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Christina Aguilera and Cher to Costar in Musical
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 06/23/2009 - 13:20

Drag queens rejoice! Cher has signed on to join Christina Aguilera in the big-screen musical Burlesque. Aguilera will play an ambitious small-town Iowa girl with a big voice who comes of age in a neo-burlesque club on Sunset Boulevard that’s run by Tess (Cher), a former dancer who struggles to keep the club open and gives the young girl a chance to shine, Variety reports.


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Meet "Fame" Actor Walter Perez, Watch Film Trailer
By Lee Hernandez | 06/19/2009 - 11:35

We recently had the pleasure of speaking to Walter Perez, one of the young stars of the highly anticipated adaptation of Fame, the 1980 Oscar-winning movie about artists at an NYC performing arts high school. Perez, 26, is a muscular boxer from the Los Angeles neighborhood Southgate who comes off as impossibly humble. He flashed his infectious smile and signature dimples as he talked about his first big studio movie, why he hopes to work with Jay Hernandez later this year and what he looks for in a woman.


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Javier Bardem to Costar with Julia Roberts in the Adaptation of "Eat, Pray, Love"
By Diana Buendia | 06/08/2009 - 17:00

Variety reports that the super-sexy Spaniard Javier Bardem is in negotiations to star alongside megastar Julia Roberts in the screen adaptation of No. 1 New York Times Best Seller Eat, Pray, Love.


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Paolo Coelho Developing Two of His Most Popular Books into Films
By Mariela Rosario | 05/21/2009 - 13:00

Bestselling Brazilian author Paolo Coelho is in talks to develop two of his most popular novels into films.

The Alchemist was first published in Portuguese in 1988 a became world-wide success that has been translated into over 67 languages. The film has been in development with the Weinstein Co. since last year's Cannes film festival. Harvey Weinstein had originally announced Laurence Fishburne as the star of the film, but since then Fishburne joined the cast of CSI and replaced William Petersen as the hugely popular show's lead.


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Pedro Almodovar Once Performed Oral Sex on an Actress to Get the Scene Right
By Mariela Rosario | 05/20/2009 - 10:00

While giving an interview at the Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday, Pedro Almodóvar was asked how he manages to coax such amazing performances out of his actors. "I play all the roles on set," Almodóvar said. "In a film I made a long time ago, I even performed cunnilingus on an actress to show the actor how to do it," the legendary Spanish director told shocked reporters at a press conference for his new film, Broken Embraces, which is premiering at the festival.


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Sundance Film Festival Heads to New Mexico to Help Latino Filmmakers
By Yuliana Gomez | 05/18/2009 - 18:25

Actor and director Robert Redford is teaming up with New Mexico to give more opportunities in film to Native American and Hispanic filmmakers, the Daily News reports.


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America Ferrera, Carlos Mencia and Forrest Whitaker to Co-Star in New Comedy
By Mariela Rosario | 05/18/2009 - 18:00

Fox Searchlight has given the green light to a new comedy about two very different families coming together to plan a wedding in just a few short weeks.

The movie is set to star Forrest Whitaker and Carlos Mencia as the fathers of the groom and bride respectively. America Ferrera will play Mencia's daughter in the as-yet-unnamed family film. It's being described as a film about the clash-of-cultures between two clans who's fathers must learn to set aside their differences for the sake of their children.


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VIDEO: Trailer for "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire"
By Mariela Rosario | 05/15/2009 - 12:15

This one is definitely going to be tearjerker! In the trailer for the film Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire, we get a glimpse at the perfomances that had everyone buzzing at last year's Sundance Film Festival.


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"The Girlfriend Experience" and the World's Oldest Profession
By Mariela Rosario | 05/12/2009 - 16:45

Adult film star Sasha Grey stars in The Girlfriend Experience, a new film by Steven Soderbergh that recently premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. The title refers to, among other things, a special type of service currently offered by many escorts, which aims not not only to provide traditional sexual fare, but also the sense of intimacy and closeness normally provided by a girlfriend.


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Spanish Actor Javier Beltran Says "Little Ashes" Costar Rob Pattinson is a "Good Kisser"
By Lee Hernandez | 05/12/2009 - 15:00

He’s only 25, but Spanish actor Javier Beltran is already being compared to the likes of Antonio Banderas—and making out with Twilight heartthrob Rob Pattinson. Now in his first major feature film, Little Ashes, which opened on May 8, Beltran stars as legendary Spanish writer Federico Garcia Lorca. The actor talked to us about playing a Spanish legend, why he thinks people compare him to Banderas and what it was like sharing hot make-out sessions with Edward Cullen himself.


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