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    'Zoolander' Set To Return In Series Of Animated Web Shorts

    With "Zoolander 2" turned down by Paramount earlier this year in light of budgetary concerns, work continues on it with Justin Theroux revealing that he's still tweaking the script that will (hopefully) see Will Ferrell return as the demented fashion designer Mugatu. But before we see a big screen return of Derek Zoolander, it looks like we'll see him animated on our computer screens first.

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    Mad Men's Jaw-Dropping Season Four Finale: "A pretty girl walks by and everything's out the window."

    Tim Appelo recaps Mad Men's Season Four finale (packed with Spoilers, needless to say). I am not the only one drooping with disappointment that my fave series is going into hiatus. Sigh. “A secretary is not a pet, nor an erector set,” they sang in the 1961 Robert Morse musical How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying -- but try telling that to Don Draper. In Mad Men’s jawdropper fourth-season finale, he drop-kicks his brilliant, drop-dead gorgeous girlfriend Dr. Faye Miller and pops the question to his secretary du jour, Megan –better known as “Who the hell is that?” (as Roger Sterling blurted when Don announced the engagement). Draper secretaries come and go like Spinal Tap drummers, but Megan turned a one-night stand into a giant diamond.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Nicholls Fellowship in Screenwriting Winners

    The five winners of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences 25th annual Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting are listed below. Each will receive $30,000 (in installments) at a gala dinner on November 4. Of the 6,304 submissions, the Nicholls Committee (made up of chairperson and producer Gale Anne Hurd; writers Naomi Foner, Daniel Petrie, Jr., Tom Rickman and Dana Stevens; actor Eva Marie Saint; cinematographers John Bailey and Steven B. Poster; executive Bill Mechanic; producers Peter Samuelson and Robert W. Shapiro; and agent Ronald R. Mardigian) chose the five winners who will each complete a feature length script during their fellowship year.

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    James Wood Says 'An Americal Girl' With Kristen Stewart Will Shoot In 2011

    We definitely forgot about this one, but James Woods has been preparing his directorial debut and has had Kristen Stewart attached to star in the film for the past two years. Written by Tim Metcalfe ("Kalifornia") and Sean McCarthy, the film is about a small town girl who is publicly humiliated and enlists in the army on a whim.

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    The Rent Is Too Damn "Up"

    This is a clear frontrunner for my viral video of the year and that someone managed to put it together like a day after its source became a sensation in itself is quite admirable. Enjoy:

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    "Damage Done"? Peter Jackson Apparently Preparing To Move 'The Hobbit' Out Of New Zealand

    Middle Earth is evidently moving.

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    Johnny Depp To Star In 'The Thin Man' Remake, Wants Rob Marshall To Direct

    When you're one of the biggest actors in the world, it usually means you have about a half dozen projects on the go at any one time, and Johnny Depp is no different. He's currently filming the fourth installment of "The Pirates Of The Caribbean" franchise, has "The Tourist" coming out in December and "The Rum Diary" and the animated "Rango" set to hit next year. As for upcoming projects, there's Tim Burton's "Dark Shadows," Kathryn Bigelow's "Sleeping Dogs" and Emir Kusturica's "Wild Roses, Tender Roses" all on his plate of potential projects. Well, you can add one more.

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    'Avatar' Deleted Scene Hits The Web, Shows Why It Was Deleted

    One of the most exciting features for "Avatar" fans (though not so much for us) of the upcoming extended version of the film hitting shelves on November 16th is the promise of its Earth-set opening sequence. During the Scream Awards last night, attendees got a look at one of the deleted scenes from the purged opening, and yeah, we can definitely see why it was cut.

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    Danny Boyle Says No '28 Days Weeks' Sequel Is Written; Film "Might" Be Set In Russia

    Director Says He'd "Love" To Direct A Sequel, But Picture Sounds Far OffSo what exactly is up with Danny Boyle's sequel to "28 Weeks Later," unofficially called by fans as "28 Months Later," though the "Slumdog Millionaire" filmmaker has stated that won't be the final title.

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    Paranormal Activity 2 Spoof: Scarier Than A Demon? A Damon!

    Thank Funny or Die for providing more entertainment (for free) in under three minutes than Paranormal Activity 2 will slow-drip into your system in over an hour. The first of their two trailers (below, here's the official trailer) warns of something worse than a demon - a Damon! Complete with complex math skills! The second just tries to tell the truth.

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