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Bob Dylan To Roll His Stones All Over America!

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He's gonna spread his musical seed in Maggie's Farm and beyond with a little help from Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler!

Bob Dylan and Mark have announced a 2012 fall tour that ignites October 5 in Winnipeg, Manitoba and snuffs out New York City on November 11.

The original Rolling Stone may perform tracks from forthcoming, self-produced album Tempest which debuts Sept 11…

Or he may just stick to the classics!

Either way, this is the first major tour Bob's embarked on since 2006, and we cannot WAIT to view the unparalleled legend in alll his history-making glory!

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Russell Brand Staying Sober For New Shakespeare Production The Tempest

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Russell Brand Staying Sober For New Shakespeare Production The Tempest

The last time Russell Brand did Shakespeare he was wasted.

Like, super wasted.

Said Brand:

"I took a big load of amphetamines, drank half a bottle of whiskey and staggered out as Macbeth. Before I went on, I tried to get myself in the right mood, so I was smashing stuff up in the back room, cut my hands and tried to make myself puke."

LOL!

He said that the theater school he was at wasn’t too happy about his performance:

"It was bloody stupid because I was sick everywhere. Some people in the audience thought it was brilliant because they liked that I was intense and mad. The people that ran the drama school said 'That's not what we're after.'"

Brand has a new outlook on the Julie Taymor’s new production of the play, which also stars Helen Mirren.

"I was worried because I was force-fed Shakespeare at school like a lot of people, so you learn that it's medicinal. Julie [Taymor] has made it accessible and exciting and populated it with brilliant contemporary actors."

We’re usually not huge on Shakespeare, but if it’s starring Russell Brand and Helen MIrren we’re definitely in!!

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The Next Big Franchise?!

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Watch your back, Twilight! There's a new franchise in town.

Summit Entertainment has optioned rights to Julie Cross‘ upcoming sci-fi novel Tempest, which centers around a 19-year-old time traveler who witnesses his girlfriend’s murder and inadvertently jumps back two years.

Since he is stuck there, he's recruited to work for a CIA type agency run by the man he thought was his father and becomes obsessed with saving his girlfriend no matter the cost.

It has not been decided whether the movie will be based on the first book of the series or all three books.

Inneresting concept.

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