Actress Angelina Jolie is known these days as much for her on-screen work as her humanitarian efforts, and her next project will combine both.
THR reports that Jolie is attached to star in the biopic Gertrude Bell, based on the life of the English writer, archaeologist and explorer known for her British Intelligence work in the Middle East during the early 20th Century. Her intelligence work was instrumental in administering the creation of the modern state of Iraq after the end of the Ottoman Empire. Despite traveling and working in a predominantly male world, Bell has been described as "one of the few representatives of His Majesty's Government remembered by the Arabs with anything resembling affection".
Screenwriter Jeffrey Caine (The Constant Gardener) is working to tailor the script for Jolie, which could be directed by Ridley Scott (Gladiator), who is already producing through his Scott Free production company. Reportedly, the movie is one of three projects Scott might direct after he finishes his upcoming sci-fi epic Prometheus, the sort-of prequel to his classic movie, Alien. According to the report, Scott is also looking at directing the drama Gucci, which would follow the famous fashion family through the 1970's and 80's, as well as serial killer mystery Child 44, which is set in Stalinist Russia.
Jolie is also set to appear in a sequel to last year's Salt. stone to star in one of two Lovelace biopics >> Posted 11.18.11 by Ryan
ReelzChannel Celebrity Rundown
The identity of Ashton Kutcher's alleged mistress has been revealed, and now 23-year-old Sara Leal is looking for a $250,000 payout from a media outlet to tell the story about how she had sex with the Two and a Half Men star last weekend, but apparently her first choice is for the the cash to come from Kutcher's camp, meaning she would deny the one night stand ever happened.
As for Kutcher's marriage to Demi Moore, People wonders if they're splitting, while Star claims it's over and that they're preparing to battle it out over a $290 million fortune.
Besides potentially being in hot water with his wife, Kutcher has also ticked off CBS executives for plastering his Two and a Half Men laptop with stickers from companies he has a financial stake in — Foursquare, Flipboard, Hipmunk, GroupMe, and Chegg — without compensation to CBS.
Lindsay Lohan recently landed a modeling gig for German designer Philipp Plein, and an apparent perk for Plein is that he gets to date LiLo.
Forbes has crowned the highest-paid TV actresses and Eva Longoria and Tina Fey top the list, each earning $13 million between May 2010 and May 2011. Rounding out the top 10 are:
— Marcia Cross, Mariska Hargitay, and Marg Helgenberger, $10 million
— Teri Hatcher and Felicity Huffman, $9 million
— Courteney Cox and Ellen Pompeo, $7 million
— Julianna Margulies, $6 million
Finally, Sharon Stone got a restraining order against Phillip Barnes, who has been to Stone's Hollywood Hills mansion twice, claiming he is the father of her three kids and that he helped kill Osama bin Laden. Posted 09.29.11 by reelz
Today's Challenge: Jon Hamm and Sharon Stone share a March 10th birthday. Can you link these two sexy stars?
Our first Facebook movie game, ClusterFlick, plays off that old "six degrees of separation" theory — you know, the one that has a certain Kevin at the center of the Hollywood universe. It's easy to play, but not so easy to win. The goal is to use the major cast of movies to get from Point A to Point B in the smallest number of moves.
Play ClusterFlick >> Posted 03.10.11 by reelz
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CBS and Warner Bros. have shut down production of the hit comedy Two and a Half Men after Charlie Sheen's incendiary and ridiculously entertaining radio show rant yesterday. Sheen called Men executive producer Chuck Lorre a "turd," "clown," and a "charlatan," and said Lorre's show was a "tin can" that he magically turned to "pure gold." He also called Alcoholics Anonymous a "bootleg cult," referred to the women he parties with as "turds" and "losers," and called Thomas Jefferson a "p***y."
After learning production was halted, Sheen sent an open letter to TMZ that is even more colorful than his on-air comments, calling Lorre a "contaminated little maggot" and an "earthworm" he defeated with his words, "imagine what I would have done with my fire breathing fists." Sheen then challenged Lorre to a fight and said, "If he wins, then he can leave MY show!"
The outburst may cost Sheen a role in Major League 3, with James G. Robinson — CEO of Morgan Creek Productions — comparing him to Lindsay Lohan and telling TMZ, "I'm not going to risk putting Charlie in the movie if he continues messing up." According to Sheen, that would be a mistake. As part of his rant he discussed Major League 3 and again used the t-word. "If they want me in it, it's a smash, and if they don't, it's a turd opening on a tug boat."
Finally, RadarOnline reports Sheen is already leaving CBS for HBO for a show called Sheen's Corner that would pay the star $5M per episode.
Sharon Stone is seeking a restraining order against Bradly Gooden, who insists his name is Bobby Joe Clinton, son of Hillary Clinton, and that he's an FBI agent and wrote the script for The King's Speech when he was just 2 years old. Gooden had broken into Stone's house and claimed it was his, a gift given to him by Hillary. In an interview with Piers Morgan, Stone did not discuss the stalker, but insisted she has only been married twice, not three times as widely reported.
Miley Cyrus has refused to comment on dad Billy Ray's candid remarks about his family, but friends tell People Miley is "upset" and "very hurt and angry."
Jeremy Irons has just become The Rundown's favorite actor, saying he is skipping the Oscars to stay home to smoke cigarettes and drink alcohol. The Academy Award-winning actor told Jimmy Fallon it's much more fun watching at home, and "this way I can smoke and drink and have a really good time." Posted 02.25.11 by reelz
Single this Valentine's Day? Recently got dumped? Forgettaboutit! There are worse things than being alone.
Don't believe us? We've offer up Exhibit A: 10 Bad Movie Girlfriends. Among the warnings, guys? Beware of Amanda Peet. And we didn't even include her character from Something's Gotta Give — a single heart attack and she's ready to pawn you off on her mother.
And for all the single ladies, we have Exhibit B: 10 Bad Movie Boyfriends. From freeloaders to narcissists to charmers with gun-wielding ex-wives, honey, you can do better! Posted 02.11.10 by reelz
Chinese authorities are up in arms over recent comments made by actress Sharon Stone. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Sliver star is facing a possible cinema boycot after speculating that the horrific earthquake of May 12th could have been the result of "bad karma" stemming from the Chinese government's controversial policies toward Tibet. "I'm not happy about the way the Chinese are treating the Tibetans, because I don't think anyone should be unkind to anyone else," Stone told a reporter in Cannes. "And then all this earthquake and all this stuff happened, and then I thought, is that karma? When you're not nice that the bad things happen to you?"
If that's the case, when is Stone going to atone for Basic Instinct 2?
Source: THR Posted 05.27.08 by reelz
Val Kilmer and Sharon Stone have signed on to star in Streets of Blood, an action/drama about two police offers in lawless post-Katrina New Orleans.
They will also be joined by Dylan McDermott and rapper 50 Cent (aka Curtis Jackson), who already has several acting credits to his name.
Streets of Blood will be directed by Charles Winkler, son of its producer, Irwin Winkler.
Source: Variety. Posted 04.18.08 by reelz