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The Newsdesk 04.27.09 – Audiences Get Obsessed; Bea Arthur Passes Away

Obsessed, the Beyonce Knowles/Ali Larter catfight fest, topped the box office this weekend with an estimated $28.5 million. Any similarities to Fatal Attraction are completely intentional.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine will reportedly have multiple endings in an effort to combat movie pirates.

• Warner Bros. has enlisted Jonathan Liebesman (Darkness Falls) to direct Odysseus, an adaptation of the Greek literary hero. Between this and the new Clash of the Titans, high school students will never require Cliff Notes again.

• Gore Verbinski’s Bioshock has halted production due to a ballooning budget.

• Actress Bea Arthur of Maude and Golden Girls fame passed away at the age of 86 over the weekend.

Jon Hamm (Mad Men) and Jennifer Westfeldt have formed Point West Pictures, a production company that will handle multiple projects for the couple to star in. Two of the projects come from Westfeldt’s (Kissing Jessica Stein) pen.

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