Dwayne Johnson has confirmed his involvement in a Shazam film for Warner Bros/DC Entertainment.

The Hercules actor added that he is yet to decide whether to play the titular hero - traditionally known as Captain Marvel - or his archenemy Black Adam.

Johnson told The AP that the villain is one of his favourite DC characters.

"I am putting my heart and soul and my bones into this role," he said.

Johnson teased the role earlier in the summer.

Shazam was one of the films listed in an apparently leaked schedule for Warner's upcoming DC films.

Johnson can currently be seen starring in Hercules.

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Calvin Harris has earned $66 million (£39.7m) in the past 12 months.

The 30-year-old was the highest-paid DJ in the world for 2013-14, according to Forbes.


The 'Summer' singer's annual earnings have grown by $20m, having taken home $46m in 2012-13. He has played over 50 festivals and gigs, and earned more than Jay Z.

Commenting on his income, Harris said: "The rise of dance music has been astronomical in the last three years. I happened to be in the right place at the right time."

The second-highest paid on the list was David Guetta, who earned $30m, while Tiësto and Avicii tied on the list, both coming in at number three.

Harris recently defended his decision to block his ex-girlfriend Rita Ora's Teen Choice Awards performance.

The Scottish star is the sole writer and producer of Ora's track 'I Will Never Let You Down', so has to approve any televised performance of the track.

After Ora revealed that Harris had not given her permission to perform, he retorted on Twitter: "You'll only know 1 side of the story RE Teen choice awards because I choose not to talk to the papers about every aspect of my personal life.

"But just know I had a damn good reason."

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Godzilla's sequel has been given a release date.

Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures announced today (August 14) that the follow-up will be in cinemas from June 8, 2018.

Gareth Edwards is returning as director, after Godzilla took $507.7 million worldwide.

It was announced last month that the upcoming sequel will feature three classic monsters - Rodan, Mothra and Ghidorah.

Prior to making the second Godzilla movie, Edwards is attached to direct one of Disney's upcoming Star Wars spinoffs for release in 2016.

The filmmaker has admitted to experiencing panic while making Godzilla, saying: "I controlled that by telling myself, 'If this is the only thing I ever do in my life, I've got to go out in a blaze of glory'."

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Ben Affleck has said that he wouldn't have signed up to play Bruce Wayne in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice if he didn't think he could succeed in the role.

The Oscar-winning Argo filmmaker revealed that Warner Bros, the studio behind the superhero blockbuster, prepared him in advance for the negative reaction that welcomed his casting announcement.

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Ben Affleck has said that he wouldn't have signed up to play Bruce Wayne in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice if he didn't think he could succeed in the role.

The Oscar-winning Argo filmmaker revealed that Warner Bros, the studio behind the superhero blockbuster, prepared him in advance for the negative reaction that welcomed his casting announcement.

"[They] gave me a bunch of past reactions to casting and said, 'Are you sure you want to get into this? This is part and parcel of these movies now. There's a lot of active fans with a lot of opinions'," he told EW.

"To me, having been through a certain amount of that, it doesn't really... Everyone's entitled to their opinion. I wouldn't have taken the part if I didn't trust my instincts in terms of the filmmaking. I think Chris Terrio wrote a terrific script. Zack's a great visual director. And there's an interesting take.

"I wouldn't have done it if I didn't think I could do it. I have the benefit of a lot of that understanding. But also, everyone is entitled to their opinion. That's a big part of this international sport. The Fifty Shades of Grey kid or whatever it is. That's sort of become a thing."

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Broadway theatres will temporarily dim their lights in tribute to the late Lauren Bacall.

Bacall, who died earlier this week at the age of 89, won Tony Awards for her starring roles in Applause and Woman of the Year.

Bacall also appeared in Waiting in the Wings; Goodbye, Charlie and Cactus Flower.

In memory of the actress, Broadway theatres in New York will dim their lights for one minute at 7.45pm on Friday, August 15.

Broadway League executive director Charlotte St Martin said that Bacall had a "distinct presence on stage and screen".

"Along with her talent and memorable performances, her timeless beauty and witty intelligence will be remembered.

"Our thoughts are with her family, friends and fans," St Martin added.


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The Power Rangers movie is to release on July 22, 2016.

The film reboot from Lionsgate is based on the 1990s Fox TV series.

Power Rangers follows a group of ordinary high school kids who acquire extraterrestrial powers and save the world.

X-Men: First Class writer Ashley Miller will work on the script alongside Zack Stentz.

Roberto Orci, Haim Saban, Brian Casentini and Allison Shearmur are all on board to produce.

It was announced in late July that the original cast members of Power Rangers could make cameo appearances.

The picture will share the same release date as Warner Bros' King Arthur.

Lionsgate recently filed a lawsuit over the Expendables 3 internet leak.


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ABC will air a behind-the-scenes special about the Disney animated blockbuster Frozen.

The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic takes viewers behind the scenes of the Oscar-winning movie with interviews from stars Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel.


Viewers will also get an in-depth look at Walt Disney Animation Studios' work on Frozen, in addition to footage from the research trips that filmmakers took to Norway and Quebec before crafting the kingdom of Arendelle.

There will also be an exclusive preview of the introductions of Frozen characters into the live-action ABC series Once Upon a Time.

Georgina Haig has been cast as the snow queen Elsa, while Elizabeth Lail is portraying her sister Anna and Tyler Jacob Moore will play Prince Hans.


Those roles were played by Menzel, Bell and Santino Fontana respectively in the animated film.

Frozen has become the highest grossing animated movie of all time, and was the winner of the Best Animated Feature Award at this year's Oscars.

ABC airs The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic on Tuesday, September 2 at 8pm ET.

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This year's Emmy Awards will feature a tribute to Robin Williams, who died this week at the age of 63.

A celebration of the actor's life will be included in the show, broadcast on NBC on August 25.


Emmys producer Don Mischer spoke to TV Guide about honouring the late actor, saying: "With the tragic loss of Robin, we're trying to deal with that and figure out what to do in the right, appropriate and meaningful way.

"It's about what can we do to properly remember Robin and create perhaps an emotional moment about Robin, knowing all that he did for all of us who love entertainment and love comedy."

Mischer also spoke about working with Williams in the past, saying: "We have done at least 30 shows with Robin through the years, going back into the 1980s.


"We all know what Robin meant to the television community and to everyone, and the unique take on comedy that he brought to all of us."

He added about working with the actor: "Robin was constantly surprising us. [He] would come out on stage and go someplace you'd never dreamed he would go.

"He always had you off-guard. Directors would get nervous about what he was going to do. And he brought so much spontaneity. It was always refreshing."

Seth Meyers will be the main host of the 66th Primetime Emmys, with other guest hosts including Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston, Veep's Julia Louis-Dreyfus and The Voice coaches Adam Levine and Gwen Stefani.

Fan tributes for Williams have been conducted at his Hollywood Walk of Fame star, a Boston park bench made famous by his Oscar-winning performance in Good Will Hunting, and the house used in the 1993 comedy classic Mrs Doubtfire.

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On August 11, 2014, at approximately 11:55 a.m, Marin County Communications received a 9-1-1 telephone call reporting a male adult had been located unconscious and not breathing inside his residence in unincorporated Tiburon, CA. The Sheriff’s Office, as well as the Tiburon Fire Department and Southern Marin Fire Protection District were dispatched to the incident with emergency personnel arriving on scene at 12:00 pm. The male subject, pronounced deceased at 12:02 pm has been identified as Robin McLaurin Williams, a 63-year-old resident of unincorporated Tiburon, CA.

An investigation into the cause, manner, and circumstances of the death is currently underway by the Investigations and Coroner Division s of the Sheriff’s Office. Preliminary information developed during the investigation indicates Mr. Williams was last seen alive at his residence, where he resides with his wife, at approximately 10:00 pm on August 10, 2014. Mr. Williams was located this morning shortly before the 9-1-1 call was placed to Marin County Communications. At this time, the Sheriff’s Office Coroner Division suspects the death to be a suicide due to asphyxia, but a comprehensive investigation must be completed before a final determination is made. A forensic examination is currently scheduled for August 12, 2014 with subsequent toxicology testing to be conducted.

Police added that a press conference will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in San Rafael, Calif.

Williams' publicist Mara Buxbaum told The Hollywood Reporter: "Robin Williams passed away this morning. He has been battling severe depression of late. This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time."

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JK Rowling has written to a shooting victim in the voice of Albus Dumbledore.

The Harry Potter author responded to an online campaign for her to get in touch with Cassidy Stay, 15, from Texas, after she quoted Dumbledore at a memorial for her family.

Stay's mother, father, two younger sisters and two younger brothers were all killed by a gunman on July 9, but she survived by playing dead.

At the memorial, she said: "In The Prisoner of Azkaban, Dumbledore says, 'Happiness can be found even in the darkest times if one only remembers to turn on the light'.

"I know that my mum, dad, Bryan, Emily, Becca and Zach are in a much better place and that I'll be able to see them again one day. Stay strong."

Rowling also sent a wand, an acceptance letter to Hogwarts, a list of school supplies and a signed book, with her handwritten letter.

A spokeswoman for the author told the Daily Telegraph: "We can confirm that JK Rowling was in touch with Cassidy Stay; however, the contents of the letter remain private."

Asked whether Rowling will meet the 15-year-old in person, she added: "We wouldn't comment on that but [Cassidy's] is a remarkable story."


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