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Elizabeth Banks has confirmed she has been cast in ‘The Hunger Games’. The 37-year-old actress – who has appeared in ‘The 40-year-old-Virgin’ and the ‘Spiderman’ films – revealed she will star as no-nonsense Effie Trinket in the film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ book trilogy. She hinted she had signed for the part via her twitter account when she wrote one of Effie’s most infamous lines, before finally confirming the role to her followers

Jason Sudeikis is set to present the 2011 MTV Movie Awards. The actor-and-comedian – who is set to star in movie ‘Horrible Bosses’ alongside Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman and Jamie Foxx this year – could be set to inject some serious comedy into the ceremony if his regular performances on ‘Saturday Night Live’ after anything to go by.

Anna Faris could be set for a role in ‘The Dictator’ alongside Sacha Baron Cohen. The ‘Scary Movie’ actress is reportedly in competition with Kristen Wiig and Gillian Jacobs for the female lead role in the movie, which will see ‘Borat’ and ‘Bruno’ director Larry Charles reuniting with Sacha for the production of the motion picture. Anna would be ideal for the part if her ‘Scary Movie’ performances are anything to go by, and she’s recently revealed comedy is for her.

Jayne Lynch will star alongside Sofia Vergara in the ‘Three Stooges’ movie. The ‘Glee’ actress – who plays Sue Sylvester in the Fox musical-comedy series, which also features Lea Michele and Dianna Agron – will also act alongside titular trio Chris Diamantopoulos, Will Sasso and Sean Hayes. ‘Role Models’ actress Jayne will play the Mother Superior of an orphanage who has been trying to get the trio adopted, but without success – and that’s not a surprise if Jayne’s character is anything like the outspoken cheerleading coach she plays in ‘Glee’

Javier Bardem is reportedly set to star in ‘The Dark Tower’. The ‘No Country For Old Men’ actor – who is believed to have beaten competition from Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig for the role – will play the part of gunslinger Roland Deschain in the movie adaptation of Stephen King’s book series of the same name. A source told ‘The New York Post’: “Bardem has signed on to the first movie and the miniseries, but the intention is that he will star in all the movies and each of the TV series.

Warren G is set to release an album tribute to Nate Dogg. The ‘I Got Love’ rapper Nate – who performed with Snoop Dogg and Eminem and recorded ‘Regulate’ with Warren – tragically died in March after suffering two strokes in recent years, and Warren is set to honor his name in the best way a rapper can. Warren – who has already released song ‘This Is Dedicated To You’, with proceeds set to go to Nate’s family – has revealed plans to release his tribute album in the summer, full of songs the pair recorded together that were never released.

Paul Walker has signed a deal to star in ‘Vehicle 19’. The ‘Into the Blue’ actor – who recently starred in ‘Fast Five’ alongside Vin Diesel and Jordana Brewster – will play the lead role in the movie, as well be the executive producer. Paul is set to play a traveler who accidentally leads himself into a world of corruption in a foreign country after picking up the wrong rental car

Arnold Schwarzenegger is reportedly being lined up for a ‘Terminator’ return. The ‘Predator’ actor could be set to star in the fifth movie of the franchise – which last produced 2009’s ‘Terminator Salvation’, starring Sam Worthington and Christian Bale – after it was reported Agency CAA are looking for a studio to purchase the movie’s rights, according to Deadline.com.

Red Hot Chilli Peppers are set to release their next album in August. Chad Smith – drummer for the American rockers, who also include vocalist Anthony Kiedis, bassist Flea and guitarist John Klinghoffer – revealed the LP, which is yet to be given a name, will come out in August. He told ‘Rock it Out Blog’: “It’s been going good

Jennifer Lopez has signed up to be in the next ‘Ice Age’ movie. The ‘The Back-Up Plan’ actress will voice the character of sabre-toothed tiger Shira in ‘Ice Age: Continental Drift’, the fourth film in the franchise, which is also set to star ‘The Hurt Locker’ actor Jeremy Renner and Denis Leary.

Johnny Depp could be starring in the remake of ’21 Jump Street’. The ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ actor – who played Officer Tom Hanson in the TV drama of ’21 Jump Street’ – is reportedly set to take up a cameo role in the movie, which will feature Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill and Ice Cube.

Foo Fighters, Eminem and Coldplay will headline the Lollapalooza festival this summer. Cee Lo Green, Muse and Deftones will also play at the alternative music event – which takes place in Chicago from August 5 to 7 this year – and what a sublime line-up there is to celebrate the festival’s 20th anniversary. Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell, who organised the attraction, said it’s “astounding” how the festival – which features a welcome mix of heavy metal, dance, punk and hip-hop acts – has evolved over the years

John Krasinski is reportedly in the frame to star in ‘Nobody Walks’. ‘The Office’ actor – whose next movie ‘Something Borrowed’ will see him star alongside Kate Hudson – is believed to be in talks along with actresses Rosemarie DeWitt and Olivia Thirlby for roles in ‘Nobody Walks’, Variety reports.

Kate Beckinsale could be set to star in ‘Total Recall’ after she was offered a role. The ‘Van Helsing’ actress reportedly beat competition from Eva Mendes, Eva Green, Rosario Dawson and Paula Patton to be given the chance to play Lori in the movie, which will be directed by Kate’s husband Len Wiseman and is set to feature Colin Farrell as lead character Douglas Quaid. Jessica Biel is also reported to have won the part of Melina in the movie, which starred Arnold Schwarzenegger as Douglas in the 1990 original

Rihanna has made chart history with her Britney Spears ‘S&M’ remix. The ‘Umbrella’ singer – who is set to team up with Beyonce for a track on the ‘Single Ladies’ crooner’s forthcoming album – has achieved her 10th number one hit in the US after she topped the Billboard Hot 100 charts with the rehashed song. Quite remarkably the Bajan beauty now holds the record for the shortest time between an artist’s first and 10th single, outdoing previous record-holder Mariah Carey

Denzel Washington is in demand by producers of ‘Flight’. It is no surprise the ‘American Gangster’ star has reportedly been lined up to be in yet another thriller movie – which is set to be directed by Robert Zemeckis – to play the part of a pilot who rescues his passengers when the engine fails in a plane he’s flying. But next up for the ‘Training Day’ film star is ‘Safe House’ – which features ‘Green Lantern’ actor Ryan Reynolds and is directed by David Guggenheim – where he plays a prisoner on the run in South America after his safe house is attacked.

A thick smoke engulfed the Ogden Theatre Tuesday night as Cypress Hill made their way onto the stage; not from smoke machines behind the scenes, but rather from the crowd of seven hundred bobbing heads as the rap group began their fourth 4/20 concert at the venue in Denver, CO.

Lindsay Lohan has signed a deal to be in ‘Gotti: Three Generations’ and ‘Mob Street’. The ‘Mean Girls’ actress – who will star alongside John Travolta in ‘Gotti: Three Generations’ – has agreed a two-year contract to be in the two movies, which will hopefully see her forget all her recent troubles and get back to being an actress. She said: “I’m really excited to be back on set and clear up all the misinterpretations about me and show this is what I love to do.” The film tells the story of the life of New York gangster John Gotti – who is played by Travolta – and Lindsay is set to act the part of his daughter Victoria Gotti, with Joe Pesci playing one of John’s Mafia deputies

You may not have heard of Kimberly Caldwell – Without Regret, released today, is her debut full-length – but you may get the sense that the singer sounds a bit familiar. That may be because Caldwell has released music before, but it may also be because the slick production and pop-smart songwriting has a lot […]

The Sheffield guys are back with a fresh-cut new album and are still very much rock steady and roll ready with their prestigious new material. They spoke to NME Magazine about the process and journey to completing their forth coming album “Suck It And See” and Alex Turner explained “After touring we pretty much started […]

James Franco has signed up to act in and produce ‘The Stare’. As well as the ‘Your Highness’ star, keep your eyes peeled for ‘Black Swan’ actress Winona Ryder in the movie – which will begin shooting on May 6 in New York – as she is set to play a playwright who is suffering from mental problems and tries to start a new production, which stars James’ character.