Is Drew Barrymore Directing Third "Twilight" Film? 

We learned that Chris Weitz, the director of the second "Twilight" installment, "New Moon," passed on to directing the third film in the franchise, "Eclipse," because of timing issues -- "New Moon" and "Eclipse" are due to be released so close together (Nov. 20, 2009 for "New Moon" and June 30, 2010 for "Eclipse").

So while Weitz will be working on post-production for "New Moon," the cast will be shooting "Eclipse." So yeah, Weitz said no understandably.

Summit Entertainment is reportedly talking to a "select group of directors," and one of them is, Drew Barrymore!

Why Drew?

Well, the actress turned director has just finished working on her project, "Whip It!" starring "Juno's" Ellen Page. While that film and Barrymore's directing talent remain untested, Summit is reportedly interested.

Although Summit nor Barrymore declined comment, this is still interesting news to be added to the growing "Twilight" saga.

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"Madea" Tops "Jonas Brothers" at the Box-Office 

Sorry Jonas Brothers, but you can't topple the power known as Madea! "Tyler Perry's Madea goes to Jail" beat the singing siblings taking in $16.5 million in ticket sales to land at the top spot for a second straight weekend!

"Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience" sold $12.7 million, debuting at No. 2. It did not beat biggest concert film moneymaker, 2008's "Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both World Concert," (that concert film debuted at No. 1 with $29 million at just 683 theaters, the "Jonas" flick opened in 1,271 theaters).

And the No. 3 flick for the weekend? Oscar best picture winner, "Slumdog Millionaire" sold $12.1 million in ticket sales bringing its total to $115 million.

Here's the Top 10 Box Office films for weekend of Feb. 27th:

1. "Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail," $16.5 million.
2. "Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience," $12.7 million.
3. "Slumdog Millionaire," $12.1 million.
4. "Taken," $9.9 million.
5. "He's Just Not That Into You," $5.8 million.
6. "Paul Blart: Mall Cop," $5.6 million.
7. "Coraline," $5.2 million.
8. "Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li," $4.6 million.
9. "Confessions of a Shopaholic," $4.4 million.
10. "Fired Up," 3.8 million.

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Eddie Murphy to Portray Richard Pryor in New Biopic 

This picture was on the cover of People Magazine dated July 11, 1983. Twenty six years later, Eddie Murphy will play the guy he's pictured with -- the iconic comedian, Richard Pryor.

Murphy has reportedly signed up to star in "Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said?" The best part? The actor is going to return to the loving arms of his "Dreamgirls" director, Bill Condon, who also produced this year's Oscars.

And Murphy, working hard to remove "Meet Dave" and "Norbit" from moviegoers' minds, has reportedly waived his usual multi-million dollar fee to get the chance to play Pryor, and prove his acting mettle!

This film will certainly have drama! The film will showcase Pryor's much-publicized battles with alcohol and drug addiction, and then in the end, his struggle with multiple sclerosis. The icon died in 2005.

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Coming Up on -- "Watchmen" Review and "Race to Witch Mountain" Galore! 

This is what I'm going to say about "Watchmen" for now, I....enjoyed it! I'll post my review soon!


A fun, nostalgia-inducing film! I love the original, I've always wanted to be Tony and Tia :happy

I'll post my review and interviews with the cast including Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and AnnaSophia Robb, very very soon...

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Jim Carrey, Jake Gyllenhaal to Sing and Dance in "Damn Yankees" 

New Line Cinema is planning a contemporary version of the classical musical, "Damn Yankees," and they're attaching both Jim Carrey and Jake Gyllenhaal to star!

It's going to be produced by the folks behind "Hairspray," Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.

The original musical was first a big Broadway success in 1955 and won 7 tony Awards! It's a story about Joe Boyd who makes a pact with the devil who transforms him into slugger Joe Hardy to help his struggling pro baseball team.

But there's a price of course! Boyd's soul!

Tan dan dan....

Carrey is going to play the devil and Gyllenhaal to star as Boyd aka Hardy.

And just for approved measure, the devil hires Lola, a lost soul, to seduce Hardy and seal his fate!

No word yet on who's going to star as Lola.

More tan dan dan...

There was, of course, a 1958 Warner Bros. film starring Gwen Verdon, Ray Walston, and Tab Hunter.

Take a look at the trailer of the original film, and then picture Carrey and Gyllenhaal in the roles!

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