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Amy Winehouse Rumored For Movie Role

January 14th, 2009 10:27am EST
Amy Winehouse
Troubled singer Amy Winehouse could soon be trading the recording studio for Hollywood - she's been offered a part in a new movie, according to reports.

The Back to Black hitmaker has been sent a script by bosses at Universal Pictures who are interested in signing Winehouse up to play a music teacher in a problem school.

But she'll only land the part if she can stay away from drugs, reports Britain's The Sun newspaper.

A source tells the publication, "The movie is a bit like Michelle Pfeiffer's film Dangerous Minds. Playing a music teacher will allow Amy to use her singing sk...
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Overrated & Underrated High School Movies

September 26th, 2008 9:17am EDT
Bring It On
It's the end of September, and now there's no turning back. Summer is too distant a memory, Christmas Break is a speck on the horizon and the work is beginning to pile up. Yes, school is back in full swing and an escape from the dullness of its routine couldn't even be accomplished by the craftiest of magicians.

The only respite at this point is fantasy. Dreaming of a life outside of ours, one where school is but a minor inconvenience and can even serve as a method of deriving happiness.

Where does this place exist? The movies, of course. High school movies are enjoyed by stud...
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Is 40 Box Office Poison for Women in Hollywood?

September 11th, 2008 9:34am EDT
Meg Ryan in The Women
Early last month Sony received word that Tom Cruise was dropping out of "Edwin A. Salt" due to similarities to Cruise's "Mission Impossible" franchise. Less than a week later, "Salt" had a new star, Angelina Jolie, and a greenlight. The script re-write began immediately in order to change the lead role to suit a female. The fastest turn around in Hollywood history had been pulled off thanks to a woman.

Power in Hollywood is defined by the ability to get a green light and bring in big bucks. And at the moment Angelina Jolie is powerful. She's also 33. Would things have been different i...
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Michelle Pfeiffer Chooses Her Kids Over Movies

July 25th, 2007 10:50am EDT
Michelle Pfeiffer
Michelle Pfeiffer has strict rules when it comes to family time - she has vowed to turn down film roles if they require her to part with her loved ones for longer than a fortnight. The Dangerous Minds star hates spending too much time away from her husband, Ally McBeal creator David E. Kelley and their two children - 14-year-old Claudia and 12-year-old Jack - and has decided to cut back on her acting work to fit in with her family's schedule.

She says, "When I look at doing something and have to be away, if it's at a time when they can't come with me, like during the school year, then...
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HUGE Hollywood Cast For 'Scarface: The World Is Yours'

May 4th, 2006 1:30pm EDT
Scarface: The World Is Yours
Vivendi Games' ("VG") Sierra Entertainment has unveiled part of the A-list talent that will help bring drug-lord Tony Montana's criminal empire to life in the upcoming video game Scarface: The World Is Yours. Attracting an unprecedented array of Hollywood's brightest film and television stars as well as returning cast members from the 1983 classic film, the hotly-anticipated game will plunge players deep into the seedy underbelly of 1980s Miami as they rebuild Tony Montana's empire and seek vengeance on his enemies.

The cast includes stars from the original film including Robert Loggia...
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