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Jackie Chan eyes 'The Expendables 3'

Actor Jackie Chan at the 66th Annual Cannes

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Martial-arts star Jackie Chan is considering a role in "The Expendables 3," according to Deadline.com.

The site reports that Chan is one of several actors, along with Nicolas Cage, Milla Jovovich and Wesley Snipes, who are in "advanced negotiations" with Lionsgate, according to the studio's chief executive, Jon Feltheimer.

The film would be a departure for Chan, who...

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Grumpy Cat lands a movie deal

Grumpy Cat, real name Tardar Sauce, recently scored

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The Internet's grumpiest feline will soon become a movie star.

The Los Angeles Times reports viral sensation Grumpy Cat, a mixed breed from Arizona whose real name is Tardar Sauce, with a "D," will have a speaking role in a live-action film based on its life. Broken Road Productions (who backed Kevin James' 2009 comedy, "Paul Blart: Mall Cop," and Adam Sandler's most recent...

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Billy Joel answers Queens high schoolers' questions

Billy Joel speaks at a special master class

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Underage Justin Bieber hits NYC clubs, video shows

Justin Bieber performs during the 2013 Billboard Music

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The same day Usher defended his protege, Justin Bieber, on "Ellen," Bieber was spotted hitting up three Manhattan nightclubs in a matter of a few hours.

When Usher told Ellen DeGeneres people close to the 19-year-old pop star hope "he'll continue to just mature," he probably didn't mean hitting up 21-plus clubs as a teenager.

At least two of the three spots TMZ reports...

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A short film about Brian Eno

 

"The Visual Art of Brian Eno: Light and Time" is essentially a six-minute commercial for Eno's ongoing exhibit, "77 Million Paintings," currently on display at Manhattan's Cafe Rouge. It's part of a touring multimedia festival called the Red Bull Music Academy, which in turn is a massive branding scheme for the famous energy drink. (Do people still mix it...

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'Metallica Through the Never' trailer debuts

Metallica's Kirk Hammett, left, and James Hetfield perform

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The trailer for "Metallica Through the Never" is giving us a clearer idea of what this movie is going to be, and the answer seems to be: a very long rock video.

You'll see Dane DeHaan, the future "Spider-Man" star, as a Metallica roadie driving a van, and you'll also see him living through apocalyptic warfare while the band he works for indulges in arena-rock pyrotechnics....

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Mara Wilson offers Lindsay Lohan advice in '7 Reasons Child Stars Go Crazy'

Mara Wilson, at age 12, during a break

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With Lindsay Lohan in rehab for the sixth time and Amanda Bynes, well, acting like a very bizarre Amanda Bynes, their behavior raises many questions, probably chief among them:  How does this happen? Why do so many child stars seem to go off the deep end as they grow up?

Former child star Mara Wilson — best known for her roles as Robin William's adorable daughter in "Mrs. Doubtfire"...

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Mariah Carey swears, has wardrobe malfunction on 'GMA'

Mariah Carey, center, reacts as she holds up

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Watching Mariah Carey ramble on as a judge on "American Idol" was basically the highlight of my week, every week. And now that the season is over, the diva has given us all the wonderful gift of acting like a complete mess on morning television. YES.

Appearing on "Good Morning America" Friday to kick off  the show's summer concert series, Carey accidentally dropped...

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Hamptons International Film Festival's SummerDocs series 2013 announced

Darlene Love performs at the Rock and Roll

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The Hamptons International Film Festival has announced the initial lineup for its 5th annual SummerDocs series, which kicks off Saturday, June 15, with Morgan Neville’s "Twenty Feet From Stardom," about the lives of backup singers.

The screening will be hosted by Dick Cavett and will include a live performance from Darlene Love, who is featured in the film.

Alec Baldwin, one...

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Kim Kardashian's baby shower invitation: Super fancy

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West attend The Metropolitan

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The baby shower invite in "Bridesmaids" is the only invitation ever created that is more over-the-top than the one for Kim Kardashian's baby shower.

Baby Kimye's invitation may not include a live monarch butterfly, but it is equal parts mommy- and daddy-to-be, which is to say, super fancy — and everything you'd expect for a baby whose dad wears Givenchy skirts and whose mom refuses...

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