Angelina Jolie’s ‘Cleopatra’ Gets a New Director; ‘Dark Knight’ Director Christopher Nolan Finds His Next Film

Angelina Jolie‘s long-gestating movie about Cleopatra is saying goodbye to director David Fincher and hello to Ang Lee. The Life of Pi director is circling the epic biopic, which the filmmaker acknowledged in a recent interview is something outside his wheelhouse. “I’m about to read the script. It just feels right to me after all the other types of films I’ve done,” Lee told The Hollywood Reporter. “What does it have in common with any of them? They’re all totally different! That’s what makes this perfect.” Lee is expected to enter pre-production on the film once Awards season wraps. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Speaking of Life of Pi, the American Society of Cinematographers recently nominated Director of Photography Claudio Miranda for outstanding achievement in cinematography.

The DPs behind Anna Karenina, Les Miserables, Lincoln and Skyfall were also nominated. Expect many from this line-up to get a nod from Oscar. For the complete list of nominees, click here.

Ellen Page is going to get her Road Warrior on. The Juno actress is set to star in the small-scale post-apocalyptic drama Into the Forest. Based on the novel by Jean Hegland, the story focuses on two teenage sisters, living alone and way off the grid, struggling to go on in the wake of an off-screen collapse of society. Forest is still out to directors.  [Variety]

Another one of Spielberg’s projects is in the news, and it involves director Christopher Nolan. The man behind Warner Bros. successful Batman films will make Interstellar his next film. The film, written by Jonathan Nolan, centers on a team of astronauts who travel through a wormhole and must deal with complications stemming from time travel and alternate realities – which sounds perfect for the Inception director. Spielberg was previously attached to the film; no word yet if he will remain involved with the project in another capacity. Bottom line: Nolan going to space for his next film is not a bad thing. [The Hollywood Reporter]

And in more directors-leaving-movies news, talks have broken down with Drive helmer Nicolas Winding Refn to direct Denzel Washington in the action thriller The Equilizer. Refn was circling the adaptation of 1980s hit TV show in December, and it looked like a done deal, but the deal fell apart at the eleventh hour for unknown reasons. Sony Pictures is currently racing to find a replacement in time to shoot the film in May. Hey Equilizer? May we suggest Spielberg? He’s recently become free, just sayin’… [Deadline]

Which news story has you all excited – tell Celebuzz all about it on the comments. And watch our interview with director Ang Lee for Oscar-contender, Life of Pi!

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Did Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Get Married?

Have superstar couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie secretly tied-the-knot on the tropical island of Turks and Caicos?

The UK Telegraph newspaper is reporting that the world’s most famous couple exchanged vows before family and friends on Christmas Day.

A rep for the couple has not returned our request for comment.

The couple was reportedly staying at the fabulous Parrot Cay estate of American fashion designer Donna Karan.

Known as ‘The Sanctuary’, the estate consists of three secluded villas with three open-air pavilions and four swimming pools, which reportedly housed their six kids Pitt’s parents, Jane Pitt and William Pitt – plus his brother Doug Pitt and sister Julie Pitt.

The entire estate, styled in an Indonesian/African influences, sleeps a total of 22 people.

Pitt and Jolie — who got engaged in April 2012 after being together for seven years — were expected to get married later this year at their 35 room South of France estate Chateau Miraval.

But The Telegraph is speculating that the couple may have tried to fool the world’s press and hoards of paparazzi by actually getting hitched over the holidays.

There was recent speculation in In Touch magazine that Pitt, 49, and Jolie, 37, had picked-up wedding rings from celebrity jeweler Neil Lane recently.

And in November, Pitt indicated to reporters on the red carpet of the New York premiere for Killing Me Softly that the wedding was imminent.

He said: “The time is nigh. It’s soon. I got a good feeling about it.

“I’m getting more pressure from my kids and it is something I want to do within their lifetime, but I also feel like the time has come.”

The famous couple met on the set of Mr and Mrs Smith back in 2004 when he was still married to Jennifer Aniston.

After Pitt split from Aniston in January 2005, he officially started dating Jolie in April of that year after they were photographed on a secluded beach in Kenya with her adopted son Maddox.

Just three months later, the couple adopted Ethiopian daughter Zahara together before Jolie became pregnant with their first biological daughter Shiloh in January 2006.

They also adopted son Pax from Vietnam in March 2007, and Jolie gave birth to twins Knox and Viviennein France in July 2008.

If the couple has indeed wed, it will be the second marriage for Pitt — and third for Jolie.

Pitt previously married Aniston in Malibu in July 2000 while Jolie wed English actor Jonny Lee Miller in March 1996 before marrying actor Billy Bob Thornton in May 2000 with the couple splitting in 2002.

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Brad Pitt vs. Justin Theroux: Who Has the Hotter Body? (POLL & PHOTOS)

Justin Theroux looks like the mirror image of Jennifer Aniston’s ex-husband Brad Pitt when he peeled off his shirt while on a winter Mexican getaway.

The Mulholland Drive actor, 41, has been showing off his oiled, tanned and ripped torso this week to match Pitt’s infamous chest-bearing, pose playing Tyler Durden in the 1999 cult movie Fight Club.

Aniston, 43, is set to tie-the-knot with her successful actor-screenwriter fiance, while 47-year-old Pitt is also preparing to walk down the aisle with his longtime partner Angelina Jolie.

Both big-screen heartthrobs are devoted to staying in tip top shape through rigorous health and fitness regimens.

Theroux gets those rock-hard abs by doing 40 minutes of cardio a day as well as weights sessions and resistance exercises at the gym. He’s also an avid runner and breakdancer, too.

While father-of-six Pitt stays fit by going on active family vacations that include zip-lining and surfing, he’s known to maintain a low-carb, low-sugar diet to stay lean and trim.

What do you think … who has the hotter body Brad Pitt or Justin Theroux ? Let us know by clicking on our poll and leaving your comments below.

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Fact or Fiction? Is Tom Cruise Dating Again; Brad Pitt Covering Up an Angelina Jolie Sex Tape?

It’s that time of the week again, when the celebrity weeklies hit the newsstands. To separate what’s real and rumor, we turned to our friends at Gossip Cop for the 411 on this week’s most controversial stories.

Check out what we’ve learned about Ashton Kutcher and Mila KunisBrad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West and more of your favorite stars — after the jump.

Tom Cruise has a “secret girlfriend,” reports In Touch, which reveals she’s a 26-year-old restaurant manager named Cynthia Jorge. The mag adds they’ve been out a few times, and Cruise is “completely smitten” with her. For details of their “wild nights” together, and how “serious” the actor is about Jorge, see what Cruise’s own rep admits to Gossip Cop.

Brad Pitt wants to make sure “raunchy photos” and a “sex tape” from Angelina Jolie’s past “never see the light of day,” reveals the National Enquirer. The mag says “money is no object” to Pitt, who wants to “protect” Jolie’s wholesome “new image.” For when the video was made, and how much Pitt’s paying for it, go to Gossip Cop.

Kim Kardashian is being forced to choose between Kanye West and her mom Kris Jenner, who both want to “control her life and career,” reports OK! “Kim is stuck between a rock and a hard place,” says the magazine, which notes the conflict is “getting pretty nasty.” For whom Kardashian has decided to pick, log on to Gossip Cop.

As Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher’s “relationship has grown,” says Star, “so has Mila — to the tune of nearly 50 lbs.” The magazine reveals the actor is now unhappy Kunis “totally let herself go.” For what Kutcher said to his girlfriend about her weight gain, and how she surprisingly reacted, see what a Kunis insider spills to Gossip Cop.

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Lindsay Lohan’s so “cash-strapped,” she may embark on an “X-rated” career, reveals the National Enquirer. The mag says Lohan’s “desperate for money,” and might do a “porn video much like the one by Octomom.” For how many millions are being offered, and how close to a deal she is, see what a Lohan pal leaks to Gossip Cop.

 

Fact or Fiction? Is Tom Cruise Dating Again; Brad Pitt Covering Up an Angelina Jolie Sex Tape?

It’s that time of the week again, when the celebrity weeklies hit the newsstands. To separate what’s real and rumor, we turned to our friends at Gossip Cop for the 411 on this week’s most controversial stories.

Check out what we’ve learned about Ashton Kutcher and Mila KunisBrad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West and more of your favorite stars — after the jump.

Tom Cruise has a “secret girlfriend,” reports In Touch, which reveals she’s a 26-year-old restaurant manager named Cynthia Jorge. The mag adds they’ve been out a few times, and Cruise is “completely smitten” with her. For details of their “wild nights” together, and how “serious” the actor is about Jorge, see what Cruise’s own rep admits to Gossip Cop.

Brad Pitt wants to make sure “raunchy photos” and a “sex tape” from Angelina Jolie’s past “never see the light of day,” reveals the National Enquirer. The mag says “money is no object” to Pitt, who wants to “protect” Jolie’s wholesome “new image.” For when the video was made, and how much Pitt’s paying for it, go to Gossip Cop.

Kim Kardashian is being forced to choose between Kanye West and her mom Kris Jenner, who both want to “control her life and career,” reports OK! “Kim is stuck between a rock and a hard place,” says the magazine, which notes the conflict is “getting pretty nasty.” For whom Kardashian has decided to pick, log on to Gossip Cop.

As Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher’s “relationship has grown,” says Star, “so has Mila — to the tune of nearly 50 lbs.” The magazine reveals the actor is now unhappy Kunis “totally let herself go.” For what Kutcher said to his girlfriend about her weight gain, and how she surprisingly reacted, see what a Kunis insider spills to Gossip Cop.

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Lindsay Lohan’s so “cash-strapped,” she may embark on an “X-rated” career, reveals the National Enquirer. The mag says Lohan’s “desperate for money,” and might do a “porn video much like the one by Octomom.” For how many millions are being offered, and how close to a deal she is, see what a Lohan pal leaks to Gossip Cop.

 

Look Inside Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s Holiday Home Owned by Designer Donna Karan (PHOTOS)

Life’s a beach when you’re Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.

The Brangelina brood is reportedly staying at the serene Caribbean retreat of fashion designer Donna Karan in exotic Turks and Caicos for a holiday getaway.

The famous family is joined by 22 VIPs, including Pitt’s parents, brother, sister, and those closest to the couple for a big blowout New Year’s bash, according to the New York Post.

Karan’s stunning villa is located in the ultra-swanky island community of Parrot Cay and features a private white sand beach, infinity pool with black volcanic stone and an open-air screening room for watching movies.

The island abode, which was featured in Architectural Digest in 2009, is an interior decorator’s dream with three private villas separated by open-air pavilions and stained cedar walls throughout the exclusive property.

The Jolie-Pitt kids are bound to be enjoying some fun in the sun on the private beaches while their parents soak up the rays and catch up on their much-needed rest and relaxation in the very Zen atmosphere.

The happy couple of seven years has been engaged since April, but even though Pitt has popped the question he’s revealed that the twosome haven’t begun wedding preparations just yet.

“No plans yet. Other than, we’re gonna do it,” the big screen heartthrob told reporters at the Killing Them Softly London premiere in September.

One month later, Pitt was singing a different tune regarding their plans to walk down the aisle: “The time is nigh,” he said at the film’s NYC premiere. “It’s soon.”

Do you think Brangelina should get married in Turks and Caicos? Let us know below.  


Click through the gallery above to check out where Brangelina’s family is spending their holiday.

Hollywood’s Engagement Rings: Who Had the Best Bling in 2012? (POLL)

From colorful rings to traditional baubles, Hollywood’s brides-to-be made quite a sparkly statement in 2012.

The past 12 months have showcased a number of notable jewelry ranging from Blake Lively‘s light pink diamond ring, Halle Berry‘s emerald dazzler, and, most recently, Kelly Clarkson‘s canary diamond sparkler.

“It’s a yellow canary diamond with diamonds around it and Brandon designed it with Jonathan Arndt! They did an amazing job! I can’t wait to make Brandon’s ring with Jonathon as well!” Clarkson shared on her WhoSay account Saturday.

While many starlets opted for out-of-the-ordinary jewels, others kept it sweet and classic, like Angelina Jolie‘s custom-cut stunner from Brad Pitt and Avril Lavigne‘s 14-carat pear-shaped ring from Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger.

And with so many shapes and sizes to choose from, it’s no wonder why so many stars (and their hot fiancés) opt for the biggest and best engagement bling.

Who do you think had the best bling in 2012? Click through the gallery and then vote for your favorite!

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Katy Perry, Angelina Jolie and Bar Rafaeli: 100 Best Bikini Bodies of All Time (PHOTOS)

If there’s one thing that stands the test of time, it’s the bikini.

Year after year barely there swimwear has not only become a key essential for the beach, but a rite of passage.

Hollywood’s leading ladies have taken note and are showing off their best bikini bods for the world to see.

From Angelina Jolie’s killer curves to Katy Perry’s ample assets, Celebuzz collected the top 100 best bikini bodies of all time.

Megan Fox certainly knows how to work a two-piece. The This is 40 star looked sexier than ever showing off her six-pack abs while vacationing on the beach in Maui.

Another Hollywood hottie is George Clooney’s main squeeze, Stacy Keibler. The blonde’s insanely toned figure is something to be envious of and her ability to look stunning in a bikini is second to none.

Today’s ladies aren’t the only ones who can look amazing in revealing swimwear.

Sophia Loren, Betty Grable and Bo Derek have all been celebrated for their voluptuous physiques. It seems like curves, and cleavage-baring bathing suits, don’t ever go out of style.

Who is your favorite bikini babe? Sound off in the comments section below.

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30 Days of Giving & Receiving: Star Couple Gift Guide

Newlyweds Chris Lambton and Peyton Wright Lambton have been inspiring beautiful backyards across the country in their new HGTV series “Going Yard,” but for Celebuzz’s 30 Days of Giving & Receiving their tackling another kind of task.

What will star couples be gifting each other this holiday season? The Lambton’s have put together a list of gift picks best suited for five of Hollywood’s hottest couples.

The perfect gift for Brad Pitt to give Angelina Jolie? What might Jessica Simpson find under her tree this year?

LAUNCH THE GALLERY ABOVE TO FIND OUT.

Chris and Peyton’s HGTV series, Going Yard, will return with new episodes in 2013. For more info, check out hgtv.com.

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Stay tuned to Celebuzz as we continue to countdown to Christmas.

2012 Year in Review: Top 5 Funniest Celebrity Photo Bombs (VIDEO)

Celebrity photobombs, the gift that kept on giving in 2012.

From One Direction to Justin Timberlake, no star went unscathed in the art of photobombing these past 12 months.

Whether you laughed at Jack Black and Dustin Hoffman sneaking up behind a glamorous Angelina Jolie at the Cannes Film festival, or pondered with bewilderment at Lady Gaga‘s menacing stare down with Katy Perry  — there was no denying Hollywood’s sudden fascination (or, in some cases, participation) in jumping behind the camera for a candid moment.

But, despite the number of funny photos captured this year, there can only be five of the very best. Who exactly are they, you ask? Watch the video for Celebuzz’s countdown!

Which celeb had the funniest or oddest photobomb in 2012? Sound off in the comments!

Damon Lindelof No Longer ‘Prometheus 2′ Bound; ‘Warm Bodies’ Team Set to Tackle ‘Revoc’

With the holidays fast approaching, agents, managers, producers and performers alike are scraping together their final percentages, leaping aboard private planes and speeding away into 2013 in their souped-up Lambos. Which is all to say, they’re fleeing Hollywood like the place was on fire and leaving you without a fair bit of MovieBuzz.

The bastards.

 

That said, a few final deals closed this week with Summit Entertainment picking up the action pitch Revoc. The producing team behind the upcoming zombie comedy Warm Bodies will handle the post-alien invasion sci-fi tale described as being in the vein of District 9 or Moon. The pitch was offered up by Icelandic filmmaker Olaf de Fleur whose crime film City State is currently scheduled for a remake by 3:10 to Yuma and Wolverine director James Mangold. [Hollywood Reporter]

Next up, the first novel in Jennifer Nielsen’s Ascendance trilogy, The False Prince, has been picked up by Paramount. Game of Thrones’ story editor Bryan Cogman will adapt the story for the big-screen. The story of a boy chosen to pose as murdered royalty’s long-lost son, The False Prince weaves a tale of young-adult, high-fantasy espionage, perfect for a writer already spinning that same tale on HBO. [Hollywood Reporter]

Lastly, word comes down from our friends at Collider that Lost co-creater Damon Lindelof will not be scriping the sequel to Prometheus. Whether this is because the beautifully filmed and terribly plotted film received the brunt of its criticism for Lindelof’s script, or – as Lindelof claims – it’s simply not in his schedule is up for some debate. But Lindelof tells Collider:

“I’m usually very single-minded creatively. I can only be working on one thing at a time. So I said to [director Ridley Scott], ‘I really don’t think I could start working on this movie until I do this other stuff. And I don’t know when the other stuff is going to be done.’ And he was like, ‘Well, okay, it’s not like I asked you anyways.’” [Collider]

Sick Promethean burn, Ridley….

Watch the trailer for Warm Bodies, which is due out in early 2013. Which of these stories piques your interest the most, and why? Let us know in the comments section below!

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