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The Newsdesk 10.2.09 – Kill Bill 3 on the Way; The Rock Is The Tooth Fairy

Zombieland is looking to take the top spot at the box office this weekend. Turns out Woody Harrelson shooting zombies is a license to print money.

• The first trailer for The Tooth Fairy, starring The Rock, has been unleashed on the world. I’m not surprised The Rock would do this. Ashley Judd and Julie Andrews on the other hand…

• Michael Bay confirmed that the third Transformers movie will hit theaters in 2011. That should give Bay plenty of time to come up with all new culturally insensitive robots.

• Fox has acquired the rights to the video game Spore for a big-screen adaptation. Yes, the video game where you create an entire universe of organisms is going to be condensed into a two-hour movie. Godspeed to whatever poor screenwriter draws this assignment.

• Richard Jenkins, Kodi Smit-McPhee, and Chloe Moretz have joined the cast of Let the Right One In, a remake of the creepy Swedish vampire movie. Didn’t that movie just creep out arthouses? Nice turnaround time, remake-happy Hollywood execs. 

• Quentin Tarantino confirmed that Kill Bill 3 is happening. But, you know, sadly without Bill.

• The latest trailer for Alvin and The Chipmunks 2: The Squeakquel has surfaced. Why are they in high school? Why do the filmmakers bother hiring big name actors to voice the Chipmunks when they’re just going to speed up their voices anyway? Why are the Chipettes singing and dancing to Beyonce? You know what? I give up. This movie can’t come out soon enough.


FILM

Daily Box Office: Wednesday, September 30, 2009

from Box Office Mojo - Current Box Office Results

Surrogates tops Wednesday's box office with $0.9 million

 

First Look: Will The World End In '2012'?

from Access Hollywood - Movies

John Cusack and Amanda Peet star in Roland Emmerich's new epic adventure about a global catastrophe that brings an end to the world. Plus, listen to the theories behind the apocalyptic prediction of "2012."

`Toy Story' & other fave films get new life in 3D

from AP Top Entertainment News At 11:05 ... by By SANDY COHEN

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "Toy Story" has always been a 3-D film, even if moviegoers never saw it that way....

Winfrey, Perry team up to promote `Precious'

from AP Top Entertainment News At 11:05 ... by By ALICIA QUARLES

TORONTO (AP) -- Oprah Winfrey was so taken by Sapphire's novel "Push" that she read it more than once....

Quentin Tarantino announces plans for 'Kill Bill 3

from Entertainment Weekly's News Briefs by Nicole Sperling

Speaking on an Italian talk show Parla Con Me, Quentin Tarantino confirms his plans to make a Kill Bill 3.

Jamie Foxx joins 'Due Date'

from Entertainment Weekly's News Briefs by Adam Markovitz

Jamie Foxx is set to reteam with his Soloist co-star Robert Downey Jr. in the comedy Due Date, directed by Todd Phillips (The Hangover), according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Josh Brolin Replaces Penn in 'Cartel'

from News in Film by Jeff Leins
Josh Brolin has signed to replace Sean Penn in Cartel, the Universal Pictures drama under the direction of Asger Leth.

A Minute With: Drew Barrymore directing "Whip It"

from Reuters: Entertainment News

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - She grew up a child star in a famous Hollywood family, and Drew Barrymore has gone from acclaimed actress to movie producer and now director of her first feature film, "Whip It."


TELEVISION

Hurray for POLIWOOD!

from PR Newswire: Film & Motion Picture

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- As America works its way through one of the most intense and contentious political periods in its history, Showtime Networks will premiere the new feature-length documentary, POLIWOOD, an in-depth and provocative look into the often convergent worlds for entertainment and politics directed by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Barry Levinson. The 90-minute documentary will premiere on SHOWTIME Monday, November 2nd at 7:30 PM ET/PT.

 

Filming of 'Jon & Kate' kids halted

from AP Top Entertainment News At 11:05 ... by By FRAZIER MOORE

NEW YORK (AP) -- TLC network has shut down filming of the children on "Jon & Kate Plus 8" after receiving a cease-and-desist order from their father, Jon Gosselin.

Ratings: Decent debuts for ABC's 'Hank,' 'The Middle'

from Entertainment Weekly's Hollywood Insider by Tanner Stransky

The second Wednesday night of the official TV season saw the debut of two more ABC comedies -- the Kelsey Grammer-led Hank at 8 p.m. and the Patricia Heaton-starring The Middle at 8:30 p.m. And you know what? Both won their time slots.

James Franco doing an arc on 'General Hospital'

from Entertainment Weekly's News Briefs by Mike Bruno

James Franco is doing a story arc on the ABC soap opera General Hospital, a network spokewoman confirms.

Bravo plans shows about Bethenny Frankel, Christian Siriano, Fabio Viviani

from Entertainment Weekly's News Briefs by Wendy Mitchell

Variety reports that Bravo is developing three new shows around its breakout reality stars Bethenny Frankel (The Real Housewives of New York City), Christian Siriano (Project Runway) and Fabio Viviani (Top Chef).

Jay Leno has fewer guests to choose from thanks to rival networks' boycott

from Los Angeles Times - Celebrity News

ABC and CBS are discouraging their stars from appearing on the new prime-time talk show to keep it from undercutting their costly dramas. NBC says it's not concerned.


MUSIC

'Feeling' remains record chart topper

from Entertainment News - UPI.com

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- The Black Eyed Peas's "I Gotta Feeling" is No. 1 on the U.S. record chart for a 14th consecutive week, Billboard.com reported Thursday.

Coroner: MJ fairly healthy when he died

from Entertainment News - UPI.com

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- A Los Angeles Coroner's report released Thursday says superstar singer Michael Jackson was fairly healthy when he died in June at the age of 50.

Oh Wow: The Kanye West/Lady GaGa "Fame Kills" Tour Is D.O.A.

from Idolator: Music News, Reviews, And Gossip by Maura

Holy crap, turns out the rumors about the Kanye West / Lady GaGa arena tour being off were true; Live Nation has announced that the tour's been canceled, and that refunds will be issued.

Bruce Springsteen debuts new song, 'Wrecking Ball,' at Giants Stadium

from The Music Mix by Simon Vozick-Levinson

There's a certain magic in the night whenever Bruce Springsteen plays in his home state of New Jersey, but his concert with the E Street Band yesterday was bound to be extra special.


ETC...

Padma Lakshmi from 'Top Chef' is pregnant

from CNN.com - Entertainment

"Top Chef" host Padma Lakshmi is pregnant with her first child, her publicist confirmed to CNN on Thursday.

Backlash emerges in Polanski case

from CNN.com - Entertainment

While several high-profile actors and directors have rallied around Roman Polanski, not everyone in Hollywood believes he should be freed and forgiven.

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