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The Newsdesk 12.23.09 – Brittany Murphy Role to Be Recast; First Sex and the City 2 Trailer

• Kim Peek, the real-life inspiration for Rain Man, passed away at the age of 58.

• The first trailer for the Karate Kid remake, starring Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith, has surfaced. No Cobra Kai? No “sweep the leg”? Not my Karate Kid.

• Carrie and the gang are back, in the first trailer for Sex and the City 2. They go to Africa? They’re all in a fashion show? Charlotte starts a cupcake business? Okay, I suppose that last one isn’t that crazy.

• Simon Monjack, the husband of Brittany Murphy, has spoken out about her death.

• The first photo from The Twilight Saga: Eclipse has turned up online. It has Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart staring intently at each other — looks like business as usual.

• Quentin Tarantino has confirmed that his next project will smaller in scale than Inglourious Basterds. So…it’s probably not Kill Bill: Vol. 3.

• Word is that Brittany Murphy’s role in the romantic comedy Shrinking Charlotte will be recast.

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