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J.J. Abrams Not Returning To Direct Next 'Star Trek' Movie

September 13th, 2013 3:01pm EDT
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J.J. Abrams won't be returning to the director's chair for the next Star Trek film.

Abrams announced the news to on Thursday, telling the website that while he won't be calling the shots from directly behind the camera he will still be on hand as the film's producer.

"It's a little bittersweet," he says. "But I will say that I'm going to be producing the movie. Whomever it is that directs the film will be someone we all know is going to keep the cast and crew in good hands. I feel very lucky to have been part of it, and it definitely feels like the right time to let someone c...

Mark Wahlberg Reveals Why He Turned Down 'Star Trek' Role

February 26th, 2013 12:42pm EST
Mark Wahlberg
Mark Wahlberg couldn't understand the script for J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek," and that's why he turned down the role offerd to him.
Wahlberg was considered to play Captain Kirk's father George Kirk, but the actor was confused by the dialogue. He passed on the part, and the job went to Chris Hemsworth instead.
Wahlberg told Total Film magazine, "I remember (Abrams) asking me to play Captain Kirk's father in Star Trek, and I tried to read the script, and I just couldn't even... I didn't understand the words or the dialogue or anything. I said, 'I couldn't do this. I think you're really talen...

'Star Trek Into Darkness' Trailer 2: Strong Warnings For A Reckless Capt. Kirk

December 18th, 2012 3:05pm EST
Star Trek Into Darkness
The second official trailer for next Spring's highly-anticipated Star Trek sequel, Star Trek Into Darkness, is finally out -- and this second glimpse of the film gives us a little bit more to go on in terms of what it's about.

Well, not really.

It does focus on Kirk (Chris Pine) and some major decisions he'll have to make that could put the lives of himself and his crew on the line, according to the voiceover from Captain Pike (Bruce Greenwood).

There's still no clues as to who Benedict Cumberbatch's bad guy is, only that he's a pretty ominous force and some serious s--t is going down.


Extra Frames In Japanese Version Of 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Teaser May Hold Clues To The New Bad Guy's Identity

December 6th, 2012 6:51pm EST
Star Trek Into Darkness
The first trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness finally has a trailer, which debuted this morning, and it promises plenty of action, but gives little explanation of who Benedict Cumberbatch's bad guy is or what his motivation will be.

J.J. Abrams' much-anticipated sequel to the 2009 reboot of the series promises an "unstoppable force of terror" and a "one man weapon of mass destruction", but gives little more than that in both the official synopsis, released last week, or in today's "announcement video" (neither a trailer nor a teaser, according to Paramount Pictures).

The Japanese version ...

'Star Trek Into Darkness' Trailer Promises Plenty Of Action, But Gives Few New Details

December 6th, 2012 3:07pm EST
Star Trek Into Darkness
The first trailer for J.J. Abrams' highly anticipated Star Trek Into Darkness, debuted this morning and it promises plenty of action in the sequel to the 2009 reboot of the series, but offers little to go on in terms of what it's about.

There's not much more than is known already via the brief, official synopsis of the film; which only shares that an "unstoppable force of terror" from within Starfleet has risen and destroyed the organization and everything for which it stands. A "one man weapon of mass destruction" (Benedict Cumberbatch) is hunted by Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) after the Ent...

New 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Poster Released, First Trailer Debuts Dec. 6

December 4th, 2012 9:31pm EST
Star Trek Into Darkness
The first artwork for next year's Star Trek sequel, Star Trek Into Darkness, debuted online this week Paramount Pictures' new teaser poster for the film looks awfully familiar.

The highly anticipated sequel to J.J. Abrams' 2009 series reboot looks very similar to the artwork for The Dark Knight Rises, but instead of looking straight up and seeing the bat logo silhouetted in crumbling buildings, this time around we get the Starfleet logo blown out the side of a building (also quite reminiscent of 9/11) with a lone man (Kirk? Spock?) looking out over a city in ruin.

Little else is known abo...

What Are The 10 Best Time Travel Movies?

September 28th, 2012 3:51pm EDT
Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis star in the latest science fiction film that centers on time travel, Looper.

The film takes place in the year 2042, where a hired assassin called a "looper" eliminates targets sent back from 30 years in the future; where time travel technology exists. Although it's been outlawed in 2072, the mob secretly uses the technology to cleanly dispose of anyone who may be a threat to them.

Gordon-Levitt plays one of the top loopers and makes a wealthy living from his job; but he's taken by surprise when his latest target ends up being himself (Willis), sent ba...

Chris Pine Makes Red Carpet Debut With Supermodel Girlfriend Dominique Piek

May 18th, 2012 8:59am EDT
Chris Pine
Star Trek star Chris Pine and model Dominique Piek made their first red carpet appearance as a couple at the Cannes Film Festival in France.

The Hollywood actor has been dating the Sports Illustrated beauty since last year, and they chose to make their first official public outing together by walking into the gala hand-in-hand on Wednesday.

The actor also happily posed with his arm around the South African stunner on the red carpet before they headed inside for the opening night gala.

Piek took to her page to share her excitement, writing, "Nothing could have prepared me f...

Leonard Nimoy In Talks To Appear In 'Star Trek' Sequel

May 2nd, 2012 9:17am EDT
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Leonard Nimoy is set to come out of retirement to reprise his Spock role in the new Star Trek blockbuster.

The 2009 sci-fi reboot cast younger actors as the series' famed characters, with Zachary Quinto stepping into the role of Spock.

Nimoy still featured in the hit movie as an older version of the character, but he announced in 2010 he was retiring from acting and was happy to let Quinto take the reins of his iconic hero.

However, new reports have indicated that he will star in the sequel to the reboot.

When asked by CNN whether he would appear in the follow-up, Nimoy replied, "We'...

Benedict Cumberbatch Scored 'Star Trek 2' Role With iPhone Audition

April 27th, 2012 8:17am EDT
Benedict Cumberbatch
British actor Benedict Cumberbatch grabbed a role in the upcoming Star Trek thanks to an audition tape recorded on an iPhone.

The War Horse star heard director J.J. Abrams was interested in casting him as the lead villain in the follow-up to his 2009 blockbuster, so he came up with an oddball idea to have a friend film his try-out on his smart phone late one night.

He tells the New York Times, "I was pretty strung out, so that went into the performance."

He submitted the clip to Abrams only to be told by an assistant that the filmmaker was on vacation.

However, when Cumberbatch fina...

5 Of The Best Television Series Adapted Into Films

March 17th, 2012 4:30pm EDT
21 Jump Street
When word spread that the 1980s drama 21 Jump Street would be adapted into a film, there were many doubts about the fact that yet another television show was coming to the big screen.

But as more became aware of the film's fresh new comedic twist which would include actors Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum and cameos from original cast members Johnny Depp and Holly Robinson Peete, the interest for the film heightened.

So in honor of the films release, we decided to put together a quick list of 5 of the best television series that have been adapted into films.

Be sure to leave your thoug...

J.J. Abrams Fuming Over 'Star Trek' Sequel Photo Leak

February 28th, 2012 11:19am EST
J.J. Abrams
Super-secretive director J.J. Abrams was furious after pictures from his upcoming Star Trek sequel leaked online.

The photos showed Zachary Quinto and Zoe Saldana in costume as Spock and Uhura respectively, battling the film's new villain, played by British actor Benedict Cumberbatch.

Saldana reveals Abrams was not impressed with the photos after working tirelessly to keep casting and script details under wraps.

She tells MTV News, "J.J. was very upset. I have to say that. It's not going to stop people from intruding, but they are, and it's such a bummer because it only hurts them by ...

Michelle Williams And Melissa McCarthy Honored At Irish Film Awards

February 24th, 2012 8:52am EST
Michelle Williams
American actresses Michelle Williams and Melissa McCarthy have become the first women to receive special awards celebrating Irish talent in the film industry.

The two stars, who were both born in the U.S., were among the honorees at the Oscar Wilde: Honoring The Irish In Film event in Santa Monica, California, on Thursday night.

The awards, named after the famed Irish writer, celebrate Irish culture in the film industry and have previously been handed to non-Irish stars including Paul Rudd and James L. Brooks, but Williams and McCarthy are the first women to accept the honor.


Chris Pine Sued By Former Talent Agents

February 14th, 2012 2:27pm EST
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Actor Chris Pine is facing legal action from his former talent agents amid allegations they're owed millions of dollars in commission.

The movie hunk landed his first acting roles in 2003, in episodes of hit TV series ER and CSI: Miami, but it wasn't until 2009 that he shot to stardom after scoring the role of Captain Kirk in director J.J. Abrams' Star Trek remake.

However, bosses at SDB Partners claim Pine decided to dump his representatives in November, via email, after allegedly ignoring demands to pay the agents their 10 per cent commission for Star Trek and other projects they clai...

Benedict Cumberbatch Beams Aboard 'Star Trek' Sequel

January 5th, 2012 2:23pm EST
Benedict Cumberbatch
War Horse and Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch is to be transported from the past to the future after landing a leading role in J.J. Abrams' Star Trek sequel.

It has not been revealed what part the Brit will play or if his character in the much-anticipated sci-fi film is a hero or a villain, but reports he is definitely onboard.

The untitled Star Trek sequel, which will bring back Zoe Saldana, Chris Pine, Simon Pegg and Zachary Quinto, is set to hit cinemas next summer.

Benicio Del Toro To Be Next 'Star Trek' Bad Guy?

November 6th, 2011 2:00pm EST
Benicio Del Toro
Director J.J. Abrams has handpicked Benicio Del Toro to be the villain in his upcoming Star Trek sequel, according to a new report.

The filmmaker has met with the star about the as-yet-untitled-project, but refused to provide exact details about the role in an effort to keep the script a secret, reports

Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg and Zachary Quinto are all expected to reprise their roles when productions begins in early 2012.

Zoe Saldana Played With Plastic Swords & Ninja Stars While Growing Up In The Dominican Republic

August 18th, 2011 8:00pm EDT
Zoe Saldana
Zoe Saldana sexed up the Starship Enterprise, then a planet called Pandora. In her next role, she's red-hot as the stone-cold, ass-kicking, assassin, Cayaleya, in Colombiana.

Recently, she was out dancing when a fight broke out near by – she stayed put: "I knew exactly what I was going to do," she says. "Kick this door, grab this, move that guy out of the way. Then I started laughing: Oh, my God, I still have Cataleya in my system."

Growing up in the Dominican Republic, she remembers herself as "a feminine tomboy. I had my plastic swords, my ninja stars—but I still wore lipstick."


America's '25 Fittest Guys' Include Bradley Cooper, Chris Evans & Joel McHale

April 22nd, 2011 1:00pm EDT
Fittest Guys
Men’s Fitness magazine is honoring its "25 Fittest Guys." From the boardroom to the classroom, the big screen to the small, these guys are at the top of their game. They’re record breakers, superheroes, and regular Joes.

Check out the celebrities on the list:

Chris Evans, The Action Hero, 30

Evans starred as Marvel Comic Superhero, Captain America. Evans took the role seriously, working with a personal trainer to build bigger biceps and tone his abs, transforming his body into the jacked frame of Marvel Comic’s super soldier.

Alex O’Loughlin, The Five-O, 34

The Australian-born actor...

Chris Hemsworth Marries Elsa Pataky

December 28th, 2010 2:45pm EST
Chris Hemsworth
Aussie star Chris Hemsworth and his longtime girlfriend, Spanish actress Elsa Pataky, have wed.

The 27-year-old Star Trek actor and 34-year-old Pataky, who appeared in 2006 movie Snakes on a Plane, were married over the Christmas holiday, reports.

Hemsworth's spokesperson has confirmed the wedding. No further details were made available at press time.

Hemsworth is the brother of Miley Cyrus' ex-boyfriend Liam Hemsworth.

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'True Blood's' Ryan Kwanten Named Australian GQ 'Man Of The Year'

December 1st, 2010 8:47am EST
Ryan Kwanten
"True Blood" hunk Ryan Kwanten has been named GQ's Man of the Year in his native Australia.

The actor received the top award at the Sydney ceremony on Tuesday night, while "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" star Xavier Samuel landed the Man of Style honor.

Chris Hemsworth was lauded with the Breakthrough of the Year award for his career success, which has seen him land roles in "Star Trek" and the lead in upcoming superhero epic "Thor," while Ben Mendelsohn walked away with Actor of the Year.

Other winners at the annual prizegiving include Birds of Tokyo, who won Band of the Year, and Firass D...

Check Out Daniel Craig & Harrison Ford In The 'Cowboys & Aliens' Trailer

November 18th, 2010 6:00pm EST
Cowboys and Aliens
Based on the graphic novel by Scott Mitchell Rosenberg, Cowboys & Aliens starts in 1800s Arizona, where the local cowboys, headed by gunslinger Zeke Jackson (Daniel Craig), and the indigenous Apache tribe have been feuding fiercely for quite a while.

Their skirmish is interrupted, however, by the appearance of a spaceship, commanded by an alien creature that's bent on enslaving the human race. It's time for a six-gun shoot-out between these cattle rustlers and space invaders, and there might even be a temporary peace between the cowboys and Indians as they both take aim at these extraterr...

Chris Pine: 'It's Very Hard To Have A Girlfriend With This Job'

November 1st, 2010 2:21pm EDT
Chris Pine
Chris Pine's love life has fizzled out since he became a Hollywood star - because he disappears down a "rabbit hole" every time he lands a new role.

The Star Trek hunk is currently single and concentrating on his career, insisting he doesn't have time to get involved with a new lover because he's too wrapped up in his film work.

He tells Britain's Glamour magazine, "It's very hard to have a girlfriend with this job. When I get a part, I jump down what I call the rabbit hole. I'm in the zone, trying to figure out a character, and I have a hard time being able to balance my work with roma...

Watch: Behind-The-Scenes At Zoe Saldana's Calvin Klein Underwear Photo Shoot

August 18th, 2010 12:30pm EDT
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A few weeks ago Calvin Klein released the new promo photos for their Envy line of underwear featuring a hot Zoe Saldana. Now, we've got a behind-the-scenes video of the photo shoot!

Talking during the shoot, Zoe said about being sexy: "I think the secret recipe is staying in shape physically but also mentally... Aging is what makes us wise and sexy and I would never take that back."

And of the shoot, she remarked "It was sexy it was creative," before joking, "and the food was awesome, too."

Zoe has recently revealed a love of science fiction, and with sequels on the table for ...

Zoe Saldana Sizzles In New Calvin Klein Underwear Envy Ad Campaign

July 29th, 2010 11:21pm EDT
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Calvin Klein Underwear, a division of Warnaco Inc., along with Calvin Klein, Inc., today announced that this Fall 2010, with the launch of its latest lingerie collection, the brand will simultaneously introduce the Calvin Klein Underwear Coverage Level System, a revolutionary new way for female consumers to more easily shop for bras and the type of coverage they are looking for.

The Fall 2010 introduction of Calvin Klein Underwear Envy, a new collection of lingerie designed to create a more revealing silhouette, completes the Calvin Klein Underwear Coverage Level System, which is organized...

Zoe Saldana's Ruffled White Dress & Black Sash - Hot Or Not?

June 2nd, 2010 4:27pm EDT
Zoe Saldana
Zoe Saldana arrived at the The 2010 Crystal + Lucy Awards in Century City, Calif., yesterday looking smashing in a white ruffled cocktail dress with a black sash tied around her waist. The "Avatar" and "Star Trek" actress picked up the MaxMara "Face of the Future" award during the event.

32-year-old Zoe recently told, "The thirties are great. It's like notches on your belt: experience, wisdom, and a different kind of beauty. I have become comfortable in my skin."

The actress recently starred in "Death at a Funeral" and "The Losers." She has several films in production, includi...

Chris & Liam Hemsworth Tipped As Hollywood Breakthrough Stars

May 15th, 2010 7:30pm EDT
Chris Hemsworth
Acting brothers Chris and Liam Hemsworth have been tipped for big things in the movie industry after both landing breakthrough prizes at two separate awards ceremonies on Thursday night.

"Star Trek" actor Chris Hemsworth, who is set to appear in upcoming superhero blockbuster "Thor," scooped the top accolade at the Australians in Film event in Los Angeles, while across town, Liam was picking up the same title at Nylon Magazine's Young Hollywood Awards.

Twenty-year-old Liam paid tribute to his family and friends in his acceptance speech, even singling out his "The Last Song" co-star and re...

NBC Picks Up J.J. Abrams Series 'Undercovers' For 2010-11 Season

May 4th, 2010 9:53am EDT
JJ Abrams
NBC has issued its first scripted series pickup for the 2010-11 season with the order of the drama "Undercovers" from acclaimed writer/producer/director J.J. Abrams ("Star Trek," "Fringe," "Lost," "Alias") and executive producer/writer Josh Reims ("Brothers and Sisters").

Abrams serves as co-writer, executive producer – and also directs – his first direction of a TV series pilot since "Lost."

"Undercovers" is a sexy, fun, action-packed spy drama that proves once and for all that marriage is still the world's most dangerous partnership. Outwardly, Steven Bloom (Boris Kodjoe) and his wife...

Zoe Saldana Is A Loser

April 21st, 2010 2:30pm EDT
Zoe Saldana
Zoe Saldana was smoking hot at "The Losers" Los Angeles premiere in Hollywood yesterday. The confident actress strolled down the red carpet wearing a low-cut black dress with a studded metallic belt.

The film is based on the Vertigo comic about a team of mercenaries who wage war on the CIA after they're double-crossed in the field and left to die. The movie also stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Chris Evans, Idris Elba, and Jason Patric.

Zoe really enjoyed her new all-action role in "The Losers." She explained, "I'm naked, kicking a**, firing guns. I f**king loved it."

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Winona Ryder To Star In New Ron Howard Comedy

April 7th, 2010 9:13am EDT
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Winona Ryder has seen off tough competition from Uma Thurman and Kate Beckinsale to win a role in the latest Ron Howard movie, according to a new report.

The Heathers star is set to launch a comeback by playing funnyman Kevin James' adulterous wife in the as-yet-untitled comedy, which will also star Vince Vaughn.

Ryder was said to have been offered the part after impressing producers with two auditions, outshining fellow actresses Carla Gugino, Beckinsale and Thurman, reports

Ryder has not appeared on the big screen since a small role playing Spock's mother in Star Trek last y...

Olivia Munn Caught Condom Shopping

March 31st, 2010 11:24pm EDT
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'Attack of the Show' co-host/actress Olivia Munn enjoys super safe sex these days - after the paparazzi caught her buying condoms from a sex store.

The sexy star, who previously dated "Star Trek" hunk Chris Pine, admits the embarrassing encounter with Hollywood's top snappers caught her completely by surprise and made her realize she has to shop more carefully.

Munn explains, "The one day in my life I went out expressly to buy condoms, the cameras were following me... It was the one day I went to buy condoms at (Hollywood sex store) the Pleasure Chest.

"I go in, buy my condoms, and they ...