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King Kong charges into Universal Studios -- in 3-D! -- in this exclusive first look

kong-dino-tramWhen an accidental fire torched a large section of the famed Universal Studios backlot in 2008, the giant animatronic King Kong that had terrorized countless visitors on the famed studio tram tour in Los Angeles was one of the most high-profile burn victims. But with the old-school jumbo gorilla reduced to a charred hunk of plaster and metal, director Peter Jackson lept at the opportunity to re-make the King Kong attraction in the image of his 2005 behemoth movie remake, replete with as much state-of-the-art technology as possible.

The result is King Kong 360 3-D, opening at Universal Studios Hollywood July 1. READ FULL STORY

'Black Panther' exclusive first look: Djimon Hounsou in Marvel's animated comic

Djimon-HonsouImage Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage.comMarvel’s Black Panther widely credited as the first-ever mainstream black comic book superhero — may not yet have his own feature film adaptation, but he is finally getting his own animated series. Black Panther: Who is the Black Panther? will premiere June 23 as a 12-episode weekly “motion comic” series on iTunes, Xbox Live, Microsoft Zune, and the PlayStation Network. Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamond) voices the title hero, also called T’Challa, the warrior king of the fictional African country of Wakanda, a resource-rich nation threatened with invasion by a cabal led by the assassin known as Klaw. (Because, in comics, why use the letter “C” when “K” is clearly much sexier?) Kerry Washington (Mr. and Mrs. Smith), Alfre Woodard (Desperate Housewives), and Carl Lumbly (Alias) also lend their voices to the project, as well as Black Panther’s creator, the inimitable Stan Lee.

After the jump, check out an exclusive first look at the trailer for the series. READ FULL STORY

'Glee' DVD exclusive: Three behind-the-scenes clips

Glee-3D-BoxartThe “Power of Madonna” behind-the-scenes clips from Glee: The Complete First Season DVD — watch them embedded after the jump — may cause spontaneous Vogue-ing, Lea Michelle-style squealing and jumping, or the sudden urge to don a corset and finger curls. Consider yourself warned.

Another warning: Posting these teases now is the TV equivalent of getting you a kitty cat, letting you fall in love with that kitty cat, and then sneaking into your home on a cold, dark night to steal it whilst punching you in the face because, you see, the DVD won’t be released until Sept. 14. Yes, that’s September, a.k.a. many long months from now. I have apparently learned a thing or two about cruelty from a certain track suit-wearing hero of mine.

But enough of that, here are some Glee DVD-related facts: READ FULL STORY

Bret Michaels gets animated for 'Glenn Martin, DDS': Watch the exclusive clip here!

If the fall premiere of VH1’s Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It feels a little too far away, you can get your Michaels fix next week when the rocker guest stars as himself — well, at least a claymation version of himself — on the June 11 season premiere of Nick at Nite’s Glenn Martin, DDS. The episode follows Glenn (Kevin Nealon) and wife Jackie (Catherine O’Hara) on a romantic getaway, where they unwittingly become contestants on a home-wrecking reality show hosted by Howie Mandel (also doing his own voice). In the clip below, Michaels leads the couple in a Newlywed Game-style quiz before getting physical with Mandel. Check it out here: READ FULL STORY

'Dinner With the Band' First Look: Rufus Wainwright joins Sam Mason

Dinner-with-the-BandOn IFC’s cooking-talk show-concert hybrid series Dinner With the Band (new season premiering tonight, 10:30 p.m.), New York chef Sam Mason invites indie musicians to his kitchen for a meal and music. To kick things off this season, Rufus Wainwright stops by to help prepare a German-influenced menu including schnitzel, spaetzle and sauerkraut. We chatted with Sam about the show, his musical tastes, and why music and food go so well together.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: How did the show come about?
SAM MASON: The producers called me. They called me six years ago. Darin called me, [said], “I have an idea for a cooking show you might be interested in,” so I said OK. We met up and he told me this grand story about this cooking show that involves live music and indie rock bands. He Google searched tattooed chefs. Six years ago, apparently I was the only tattooed chef. I’m not a big fan of [the story].

Are you a big music fan?
I am really into music. I’m a little all over the place with my preferences. It kind of worked out really well. It was a good marriage. READ FULL STORY

'Glee' Exclusive: Nationwide casting call for season two begins today!

How many of you Gleeks have imagined yourself singing opposite Glee‘s Lea Michele or Cory Monteith or Matthew Morrison? Well, that Gleeky dream could soon become a reality. EW has the exclusive news that Glee producers are beginning a nationwide casting call today for performers between the ages of 16 and 26 to be featured in season two of Fox’s hit series. Beginning today, those interested can go to this MySpace page and upload audition videos through April 26. The videos should explain why you want to be on Glee and feature a performance of one of Glee‘s hit tracks, like “True Colors,” “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” and “Lean on Me.” Performances can either be a cappella or with a single instrument via My Space karaoke. Videos should be only five minutes in length (one-minute intro, four-minute performance) and are limited to one per person.

Excited yet? Here’s Mr. Schuester himself, Matthew Morrison, to explain more in the video embedded after the jump… READ FULL STORY

Exclusive First Look: 'Iron Man' goes extreme in brand-new motion comic

iron-man-extremisImage Credit: Marvel EntertainmentThe “motion comic” medium is still pretty new — not quite animation, it aims to bring to life the comic book page in a dynamic way. EW has an exclusive first look at Marvel’s latest foray into the budding format, Iron Man: Extremis, based on the 2006 Iron Man series by comic book legend Warren Ellis (Planetary, The Authority) and artist Adi Granov. Unrelated to the Robert Downey Jr. movie series, this story follows Tony Stark’s battle against a terrorist whose body has been transformed by a new bio-engineered serum called, naturally, Extremis. You can download the first of the six-episode series from iTunes, Zune, and Xbox Live on April 16 for $1.99 — each additional episode will come online every two weeks. (You can watch Marvel’s earlier motion comics, Spider-Woman and Joss Whedon’s Astonishing X-Men, for free on Hulu. Note: Like Iron Man: Extremis, they’re intended for mature audiences.)

After the jump, check out the premiere of the full-length trailer for Iron Man: Extremis. READ FULL STORY

Exclusive new pics from 'Beastly': Neil Patrick Harris and inner beauty

The tale of Beauty and the Beast is, as we all know, a tale as old as time. (My personal favorite interpretation is the late-1980s TV series in which Linda Hamilton and the leonine “beast” fought over who would have the bigger hair.) Now, the story will be transposed to the younger set in Beastly which, as you can see in these two exclusive photos, stars the inimitable Neil Patrick Harris and High School Musical’s Vanessa Hudgens. The press release calls the film “an edgy teen romance about learning how to see past false surfaces to discover true inner beauty.” I’m all for anything with high NPH levels, and it’s a bonus to see that they made the movie’s heartthrob-turned-beast a creepily vascular alopeciac instead of just sticking a pair of glasses on him. (I’m looking at you She’s All That.)

Exclusive First Look! Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz team up on 'Bad Teacher'

Timberlake-Diaz-TeacherImage Credit: Gemma La ManaBefore the tabloids get themselves all in a twist, this exclusive photo is of Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake dancing together in a movie — namely, Bad Teacher, which started shooting just nine days ago. (The comedy is due in 2011.) “They obviously know each other really well,” director Jake Kasdan (Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story) says of his stars. “They’re good friends, and they’re both incredibly funny people. I couldn’t be more excited about it.”

According to Kasdan, Diaz is playing no less than the worst 7th grade teacher ever. “She’s usually hungover when she gets to school,” he says. “She’s kind of foul mouthed. And she’s completely fixated on trying to afford breast augmentation surgery, and very open about it. She believes it will help her find the right man who will take care of her for the rest of her life.” Enter Timberlake, as a substitute teacher “who happens to be the heir to a watch-making company,” says Kasdan. “She thinks he seems like a good target.” (Jason Segel rounds out the cast as a gym teacher who pines for Diaz’s character.)

Kasdan says Diaz was the first to come aboard the production, and happily signed off on the idea of playing opposite Timberlake. “They have a shared sense of humor,” he says. “It’s easy for them to be funny together. You know where the jokes are.”

So, PopWatchers, what do you make of Justin and Cameron’s on-screen reunion?

Colin Farrell's gone fishin' in 'Ondine': Exclusive Pics

Colin Farrell will be sporting the long locks and puppy-dog eyes shown in this EW.com exclusive photo in his upcoming movie Ondine (premieres on VOD, Amazon, and XBOX Live May 7 and in theaters June 4), where he plays an Irish fisherman who accidentally nets a woman he believes might be a mermaid. Although, I’m sure in real life the roguish (and brogue-ish) actor doesn’t need to go trawling the ocean for women. Director Neil Jordan’s other take on fairy tales, The Company of Wolves, turned Little Red Riding Hood into a creepy and bloody meditation on sexual politics, so I think we can expect something a tad different from The Little Mermaid or (PLEASE LORD NO!) Lady in the Water. See more exclusive pics after the jump.
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