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Gerard Butler

Film ‘Phantom’ Gerard Butler Almost Shot & Killed By Blank on Movie Set >>

‘Phantom of the Opera; film actor Gerard Butler was really close to being on next year’s In Memoriam at the Oscar ceremonies. Butler recently revealed that he was nearly shot and killed by a blank bullet on the set of this ‘Olympus has Fallen’ sequel, ‘London Has Fallen.’

'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child'

JK Rowling Confirms ‘Harry Potter & the Cursed Child’ Play will Not Become a Movie, But Will Become a Book >>

J.K. Rowling may have broken a few hearts when she broke the news on Twitter this week that 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' will not be made into a movie. However, the upcoming London stage play will be made into a book. The new was recently revealed that the script will be printed as a book. We have also recently gotten a look at the cast list as well as the first cast photo. Check the report below for a run down of all the latest information.

'Dance Moms' Maddie Ziegler

New ‘Dance Moms’ Episodes: Maddie Ziegler Returns [DANCE AND CHAT] >>

'Dance Moms' is back tonight with two new episode. First off we have the "Dance & Chat" edition of last week’s episode where Maddie Ziegler returns after taking time off to film a movie. The dance drama also continues into the 9:00 p.m. hour with a never before seen episode. Check the report below to see what is in store for the ladies of the Abby Lee Dance Company, tonight.

Meg DeAngelis

YouTube Casts Meg DeAngelis in Original New 'Dance Camp' Movie >>

It seems that YouTube is series about jumping into the ring with the likes of Netflix and Amazon with its new $10 a month premium service, Red. Instead of relying on homegrown stars to come up with the own content, YouTube is now manufacturing content itself -- like Meg DeAngelis' new movie with Nadji Jeter, Dance Camp. Although she herself has no real background in dance, the current YouTube celebrity recently explained that the opportunity to star in one of the site's first project's was just too good to pass up.

Abby Lee Miller and Maddie Ziegler

Sia's Maddie Ziegler Leaves 'Dance Moms' after Season 6 >>

It would seem that Maddie Ziegler is officially leaving her reality TV gig, Dance Moms, for bigger and better things. According to the latest gossip news updates, the 13-year-old star of three of Sia's music video's is quitting the show that helped make her famous to continuing working with the singer as an actress in her first movie. Meanwhile, Ziegler's former reality TV tutor, Abby Lee Miller's reputation for being less than kind has the 49-year-old reality star on the defensive. Miller recently explained that she is dedicated to shaping children's talent as dancers -- not building them up into thinking they are someone special.

Hateful Eight

Hateful Eight Review: Does This New Film Live Up To Expectations? >>

Quentin Tarantino is back with his new bloody, brutal, whodoneit, westernish film the Hateful Eight. There is no dispute that Tarantino is a master filmmaker, however, this is not his best written work. The film is a hodge podge of other films I have seen before, equipped with enough violence and racial epithets to make your head spin. I can admit Tarantino has handled violence and race pretty well in his previous films, but here I just left the theater somewhat unsatisfied and annoyed.

Fifty Shades of Grey

'50 Shades of Grey' Score by Danny Elfman Released >>

Who knew that classical music could be so sexy? 'The Nightmare Before Christmas's' and 'American Hustle's' Danny Elfman did, of course. Four-time Oscar nominee and Grammy- and Emmy Award-winner Elfman’s original score album for the hit book-to-movie franchise 'Fifty Shades of Grey' has been released for purchase.

The Little Prince

The Gorgeous New Trailer for 'The Little Prince' Movie Has Been Released >>

The beautiful French movie trailer for "Le Petite Prince" — or "The Little Prince," as English speaking audiences know it — has been released. "The Little Prince," written by Antoine de Saint-Exupery in 1943, is one of the most-read and most-translated books in the French language as well as one of the best-selling books of all time. "The Little Prince" is the beloved story about a little boy with a lot of imagination. He grows up to be a pilot and, after a crash in the Sahara Desert, meets a little boy who he calls “the little prince.” The new trailer has offered a 21st-century take on the timeless tale. A studious girl discovers the story of the "The Little Prince" through an older neighbor. This gentleman is none other than the pilot from the tale itself. French speakers at "Vulture" have provided a translation for the trailer.: Old Man: Oh, oh! I'm here! Up here! [He waves.] Good evening! Little Girl: [Reading] Once upon a time, a little prince who needed a friend? Old Man: I've flown almost everywhere in the world, until something miraculous happened. Little Prince: Please, draw me a sheep. Old Man: I've always wanted to find someone to share my story with, but I think this world has become too grown-up ... It's only the beginning of the story! The director is Mark Osborne, who helmed 2008’s "Kung Fu Panda." That movie employed a similar style of animation, one vivid with bright colors, whimsical textures and a surprisingly tactile depth — a fitting aesthetic for "The Little Prince's" surreal, dreamlike narrative. The English trailer has not yet been released, but the movie is will feature voicework from Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams and James Franco. The film will be released in 2015.

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