Goddamnit, will Katy Perry not go away? After the “Sesame Street,” debacle, and the double debacle of “Saturday Night Live,” this weekend, Perry is now set to star in a live-action episode of “The Simpsons,” which will involve “The Simpsons” characters as puppets. Katy Perry will sing “The 39 Days of Christmas.” Have mercy on us, lady. (EW)
Unless there’s a minor miracle, tonight’s episode of “Lone Star,” will probably be its last. So, tune in. Especially if you’re a Nielson family. Please. Deaf ears and all, but I really like the show (it’s my favorite of all the network shows, so far), and I hate to see the network pull the plug so soon. Plus, the writer/creator is begging. (The Letter Eleven)
Patton Oswalt and Patrick Wilson will join Charlize Theron in Jason Reitman’s next film, the Diablo Cody scripted Young Adult, about a ghostwriter of young adult novels. (24 Frames)
Justin Bieber torture porn. It’s here, folks. Get up on top of it and dry hump yourself silly. (FilmDrunk)
British National Treasure, Stephen Fry, is set to join the cast of Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes’ sequel. He’ll play Mycroft Holmes, brother of Sherlock. (The Hollywood News)
Michael Nyqvist, the lead male in the Swedish version of The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo has now been cast in Mission Impossible IV as one of the lead villains. (THR)
Steve Carell is considering doing Burt Wonderstone during his October hiatus from “The Office.” The comedy is about about a Vegas magician who accidentally kills his partner and must regain his “hocus-pocus focus” while simultaneously competing with a rival. Pros: John Francis Daley (“Freaks and Geeks”) wrote it. Cons: “Hocus-pocus focus,” is in the logline, and it apparently can be filmed during a short hiatus from a television series, which doesn’t really speak for its complexity. I think Carell is milking his career into the ground. (24 Frames)
Here’s the first image from Scream 4, where it appears that Courtney Cox’s face is sliding off her nose. (EW)
Aaron Sorkin will be returning to television soon, writing another behind-the-scenes television series. Behind the scenes of what, we don’t know, but an announcement is due soon. (Collider)
Take 16 songs, many of which you probably loathe, and mash them up into one, and you get this, from Norwegian Recycles. It’s not really movie or television related, but I can’t help it. I inexplicably love this. Really love this.
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