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Carey Mulligan: Night Out with Baz Luhrmann!

Carey Mulligan heads out with director Baz Luhrmann on Tuesday (May 17) in New York City.

The two are working together in the upcoming Great Gatsby film.

In November, Carey got a call from Baz saying she landed the role of Daisy Buchanan, prompting the 25-year-old British actress to burst into tears at the CFDA Awards!

Though Ben Affleck was initially rumored to be in talks to play Tom Buchanan, Deadline reports Joel Edgerton will take on that role.

Leonardo DiCaprio is set to play Jay Gatsby, while Tobey Maguire has been cast as Nick Carraway and Isla Fisher as Myrtle.

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Hugh Jackman & Deborra-Lee Furness Have 'An Enduring Vision'

Hugh Jackman and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness attend the 9th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation’s “An Enduring Vision” benefit at NYC’s Cipriani Wall Street on Monday (October 18).

Hugh‘s Australia director Baz Luhrmann was also in attendance.

Over the weekend, Hugh spent time playing sports with his two kids, Ava, and Oscar.

The trio headed to a local park where Hugh, 42, kicked a soccer ball around with Oscar and carried Ava on his shoulders.

10+ pictures inside of Hugh Jackman out and about in New York City… More Here! »

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Leonardo DiCaprio To Play Jay Gatsby?

Leonardo DiCaprio is rumored to be up for the lead in the big screen adaptation of The Great Gatsby.

The 35-year-old Inception star would play Jay Gatsby from the classic F. Scott Fitzgerald novel about life during the roaring 20s, Production Weekly reports on its Twitter page.

Amanda Seyfried has reportedly been considered for the role of Daisy Buchanan, while Tobey Maguire would play Nick Carraway.

Australian director Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge, Romeo + Juliet) is deciding whether to work on the period piece or direct a different project.

“I’ve got the script for both of them and I’m making that decision in four to six weeks, no longer than six weeks,” he recently told MTV News.

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Evan Lysacek & Vera Wang: Dom Perignon Pair

Ice-skating champ Evan Lysacek mingles with designer pal Vera Wang at a party for Dom Perignon’s tribute to Andy Warhol on Thursday (September 16) at NYC’s Villa Pacri.

The twosome rubbed shoulders with Evan Rachel Wood (not pictured), Gossip Girl‘s Jessica Szohr, Moulin Rouge director Baz Luhrmann, rapper Swizz Beatz, interior designer Thom Filicia, Feralcat Productions’ Liz Vap, and DP’s PR director Nicole Ruvo.

Yesterday was Oprah‘s Ultimate Wildest Dreams show, making peoples wildest dreams come true. Vera gave wedding dresses and honeymoon vacations to all of the brides-to-be in the audience. Everyone went nut for the White by Vera Wang Collection for David’s Bridal, launching in Spring 2011, all priced between $600 – $1,500. More info on Oprah.com!

In the same episode, gourmet food company Harry & David made dreams come true for two women by producing and distributing their homemade chicken pot pies. They looked delicious and got the Oprah stamp of approval!

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Baz Luhrmann is Shirtless

Baz Luhrmann struts his stuff, paddling in the surf on Bondi beach in Sydney, Australia on Thursday (March 19).

The 46-year-old director most recently sang karaoke with the star of his latest movie, Hugh Jackman, and the cast of TwilightRobert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, and Kristen Stewart.

Here’s to hoping there’s a Baz DVD Quadrilogy: Strictly Ballroom, Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge and Australia!

10+ pictures inside of shirtless Baz LuhrmannMore Here! »

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Hugh Jackman & Robert Pattinson: Karaoke Details!

Twilight stars Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner attend a press conference at Ebisu Garden Place on Friday (February 27) in Tokyo, Japan.

At around 10PM on Wednesday (February 26), Rob joined Australia star Hugh Jackman, director Baz Luhrmann and producer John Palermo at a karaoke bar near their hotel, as first reported by E!. Here’s the connection: On Sunday, Rob presented at the Oscars, Hugh ably hosted the swank event, John created the flashy opening number, Baz choreographed the “Musicals Are Back!” number and everyone wound up taking the same flight to Japan together.

A Tokyo journalist confirms to JustJared.com that the foursome (plus friends) sang for a few hours before Rob‘s costars Kristen and Taylor joined in on the fun. Photographers caught them leaving bar around 3AM.

Jackman and Palermo are in town promoting their much-anticipated superhero flick Wolverine as well as Australia, which will break the $200 million mark this weekend.

FYI: Kristen is wearing Paule Ka’s black leather mini dress with white origami detail at the skirt.

20+ pictures inside of karaoke crew Rpattz, K-Stew and TaylorMore Here! »

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Nicole & Hugh Put on Their Dancing Shoes

Here are the very first exclusive pictures of Nicole Kidman on the set of the forthcoming Baz Luhrmann-epic Australia taken last Thursday, April 26.

The Oscar-winning actress put on her dancing shoes and practiced her footwork with fellow Aussie co-star Hugh Jackman. (Nicole portrays English aristocrat Lady Sarah Ashley, who falls in love with a cattle driver, played by Hugh.)

Amongst a sea of dancing extras, the A-list Aussie actors danced into the sunset with co-stars looking on, including Bryan Bowan (brown blazer), Bruce Spence (plaid shirt) and Ben Mendelsohn (black shirt).

The very first Australia pictures to surface were of Hugh sporting a fake mustache also taken on Thursday, April 26. Filming continued throughout at Sydney’s 150-year-old Strickland House in Vaucluse, which is doubling as Darwin’s Government House.

The Baz buzz for the day says: This film is looking up — Hugh and Nicole look like they have a ton of chemistry together!

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