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    Nope: Jane Lynch Says She's Not Part Of 'The Muppets' Movie

    'Glee' Star Says She Hasn't Been Offered Part, But She'd Take One If She WasWaka waka waka. Looks like Sharon Waxman's rolodex isn't so spot on and/or who are we to believe these days? Last week, Production Weekly twittered out an entire slew of casting rumors from the new Jason Segel lead 'Muppet' movie that James Bobin (”Flight Of The Conchords”) is directing. Evidently, Paul Rudd, Lady Gaga, and an army of other celebrity actors were set to make small appearances or cameos in the film -- Rudd was said to be voicing the new Muppet Walter (seen above next to Lynch).

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    Shawn Levy and '(500) Days Of Summer' Writers Teaming For Modern Teen Re-Do Of 'Romeo & Juliet'

    (500) Days Of Bummer Is it just us, or is Shakespeare suddenly back in vogue? Catherine Hardwicke's "Hamlet" might have fallen apart, but we're about to see Julie Taymor's take on "The Tempest" (for better or worse...), with the animation "Gnomeo and Juliet" and Ralph Fiennes' "Coriolanus" coming next year, and the sci-fi picture "Henry5" currently gathering financing. All in all, the long-dead playwright hasn't been quite so popular since the turn of the millennium brought adaptations of "Love's Labours Lost," "Hamlet," "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and "Titus" (plus "The Taming of the Shrew" re-rub "10 Things I Hate About You").

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    Video: "Unstoppable" Trailer Parody from SNL

    This is the kind of movie parody I can get behind. And I'm guessing a lot of other TV viewers Saturday night felt the same way. Most of us haven't seen "Unstoppable" yet, but I'm sure we've all seen the trailer. So during opening weekend it's more prudent for "Saturday Night Live" to lampoon that trailer. If the film ends up a big hit or some scene or dialogue enters the pop culture consciousness then these other moments can be spoofed. But many of the people watching "SNL," and many of us seeing the parody later, on the Internet, aren't going to the movies regularly enough to do appreciate immediate parodies of a new releases in full. I'd kind of like to see this be a regular thing on the show. I wouldn't mind seeing a parody of the "Next Three Days" trailer next weekend -- though I guess a "Deathly Hallows" spoof would get more attention. A week later: spoofs of the "Burlesque" and "Love and Other Drugs" spots. Let's just rename the show "Saturday Night Trailer Parodies."

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    Farvel, København

    After five rather perfect days and nights in Denmark, I've arrived back on the other side of the pond after 14 hours of mind-numbing travel that began by heading to the airport straight from a rowdy bar at 4am, and included falling asleep in Brussels Airport and nearly missing my connecting flight in a ridiculously stressful little ordeal. As you can see, I blogged little to none while I was in Copenhagen, mostly due to the fact that that city and the festival I was there for - CPH:DOX - offered too much for me to spend anytime away from it sucked into internetia. And while I'm in no position to properly recount my time there with the braindead headspace I'm dealing with right now, I'll make sure by Monday night to give Copenhagen and CPH:DOX the online love letter they deserve.

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    Reading Vs. Writing: iPad style

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    Danny McBride Attached To Long-Gestating Comedy 'Used Guys'

    'Little Miss Sunshine' Helmers Still On Board Way, way back in 2006, Jim Carrey and Ben Stiller were all set to star in a sci-fi comedy called "Used Guys," to be directed by "Meet the Parents" director Jay Roach. The project was set in a future run by women, where cloned male slaves are traded like cars. The film was only a month away from shooting when Fox canned the project, citing a rising budget of over $100 million (thanks to the futuristic sets), so Carrey and Roach jumped ship, and a few years passed with no apparent movement.

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    Former President Bill Clinton To Cameo In 'The Hangover 2'

    Let's get this out of the way: "The Hangover" was a fairly amusing movie. It was also loaded with homophobia, misogyny and embarrassing racial stereotypes. More importantly, the questionable moral of the film seemed to be that boys will be boys, especially when it comes to violent, reckless endangerment, kidnapping and sexual irresponsibility. We're not so prudish to lie about watching "The Hangover" stone-faced, but it did seem a lot like yet another apologia for the bad behavior of wayward men courtesy of Hollywood. Mostly, it's movies like this that make our girlfriends think the worst of us. Thanks, Ed Helms!

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    The 5 Painful Stages Of Colin Farrell Being Offered The 'Total Recall' Remake

    1. MILD IRRITATION At Hollywood's Uncreativity. Having to initially write/regurgitate story that says Neal H. Moritz is remaking the Arnold Schwarzenegger '80s film. Rehashing bad quote from absurd, yet semi-ludicrous/entertaining original film that probably made original author Philip K. Dick roll over in his grave. Even worse, Len Wiseman, who created the awful "Underworld" films, but still somehow managed to marry Kate Beckinsale, is directing.

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    Brad Pitt To Cameo In Angelina Jolie's Bosnia-Set Directorial Debut

    Yeah, That Won't Be Distracting At AllShe may be one of the biggest female stars on the planet, potentially circling/being offered the likes of "Snow White and the Hunter" and a 3D version of "Cleopatra," but, as first reported in the summer, Angelina Jolie has spent the past few months making her directorial debut, a currently untitled love story set during the Bosnian war, focusing on a romance between a Muslim woman and a Serbian man.

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    Starry Night at Governors Awards Fete: Coppola, Wallach, Brownlow and Controversial Godard

    Starry Night at Governors Awards Fete: Coppola, Wallach, Brownlow and Controversial Godard

    Walking into the second annual Academy Governors Awards reception, I was gobsmacked by who was milling in front of the photographers at the entrance. 12-year-old Elle Fanning posed with her Somewhere co-star Stephen Dorff and The Ghost Writer's Olivia Williams; George Lucas was chatting up Godfather stars Robert Duvall and James Caan, as Sofia, Francis Ford Coppola and his wife of 48 years, Eleanor, greeted Peter Fonda.

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