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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios (MGM) released Marc Forster’s Quantum of Solace (B22) trailer depicting James Bond infiltrating a drug ring that is flooding Britain with heroin. Enjoy!

The B22 flick hits theaters on November 7th of 2008.

Synopsis: Betrayed by Vesper, the woman he loved, 007 fights the urge to make his latest mission personal. Pursuing his determination to uncover the truth, James Bond and M interrogate Mr. White who reveals the organization which blackmailed Vesper is far more complex and dangerous than anyone had imagined. Forensic intelligence links an Mi6 traitor to a bank account in Haiti where a case of mistaken identity introduces Bond to the beautiful but feisty Camille, a woman who has her own vendetta. Camille leads Bond straight to Dominic Greene, a ruthless business man and major force within the mysterious organization. On a mission that leads him to Austria, Italy and South America, Bond discovers that Greene, conspiring to take total control of one of the world’s most important natural resources, is forging a deal with the exiled General Medrano. Using his associates in the organization, and manipulating his powerful contacts within the CIA and the British government, Greene promises to overthrow the existing regime in a Latin American country, giving the General control of the country in exchange for a seemingly barren piece of land. In a minefield of treachery, murder and deceit, Bond allies with old friends in a battle to uncover the truth. As he gets closer to finding the man responsible for the betrayal of Vesper, 007 must keep one step ahead of the CIA, the terrorists and even M, to unravel Greene’s sinister plan and stop his organization.

Disney Phenom Miley Cyrus won’t stop talking about Vanity Fair backless pictures, and graces the cover of Billboard to promote her new album sans her alter-ego Hannah Montana.

On pictures in Vanity Fair: I was embarrassed… but also it’s like, every career thing that I do can’t be perfect, and sometimes my decisions are wrong. I think that just makes me even more relatable. I don’t think people will look at me any differently because they’re like, You know what, I’m going to do stupid stuff too, and I’m going to make mistakes, and that’s fine. It still hurts when I think about it.

On upcoming album – Breakout: It’s grown-up. I wrote all the songs except two. My last one, Meet Miley Cyrus, was more just meeting me, finding out who I am, and here it’s more getting in depth of what’s been going on in my life in the past year.

We’ll have Miley’s music video for 7 Things off Breakout tomorrow, stay tuned.

I’ve come across a new book that’s worth picking up and diving into during your summer break, at the pool, the Hamptons, or in your house or apartment. The five short stories collection by Nigerian author Uwem Akpan’s Say You’re One of Them are told from the prespective of African children facing genocide, child prostitution, glue-sniffing and poverty.

The collections are set in Kenya, Rwanda, Ethiopia and Nigeria.

Say You’re One of Them is Uwem Akpan’s debut novel. To read Publisher’s Weekly Q&A interview with Uwem Akpan, visit PublishersWeekly.com.

Ben Kingsley, Josh Peck, Mary-Kate Olsen, Aaron Yoo and Olivia Thirlby attend Jonathan Levine’s The Wackness premiere hosted by The Cinema Society and Sony Cierge at AMC Loews 19th Street, and after-party at the Gramercy Park Hotel in New York.

The Wackness opens selected cities on July 03.

Director Jonathan Levin is repped by Adam Weinstein and Keya Khayatian @ United Talent Agency.


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Synopsis: It’s the summer of 1994, and the streets of New York are pulsing with hip hop and wafting with the sweet aroma of marijuana. The newly-inaugurated mayor, Rudolph Giuliani, is only beginning to implement his anti-fun initiatives against “crimes” like noisy portable radio, graffiti and public drunkenness. Two people, however, are missing out on the excitement: Luke is a socially uncomfortable teenage pot dealer with no friends, issues with his parents, and a colossal lack of confidence with girls. He trades weed for sessions with his therapist, Dr. Squires, whose much-younger wife is slipping away from him. Squires, a drug-addled shrink with a hairline retreating to the back of his neck and a state of mind slouching back to adolescence, is an unlikely role model–but the two of them forge a friendship based on a mutual need: getting laid. The intergenerational duo set off on a crawl that takes them all over New York, where they encounter several of Luke’s “business associates,” including a Phish-following dreadlocked pixie, a New Wave, keyboard-playing one-hit-wonder, and Luke’s supplier. Luke has long had an aching crush on Dr. Squires’ way-out-of-his league stepdaughter, Stephanie, and is stunned at his good luck when she returns his affections. Luke’s innocent first love experience with Stephanie becomes a life lesson that sets him on the pathway towards adulthood. And when Squires breaks down, it is up to the younger man to throw the older one a lifeline.

Relativity Media’s Ryan Kavanaugh, Danny Masterson, Joshua Jackson, Riley Keough, Elijah Wood and Zoe Kravitz support Rebel Rebel presentation by The Art of Elysium at Milk Studios in NYC’s Meat Packing District North.

The Art of Elysium is a non-profit organization of artists, actors and musicians voluntarily giving their time and talent to children battling serious medical problems.

Rebel Rebel is a collaboration with photographer Mick Rock and artist Russell Young.

Relativity Media, LLC is a financing, consulting and production company that structures slate financing for both major studios and independent production entities.

Jennifer Howell is the founder of The Art of Elysium.

The Rebel Rebel installation features silkscreens of Iggy Pop, David Bowie and Lou Reed.


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To learn more about Elysium, visit theartofelysium.org

Director Marc Forster’s Quantum of Solace new trailer – 22nd James Bond film (B22) – will hit the net on Monday, June 30. The 1 minute 51 seconds trailer will debut on AOL.com (domestic) and MSN.com (international) Monday morning from Noon – 2 p.m. Easter Time (9:00am – 11:00am Pacific Time). It’ll be dubbed or subtitled in 13 languages.

The B22 flick hits theaters on November 7th of 2008.

Director Guy Ritchie’s RocknRolla trailer is out, and packs a snatching punch. A Russian mobster orchestrates a crooked land deal, putting millions of dollars up for grabs and attracting all of London’s criminal underworld. RocknRolla stars Gerard Butler, Tom Wilkinson, Thandie Newton, Idris Elba and Christopher ‘Ludacris’ Bridges, and rolls into theaters on October 31st of 2008.

Ritchie is working on a darker, more sophisticated version of Sherlock Holmes and his trusted number two, Dr. Watson as his next film.

Guy Ritchie is repped by Elizabeth Swofford @ Creative Artists Agency (CAA).

Democratic Presidential nominee Barack Obama graces the cover and pages of Jann Wenner’s Rolling Stone to discuss music and his upcoming reign as our commander-in-chief.

On his musical influence: If I had one musical hero, it would have to be Stevie Wonder. When I was at that point where you start getting involved in music, Stevie had that run with Music of My Mind, Talking Book, Fulfillingness’ First Finale and Innervisions, and then Songs in the Key of Life. Those are as brilliant a set of five albums as we’ve ever seen.

On rapper Jay-Z influencing America’s youths: Every time I talk to Jay-Z, who is a brilliant talent and a good guy, I enjoy how he thinks. He’s serious and he cares about his art. That’s somebody who is going to start branching out and can help shape attitudes in a real positive way.

To read the full article, visit Rollingstone.com.