Eminem Wants to Be a Movie Star Again!  

After his "Recovery" album became the top selling album of 2010, Eminem now wants to go back to acting. The rapper made his film debut in the memorable Curtis Hanson film, "8 Mile," and nine years later he's ready for his movie close-up again.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Eminem plans to star in a crime thriller called "Random Acts of Violence" for 20th Century Fox. The plot though, sounds more like a Dwayne Johnson vehicle.

The rapper will star as an ex-convict fresh from prison who is trying to be good but his former comrades are trying to pull him back in. To complicate matters, the FBI is using him to bring down his friends.

I don't know about the plot. It sounds hokey and unimaginative! Let's see if "Californication" writer-director David Von Ancken will come up with a good action flick.

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Cinema Audio Society Announces Nominations  

"Black Swan," "Inception," "Shutter Island," "The Social Network," and "True Grit" are competing under the Motion Pictures Category for the 47th Annual CAS (Cinema Audio Society) Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for 2010.

Winners will be announced at their Awards gala on February 19th.

Here's the complete list of nominees (Check our Awards Avenue for complete winners/nominees for all award-giving bodies):

Motion Pictures:

Black Swan
Production Mixer Ken Ishii, CAS
Re-recording Mixers Dominick Tavella, CAS Craig Henighan

Production Mixer Ed Novick
Re-recording Mixers Lora Hirschberg Gary A. Rizzo

Shutter Island
Production Mixer Petur Hliddal
Re-recording Mixers Tom Fleishman, CAS

The Social Network
Production Mixer Mark Weingarten, CAS
Re-recording Mixers Ren Klyce David Parker Michael Semanick, CAS

True Grit
Production Mixer Peter F. Kurland, CAS
Re-recording Mixers Skip Lievsay, CAS Craig Berkey, CAS Greg Orloff, CAS

Television Movies and Mini-Series:

The Pacific Part 2
Production Mixer Andrew Ramage
Re-recording Mixers Michael Minkler, CAS Daniel Leahy

The Pacific Part 5
Production Mixer Andrew Ramage
Re-recording Mixers Michael Minkler, CAS Daniel Leahy Craig Mann

The Pacific Part 8
Production Mixer Gary Wilkins, CAS
Re-recording Mixers Michael Minkler, CAS Daniel Leahy Marc Fishman

The Pacific Part 9
Production Mixer Gary Wilkins, CAS
Re-recording Mixers Michael Minkler CAS Daniel Leahy

Temple Grandin
Production Mixer Ethan Andrus
Re-recording Mixer Rick Ash

Television Series:

24 (3:00PM - 4:00PM)
Production Mixer William F. Gocke, CAS
Re-recording Mixers Michael Olman, CAS Kenneth Kobett, CAS

Boardwalk Empire (A Return to Normalcy-Episode 12)
Production Mixer Franklin D. Stettner, CAS
Re-recording Mixers Tom Fleischman, CAS

Dexter (Take It)
Production Mixer Greg Agalsoff
Re-recording Mixers Pete Elia, CAS Kevin Roache

Glee (The Power of Madonna)
Production Mixer Phillip W. Palmer, CAS
Re-recording Mixers Joseph H. Earle Jr., CAS Doug Andham, CAS

Modern Family (Chirp)
Production Mixer Stephen A. Tibbo, CAS
Re-recording Mixers Dean Okrand

Television – Non-Fiction, Variety or Music - Series or Specials:

Baseball - The Tenth Inning - Bottom of the Tenth
Production Mixer ** TO BE ANNOUNCED
Re-recording Mixers Dominick Tavella, CAS
Deadliest Catch: Redemption Day
Re-recording Mixer Bob Bronow, CAS

Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould
Production Mixer Bruce Cameron
Re-recording Mixer Ian Rodness
Great Performances at The Met: Armida
Music Mixer- Live Performance Jay Saks
Re-recording Mixer Ken Hahn, CAS

Lennon NYC
Production Mixer Roger Phenix
Re-recording Mixer ** TO BE ANNOUNCED

DVD Original Programming:

30 Days of Night: Dark Days
Production Mixer Michael T. Williamson, CAS
Re-recording Mixers Eric Lalicata, CAS

Calvin Marshall
Production Mixer Kent Romney
Re-recording Mixers Mark Server David Raines, CAS

Lost Boys: The Thirst
Production Mixer Conrad Kuhne
Re-recording Mixers Kelly Vandever Todd Beckett

Space Chimps 2: Zartog Strikes Back
Production Mixer ** TO BE ANNOUNCED
Re-recording Mixers Mark Rozett, CAS Kelly Vandever

Tinkerbell and The Great Fairy Rescue
Production Mixer Doc Kane
Re-recording Mixers David E. Fluhr, CAS Adam Jenkins

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Palm Springs International Film Festival -- The Stars! The Gala! Check Out This Sneak Peek! 

The Palm Springs International Film Festival is one of the biggest film fests in the world. And tomorrow night (Saturday), the stars will line up in the Coachella Valley for the Awards Gala. Who will you see, and what can you do? Here's all the info you need about the 22nd Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival. For more info on the festival, click here:

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"Twilight Saga: Eclipse" Tops People's Choice Awards! Check Out Complete List of Winners! 

As expected, "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" dominated the movie category of the People's Choice Awards taking home four trophies including favorite overall movie, favorite drama, favorite onscreen team of Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner with Stewart winning favorite movie actress. Pattinson failed to win the favorite movie actor award. That honor went to Johnny Depp.

"Grown Ups" won favorite comedy movie and its star, Adam Sandler, took home the favorite comedic star award. Jackie Chan won favorite action star. "Iron Man 2" grabbed the favorite action movie award, "Toy Story 3" played with favorite family movie, and "A Nightmare on Elm Street" received the favorite horror movie trophy.

Here's the complete list of winners:

Winners — televised
Favorite Movie: The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Favorite Drama Movie: The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Favorite On Screen Team: Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse)
Favorite Comedy Movie: Grown Ups
Favorite Comedic Star: Adam Sandler
Favorite Movie Actor: Johnny Depp
Favorite Movie Actress: Kristen Stewart
Favorite Movie Star Under 25: Zac Efron
Favorite TV Drama: House
Favorite TV Comedy: Glee
Favorite TV Comedy Actor: Neil Patrick Harris
Favorite TV Comedy Actress: Jane Lynch
Favorite TV Drama Actress: Lisa Edelstein
Favorite Talk Show Host: Conan O’Brien
Favorite TV Guilty Pleasure: Keeping Up With the Kardashians
Favorite New TV Drama: Hawaii Five-0
Favorite New TV Comedy: $#*! My Dad Says
Favorite Female Artist: Katy Perry
Favorite Online Sensation: Katy Perry
Favorite Breakout Artist: Selena Gomez & the Scene
Favorite Country Artist: Taylor Swift
Favorite Viral Video Star Winner: “Single Ladies” Devastation, The Whittaker Family

Winners — untelevised
Favorite Action Movie: Iron Man 2
Favorite Family Movie: Toy Story 3
Favorite Horror Movie: A Nightmare on Elm Street
Favorite Action Star: Jackie Chan
Favorite Competition Show: American Idol
Favorite TV Crime Drama: Lie to Me
Favorite TV Crime Fighter: Tim Roth, Lie to Me
Favorite TV Drama Actor: Hugh Laurie, House
Favorite TV Doctor: Gregory House, Hugh Laurie
Favorite TV Family: The Simpsons, The Simpsons
Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show: Fringe
Favorite TV Obsession: Dexter
Favorite TV Guest Star: Demi Lovato, Grey’s Anatomy
Favorite Family TV Movie: Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam
Favorite TV Chef: Rachael Ray
Favorite Male Artist: Eminem
Favorite Song: “Love the Way You Lie” Eminem featuring Rihanna
Favorite Rock Band: Paramore
Favorite Pop Artist: Rihanna
Favorite R&B Artist: Usher
Favorite Hip-Hop Artist: Eminem
Favorite Music Video: “Love the Way You Lie” Eminem featuring Rihanna

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From 15 Down to 7, Oscar Visual Effects Shortlist Announced! 

Christopher Nolan's "Inception" is among the seven films being considered for a visual effects Oscar nomination. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has announced the shortlist which was originally overcrowded with 15 possible candidates.

Now we have seven films, and they are:

“Alice in Wonderland”
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1”
“Iron Man 2”
“Scott Pilgrim vs the World”
“Tron: Legacy”

We'll find out on Tuesday, January 25 which five films will make it to the final Oscar round. And then, we'll watch the winner get the trophy during the 83rd Academy Awards telecast on Sunday, February 27.

To see the original 15 candidates, click here.

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