Stephen Chow is Kato No More, Waves Goodbye to "Green Hornet" 


Why? Because Stephen Chow has left the building!

The film, co-written by star Seth Rogen (he'll also star as the hero Britt Reid), is scheduled to begin filming in September. Michel Gondry ("Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind") is set to direct.

"The Green Hornet" is scheduled for release on July 9, 2010.

Chow first signed on as the director of the film, but then chose to play Kato instead. Now, he's completely gone from the project.

The big question -- why?

Was he fired? Did he leave on his own terms?

Sources are saying Chow left on "amicable terms" because he had other projects that conflict with "The Green Hornet's" shooting schedule.

Should be believe this sources? My spidey-sense is saying no!

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Hugh Jackman to Sell "Avon" Beauty Products 

Hugh Jackman will sell Avon beauty products for his next movie!

20th Century Fox paid a high-six-figure amount based on a comedy pitch by "Hitch" writer Kevin Bisch.

The story seems tailor-fit for Jackman. He'll star as as car salesman who's been laid off and gets reluctantly recruited into becoming an Avon salesman. But the entrepreneur stars using his charm and good looks to become a top seller!

Now here's the "Full Monty" part -- in order to save his town and family from bankruptcy, he gathers all his male pals to help sell Avon products to win a regional contest.

Sounds charming, a bit mawkish, but a feel-good British-vibed movie.

But I'll buy Avon products from Jackman, won't you?

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Third "Bridget Jones" Movie in the Works!  

Working Title, the studio which brought us the "Bridget Jones" series has confirmed that a third installment featuring the plucky heroine is being developed.

Yes, Renee Zellweger is returning as Bridget Jones!

But keep in mind, it's still in its early stages and may not go into production until late next year. But one thing's for sure, Zellweger will reprise her role as a British publishing executive still trying to find love.

So what will happen to Hugh Grant's character, or Colin Firth's?

Variety is saying that it will likely be based on the weekly columns author Helen Fielding wrote in 2005 for British newspaper the Independent in which Bridget, now in her 40s, attempts to have a baby before it's too late.

No word yet on the writer or the director.

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"Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" Movie Review! See Major Differences Between Book and Movie! Spoiler Alert! 

In “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” there’s a scene where Professor Albus Dumbledore (Michael Gambon) affectionately gazes at Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) and mutters “you’re growing up Harry.” Indeed, our favorite boy wizard is now fast becoming an adult and is experiencing growing pains.

Harry, together with his friends Hermione Granger (Emma Watson) and Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) and most of the students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, are under attack by a very mysterious adversary – teenage hormones.

(CAUTION -- SPOILER AHEAD!!!)

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Natalie Portman to Nurse "Thor" 

Back in March, we reported that Natalie Portman is going to be cast as the female lead in "Thor."

Well, thanks to our trusty crystal ball, it's now official! Portman is going to play the love interest of our Mighty Thor!

She will star opposite Chris Hemsworth (Thor) as Jane Foster, a nurse who becomes Thor's first love.

Variety is reporting:

In the pic, the actions of Thor, an arrogant Norse warrior, reignites an ancient war, and as a result, he's cast down to Earth, where he is forced to live among humans as punishment. Once there, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.

Kenneth Branagh is set to direct, and the film is scheduled for release on May 20, 2011.

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