Zendaya says her leaving the Aaliyah role had NOTHING to do with the negative comments!

There has been a lot of drama lately since the cast of the Lifestyle film to remember the life of the young singer Aaliyah. With Zendaya on the starting role people’s comments just didn’t wait.. she was too white, or her personality didn’t fit the role… maybe this was just a publicity stunt for Zendaya to finally hit the lil’ pop princess hall along with her Disney friends… blah blah blah!

And after all this the actress decided to leave the role aside right before the BET Awards 2014 last Sunday, everyone was wondering why? Since she told online mag TMZ not too long ago that it was all cool, that she was going to  do the role at her best because Aaliyah was an inspiration to her, so she wanted to honor her the best she could.

Everyone thought she was quitting because of the negative response from the public, well here’s what she had to say:

“I feel it was being rushed and I feel like production just wasn’t there. I have too much respect and love for Aaliyah as a person to do anything less than for her. If I’m going to do something, it has to be done 120 percent right. I love her and can’t wait to portray her another time when the time is right”

In this case, we have to agree with Zendaya, who would like to do something for someone with such impact in pop culture?? For what to look ridiculous! Way to go girl! We know she will find the way to make it properly, she seems very determined to make it.. we can tell for her BET outfit.. it was horrible.. but we know she was trying to channel that Black and Blue Aaliyah.

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British actor Daniel Craig has left the production of new thriller The Whole Truth he was due to star in with Renee Zellweger,  just days before he was due to begin shooting in Boston.

The independent project directed by Courtney Hunt was announced during the Berlin Film Festival in February and it was scheduled to begin filming on 14 April.

The film would have seen Craig to play a district attorney who had to battle to clear the name of 19-year-old Gabriel Basso, accused of killing his rich father.

Due to Craig’s sudden decision, the start date is likely to be postponed for three weeks while producers and director Courtney Hunt begin searching for a new male lead.

Craig, who has departed for unknown reasons, is set to start filming in October for next yet untitled  007 spy franchise with the release set for late next year.

Who will he be replaced by? Let us know what you think.

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J.K. Rowling to write a film trilogy

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Good news for wizardry fans! Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has agreed not only to write the screenplay for a film adaptation of her textbook Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, but to turn it into a trilogy.

Warner Bros’ CEO Kevin Tsujihara convinced Rowling to adapt the 2001 book about Newt Scamander’s adventures for the big screen. The three films, which will be set seven decades before the start of Harry Potter’s story, are not linked to the Potter’s family, but to the wizarding world in general.

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is neither a prequel nor a sequel to the Harry Potter series, but an extension of the wizarding world,” J.K. wrote on her Facebook page. “Newt’s story will start in New York, seventy years before Harry’s gets underway.”

Unluckily, there is no information about possible release dates nor the cast members.

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Madonna to direct Ade: A Love Story, her third film

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Singer-songwriter/actress, and entrepreneur Madonna is ready to direct her third film titled “Ade: A Love Story”, a film adaptation of Rebecca Walker’s debut novel.

Madonna, who has so far directed “Filth and Wisdom”  in 2008 and “W.E.” in 2011, is searching for a writer to adapt Walker’s literary work into the big screen.

The book which talks about the power of love and the limitations of the human heart centers on Farida, a 19-year-old American student who falls in love with Ade, a young African Muslim who she plans to marry and lead a life without material possessions or concerns. However, when Farida contracts malaria and finds herself caught in the middle of a civil war, reality crashes in around them.

Maybe it will really be third time lucky as a director.

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‘Annie’ Remake First Trailer Out

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The highly-anticipated ‘Annie‘ remake has a trailer.

Starring Quvenzhane Wallis in the title role and Jamie Foxx as Will Stacks (an update of the character Daddy Warbucks), the modern musical is the third remake after same-name classic. The movie also stars Cameron Diaz as Miss Hanningan and Rose Byrne as Grace Farrell, Stacks’ assistant.

Will Smith and Jay Z are producers of the movie.

This is the first major role for Quvenzhane since ‘ Beasts of the Southern Wild‘, which scored her a Best Actress nomination in 2013, making her the youngest actress ever to receive the nod. She also starred in the acclaimed ‘12 Years a Slave‘.

The first trailer looks good. I’m especially fond of Cameron.  She makes a great Miss Hannigan.

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Shailene Woodley & Theo James Premiere ‘Divergent’ in Chicago

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Shailene Woodley and Theo James are all smiles while attending the premiere of ‘Divergent‘ in Chicago at ShowPlace Icon Theater on Tuesday (March 4).

The 22 years-old actress and her handsome co-star appeared to be in high spirits as they hugged on the red carpet and posed for photos. Shailene looked very pretty in a patterned black and gold sleeveless dress paired with black pumps, while Theo wore a black suit and white shirt. They both looked happy and relaxed at the screening.

Joining the two on the red carpet were co-stars Amy Newbold and Ansel Elgort. Write Veronica Roth was also in attendance.

Back in January, Shailene talked with Esquire about ‘Divergent’ and here’s what she had to say: “The one thing I will say about [the Divergent] fandom is that it’s a fire I will not feed. There’s a lot of things wrong with our modern day. We idolize people we don’t know, and we idolize people who aren’t doing things in a certain way, but dressing a certain way. And that’s not something I want to participate in. I want to idolize people who are out there every day, fighting for beautiful causes.”

See more photos from the premiere!

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Ashley Greene & Ron Livingston Set To Play Priscilla & Elvis Presley

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Here’s  some exciting movie news. Ashley Greene and Ron Livingston have reportedly signed on to play Priscilla and Elvis Presley in the upcoming movie “Shangra-La Suite“.

According to Deadline, the movie focuses on two young lover who set out to kill the King in 1974. The roles will be played by Emily Browning and Luke Grimes.

This will be a very interesting and exciting career move for Greene, whose most notable film to date remains ‘The Twilight Saga‘. She reportedly just wrapped filming ‘Wish I Was Here‘.

I think she’ll make a good Priscilla Presley. She has the looks for the role, that’s for sure.

As for Livingston, he’s currently starring in HBO’s hit TV show ‘Boardwalk Empire‘. Not quite sold on him as Elvis just yet, but the more I think about it, I believe he’ll offer a good portrayal of the rock legend.

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Katherine Heigl Can’t Get Donations For Her Indie Movie, Won’t Pay Herself

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It’s no secret that Katherine Heigl has pretty much burned all her bridges in Hollywood, and fellow industry workers dislike her, but has she lost her fans’ support too?

Once an A-list star who starred in blockbuster movies and made big headlines, Heigl is now having trouble finishing her latest project. The former ‘Grey’s Anatomy‘ star has been working on an independent movie project, ‘Jenny’s Wedding‘, where she plays a gay woman who comes out to her family and marries her partner, which is played by Alexis Bledel.

The filming has been completed and all that’s left is the post-production, which is where the problems start. There’s no more money.  Heigl and the film’s producers have started a Indigogo campaign in an attempt to raise $150,000 to complete the movie. The campaign has been up for over two weeks and has only 30 days left and all they’ve raised is $33, 196. So things are not good.

Katherine was approached by a TMZ reporter at the airport and when asked if she will pay for the difference herself if the campaign fails, she basically said “no” because she hasn’t made that much money in the past years.

I haven’t made that much in the last few years, man. I gotta support my family,” she answered.

The 35 years-old actress also opened up about the topic of the movie, joking about the research she did for the role: “I did full on threesomes and I watched threesomes,” she said. “It has nothing to do with that. It has everything to do with emotion and love and finding the right person in your life and I already know all that.”

She’s right. Her last two movies both tanked at the box office.

But Katherine still has some money left from her good days in Hollywood.  According to Celebrity Net Worth, she’s worth $18 million. So theoretically, she could more than afford to pay the difference herself. However, given her bad reputation and lack of successful work in the past years, she’s  smart to be holding on to that money.

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Should she pay for the difference herself?

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Lupita, Michelle & Julianne: Who looked best at the ‘Non-Stop’ premiere?

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Non-Stop‘, the new action movie starring Liam Neeson and Julianne Moore, premiered in Los Angeles on Monday (Feb. 24, 2014). The movie also stars Downton Abbey‘s Michelle Dockery and Oscar-favorite Lupita Nyong’o, who appear to be BFFs now. Michelle and Lupita reportedly met on set and they became friends. They also share a stylist.

Let’s see what the main ladies of the movie were wearing at the premiere. Since Lupita is the industry’s It girl right now, here’s her look first. The dress is Lanvin, the pumps are Sergio Rossi, and the clutch is Rauwolf. Compared to the Givenchy dress she wore at the 2014 NAACP Image Awards, this look is a win.

I saw on other blogs that people are hating on the dress because it looks a lot like tinfoil. I kind of like it. Plus, Lupita really pulls it off.

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Hair and makeup were flawless. This close-up really shows how beautiful Lupita is.

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Michelle Dockery wore Christian Dior for the premiere. She styled her pretty dress with black Louboutins featuring pink PVC inserts and a silver clutch. I never get excited about Michelle’s fashion and this time it’s the same.

Her makeup and hair were very pretty.

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I think we can all agree that Julianne Moore‘s dress is a complete mess. Julianne won the worst dressed title by far due to her Parabal Gurung wrap dress. The dress looks like two wrapped sheets put together.

The accessories were great and hair and makeup were beautiful, but nothing can save that dress.

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Who looked best at the ‘Non-Stop’ LA premiere: Lupita, Michelle, or Julliane?

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Angelina Jolie is Highest-Paid Woman in Hollywood

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Angelina Jolie isn’t just the highest-paid actress in Hollywood, but she is also the only woman to enter the top ten ‘Highest-Paid Movie Stars‘ list.

Angie is the only actress who made her way into the top 10 highest-paid movie stars list, with a fortune of $33 million earned in 2013, E! reports.

As for the male actors that are featured in the top ten alongside Jolie, here’s a list of their names and earnings.

At #1 we find Robert Downey Jr. with a whooping $75 million fortune. Those ‘Iron Man‘ movies paid off big time.

Channing Tatum comes next with $60 million. With that fortune, he can continue to be fappy for the next years to come if he wants to.

Hugh Jackman follows with $55 million, while Mark Wahlberg comes next with $51 million.

Dwayne Johnson is number six on the list, ahead of Leonardo DiCaprio, Adam Sandler, Tom Cruise and Denzel Washington.

The tenth spot is occupied by Liam Neeson with $31.5 million.

As for the other actresses who have made it on the highest-paid list, although not in the top ten like Jolie, they are: Jennifer Lawrence (no surprise here) with $26 million, Kristen Stewart ($21.5 million), Jennifer Aniston ($20 million) and Emma Stone ($16 million).

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