Studio executives at Columbia Pictures have teamed up with bosses at China's New Classics Media to develop a Chinese language remake of Julia Roberts' hit romantic comedy My Best Friend's Wedding. The original film was one of the biggest movies of 1997, earning a worldwide box office gross total of nearly $300 million (£181 million).
Rapper Rick Ross has charged to the top of the U.S. album charts with his fifth number one. Mastermind debuts atop the Billboard 200 countdown with 179,000 first-week sales and becomes the hip-hop heavyweight's first number one since God Forgives, I Don't in 2012.
Ross joins an elite group of rap stars who have at least five number one albums to their name - DMX and Tupac Shakur have five chart-toppers, while Nas and Kanye West have six apiece, Eminem has seven, and Jay Z has 13.
Pharrell Williams debuts at two with his second solo release, G I R L, and the Frozen soundtrack enjoys a sales surge at three, becoming the third album to top 100,000 sales this week.
The soundtrack has now racked up 1.3 million sales since its release late last year (13) and looks set to become the first album to top one million sales in 2014 this coming week - it only needs sales of 6,000 to hit the milestone.
Meanwhile, Glee star Lea Michele's debut album Louder debuts at four with 60,000 first-week sales and country group the Eli Young Band rounds out a week of top five debuts at five with their fifth album, 10,000 Towns.
Ashanti returns to the top 10 for the first time since 2008 as her new release, Braveheart, enters the chart at 10.
Bosses of Lady Gaga's charitable foundation have defended its $1.9 million (£1.2 million) running costs after tax records showed a huge chunk of the organisation's revenue went to lawyers and consultants. The pop superstar launched her Born This Way Foundation in 2012 with an aim to stamp out bullying and empower her young fans.
However, tax records for the same year (12) show almost half of the non-profit charity's $2.7 million (£1.7 million) revenue was spent on attorneys and services from experts in "strategic development" and "philanthropic consulting".
The company spent $406,552 (£253,750) on legal fees, $300,000 (£187,000) on strategy, and $150,000 (£93,750) for charity consultation.
Meanwhile, it is claimed only one $5,000 grant (£3,125) was awarded in the same period.
The foundation, run by Gaga's mother Cynthia Germanotta, also dished out $77,923 (£48,700) on travel costs and $58,678 (£36,250) for publicity.
However, a spokesperson for the organisation insists all costs were necessary, telling the New York Post, "Every dollar spent across these categories, including the legal fees towards the safe and effective implementation of each initiative, directly serves the Born This Way Foundation's core mission of empowering youth."
Cynthia Lynn, one of the stars of 1960s TV show Hogan's Heroes, has died, aged 76. The actress played Helga on the beloved 1960s series and also appeared in classic TV hits Mission: Impossible, The Odd Couple and The Six Million Dollar Man.
Family members tell TMZ.com that Lynn was hospitalised with Hepatitis on Friday (07Mar14); she died on Monday night (10Mar14).
She was born Zinta Valda Zimilis in Riga, Latvia in 1936.
U.S. leader Barack Obama's TV interview skit with The Hangover star Zach Galifianakis became a huge Internet hit on Tuesday (11Mar14), and provided a big boost to the President's new healthcare initiative. Funnyman Galifianakis was stunned when Obama's aides reached out to FunnyOrDie.com bosses, who air the bearded star's irreverent web series Between Two Ferns, and asked if the zany comic would be interested in sitting down with Obama.
Director/comedian Scott Aukerman explains, "The White House came to us and really wanted to do it. They really wanted to get the word out about the Affordable Care Act and they were looking for interesting ways to do it."
During the spoof chat Obama was grilled on topics such as North Korea, his birth certificate and being "a nerd".
The video quickly took off on the Internet. It premiered at 7am in New York and in just two hours, the online interview had been viewed by three million people - and the FunnyorDie skit became the number one referral to Obama's Healthcare.gov website.
Music mogul Sean 'Diddy' Combs has made a $200 million (£125 million) bid for U.S. cable TV network Fuse, according to a U.S. report. Editors at business news outlet Bloomberg claim the rapper has plans to add the channel to his media and lifestyle empire.
Fuse currently airs concerts and entertainment content aimed at the 18-34 demographic. Combs is reportedly one of several bidders for the network.
A statement from Kimberly Kerns, spokesperson for Fuse's current owners The Madison Square Garden Company, reads, "As we have stated, we are exploring strategic alternatives for Fuse, and will have no further comment during what is still an ongoing process."
Combs already owns music channel Revolt TV, as well as alcohol and fashion companies.
Girls star Lena Dunham took aim at Hollywood bosses during her keynote speech at the South by Southwest festival on Monday (10Mar14), insisting actresses are "typecast" and their talents are extremely undervalued in the industry. The actress took the stage in Austin, Texas for a speech detailing her personal journey from her days as a babysitter to helming her Golden Globe-winning TV series.
She then turned her attention on entertainment industry executives, insisting that her female co-stars should be landing roles like her colleague Adam Driver, who is in talks to appear as a villain in the highly-anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII.
Dunham said, "It's a rough scene (women in entertainment)... I think about this in relation to the cast on my show, which consists of three very talented women and also some very talented guys.
"Our male lead, Adam Driver, has had a bang-up (great) year in movies which could not be more deserved because he's a ferocious genius with an incredible work ethic, and I've learned so much from him. But the girls are still waiting patiently for parts that are going to honour their intelligence and their ability."
She continued, "The world is ready to see Adam as a million different men - playing good guys and bad guys and sweet guys and scary guys. The world is ready to see Adam do all that. It's not ready to see (Girls stars) Allison Williams, Zosia Mamet or Jemima Kirke stretch their legs in the same variety of diverse roles.
"Allison is relegated to All-American sweetheart. Zosia is asked to play more flighty nood-nicks (bores). Even though both are capable of so much, they're not asked to do it. And this is not a knock on Adam's talent, which is utterly boundless and he's exactly the actor who should be doing all this. It's a knock on a world where women are typecast and men can play villains, Lotharios and nerds in one calendar year and something has to change and I'm trying."
Dunham ended her speech by insisting she wants to help change the industry's stance on women in Hollywood, adding, "I want to be of service to the causes that are dear to me and be an agent of change specifically for women and girls, and on a purely selfish level, I want to continually challenge myself to grow as an artist."
This wasn't Dunham's first time at SXSW - in 2010 she won the festival's Best Narrative Feature prize for her film, Tiny Furniture.
Country superstar Taylor Swift has been named Billboard.com's Top Money Maker for the second time. The We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together hitmaker has beaten out Kenny Chesney, Justin Timberlake and The Rolling Stones for the number one spot thanks to profits from her Red album and tour, which landed her an estimated $39.7 million (£24.8 million) fortune in 2013.
Rounding out the top five is Chesney with $33 million (£20.6 million), Justin Timberlake earning $31.5 million (£19.7 million), Bon Jovi, bringing in $29.4 million (£18.4 million), and The Rolling Stones with $26.2 million (£16.4 million).
Beyonce, Maroon 5, Luke Bryan, Pink and Fleetwood Mac were also included in the top 10.
Actor Zac Efron is keen to return to his High School Musical roots for another round of the all-singing, all-dancing films. The Hollywood hunk shot to fame on the Disney franchise in the late 2000s, alongside his co-stars Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale and Corbin Bleu, but the castmates went their separate ways following the big screen release of 2008's High School Musical 3: Senior Year.
Efron has since managed to carve out a career for himself in films like New Year's Eve, The Lucky One, The Paperboy and That Awkward Moment, but he admits he'd love to reunite onscreen with his old pals for another High School Musical outing - and he's not the only one.
The 26 year old tells Eonline.com, "We're all thinking about it. I continue to see all the guys from High School... It's so cool because we never forget a single moment of that experience. It brings you right back to those days."
High School Musical's first two instalments were made as TV movies, but the third film was given a theatrical release due to high demand, grossing $252.9 million (£158 million) worldwide on an $11 million (£6.88 million) budget.
Cher's smash hit Believe has been named the U.K.'s best-selling single by a female artist. The pop superstar released the dance track in 1998 and it has since sold 1.79 million units to date, placing it ahead of Whitney Houston's 1992 classic I Will Always Love You, which landed in second place with 1.58 million copies.
Britney Spears' debut single ...Baby One More Time, Celine Dion's My Heart Will Go On and Someone Like You by Adele round out the top five on the countdown, which was compiled by OfficialCharts.com editors to mark International Women's Day on Friday (08Mar14).
Dion is the only singer to feature twice in the top 10 - Think Twice, which was released in 1994, comes in at number eight.
The story of Shirley Simmons, a cab driver who inherits controlling interest in the $200 million Grayson Enterprises at the death of its founder, Jonathan Grayson, a friend of Shirley's. The series, set in New York City, focuses on Shirley's efforts to fulfill Grayson's wishes: to run his company as the Chairman of the Board.