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The 2007 Showbiz News Quiz - Part III

December 29th, 2007 9:00am EST
Beyonce
Test your showbiz knowledge with this brain-teasing celebrity quiz based on all the happenings of a busy 2007.

21: Which 'cultured' singer was charged in November with falsely imprisoning a 28-year-old man?

Jon Bon Jovi

Boy George

George Michael

Answer=Boy George

22: Quentin Tarantino directed one segment for the Grindhouse movie double bill. What was it called?

Death Proof

Death Wish

Death Run

Answer=Death Proof

23. And who directed the second film, Planet Terror?

Guy Ritchie

Wes Anderson

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Jessica Simpson's Film Flops In Texas

December 26th, 2007 8:36am EST
Jessica Simpson
Jessica Simpson's new film Blonde Ambition made less than $400 when it opened in eight Texas theatres on Friday. The movie, which also stars fellow Texan Luke Wilson, was saved from the straight-to-DVD tag by film bosses at Nu Image and Millennium Films, who decided to give it a limited Christmas run.

The executives were hoping the fact that both Simpson and Wilson are Texas natives would help give the film a boost, and possibly lead to more interest from cinema chains across America.

The film will now be released on DVD in January, as expected.

-Jessica Simpson Pictures

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A Christmas Miracle For Jessica Simpson Film

December 15th, 2007 1:21pm EST
Jessica Simpson
Pop star Jessica Simpson has been given a festive movie boost after learning her latest film will be released in cinemas in her native Texas before hitting DVD racks.

The film, Blonde Ambition, was heading for DVD obscurity, but film bosses at Nu Image and Millennium Films have decided to give the movie a limited Christmas run. Now, the movie, in which Simpson stars alongside Luke Wilson, will hit eight Texas cinemas on December 21.

A spokesman for the production company, Millennium Films, says, "The reason we chose Texas is the two stars are from Texas: Jessica Simpson and Luke...
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Kate Beckinsale's Horror Therapy

November 11th, 2007 3:00pm EST
Kate Beckinsale
Actress Kate Beckinsale loves working on horror movies - because she finds scary scenes extremely therapeutic. The British star recently appeared alongside Luke Wilson in horror thriller Vacancy, and admits the shoot was hugely enjoyable.

She said, "There is a lot to be said about the cathartic value of screaming your head off and portraying sheer dread and terror. I'm sure some sort of New Age psychotherapy follows the same principle."

-Kate Beckindale Pictures

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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Owen Wilson, 'The Darjeeling Limited,' & Wes Anderson's Monster

October 26th, 2007 12:21pm EDT
The Darjeeling Limited
On the night The Darjeeling Limited opens, Owen Wilson's suicide attempt makes him a Tenenbaum for life (Aquatic).

There is a place in every human psyche reserved for the dark, brooding thoughts associated with death. There is even a sleeping monster that may ponder what holding a dead man would be like, or what people would say at one's funeral, or what sort of effort it takes to kill oneself? For most this dark spot of the brain remains largely inactive, awaking in nightmares and freak daydreams, only to be quickly pushed out of the mind until the next time it is unwillingly rejuven...
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James Brolin & Diane Ladd To Join Dallas Cast?

October 25th, 2007 7:00pm EDT
James Brolin
James Brolin and Diane Ladd are in negotiations to play Ewing family parents Jock and Miss Ellie in the revamped Dallas movie project.

Directors and cast quit the film at the beginning of 2007, leaving signed-up star Luke Wilson to comment he felt the film adaptation of the 1980s TV soap would never be made.

Wilson is reportedly still onboard, as is John Travolta, who has been cast as oil tycoon villain J.R. Ewing - and now a few more gaps are being filled, with Dr. Dolittle director Betty Thomas at the helm.

According to website CinemaBlend.com, Brolin has already agreed to ...
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Owen Wilson Joins Woody Harrelson & Willie Nelson For Lawn Mower Race

October 23rd, 2007 9:18am EDT
Owen Wilson
Troubled Owen Wilson enjoyed a few rare laughs following his alleged suicide attempt by joining pals Willie Nelson and Woody Harrelson in a lawn mower-riding competition in Texas last week.

The actor and brothers Luke and Andrew were among the celebrities who put their pride to one side to compete in Nelson's Bad Boy Lawn Mower Race, held at the country icon's Austin estate. Nelson's Dukes of Hazzard co-star Jessica Simpson also took part - on a pink lawn mower.

The event was filmed for Nelson's new music video "You Don't Think I'm Funny Anymore." Wilson, 38, was hospitalized i...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 21

September 21st, 2007 3:00am EDT
Faith Hill
Happy Birthday to "Lost" actress Maggie Grace (1983), socialite Nicole Richie (1981), Indian actress Kareena Kapoor (1980), Korn drummer David Silveria (1972), Oasis singer Liam Gallagher (1972), "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" actor Alfonso Ribeiro (1971), "Idiocracy" actor Luke Wilson (1971), talk show host Ricki Lake (1968), Barenaked Ladies drummer Tyler Stewart (1967), country singer Faith Hill (1967), "RV" actress Cheryl Hines (1965), "Cradle Will Rock" actor Angus Macfadyen (1963), "Numb3rs" actor Rob Morrow (1962), "Becker" actress Nancy Travis (1961), "JAG" star David James Elliot (1...
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Blythe Danner Is Heartbroken About Owen Wilson's Suicide Attempt

September 8th, 2007 11:02am EDT
Blythe Danner
Gwyneth Paltrow’s actress mother Blythe Danner was "heartbroken" to hear the news Owen Wilson tried to kill himself last month.

Danner worked with Wilson on the 2000 comedy Meet The Parents and its 2004 sequel Meet The Fockers, while her daughter Paltrow once dated Wilson's younger brother Luke.

She says, "It was heartbreaking to hear. This is such a tough business and here he is at the pinnacle so you wonder how this happened. We just send him the best and loving wishes for good health.

"He just kind of breezed in and breezed out for Meet The Fockers - he was only there f...
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Owen Wilson's Friends And Family Seen Visiting Hospital

August 27th, 2007 10:05am EDT
Owen Wilson
The parents and family of actor Owen Wilson have been seen visiting Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in L.A - amid reports the troubled star has been admitted to the hospital.

The 38-year-old star was taken by ambulance from his home in Santa Monica, California to the emergency room at L.A's St. John's Hospital at midday on Sunday.

The National Enquirer and Star magazine are reporting that Wilson tried to kill himself. Sources tell the magazines he cut his wrists and took a number of pills - and was discovered by a family member, who alerted authorities.

On Sunday evening, Wilson'...
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'Dallas' Movie Swaps Directors

August 24th, 2007 2:51pm EDT
Dallas
Gurinder Chadha has pulled out of directing the big screen version of 80s TV hit Dallas, to be replaced by Betty Thomas. Plans to adapt the hit TV soap into a full-length film, starring John Travolta and Luke Wilson, fell flat earlier this year when Jennifer Lopez quit the project amid script and directorial issues.

First Robert Luketic was attached to direct; before Bend It Like Beckham filmmaker Chadha took over. Chadha took a break from the film to give birth in June - and now won't be returning, reports Variety. Brady Bunch director Thomas has taken over, and plans to turn Dallas ...
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Is Jessica Simpson's New Movie So Bad It's Going Directly To DVD?

August 1st, 2007 8:15pm EDT
Jessica Simpson
Actress Jessica Simpson has dismissed reports her latest movie is so bad it won't be released in U.S. cinemas. The 26-year-old's upcoming romantic comedy Blonde Ambition, in which she stars alongside Luke Wilson, is allegedly not as good as studio bosses had hoped.

An insider tells website UsMagazine.com, "It is going straight to DVD domestically. It will only come out in theatres internationally. The movie is absolutely horrible. It's just a bomb, mainly because of Jessica's acting."

But a spokesperson for Simpson says, "It's definitely a theatrical release."

One of the p...
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Opening June 22: You Kill Me

June 19th, 2007 9:23am EDT
you kill me
An alcoholic hit-man from Buffalo sent to the West Coast in order to dry out finds his quest to stay off the bottle complicated when he accepts a job at a small mortuary and comes face to face with the relative of a recent target. Ben Kingsley, Luke Wilson, and Tea Leoni star in a dark crime comedy penned by writing partners Christopher Markus and ... Continue Summary

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'Dallas' Film Back On?

June 18th, 2007 8:52am EDT
Dallas
The movie adaptation of cult TV soap Dallas is back on, a month after the project's star Luke Wilson announced the venture was all but dead. A series of reported behind the scenes bust-ups and casting issues, which led to Jennifer Lopez quitting the film, threatened the film production.

But John Travolta, who will play roguish J.R. Ewing in the film, refuses to let the project die.

He says, "I'm meeting with a director I won't name and I think they (producers) want to start in the New Year."

A month ago, Wilson, who is slated to play Ewing's brother Bobby in the film, said...
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Luke Wilson Kicked Out Of Playboy Party

June 14th, 2007 11:00pm EDT
Luke Wilson
Luke Wilson has revealed he once sobbed down the phone to Playboy boss Hugh Hefner after getting kicked out of a party at the publisher's famous mansion for impersonating his brother. The actor reveals he was blacklisted from Hefner's Los Angeles bachelor pad after he attempted to gatecrash a party as his more famous brother Owen.

The My Super-Ex Girlfriend star says, "I phoned Hugh and apologized. I may have even cried."

-Luke Wilson Pictures

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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Notable Quotables

June 14th, 2007 10:00pm EDT
Jessica Simpson
"Jessica gets a bad rap because she pushes the image of being a ditzy blonde; but how ditzy can you be if you have your own record company and a hit TV show?" My Super Ex-Girlfriend star Luke Wilson defends Jessica Simpson, his co-star in the upcoming film Blonde Ambition.

"I've noticed that with Brad also. When he gets in the tub, he wants to talk. It's like, I just want to soak." Matt Damon relates to recent comments made by Angelina Jolie that she likes to talk to boyfriend Brad Pitt in the bath.

"It's Father's Day around the corner? I didn't even know. I'll just get up with my...
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Luke Wilson Praises Drew Barrymore's Professional Nature

June 14th, 2007 12:11pm EDT
Luke Wilson
Actor Luke Wilson has praised his ex-girlfriend Drew Barrymore for casting him in hit movie Charlie's Angels after their split - because he could never do the same for her. The Royal Tenenbaums star dated the actress in the late 1990s, and despite their failed relationship, the stars are still the best of friends - with Barrymore casting Wilson in the 2000 film as Cameron Diaz's on screen boyfriend.

While admiring Barrymore's professionalism, Wilson admits he wouldn't have done the same if the roles were reversed.

He says, "Drew is one of my best friends. The fact she hired me for...
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Notable Quotables

June 13th, 2007 10:00pm EDT
Luke Wilson
"Of course, I have to cast Owen in anything he wants to do. He has the box-office clout. He's mister clout." Actor Luke Wilson on cashing in on his big brother's movie prowess.

"With zombie sex, I have no idea; it must be a bit like tantric sex." Scottish comedian Billy Connolly on sex amongst the undead in new movie Fido.

"(A tabloid) said it was small. I was like, no, it's tiny, I mean, you have no idea, it's really tiny. You can only respond to something like that with humor." Pop singer Enrique Iglesias laughs off reports he admitted lacking in the 'manhood' department after j...
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Luke Wilson Wants To Beat Brother Owen In Hunk Stakes

June 13th, 2007 11:21am EDT
Luke Wilson
Luke Wilson is keen to finally beat his brother Owen in the 'sexiest star' stakes - because the Cars star always ranks above him in 'hunk' polls.

The Vacancy actor insists the constant comparisons with his older brother don't bother him, and he's happy with his looks.

He says, "(It) happens a lot. Newspapers will do these things where they'll get a picture of us with our shirts off. They'll compare our physiques. You'd think it would be a close competition - but he'll get 77 per cent of the vote and I'll get 11 per cent. It doesn't bother me, I'm very comfortable with my build. Wh...
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Luke Wilson Says Lance Armstrong Thinks He's Cruel To The Elderly

June 6th, 2007 6:30pm EDT
Luke Wilson
Luke Wilson was left embarrassed when Lance Armstrong visited the set of his directorial debut The Wendell Baker Story - because the cycling champion first saw him shouting at elderly actors Harry Dean Stanton and Seymour Cassell.

Wilson co-directed The Wendell Baker Story with his brother Andrew and was angry with cult actors Stanton and Cassell for not knowing their lines.

But the 35-year-old was unaware Armstrong was on set when he lost his temper. He recalls, "I just thought they hadn't done their homework. I was talking to them the way I talk to a friend, and you forget tha...
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Notable Quotables

June 3rd, 2007 9:00am EDT
Fergie
"If I could, I'd crowd-surf every night, but I think I'd end up naked with all my clothes ripped off." Fergie worries about her interaction with fans during live shows.

"If I come home and see both their cars at my house, I just keep going - it has all the makings of an ambush." Luke Wilson is suspicious of his brothers Owen and Andrew ganging up on him.

"As the stage lights tilt and hit the audience, we get blinded by the reflection off all the eyeglasses and balding pates." Genesis star Phil Collins on the reunited group's ageing fans.

"I want to party with her... I'm gonna...
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Luke Wilson Recalls Wild Night Out With Willie Nelson

May 25th, 2007 12:36pm EDT
Luke Wilson
Luke Wilson ended up cradling a pregnant woman's stomach after a wild night out with country legend Willie Nelson. The actor joined Nelson at a gig rehearsal in Dallas recently and the two stars ended up on a mammoth drinking session.

Wilson tells British movie magazine Empire, "It was one of the nights where we started drinking at four and went on Willie's bus and then to a bar, then another, then another. "I made that classic mistake of thinking, 'I'm already drunk, why not get smashed?'

"Apparently I had my hands on a pregnant woman's stomach, feeling her child and telling he...
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Wilson Brothers Drive Wedding Gossip

May 20th, 2007 10:45am EDT
Owen Wilson
Naughty Wilson siblings Luke and Andrew sent gossips into overdrive on Friday during a radio interview when they hinted that brother Owen and Kate Hudson had wed in secret.

The Wilsons were promoting their new movie The Wendell Baker Story on New York's Q104.3 when they were asked about the status of brother Owen's romance. Luke joked about welcoming Hudson into the family, prompting presenter Shelli Sonstein to push him further, asking if the couple were seriously planning to marry.

Director Andrew then said, "I thought they were married already."

Representatives for Owen...
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Memorable Celebrity Quotes

May 16th, 2007 1:15pm EDT
R. Kelly
"My greatest competition is, well, me...I'm the Ali of today. I'm the Marvin Gaye of today. I'm the Bob Marley of today. I'm the Martin Luther King, or all the other greats that have come before us. And a lot of people are starting to realize that now." R&B superstar R. Kelly displays his modesty.

"You've got to love a man who looks good in chaps and can last a full eight seconds." Academy of Country Music Awards host Reba McEntire got saucy as she introduced rodeo champ Justin McBride to the stage at last night's Academy of Country Music Awards.

"He kind of tends to control thi...
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Opening May 18: The Wendell Baker Story

May 15th, 2007 3:21pm EDT
The Wendell Baker Story
(limited) Owen, Luke, and Andrew Wilson combine their fraternal filmmaking talents to tell the character-driven tale of a small-time con man who gets a fortuitous shot at redemption while working in a run down retirement community. Wendell Baker (Luke Wilson) is a con man whose large heart betrays his criminal mind. Continue Summary

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Luke Wilson Makes New Film A Family Affair

May 14th, 2007 8:45am EDT
Luke Wilson
Luke Wilson kept the budget on his new movie The Wendell Baker Story low by calling in favors from family members. Wilson and his brother Andrew co-directed the film and decided there were numerous roles for their family members in front of and behind the camera. Even the star's dog made an appearance.

Luke explains, "Our mom's in the film, Andrew, my brother Owen, our Uncle Joe, who we called the director of special operations. My dog, Brother, played the part of Junior. There's lots more. It just kind of all happened. I mean I knew it would be fun to work with Andrew and then the id...
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Brother Blames Luke Wilson For Ruining His Marriage

May 8th, 2007 11:12am EDT
Luke Wilson
Movie star Luke Wilson's brother Andrew has blamed his sibling in part for ruining his marriage. Andrew claims the actor outstayed his welcome in his home years ago when he was struggling in school - and his wife quickly grew tired of her unwelcome guest.

The older Wilson, who co-directed new movie The Wendell Baker Story with brother Luke, recalls, "I was living in Dallas with my wife at the time and Luke was supposed to be going to college in Fort Worth. One day Luke was asleep on the couch when I came home. The window was open and it was a second story apartment and there was a lad...
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'Dallas' Remake 'Fell Apart In The Casting,' Says Luke Wilson

May 8th, 2007 8:34am EDT
Luke Wilson
Ambitious plans to adapt TV soap Dallas for the big screen have ground to a halt following a series of casting problems, and now star Luke Wilson fears the project has been dumped.

The actor was among the first to be cast in the film, which at one point was to feature John Travolta, Jennifer Lopez and Shirley Maclaine, but now he fears the project will never get off the ground.

He says, "It fell apart in the casting. They had a few people lined up, like me and John Travolta and Shirley Maclaine. I've read with actresses and they had a script and a director. I think it was the bi...
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Memorable Celebrity Quotes

April 23rd, 2007 1:22pm EDT
Kirsten Dunst
"I just feel like an old lady. All I want to do is stay at home and veg out." Kirsten Dunst feels well beyond her 24-years.

"Anything a wife should do, I'm terrible at. Anything a mistress should do, I'll try." Singer Tori Amos on her disastrous skills as a housewife.

"I always swore that I wouldn't snowboard, but I did. People my age, they call it 'grey on a tray.'" Kevin Bacon on his new love for winter sports.

"My heart skips a beat when I see Uma Thurman's name in my phone book. I don't even bother calling her. I'm just happy she's in there." Luke Wilson on his phone fri...
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Luke Wilson Attacked By Elderly Russian Mobster

April 23rd, 2007 11:37am EDT
Luke Wilson
Actor Luke Wilson was once attacked by a Russian mobster in his mid-70s while filming a guest spot in an episode of Entourage in 2004. The 35-year-old was invited to watch a boxing match on the day of shooting and found himself beaten up by a senior citizen.

Wilson says, "We had great seats, second row. I was sitting behind these... I think they were Russian mobsters. I'm pretty sure they were. But they were standing on their seats the entire fight. And they were on the front row so people were going crazy behind us, throwing stuff at them which was hitting us, popcorn and beer.

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