"XXX" Vin Diesel's Return Gets Writers 

As we reported back in September, Vin Diesel is set to return in "XXX: The Return of Xander Cage."

Now, Variety is reporting that "Terminator: Salvation" writers Michael Ferris and John Brancato are in talks to write a script that will reunite Vin Diesel with director Rob Cohen.

Apparently, the pair of scribes pitched their idea for a new installment last Friday to Columbia Pictures presidents Matt Tolmach and Doug Belgrad.

But before becoming Xander Cage, Diesel will first be seen as Dominic Toretto in the fourth installment of "Fast and Furious" to be released June 12 by Universal Pictures.

No word yet if Diesel is going to don the babysitter outfit of Shane Wolfe for "The Pacifier" sequel :wink

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The Latest, I Swear, About "Australia" 

Okay, just literally hours before the Nov. 18 world premiere of "Australia," no one has actually seen the final cut! Oh sure, Oprah viewers saw a rough cut of the movie back in June.

But, Baz is known for meticulously tweaking his project right down to the wire!

And oftentimes, he's heard talking about all the dramas he had to go through to making the movie.

I'm beginning to think Mister Baz is a Drama Queen!

First we talked about the unhappy fans about Baz's "Australia" happy ending.

Then, Baz was heard answering all these rumors.

Now, two days before the premiere, we're starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

So what do Oprah and her followers think of the film?

Variety reported that:

Oprah and her audience certainly went gaga.

"It's the best movie I've seen in a long, long time," Winfrey gushed on the Nov. 10 show. "They just don't make movies like that anymore. ... It is epic, it is majestic, it is romantic, it is a spectacle. The scenery is so gorgeous. It's everything a great movie should be."

As for the controversial ending? Did you know Baz wrote six endings for the movie?

Luhrmann wrote six endings, shot three, and tested three different versions of the film. Someone does die at the end of the pic, but Luhrmann found an ending with hope.

Baz folks were heard saying it's not a simplistic ending, but an utterly satisfying one.

We'll see about that! :tongue

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Bond Finds Solace in Big Box-Office Take 

Daniel Craig as James Bond landed on top of the box-office with a huge $70.4 million debut!

"Quantum of Solace" easily beat previous opening-weekend record for a Bond flick, "Die Another Day's" $47 million debut.

Virtually unmatched at the box-office ("Quantum" was the only film to open weekend of 11/14), the movie kicked out previous winner, "Madagascar Escape 2 Africa," to debut as No. 1!

"Madagascar Escape 2 Africa" slid to No. 2 with $36.1 million, raising its 10-day total to $118 million.

Meanwhile, Universal's sleeper-hit and the BEST COMEDY OF THE YEAR, "Role Models," fell to No. 3 with $11.7 million take.

Next weekend at the box-office will prove to be bloody! It's going to be the teenage vampire romance "Twilight" vs. Disney's animated "Bolt."

For now, click Read More to see the complete Top 10 Box-Office list for weekend of 11/14/08: Read More...

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Movie Review Round-Up! Check Out My Latest Movie Reviews!!! 
"Quantum of Solace" Movie Review (Newspaper)
"Quantum of Solace" Movie Review (TV)

"W" Movie Review (Newspaper)
"W" Movie Review (TV)

"High School Musical 3" Movie Review (Newspaper)
"High School Musical 3" Movie Review (TV)

"Zack and Miri Make a Porno" Movie Review (Newspaper)
"Zack and Miri Make a Porno" and "Changeling" Movie Reviews (TV)

"Role Models" Movie Review (Newspaper)
"Role Models," "Madagascar Escape 2 Africa," and "Soul Men" Movie Reviews (TV)

"Bangkok Dangerous" Movie Review

"Burn After Reading" Movie Review (Newspaper)
"Burn After Reading" Movie Review (TV)

"Ghost Town" Movie Review (Newspaper)
"Lakeview Terrace" and "Ghost Town" Movie Reviews (TV)

"Eagle Eye" Movie Review (Newspaper)
"Eagle Eye" and "Nights in Rodanthe" Movie Reviews (TV)

"Flash of Genius" Movie Review (Newspaper)

"Beverly Hills Chihuahua" Movie Review (TV)

"The Express" Movie Review (Newspaper)
"The Express" Movie Review (TV)

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Celebrity Interview Round-Up! Check My Latest Stars Gab-Fest! 
"Role Models" Interview -- Paul Rudd
"Role Models" Interview -- Seann William Scott
"Role Models" Interview -- Jane Lynch
"Role Models" Interview -- Director David Wain

"Zack and Miri Make a Porno" Interview -- Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks
"Zack and Miri Make a Porno" Interview -- Director Kevin Smith
"Zack and Miri Make a Porno" Interview -- Craig Robinson

"Soul Men" Interview -- Samuel L. Jackson
"Soul Men" Interview -- Sharon Leal
"Soul Men" Interview -- Director Malcolm D. Lee
"Soul Men" Interview -- Adam Herschmann
"Soul Men" Interview -- Affion Crockett

"Choke" Interview -- Anjelica Huston
"Choke" Interview -- Sam Rockwell and Brad William Henke
"Choke" Interview -- Author Chuck Pahlaniuk and Actor/Director Clark Gregg

"Eagle Eye" Interview -- Shia LaBeouf

"Eagle Eye" Interview -- Michelle Monaghan
"Eagle Eye" Interview -- Billy Bob Thornton
"Eagle Eye" Interview -- Michael Chiklis
"Eagle Eye" Interview -- Rosario Dawson

"Nights in Rodanthe" Interview -- Richard Gere and Diane Lane

"Nights in Rodanthe" Interview -- Director George C. Wolfe

"Beverly Hills Chihuahua" Interview -- George Lopez

"Beverly Hills Chihuahua" Interview -- Piper Perabo and Manolo Cardona
"Beverly Hills Chihuahua" Interview -- Director Raja Gosnell

"Flash of Genius" Interview -- Greg Kinnear

"Flash of Genius" Interview -- Lauren Graham
"Flash of Genius" Interview -- Director Marc Abraham

"The Express" Interview -- Dennis Quaid
"The Express" Interview -- Rob Brown
"The Express" Interview -- Charles S. Dutton
"The Express" Interview -- Omar Benson Miller
"The Express" Interview -- Director Gary Fleder

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