WILL 2012 BE THE BIGGEST SUMMER EVER FOR MOVIES?

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Here we are at the start of May, which usually means the start of the summer movie blockbusters.

But forget this summer and even next Summer’s movies. The summer of 2012 looks like it will be one of the biggest ever for movies.
Warner Bros. announced today that the sequel to The Dark Knight will be released in the Summer of 2012. Christopher Nolan returns to direct, which makes it a safe bet that Christian Bale will be back as well. But that’s not the only blockbuster set to be released in the Summer of 2012.  Stay tuned for Marvel Comic’s epic movie The Avengers which teams Iron Man, The Hulk, Thor and Captain America, the sequel to Star Trek (set to be released June 29, 2012) and the reboot of Spider-Man.
These hot movies slated for 2012 reminds us of the Summer of 2008, which brought us The Dark Knight, Iron Man, and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. We at Hollywoodoutbreak.com think the summer of 2012 will be one of the best summers in movie history.

“GHOST BUSTERS 3” JUST A RUMOR TO BILL MURRAY?

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It has been almost 20 years since the forgettable Ghost Busters II movie hit the big screen back in the Summer of 1989.  That movie was the sequel to the original Ghost Busters film, which was the second biggest movie of 1984.
Now, nearly two decades later, rumors of a third Ghost Busters film are circulating.  Original Ghost Busters star Harold Ramis recently told Hollywoodoutbreak.com that he and Dan Aykroyd are both on board to do the movie.  However, the movie’s third star, Bill Murray, says that he has no news on a third movie, and tells us that another sequel is just a rumor.  (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR BELOW TO HEAR BILL MURRAY)
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“ANCHORMAN 2” NOT HAPPENING

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According to MTV.com Anchorman 2, the sequel to the hugely successful 2004 comedy Anchorman starring Will Ferrell as a 1970s newscasterwill not happen.  Director/writer Adam McKay seemed upset when he told MTV.com,  “So bummed. Paramount basically passed on Anchorman 2…even after we cut our budget down.  We tried.”  Reportedly, Ferrell‘s Anchorman costars Steve Carell and Paul Rudd were even willing to take pay cuts.
 
Is this the start of a new era, where movie studios are actually going to watch what they spend and produce?  Let’s just say, don’t count on it. It probably has more to do with Ferrell‘s box office draw lately. The actor’s past few movies, Step Brothers, Semi-Pro, and the huge bomb, Land Of The Lost (although you can blame the studio as well for that box office disaster), were not exactly money makers.  Maybe the studio just didn’t consider Anchorman 2 a bankable investment.
 

“CELEBRITY APPRENTICE” SUMMER SANDERS FESSES UP ABOUT CYNDI LAUPER

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“I would rather eat an entire vat of Brussels Sprouts than to sit in the boardroom with The Donald.”

Is Summer Sanders a charmer or what? The Olympic athlete is all over the idea of participating in Celebrity Apprentice, but not quite as eager to take her lumps from Donald Trump after each challenge. “It was gnarly,” Sanders tells HollywoodOutbreak.com. And apparently the only thing lacking from that first meeting with Trump was a bare light bulb to agitate the celebrities participating.

“The first boardroom we felt like they had the heat on,” Sanders begins. “Not only did they have the air conditioning off, they had the heat on. We were all sweating so badly and we thought, ‘Oh my God, are they doing this on purpose?’ ”

Though they came to realize it was probably just their nerves, Sanders quickly understood that no matter what the intent, what we see on camera is in the producer’s hands. Like the big blowout last Sunday with Cyndi Lauper. It appeared as if Sanders and Holly Robinson-Peete were out for the singer’s blood. Not so says the swimmer. Sure they were rough, but no one is holding any grudges. And even though she’s project manager to both Peete and Lauper for a music related challenge this week, Sanders is convinced it’ll appear as though they’re still harping about the previous argument.

“ This episode I feel like I was a better project manager and I feel like my team – we were just clicking. It was a really good vibe,” she stresses. “And I’m sure…I’m sure they’re not going to show that. I’m sure they’ll go back to the whole Holly and Summer get Cyndi thing. But, in the end I had so much respect for Cyndi. She did such a great job on the show, but I’m sure they’ll show bits of frustration or eye rolling or something like that.”

And that’s what good TV is all about.

The Celebrity Apprentice airs Sunday nights, 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

By Mari Cartel

DOROTHY PROVINE DIES – RIP

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Actress Dorothy Provine, best known for her role as Milton Berle’s wife in the classic comedy It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World has died.

The news was just released, but the actress actually died April 25, from emphysema, her husband confirmed to the Associated Press and he added that there won’t be a funeral.

Her other credits include, That Darn Cat!, The Great Race, Never a Dull Moment and the TV series, The Roaring 20s.

Provine is survived by her husband of 43 years, Robert Day and her son, Robert Day as well as her sister, Susan Cameron.

Dorothy Provine was 75 years old.

Check out a scene featuring Provine in It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.