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Keanu Reeves: Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure Part 3 Still In The Works

Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves at the ‘Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey’ Hollywood premiere, July 11, 1991
by Jolie Lash
LOS ANGELES, CALIF. -- CaptionSan Dimas’ Wyld Stallyns may not be riding again anytime soon – but there’s still hope, according to Keanu Reeves.
While the actor confirmed there is a script for “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure Part 3,” it presently is too costly of an endeavor to shoot.
“It needs to be adapted because right now, it would cost $400 million to make,” Keanu toldAccess Hollywood guest correspondent Tim Vincent in Japan, where the actor was promoting his new film, “47 Ronin.”
While Bill and Ted previously brought various historical figures to their high school stage – like Genghis Khan and Napoleon — it sounds like the third installment would have an intergalactic flavor.
“There’s a rift in the universe and there’s all sorts of creatures,” Keanu said of things in the script that are currently making it cost prohibitive to make.
But they are still making an effort to reunite Keanu’s Ted with Alex Winter’s Bill.
“That would be surreal,” Keanu said of his feelings on a third installment. “The script is funny and there’s a story to tell there, so there are efforts being made to try and continue that journey.”
Keanu’s current film, “47 Ronin” opens in theaters on Christmas day.
-- Jolie Lash
Copyright 2013 by NBC Universal, Inc. All rights reserved.

Country singer shot dead in Nashville bar

Anita Wadhwani, The Tennessean
Nashville police on Sunday said they are still investigating a fatal shooting in the early hours of Saturday morning that left a country singer deadinside a downtown Nashville bar.
Wayne Mills, 44, was shot by Pit and Barrel bar owner Chris Ferrell, police said. Ferrell told police he shot Mills in self-defense following an argument over Mills smoking in the bar. Mills later died atVanderbilt University Medical Center.
"We're investigating Chris Ferrell's claims of self-defense," said Kris Mumford, a police spokeswoman. Ferrell is not in custody and there have been no arrests, she said.
Mills toured with the Wayne Mills Band, which often performed on the college circuit. The music was "outlaw/southern rock flavored," according to the band's website. Early in their careers, country music stars Jamey Johnson and Blake Shelton andAmerican Idol winner Taylor Hicks had all opened for the band.
On Sunday, Blake Shelton tweeted: "Extremely sad to hear about the death of my old friend Wayne Mills."
Reached by phone, band manager J.R. Smith was overcome with emotion. "I just can't speak about it right now," he said.
Pit and Barrel owner Ferrell could not be reached for comment.
In an odd twist, Pit and Barrel was to have been featured on tonight's episode of Bar Rescue on cable network Spike TV. The series features struggling bars and nightclubs that are given makeovers by a nightclub expert. The network has decided to pull the episode, running a rerun of a previous show instead, according to spokeswoman Shana Tepper.
On Saturday, police initially issued a report to news media misidentifying the shooting victim. Police first identified the victim as a Nashville songwriter with the same last name, Clayton Mills, but later retracted that, saying two witnesses named the wrong Mills as the victim.
Both Ferrell and Mills have prior arrest records. Ferrell was arrested twice for driving on a suspended license. Both charges were dismissed. Wayne Mills had prior convictions for driving under the influence and for reckless endangerment.
Mills leaves behind a wife and young son. His manager has established a Wayne Mills Family Fund for them. A benefit concert is also being planned, according to the band's Facebook page.

U2's Lost 1986 Hotel Bar Jam - Premiere

Recently recovered footage is available on new Amnesty International DVD box set.
Rolling Stone Magazine
The 1986 Amnesty International Conspiracy of Hope Tour brought U2the PolicePeter GabrielLou Reed and Bryan Adams to enormous basketball arenas and football stadiums all over America, but the most unique jam took place during an off day at a tiny hotel bar in Atlanta. A local band was playing Beatles covers when Gabriel, Bono, the Edge and Larry Mullen Jr. walked in with Lou Reed guitarist Fuzzbee Morse, Gabriel bassist Larry Klein and Gabriel drummer Manu Katche.

Morse walked up to the stage and said, "Can we borrow some of your instruments? Some of us are musicians."
"The band was very dismissive," says longtime Amnesty activist Martin Lewis. "Then Fuzzbee says, 'You might want to look and see who wants to use your instruments.' They look out and behind a pillar is Bono and he just leans out and waves. Behind another pillar is Edge, who also leans out and waves. The band was like, 'OK, play whatever you want.'"
The handful of lucky people at the bar that night got to see 3/4th of U2 jam with members of Reed's and Gabriel's bands, completely making up songs as they went along. "They started at 9:30 and went until four a.m.," says Lewis. "The wine was flowing. Larry Klein had the distinct impression that the guys in U2 hadn't had very many chances to jam with other musicians. The freedom was incredible to them."
Peter Gabriel shot some of the jam with his ever-present video camera. "When I was putting together this DVD collection I called up Peter and asked about it," says Lewis. "He said to me, 'My camera was stolen and I lost most of the tapes. I might have a few. But Martin, this was 27 years ago.'"
Most everybody Lewis interviewed about the Conspiracy of Hope tour raved about the jam, and he was determined to find a visual recording. "I don't know the word 'no,'" he says. "I knew I had to find those tapes, and Peter put out a concert video years ago called PoV that had a few seconds of Conspiracy of Hope footage on it. I tracked down the people who made PoV and we tracked the tapes down to a farm in upstate New York. And there, buried at the bottom of this pile of things, was a three-quarter inch tape in a British format. The hardest thing in the world was to find a place in upstate New York that could play such a thing."
Lewis did manage to find a place that could play the archaic tapes, and on them he found the motherload: 11 minutes of Bono and Larry Mullen Jr. jamming with Klein, Katche and Morse. "I didn't know what song Bono was singing," says Lewis. "I thought it was an obscure b-side, but Morse told me he was improvising lyrics, just complete free association. This was prime Bono in the creation process, and he threw in bits of other songs like 'Sweet Jane' and 'Satisfaction,' too."
He knew the footage would make an incredible bonus item on the Amnesty International ¡Released! six DVD set (in stores November 5th), but he needed everyone's permission to include it. "Larry [Klein] and Fuzzbee were happy to be included," he says. "But I had to make sure that Bono and Larry [Mullen] were cool. I spent a couple of weeks waiting and chewing my fingernails down to the knuckles. It wasn't that they weren't interested. They were just in the middle of recording a new album. Finally, I got word that Larry and Bono were happy for Amnesty to use the footage." 
The performance has been titled "Peach Jam," and you can see an exclusive preview of it at Rolling Stone Magazine

ABBA mulls possible reunion

AFP - The legendary Swedish pop group ABBA is mulling a possible reunion next year, singer Agnetha Faltskog said in a German newspaper interview Sunday.

Next year marks the 40th anniversary of the band's first hit "Waterloo", which won them the Eurovision song contest and catapulted them to fame.

ABBA subsequently became one of the world's best-selling pop bands with a string of number one hits such as "Mamma Mia", "Dancing Queen" and "Super Trouper".

"Of course it's something we're thinking about," 63-year-old Faltskog told the weekly Welt am Sonntag.
"There seem to be plans to do something to mark this anniversary in some way. But I can't say at this point what will come of them," she said.

Faltskog formed ABBA in 1972 with guitarist and songwriter -- and later husband -- Bjorn Ulvaeus, as well as Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Lyngstad.

The group's Eurovision success with "Waterloo" came in Brighton, England, two years later.

The band, whose last album "The Visitors" appeared in 1982, has sold more than 380 million records worldwide, making them one of the most successful pop bands in history.

The Hollywood Film Awards gala ceremony lit up the night with a star-studded turnout at its 17th anniversary show on Monday night at the Beverly Hilton

Lupita Angela Basset
By: Josh Abraham
The race is on. The Hollywood Film Awards gala ceremony lit up the night with a star-studded turnout at its 17th anniversary show on Monday night at the Beverly Hilton, in Beverly Hills. The A-list event attracted Hollywood’s elite to honor excellence in the art of filmmaking, as well as creative talent within the global creative community. The evening was hosted by Entertainment Tonight’s Nancy O’Dell. A full list of the 2013 Hollywood Film Awards honorees is listed below.
Honorees recognized for their achievements at this year’s Hollywood Film Awards gala included: Harrison Ford, Julia Roberts, Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, Coldplay, Lupita Nyong’o, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke, Richard Linklater, Jake Gyllenhaal, Dan Scanlon, Michael De Luca, John Knoll, Steve McQueen, Jerry Weintraub, Lee Daniels, Michael B. Jordan, Sophie Nelisse, David Oyelowo, Michael Wilkinson, Judy Becker, Juliette Lewis, Chris Cooper, Margo Martindale, Dermot Mulroney, Julianne Nicholson, and Misty Upham.
Celebrity presenters for the evening included: Jack Black, Octavia Spencer, Geoffrey Rush, Robert Downey Jr., Sean Penn, Kanye West, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Jane Fonda, Forest Whitaker, Brian Helgeland, Jennifer Garner, Sean Hayes, Robert Kazinsky, Viola Davis, Angela Bassett and Olivia Munn among others.
Multiplatinum, multiple award-winning recording act Coldplay was honored with the Hollywood Song Award for the hit song “Atlas” from Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack. The band’s Chris Martin gave a soaring solo performance of “Atlas,” in addition to accepting the award on behalf of Coldplay. The award was presented by 10-time Grammy winner Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds.
17th Annual Hollywood Film Awards is sponsored by the Dodge Brand, Samsung, Los Angeles Times, Hollywood Reporter and Variety. Champagne courtesy of Moet & Chandon.
“Hollywood Career Achievement Award”
Harrison Ford
“Hollywood Legend Award”
Jerry Weintraub
“Hollywood Actor Award”
Matthew McConaughey
“Hollywood Actress Award”
Sandra Bullock
“Hollywood Supporting Actor Award”
Jake Gyllenhaal
“Hollywood Supporting Actress Award”
Julia Roberts
“Hollywood Breakout Performance Award”
Jared Leto
“New Hollywood Award”
Lupita Nyong’o
“Hollywood Spotlight Award Presented By Dodge”
Michael B. Jordan, Sophie Nelisse, David Oyelowo
“Hollywood Breakout Director Award”
Steve McQueen
“Hollywood Director Award”
Lee Daniels
“Hollywood Producers Award”
Michael DeLuca
“Hollywood Screenwriter Award”
Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke and Richard Linklater
“Hollywood Visual Effects Award”
John Knoll, “Pacific Rim”
“Hollywood Animation Award”
Dan Scanlon, “Monsters University”
“Hollywood Ensemble Acting Award”
Cast of “August: Osage County” including Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Abigail Breslin, Chris Cooper, Benedict Cumberbatch, Juliette Lewis, Margo Martindale, Dermot Mulroney, Julianne Nicholson, Sam Shepard, and Misty Upham.
“Hollywood Song Award”
Coldplay – “Atlas” from the film “Hunger Games: Catching Fire.”
“Hollywood Costume and Production Design Award”
Michael Wilkinson, Judy Becker
“Hollywood Movie Award”
Star Trek Into Darkness
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