Thursday, December 15, 2011

Howard Stern Named Judge on America's Got Talent

Howard Stern It has been rumored for some time. Now it's correct: Howard Stern introduced on his satellite-radio show Thursday morning he signed an agreement being the brand new judge on NBC's America's Got Talent. The show confirmed the announcement.His show (@SternShow) tweeted: "It's official - Howard just signed the contract - he's the latest judge on America's Got Talent! #H100 #AGT"Howard Stern in foretells join America's Got Talent"I take knowing very seriously," Stern stated on his show ThursdayTalent will relocate to NY from the La headquarters, to support radio stations host's schedule on SiriusXM. "Howard Stern's bigger-than-existence personality brings a fantastic new dynamic to America's Got Talent beginning this summer time," stated Paul Telegdy, NBC's leader of alternative and late-evening programming. "He's an established innovator and the history in broadcasting is really amazing. Howard is extremely enthusiastic about this show and it is fully dedicated to its future success."Photo gallery: The very best performances of 2011After Piers Morgan introduced he'd be walking lower from his position like a judge in November, gossips started circulating that Stern would fill outdoors slot.Stern will join Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel as idol judges on which was last summer's most widely used show. (The finale entertained 14 million audiences.)Do you consider Stern can make a great judge on America's Got Talent?

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Music Executive Killed in Hollywood Shooting Remembered: 'Warm, Big-Hearted' (Exclusive Photos)

The 18th Slamdance Film Festival, which runs from Jan. 20-26 in Park City, Utah, will showcase 18 feature length films -- 10 narrative films and 8 documentaries -- from first-time directors in its feature competition programs. Thirteen of the movies, culled from nearly 5,000 submissions, are world premieres. In announcing the selections Wedneday, Peter Baxter, Slamdance president and co-founder, said, "Our competition showcase reflects new approaches to filmmaking that mirror the challenging times in which we currently live. These films showcase filmmakers who have a tremendous ability to innovate, experiment, and lead us boldly into the future of independent filmmaking. The Slamdance line-up consists of: NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION PROGRAM: Bindlestiffs Director: Andrew Edison, Screenwriters: Andrew Edison, Luke Loftin. (USA) Three smart-mouthed high school virgins, suspended from school on a graffiti charge, flee to the inner city to live out the plot of The Catcher in the Rye. Cast: Andrew Edison, Luke Loftin, John Karna Comforting Skin Director: Derek Franson, Screenwriter: Derek Franson. (Canada) US Premiere A lonely young woman's desperate need for emotional and physical companionship draws her into a surreal and ultimately destructive relationship with a shifting and whispering tattoo she has willed to life on her skin. Cast: Jane Sowerby, Tygh Runyan, Victoria Bidewell Doppelgänger Paul (or A Film About How Much I Hate Myself) Director: Dylan Akio Smith, Kris Elgstrand, Screenwriter: Kris Elgstrand. (Canada) US Premiere The unlikely relationship of two lonely men whose connection sets off a chain of events resulting in the loss of a thumb, the theft of a manuscript, and two appearances on a popular morning talk show. Cast: Brad Dryborough, Tygh Runyan Faith, Love and Whiskey Director: Kristina Nikolova, Screenwriters: Kristina Nikolova, Paul Dalio. (Bulgaria) World Premiere A young Bulgarian woman, engaged to a well-off American, panics and runs back home, reuniting with her drifter friends and the wild life of her past and falling in love with her passionate but alcoholic best friend. Cast: Ana Stojanovska, Valeri Yordanov, John Keabler, Lidia Indjova, Yavor Baharov Heavy Girls Director: Axel Ranisch, Screenwriters: Axel Ranisch, Heiko Pinkowski, Peter Trabner. (Germany) US Premiere Sven lives with his elderly mother; Daniel is her caregiver. When she wanders off, their misadventure to find her leads them to discover their confusing affection for each other. Cast: Heiko Pinkowski, Peter Trabner, Ruth Bickelhaupt OK, Good Director: Daniel Martinico, Screenwriters: Hugo Armstrong, Daniel Martinico. (USA) World Premiere A series of demoralizing auditions and a cultish movement workshop push a struggling actor over the edge. Cast: Hugo Armstrong Roller Town Director: Andrew Bush, Screenwriters: Andrew Bush, Mark Little, Scott Vrooman (Canada) US Premiere At the peak of disco-mania, three friends try and stop a local crime syndicate from turning their beloved roller rink into a video arcade. Cast: Kayla Lorette, Mark Little, Scott Vrooman The Sound of Small Things Director/Screenwriter: Peter McLarnan. (USA) World Premiere Sam and Cara's attempt to navigate their young marriage is complicated by miscommunication, suspicion and her deafness. Cast: Cara Krippner, Sam Hoolihan Sundowning Director/Screenwriter: Frank Rinaldi. (Singapore/USA) World Premiere A story about the relationship between a young woman who has lost her memory and her mysterious caregiver. Cast: Shannon Fitzpatrick, Susan Chau Welcome to Pine Hill Director/Screenwriter: Keith Miller. (USA) World Premiere A reformed drug dealer, now a claims adjuster by day and bouncer by night, receives earthshattering news that compels him to return to his past and seek transcendence beyond the Brooklyn concrete. Cast: Shannon Harper, Mary Meyers, David Williams DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION PROGRAM: Buffalo Girls Director: Todd Kellstein. (Thailand/USA) World Premiere Two eight year old girls fight in rural Thailand's underground child boxing economy to earn money to support their families. Danland Director: Alexandra Berger, Screenwriters: Ann Husaini, Alexandra Berger. (USA) World Premiere Amateur porn producer Dan Leal, aka 'Porno Dan,' searches for intimacy despite his industry and in spite of himself. The First Season Director: Rudd Simmons. (USA) World Premiere To achieve their version of the American dream, the Van Amburg family struggle as they fight against relentless toil, financial ruin and the harsh reality of dairy farming. Getting Up Director: Caskey Ebeling, Screenwriter: Tempt. (USA) World Premiere After being diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease and rendered almost completely paralyzed, Tony "Tempt" Quan, a legendary L.A. graffiti artist, regains his voice through technology that reads the movement of his eyes and enables him to create art and write once again. I Want My Name Back Director: Roger Paradiso. (USA) Utah Premiere Thirty years after the historic recording of the iconic mega-hit "Rapper's Delight," Master Gee & Wonder Mike come back to reclaim their identities and rightful place in Hip Hop history. Kelly Director: James Stenson. (USA) World Premiere Having fled a provincial past, a young, transgender prostitute searches for love and acceptance in a landscape of broken Hollywood Dreams. No Ashes, No Phoenix Director/Screenwriter: Jens Pfeifer. (Germany) World Premiere A locker room expose about young basketball players in Hagen, Germany who face their fears of losing and challenge enormous odds to succeed. We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists Director/Screenwriter: Brian Knappenberger. (USA) World Premiere An intimate look inside the world of Anonymous, the radical "hacktivist" collective that has redefined civil disobedience for the digital age. Related Topics

First trailer and poster for Rock Old range

The initial trailer for Rock Old range has turned up online, and chances are maybe you have possessed an album in the type of Journey, Foreigner or Whitesnake, you'll probably enjoy it.Altered within the stage musical and hang up one of the crotch-thrusting excesses in the eighties, the film sees "smalltown girl" (see that which you did there?) Julianne Hough fall mind over heels with Diego Boneta's city boy (sorry), while Cruise hair-metal rocker rips it on-stage.Meanwhile, Catherine Zeta Manley plays a spiritual wing-nut who isn't keen on stone, and won't be putting a cent anywhere near that jukebox.Take a look within the trailer below... Just like a celebration from the musical era that's basically one extended guilty pleasure, enjoyment of that certain will most likely relaxation inside your tolerance for middle-aged males in spandex and interminable, finger-shredding guitar solos. Fortunately, we're quite interested in everything, and therefore will in all probability provide a peek!Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand, Malin Akerman and Paul Giamatti are among the supporting cast, with Hairspray's Adam Shankman filling the director's chair. Time to take out that old Poison album while watching film's release on 8 June 2012.

Monday, December 12, 2011

When Pigs Have Wings (Le Cochon p Gaza)

A Studiocanal relieve a Marilyn Prods. presentation from the Marilyn Prods., Studiocanal, Craig Films, Saga Film, Rhamsa Prods. production, in colaboration with Canal Plus, Orange Cinema Series. (Worldwide sales: Studiocanal, Paris.) Produced by Franck Chorot. Directed, put together by Sylvain Estibal.With: Sasson Gabay, Baya Belal, Myriam Tekaya, Gassan Abbas, Khalifa Natour, Lofti Abdelli, Ulrich Tukur, Khaled Riani, Uri Gabai, Ido Shaked, Thierry Lopez. (Arabic, Hebrew, British, French dialogue)Neither kosher nor halal, the unusual catch from the Palestinian fisherman might be the availability of numerous chuckles inside the Euro-funded, Gaza-set "When Pigs Have Wings." French novelist-switched-director Sylvain Estibal's first feature lacks, somewhat ironically, a apparent dramatic structure, though a humanistic perf from thesp Sasson Gabay ("The Band's Visit") together with a combo of gentle situational comedy and light-weight sociopolitical critique partially atone for the story's inclination to ramble. Limited fall release did respectable amounts in Gaul, as well as the marketing-ready premise could generate niche biz elsewhere. Broke piscator Jafaar (Gabbay) finds a pig within the nets, and also the chronic poverty dictates he search for a buyer for your unclean animal, though that's simpler theoretically. Jafaar tries several options, including taking it for the U.N., selling its sperm and, somewhat bizarrely, undertaking an unforeseen stint just like a suicide bomber. Each is carried out for gentle laffs, though Jafaar's rapport along with his wife (Baya Belal) as well as the Israeli soldiers (Ido Shaked, Thierry Lopez) by themselves roof inject a welcome sobering note. Below-the-line credits, plus a simple but effective score, are saved to the money.Camera (color), Romain Winding editor, Damien Keyeux music, Aqualactica, Boogie Balaban production designer, Albrecht Konrad costume designer, Marie-Josephine Gracia. Examined at Brady Theater, Paris, November. 18, 2011. (In Tokyo, japan, japan Film Festival -- competing.) Running time: 98 MIN. Contact Boyd van Hoeij at

Friday, December 9, 2011

New Director Angelina Jolie On The First Time She Called Action

First Published: December 9, 2011 2:53 PM EST Credit: Getty Images Caption Angelina Jolie arrives In The Land Of Blood And Honey Los Angeles Premiere on December 8, 2011LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Angelina Jolies feature film directorial debut, In the Land of Blood and Honey, is set to hit theaters later this month and although the stunning actress has starred in dozen of films, she admits she was apprehensive about taking the directorial reins for the first time. I was very shy, Angelina told Access Hollywood of the first time she called Action on set, at the films premiere in Los Angeles on Thursday. Somebody filmed it, and I think I say it like (quietly) Action and nobody could hear me. So everybody kind of said, Youre going to have to suck it up and do better than that. By the end, I was properly saying it, but at the beginning, I was whispering, she added. By the time filming drew to a close, the mother of six had found her voice. I did scream, Thats a wrap, she told Access. By that time, everybody had become this cast is from multiple sides of the conflict, multiple parts of the region, so to come together was such a beautiful thing, to see them make friends. By the time we wrapped, it was very emotional. Though navigating the new territory of directing was originally daunting, Angelina who also penned the screenplay for the drama said she hasnt ruled out stepping behind the lens again in the future. I dont know, she told Access, when asked if she has plans to direct again in the future. Its just started and people havent gotten to see it, so Im still a little gun-shy of it all. I was compelled by the story, she continued. So if theres something that I feel compelled to tell and I feel Ill do a good job, then Ill do my best, and maybe I could try again. In the Land of Blood and Honey is slated to hit theaters on December 23. Copyright 2011 by NBC Universal, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Michael Bay Still Undecided on Transformers 4

Don’t believe the hype — yet, anyway: “Studio’s [sic] are passing rumors but I’m not sure what I’m doing? I know I’m going to do Pain and Gain early spring but that’s it for right now. I’m leaving all my options on the table. I’ve got several Studio meetings in the next two weeks.” [Shoot For the Edit]