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Pacino and Pesci to Reunite with De Niro for ‘The Irishman’

Pacino, Pesci and De Niro! I am so excited! Those actors are amazing by themselves, putting them together on screen is destined to mean cinematic magic! How many Italians does it take to make The Irishman?

Yeah so I’m a corny girl and the way I describe things is just ridiculous, I know. But you have to admit (if you have any taste at all) that those three actors names as key players in a flick and not just cameos is AWESOME! Will it compare to Goodfellas? I don’t know, but it’s definitely going to be one worth seeing in the theater.

How many Italians does it take to make The Irishman?

The Irishman’ is based on ‘I Heard You Paint Houses,’ a best-selling book by Charles Brandt about the life of Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran, who claimed that he killed legendary teamster Jimmy Hoffa in 1975. There’s no word on what roles Pacino and Pesci would play; could one of them take on Hoffa and the other Sheeran’s boss, Russell Bufalino? If everything comes together, DeNiro would play Sheeran.

Al Pacino and Joe Pesci to Reunite with Robert De Niro for ‘The Irishman’ – Cinematical.

Lifetime Achievement Awards

Robert De Niro, Bruce Springsteen and Mel Brooks have been given lifetime achievement awards.

The legendary entertainers were praised by the President Barack Obama at the Kennedy Center Honours yesterday (06.12.09), where they were presented with their accolades at a black-tie event for transforming the arts in America.

Obama told the 300 celebrity guests – which included Jack Black, Ben Stiller, Edward Norton, Matthew Broderick and Philip Seymour Hoffman – at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts that the entertainers were being honored because they were “the best”.

He said: “These performers are indeed the best. They are also living reminders of a single truth – and I’m going to steal a line from my wife Michelle here – the arts are not somehow apart from our national life, the arts are the heart of our national life.”

Mourning Jade Goody; Is Buffy Back?, Downey is 44 today

Thousands of mourners have arrived at the church where Jade Goody’s funeral is being held.

Jade Goody’s distraught widower Jack Tweed opened her funeral service by reading a moving poem in tribute to his ‘brightest star’.

Entitled ‘If Only’ the poem he penned told how the couple’s love was cut cruelly short by cancer and how he desperately wishes for his wife back.

One line read: “If only tears could build a stairway and heartaches make a lane we would walk the path to heaven and bring you back again.” (Got news for you folks, he did not pen that, but it’s still sweet nonetheless.)

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Sarah Michelle Gellar is reportedly in talks to reprise her role as Buffy the Vampire Slayer – for a movie.

The 31-year-old actress ended her role as Buffy in 2003 after a six-year run.

Now the feisty character could be making a return on the big screen.

An insider says, “There is an idea for a script and to pick the story up with Buffy older and maybe even a mother.

“Michelle is busy with movie projects at the moment but she is excited about the idea. Buffy still has a huge fan-base so this is a movie that already has an audience.

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Happy Birthday to Robert Downey Jr. who turns 44 today.

Robert currently riding high on his success in 2008 (Iron Man and Tropic Thunder), both commercially sound and picking up an oscar nod for the second. Over the next year he’s got The Soloist (meh comments from Showest) and Sherlock Holmes coming up. That should keep him in the spotlight for at least next couple of years.

During the press junket of “The Soloist” Friday, April 3, Robert Downey Jr. has finally broken the silence over “Iron Man 2” possible plot. When asked by MTV whether this “Iron Man” sequel will be based on the “Demon in a Bottle” storyline, he responded by saying, “Not really. As a matter of fact, I think that’s probably best saved because it’s such its own storyline.”

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Britney Spears spent some time partying with her new boyfriend Chase Benz in Dallas, Texas after a Circus tour show concluded the other night. Benz is a backup dancer, much like Kevin Federline was.

Wonder what her pops thinks of this guy…

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Miley Cyrus’ pre-recorded performance for hit reality singing competition “American Idol” has just got its airdate. Announced on her official website, the performance where she sings ballad song “The Climb” will be televised on April 15, 2009.

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A nanny claims Robert De Niro and his wife stiffed her out of more than $40,000 in back pay, The Post’s Dareh Gregorian reports. In papers filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, Alexis Barry says she went to work for the “Meet the Parents” star and Grace Hightower in 2006. The couple allegedly agreed to pay her $31.25 an hour to care for their son Elliott, now 11, with overtime at $46.88. But the De Niros never paid the overtime, the suit says.