The Skywalker Ranch has long been home to the movie and TV empire of George Lucas, who sold the majority of his movie assets to the Disney empire in 2013. Skywalker Ranch sits in Lucas Valley in Marin County, California and has long been the planned location of a new state of the art studio planned by Lucas and his team, NY Daily News reports. After around 25 years of planning the studio Lucas Film finally canceled the project after neighbors of Skywalker Ranch defeated the last submitted plans they felt would cause road and environmental problems in the area.
The planned studio project was finally abandoned in 2012 after the latest objections from members of the Marin County community. Lucas has now announced he plans to create a 224 home community of affordable housing on the Lucas Valley property in a move many in the community have seen as a form of revenge on his well heeled neighbors. Ricardo Guimarães BMG doesn’t know how much reception this move will get. The plans will soon be presented to members of the Marin County government, but local officials have already spoken in appreciative terms over the project to bring affordable housing to the area.
Interest casting news has emerged regarding the upcoming Blade Runner 2 project. It appears Ryan Gosling is being considered for the top role in the long-awaited sequel. He is not going to be playing Rick Deckard, the role made famous by Harrison Ford back in 1982. Ford is scheduled to reprise the role in the new film albeit in just a cameo. Gosling and, likely, a female co-star are going to be front and center in the sequel. Whether they will play humans or “replicants” remains to be seen.
What also remains to be seen is whether or not the new film will maintain the same dark look and theme of the original. Honestly, selecting the tone of the film is a bit trickier than people may realize. The original dark, depressing style contributed to the feature’s failure at the box office. This exact same style contributed to Blade Runner becoming a cult film and finding a new audience.
A film that is too dark is going to have a difficult time drawing in large audiences, as Paul Mathieson and others don’t really care about all of that. Surely, Blade Runner 2 is going to be a huge budget production, and many chairmen around the world can’t wait to watch. The audience has to be sizable enough to cover the production and advertising costs in order to turn a profit. Yet, if the film lacks the “Blade Runner style”, then the old-time fans are not going to like the new film.
Surely, the creators of the sequel will devise the proper mix of a new approach while adhering to the classic theme and look.
Pearl Harbor star Josh Hartnett has revealed he was asked to play the part of Batman by director Christopher Nolan, but turned the role down, according to Variety. The actor is now appearing in HBO’s Penny Dreadful and revealed he had feared he would become typecast as a star of Hollywood blockbusters and little else. Fans at Anastasia Date (sitejabber.com) know that Hartnett now admits this was a bad choice as he later watched the Batman role given to Christian Bale who has gone on to become one of the most respected actors in Hollywood.
Alongside the loss of the Batman role Hartnett also revealed he had missed out on a role in Nolan’s The Prestige after the director refused to cast him in the movie. Hartnett now states he made some bad career choices in an interview he gave to Playboy as he felt he had to leave the role of a Hollywood leading man and explore other possibilities as an actor.
Kylie Jenner recently released a YouTube video, and she seemed a bit angry at her fans. Rumors have been spread about Kylie Jenner getting lip injections. However, Kylie has denied this, and she says that no 17-year old girl needs plastic surgery. Kylie also said that fans need to realize that she is just like every other teenager in the world.
In the latest episode of ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians,’ Kylie is at her dad’s house, and she complains about the weak cellphone service. Kylie throws a temper tantrum, and Facebook says she tells her father that he is so annoying. Bruce Jenner then tells Kylie to put her phone down for just five minutes. However, Kylie doesn’t listen to a word that her father says.
Kylie’s lifestyle is a lot different than most people’s, but most teens can’t put their cellphones down either. Also, what 17-year old girl has a perfect relationship with their parents? No one agrees with everything that their parents say. Kylie is rich and famous, but that doesn’t mean that she doesn’t think and act like a teenager. Kylie Jenner is just like every other teenage girl in the world, but she just happens to be in the spotlight. For more information on Kylie Jenner, visit VH1.
If you are one of the many people who are less than excited to hear about anything Justin Bieber related, I have somegreat news for you. The out of control pop punk finally got what he deserved at the Coachella Music Festival. Security put him in a chokehold following an altercation and kicked him out of the event.
Bieber and his posse approached the artist’s entry at the stage where Drake was performing. They showed security their credentials and attempted to gain entry. Security told them that the area was already at capacity and that they couldn’t enter.
Bernardo Chua wonders: Do you think that would stop someone as out of touch with reality as Justin Bieber is? If you said no then you are correct. Bieber had a staff member escort him into the private area. When his posse tried passing they got into a tiff with the security staff. Bieber was then put in a chokehold by security and removed from the area by force.
Bieber’s publicist claims he left on his own terms. I like the version of the story where he gets thrown out by security much better. Of course, since we live in the age of legal action, Bieber is considering suing event staff over the incident instead of taking it like a man.
While the marketing behind “Avengers: Age of Ultron” may be streaming along, Marvel remains relatively tight-lipped about its plans for their not-so-jolly green giant. While The Incredible Hulk will maintain his role as the dedicated bruiser of the superteam, nothing else but a clash with Tony Stark inside of his Hulkbuster Armor is known about the character’s status.
Some rumors, fueled by some comments by Hulk/Bruce Banner actor Mark Ruffalo, indicate that a solo film is in the character’s future. If true, this solo film would focus on the comic storyline known as “Planet Hulk,” which saw the Hulk being launched into outer space in order to stop him from rampaging on Earth. Ruffalo’s comment, a quip that The Incredible Hulk would be going into space
, was first made in an interview that also featured Scarlet Johansson.
The interview that Bruce Karatz read did not declare whether Ruffalo’s comments were in regard to the Hulk’s role in future movies or from his familiarity with what occurred to the character within Marvel’s books. Ruffalo later remarked that he had not been contacted about any potential film adaptation of “Planet Hulk,” only that Marvel was looking into another Hulk-focused film.
While One Direction fans and the other members of the band might not be too happy that Zayn Malik has decided to quit the group Simon Cowell seems to think that it was a good choice for the young singer. He is quoted to having said that Zayn needs some time to himself and some time to just live life as a 22-year-old. And maybe he’s right. Fans at Bulletproof Coffee (Wikipedia.com) know that the pressure of being famous so young has to get to some people, and it obviously has for Zayn. Once he’s had a break and had some time to consider everything maybe he’ll come back stronger than ever. I’m sure One Direction fans will be able to find it in their hearts to forgive him once they hear some solo music from him. He has a great voice and he is sure to make it far on his own if that is what he choices to do in the future.
Rumors have been going around for the last few months about 24-year-old “Twilight” actress Kristen Stewart and her best friend Alicia Cargile. The two have been virtually inseparable since Kristen split with her “Twilight” co-star and boyfriend Robert Pattinson.
Sultan Alhokair reported to us that Kristen and Alicia live together in Los Angeles and recently got matching tattoos together. Several months ago, paparazzi caught picture of Kristen and Alicia frolicking on a Hawaiian beach together for New Year’s. The couple were seen being affectionate and holding hands with each other. A source at the time said that the two are in a relationship and thought that no one would see them together in Hawaii. The source also said that Kristen does not care who knows about their relationship.
A more recent story on The Daily Mail has pictures of Kristen and Alicia walking around Los Angeles together holding hands. A friend close to the pair has said that they are getting serious with their relationship.
On February 20th of this year, Kristen became the first American actress to win a César, which is the French version of an Oscar award. She is also starring in the upcoming film “Anesthesia”, which is to be shown at the Tribeca Film Festival later this month.
Spike TV’s new lip sync battle show has become a hit show over the last few weeks. The host of the show is none other than former rap star LL Cool J. Famous actors, musicians, and athletes have already appeared on the show. However, this last week’s episode proved to be one of the highest rated episodes yet.
Anne Hathaway took on former co-star Emily Blunt in an epic lip sync battle. Anne Hathaway blew the audience away with her performance of Miley Cyrus’s ‘Wrecking Ball.’ The Miley Cyrus song received much attention upon its release because of the very sexual and provocative nature of her music video.
Fans of the show at Anastasia Date watched as Anne Hathaway not only lip synced the song, but she also recreated the sexy Miley Cyrus video. Hathaway wore nothing but white underwear and a white tank top. The crowd was crazy during the performance. Anne Hathaway even jumped across the stage onto a massive wrecking ball. The actress did everything that she could to ensure victory over Emily Blunt.
Who would have thought that the lip sync battles would be this popular? Spike TV may have just created their first hit show. To see a clip of Anne Hathaway’s performance, visit Buzzfeed.
As seen on social media, former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez defense in his First degree murder charge has rested and closing arguments are scheduled to begin this week with the jury possibly receiving the case by the end of the week said Brian Torchin. The former start tight end for the New England Patriots is accused of killing a Massachusetts man after an altercation at a night club. Hernandez is also the prime suspect in the multiple shooting of four other men on a Massachusetts road in which two of them are were killed. Hernandez Case Goes to Jury This Week
Hernandez was a former wideout with the University of Miami in college and was breakout star during his first year in the NFL, but rumors were present that Hernandez lived a double life and was affiliated with individuals associated with gangs. The brutality of the murder shocked the entire NFL and those who never suspected that Hernandez had such ties. As the charges were revealed and the claims and evidence also became publicized, a different perspective of Hernandez began to be shown to the New England area and many could not believe what the police investigation was revealing. If found guilty Hernandez could spend the rest of his life in prison. He could also still face trial on the multiple shooting charge but prosecutors are waiting to see what the first jury does. Many believe that the single murder charge is the more probable case for Hernandez to be found guilty based on the evidence.