We won't be able to see the sequel "Angels & Demons" until May 15, but Columbia Pictures is already planning the third film in "The Da Vinci Code" franchise!
Dan Brown, author of the first two novels, announced that his third installment of the "Da Vinci Code" series is going to be called "The Lost Symbol" and will be published by Doubleday on September 15, 2009.
No word yet on the plot of the book, or if Tom Hanks and director Ron Howard are attached to the project. But really, making a "Da Vinci" code film without those two is quite pointless now, isn't it?
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"Milk" took home the top prize for best feature at the 20th Annual GLAAD Media Awards.
The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender community and the issues that affect their lives.
The film's Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black and AIDS activist Cleve Jones presented Bishop Gene Robinson with the Stephen F. Kolzak Award. Robinson is the first openly gay Bishop in the history of Episcopal church.
In the TV world, "Desperate Housewives" took the top prize for best comedy, while "Brothers & Sisters" won for best drama. Both shows are produced by ABC.
Meanwhile, she's no longer living on the D-List, Kathy Griffin was given the Vanguard Award for her support of the gay community. Yay!
And remember the FunnyorDie.com's "Prop 8: The Musical?" The funny bit was given special recognition, and it's totally deserving! If you haven't seen it, see for yourself
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Zac Efron's "17 Again" unseats Miley Cyrus' "Hannah Montana the Movie" as the weekend's box-office champ! "17 Again" made $24.1 million, making it the No. 1 film in North America! Meanwhile, "Hannah Montana" fell to No. 4 with $12.7 million.
Efron joins the likes of Kevin James ("Paul Blart: Mall Cop"), Liam Neeson ("Taken"), Tyler Perry ("Madea Goes to Jail"), and Cyrus in changing the rules in Hollywood on who should take the box-office crown.
Meanwhile, Russell Crowe and Ben Affleck must settle for No. 2. Their flick, "State of Play," took in $14.1 million. But apparently, Universal Pictures is happy with its modest outcome.
Another new release, Lionsgate's actioner, "Crank: High Voltage" failed to match "Fast & Furious'" stellar box-office power. The Jason Statham sequel only made $6.5 million debuting at No. 6.
Here's the complete Top 10 box-office films for weekend of April 17:
1. "17 Again" $24.1 million
2. "State of Play" $14.1 million
3. "Monsters vs. Aliens" $12.9 million
4. "Hannah Montana the Movie" $12.7 million
5. "Fast & Furious" $12.2 million
6. "Crank: High Voltage" $6.5 million
7. "Observe and Report" $4.1 million
8. "Knowing" $3.6 million
9. "I Love You Man" $3.4 million
10. "The Haunting in Connecticut" $3.1 million
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This may sound like an April fool's joke, but the folks behind "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" just hired producer/rapper Sean "Diddy" Combs to appear in the spinoff to the comedy "Forgetting Sarah Marshall."
Producer Judd Apatow and director Nicholas Stoller are titling the spinoff, "Get Him to the Greek" and will co-star "Marshall's" scene-stealer Russell Brand. Elisabeth Moss, Rose Byrne, and Jonah Hill are also set to co-star.
I've never looked at Combs as a comedian, nor a good actor (except for his turn in 2001's "Monster's Ball"), so I was scratching my head. But according to The Hollywood Reporter, the film is going to be about:
In the film, Combs plays the role of "Sergio," an executive who owns a record label. Moss will play Daphne Binks, the girlfriend of Aaron Greenberg (played by Hill), while Brand plays an out-of-control rocker named Aldous Snow. Byrne will play Jackie Q, a scandal-ridden pop star and Snow's character's newest love interest.
Oh, so Combs is going to play a record label executive! What a stretch
"Get Him to the Greek" is scheduled to be released April 2010.
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I visited The Filipino Channel last Friday and I had a blast! What's The Filipino Channel you may ask? Here's what Wikipedia says:
The Filipino Channel (TFC) is an international Filipino broadcasting service owned by the ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation. The network is currently available in North America, Australia, Middle East, Asia Pacific, and Europe. It has more than 2 million subscribers in these regions. The channel is targeted towards Overseas Filipino and their families in the Philippines. The network airs a 24-hour lineup of shows produced by ABS-CBN, and is also backed by several other international direct-to-home services, branded under the TFC Direct name.
Otherwise known as TFC, one of its more popular programs is Balitang America, their long-running nightly newscast featuring the fantastic Gel Santos-Relos. Yours truly is featured there every Friday (check your local listing).
So last Friday, I visited TFC and I had a blast! I was live talking about "17 Again" and let me tell ya, I was welcomed by the TFC family with open arms and hearts.
Here's me getting ready for my hit.
Here's the beautiful Gel Santos-Relos, Balitang America's main anchor.
With their EP, Eric Pugeda, and the News Diva, Miss Ging Reyes.
With the TFC gang!
Goofing off with the TFC gang, the "jump"
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