Sunday, July 26, 2009

July 26, 2009: James Cameron's epic, Octumom's reality and Star War's concert news

Director James Cameron showed 25 minutes of his 3-D movie "Avatar" at the Comic-Con in San Diego. "Pretty breathtaking," said Silas Lesnick for Cameron said he would show a 15-minute clip for free on Aug. 21 in "as many" IMAX and 3-D theaters as "we can get our hands on."

After directing "Spider-Man 4," Sam Raimi will direct a movie based on the video game "World of Warcraft," Variety reported. The game features elves, humans, dwarves, orcs, trolls and the undead.

James Cameron

Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen’s work on their new fashion lines has led to their being invited to join the prestigious Council of Fashion Designers of America.

Baseball player Alex Rodriguez saw a big dent in his car, which made him angry — and he became even angrier when he found out girlfriend-actress Kate Hudson’s assistant was responsible for the dent, but Hudson was trying to hide it from him, reported.

Bow Wow canceled his concert scheduled for Aug. 22 at the Pageant, Kevin C. Johnson reported at

Mariah Carey has delayed the release of her album "Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel" to Sept. 15.

Octuplet mother Nadya Suleman has signed agreements for each of her 14 children to earn $250 a day to star in a reality television show. The contracts guarantee the children will earn about $250,000 over three years.

Singer LeAnn Rimes and husband, Dean Sheremet, separated. The actor she has been having an affair with, Eddie Cibrian, was left by his wife three days earlier.

The jam band Phish created a three-day festival in Indio, Calif., on Oct. 30 through Nov. 1. Their band will play eight sets over three days. Phish will cover another band’s album in its entirety during a show. Tickets will cost $199 and will go on sale Monday.

"Star Wars: In Concert" is a multimedia extravaganza that has wowed London. It features music from John Williams’ scores to the six "Star Wars" movies, performed by a symphony orchestra and choir and accompanied by footage from the movies on a three-story high-definition screen and narration by Anthony Daniels, who played C-3PO. Tour dates for October have been announced, and include Los Angeles, Seattle, Phoenix and Tulsa, Okla. Tulsa?


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