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Beyonce Posts ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Video On Instagram

The first trailer for the Fifty Shades of Grey adaptation will be unveiled on Thursday.

Grammy Award-winning diva Beyoncé has posted a short teaser video on Instagram. In the past 24 hours, the piece (embedded above) has drawn more than 388,000 “likes.”

Here’s more from Deadline: “The singer’s involvement in the film has not been confirmed, although when some footage was screened at CinemaCon in March, her ‘Haunted’ was heard in the background. The handsy clip below has a remix of Beyoncé’s ‘Crazy In Love,’ but no recognizable shots of leads Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson.”

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Weird Al Yankovic Releases the ‘Word Crimes’ Music Video

What are your grammar pet peeves? Grammy Award-winning musician and picture book author Weird Al Yankovic has released a new music video for his song “Word Crimes” (a parody of Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines”).

The video (embedded above), the second of eight being released from July 14th to July 21st, was unleashed earlier this afternoon and has already attracted more than 7,900 “thumbs ups” on YouTube. An announcement on Facebook has drawn more than 11,000 “likes.”

In an interview with NPR, Yankovic explained that he wrote this parody partly because of his personal obsession with grammar. The song itself discusses conjugation, contractions, spelling, homophones, proper word usage, and more. It can be found on Yankovic’s 14th studio album, “Mandatory Fun.” Follow this link to check out the lyrics.

Keisha Castle-Hughes May Join the ‘Game of Thrones’ Cast

gotd304Rumors have been swirling in Hollywood that actress Keisha Castle-Hughes may join the Game of Thrones cast for season five.

Hughes, an Academy Award nominee, will likely play one of Oberyn Martell’s bastard daughters (known as the “Sand Snakes”) named Obara SandVanity Fair describes Obara, the eldest of her siblings, as “think Arya meets Brienne meets Oberyn Martell.” Many feel that this character will become a fan favorite.

Earlier this year, a leak revealed that Obara is the “most athletic Sand Snake will be having a major fight scene with a series regular character- not one who crosses her path in the books. This is an interesting change.” What do you think?

‘Child of God’ Trailer Unveiled

Well Go USA Entertainment has unveiled a new trailer for the Child of God film adaptation. Actor and author James Franco served as the director.

The video embedded above features glimpses of actor Scott Haze as the main protagonist, Lester Ballard. This movie will hit theaters on August 01, 2014. (via Deadline)

Lionsgate Unveils a Teaser Video For ‘Mockingjay Part 1′

Lionsgate has unveiled a new video called “Together as One” (embedded above) to promote the Mockingjay Part 1 movie. Vulture reports that it features “PSA-style announcement” from the villainous President Snow and “a stoic Peeta Mellark” standing beside him.

So far, the video has drawn more than 480,000 views on YouTube. The third installment of The Hunger Games film franchise will be released on November 21, 2014. Fans can visit TheHungerGamesExclusive.com for photos, posters, and script excerpts. What do you think?

Random House to Publish Book of Comedian Interviews Conducted by Judd Apatow

JuddFilmmaker Judd Apatow has landed a deal with Random House.

The New York Times reports that Apatow will compile a collection of interviews with 25 comedians for a book entitled Sick in the Head. Some of the people he spoke with include Mel Brooks, Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Lena Dunham, and Amy Schumer.

According to the Comic’s Comic, the publishing house will release the finished project in 2015. Apatow (pictured with Dunham) plans to donate the proceeds to the 826LA creative writing nonprofit.

Mindy Kaling to Write New Book of Essays

Actress Mindy Kaling announced her intention to pen a new book of essays. In an interview with The Los Angeles Times (embedded above), Kaling revealed that the project will be called Why Not Me?.

The essays will touch on a number of subjects including her Elle magazine cover, the diversity featured on The Mindy Project TV series, and all of the recent changes that has touched her life as of late. What do you think?

Jason Momoa to Play Aquaman in the ‘Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice’ Movie

AquamanActor Jason Momoa has landed the role of Aquaman in the Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice movie.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Momoa has become well-known for his portrayal of the character Khal Drogo in the Game of Thrones HBO series. An announcement on Facebook has received more than 200 “likes.”

Other confirmed members of the cast include Henry Cavill as Superman, Ben Affleck as Batman, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex LuthorGal Gadot as Wonder Woman, and Amy Adams as Lois Lane. The release date for this film, originally scheduled for July 2015, has been moved to May 2016. What do you think?

Tom Hiddleston to Star in Hank Williams Biopic

TomThe Avengers actor Tom Hiddleston (pictured, via) has been cast as country singer Hank Williams in a biopic entitled I Saw the Light.

Marc Abraham serves as both the director and the screenwriter for this project. The story for this adaptation project comes from the book Hank Williams: The Biography by Colin Escott, George Merritt, and William MacEwen. Little Brown first released this nonfiction title back in 1994.

Here’s more from Variety: “Producers have obtained rights from Sony ATV for Williams’ songs, including ‘Your Cheatin’ Heart,’ ‘I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry’ and ‘Hey Good Lookin’.’ Williams was born in 1923 in Alabama and broke out in the post-World War II era with the song ‘Move It on Over.’ Among his hits are ‘Lost Highway,’ ‘Jumbalaya (on the Bayou),’ ‘Ramblin’ Man,’ ‘You Win Again’ and ‘Lovesick Blues.’” What do you think?

New Trailer Revealed For ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’

Dimension Films has unveiled a new trailer for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. The story for this film adaptation is largely based on book two of Frank Miller’s Sin City series.

The video embedded above features scenes with actors Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. A release date has been scheduled for August 22, 2014. (via Deadline)

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