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Noah-072914.jpg After putting up some fairly big worldwide numbers, Darren Aronofsky's biblical epic "Noah" follows up its spring box office run with a home market release, with Russell Crowe, Emma Watson, Anthony Hopkins and Jennifer Connelly starring. Also getting launched this week on Blu-ray will be "The Other Woman," a romantic comedy starring Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.

tomhardy-072914.jpg The trailer for "Mad Max: Fury Road," the reboot of the 1980s "Mad Max" series has dropped. The near three minute clip was debuted at Comic-Con in San Diego over the weekend. The trailer features desert action, tricked out vehicles and a cast of eccentric characters. Tom Hardy stars in the lead role of Max Rockatansky, a road warrior, while Charlize Theron plays Imperator Furiosa.

christopherwalken-071414.jpg Christopher Walken has reportedly signed on to lend his voice to Jon Favreau's remake of "The Jungle Book." According to TheWrap.com, Walken will voice King Louie, who is the leader of a group of monkeys and apes residing in the jungle. Word of his casting comes alongside that of "Breaking Bad" villain Giancarlo Esposito. He will appear as the voice of Akela, the head of the jungle's wolf pack.

michelelea-012012.jpg "Glee" star Lea Michele has reportedly landed a guest starring role on an upcoming episode of "Sons of Anarchy." She will reportedly play a waitress at a truck stop who is struggling to support her child as a single mom. The actress officially broke the news of her appearance via Twitter, sharing an image of the show's popular Grim Reaper logo.

mikesorrentino-072914.jpg "Jersey Shore" star Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino has been ordered to take anger management classes following a recent arrest for getting into a fight with his brother. The pair were taken into custody after a dust up on July 15 in the Middletown Township, New Jersey. Sorrentino was charged with simple assault following the fight, according to People.

kristinbauer-072914.jpg "True Blood" actress Kristin Bauer van Straten fired the most recent shot in the ongoing war of words between the Republican party and HBO. The beef started after the show ran an episode in which included an event for Senator Ted Cruz in which both the Senator and the GOP were repeatedly mocked. Palin later stepped forward in response to the episode.

FreddiePrinze-081314.jpg Freddie Prinze Jr. says that he contemplated quitting acting after appearing on Fox's hit show "24." During a recent interview with ABC News, Prinze not only slammed the show but also claimed the star Kiefer Sutherland was nearly impossible to work with. "I did '24,' it was terrible. I hated every moment of it," Prinze said in the interview. "Kiefer was the most unprofessional dude . . ."

img3-072814.jpg Peter Marquardt, who played the drug lord Moco in Robert Rodriguez's "El Mariachi," has died. He was 50. Marquardt, who was best known for playing the white-suited drug lord in Rodriguez's classic film, also appeared in Rodriguez's subsequent films "Desperado," "Spy Kids 3-D" and "The Shadow People." He was cast in "El Mariachi"—despite not speaking Spanish.

Mockingjay-072814.jpg The first trailer of "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part I" has been released. The teaser features Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, Julianne Moore as the leader of the outlaw District 13, President Alma Coin. Natalie Dormer ("Game of Thrones"), who plays Capitol film director Cressida, is also seen in the clip, along with the late Philip Seymour Hoffman as rebel leader Plutarch.

guardian-021914.jpg James Gunn, director of "Guardians of the Galaxy," and the film's lead actor Chris Pratt, told fans that they can expect a sequel to the film during a panel discussion at Comic-Con in San Diego over the weekend. "Yes, I'm writing and directing the sequel to #GuardiansoftheGalaxy for theaters July 28 2017. But first go see the first one out next week!" Gunn added on Twitter.

quentintarantino-012214.jpg Quentin Tarantino confirmed at Comic-Con that "The Hateful Eight" is back on track, and that he plans to direct. Responding to the question in San Diego, Tarantino said "yeah - we're going to be doing 'The Hateful Eight'." Quentin previously said he planned on killing the project after the script was leaked online. He sued Gawker for giving out details on how to obtain the script.

Wonderwoman-072814.jpg Zack Snyder tweeted the first look at Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman ahead of the Warner Bros Comic-Con presentation. In the photo, the superhero stands on a cliff wielding a sword before a fiery and smoky setting. "Great time at #SDCC this year! #WonderWoman #DCTrinity," Snyder captioned the picture. The cast of the film also features Amy Adams as Lois Lane and Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor.

lucy-072814.jpg In a weekend with a few different wide releases, Scarlett Johansson-starring thriller "Lucy" had no problem finding its intended audience, giving it one of the biggest R-rated openings of the year and knocking "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" out of the top box office slot. With "Lucy" putting together strong opening figures, Brett Ratner's "Hercules" posted just $29 million in opening revenue.

nikkireed-033114.jpg Ian Somerhalder ("The Vampire Diaries") and Nikki Reed were seen being intimate at Comic-Con in San Diego over the weekend. An insider, speaking with the Hollywood Gossip, said the two are definitely a couple: "They were so together," adding that they "were very hot and heavy," and that "they weren't hiding their PDA at all." Another source told People that the two were "kissing sweetly."

GeorgeM-072514.jpg Pablo Schreiber, best known for his role as the devious corrections officer Mendez, on "Orange is the New Black," will not return for the show's third season. During a recent interview with the New York Post, Schreiber revealed that he's making the jump to a new HBO series. "I'm not taking part in the third season. I'm a member of a show called The Brink that's going to be on HBO."