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Sacha Baron Cohen To Play Villain In ‘Alice in Wonderland 2’?

1/22/2014 8:30am EST
Sacha Baron Cohen
Sacha Baron Cohen is in early negotiations for role in the Alice in Wonderland Sequel.

According to Variety, the Borat star is in talks to take on the role of a villain in Through the Looking Glass, which is the follow-up to the 2010 blockbuster.

The sequel will see the 42-year-old actor reunite with his Sweeney Todd co-star Johnny Depp, who will reprise his role as the Mad Hatter, while Mia Wasikowska will return as Alice.

However this time, James Bobin will direct the movie instead of Tim Burton, who directed the first Alice in Wonderland four years ago.

Meanwhile, Cohen is also devel...

Leonardo DiCaprio Named Hollywood's Highest-Paid Actor

8/2/2011 10:30am EDT
Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio has seen off competition from Johnny Depp to top the list of Hollywood's highest-paid actors.

The Hollywood hunk took the top spot in the chart, compiled by Forbes magazine, after earning $77 million last year thanks to hit films Inception and Shutter Island.

Despite Alice in Wonderland's huge earnings, taking over $1 billion, Depp fell from first to second. However, he's on course to reclaim his title next year following the success of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

Adam Sandler was in third place, with Will Smith and Tom Hanks trailing behind.


'Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2' Breaks $1 Billion At Box Office

8/1/2011 8:48am EDT
Harry Potter Deathly Hallows
"Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2" has joined the ultra-exclusive $1 billion club at the box office.

The final installment of the wizarding franchise accomplished a magical fete at the weekend - the movie, starring Daniel Radcliffe, has now hauled in more than $1 billion at the box office worldwide, easily making it the highest-grossing film of the series.

The only other movies to accomplish the same money milestone are "Titanic," "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King," "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest," "The Dark Knight," "Avatar," "Alice in Wonderland," ...

Anne Hathaway Looks Like A White Witch At White Fairy Tale Love Ball

7/7/2011 8:22am EDT
Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway attended The White Fairy Tale Love Ball in aid of The Naked Heart Foundation, held in Chateau de Wideville in the village of Crespieres, France, yesterday.

The actress wore a long flowing white dress with silver accents and a circlet of glass and beads on her head. She definitely embraced the fairy tale theme.

Anne played the white queen in last year's very successful Tim Burton's "Alice In Wonderland.

'Inception,' 'Fringe' Win Big At Saturn Awards

6/24/2011 9:30am EDT
Christopher Nolan's hit movie "Inception" was the big winner at the 37th annual Saturn Awards on Thursday night, picking up a total of five prizes.

The film, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, was awarded trophies including Best Science Fiction Film, while Nolan was handed titles for Best Director and Best Writing at the annual science fiction, fantasy and horror ceremony.

Other winners on the night included Jeff Bridges, who won Best Actor for his role in "Tron: Legacy," while Natalie Portman picked up the female equivalent for "Black Swan." Meanwhile, the Best Supporting Actor and Actress gong...

Q&A: Cary Fukunaga And Mia Wasikowska Dish On 'Jane Eyre,' Working With Judi Dench, And More

3/10/2011 2:40pm EST
Cary Fukunaga
You may remember director Cary Fukunaga’s 2009 hit Sundance film “Sin Nombre,” for its vivid depiction of class struggles in Central America, but even if you don’t recall it, you most likely know actress Mia Wasikowska, who has starred in movies like Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland” and the 2010 Best Picture Nominee “The Kids Are All Right.”

Fukunaga’s latest project “Jane Eyre,” is yet another adaptation of the classic Charlotte Bronte novel by the same name, about a shy governess (Mia Wasikowska) who falls in love with her employer, a charming man (Michael Fassbender) with secrets. W...

Colin Firth Lands 'Stoker' Role

3/9/2011 2:45pm EST
Colin Firth
British actor Colin Firth is set to sink his teeth into a vampire role in his first film since winning an Oscar last month.

The star has signed on to play a bloodsucker in the movie Stoker, alongside Nicole Kidman and Alice in Wonderland actress Mia Wasikowska, according to Britain's The Daily Mail.

The new role is remarkably different from the actor's most recent performance in The King's Speech, in which he played stuttering royal King George VI.

Screenwriter Wentworth Miller reveals the title of the movie is a nod to Bram Stoker's film Dracula.

He says, "It's got a lot of element...

Inside Look At Today's Oscar Announcements!

1/25/2011 2:37pm EST
83rd Annual Academy Awards Nominations
I was lucky enough to be inside the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre this morning while the 83rd Annual Academy Award Nominations were announced. Here is a timeline and some insider information on how the morning played out:

2 AM : Time to wake up and get ready for the announcements. Since the nominations are coordinated with morning shows on the East Coast, I knew I would have to try and get some sleep before I had to be up in the middle of the night. My bed time? 5:37 PM. Just enough beauty sleep for this 2 AM wake up call.

3:30 AM: My official call time over at the Academy's headquarters i...

Oscar Nominations 2011: Complete List Of Academy Award Nominees

1/25/2011 9:34am EST
2011 Oscar Nominations
The Oscar nominations are in! The King's Speech dominated with 12 nominations, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor for Colin Firth, and Best Supporting Actress for Helena Bonham Carter. "True Grit" wasn't far behind with 10 nominations.

Also nominated for best picture were "Black Swan," "The Fighter," "Inception," "The Kids Are All Right," "127 Hours," "The Social Network," "Toy Story 3," "True Grit" and "Winter's Bone."

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards will be held on February 27, 2011. Check out all the nominees below:

Actor in a Leading Role

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Top Visual Effects Oscar List Includes ' Alice in Wonderland,' 'Hereafter,' & 'Inception'

1/6/2011 10:15am EST
Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland
Alice in Wonderland, Hereafter and Inception are among the seven films on the shortlist for this year's Best Visual Effects Oscar.

Announced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Wednesday, the list also includes Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, Iron Man 2, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and Tron: Legacy.

The nominations are announced at the end of January.

'Toy Story 3' Named Highest-Grossing Film Of 2010

12/29/2010 10:00am EST
Toy Story 3
Toy Story 3's profits soared to infinity and beyond this year - it's been named the highest-grossing film of 2010.

In a list dominated by family-friendly movies, the latest installment in the computer-animated franchise - with characters voiced by Tom Hanks and Tim Allen - raked in over $1.06 billion at the worldwide box office following its release in the summer.

Tim Burton's fantasy film Alice in Wonderland, starring Johnny Depp, came second in the list after taking $1.02 billion and the first of the two-part Harry Potter swansong movie - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 -...

Who Is Mia Wasikowska? (Photos)

12/22/2010 11:00am EST
Mia Wasikowska
Forbes magazine has named newcomer Mia Wasikowska the highest grossing actress in Hollywood. Not familiar with her? She starred in Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland," the second-highest-earning movie this year, with $1.03 billion at the box office.

Wasikowska also starred in "The Kids Are All Right," which made $29 million at the global box office. She will appear in the upcoming film "Jane Eyre."

The Australian actress broke through to international acclaim with her role as self-defeating Olympic-hopeful gymnast Sophie on the HBO series drama "In Treatment" in 2008.

She appeared in the...

Avril Lavigne To Release 'Goodbye Lullaby' March 8, 2011

12/11/2010 9:30am EST
Avril Lavigne
Two years in the making, singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne’s fourth studio album, Goodbye Lullaby, will be released by RCA Records on March 8, 2011. Lavigne will debut the first single “What the Hell” on New Year’s Eve during “Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve.”

Lavigne worked with longtime collaborators Deryck Whibley, Evan Taubenfeld and Butch Walker, as well as songwriter/producer Max Martin. Lavigne continues to share her personal experiences through her writing and music, and Goodbye Lullaby is a further evolution of this, propelled by a more raw and organic sound.

Among ...

Evan Rachel Wood & Lucas Grabeel Do The 'Time Warp'

10/31/2010 9:00pm EDT
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Evan Rachel Wood & Lucas Grabeel attended the 35th anniversary tribute to "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" looking fantastic in full costume as Siblings Magenta & Riff Raff.

Evan's teased out hair makes us wonder if Tim Burton based Johnny Depp's Mad Hatter character on Magenta in his update of"Alice in Wonderland." Hmmm.

Evan's ex, shock-rocker Marilyn Manson, has reportedly moved on from the young star. Reports suggest he's now dating model CariDee English.

Their romance blossomed in the studio, where Manson has been helping the "America's Next Top Model" winner record tracks for a debu...

Johnny Depp Named 2010's Highest Paid Actor

9/10/2010 8:17am EDT
Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp has made a spectacular leap to the top of the Hollywood rich pile - he has earned $50 million over the last 12 months.

The Pirates of the Caribbean star has jumped from number ten on the 2009 rich list to be named the highest earning actor by Depp pulled in a huge sum for his portrayal of the Mad Hatter in Tim Burton's hit Alice In Wonderland, as well as a $15 million fee for his upcoming film The Tourist.

Ben Stiller is at number two with a salary of $38 million stemming from his pay checks for Night at the Museum 2 and his next Meet the Fockers movie.

The num...

Shia LaBeouf Named 'Most Valuable' Actor

8/31/2010 11:41am EDT
Shia LaBeouf
Shia LaBeouf has been named the most value-for-money actor in Hollywood for the second year in a row.

The actor topped a survey by Forbes to find the star who pulls in the most money for movie bosses, with LaBeouf earning an estimated $81 in profit for every $1 he is paid.

The 24 year old, who has appeared in a string of high profile blockbusters including Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, topped the same poll last year.

Anne Hathaway, whose hit Disney movie Alice in Wonderland recently passed the $1 billion mark at the worldwi...

'Toy Story 3' Is The Highest Grossing Animated Film

8/16/2010 11:43am EDT
Toy Story 3
The third movie in the Toy Story franchise has broken another box office record - the sequel has been named the highest grossing animated film of all time.

Toy Story 3, which features the voices of Tom Hanks and George Clooney, has taken more than $920 million worldwide since its release in July and has now officially overtaken Shrek 2 to become the world's biggest animated movie.

The film, which had already been named the most successful ever animated movie in Britain, has also been named as the fourth best-selling Disney picture of all time, behind three Johnny Depp movies - Pirates ...

'Iron Man 2' Tops Bloopers List

7/6/2010 11:29am EDT
Iron Man 2
Superhero sequel Iron Man 2 has been named the most mistake-filled movie of 2010 so far.

The film, starring Robert Downey, Jr., contains 45 goofs and continuity errors, including props that change location during a scene and blunders during fight sequences.

Martin Scorsese's thriller Shutter Island is second in the chart - compiled by staff at - with 34 gaffes, while the big screen version of The A-Team is in third, with 31 errors.

Kick-Ass is in fourth place, with 15 mistakes, and Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland rounds out the top five, with 12 errors.


Kristen Stewart Enthusiastic For 3D 'Breaking Dawn'

6/23/2010 11:42am EDT
Kristen Stewart
Kristen Stewart hopes the final Twilight movies will be shot in 3D - because she thinks "it would be awesome" for the vampire characters to become more life-like.

The actress, who plays Bella Swan in the franchise, is preparing to start work on the final installment, Breaking Dawn, which will be split into two separate films. And Stewart is urging the movie's producers to consider adopting the three-dimensional technique, which has already been seen in box office hits Avatar and Alice In Wonderland.

She tells MTV News, "I'm probably speaking out of line or whatever, but I think it would...

Johnny Depp Is Launching A Record Label

6/20/2010 9:27am EDT
Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp is preparing to launch his own record label and has dispatched staff to scour London for new talent, according to a U.K. report.

The Hollywood star initially embarked on a music career when he left school, playing with several rock groups before turning his attention to acting.

Depp remains a massive music fan and recently helped British band Babybird produce a new record by funding their studio time and even playing on several of their tracks.

And now the "Alice In Wonderland" star is said to be ready to launch his own label.

According to Britain's The Sun, Depp has founded...

Check Out 'Alice In Wonderland' On Blu-ray & DVD June 1

5/29/2010 7:18am EDT
Alice In Wonderland
Director Tim Burton delivers a visually dazzling take on the classic Lewis Carroll tale in "Alice In Wonderland."

Nineteen-year-old Alice (Mia Wasikowska) is attending party at a lavish country estate when she sees a white rabbit with a pocket watch dart into the bushes. Curious, she follows the rabbit to an enormous tree, and tumbles down a hole that takes her to Underland, a strange world inhabited by anthropomorphic creatures in search of someone to save them from the dreaded Red Queen (Helena Bonham Carter), who has assumed control of the kingdom by decapitating anyone who dares disag...

Q&A With 'Alice In Wonderland's' Tim Burton

5/24/2010 12:10pm EDT
No one is more “curioser and curioser” than goth cinematic artist Tim Burton. The 51-year director resembles many of his strangely wonderful, yet tragic characters. Born in sunny Burbank, California, Burton, who idolized monsters and grim poet Edgar Allan Poe, often hides behind a camera or oversized indigo-hued glasses. Whether surrounded by hungry paparrazzi in Los Angeles or strolling with his wife Helena Bonham Carter near their home in the UK, he’s often hunched over with wide eyes staring back. Burton, always decked in coal black garments with a crow’s nest resting on his head...

'The Hangover' Leads MTV Movie Awards Nominations

5/12/2010 7:48pm EDT
The Hangover
Drunk men, vampires, werewolves and blue aliens will compete for the top prizes at this year's MTV Movie Awards - "The Hangover" leads the pack with six nominations, while "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" and "Avatar" have landed five nods apiece.

Sandra Bullock's romantic comedy "The Proposal" and "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" both received four nominations.

"The Hangover," the "Twilight" sequel, "Avatar," "Alice in Wonderland" and "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" will compete for the coveted Best Film prize when the awards are handed out on June 6.

"Twilight's" Kristen ...

Walt Disney Studios Is Asking You To 'Show Us Your Best Futterwacken!'

5/7/2010 7:04am EDT
Alice in Wonderland
In celebration of Frabjous Day and the upcoming Blu-ray™ & DVD release of Alice In Wonderland on June 1, Walt Disney Studios is asking America to “Show Us Your Best Futterwacken!”

For those who haven’t seen the film, this is the crazy, awesome dance performed by The Mad Hatter. In the world of Alice’s Wonderland, the Futterwacken is a dance of unbridled joy.

The contest challenges ALICE fans to submit their best interpretation of the Futterwacken dance to and add their own original twists, turns and dance moves. So start gathering your muchness and go co...

'Clash Of The Titan's Rules Box Office

4/5/2010 8:28am EDT
Clash of the Titans
Action remake "Clash Of The Titans" has conquered the competition at the box office, debuting at number one with $61.4 million in earnings at the weekend.

The blockbuster, starring Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes, has made a total of $64.1 million in the U.S. including preview screenings on Thursday night.

"Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?" was runner-up with $30.2 million in ticket sales - marking a triumph for singer/actress Janet Jackson, who went to work on the comedy just a day after her brother, the late Michael Jackson, was laid to rest in June.

Meanwhile, a...

Aaron Carter Gets Engaged

4/2/2010 8:12am EDT
Aaron Carter
Pop star Aaron Carter is reportedly engaged again after proposing to teenage girlfriend Maile Hochuli.

The "I Want Candy" singer asked the 19-year-old Florida student to be his wife after the pair watched Johnny Depp's "Alice in Wonderland" movie over the weekend, according to Star magazine.

The couple has been friends for many years.

Carter was previously engaged to former Playboy model Kari Ann Peniche. He also dated Lindsay Lohan and Hilary Duff.

See more photos of Aaron here!

'How To Train Your Dragon' Is Number One

3/29/2010 8:30am EDT
How To Train Your Dragon
Gerard Butler's animated adventure "How To Train Your Dragon" has fought its way to the top of the box office chart with opening weekend takings of $43.3 million.

The DreamWorks movie, which also features the voices of Jay Baruchel and America Ferrera, tells the tale of a Viking boy who tames a fire-breathing dragon.

The 3-D film ended "Alice in Wonderland's" three-week run at number one; Tim Burton's Disney fantasy slips to second place with $17.3 million, taking its total gross in the U.S. to $293.1 million.

John Cusack's 1980s comedy "Hot Tub Time Machine" enters the chart at three af...

Angelina Jolie To Play Sleeping Beauty's Maleficent?

3/29/2010 8:27am EDT
Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie is turning to the dark side - she's in talks play the wicked fairy godmother in a live action remake of Sleeping Beauty.

Fantasy filmmaker Tim Burton will direct the modernized version of the Disney classic following the success of Alice In Wonderland, and Jolie will add her star power to the project as famous villain Maleficent, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Alice In Wonderland has become America's highest-grossing movie of the year so far after taking $116.3 million earlier this month in its first three days on U.S. release.

Jolie is currently shooting The Touri...

Metro Station Is Kaput!

3/25/2010 2:06pm EDT
Metro Station
Rock band Metro Station are splitting up after four years together. The group, fronted by Miley Cyrus' brother Trace, formed in 2006 and scored a worldwide hit in 2008 with Shake It. Their song, Where's My Angel, is featured on the soundtrack to Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland movie.

Cyrus' fellow founding member Mason Musso announced earlier this year that they were working on plans to launch a reality TV show featuring the band.

However, in a brief statement issued this week, Cyrus and Musso confirmed Metro Station have now split.

The statement reads, "Trace Cyrus and Mason Musso h...

Tim Burton To Direct 3-D 'Addams Family'?

3/19/2010 1:34pm EDT
Tim Burton
Tim Burton is planning to put his gothic spin on a new animated 3-D version of "The Addams Family," according to a U.K. report.

The kooky director has wowed audiences with his 3-D version of Lewis Carroll's classic "Alice In Wonderland," which has pulled in $208.6 million during its two-week run at the box office.

And Burton is hoping the groundbreaking movie technique will resurrect the spooky Addams Family, who last appeared on the big screen in 1993's "Addams Family Values."

According to, Illumination Entertainment has acquired the rights to the original cartoons by Ch...