The little blue men proved their pulling power when they opened in second place on the U.S. box office chart last month (Jul11) with opening weekend takings of $35.4 million (£22.13 million), narrowly losing out on the top spot to Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig's sci-fi blockbuster Cowboys & Aliens.
And film executives at Sony Pictures are so impressed by The Smurfs' popularity, they are aiming to have a second installment in movie theatres by August, 2013, reports trade paper Daily Variety.
The Smurfs, a live action comedy, stars Neil Patrick Harris, Hank Azaria and Sofia Vergara, and also featured the voices of Alan Cumming and singer Katy Perry.
The Gladiator actor is to team up with his Robin Hood co-star Alan Doyle to perform two nights of music at the Newfoundland and Labrador Folk festival in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.
They will be joined on stage by fellow Robin Hood stars Scott Grimes and Kevin Durand, Crowe's singer wife Danielle Spencer and Irish duo Size2shoes.
Crowe, who has called the shows an "indoor garden party", writes in a post on Twitter.com, "Alan Doyle and I will be singing tunes and telling stories from the Crowe/Doyle songbook LSPU Hall Aug 3 & 4 with special guests."
Crowe and his crew previously entertained guests at the Cannes Film Festival in France last year (10).
The shows will take place at the LSPU Hall in St. John's on 3 and 4 August (11).
The 21 year old, who portrayed Native American legend Pocahontas in 2005 movie The New World, was arrested in Washington, D.C. last year (Jun10) after she chained herself to the White House perimeter fence to protest a state visit by Peruvian President Alan Garcia, who had announced plans to sell large areas of indigenous land to oil companies and other foreign investors.
Kilcher's father is a Peruvian Indian.
Her mother Saskia was also arrested after she poured black paint over her daughter as part of the protest. She was hit with a charge of defacing government property.
However, prosecutors have agreed to drop the counts against mother and daughter after learning they had completed the terms of their community service.
Kilcher, who is related to singer/songwriter Jewel, starred opposite Colin Farrell in The New World.
The Dynasty legend will wrap up the New York run of An Evening With Joan Collins on Saturday (27Nov10) and she marked her successful stint on stage with a private reception, hosted by fashion designer Valentino.
Stars including singer Sedaka, Scottish actor Cumming, music producer Clive Davis and photographer Mario Testino all showed up at the Big Apple's Loews Regency Hotel for the bash.
A source tells the New York Post's Page Six column, "It was an intimate midnight reception with Joan and her husband, Percy, to toast her success."
Revered Hollywood PR Alan Nierob, who has represented Gibson for almost 15 years, suggests Oksana Grigorieva was a publicity-hungry girlfriend.
In legal papers obtained by TMZ.com, Nierob writes, "In my opinion she enjoyed press events more than most of my clients' spouses and significant others."
And he also recalls being around the Russian singer after the alleged fight between her and Gibson, which sparked the beginning of the end of their romance.
He recalls she was "joking, laughing and extremely happy" at a dinner three weeks after the reported fight.
The news breaks the day after Grigorieva appeared on U.S. news show Larry King Live and revealed she lived in fear of her ex towards the end of their romance - and didn't think he was a good father.
This claim Nierob also dismisses, stating, "On a multitude of other occasions, Miss Grigorieva commented to me that she believed Mr. Gibson was a 'great' father to Lucia."
Rowling's tales about the boy wizard have made her millions since the first book hit shelves in 1997, and she's been voted the star who most inspires London residents to become their own boss.
Media mogul Winfrey and singer-turned-designer Beckham, who stood at fifth and sixth respectively, came behind Girls Aloud star Cheryl Cole, who was voted fourth.
Singing sisters Dannii and Kylie Minogue also made the top ten - taking ninth and tenth places respectively in the poll by website OfficeCavalry.com.
Cole and Minogue's fellow The X Factor judge Simon Cowell came second on the men's survey, behind businessman and TV star Alan Sugar.
Director Raja Gosnell was shooting scenes at FAO Schwarz with actor Hank Azaria, who plays the villainous Gargamel, when a man tumbled from a set lift at around 6.30am, after working throughout the night.
Paramedics were called to the scene and the man, whose identity has not been released, was taken to Bellevue Hospital Center where he is said to be in a stable condition, according to the New York Post.
No further details were available as WENN went to press.
Singer Katy Perry, actor Alan Cumming and comedians George Lopez and Kevin James also star in the film.
The funnyman proposed to the 25-year-old beauty in January (10) and they are reportedly planning to walk down the aisle at London's Claridge's hotel on Saturday (15May10).
Walliams celebrated by inviting the cream of the British comedy scene to a meal at London's exclusive Nobu Restaurant, before heading to a nearby bar and later to notorious strip club Stringfellows, according to British newspaper The Sun.
Guests included Walliams' Little Britain co-star and best man Matt Lucas, U.K. comics Steve Coogan, Jimmy Carr, Alan Carr, James Corden, David Baddiel and Rob Brydon, and Australian singer Natalie Imbruglia.
The M*A*S*H star, whose parents were burlesque singer Joan Brown and actor/singer Robert Alda, will raise the curtain on his childhood in Behind the Burly Q, a film directed by Leslie Zemeckis.
According to the New York Post, Alda lovingly refers to the way he was raised as "a form of abuse", and recalls one incident in which he was forced to give up his seat in the family car to a pig his parents used as a prop in a comedy segment of their show.
The 74 year old also dubs his father a "t** singer", who crooned alongside showgirls.
The film is set for release in the U.S. on 23 April (10).
The God of Legion secular Hollywood’s latest Biblically-inspired action flick is old-school an angry spiteful Almighty with a penchant for Old Testament theatrics. Fed up with humanity’s decadent warmongering ways He’s decided to pull the plug on the whole crazy experiment and start over from scratch.
Fortunately for us the God of Legion is also a rather lazy fellow. Instead of doing the apocalyptic work himself and wiping us out with a giant flood which worked perfectly well last time He opts to delegate the task to His army of angels — a questionable strategy that starts to fall apart when the archangel charged with leading the planned extermination Michael (Paul Bettany) refuses to comply.
Michael who unlike his boss still harbors affection for our sorry species abandons his post and descends to earth where inside the swollen belly of Charlie (Adrianne Palicki) an unwed mother-to-be working as a waitress in an out-of-the-way diner sits humanity’s lone hope for survival. Why is this particular baby so important? Is it the one destined to lead us to victory over Skynet? Heaven knows — Legion reveals little details its script devoid of actual scripture. What is clear is that God’s celestial hitmen want the kid whacked before it’s born.
But Michael won’t let humanity fall without a fight. Armed with a Waco-sized arsenal of assault weapons he hunkers down with the diner’s patrons a largely superfluous collection of thinly-sketched caricatures from various demographic groups led by Dennis Quaid as the diner’s grizzled owner Tyrese Gibson as a hip-hop hustler and Lucas Black as a simple-minded country boy.
Together they mount a heroic final stand against hordes of angels who’ve taken possession of “weak-willed” humans turning kindly old grandmas and mild-mannered ice cream vendors into snarling ravenous foul-mouthed beasts. They descend upon the ramshackle diner in a series of full-frontal assaults commanded by the archangel Gabriel (Kevin Durand) the George Pickett of End of Days generals.
Beneath its superficial religious facade Legion is really just a run-of-the-mill zombie flick a Biblical I Am Legend. Bettany an actor accustomed to smaller dramatic roles in films like A Beautiful Mind and The Da Vinci Code looks perfectly at ease in his first major action role wielding machine guns and bowie knives with equal aplomb. Conversely first-time director Scott Stewart a former visual effects artist does little to prove himself worthy of such a promotion serving up some impressive CGI work but not much else worthy of note.