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It's a Walk-Off! Zoolander 2 Stalls While Alec Baldwin Struts

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | May 3, 2010 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | May 3, 2010 |

  • Only a few days after passing on Anchorman 2, Paramount — it seems — has also passed on Zoolander 2, as Ben Stiller noted in a tweet: “Ron Burgundy and Derek Zoolander looking to appear in sequels. Both men destitute, without means or intellect to fund their own comebacks.” I have no idea what to think of this: On the one hand, shouldn’t we applaud studios for not greenlighting sequels? But on the other hand, the same studio is remaking Footloose and fast-tracking Paranormal Activity 2. (Twitter)

  • And speaking of nixed sequels, Sylvester Stallone has pulled the plug on Rambo 5, saying it just wasn’t “necessary.” And, really, neither were the last three, Sly. (Empire)

  • Alec Baldwin will host the season finale of “SNL” on May 15th. It will be his 15th appearance as host, tying him with Steve Martin for most of all time. (TV Guide)

  • Robert Downey, Jr. has confirmed now that his next picture will be Gravity, with Alfonso Cuaron, before he shoots the Sherlock Holmes sequel. (MTV)

  • Random: If you dig online comic strips, you should check out Not Invented Here, an office-based strip from reader and occasional commenter, Paul Southworth. It’s pretty great. (Not Invented Here)

  • Fellow Arkansan Josh Lucas is the latest decent actor to stoop to the family movie level. He will be starring in Red Dog opposite a canine. It’s about a dog who brought a mining community together in the ’70s and ’80s. (Variety)

  • If you’re just dying to know what Hank Azaria looks like as Gargamel in the forthcoming Smurfs movie, die no longer.


  • Here’s a straight up plug for a PC-based video game, which I’m providing only because it’s for a “paranormal romance casual video game,” which has to be the most unusual genre of video game in existence. Here’s a free demo. (Tiger Eye Part I: Curse of the Riddle Box)

  • John Krasinksi will co-star alongside Drew Barrymore in Whales, a fact-based film directed by Ken Kwapis. It’s about a greenpeace activist’s plight to save three whales trapped under the Arctic Circle ice in 1988. Krasinski will play the reporter that broke the story. (Deadline)

    Dustin is the founder and co-owner of Pajiba. You may email him here, follow him on Twitter, or listen to his weekly TV podcast, Podjiba.

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