Thor: The Dark World filmmaker Alan Taylor is in talks to swap fantasy for sci-fi by helming the forthcoming reboot of The Terminator franchise. Taylor, who is also an acclaimed television director working on shows including The Sopranos, Mad Men, Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones, reportedly beat out Ang Lee and Rian Johnson for the job, according to Variety.com.
The new Terminator movies, which first launched in 1984, will also feature original series star Arnold Schwarzenegger returning to reprise his iconic title role.
Terminator 5 will be the first in a new trilogy of films in the franchise and is expected to hit cinemas in July, 2015.
"Michelle is a wonderful actress and I love Alan Cumming. I'm excited to see what they will do with the show and am sure it will be great!" Cabaret icon Liza Minnelli will be among the first in line to see Michelle Williams take on the role of Sally Bowles in a new Broadway revival of the hit musical.
Movie star Michelle Williams is to make her Broadway debut in iconic musical Cabaret. The Hollywood actress will step into Liza Minnelli's tap shoes to play Sally Bowles in a new stage revival of Cabaret at the Roundabout Theater Company in New York City.
Williams will star alongside Alan Cumming as he reprises his role as the flamboyant Emcee, following on from his Tony Award-winning run in the 1998 version of Cabaret.
Filmmaker Sam Mendes is expected to direct, while Rob Marshall will serve as co-director and choreographer - duties they previously shared for the 1998 revival.
According to reports, performances are scheduled to begin in early 2014.
Age is but a number. In Hollywood, it's something you ignore altogether. Teen movies are equal opportunities employers: not even 30 year-olds are discriminated against in that search for the perfect juvie casting.
33 might seem old to don a kilt and bucket hat and hit the lockers for a high school TV series, but that's how many years Stacey Dash had clocked up by the time she hung up her Clueless franchise knee-socks. Alan Ruck made Ferris Bueller's Day Off, thanks to his off-the-charts levels of brooding adolescent angst. However, at the ripe old age of 29, he was more middle management, than middle school. It would have been pretty wrong for an under-18 to take on the steamy sex scenes of Wild Things, so they brought in a 27 year-old Denise Richards to take one - or several - for the team. Suspend your disbelief, ignore the crow's feet, try not to giggle as a karate 'Kid' with laughter lines defends his under-18 title.
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The man behind Oasis has invited new acts to hand him their demo tapes as he DJs at a new nightclub in Liverpool, England this weekend (06Sep13). Alan McGee, the former boss of Creation Records, is keen to build his roster at 359 Music and he wants unsigned bands and artists to approach him as he spins records at District nightclub with a view to joining his label.
McGee, who also gave the world The Jesus And Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine and Primal Scream, explains he decided to launch his new label night in Liverpool - because the city is "the most alive place for music in the U.K."
He adds, "If you are a new band or artist and want to sign to 359 Music or want to play the night then bring a CD to the club... I will listen!"
Vampire drama True Blood is set to end after its seventh season in 2014. The popular U.S. TV series, which stars real-life couple Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer, has boasted high ratings for U.S. network HBO since its debut in 2008.
Announcing the decision to go out on a high, HBO president of programming Michael Lombardo says, "True Blood has been nothing short of a defining show for HBO. Alan Ball took the books by Charlaine Harris, assembled a brilliant cast led by the magnificent Anna Paquin in the role of Sookie Stackhouse, and crafted a show that has taken its many devoted fans on an unforgettable journey.
"Together with its legions of fans, it will be hard to say goodbye to the residents of Bon Temps, but I look forward to what promises to be a fantastic final chapter of this incredible show."
Sharon Osbourne has exposed another side to Sir Elton John by revealing the singer sends her links to filthy websites. Ozzy Osbourne's wife has been friends with the Your Song hitmaker for years, and insists he shares her dirty sense of humour.
Sharon, who recently rejoined the judging panel of Britain's The X Factor, has been staving off boredom during filming breaks by browsing disgusting websites recommended by Sir Elton.
She tells U.K. talk show host Alan Carr, "He sent me this thing and it's a Brazilian farting website. And there's this one lady, she's... voluptuous! And she's farting up a storm and there is this other lady who's very tiny with her nose - she's got a big nose, and it's right up this other woman's bum.
"I'm like, I cannot believe you would send me this, but I'm happy you did because it's amazing. He's filthy!"
Former Bay City Rollers founder Gordon Clark and bandmates Ian Mitchell and Pat Mcglynn have learned they will not profit from an ongoing legal battle between the band and Arista Records bosses. The trio sued as part of a dispute between the Bye Bye Baby hitmakers and the record label executives, which was launched in 2007, but lawmakers in an appellate court have dismissed their claims that they're entitled to a share of any potential royalties from movie licensing, digital downloads and ringtones.
Brothers Alan and Derek Longmuir, who formed the Bay City Rollers with Clark in the mid-1960s, Eric Faulkner, Duncan Faure, Leslie McKeown and Stuart Wood are still in court attempting to win a share of unpaid royalties after a judge allowed the case to move forward in a partial summary judgment victory for the bandmates in 2011.
Clark, Mitchell and McGlynn attempted to sue the six plaintiffs and Arista for declaratory relief over anticipatory breach of contract and unjust enrichment.
Downton Abbey star Allen Leech is the latest actor from the British period drama to make it onto the big screen. Leech, who plays Tom Branson in the hit series, has signed up to star in upcoming movie The Imitation Game, alongside fellow British stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley.
The film, a biopic of scientist Alan Turing, who helped crack coded messages from the German military during World War II, is set for release next year (14).
Country star Alan Jackson's 20-year-old daughter has been arrested in Nashville, Tennessee for allegedly striking out at a police officer who caught her drinking alcohol. Alexandra Jane Jackson was arrested on Tuesday night (27Aug13) after the officer pulled over a car she was a passenger in and determined she was too young to be consuming alcohol.
Jackson's furious daughter stepped out of the car and reportedly hit the cop when he asked her to return to her seat, and then resisted his attempts to put her in his patrol car.
According to CountryWeekly.com, she later admitted to consuming three drinks and was charged with underage drinking, assaulting an officer and resisting arrest. She was released on $35,000 (GBP23,300) bail and a court date for 23 September (13) was set.
It's not the Jackson family’s first brush with Nashville law enforcement - Alexandra's older sister Mattie was arrested and charged with driving under the influence a year ago (12).