Banderas to play Picasso

Antonio Banderas will play Pablo Picasso in Carlos Saura's upcoming "33 dias" (33 Days), about the painter's emotional turmoil as he worked on masterpiece "Guernica."

"33 dias" refers to the time Picasso spent on the mural, which captured his reaction to the destruction of Basque town of Guernica in 1937 by the Nazi Luftwaffe during the Spanish Civil War.

New Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

The star of the upcoming comedy Wanderlust and former "Friends" Jennifer Aniston is set to be immortalized on Hollywood Blvd. on Wednesday, Feb. 22.

BAFTA Awards

"The Artist" was named the year's best film at the Orange British Academy Film Awards on Sunday, sweeping through the ceremony just as it is expected to do at the Academy Awards in two weeks.

The black-and-white silent film was also given awards for director Michel Hazanavicius and leading actor Jean Dujardin, and for its screenplay, music, cinematography and costume design by voters from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).

Billy Connolly joins The Hobbit

Looks like there’s going to be another beardy face to remember among Peter Jackson’s hirsute cast for The Hobbit, as Billy Connolly has just been cast as one of the film’s many Dwarves.

Connolly will play Dain Ironfoot, cousin to Richard Amitage’s Thorin Oakenshield, and one of the most fearsome warriors in Dwarvish history.

Peter Jackson has suggested that Connolly will be the final addition to The Hobbit’s cast, insisting that the Scotsman has made his ensemble complete.

Sony Pictures Animation - Hotel Transylvania

Hotel Transylvania Reveal's Cee Lo Green's Murray the Mummy

Sony Pictures Animation has posted a new piece of concept art from their upcoming Hotel Transylvania, featuring the character of Murray, a mummy that will be voiced by Cee Lo Green in the September 21st release.

Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky ("Samurai Jack," "Dexter's Laboratory"), the film is officially described as follows:

Al Pacino is back!

Clearly believing that Sly Stallone should not have the market cornered on older blokes doing action stuff, Al Pacino, Alan Arkin and Christopher Walken have all signed on to star in Stand Up Guys.

Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger left X-Factor

Paula Abdul is leaving Fox’s The X Factor. So is fellow judge Nicole Scherzinger. And so is host Steve Jones.

Sources near the show confirm all three stars will not return for X Factor‘s second season next fall, though Fox has only officially acknowledged the departure of Jones and Scherzinger. The stunning X Factor exodus marks a dramatic day of network reality show bloodletting.

18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Winners

Honored with individual awards were Viola Davis, Jean Dujardin, Christopher Plummer and Octavia Spencer for performances in motion pictures and Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Paul Giamatti, Jessica Lange, Betty White, and Kate Winslet for performances in television. Screen Actors Guild originated awards for the outstanding performances by a motion picture cast and by television drama and comedy ensembles.

The Amazing Spider-Man synopsis

Columbia Pictures has released the official synopsis for director Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man, opening in 3D, 2D and IMAX theaters on July 3.

This is how the studio describes the film:

Breaking Dawn - franchise's highest earner?

In their first announcement as heads of Lionsgate's motion picture group, Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger revealed that the fourth "Twilight" film has passed $700 million in worldwide grosses.

The duo said The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 1 will become the highest earner of the franchise so far, surpassing the $709.8 million worldwide cume from the third pic, "New Moon."

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