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Iwan Rheon and Daniel Webber join Motley Crue biopic The Dirt

Earlier this week it was reported that Machine Gun Kelly will be taking on the role of Tommy Lee in the Motley Crue film The Dirt, joining the previously announced Douglas Booth as Nikki Sixx, and now it seems the biopic has rounded out the rest of the band.

THR is reporting that Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones) and Daniel Webber (The Punisher) are in talks to portray guitarist Mick Mars and frontman Vince Neil in the film, which is being directed by Jeff Tremaine (Jackass) from a script by Rich Wilkes, Tom Kapinos and Amanda Adelson.

The film is based upon the bestselling autobiography penned by Motley Crue and author Neil Strauss, and will deliver “a no-holds-barred account of the group’s rise to top of the ’80s rock scene, chronicling their ascent from the streets of Hollywood to the heights of international fame while conquering drug addiction and
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Motley Crue Biopic ‘The Dirt’ Adds Iwan Rheon & Daniel Webber

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The planned Motley Crue biopic The Dirt has found its Mick Mars and Vince Neil. Game Of Thrones star Iwan Rheon will play Mars and Daniel Webber (The Punisher) will portray Neil in the planned movie, which is set to roll into production in February, so reports The Hollywood Reporter.

They join the already cast Douglas Booth, who is set to play Nikki Sixx, and Machine Gun Kelly, who will play drummer Tommy Lee in the movie, based on the best-selling autobiography written by the band and author Neil Strauss.

Jeff Tremaine (the Jackass movies) is set to direct the film from a screenplay by Rich Wilkes, Tom Kapinos and Amanda Adelson.

Here’s a little more info from the source material, The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band.

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Film News Roundup: Amanda Fuller’s Thriller ‘Fashionista’ Bought by Freestyle

Film News Roundup: Amanda Fuller’s Thriller ‘Fashionista’ Bought by Freestyle
In today’s film news roundup, “Fashionista” and “Silence Patton” get distribution and the Motley Crue biopic is rounding out its cast.

Distribution Rights

Freestyle Digital Media has acquired the North American rights to Simon Rumley’s thriller “Fashionista,” starring Amanda Fuller, Variety has learned exclusively.

Ethan Embry, Eric Balfour, Alexandria DeBerry, and Alex Essoe also star. The movie will be released on cable, internet, and satellite platforms and in select Alamo Drafthouse locations (New York, Austin, San Francisco and other sites to be determined) on Feb. 9.

The movie, set in Austin, tells the story of a 30-something couple who run a vintage clothing store. Business is booming, but cracks are showing in the relationship.

The film is produced by Rumley’s Rumleyvision, Bob Portal of Alliance Media Partners (Amp), and Fantastic Fest. It’s executive produced by Tim League, Adam Goldworm, and Doug Abbott, and co-produced by Paul Knaus.

“Fashionista” has appeared
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Motley Crue Biopic 'The Dirt' Finds Its Vince Neil, Mick Mars (Exclusive)

Motley Crue Biopic 'The Dirt' Finds Its Vince Neil, Mick Mars (Exclusive)
As the long-gestating Motley Crue biopic The Dirt heads towards a February production start, the film is in the home sweet home stretch of firming up the leads who will play the iconic rock-and-roll hair band.

Game of Thrones actor Iwan Rheon and The Punisher actor Daniel Webber are in negotiations to star as guitarist Mick Mars and frontman Vince Neil.

If the deals go through, the actors will join Douglas Booth, who is on board as Nikki Sixx, and Machine Gun Kelly, who is due to play drummer Tommy Lee, in the movie that is based on the bestselling...
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Machine Gun Kelly to play Tommy Lee in Motley Crue biopic The Dirt

Variety is reporting that Netflix has found its Tommy Lee for the Motley Crue biopic The Dirt, with rapper Machine Gun Kelly (a.k.a. Richard Colson Baker) set to portray the band’s drummer alongside the previously announced Douglas Booth (The Limehouse Golem) as Nikki Sixx.

The film is based upon The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band, the autobiography of the legendary rock band penned by Vince Neil, Tommy Lee, Mick Mars and Nikki Sixx and author Neil Strauss. Jeff Tremaine (Jackass) is directing the movie, which will explore the band’s rise during the 1980s and the hedonistic lifestyle that ensued.

Motley Crue formed in 1981 and the band played their final show on New Year’s Eve 2015. Along the way, they sold over 100 million records, becoming one of the biggest-selling musical acts of all time.

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Rapper Machine Gun Kelly Is Tommy Lee in Netflix's Motley Crue Biopic

Netflix's The Dirt, a biopic on iconic 80s metal band Motley Crue has announced that rapper Machine Gun Kelly will portray drummer Tommy Lee. The Dirt is based on the band's 2001 memoir that the band wrote together with author Neil Strauss, which told the tale of the band's rapid rise to fame on the Sunset Strip with wild tales of sex, drugs, and rock n' roll that make most stories by bands of the same era seem like nursery rhymes. The biopic is being helmed by Jackass director Jeff Tremaine, who has stated along with the Jackass crew, that The Dirt was an inspiration for the wild TV show and wildly popular Jackass movies.

Variety reports that young rapper Machinegun Kelly, aka Colson Baker, will be playing the wild Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee in The Dirt. The 27-year old Kelly has shown up on the WWE and has
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Rumorville: Tarantino’s Latest Film + The Mötley Crüe biopic Gear Up to Cast

Welcome to Rumorville! Here you can learn about casting news that’s about to break in Hollywood. These speculations might be only rumors, but that doesn’t mean you can’t follow the trail all the way to the audition room. “The Dirt”The Mötley Crüe biopic has been staffing up and the first casting announcement should be coming shortly, as Douglas Booth is in talks to play Nikki Sixx in the biopic. The film is based on the autobiography of the same name, has Jeff Tremaine at the helm, and will be released by Netflix. Barbara Fiorentino is handling casting, which is currently ongoing. Production will likely take place in New Orleans, Louisiana. Tarantino #9Now that Quentin Tarantino’s latest script has found a home, details are slowly coming out about the story. He’s been adamant about the fact that his 1969 Los Angeles–set story does not revolve around the Manson murders,
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Douglas Booth to play Nikki Sixx in Motley Crue biopic The Dirt

Deadline is reporting that Douglas Booth (Loving Vincent, The Limehouse Golem) is in talks to star as Motley Crue co-founder Nikki Sixx in The Dirt, a biopic of the American heavy metal band.

The Dirt is based upon the bestselling autobiography The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band, penned by band members Vince Neil, Tommy Lee, Mick Mars and Nikki Sixx and author Neil Strauss, and is being directed by Jeff Tremaine (Jackass).

The long-gestating biopic will detail the full spectrum of Motley Crue’s excess with drugs, high-heeled boots, makeup and celebrity love affairs. Rick Yorn and Julie Yorn of Lbi Entertainment are producing the film with Erik Olsen and Amanda Adelson, while band members Neil, Lee, Mars and Sixx are also on board as co-producers.

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Douglas Booth In Talks To Play Nikki Sixx In Motley Crue Biopic ‘The Dirt’

Douglas Booth In Talks To Play Nikki Sixx In Motley Crue Biopic ‘The Dirt’
Exclusive: Douglas Booth is in negotiations to play Nikki Sixx, co-founder of the heavy metal group Motley Crue, in the biopic The Dirt, which has Jackass helmer Jeff Tremaine directing and Netflix distributing. It’s based on the 2001 autobiography The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band and follows the group’s rise to fame in the 1980s. Formed in Los Angeles in 1981 with bassist Sixx, drummer Tommy Lee, singer Vince Neil and guitarist Mick Mars
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Motley Crue Outlines Its Own Netflix Biopic

Stay in the loop on industry and casting news with our write-up on who’s been slated for recent film and television roles! “The DirtMotley Crue is about to rock it on Netflix. The iconic band, whose notable names include Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, and Mick Mars, is about to go on an excursion through its torrid and tumultuous past. The group, who truly lived a rock ’n’ roll lifestyle, won’t be directly involved in the making of the film, but its autobiography, “The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band,” will provide the outline. The main focus of the biopic will be the hard lifestyles of the various band members as they work to manage their vices. No names have been attached to the project, but Barbara Fiorentino is on board to cast the roles. The film looks to begin production
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Bell Media Rings In ‘The Launch’; Dynamic, Nexiko Team For ‘The Little Old Lady Who Broke All The Rules’ – Mipcom Briefs

Bell Media is bringing music format The Launch to Mipcom with Jane Rimer repping the new series. In partnership with Scott Borchetta, President and CEO of Big Machine Label Group, the series is a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to break a new artist and bring a song to life. Originally created for Canada’s CTV, the first six-part season kicks off in early 2018 with Shania Twain, Boy George, Fergie, Alessia Cara, Nikki Sixx, Julia Michaels and Jennifer Nettles all…
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Mipcom: Canadian Telco Bell Media Announces Innovative Music Competition Series ‘The Launch’

Cannes — Bell Media has announced its next major venture into original content, an ambitious music competition series titled “The Launch.” The innovative music competition series is a result of the combined efforts of Bell Media and Scott Borchetta, President and CEO of Big Machine Label Group.

In addition to being the nation’s largest telecom, Bell Media is among Canada’s leading content creators. The company also maintains assets in television, radio, out-of-home advertising, and digital media. The company owns 30 TV stations, headed by CTV, Canada’s highest-rated network.

Bell Media maintains it intends to reinvent the music TV series genre with an “authentic, behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to break a new artist and bring a song to life.” To advance their efforts, the producers have enlisted the help of music stars such as Shania Twain, Fergie, Boy George, OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder, Alessia Cara, Nikki Sixx of Mötley Crüe, Julia Michaels, [link
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‘A True Heartbreaker’: Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, John Mayer and More Stars Pay Tribute to Tom Petty

‘A True Heartbreaker’: Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, John Mayer and More Stars Pay Tribute to Tom Petty
Hollywood is mourning Tom Petty after the Grammy winner died from cardiac arrest on Monday. He was 66.

Petty’s longtime manager released a statement to People, saying, “On behalf of the Tom Petty family we are devastated to announce the untimely death of our father, husband, brother, leader and friend Tom Petty. He suffered cardiac arrest at his home in Malibu in the early hours of this morning and was taken to UCLA Medical Center but could not be revived. He died peacefully at 8:40p.m. Pt surrounded by family, his bandmates and friends.”

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Celebrating Tom Petty: Musicians and Celebrities Pay Tribute

Celebrating Tom Petty: Musicians and Celebrities Pay Tribute
Tom Petty passed away at the age of 66 today after going into cardiac arrest late Sunday night. Petty was one of the last great surviving songwriters of our time and the world is mourning right now, with many taking to social media to pay tribute to Petty. It's hard to think of a time when Tom Petty wasn't cool, he was always like the really awesome uncle that you had, but never got to hang out with. His voice spoke to generations; helping people mend broken hearts as teenagers all the way to dealing with mortality later in life.

Johnny Cash once told the humble Petty that, "You're a good man to ride the river with," something that Petty never took for granted. Cash then paid ultimate tribute by covering "I Won't Break Down" and turning it into his own song. It doesn't get much better than that, but for Thomas Earl Petty,
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Carole King, Cyndi Lauper, Rob Thomas & More Stars React as Tom Petty Reportedly Clings to Life in Hospital

Carole King, Cyndi Lauper, Rob Thomas & More Stars React as Tom Petty Reportedly Clings to Life in Hospital
Celebrities took to social media on Monday to express their heartache following reports that iconic rocker Tom Petty had suffered cardiac arrest.

The 66-year-old singer was rushed to hospital after being found unconscious at his Malibu home on Sunday. On Monday, reports surfaced that he had died, however those were later retracted and TMZnow claims that the musician is still clinging to his life, but is not expected to make it through the day.

“Oh man Tom Petty is gone,” singer Cyndi Lauper tweeted following initial reports of Petty’s death. “He was really great. He will be missed. Thoughts and prayers go to his family right now. Rip.”

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Carole King shared her condolences for the singer’s family, friends and fans, adding “of which I am one,” while actress and musician, Juliette Lewis, shared a video from the legend’s final concert at Hollywood
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Boy George, Motley Crue Member Join Canadian TV Singing Competition as Mentors

Boy George, Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx and Canadian songstress Alessia Cara have boarded Scott Borchetta's TV singing competition series as mentors.

The Launch, a six-part talent search series that sees unsigned musicians battle to create the next chart-topping song, is being shot in Toronto.

Other songwriters and producers set to help create original songs for the reality TV series include Issues singer and songwriter Julia Michaels, Sugarland co-founder Jennifer Nettles, "Wrecking Ball" songwriter Stephan Moccio and producer and songwriters busbee, Ian Kirkpatrick and Dann Huff.

They join previously announced mentors including OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder, Shania Twain and Fergie. In...
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Exclusive Clip: Baywatch babe Donna D’Errico is ready to date again on Million Dollar Matchmaker

On this week’s episode of Million Dollar Matchmaker, former Baywatch babe Donna D’Errico is ready to dip her toes back into the world of dating. Donna was married to Nikki Sixx from Mötley Crüe for 11 years, though they had quite a patchy relationship and separated several times. They have a daughter together and Donna has a son from a previous relationship. The actress and model was Playboy’s Playmate of the Month in September 1995 and then had a starring role in Baywatch for two years. Patti Stanger has to try and convince Donna that not all men are going...read more
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Donna D'Errico Opens Up About About Her 'Difficult' Split from Nikki Sixx — and Why She's Ready to Find Love Again

Donna D'Errico Opens Up About About Her 'Difficult' Split from Nikki Sixx — and Why She's Ready to Find Love Again
Donna D’Errico is ready to find love again.

The former Baywatch star filed for divorce from Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx in 2006 after nine years of marriage, and now, she’s enlisting Patti Stanger to help her dive back into dating.

D’Errico, 49, left Georgia and came to Los Angeles when she was in her 20s. Within the first three months of moving to L.A., she scored the role of Donna Marco on Baywatch Nights before landing Baywatch.

While working with friend and former castmate Pamela Anderson, D’Errico was set up with Sixx, a bandmate of Anderson’s now ex-husband,
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Exclusive: 'Baywatch' Star Donna D'Errico Looks for Love on 'Million Dollar Matchmaker' After Nikki Sixx Split

Exclusive: 'Baywatch' Star Donna D'Errico Looks for Love on 'Million Dollar Matchmaker' After Nikki Sixx Split
Donna D'Errico is ready to rescue her love life!

The former Baywatch babe looks to Patti Stanger for help to get over her tumultuous split from Nikki Sixx on Friday's episode of Million Dollar Matchmaker

Only Et has an exclusive first look at Friday's episode, in which D'Errico reveals that she's built up walls since her divorce from the Mötley Crüe rocker over a decade ago.

"I've been divorced for 11 years now. There was a lot of bad stuff that happened in the marriage that I won't get into, but it was bad," D'Errico explains in the clip. 

Exclusive: Kelly Rohrbach on Stepping Into Pamela Anderson's 'Baywatch' Role: 'I Didn't Want to Disappoint'

"I'm sure my marriage and my divorce still affect me today in some way," she adds. "I have a lot of walls up. I've been burned a lot of times. I keep people at a distance."

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Stars React to the Heartbreaking Death of Linkin Park's Chester Bennington

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Stars React to the Heartbreaking Death of Linkin Park's Chester Bennington
News broke on Thursday that Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington died by suicide at the age of 41. According to La law enforcement, the legendary musician hanged himself at a private residence in Palos Verdes Estates, and his body was discovered on Thursday morning. Shortly after his death, celebrities began flooding social media with condolences for his family as well as praise for his unmatched talent. In addition to bandmate Mike Shinoda confirming the news on Twitter, saying he is "shocked and heartbroken," stars like Chance the Rapper, Jimmy Kimmel, and Dwayne Johnson also spoke out. Rihanna posted a photo of Chester performing on Instagram, writing, "
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