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Citizen Kane -- Now Even Kanier

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | June 15, 2010 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | June 15, 2010 |

  • Billie Piper, who was supplanted as hottest Who girl earlier this year by Karen Gillan, may be taking her soft-porn television show, “Secret Diaries of a Call Girl,” to the big screen. (The Sun)

  • Ricky Gervais will be appearing in the next season of Larry David’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” He’ll be playing himself. (And speaking of Larry David, y’all hear the completely unfounded rumor that his ex-wife home-wrecked Al and Tipper?). (THR)

  • Awesome news for “FNL” fans: Taylor Kitsch will return next season for at least four episodes, while Adrianne Palicki will appear in the final two. Zach Gilford will return for the final four, and Jesse Plemons (Landry) is in talks to return for the finale, too. It’s going to be one hell of a finale, folks. (EW)

  • It is official now: Sam Raimi will direct Oz: The Great and Powerful, the Wizard of Oz prequel that may stay Robert Downey, Jr. Steven had the full write-up yesterday. (Deadline)

  • Zach Galifianakis is reportedly in talks to take the lead in Kevin Lima’s remake of The Incredible Mr. Limpet, a role originated by Don Knotts. (LAT)

  • After years in gestation, and after any number of A-list directors and actors were attached, the movie version of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged is finally getting off the ground with the three principals apparently set: Paul Johansson (“One Tree Hill”), Taylor Schilling (“Mercy”) and Grant Bowler (“True Blood”). (Variety)

  • Tom Hiddleston (Thor) has joined Eddie Redmayne as the first two cast members on Steven Spielberg’s upcoming War Horse. (Slashfilm)

  • You can now watch the premiere episode of AMC’s “Rubicon” right here on this very site. Do it. And we’re you’re done, check out Adrienne’s recap.

  • Liam Neeson says he’s meeting with Luc Besson to discuss the idea of a sequel to Taken. Maybe they can once again find a convenient release date in which there’s nothing else better to watch for six weeks. (MTV)

  • Finally, here’s the wicked bad-ass new trailer for the Citizen Kane remake, now with twice the bullets and four times the shoot-outs, and even some Pixies! (Note: The trailer is for a fake movie. Don’t get your undies in a wad).

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