Halle Berry is confirmed to reprise her X-Men role of Storm in the upcoming X-Men: First Class follow-up, X-Men: Days Of Future Past, Deadline.com reports. Berry will join other actors who appeared in the original X-Men films, including Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore and Hugh Jackman...
HARRISON FORD SIGNS ON FOR ANCHORMAN 2 _ Harrison Ford will help San Diego "stay classy" in the upcoming Anchorman: The Legend Continues. Harrison has signed on to the Will Ferrell comedy, where he will play a veteran newscaster similar to Tom Brokaw.
It had been expected, but CBS Corp. CEO Les Moonves strongly implied Monday at a Wall Street conference in Florida that the Showtime series Dexter will end after its eighth season, according to The Hollywood Reporter. However, a rep for Showtime, which is owned by CBS' parent company, says a final decision has yet to be made. Season eight of the Michael C. Hall drama debuts in June...
Fox has picked up the comedy series New Girl for a third season, The Mindy Project for a second season and Raising Hope for a fourth season. The network has also ordered a second season of the serial-killer drama The Following, which stars Kevin Bacon..
GEORGE LUCAS AND STEVEN SPIELBERG MAKE FORBES LIST _ Filmmakers George Lucas and Steven Spielberg have been named among the world’s richest billionaires by bosses at Forbes magazine. Editors at the business publication annually rank the globe’s most wealthy people, and this year Mexican telecommunications mogul Carlos Slim has topped the list with a net worth of $73 billion.
... Businessman Bill Gates is the runner-up with $67 billion and Spanish fashion executive Amancio Ortega is third with $57 billion.
... Also making the rich list are Facebook.com co-founder Mark Zuckerberg ($13.3 billion), Star Wars creator Lucas ($3.9 billion), Jaws director Spielberg ($3.2 billion) and Oprah Winfrey ($2.8 billion).
CHRISTINA AGUILERA FINALLY SELLS HOME _ Christina Aguilera's home has finally sold. The eccentric estate was previously owned by Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne and was featured on the family's MTV reality show. When the Osbournes decided it was time to sell the home in 2007, Christina and her man swooped in and picked up the six-bedroom, nine-bathroom pad for $11.5 million. After the couple split in 2011, the Mediterranean-style home hit the market once again, this time for $13.5 million. It sat for two whole years before someone finally decided they wanted to make Christina's house their home. No word yet on whether or not the buyer got Christina to budge on the price.
BRITNEY SPEARS AND K-FED REUNITED JUST FOR KICKS _ Not even divorce can keep Britney Spears and Kevin Federline apart -- at least at their kids' soccer game -- where the famous ex-couple joined forces over the weekend to cheer. Brit and K-Fed got together Sunday in L.A. to support their sons Sean Preston and Jayden James while the boys played soccer. K-Fed's girlfriend Victoria Prince was also there and everyone got along just fine.
THE BIBLE BRINGS 13.1 MILLION TO HISTORY _ History Channel had a big night with the debuts of docudrama miniseries The Bible and scripted series Vikings. The former brought in 13.1 million viewers in its premiere, while the latter opened to a strong to 6.2 million. The Bible, a 10-hour mini that will continue airing Sundays on History through Easter, was created and executive produced by Mark Burnett and wife Roma Downey, who also stars as the Virgin Mary.
KEITH OLBERMANN WANTS TO RETURN TO ESPN _ It's been almost a year since Keith Olbermann abruptly exited his five-year contract with Current TV -- and while the former MSNBC anchor remains a non-presence on television, he has been plotting his next move. A source says Keith Olbermann has reached out to ESPN about returning to the all-sports network.
XBOX 360 TO DISTRIBUTE FIRST FILM BY GAME CONSOLE _ A British indie film called Pulp will be the first movie distributed solely through a game console. A crime caper about the comic book industry, Microsoft believes the film will be a great fit for their audience, and announced that this won't be a one-time thing. Pulp is available now exclusively on Xbox 360.
OPRAH HAS BEEN CHOSEN AS HARVARD’S COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER _ Oprah Winfrey has been chosen as the commencement speaker for this year’s Harvard graduation. Citing her many business endeavors and philanthropic efforts, the school’s Harvard Gazette says her work makes her a compelling guest.
HONEY BOO BOO SELLING GIRL SCOUT COOKIES AT A MALL _ After Alana Thompson, aka Honey Boo Boo, was reportedly banned from selling Girl Scout Cookies on Facebook after starting an online campaign to help her pal sell the tasty treats, it seems the TLC star has found a solution, setting up shop at the Milledgeville Mall in Georgia. The sassy 7-year-old was snapped holding a handmade sign as she urged shoppers to buy a box. Although Alana herself is not a Girl Scout, she decided to sell the treats to help her pal, and Mama June encouraged her youngest child to lend a helping hand.