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Matthew Morrison to lead Finding Neverland musical

February 28th, 2014 3:20am EST
Finding Neverland
Glee star Matthew Morrison has been tapped to play the lead role of J.M. Barrie in a U.S. musical adaptation of Finding Neverland.

The actor/singer is set to take on the role that Johnny Depp made famous in the 2004 film of the same name in a stage show produced by Hollywood heavyweight Harvey Weinstein.

Finding Neverland focuses on Barrie, the creator of Peter Pan, and family which became the inspiration for the beloved tale.

The project received mixed reviews at its world premiere in 2012 in England, so Weinstein decided to overhaul the show by hiring Tony-winner Diane Paulus as direct...
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Gary Barlow scoring West End musical

June 7th, 2013 3:10am EDT
Gary Barlow
British pop star Gary Barlow has signed up to compose the score for a revamped stage version of Johnny Depp's Hollywood movie Finding Neverland.

Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has enlisted the Take That singer to write new songs for a musical based on the 2004 film, which starred Depp as Peter Pan playwright J. M. Barrie.

A 2012 theatre adaptation of Finding Neverland was met with lacklustre reviews, but Weinstein is convinced Barlow can turn the show around and reveals he has already come up with five songs, which will join existing numbers by composer Scott Frankel and lyricist Michael Ko...
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Five Fun Facts About 'Dark Shadows' Actor Johnny Depp

May 10th, 2012 1:00pm EDT
Johnny Depp in Dark Shadows
Johnny Depp is an American icon. Love him or hate him, his is one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood today, even when hidden behind make-up. Among his roles, he’s transformed himself into a cross-dressing movie director, a Frankenstein-like monster with a soul and now a gothic vampire trying to come to grips with living in the 1970s. He’s renown for his versatility and whether it’s a musical, a romance, a tragedy, horror or action, a Johnny Depp movie is always an adventure. But for someone who has been making movies since his role in the original “A Nightmare on Elm Street” in 1...
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Johnny Depp's Nine Sexiest Roles

May 9th, 2011 2:49pm EDT
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The sky is blue, water is wet, and Johnny Depp is ridiculously sexy.

These are facts you just can't argue with. If you tried to argue with that last one, millions of women (and a good number of men) would descend upon you with DVDs, posters, and issues of People Magazine as evidence.

He's just so... hot, what with the chocolate eyes and those sharp cheekbones. To top it off, the man is perhaps most irresistible as a pirate -- a promiscuous, unhygienic, clearly unbathed pirate -- as he proves once again reprising the role of Captain Jack Sparrow in "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger ...
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Kate Winslet Spotted With New Man

August 22nd, 2010 6:00pm EDT
Kate Winslet
We spotted Kate Winslet and her boyfriend, British model Louis Dowler, hit the town together in London on Friday night. We think Kate looks great in her little black dress. What do you think?

The happy couple held hands as they left the Groucho Club before making their way to Mahiki nightclub in Mayfair. They returned to their hotel at nearly 3 a.m.

Kate and director Sam Mendes announced in March that their seven-year marriage had come to an end earlier this year. The split appeared to be amicable, with both of them stepping out in public with their children shortly after the news hit the...
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Ten Greatest Entertainers of the Decade

December 18th, 2009 9:39am EST
Greatest Entertainers of the Decade
This week, we've brought you the Ten Greatest TV Shows, Songs, Albums and Movies of the Decade. Now it's time to roll it all into one with the Ten Greatest Entertainers of the Decade.

This was a decade where entertainment became increasingly fractured. With 500 channels 500 bazillion websites and every medium on-demand, bringing together any significant chunk of people to one thing was a true sign of greatness. In an era when nobody had to agree - making them agree took something beyond the level of entertainer we saw in the past.

With that in mind, here are the Ten Greatest Entert...
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Johnny Depp's Best & Worst Films - Do You Agree?

June 30th, 2009 9:36am EDT
Pirates of the Caribbean
The problem with an actor like Johnny Depp is finding movies in his history that aren't fantastic. Then you have to consider the movies that aren't that good, but that he was great in anyway (which covers basically everything else).

The truth is, this Kentucky-born actor is one of the best in his or anyone's generation, and he also is an accomplished producer, director, screenwriter, and yes, even has quite a set of singing pipes. Good thing he's just so unattractive or he might just be the perfect Hollywood hunk ... oh wait. He's gorgeous. Damn you, Johnny Depp!

Here's a look at so...
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Katie Holmes Signs On For Comedy Film

January 21st, 2009 9:40am EST
Katie Holmes
Actress Katie Holmes has reportedly signed up to appear in big screen comedy The Extra Man.

The Dawson's Creek star recently completed an acclaimed stint in Broadway play All My Sons and has been linked to another stage role in the upcoming theater production of Finding Neverland.

However, Holmes may be poised to return to feature films - with a role alongside Paul Dano, John C. Reilly and Kevin Kline in the movie based on a Jonathan Ames novel, about a failed playwright who decides to work as an escort for wealthy widows.

Filming is scheduled to start in New York in Febru...
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Movies With Heart: The 100 Best 'Romdramedies' Of The Past 20 Years

April 17th, 2008 8:00am EDT
Clueless
There's the quintessential romantic comedy, and then there's the romdramedy. Similar to a dramedy (in which there is an equal balance of humor and serious content), a romdramedy combines comedy and drama with that mushy thing we call romance.

This is not a list of the best films over the past 20 years. Rather it is a list that gives preferences to those films that best combine all three elements - romance, comedy and drama.

Films like Magnolia and The Matrix were barred from competition, while films like Down with Love were considered (however, that one didn't make the cut)....
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Film Review: Reality Trumps Fantasy In 'Spiderwick Chronicles'

February 12th, 2008 5:29pm EST
The Spiderwick Chronicles
The Spiderwick Chronicles may not be in the same fantasy league as the tales of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis and J.K. Rowling. Yet the family flick based on the books of Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black is an all-around class act, even if its world of ogres and goblins is a bit stale in the wake of its more ambitious cousins in the over-the-rainbow genre.

The human characters are the main source of wonder here. Freddie Highmore, Sarah Bolger and Mary-Louise Parker authentically capture the fractured spirit of a family newly cast into single-parent mode, while David Strathairn adds a wistf...
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Kaleidoscopic Ode To Life And Love Is Served On DVD Feb. 5 In 'Feast Of Love'

January 27th, 2008 11:00am EST
Feast Of Love
Explore all the funny, sad, sexy, crazy, heartbreaking and life sustaining facets of love when MGM Home Entertainment's Feast Of Love debuts on DVD February 5, 2008. From Academy Award®-winning director Robert Benton (Kramer vs. Kramer, Places In The Heart) and based on the National Book Award-winning novel by Charles Baxter, Feast Of Love is a "rare movie to cuddle up to" (Time Magazine) that "delivers an ode to love that is witty, grown-up and profoundly humane" (O, the Oprah Magazine). The film features a stellar ensemble cast, including Academy Award®-winner Morgan Freeman (Million Do...
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Johnny Depp: 'I Don't Want An Oscar'

December 13th, 2007 12:21pm EST
Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp never wants to win an Oscar - because he hates getting up in front of huge audiences.

The 44-year-old actor was nominated for an Academy Award in 2003 for his role as Jack Sparrow in Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl, and again in 2004 for his part in Finding Neverland. But he has never actually won the coveted accolade - and he never wants to.

He says, "I don't want to get up in front of all these people and thank them. It scares the s***t out of me! The nomination was enough for me. I felt very honored. It's not really about the awards, though,...
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Jonathan Rhys Meyers Wants To Play Highmore's Father Again

November 30th, 2007 5:30pm EST
Jonathan Rhys-Meyers
Irish actor Jonathan Rhys-Meyers wants to play young star Freddie Highmore's father again - when he's in his 60s. The Mission: Impossible 3 star played the 15-year-old's dad in acclaimed new movie August Rush, and he insists Highmore is set to become one of the world's greatest actors.

So, he wants to come full circle and play the grown-up Highmore's father when the young actor is at the height of his success.

Rhys-Meyers explains, "He learned from the master, Johnny Depp, in Finding Neverland and Charlie And The Chocolate Factory - that was Freddie's first really big introductio...
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Freddie Highmore Leads An Incredible Line-Up Of Talent In 'Arthur And The Invisibles,' On DVD May 15

May 3rd, 2007 11:39am EDT
Arthur And The Invisibles
A magical tale of a young boy's courageous journey to save his grandfather's home from demolition, Arthur And The Invisibles soars onto DVD May 15th from Genius Products LLC. and The Weinstein Company.

Using a brilliant combination of live-action and ground-breaking 3D-CG animation, Arthur And The Invisibles features heartwarming performances by talented young actor Freddie Highmore (Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Finding Neverland) and Hollywood legend Mia Farrow (The Omen, Hannah and Her Sisters) along with the vocal talent of such superstars as Madonna, David Bowie, Snoop Dog...
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Celebrity Birthdays, February 14

February 14th, 2007 3:00am EST
Rob Thomas
Happy Birthday to "Finding Neverland" actor Freddie Highmore (1992), Tennessee Titans quarterback Steve McNair (1973), Matchbox Twenty singer Rob Thomas (1972), Dallas Cowboys quarterback Drew Bledsoe (1972), TV personality Jules Asner (1968), American actor Zach Galligan (1963), "Just Shoot Me" actor Enrico Colantoni (1963), Canadian actress Meg Tilly (1960), former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly (1960), dancer/actor Gregory Hines (1946; d. 2003), British producer/director Alan Parker (1944), P-Funk saxophonist Maceo Parker (1943), actor Andrew Prine (1936), "Brady Bunch" mom Florence...
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Today's Celebrity Birthdays, Feb. 14 - Valentine's Day

February 14th, 2006 3:00am EST
Rob Thomas
Happy Birthday to "Finding Neverland" actor Freddie Highmore (1992), Tennessee Titans quarterback Steve McNair (1973), Matchbox Twenty singer Rob Thomas (1972), Dallas Cowboys quarterback Drew Bledsoe (1972), TV personality Jules Asner (1968), American actor Zach Galligan (1963), "Just Shoot Me" actor Enrico Colantoni (1963), Canadian actress Meg Tilly (1960), former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly (1960), dancer/actor Gregory Hines (1946; d. 2003), British producer/director Alan Parker (1944), P-Funk saxophonist Maceo Parker (1943), actor Andrew Prine (1936), "Brady Bunch" mom Florence...
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Hoffman, Chan & Black To Star In 'Kung Fu Panda'

November 9th, 2005 4:53pm EST
Jack Black
Although the movie isn't scheduled to be released until 2008, DreamWorks Animation announced today that two-time Academy Award winner Dustin Hoffman, international superstar Jackie Chan, and award-winning actor Ian McShane are joining Jack Black in the cast of the computer-animated comedy "Kung Fu Panda." In addition, award-winning actress Lucy Liu is currently in talks with the studio to voice another main role.

Jack Black heads the voice cast as Po the Panda, the laziest of all the animals in the Valley of Peace. With powerful enemies at the gates, all hope has been pinned on an an...
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