Twilight Fan Killed at Comic-Con, Lionsgate Makes Statement 


This is sad. A "Twilight" was struck and killed while crossing the street at the San Diego Convention Center according to the NBC affiliate, KNSD. The fan was camping out to see the films' stars.

Officials have not confirmed the victim's identity but she's a woman in her 40s who "was bleeding heavily from the head when she was transported to Mercy Hospital. She was later pronounced dead at the hospital officials said."

According to the report, the woman was struck by a couple traveling in a Subaru station wagon. They were wearing Comic-con badges and T-shirts and were said to be devastated by the accident.

Now, Lionsgate has released this statement:

Lionsgate, Summit and the entire Twilight community are saddened by the death of a Comic-Con fan today due to a traffic accident during the hours leading up to this year’s convention in San Diego. Our thoughts and condolences go out to the victim’s family and friends. She will be respectfully remembered this Thursday in Hall H.


So "Twilight" fans, and really, any fan enjoying Comic-Con 2012, please be careful! I've crossed those dangerous streets so many times and honestly, your life is worth more than meeting Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner!

SOURCE: DEADLINE

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Watch New "Dark Knight Rises' 13-Minute Featurette! It's Quite Revealing! 


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Philip Seymour Hoffman to Play Plutarch Heavensbee in "Hunger Games" Sequel 


It's now official! Philip Seymour Hoffman is joining the cast of "The Hunger Games" sequel, "Catching Fire," as Plutarch Heavensbee, the head gamemaker for the Hunger Games according to THR. The actor received an offer from Lionsgate for the role but he did not officially accept until now.

Hoffman will be joining the cast headed by Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth. The other newbie of the ensemble is Jena Malone who has been offered the role of Johanna Mason.

The studio wants to start production in September with Francis Lawrence attached to direct. "Catching Fire' is schedule for release on November 22nd of next year.

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TCM to Air Ernest Borgnine Marathon! 


Turner Classic Movies (TCM) has announced that an Ernest Borgnine 24-hour marathon has been set! The iconic, Oscar-winning actor died Sunday at age 95, but his brilliant cinematic contribution lives on!

On July 26, TCM will show 10 films starrign Borgnine and will also include replays of the actor's 2009's Private Screenings interview conducted by host Robert Osborne.

Here's the schedule:

6 AM ET, The Catered Affair (1956)
8 AM, The Legend Of Lylah Clare (1968)
10:30 AM, Pay Or Die (1960)
12:30 PM, Torpedo Run (1958)
2:30 PM, Ice Station Zebra (1968)
5:15 PM, The Dirty Dozen (1967)
8 PM, Private Screenings: Ernest Borgnine (2009)
9 PM, Marty (1955)
10:45 PM, From Here To Eternity (1953)
1 AM, The Wild Bunch (1969)
3:30 AM, Bad Day At Black Rock (1955)
5 AM, Private Screenings: Ernest Borgnine (2009)

SOURCE: DEADLINE

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No Surprise -- "the Amazing Spider-Man" Tops Box-Office Weekend 


It was no big surprise but it was still an amazing feat -- "The Amazing Spider-Man" debuted at No. 1 with $65 million, and has earned $140 million since opening Tuesday. Starring Andrew Garfield as our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man/Peter Parker and Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, the Marc Webb-directed flick's success squashed naysayers (yup, including me) who thought it was too early for a reboot. I stand corrected.

Previous weekend's box-office champ, Seth MacFarlane's "Ted" fell to No. 2 with $32.6 and is on-track to become the No. 1 R-rated comedy, sorry "The Hangover."

Here's the Top 10 Box-Office Films for weekend of July 6th:

1. “The Amazing Spider-Man,” $65 million

2. “Ted,” $32.6 million

3. “Brave,” $20.2 million

4. “Savages,” $16.2 million

5. “Magic Mike,” $15.6 million

6. “Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection,” $10.2 million

7. “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted,” $7.7 million

8. “Katy Perry: Part of Me,” $7.2 million

9. “Moonrise Kingdom,” $4.6 million

10. “To Rome with Love,” $3.5 million

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