Liam Neeson is the latest to officially join Peter Berg’s Battleship as Admiral Shane. I might hasten to add that Battleship will be about a war between battleships AND FUCKING ALIENS. And for this, I might also add, Taylor Kitsch had to cut his hair.
Joel McHale will play Jessica Alba’s husband in Spy Kids 4. Oh, Joel. (Variety)
James Cameron is going to Brazil to make a 3D documentary about indigenous people of the Amazon who oppose the construction of a large dam that will put their land at risk of flooding. Dude’s such a pretentious putz. (Yahoo!)
It’s official: Robert Schwentke will be directing Ryan Reynolds in R.I.P.D, after Reynolds finishes The Change-Up and Safe House. And not for nothing, but I hear from The Hollywood Cog that the R.I.P.D. script is absolutely atrocious. (Deadline)
Hey! Carey Mulligan is on the cover of Vogue this week, which I only mention because CAREY MULLIGAN. Come on, people. Get with the times. (GoFugYourself)
Here’s a slow news week special: Clint Eastwood was offered roles as both Superman and 007. (Collider)
Rhett Reese and Paul Wenick have completed the script for the sequel to Zombieland, but it’s still a ways off for director Ruben Fleischer, who has other priorities at the moment. (Slashfilm)
Michael Caine is the latest to join the cast to the sequel of Journey to the Center of the Earth, as apparently no one has explained to Caine that he doesn’t have enough time left on the planet to spend all the paychecks he’s receiving. (THR)
88-year-old Betty White is now getting her own comic book: “Female Force: Betty White,” to be produced by Bluewater Productions. A comic book? Damn lady, cool your jets.
I wonder if she’s still got time for an EGOT? (Reuters)
Dave was on “The View,” this week, which is notable only because it’s fun to see him outside the context of his own show, as he rarely strays elsewhere. He did reveal that he has been asked to return as Oscar host, but he declined, saying “I had my shot; I screwed it up.” He said his reply was, “‘Come on, whattya, drinking?’”
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