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Will Penelope Cruz Join "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides"?
By Mariela Rosario | 11/19/2009 - 14:00

We're relatively certain Penelope Cruz won't be commanding anywhere near Johnny Depp's staggering 35 million dollar salary if, as rumors have it, she signs on to play his love interest in the fourth installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean series—but were super excited about the prospect nonetheless.

Movie industry insiders are saying that Cruz is in talks to star in the film, entitled Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, which will focus on Captain Jack Sparrow's early years and how he becomes so infamous.


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Were You the One Who Went to See Cameron Diaz's "The Box"?
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 11/09/2009 - 08:17

The news is grim for Cameron Diaz's horror flick The Box, which debuted at number six at the box office this weekend, earning a total of $7.8 million. The film—directed by Richard Kelly (Donnie Darko) and also starring Frank Langella and James Marsden—cost over $25 million to make.


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Watch: Jessica Alba Gets Spanked in the Trailer for "The Killer Inside Me"
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 11/06/2009 - 11:15

Jessica Alba's new film The Killer Inside Me, also starring Casey Affleck and Kate Hudson and directed by Michael Winterbottom, is based on a 1952 book of the same name. The story centers around a deputy sheriff (Affleck) in a small Texas town who is secretly a psychotic killer. You may feel like you’ve seen the entire movie after watching this long trailer, but we have to admit that we were left feeling curious about the movie. We just may have to check it out when it hits theatres next year.


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Kenny Ortega on Leaving "Footloose": “I Really Need to Take a Break”
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 10/29/2009 - 16:00

While celebrating the world premiere of his film This Is It, a concert documentary about Michael Jackson’s last tour, director Kenny Ortega spoke to EW.com about his departure from the anticipated remake of Footloose.


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Stars Come Out For Kenny Ortega's "This Is It" Premiere
By Mariela Rosario | 10/28/2009 - 09:25

Sony put on an impressive star-studded gala for the premiere of Kenny Ortega's This Is It concert film showing Michael Jackson's last days. In another example of how over-exploited the pop star's death has become, the This Is It premiere may be the first ever to sell merchandise commemorating the event. T-shirts, the film's CD and key chains were on sale for those lucky enough to be in attendance at the highly anticipated debut.


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Kenny Ortega Drops Out of "Footloose" Remake
By Norell Giancana | 10/26/2009 - 15:19

Just days before the opening of his highly anticipated Michael Jackson concert film, This Is It (Oct. 28), Kenny Ortega has stepped down as director of the remake of the 1984 classic Footloose. Sources claim that his decision to call it quits stemmed from creative and budgetary differences with Paramount Pictures. Ortega, who directed the insanely popular High School Musical films and choreographed the timeless Dirty Dancing, is said to have wanted elaborate musical numbers and a $30 million budget.


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You Got That "Good Hair"
By Mariela Rosario | 10/22/2009 - 11:25

When I was young, I had really long, wavy hair. My hair was my prized possession. It cascaded down past my waist and I was the envy of all the girls in my kindergarten class. Some of my earliest memories involve people fawning over my silky waves, and almost every conversation included someone saying, "Ooooh, you got that good hair."

 


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Salma Hayek and Jessica Biel are 'Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown'
By Mariela Rosario | 10/21/2009 - 10:35

Word has leaked that megawatt stars Salma Hayek and Jessica Biel were recently in NYC to read for parts in a theatrical adaptation of Pedro Almodovar's hit 1988 Spanish comedy, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown.


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Latina Adaptation of Jane Austen's "Sense & Sensibility" to Hit Silver Screen
By Mariela Rosario | 10/20/2009 - 11:02

Fina Torres, who directed Woman on Top, will helm Prada to Nada, a new film being billed as the Latina interpretation of Jane Austen's classic novel Sense and Sensibility. The English-language Mexican-US coproduction was written by Torres and Chicano dramatist Luis Alfaro.


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UPDATE: Penélope Cruz to Cameo in "Sex in the City" Sequel
By Mariela Rosario | 10/15/2009 - 09:49

Spoiler alert! You can add Penélope Cruz's name to the list of stars who will be making an appearance in the highly anticipated Sex in the City sequel! The Spanish actress will be joining a motley crew of celebs who have cameos in the new film, including Miley Cyrus and Liza Minelli.


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