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Will Barbra Renew Her Record Deal With Columbia? Or Will She Walk???

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Should she stay or should she go?

Barbra Streisand's got a new album coming out this August…and it could be her last one with Columbia, if the label isn't able to work out a deal with her.

Right now, it's looking like it will cost Columbia around $20 million to sign Barbra on for a deal, which could "include one new album and three reissues." Seems kinda pricey…but then again she is kind of a legend.

Here's what Barbra's manager Marty Ehrlichman had to say about his client's future at Columbia:

"I’m not peddling Barbra. I will stay with Columbia unless I can’t make a deal, then I’ll go elsewhere."

"It’s a process. [New Sony Music Entertainment CEO] Doug Morris just came in, and we’ve just started negotiating. We’ve been with Columbia since the very beginning. I have no reason to believe we won’t continue to stay there."

Some sources have said that the record deal renewal talks have been "heated" and words like "diva" have been used in reference to the negotiations.

Yeah, it's easy to call Barbra a diva and say that she's asking too much, but Babs is a living legend and she's been pretty consistent with her ability to deliver over the years! We'd say it would be in Columbia's best interest to work something out.

What do U think? Is Barbra Streisand asking too much with her record deal renewal? Or does she deserve it all?

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Why So Secretive? Ethan Hawke's Role In New Total Recall Is Hush Hush

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He's not gonna be playing the triple-breasted alien from the original version…is he???

Last we heard about Columbia/Len Wiseman's remake of Paul Verhoeven's 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger action/sci-fi movie Total Recall, director Len's wife Kate Beckinsale had been offered a role.

She's still in negotiations, and now another actor is joining the Total remake - Ethan Hawke.

For some reason, Ethan's role is being kept strictly secretive. All we know is that it's a minor, cameo-sized role.

We wanna know the secret! Why don't you come in and talk to us about the role, Ethan! We PROMISE to keep it on the DL!!! LOLz.

Why do U think Ethan Hawke's Total Recall cameo is being classified as Top Secret?

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Introducing Marvel's Next Superhero…The Black Panther!

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No, this isn't a gritty version of those silly Steve Martin detective movies…but it's probs almost time for them to reboot THAT franchise as well! LOLz.

Marvel Studios has begun development on their new film Black Panther. The story revolves around a "king of a resource-rich fictional African country who becomes a super hero."

For those of you out there who aren't up on your obscure-comic-book-character knowledge, the Black Panther first arrived in a 1966 Fantastic Four comic, and is renowned for being the "first black hero in mainstream comics."

Apparently, Columbia took a shot at a Black Panther movie in the early '90s with Wesley Snipes, but things didn't work out for the film or for Wesley.

Should be an inneresting project, especially because the writer, Mark Bailey, is known for his writing credits on documentaries including Pandemic: Facing AIDS and Ghosts of Abu Ghraib.

We're not sure exactly what to expect with this one, but our curiosity has been piqued.

Are U intrigued by the Black Panther?

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Celebrities Band Together To Help Colombia

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Celebrities Band Together To Help Columbia

Colombia is currently going through its worst rainy season in 60 years, and things are not going well for residents of the country. Over 136 people have died and 1.3 million have been affected. Some of the towns are completely submerged .

Many feel they are not receiving the aid they need, so they’re trying to raise money by auctioning autographed celebrity memorabilia to help raise money. Along with others, Shakira Juanes (Colombian Musician and Latin Grammy winner), Diego Torres (Argentine Grammy Award-nominated pop singer and composer), and Sofia Vergara (Colombian Actress, Modern Family) have all pitched in.

We hope things get better in Colombia, and that these celebrities pull in some big bucks for these people!

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First Image Of Katy Perry's Smurfette Released!

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Check out the first image (above) of Katy Perry's Smurfette from Columbia's upcoming Smurfs movie.

Who exactly is Smurfette, you might ask?

She was created by the archenemy of the Smurfs, wicked sorcerer Gargamel, in an effort to use her as a saboteur against the Smurfs.

Gargamel's plan failed though when Papa Smurf took pity and reversed her spell, turning Smurfette into a real, live Smurf! From that point on, she became much more attractive, and became desired by ALL the Smurfs! Watch out, Russell Brand!

We'll get to see much more of Smurfette when the movie is released on August 3, 2011.

What do U think of Katy Perry's Smurfette?

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Where's Seth Rogen?

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It's almost as difficult to find Seth Rogen on this Green Hornet poster as it used to be to find Waldo in those over-sized books!

Looks like Columbia thinks that a car with a machine gun on it is more of a draw than Rogen!

We wonder if he'll take extreme offense to this, given the fact that he worked really hard to get into good shape for the role.

Do U like the poster? Or would U prefer to have Rogen less hidden?

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MGMT Pressured To Revamp Style After Last Album Sucked

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Guess it's time to pretend that your last album, Congratulations, never happened, guys!

MGMT's record label, Columbia, is pressuring the band to change up their style, after bosses at their label as well as everyone else were unimpressed with their latest release.

Looks like they're on board to de-suckify. Here's what Andrew Van-Wyngarden of the duo had to say about it:

"I definitely think our music will change in the future because Congratulations is almost two years old now. We have some ideas and have been talking about possible directions of where to go next."

More from Van-Wyngarden:

"We are just in much more positive mental states than when we wrote Congratulations. We're less anxious. We've been looking at relationships with the label during the recording process and it's quite different this time. They'll be more involved and not give us as much freedom."

Suuuuuuuuuuuure, Andrew. If it makes the pain less strong by pretending that you're going to change your musical style on your own terms, then go for it. Whatever works!

Will U give MGMT another chance with their next album?

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