Dax Shepard Interview for "When in Rome" 

Dax Shepard ("Baby Mama") stars as Gale, one of Kristen Bell's crazy suitors in the upcoming romantic comedy "When in Rome." I had a fun time interviewing Shepard. We talked about:

*** How he prepared to star as a self-absorbed model Gale in When in Rome

*** Diet tips!

Here's more info on "When in Rome":

Cast and Credits

Starring: Kristen Bell, Josh Duhamel, Anjelica Huston, Danny DeVito, Will Arnett
Directed by: Mark Steven Johnson
Produced by: Steven Roffer, Ezra Swerdlow, Andrew Panay

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More Actors Joining New "Mad Max" Movie! 

As we told you last October, Charlize Theron is starring with British actor Tom Hardy ("Black Hawk Down," "Star Trek Nemesis" and the criminally-underseen in the U.S. "Bronson") in "Mad Max: Fury Road" from series writer-director George Miller.

Details are being kept under wraps but The Hollywood Reporter is saying that the story detailed in 1985's "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome," which keeps Mad Max, the character originated by Mel Gibson, relatively young.

But this we know -- the actors featured in the pic below will be joining the film, or are currently in negotiations:

From Top L to R: Nicholas Hoult, Zoe Kravitz;
Bottom L to R: Teresa Palmer and Adelaide Clemens

The only thing we know about Hoult's character is his name -- Nux. Kravitz's character is named Five Wives; Palmer and Clemens are going to be chased by bad guys (aren't we all? :happy)

Warner Bros. will distribute "Mad Max: Fury Road" and the film is set to shoot in Australia this summer.

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From "Road Warrior" to "Cold Warrior," Mel Gibson's Latest Project 

Mel Gibson is in talks to star in Universal's "Cold Warrior." If the deal goes through, the actor will reteam with his "Lethal Weapon" scriptwriter Shane Black.

Black is set to direct this time (Have you seen his 2005 "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" film? You should! It's good!) from a script by Charles Mondry.

Gibson is under negotiations to play a Cold War spy who comes out of retirement and joins a younger agent to fight domestic terrorism threat from Russia. It's one of those "this will be my last job" type of movies until our hero finds out the supposed last job is far more dangerous than he thought.

This film supports Gibson's plan to return in front of the cameras. "Edge of Darkness," his first film in 8 years (his last on-screen performance was 2002's "Signs") opens this Friday.

Gibson is also starring in the upcoming black comedy "The Beaver" from director Jodie Foster, and is setting up to shoot his Mexican-prison-set thriller "How I Spent My Summer Vacation."

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George Lucas Making a Musical About....don't giggle...FAIRIES! 

George Lucas, the "Star Wars" creator, one of the sci-fi pioneers, is embarking on his first musical, and it's going to be about cute, cuddly fairies!

You don't mention George Lucas' name together with "musicals" let alone "fairies!"

Apparently, this is a top-secret CGI-animated film and it's currently in preproduction at Skywalker Ranch.

The Hollywood Reporter told us that "plot details are locked tighter than the plans for the Death Star, but one element known is that the script features fairies."

Currently, Lucas is attached to produce with Kevin Munroe directing the CGI musical. Munroe previously helmed "TMNT," the fourth installment of the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" franchise.

David Berenbaum, the scriptwriter behind "Elf" and "The Spiderwick Chronicles" wrote the screenplay.

At least Lucas is doing something outside of the "Star Wars" world. He's working on post-production of "Red Tails" about the Tuskegee Airmen. He wrote the script for that film and is doing double duty as executive producer.

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Sam Worthington to Star as Dracula 

"Avatar's" Sam Worthington is in talks to star in "Dracula Year Zero" for Universal Pictures. Alex Proyas ("Knowing") is set to direct.

The film will once again explore the origin of Dracula, mixing vampire myths with the true-life story of Prince Vlad the Impaler. The Hollywood Reporter is saying that "It seeks to depict Dracula as a flawed hero in a tragic love story set in a dark age of magic and war."

There is no start date set yet, and it is still considered in development.

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