Thursday News Round-Up (1 Feb)

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Thursday News Round-Up (1 Feb)

by Willow Green |
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American Idol misser-out turned Best Supporting Actress Oscar favourite Jennifer Hudson has this week accepted an offer to sing one of her numbers at the Academy Awards. It is of course one of the three tunes from Dreamgirls nominated for Best Song, "Love You I Do." Yoda was unavailable for comment, but is believed to be dead pissed off for not being asked first.


If ever there was a headline that almost said it all, it's this one. The Gere is Richard, the Lane is Diane, and their previous film together was Unfaithful. Now they've both signed on for Nights In Rodanthe, and this time they're a couple at the beginning of a relationship. According to Variety, Gere will play a doctor who is travelling with his estranged son, in an effort to get to know him better. Passing through a small town in North Carolina, he meets Lane's character, who is in an unhappy marriage, and has to decide who she wants to be with. Our breath isn't held just yet.


20th Century Fox has decided to release Night At The Museum on DVD just 13 weeks after it opened in cinemas. We're not sure if that's any kind of record, but cinema chains across the UK aren't happy, and have decided to pull the plug on the film, which was still generating decent box office. Fox have broken an unwritten 'law' of etiquette that studios should wait four months from opening weekend to release a title on home entertainment formats, by cutting that short three weeks. Consequently, if you want to see it on the big screen, you've got until the end of play tomorrow to do so in most multiplexes. After that, you'll have to wait until April 2nd to catch it on DVD.


One of the most on-again-off-again projects of recent years, Brideshead Revisited, is on again. This version, written by Andrew Davies and Jeremy Brock, is being produced by the team who are bringing you Becoming Jane very soon, and they have promised that they will shoot this spring. Sadly, it will star neither Paul Bettany nor Jennifer Connelley. A fiver says that James McAvoy turns up somewhere, though.

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