1: Superman villain not a comic book fan
Michael Shannon, who will be playing Superman’s archenemy General Zod in next year’s Man of Steel, is fully aware of the huge fanboy following that Clark Kent has but says he is not a fan of the whole culture surrounding superheroes.
“Me, personally, I’m not a huge fan. I can’t even read comic books. I don’t know which panel to look at next. I hardly ever know what any of the characters are talking about. So, no, I am not one of them. But there are a lot of them. They’re out there. And they really want to talk to me about this movie,” he said. (latimes
)2: Haywire star had never heard of director Soderbergh
Gina Carano, star of new action film Haywire, has revealed that she had never heard of director Steven Soderbergh before he had contacted her about starring in his new movie. (nypost
)3: Movies being made into TV shows
A host of popular films are being made into TV series including Star Wars, The Transporter, Romancing the Stone and Goodfellas. Could a transition from the big to small screen work for these titles? An expansion on the Goodfellas story line is definitely intriguing. (newsinfilm
)4: Expendables 2 will be PG-13
The Expendables 2 is to be given a PG-13 rating because Chuck Norris says so. The veteran action-movie star said that he would not appear in the sequel if it was not suitable for younger audience members. He said: “In Expendables 2, there was a lot of vulgar dialogue in the screenplay. For this reason, many young people wouldn't be able to watch this.
“But I don't play in movies like this. Due to that I said I won't be a part of that if the hardcore language is not erased. Producers accepted my conditions and the movie will be classified in the category of PG-13.” And Sylvester Stallone has confirmed the rumour. (empireonline
)5: DMX to reunite with Ruff Ryders
Rap supremo DMX has announced that he is getting back together with his rap crew Ruff Ryders and that a reunion tour is already in the planning stages. (TMZ
)6: Adele clears up rumours about boyfriend
Adele has spoken out about her relationship to her boyfriend amid rumours that he is still married. The 23-year-old singer is going out with Simon Konecki (36) and issued the statement on her website after it had been reported that he was still in the process of divorcing his ex.
She wrote: "This is the first and last time I will comment on the details of my relationship with Simon. Contrary to reports and headlines in the press today, Simon is divorced and has been for four years. Everyone in our lives separately and together wish us nothing but the best, and vice versa. These are the facts. Take care and see you all in February xx." (independent
)7: Desperately Tired Housewives
Felicity Huffman, who plays under pressure mom and wife Lynette on Desperate Housewives, has revealed that she has got so old that her and her co-stars fall asleep on the couch in between takes.
She said: “Of course now we're so old that in between takes we fall asleep on the couch. I'm not kidding. They keep taking pictures of us every day asleep on the couch." (RTE