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Cameron Diaz Will Infect You with Viruses

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | August 19, 2010 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | August 19, 2010 |

  • Jim Carrey is being courted to star in Under Cover for Summit Entertainment, according to the Hollywood Cog. The movie, based on a script by Amy Talkington (currently scripting remakes of Valley Girl and Private Benjamin), is about a recently divorced father of two who joins a youthful cover band so he can earn enough money to win his custody battle against his ex-wife.

  • I thought this was strangely interesting: The average median age now for network television is 51. The average median age for CBS is 55; ABC is 51; NBC is 49; and Fox’s is 44, all of which means that the average median age now doesn’t even fall into the coveted 18-49 demographic. There are a lot of people watching network television that advertisers don’t care about. (AP)

  • It’s official: Ryan Reynolds beat out all of those other dudes and will star opposite Denzel Washington in Safe House, if Reynolds can fit it into his damn over-busy schedule. (Deadline)

  • Here’s a photo of Megan Fox and Mickey Rourke comparing plastic surgeries in the upcoming movie Passion Play. (The Playlist)


  • In today’s “No Shit Headline of the Week,” get a load of this hed from THR: Neil Patrick Harris backs Prop. 8 ruling. Really? (THR)

  • Somebody is trying to develop a Bob Marley biopic that will probably never be made. That’s a Deadline Exclusive!

  • Elsewhere, Josh Hartnett is making a movie that no one will ever see. (The Wrap)

  • Maggie Gyllenhaal will be joining husband Peter Sarsgaard in the biopic of bluegrass legend Bill Monroe. (Screencrave)

  • Here’s a picture of Scarlett Johansson in a Dolce and Gabanna ad. Just cause. (Agent Bedhead)


  • I’ve never actually seen either of the Dr. Alex Cross movies (Along Came a Spider, Kiss the Girls) based on the James Patterson bestsellers. But, Idris Elba will be replacing Morgan Freeman in the next one, Cross, directed by David Twohy (Pitch Black). Anything that gives Elba more work is OK by me. (The Wrap)

  • Public Service Announcement: If you’re searching for celebrity photos on the Internet, beware that sites containing photos of Cameron Diaz, Julia Roberts or Jessica Biel are more likely to contain viruses or other computer infections. (AP)

  • Finally, here’s Gary Busey in a promotion for vitamin water. Bonus: He’s (mostly) coherent.

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