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'Tomb Raider' is coming back to the big screen.
 
Angelina Jolie (BANG SHOWBIZ)
GK Films has acquired the rights to the hit video game starring Lara Croft from interactive entertainment company Square Enix, and plans to reboot the action-adventure franchise.
Graham King - who will produce the movies with Tim Headington - said: "We are very excited to be rebooting what is already a hugely successful film franchise and continuing the 'Tomb Raider' phenomenon."
The original two films - which grossed a total of $432m at the worldwide box office - starred Angelina Jolie as the daredevil archaeologist although it is thought she won't reprise her role again for the film, which is eyeing a 2013 release.
The latest films will create daring new adventures for the young and dynamic Lara and while GK Films have yet to hire a writer, they are thought to be looking to do an origin story rather than continue her explorations in a sequel.
In 2009, it was claimed 'Transformers' star Megan Fox was to play a young Lara Croft, although she later denied this.
 

Gwyneth Paltrow kicked Matthew Morrison when filming 'Glee'  

 
Gwyneth Paltrow (BANG SHOWBIZ)
Gwyneth Paltrow kicked Matthew Morrison when filming 'Glee'  
The actress makes a special appearance as substitute teacher Holly Holiday in the musical TV drama and Matthew – who plays Will Schuester – admitted she worried about hurting him as they danced together.
He told website Access Hollywood: "We're doing the Argentine tango, so you're in-between their legs and you're kicking up and stuff."
Pointing to his inner thigh, he added: "So she's kicking in here, and she's like, 'I'm so scared that I'm going to hit your man-love!'
"And I said, 'You know, just go for it.' And she did and she connected a couple of times."
Matthew added that the episode – due to air tonight (08.03.11) in the US - has a steamy theme and will feature Gwyneth's character teaching a class about the birds and the bees.
He added: "The episode is called 'Sexy' and Holly comes back as a sex-ed teacher and we teach the kids about sex through music."
While Gwyneth, 38, is married to Coldplay singer Chris Martin, Matthew is single and admitted he doesn't think he'd make a good boyfriend at present.
He explained: "I'm not dating anyone. I don't feel like I'm in a good place to be a good boyfriend.
"I know how much work it is to be in a relationship and I don't have the time to put in that work right now."
 
Nicolas Cage escorted home by police
Nicolas Cage was escorted to his hotel by New Orleans police on Friday night.
The 'Drive Angry' actor was taken back to where he was staying after a disturbance at a restaurant, which saw a window get smashed.
Officers said they took Nicolas – who was in the city for its annual Mardi Gras festival - back from the city's Stella eatery for his "own safety".
Officer Juan Barnes told website RadarOnline.com: "We can confirm that we did respond to an incident at that location on Friday night at around 10.45pm and that Mr. Cage needed some assistance to go back to his hotel.
"A window was found to be broken at the restaurant but the owners decided it was an internal matter and that they would handle it.
"There was no formal complaint or charge written-up."
It is not known if Nicolas – who is presently facing financial problems owing millions of dollars in unpaid taxes – was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the incident, or if he was responsible for the broken window.
The 'Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance' actor has previously made public outbursts, including stunning onlookers in December last year when he launched a bizarre rant outside of a nightclub in Bucharest, Romania.
In footage, shot on a mobile phone by an onlooker Nic, 47, is seen screaming: "Get in that car and walk away. die because of honour. I'll die right now. Don't touch me you little b***h.
"See my eyes - respect them as you'd respect me."Whitney’s kid in shock coke pics.
Whitney’s kid in shock coke pics
 
Bobbi Kristina Brown (AGENCIES)
Pictures have emerged of Whitney Houston’s teenage girl snorting what looks like a line of cocaine.
The Sun newspaper revealed that ex-crack addict Whitney, 47, was yesterday comforting daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown after shock snaps emerged of the 18-year-old at two wild parties.
She went on Twitter to claim the photos were "set up" by an ex-boyfriend.
She insisted: "It's really not what it looks like."
But her ex claimed: "I can't remember a time she stayed sober. It was difficult to stop her buying alcohol and drugs as her mother gave her $1,000 a week."
Whitney won custody of Bobbi after divorcing rapper  
 
George Michael’s partner splits  
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George Michael’s partner Kenny Goss has walked out on him after 15 years, according to The Sun.
Pals said Texan businessman Kenny had finally had enough of the wayward pop star's lifestyle.
Worried friends of the former Wham! singer – whose hits include Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go – had been warning him he risked losing Kenny.
But problems with cannabis, such as last year's drug-driving conviction, forced them apart.  
Friends added: "Kenny runs an incredibly successful gallery. With Kenny in the US, they spend so much time apart – and that's got worse over the last couple of years.
"It's really sad, but hopefully this could be the wake-up call George needs."
Kenny, 51, was in court in September when George was sentenced to eight weeks for crashing into a branch of Snappy Snaps near his North London home.
It was his second drug-driving conviction. In 2007 he was found slumped at the wheel of the same vehicle, and was ordered to do community service.  
Brit sent nude pics from phone: bodyguard
 
Britney Spears (AGENCIES)
Britney Spears’ former bodyguard is to release a series of embarrassing nude pictures he claims the singer sent him from her mobile phone.
According to The Sun, Fernando Flores has told pals he will use the "filthy" snaps in court to back his £9million sexual harassment lawsuit against the singer.
The 29-year-old ex-cop alleges Britney hoped the photos would help lure him into her bed.
Last night a friend of Flores, who claims to have seen the pictures, said: "They are really explicit images that will shock and disgust the majority of her fans.
"Fernando says he can prove the photos were taken on Britney's phone and sent to his mobile.
"He says she sent them last April when she was coming on to him on a daily basis. He left the following month.
"Some of the pictures show Britney with the camera between her legs. Others show her in provocative positions wearing lingerie.
"There are a few where she is naked, exposing herself in a way that she clearly hoped would make him aroused."
Mum-of-two Britney, 29, denies the claims.
She is currently preparing for a televised concert in San Francisco in March to promote new album Femme Fatale.  
 
Sophie Dahl has baby girl

Sophie Dahl and Jamie Cullum. (AGENCIES)

Sophie Dahl and Jamie Cullum have welcomed their first child together.

The model-turned-TV presenter - who married the jazz musician in 2009 - gave birth to a baby girl, Lyra, on Wednesday (02.03.11) and both mother and daughter are doing well.
A spokesman for the couple said: "Musician Jamie Cullum and his wife, the author and presenter Sophie Dahl, have come parents. Their daughter Lyra was born on March 2. They are over the moon."
The name Lyra comes from the word lyre, a small harp used by the ancient Greeks and it is also one of the 48 constellations named by the 2nd-century astronomer Ptolemy.
The couple are notoriously private about their relationship, although soon after they married Sophie, 33, confirmed she "loves" calling 31-year-old Jamie her husband.
She said: "My husband is a good cook. I love saying 'husband'. It's funny that something so universal should make you so excited to say."
Discussing her partnership with Jamie, she said: "Making that promise is a sacred thing and not really for anyone else. It's to be witnessed by your close family and your close friends.
"It was wonderful and joyful and that's all I want to say."
 

 

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