Dozens turn out to be zombies

Alendra Harris, a 20-year-old theater major from Auburn, bought a plaid shirt at Goodwill, lit it on fire, smeared it with fake blood and rubbed it with dirt. She veined up her forehead with blue eyeliner, streaked flour, oil and food coloring on her hands and face, popped in red contacts and took nips off a bottle of red food dye outside the audition room Tuesday morning for "How to Kill a Zombie."

"Half-assed doesn't work," she said.

Michael Haneke's 'Amour' Wins Palme d'Or

Michael Haneke's quiet and emotional "Amour" has won the Palme d'Or at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, the Cannes jury announced on Sunday.

A favorite of Cannes viewers from the moment it debuted at the festival a week ago, "Amour" was considered one of the favorites for the Palme. Haneke won in 2009 for his previous film, "The White Ribbon"; this victory makes Haneke only the second director to win the top Cannes award for back-to-back films.

Cannes 2012: 'Aqui y Alla' Wins Critics Week Prize

Antonio Mendez Esparza's "Aqui y alla" has won the Grand Prize in the Critics Week section, which takes place simultaneously with the Cannes Film Festival. Organized by the French Syndicate of Cinema Critics, Critics Week is devoted to the up-and-coming directors' first and second films.

Aqui y alla"Aqui y alla" (left) centers on a man who returns to his village after years of working in the United States; according to the film's website, it is "a story about hope, and the memories and loss of what we leave behind."

Brad Pitt Talks Marrying Angelina Jolie

Sure, Brad Pitt may be at the Cannes Film Festival right now promoting his new movie Killing Them Softly, but, not surprisingly, it's his personal life that folks are really focused on.

Namely, his engagement and eventual marriage to fiancée Angelina Jolie.

"We truly have no date. We actually, really, truly have no date," Pitt told reporters at a press conference on Tuesday. "We're still hoping we figure out marriage equality in the States before that date," but added that the couple's engagement was "something that made sense."

Bullock And McCarthy Teaming Up

Almost twenty years ago, Sandra Bullock brought an amusing kind of charm to her role as law enforcer Lenina Huxley in the futuristic action movie Demolition Man. She also brought humor to her role as FBI agent Gracie Hart in Miss Congeniality years later. From what's being reported, it looks like the Blind Side star will be back in a badge and teaming up with fellow funny lady Melissa McCarthy for a comedy written by Katie Dippold and directed by Bridesmaids' Paul Feig.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan

Get ready for it: Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan romance time!

No, nothing like a real-life hookup (Mulligan is a married woman!), but…

The two apparently make quite the impressive lovebirds in Baz Luhrmann's upcoming 3-D retelling of The Great Gatsby.

Sources tell me that DiCaprio, 37, and Mulligan, 26 deliver with their chemistry.

"Oh, you can see it and feel it," one source reports.

Another says that it's pure romance. In other words, you'll find no Fifty Shades of Gatsby here.

Game of Thrones - Casting in Ireland

Game of Thrones gearing up to begin filming Season 3, looking for extras in Ireland

The Epic HBO Fantasy Series Game of Thrones is returning to Northern Ireland and Extras NI are currently casting for thousands of Extras to take part in the production which begins filming in July 2012.

We require people of all ages & all shapes & sizes, but this year we specifically need:
- with short length hair of every colour
- with shoulder length hair of every colour
- all hair lengths with and without good beards
- with short blonde hair
- with long dark hair & beards

The X Factor - new judges

The worst kept secret at Fox was made official at the network’s upfront presentation in New York today: Britney Spears and Demi Lovato will join The X Factor as judges in the fall.

Spears and Lovato joined fellow judges Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid on the Beacon Theatre stage very briefly but long enough to express their enthusiasm for their new high-profile gigs.

“I’m ready to find the true star,” gushed Spears, who wore a very tight and very short white dress for the occasion.

Django Unchained news

Django Unchained has suffered a double blow in the casting stakes, with both Kurt Russell and Sacha Baron Cohen dropping out of Quentin Tarantino's latest.

Russell is the second actor to leave the role of Ace Woody, having initially replaced Kevin Costner for the part. Costner had cited scheduling issues, but as yet, no reason has been given by Russell's camp for his departure.

Arnold Schwarzenegger is back!

Arnold Schwarzenegger is baaack .. in the action star game.

Continuing his bid to re-establish himself on the big screen after a stint as California's governor and a sex scandal, the "Terminator" star has signed on for the Open Road Films-disrtibuted action thriller "Ten," which will be directed by "Training Day," "S.W.A.T." and "U-571" writer David Ayer.

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