First look at Shrek Forever After

According to USA Today, the once-upon-a-time spoofing that began with 2001’s Shrek will conclude when Shrek Forever After, the fourth computer-animated comic adventure starring the hygiene-challenged ogre — and the first in 3-D — arrives May 21. A trailer premieres Dec. 18 at showings of Avatar. The first photo from the movie, featuring Shrek and Rumpelstiltskin, can be seen above.

“All that was loved about Shrek in the first film is brought to the final film,” promises Bill Damaschke, head of creative production at DreamWorks. Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy and Cameron Diaz are back as the voices of Shrek, sidekick Donkey and ogress wife Fiona.

The premise is the Brothers Grimm meet It’s a Wonderful Life:

After rescuing a princess, getting hitched and fathering triplets, Shrek is feeling over-domesticated. “He has lost his roar,” says director Mike Mitchell. “It used to send villagers running away in terror. Now they run to him and ask him to sign their pitchforks and torches.” To regain his ogre mojo, he strikes a deal with Rumpelstiltskin, the wee troublemaker who popped up briefly in Shrek 2 and 3.

Though certain websites wrongly, and somewhat bizarrely, list Paul McCartney as the voice of the vile schemer, it is actually non-Beatle Walt Dohrn, the film’s head of story, who does the honors.

Of course, the pact goes awry and Shrek must confront what life would be like in Far Far Away if he had never existed. That translates into Donkey being forced into cart-pulling duty, fat and lazy Puss in Boots trading his sword for a pink bow and the underhanded Rumpelstiltskin ruling the kingdom.

No Shrek outing would be complete without new characters, and there are a bunch. Comedians Kathy Griffin and Kristin Schaal are witches who hunt ogres. On the side of good is an underground resistance group led by Jon Hamm of Mad Men. “He is the best-looking ogre you’ve ever seen,” Mitchell says.

Is this great news or what?!

Nov 25, 2009
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Knight & Day suspended after injuries

Filming has been suspended on Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz’s new movie Knight And Day after two people were injured when seven bulls escaped the set onto the streets of Spain.

The animals, which were being used to recreate scenes from the country’s annual Pamplona bull run, fled onto the streets of Cadiz until they were recaptured approximately 40 minutes later. Two women were slightly hurt during the stampede, according to local police and officials, leading the mayor’s office to call off shooting until safety procedures are re-evaluated.

A spokesperson for the mayor of Cadiz says, “Nothing will be filmed in Cadiz until we have a new plan that guarantees the safety of local residents.” Producer Calle Cruzada insists he did not know how the bulls managed to escape.

But the incident will further the fears of an anti-bullfighting organisation, whose members have pleaded with Cruise and Diaz to pull out of the movie. Cas International released a statement last week (beg16Nov09), that read, “Apart from the fact that bulls are abused for this movie, we also fear that after seeing this movie, even more American and other tourists will participate in the bull runs in Pamplona and elsewhere in Spain.”

Cruise and Diaz were due to fly to Spain to start filming their scenes next weekend (28-29).

Source: WENN

Nov 23, 2009
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On the Set of Knight & Day – Nov 19

Two days ago, on November 19, Cameron Diaz was spotted on the set of Knight & Day in Salzburg, Austria. They filmed the scene in front of house for Mozart. Cami will reportedly stay in Salzburg to shoot the movie from November 19 to November 26. Check out 63 photos from the set in the gallery. Enjoy!


Nov 21, 2009
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The Box New York premiere

I have – insert finally – added the pictures from the New York premiere of The Box! It was held on November 4 at the AMC Lincoln Square in NYC. Cami looked gorgeous as she posed for photos next to James Marsden and Richard Kelly. Check out lots of pictures by clicking on the preview below, as per usual.

Nov 21, 2009
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Cameron & Tom talk Knight and Day

A couple of nights ago, Cameron Diaz and Tom Cruise appeared in a special segment on Entertainment Tonight, talking about next year’s action/comedy/adventure movie Knight and Day. The clip has gone online, and you can all check it out at ETonline.com or below! So excited to see Cameron return to an action-comedy, aren’t you?

Nov 13, 2009
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Cameron Diaz on Sesame Street

As previously announced, Cameron Diaz will appear on this season of Sesame Street. A preview of her segment has become available online, so be sure to check it out! It has Cami talking about trees with the muppet Grover. Watch it below!

Nov 8, 2009
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Box office report: The Box

As most of you know, The Box opened across the US on Friday. It was met by mixed reviews – some loved it, some hated it – and delivered $7.9 million at The Box office (see what I just did there?). I, myself, haven’t seen it yet (it isn’t released where I live quite yet) but I’m really excited to do so. To those of you who have seen it – Was it good? Was it bad? Express your opinion by leaving a comment!

Pictures from the premiere of the movie is coming up soon! Stay tuned.

Nov 8, 2009
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