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The Newsdesk 07.06.09 – Transformers Ties With Ice Age; Grint Has Swine Flu

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen tied with Ice Age 3-D at the holiday weekend box office, both scoring $42.5 million. It seems America had a hard time deciding between the dim-witted CGI robots or the dim-witted CGI animals.

• Sources confirmed that Harry Potter star Rupert Grint has contracted swine flu.

• The first photos of Dakota Fanning as Cherie Currie in the Runaways movie have surfaced. Newsdesk remains unconvinced that anyone in Fanning’s target demo cares about this movie. 

Megan Fox and Michael Bay have been engaged in a war of words over the quality of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Whichever side you’re on here, you lose. 

• Tim Meadows has joined the cast of the Adam Sandler/David Spade/Norm MacDonald/Colin Quinn comedy Grown Ups. Add Melanie Hutsell to the mix and you’ve pretty much got the entire Saturday Night Live cast circa 1994. 

T.J. Hooker is headed for the big screen courtesy of director Chuck Russell (The Mask). Shatner better score a cameo in this one to make up for the Star Trek diss. You can’t hang the entire movie on Heather Locklear.

• Brandon Routh’s contract to play Superman has reportedly expired. Get ready for Shatner in tights!

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