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Rob Lowe Wants to Be the Next Alec Baldwin and the Star of My Girl Supports Boobquake

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | April 27, 2010 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | April 27, 2010 |

  • Jennifer Connelly is close to signing on to Ron Howard’s Cheaters, taking a role — I believe — that was once meant for Jennifer Garner. She’ll play the spouse of Vince Vaughn’s character. Cheaters is about a man (Vaughn) who has to struggle with whether or not to tell his best friend (Kevin James) that his wife (Winona Ryder) is cheating on him. That hack, Alan Loeb, penned the script (Deadline)

  • There will be another Ring movie. And yes, it will be in 3D. Paramount is moving ahead on production now. (THR)

  • Rob Lowe is joining the cast of “Parks and Recreation.” The hope is that he’ll be the show’s Alec Baldwin and that “P&R” can increase ratings with the menfolk. Ratings are currently heavily skewed toward the ladies. (The Wrap) Lowe will also appear at least in one episode of next season’s “Californiacation. (Movieline)
  • TNT has renewed “Southland” for a third, ten-episode season despite only modest ratings. (THR)
  • If you haven’t seen the funniest movie of 2009, In the Loop, then you probably don’t know what My Girl’s Anna Chlumsky looks like all grown up. She is comely.


  • Marcia Gay Harden has been added to the cast of the USA Network’s “Royal Pains.” She may improve the show slightly, but it still won’t be any damn good. (EW)

  • Olivia Thirlby is the latest to join the cast of Ivan Reitman’s untitled comedy (formerly Fuckbuddies) about a friends with benefits relationship between Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman. Olivia Thirlby will play Portman’s sister. That works. (The Wrap)

  • The comedy formerly titled Crazy, Stupid Love, which will co-star Ryan Gosling and Steve Carrell, has added Marisa Tomei and Josh Groban to the ever-growing cast that already includes Emma Stone, Analeigh Tipton, and Kevin Bacon. In the film, Carrell plays “a father whose life unravels as he deals with spousal problems and tries to manage his relationship with his children.” (Variety)

  • Apropos of nothing, people who smoke, drink, are overweight and lazy — all in combination — are likely to live 12 fewer years. The good news? It’s not the good 12 years. But seriously: Of the people studied over a 20-year period, nearly 30 percent of the folks with all four bad habits died. (AP)

  • I don’t know if this makes you any more or less excited for Get Him to the Greek, but here’s the Dutch movie poster for the film. (Firstshowing)

  • Finally, Donald Trump — in an effort to swing the Emmy vote — is calling out “The Amazing Race,” which has won the Emmy for best reality competition every years since the category’s inception.

    “It’s a shame that ‘Amazing Race’ keeps winning, because it doesn’t deserve to win it,” Trump told the Hollywood Reporter. “It wins every year because they know how to politic the Emmys … “They’ve lost credibility,” Trump says of Emmy voters. “Instead of shows that deserve to win, they pick ‘Amazing Race.’ It’s a very sad commentary.”

    You know what’d be sadder? If they picked “Celebrity Apprentice.”

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