- ‘Professional’ actor Jean Reno suffers heart attack – French actor Jean Reno, who was vacationing in St. Bart’s with his wife, was taken to intensive care after suffering a heart attack on Wednesday. Reno, who is 60-years-old, is widely known for his role in “The Professional” opposite Natalie Portman, Mission: Impossible, Pink Panther and The Da Vinci Code. The couple had been staying at the home of French singer Johnny Hallyday.
- For better or worse, Poltergeist is getting remade – Brace yourselves, Hollywood is getting ready to remake (or ruin) yet another classic. MGM has plans to remake “Poltergeist” in hopes of making it a blockbuster hit that will bring in the big bucks. Juliet Snowden and Stiles White have been commissioned to write the script. No director or cast or release date for that matter has been announced. Let’s hope they never get announced.
- Ben Affleck finds work again – Affleck, who is expecting his second child with actress Jennifer Garner has signed on to play an ambulance-chasing attorney in “Extract,” a new film in the works by Office Space genius Mike Judge. Affleck’s last roles were in 2006, where he starred in “Hollywoodland” and “Smokin’ Aces.” Jason Bateman, Mila Kunis and Clifton Collins Jr. are set to co-star with Affleck in this comedy, which is set to be a workplace comedy with a twist – this time around, the audience might be rooting for the management, a step back from “Office Space.”
- Apologies for Harry Potter Delay - Much to the dismay of Harry Potter fans, the release of the newest installment in Harry’s saga, “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” was moved from November 2008 to Summer 2009. Wizards, witches and muggles every where cried blasphemy. An apology has been offered by Warner Bros CEO Alan Horn, although I’m not sure how much that’s going to ease the pain of waiting 8 more months to see Harry and his gang. “Many of you have written to me to express your disappointment in our moving ‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince‘ to Summer 2009,” Horn said. “Please be assured that we share your love for Harry Potter and would certainly never do anything to hurt any of the films. Over the past 10 years, we have nurtured and protected each film, and the integrity of the books upon which they are based, to the best of our ability. The decision to move Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was not taken lightly, and was never intended to upset our Harry Potter fans. We know you have built this series into what it is, and we thank you for your ongoing enthusiasm and support. If I may offer a silver lining: there would have been a two-year gap between Half-Blood Prince and the much-anticipated first part of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, which opens in November 2010.”
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