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Here are 11 Quickie News Stories: Count the Number that Upset You

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | July 15, 2011 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | July 15, 2011 |

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II is expected to break the box-office records this weekend. All of them. (Deadline)

  • Lea Michelle, Chris Colfer, and Cory Montieth won’t be returning to “Glee” after next season. Their characters will graduate. (THR)

  • Speaking of Colfer, he wrote an indie comedy,Struck by Lightning, and somehow convinced Christina Hendricks to be in it, along with Dermot Mulroney and Allison Janney. (Deadline)

  • Speaking of Hendricks, here’s a picture of her that will keep you up nights, compliments of superasente.


  • “Roseanne’s Nuts,” the new Roseanne Barr reality series on “Lifetime,” is not putting up particularly good ratings so far. (NYMag)

  • Here’s your first look at Colin Farrell in the Total Recall remake.


    (EW via The FilmStage)

  • I still haven’t watched NBC’s “Sing-off,” despite my love for Ben Folds. It looks like he’ll be joined by another artist I really like, Sara Bareilles, who will be replacing the departing Nicole Scherzinger, who’s going to “The X-Factor.” I do love the Ben Folds’ A cappella album, so maybe out of protest against “The X-Factor,” I’ll lift my ban on musical competitions for Folds and Bareilles this season. (NYMag)

  • Kal Penn will have a recurring role on “How I Met Your Mother” this season; he’s expected to play Robin’s love interest. (TVLine)

  • MTV renewed “Teen Wolf” for a second season. This is Jonah Hill’s reaction:


  • They’re working on a Bad Santa sequel; there could be a trilogy. (LATimes)

  • Here’s your first look at Catherine Zeta Jones in Adam Shankman’s Rock of Ages. (Movieline)


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