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‘Harry Potter’ Director, Writer To Adapt ‘The Stand’

Director David Yates and screenwriter Steve Kloves are ‘the right team’ to bring Stephen King’s novel to the screen, expert tells MTV News. By Terri Schwartz, with reporting by Josh Wigler “Harry Potter” Director David Yates Photo: Stephen Lovekin/ Getty Images Hot off the success of the “Harry Potter” franchise, director David Yates and screenwriter Steve Kloves are teaming up again to adapt another major literary property: Stephen King’s “The Stand,” for Warner Bros. For the uninitiated, “The Stand” is a post-apocalyptic novel that follows a group of survivors after 99.4 percent of the human race is wiped out by the effects of a biological weapon. The remaining survivors break off into two camps, one based in Boulder, Colorado, which represents good, and the other in Las Vegas, which represents evil. The two camps eventually face off in a stand that determines the future of mankind. When it comes to bringing a beloved novel to the big screen, Yates and Kloves certainly seem like the go-to pair, but “The Stand” is a different beast than “Harry Potter” in many ways. For one, the adult-oriented material is much darker than “Potter.” Drew McWeeny of HitFix , who broke the news, told MTV News he thinks the way Yates and Kloves treated the darker aspects of the “Potter” movies is a mark in their favor as they gear up for the “Stand” collaboration. “I think they’ve demonstrated as a team that they are capable of making extreme darkness palatable and ably depicting the struggle between good and evil,” McWeeny said. “It might not have been the first team I thought of to adapt that book, but it’s a damn good team.” MTV Movies Blog editor and “The Stand” fan Josh Wigler doesn’t think the movie can be made with anything less than an R rating. Similarly, McWeeny said the film won’t be an easy project for Warner Bros. to move through the studio. When McWeeny first broke the story , he said it didn’t make sense to bring “The Stand” to the screen again if it didn’t expand upon the 1994 TV miniseries — and he offered that the new element should be the very disturbing material that made the novel a hit. The novel, which features a massive cast of characters, is divided into three “books,” and the assumption is that Yates and Kloves wouldn’t attempt to adapt the story into just one movie. The larger question is whether Warner Bros. would make two movies or a trilogy out of “The Stand.” McWeeny thinks it could go either way. “I’ve been hearing that three is the magic number, creatively, and they want a trilogy,” he said. “[But] two films may just make better economic sense for them. I do think there’s a way to pull it off in two films, but that’s when you really start cutting this to the bone and that may not be best for the story itself.” With Universal having passed on Ron Howard’s ambitious attempt to adapt another King classic, “The Dark Tower,” it seems fair to presume that Yates and Kloves may worry about making “The Stand” too big. But there are many elements of “The Stand” that make it more adaptable than “Dark Tower” ever was, McWeeny said. “Even though ['The Stand' is] very big and has a ton of characters, there is a much more linear storytelling shape, and a simple film trilogy is something that Hollywood understands,” he explained. “Coming off the final ‘Potter’ film, I think Yates and Kloves are the right team to get almost anything made.” For breaking news, celebrity columns, humor and more — updated around the clock — visit MTVMoviesBlog.com . Related Photos ‘Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, Part 2′

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Gucci Mane ‘Can’t See’ Recording With Young Jeezy Again

During ‘RapFix Live,’ Royce Da 5’9″ also shares his thoughts on hip-hop beefs. By Alvin Blanco, with reporting by Sway Calloway Sway Calloway, Gucci Mane and Waka Flocka Flame Photo: MTV News Gucci Mane and Young Jeezy have squashed their beef again, but don’t expect any new music from the Atlanta rappers. MTV News’ “RapFix Live” caught up with Gucci Mane for his first on-camera interview since his release from prison, and the “Lemonade” rapper confirmed to Sway Calloway that he and his longtime rival decided to squelch any further altercations between their respective teams. “On the strength of [the fact that] anything could have happened between not just me and him [but] between our camps, we just came to a sit-down of just respecting the fact that somebody can get hurt, and it ain’t going to be us,” Gucci said. “That’s what made us do that.” Although the two trap stars came to rap prominence almost simultaneously — Jeezy was featured on Gucci’s early hit “So Icey” — they began feuding soon after. Things quickly went from words on wax to real violence. In 2005, five men who were allegedly party of Jeezy’s camp, stormed into a home where Gucci was visiting a woman. One of those men, who was thought to be affiliated with Jeezy (which he has vehemently denied), was later found dead . Barbs were traded in song thereafter, with occasional confrontations between the two factions. However, during a 2009 radio interview with DJ Drama , Gucci — calling in from jail — and Jeezy said they were squashing their differences and mentioned the possibility of collaborating. But Mr. La Flare, who just dropped his Ferrari Boyz collaboration with Waka Flocka Flame , offered an “I don’t think so” when asked about the possibility of him and Jeezy creating music together again, adding, “We started the conversation, but I can’t see it happening.” Royce Da 5’9″, also a guest on Wednesday’s edition of “RapFix Live,” who famously feuded with D12 years ago, is no stranger to rap beefs and offered his own insight on the matter. “People need to realize that a lot of these beefs that stem from rap or stem from other things, it doesn’t mean you have to make a song just because you squashed the beef,” Nickel Nine said. “People should just appreciate that they’re not beefing anymore; that’s great in itself. They can stop there, and it’s OK.” Fortunately for rap fans, the Detroit lyricist has recorded with a number of individuals he, at one point, wasn’t on good terms with. Notable among them is Eminem, with the pair releasing Hell: The Sequel as Bad Meets Evil last June. Before Royce finally met up with Slim Shady again — the two had stopped speaking in 2003 — he first ended his beef with the late Proof and then the rest of D12. Sometime after, word got back to Eminem that there were no longer any issues between the MCs, and he called Royce. The phone call put in perspective how inconsequential all the previous back-and-forth was. “I answered the phone. He said, ‘Royce, it’s Marshall,’ ” Royce recalled. “I said, ‘What’s up, Marshall?’ And then we just started laughing. It’s like embarrassing. It’s so childish. That’s what happens when you in your 20s: You grow out of that.” Do you think we’ll ever hear music from Gucci and Jeezy again? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. Related Videos ‘RapFix Live’ With Gucci Mane, Waka Flocka Flame And Royce Da 5’9″ Related Artists Gucci Mane Young Jeezy

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Selena Gomez: Sequined and Singing in Boca Raton

Selena Gomez & The Scene were on the scene in Boca Raton, Florida yesterday, as the singer kicked off her “We Own the Night” tour. Unfortunately for many fans in attendance, Justin Bieber did not make a surprise appearance, but reports confirm he was backstage all night with Sean Kingston. Still, Selena gave ticket holders plenty to cheer about on her own. Just check out her Vegas showgirl-type outfit here: Will Gomez be visiting an arena near you? Check out her tour schedule and then enjoy a couple performances from the opening night below. Selena Gomez & The Scene – Love You Like A Love Song (Live) Selena Gomez & The Scene – A Year Without Rain (Live) [Photos: WENN.com]

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Michael Douglas: Smoking After Beating Throat Cancer?

Is throat-cancer survivor Michael Douglas smoking again, just months after enduring grueling treatment for the disease? Star and Radar say he is . The photos appear in the new issue of the celebrity gossip tabloid and were allegedly taken July 21. He is shown on a yacht in Porto Venere, Italy. The legendary actor is clearly smoking in the cover photo, and in more images inside the magazine. The question is when they were really taken. Michael Douglas went through chemotherapy and radiation last year, bravely beating cancer , making these new photos – if legit – even more stunning. The oldest, easiest trick in the tabloid book is the file photo, though. Using an old or misleading image to make a cover stand out is par for the course. We can’t guarantee that’s what’s going on here, but we also wouldn’t bet against that. It’s worth noting that he was a heavy smoker prior to 2010. There’s also the possibility that he was smoking medicinal marijuana, but even that would still expose Douglas to potentially damaging side effects. Douglas has yet to comment about the photos.

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Michael Douglas: Smoking After Beating Throat Cancer?

Is throat-cancer survivor Michael Douglas smoking again, just months after enduring grueling treatment for the disease? Star and Radar say he is . The photos appear in the new issue of the celebrity gossip tabloid and were allegedly taken July 21. He is shown on a yacht in Porto Venere, Italy. The legendary actor is clearly smoking in the cover photo, and in more images inside the magazine. The question is when they were really taken. Michael Douglas went through chemotherapy and radiation last year, bravely beating cancer , making these new photos – if legit – even more stunning. The oldest, easiest trick in the tabloid book is the file photo, though. Using an old or misleading image to make a cover stand out is par for the course. We can’t guarantee that’s what’s going on here, but we also wouldn’t bet against that. It’s worth noting that he was a heavy smoker prior to 2010. There’s also the possibility that he was smoking medicinal marijuana, but even that would still expose Douglas to potentially damaging side effects. Douglas has yet to comment about the photos.

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Adam Lambert Behind the Music: Sneak Peek!

Fans can go behind the music with Adam Lambert on August 7. But they don’t need to wait that long in order to get a sneak peek at the upcoming VH1 special. In the following video, Kris Allen talks about the rivalry between him and Lambert that American Idol tried to push, while Adam then dishes on the media-created controversy of his sexual orientation. Check out the clip now. Adam Lambert: Behind the Music Preview

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Bad Timing: Kat Von D Gets Tattoo of Jesse James’ FACE in L.A. Ink Preview!

Tattoo artiste Kat Von D has many of her own, but we’re guessing the star of TLC’s L.A. Ink might like to have her most recent one back. That’s because said tattoo is of Jesse James’ face. In a sneak peek clip from the new season of LA Ink, which features Jesse prominently and premieres this Thursday, Kat decides to surprise her fiance by having a school portrait of him from the fifth grade etched permanently on her body … Kat Von D Gets Jesse James Tattoo “You’re crazy!” Jesse says upon seeing her new body art, before telling Kat “I love you.” Kat was definitely nervous telling her man, “I thought you were going to tell me you’re breaking up with me” after seeing it. Not quite, but Jesse James and Kat Von D broke up Monday. Distance was to blame – Jesse lives in Austin, Kat lives in L.A. – but there are also reports of another woman . Either way, let this be a cautionary tale to all of you considering having a lover’s fifth grade photo tattooed on you.

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Denise Richards Opens Up About Charlie Sheen, NYC Hotel Disaster

Denise Richards will never cut off contact with Charlie Sheen. Why, many might ask? Considering she’s actually increased security in light of recent threats by the actor? Simple, Richards tells Us Weekly : “He’s my girls’ dad. As they’re older, they’ll deal with him how they can.” In her new memoir, Richards finally goes into detail about the infamous October 2010 night where Sheen allegedly attacked Capri Anderson and was escorted to the hospital by police. The actor’s ex-wife was present at a meal that kicked off that evening, but says she didn’t leave simply because porn stars were there: “It’s not my place to judge how they make a paycheck,” she writes in the aforementioned book, adding: “Charlie was put into an ambulance, and I rode with the sergeant to the hospital, though I insisted I had to be back at 4:30 a.m.After making sure Charlie was stable and settled, the nice policeman gave me a ride back.” For more sterling prose and revealing insight, pick up “Real Girl Next Door” now!

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Eddie Cibrian: Naked For Charisma!

Eddie Cibrian stars in The Playboy Club on NBC this September. Also coming this fall? Another starring role, in an ad campaign for Charisma bath and bedding products! The handsome actor, who married LeAnn Rimes in April, poses in various states of undress in his photos … Cibrian has never been shy about flaunting his toned physique: he hits the beach with his wife quite often, and to stay in shape, regularly visits the gym. He follows in some gorgeous footsteps: Sex and the City‘s Jason Lewis and Halle Berry‘s ex Gabriel Aubry have both been in the buff for Charisma, too. Interestingly, Eddie’s former wife, Brandi Glanville, can also be seen on TV soon, having joined The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 2 cast. Follow the jump for another of Cibrian’s Charisma shots:

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The Hunger Games First Look: Josh Hutcherson! Liam Hemsworth!

Two months ago, Entertainment Weekly gave readers their first look at Jennifer Lawrence in the main Hunger Games role of Katniss Everdeen. Now, the magazine had done the same for Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth, who will portray the two young man both pining for Katniss in the big screen version of this best-selling novel, Peeta and Gale, respectively. Hemsworth, of course, is mostly known for dating Miley Cyrus . But director Gary Ross stands up for the Australian actor in an interview with the magazine and says: “On first glance he’s such a hunk that it’s easy to just sort of ascribe a hunk-like simplicity to him. But this is a phenomenally subtle actor.” For more on The Hunger Games , pick up this issue of Entertainment Weekly – and continue to visit THG all the way through the film’s March 21, 2012 release date!

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