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Peter Jackson confirmed on his facebook page that Orlando Bloom will comeback as Legolas for The Hobbit:

“Ten years ago, Orlando Bloom created an iconic character with his portrayal of Legolas. I’m excited to announce today that we’ll be revisiting Middle Earth with him once more. I’m thrilled to be working with Orlando again. Funny thing is, I look older—and he doesn’t! I guess that’s why he makes such a wonderful elf.”

Bloom will renunite with his old mates,  Ian McKellen (Gandalf ), Hugo Weaving (Elrond), Andy Serkis (Gollum),  Cate Blanchett (Galadriel), Ian Holm (old Bilbo), and Elijah Wood (Frodo).

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Internationally acclaimed psychic medium John Edward, mostly known by his unique abilities to connect people with loves ones who have passed on, and his talk shows, Crossing Over with John Edward and John Edward Cross Country will be touring around the country this October!

John’s down to earth approach has earned him a vast and loyal following. An evening with John Edward includes questions answered and messages from the other side delivered!

In his series John Edward Cross Country (on Foxtel), John continues to use his unique abilities to connect people with loved ones who have passed on, and this time, follows them home. With great compassion, John offers a deeper connection and encourages life’s inner journey by exploring feelings of life, loss, and ultimately, acceptance and closure.

Nowadays, Edward is one of the world’s foremost psychic mediums and author of the critically acclaimed New York Times best sellers One Last Time; What if God Were the Sun; Crossing Over: The Stories Behind the Stories, After Life: Answers from the Other Side, Final Beginnings and most recently Practical Praying:  Using the Rosary to Enhance Your Life.  The success of Crossing Over with John Edward left the world fascinated.

A native of Long Island, Edward had what he considered to be a very ordinary childhood.  He played ball with friends, enjoyed pizza dinners on Friday nights, had out-of-body experiences and received visits from dead relatives that he had never met.  When a psychic read him at age 15, Edward was told that he himself had strong psychic abilities, and that his life’s work would be teaching people about it.  That mission has been channeled into his work as a medium which enables him to bring comfort and hope to people by reuniting them with those who they loved, lost…and crossed over.

Anyone attending a John Edward Seminar should anticipate and feel as if they are part of a large “Crossing Over” or “Cross Country” television gallery. There will be Question and Answer sessions, a guided meditation and messages from the other side. No one attending a seminar is guaranteed a reading.

If you wanna be part of this unbelievable experience don’t miss out John Edward’s seminars!

Here check the dates in your city:

SYDNEY  State Theatre – Oct 7th – 7pm-9pm. Bookings: Ticketmaster.

HOBART   Derwent Entertainment Centre – Oct 9th
11am – 1pm. Bookings: Ticketmaster

BRISBANE    Sleeman Complex – Chander Theatre – Oct 11th
7pm – 9pm. Bookings: Ticketmaster

ADELAIDE  Her majesty’s theatre – Oct 12th
7pm – 9pm. Bookings: www.bass.net.au

MELBOURNE  Her majesty Theatre – Oct 14th
7pm – 9pm. Bookings: Ticketek

Tickets on sale now! Check online for ticket prices. Fees may apply.

For more info about John Edward check his website here

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Yes people it’s true!

As we have been reporting the Australian premiere of Francis Lawrence’s “Water for Elephants” will have the 2 main stars Academy Award(r) winning actress Reese Witherspoon and heartthrob Robert Pattinson walking the red carpet this Friday

The black tie event, taking place at Sydney’s State Theatre, tomorrow May 6, and will also be attended by the film’s director Francis Lawrence and an array of glamorous VIP Australian celebrities.

The official synopsis of the film:
Based on the international best-selling novel, Water for Elephants is an epic romantic drama of forbidden love, set against the enigmatic and alluring world of a travelling circus.  Jacob played by Robert Pattinson, a handsome but penniless student, meets and falls in love with the show’s beautiful & glamorous star performer Marlena, played by
Academy Award(r) winning actress, Reese Witherspoon.  They come together through their compassion for a special elephant, Rosie.  Against all odds – including the wrath of Marlena’s charismatic but dangerous husband August, the domineering circus -owner played by Academy Award Winning actor, Christopher Waltz, Water For Elephants is a unforgettable story of love, hope, redemption, second chances and finding happiness.

“Water for Elephants” is released in cinemas on may 12th 2011

And don’t forget to check out the review we did for the film here.

Rob Kazinsky has to retire his participation in “The Hobbit” and return home, due to personal issues. He was the choosen one to play dwarf Fili, one of the twelve Dwarves that accompany Bilbo Baggins on his quest to steal treasure guarded by the dragon Smaug.

Peter Jackson posted on his official facebook page this statement:

“I am sad to report that Rob Kazinsky, who was cast in the role of Fili, is having to leave The Hobbit and return home, for personal reasons.  Rob has been terrific to work with and his enthusiasm and infectious sense of humour will be missed by all of us. I should say that Rob’s departure will not affect ongoing filming of The Hobbit, nor will it impact work done to date, as we had yet to film much of Fili’s storyline. At the moment we are shooting scenes featuring Bilbo without the Dwarves, which will give us time to find a new Fili. I’ll keep everyone posted with updates as they come.
Cheers, Peter J”

The Hobbit will be broken into two parts with Part 1 set for December 2012 and Part 2 slated for December 2013.

via. Collider and Peter Jackson`s official facebook page

Great news for all the LOTR fans, because director Peter Jackson has announced that Ian Holm will be back on his role as the elder Bilbo Baggins. Holm will be joining original cast members Elijah Wood, Andy Serkis, Ian McKellen, Cate Blanchett, Bret McKenzie, and Orlando Bloom.

Let`s remind that Martin Freeman will star as the young  Bilbo Baggins.

This is what Peter Jackson posted on his official Facebook page:
One comment that came up from the recent video blog was the Bilbo voice at the end—many of you assumed it was Sir Ian Holm. Whilst Ian will be returning as the older Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit, that recording was actually Martin Freeman’s voice, taken from a script read through we recorded when the cast first arrived. I have to admit, I wasn’t sure who it was when I first heard it, either. Cheers, Peter J

The Hobbit will be broken into two parts.  Part 1 is set for December 2012 and Part 2 will come out in December 2013.

via. Collider and Peter Jackson`s Facebook page

Poster for Mark Waters’s Mr. Popper’s Penguins.

The movie  stars Jim Carrey, Carla Gugino, Ophelia Lovibond, and Philip Baker Hall.

The official synopsis:
Adventure-loving house painter Mr. Popper (Jim Carrey) contends with the problem of having too many penguins in director Mark S. Waters’ adaptation of author Richard Atwater’s beloved children’s book. Shortly after penning a letter to a team of Arctic explorers, Mr. Popper is surprised to receive a penguin in the mail. Later, after making his mischievous new pal a cozy new home in the freezer, the hapless Mr. Popper comes into possession of a playful female penguin as well. Before long Mr. Popper finds himself surrounded by a growing family of the flightless birds, and begins training them to perform in a traveling show dubbed Popper’s Performing Penguins. With each new town the show travels to, pandemonium is quick to follow.

Mr. Popper’s Penguins hits theaters June 17th.

Lord of The rings fans will be delighted with this first Video Blog from the set of “The Hobbit”. The video was posted for Peter Jackson himself. In the video you will be abloe to see some familiar places like Rivendell.

The first Hobbit movie is set to be released in December 2012 and they are filming in 3D.  The scripts have been written by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Guillermo del Toro and Peter Jackson.

And don`t forget to like Peter Jackson’s Facebook page for more updates!