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'New Year's Eve' Gets Ludacris

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 22, 2011 6:31 AM
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The Headline We've Always Wanted To PublishWe'll be honest, some of the other folk at The Playlist don't understand why we keep writing about it, but this writer did one story on the movie and then became bizarrely obsessed and couldn't help but keep following as new actors kept jumping on this thing like a lifeboat fleeing the Titanic. So god help us, "New Year's Eve" has added another cast member.

Halle Berry Returns & Carla Gugino Joins 'New Year's Eve'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 17, 2011 4:07 AM
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Our favorite movie of all time -- one that we've even puzzled ourselves with our repeat reportage of -- is Garry Marshall's "New Year's Eve." Or it will be when it eventually comes out.

Now They're Just Messing With Us: Frankie Muniz Joins 'New Year's Eve'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 4, 2011 3:41 AM
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Update: Frankie Muniz won't be pulling a Jordan. He hit Twitter today to say, "If I'm in the upcoming "New Year's Eve" movie, nobody told me! I'm not sure where news outlets got that info... But I know nothing about it!" Bummer. But hey, did you know he's in a band? Huh.

Now They’re Just Hiring Anybody: Alyssa Milano Joins 'New Year's Eve'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 3, 2011 3:45 AM
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Update: E! reports that Julie Andrews has now also joined the film, classing up the proceedings considerably. Also, Marc Malkin looks frighteningly like Steve Zahn.

Katherine Heigl Replaces Halle Berry In 'New Year's Eve'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 31, 2011 6:03 AM
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Another day, another "New Year's Eve" casting update. Hooray.

Ice Cube & Ryan Seacrest In Talks For 'New Year's Eve'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 27, 2011 8:43 AM
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We can't remember the last movie where each casting announcement made us dread a movie more and more. But Garry Marshall seems determined to stack his forthcoming holiday-themed romcom "New Year's Eve" with whichever Hollywood talent has a spot in their calendar and isn't opposed to taking an easy paycheck.

Josh Duhamel Joins 'New Year's Eve'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 27, 2011 4:02 AM
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We're not sure what the appeal is here -- an easy paycheck for about five minutes of working or getting to rub elbows with a bunch of fellow celebs in a breezy romcom -- but it appears everyone in Hollywood is jumping out of windows to work on Garry Marshall's "New Year's Eve."

Jon Bon Jovi, Seth Meyers & Til Schweiger Join 'New Year's Eve'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 24, 2011 11:39 AM
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While all the talk lately has been on the hot new indie sensations out of Sundance, here's a bracing reminder that the Hollywood blockbuster machine is still working hard to churn out garbage.

The Leftover Question Marks Of 2011 - Can These Films Possibly Be Any Good? Part 1

  • By The Playlist
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  • January 14, 2011 6:22 AM
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The Answer Is Probably Not, But Hey, What The Hell...Our exhausting coverage of the films coming out in 2011 continues and yes, we're tired, hungry and a bit cranky. We used to call this our Least Anticipated Films feature, but this year our New Year's resolution was to be a tiny bit more positive. Frankly, the sentiment applies, but this is also the leftover films of 2011 we just don't know what to do with. Many of them look abysmal, some of us glass-half-full Playlist types (yes, there are a few among us) think, "hey, that picture might not be so bad," while other members of the group stare in shock that such an idea could be possibly floated. So yes, basically these are the films that we don't hold out too much hope, the ones we think look downright cheap and dreadful, made only to turn a buck and the occasional few that look half-decent (and may just not have fit in the character count of our Escapist Features, sue us) --- though before you bombard our comments section, please actually read what we have to say about these films before assuming we're completely writing them off. Also, while it wasn't intentional, some of us do find it amusing that most of the cast of "Twilight" fill these halls. Another trend we just realized? Leighton Meester pretty much means box-office poison (poor cute, "Gossip Girl"). Also, Hollywood seems to be banking on the mostly unknown Alex Pettyfer, but he truly looks like a charisma-free zone of blandness. Onwards to 2011, though, not necessarily upwards in this case....

Sienna Miller Joins Ensemble Romcom 'New Year's Eve'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 6, 2011 2:02 AM
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Sienna Miller has had an interesting, if not entirely satisfying, career so far. Having been dismissed by many as yet another model-turned-actress after early roles in "Alfie" and "Layer Cake," she proved to be a far more interesting proposition, with an excellent performance in a terrible film, "Factory Girl." She's since proved that wasn't a fluke, with strong work on stage in "As You Like It" and "After Miss Julie," and two very good performances in Steve Buscemi's "Interview" and John Maybury's "The Edge Of Love", stealing the show from Keira Knightley in the latter.

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