Johnny Depp named People Magazine’s sexiest man alive!

“Pirates of the Caribbean” super star Johnny Depp was named People magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” for the second time, Reuters is reporting.

“Whether it’s onscreen in roles like Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise or at home with his family on their private Bahamian island, the 46-year-old father of two with 25 years in show business still reigns as Hollywood’s most irresistible iconoclast,” People said in a statement.

Depp will next be seen in Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland” which opens in March of 2010. He is also the executive producer and star of “Rum Diaries” which will open next year.

People Magazine hits news stands Friday.

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ABC Daytime promotes “NINE” by naming the Top Nine General Hospital Moments of 2009

ABC Daytime is joining ABC and Disney in their efforts to support and promote the upcoming movie musical “NINE”. Throughout the month of December, All My Children, One Life To Live and General Hospital will incorporate “NINE” into their show’s story lines.  To kick off the celebration, the shows have  begun counting down the Top Nine moments of 2009 for every soap. Check out part 1 of the Top Nine One Life To Live Moments of 2009 below.  “NINE” stars Daniel-Day Lewis, Kate Hudson, Penelope Cruz, Judi Dench,  Marion Cotillard and Nicole Kidman and is directed by Rob Marshall. The film will be released on Christmas Day.

Top Nine General Hospital Moments of 2009 Part 1:

To find out more: General Hospital

ABC Daytime promotes “NINE” by naming the Top Nine One Life To Live moments of 2009.

ABC Daytime is joining ABC and Disney in their efforts to support and promote the upcoming movie musical “NINE”. Throughout the month of December, All My Children, One Life To Live and General Hospital will incorporate “NINE” into their show’s story lines.  To kick off the celebration, the shows have  begun counting down the Top NINE moments of 2009 for every soap. Check out part 1 of the Top NINE One Life To Live Moments of 2009 below.  “NINE” stars Daniel-Day Lewis, Kate Hudson, Penelope Cruz, Judi Dench,  Marion Cotillard and Nicole Kidman and is directed by Rob Marshall. The film will be released on Christmas Day.

Top NINE One Life To Live Moments of 2009 Part 1:

To find out more, visit: One Life To Live

ABC Daytime promotes “NINE” by naming the Top Nine “All My Children” moments of 2009

ABC Daytime is joining ABC, Disney and the Weinstein Co. in their efforts to support and promote the upcoming movie musical “NINE”. Throughout the month of December, All My Children, One Life To Live and General Hospital will incorporate “NINE” into their show’s story lines.  To kick off the celebration, the shows have  begun counting down the Top Nine moments of 2009 for every soap. Check out part 1 of the Top NINE All My Children Moments of 2009 below.  “NINE” stars Daniel-Day Lewis, Kate Hudson, Penelope Cruz, Judi Dench, Marion Cotillard and Nicole Kidman and is directed by Rob Marshall. The film will be released on Christmas Day.

Top Nine All My Children Moments of 2009 Part 1:

To find out more, visit: All My Children

The Music of ‘Twilight Saga: New Moon’ discussed at Film and TV Music Conference

twilight-new-moon-soundtrack-album-art-400x400The Billboard/Hollywood Reporter Film and TV Music Conference was held at the Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. Panels were  devoted to the music of the Twilight Series. The upcoming feature “Twilight Saga: New Moon” and it’s soundtrack was discussed. The soundtrack is currently #1 on the Billboard Chart.

In attendance at the first panel were the film’s Music Supervisor Alexandra Patsavas and Livia Tortella from Atlantic Records. They shared their premise behind choosing the music for the film. Every song was specifically written for the movie. The two note that this movie feels more male oriented than the last one which seemed to make it easier for the music team to make song and band selections this time around. Bands from around the world, pitched material to the film’s director, Chris Weitz,  and Summit Entertainment, before the final song selection was chosen.  The result is a collection of songs that Patsavas feels could all easily go together. “You could easily attend a Lollapalooza-like music concert and see all of these artists on the same bill”, Patsavas said.

What also sets this soundtrack apart from others is that every song in the movie is on the soundtrack, which is rare. Many radio stations are already treating the soundtrack as a concept album and are playing it from straight through from beginning to end. The soundtrack features the music of Death Cab For Cutie, Thom Yorke, Anya Marina and more. After having a song on the first soundtrack,  one sought after artist’ s work will not be included this time around, the film’s star, Robert Pattinson, who plays Edward.  Patasavas notes that he didn’t want a second track. He’s a private artist and music is his hobby so he declined a chance to put a song on “New Moon”. Summit definitely wants to feature his music on future soundtracks should he change his mind.  They will ask him again when selecting music for the next film,  “Eclipse” and  hopes that he reconsiders.

The clever marketing  and cross-promotion campaign that was instrumental in the success of the first Twilight

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Death Cab For Cutie's "Meet Me On The Equinox" appears on The Twight Saga: New Moon Sountrack (Photo: tickettalk.com)

film, will repeat again. Some of the bands whose music is featured on the soundtrack and cast members from the film will be heading out on tour at Hot Topic locations and various sites across the country. Headlining the tour’s opening date will be  Death Cab for Cutie, who has the first single off of “New Moon”, “Meet Me On The Equinox.”

Tour Schedule:

The New Moon tour will kick off  in Los Angeles at the Hollywood & Highland mall, with  performances by Death Cab For Cutie, Band of Skulls, Sea Wolf and Anya Marina, as well as a Q&A session with some of the cast members.

Official dates and locations of the Twilight Saga: New Moon Talent Tour are as follows:

11/06 Hollywood – Hollywood & Highland Hot Topic (feat. Death Cab For Cutie, Band of Skulls, Sea Wolf, Anya Marina)
11/10 Chicago – Fox Valley Mall (Anya Marina)
11/10 Philadelphia – Cherry Hill Mall (Hurricane Bells)
11/11 Minneapolis – Mall of America (Anya Marina)
11/12 Boston – Natick Collection (Hurricane Bells)
11/12 Seattle – Westfield Southcenter (Anya Marina)
11/14 Salt Lake City – Fashion Place (Anya Marina)

“Twilight: New Moon” opens Friday, November 20. The original movie “Twilight” will be re-released in theaters for one  day only on the 19th, as way for film goers to see both films on the big screen again and to create even more excitement for the new film.

Hollywood Fest Honors Julianne Moore, Zachary Quinto, and Bradley Cooper

hollywood_film_festivalThe 13th Annual Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Awards, presented by Starz, are pleased to announce honorees who will be recognized for their outstanding achievements at the festival’s Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony.

Academy Award winners Robert Deniro and Hilary Swank will be honored with the “Hollywood Actor Award” and “Hollywood Actress Award” respectivealy. Academy Award-nominated actress Julianne Moore will be honored with the “Hollywood Supporting Actress Award,”  and Christopher Waltz will receive the “Hollywood Supporting Actor Award”. Actor Bradley Cooper will receive the “Hollywood Comedy Award,” producer Ryan Kavanaugh will get the “Hollywood Producer Award,” and actress Shohreh Aghdashloo, actress Melanie Lynskey, actor Paul Schneider, and actor Zachary Quinto will be honored with the Hollywood Spotlight Awards.

The gala ceremony will take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills on October 26, 2009.

DeNiro has won two Academy Awards for “The Godfather:Part II” and “Raging Bull”. He has appeared in numerous films, including “Cape Fear”, “Taxi Driver”, “Meet The Parents”, and “Goodfellas.”

Swank has won two Academy Awards for “Boys Don’t Cry” and “Million Dollar Baby.” She can currently be seen in “Amelia.”

Moore is the ninth person in Academy history to receive two acting Oscar(r) nominations in the same year — for her performances in “Far From Heaven” and “The Hours”. She has also appeared in “The End of the Affair” and “Boogie Nights.”

Waltz starred in “Inglourious Basterds” and will be seen in the upcoming “Green Hornet.”

Cooper was recently seen in the summer blockbuster comedy “The Hangover.” He will star in the upcoming “New York, I Love You” and “Valentine’s Day” in 2010.

Kavanaugh heads Relativity. Relativity is a media and entertainment company engaged in creating, financing and distributing first class, studio quality entertainment content and intellectual property across multiple platforms, as well as making strategic partnerships with, and opportunistic investments in, entertainment-related companies and assets. As a producer, Kavanaugh’s films include: “Brothers,” “Dear John,” “The Spy Next Door,” and “Nine.”

Aghdashloo earned an Academy Award nomination for “House of Sand and Fog.” She will be seen in the upcoming “In Northwood.”

Lynskey appeared in “Heavenly Creatures” and can be seen in “The Informant,” and in the upcoming “Up in the Air.”

Quinto appeared in “Star Trek,” and television’s Heroes on NBC.

For more information please go to http://www.HollywoodFestival.com

Members of ‘Twilight:New Moon’ Cast To Appear at Nordstrom

twilight_new_moon_poster_0509 Nordstrom and Summit  Entertainment invite Twilight fans to take advantage of a special opportunity to meet select cast members of  The Twilight Saga: New Moon at select Nordstrom stores.  The cast appearances are being held to celebrate the highly-anticipated November 20 release of the second movie in Summit’s Twilight film saga.  Nordstrom launched an exclusive clothing and jewelry collection inspired by the mood and spirit of the film in early October.
Customers can visit nordstrom.com/newmoon for more details about how to acquire VIP access on Saturday, October 31, at 8:00 a.m., to be one of 75 customers to meet the cast.

The Twilight Saga: New Moon cast members will visit the following Nordstrom stores:

  November 5- Topanga (Canoga Park, CA)**

    November 8- Park Meadows (Lone Tree, CO)*

    November 9- Natick Collection (Natick, MA)*

    November 10- The Galleria (Houston, TX)*

    November 11- Mall of America (Bloomington, MN)*

    November 11- Cherry Hill Mall (Philadelphia, PA)*

    November 11- Stonestown Galleria (San Francisco, CA)*

    November 12- Perimeter Mall (Atlanta, GA)

    November 12- Southcenter (Tukwila, WA)*

    November 13- Aventura Mall (Aventura, FL)

    November 13- Scottsdale Fashion Square (Phoenix, AZ)*

    November 14- Fashion Place (Murray, UT)

* These malls will also host a talent question and answer forum in the mall which will be open to the public.

** 125 customer VIP packets will be available for the Topanga event only.  The mall will not host a talent question and answer forum.

The BP. department at select Nordstrom stores will also offer customers advanced movie screening passes as gifts with purchase (see nordstrom.com/newmoon for participating stores and details), and will host in-store styling parties on November 14 and 15.  Customers can visit nordstrom.com/newmoon to learn what events are taking place at their nearest Nordstrom store and sign-up for email alerts.

The Twilight Saga: New Moon directed by Chris Weitz and starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner will be released November 20, 2009.  In the film, the romance between mortal and vampire soars to a new level as Bella Swan (Stewart) delves deeper into the mysteries of the supernatural world she yearns to become part of–only to find herself in greater peril than ever before.  Following Edward Cullen’s(Pattinson) departure from Forks, Wash., Bella discovers his image comes to her whenever she puts herself in jeopardy.  In time Bella’s frozen heart is gradually thawed by her budding relationship with Jacob Black (Lautner) who has a supernatural secret of his own.

The action-packed, modern day vampire love story Twilight, the first film in the series, was released in theatres on November 21, 2008 to a blockbuster reception.  The third film in the franchise, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse is due in theaters on June 30, 2010.

For more info:   www.nordstrom/newmoon.