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The LEGO Movie has become unstoppable!
Despite the releases of newcomers 3 Days to Kill and Pompeii, the animated family film based on a children's toy remained at the top of the box office this weekend with $31.1 million. 3 Days to Kill and Pompeii debuted with respectable earnings of $12.2 million and $10.3 million, respectively. The RoboCop remake fell one spot from its debut at number three last week with $9.8 million while The Monuments of Men also fell one spot as well to number five with $7.9 million.
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Katy Perry is set to audition for a role in Vin Diesel's new movie.
The "Roar" hitmaker could be turning her hand at acting after talking to the Hollywood actor-and-producer about a role in the xXx action franchise. Vin, 46, recently hinted he is considering the songstress - who has previously had a voice role in The Smurfs movies - for the female lead role and it now appears Katy could indeed be in line for the part.
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+ 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.
Kate Moss wants to be a screen writer and director.
The 40-year-old model is keen ditch her 20-year career in fashion and is determined to produce her own thriller after becoming hooked on dark and gripping movies with her husband Jamie Hince, 45.
"Kate and Jamie regularly watch deep psychological films with amazing photography and subtitles," a source said.
The blonde beauty has been looking into scriptwriting lessons and has been speaking with her contacts in America in a bid to break Hollywood with her new ambition. "She has been looking into scriptwriting and hopes to attend special lessons in directing and producing. She has also been speaking to a few Hollywood contacts. Kate very much wants to take things to the next level in Los Angeles and London," the source explained.
Gravity won big at the BAFTAs last night, taking home six awards.
The 3-D space drama directed by Alfonso Cuaron and starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock was the biggest winner of the night at the British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTAs) in London, gaining trophies for Best Director, Special Visual Effects, Cinematography, Original Music, Sound and Outstanding British Film. Accepting his award, Alfonso - who is Mexican, but has lived in England for more than ten years - said, "I don't know if I can open my mouth. I consider myself a part of the British film industry. I guess I make a good case for curbing immigration." He also praised his son, Jonas, and Sandra Bullock before dedicating the award to the "downstairs" workers who had made the film's sound and effects possible.
Although Gravity won the most trophies, historical drama 12 Years A Slave was named Best Film and its star, Chiwetel Ejiofor, took the Leading Actor award. Accepting the trophy, Chiwetel thanked director Steve McQueen, saying, "Thank you for you work, your artistry and your passion in this project ... to make it of such value, of such worth. This is yours by the way - I'm going to keep it, that's the kind of guy I am, but it's yours."
Amber Heard wore a "condom dress" in 3 Days to Kill.
The 27-year-old actress - who is engaged to Johnny Depp - admits shooting the movie wasn't always comfortable because of adverse weather conditions and the uncomfortable costumes she donned to play Agent Vivi.
"We filmed in the winter in Paris. It was about 20 degrees on the best day and I was literally wearing dresses made out of the same material condoms are made out of. I'm not kidding, there's this incredible latex designer who does a line of latex dresses. They were as weather protective as a condom would be. It's snowing and icing. They had to keep throwing hot water on the cobblestones because it was freezing over. It was raining and snowy, there was ice all over the cobblestone streets and I'm wearing six-inch unbroken-in Louboutins and Jimmy Choos and I'm in a condom dress and a long blonde wig. Did I mention it was snowy and cold?"
Amber also revealed she is "dying" to go to a country dancing night at Los Angeles gay bar Oil Can Harry's: "I'm dying to go. Every week, I try to make plans with my gays to go and every week something happens and I can't go. I'm dying to."
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Legos aren't just extremely marketable toys for children - they're a marketable movie franchise for adults, too.
The LEGO Movie topped the box office this weekend, earning $69 million while another newcomer, The Monuments of Men, debuted with $22 million, landing it a second place title. Despite holding the number one spot for three consecutive weeks, Ride Along took a dive down to number three with $9.5 million. Frozen fell two spots to number four with $6.8 million while Lone Survivor stayed put at number five with $5.5 million.
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Lupita Nyong'o says Ralph Fiennes' advice inspired her to become an actress.
The 30-year-old star has been catapulted into the limelight with various awards and nominations for her performance in 12 Years a Slave but admits she hadn't fully committed to a career in acting until she met Ralph while working as a production assistant on his film The Constant Gardener. "He asked me what I wanted to do with my life, and I very timidly admitted that I was interested in being an actor. He sighed and said, 'If there's something else that you want to do, do that. Only act if you feel you can't live without it.' It wasn't what I wanted to hear, but it was the thing I needed to hear," she said.
Joel Kinnaman injured a muscle in his leg while shooting Robocop.
The 34-year-old actor - who plays cop Alex Murphy who is turned into a cyborg law enforcement officer in the movie - didn't sustain any serious injuries while shooting the action-packed science fiction film and the only ailment he did suffer was a minor muscular strain.
When asked if he had gotten injured at any point during the shoot, Joel told BANG Showbiz, "I pulled my hamstring one day, I did it when I was running."
Kinnaman appears in the movie with a stellar cast, which includes Abbie Cornish, Samuel L. Jackson and Michael Keaton. But there was one actor who Kinnaman enjoyed working with more than anyone else: "Working with Gary Oldman was one of the great experiences of my life, he's an incredible actor and also a wonderful man. I was extremely happy [to get the role], I worked hard to get it. I had to audition three times and finally I was able to convince Dr. Padilha [director] that I was the right guy." Kinnaman was joined on the special blue carpet at the event yesterday evening by his co-stars Oldman and Cornish and the film's director Jose Padilha.
Tom Hiddleston is a busy man.
From playing Loki in The Avengers films to starring in Shakespeare's Coriolanus (to rave reviews, mind you!) at London's Donmar Warehouse, the 32-year-old actor will now take on the lead in an upcoming adaptation of the JG Ballard novel, High Rise.
The film takes place in the future, where technology is so advanced that inhabitants of an apartment building need not venture to the outside world for any of their needs; however, trouble begins when the power starts to fail and the differing levels of the building - equated with societal classes - turn to violence.
Set to begin production in June, Ben Wheatley (Kill List, Sightseers) will direct while Jeremy Thomas - who has been trying to get the film made for 30 years - will produce.
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