Russell Crowe Wants to Sing in Film! Hear Him Grunt! 

Well, Russell Crowe was once a member of the rock band Thirty Odd Foot of Grunt, so he can probably belt out a tune or two. The actor wants to follow the footsteps of fellow Aussies Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman for a movie musical!

Crowe revealed he's currently looking at a script for a new film, that will have him sing sing sing!

He reveals to WENN, "There is a film that I'm looking at next year based on a book from an Australian writer which has a character within the book that plays in a band, so that's something I'm looking at the moment."

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"Star Trek" the Sequel Already in the Works! 

The upcoming "Star Trek" movie will not invade theaters until May 8 but Paramount is so sure it'll be a hit that they asked a team of screenwriters to begin working on the sequel!

Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman (who wrote the upcoming "Star Trek" film), along with Damon Lindelof have been commissioned for the follow-up.

Director JJ Abrams is also returning, but for now, just to produce. No word yet on whether he'll helm the sequel.

Lindelof tells Variety, "There's obviously a lot of hubris involved in signing on to write a sequel of a movie that hasn't even come out yet. But we're so excited about the first one that we wanted to proceed."

As for the plot? The writers want to take a cue from you, movie buffs. The team wants to hear your fan reactions when the new film opens in May.

Kurtzman adds, "Obviously we discussed ideas, but we are waiting to see how audiences respond next month," he said. "With a franchise rebirth, the first movie has to be about origin. But with a second, you have the opportunity to explore incredibly exciting things. We'll be ambitious about what we'll do."

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Another Actor Joins "Twilight's" Sequel -- "New Moon" Plus the Vampire Saga's DVD Sales! 

British actor Jamie Campbell-Bower has been hired by Summit Entertainment to join the cast of "The Twilight Saga: New Moon."

You may remember Campbell-Bower from "Sweeney Todd" and honestly? I'm not a big fan of this guy, I think he's way too pretty, he looks like Scarlett Johannson. :happy

BUT, he may be good in the role of a Volturi vampire.

By the way, the sequel, starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, is shooting right now in Vancouver under the helm of director Chris Weitz.


Its DVD sales is now hitting 5.6 million units! "Twilight" has officially passed previous title-holder, DreamWorks' "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa." The animated film has sold 5.3 million units since its release Feb. 6.

So with sales numbers like this? Expect more "Twilight" goodies to come your way, Twi-hards!

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So "Bruno" is Very Dirty! MPAA Gives the Film NC-17!!!! 

Sharon Waxman of The Wrap revealed that Sacha Baron Cohen's latest opus, "Bruno," has been slapped with an NC-17 rating because of numerous sexual scenes!

Some of the objectionable scenes are:

Bruno -- a gay Austrian fashionista played by Baron Cohen -- appears to have anal sex with a man on camera. In another, the actor goes on a hunting trip and sneaks naked into the tent of one of the fellow hunters, an unsuspecting non-actor.

Oh my! I like this film already :happy

Universal, the studio behind the film, confirmed: "On its first submission the film did not receive an R but it is far too early to say that there is any struggle to get there as the process is only at its inception.”

Right now, Cohen is appealing the decision, and making the necessary cuts to appease the MPAA. Well, we know the board has no sense of humor so, Cohen may have to cut more!

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Jackie Chan Says New "Karate Kid" has a New Title! It Will Be Called... 

"Kung Fu Kid!" Huh? Why make a remake then? Apparently, the oh-so-charming Jaden Smith is more of a Kung Fu guy than a Karate kid! Plus, "Kung Fu" is "in" right now, with the whole Jack Black as Panda thing, so hence, the title change.

As our friends at reported:

"They don't want to call it Karate Kid any more," Chan said. "They want to call it The Kung Fu Kid." He quickly changed topics and unfortunately didn't add any more about as to why this change was being made. Our guess is that since this remake is a Chinese co-production and being shot in Beijing, it's much more relevant today to use kung fu as opposed to karate (which isn't as popular as it was back in the 80's) and also more appropriate considering karate actually has its historical roots in kung fu. As in, story updates and Chinese influence caused them to change the title to be more culturally relevant and accurate.

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