Michael Jackson crowned ‘top-earning dead celeb of 2016′ by Forbes

Michael Jackson crowned ‘top-earning dead celeb of 2016′ by Forbes

Michael Jackson has clinched the title of highest-earning dead celebrity of 2016, according to a new Forbes ranking — surpassing other late stars such as deceased golfer Arnold Palmer, “Peanuts” cartoonist Charles Schulz, and even Elvis Presley and Prince. Jackson, who passed away in June of 2009, left a significant fortune behind, but the additional sale in […]

13.10.2016 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, International Stars, Music ·
‘Love And Vengeance’ toast of Busan Film Festival ceremony

‘Love And Vengeance’ toast of Busan Film Festival ceremony

Upcoming literary adaptation “Love And Vengeance” proves one to keep an eye on after the Indonesian project clinched the Busan Prize at the Asian Project Market. Indonesian director Edwin’s 2012 film “Postcards from the Zoo” had been nominated for awards at international film festivals in Berlin, Hong Kong and New York’s Tribeca, and he is […]

12.10.2016 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·
First trailer for ‘The Dark Tower’ due year end

First trailer for ‘The Dark Tower’ due year end

The debut trailer for Idris Elba adventure “The Dark Tower” will arrive this Christmas, according to Sony studio executive Tom Rothman. With Idris Elba as gunslinger Roland Deschain and Matthew McConaughey opposite as his quarry, the Man in Black, “The Dark Tower” adapts part of one of Stephen King’s best known story arcs. Even so, […]

11.10.2016 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Release date unveiled for ‘The Circle’, starring Emma Watson and Tom Hanks

Release date unveiled for ‘The Circle’, starring Emma Watson and Tom Hanks

EuropaCorp has set a release dates for “The Circle,” a thriller based on Dave Eggers’ international best-seller and starring Emma Watson and Oscar winner Tom Hanks. The film, directed and written by James Ponsoldt, also stars ”The Force Awakens” star John Boyega, and is slated to hit theaters on April 28, 2017. Following the original plot of […]

10.10.2016 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
IMAX announces ‘Harry Potter’ marathon week for October 13

IMAX announces ‘Harry Potter’ marathon week for October 13

Harry Potter is coming back to theaters as cinema chain IMAX pledges to show the entire film franchise, from beginning to end, the week of October 13. Eight “Harry Potter” films were released over a ten-year period between 2001 and 2011, and all eight are now returning to cinemas courtesy of an IMAX initiative. Why […]

04.10.2016 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Johnny Depp joins Michelle Pfeiffer and Judi Dench on star-studded cast of ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ film adaptation

Johnny Depp joins Michelle Pfeiffer and Judi Dench on star-studded cast of ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ film adaptation

Johnny Depp has joined the cast for Kenneth Branagh’s star-studded adaptation of Agatha Christie’s novel “Murder on the Orient Express”, along with Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley, Michael Pena and Judi Dench, Deadline reports. The film, which also has “Hamilton” star Leslie Odom Jr. attached, follows the original novel plot and centers on a special detective – Hercule […]

30.09.2016 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
TV and film rights sold for Man Booker contender ‘His Bloody Project’

TV and film rights sold for Man Booker contender ‘His Bloody Project’

Graeme Macrae Burnet’s crime thriller novel “His Bloody Project” looks set to get a makeover for the big screen, following the news that Synchronicity FIlms has secured its film and TV rights. The Scottish production company is rumored to be developing a series based on the period novel, Deadline reports. The story, which appears on the shortlist […]

20.09.2016 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Radar Pictures gets film and TV rights to ‘The Traitor’s Wife’

Radar Pictures gets film and TV rights to ‘The Traitor’s Wife’

Allison Pataki’s 2014 novel “The Traitor’s Wife: The Woman Behind Benedict Arnold and the Plan to Betray America,” is heading onscreen, with Radar Pictures picking up the film and television rights, according to Variety. The book follows Peggy Shippen Arnold, who married Benedict Arnold in 1779 just before he betrayed America and turned to the British […]

18.09.2016 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Emmanuelle Seigner and Eva Green to star in fresh Polanski thriller

Emmanuelle Seigner and Eva Green to star in fresh Polanski thriller

Emmanuelle Seigner and Eva Green have signed on to star in Roman Polanski’s psychological thriller “Based on a True Story (“D’apres une histoire vraie”), with shooting set to start this November in Paris. Co-written by Olivier Assayas, who was crowned best director at Cannes this year for his supernatural drama “Personal Shopper” starring Kristen Stewart, the film is […]

18.09.2016 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
J.K. Rowling warns against the dangers of ‘voluntourism’

J.K. Rowling warns against the dangers of ‘voluntourism’

Author J.K. Rowling has taken to Twitter to speak out against “voluntourism” and the well-meaning, but misled, tourists who volunteer at orphanages abroad. In a series of long-running tweets posted on Sunday, August 21, Rowling wrote about the why the rise of voluntourism, particularly when it comes to working in orphanages in developing countries, does […]

24.08.2016 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Health & Fitness, International Stars, Online ·
Imaginative ‘Coco’ Chanel illustrated biography hits shelves

Imaginative ‘Coco’ Chanel illustrated biography hits shelves

Chronicle Books has released a new illustrated biography on the life of French fashion icon Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, on what would have been the late designer’s birthday. The book — “Library of Luminaries: Coco Chanel: An Illustrated Biography” — was penned by Zena Alkayat and includes excerpts from Chanel’s own letters and diaries, along with […]

21.08.2016 · Filled under: Art, Beauty & Style, Books ·
Lady Gaga teams up with father on Italian cookbook

Lady Gaga teams up with father on Italian cookbook

Pop star Lady Gaga has contributed to an Italian cookbook written by her father Joe Germanotta, which is due out later this year. The tome, inspired by Joanne Trattoria — the restaurant Germanotta and his wife Cynthia own on New York’s Upper West Side — is titled “Joanne Trattoria Cookbook: Classic Recipes And Scenes From An […]

Food and nutrition myths debunked by celebrity trainer David Kirsch

Food and nutrition myths debunked by celebrity trainer David Kirsch

Celebrity trainer David Kirsch is well-known for his work with A-list models and actresses such as Heidi Klum, Kate Upton, Liv Tyler, and Anne Hathaway. In his latest book, “Ultimate Family Wellness,” David shares his own story of balancing fatherhood with fitness, and gives his expert advice on how to work out and eat well with the whole family. […]

‘Game of Thrones’ director to helm film adaptation of ‘The Nightingale’

‘Game of Thrones’ director to helm film adaptation of ‘The Nightingale’

“Game of Thrones” director Michelle MacLaren has signed on to helm TriStar’s film adaptation of Kristin Hannah’s bestselling novel “The Nightingale.” MacLaren, who has also previously worked on episodes of “The X-Files”, “Breaking Bad”, and “The Walking Dead”, will direct the World War II drama from a screenplay adapted by herself, Ann Peacock and John Sayles. The […]

14.08.2016 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Warner Bros. joins forces with Margot Robbie again for period drama ‘Queen of the Air’

Warner Bros. joins forces with Margot Robbie again for period drama ‘Queen of the Air’

Warner Bros. has teamed up with Margot Robbie, signing the Australian actress to star in the studio’s adaptation of Dean N. Jensen’s book ”Queen of the Air” (via The Hollywood Reporter). Robbie will take on the lead role of 20th-century trapeze artist Lillian Leitzel, in a story about her rise to fame whilst performing at the Ringling […]

11.08.2016 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
New ‘Chronicles of Narnia’ film in the pipeline

New ‘Chronicles of Narnia’ film in the pipeline

TriStar, the Mark Gordon Company and Entertainment One have signed on to finance the next adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ “Chronicles of Narnia” book series. The feature, titled “The Silver Chair”, will take place after the events of “The Voyage of the Dawn Treader”, when Prince Caspian has become King Caspian, with “Life of Pi”and ”Finding Neverland” writer David […]

10.08.2016 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Bloomsbury announces tie-in books for Potter prequel movie ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’

Bloomsbury announces tie-in books for Potter prequel movie ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’

The publishing house Bloomsbury Children’s Books will release several tie-in books on the release day of the movie “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” on November 18. “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”: the book and the movie Inspired by JK Rowling’s 2001 book of the same name, the movie (also known as […]

09.08.2016 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Countdown to the release of Amy Schumer’s memoir ‘The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo’

Countdown to the release of Amy Schumer’s memoir ‘The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo’

Publishers Gallery Books (Simon & Schuster) announced the book’s August 16 launch date back in March, and now the wait is nearly over for Schumer’s large fan base. An award-wining comedian… Amy Schumer first came to the public eye in 2011-2012 when she came fourth on the reality TV competition “Last Comic Standing,” having been […]

08.08.2016 · Filled under: Art, Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Anne Hathaway tributes ‘The Princess Diaries’ on anniversary

Anne Hathaway tributes ‘The Princess Diaries’ on anniversary

Fifteen years ago on August 3, 2001, teen comedy film “The Princess Diaries” released to North American cinemas, and lead actress Anne Hathaway hasn’t forgotten its impact on her life or that of countless others. “It’s been 15 years (say it with me) SHUT UP!!!!!” Anne Hathawaywrote on Instagram, quoting one of the film’s best-known […]

04.08.2016 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
J.K. Rowling confirms end of Harry Potter’s story

J.K. Rowling confirms end of Harry Potter’s story

Renowned author J.K. Rowling has confirmed Harry Potter’s story will not continue, with the two-part play “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” marking the end of the road for the character. The play, which opened to rave reviews over the weekend, is set 19 years after the franchise’s final novel, ”Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” […]

01.08.2016 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, International Stars ·