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George Clooney is set to star in and direct a new film, The Ides of March. The film, based on Beau Willimon’s play Farragut North, centers on a primary race for the Democratic presidential nominee.

Clooney will play Governor Morris, a candidate in the race. Ryan Gosling (Half Nelson), Marisa Tomei (The Wrestler), Philip Seymour Hoffman (Capote), Evan Rachel Wood (Across the Universe) and Paul Giamatti (Sideways) will round out the star-studded cast.


Director Judd Apatow has been lying low since his third directorial feature, Funny People, hit theaters last year. That is, he has been lying low until now. Universal Studios has announced that Apatow’s next film will be released on June 1, 2012.

The Canon S95 is pushing the boundaries of what a pocket-sized digital camera can do. This small camera is surprisingly powerful, packing quite the punch with 10 MP images in a compact size. Canon S95 reviews have been overwhelmingly positive, thanks to the sleek design, clear 3-inch LCD for image viewing and the plethora of features to make even amateur photographers shoot like pros. You can find the lowest price on a Canon S95 right here.

Christopher Nolan, the director of the latest incarnation of Batman movies, has revealed that the next Batman film will be titled The Dark Knight Rises, and that the film will not feature the Riddler as the main villain. Looks like sales of Riddler costumes will likely plummet this Halloween. In addition, Nolan noted that The Dark Knight Rises would be refreshingly 3D free, a sign that Warner Bros. doesn’t want to follow the retro trend sweeping across Hollywood.

Top Gun is cited by some as the defining performance of Tom Cruise’s career, and is recognized by countless others as an extremely entertaining film. So it’s not surprise that upon the announcement that Top Gun 2 is in the works, searches for a Top Gun 2 trailer have skyrocketed. Although no Top Gun 2 trailer has appeared, there’s a reason for that – Top Gun 2 hasn’t even been written yet.

Have you heard about the time traveler caught on film? If you thought the iPhone was ahead of its time, then check out this apparent cell phone user in 1928. In the time traveler caught on film video below, you can see a devoted Charlie Chaplin fan pointing out a bizarre occurrence in the 1928 Chaplin film, The Circus – a woman that looks to be using a cell phone.

It’s been a bad couple of weeks for celebrities – the latest to pass is Lisa Blount, who is perhaps best known for her stirring portrayal of Lynette Pomeroy in An Officer and a Gentleman. Blount is believed to have died Monday, although her body was not found until Wednesday, as her husband was out of town. She was 53.

First Napster fell, and now a court has ordered a LimeWire shutdown. The popular file-sharing software has been under fire for years due to the potential for copyright infringement through illegal filesharing, and now it looks as though it will come to an end. A New York judge ordered the LimeWire shutdown today, citing that LimeWire “intentionally encouraged direct infringement” and “marketed itself to…known copyright infringers.”

Charlie Sheen’s public struggles continued early this morning, as he was hospitalized following a 2 a.m. furniture-throwing incident at The Plaza Hotel in New York. Although Charlie Sheen “appeared highly intoxicated,” he cooperated with police and was not charged with a crime.

Are you “on that Four Loko”? If you don’t recognize that phrase, probably not. Four Loko is a highly controversial but wildly popular beverage that combines alcohol and caffeine into one unmatched, but dangerous, buzz. Four Loko is, essentially, the only kind of drink that would make you utter something as stupid as, “I’m on that Four Loko.” After coming under heavy fire since its inception, Ramapo College has taken a major step – Four Loko is banned from campus.

Megamind isn’t one of the many Pixar movies, but it looks a lot like it. This Paramount-produced film has the look, feel and humor of Pixar movies, which suggests that it could be a blockbuster, and might be a good sign that Paramount will be able to compete in this cash cow of a genre in the future.

Everyone looks for different ways to save money, and saving on your grocery bill is a big one. Making food from scratch is a great way to save on your food bill. Did you know you can get a minimum of three different recipes from just one small pumpkin?

Gregory Isaacs, known for his smooth, distinctive reggae sound, died after a year-long battle with liver cancer. He was 59. Isaacs passed at his home in London surrounded by family.

One of the hottest new movies is Hereafter, starring Matt Damon and directed by Clint Eastwood. The film, which opens today, focuses on the different ways in which the concept of mortality can haunt people. Matt Damon stars as George, who has a bizarre, special connection to the afterlife and he eventually crosses paths with a French journalist rattled by a near-death experience and a little boy who is asking life’s biggest questions after a death.

Looking for a Hereafter movie review but don’t want to spend more time reading than you would watching the film? You’re in luck – check out the Hereafter review video below to get all the details in just three minutes! The consensus at Bloginity is that Hereafter is a solid movie and is worth the price of admission (especially if you grab some of those cookie dough bites as well).

Was Zach Galifianakis a fan of Oksana Grigorieva? Or just not a fan of Mel Gibson? You decide. Either way, it seems that star Zach Galifianakis may have been responsible for pulling the plug on Gibson’s appearance in the Hangover 2.

O’Spada has a poppy, upbeat sound, but this band is a lot different from your average pop act. Unlike most of the manufactured musical acts dominating the airwaves today, O’Spada packs an intense level of passion into each song, and the difference is obvious.

Ari Up, who led the innovative British punk band the Slits, died Wednesday at 48. According to John Lydon of the Sex Pistols, Ari Up – real name Arianna Forster – had been battling a serious illness for some time.