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Sunday
Apr032011

Lily Collins Cast as Snow White; Julia Roberts to Play Evil Queen

Charley Gallay/Getty Images For Teen Vogue(LOS ANGELES) -- Actress Lily Collins, best known for playing Sandra Bullock's daughter in The Blind Side, has been cast as Tarsem Singh's Snow White in the upcoming film opposite Julia Roberts, who will be playing the Evil Queen.

"Snow White was my favorite fairy tale [growing up], and when I first read about the project, I was like, 'I have to get in on this. It's such an iconic character," the 22-year-old actress tells People.

Collins' role in The Brothers Grimm: Snow White by Relativity Media, should not be confused with Universal's competing project, Snow White and the Huntsman, starring Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron.

Collins is the daughter of musician Phil Collins and will be filming The Mortal Instruments before taking on the role of the classic Disney princess.

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Tuesday
Mar082011

Phil Collins: 'Retirement' Comments Taken Out of Context

Ian Gavan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- After an interview appeared in FHM in which Phil Collins seemed to announce that he was quitting music, and a subsequent denial by his spokesperson, Collins himself is now speaking out about what's really going through his mind.

In a posting on his official website, Phil says those quotes in FHM were taken out of context.

"Why they were printed at all is a mystery," he writes, "as I haven't spoken to anybody in the press for a few months. However, many of the articles printed over the last few months have ended up painting a picture of me that is more than a little distorted."

Phil then explained that he is taking a break from music, but it's not because of "dodgy reviews" or "bad treatment in the press."  He also said, "I'm not stopping because I don't feel loved.  I know I still have a very large fanbase that loves what I do, thank you."  He further clarified, "I'm not stopping because I don't fit in [with today's music scene]," and cited the number one debut of his most recent CD, Goin' Back, in the U.K., as proof.  Finally, he denied he was stopping because he wanted to spend all his time focusing on his hobby -- studying the Alamo.

Phil went on to say, "I am stopping so I can be a full time father to my two young sons on a daily basis."  Phil's two youngest sons, Nicholas and Matthew, from his third marriage to Orianne Cevey, are both under the age of 10.

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Tuesday
Mar082011

Phil Collins Not Retiring, Says Rep

Ian Gavan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Despite a recent interview with FHM magazine which seemed to indicate that he'd be giving up music for good, Phil Collins' rep tells People magazine that Collins "is not, has no intention of, retiring."

In fact, Collins is simply taking some time off to recuperate from his health problems -- he has nerve damage in his hands that renders him incapable of holding a set of drumsticks, or playing the piano.

Last fall, Collins told People magazine that he wanted to take "some real serious time off" and spend time with his two youngest sons.

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Friday
Mar042011

Phil Collins Retires Due to Health Problems

Ian Gavan/Getty Images(LONDON) -- The beat will not go on for Phil Collins, who has decided to end his rock career due to looming health problems that will prevent him from playing the drums again.

The 60-year-old has hearing problems, a dislocated vertebra and nerve damage in his hands, caused by years of playing drums.

Collins currently lives alone in Switzerland.

"I don't really belong to that world and I don't think anyone's going to miss me. I'm much happier just to write myself out of the script entirely. I'll go on a mysterious biking holiday and never return. That would be a great way to end the story, wouldn't it?" Collins told FHM magazine.

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Thursday
Nov112010

Phil Collins Admits He's Considered Suicide in Recent Years

Photo Courtesy - Atlantic Records(NEW YORK) -- If you lost the ability to do the thing you love, that made you famous and earned you millions of dollars, you'd probably be depressed, right?  So maybe it's not so hard to believe that Phil Collins has considered suicide.

Due to a neck injury and nerve damage, Collins has pretty much lost the ability to play the drums -- he can't hold a set of sticks or even sign his own name.  In the new issue of Rolling Stone, he admits having suicidal thoughts in recent years, to the point he's even thought about how he'd do it.

He says, "I wouldn't blow my head off. I'd overdose, or do something that didn't hurt."

So what's stopped him from taking his own life?  Collins says, "I wouldn't do that to the children."  He has five -- two from his first marriage, one from his second, and two young sons from his third.  But the thought still possesses him.

He tells the magazine, "A comedian who committed suicide in the '60s left a note saying, 'Too many things went wrong too often.'  I often think about that."

He also says, "I sometimes think I'm going to write this Phil Collins character out of the story.  Phil Collins will just disappear or be murdered in some hotel bedroom, and people will say, 'What happened to Phil?'  And the answer will be, 'He got murdered, but yeah, anyway, let's carry on.'  That kind of thing."

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