With the first-look deal becoming less and less popular, even big-name pic producers are finding studio love harder to hold onto amid a rockier Hollywood landscape. Universal is emblematic of the…
Debra Martin Chase
As TriStar rolls out "Sparkle" on more than 2,200 screens today, the specter of the late Whitney Houston looms large, due mostly to the circumstances surrounding her death in February.
Tuesday's world preem of TriStar's "Sparkle" belonged to Jordin Sparks and Whitney Houston.
"Sparkle" director Salim Akil has already cast Whitney Houston in Sony's music-themed drama, and now another Grammy winner has enlisted in the ensemble, as Cee-Lo Green has joined the cast along with…
"American Idol" winner Jordin Sparks and Mike Epps are set to star in Sony Pictures' remake of "Sparkle," while Whitney Houston is in negotiations.
Ian Ziering has signed on to join Nia Vardalos in Universal's untitled American Girl project.
Oscar wins by Jamie Foxx, Morgan Freeman and Clint Eastwood look like a blow to the chin of a couple of the biz's "isms" -- racism and ageism.
Aimed at femme grade schoolers, young teens and indulgent grandmothers, pic is too blandly insubstantial to expand its appeal beyond its target demographic. Even so, Disney stands a reasonably good…
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