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Bruce Jenner has landed a small role in a movie.
The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star, 64, has scored a part in the upcoming film, The Hungover Games, a comedy that spoofs a number of blockbusters including The Hunger Games, The Hangover and Ted.
The Olympic gold medallist, who announced his split from his third wife of 22 years, Kris Jenner, in October, is playing one of the futuristic Hunger Games play-by-play announcers alongside Kendra Wilkinson's husband, Hank Baskett, according to gossip website TMZ.com. A photograph has emerged from the set of the movie that shows Bruce, who has six children and four stepchildren including Kim Kardashian, wearing blue lipstick, perfectly shaped eyebrows and a wig.
The movie, which will also feature Tara Reid, Brandi Glanville, and Paris Hilton's aunt Kyle Richards, is expected to be released next year.
Jennifer Hudson feels pressure as an actress after winning an Oscar.
The actress-and-singer earned an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her very first film role as Effie White in 2006 musical drama Dreamgirls, and she admits being so successful at the start of her career has made her conscious of her acting in subsequent movies. "When I did Dreamgirls, nobody was paying attention to me so I had nothing to prove. Now, I'm the 'Academy Award winner, Jennifer Hudson,' so everybody is watching," she said.
The spiritual star - who first came to prominence as a contestant on singing competition American Idol in 2004 - believes her acting career is a "reward" for embracing her "gift" of singing. "For me, music is always there. Music connects me to my emotions. Someone once told me that singing is my gift and acting is my reward for using my gift. God chose to bless me with an acting career because I honored the gift of singing that he gave me," Jennifer, 32, explained.
Henry Cavill is sure Ben Affleck will make a "fantastic" Batman.
The Man Of Steel actor's Superman will be pitted against Ben's character in the provisionally titled Batman Vs Superman in 2015, and he's positive the star will do a great job of playing the superhero.
"I'm sure he'll be fantastic, above all else. As a filmmaker he's got his own style, he's not copying anyone else. He's been tenacious in his career, he's had ups followed by downs and now he's up again. I think that requires and shows a special strength of character and it's something I enjoy working with because jobs like this require a dedication to the work and belief in one's self, and Ben has that," he said.
David Beckham wants Brad Pitt to portray him in a movie about his life.
The retired soccer star is a fan of the Hollywood hunk and thinks if a film were ever made about him, Brad, 49, would be a good choice for the starring role. "I think Brad would be the obvious choice. I'd like Brad to be playing me - him or Leonardo DiCaprio, one of the two. Or Bradley Cooper. They're not bad looking guys," David joked.
Naomie Harris says playing a Bond girl made her feel "darn good" about her looks.
The 37-year-old beauty, who played Eve Moneypenny in blockbuster hit Skyfall, admits playing a glamorous secret agent opposite Daniel Craig as James Bond helped alleviate her insecurities about her appearance. "I have to say, it does make me feel pretty darn good. When you get those moments when you feel, 'Oh God, I look like such a minger today' ... Then you think, 'I was cast a Bond girl, you can't really be that much of a minger, Naomie!'" she said.
While many actors play coy about Oscar buzz for their roles, the British actress candidly admitted she is excited about potential awards recognition for her portrayal of Nelson Mandela's ex-wife Winnie in new biopic Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom: "I'd be bloody over the moon! I'm not gonna be, 'Oh no, not an Oscar nomination!'"
Bret Easton Ellis has retracted his love for troubled actress Lindsay Lohan.
The writer recently opened up about the critical and box office failure of The Canyons, a 2012 film he wrote which starred Lohan and famed porn actor James Deen. "I think where we went wrong was with the casting of Lindsay Lohan. Now I don’t mean she wasn’t good in it, she was very good in the movie. I mean that suddenly The Canyons has become the Lindsay Lohan film," he explained.
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Dakota Johnson burst into tears when she was told she had the role in Fifty Shades of Grey.
The actress, who has been cast as Anastasia Steele in the adaptation of E.L. James' erotic novel, said she was thinking about sex the moment she was offered the life-changing part.
"The phone rang and I remember looking out of this apartment to an apartment across the street. And I was looking at all of these people in their windows. And I thought, 'How funny would it be if I were watching people having sex right now?' They [management] said 'You got the offer' and I couldn't speak. I was just so relieved. I was crying and crying. Water was literally squirting out of my eyes because I had been so stressed out. And there's this giant Doberman Pincher laying on the bed next to me. And he just slowly fell asleep. It was so special and [this dog] didn't give a f*** about me and what I was going through."
Ashley Olsen didn't have the time to continue her acting career.
The 27-year-old beauty - who, along with her twin sister Mary-Kate, first appeared on US TV aged just nine months in Full House - last starred in a movie in 2004's New York Minute and admits she couldn't give her full commitment to the big screen because of her fashion business, which incorporates four successful lines which she co-runs with her sister.
"I was reading scripts, and ultimately I just said to the people who are representing me, 'I need to do things 100 percent. I don't feel like I can give you 100 percent of my time. There's a lot of compromise in the entertainment industry. I can't sit in this room and audition for this part,'" she said.
While Mary-Kate went on to appear in Weeds and 2008 movie The Wackness, she also stopped acting, as she felt a lack of control over the finished product. "I am not great at not being able to control the end product," she told Allure.
Cara Delevingne wants to become a Bond girl.
The 21-year-old model, who has launched an acting career, says she would love to star alongside 007 hunk Daniel Craig in the spy films and is ready for the call for the next installment.
"A Bond girl would be fun. Are you kidding?! I'd do it," she told The Daily Mail.
After smaller acting parts in Anna Karenina and Kids In Love, Cara was in Italy on Thursday night to prepare for her biggest role to date. Cara will play young English woman Melanie in new film The Face of An Angel, in which she will star alongside Rush star Daniel Bruhl and Total Recall actress Kate Beckinsale. She met her castmates in Siena for a read through of the script, in which her character meets filmmaker Thomas (played by Daniel), who is going through a mid-life crisis as he prepares to make a picture about the murder of a British student in Tuscany.
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+ In order to really get a feel for his role as a trans woman in The Dallas Buyers Club, Jared Leto reportedly remained in character for the duration of production. In addition to meeting with people in the trans community, he waxed most of his body hair and learned to apply his own makeup. Perhaps his intense method will pay off in the end, as his performance has attracted some Oscar buzz already.
+ Four theaters in Sweden have applied and displayed the result of the Bechdel Test to their current screening films. Those that pass the test (achieved if the film features two female characters who talk about something other than a man) are screened on Sundays. It may not seem like a lot, but it's more than what we're doing here in the States for better female representation in film.
+ Rumors are going around that Jason Schwartzman is set to appear in the upcoming Jurassic World, which is a relaunch of the Jurassic Park franchise. Schwartzman's rep has yet to confirm (nor deny!) the claim.
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