Two-time Dancing with the Stars champion Julianne Hough doesn't have to shimmy for her supper in her latest movie role. Her leading-lady role in the latest Nicholas Sparks movie, Safe Haven, represents her first straight acting gig - no dancing or singing required! more »
Paul Giamatti, Billy Bob Thornton and Jacki Weaver Join JFK Drama; Josh Duhamel Eyes You're Not You: Biz Break
Also in Wednesday morning's round-up of news briefs, film critic/festival programmer Scott Foundas joins the Village Voice's publications; Gerard Butler eyes a WWII-era drama; and Bryan Singer is confirmed for X-Men.
After zooming to fame with TV's Las Vegas and the Transformers series (with the odd detour into Katherine Heigl rom-com territory), Josh Duhamel is coming full circle, in a way: The onetime All My Children soap star set to step into the next Nicholas Sparks romantic weepie, Safe Haven, opposite Footloose/Rock of Ages starlet Julianne Hough.
ABC released a cutesy trailer for the 2012 Academy Awards telecast that speaks loads to the youthful new direction the show's makers were going in when they brought Brett Ratner aboard, before his untimely exit; in a slick parody of globe-trotting Hollywood fare, two heroes are tasked with tracking down wizened Billy Crystal for hosting duties on the Big Night. Those heroes? None other than Transformers castmates Josh Duhamel and Megan Fox, because of course. Nothing says current like the girl who was the hottest thing on earth three years ago! Watch the trailer and see if it entices you with its "Hey kids, check us out!" hip comedy stylings.
The alleged greatest 3-D film ever made held its world premiere today in Moscow, where Michael Bay and his Transformers: Dark of the Moon cast swept into town to kick-off the Moscow International Film Festival. Hit the jump to ogle Shia LaBeouf, Tyrese Gibson, Josh Duhamel, John Malkovich, McDreamy himself, the guys from Linkin Park, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's sheer couture number on the red carpet.
Michael Bay's Transformers: Dark of the Moon promises some thrilling wingsuited, skydiving action, and in a new behind the scenes featurette you can learn more about the daring sky jumpers tapped to execute film's aerial stunts. Also: Paramount's released more pictures of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in peril and Shia LaBeouf sliding down a building, so happy Transformers Wednesday!
Michael Bay is on some next level business with the July sequel Transformers: Dark of the Moon, and I'm not even talking about 3-D. I'm talking about the squadron of stunt skydivers he enlisted for a sequence where Josh Duhamel leads a team of wingsuit-wearing soldiers into a Chicago battle zone from the air above.