Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon follow-up to be a prequel

April 21st, 2014 3:10am EDT
Ang Lee
The highly-anticipated follow-up to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is set to be a prequel.

The martial arts classic became a worldwide sensation 14 years ago, grossing over $213 million (£133 million) at the box office.

Studio bosses at The Weinstein Company are finally moving ahead with another installment, entitled The Green Destiny, and it has been revealed the film will be set before the original.

Actress Michelle Yeoh, who portrayed warrior Yu Shu Lien, is set to reprise her role, but Oscar-winning filmmaker Ang Lee will not return to the franchise - Yuen Woo-ping, who served as an...
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Martin Freeman: 'Prince William is a massive fan of The Hobbit'

April 21st, 2014 3:10am EDT
Prince William
British royal Prince William is a massive fan of The Hobbit, according to actor Martin Freeman.

Freeman, who portrays Bilbo Baggins in director Peter Jackson's adaptations of J. R. R. Tolkien's classic book, met the royal at the premiere of the first film, An Unexpected Journey, in 2012, and was shocked with how much William knew about the story.

He tells Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper, "He was a nice guy. He is the biggest royal fan. We have fans everywhere, it is a very beloved book... He knew all the facts about Middle Earth and I think I kept him talking too long.

"You know the pro...
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Quentin Tarantino enlists stars to stage live reading of leaked script

April 21st, 2014 3:10am EDT
Quentin Tarantino
Director Quentin Tarantino rounded up some of his most famous collaborators including Samuel L. Jackson and Kurt Russell to participate in a live reading of his leaked script The Hateful Eight on Saturday (19Apr14).

In January (14), the Pulp Fiction filmmaker scrapped plans to shoot the Western after an early draft of his screenplay made its way online without his permission.

Despite the axe, Tarantino teamed up with organisers at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's Film Independent programme to oversee a one-night live reading, starring Jackson, Russell, Amber Tamblyn, Walton Goggins,...
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Denzel Washington pays tribute to boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter

April 21st, 2014 3:10am EDT
Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington and boxing legend Mike Tyson have paid tribute to sports icon Rubin Carter following his death on Sunday (20Apr14).

The fighter, known by his nickname Hurricane, had been battling prostate cancer and passed away in Toronto, Canada.

Carter's boxing career got off to a promising start, but in 1967, he was wrongfully convicted of three murders in his native New Jersey and spent 19 years in prison before he was finally released in 1985 following multiple appeals.

His story inspired 1999 film The Hurricane, starring Denzel Washington as Carter, and the Oscar winner was among...
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Lindsay Lohan reveals secret miscarriage

April 21st, 2014 3:10am EDT
Lindsay Lohan
Actress Lindsay Lohan has revealed she suffered a miscarriage during the filming of her reality TV series.

The Mean Girls star's eight-part docu-series on Oprah Winfrey's OWN Network came to an explosive end on Sunday (20Apr14), when the 27 year old shared her devastating secret.

Breaking down in tears, Lohan made the confession while explaining why she took a two-week break from filming, saying, "No one knows this - I had a miscarriage for those two weeks that I took off.

"That's why on the show when it says she doesn't want to come down, I couldn't move, I was sick. Mentally, that mes...
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John Legend warns Kanye West of reality TV's impact on relationship

April 21st, 2014 3:10am EDT
John Legend
John Legend has warned his rapper friend Kanye West that his fiancee Kim Kardashian's reality TV show may place an extra strain on their relationship.

The Ordinary People hitmaker has turned down the chance to front a reality series with his model wife Chrissy Teigen, convinced such projects can spell disasters for a relationship - and he has urged the Stronger rapper to think twice before turning his romance into a TV spectacle.

Legend tells BANG Showbiz, "I don't know what Kanye is doing with the show (Keeping Up With The Kardashians). To this point, he's made minor appearances but it's...
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Ireland's Oxegen music festival axed

April 21st, 2014 3:10am EDT
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One of Ireland's biggest music festivals has been scrapped after organisers failed to secure top headlining acts.

Oxegen was due to be held at the Punchestown Racecourse in County Kildare over the summer (14), but financial issues and a lack of available performers has forced bosses at MCD Productions to cancel the event this year.

A statement on the festival's official website reads: "It is with regret that MCD announce that Oxegen will not take place this year due to lack of suitable headline acts which combined with the financial demands by local agencies make it no longer viable to s...
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Ol' Dirty Bastard's widow seeking return of late husband's music

April 21st, 2014 3:10am EDT
Damon Dash
Rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard's widow has subpoenaed hip hop mogul Damon Dash's former landlord in a bid to retrieve her late husband's master recordings for an unreleased album.

Icelene Jones believes Dash left the project, titled A Son Unique, behind when he was evicted from his New York summer home in 2013, and she is asking Elad Yoran for the record back, after Dash reportedly refused to return it, according to the New York Post.

Dash is currently locked in a battle with his former landlord after accusing him of withholding items following his eviction from the property. Yoran maintains h...
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Glen Campbell's wife moved singer to care facility over safety fears

April 21st, 2014 3:10am EDT
Glen Campbell
Country music legend Glen Campbell's wife has spoken out about her decision to move the singer to an Alzheimer's care facility, revealing it was too exhausting to look after the legend at home.

The Rhinestone Cowboy hitmaker was admitted to a Nashville, Tennessee centre for his own safety and Kim Woolen, his partner of 31 years, insists it was time to seek professional help.

She tells People.com, "There were five of us taking care of him and we were all completely exhausted.

"No one was getting any sleep and we were just struggling every second to keep him safe - we felt like it wasn't ...
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20 Celebrities You Didn't Realize Have A Twin Sibling

April 21st, 2014 3:00am EDT
20 Celebrities You Didn't Realize Have A Twin Sibling
Hollywood is full of famous twins, including Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, Tia & Tamera Mowry, and Cole and Dylan Sprouse. But there are also several stars with not-so-famous twin siblings.

Movie icon Scarlett Johansson and her brother Hunter were born in New York City. Hunter occasionally joins his sister on the red carpet for the various events she attends in Tinsletown and all over the world. He told People of his sis in 2009: "She's set me up on dates. It wasn't with anybody famous. It was with some school friends – all very beautiful, wonderful girls."

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