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Weekend Briefs: Paquin and Moyer marry; Dolly Parton to finally make a movie; Jennifer Aniston’s bomb

TRUE LOVE: True Blood stars Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer were married Saturday evening at a private residence in Malibu, Calif., their rep confirmed to
The couple exchanged their vows beneath a tent across the street from the beach and were “surrounded by their family and friends,” the rep said in a statement.
Paquin, a 1994 Oscar winner for The Piano, announced in June that she is bisexual. The couple’s first kiss actually took place in a scene from the smash HBO vampire series on which she plays Sookie Stackhouse, the psychic, mortal lover to vampire Bill Compton (Moyer).

HERE SHE COMES AGAIN: Dolly Parton made quite a splash 30 years ago in her film debut which was the classic comedy 9 to 5 which she starred in with Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda. She followed that up with Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Rhinestone and, of course, Steel Magnolias.

But Dolly hasn’t starred in a feature film since 1992′s Straight Talk.

That is about to change.

Dolly is going to team with Queen Latifah in Joyful Noise as a pair of ladies who work to stop the closure of a scrappy gospel choir.

Latifah will portray the mother of a couple of teenagers who takes the reins of the Pacashau Gospel Choir after the choir leader dies. Dolly will play the late choir director’s wife who is gunning for the chance to helm the singing group, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

They may also bust out a few tunes together in the film which has director Todd Graff, the writer/director behind the 2003 coming-of-age flick Camp, working on the script.

FLOP SWEAT: Despite tons of pre-release publicity about single mothers, Jennifer Aniston’s latest romantic comedy Switch extended her strong of bombs at the box office.

The film, which also stars Jason Bateman, opened in a lackluster 8th place with an estimated gross of just over $8.1 million. Reviews were mixed but better than the notices for Jennifer’s last two movies: Bounty Hunter with Gerard Butler and Love Happens with Aaron Eckhart.

Her last big hit was 2008′s Marley & Me and was also part of the ensemble cast of the 2009 romantic comedy He’s Just Not That Into You.

Good luck next time Jennifer!



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3 Remarks

  1. August 22nd, 2010 at 7:32 pm
    Gabriel Oak says:

    Who cares if the public didn’t show up for The Switch? It’s their loss. It’s a good movie and Aniston gives one of her better performances, though the movie belongs to Jason Bateman and the young actor who plays his son.

  2. Gabriel, as for “who cares if the public didn’t show up?” I’m pretty sure Aniston cares, the producers who financed the film care, the studio that paid for the movie and marketed the movie care. If you don’t at least make the money back that people invest in you, they stop paying you as much. Just ask Tom Cruise!

  3. August 23rd, 2010 at 3:09 pm
    Gabriel Oak says:

    Well the studio didn’t market the film very well. I can’t fault Aniston here, the actors, the directors, or the screenwriter.

    I was responding more to you’re calling the movie a bomb, when in fact the film is decent.

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