Alicia Keys Is Born To Play Lena Horne

130aliciakeys2Alicia Keys took a stab at acting several years ago with Smokin’ Aces and The Secret Life of Bees, but it’s the long in development Lena Horne biopic which stands as one of her ultimate thespian goals..  The songbird is still bringing her “A” game thanks to her hit song “Girl On Fire,” so she has nothing to worry about music wise.

Keys, however, is still looking for new horizons and challenges, and in the following clip, she explains why she is driven to play the “Stormy Weather” singer.



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Anne Hathaway Gets “Inside The Reality” of Fantine’s Story

Les Miserables (Universal Pictures)

Awards season is upon us, and one of the acting frontrunners is Anne Hathaway, who gives an inspired performance as doomed street walker Fantine in Les Miserables.  Her teary eyed rendition of “I Dreamed a Dream” is one of the movie’s many highlights, and it’s the type of performance that should net her a Best Supporting Actress Oscar. Since she’s an Oscar nomination vet (for 2008’s Rachel Getting Married), Hathaway should be more than ready to do the plethora of publicity that goes along with being part of the awards circus.

During the press conference for Les Miserables, Hathaway elaborated on how she stepped “into the reality” of Fantine, as she admits that Fantine’s pain “still lives in this world.”  To hear Anne Hathaway, click on the media bar below:

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Since its Christmas Day release, Les Miserables has taken in over $67 million domestically.


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New Season Of The Biggest Loser Tackles Childhood Obesity

127NBC’s hit reality weight loss show The Biggest Loser returns for its 14th season on January 6th.  To change things up, the show will tackle childhood obesity, as the trainers will help kids from the ages of 13-16 while also giving direction to 15 adult contestants. Jillian Michaels is also returning to The Biggest Loser family, as she joins returning trainers Bob Harper and Dolvett Quince.

Take a look at a preview of the new season and let us know what you think about The Biggest Loser.

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‘The Hobbit’ Continues Expected Box Office Journey With $32.9 Million

THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY (New Line Cinema, MGM, Mark Pokorny)

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’s momentum has not wavered, as the Peter Jackson directed epic remained atop the box office throne for a third straight week, taking in an estimated $32.9 million.

Headlined by Martin Freeman as unwitting hero Bilbo Baggins, The Hobbit has made $222.7 million domestically.  Rounding out the top five, in descending order, is Quentin Tarantino’s spaghetti Western homage Django Unchained (#2, $30.7 million), Les Miserables (#3, $28 million), the Billy Crystal/Bette Midler comedy Parental Guidance (#4, $14.8 million), and the disappointing Tom Cruise action mystery Jack Reacher.  Budgeted at $60 million, Jack Reacher has made a little over $44 million in its two weeks of release.

In the following audio clip, Martin Freeman explains Bilbo Baggins’ dilemma in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.  To hear Mr. Freeman, click on the media bar below:

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David Hasselhoff Still Known As Knight Rider And Loves It

3It’s hard to believe that it has been over thirty years since the beloved action series, Knight Rider, first aired on television. The series, centering around a crimefighter and his artificially intelligent supercar battling crime together, made its star, David Hasselhoff a household name. The show ran from 1982 to 1986 on NBC, and to this day, the reruns are popular all over the world. Reruns currently air on the G4 cable network. Hasselhoff told us that no matter where he goes, people still yell “Knight Rider!” when they see him.

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