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Jesse Eisenberg inks publishing deal

February 12th, 2014 3:00am EST
Jesse Eisenberg
Actor Jesse Eisenberg has inked a publishing deal to release a series of short stories.

Bream Gives Me Hiccups: And Other Stories will hit stores next year (15) and will include articles The Social Network star has written for The New Yorker magazine and McSweeney's, as well as never-before-published pieces.

The title comes from stories Eisenberg wrote about a nine-year-old boy, who is taken to expensive restaurants by his mother so she can dump the bill on her ex-husband.

A statement from a spokesperson for the book's publishers at Grove Atlantic reads, "In different ways, the stories...

Justin Timberlake: 'The Social Network role opened doors for me'

September 25th, 2013 3:10am EDT
Justin Timberlake
Singer/actor Justin Timberlake credits his role as Napster co-founder Sean Parker in The Social Network with furthering his acting career.

The SexyBack hitmaker landed several small film roles before appearing in the 2010 movie about founder Mark Zuckerberg, but he feels David Fincher's Oscar-winning drama properly launched him as an actor.

He tells U.S. breakfast show Today, "I'll tell you what sort of changed things for me was literally when (director) David Fincher hired me. It did open up a huge door for me. And the opportunities started to... happen."

One opportunity Ti...

Jesse Eisenberg worked on a farm to prepare for new environmental drama

September 3rd, 2013 3:21am EDT
Jesse Eisenberg
Actor Jesse Eisenberg shunned his luxury lifestyle for several months to work on an organic farm and live in a yurt to prepare for his role in new environmental drama Night Moves.

The Social Network star reveals he went back to basics to get into the mindset of his cold-blooded eco-activist character, who plots with co-stars Dakota Fanning and Peter Sarsgaard to blow up an Oregon dam as part of a protest against the deterioration of the land.

Speaking at the Venice Film Festival in Italy, he told reporters, "It just gives you a different sense of living. When you are planting the food tha...

Sean Parker struggling with public backlash over lavish wedding

June 20th, 2013 3:20am EDT
Justin Timberlake
Napster boss Sean Parker and his new bride have been spat at by strangers in the street as part of a public backlash over their lavish forest wedding earlier this month (Jun13).

The Internet billionaire, portrayed on the big screen by Justin Timberlake in The Social Network, wed singer Alexandra Lenas in a woodland ceremony in California on 1 June (13).

He landed in trouble with local officials over claims he didn't apply for a permit from the environmental agency to erect a stone bridge, dig a pond and build a dancefloor in Big Sur's redwood forest, and the reports have also upset eco-ca...

Armie Hammer sold Playboy magazines at school

June 17th, 2013 3:20am EDT
Armie Hammer
Actor Armie Hammer narrowly avoided expulsion at school after coming up with a cheeky money-making ploy to sell Playboy magazines to his fellow classmates.

The Social Network star thought he and a friend could make a little pocket money by capitalising on teenage boys going through puberty and they started supplying pals with the adult magazine - complete with a little lotion for lubrication.

Their scam was soon exposed and school teachers demanded to see the contents of Hammer's locker - but the young entrepreneur was already one step ahead of them and his clever scheme saved him from be...

Brenda Song sparks reports of rekindled romance with Miley's brother

June 12th, 2013 8:40pm EDT
Trace Cyrus and Brenda Song
Miley Cyrus' rocker brother Trace and actress/singer Brenda Song have sparked rumours of a reconciliation exactly one year after calling off their engagement (Jun12).

The couple was spotted out and about together on 11 June (13), just days after The Social Network star Song offered fans a few clues about her dating life on

She wrote, "Sometimes good things fall apart, so that better things can fall together."

She later added, "Don't give up on someone you can't go a full day without thinking about."

The couple split last summer after a two-year romance.

Jack White To Write Musical Score For 'The Lone Ranger'

April 25th, 2012 8:12am EDT
Jack White
Former White Stripes star Jack White will compose the score for Johnny Depp's upcoming remake of classic TV series The Lone Ranger.

The rocker will lend his musical talents to the Disney western, which will star The Social Network's Armie Hammer as the Lone Ranger with Depp as his sidekick Tonto.

The film's producer Jerry Bruckheimer, confirmed White's involvement to Variety, saying, "Jack's an amazing songwriter with a unique style. We're thrilled to hear his fresh take on the William Tell Overture. Gore (Verbinski, director) hatched the idea and Johnny was thrilled with it."

"We're a...

Lily Collins Visits Empire State Building For 'Mirror Mirror' (Photos)

March 29th, 2012 3:12pm EDT
Lily Collins
Lily Collins visited The Big Apple this week, posing atop the Empire State Building’s Iconic 86th Floor Observatory to promote her upcoming film "Mirror Mirror" which opens March 30th.

About "Mirror Mirror": As one of the most beloved stories of all time, Snow White is coming to life in the motion picture event for the whole family, "Mirror Mirror". A fresh and funny retelling of the Snow White legend, "Mirror Mirror" features breakout star Lily Collins ("The Blind Side") as Snow White, a princess in exile, and Oscar® winner Julia Roberts as the evil Queen who ruthlessly rules her capture...

'House' Recap: Nobody’s Fault

February 6th, 2012 9:51pm EST
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This week’s episode of “House,” entitled “Nobody’s Fault,” is the most engaging and stylized episode of this season. It reminds viewers that though the show can occasionally fall into a formulaic rut, show creator David Shore and his brilliant writers will never leave fans dangling for long.

Directed by Greg Yaitanes, a veteran director of not just “House” but a slew of television dramas including “Lost” and “Heroes,” this week’s episode is filmed in a “Rashomon” style of storytelling, a method most recently co-opted by David Fincher’s “The Social Network.” Like Akira Kurosawa’s classic fi...

Safety Group Slams David Fincher For Childhood Bloody Baby Doll Prank

December 3rd, 2011 10:30am EST
David Fincher
"The Social Network" filmmaker David Fincher has come under fire from a group of safe driving activists after revealing he used to throw 'bloodied' baby dolls into traffic for pure "amusement."

During a recent magazine interview, the director opened up about his favorite childhood prank, confessing he and a pal would roll the toys in ketchup and raw meat - to simulate blood and guts - hurl them onto the freeway and watch horrified drivers screech to a halt.

But Fincher's old ways have now been condemned by bosses at Love From Afar/P.A.D.D. (Parents Against Distracted Driving), who claim t...

Mary Kate And Ashley Olsen Named Best Dressed Sisters

November 10th, 2011 2:33pm EST
Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen
Twins Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen have been named the Best Dressed Sisters of 2011 by editors at fashion magazine Vogue.

The former childhood stars beat out Beyonce and her singer sister Solange Knowles for the honor.

Defending the publication's choice, Vogue executive Mark Holgate tells Reuters, "Are there any more chic, stylish, cool, and original sisters than Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen? They are incredibly stylish... Look at what they've done with (their fashion labels) The Row and Elizabeth and James. They are legitimate fashion forces."

Also making the exclusive list were acting d...

Rooney Mara: 'I Don't Have A Trust Fund'

November 1st, 2011 3:28pm EDT
Rooney Mara
Actress Rooney Mara resents assumptions she has found fame because of her famous family.

The beauty landed her breakthrough role in David Fincher's The Social Network and then beat out a number of stars, including Carey Mulligan and Scarlett Johansson, for the coveted lead role in the director's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo remake.

However, Mara insists her recent string of good luck has nothing to do with her football-loving great-grandfathers - Tim Mara, founder of the New York Giants and Art Rooney, founder of the Pittsburgh Steelers - revealing all her accomplishments are born ou...

Elle Honors Blake Lively & Mila Kunis For Their Fashion Sense

October 5th, 2011 8:49am EDT
Blake Lively & Mila Kunis
Mila Kunis and Blake Lively were among the stars honored at Elle magazine's 2011 Personal Style Awards.

The fashion publication recognized a total of 29 celebrities and designers for their impeccable taste and daring statements, and "Black Swan" star Kunis was declared The Hottie Next Door, with "Gossip Girl" beauty Lively awarded for her Self-Made reputation as she doesn't employ a stylist.

Actress Freida Pinto was named Miss Congeniality, "The Social Network's" Rooney Mara was labelled the New Romantic, and British singer Florence Welch was pinned as the Renaissance Woman.

Armie Hammer Refused To Shave Chest Hair For 'Snow White'

September 13th, 2011 2:42pm EDT
Armie Hammer
Actor Armie Hammer refused to shave his chest hair for his upcoming Snow White remake because he didn't want to lose his "manhood".

The Social Network star plays Prince Andrew Alcott opposite Julia Roberts in the as-yet-untitled film, but he admits he clashed with production bosses on the movie set because he couldn't stand the thought of going bare, which was required for his character.

He tells Details magazine, "Julia (Roberts) had a line about how smooth my chest is, and it's not. So the producers were like, 'OK, just shave him.' And I was like, 'Whoa. I spent 25 years earning this ...

Trace Cyrus And Brenda Song Expecting First Child

August 24th, 2011 11:00am EDT
Trace Cyrus and Brenda Song
Miley Cyrus is going to be an aunt. Her brother Trace Cyrus and Social Network star Brenda Song are expecting their first child, according to Celebuzz. The couple was quietly dating for several months until they made their relationship public on the red carpet for Nylon's magazine in May.

Brenda Song, like Miley, is a Disney child star. She hit it big when she nabbed a reoccurring role on The Suite Life of Zack and Cody.

Trace Cyrus is known for his band Metro Station - and being Miley's brother, of course!

Lady Gaga & Justin Timberlake Are The Best Dressed People In The World

August 3rd, 2011 6:00pm EDT
Lady Gaga & Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake and Lady Gaga have topped Vanity Fair's 2011 "International Best-Dressed List." The singers were selected as part of the magazine's annual list of the most stylish celebrities.

Also among this year's winners are Johnny Depp, English actress Carey Mulligan, "The King's Speech" star Colin Firth, Oscar winner Tilda Swinton and "The Social Network's" Armie Hammer.

Hollywood celebrities weren't the only ones to receive recognition - a number of other public figures made the cut, including Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and First Lady Michelle Obama.

Justin Timberlake Revealed His Inner Geek At Comic-Con

July 28th, 2011 5:43pm EDT
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Being a rock star and an acclaimed actor probably wouldn’t qualify anyone as a geek. Justin Timberlake still thinks he is one though. He proclaimed his geek status when he spoke to the press at San Diego Comic-Con, where he showed his upcoming sci-fi film In Time last week.

“We all got some geek in us,” Timberlake said. “I’m into video games. My favorite comic books when I was a kid were Archie comics. I think that’s probably apparent in my mission to make you laugh.”

Timberlake is also used to stadium sized crowds filled with throngs of fans. The 6,000+ in the convention’s Hall H still p...

Rising Hollywood Stars To Keep Your Eye On

July 19th, 2011 11:10am EDT
Taylor Kitsch
We're always on the lookout for riding Hollywood stars, and today we have another crop of small names that are about to become big names.

Taylor Kitsch: He's been on Friday Night Lights for five years and had a supporting role as Gambit in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Next year he will be starring in John Carter as the titular character, and we expect Kitsch to go far riding the buzz the film earns him. He also is set to star in the film adaptation of Battleship - yeah, the board game.

Lily Collins: Being the daughter of Phil Collins is enough to get attention, but Lily Collins is workin...

Justin Timberlake Becomes A Boss At MySpace

June 29th, 2011 11:19pm EDT
Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake has another social network in his sights after taking a stake in Facebook's biggest rival,

The pop superstar/actor played Napster co-founder Sean Parker in The Social Network, a film based on the beginnings of Facebook - and now life is imitating art as Timberlake becomes a shareholder in MySpace.

The site was the most popular social networking forum in 2006, until its users flocked to - but Timberlake is hoping to change that by focusing on music.

After taking a stake of the website, the star will take on a lead role as part of MySpace's $35 m...

Winklevoss Twins Drop Facebook Appeal

June 23rd, 2011 3:13pm EDT
Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss
Olympic rowing stars Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss have dropped their court appeal of a settlement with founder Mark Zuckerberg.

The partnership which led to the legal wrangle was documented in acclaimed 2010 film The Social Network.

The Winklevoss twins, who were portrayed by Armie Hammer in the film, claimed they were shortchanged in a $65 million settlement with Zuckerberg in 2008 because had misrepresented the value of company stock.

In April, a federal appeals judge rejected the argument.

The Winklevosses asked Zuckerberg to help them write the coding f...

Oscar's Big Change And Four Small Changes That Come Along With It

June 16th, 2011 1:00pm EDT
Natalie Portman
On Tuesday, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, in a rare moment of clarity, re-opened the possibility of a limited field of nominees for Best Picture each year. In other words, after two years of nonsense, a Best Picture nomination actually matters again.

The new system is very simple. It works similarly to the way Baseball Players are elected to the Hall of Fame. Academy member vote in much the same way as they have the last two years – ranking their nominees from 1 through 10.

Except now, instead of a convoluted vote counting process that leads to scavenging for a tenth no...

Acting--The One Thing Justin Timberlake Can't Do?

June 16th, 2011 11:15am EDT
Justin Timberlake
I have been…well, I’ll call it an extremely passionate fan of Justin Timberlake since Dec. 8, 1998. I remember the exact date for two reasons: my mother actually let me go to the 'N Snyc concert on a school night, and because I went in mocking the then booming boyband craze and I left positively infatuated. Being a pop culture maven in training, I marveled at 'N Sync's bleach blond, beatboxing youngest member, Justin. I knew then what has been proven to be overwhelmingly true now: Justin Timberlake is one of the most talented and business savvy stars in the eccentric universe that is Hol...

Justin Timberlake Planning One More Tour

June 7th, 2011 4:21pm EDT
Justin Timberlake
Pop superstar Justin Timberlake is planning to quit touring for good after one final global trek.

The SexyBack hit-maker last hit the road for the FutureSex/LoveShow, spending almost the whole of 2007 performing to fans across the globe. He has since taken a step back from his music to concentrate on his acting career with roles in movies such as The Social Network and the forthcoming Bad Teacher and Friends With Benefits.

Timberlake has yet to start working on a follow-up to his 2006 release FutureSex/LoveSounds and, although he hasn't given up on pop just yet, he admits he can't imagin...

Justin Timberlake Rules Out Further Nude Scenes

June 3rd, 2011 8:15am EDT
Justin Timberlake
Singer-turned-actor Justin Timberlake has ruled out stripping down for another movie role, insisting his upcoming nude scene will be his last.

The Social Network star bares all with Mila Kunis in new film Friends With Benefits, but he doesn't plan on ever repeating the experience.

He tells Vanity Fair, "It was fun, but I can't say I'm going to be butt-naked in a movie again. I only did it because I'm young now, and everything's where it's supposed to be. I figured this is the time, before gravity gets the best of me."

Friends With Benefits is set to hit theatres on July 22nd.

Trent Reznor & Karen O Team Up For Led Zeppelin Cover

June 1st, 2011 8:54am EDT
Trent Reznor
Trent Reznor and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O have given Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song" a dark makeover for the soundtrack to the new "Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" remake.

A trailer for the much-anticipated David Fincher film, featuring the track, has hit the Internet in Europe.

Reznor has reteamed with songwriting partner Atticus Ross for the soundtrack. The duo won an Oscar for its work on "The Social Network."

Watch the trailer & check out the song here:

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Amy Poehler: 'Just Because You're Wicked Smart Doesn't Mean You're Better Than Me'

May 26th, 2011 12:42pm EDT
Amy Poehler
Alec Baldwin and Amy Poehler delighted Harvard students this week by addressing them during their graduation ceremonies.

The pair was chosen to help fete the class of 2011 at the famed Massachusetts school, and state native Poehler couldn't help but make jokes about her own education in Boston during her speech on Wednesday, telling the pupils, "Just because you're wicked smart doesn't mean you're better than me. I graduated from BC (Boston College): 'The Harvard of Boston.' Though we all know, Harvard is the Harvard of Harvard."

She also poked fun at famous Harvard graduate Mark Zuckerb...

Armie Hammer Says Kissing Leonardo DiCaprio 'Wasn't That Weird'

May 25th, 2011 2:00pm EDT
Leonardo DiCaprio & Armie Hammer
Actor Armie Hammer has described his onscreen kiss with Leonardo DiCaprio, insisting the same-sex smooch "wasn't that weird."

DiCaprio plays the title role in Clint Eastwood's upcoming movie "J. Edgar" about controversial Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) boss John Edgar Hoover.

"The Social Network" star appears opposite DiCaprio as lawyer-turned-FBI agent Clyde Tolson, the man rumored to be Hoover's lover, and he has revealed the actors locked lips in a kissing scene.

He tells ET Canada, "It's the same kind of thing as if you walk onto a set and they hand you a machine gun and (say)...

Elle Fanning Wins Top Honor At 2011 Young Hollywood Awards

May 23rd, 2011 11:00am EDT
Elle Fanning
Dakota Fanning's younger sister Elle stepped out of her sibling's shadow as she scooped the Actress of the Year prize at the 2011 Young Hollywood Awards.

The 13 year old accepted the prize for her role in Sofia Coppola's drama Somewhere at a star-studded ceremony in Los Angeles on Friday.

Garrett Hedlund picked up the Actor of the Year award for Tron: Legacy, while The Social Network star Armie Hammer and actress Isabel Lucas were named the Male and Female Stars of Tomorrow.

Hailee Steinfeld's debut in the Coen Brothers' 2010 western True Grit earned her the Breakthrough of the Year t...

Armie Hammer To Star As 'The Lone Ranger'

May 18th, 2011 8:42am EDT
Armie Hammer Jr.
The Social Network star Armie Hammer is to team up with Johnny Depp in the movie revamp of classic TV western series The Lone Ranger.

After weeks of speculation, the actor has been confirmed as director Gore Verbinski's pick to portray The Lone Ranger.

Back in 2008, George Clooney was reportedly set to star as The Lone Ranger, when a source told The Sun newspaper, "George is very eager - he's been trying to do a movie with Johnny for a long time. He thinks they'll make the perfect on-screen partnership."

Depp will play the cowboy's sidekick Tonto in the film.

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Nine Inch Nails To Record New Album This Year

March 11th, 2011 8:37am EST
Nine Inch Nails
Oscar winner Trent Reznor has confirmed plans to start work on a new album later this year.

Reznor hasn't released any new music under the moniker since 2008, and he prompted fears there would be no more Nine Inch Nails music in 2009 after announcing he would no longer be playing live.

The band was expected to head back into the studio last year, but no new material surfaced. Now Reznor has assured fans another project is on its way - although he's having to go back to basics.

He says, "We plan to do a record later this year, but some material isn't as relevant to me as when I first wrot...

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