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Veronica Santiago and Neil Estep review Hairspray, Chuck & Larry, and Premonition in this episode of FilmCrunch.
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PinkPink is set to make a special appearance at the Oscars.

The "Just Give Me a Reason" hitmaker has joined the list of performers that will take to the stage at the 86th annual ceremony in the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on March 2. "We are very excited to welcome Pink to the Oscar stage for the very first time. She is regarded as one of the greatest voices in pop music and one of the best performers of her generation, and we are thrilled to have her join us for a highly anticipated moment on the broadcast," producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron said in a statement.

The Grammy Award-winner, 34, shared her excitement about her upcoming performance on Twitter on Friday, writing, "Big news!!! I'd like to thank @TheAcademy for inviting me to perform on the #Oscars on March 2nd!! #holycow."

"Big news! @Pink is performing at the #Oscars! I don't know what she has planned, but I'm bringing my safety net just in case," the show's host, Ellen DeGeneres, said in a tweet.


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Bette Midler+ Seth Green - whom you may recall from Robot Chicken, Family Guy, and Austin Powers - gives Larry King a compelling explanation as to why Ben Affleck is a poor choice as Batman in the upcoming Batman Vs. Superman film.

+ Bette Midler is set to appear at this Oscars this year - additionally, she'll be singing for the first time!

+ Pushing Daisies creator Bryan Fuller is in talks with Warner Bros. and Barry Sonnenfeld to adapt the short-lived (and much-loved!) ABC series into a musical for Broadway, which would star Pushing Daisies alum Kristin Chenoweth. Fuller says that he is also contemplating a film adaptation.

+ Michael Patrick King, who wrote for the Sex and the City series and directed both film adaptations, says that there's one more story to tell for Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda, and Samantha - greatly hinting at the possibility of a third film.

Click to continue reading Cinecast: Seth Green on Affleck’s Batman, ‘Pushing Daisies’ Musical, ‘SATC 3’?


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U2U2 are set to perform at the Oscars next month.

The Irish rockers will take to the stage to perform their track "Ordinary Love," which is nominated for best Original Song, at the ceremony at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles on March 2. Confirming the news on Wednesday, the event's producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron said it will be the first time the band perform the song, which was written especially for the Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom soundtrack, live.

Members Bono, Larry Mullen, Adam Clayton and The Edge, who are currently in the studio working on their new album, face stiff competition in the Original Song category from Pharrell Williams for his hit "Happy" from Despicable Me 2, "Let It Go" from Frozen, and "The Moon Song" by Karen O, who is the vocalist for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, from the movie Her.

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Meagan Good Whitney Houston

Although a Whitney Houston biopic may not be in the works for awhile, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues star Meagan Good is throwing her hat into the ring of actresses who could possibly fill the iconic Houston's role.

When asked recently if she would like to portray Houston in a film version of her life, Good answered, "Absolutely," and said that it would be "a blessing," but also admitted, "I don't know if the story is happening." The 32-year-old - who is not particularly known for her own vocals - also added, "Yeah because it's not about singing like her. You'd have to use her voice, you'd have to use her essence."

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Jennifer HudsonJennifer 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.

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One Direction

Oscar buzz-worthy dramas like Lee Daniels' The Butler are apparently no match for One Direction fans.

The concert documentary - which debuted this Labor Day weekend - took in $17 million, reducing Lee Daniels' The Butler to second place with $14.7 million. We're the Millers also dropped one place - from two to three - with $12.6 million in its fourth week while Planes also fell one spot to number four with $7.7 million. Instructions Not Included debuted in fifth place with $7.5 million.

Click to continue reading Box Office Breakdown: One Direction Film Claims Number One Spot

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Justin Timberlake at the Cannes Film FestivalJustin Timberlake has been helping fellow stars enjoy the Cannes Film Festival experience.

The actor-and-musician has been at the annual event - which runs from 15 to 26 May - with his Inside Llewyn Davis cast-mates and he's been helping everyone make the most of the opportunity. At the screening of the drama on Sunday, the actors were assembled on the steps of the theater before being rushed into their seats and Justin's co-star John Goodman realized he didn't have time to get through the crowd to take a photograph of their big moment.

"As they were yanking us in I said, 'Give me your phone' and I jetted out there. I took a picture of it and brought it back in and gave it to him. Everything around here is late except for the screening of the movie," the 32-year-old star told USA Today.

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AdeleAdele has reportedly been asked to sing the next James Bond theme song. Bosses of the spy franchise are so impressed with the Oscar winning theme to Skyfall - written and recorded by Adele with producer Paul Epworth - they want her to work on the next instalment when it goes into production.

"Producers are thrilled by how well the song has been received and hope Adele's presence on the next film will replicate that success. They want her to become as synonymous with Bond as Shirley [Bassey]," a source said.

The huge-voiced Welsh singer Shirley sang the themes to three James Bond films: Goldfinger in 1964, Diamonds Are Forever in 1972 and 1979's Moonraker, three of the most loved from the series' 50 year run. However, Skyfall is the most awarded and successful Bond theme of all time, selling over three million copies worldwide.

Fans are also keen to hear new songs from the star - whose 21 album has sold over 25 million copies since release in January 2011 - but is waiting for inspiration to hit.


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BeyonceBeyonce hopes her new documentary will inspire her daughter.

The superstar decided to create her new tell-all HBO film Life is But a Dream to give her 13-month-old daughter Blue Ivy Carter - whom she has with husband Jay-Z - a source of strength and inspiration in the future and make her proud to see where she came from.

Speaking at the film's New York City premiere last night, she said, "I hope that she will see all of the beautiful times [and] all the tough times that led up to her being here. I'm hoping that... it can comfort her and inspire her in her life when she needs it."

While the 31-year-old singer believes it's important for every woman to retain an air of mystique, she felt the time was right to share her story with the world and celebrate the new stage in her life: "Mystique is very important... It doesn't matter if you're a celebrity - just as a woman - I think it's important. But, at the same time, I felt like it was time for me to share my story because I've been through so much and I have so much to celebrate, so much to share."

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Scarlett JohanssonScarlett Johansson tried out for Anne Hathaway's role in Les Miserables.

The 28-year-old actress was keen to take on the part of tragic Fantine in Tom Hooper's big screen version of the hit musical but thinks Anne was the correct choice. When asked if she had auditioned, Scarlett said, "Yes, I did. I sang my little heart out. The jazz hands kid inside me was just over the moon! I auditioned with laryngitis. I did everything I could to, like, not have laryngitis. I think, looking at the film now, there's no possible way I ever could have topped that performance [by Anne Hathaway]. It was perfect and I think fateful and meant to be."

It wasn't the first time Scarlett had auditioned for a part in the famous musical. When she was younger she went for the role of Fantine's eight-year-old daughter Cosette, so the story has always been close to her heart.

"But, yes, the audition itself brought back so many memories of auditioning for Les Mis for the young Cosette and it was fun for me to revisit that," she said.


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