due Datedropped a far bigger-than-expected 53 percent in its second weekend to earn $15.4 million and place third. Overall, the top 12 films grossed $111.67 million, compared to last yearâ€™s $129,452,765, when 2012 opened with $65.2 million. For the year total box office revenue is up 3.3 percent to $9.14 billion; attendance is down 1.81 percent.
The top ten films over the weekend, according to final figures compiled by Box Office Mojo (figures in parentheses represent total gross to date):1. Megamind, Paramount/DreamWorks Animation, $29,120,461, 2 Wks. ($88,822,635); 2. Unstoppable, 20th Century Fox, $22,688,457, (New); 3. Due Date, Warner Bros., $15,419,042, 2 Wks. ($58,897,308); 4. Skyline, Universal, $11,692,415, (New); 5. Morning Glory, Paramount, $9,203,266, 1 Wk., ($11,809,321 â€” From Wednesday); 6. For Colored Girls, Lionsgate, $6,517,280, 2 Wks. ($30,687,468); 7. Red,Summit Entertainment, $4,973,539, 5 Wks. ($79,677,396); 8. Paranormal Activity 2, Paramount, $2,980,201, 4 Wks. ($81,930,657); 9. Saw 3-D, Lionsgate, $2,862,449, 3 Wks. ($43,580,310); 10. Jackass 3-D, Paramount, $2,235,457, 5 Wks. ($114,643,266).
by belinda / 298 ViewsIt's back to the real world for Jesse James and Kat Von D.After spending Labor Day weekend joined at the hip, the couple shared a goodbye kiss when Von D dropped James at Lax Monday. With their love apparently in full bloom, the pair packed the weekend with music, food and Pda. On Friday, James and Von D ate lunch a deux and were later spotted filling up at a local gas station. The next day, the lovebirds soaked up the sun in Orange County, Calif., and were seen kissing and holding hands after hitting two music events - Â»
by belinda / 265 ViewsLooks like Jennifer Aniston's guest starring role on Cougar Town comes with some sweet fringe benefits. The actress, 40, (who was recently rumored to be back together with John Mayer) shared a two-hour Italian dinner withCougar Town actor Josh Hopkins at Madeo in Beverly Hills on Sept. 2. "She seemed very excited about her date," says a eyewitness. "She and Josh sat at a more private table and they seemed to get along great." Aniston, who sipped white wine and ordered fish, shared animated conversations with Hopkins, 39. "It was obvious that they don't know each other well, but there was Â»
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A Bahamian court today dismissed charges against a former paramedic and his attorney accused of trying to extort $25 million from John Travolta in the wake of his son's death last year. The Pulp Fiction actor and his family asked that the charges be dropped because he had "concluded that it was in my family's best interest for me not to voluntarily return to the Bahamas to testify a second time at trial," Travolta said in a prepared statement. "Almost a year later, the long pending status of this matter continued to take a heavy emotional toll on my family, causing Â»
by belinda / 206 ViewsEager to get on the new Apple TV's cheap 99-cent TV show rentals but not so pumped to wait four weeks for it to ship? No worries: Amazon's also now offering 99-cent
rentalspurchases of various ABC and FOX shows, which means a whole host of Amazon VOD-compatible devices just got some cheaper streaming options as well -- and hey, Roku just cut prices on its entire lineup of Amazon- and Netflix- compatible players, so you can get in the game for as little as $60. Of course, the Apple TV also features day-and-date movie rentals, local streaming, AirPlay, and that slick iPhone / iPod touch Remote app, but only your heart truly knows if those are worth an extra few bucks and a month of fevered desire.
Update: As our astute commenters are pointing out, these are actually listed as 99-cent purchases, making this a far better deal entirely. We don't know if that's for real or just an error right now, though -- we're double checking and we'll let you know.
Update 2: Yep, we've confirmed that these are 99-cent purchases, making this a much better deal than Apple's rental model -- although only you can decide whether you actually need permanent streaming access to Dollhouse Season 2.
by belinda / 283 ViewsAlthough it's only just been revealed and won't actually go on sale for four long weeks, Apple's new hockey puck is far from the only media streamer on the market -- and with Sony's Netbox and the Boxee Box on the way, the sub-$200 set-top box market is exploding with options. So let's line up the revised Apple TV against the (post-price cut) Roku HD-XR, Popbox, and even an LG Blu-ray player in the same price range and see what you're actually getting -- and more importantly, getting access to -- on each device. Oh, and there's some choice words from Roku after the break.
Update: You asked for them, so we added the PS3, Xbox 360 & WDTV Live as well, after the break.
Device: AppleTV Roku XR Pop Box LG BD550 Price: $99 $99 $129 $130 - $150 Form Factor/Size: 3.9 x 0.9 x 3.9 5 x 5 x 1.75 8 x 1.4 x 6 inches 16.9 x 1.8 x 7.9 Available Content: HD TV shows from ABC & Fox ($0.99), HD Movie rentals ($4.99/$3.99), Netflix, iTunes, YouTube Netflix, Amazon VOD (now with $0.99 HD TV show purchases from Fox & ABC), MLB.tv, UFC, NBA GameTime, YouTube, Pandora YouTube, Revision3, Blip.tv, h.264 / XviD / MPEG-4, MKV / AVI / WMV Blu-ray discs, VUDU, Netflix, CinemaNow, YouTube, Pandora, Napster Apps / SDK: N/A Roku Channel / SDK available Popapps Store / SDK available NetCast widgets Connectivity: WiFi N, Ethernet WiFi N, Ethernet Ethernet, optional WiFi adapter Ethernet, Disc Video Quality: 720p, 5.1 audio 720p (1080p upgrade coming soon), 5.1 audio 1080p, 5.1 audio 1080p, 7.1 audio, DTS-HD MA / Dolby TrueHD audio Device: AppleTV Sony PS3 Slim 250GB Xbox 360 S 250GB WDTV Live Plus Price: $99 $349 $299 $149 Form Factor/Size: 3.9 x 0.9 x 3.9 11.42 x 2.56 x 11.4 12 x 3 x 10 4.9 x 1.5 x 3.9 Available Content: HD TV shows from ABC & Fox ($0.99), HD Movie rentals ($4.99/$3.99), Netflix, iTunes, YouTube Blu-ray, PlayStation Network, Netflix, Qriocity, DLNA, DivX Certified HD DVD (lolz), Zune Marketplace, DLNA/PC streaming, XviD/DivX, Netflix, ESPN3 coming soon Netflix, DLNA streaming, AVI / MPG / MKV, YouTube, Pandora Apps / SDK: PlayStation Network Xbox Live, Community Games N/A Connectivity: WiFi N, Ethernet WiFi b/g, Ethernet WiFi N (no 5 Ghz), Ethernet Ethernet, USB, optional WiFi or Powerline networking Video Quality: 720p, 5.1 audio 1080p, 7.1 audio, DTS-HD MA / Dolby TrueHD 1080p, 5.1 audio 1080p, 5.1 audio
Response from Roku:
Roku created the category for streaming players over two years ago with the original Netflix player for $99. Since then the category has continued to grow rapidly with large hardware entrants like Xbox, PS3, Wii, blu-ray players, and now AppleTV adding streaming capabilities. At the same time, content is becoming more readily available thanks to Netflix's increasing popularity, but also from Amazon, MLB.TV and most recently Hulu Plus. During this time Roku sales have continued to accelerate as the overall streaming market grows, and customers enjoy our simple interface, low cost and large selection of services. Our customers are using the box more and more. Two years ago the average Roku customer used our product 11 hours a month, but now it's 43 hours a month.
Beyond Netflix we have introduced over 50 additional content partners on our open platform that offer customers access to over 100,000 movies and TV shows, live sports, music, photo and video sharing, and more - all while continuing to reduce the cost of our products. Today, a customer can get a Roku player for as low as $59.99 and an HD-capable model for as low as $69.99, plus a 1080p model for $99.99. By selling direct to customers (on roku.com) we can offer more while maintaining lower prices.
Roku is completely confident that our strategy of offering more features and lower cost than competitors continues to be the right plan.
by belinda / 200 ViewsWe're not quite sure when the Federal Communications Commission got into the habit of tearing deviceslimb from limb after testing their wireless radiation levels, but we have to say we're loving the trend -- and there's quite nothing like peering into the juicy innards of a new Apple device. Here, the FCC got its greasy paws on the new Retina Display-packing iPod touch, aka "Apple A1367," and in the gallery below you can see exactly where Cupertino keeps that A4 processor, 3.44 watt-hour battery, internal antenna, and 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz WiFi.
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A couple of weeks ago there were reports that the second sequel to Meet the Parents was back in the studio for significant re-shoots, and that a missing star from part two was being wooed to return. It's now confirmed that Dustin Hoffman has agreed to shoot some scenes forLittle Fockers.
Six new scenes will be filmed next month, and four will feature Bernie Focker, who was initially written out of the script when the production couldn't reach a deal with Hoffman. The film wrapped a while ago significantly under budget (although incredibly, we're still talking about $100m) so clearly Universal feels comfortable putting that spare change to use.
Deadline's insider tells them the role is not dissimilar to the one offered to Hoffman in the first place. The "pivotal" scenes will see him play opposite Barbra Streisand once again, and he'll also be part of a big scene at the end of the film that involves everyone.
The spin from the studio is still that the movie was fine as it was (actually born out by test screening scores of "54% excellent, 85% total favorable, 73% definitely recommend"). But, says Mr Insider, "We want to make it better; it's an investment for the future of the franchise".
Aside from Hoffman and Streisand, Little Fockers stars series regulars Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Teri Polo, Blythe Danner and Owen Wilson, plus newbies Jessica Alba, Laura Dern and Harvey Keitel. Paul Weitz is directing John Hamburg's script, and Jay Roach is producing. It's out in the series' traditional Christmas slot on December 22.
by belinda / 473 ViewsAngelina Jolie's life just got a bit busier.
The actress, mom of six and humanitarian is adding several other titles to her repertoire: Director, producer and screenwriter.
The Oscar winner, 35, will be jumping behind the camera to direct a love story set during the Bosnian War. "The film focuses on a Serbian man and a Bosnian woman who meet on the eve of the war and the effect the war has on their relationship," Graham King's GK Films announced.
The movie, based on a screenplay Jolie wrote, will also be produced by the actress, who, as a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador,visited war-torn Bosnia in April.
As for casting, Jolie will apparently be looking outside of Hollywood. The actors for her new film will be from "various ethnicities from the region of the former Yugoslavia," says the film company.
by belinda / 272 Views244diggsdiggJust about every mobile operating system manufacturer can remotely delete apps from the smartphones they help provide, but if a recent patent application is any indication, Apple's looking to lock down the whole enchilada on future devices. The basic concept is as simple as the diagram above -- certain activities trigger the phone to think it's in the wrong hands -- but the particular activities and particular remedies Apple suggests extend to audiovisual spying (to detect if a user has a different face or voice than the owner), and complete remote shutdown. While the patent mostly sounds targeted at opt-in security software and would simply send you an alertor perform a remote wipe if your phone were stolen or hacked, jailbreaking and unlocking are also explicitly mentioned as the marks of an unauthorized user, and one line mentions that cellular carrierscould shut down or cripple a device when such a user is detected. Sounds great for securing phones at retail, sure, but personally we'd rather devices don't determine our authority by monitoring our heartbeat (seriously, that's an option) and we're plenty happy with the existing Find My iPhone app.
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by belinda / 419 ViewsWe are accepting all video uploads and looking for the best uploaded video of 2010. Members of this site are entered automatically by uploading a video. We offer you the capability of storing video files up to 500 mb in size. All uploads for contest entry must be completed by December 1st 2010. A panel will then select the best 20 videos and then turn over voting to the site community. Streams, audio, and other none video uploads are restricted from this contest.It doesn't matter if your video is 5 seconds short or 50 minutes long. Any video uploaded is a qualifying one. Spread the word. We also have prizes for the runner up contestants.
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Snooki is criminally annoying. But don't take our word for it. And don't take the word of advocates of quality television.
Take the word of New Jersey prosecutors, who have slapped Jersey Shore's lead guidette with the geniusly appropriate charge of annoying people (seriously), along with disorderly conduct and creating a public nuisance as a result of her arrest last month.
Snooki, unsurprisingly, disagrees with that assessment: an attorney for the reality diva today entered a not guilty plea on Nicole Polizzi's behalf for all three charges, which stemmed from a particularly rowdy day of filming capped by her doing a face plant on the beach.
She's due back in a Seaside Heights court for trial on Sept. 8.
But don't expect a Lindsay-esque outcome. A conviction on all counts would only result in fines ranging from $500 to $2,000â€”chump change after her season-three pay raise.
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