* The line-up for this year’s Toronto International Film Festival has been revealed and – and it looks fantastic!Â Mandela: Long Walk to FreedomÂ will have its world premiere there, so too will opening night filmÂ The Fifth EstateÂ about Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Benedict Cumberbatch really seems to nail the look – and accent – of Mr Assange. Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts in August: Osage County,Â Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a SlaveÂ and the Sandra Bullock/George Clooney team -up in Gravity are just some of the other highlights I’m looking forward to.
* Last week Forbes revealed its list of highest paid actors (hello Robert Downey Jr!) and this week the mag gives us the top celeb earners under the age of 30. As if we needed to feel any more like we’ve achieved nothing with our lives. Surprisingly, even though a hip injury put a halt to her Born This Way Ball tour, Lady Gaga still managed to make it out on top – with an estimated $80 million dollars.
* Clint Eastwood has added Christopher Walken to the cast of actors from the Broadway musical for his movie adaptation ofÂ The Jersey Boys. He is set toÂ play Angelo â€œGypâ€ DeCarlo, the Jersey mobster who is a kind of mentor figure to the boys. Yes!
*Swedish pop duoÂ Icona Pop has released a new single, and it’s a good thing too, because as much we loveÂ I Love It,Â it’s time to see what else the ladies have up their party-ready sleeves. The single, All Night, comes on the back of news that they’ll release a full album in the US in September.
* Spike Lee is the latest big name to use Kickstarter to raise funds for his latest movie, and if you donateÂ $10 000, you can go to dinner and then a Knicks game with the director. Seems fellow filmmaker Steven Soderbergh would like that because he made a donation in that amount. Sports fan or not, how nice is it to see directors helping each other out. The future is here.
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