"Thor" to Debut May 6, 2011 


Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment have announced that they're pushing up the release of "Thor" by two weeks to May 6, 2011.

Why? Because "Spider-Man 4" has been delayed.

As soon as Paramount and Marvel moved up "Thor," Disney took its original May 20, 2011 slot to put "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" as a replacement.

So troubles in the "Spider-Man" paradise? Variety tells us that "strategic shuffling came one day after Sony confirmed that lensing of "Spider-Man 4" has been delayed because of script issues and that it may not make the May 6 deadline. Sony said it wasn't abandoning the date, a highly-coveted frame since it is the first weekend of summer. Studio said it is still hoping to complete the film in time."

So there are still chances for "Spider-Man 4" to be released on the same date. If that happens, who do you think will take the box-office thunder? Will "Thor" move?

Or will it be "Thor" vs "Spider-Man 4?" I personally would like to see "Thor" more than good, old Spidey.

But it'll be exciting! It's Marvel vs. Marvel!

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"Twilight" Tops People's Choice Awards 


"Twilight" ruled the 36th annual People's Choice Awards. The vampire saga won four trophies including favorite movie, franchise and on-screen team featuring Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner.

Lautner also won the breakout male actor award. His female counterpart for favorite breakout male actress was Miley Cyrus.

"Twilight" wasn't the only vampire-themed franchise that won. HBO's "True Blood" won favorite TV obsession and CW's "The Vampire Diaries" took home the favorite new TV drama award.

Johnny Depp was crowned favorite movie actor, while Sandra Bullock received the favorite movie actress award.

Here are the winners and the nominees of the 36th annual People's Choice Awards:

Favorite MOVIE ACTOR

* Johnny Depp
* Brad Pitt
* Hugh Jackman
* Robert Pattinson
* Ryan Reynolds

Favorite MOVIE ACTRESS

* Sandra Bullock

* Anne Hathaway
* Drew Barrymore
* Jennifer Aniston
* Kristen Stewart

Favorite ACTION STAR

* Hugh Jackman

* Christian Bale
* Gerard Butler
* Shia LaBeouf
* Vin Diesel

Favorite COMEDIC STAR

* Jim Carrey

* Adam Sandler
* Ben Stiller
* Ryan Reynolds
* Vince Vaughn

Favorite BREAKOUT MOVIE ACTRESS

* Miley Cyrus

* Anna Kendrick
* Emily Osment
* Ginnifer Goodwin
* Zoe Saldana

Favorite BREAKOUT MOVIE ACTOR

* Taylor Lautner

* Chris Pine
* Joseph Gordon-Levitt
* Sam Worthington
* Zachary Quinto

Favorite ON-SCREEN TEAM

* The Twilight Saga

* Harry Potter and
the Half-Blood Prince
* The Proposal
* Transformers:
Revenge of the Fallen
* X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Favorite INDEPENDENT MOVIE

* Inglourious Basterds

* (500) Days of Summer
* District 9
* Paranormal Activity
* Tyler Perry's
Madea Goes To Jail

Favorite COMEDY MOVIE

* The Proposal

* 17 Again
* Bride Wars
* The Hangover
* He's Just
Not That Into You

Favorite MOVIE

* Twilight

* The Hangover
* Harry Potter and
the Half-Blood Prince
* The Proposal
* Star Trek

Favorite TV DRAMA

* House

* CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
* Grey's Anatomy
* Lost
* NCIS

Favorite TV COMEDY

* The Big Bang Theory

* Desperate Housewives
* How I Met Your Mother
* The Office
* Two and a Half Men

Favorite TV DRAMA ACTOR

* Hugh Laurie

* Kiefer Sutherland
* Mark Harmon
* Matthew Fox
* Patrick Dempsey

Favorite TV DRAMA ACTRESS

* Katherine Heigl

* Anna Paquin
* Blake Lively
* Jennifer Love Hewitt
* Mariska Hargitay

Favorite TV COMEDY ACTOR

* Steve Carell

* Alec Baldwin
* Charlie Sheen
* Jim Parsons
* Neil Patrick Harris

Favorite TV COMEDY ACTRESS

* Alyson Hannigan

* America Ferrera
* Amy Poehler
* Eva Longoria Parker
* Tina Fey

Favorite TV OBSESSION

* True Blood

* Dexter
* Gossip Girl
* The Hills
* The Secret Life of the American Teenager

Favorite COMPETITION SHOW

* American Idol

* Dancing with the Stars
* Project Runway
* So You
Think You Can Dance
* Survivor: Samoa


Favorite MALE ARTIST

* Keith Urban

* Eminem
* Jason Mraz
* John Mayer
* Tim McGraw

Favorite FEMALE ARTIST

* Taylor Swift

* Beyonce
* Britney Spears
* Carrie Underwood
* P!NK

Favorite COUNTRY ARTIST

* Carrie Underwood

* Brad Paisley
* Keith Urban
* Rascal Flatts
* Taylor Swift

Favorite BREAKOUT MUSIC ARTIST

* Lady Gaga

* Adam Lambert
* Demi Lovato
* Kris Allen
* Susan Boyle

Favorite ROCK BAND

* Paramore

* Daughtry
* Green Day
* Kings of Leon
* Muse

Favorite MUSIC COLLABORATION

* Run This Town

* Good Girls Go Bad
* I'm On a Boat
* Live Your Life
* Lucky

Favorite R&B ARTIST

* Mariah Carey

* Alicia Keys
* Beyonce
* Jennifer Hudson
* Usher

Favorite POP ARTIST

* Lady Gaga

* The Black Eyed Peas
* Britney Spears
* Katy Perry
* Taylor Swift

Favorite NEW TV DRAMA

* The Vampire Diaries

* Flash Forward
* The Good Wife
* NCIS: Los Angeles
* V

Favorite NEW TV COMEDY

* Glee

* Accidentally On Purpose
* The Cleveland Show
* Cougar Town
* Modern Family

Favorite ANIMAL SHOW

* Dog Whisperer

* Animal Cops
* DOGTOWN
* It's Me or the Dog
* Rescue Ink Unleashed

Favorite WEB CELEB

* Ashton Kutcher

* Andy Samberg
* Miley Cyrus
* P. Diddy
* Will Ferrell

Favorite FAMILY MOVIE

* Up

* Hannah Montana: The Movie
* Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
* Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
* Where the Wild Things Are

Favorite FRANCHISE

* The Twilight Saga

* Harry Potter
* Star Trek
* Transformers
* X-Men

Favorite TALK SHOW

* The Ellen DeGeneres Show

* Chelsea Lately
* Live with Regis & Kelly
* The Oprah Winfrey Show
* The Tyra Banks Show

Favorite SCI-FI/FANTASY SHOW

* Supernatural

* Heroes
* Lost
* True Blood
* The Vampire Diaries

Favorite HIP-HOP ARTIST

* Eminem

* Flo Rida
* Jay-Z
* Lil' Wayne
* T.I.

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"Precious" Leads NAACP Image Awards Nominations 


"Precious" leads the nominations for the 41st annual NAACP Image Awards earning eight noms including Best Director for Lee Daniels, Best Actress for Gabourey Sidibe, Supporting Actress for Mariah Carey, Monique, and Paula Patton, and Best Supporting Actor for Lenny Kravitz.

"Precious" also got nods for Outstanding Motion Picture and Outstanding Independent Film. Other films nominated were "Invictus," "Michael Jackson's This Is It," "The Blind Side," and "The Princess and the Frog."

Winners will be announced Feb. 26 on FOX.

Here's the complete list of nominees for the 41st annual NAACP Image Awards:

MOTION PICTURE CATEGORIES

Outstanding Motion Picture

• "The Blind Side" (Warner Bros. Pictures)

• "Invictus" (Warner Bros. Pictures)

• "Michael Jackson's: This Is It" (Columbia Pictures)

• "Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire" (Lionsgate)

• "The Princess and the Frog" (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

• Denzel Washington , "The Taking of Pelham 123" (Columbia Pictures)

• Idris Elba , "Obsessed" (Screen Gems)

• Jamie Foxx , "Law Abiding Citizen" (Overture Films)

• Morgan Freeman , "Invictus" (Warner Bros. Pictures)

• Quinton Aaron , "The Blind Side" (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

• Anika Noni Rose , "The Princess and the Frog" (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

• Gabourey Sidibe , "Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire" (Lionsgate)

• Sandra Bullock , "The Blind Side" (Warner Bros. Pictures)

• Sophie Okonedo , "Skin" (Jour De Fete Films)

• Taraji P. Henson , "Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself" (Lionsgate)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

• Adam Rodriguez , "Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself" (Lionsgate)

• Anthony Mackie , "The Hurt Locker" (Summit Entertainment)

• Chiwetel Ejiofor , "2012" (Columbia Pictures)

• Danny Glover , "2012" (Columbia Pictures)

• Lenny Kravitz , "Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire" (Lionsgate)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

• Alfre Woodard , "American Violet" (Universal Pictures)

• Mariah Carey , "Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire" (Lionsgate)

• Mo'Nique , "Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire" (Lionsgate)

• Paula Patton , "Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire" (Lionsgate)

• Zoe Saldana , "Avatar" (Paramount Pictures)

The nominees listed in the following categories were voted upon by Subcommittees.

Outstanding Independent Motion Picture

• "American Violet" (Samuel Goldwyn Company)

• "Amreeka" (National Geographic Entertainment)

• "Endgame" (Montery Entertainment)

• "Medicine for Melancholy" (IFC Films)

• "Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire" (Lionsgate)

Outstanding Foreign Motion Picture

• "The Maid" (Elephant Eye Films)

• "Rudo y Cursi" (Sony Pictures Classics)

• "Sin Nombre" (Focus Features)

• "Skin" (Jour De Fete Films)

• "The Stoning of Soraya M." (Mpower Pictures)

DOCUMENTARY CATEGORY

Outstanding Documentary (Theatrical or Television)


• "Capitalism: A Love Story" (Overture Films)

• "Crips and Bloods: Made in America" (Gravitas Ventures)

• "Crude" (First Run Features)

• "Good Hair" (Roadside Attractions)

• "More than a Game" (Lionsgate)

WRITING CATEGORIES

Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series


• Alyson Fouse , "Brothers" , Meet Mike Trainor (FOX)

• Hallsted Sullivan with Warren Lieberstein , "The Office" , Café Disco (NBC)

• Kenny Smith , "The Game" , The Wedding (CW)

• Marc Willmore , "The Simpsons" , The Good, The Sad, & The Drugly (FOX)

• Saladin Patterson & James Roday , "Psych" , High Top Fade Out (USA Network)

Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series

• Alexander Woo , "True Blood" , Beyond Here Lies Nothin (HBO)

• Kathleen McGhee-Anderson , "Lincoln Heights" , Home Again (ABC Family)

• Sara Hess , "House" , The Greater Good (FOX)

• Shonda Rhimes , "Grey's Anatomy" , What a Difference A Day Makes (ABC)

• Zoanne Clack , "Grey's Anatomy" , Stand By Me (ABC)

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Theatrical or Television)

• Anthony Peckham , "Invictus" (Warner Bros. Pictures)

• Geoffrey Fletcher , "Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire" (Lionsgate)

• John Lee Hancock , "The Blind Side" (Warner Bros. Pictures)

• Reggie Rock Bythewood and Cheo Hodari Coker , "Notorious" (Fox Searchlight)

• Tyler Perry , "Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself" (Lionsgate)

DIRECTING CATEGORIES

Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series

• Ali LeRoi , "Everybody Hates Chris" , Everybody Hates The G.E.D. (CW)

• Justin Lin , "Community" , Introduction to Statistics (NBC)

• Ken Whittingham , "30 Rock" , The Funcooker (NBC)

• Michael Shultz , "Drop Dead Diva" , Second Chances (Lifetime)

• Reggie Hudlin , "The Office" , Koi Pond (NBC)

Outstanding Directing in a Dramatic Series

• Chandra Wilson , "Grey's Anatomy" , Give Peace a Chance (ABC)

• Edward James Olmos , "Battlestar Galactica" , Islanded in a Stream of Stars (Syfy)

• Ernest Dickerson , "Dexter" , Road Kill (Showtime)

• Kevin Sullivan , "Lincoln Heights" , Aftershock (ABC Family)

• Paris Barclay , "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" , Coup de Grace (CBS)

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Theatrical or Television)


• F. Gary Gray , "Law Abiding Citizen" (Overture Films)

• George Tillman, Jr. , "Notorious" (Fox Searchlight)

• Lee Daniels , "Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire" (Lionsgate)

• Scott Sanders , "Black Dynamite" (Apparition)

• Spike Lee , "Passing Strange: The Movie" (IFC Films/Sundance Selects)

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Sam Mendes to Direct Next "James Bond" Film? 


Rumors are swirling that Sam Mendes will be directing the next "James Bond" film. MGM hasn't confirmed yet, but Variety tells us:

Speculation about Mendes as a Bond director has emerged in recent weeks, possibly due to his having directed Daniel Craig in "Road to Perdition." The last official announcement on the Bondpic came in June when Wilson, Broccoli and MGM disclosed Peter Morgan, Neal Purvis and Robert Wade were writing the script for the film; Purvis and Wade previously worked on "Casino Royale" and "Quantum of Solace." The Bond franchise is a major piece of MGM's assets, which include a 4,000-title library, the logo, the United Artists operations, rights to the Pink Panther franchise and half-ownership in the upcoming "Hobbit" films. The package, which could be sold piecemeal, is expected to fetch somewhere between $1.5 billion and $2 billion and the first bids are expected to be submitted by mid-January.


If this rumor is true, then it will be great! I love Mendes as a director (check out my interview with him from "Away We Go"), he has the eye and the heart to make our favorite Agent 007 intriguing. And is MGM following the "Harry Potter" route of having different directors per film (except for the first two by Chris Columbus and the last installments by David Yates)? The current Bond films had Martin Campbell directing "Casino Royale" while Marc Forster helming the last one, "Quantum of Solace."

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"The Thing" Prequel to Begin Shooting in March? 


Production Weekly is saying that the prequel to "The Thing" will start shooting in Toronto in March. This is Universal's prequel to John Carpenter's 1982 classic which was a remake of the 1951 film "The Thing from Another World" based on a short story by John W. Campbell Jr.

Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. is set to direct from a screenplay by Ronald D. Moore and Eric Heisserer. The prequel will examine how the mutation came about from the Carpenter film.

No word yet on the theatrical release date or cast so stay tuned...

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