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The Newsdesk 05.06.09 – Deadpool to Be Spun Off; Cooper Is Green Lantern?

• A Deadpool spinoff is already in the works for actor Ryan Reynolds after the success of X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Well, at least it isn’t a Blob solo outing.

• New photos from Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes have been released. Could this be the best Holmes movie since Young Sherlock Holmes?

• Hollywood is remembering actor Dom DeLuise who passed away at the age of 75 yesterday. From Fatso to Cannonball Run to All Dogs Go to Heaven, DeLuise was one of the greats.

New posters of Eli Roth and Brad Pitt in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds have been released.

Bradley Cooper (The Hangover) is in talks to play Green Lantern for Warner Bros. You might say Warners is just that into him. You might, but you shouldn’t.

Ken Watanabe is the latest actor to sign on to Inception, Christopher Nolan’s follow-up to The Dark Knight.

What Does Google Know About TV? Not Much That’s New

from Advertising Age – MediaWorks by (Michael Learmonth)
NEW YORK ( — What does Google know about TV?
Well, that women watch more ads than men; that about 5% to 15% of TV audiences
flip channels during the ads; and that virtually no one records cable-news
programming on DVRs.

TV Week to Become Web-Only Publication
from Advertising Age – MediaWorks
NEW YORK ( — Television Week will cease print publication and become
online-only beginning in June.

Icahn’s Lionsgate gambit falls short
from Hollywood Reporter By Paul Bond
Carl Icahn’s bid to amass Lionsgate debt so that he could
hold more sway over the company has largely been a bust.

Another blow to broadcast model
from Hollywood Reporter by By Nellie Andreeva
The CW’s announcement that it will return Sunday night to
its affiliates was hardly a surprise, but is one of the strongest indications
to date of the gloomy future of the broadcast model.

Virgin Media reports Q1 loss
from Hollywood Reporter By Mimi Turner
Broadband, cable TV and telephony operator Virgin Media
announced revenues down £11 million ($17 million) to £936 million ($1.42
billion) for the three months to the end of March 2009 on net losses widened to
£154 million ($233 million), compared to £104 million ($57 million) a year ago.

New distribution model floated at Hot Docs
from The Hollywood Reporter – Awards by By Etan Vlessing
As the theatrical market for documentaries slowly dries up,
filmmakers attending Hot Docs in Toronto on Tuesday were told it might be time
to sell rights piecemeal rather than pursuing the holy grail of all-rights distribution

Los Angeles Film Festival Unveils 2009 Line up; “Public
Enemies” Centerpiece

from indieWIRE News
With 200 features, shorts and music videos from 30
countries, Film Independent unveiled details for the 15th Los Angeles Film
Festival, taking place June 18 – 28.

2009 Tony Awards nominations list

from – Award Central News
Award Central News: ‘Billy Elliot’ nabs 15 nominations —
“Billy Elliot” racked up a whopping 15 noms for the 2009 Tony Awards, with the
smaller-scale tuner perceived as its major competition, “Next to Normal,”
coming in at 11 nods.

Daily Box Office: Monday, May 4, 2009

from Box Office Mojo – Current Box Office Results
X-Men Origins: Wolverine tops Monday’s box office with $5.5

Dom DeLuise: Popular actor, comedian, chef dies
from AP Top Entertainment News At 11:05 … by By SANDY COHEN
LOS ANGELES (AP) — With an ever-present smile that gave way
to ready laughter, Dom DeLuise possessed a jovial warmth that charmed not only
film and TV audiences, but the actors and directors with whom he worked for

David Slade apologizes for ‘Twilight’ remarks
from Movies
“When I made these comments, I had neither seen the film nor read the books,”
the director wrote to a “Twilight” fan sites.

10 New Photos from Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes
from /Film by (
Warner Bros has premiered ten new photos from Guy Ritchie’s upcoming big screen
adaptation of Sherlock Holmes, starring Robert Downey Jr, Jude
Law and Rachel McAdams.

The Superstars Of Summer
from Media News by Lauren Streib
Transformers and Terminator may have robots; Star
may have Spock. But none of them have Johnny Depp, the most bankable
star of the season.

Kaitlin Olson cast in ‘Leap Year’
from Hollywood Reporter by By Jay A. Fernandez
Kaitlin Olson has joined the cast of Spyglass
Entertainment’s “Leap Year.”

Bradley Cooper Close to Being Cast as The Green Lantern?
from /Film by (
Over the last year, many names have been batted around for the title role in
The Green Lantern
, including Star Trek‘s Chris Pine and dorm-poster
staple Ryan Gosling.

Remembering Dom DeLuise

from Access Hollywood – Movies
Access takes a look back at the career of actor and comedian
Dom DeLuise, who passed away in his sleep at the age of 75.

Robert Rodriguez Turned Down $70 Million Budget For Barbarella
Because of His Kids

from /Film by (
Some will be sad, some will rejoice, others still will shrug but Robert
Rodriguez and Rose McGowan’s proposed Barbarella is, according to the
man himself, dead.

Larry David in a Woody Allen film?
from – Entertainment
In the four decades that he’s been making films, Woody Allen
has become as synonymous with New York as bagels and Broadway.

Fox Announces Deadpool Spin-Off
from /Film by (
20th Century Fox has officially announced that they are ramping up production
on a Deadpool spin-off.

Wolverine Sequel Already in the Works
from E! Online – Movie News
X marks the spot for a Wolverine sequel.

Family Guy Movie Coming Soon?
from /Film by (
Last week, McFarlane’s show American Dad reached a milestone with 100
episodes aired. At the party to celebrate, McFarlane talked to Wired about the possibility of a Family Guy big
screen movie and it became clearly that one was not only likely, it was just
about inevitable.

Sam Rockwell Describes New Look For His ‘Iron Man 2’ Character,
Hints At ‘A Lot Of Improv’

from Splash Page by Rick Marshall
Actor Sam
was in town last week for the Tribeca Film Festival debut of his
science-fiction thriller “Moon,” but given the chance to chat, we had to ask a
few questions about another little film he’s working on these days —
namely, “Iron
Man 2

“Star Trek” aims to stun fans
from Reuters: Entertainment News
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – When director J.J. Abrams dreamed up
the new “Star Trek” movie, he took the prologue to the original
television series to mind, and at least one key person approves — Mr. Logical
himself, Spock.

Chaotic Scene Unfolds Moments Before ‘American Idol’ Goes Live

from Entertainment on by The Huffington Post
News Team
Rock Night got off to a very rocky start on American Idol Tuesday when, less
than two hours before the live performance show, stage manager Debbie Williams
fell from the lighted retractable staircase when it moved too quickly. One of
the large towers on the show’s set inside CBS Television City studios also
toppled over, leaving shattered glass all over the stage.

‘The Unusuals’ Producer Builds a Fan Base: YouTube

from Advertising Age – Madison+Vine by (Michael Learmonth)
NEW YORK ( — Can the web help ABC’s quirky new
NYC cop drama “The Unusuals” get a second season? Producer and
creator Noah Hawley is working all the online angles he can to build interest
and audience. He’s got just a few weeks to convince ABC the show deserves a
fall pickup.

NBC airs Farrah Fawcett’s cancer journal
from AP Top Entertainment News At 11:05 …
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC News next week will air a two-hour
special on Farrah Fawcett’s battle with cancer.

Lil’ Kim booted from ‘DWTS’
from Entertainment News –
LOS ANGELES, May 5 (UPI) — Rapper Lil’ Kim and her
professional dance partner Derek Hough were eliminated from “Dancing with
the Stars” in Los Angeles Tuesday night.

‘HIMYM’: So, is it Stella?!
from Today’s Latest Headlines by Michael Ausiello
Michael Ausiello asks ”How I Met Your Mother” boss Carter
Bays the question on every fan’s lips today.

CBS eyes game show remakes
from Hollywood Reporter by By James Hibberd
To replace the longest-running drama on television, CBS may
order remakes of two of the longest-running game shows.

New Orleans drama gets HBO slot
from Reuters: Entertainment News
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – After loading up on
comedies with three new series pickups, HBO is adding drama to the mix with the
post-Katrina-themed “Treme.”

Mindy Kaling cues NBC deal
TV News: ‘Office’ star to develop her own comedy show — NBC
has Tina Fey-style plans for “The Office’s” Mindy Kaling, signing the
multihyphenate to an overall deal with the Peacock and Universal Media Studios.

Tori Amos: She’s Got the Power

from Billboard News – All by Christa Titus
With the release of her first album for Universal Republic,
“Abnormally Attracted to Sin,” out May 19, Amos tackles yet another
thorny subject: women and power.

Roxette reunites for European tour dates
from AP Top Entertainment News At 11:05 …
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The managers of 1980s pop sensation
Roxette say the Swedish band will reunite for a small European tour starting in

Dubai promoter: Rihanna shelves May concert
from AP Top Entertainment News At 11:05 … by By BARBARA SURK
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Rihanna has shelved
plans for a concert later this month in Dubai because the timing was
“inappropriate,” a Middle East concert promoter said Tuesday.

Interpol’s Paul Banks Readies Solo Album
from Billboard News – All by Cortney Harding, N.Y.
Interpol’s lead singer, lyricist and guitarist Paul Banks
will release a solo album under the name Julian Plenti, according to the
Matador Records blog.

Wilco Returns With Eclectic New Album
from Billboard News – All by Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.
Wilco revisits the unpredictable leanings of “Yankee
Hotel Foxtrot” and “A Ghost Is Born” on its latest project,
“Wilco (The Album),” due June 30 from Nonesuch. The 11-track set was
produced by the band with Jim Scott, who mixed 2007’s “Sky Blue Sky.”

David Wild: Honk If You Wrote Coldplay’s “Viva La
Vida” Too!

from Entertainment on by David Wild
I would like to take the opportunity to claim that I wrote Coldplay’s
“Viva La Vida.” In fact, I wrote “Viva La Vida” just about
an hour ago after hearing the news that my pal Yusuf — the artist formerly
known as Cat Stevens — feels that the undeniable Coldplay smash is too close
for comfort to one section of his “Foreigner Suite” from his 1973
album “The Foreigner.”

Tour Tracker: Aerosmith & ZZ Top, Fleet Foxes and The
Psychedelic Furs

from Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily by Daniel Kreps
Aerosmith & ZZ Top have finally named the venues to go along with the
previously announced dates and cities for their joint tour.

Green Day announces on-sales for tour
from Top Stories from
( Green Day [ tickets
] has announced the North American on-sale dates for the band’s upcoming tour
in support of “21st Century Breakdown,” which drops later this month.

Jimmy Fallon, Trent Reznor among Webby winners

from AP Top Entertainment News At 11:05 …
NEW YORK (AP) — Jimmy Fallon’s late-night show
hasn’t been on the air three months, but he’s already got an award. The comedian
was chosen as person of the year by the annual Webby awards for being “one
of the most ardent online evangelists.”

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