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    Johnny Depp Still Considering Whoring Out On 'Pirates 5' For Disney

    In this week's massive 2011 preview in Entertainment Weekly, there's the thinly-veiled suggestion that Johnny Depp, at one point, considered departing the fourth film in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" series. Apparently a herky-jerky shoot encumbered by bad weather colored his perceptions on being a complete and total whore for Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer. However, the actor-turned-corporate logo claims that the fifth film is still a possibility, even though it appears a lifetime contract signed with Disney was inked in blood. “As long as we can put all the puzzle pieces together, I would most definitely consider it,” said the former respectable thesp, making it seem like he actually wasn't a dancing monkey.

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    Dreamworks Animation Readies First Musical, 'Monkeys Of Bollywood'; A.R. Rahman Composing Score

    DreamWorks, that other animation studio besides Pixar and Disney, just announced their newest animated musical project titled “Monkeys of Bollywood.” Based on the Hindu poem “The Ramayana,” the concept follows two monkeys instead of humans, in a bid to capture the attention of children worldwide. The monkeys try to stop an ancient demon from taking over the world.

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    Sexism Watch: New Fox Pilot Title - I Hate My Teenage Daughter

    The Television Critics Association meeting in going on in LA so there is a lot of TV news coming out. A new pilot script was just picked up by Fox entitled I Hate My Teenage Daughter.

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    Rooney Mara Pictures as Lisbeth Salander

    In this great preview piece in W by Lynn Hirschberg on director David Fincher, there are some new photos of Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander.

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    Awards Watch: The DGA Doc Nominees - No Women Included

    Isn't it supposed to be better for women in the doc world? Haven't there been extraordinary movies by women documentarians made this year? But still there are NO women included in the final five for the DGA award for outstanding documentary.

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    A Good Look At 'Captain America'... But When Will We See A Trailer?

    Entertainment Weekly (via Coming Soon) has scored the best in-costume look so far of Chris Evans as Captain America in "Captain America: The First Avenger." And, well... that is one busy suit. What we've been told so far is that Cap will have many different uniforms during the movie, but the combat-heaviness of this particular ensemble suggests this may be the final look. And oh, the pouches. Rob Liefeld just orgasmed like an errant piston.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Kiefer Sutherland Has "Blast" Starring in Webisode Action Series The Confession

    Taking a leap into web entertainment, Kiefer Sutherland (24) is the creator and star of The Confession, an action web-series from Digital Broadcasting Group. Brad Mirman is directing, and John Hurt (V for Vendetta) co-stars. The ten-episode series will be distributed across DBG and on Hulu. The star caliber of The Confession is a huge milestone for the webisodic movement.

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    Exclusive: Grizzly Bear Heavy Tracklist For The 'Blue Valentine' Soundtrack

    Sure, the internet may be ablaze this afternoon with images of Spider-Man and Captain America, but you know what we're more excited about? This. The firmly excellent romantic drama "Blue Valentine," finally shorn of the albatross that was its NC-17 rating, has begun its limited rollout, and is going great guns, picking up a mean screen average and an impressive haul of over a million on only a few screens. a gratifying debut for a film that became something of a favorite of many Playlist team members over the course of 2010.

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    Adrien Brody, Timothy Olyphant, Josh Lucas & More Testing For 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter'

    Benjamin Walker, James D'Arcy & Oliver Jackson-Cohen Also In The MixWith the release date set for summer 2012, things are beginning to heat up for the Timur Bekmambetov directed, Tim Burton produced historical zombie action pic "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter." While Tom Hardy was offered the part of Henry Sturgess last fall, and Eric Bana was being considered last month for Abe Lincoln, a whole new crop of names have entered the mix for the presidential role and will start testing soon.

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    Paul Haggis Disavows Involvement with Scientology Book Project

    While Paul Haggis is the subject of an upcoming New Yorker profile by Lawrence Wright, the writer-director (Crash) insists that he is not collaborating on Wright's book on the Church of Scientology in any way. His interview for the magazine article may be used in the book, however. Haggis, who was a practicing Scientologist but has since left the church, states:"I am a great admirer of Mr. Wright, but he has not asked me to cooperate with him on any book. I am certainly not collaborating with him on one. I have no financial or other interest in any book Mr. Wright may or may not choose to write, now or in the future."

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