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Selena Gomez is joining the young vampire craze. And the actress is taking over for pal Miley Cyrus in order to do it.

A rep for Adam Sandler has confirmed to E! News that Gomez will replace Miley in Hotel Transylvania, an animated feature in which Sandler will voice the operator of a high-end resort that caters to vampires, and who freaks out when a boy finds the locale and falls for the Count's teen-aged daughter.

She'll be played by Selena.

  • Selena Gomez in Mexico City
  • Off to Lunch

Other characters in Hotel Transylvania will be voiced by Andy Samberg, Cee Lo Green and Kevin James. The film is scheduled for a September release.

No word on why Miley dropped out of the project.

[Photos: WENN.com]

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Robert Pattinson is getting ready to sweep the rich women of Paris off their feet. On the big screen, that is.

The Twilight Saga star anchors Bel Ami, an upcoming drama that hits theaters on March 2 and which features the hunky actor as playboy Georges Duroy, a man who sleeps his way to the top in France. Check out the first official poster for the flick now:

Bel Ami Poster

As you can see, the movie stars Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas and Christina Ricci as the (very lucky!!!) women who end up in bed with Pattinson's Duroy.

Check out the Bel Ami trailer now and decide: Will you be lining up to purchase tickets?

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Taylor Swift is out. Samantha Barks is in.

A few weeks after the singer had supposedly landed the role of Eponine in the upcoming big screen version of Les Miserables - alongside such acting stalwarts as Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Sacha Baron Cohen and Anne Hathaway - Broadway World now reports the artist will be replaced in the film by Samantha Barks.

As seen below, that actress took on the same character in a 2010 tribute concert to the production, and was subsequently linked romantically to Nick Jonas.

  • Samantha Barks as Eponine
  • Taylor Swift  in London

Tweeted Barks soon after this announcement was made: "Most incredible moment of my life!!!!"

No word was given for the switch.

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Liam Neeson is not stuck in the wilderness with the wolves. The poor wolves in the wilderness are stuck with Liam Neeson.

The actor's latest vehicle, The Grey, finished in first place at the box office this weekend, banking a strong $20 million in its first week of release nationwide.

Last week’s #1, Underworld Awakening, slipped to second, although the return of Kate Beckinsale as Selene added $12.5 million to a nice total of $45.1 million.

The second of three new arrivals at the movies this past weekend, One for the Money, settled for third place. The Katherine Heigl-led film made $11.8 million.

Rounding out the top five were Red Tails ($10.4M) and Man on a Ledge, which disappointed somewhat in its first week of release, earning only $8.3 million.

Meanwhile, a couple of potential Oscar favorites rallied a bit in the second half of our weekend top 10, which you can see in its entirety below:

  1. The Grey, $20 million
  2. Underworld: Awakening, $12.5 million
  3. One for the Money, $11.8 million
  4. Red Tails, $10.4 million
  5. Man on a Ledge, $8.3 million
  6. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, $7.1 million
  7. The Descendants, $6.6 million
  8. Contraband, $6.5 million
  9. Beauty and the Beast, $5.3 million
  10. Haywire, $4 million

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While Demi Moore works to overcome her recent personal problems, we have an update on her professional life:

Sarah Jessica Parker has signed on to replace Moore as Gloria Steinem in Lovelace, the upcoming biopic centered around the life of 1970s porn star Linda Lovelace. Demi dropped out of the film almost immediately after being hospitalized earlier this week.

  • Sarah Jessica Parker Photograph
  • Demi Moore Weight Loss

Parker joins a cast that includes Amanda Seyfried in the title role, along Peter Sarsgaard, Adam Brody, Juno Temple and Wes Bentley.

Moore, meanwhile, is out of the hospital. Her next move is unknown, but the 911 call placed on her behalf was released to the public today.

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Jennifer Lawrence woke up bright and very early this morning to help announce the nominations for the 2012 Academy Awards, which will be hosted by Billy Crystal and air live from Hollywood on February 26.

With The Descendants and The Artist leading the way, take a look below at the nominees in all the major categories...

  • The Artist Poster
  • Descendants Poster

Best Picture
The Artist
The Descendants
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
The Help
Hugo
Midnight in Paris
Moneyball
The Tree of Life
War Horse

Best Director
Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Alexander Payne, The Descendants
Martin Scorsese, Hugo
Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life

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It may have been the worst reviewed of all chapters in The Twilight Saga, but Breaking Dawn: Part 1 has successfully sought revenge at the box office:

The film blew past $700 million in global box office haul this weekend and, with receipts not even counted yet in Japan and China, will undoubtedly soon be crowned the highest-grossing installment in the franchise.

New Moon grossed $709.8 million during its run.

This exciting news comes just a few weeks before Breaking Dawn is released on DVD (February 11!) and also coincides with talk that the franchise could extend beyond part 2, which hits theaters on November 18.

Would you want to see The Twilight Saga continue?

 

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Kate Beckinsale's return to the franchise propelled Underworld: Awakening to a big box office win this weekend. George Lucas' Red Tails came in second in revenue.

Those out to see Kate, who plays leather-clad vampire warrior Selene, kick some serious behind managed helped the film bring in $24.3 million its opening weekend.

Was it worth it, though? Movie Fanatic's Underworld: Awakening review is mixed, but in strictly financial terms, it easily topped Red Tails' $19.4 million haul.

Mark Wahlberg's Contraband grossed $12.2 million, causing it to fall from first to third in the box office. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close pulled in $10.5 million.

Nos. 5-10: Haywire ($9.0 million), Beauty & the Beast 3D ($8.6 million), Joyful Noise ($6.1 million), Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol ($5.5 million), Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows ($4.8 million), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo ($3.8 million).

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With just over two months to go until the release of The Hunger Games, Lionsgate has released the final poster for this sure-to-be blockbuster.

It features Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen and it's just as awesome as all other promotional material so far:

Final Hunger Games Poster

But while the excitement over The Hunger Games builds each day, and while its core audience may also be comprised of teenage girls, Josh Hutcherson recently spoke to E! News and stopped the comparisons to another franchise right then and there.

“I’m not a huge fan of the comparisons to Twilight just because I think it’s a very different world," the actor behind Peeta said. “I understand why people make the connection just because it’s a popular teen book... but the story is really more about Katniss and her survival. There’s definitely less romance.”

Find out for yourself on March 23 when Suzanne Collins' novel hits the big screen.

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The higher-ups at Volkswagen must be big Star Wars fans.

For the second straight year, the car maker is using George Lucas' epic saga as inspiration for a Super Bowl commercial. A year ago, Little Darth Vader was a huge hit.

So much so that the company released a teaser for the ad early here in 2012. The sequel, featuring a canine chorus barking a familiar tune, may be even better:

Barking along to the ominous "Imperial March" dressed as Princess Leia, Darth Vader, Chewbacca, and an Ewok, these mutts will surely get people talking.

Or howling, one might say ... see what we did right there?

The appropriate title for the spot: "The Bark Side." Amazing.

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