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Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts together!

January 12, 2006 18:34 IST

Tom Hanks and Julia RobertsAmerica's Sweetheart JuliaRoberts andForrest Gump Tom Hanks are reportedly going to star ina film together.

According to Variety magazine, Roberts istoying with theidea offeaturinginCharlie Wilson's War, a dramasettostar Hanks. The project is a joint venture of Hanks' productionhouse Playtone and Universal Pictures.

Mike Nicholsissetto direct Aaron Sorkin's fact-based script. The film is based on the book by George Crile and tells the story ofarogue Texas congressman (Hanks) who leads the chargeto providecovertfunding to Afghan rebelsfightingagainstthe SovietUnion.Roberts will most likely playJoanne Herring,a Texas socialite.

Kate BeckinsaleKate Beckinsale swears to stay away from epics!

British actress Kate Beckinsalehas sworntostay away from big-budget projects, after her recent epicsPearl Harbour and Van Helsing completely failed toarouse critics' interest.

Beckinsale,whogot her big breakinPearlHarbour,was disappointedatthe critics' response to theblockbuster,but admitsthatit was inevitable that people wouldripthefilm apart, as it arrived at the box office after such intensive media hype. 'We hadn't even startedshooting andpeople were saying nasty things. That's because itwasthe most expensive movie ever green-lit,' Contactmusic quoted her as saying.

OfVanHelsing, she said, 'Well, what are you goingtodo,it wasn'texactlySpartacus, was it? But it was also oneofthose
movies where people spent a lot of money in quite an ostentatious way, so the knives were already out.'

Michael JacksonMJ in yet another child molestation soup

Michael Jackson is in trouble with the law again.

Thekingofpopis reportedly facingnewchargesofchild molestation,aftera20-year old filed acivillawsuitin Octoberin Californiaclaimingthesingerassaultedhim occassionallybetween the ages of two to 14, forced him tohave plastic surgery and stole his musical ideas.

'It is alleged that my client was present atMichaelJackson's residencesandother places from the age of two to 14andwas molested many times over the course of those years,' Femalefirst quoted Michael Mattern, a lawyer for the unnamed man, as saying.'Thereisalso an allegation that my client came upwithsong ideas, lyrics and melodies which were used by Mr Jackson inhis records and made an awful lot of money,' he added.

Matternfurtheradded that his client wasalso'subjectedto unnecessary cosmetic procedures.'

'I have photos of my client with these red lips just like you see on Mr Jackson and a big old cleft chin which he didn'thave previously,' he said. The case is scheduled to be heard in Orange County next month. Meanwhile, no comments from Jackson's lawyers have beenreceived yet.

EminemEminem to tie the knot with ex-wife

Rap superstar Eminem andhisex-wife KimberlyAnneMathers,better known as Kim, have reportedly applied for a marriage license in Macomb County, Michigan. The application appears to support the rapper's announcement to a Detroitradiostationlast month that he was attempting to reconcile by marrying his daughter's mother, whom he divorcedin 2001, reports E!Online quoting the Detroit Free Press.

Rumoursarecirculatingthat the weddingwilltakeplaceon Saturday, but Eminem's camp hasn't released any details yet. However,under Michigan law, the license is valid for30days, whichgivesthecouple ample time to decideonthedate.

BeyonceBeyonce is ready to walk down the aisle!

Bootylicious singer Beyonce Knowlesis reportedlytoyingwiththe idea of tying the knot with her longtime boyfriend Jay-Z.

Thesingerhas revealed that her sisterSolange'smatrimonial bliss prompted her to think about getting married. 'Idon'tknow when I'll want to get married. Ineverpictured myselfas a bride. But after my sister's wedding, Ididstart thinkingaboutwhat kind of wedding I'd want. I don'tthinkI want a big one,' she was quoted by ratethemusic, as saying.

Knowlesevenadmittedthatshe has alreadythoughtofher bridesmaids, and zeroed in on her former bandmates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.

Although marriage is on her mind, Beyonce is certain she does not want to start a family right away. 'I didn'twanttobe inthedeliveryroom(forSolange's birth)but I was moved by the experience, so it didn't make me notwantto have kids.I babysat for my nephew lastweekand it's not as glamorous as it looks,' she added.


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