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'Magic Mike' Sequel Release Date Announced

This is the news that lots of women have been waiting for! It has been announced that Magic Mike XXL, a sequel to the 2012 film, will be released in theaters on July 3rd, 2015. The sequel will see the guys going on a road trip.

Channing Tatum, who is co-writing the movie, recently spoke to MTV about the sequel. “We want to have real, like reality in it, but we don't want to make like some dark drama. There was some darkness in the last movie and I think it surprised people and shocked people. This one, we want to have a lot of conflict and a lot of struggle, but we also want there to be a shit ton of fun,” Tatum said.

As far as which of the guys will be back for the sequel Tatum said, “I think everyone's gonna be back, I think, and obviously nobody's deals are done.”

Since the director of the first film, Steven Soderbergh, has since retired from directing, Greg Jacobs will step in to helm the movie.

INDUSTRY NEWS
Beyonce and Jay-Z Prepping For A Joint Summer Tour

Mrs. Carter may soon be joined onstage by Mr. Carter. Several sources are hinting that Beyonce and Jay-Z are preparing for a joint summer tour. Billboard's reigning power couple is expected to perform 20 shows across the US beginning in late June. It's also being reported they may perform in NYC on July 4th.

Beyonce and Jay have collaborated on a string of hits together. The dynamic duo began their professional relationship with Jay's "03 Bonnie & Clyde" and Beyonce's "Crazy in Love." Most recently, their talent and love for each other was shown with the production of the hit single, "Drunk in Love." However, this will be the first time the two have ever officially toured together.

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'Gone Girl' Trailer Starring Ben Affleck Released



The trailer for the upcoming film Gone Girl, starring Ben Affleck as Nick Dunne, has been released. The approximately 90 second trailer show Affleck as he searches for his missing wife, Amy, played by Rosamund Pike. Things then take a turn for the worse as Nick is accused of being a suspect in Amy’s disappearance by the media and authorities.

Although there is hardly any dialogue throughout the trailer, Affleck can be heard in a voiceover saying, “I did not kill my wife” and “I am not a murderer.” The trailer also features a cover of Charles Aznavour’s song “She” by Richard Butler of the Psychedelic Furs.

The film is based on the 2012 novel by Gillian Flynn and is directed by David Fincher, who previously directed The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Social Network. Gone Girl will be released in theaters on October 3rd.

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Oprah Makes Pharrell Williams Cry


It’s become somewhat of an overused cliché recently, but Pharrell Williams is genuinely happy. The singer/songwriter/producer sat down with Oprah and expressed how he feels about success of "Happy" and what it means to him. He even shed a few tears during his interview on Oprah Prime.

"Zero air-play, nothing. And the next thing you know, we put the video on November 21st and all of a sudden - boom. I mean, when I say boom, I mean boooooom.

Oprah then showed Pharrell a montage of people around the world singing their version of the Academy Award nominated song. Emotions took over and he began to cry.

CELEB SPOTTINGS
Scott Eastwood Shirtless at Coachella

Coachella blasted off this past weekend and the internet was instantly abuzz with the hottest fashions, shows, and celeb sightings from the festival grounds. Among the latter was a spotting of the very pretty Scott Eastwood, who was seen with a group of friends partying it up at the Heineken House at Coachella.

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MTV Movie Awards Recap and Winners List

The 2014 MTV Movie Awards, hosted by Conan O’Brien, was held last night at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Let’s take a look back at some of the most talked about moments from the show as well as the full list of winners.

Show Opening/Conan’s Monologue: The show opened with O’Brien wanting to get 50 celebrities to make cameo appearances. He achieved his goal with a wide range of celebrities including Lupita Nyong’o, Adam Sandler, the cast of The Big Bang Theory, Taylor Swift, Andy Samberg, Mindy Kaling and even Grumpy Cat. During his monologue, O’Brien showed the audience some Vine videos of the movies nominated for Movie of the Year and also created a new category, Best Kiss Fight, which included Will Arnett and O’Brien fighting and throwing kisses at each other.

CELEB SPOTTINGS
"Girls" Actress Jemima Kirke Spotted in Miami

Just last night, actress Jemima Kirke, who plays Jessa on HBO’s smash hit series Girls, was spotted out and about in Miami with her mother, International Socialite Lorraine Kirke. The two were seen at Perfecto Gastrobar.

Kirke enjoyed the marinated tomato tartare, roasted chicken croquettes, and angel hair seafood paella, and refused to pose for photographs, insisting that she “looked awful,” having come straight from a dip in the pool with her mom.

The duo also partook in the Catalan cream for dessert.

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#NationalSiblingDay: Top Ten Celebrity Siblings

Today is National Siblings Day , and if you were lucky enough to have a built-in-best-friend growing up, you're in good company! Take a look at these celebs being cute and loving, then send your brother/sister some real life love!

*The Hemsworth Brothers*

You recognize Liam as the baby-faced brunette Gale from The Hunger Games, and Chris as the bearded lightning tempered Thor, but it would be a crime to forget about Luke, who is a TV actor in the boys’ home country of Australia.

TV TALK
Stephen Colbert to Replace David Letterman for Late Show Host

Earlier today, CBS put out a statement to announce Stephen Colbert as their choice in successor for David Letterman. The news follows a week of rumor and speculation upon Letterman’s announcement of retirement after hosting 22 years of the Late Show. His retirement is just one in a series of recent late night talk show upheavals, with Jimmy Fallon replacing Jay Leno on the Tonight Show, and Seth Meyers taking over hosting duties for Late Night. Though Colbert’s selection to replace the face behind Letterman’s iconic desk may come as more of a surprise.

INDUSTRY NEWS
Sources Report Celebrities Are Being Paid to Attend Coachella


Being famous has its perks, sure. But when does the line between cult of celebrity and human advertisement begin to blur?

It appears that some stars have already begun to cross this line.

Recently, The Daily News reported that a number of celebrities were being paid to attend Coachella, the California music festival. Among them, the anonymous source reported, were Lea Michele and Aaron Paul. The two would be compensated by Lacoste, the clothing company, which offered Michele $20,000 to sport their products to the festival. Paul was reportedly offered $15,000.

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Amy Poehler, Tina Fey Reuniting for New Movie

Amy Poehler is in final negotiations to star alongside Tina Fey in the comedy The Nest. The movie is set to be released by Universal who also behind their 2008 movie Baby Mama.

Poehler and Fey will be playing sisters who decide that before selling their parent’s house that they need to throw one last big party in it.

The movie will be directed by Jason Moore who also directed Pitch Perfect, and was written by Saturday Night Live writer Paula Pell.

Seeing as how funny these two ladies have been while hosting the Golden Globes the past two years, this movie is sure to be just as entertaining.