The latest trailer for the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past has been released, and it will make you wish May 23rd was here already!
Continuing where Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First Class left off, Days of Future past - helmed by Bryan Singer - combines the prequel's cast as well as those from the first three X-Men films (the first two of which were directed by Singer): Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Ellen Page. Chris Evans also appears doubling up his Marvel superhero duty as Quicksilver from 2005's Fantastic Four
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Touted as the next Hunger Games, Divergent seems to have begun slipping into that title this weekend with its $56 million debut.
The latest Muppets film, Muppets Most Wanted, debuted in second place with a modest $16.5 million while last week's top film, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, was subsequently bumped down to number three with $11.7 million. 300: Rise of an Empire also fell two places with its $8.6 million, and newcomer God's Not Dead landed at number five with $8.5 million.
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"In the end, the nude scene was a bigger deal for her than it was for me. I’m totally comfortable in my own skin. The worst part was that I was bloody cold."
- Adam Pearson, who suffers from genetic disorder neurofibromatosis, revealed that he had no problem filming a nude scene with Scarlett Johansson for the sci-fi thriller Under the Skin.
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Sofia Coppola will direct a live-action version of The Little Mermaid.
The filmmaker has reportedly set her sights on Hans Christian Andersen's tragic fairy tale as her next project after 2013's The Bling Ring, and is in negotiations to bring the classic children's story to life on the big screen, Deadline.com is reporting.
Fans shouldn't expect a repeat of Disney's bubblegum 1989 cartoon version about aquatic princess Ariel and talking crab Sebastian, however. Coppola is thought to be planning a version in keeping with the original 1837 story, which sees the broken-hearted Little Mermaid commit suicide after the Prince marries another woman.
The new Universal Pictures/Working Title production is said to be based on a script by Caroline Thompson (Edward Scissorhands), which was originally drafted by Kelly Marcel (Saving Mr. Banks) and Abi Morgan (Shame).
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After having lost out to 300: Rise of An Empire when it debuted last week, animated film Mr. Peabody & Sherman came out on top this past weekend with $21.8 million.
The sequel to 2006's 300 came in second place with $19.1 million while Need for Speed debuted at number three with $17.8 million. Non-Stop fell one spot from number three to number four with $10.6 million, and Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club rounds out the top five with its debut weekend gross of $8 million.
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Kate Winslet is to be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The 38-year-old actress will be the 2,520th star to receive an honor, and the unveiling is set to take place early next week with Titanic director James Cameron and Kate's co-star in the film Kathy Bates presenting her with the accolade outside of the W Hollywood Hotel on Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, on Monday, according to Hollywood.com.
"We are so happy that Kate Winslet will be here on our famous Boulevard of dreams receiving her well-deserved star. We've seen Kate shine in her roles and fans around the world have been anxiously waiting for this special day to come," producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies, Ana Martinez, said of the new addition.
Other actresses who have been added to the star-studded pavement recently include Non Stop star Julianne Moore and Glee's Jane Lynch.
Drew Barrymore doesn't think she's a very good actress.
The 39-year-old star - who has starred in countless films since the age of six - doesn't rate her dramatic ability because she prefers to become the character, rather than imitate them. "I don't think I'm a good actress. I feel like it's fake and yucky and it doesn't ring true. But if you research and you study and make it personal, you just become that person, and it's your truth and everything else around you falls away. Then you're telling the truth, it's not lying, it's not fake," she explained.
The blonde beauty credits her godfather Steven Spielberg for giving her the best advice, which has stuck with her for 33 years: "Steven told me, 'Don't act your characters. Be your characters.' At [the age of] six, I guess I was comfortable and more humorous than I would have remembered now. But once I got older and kept continuing acting, I don't know if I would have succeeded without that advice, because that's the thing that saved me. I'm not an actor, I'm a pretender."
Benedict Cumberbatch wants to play a dumb character.
The Sherlock actor, who has just completed The Imitation Game, a biopic of British cryptographer, Alan Turing, insists he's ready for a less intellectual role. "I always seem to be cast as slightly wan, ethereal, troubled intellectuals or physically ambivalent bad lovers... I am so ready to play a really dumb character," the 37-year-old star told T magazine.
Benedict, who has also won awards for his role as Victor Frankenstein and his monster in the West End production, became a huge star after taking on the part of the titular detective in BBC1's Sherlock but admits he's not the nicest character to play: "I always make it clear that people who become obsessed with him or the idea of him - he'd destroy you... He is an absolute b*****d."
Shia Labeouf will not attend the Nymphomaniac premiere in New York.
The troubled actor reportedly has a "scheduling conflict" that will see him absent from the screening of the erotic film at Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) next Thursday, the New York Post newspaper's Page Six column reports.
Though he is blaming a scheduling conflict, the 27-year-old actor has been vocal about a desire to "retire" from the public eye after he was accused of plagiarizing author Daniel Clowes' graphic novellas, Justin M. Damiano, for his short film HowardCantour.com.
Taking to Twitter earlier this year, he wrote, "In light of the recent attacks against my artistic integrity, I am retiring from all public life."
Shia made headlines in February when he stormed out of a Nymphomaniac press conference in Berlin after quoting French former soccer player Eric Cantona before arriving on the red carpet for the film's German premiere wearing a paper bag on his head that said, "I am not famous anymore."
Jared Leto hasn't seen Dallas Buyers Club.
The 42-year-old actor - who picked up Best Supporting Actor for his role as transsexual AIDS victim Rayon in the movie at Sunday's Oscars - plans to watch his work eventually, but wants to "leave it alone" at present because the project was such an "intense" experience.
"I have not seen the film yet. I think one day I will watch it, because, you know, I'll be curious at some point. But it was such an intense role. It's better for me to just leave it alone right now," he said while speaking on The Ellen DeGeneres show.
Jared appeared on the show just a few hours after getting home for the night, but wasn't upset at his lack of sleep because he had enjoyed celebrating so much: "I got in at -- I think the crack ass of dawn last night, maybe 6 o'clock, 5.30. Don't feel sorry for me, this is a time to revel in it, it's a sunrise you want to see. My mother, my brother were there and one of the highlights of the night was seeing my mom dance with Madonna. You meet all these amazing people last night, whether it was Jane Fonda or Liza Minnelli..."
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