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Alex O'Loughlin May Bite into Jennifer Lopez Movie

Alex O’Loughlin

Sharpen those fangs, Moonlight fans, because Alex O'Loughlin is close to booking a new big-screen appearance.

The Aussie actor, who starred at Mick St. John on CBS' cult vampire hit, is in talks to play the male lead in Jennifer Lopez's Back-Up Plan, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Back-Up stars J.Lo as a woman who... read more

Green Means Go!: Fast & Furious Sets Records with $72.5 Mil Haul

Fast & Furious, the fourth installment of the Fast and the Furious franchise and the first follow-up reuniting all four stars of the 2001 original — Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez and Jordana Brewster — topped the box office with a $72.5 million opening weekend, 2009's best debut to date.

To achieve that honor, Fast & Furious shattered the $59.3 million mark set just last weekend by Monsters vs. Aliens, which dropped to second place this cycle with a $33.5 million haul.

Fast & Furious also set a record for ... read more

VIDEO: Meet the Cast of Monsters vs. Aliens

Seth Rogen stars in the No. 1 movie in America, Monsters vs. Aliens, along with heavy-hitters Reese Witherspoon, Kiefer Sutherland, Hugh Laurie, Will Arnett and Rainn Wilson. Check out TV Guide Network's chat with the hilarious cast and find out which actor likens his brainless blob of a character to Rush Limbaugh, and who would like to be considered for a role as the next Bond villain. Watch the video after the jump! read more

Brad Pitt Heads to Cannes for Inglourious Basterds

Brad Pitt

Last year, Brad Pitt attended Cannes to support wife Angelina Jolie's films, but this May, the actor hopes to win for his new Quentin Tarantino-directed film, Inglourious Basterds.

The World War II movie was invited to compete in the film festival, and will also be ready for its world premiere, Variety reported.

The film follows a band of Jewish-American soldiers trying to take down a group of Nazis ... read more

Star Trek Sequel Beams Up Lost Cocreator Lindelof

Star Trek

J.J. Abrams' Star Trek reboot won't be seen until May 8, but Paramount is already rounding up Abrams' sci-fi friends for the sequel.

Abrams' Lost cocreator Damon Lindelof will join Fringe producers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman — who penned the upcoming release — to write the screenplay for the follow-up, according to Variety. Abrams will return to produce the next installment, but no decision has been made about whether he'll also direct.

Lindelof said he hopes fans don't think he and his colleagues are getting ahead of themselves. "There's obviously a lot of hubris involved in signing on to write a sequel of a movie that hasn't even come out yet," he said. "But we're so excited about the first one that we wanted to proceed."

Kurtzman is eager to get fan reaction before deciding which way to go, but the trio hopes to deliver a script by Christmas for what could be a summer 2011 release.

Orzi and Kurtzman ... read more

Transformers 3 Likely to Land in 2011

Transformers

Look out, planet Earth: Transformers 3 has a tentative arrival date of July 1, 2011.

But don't rush to pre-pre-order tickets just yet. While Paramount secured the release date as an option, it's not an official announcement of the movie's green light, studio insiders tell Variety. A writer has yet to be hired, and there's no word on whether director Michael Bay or stars Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox would return for the franchise's third installment.

In the meantime, fans can still count on mass robotic destruction this summer: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen opens June 24.

Will you cross your fingers for a third Transformers?

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MacGyver Getting Rebuilt for Big Screen

MacGyver

Does MacGyver have all the right parts for a big-screen hit? New Line seems to think so.

The resourceful secret agent who favored brains over brawn is about to become a leading man in a movie adaptation of the classic ABC adventure series, says The Hollywood Reporter.

Raffaella De Laurentiis, daughter of Dino De Laurentiis, is producing alongside Martha De Laurentiis and original series creator Lee Zlotoff. The trio is currently in search of ...< br/> read more

Mickey Rourke Signs on for Iron Man 2

Mickey Rourke

Comeback kid Mickey Rourke has wrestled his way into two new projects.

The Golden Globe winner has signed on to play the Russian villain Whiplash in Iron Man 2, according to Variety. Rourke has been in consideration for the role for several months, but the deal took some fine-tuning after Marvel initially offered The Wrestler star only $250,000.

Rourke, who was recruited by Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr. during the awards-show circuit, met with director Jon Favreau and writer Justin Theroux to develop his character. Whiplash will include elements of the comic-book character of the same name, as well as Crimson Dynamo, another Russian evildoer.

Rourke will also ... read more

Mega Minute: Scoop on Prison Break's Big, Bad Mama and More

Now playing in this week's Mitovich Mega Minute:

• Will it be "happy to see me" when Prison Break's Michael and Linc reunite with their mother? New cast member Kathleen Quinlan shares a look at what's ahead when the series returns for its final episodes on April 17.

• Mickey Rourke, Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger and ... Buffy's Cordelia?! Get the scoop on Charisma Carpenter's latest role (and her hunky on-screen boyfriend!).

• So, who's really in charge of the Dollhouse? Joss Whedon elaborates on the latest twist.

Watch and discuss the new MMM after the jump. read more

Will Smith Seeks Ralph Macchio's Advice for Karate Kid Reboot

Ralph Macchio

Now that Will Smith is remaking The Karate Kid, he's seeking out the advice of Mr. Wax On himself, Ralph Macchio.

"I was somewhat expecting a call based on the fact that he's one of the biggest stars on the planet, but one the nicest guys at that power level you'll ever meet," Macchio told TVGuide.com about the phone call he received from Smith a couple weeks back. "We spoke about a bunch of stuff, mainly how he came from the perspective of respect and admiration for the original film, and how he wants to find his own angle in."

But this wasn't the first time the actors' paths had crossed. "It was funny because I remember Will auditioned for ... read more

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